Monthly Archives: April 2009

So, it might have never happened


Wow, this might have never happened. Faraday is dead. What!?!?!?!?!?

Wednesday nights are our favorite TV night of the week. We play the preview in slow motion to get as many details as we can for the next week’s episode.

Gosh, we love this show. It will be worth the money to purchase the entire box set….one day.

3 generations


I just wanted to share the thrill of family because this picture makes me laugh for all the right reasons. That’s my father-in-law pushing my sister-in-law and my niece on our church playground. Three generations pictured….and I’m so glad to be a part of the McGinnis family!

I hope you’re not embarrassed, Valerie!

Goop recipe


My good friend, Jennifer, called me yesterday afternoon and shared this fun recipe with me for homemade goop. No, it’s not like playdough and it’s not like silly putty…’s GOOP! My children enjoyed playing in it with their hands and feet. Once the goop hit the skin, it dried and reminded me of paraffin wax. Only three ingredients are needed and I had all on hand – I knew I bought that cornstartch on sale a few months back for a reason!

Homemade GOOP recipe

1/3 c. water

1 c. cornstarch

Food coloring (if desired)

small bowl

cookie sheet

(Makes enough for 1 child)

In a bowl or pie plate, mix water and optional food coloring. Add the corn starch and let the combo sit for two minutes, allowing the water to soak up the startch. Begin mixing with your hand or spoon. If you need to add more water, add just a couple of drops (especially after playing with it for awhile). Have fun!

FYI: I would HIGHLY advise that you play with the GOOP outside. Trust me.

So many freebies!


CVS deals this week with printable coupons.

Walgreens deals this week with printable coupons.

Free stuff at Target this week with printable coupons.

Publix deals this week with printable coupons.

$.31 scoop night at Baskin Robbins tomorrow from 5pm-10pm, April 29.

Free pasta bowl at Domino’s on April 29.

Free Hallmark card, good til May 4.
Use code CARD4MOM upon checkout (shipping is free, too!)

Free postcard from My Virginia Memory.

Free TCBY for moms on Mother’s Day, May 10.

Sign up for all those birthday freebies!