Savvy Chic

tidbits, thoughts, and ramblings. . .with a Mormon twist

Funny LDS videos August 6, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — savvychic @ 1:46 pm

Just came across this site titled, “The 5 Funniest Mormon YouTube Videos of All Time” at LDS Living. Check them out!

http://www.ldsliving.com/story/76520-the-5-funniest-mormon-youtube-videos-of-all-time

1-How Apostles Eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

2-Tom Cruise on Home Teaching

3-Elders Will Be Sisters

4-How Not to Start a Talk

5-The Real Mormon Rap

 

Beautiful Nativity Advent Calendar December 25, 2013

Filed under: children,creative parenting,free — savvychic @ 9:37 pm

Visit http://mormon.org/story-of-Christmas?cid=HPWE120413210 for more information. Have a most blessed and wonderfully Merry Christmas!

 

How To Make Your Own Moby Wrap April 29, 2012

Filed under: baby,frugal,kids,thrifty tips — savvychic @ 2:05 pm

front cuddle carry

Moby wraps are easy to make.  And, if you make your own, you get the added benefit of choosing the fabric yourself and letting your personality shine through! You have to decide whether you want knit (stretchy) or woven (not stretchy) fabric first.

Acquire 5-6 yards of fabric, depending on your size. 5 yards will work for up to a size 12 or 14.  6 yards for sizes 14-16 +.  Cut the fabric to 20 inches wide the full 5-6 yards.  Finish the edges with a 1/4″ seam.  That’s it.

If you want something a little more fun, use one yard of coordinating fabric for the front panel, and 2-2 1/2 yards of fabric on either side for the ties.  Please use a french seam to join the fabrics for added strength.  I sew the french seam down  as well to prevent little toes from getting stuck too.  (French seam tutorial can be found at: http://sewtospeak.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-sew-french-seam.html)

You should have plenty of fabric left to make another moby to keep in your car, 72 hour kit, use as a baby shower gift, or to give it to another mom.

See my post on how to use a moby!

Cautions and warnings:

Be sure to inspect the wrap for holes or fraying each time before wearing.  Do not use the wrap if there are holes or frays.

Do not wear your baby when using sharp object (knives, knitting needles, etc), when cooking, or when engaging in sports.

The wrap should not be used as a car seat, infant bike carrier, etc.

Use common sense and be safe, for your sake and your child’s. 

© 2012 SavvyChic

 

A caucus is NOT the voice of the people March 17, 2012

Missouri had a funny election process this year.  First we had our “beauty contest” primary February 7th costing the state around $7 million.  This non-binding vote did not count because the national Republican party had recently passed rules–the MO primary was a month too early.  In order to keep all 52 delegates, Missouri opted to also hold a caucus in March.  However, while keeping all delegate votes, I believe the people lost much of their power by holding a caucus.

Whereas a primary allows people to vote privately, to come-vote-and-leave with polls open at relatively convenient times, a caucus is a communal event.  It is a face-to-face, hours-long commitment where you must be there the entire time whether the event is 1 hour or many.  Needless to say, this is not a very family friendly outing!  If you happen to have young children, this event is particularly less appealing unless you can hire a babysitter.   But what about single parents?  People on limited incomes?  Or what if you have an inflexible work schedule?  Additionally, there is no absentee voting with a caucus.  So, if you must be out of town or if you are a home-bound citizen, your voice will not be heard.

And one more thing, if you happen to be daring enough to attempt to bring your children to caucus, leave plenty of time to get there early.  Apparently there is a rule (not necessarily written or advertised) that you must be in your place in line at the appointed time or you will not be able to vote.  There is no leeway, not even a minute or two, even if you were there early but couldn’t find a parking place, and having multiple children with you who are excited to learn about the process will not soften anyone’s heart.

So, after eliminating many families, single parents, people with inflexible work schedules, and traveling or home-bound citizens, are we really hearing what Missouri wants?  I don’t think so!   I hope we never have another caucus.  A caucus is NOT the voice of the people.  Instead, thank you to all those who have helped and will help in future primary elections that allow for a more diverse, more fair electoral process.

For more information:

Missouri Primary Explained: Why Tuesday’s Contest Won’t Matter In The Delegate Count

Fact Check: Caucus vs. Primary

 

Zenni Optical: glasses for less than $15–shipping included! November 12, 2011

Filed under: children,frugal,kids,savvy thoughts,thrifty tips — savvychic @ 1:45 pm
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In case you hadn’t heard, you don’t have to pay hundreds for your next pair of glasses.  Check out Zenni Optical at zennioptical.com. I don’t know how they make the glasses for so little, but I am sure grateful!  Complete glasses start at $6.95 (as of Nov 2011).  “Complete” means: frames, 1.57 lenses (these are really thin), UV protection, lens scratch protection, a hard case, and a microfiber cleaning cloth.  For an additional $5, you can add an anti-reflection lens coating or a tint, making prescription sunglasses!!!  They can also do bifocals.

Another nice feature on the website is the ability to upload a picture of yourself so you can virtually “try on” different pairs. Pay attention to the frame width, though.  It isn’t easy to see if the glasses will fit just right.  I made sure I purchased glasses with similar measurements to what I had before.  Typically there is a flat $4.95 shipping charge for your entire order.  Right now Zenni is offering free shipping on purchases over $50.

All the information you need to order glasses is on your prescription, except your PD (Pupillary Distance).  Zunni’s website has a tutorial on how to find your PD, or you can get that information from glasses fitting at your doctor’s.

One additional piece of advice, I would not necessarily recommend purchasing glasses from Zenni for your child’s first pair of glasses–in case there is anything wrong, your child may not know the difference and you wouldn’t have the convenience of getting advice from the doctor.  Also, Zenni doesn’t presently do lenses with prisms.

My experience has been that these are high (enough) quality glasses!  Better quality than the inexpensive glasses I purchased from the doctor.  My first pair from Zenni had the wrong prescription though, so mistakes do happen.  Since then, I have not had a problem getting my glasses just right.

 

My favorite Christmas light show! December 2, 2008

Filed under: fun,savvy thoughts — savvychic @ 5:49 pm

I LOVE Christmas! There are a lot of things that make Christmas wonderful.  Watching Christmas light shows has become a family tradition for us.

It is absolutely incredible what people can do.  These are a couple of favorite light shows.  We’re sure glad we can watch it in the computer rather than have the neighbor across the street!  Enjoy!

TransSiberian Orchestra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmgf60CI_ks

Amazing Grace:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOyN9CawB8w

 

fun halloween photo October 31, 2008

Filed under: children,fun,kids,savvy thoughts — savvychic @ 8:01 pm

I saw this idea in Family Fun magazine–take a picture of your ghouls and jack-o-lanterns with a post it note over the flash.  It turns the photo the color of the post it note!  Having a light source (like the candle in the pumpkin) creates an additional fun effect!

 

 
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