Friday, October 30, 2009

As the World Turns: Daily home and family management

The weekend is here and I hope your families are excited about your weekend activites. Don't forget to FALL BACK ONE HOUR!! I am looking forward to our time together on Tuesday morning as we discuss methods for money-saving. We will be touching on topics such as coupons, food storage, meal planning, and general habits for effective savings. There will be plenty of time for discussion, so please take some time to think about what problems you are having or where you can improve on your budget.

Children's Costume Parade-slide show

Thursday, October 29, 2009

MOMS Night Out-at Panera Bread

We had a great time at Panera just chatting and getting to know each other better. It was nice to leave the kids and husbands behind and have girl time, which is important to stay sane as a mom. Hopefully next time we will have more be able to join us. (Left to right: Jenn, Leslie, Christy, Janet S., Janet K., Morgan, Daniah, Hana, Julia, and Laura.)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

MOMS Night Out: Panera Bread

Monday, October 26th
Enjoy conversation at cozy Panera...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tickle Our Taste Buds Winner-10/20

Congrats to Joanna Tyler for winning our Tickle Our Taste Buds with her Chess Casserole. It was very hearty and yummy. Below is the recipe.

CHESS Casserole
(Cheese, Hashbrowns, Egg, & Sausage Supreme!)

2 large cans Crescent Rolls
1 lb. ground sausage
½ large onion, diced
1 (8 oz) block cream cheese
4 eggs
2 tbsp milk
2 cups shredded cheese (I use sharp cheddar)
1 (20 oz) bag Simply Potatoes shredded hash browns
Olive oil
Seasoned salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375. Line bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish with one can of the crescents, pressing the seams together.

Brown the sausage in a skillet with the onions; drain off any fat and return to skillet. Melt block of cream cheese into the sausage and spread mixture over the crescent rolls in the baking dish.

Beat the eggs together with the milk and salt and pepper to taste. Scramble the eggs and spread over the sausage mixture. Sprinkle one cup of the shredded cheese over the eggs.

Prepare the hash browns according to package instructions with the olive oil and seasoned salt. Spread over the cheese in dish. Sprinkle the remaining cup of shredded cheese over the hash browns. Unroll the second can of crescents and place on top of casserole.

Bake for 30 – 35 mins until crescents are golden brown.

New Bible Study: 2nd Peter

Don’t be like a wave tossed to and fro,
A fruitless branch with nothing to show,
Unaware of the tricks of your foe,
Peter tells us to

Please join us for an in-depth study of 2nd Peter beginning on Thursday, oct 29th at 9:30am.

We will meet for 1 hour weekly (and yes…it’s ONE hour only for all you busy ladies) for 7 weeks (with a break for Thanksgiving).
There is no cost…just bring your Bible.

Childcare provided: please request.

If you are seriously interested in attending this Bible Study or have questions, please reply to Cindy at If there is not enough interest the class will be postponed until Spring.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Moms Supporting Moms: Ashley Parrish with Homemade Gourmet

=Dinnertime dilemmas sound familiar? As a mom of three under the age of four, I know how hard it is to plan meals and get it on the table before everyone is starving. Puleeze!!! After months of staring in the fridge with everyone asking, “What’s for dinner?” I have finally found the answer! HOMEMADE GOURMET – 4 MEALS IN 4 MINUTES.

Homemade Gourmet will save you hundreds of dollars on those crazy grocery bills or last minute runs to the local restaurant, and renew your hope that there is a solution to the mealtime madness. I can help you get a delicious, healthy and affordable meal on the table so that you can use the important time to enjoy your family.

Also, with Christmas fast approaching, I can show you great and inexpensive gifts that anyone would love to receive.

Today, we can have your mealtime menu planned and Christmas gifts bought and out of the way. You can receive a 20% discount by becoming my “Preferred Customer,” or eat for free by sharing Homemade Gourmet with your family and friends.

