Monday, April 16, 2012

Richens Eye Center iLASIK Giveaway!

Take a shot at winning a FREE iLASIK procedure!

See without glasses! :)

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161 West 200 North
Saint George, UT 84770

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Go to their Facebook page and participate for a chance to win.  

Nominate yourself, nominate a friend. 
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy 12th!

My sweet daughter turned 12 today, I can't believe how quickly time has flown! She had some friends over yesterday for a party/sleepover. We threw her a green and blue polka dot party, it was super cute! I was far less put together for this party than others in the past...I was still making frosting when the girls arrived :). Good thing 12 year olds can fill time like nothing i've ever seen!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cooking Ahead

We love Costco! We usually only shop there once a month, so we end
up with several pounds of hamburger and chicken. Chicken freezes
pretty nicely but we've found that if we cook our hamburger all at once
it really saves a lot of time. Sometimes we will cook it all up and bag
it in meal sized portions. This time we decided to also make up some
freezer meals for a quick dinner!

Anyone have any time saving methods you use in your cooking or

Monday, March 7, 2011

Disappearing Act

Wow, time has literally disappeared!!! Actually, I've been having a blog identity crisis :).
I'm a self admitted blog stalker for so many blogs that I've had trouble trying to find my
own way. I've been trying to come up with a name for a blog that I can create to incorporate
being a mom, baking, cooking and crafts. Then I decided Mom Plus 6 works just fine for all
of that! So, I'm not going to neglect this blog anymore!!! I've been doing lots of experimenting
with baking and trying new recipe's that I can't wait to share.
My first project I'm super excited about comes from a blog called Simple Mom. She is doing
a 5 week spring cleaning, organize your home project...I'm so excited! If you want to participate, go check out her website I can't tell you how in the mood I am to spring clean and organize my life!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Season

My oh my we jumped right into this holiday season..I still can't believe October is over! With the holidays comes give a ways!!! Here's an amazing one:

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama (link to: and GameStop (link to: are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

**I would wish my family to have peace, love and joy in our home along with preparedness!

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?

**We put out minimal gifts until they all go to bed Christmas eve then throw the rest under the tree and make them all wait and go in together.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?

**I have so many wishes....A Home with no mortgage, a new car with no payment, then there's always a 2 week trip to Europe :)

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

**We are doing that this Christmas season, we tell stories, visit with family, go see Christmas lights and Mom and Dad are making most of Christmas.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?

**Lots of card games, pictionary, charades...

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?

**We read the story of Jesus' birth from the Bible on Christmas Eve and open our present from Grandma and Grandpa.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?

**My first response would be Disneyland, but I wouldn't mind spending it in Australia. I have a dear friend there and he's always telling us about their BBQ's at the beach for Christmas!

8. Check out GameStop (link to: and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?

Dsi's for my kiddo's, PS3, Lot's of Wii games!

To enter, link to your Mama’s Holiday Wish List post using the Mister Linky box below.

BUT WAIT. Did you think we were done? Oh, you must not know us at all.

We have another stockpile of gifts from GameStop that you can enter to win with our extra entry options.

Extra Entry Options include:

  • “Like” Gamestop on Facebook
  • Follow @gamestop on Twitter
  • Head back to the tippy-top of this post and hit that “Retweet” button.
Good Luck everyone!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Halloween is quickly approaching and that's a big holiday around our house. It's my husbands much so that we decorated for it about a week before October began. What are some of your costume ideas? We are on a tight budget this year, so our kids are getting creative. One daughter is going to be a modern day Cinderella, which means: Jeans, blue shirt, princess hair and tiara (such a cute idea), another is going to be a "goth fairy". Yeah, I didn't know what that meant either...basically just a fairy wearing black. Turns out she has everything she needs except for wings, so we lucked out there too! Not sure about my youngest son, he still can't decide what's cool enough for him to be but I have a feeling it might have something to do with a football player. Our littlest goblin is going to be Minnie Mouse and the oldest...well I told him he's too old for us to still be buying a costume for :).
Here's the real dilemma, my husband and I just got invited to a Halloween party. I'm not having much luck coming up with cheap costume ideas! I really wanted to go as "Dog and Beth" but as I said earlier....low budget this year, so I'm trying to think of something I can make myself. Hmmmm, pictures to come as idea's do!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

1 down, 5 to go

It's such a strange thing to be a step parent, you really can't imagine all the intricacies unless you've been there. Having been a parent before marrying my husband you'd think that I wouldn't have too hard of a time adjusting...wrong :). There really is something to be said about the natural order of things and what I mean by that is you grow with your kids...if you are a mom of a 3 year old you don't really know what to do with a 10 year old! When we married, my oldest was 8, his oldest living with us was 12. Now that we've been together for awhile and I'm settling into the teen years, I'm far more prepared to battle with all that comes from older kids.
My husband has an older son who's come to visit many times and came to live with us last year. When he moved in he was 18 and a senior in High School. He completed his senior year, graduated, turned 19, got a job, got a car...and just moved out! Talk about weird. It was awesome to have him here, we all love him so much but also weird to have an "adult" in the house. He just moved out about a week ago and that was even weirder! As a mother of kids ranging from 2 to 16, it's strange to have that feeling that it's getting close to the time for one to leave the nest. It's not a natural feeling as a mom to feel like a child should be out on their own and yet that feeling does eventually come.
It happened quickly, in about 3 hours to be more specific! He came home, said he needed to talk and told us he'd been offered a job back in California starting the next day so he was going to pack. We weren't completely unprepared for this news, but still shell shocked at the timing. I told him he had to wait to say goodbye to his siblings who were all still in school and for me to get to the store to at least get him a road trip snacky care package together! It's probably for the best it happened so quickly, like a band aide, I didn't have too much time to tear up! We love and miss him and hope he's doing well in that big scary world!
We joke about the time when all our kids have moved out and we can have time to ourselves, but the reality is we will miss them all dearly. I look at my baby girl, listen to her sweet little voice, the sound of her feet running around the house, the sweet way she grabs my face to give me kisses, how she will take my arm and put it around her if she wants to snuggle and I try to memorize every moment! Life is busy with so many (now 5) kids at home, especially having them all in different schools but I try to live in the moment with them. I try not too be too busy to listen to their stories about the drama at school, listen to their oh so not funny jokes :), and always grab them for a hug before they run back out the door. I know that all too soon our home will be quiet. Enjoy every moment with your kids, let them go when it's time but until that time comes make some memories!