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Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm Sorry Friends....

I have been dealing with some issues with my Lil' Miss Tinleigh. I am taking her to the hospital to get some blood work done to see if we can get some things figured out. I will be back to update once I find out more.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Who Would have Thought.....

So my little Miss Tinleigh is teething, she has one tooth almost through and another one coming in. I thought I would try the teething tablets that everyone raves about. I never used them with Ainsleigh. Anyway, we start using them and they worked she wasn't fussy at all. Then after taking them for a 4-5 days she became fussy again. The non-stop crying, can't do anything to console her.

My first thought was she had another ear infection. My second thought was "She's having a reaction!" I hadn't given her anything new besides these teething tablets so I knew there had to be something in them. Sure enough I look at the ingredients and they are coated in lactose. Who would have thought?

Here we are approaching her first birthday in June, she isn't going to out grow this allergy by them. :( I am searching the internet for recipes to alter what we are eating to accommodate her. I have already found a dairy free, soy free butter, ice cream and yogurt. Once I have a larger list I am going to have to make a trip to Whole Foods. We don't have any stores around here that carries anything like this.

If you have any recipes that are dairy free, soy free, and rice free please send them to me. She can have foods with rice flour, if it doesn't call for a lot. My email is LovePeaceandSaving @ gmail (dot) com. Thank you

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Money Making Round Up 4.14.10

Everyday I try to do as many surveys as I can. I do surveys to try and make as much extra money as I can for my family. I am always looking for new ways to make money, if you have any advice or would love to share something with me I would love to hear.

MySurvey~ 1 screener*

Valued Opinions~ 1 screener*

Mindfield~ 1 screener*

BeRuby~ .09 for clicking pay to click sites

SwagBucks~ 22 Swagbucks for searching the internet

*Screeners are questions asked at the begining of a survey to see if you qualify.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weigh In......

OK, I know it is Tuesday. I should have known better when posting that Tuesdays are really my Mondays with Brian's work schedule. So I weighed in this morning at.................................................


144.3

Here Tinleigh will be 10 months next week and I am still packing around 8lbs. I would love to be at my wedding day weight which is 120 but I don't think that will happen. I will be happy weighing in the 125-130 range.

Please keep me accountable. I need this! I would love if someone would come on this journey with me...(Clearing her throat) Hint, Hint. :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Please Join Me



I have been saying I need to lose some weight for awhile now. Well, Tinleigh is going to be 10 months in a couple weeks. I just keep pushing it off! Here it is April and I want to be able to wear a bathing suit without looking like a whale. So I need your help, PLEASE!!!!

Join me, keep me accountable for my actions. I need to stop drinking soda, that's the major thing. But, I want to eat better. It doesn't help there is still Easter candy here. I am just gonna have to muster up the will power. Here is what I want to do:

1. Cut out soda

2. Drink at least 640z of water a day

3. Consume as lots of fruits and veggies

4. Try to get in some sort of activity a day.

I would like to lose 15+ pounds. I will be weighing in on Monday and sharing what I am eating, drinking, and so forth. If you're lucky I will post pictures. I love comments and if you join me on my journey I would love to follow your's.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010


Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party! My name is Brooklyn, I am a stay at home mommy to two little girls. I started Love Peace and Saving in September of 2009. I share anything from how we are making it on a very low income to updates on my family and everything in between. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will come back soon!! Please leave me a comment, I would love to see who is reading.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Money Making Round Up 4.7.10

Everyday I try to do as many surveys as I can. I do surveys to try and make as much extra money as I can for my family. I am always looking for new ways to make money, if you have any advice or would love to share something with me I would love to hear.

Springboard America~ 1 survey $1.00

My Survey~1 survey 20 pts~1 screener*

Valued Opinions~1 survey $2.00~1 screener*

Mindfield~1 screener*

Focus Forward~1 screener*

BeRuby~ .08 for clicking pay to click sites

Swagbucks~ 27 Swagbucks for searching the internet


*Screeners are questions asked at the begining of a survey to see if you qualify.

A Frugal Thought

Who knew you could prolong the life of a Ziploc baggy? :) When I was growing up I always thought a baggy was a one time use. My family never saved or reused anything! Now that I am married and living in the real world we have to make sacrifices to get by. I am always reusing those nifty little bags. So next time you are eating your sack lunch don't throw away that baggy. Take it home, wash it and hang it to dry. One little box of those bags could last you a year or longer instead of buying them every month. Check back next week for another "Frugal Thought."

Monday, April 5, 2010

Why do I Keep Buying?

Warning: These following pictures are not organized. Yes, I know we are missing a door to our pantry. We replaced our interior doors last year and have yet to special order this one. Menards for some reason doesn't keep this size in stock.








Why is it every week when I got to the store I feel I have to buy more than I really need. I have got to get ahold of this. Thank goodness we have started using cash to buy groceries



Saturday, April 3, 2010

Grocery Round Up

This is the first week using cash. So far we have done well. I have only went to Kroger, but still need to go to Walmart to get Brian's protein bars and burritos for work. I am hoping we can hold out on going to Sams till the middle of next week for water. Here is what we purchased, note not everything made it into the picture.


4-12pks of Coke 2.50 each
2 bags of Marshmallows 1.29 each
4-Post Fruity Pebbles 1.50 each
2-Townhouse crackers 1.88 each
2-Kroger cheese 1.50 each
1lb Strawberries 1.50
Gerber Pasta 1.39
5 Baby Food .79 each
2-4lb bags of Sugar 1.79 each
Grapes 2.90
2 dozen Eggs 1.00 each
2-Sour Cream 1.00 each
Broccoli 2.19
Cauliflower 2.00
1/2 gal 2% Milk 1.25
1/2 gal Skim Milk 1.25
2-Tyson chicken breast 3.96 each

Total: $59.96

Amount left over: 40.04

(I will be posting our trip to Walmart but we have not made it there yet.)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Join Me For a No Spend Month

I am getting this up early to get as many people as possible to join. I will be kicking off a "No Spend Month" in May. We all have some leaks in our budgets that we need to catch and this is the perfect time. I will be posting more in the next week about what rules my family will be going by. Please leave a comment if you would like to join in, I want to be able to follow along with every one's progress.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What a Mess!

This is what happens when you spend the whole day outside. At the end of the day your kitchen is a disaster. We have had 75-80 degree weather the past few days and it's suppose to be nice tomorrow also. Warm weather, oh how I have missed you.




Now that the little ones are taking a nap, I need to get this mess cleaned up. I would rather be sitting outside getting some sun, but there will be plenty of time for that soon. Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Money Making Round Up 4.1.10

Everyday I try to do as many surveys as I can. I do surveys to try and make as much extra money as I can for my family. I am always looking for new ways to make money, if you have any advice or would love to share something with me I would love to hear.

Mindfield~1 screener*

Valued Opinions~ 1 screener*

BeRuby~.10 searching "pay for visiting" sites

Swagbucks~12 swabucks for searching the internet

*Screeners are questions asked at the begining of a survey to see if you qualify.

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