Ok..So you forgot to make your menu plan. You don't want to dirty every pot in the house preparing dinner. You want something somewhat quick. Well have I got a meal for you! And your family will beg you to make it again and again! And it is soooo easy! And you may even have a lot of the ingredients on hand so here we go...
1 lb of your favorite pasta..Rotini, shells, penne your choice.
1 lb ground beef
1 onion chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 cans Campbell's Tomato Soup
1/2 cup water
1 cup Colby shredded cheese
1 cup Mozzerella shredded cheese
First step is to cook your pasta till it's just about done..(You'll know this by eating at least 8 pieces or more (J/K) Drain your water and pour it into a greased 9 X 15 baking dish..
While your waiting for your pasta to cook:
Morning! Mama April here. We had a special visitor visit us last night. The Tooth Fairy came for my sons first lost tooth.
It's both an exciting and a little bit of a sad milestone for me, it means he's growing up.
Sad because, well it means he's not so much a baby anymore (though he will always be MY baby.) But in this growing there is so much to look forward to, and so many more firsts to explore together.
See for those that don't know the story, there was once a time when I believed I wouldn't be able to have these moments, I was told when I was young that I may not be able to have kids, and after being married and TTC for 2 years it started to become evident that the doctor was right, until that day when I saw 2 little pink lines appear on the pregnancy test.
Maybe, if the Lord allows there will be another baby in our lives at some point, but for now I will embrace this time of growing for both my son and I.
Happy New Year Mason Jar Family!! I hope 2017 is treating you well. There is tons of positive energy buzzing in the Mason Jar Mamas houses right now. From buisness ventures, to prospective moves, and even more importantly blogs & vlogs that are sure to bless you with awesome crafts, DIY's, recipes, and more! We will have printable planner freebies, family night themes & ideas, and a visit from a love bug & several other surprises along the way, so be sure to like, follow, subscribe, whatever you do to stay up to date on our newest blog & youtube posts.
So while we're all atwitter with our future ideas and plans we wanted to take some time to show you our 5 best blogs of 2016: (click photos for recipe)
I know I say this for every book but seriously ya'll this one is my most recent favorite! I found "Christmas Love Letters from God" to be one of the best and most relateable retellings of the Christmas story that I've read to my 4 year old.
Instead of attempting to read the whole book in one night we went chapter by chapter at bed time through the week, giving time for questions and discussion to naturally flow. One of the parts my son loved the best was seeing his name written on each of the letters that really brought the book to life and made each story personal to him.
Each chapter is broken down into 3 Main sections- Story, which gave a shorted yet descriptive retelling of each pivotal part of the Christmas story. Poetry/Song, words written in prose which allow moments of praise & worship. And finally the Love Letter- a letter written to children from God, which begins with 'Dear_______" Leaving a blank space to fill in your child's name.
Order your copy of "Christmas Love Letters from God" here and start a new family tradition of your own wit a book that can be passed down from generation to generation.
*I received this book free in return for my honest review .
* This list was originally published in 2016 some items & styles may have changed.
It should come as no surprise that we LOVE dollar tree! So we decided to compile a list of stocking stuffers & gifts available in store & online at dollartree.com
Babies & Kids:
Mom & Dad:
Teachers & Community Workers:
Don't know what to get?
Try a Dollar Tree gift card:
ONE SIZE FITS ALL!!
You can find all the items above and MORE at your local Dollar Tree! Want to avoid the crowds? Shop online HERE!
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The Holiday season is upon us, and that alone brings about stories about Jesus that just feel natural to the season. One of the first things I noticed about "Where Jesus Slept' written by Norma Lewis ,were the beautiful illustrations by Katy Hudson Soft and colorful, they seemed to be more small pieces of art instead of illustrations in a book.
My 4 year old LOVED this book, and while admittedly it left me a bit out of breath when reading due to the "there was an old lady that swallowed the fly" (repetitive and an educational) type of story telling, I loved it too! What a fun way to tell the story of the birth of Jesus in interesting and enaging way.
Grab your copy here:
Amazon: WHERE JESUS SLEPT
If you like to talk to tomatoes....Have we got a book for you!!!!!!
To say that I was excited to see this book would be an understatement. For well over a year I've been searching for a devotional that my son and I could both enjoy an they were either too lengthy or not age appropriate so when I got the chance to get this book in exchange for a review, I jumped on it!!
VeggieTales: Everyday with God–365 Daily Devos for Boys exceeded my expectations and has made mornings a time that my son and I both look forward to. With short entries we are finished in less then 5 minutes, which is great for an active 4 year old, and a mom who can't sit still. I love that they contain a scripture, a small story to drive the point home, a thought for the day, and end with a prayer that children can follow along with.
With a version for boys and girls, this would be the perfect gift for any child or even a great baby shower gift!!
You can purchase quickly and easily through Amazon and have it shipped right to your door:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness and as the daughter of a 28 year cancer survivor, this month always means a lot to me. Click the link below for your free BCA Awareness planner stickers for the Big Happy Planner. And don't forget to visit PLANET PLANNER PRINTS For many more designs for the Erin Condron Life Planner- (Big Happy Planner Stickers coming soon)
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The cooler weather is setting in, which means dry skin and even worse dry lips! I've been making my own lip and body scrubs for a while now from simple pantry staples, and one day while drinking my Pumpkin Spice Latte, I thought, HEY THIS WOULD MAKE AN AMAZING SUGAR SCRUB! So here we are a few days later, and I'm sharing my "recipe" with you. Get ready for soft kissable lips, and touchable smooth skin.
Here's what you'll need:
1/8th cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tbs coconut oil (room temp so it's liquid)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 individual packet or 1 tbs instant coffee crystals
1/2 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
For each scrub gather the listed ingredients and simply mix together. Store in air tight container in the fridge.
And there you have it, DIY Sugar scrubs easy as pumpkin pie!!
Don't forget to visit our YouTube channel for a full video tutorial of this an other easy DIYS!
Can you believe it's almost October already?!?! This year has flown by and brought amazing things for our family and we here at the Mason Jar Mama houses hope it's been good to you too. Today we are working on some Owl Wall Hangings & even decorative toilet paper covers! Check out Mama Dawn with today's almost too easy Dollar Tree DIY's!
Don't Forget: You can get many of the supplies seen in this video at Dollar Tree Online. What will YOU Find??
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