Archive | June, 2010

Dinner Dilemmas Solution: Meal Planning Giveaway!

27 Jun
Welcome to Dinner Dilemmas – a forum where we share ideas and recipes to help solve our Dinnertime Dilemmas! Today I’d like to introduce you to my friends Emily and Cammie — aren’t they cute?
 Emily and Cammie are sisters-in-law, and best friends who love to save money. They started a really cool meal planning system called Pocket Full of Posies that will help you save money and time at the grocery store and the frustration of trying to decide what to make each week. This is how it works:
First of all you get a great organizer to keep on your fridge or somewhere in your kitchen.

 The organizer has a pocket for each week of the month. You also pick which recipe pack you want and you receive 40 Recipes, 8 Ingredient Lists and How To Instructions.
recipe package 1
recipe package 2
 And, if you are trying to lose weight, they have a Recipe Pack for that:
Biggestloserrecipepack1
under 300 cal pack pic
They even have a crockpot package:
FixItForgetItRecipePack24
 They also have a great video on how the system works HERE.
 Pockets_with_recipe_packsNEW
Why the System Works
Planning meals ahead saves time, saves money, and keeps your family consistently fed.
Why the pocket system saves time:
1. All of your recipes are in one place; no need to spend hours searching through dusty old cook books, trying to make a meal plan.
2. Your grocery list is 75% complete.

Why the Pocket System saves money:
1. Because the meals are planned for the month, there is no need to stray from your grocery shopping list each week.
2. Each recipe pack contains 1-2 extremely low cost meals for the week.

Why the Pocket System keeps your family consistently fed:

 1. If you follow the Pocket System and grocery shopping each week, you will have all necessary ingredients to make each meal.
2. The meals are planned, there’s no excuse to not cook!

Wouldn’t this make a great gift for a busy mom?

 Emily and Cammie are giving away 
A Complete Monthly Meal Planning System 
to one of YOU!
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Here’s how to Win:
1. Go over to Pocket Full of Posies and see what Packages they offer. What would work best for your family? Let me know in comments. one comment.
2. Leave a comment on the Pocket Full of Posies Blog or Follow it. There are great recipes and tips posted that can help you with your meal planning. They also have Freebie Fridays with all sorts of great printables. one comment.
3. Fan Pocket Full of Posies on Facebook. one entry.
4. Tweet or Facebook about the giveaway. one entry each.
Good luck!
If you would like to go to the Dinner Dilemma Forum and check it out or add your favorite recipe or tip — click HERE.
XOXO

Great Fourth of July Ideas!

26 Jun
Here are some great Fourth of July ideas that have been linked up to The Weekend Wrap Up Party!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/img_69701.jpg?w=300 Burlap and Doily Flag @ At Second Street
 No Sew Cabana Striped Pillows @ Under the Table and Dreaming
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_E22mBpcLA5g/TCOYEY7ZPHI/AAAAAAAADEY/9EGKb9PUURg/s1600/IMG_6685.JPG
 Patriotic Flag Bunting @ The Paper Pony
 Patriotic Banner @ Boogieboard Cottage
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Q1pNzlULXA8/TCD4OL2a6-I/AAAAAAAADYw/ohgGKoipomc/s1600/027.JPG

 Red, White and Blue Decorations @ Alayna’s Creations
 Red, White & Blue Ruffled Shirt & Skirt @ Sugar Bee
 USA Door Hanging @ Sew Smitten
 Fourth of July wreath @ Homemade Mamas
 Patriotic Centerpiece @ Organize and Decorate Everything
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3jJPKUBqkNE/TB0RpnOc_qI/AAAAAAAAAdU/FGkUQ17E4Fk/s1600/IMG_0869.JPG
Mod Podged USA Blocks @ Swainston Vinyl and Design
 Recycled Firecracker Centerpiece @ SUPER QT ON THE HILL
Patriotic Conversation Jar @ Just Sew Sassy
PB-inspired Hand Painted Flag Pillow @ Mine for the Making
 
 Burlap and Denim Patriotic Flowers @ Oopsey Daisey
 
Patriotic Flag from Lathe @ Notes from the Heartland
 Fourth of July Headbands @ Maka’z Home
 American Pie Cupcakes @ Mommy Topics
Patriotic Tags @ Boogieboard Cottage
Patriotic T-Shirt Bag @ Thrillingly Thrifty
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/img_63721.jpg?w=225
 Hand Painted Flag T’s @ The Family Scientista

