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WFMW: Making Easter Story Eggs

One of my favorite celebrations is Easter.

I love Spring! And candy shaped like eggs!

But as a Christian, I enjoy sharing the Resurrection Story with my kids.

For the past 5 or 6 years, we have used Resurrection Eggs to tell the amazing story. Family Life created these incredible story-telling tools before I was a parent and they have been hugely successful. Wal Mart sells them for a fantastic price. If you can’t find them there, you can get them here (Resurrection Eggs).

The boxed set of plastic eggs come with a very good book that explains the story with Scriptures and ideas for celebrating. Each egg contains a symbol of The Resurrection story.

We gave our set away last year to our Russian Friends to take with them on their trip.

Instead of buying another one, we thought it would be powerful to make our own!

I saved an egg carton and gathered a dozen plastic eggs.

We made a list of 12 items that are in the Resurrection Story and if we couldn’t find the object around the house/yard, we just used our creativity.

Here’s ours:
1. A picture of a donkey (Jesus triumphal entry)
2. Palm leaf from our front yard
3. A cup (from the Last Supper) We used a small lid to a water bottle
4. A flower (representing the Garden where Jesus prayed)
5. Some coins (Judas’ betrayal)
6. A piece of leather (symbolizing the whip)
7. A thorn (crown of thorns)
8. A paper cross
9. A dice (represent the soldiers who gambled for his clothes)
10. A nail (crucifixion)
11. A rock (to cover the tomb)
12. An empty egg (to remember the empty tomb!)

I think this is such a fantastic way to teach Easter in a tangible way. You can open all the eggs at one time or do like our family and begin twelve days before Easter and open one egg each night. We’re on day three and it’s such a fun way to end our day. Our kids take turns opening the eggs and we read Scripture.

Tonight we Googled the place of Jesus’ death because they had so many questions and thoughts….

It’s more than a story!

Originally published April, 2009

Thank you for joining me for WFMW! {You can read the guidelines here.}Have a Works-For-Me Wednesday tip you’d like to share? I’d love for you to join us!

Please note that the suggested THEME for April 7 is “The Greatest Tips Edition” Use this opportunity to share your best idea or an older post or two!

