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MeloMomma: 11/28/10 - 12/5/10

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Easy and Simple Paper Santa Hat

As the seasons come and go so do crafts. We love to be festive and show off our art by taping our crafts to the sliding glass door. This is the perfect craft for that or the refrigerator.

What you will need:
Glue stick
Construction paper
Cotton Balls
Glitter glue, markers, crayons for decorating

Cut out the shape of the Santa hat.

Break apart cotton balls.
Glue cotton balls onto Santa hat.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

T Shirt Craft Perfect For A Rainy Day

Here is a super easy and super fun craft! You need to be a little prepared with this craft, but this is a great thing to do on a rainy day!

You will need:
A T shirt (new or old will work just fine)
Puffy Fabric Paint

Newspaper or Washable Tablecloth

Lay out newspaper or a washable table cloth.
Lay the T shirt flat.
Turn your child loose and let him/ her decorate and create the masterpiece of a lifetime!

Most of the paint will need 72 hours to dry.

As the holiday season approaches you could always use stencil to create a Holiday masterpiece or just allow your kiddo to use his imagination to create his own!


Recipie Thursday: 3 Cheese Veggie Pizza

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Welcome to the first Recipie Thursday! Thank you for being so awesome Melomomma Readers!

Today is 3 Cheese Veggie Pizza

2 tsp olive oil
¼ tsp pepper
sliced mushrooms
1 cup pizza sauce
1 lbs. Pizza crust.
(I like Jiffy or Winco's pre made dough)
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup fontina cheese
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
¾ cup finely chopped bell peppers

*(use any desired veggies)

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Heat olive oil in a non stick skillet. Add veggies and saute until slightly tender.

Spread sauce over the pizza dough, leaving about ½ inch border. Top with veggie mixture. Sprinkle with the mixture of the three cheeses.

Bake at 500 degrees for approx. 10 minutes. Let pizza stand 5 minutes before serving.

Bon Appetite!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Am I In Hell Or In The Grocery Store

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For me, beating my head against a wall ten times would be funner than grocery shopping with two kids. Typically, I go to Winco where it is cheapest. The down side to Winco is that you have to be careful when you go. If you go anytime after 11 am it is busy and the worst time is at the first of the month. If you go then you will be there for three hours.
I have mastered the best times to go but I can not master how my children act. Gabe, my oldest, is pretty helpful. He enjoys bagging the fresh fruit and often even helps grab stuff of the shelf. He even helps me put the stuff on the conveyor belt at the check out line. Although it takes twice as long he insists on helping me bag it up as well. It does tend to cost me for all his help. He likes to pick out foods he likes and even though they are not on the list if it is healthy he usually gets it. If he is a good boy he gets to chose one non healthy snack as well.
Now, Hayden on the other hand is where my grocery shopping nightmare begins. Hayden always starts out in the shopping cart. He sits there looking ever so cute for roughly 7 minutes. Then all the commotion starts. Hayden refuses to sit in the cart and if forced to the store manager will likely ask me to leave due to the large amounts of crying. It is not an always chore to push the cart around with one hand and carry a baby in the other hand. It does not get easier as the cart gets fuller either.
While we run through our grocery list getting the items needed as quickly as possible I actually find myself breaking a sweat. Seriously, I am getting a work out while grocery shopping. I have had enough at this point and I start grabbing two of everything hoping to prolong my next trip to the grocery store.
We are nearing the end and oddly enough Gabe held up real well. I, however am getting dead arm and really could use a glass of water.
As I put the groceries on the conveyor belt the cashier is ringing them up faster than I can unload and start bagging the food. She starts putting my groceries on the other side too. Oh brother! This is a lot of work. Finally the cart is empty enough to sit Hayden in the basket part and start bagging up the food. I am only able to put a few bags in the cart before Hayden starts to climb on the food. Now the remainder of the food must be bagged with him in my arms. Finally it is done!
Now we get to load it in the car! That is not so bad since I can sit the kids in their car seats.
Unloading and putting it all away... that is a breeze after the experience I just had.

What do you do to keep your kids happy while grocery shopping?


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

12 Days Of Christmas With Starbucks

Starting December 1st Starbucks will be doing their 12 days of giving. You can sign up to receive one offer per day from Starbucks.

It's easy. Simply text 12DAYS to 29943 and you will get one deal per day for 12 days.

Txt messaging rates do apply.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Free Christmas Music!

Sugo Holiday Sampler MP3 is free now! This music sampler is a mix of various artists and a great way to grow your Christmas music collection! This is one HOT Freebie!!!

Ebates Double Your Money Back For Cyber Monday

Ebates is doubling your cash back at select stores and has some smoking hot deals for Cyber Monday. Better late than never huh! This Melomomma is tired today. :) Hurry go to Ebates now. The offer is good for a few hours more.

Traditional Snowflake Craft

What you will need:
Construction paper
Glitter glue, crayons, markers, etc.. for decorating.


Thank you to my son for the glitter glue art work!