Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cheap, Easy way to make Play-Doh!

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are having a great weekend!

So, in Johnny's pre-school they have a rotation chart set up to where each student makes and brings in play-doh that lasts a good couple of weeks, this week it was his turn. It is cheap and easy! In fact, everyone probably has all or most of the ingredients in their cupboards at home!

Here is a list of the ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 4tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2tbs vegetable oil
  • food coloring(color of your choice!)

Spray your large saucepan and a wooden spoon with non-stick cooking spray.  Then, add all of your ingredients to the saucepan and cook over low heat. 

Stir continuously. 

When all the dough comes together in a ball, remove it from the saucepan. Knead for about 5 minutes until dough is firm and smooth.  Wrap in celophane so it doesn't dry out.


Monday, October 22, 2012

A Little Bit of a Crafty Weekend ;)

Hello Everyone!
How was your weekend? What did you all do? This weekend was very festive for the Vogelman's! First, my best friend and I painted our pregnant bellies as pumpkins and took pictures, then, my Hubby, the kids and I carved pumpkins and baked the seeds! So fun and so tiring! I just wanted to share some pictures of our weekend. Enjoy!

Best friends since 6th grade and pregnant together, love it!

Joey loved getting messy!

Johnny was a little iffy about getting messy, but he's cute anyway haha!

Even Daddy got messy!

The finished product in the light.

And outside on the porch glowing!

What a fun, crafty weekend! Have you carved your pumpkins yet?!

Talk soon!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold/Flu Season

Hello Everyone!

As we are now well into the month of October, the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. This month marks the beginning of "cold and flu season," and lasts all the way until the month of May!

Have you thought about how you will plan to stay healthy this season???

Here are 5 simple ways to help you and your family survive the worst of cold and flu season:

1.) Wash your hands frequently- This is the most effective way to protect yourself from harmful germs. Lather with warm water for 15-20 seconds ;) Lather, rinse, repeat!

2.) Eat and drink plenty of Vitamin C- Keep up with your fruits and veggies. My kids aren't extremely into eating oranges, they don't like the citrus, so I put them on Shaklee's Chewable Vitamin C Tablets. One tablet is equivalent to eating one and a half oranges! They LOVE their vitamin C and get so excited to take them! There is also Vitamin C in the pill form available as well, check them out! Here are some recipes that include foods that are rich in vitamin C!

3.) Stock up on your Immune System Supporting Vitamins!- Don't forget to fill in nutritional gaps with immune supporting nutrients like Zinc and vitamins D, A, C and E. Studies have shown that nearly 20,000 Americans have low vitamin D levels, which increased their risk of catching a cold or the flu. Shaklee offers Nutriferon, this is a powerful formula that works at the cellular level by rapidly activating your immune systems defenses. My Hubby takes this whenever he's feeling a cold coming on and it knocks it out right away! Click here for more immune system supporting products! Also, don't forget to take your multi-vitamin everyday too!

4.) Bring on the garlic- Garlic is nature's little miracle that a lot of people don't know about. It acts as a natural antibiotic and boosts immunity naturally. So make sure to cook with lots of garlic this winter, or click here to learn more about Garlic Complex!

5.) Get enough Zzzz's- Studies show that people who get 7 hours or less of sleep each night made them 3 times more likely to get sick than people who receive 8 or more hours of sleep! CRAZY!

There are so many more ways of staying healthy during sick season, these are just a few of the most important. Visit my website for more information on the amazing selection of vitamins Shaklee has to offer to keep you and your family healthy during the crazy cold and flu season. No one has time to be sick!

Stay Healthy!


Saturday, October 6, 2012

34 Weeks with Baby number 3!!!

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to share, I'm 34 weeks pregnant today with baby number 3! I feel like it wasn't too long ago that we found out we were expecting and now the end is VERY near! Since we didn't find out the sex of the baby, we had to go through all of our newborn boxes and find all of our neutral clothes. I didn't realize how much baby clothes we really had! I have washed and put away all clothes and winter blankets so we will be somewhat prepared when baby arrives(Now all we need are pacifiers, diapers, hats... ya know, all the basics!)!

We found out a few Doctor appointments ago that baby will be here November 9th via Csection. It is definitely scary to think about having surgery, but it is also really nice to plan a babysitter for that day for the older 2 and nice for the family members that want to be there to take that day off of work ha!!!

Baby is still very active! It loves to stretch and push It's legs up under my ribs, then punch and kick my sides. Of my three pregnancies, this baby has been the most active! I'm excited to see how active our Sweet Pea is when it arrives! Let's hope we at least get SOME sleep haha! I'm feeling good overall, but definitely get tired more easily, which is to be expected when I'm chasing around 2 crazy boys all day ;)

Next week is an exciting week, we have our maternity pictures! I'm super excited, I've never really had professional pictures done before(never did them with my other 2 pregnancies) so this will be VERY different! I hope Johnny and Joey cooperate in them too haha!

We are so excited to see what this baby looks like, and what it is! November 9th will be here before we know it and we will have 3 kids under the age of 3! We are going to have a crazy house for awhile, but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Talk soon!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Promotion!

Hello Everyone! I am excited for this month! I will be offering to reimburse shipping for all New Member orders of $40 or more! I want to do everything I can to help you and your families get healthier! This will last until the end of October, don't forget, the holidays are right around the corner!!! Visit my website to shop around!

Talk soon!