  1. Nikki – homemade baby wipes
  2. 1 small way to change the atmosphere of your home (ilovemy5kids)
  3. Smockity Frocks – Books Children Can Make
  4. Saving and Giving (Im NOT the Exception to the Rule)
  5. TidyMom {My Dirty Little Secret}
  6. The Diaper Diaries (pampering)
  7. Getting Freedom (Silicone Bakeware)
  8. It Feels Like Chaos (use of money)
  9. Leslie – Super Spiffy Thermos♥
  11. Myra @ My Blessed Life (Hanging Egg Tree Craft)
  12. HoosierHomemade{ Office Organization}
  13. LifeasMOM (travel toilet seat)
  14. Weird Unsocialized HSers (emailing schoolwork)
  15. mandi @ itscome2this (usability 101 for blogs)
  16. Gardening and Computers @ AP Freewriting
  17. Muses of Megret – Capturing kids cute sayings
  18. Heavenly Homemakers (How Much to Pay the Sitter)
  19. Amy @ Gospel Homemaking (Quick Chicken)
  20. DHM (too many cups?)
  21. This Side of Eternity (Blockbuster Kiosks!!!)
  22. LifeAtTheCircus – Cupcakes in Lunch
  23. Raising Arrows {Cleaning Music}
  24. Marsha@ Taste & See (cheap taco filling)
  25. Dee @ Start Dreaming (Unmat a Cat)
  26. MarytheKay – (Spring has Sprung! FASHION Edition!!!)
  27. Homemade Kitchen Wipes
  28. GREATEST BROWNIE PAN & A TASTY RECIPE! – a little bit of everything
  29. The SINGLE Most POWERFUL Way To Impact Your Children (Kat)
  30. ToBeThode (meal planning)
  31. MillerMix (reading with kids)
  32. LOLLIPOP COOKIES and Clowns @MooreMinutes
  33. packing and travel tips! (Emtpy Handed But Alive in His Hands)
  34. Impress Your Kids {Springy Eastery Type Party!}
  35. Karen – travel snacks
  36. Moneyless Mommas {Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix}
  37. Homemaking Joyfully (activity binder for kids)
  38. Homemade Soup in a Crockpot (The Local Cook)
  40. Kayren @ Everythings Coming Up Daisies (Decorating Easter Eggs)
  41. Angela @ Homegrown Mom (Resurrection Rolls)
  42. Teach Your Child to Read
  43. (Christine) If you read books Keep Your Book Notes Organized
  44. Easter Tree
  45. ElizabethG (Tips for Spring)
  46. Moms In Need of Mercy – Be A Super Mom By Simply Being Who You Are!
  47. Julie From Inmates (organization tip)
  48. frugalcrunchychr isty (tightening the belt!)
  49. How to manage email w / filters
  50. Elegant Mossy Stone Eggs – Laurie@SceneoftheGri me
  51. >$5 Spring Mantlescape – Laurie@SceneoftheGrime
  52. Mandys Gone Bananas!
  53. Placemats Repurposed 3 Ways! – Laurie@Sceneofth eGrime
  54. Treasure Hunting the Discount Aisles – Laurie@SceneoftheGrime
  55. One day out of the month
  56. Self Checkout @ MyChildsView
  57. The Lumberjacks Wife : What to do with annoying wavy hair!
  58. Christian Frugal Mama – Freezing Cheese
  59. Dear Cellulite Letters (Melissa @CI)
  60. Making Money Keeping Money : Craft Store Discounts!
  61. Babies and Yoga
  62. Megan (The best sand toys are free)
  63. InMyOwnStyle : Adding Color to Unexpected Places to Create a Happy Home
  64. how to KEEP a good baby sitter
  65. Turn your eggshells into soil amendments (Judi @ Frugal Frolic)
  66. Managing Paper – Recycle It
  67. My Heart My Home (Gr
  68. Roots of Simplicity (Stackable FUN with Toilet Paper Rolls)
  69. Superchikk (Stinky Towels plus GIVEAWAY)
  70. Surviving your afternoon slump @Ayersfamilyhappe nings.blogspot.c om
  71. Kristen – yogurt maker giveaway
  72. Organize & Decorate Everything (ribbon memo board)
  73. Kingdom First Mom – Giving Up Paper Towels (finally)
  74. NerdFamily Food : Buttery Rolls!
  75. Gen X Moms (Going Green the Easy Way)
  76. Giveaway & Baby Book Keepsake
  77. HS Classroom (Multi – Level / Grade Homeschooling)
  78. Simply Sweet Home (survival garden + giveaway)
  79. Alison @ Hospitality Haven (Accordion Folding Photo Gift Card)
  80. Janna – Why being 20 diff Women Doesnt Work
  81. Wheres My Rolling Pin (The Natural Cough Remedy You Already Own)
  82. Many Little Blessings (Getting More Facebook Fans for Your Fan Page)
  83. Simply Sweet Home (handmade hooded towels)
  84. Make a POTTERY BARN Bird nest From Yarn
  85. mistie –
  86. Jennifer – Washable Fabric Markers
  87. Molly Green (Online Bargains)
  88. Odd Mom (Banana Coins)
  90. LaVonne (Organic Deals Giveaway)
  91. Wired Whimsy {Citrus Slices}
  92. Linda @ Seasons of Life (Make Your Own Self Rising Flour)
  93. Se7en Great Links I Will Use For School This Year…
  94. Rachel @ T&E : Get the most out of you breadcrumbs
  95. Mrs. Wright Gone Wrong (Emergency Water Storage)
  96. MomsFrugal (Braided Swiss Bread)
  97. e – Mom (How to Create the Obedience Habit in Children)
  98. easy cheap Easter decor
  99. cool magnets from junk
  100. cheese dome turned cloche
  101. cupcakes in cones
  102. before and afters
  103. awesome gumball machine revamp
  104. from drab to fab
  105. easy cupcake trick
  106. creating a gift closet for free or cheap
  107. Mari (web site with shelf life of different foods)
  108. Tara @ Feels Like Home (make ahead meals)
  109. Parenting Miracles (Cold Cereal)
  110. Routines Help Organization! – Couponomic Stimulus Package
  111. Patrice@lemontre e : Page Flower Wreath
  112. Girls in White Dresses : growing vegetables from seeds
  113. Fiskerelli Bellies (Freezing Milk)
  114. Annie Kate (Yummy Tofu Burgers Gluten – Free and Regular)< /li>
  115. A Slob Comes Clean (Tired of your Kids Wasting Almost – full Water Bottles?)
  116. Kristen @ Hope Abound : Homemade Sling
  117. Tip for adding images to your blog entries (Unintended Housewife)
  118. Kathleen@so much to say so little time (creating peaceful spirit thru nature)
  119. Monica (Baby Stain Removal)
  120. Beautiful Calling (Blog Post Editor)
  121. Grandin Road Craft Hack : Rustic Telephone Pad Wall Art for $30 instead of $1400!
  122. Allyson @ A Heart for Home : : Intentional Gratitude : : Endless Gifts
  123. Inexpensive Wall Art & Link Party
  124. Indiana Shannon – free photobooks
  125. Missysthrifty (Meatless Mondays)
  126. DisneyLAND v WORLD (Amy @ MomsTravelTales)
  127. Little Llamas – Celebrating the Resurrection with Lenten Lights
  128. Family Stamping FOOD (Homemade Chicken Stock)
  129. UnfinishedMom (Keep Your Sippy Cups)
  130. A Bathroom Mirror…TRANSFORMATI ON! jane @ Finding Fabulous
  131. Sticks and Stones – Not
  132. Laura @ Frugal Follies (Grocery shopping at drug stores)
  133. Sandra @ Celebrate Every Day~ Spring stain removal!
  134. Spring Apothecary Jar @ Less – Than – Perfect Life of Bliss
  1. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet (Easy candle tart removal)
