Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Onesie Dream Team

As any mother will tell you, with a baby comes the insane desire to endlessly shop for their baby. We can be wearing the most raggedy pajamas to bed at night, but our baby is going to have the best, dangit! Just give us a credit card and watch us buy, buy, buy!!

My sad obsession as of late is cheesy, mildly funny (although, extremely hilarious to me) onesies. I can find myself browsing for hours upon hours in search of the funniest thing to put my baby in. It's actually quite sad and I'm almost 99% certain he will hate me in the future when I show his girlfriend all the pictures of him in his little onsies. Better than showing off naked baby pictures, am I right?!? No?

Well today I was up to my usual browsing and came across a few that I'm pondering over. Each one shows a different side to Baby O's personality.



Not quite sure what this tells everyone. Maybe, "my parents are alcoholic hussies?" Hmm...I should probably rethink this one. At least the "Me" on the onesie is in a heart. That makes it all better.



This one shows off his "techie" side because you know...his dad is into...technology...and stuff. That, or it just lets everyone know that he likes to poo. Either way, it's a win in my book.

Photo from Etsy.com

Wearing this bad boy will let everyone know that he's Mr. Social Man. What baby doesn't have a Facebook page nowadays?



I love this onesie! Since we live about 1 hour from Memphis, we can't help but talk gangsta! And by "gangsta," I mean as gangsta as a white baby can....

I think I saved the best for last....

Photo from Etsy.com

There are simply no words. ONESIE WIN!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Now I always know what's for dinner!

A couple of weeks ago I was browsing on Facebook when I saw a status update from a friend talking about something called E-Mealz. I was kind of curious (and a little bored) so I decided to click the link and see what it is that she felt compelled to share with everyone. After reading a bit about the website/program I learned that it's a meal planning website for families that need easy meals to cook for their family and that are also low-priced. They offer a meal plan for just about anyone and anywhere you normally shop. You must subscribe to one meal plan and the cost is a one $15 dollar charge for three months worth of meals. I decided to sign up for the "Wal-Mart for 2" meal plan since that is where we do most of our grocery shopping.

We've just completed our second week and I must say I am impressed. At first, the most noticeable thing is the wallet friendly meals. You are provided 5 days worth of meals (you're on your own for the weekends) that are very very cheap. We haven't paid more than $45 bucks for a week's worth of dinners. With the meal plan you get the directions for all the meals, but you also get...now listen closely here it's the best part....you get a shopping list for the store you selected with all the information for each item down to the brand and the price (which I found to be right on, minus a few pennies here and there)!! Its even divided by store department so finding all your items is SOO easy! At the bottom of the shopping list they add up all the prices of the items to give you a grand total for your meals for that specific week.

What I also found pretty cool about this menu plan/shopping list is, if you have a picky child (or in my case, picky husband) and you know they won't eat a specific meal just look on your shopping list and to the left of each item will be a number that corresponds to that meal's number. Just cross off any items on your shopping list that have that meal's number next to it! For example, the tuna melt meal is meal #2 on my week's menu but we don't like tuna so I just get the shopping list and cross off all items with a #2 beside them! See how easy that is?

I don't know if I'm behind the loop as far as this goes, but if I am I sure wish I would have found out about this earlier! My biggest pet peeve is getting stuck in a dinner rut where we continually have the same meals every week. Spaghetti on Monday, pasta on Tuesday, hamburgers Wednesday, chicken breast on Thursday.....and on and on. I'm falling asleep just thinking about it! So this gives us variety, and I actually find myself looking forward to what's for dinner rather than dreading it.

I suggest giving this a try if, like me, you need easy meals that your whole family will like, that are easy to cook, and are budget friendly. If you're wanting to give it a whirl, go to the site take a look at some of the example menu's they have posted and see for yourself. If you find yourself wanting to sign up, click on the E-Mealz pic below to sign up!!

SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH E-MEALZ MEAL PLANS

Yay for convenience!!