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Grocery Spending

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Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stress-free Snow Play

What's for Dinner: Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches, Crockpot Roasted Potatoes

At the Sewing Machine: Patches onto Cubbie Vests

On the Scrapbook Table: Finished a Thanksgiving layout last night!


Over the last week, Indiana has been blessed with quite a blanket of snow. The great part has been that last week it was actually warm enough to go outside in it, at least for a little while. The down side for me has always been the headache of getting everyone ready to go outside and then dealing with them again as they come in half-frozen dripping all over the floor.


We've put a system in place that definitely helps keep my head from exploding and keeps the snow mess contained.


  • We keep hats/mittens/scarves in small bins in the mud room. Snow pants/overalls in a big tote in the mud bathroom.
  • At snow-play-time, I put the totes on the kitchen table. Children find what fits. If it fits, it's yours.
  • After snow play, they come in the back door and strip off the wet outer layer while standing on a towel.
  • All the wet clothes are put in a laundry basket just inside the door. et boots are placed in the mud room on another towel.
  • Someone (preferably a child that has been enjoying the snow) loads the pile of wet clothes into the dryer.When dry, the wet things are sorted back into the tubs (preferably by a different child).
  • Repeat.


In the summer, we do something similar with swimsuits and towels. Ahhhhh, summer!

1 comment:

  1. I love that picture of Heidi! We also have a similar snow system. Of course, with two, I guess I really can't say much. No pity from your corner, huh? I just hate all the wet spots on the carpet if we don't keep it at the doors. Nothing worse than stepping in it with your socks! See you tomorrow, friend! :0)