  2. Making Paper Gift Bags (for Easter) @Morestylethancash
  3. Trina at Joy and Contentment (See a Need and Fill It)
  4. Candace (Summer Fun Basket)
  5. Bright & Blithe | 2 Tips to Simplify in the Kitchen |
  6. Fishing Gear Note Board @ junkblossoms
  7. Advertising magnets meet modpodge
  8. Mamas Laundry Talk (shirt collars)
  9. Frugal Snacks for kids – OLbD
  10. Erin @ Lemon Tree Creations – Book Page Egg Wreath
  11. Feeding Four – Making a Light and *GIVEAWAY*
  12. Whole Wheat Personal Pizzas @ Blessings Overflowing
  13. Sonshine (plastic ice cream pails for bulk storage)
  14. Spring goodness and a great giveaway
  15. Kitchen Sink Included – food processor
  16. Redemption Unlimited (Following and Sharing Blog Posts via Google Reader)
  17. EZ way to get digital pix from slides
  18. Simple Project for BOYS
  19. This Little Birdie! A paper bird tut!
  20. House of Hills (A quarter for that whine please)
  21. Want Carriage Doors on you Garage? Click for a full tutorial @ Remodelaholic
  22. Heathers Hodgepodge (sunscreen tip)
  23. The Cow Queen – – Expedition Australia Review
  24. One Year to Organized life.. by the Organizing Mommy
  25. Spring Refashion : Toddler Dress @ THE COTTAGE HOME
  26. Making Time For Mommy – Think Outside The (Easter) Basket
  27. Easy – Sew Womens T – Shirt Shrug Tutorial @ THE COTTAGE HOME
  28. SleepyPendoodle – – Chaos – free cabinets
  29. Bean Wall half bath + GIVEAWAY
  30. Toddler Fetch @ A Little McD
  31. Trixie @ FarmHomeLife (How we Save $ on Meat)
  32. Simplified Saving (Making Fitness Part of Your Family Routine)
  33. Kaye (Meal Planning Made Easier and Cheaper!)
  34. Your Choice Giveaway – Toughts by Kim (4 prize choices)
  35. Whats Really Wrong With Your Digestion and Elimination
  36. Bloom Blog (Cleaning Motivation)
  37. Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama (Baby Steps in the Kitchen 6)
  38. Sweet Bird Feeder…
  39. pennypinchinmomm a (cloth wipes)
  40. Paper Book Vase @ Black Kats Design
  41. Kim – Keeping your mind off food
  42. Wedding on a budget
  43. MOSAIC family sign @ Keeping It Simple
  44. Gracious Homestead – Morning Sickness Remedies!
  45. Shabby Girls bedroom Makeover
  46. Amy – – No Sifter? Try This!
  47. Elena@Mydomestic church The FIRM Upper body rotation of workouts.
  48. Simply Mel{fighting the credit card monster}
  49. Easter Advent @ somewhatsimple
  50. EGG – stravaganza @ somewhatsimple
  51. The Duklings at Camian Academy (Scotch Brite Cook Top Cleaner)
  52. Easter Wreath @ WhimsiKel
  53. Fields Of Heather – PB EGG Fail
  54. Free Showtime
  55. Kati @ What A World – – Cheap Easter Decoration!
  56. Johnlyn (Frugality Tip)
  57. Kitchen makeover – painted white cabinets w / black granite!
  59. Passion Hymns for Kids (Team Babetz)
  60. Start a Money Book to organize your finances!
  61. Hot Pink to Cool White Vanity @ junkblossoms
  62. Bear Hugs Baby – Homemade Baby Food
  63. Penny Raine ~ CHOCOLATE!
  64. Cute Kid Couture DIY _ Little Lizard King
  65. Lindas Lunacy (An Organized Computer Desk)
  66. jubilee – hiding vegetables (sneaky!)
  67. Tiffany (Easy Ravioli Recipe)
  68. Little bunny fufu redo!
  69. Bitterroot Mama (Making up a Crib)
  70. Michele @ Smart Money Mom (Kids Luau : Hula For
    Less Moola)
  71. The Saved Quarter – Entry Closet before and after and help wanted!
  72. Christine (Thirtydollaraweek) – A tip to Potty train on the go!
  73. The Meanest Momma (Doing the Coffee Math)
  74. Stay at home packing!
  75. [[[ From Mommas Skirt to Daughters Pinafore ]]]
  76. Black Bean Brownies (Hiding Veggies in Baked Goods) @ButterflyKissesnTastyDishe
  77. Andie – Menu Planning
  78. Rebecca at Turned Loose : Journaling to preserve holiday memories
  79. Desperate times! what else can you do?!
  80. Green Living @ Just Jennifer
  81. Toast and jam is easy right?
  82. The sometimes mom – christmas saving
  83. AN OREGON COTTAGE (Spring Rites)
  84. Mom2fur (roti chicken)
  85. Oh The Places Youll Go – HELP need coupon clipping advice! WHAT WORKS FOR YOU?
  86. Ginny @ makeadiff21 (Toilet Cleaner?)
  87. My Heart My Home (The Gift of Laughter)
  88. My Heart My Home – correct link (The Gift of Laughter)
  89. April – Slashed My Cookie Baking Time!
  90. Condo Blues – dog bed (cute dog photos too!)
  91. RobynOHSH – Add Color Add Style
  92. Cindi @ This is my Life (Binders Can Organize Your Life Series ~ Part 2)
  93. Cookie Spatula…you need one! {Bake at 350}
  94. Julie Stiles Mills (EASY Easter Bunny Cake)
  95. Anjanette (Use Magazines in Freezer)
  96. annies home – five step daily clean
  97. Put Junk in your Garden {Gardening Feature}
  98. Getting Whites Whiter
  99. Olivia@Of Such is the Kingdom (Easter)
  100. Having a Hallelujah Good Time – Cleaning and Schedules and Tools
  101. Marine Corps Nomads (Homeschool Year Around)
  102. Kat @
  103. My Frugal Lifestyle {How To Make Reusable Coloring Books}
  104. Mozi Esme (Bible video clips)
  105. Exquisite Grace (cup spot for the kitchen)
  106. DigiCrumbs (Prevent Brown Sugar from getting Hard)
  107. How to Reupholster 4 Kitchen Chairs for $1.25each
  108. How to Get Your Kid to Read Chapter Books
  109. Taras Faves (freezing onions without smelling up the freezer)
  110. Musings of a Modern Day Mom (Easter Lapbook)
  111. My Works – For – Me – Wednesday – – – Laundry Tip
  112. Adorkable : : On Finding The ONE
  113. The Elect Lady : Teaching Handwriting
  114. Spring Cleaning Safety Tips (Household Management 101)
  115. Homemade upholstery cleaner (Stain Removal
  116. Tutorial : Reusable Swiffer Sweeper @ Sew Much Ado
  117. My Shelter – It works for me!
  118. Kitchen Stewardship (How to get Big Appliances for HALF PRICE)
  119. Homemade Living (Kid Friendly Kitchen Ideas)
  120. Sara @ Best Thing Since Slice Bread (The easy crustless sandwhich!)
  121. Girly Girlz Bows {Caps for Cancer}
  122. Southern Fried Gal (Easter Door)
  123. Persnickety Peacocks Bird Nest Decor
  124. Carolina Mama (Home School Field Trip Tips)
  125. make a large decor ball – easy and awesome
  126. Copy Cat table @ Back at the Hive
  127. Picking Up Those Darn Magnets @ KatrinkaJane
  128. Simple Decorated Eggs (kidoozy)
  129. Homemade Play Doh (kidoozy)
  130. Easy Cold Frame for Starting Seeds (kidoozy)
  131. Glitter Easter Eggs @theSingleNester
  132. Saving Money & Living Life : Saved over $60 with Coupons! That works for me!
  133. IslandMama (organizing books)
  134. This linky list is now closed.