 Front Door Flag Sign @ Babblings from Brooke

Fireworks Bracelet @ Yellow Blackbird

Patriotic Cupcake Wreath @ Mom in High Heels
Fourth of July Felt Garland @ Keep Home Simple
 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OJtfr48TJeU/TCYUC_tIbZI/AAAAAAAAAUE/3yL-884nrdM/s1600/IMG_0600+002.JPG
Independence Day Wreath @ Jessabells
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fIWrEEtCshQ/TCYgnrnvcXI/AAAAAAAABL8/n1Wtc9AUl_g/s1600/IMG_7166.JPG
Red, White and Blue Tissue Paper Decorations @ THE NUT HOUSE

Firecracker Kid Craft using TP tubes @ Orange Peanut
 

  Patriotic Bandanna Tablecloth @ My Insanity
Patriotic Jello @ Polwig
 
Festive Fourth of July Hair Clip @ Sugar Bee
 Red, White and Blue Strawberries @ Oopsey Daisy

 

 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/21.jpg?w=300
Come show us YOUR ideas and enter to win this stylish, hand-painted purse by Little Black Dress!
 XOXO
More great ideas coming up soon!

Great Fourth of July Ideas!

26 Jun
Here are some great Fourth of July ideas that have been linked up to The Weekend Wrap Up Party!
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/img_6970.jpg?w=300 Burlap and Doily Flag @ At Second Street
 No Sew Cabana Striped Pillows @ Under the Table and Dreaming
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_E22mBpcLA5g/TCOYEY7ZPHI/AAAAAAAADEY/9EGKb9PUURg/s1600/IMG_6685.JPG
 Patriotic Flag Bunting @ The Paper Pony
 Patriotic Banner @ Boogieboard Cottage
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Q1pNzlULXA8/TCD4OL2a6-I/AAAAAAAADYw/ohgGKoipomc/s1600/027.JPG

 Red, White and Blue Decorations @ Alayna’s Creations
 Red, White & Blue Ruffled Shirt & Skirt @ Sugar Bee
 USA Door Hanging @ Sew Smitten
 Fourth of July wreath @ Homemade Mamas
 Patriotic Centerpiece @ Organize and Decorate Everything
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3jJPKUBqkNE/TB0RpnOc_qI/AAAAAAAAAdU/FGkUQ17E4Fk/s1600/IMG_0869.JPG
Mod Podged USA Blocks @ Swainston Vinyl and Design
 Recycled Firecracker Centerpiece @ SUPER QT ON THE HILL
Patriotic Conversation Jar @ Just Sew Sassy
PB-inspired Hand Painted Flag Pillow @ Mine for the Making
 
 Burlap and Denim Patriotic Flowers @ Oopsey Daisey
 
Patriotic Flag from Lathe @ Notes from the Heartland
 Fourth of July Headbands @ Maka’z Home
 American Pie Cupcakes @ Mommy Topics
Patriotic Tags @ Boogieboard Cottage
Patriotic T-Shirt Bag @ Thrillingly Thrifty
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/img_6372.jpg?w=225
 Hand Painted Flag T’s @ The Family Scientista

 Front Door Flag Sign @ Babblings from Brooke

Fireworks Bracelet @ Yellow Blackbird

Patriotic Cupcake Wreath @ Mom in High Heels
Fourth of July Felt Garland @ Keep Home Simple
 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OJtfr48TJeU/TCYUC_tIbZI/AAAAAAAAAUE/3yL-884nrdM/s1600/IMG_0600+002.JPG
Independence Day Wreath @ Jessabells
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fIWrEEtCshQ/TCYgnrnvcXI/AAAAAAAABL8/n1Wtc9AUl_g/s1600/IMG_7166.JPG
Red, White and Blue Tissue Paper Decorations @ THE NUT HOUSE

Firecracker Kid Craft using TP tubes @ Orange Peanut
 

  Patriotic Bandanna Tablecloth @ My Insanity
Patriotic Jello @ Polwig
 
Festive Fourth of July Hair Clip @ Sugar Bee
 Red, White and Blue Strawberries @ Oopsey Daisy

 

 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/21.jpg?w=300
Come show us YOUR ideas and enter to win this stylish, hand-painted purse by Little Black Dress!
 XOXO
More great ideas coming up soon!

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and Hand Painted Purse Giveaway!

26 Jun
It’s time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!! 
Yay – I am excited to see your projects. 
I hope you guys have some great Fourth of July ideas – I need some! 
This week’s Party is brought to you by my new friend Sibel who has a fantastic etsy shop– Little Black Dress specializing in Hand Painted Bags! 

How cool is that? And she is giving away one of her creations at the end of the party!! She also lives in Turkey — so I thought it was so awesome that she would give one of her bags away and send it to someone else in another part of the world!  

