Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Breakfast Pizza

I make scrambled eggs almost every morning. Heidi Sage loves eggs and toast, and Clinton has taken a liking to scrambled egg sandwiches. I, on the other hand, needed a fresh take.

This was my take on a Breakfast Pizza.

Preheat the oven to 400. I started with 1 clove of garlic, which I put through a press and let sit in about 2 T. extra light tasting olive oil. While that meddled together, I cut up a few grape tomatoes and about 1/2 of a green onion.

I then took my whole wheat pita and spooned a little of the garlic and oil on, just enough to cover most of the surface minus a 1/2" border, I didn't use all the garlic. I topped it with about 1/4 c. shredded Italian style cheese.

I then got started on my scrambled eggs, while two children screamed at me from their seats that they were hungry. Sorry, I'm trying to hurry!

I put my cheese covered pita in the oven and let it cook until the cheese melted. Once it came out, I topped it with my eggs, tomatoes, green onions, and some crushed red pepper.

It was delish. And a nice little mix up in the breakfast line-up.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Pajama Purchase

We here in the Williams' house are frugal shoppers. I'm a practical person by nature. And Rodney is a SAVER. So our shopping budget is not large...but that doesn't mean we don't do cute.

Pajamas are something I don't like spending a lot of money on. And for the most part I haven't had to...because my mom has kept us pretty well stocked. But recently I noticed Clinton's pj's were getting a bit short and Heidi Sage's pj's were Christmas and Valentine themed.

I started looking around. Seeing as I hadn't bought many pairs of pj's, I hadn't really priced them. Did you know you can spend $48 for 1 pair of kid pajamas....ONE PAIR! But I'm not raising royalty, so my kids don't wear those.

I had it in my head that I shouldn't have to spend more than $10/pair. And overall, I didn't want to spend more than $100.

I found on the Target website, I could get 2 pairs in a set for $12....that's $6/pair. Fit my budget.

If I ordered $50 worth, I got free shipping. Awesome. I ended up getting Clinton 3 sets (or 6 pairs) and Heidi Sage 2 sets (or 4 pairs). With tax and everything I ended up at around $65.

I then headed over to Little Miss Matched. Their toddler girl pajamas were on sale for $6/pair (marked down from $25/pair). The smallest size was a 2/3T. I decided they might be a bit big but would work, so I ordered one of each of the three designs. (They fit nicely, with enough room to last us at least through the fall.)

I also found a pair of pj's for myself for $10 (marked down from $80). These are no longer available, but mine look really cute on me!

I checked out tax free but with a flat rate shipping fee of $5.95. I totaled out at around $35.

So I totaled right at $100, never left my house, and had 14 pairs of pajamas. This averaged $7.14/pair including tax/shipping. Mission accomplished.

The best part was the kids loved their new duds. Clinton loves that HS's pj's from LMM don't match. He thinks it's so funny and likes to tell me all about it.

How cute are these little boxes the Little Miss Matched pj's came in??

Kids sporting their new night wear.

Clinton proud of his new stash.

Heidi Sage not caring much, but still looking cute.

Frugal but provided for,