WFMW: Tips for Traveling with Kids

(I published this post last year, but since I’m on a road trip this week and had to refer to this list, I thought it would be helpful for your summer trips too). 

I started to call this list “The Ultimate Stress-Free Traveling (With Kids) Guide.”
But, I’m a mom of three and the words ‘stress-free and kids’, don’t exactly go together. Especially when you’re traveling.
Know what I mean?

We have a couple of small trips planned and so I created this list out of necessity.  Because frankly, driving 250 miles to Family Camp, isn’t exactly relaxing with a screaming toddler.
Here’s a list of some ideas for your next road trip. Maybe one of these or 23 of them will help!
Most of these are items to be taken on a road trip, although many will work for flying too.
  • Audio books (my library checks them out) or you can download them here
  • Ice chest w/drinks
  • DVD player, preferably with movies that haven’t been seen
  • We’ve been driving our smaller less gas-consuming car that doesn’t have a built-in TV.  So, we strap our laptop on an ice chest with a bungee, so the kids can watch a movie. (Yeah, we are THAT family).
  • Bag or backpack with coloring books and small toys for each child.  
  • This site says pack a plastic box for kids personal things and then use the lid as a tray to eat on.
  • Lap Desk for writing and drawing
  • Headphones for MP3 players and/or DVD player
  • Kid’s camera 
  • Sketch pad/pencil
  • Extra change of clothes, separate from luggage.  Because if it can happen, it probably will.
  • If you’re traveling with a toddler, leave when they are tired.  If you leave first thing in the morning, this is their active time and they don’t make the best travelers
  • A package of pipe cleaners (to bend, twist and create)
  • Pack paper towels, wipes, and a couple of blankets.  Remember, we’re talking kids.
  • Buy $5 Tape Recorder and ‘Read’ stories to your kids in your own voice
  • Put a trash box in the back seat
  • Travel Journal
  • Sing silly road trip songs
  • Travel games from the store  (Target has some great ones in the stationary section that are cheap and magnetic!)
  • Travel freebies-links to free stuff for traveling
  • Play the I spy game with license plates
  • Wipe-off white board/marker
  • Magnetic sets (paper dolls, fire trucks, found in book sections)
  • Snack bag filled with pre-portioned zip-lock bags of non-messy foods
  • Kid’s music
  • Tin foil for creations
  • Play Go Fish
  • Make string figures
  • Check out these awesome games (like Noah’s Ark, Build a Story and Fooler, Fooler) to play in the car!
  • Kids pillow and blanket
  • Treasure Jar
  • Rest Stop Box-stock with jump rope, frisbee, inflatable beach ball and Nerf ball, according to July’s issue of Parents Magazine.  
  • They also encourage travelers to ‘crank up the radio, open the doors and have an outdoor dance-a-thon).
  • Printable Car Trip Check List
  • Child-safety scissors and paper (it worked on a long flight w/my preschooler)
  • Invisible markers/Magic paper
  • Chalk Cloth Oil Mat
  • Moon sand on a tray
  • Post It Notes-draw on them, then decorate the car (Women’s Day, July Issue)
  • Spill-proof Bubbles (yes, in the car.  My toddler loves this).
  • Printable Car Bingo
  • Stickers
  • Band-aids (again a toddler-pleaser)
  • Leapster, DS Lite or hand-held game
  • Magna Doodle
  • Cookie sheet with magnetic alphabet letters
  • The following incredible ideas came from MomsMinivan:  travel tickets, surprise packages, and more (Actually EVERY idea on this site is amazing!)
  • Printable Boredom Busters
  • I spy bags/jars
  • Ear plugs for when the “how much longer questions begin”

Have a Works-For-Me Wednesday tip you’d like to share? I’d love for you to join us! Please note that the links will close at 8 pm CST tonight, in order to keep away the spammers!

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Works for Me Wednesday Participants

