If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Monday, May 1, 2017

Meals, bragging, a diaper deal, an oops deal, etc;

good morning everyone,  here are a few things we've been up to

This is our salad-sandwich tray for the week.  Making meals and snacks is so much easier when I take the time to make up of these.  We used it this weekend to make sandwichs and to have diced veggies with our cottage cheese.  During the week,  we will add diced veggies to dinner salad, eat more sandwiches and add diced veggies to tuna for tuna salad.

I'm trying to use up some oddball ingredients from the pantry.  This meal used a can of green enchilada sauce and the enchilada casserole was delicious! I usually make Mexican rice with chicken broth but there are several cartons of turkey broth in the pantry.  I used turkey broth for this batch of rice and I couldn't tell any difference.
I also baked a pouch of cookie mix.
I'm guessing most every pantry has some unused oddball ingredients, right?

I have to brag on my son and daughter in law.  Her mother just retired and they hosted a dinner for her.  They originally planned to have it in their backyard but we had so much rain that day.  So they
 cleared out their living room and set up the dinner there.  

For dessert, Bobby made cinnamon rolls.  This batch was only his 3rd time bake yeast bread and he used my grandparents recipe, from my blog.  Link is on my right sidebar under my grandparents photo. I think he has yeast baking mastered already.

Several weeks ago I read about a Cuties diaper deal on Amazon and I think I saw it on Mineysavingmom.com but I'm not sure.
The deal is to use Subscribe and Save and get 4 bags of Cuties diapers, shipped, for around $6-7 total, depending on the size.  That price is for all 4 bags, not just one.
I read the reviews and skeptically bought it.  We use a lot of diapers in our family.
My first shipment came, all 4 bags in one box, and their quality is fine.  For nights, a heavier diaper might be better, but these are great for daytime.

I have since reordered 16 bags and my daughter did too.

I have to say Amazon changes their prices and availability often.  In the short time I've been watching Cuties diapers, I have seen the price go way up and then way down.  All our orders were placed when the price was low.
If you need diapers, I would suggest you check Amazon daily and buy when the price is low too.
Cuties come all sizes and the packages range from a single bag, to the four packs to boxes.
So if you want to try Cuties, please read the description to make sure you know what your getting.

Grandson Jackson is here the most and he needs his clothes changed often as he is an enthusiastic player and eater. 
I had very few short sleeve shirts here in his size but more than a dozen long sleeve shirts. 
These 3 all had the double sleeve style so I decided it would be quicker and cheaper to just alter these 3. 

No sewing involved -just cutting.  I just cut off the long sleeve under the short sleeve hem.

This took maybe 5 minutes - I think my husband may want the sleeves to use for rags when he stains wood projects.

I bought these water jugs at Walmart in the Easter clearance section for .50 each. 
I hand washed them and then 2 grands used them. 
I put those 2 to wash in the dishwasher. 
But, they must be made of shrinky dink plastic as they shrunk! 
Their bottom label does say hand wash only so the damage was caused by my error. 
Oh well, I'm glad I didn't buy more than 5. 

Crazy, right?  


  1. I love your header picture! I also really love the idea of your trays to have things prepped ahead. You are so creative!!!!

  2. I've done that to Megan's shirts when the sleeves become to short. A great way to make them last longer! It's no fun when rain threatens to ruin a party. Way to go for your daugher-in-law for rolling with life!

  3. I just cut off some sweatpants into shorts for the boys. They'd worn out the knees over the winter, but will be perfect for out in the garden and playing in the yard.
    Way to go Bobby with those cinnamon rolls! Impressive!
    I'm happy to say that I don't think we need that diaper deal here. Layla's in pants most of the time now. Yea!
    I know I have some oddities in my pantry cupboards. Today I cleaned out the frig freezer and pulled out a few things we need to get eaten. Cupboards are next for clearing out.

  4. Great tip We just started using cuties too. We are impressed with price and quality.
    What a great idea to use the living room. Those cinnamon rolls look delicious!

  5. Great idea on cutting off the shirt sleeves. Those shrinky dink cups made me laugh! :-)

  6. Those cinnamon rolls look fantastic! Why would anyone anywhere make cups for kids that were not dishwasher safe? I would have done the same thing with mine.

  7. Great ideas and a smart son like his mommy!

  8. Oh my goodness!
    The dinner party looks amazing!
    And the cinnamon rolls?
    I love your header!!!
    Have a cozy evening. : )

  9. I too love your new header! I'm just shaking my head at those shrinking cups. There in absolutely no logic to making kids cups that do that. Seriously, what busy parent (or grandparent) is going to hand wash those cups every day?

  10. Rhonda I havent commented in a long time and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I look forward to seeing updates on your garden. Have a blessed summer with your little cuties.

  11. It's okay to brag about your family. Your son & DIL made a bad weather situation into a good time that I am sure was shared by all. Your son can come and make cinnamon rolls at my house anytime. YUM!

  12. You, my dear, are one of the most inspiring women I know. As I'm able, I want to incorporate some of your ideas. Love the salad sandwich platter. If I get some energy, I may make one up myself.
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  13. The salad and sandwich platter is a great idea. I may just copy that idea!

    It sounds like you had a great week.

  14. I love the idea of the salad platter with everything cut up. I'm sure we would eat more veggies if I did something like that.

    It sounds like you had a great week!

  15. A very nice visit I had as I read your post.
    I always enjoy your place in cyberspace.

  16. It was so wonderful to visit with you tonight. I hadn't got to come by in a while! I love your idea of making up the salad and sandwich fixins' ahead of time!! And cutting off the sleeves was just genius!! God bless you, sweet friend. :)


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