Monday, August 29, 2011

Bow Ties On Sale

Have you seen my Bow Tie Shop - Modish Podish? I'm getting closer and closer to having this baby - (ok, so I still have a few months left) but I want to get all of my bow ties sold. So... I'm having a buy 2 sets get 3rd set half off. Check it out here.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Interesting tidbits I learned today

I love learning things to help me to improve my marriage and be a better mom. Today I learned  a few tips I thought I'd share:

1. Write down your last disagreement with your spouse (what and when) and have your spouse do the same. Share your answer with your spouse. You may be suprised your spouse doesn't have the same answer. Discuss how you resolved the conflict. Hopefully this excercise will get you to both open up and communicate more about your differences and preferences. Disagreeing is a natural and can be a healthy part of marriage. You just have to learn to disagree in a fair manner--yeah...I'm still working on this. :)
2. REWIND. When something frustrating happens (especially with your kids) and you say or do something you regret, get into the habit of saying "rewind" or something like it and pause, back up and rephrase or redo what you had previously done in a positive way. An apology would also be a great insert here.
3. The Entitled Generation: Help cure feelings of entitlement with your kids by making them learn to work hard. No, you won't be a mean parent. They may act like you are but you will be doing them a huge favor! Starting in the home with small, simple tasks that a child can accomplish will provide a child with a positive self-image, determination, self-reliance and countless other essential qualities. I had a roommate in college who honestly didn't know how to boil water. Bits and pieces of our food kept dissappearing. After weeks of feeling very hungry did we finally figure out it was her and what her problem was. Her mother had wanted to shield her from all hardships while growing up and did everything for her. Boy did she have a steep learning curve. If you truly want to do something good for your child, help them learn to share responsibility in the home according to their capabilities. Let them learn to serve you. How can you love someone you have never served???

Saturday, August 20, 2011

More New Items

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New Blog Coupon Code

To celebrate this new blog, please enjoy this 30% off coupon code:


Valid through 8/31/2011

New Mini Kit

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The BEST Smoothie

We love making smoothies in our house. We made the BEST one the other night. Here is the approximate recipe:

1 Can frozen Dole 100% Juice Mix - I think we used the orange, peach mango one
1 Personal Size Strawberry Yogurt (I used Western Family)
Some Milk 1/2 c. to 1 c.
1 Tray Ice Cubes
Handful Frozen Strawberries (thawed slightly)
Handful Frozen Blueberries (thawed slightly)
2 Jars Fruit Baby Food (weird I know but it sealed the deal!)

Blend until smooth in blender. The baby food really did make a difference. I needed the jars for a craft project with the kids and thought they might taste good. Boy was I right! ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Cucumber Paper Pack

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Buy 3 Get 3 FREE Sale

Welcome! Prettiful Designs is Buy 3 Get 3 FREE now until August 19th! Valid on ALL items in my Etsy shop - Prettiful Designs. Do not put free items in cart. Mention in notes to seller which items you want for free. Free items must be of equal or lesser value.