1. Susan @ Practicing Thrift (custom picture frame)
2. Raising Olives (magnetic wall)
3. Cents to Get Debt Free (A Secret!)
4. exhale. return to center. (creating breathing space)
5. Amy @ Finer Things (Avoid the Sugar High)
6. Musings of a Housewife (roasting veggies)
7. Southern Fried Mama(Staying In Touch)
8. The Shabby Chic Cottage (decorating freebie)
9. Heather @ Just Doing My Best (messy bath towel solution)
10. ilovemy5kids (Beach/Sand tip)
11. It Feels Like Chaos (parenting help)
12. FishMama @ LifeasMOM (time with a friend)
13. Jolanthe {Emergency Binder: Household Information}
14. Garibay Soup (Fun Summer Learnin’!!)
15. Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers (Strawberry Bread!)
16. GROCERY CART CHALLENGE (Easiest Weeding Tip)
17. Aunt Mommy (off da hook swimgear)
18. Donna @ WayMoreHomemade (Bread Machine Focaccia)
19. Muthering Heights
20. Tina in Thailand (learning new hymns)
21. Homemaker Barbi (Clean 1 Room)
22. Hoosier Homemade(New Coupon Organizer)
23. Homemaker Barbi (Bathroom Cleaning)
24. Many Little Blessings {Inexpensive Create Your Own Craft Kit Gift Idea}
25. The Diaper Diaries (Sleepsacks GIVEAWAY!!)
26. HomemadeMom (cell phone reminders)
27. Holly@Homebody (fun easy project w/ kids)
28. Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers (Blog Tips)
29. Kirsty@Momedy: FUN and Injury free running. Maybe a marathon?
30. ElizabethG (More energy savings)
31. Home School Dad (The Runaround Place)
32. Smockity Frocks (High Chair Helper)
33. Julie From Inmates (iPhone)
34. The Happy Housewife ~ Kids Make Their Own Beds
35. Kate @ Stolen Moments (basic pesto)
36. A Simple Walk (roadside motel)
37. Susana @ My Family My Forever
38. Saving and Giving (Leave Your Calendar Home!)
39. Diane (cleaning with friends and challenge)
40. Jo Ann @ Just As I Am (movie reviews)
41. Kat @ New England Saving (Switching Grocery Shopping Strategies)
42. Christine @ becomingp31 (No bake treats for summer)
43. Sara @ Learning the Frugal Life(First Attempt at Clothesline)
44. Summer @ Wired For Noise (teaching telling time)
45. Green Baby Guide (Beat the Heat)
46. Lisa @ Moore Minutes (Hanky Panky *for WOMEN only*)
47. Chicagoland homeschool (Discount to Legoland Schaumburg)
48. Jenny @ Another Jennifer Speaks
49. Teach and Tickle (Fighting “I’m bored”)
50. Jordan @ MamaBlogga (blog w/o breaking the law)
51. Kristin -The Goat (Swiffer wet/dry on the cheap)
52. FamilyMakesCents (Meatloaf.. fast!)
53. My Frugal Adventures: Recycle baby wipes tubs
54. Good (& Cheap) Eats (kitchen trick)
55. Michelle-WhiteTrashMom
56. (Groceries)
57. Effortless Savings (Frugal Air Travel)
58. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates (Versatile Black Dress)
59. cool mum (Really cheap “curtains”)
60. Melissa (Baby Food Storage)
61. Kitchen Stewardship (Healthy Eating Tips for Working Moms)
62. se7en (Getting Things Done with Se7en)
63. Julia @ The Frugal Find “Stay”cation
64. Amy (Second-fiddle Holiday)
65. Summer Travel Idea
66. the Animators Wife (easy summer dinner)
67. Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers (preusing juice boxes as ice blocks)
68. A Heart for Home (Safe Teething Toys & GIVEAWAY)
69. The Messy Mom (shopping at ice cream stores)
70. mamaK(beginning sew project)
71. Amber (Blogging in Comfort)
72. Angie (using up almost empty shampoo/conditioner bottles)
73. Amy Lynne
74. Tristan (Scripture Scouts CDs)
75. Beautiful Calling (Dangerous Waters)
76. Lee @ foodie plus 4 (keeping produce fresh)
77. Lori @ The Book Lady (reusable sandwich bags)
78. Girls in White Dresses (Fishful Thinking)
79. Melissa @ Frugal Creativity (blueberries)
80. Tracey @ Girls to Grow (Grocery List)
81. MC (Dealing with Anger)
82. Steady Mom (Accept Your Children & Yourself)
83. Becky (easy summertime snack)
84. chili pepper (the dot system)
85. Christine (no more tattling)
86. The Rambling Ewe – letting children help
87. Newlyweds (New Camera)
88. rachel from springpad (great smelling hair)
89. Janel @ Becoming Janel (Pressure Cookers)
90. MollyGreen(little summer treat)
91. Jackie @ Blessings Overflowing (No-Sew Cloth Diaper Liners)
92. Health Begins With Mom (5 Minutes to a Clean Shower)
93. everydayMOM (grocery shopping)
94. Bailey’s Leaf (Pampered Chef Small Scoop)
95. pennypinchinmomma(save $200)
96. Cardamoms Pod (In Touch With Daddy)
97. Mother Hen (Little Helpers)
98. Stephanie (Family Devotion Idea: A Pocketful Of Proberbs!)
99. Stephanie (Family Devotion Idea: A Pocketful Of Proverbs!)
100. The Cozy Country Home (Farm Stands)
101. Homeschool Creations {School’s Out Challenge}
102. Chic Critique (relief from foot blisters)
103. Greta (free coloring news”paper”)
104. Bake at 350 (a FREE food lover’s podcast)
105. Monica@DailyDwelling (photo editing)
106. Brilliant Moms (Microfiber Mops)
107. Suzanne @ Adventures in Teething (Potty Training Tip for Parents)
108. Tutu (make a
109. Tara @ Feels like home (another free game for kids)
110. Llama Momma (summer survival cooking)
111. songberries (sewing organization)
112. Amy @ Living Locurto (my favorite tips)
113. Cara (bulk onions)
114. Sandra @ A Lot of Savings (Waking Up Early)
115. The Nifty Newlywed (Fresher Freezer Meat)
116. Superchikk (Prevent Laundry Detergent Goop)
117. Suddenly Stay @ Home (PreCooking)
118. Carolina Mama (Little Debbie Cakes & Giveaway)
119. Pillaging With Buffie (Starbucks Cards)
120. April-Protesting Home Tax Appraisal
121. Lori (garden tip)
122. Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom (Site to simplify nutrition)
123. Shannon (turnip greens quiche)
124. Michelle (measuring on the wall)
125. Moving Forward (keeping counters clean)
126. Joyful Johnsons (The Van Can)
127. Steph @ My Country Haven (Using Up Leftovers)
128. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet (Want Great Pics?)
129. Kelly @ Fruit of the Womb(planning vacation meals)
130. Sandy @Jesus & Dark Chocolate (ice cream treat!)
131. Muses of Megret (Summer Door Dots)
132. Becky@ Living Out Loud (pets and hot weather)
133. Holly @ A Mommy’s Blessings (zoo pass)
134. Camian Academy (Buying Meat in Bulk)
135. Beth (Homeschooling in the Summer)
136. Joys of Homeschooling(Menu Chalkboard)
137. Grannyann-Pour a can of coke
138. Mary – discipline chart and blessing chart
139. Amy @ CouponPsycho -Frugal Date Nights!
140. Paula @ Organizing Tips (Organizing for Husbands & Wives)
141. Kristi_runwatch (sign language with kids)
142. Joanna @ Grace In The Home (Soap Scum Remover)
143. The Nifty Newlywed (Fresher Freezer Meat)
144. Overwhelmed Working Mom (Quick ‘n Easy Dinner)
145. Susan (kids’ toilet seat covers)
146. Cassandra-HomeMade IceCream
147. Jennie (list making, chicken marinade)
148. Miche@CoordinatedChaos-Kid Fun for 4th of July
149. Amanda (simple healthy toddler recipe)
150. Missy @ Simply Red(frozen banana pops)
151. Milehimama (Crusty Tricks)
152. Penny Raine
153. missy @ missysthrifty (childrens chores)
154. Jen @ What’s Shakin’? {Grilled Banana Boats}
155. Steadfast At Home {Wiping Little Faces}
156. Michelle @ SAH {Wiping Little Faces}
157. Aubrey (healthy frosting)
158. Frugal Carol – Rained out pool party….
159. Angie (Creating A Mii Avator)
160. Kristen (homemade maple bars )
161. April(repair instead of replace)
162. Simply Swee
t Home (patriotic cupcakes)

163. angelina(thanks and a cool tip)
164. Michelle @ Saving Some Green (Discover where you live!)
165. All Things Cherished (clean porcelain sink)
166. The Gaines Gang( Pickle Jar Cuteness)
167. Amanda (free photo editing software)
168. Mama Said (cut stair climbing)
169. Sharinskishe (Bacon Grease)
170. Tips for getting cake out of the pan
171. Sherean
172. Liza’s Eyeview
173. Liza’s Eyeview (Prayer Cures Anxiety)
174. Sherean (Organic produce cheat sheet)
175. Niki @ Free 2 Be Frugal (50 books challenge)
176. Maria @ Very Blessed Mommy(Preschool bags & workbox actvities)
177. Better is Little {leaving house w/ children}
178. Amyswandering (Grocerywiz Customized List)
179. Kelli @ writing the waves (Secret Weapon for road trips!)
180. blue striped shirt (garage sales)
181. FabuLESSly Frugal (Cut Your Grocery Buget-FREEZER MEALS)
182. Maria @ Thrifty Ways and Ideas (Thrifty Tip for Flower Gardens)
183. Kristin@Fill My Cup (less kitchen mess in the summer)
184. Farrah from Wife and Mom of 3 (Lists)
185. Kirstin: homeschool testing
186. Liz @ Frugally Blonde (Easy Way to Save on Baby Food)
187. Aunt LoLo (Keep bread fresh!)
188. ‘Becca (colored socks)
189. Kristen ~ Pajama Mama (turn a skirt into a camera strap/purse))
190. Staci @ teaching money to kids (If you give a mouse a cookie)
191. Heather – digital reader 4 kids
192. Saving Money Ideas (organic pb)
193. Declutter Blog (Timers)
194. Rhonda in OK – Pantry Storage Jars
195. JenT (Kool-Aid dyed scarves)
196. Eden (Smoothies)
197. Peggy @ rainberryblue (bug bite relief)
198. Iowa Expat (linguini with clam sauce recipe)
199. Pam at BeyondJustMom (Mother/Daughter journaling)
200. Intentionally Katie (Quick Cleaning Tips)
201. Judy @ Frugal at Home (earning Amazon gift cards)
202. Diana @ Holes in My Shiny Veneer
203. Diana @ Holes in My Shiny Veneer (reusable produce bags)
204. Meghan @ Married to the Cows (stain removal/detergent)
205. Rhen @yestheyareallmine
206. Wani (1200 Free Photo Prints!)
207. Be Home Happy (cheap movies)
208. Mama Manifesto (easy bottle warming)
209. Prairie Cottage Rose (Spreadable Butter)
210. Fly Away Family (12 Frugal Gardening Tips)
211. Andrea@Hopefulhousewife (Easy fan cleaning!)
212. Grateful for Grace (FREE short Bible study)
213. SWAP SAVERS (FREE Summer Activities for Kids and Families)
214. Everything Moms (Helping kids when loved ones are away)
215. April @ ElCloud Homeschool (CUTE clothes pin bag)

