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MeloMomma: 12/19/10 - 12/26/10

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays from MeloMomma!

Busy as can be with the kids today as I am sure you understand.  I wanted to just pop in for a bit to wish all my readers a Happy Holiday Season... :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Recipie Thursday: Baked Fish Sticks

Let's do fish sticks without deep frying tonight, shall we?


½ bag of salt an vinegar chips
1 (6oz.) cod filet 1 inch thick


Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the chips into a gallon size ziplock baggie and crush them up with a rolling pin.

Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with a non stick spray.

Place the fillets on the foils and season with salt.

Cover the top of each fillet with the chips making sure to cover them completely.

Bake the fillets on the top oven rack about 12 minutes.

Serve with a tarter sauce of your choice. Add a baked potato or macaroni and a steamed vegetable of your choice.


Mommy Brain; A Case Of The Tired and Forgetful Mom

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I am busy rushing around getting ready for the holidays, just like everyone else! Somehow, I lost a day. I am now finding myself a little behind and I  jumping up to rush around. I had planned on just playing with the kids all morning and then getting busy later in the afternoon, but now....

I have a major case of "mommy brain" lately. I have been seeming to forget little things a lot. Just a month ago I loaded the kids up for school. When I got to the top of the hill I realized we had left 45 minutes early. I really think I need to step it up and get Hayden in his Toddler Bed! I am really tired these days.

We managed to get pretty much everything ready and had time to go play with the neighbors too. While we were playing, my husband left the house, arming the security system. An hour later, the kids and I were hungry and ready to go home.OH NO! I have done it again with the "mommy brain". I did not bring my keys and the alarm was on. I could not even go through the garage.

I called my husband and he was out with a different neighbor. He would be another 30 minutes. My little ones was getting really fussy, but we were making do. Thirty minutes turned into 45 and finally he was home.

Off to make dinner! I am so blessed to have such amazing neighbors. Now, if I could only get a little more sleep and stop these massive brain farts.

Have a Very Merry Christmas MeloMomma Readers!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Toilet Paper Roll Angel

What you will need:
Toilet paper roll

Cover the t.p. roll with white paper. Use tape to attach paper.

Cut out the hair. Gently place the scissor blade onto the paper and drag down to create a slight curl.

Glue or tape on the hair.
Draw a face for your angel.
Cut out the wings and glue or tape them on.

Cut out a strip of paper for a belt and tape or glue it on.
Add some glitter for the finishing touches and you have yourself a TOILET PAPER ROLL ANGEL!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Mom Challenge For You; How You Can Start Your Day Off With A Bang!

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I have shared many of my challenges with you over the past few months and now I want to throw a challenge your way. I have recently started greeting my son differently every morning. Typically, I say, "good morning" followed by a hug when he comes down the stairs. Then I am off to get him breakfast before he gets testy.

My new thing is giving him a longer hug and saying something like, "Good morning my awesome son! I love you so much! Let's go have an awesome day together."

While this may sound silly, it really has made an impact on his mood!

As the New Year rolls around and everyone starts their resolutions I figured this was a perfect time to share this.

If you choose to partake in this challenge; please come back and let me know how it goes.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Homemade Cookie Cutter Ornaments; Makes A Very Cheap And Thoughtful Gift

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What you will need: 
Cookie cutter
Craft Glue

Trace the cookie cutter onto the picture.
Cut it out.
Dab craft glue onto the edge of the cookie cutter.
Allow to dry and string the ribbon to hang it.

My neighbor makes these and they look great on her tree and make fantastic easy homemade Christmas gifts.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rudolph Reindeer Ornament

What you will need:
Red pom pom
Googly eyes
Pipe cleaners

Using felt, cut out the reindeer face shape.

Cut the one pipe cleaner in half and another in thirds. Twist small pieces onto large pieces to make the antlers.

Glue antlers to the back side of the face.
Glue on the googly eyes.
Glue on the reindeer nose.

Line with glitter (optional) for a finishing touch.
Glue another pipe cleaner or string to the top backside of the face to allow it to hang on your tree or from a door knob.


Top Holiday Crafts

MeloMomma has been hard at work bringing you home made Christmas gifts and crafts!

Here are the top four so far this season!

Christmas Necklas

Kid Friendly Christmas Candles

Toilet Paper Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer

Paper Plate Snowman