If you would like to taste before you buy, why not come to my Taste & Tell Fall Party, Saturday, October 24th @ 2:00pm. There will be lots of food, demos, and door prizes. Bring a friend. Remember 20% of all purchases made that day will go to our MOPS group.

Contact me: Ashley Parrish – 617-7008
– maparrishclan at triad dot rr dot com
You can also check out my website –

October 20th-MOPS Meeting: “The Black Hole: Depression”

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful fall weather. I am excited about our MOPS meeting on Tuesday. We are having two of our own ladies talk about their experience with Depression. This is a meeting you would not want to miss. Even if you are running behind, still come and you will not be disappointed. We will also have some group time of discussion and a yummy craft. I hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Which pumpkin did you choose?
Storytime before our hayride(s)!
"Clop, Clop went the boots"
Hey there Mamas!
Where is the next playdate?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Playdate: Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy a Hayride and stories then pick your favorite pumpkin! Total cost: $2.00 per child
Tuesday, October 13th
10:30 am

Jamestown United Methodist Church

Need more information contact Nancy: oliviaann10 at excite dot com
or Julia: saguier at msn dot com
Don't forget your camera!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tickle Our Taste Buds Winner-10/6

At Tuesday's meeting, Shannon Smith won the "Tickle Our Taste Buds" prize. Below is her recipe so you can make it at home. Congrats Shannon on your winning dish.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins
1 box of spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin
4-5 tablespoons of water.

Mix on low with mixer for a couple of minutes. Bake in the oven on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesdays Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting on Tuesday. We had 3 awesome speakers in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We had 2 breast cancer survivors, share their stories and it was hard not shred tears for everything they went through. But to hear how God walked with them and help them overcome their cancer and be declared "cancer-free" shows that, God is alive and working miracles.

I wanted to mentioned Tricia's business again that helps women that are diagnosed with breast cancer. You never know when you might be able to refer this business to a women in need, and directing them to a woman who has been through what they are going through will giving them an everlasting hope.

Tricia's Pink Bowtique
1707-H North Main Street
High Point, NC 27262
ph: 336-886-8464

"Mastectomy Products With a Survivors Insight"

To learn more about breast cancer please visit the American Cancer Society.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gravity: The Things that Pulls Us

I hope each of you are looking forward to our time together Tuesday morning. We will be hearing from three very special ladies in our community. The theme is Gravity: The Things that Pulls Us. As moms we are pulled in many ways and by many things. Come, relax, sip on coffee and enjoy the company of other moms and our speakers. Hopefully by the end of our time you will be refreshed and will be better able to handle the ways in which gravity can pull you!

October Outreach: Coats for Kids

Our Community Outreach Project this month is Coats for Kids.
Please bring gently used or new children's coats our October meetings. More details will follow during ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Donations: Elizabeth's Closet

Here is a list of items that are needed by Elizabeth's Closet.

Items listed in red are especially appreciated!

*New bottles with nipples
*Hooded towels
*Receiving blankets
*New or gently used infant clothing, especially preemie & newborn size clothing for girls
*Diapers, newborn or size 1
*New or gently used Boppy pillows (positioning aids often used for breastfeeding)
*Head-molding helmets
*Onesies, size newborn or 0-3 months
*New or like new baby furniture & equipment. Please make sure these items are clean and in good working condition.
*Scrapbooks or scrapbooking supplies
*Gas cards for families who must travel long distances to be with their babies in the NICU
*Grocery gift cards or vouchers
*Restaurant gift cards or coupons
*High back, reclining high chair (great for infants & toddlers with special needs)

Jenn will be collecting our donations at our Tuesday meeting

Yoplait donates to Susan G. Komen for the Cure

During Yoplaits annual drive, for every pink lid you send in by December 31, 2009 Yoplait® will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, up to $1.5 million. They guarantee a donation of at least $500,000. So grab your friends, coworkers, MOPS group or neighbors and start getting involved today.
Many local grocery stores have boxes you can drop the lids in to save on postage!