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WFMW-Fresh Flowers

I love fresh cut flowers arranged beautifully in a vase. 

Who doesn’t? (if you don’t, that was rhetorical, I’m making a point here)
But if you’re like me, only a special occasion warrants such a gift. Flowers are expensive and that’s why my arrangements are usually made of tiny weeds, given with love by my children!
Lately, I’ve notice our little corner grocery store has had an abundance of flowers and they are consistently marking down the bright bunches of posies to $4.99 or less! But I’m drawn to the scrawny sets for $1.99. My inner bargain queen is my guide. 
Now, I realize flowers are marked down because their days are numbered. But I have a secret recipe that makes flowers last longer!
Mix 2 Tablespoons sugar with 2 Tablespoons white vinegar. 
Stir until sugar is dissolved and pour mixture into water.
I used small bud vases for my small package of flowers when I had company a few weeks ago. 
My $1.99 set spread cheer to several rooms!
And these flowers lasted all week!
{Thank you for joining me for WFMW! You can read the guidelines here.}

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Works for Me Wednesday Participants

1. Kirsty@Momedy (NO SEW Window Treatments!)
2. It Feels Like Chaos (remove stains)
3. Brianna @Heart(h) Management (The “Think-Ahead” Skill)
4. Animators Wife (finding lost cell phone)
5. Amy @ Finer Things (no rise pizza crust)
6. Homemaker Barbi (Guide to Ground Beef)
7. Smockity Frocks (Earn Free Target/Amazon Gift Cards)
8. Raise Them Up (NEW low voltage LEDs)
9. Heather @ Just Doing My Best (dinner conversation)
10. Living With Lindsay (Perfect Coffee Tumbler)
11. 5intow (keeping kids\’ rooms clean)
12. (a moody mama)
13. Raising Olives (Creative uses for glassware)
14. Mom\’s Blog Res
ource (Reader Friendly Blog Post)

