Meijer Baby Week


Baby Week at Meijer is back from August 31-September 6! To celebrate, Meijer is offering huge savings in-store on individual items with over $100 in savings through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program.
·         Buy $100 in baby items and earn $10 through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program
·         Bibs – 20% off
·         Toys – Buy 1 Get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value (Baby Department Only)
·         Pacifiers – Buy 1 Get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value
·         mPerks Coupons (signing up for mPerks Baby Rewards is easy and free: mPerks.com)
  • $0.25 off Gerber Juice 32 oz
  • $0.25 off Gerber Cereal w/ Fruit 8oz Multipack
  • $1.00 off Gerber Read to Feed Formula 4/8.45 oz
  • $0.10 off Gerber Graduates Little Meals 6 oz
  • $0.10 off Gerber Graduates Pasta Pick-ups 6oz, Breakfast Buddies 4.5 oz, or Fruit/Veggie Pick ups 4.5 oz
  • $0.50 off Luvs Diapers
  • $1.50 off Pampers Cruisers or Extra Protection or Baby Dry Diapers
  • $1.50 off Swaddlers or Swaddler Sensitive Diaper
  • $1.50 off Easy-Ups Training Pant
  • $0.50 off Pampers Wipes 56ct or higher
  • $3.00 off Meijer Bulk Pack Diapers
  • $20.00 off Graco Nautilus
  • $5.00 off Kolcraft Mattress
  • $15.00 off Baby Trend Sit and Stand Ultra Stroller
  • $40.00 off Motorola Digital Video Sound Baby Monitor
  • $40.00 off Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor
  • $10.00 off Aden and Anais 4 pk Muslin Wrap


Menu Plan Monday

As much as I like Taco Tuesday for the name, it doesn't work on Tuesday's every week.  Sooooo, we will still have a mexican night but not always Tuesday. ;)  Also, I really hope I can try this new salmon dish finally...it keeps getting bumped from the menu. 

Monday ~ penne with meatballs, salad, rolls
Tuesday ~ maple-baked salmon, sauteed zucchini, fruit
Wednesday ~ beef tacos, refried beans, guac & chips
Thursday ~ pork fried rice, fruit
Friday ~ dinner on the go!

Linking up with Org Junkie...check them out for more recipes.


Menu Plan Monday...{on Tuesday}

One of Little Bit's favorite meals is mexican.  She loves her a quesadilla, taco, beans, rice, salsa, guacamole, chips...she loves it all!  So we have decided to deem Tuesdays...Taco Tuesday.  We will have beef tacos, chicken tacos, fish tacos, quesadillas, taco soup...anything mexican goes on Tuesday!

Monday ~ scrambled eggs, bagels, bacon, fruit
Tuesday ~ Taco Tuesday...chicken tacos, refried beans, chips & salsa
Wednesday ~ 1st day of 1st grade...pizza night!
Thursday ~ fish sticks, mac & cheese, sauteed squash medley
Friday ~ crockpot pork chops, carrots, mashed potatoes

Linking up with Org Junkie...check them out for more recipes.


{Dressed} and ready...

Little Bit starts school on WEDNESDAY!  I think I've been "back to school" nesting...school supplies are in the backpack, items are checked off the summer bucket list, snack & lunch items are organized and now the closet is in order!  Even with just one girl, picking out clothes for the day can be an ordeal!  We've tried picking out clothes the night before but sometimes we forget and then we run late in morning and tears are often shed.  So I wanted to start planning a weeks worth and have them organized and ready to go.  I searched Pinterest for some ideas and thought this one would work best for us. 

I found several colored hangers and thought these would be great for the weekly outfits.  All of the rest of Little Bits hangers are white, so these stand out as special.  I also gathered some gallon sized ziplock bags, scissors and a sharpie.  I wrote one day on each bag and then cut a small hole so it would slide over the hanger. 

Little Bit was so on board with getting her clothes picked out we have Sunday thru Saturday for the coming week ready to go!  Here they are all hanging in her closet.

Now we can just grab the next days hanger, put it on her dresser with shoes underneath and she is all set!  This is Sunday's outfit all ready to go.

We decided to hang the dress or shirt on the hanger and then the bottoms, socks and accessories go in the bag!  
I sure hope we can keep this up!  Now maybe I should do this for me too?!  ;)


Back to school {teacher gifts}

Little Bit and I are enjoying our last few days of summer before back to school next week!  We have meet the teacher night on Monday evening.  She is excited to see her classroom, meet the teacher and see what friends might be in her class!  One thing I think is fun {and we did last year} is take a gift for the teacher.  I wanted it to be something useful...and cute of course!  

I saw this idea and love Ball jars, so went with it for my inspiration.  I took a blue Ball jar {found at Joann Fabrics} and filled it with pencils, pens, sharpies, highlighter and dry erase markers.  Then I attached a jar shaped tag with the teachers name on one side and the saying {Can't wait to have a "BALL" with you this year in class!}

Here are a few other ideas that I thought were super cute as well...

I just love the Method hand soaps you can find at Target.  How cute are these with the tag saying "If I can give you a hand please call"

I also loved this one....my future is looking "sharp" with you as my teacher!  A Ball jar would be cute filled up with sharpies with that tag attached. 

Several sites featured back to school survival kits that looked like they could be fun to put together.  Just get a cute basket, tin or even a fun cup/mug and include items like chapstick, gum or mints, chocolate, hand sanitizer, lotion, personal sized kleenex, bandaids, post it notes, etc...

Are you planning on doing any little back to school gift for your child's teacher?  I would love to hear!


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ taco soup, chips, fruit
Tuesday ~ dinner out
Wednesday ~ girls night...probably pizza!
Thursday ~ maple-baked salmon, sauteed squash medley, corn on cob
Friday ~ grilled burgers, tater tots, corn on the cob

Linking up with Org Junkie...check them out for more recipes.


Getting ready for Kindergarten...

Schools are starting back up soon...I know some started this week even!  Little Bit starts in just under 2 weeks.  Needless to say the time to think about going BACK to school is here.  Or maybe your child is just STARTING school this year.  I recently wrote an article for Springfieldmoms.org about getting your child ready for Kindergarten.  You can check it out here

Springfieldmoms.org also has a great list of resources to help get you ready for back to school!

If you have any tips on getting ready for back to school, I'd love to hear! 


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ chicken & cheese taquitos, chips & guac, corn on cob
Tuesday ~ meatball stew, sweet rolls
Wednesday ~  yummy meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans
Thursday ~ fish tacos, refried beans, corn on cob
Friday ~ grilled burgers, tater tots, salad

Linking up with Org Junkie...check them out for more recipes.