Some of my favorite painted bags she sells are:
BIG FLOWER 
Handpainted Tote
 {how cool would this be to carry a laptop in?}
SECRET 
GARDEN, Handpainted, Hand Bag, Messenger Bag, SiyahBeyaz
 {I love the colors in this one}
BLACK 
Handpainted Clutch
 {Such detail!}
PEACOCK 
FEATHER, Handpainted, Tote, Bag, Purse, SiyahBeyaz
 {Fantastic statement piece!}
ARMCHAIR, 
Leather, Handpainted, Shoulder Bag
  {Such a fun, whimsical purse!}
 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/2.jpg?w=300
Sibel is giving away this Hand Painted Key purse. It is made out of extra-dark denim with all sorts of hand painted old keys on the front. It also has a chain handle and is a great size.  This is a one-of-a-kind purse and a really cool accessory!
Here’s how YOU can win:


1. Go over to Little Black Dress and tell me your favorite bag/purse that she makes.  1 entry. 

2. Leave a comment at Sibel’s Blog or follow it. 1 entry   

3.Follow Sibel on TWITTER 1 entry. 

4. Link up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party 2 entries for each link. 
 
Leave me a separate comment for each thing you do. Thanks!
A few other reminders:
Join us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for
 the weekend wrap up party!
<a border=”0″ href=”http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://hadfield.smugmug.com/photos/825895175_xmTVA-O.jpg&#8221; alt=”Join us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up party!” /></a><br />
Make sure to link up the Wrap Up button

Go over and comment on TWO posts above you and TWO posts below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit. That way everyone gets some comments.  
Have fun!!!


I can’t wait to see what you have been working on!

I’ll be writing up a feature spotlight in the morning. 

XOXO

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and Hand Painted Purse Giveaway!

26 Jun
It’s time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!! 
Yay – I am excited to see your projects. 
I hope you guys have some great Fourth of July ideas – I need some! 
This week’s Party is brought to you by my new friend Sibel who has a fantastic etsy shop– Little Black Dress specializing in Hand Painted Bags! 

How cool is that? And she is giving away one of her creations at the end of the party!! She also lives in Turkey — so I thought it was so awesome that she would give one of her bags away and send it to someone else in another part of the world!  

Some of my favorite painted bags she sells are:
BIG FLOWER 
Handpainted Tote
 {how cool would this be to carry a laptop in?}
SECRET 
GARDEN, Handpainted, Hand Bag, Messenger Bag, SiyahBeyaz
 {I love the colors in this one}
BLACK 
Handpainted Clutch
 {Such detail!}
PEACOCK 
FEATHER, Handpainted, Tote, Bag, Purse, SiyahBeyaz
 {Fantastic statement piece!}
ARMCHAIR, 
Leather, Handpainted, Shoulder Bag
  {Such a fun, whimsical purse!}
 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/21.jpg?w=300
Sibel is giving away this Hand Painted Key purse. It is made out of extra-dark denim with all sorts of hand painted old keys on the front. It also has a chain handle and is a great size.  This is a one-of-a-kind purse and a really cool accessory!
Here’s how YOU can win:


1. Go over to Little Black Dress and tell me your favorite bag/purse that she makes.  1 entry. 

2. Leave a comment at Sibel’s Blog or follow it. 1 entry   

3.Follow Sibel on TWITTER 1 entry. 

4. Link up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party 2 entries for each link. 
 
Leave me a separate comment for each thing you do. Thanks!
A few other reminders:
Join us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for
 the weekend wrap up party!
<a border=”0″ href=”http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com&#8221; target=”_blank”><img src=”http://hadfield.smugmug.com/photos/825895175_xmTVA-O.jpg&#8221; alt=”Join us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up party!” /></a><br />
Make sure to link up the Wrap Up button

Go over and comment on TWO posts above you and TWO posts below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit. That way everyone gets some comments.  
Have fun!!!


I can’t wait to see what you have been working on!

I’ll be writing up a feature spotlight in the morning. 

