Savvy Chic

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

great DIY videos and information March 24, 2008

Filed under: frugal,savvy thoughts,thrifty tips — savvychic @ 10:53 pm

I just found a great website for do it yourself information. Though there is a ton of written info on the web, a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth a whole lot more than that.

It’s called ExpertVillage.com. It’s the worlds largest how-to video site.
This site had tons of info on tons of subjects. I just learned how to fix the flapper on our leaking toilet and how to flush the radiator for my vehicle. (I’ll have to let you know how the repairs go. . .)

I noticed there were subjects such as How to Bake a Traditional Challah Bread, Introduction to Bass Guitar Basics, Eyebrow Waxing: Hair Removal Tips for Home Spa Treatment, How to Raise Baby Chicks, How to Plan A Dinner Party, and Ankle Dribble Technique: Beginning Soccer Drill. That’s quite a range of topics. There must be at least one that would interest you. So check it out!

 

tie dye pancakes

Filed under: children,crafts,creative parenting,kids — savvychic @ 4:09 pm

I made some “really cool pancakes” (according to my kids) for Easter. I made the pancake batter and then dropped in food coloring-a couple drops each color at different parts of the bowl. (You might want to use more coloring to get a more dramatic effect. ) Then I barely stirred it and all the colors swirled around each other without blending. The effect was multicolored pancakes that were “really awesome.”

Note: Do NOT stir the batter very much after you add the dye. Otherwise you will end up with unappetizing gray batter.

(FYI: Much of the “cool” factor is diminished after the pancakes are cooked because of the browning–so make sure your kids are there when you pour the batter onto the skillet.)

tie dyed pancakes
 

It’s Okay to Take a Nap March 2, 2008

Filed under: books — savvychic @ 1:09 pm

Author of the inspiring book Mothering With Spiritual Power, Debra Sansing Woods has come out with her second book–It’s Okay to Take a Nap (and Other Reassuring Truths for MOTHERS EVERYWHERE).

As a new (again) mother of my third child, I’m already loving this book! (I am supposed to be taking a nap right now!  But I wanted to tell you about this book.)  I love the quote on the back cover, “If you are ever in need of a nap and can possibly squeeze one in, by all means, do so. And do so without guilt.”  So true!

Book Summary:

A celebration of motherhood, It’s Okay to Take a Nap illustrates the joys, struggles, and triumphs of being a mother. With reminders to moms of simple reassuring truths–like how you are a queen, not a maid and how your love matters more than you know–this book will strengthen and empower women while at the same time assuring them that their sacrifices have not gone unnoticed. Simply and beautifully written, this book is a wonderful gift for any mother.

For more information, see Debra Woods’ website.  Look here or here to purchase the book.