The Crafty Working Mom

The Crafty Working Mom

The life of a working crafty mom

School Morning/Night Checklist November 22, 2016

Filed under: Back to School,Kids,Organization,Printables — admin @ 10:40 am

What’s worse than an unorganized school night or morning? Horrible drivers? Nah. Getting that text from your child saying they forgot something. Mine is usually “I forgot my wrestling stuff” or “I forgot lunch money” My son is now 13, yeah a teenager. He will be starting High School next year. I need to get him to get his act together. I work 9-5, Monday – Friday. I had to run out to the Middle School this morning, AFTER I dropped him off for Jazz Band practice because he forgot to grab the wrestling gear. So I figured enough. I made a check list for him. I know what he needs to do morning and night. I made it seven days a week because you never know.

If you would like to give it a try, go a head and download it.



Weight Watchers: Chicken Angel Hair Pasta Bake November 22, 2016

Filed under: Recipes,Weight Watchers — admin @ 10:09 am


I joined Weight Watchers almost two months ago. I’m really enjoying it. It doesn’t restrict what you eat really. For example, my son and I went to Wendy’s about a month ago since we were busy running around. I had my morning coffee, which adds to 2 points. (I get 30 a day). I don’t eat fast food often. It’s rare. So I order a chicken sandwich meal with a chocolate frosty. I didn’t bother checking the points before hand. Wish I did. That meal was 45 points! Once you see what certain foods are, you will stay away from it. This meal it 4 points. Big difference.


Weight Watchers: Chicken Angel Hair Pasta Bake
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Weight Watchers
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • 1 Pound Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 2 Cups Low Fat Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 8 Ounce Angel Hair Pasta el dente – will finish cooking in oven
  • ⅓ Cup Non Fat Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup Skim Milk
  • ¼ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 Dashes Hot Sauce (Tabasco or similar)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Italian Seasoning Blend (1/3 Tsp. Oregano, ⅓ Tsp. Thyme, ⅓ Tsp. Basil)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper as desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray 9x13 casserole with non stick cooking spray
  3. In large bowl mix together all ingredients until pasta is coated and everything is well blended
  4. Pour into casserole
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until bubbling and browned around edges


Winter Gear For The Whole Family November 17, 2016

Filed under: Clothes,Deals,Family,Shopping,Wal-Mart — admin @ 2:13 pm

It’s getting cold and at Wal-Mart, they have clothes for the whole family starting from $7. USA, LLC

I wasn’t always a fan of Wal-Mart, but I have noticed that if I go there certain times of the day, like before work, it’s not to bad.


Parking….Why Can’t People… November 17, 2016

Filed under: Coloring Pages,Printables,Rant,Shopping — admin @ 9:25 am

howtoparkOk, I am not usually one to just rant. Now with the holiday season approaching, I swear, people are getting dumber. They don’t know how to drive nor how to park. This is a common occurrence in my parking garage at work. They cannot park between the lines. It’s not like it’s one thin yellow line, but two. I walked out to my car last night and had just enough room to back out. I don’t have a tiny car anymore. I have a Camry. It seemed like the domino effect. One idiot just made the whole line park like idiots. I have seen these before, but I wanted to make my own. I’m in my 30’s and I just don’t care what people think anymore.



I’m calling him or her Parking Snail.


If you would like to use it go right ahead. I’m going to print out some today and keep them in my car. If you do end up using this at all I would love to see a picture. Ok, my rant is over for the day. I hope you enjoy your holidays!


Gel Toe Separator – Review November 16, 2016

Filed under: Amazon,Beauty,Review — admin @ 3:12 pm

geltoeseparatorI got the Gel Toe Separator Toe for painting my toes. You will never see me posting a picture of my feet, I hate them. These do the trick. I also didn’t know you could use them for pain relief. I haven’t tried that yet. I did like how soft they were. I can’t describe how the gel felt. It was a unique feeling. It did keep my toes apart so using them for pedicures it was great.  If you have used these for anything else let me know.


Christmas Cash November 16, 2016

Filed under: Cash,Christmas,Earn,Money,Rewards,Saving,Shopping — admin @ 10:16 am


It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only about five weeks away. It seems like the older I get the faster it goes. Here are a few things I’m doing to earn extra cash while ordering my Christmas gifts online. I did this the last few years and last year I was able to get my son a free year of Xbox Live Gold.


Swagbucks – I print off coupons from this site, which they are from, and I earn 10SB for each one I use. I also will order online and always make sure I go through the site to get an extra percentage back. You can also watch videos. Do surveys.  Also if you set swagbucks as your default search engine, you can get SB just by searching.Depending on how much time you invest will depend on how much you get. As of today I have 7370SB which is equivalent to $73. You redeem SB with gift cards or my case, my son’s Xbox live gold.



Ebates – If you just want to sit back and just shop online then Ebates is good for you. You get real cash back. Right now I have $7 pending.  They either send out checks or right to your PayPal account every three months as long as your balance is over $5.01, if it’s under then it gets rolled over to the next cycle.

I have been with both of these sites for a while, but just in the past few years I’ve used them more. As my son has gotten older, his tastes have gotten more expensive and as a single parent with one income it can be rough.