XOXO

This n’ That

25 Jun

Samster Mommy Tutu Drive
 My friend Natasha from Samster Mommy contacted me and told me about a wonderful event — Tutu Drive 2010 — she is sponsoring for The Princess Alexa Foundation
This foundation is amazing —They take dress up clothes and match them with kids who are seriously ill so they can have a bit of fun and make-believe. A little something to put a smile on their faces during such a hard time. Isn’t that sweet – and a wonderful idea!!!
The foundation was started by a mom named Crys in honor of her daughter Alexa…
photo courtesy of www.princessalexafoundation.org
Alexa began battling cancer just before her 2nd birthday, throughout her battle with cancer Alexa loved to go everywhere in princess dresses & became known as “Princess Alexa”. Sadly, she passed away in 2008 but her legacy can live on by bringing joy to sweet children battling illness.
Go over to Samster Mommy and find out how you can help. There are two ways: You can buy a tutu during the Tutu Drive or you can make a Tutu to donate — or you can do both! Go grab the button and let’s spread the word!! 
Check it out!
 https://i0.wp.com/greatnonprofits.org/images/gallery/curejm_logo_trans.jpg
My friend Jen from Dangerously Domestic contacted me about a fundraiser that she would like people to know about for kids with Juvenile Dermatomyositis — which is a terrible disease of the Immune System. 
Jen’s rounding up some bloggers that would like to donate handmade items for a fundraiser on September 11th. You can find out all the information at this website: Cure JM Concert. If you would like to help this wonderful fund-raising event, go over to Dangerously Domestic for more details.

All donations needed to be mailed out no later than August 31st .
And, the last thing. If you are in Utah on July 2nd — next Friday, you are invited to my house for a really fun party!!  
It’s called Cover Girlz and is a photo shoot starring — YOU!


You get a 20-minute photo session with Wenderful, {who is a professional photographer.} 
You will receive 5 high-resolution, digital image files which are perfect for Facebook, a blog if you have one, business cards, a gift for your husband or sweetheart or just for you! 
{After the shoot, you will be sent 10 photos to choose from taken at your shoot. You choose your 5 favorites.}

 And if you bring a friend or daughter, you will get 50 super cute 411 cards. They are perfect for teenagers or to use as business cards. All photos will be professionally edited by Wenderful to bring out your maximum beauty! 
Bring your daughters, your best friends, your neighbors. There will be food and you will feel like a star!

I hope you can come! email me — jennifer@tatertotsandjello.com and can give you more details — prices, etc. 

Let me just say that it is an incredible deal.


Shoot me an email if you want to come hang out with me & Wenderful 
on July 2nd — It’s gonna be fun!
XOXO
PS – Get your projects ready — The Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight @ 8 pm (MST).

This n’ That

25 Jun

Samster Mommy Tutu Drive
 My friend Natasha from Samster Mommy contacted me and told me about a wonderful event — Tutu Drive 2010 — she is sponsoring for The Princess Alexa Foundation
This foundation is amazing —They take dress up clothes and match them with kids who are seriously ill so they can have a bit of fun and make-believe. A little something to put a smile on their faces during such a hard time. Isn’t that sweet – and a wonderful idea!!!
The foundation was started by a mom named Crys in honor of her daughter Alexa…
photo courtesy of www.princessalexafoundation.org
Alexa began battling cancer just before her 2nd birthday, throughout her battle with cancer Alexa loved to go everywhere in princess dresses & became known as “Princess Alexa”. Sadly, she passed away in 2008 but her legacy can live on by bringing joy to sweet children battling illness.
Go over to Samster Mommy and find out how you can help. There are two ways: You can buy a tutu during the Tutu Drive or you can make a Tutu to donate — or you can do both! Go grab the button and let’s spread the word!! 
Check it out!
 https://i0.wp.com/greatnonprofits.org/images/gallery/curejm_logo_trans.jpg
My friend Jen from Dangerously Domestic contacted me about a fundraiser that she would like people to know about for kids with Juvenile Dermatomyositis — which is a terrible disease of the Immune System. 
Jen’s rounding up some bloggers that would like to donate handmade items for a fundraiser on September 11th. You can find out all the information at this website: Cure JM Concert. If you would like to help this wonderful fund-raising event, go over to Dangerously Domestic for more details.

All donations needed to be mailed out no later than August 31st .
And, the last thing. If you are in Utah on July 2nd — next Friday, you are invited to my house for a really fun party!!  
It’s called Cover Girlz and is a photo shoot starring — YOU!


You get a 20-minute photo session with Wenderful, {who is a professional photographer.} 
You will receive 5 high-resolution, digital image files which are perfect for Facebook, a blog if you have one, business cards, a gift for your husband or sweetheart or just for you! 
{After the shoot, you will be sent 10 photos to choose from taken at your shoot. You choose your 5 favorites.}

 And if you bring a friend or daughter, you will get 50 super cute 411 cards. They are perfect for teenagers or to use as business cards. All photos will be professionally edited by Wenderful to bring out your maximum beauty! 
Bring your daughters, your best friends, your neighbors. There will be food and you will feel like a star!

I hope you can come! email me — jennifer@tatertotsandjello.com and can give you more details — prices, etc. 

Let me just say that it is an incredible deal.


Shoot me an email if you want to come hang out with me & Wenderful 
on July 2nd — It’s gonna be fun!
XOXO
PS – Get your projects ready — The Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight @ 8 pm (MST).