Mother’s Day weekend in Seward

10 05 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.  We had been planning for a few months to go to a bed and breakfast in Homer but when we called to make sure our reservations were OK the owner said the facilities were not ready (still 2 feet of snow and no electricity yet).  We just bought a new (well, new to us) camper so we decided to take it out to Seward.  It turned out to be one of the most beautiful weekends.

On the drive down Friday afternoon I saw a few beluga whales on Turnagain Arm.  We ended up in a camping spot right near the water.  And we couldn’t have ordered better weather- there was not a cloud in the sky for two days!  We got to walk around Seward, meet new friends, play with the kids at the park, go to Mass at a new church, and see all the wildlife (sea lions, otters, bald eagles etc). 

Hopefully you can tell by the photos below how beautiful it was and how much fun the boys were having.  What a great way to start off the summer!

Jennifer





Moms Own Words Giveaway (CSN Stores $50 GC)

7 05 2010

You have a great chance to win a $50 gift card to CSN Stores if you hurry over to Moms Own Words Blog here. CSN stores have a little something for everyone!

Good luck!





Babies this weekend!

5 05 2010


The premier weekend for Babies (the film that is!)  is finally here!

Psychology Today has a great review:

Have you seen the preview yet? I am very anxious to hear more about how children are raised in different cultures. I think this is going to be a fascinating film!

See my other post here for the trailer, and then check out Babies on the TODAY Show:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Wishing a very Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all you moms out there!





A Full Cup Shopping Lists

3 05 2010

Grocery Coupons at A Full Cup

Here’s one of my favorite frugal resources: A Full Cup! They have forums to discuss using coupons and rebates, as well as individual forums for a huge list of stores. I like to visit the forums for my local grocery stores, CVS, Walgreens, and even Target before going shopping to be sure I don’t miss any great deals. The forums are filled with friendly people helping make the most of store sales. In the Price Chopper forum, you’ll find a busy mom of two, massachoomommy, who likes to talk to herself; please say hello to her (me) when you visit!

She, like many other shopping list assistants, are busy coupon fairies, working weekly on shopping lists for all your favorite stores—so you don’t have to! All you have to do is select the items to purchase and print a personalized list. And another fun fact about the lists? They come with coupon-matchups!

I highly recommend this site for both the coupon camaraderie and a support network for sticking to your budget!





Portuguese Fish Casserole

1 05 2010

Just wanted to share this recipe for Portuguese Cod Fish Casserole. Salted cod fish was no where to be found at our house, but I did have an abundance of puny chunks of generic white fish (I think they were supposed to be filets, but they were rather sad looking). I steamed the fish instead of cooking it in boiling water. You know a recipe is delicious when it was eaten before I could take a picture. And Bean asked for it several days after it had disappeared, so I’m sure I’ll be making it again!