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Friday, February 4, 2011

Sunset Pictures

My sister-in-law has asked me to take a few winter scenery pics & frame them for her. So, while the oldest was at dance class I drove out to one of our local lakes to see if I could get any shots. There is so much snow though that I couldn't get close enough to the lake. I only got a couple shots from standing on my tip toes in the parking lot. The sky is looking pretty cool!

This is of some houses that are right on the lake.

This one is my favorite! It came out awesome!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bargain Shopping!

We received our State refund check yesterday so we took the kids to Super Bounce at our local mall. After we did a little shopping. And I am so excited because I got some great deals! First we went into Target because I've been wanting to buy the Instyler Flat Iron for a while now but couldn't afford the $100 price of it normally. We get to where they are & I see there is a red clearance sticker on it, the price said $70 because it had been repackaged. Well the 13 yr. old was not liking the idea of getting it if it had been on someone elses head. So we called over a worker who informed us the packaging had been ruined a little through the mail, therefore they had to fix it in the store & sell it for less because of that. I was like Yippee! $30 less, heck yah! Next we went to get the hubby new sneakers that he desperately needed in the Shoe Dept. He got these New Balances for $35 normally $50!

Then Lauren wanted to check out Journey because they were having a boot sale. Not that I was planning on buying her any but told her she could look around. Then we got in there & LuLu saw these cute pink ugg shoes that she had seen before & wanted, but I refused to buy them for her because they were $70 bucks! Well the male employee informed us they were on sale for $40. So of course she begged us for them, batted her eyes at Daddy & he gave in of course! They are adorable on her & she was super excited! Especially because I had originally told her no uggs until she was 10. But I really couldn't pass up this deal!

Of course Lauren has been wanting a pair of these ugg slippers too. She really wanted them in tan but they were not on sale only the black were for $ 70 originally $100. So we gave in again & bought her them. Spoiled these 2 girls are I tell you! It's worth it though to see them so happy & they did thank us right away, a few times actually!
Sometimes I'm so good at finding deals & I LOVE it! Altogether the items would have normally cost me $320 but I paid $215. A savings of $105!!! YaY!!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Carrot Souffle

I know I had said I was going to post this yesterday but I didn't even get a chance to get on the computer yesterday. So here it is! I made this as my side dish for Friday's meal & it was awesome! I got the idea from Allrecipes.com.
  • 1 lb. of carrots, chopped or I used a bag of the baby carrots.
  • 1/2 cup of margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups of white sugar
  • I also added a dash of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add carrots and cook until tender, 15 - 20 minutes.

Drain & mash. Stir in margarine, vanilla extract & eggs; mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt & sugar; stir into carrot mixture & blend until smooth. transfer to casserole dish.

Bake for 45 minutes. And that's it! It comes out so light & fluffy!
If you like carrots you will LOVE this dish! A great way to get kids to eat them as well! Enjoy!

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