Leave a comment

Halloween costumes for twins – Scuba Divers!

I was trying to come up with good Halloween costumes for my twins…then it hit me…scuba divers!!  These were super easy to make!  I think the whole project cost no more than $20.






I got the black clothes at Walmart – onesies, pants, hats, “socks”

Black felt – Walmart – used to make the flippers

Spray paint – Walmart

Duck Tape – Walmart and Dollar Tree

Black tubing – Lowe’s

Clear Pacifiers – Walmart

Goggles – Dollar Tree

Velcro – Walmart

2 Liter pop bottles


How I did it:

The pictures pretty much sum it up, but it was super easy!  All the clothes I got at Walmart.  The socks were actually mittens.  They were a two pack for 97 cents.  I cut off the thumbs and sewed it together so they were socks!  The goggles I got at the Dollar Tree.

First, I spray painted 2 liter pop bottles silver..  When they were completely dry, I put black duck tape around it and then another skinnier, brighter piece around that.  I got the skinnier neon colors at the Dollar Tree.  I then placed Velcro on the back of the pop bottles.  In the cap, I made a hole and took my black piping and shoved it in there.  It wasnt going anywhere so I didnt need to glue or tape it.  I then took the pacifier and used black duck tape to tape it to the end of the black piping.  I put velcro on the back of the twins shirts so secure the “tank”.

See how easy it was?  It was a big hit with all the neighbors!



Leave a comment

Baptism Finger Food – Marshmellows dipped in chocolate

These were real easy to make.  You can put them on a stick or just dip them and put them all in a dish.






Lollipop Sticks (optional)



Melt your chocolate which ever way you choose.  I used the double boil method because I did not have my chocolate melter machine yet.

If you are using lollipop sticks, put the stick in the lollipop and dip a little bit in chocolate.  If not, just dip the marshmallow in the chocolate almost half way.  I then dipped them in a bowl of sprinkles and set a side to dry.  Since these were for the twins baptism, I wrapped them up in little wrappers with a bow and added a cross.

_WWP5543 _WWP5547

_WWP5659 _WWP5663 _WWP5676

Leave a comment

Free Stuff for Twins

After having the twins, I learned you can get multiple items and coupons for free! Here is the letter I wrote:


To Whom It May Concern:


On January 29th, my husband and I became the proud parents of twins.  We understand that your company offers promotional products (or coupons) to families with multiples.  We would like to take advantage of this offer.  Enclosed are copies of birth certificates for our children.


Thank you for your time, consideration, and support.  We greatly appreciate it!




Wendie LaGamba

(I put my home address here)



I was in the hospital for a month, so I typed the letter and had my husband print them and bring them to me in the hospital. After the twins were born, we were still there for a while and got their birth certificates in only a couple days, so I had him make copies of them for me to put with the letters. Like I said, I was in the hospital for a month, so I stuffed the envelopes and mailed them out. Within a week or two, my mailbox started getting full! Here are the companies I wrote to and what I received:


Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Department QMB

PO BOX 2020

Neenah, WI 54957-2020


I received (4) $3 off any Kimberly Clark product, which includes Huggies, Depends, Poise, Kleenex, Viva, Little Swimmers, Cottonelle, GoodNites, Kotex, and Pull Ups.


Energizer Personal Care Consumer Affairs

PO BOX 537

Neenah, WI 54957


Their multiples program was discontinued, but they sent me (2) $7.99 off any Playtex product or Diaper Genie product. They also sent (2) $1.00 offany Playtex product or Diaper Genie Product. I registered on their web page and was emailed a $2 off the same products in my email.



Multiple Birth Program

445 State Street

Fremont, MI 49413


Received 2 Gerber bibs, (2) $3 off any Good Start Formula, (2) .75 off Gerber cereal, (8) .25 off any Gerber product, and (1) $10 off multiple Gerber products.


Mead Johnson Nutrition

Attn: Enfamil Multiple Birth Promotion-B215

2400 W Lloyd Expy
Evansville, IN 47721-0001


I received multiple $5 off coupons and a couple $10 rebate forms. I received two cases of formula for each baby and 8 cases of the nursette bottles.


Luvs Multiple Birth Offer

The P&G Company

PO BOX 599

Cincinnati, OH 45201


Received (1) Free up to $9 off coupon, (1) $4 off coupon, (2) $2 off coupon, (1) $1 off wipes coupon.

Pampers Multiple Birth Offer

The P&G Company

PO BOX 599

Cincinnati, OH 45201


Received (1) Free up to $13.99 off coupon, (1) $5 off coupon, (2) $2 off coupon, (1) $1 off wipes coupon.



1101 Corporate Drive

McHenry, IL 60050


Summer Laboratories

Triple Paste Brand

103 GP Clement Drive

Collegeville, PA  19426


Even though their program is for 3+, they sent me 2 tubes of diaper ointment and asked for pictures for their facebook page.




I received (2) $3 off coupons for any Medela product.


Dr. Browns

Handi-Craft Company

4433 Fyler Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63116


I received (2) Dr. Browns bottles.



Attn: Multiple Birth Program

2021 9th Street SE

Dryersville, IA 52040


I received (2) 4 pack of sippy cups and (2) 12 packs of eating utensils. The Learning Curve and The First Years is now TOMY.



Ocean Spray

Consumer Affairs Dept

1 Ocean Spray Drive

Lakeville-Middleborough, MA 02349


Received a coupon for a free 64oz juice and one coupon for 55 cents off any juice. Also received a pamphlet with recipes.


The White House Greetings Office

Room 39

1600 Pennsylvania Ave

Washington, DC  20500


I included a letter stating I had twins and included their birth certificates. I also included my contact info.  I received two congratulation cards from the President and his wife.


Baby’s First Circus Program
Feld Entertainment, Inc.
8607 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA 22182


Received two free circus tickets.




Companies that I wrote to that discontinued their multiples program:


Seventh Generation


Leave a comment

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

I made these for the twins baptism.



Pretzel Rods

Chocolate for melting



Treat Bags

Wax Paper



Melt the chocolate which ever way you prefer.  I used the double boil method for this.  Once the chocolate is melted, cover the pretzel rod in the chocolate and lay on wax paper to start drying.  When they are semi dry, sprinkle with decorations.

_WWP5532 _WWP5536 _WWP5539


Put them in the freezer for 3 minutes to finish drying.  When done, bag and tie!




Leave a comment

White Chocolate Covered Oreo Lollipops for Baptism Favors



Package of double stuff Oreos (REGULAR ONES WILL NOT WORK!)

Lollipop sticks

White chocolate melts (or any color you wish)


Treat Bags


I made these before I bought my chocolate melter, but they were still easy to make.


Melt the chocolate which ever way you prefer.  I used the double boil method for this.  While the chocolate is melting, stick the lollipop sticks in the oreos.

_WWP5523 _WWP5525

Once the chocolate is melted, dip the oreos into the chocolate and completely cover.  I used a cakepop stand to dry them on.

_WWP5521 _WWP5529

When they are somewhat dry, I added the pearl beads.  If you add them to early, they will just slide right off.


After I made all of them, I put them in the freezer for 3 minutes.  I then wrapped them up and put on tiny crosses as a finishing touch.

_WWP5643  _WWP5653 _WWP5679_WWP5651