15. The Diaper Diaries (Swaddling and GIVEAWAY!!)
16. TrentTribe (no more bedhead)
17. Bake at 350 (organizing cookie cutters)
18. Tanna (Organizing Jewelry)
19. Rachel @ Must Share… (Defrosting Meat in the Crockpot)
20. Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers (Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!)
21. Green Baby Guide (Earth Day Resolutions)
22. Amy @ MomsToolbox (FREE New Testament download)
23. Megret (the perfect cup of coffee)
24. Many Little Blessings (best free toy ever!)
25. Laryssa @Heaven In The Home (Local Food)
26. Julie @ Organizement ( reasons to have cake!)
27. Kate@Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman: Water Pitchers
28. Denise @ Full Nest (video collection)
29. Anita (They Could Work For You Too)
30. Maya (Sunscreens that work)
31. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (adding character to your home)
32. so much shouting, so much laughter (infuse vodka)
33. mama2tlc (child abuse prevention)
34. Mrs. Petrie @ Casa Petrie
35. Holy Experience (Easy, Creative, Tasteful Displayay Kid\’s Art)
36. Donna@WayMoreHomemade (Kitchen Clean Up)
37. Abel (10 Practical Home Energy Savings Tips – In Conjunction With Earth Day)
38. Kim @ Forever Wherever {painting pots}
39. sarah-intentional toddler time
40. SmallTownLaGirl is Saving Money!
41. Katy
42. Joyful Johnsons (kids\’ cups)
43. GETTING EVERYTHING DONE!-Kelly the Kitchen Kop
44. Tonya (Using You-Tube in Homeschooling)
45. ElizabethG (frugal cooking resources)
46. Alana @ Gray Matters – art cart
47. Thrifty Jinxy (Save $$ on Milk)
48. Sunnymama (frugal play kitchen)
49. Erin @ Closing Time (pizza cutter ideas)
50. Effortless Savings (5 Freezer Meals in 3 Hours)
51. Chocolate
52. Mom\’s Magic (small item, BIG help)
53. CHEESESLAVE (Got Osteoporosis? Drink Raw Milk!)
54. GROCERY CART CHALLENGE (How To Save Hundreds On Laundry)
55. Audra Krell (Heroes)
56. Weird, Unsocialized HS\’ers (30 Minute Rule)
57. Chief Family Officer (Tracking tax deductible donations)
58. Sharon @ Because I Must (frugal fabric softener)
59. Sincerely Anna (broken light bulb)
60. Melonie K. (homemade fitness)
61. SimplySara (homemade birthday cakes)
62. What\’s Cooking (easy shredded beef tacos)
63. Tina (Reusable Shopping Bag Tip)
64. Saving Cents with Sense (Saving on Kids Clothes)
65. FishMama @ LifeasMOM (My Baking Drawer)
66. Our Nifty Notebook (PB Jars)
67. Katy (Pillow Hog)
68. Courtney (Opting out of Yellow and White Pages!)
69. Monica @ DailyDwelling (WordPress Plug-ins)
70. Cooking During Stolen Moments (boxless brownies)
71. Keeping the Castle
72. A Simple Walk (better than anything)
73. Lindsay @ Passionate Homemaking (Swaddling your babies!)
74. Daiquiri (crochet a dishcloth)
75. Kirstin: Sharing your Harvest
76. Kara (Home Depot Curtains)
77. Lisa @ Moore Minutes (DIY Unique flower arrangement)
78. Julie (Make I made a little extra cash)
79. The Prudent Homemaker (Tomato Basil Soup)
80. Sandra @ A Lot of Savings (Reading the Bible in a Year)
81. Susan@SmithandFoster
82. momstheword (facing the Room of Doom)
83. MyFrugalAdventures (Super quick tip to make life easier)
84. Upstatemomof3
85. Summer @ Fun Food (Baby Food Containers)
86. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates (Guest Posting)
87. the southern mama
88. Just MEtheMOM(mini makeover)
89. Tracey @ Girls to Grow (Morning Routine)
90. mub (SnapLinks)
91. exhale. return to center. (letting kids help)
92. Sandy @Jesus & Dark Chocolate((delicious,EASY,dessert recipe)
93. Kim ( Microwaveless Popcorn Video)
94. Girls in White Dresses (mystery shopping)
95. BusyMom (toddler independence)
96. Fairion -Freecycle
97. Tara @ Feels like Home (Redecorating w/kid art)
98. Gina ($9 Cottage “Chandlier”)
99. CommonCentsMom (Holding Myself Accountable Online)
100. Shannon (salmon cakes with lemon-caper butter)
101. sarah at i blame mom (first baby foods)
102. Camian Academy (Talking About the Day)
103. Jen @ sabbatical mom (Mommy Journal)
104. MC (Buying Books)
105. Anne @ TEACHING TWO
106. Fiddledeedee (Fun Fusion Craft)
107. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet (Cutting up!)
108. Stephanie (Dishsoap in Disguise..You\’ll love it!)
109. Gretchen (Staying Home)
110. Becky (organizing spices)
111. Moneywise Moms (Social Networking Old School)
112. Beautiful Calling: Learning Poster
113. Hoosier Homemade(Coffee)
114. Alicia (wardrobe essentials)
115. KLee (shopping for home decor)
116. Kama (staycations)
117. Sara @ Learning the Frugal Life (frugal decorating)
118. Liz @ Frugally Blonde (Saving Money on Baby Food)
119. Bailey\’s Leaf (Transplanting Seedlings)
120. Allyson @ A Heart For Home (GOURMET DRIZZLE POPCORN))
121. Angela-Web Browser Security
122. homemade dishwashing detergent
123. Newlyweds (Easter & Cuteness)
124. ET @ Titus2:3-5 (sibling rivalry)
125. Val@Team Hill
126. Kelli (generic diapers)
127. Suzanne (cheap and safe stain removal)
128. Val@Team Hill (Crayons Stay ON THE PAPER!)
129. Multi-Tasking Mommy (movie review/rating site)
130. Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles (Motivation to Play Outside)
131. pennypinchinmomma (cookbook clutter)
132. Tanya (using sheets for other things)
133. Vanessa @ Simple Bliss (No Space for a Mudroom?)
134. Sarah Mae (How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex)
135. emily (“homemade” salsa)
136. Kitchen Stewardship (Homemade Yogurt, no dishes, no fuss!)
137. Beth@Not a Bow in Sight ( 3 Day Potty Training!)
138. Lisa (Organized Pantry)
139. The 6 O\’Clock Stitch (Wonderfully Simple Activities)
140. Kari – Tax Day/Roses Edition
141. Musings of a Housewife (Buttermilk)
142. Carol @SheLives
143. Julie From Inmates
144. Sheila ~ To Love, Honor and Vacuum (Getting Kids to Clean Up After Themselves!)
146. songbirdtiff (speedy salad)
147. Counting Sprinkles (Make money online)
148. Lori (Laundry Apron)
149. Sonshine(sharing meals)
150. Lynn (banana muffin)
151. Janel (homemade Panera-style broccoli cheese soup)
152. Kate\’s Kitchen: yogurt pops
153. Scott (Controlling Sports Balls In Garage)
154. Ginger (More workbox ideas)
155. Christy (break rules, lose weight)
156. Lori (Mom Agenda)
157. Mari (spot cleaning carpet)
158. Bloom Where You\’re Planted! (baking soda for stings)
159. Melissa (potty training)
160. FamilyMakesCents (Planting & Saving)
161. Ginger (Getting Reaquainted with Palates WFM!)
162. Superchikk (Toy Storage)
163. Lisa @ JoyousFrugalFamily (Fish Recipe)
164. Pam @BeyondJustMom (Parenting Book Giveaway!)
165. Jen @ What\’s Shakin\’? (using up leftover chicken)
166. Rona – Free Rent (Job Benefit)
167. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect (making new friends)
168. 4 sweet sisters- reusable egg storage
169. Paula @ Organizing Tips (Give Love, Not STUFF!)
170. Angela @ Simply Practical – (Starting with baby steps)
171. New Diva (Soup Help, and a Contest)
172. Household Management 101 (decode your laundry care labels)
173. Heather @ Not a DIY Life (toddler rainy day play)
174. Jeni (Stickers = Quiet Toddler)
175. Fly Away Family (Flying with Kids)
176. Michelle (trying to conceive)
177. Thoughts by Kim (Sensitive Eyes)
178. Kept Woman (Egg/Milk Free Waffles)
179. In…Fence (Barrettes & Clippies)
180. SingleIncomeDualKids(Buying Coupons On ebay)
181. Julie (television)
182. Amy @ Tiny Blessings (marking photos)
183. Erika (Eggs what to do with them)
184. From the Desk of a Princess (Beauty Tips)
185. Kaycee (30*5)
186. Christy @ Mercy Every Morning (learn the Preamble)
187. Samantha (Cheesy Potatoes)
188. Joy (Bubbly good fun)
189. Petersonclan (Bible Memory)
190. Jerri @ Jerri\’s Journey (Kitchen Essentials-Baking)
191. PapuaGirl (CRUNCHY roasted potatoes)
192. Jackie
193. Beth (frozen fruit treats)
194. Lauren @ Home with Olivia (Daily Chores)
195. Marcia@Frugalhomekeeping(Tame tangled Computer Cord Mess)
196. Amy @ muddy boots (PICKING A BABY\’S NOSE)
197. Kacie (Work lunch tip)
198. Christine @ becomingp31
200. Amanda (organizing toddler hair accessories)
201. Houstonmom (coconut oil granola)
202. April (Auctions)
203. Michelle @ Saving Some Green (Perfect, uniform deviled eggs)
204. Joni (Menu Planning)
205. Christy Klein (Uses 4 Toothpaste)
206. lisa
207. Cathy (Freezer Cooking Series!)
208. Jackie @ Blessings Overflowing (recipe binder)
209. UnfinishedMom (Kitchen Cheat Sheet)
210. Penny Raine
211. Leanne (Kids and getting ahead)
212. Lauren (Adventure Days)
213. Team Giles {Snackity Snack}
214. Gloriana (strategic couponing)
215. Christine (braiding African American hair)
216. Wendy (healthier cream soup)
217. angie @ Annies Home
218. All Things Cherished (free homeschool resources)
219. Sharon (Handwriting help)
220. Jennifer (think things through)
221. Catherine (mulit-use sauce cups)
222. Jaime (ChaseNKids)
223. Apron Strings Aflutter – Homemade Brown Sugar
224. Amy (Keep Your Fridge Cold)
225. Peggy @ rainberryblue (a little preparation)
226. Meshellyn (Saving Money)
227. Sandwiched (Perfect rainy-day lunch)
228. Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments (Emergency Plan Binder)
229. Wanda (a fun giveaway)
230. Mom2ThreeAdoptedSibs (Flourless Fruity Breakfast Cookies)
231. Amber @ Classic Housewife (Picky Eating Kiddos)
232. Maria(Sticker Poster)
233. \’Becca (veggie tray leftovers)
234. LaVonne (StatCounter is Cool)
235. Donielle @ Raising Peanuts (post partum recovery)
236. Carlee @ 3mooses (Kids Room)
237. Veggiemomof2 (cake)
238. Jessica (pancakes in the oven)
239. NapTime Solutions @ SimplyKristen
240. Amanda @ MommaNotes (refried beans)
241. Aubrey (Gluten free chocolate cake)
242. Jessica @ Who Left The Light On? (Make a Cake Stand for $2)
243. Keren (YouData: A Great Way to Earn Weekly Payments via Paypal)
244. Saving in Greenville ($1.95 for a $25 TARGET Gift Card!!)
245. Kara(egg substitue for baking)
246. Mumologic (surviving the NEXT recession)
247. Christine @ Lily of the Valley (Homeschool Curricula Sales)
248. Michelle @ Momstoppable (making my own custom cut meats)
249. Heather@Journey of Faith (once a month cooking)
250. se7en (Easy science observation ideas)
251. Journey Towards Green (Recalled Crib)
252. ChickyMama@ Happy Little House (The Whiny Switch)
253. 4 sweet sisters- Pectin ??? Please help!
254. La (Closet // Jewelry Solution)
255. Beulah — coupon organizing
256. Holly@ A Mommy\’s Blessings (Year round “spring” clean)
257. Gwen – Post Easter Chocolates
258. Runningamuck (DIY no slip rugs)
259. Melissa (Greener kitchen sponges)
260. Buffie (Monthly Budgeting)
261. Kristi_runwatch (weekly cleaning routine)
262. Jan (Trop50)
263. Mozi Esme (toddler ABC school)
264. Becky B (pizza dough)
265. Kelly (Shoe Box)
266. Tara@Not So Perfect(nonfat)

