Category Archives: WFMW

WFMW ~ Moon Tea

I make this almost every night before I go to bed.  It makes life so much easier for me than boiling water or transferring the sun tea container in and out the back door.

The night before:

First, I fill a jug of water ( I bought a plastic jug from Walmart, I prefer a glass one but I couldn’t find one at my one stop shopping store)  I am on a look out as we speak.

Second, I place my tea bags into the water.  I tie my tea bags together because I usually use 3 small green tea bags and 2 Constant Comment bags or make your own here.  However, you can use whatever type of tea floats your boat.

In the morning:

First, I remove the bags and trash ’em.

Second, I sweetened with Stevia (concentrated from the health store) or you could use whatever sweetener of choice.

Third, I always squeeze a fresh lemon.  An orange sounds divine to me.  Might try that.

And that’s all there is to it.  Simple and easy.  I leave my tea jug out on the counter all day, but on rare occasions we have some left over, so I remove the lemon and place in fridge overnight.

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WFMW ~ Mom, I’m bored edition

Here are just a few of my suggestions for keeping 5 boys sane during the summer or should I say Mommy sane.  LOL!

1.  We always have one of those big blue pools.  This is our second one.  Read here. This is worth every penny and then some.  I have a smaller pool for the little ones.

2.  Get some good family movies.  I am very selective in regards to what my children watch.  In fact, I rarely let them watch TV.  Movie selections here.

3.  Have read a loud time each day.  Always leave off at a good point so they will beg you to read it tomorrow.

4.  My boys love building model cars.

5.  Study a different country and cook something from that particular country.  View this book here.

6.  Puzzles

7.  Book Basket Time ~ we set the timer for 15 minutes after lunch.  They are only to read the books in the basket.  We homeschool so I usually put some sort of books of topic that we are studying and tons of nature books.  My boys have learned so much from this special time.

8.  Set up a blog just for your kiddos. Amy suggested this brilliant idea.

9.  Purchase a typing tutor.  We use Mavis Beacon.  There are some freebies floating in cyberspace.

10.  Make them do chores.  This is a life skill.  So many people grow up not knowing how to do the simplest thing.  My children must complete their chores before free time.

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WFMW ~ Never be late

This is one of my favorite things….  My mom had one and I had to run out to Wally World and get one, too.  This little gem of a night lite plugs into your outlet.  I have mine in my bathroom.  Unfortunately I always know how little of time I have left to sleep when I have to tickle in the middle of the night and I ALWAYS know how many more minutes I have in making myself look gorgeous before running out of the house with 6 kiddos.   So hurry to Walmart and purchase your cute little night lite for around 8 bucks.  It’s located in the hardware department.

Tips I want to remember:

3D Flowers

Ribbon Clip holder

Painted Counter Top


WFMW ~ Fall Links

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Two years ago I posted tons of Fall links…… I’m sure most of them are still active….  Thought you all might enjoy….

Thanksgiving Links

Halloween Links

Autumn Recipes

Fall Homeschool Links

Fall Crafts and Clip Art

Wfmw ~ A gazillion free crafts

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A friend of mine just introduced me to this incredible site with tons and tons of free craft ideas ~ all the way from crochet, jewelry making, home decor, sewing and lots more.

Sign up for their free newsletter, too.  I’m so excited!

Here are just a few of their cutesy projects..

Birdie Baby Blanket ~ my soon to be butterfly needs a pink one.  Cute!

Christmas Star Afghan ~ so pretty!  I wish I knew how to knit.

Easy Washcloths ~ These would be so pretty for a guest bathroom.

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WFMW ~ Golden Mushroom Casserole

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This casserole is a family favorite of my quiver full household of 5  boys and one starving husband.  I got it from a friend years ago and still make it today.  It’s great for pot lucks or to bring to a family in need.  And NO it doesn’t taste like mushrooms for all you shroom haters!  It’s delicious!

1 lb ground beef cooked

1/2 bag of egg noodle boiled

1 can of Golden Mushroom Soup

1/2  soup can of water

1/2 onion

1/2 green pepper

pepper and salt to taste

1 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese

Cook the ground beef with onion and green pepper

drain grease

Mix all ingredients with 1 c of cheddar.  Pour in greased casserole dish, cover and bake at 350 for about 30 min.  Uncover and sprinkle cheese on top.  Bake until melted.

Serve with a salad and garlic bread.  Yummy!

PS ~ I double to feed all my hungry boys!


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WFMW ~ Almost reeces Peanut butter cups

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Being pregnant, cravings exist.  I have a craving for reeces peanut butter cups.  So, I came up with a low fat, semi-healthy one.  It’s not quite the same, but hits the spot.

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Smear the peanut butter on the chocolate rice Cake.  Indulge.

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