Sunday, May 31, 2009

-Smmart Ideas-

I love finding fun new ways to teach my kids (it's the teacher in me☺), so while watching GTU the other day they featured this awesome blog...SMMART IDEAS!! She has the coolest idea to teach your kids how to spell their name through songs. Plus the blog is full of really neat tips and tricks for your kids - Check it out!!
Here are other great name game ideas at
Good Things Utah!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stock Up!!

Just in time for the weekend!
Pay only $2 for a $25 certificate with code SPECIAL
Stock up for the summer at this price!
These make great Father's Day gifts too!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We Appreciate our Teacher's!!

It was the twins last day of preschool sad:(!! They really love their teacher and looked forward to going to her house every Wednesday. But they will be attending Pre-K this fall, so that will be fun! I really appreciated teacher Shelley, she was so awesome and very sweet. I wanted to show her how much she meant to the kids by giving her a little something from all of us. A few weeks ago Celeste and I found all this fun Crayola stuff in the $1 section at Micheal's. She came up with the clever title and putting it in a paint can. I added some Skittles, scissors, pens, pencils, sharpies, stickers, paper clips (in the Crayola tin), and ribbon to tie it all together. I stuck the lid to the bottom of the can with some removable adhesive. It turned out so cute and she loved it. The title says..."Teacher's fill the world with color...thanks for brightening our year!"

Sunday, May 17, 2009

**TASTY** certificates are now down to 70% off.
That means your $25 gift certificate is only $3! Sweet.
Don't forget the code to take off 70% is TASTY!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

!FLIPPER Toothbrush Holder!

I want these for my kids- FLIPPERS - they suction cup to your cabinet and hold your kids toothbrushes! Awesome!☺ No more dirty toothbrush cups on our counters! You can get them at Target for $10.99 for a two piece set or at their website for $6.99 - Check them out!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

◘Dinner Time Fun◘

I love Children's Book of the Month Club!! They have not only fun books but games and movies as well. Yesterday I got this fun Beginner Dinner Games in the mail and it was a huge hit at our dinner table last night!!☺ My kids ate all their dinner without complaints...probably because we had them entertained the whole time and they didn't even realize they had cleaned their plates. We played Silent Supper - you have to eat in silence for 1 minute and than tell about the sounds you hear. Daddy liked this the best;) My favorite was the Fruit and Veggie Game - you think of a fruit or veggie and than everyone asks you yes or no questions till someone gets it right. We were all laughing and having fun...a huge change from the milk spilling, silly slurping, arguing to get them to eat meals that we usually have! This one is for ages 3-6 but they have other's that are for older kids. You have to be a member of CBOMC to order this but here is a link to Family Time Fun Dinner Games or Amazon for this and other great dinner games!!☺

Utah Kids Club 1/2 off Deal

I have really enjoyed our Utah Kids Club membership. It has discounts to hundreds of places, you get lots of coupons each month when you get your card, and you can take your whole family on just one membership. GTU's Real Deals is offering the membership for 1/2 off again...don't pass this up!! Check out this link REAL DEALS:) Each month I get my membership for just $6.00 (1/2 off their regular price) and I can cancel at any time. It just comes straight out of my checking and I get the new card in the mail at the first of the month along with great coupons...such as two free kids meals to Applebee's! Don't miss this deal, there are limited quantities!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009


60% off certificates with code GIFT
Pay only $4 for a $25 certificateAlso get a $15 FTD Reward with each purchase!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

♥Happy Mother's Day♥

For Mother's Day I took this...
And created these...

A while back in RS we had a lesson about journal keeping and they had a fun idea for Journal Jars. So I thought it would be a fun gift for our Mother's this year. I found these cute jars at Walmart for $3 a piece, the paper is CTMH and the books were only a dollar also at Walmart. I re-typed the questions I got that day in RS and added them to some ones I found on the Internet. Than I spent hours cutting and folding all the papers for the jars (thanks to my wonderful daughter for helping me). I decoupaged the paper to the books, distressed the edges and added embellishments to the books and jars. There is a fun poem I attached to the jar and inside the journal. They turned out so cute and were greatly appreciated. I can't wait some day to read them. Every year I plan to make them a new one and find more fun questions.
For our SIL Mother's Day gifts we took these...

And created a delicious little treat like this...
A week ago when I bought the other jars I purchased the smaller ones for $2 and racked my brain for hours trying to come up with a fun idea for them. Finally my wonderful husband after hearing me grumble suggested this great idea..."You're a 'BERRY SWEET' mom! Happy Mother's Day." We dipped the strawberries in chocolate, let them set up, filled the jars and added ribbon and embellishments. They were so adorable! We gave them to all our SIL and plan on sending a fun slightly different version to our SIL that live out of town (post those pics after we send them;)). I hope all you Mommy's out there have a great Mother's Day!! Sending all my love♥-Shannon

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

**Crazy 8**

Check out today for great deals on kids clothes. They have a new Summer Break line that has adorable dresses, shoes, and shirts. They have an awesome $6.99 deal on shorts and tanks. Use code SAVE10 and get $10 off, don't know when it ends though so hurry on over and take a look:)

Friday, May 1, 2009

~Old Navy Deals~

$10 off $50 - Click the popcorn repeatedly
30% off- Move Josh's head to the empty supermodelquin.
$5 off the purchase of a swimsuit- GONE! Click on Heather's orange shirt
$5 off WYB adult and kid shorts- click on the dogs frisbee
$5 off $25- Take the blue umbrella and stick behind the blond girls ear, in the same photo!
$75 off $100- GONE! You had to answer a quiz that would come up on the right column. Answers were Wesley, Wilma's Wearables and Barker. Like it matter's now! Just thought you might like to know?