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For the complete index of previous Works-For-Me Wednesdays archives at Rocks in My Dryer, click here. For a complete index of new Works-For-Me Wednesday hosted at We are THAT family, click here.


WFMW is every Wednesday. Upcoming themed editions of Works-For-Me-Wednesday (the first Wednesday of each month):

[May. 5th: “Backwards Edition: Ask your readers a question and have them share their tips with you!”]

[June 2nd: “Mom: I’m Bored Edition-this list might just get you thru summer!”]

[July 7th: “Bathroom and Kitchen Edition”-Share your best tips for organizing and cleaning these important room!]


Thank you for your interest in WFMW! This carnival was started and hosted by Rocks in My Dryer for the past 3 years. She recently handed it off to me and I couldn’t be more excited! Thank you, Shannon for your investment in the blogging community.

This is the same carnival, no changes, except the hosting


Works-For-Me Wednesday Guidelines:

1.So what exactly IS Works-For-Me Wednesday (WFMW), anyway?

WFMW is a “blog carnival” (that concept is explained here). Basically, the idea is that on Wednesday you post a little tip you’ve learned on any (G-rated) topic–anything that has “worked for you” in making your life easier. You post a link back here to my WFMW post, and enter your link in the “Mr. Linky” form at the bottom of my post.

2. You do not have to ask me first before you participate in WFMW. Just jump right in.

3. You are not required to use the WFMW banner, though you are more than welcome to do so.

If you do, please be sure you’re using the the current one, at the top of this post. If you don’t know how to add an image to your post, you can follow the instructions here.

4. Please only leave a link if you have written a WFMW post. Please mention WFMW in your post, and link back to my master list here.

From here on out, I’ll just delete “empty” links.

5. Link to your WFMW post, not to the front page of your blog.

This makes browsing so much easier for everyone, especially when people browse around in the archives. For an explanation on how to do this, go here.

6. Please DO NOT host your own WFMW “Mr. Linky” at your site.

I’d like to keep We are THAT Family as the only homepage for Works-For-Me Wednesday, for simplicity’s sake.

7. Please be patient with your e-mail questions.

In particular, if you have a question that could be answered by using the “Help” section in your blogging software (“How do I upload images?” or “How do I link back to you from my page?”), please check there for answers first.

8. When you enter your link on Mr. Linky, you will most likely notice that it says “delete link” next to your name. If you click on that, it will let you delete what you just posted. No one else can see it, just like you can’t see the “delete link” next to my name on my computer.

9. Enter a 3-4 word description of your post, in parentheses, after you put your name. Be descripti
ve, be specific, and BE BRIEF.

For example, where the box below says “Your Name”, you might put:

Melissa (Uses for Bleach)


Julie (Kids’ Crafts)


Mary (Organizing Toys)

Make sense? This will make it a jillion times easier to browse through the tips. PLEASE KEEP YOUR PARENTHETICAL TITLE TO A MAXIMUM OF 4 WORDS. Mr. Linky freaks out sometimes when the “Your Name” portion gets too long, and it can mess up the alignment of the whole deal, making it harder to read.

10. I’ll put my WFMW post up no later than 12:01 am (central time) each Wednesday. Frequently, I’ll have it up an hour or two earlier.

I know this is a lot of information! Please know that I’m just trying to find a way to make it easier for people to browse through all your wonderful ideas. Thank you SO much for participating in this–YOU are the reason it is such a success!

11. I reserve the right to delete any links that are inappropriate.