Friday, August 24, 2018

Fred!

You know Fall officially starts when Fred comes out!
Sweet Fred has been guarding my home for over a decade...in Georgia and California.  I bought him in Cali on a shopping trip with my grandmother....I just had to have him.
I just love my scarecrow :)
I do play a game on Facebook...whenever you see one of Fred's relatives you must snap a picture and tag me so I can see.  It is fun and makes everyone smile and we all need to smile more.

If you would like to play, just friend me on Facebook :)  Let me know you read my blog.


Today was the first morning here in Georgia where it was quite cool in the morning.
LOVE IT!!!!
Fall is and will always be my favorite season.  There is just something about it...pumpkins, hot chocolate, leaves falling, crisp air, sweaters, apples, baking, pumpkin spice everything...LOL...PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE AT STARBUCKS!!!!  Woohoo!!


We were supposed to go out to dinner tonight but it is going to be a quiet evening at home...we were going to meet up with friends with kids too. Kevin isn't feeling well today and I had to go pick him up from school today, he is now all warm and cozy and resting.

He kept telling me about the coughing going on in the classroom..YIKES!
I had made homemade chicken soup this week so it hit the spot perfectly today for my sweet boy.
Recipe:
One roasted chicken from the last night's dinner.
Pull all the meat off the bones.
Boil the bones with celery, onion and carrots..add garlic, pepper..very little salt to taste.
Simmer the heck out of this concoction...LOL  Trust me your home will smell like Thanksgiving!

Drain the broth, it should be nice and dark..a beautiful bone broth.

Set the broth aside and sauté a little more celery and onion, until soft, add chicken and then poor in the broth..heat through. then add yo ur (cooked)noodles, I used wide egg noodles...…. Voila, chicken noodle soup, kids :)


I hope you all have a glorious Friday and a wonderful weekend.
Stay warm and start decorating for Fall..it is never too early to start :)

XO

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Happy Thursday!

Green Tea in a cute little teapot at a Japanese restaurant I frequent :)


School is back in full swing :)  I just adore their schools!

So, today I ran some errands..one of them was I stopped in the Goodwill and found this sign I am going to refurbish...super excited about that...I then met up with my best girlfriend for lunch....it was a really great day.


Tonight I made hamburgers and French fries for dinner:)  Veggie burgers for some...lol.

The weather is starting to change, cooler in the morning and leaves are starting to fall...FALL..did I say fall...LOL..I just love Fall and it is coming quick :)


Have a great evening!!

XO

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Posts are coming :)

Posts are coming...have no fear ..lol..

I am making Jalapeno Poppers at the moment.

Recipe is in my sidebar...over there ~~~~>

Check out the recipe, kids..its a good one :)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Counting Down the Last Days of the Pool.....

Happy Saturday to you all!!
Today was a great Saturday...I ran my 3 miles......then off to the stores we went....a little more about that in the next post :)
Anyway, after we got home we went to the pool.  We have a beautiful pool and tennis court in our subdivision...I love to swim.  Okay, so I want to tell you about these towels....there is one in the photo above.  I got these towels at @Costco right before we went on our vacation to Jekyll Island. They were $9.99 and worth every penny.  They are thick and luxurious and oh so soft.  Best towels ever!  So, if you see them at Costco, get them :)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Quick Weekend.....

HEYYYYYYYY!!!!
Guess where I went last weekend???
I went to visit my Dad.....and it was wonderful!
My father is my rock and so, so, so special to me.
So for my birthday, which is July 24th, my husband, my dear husband bought me an early birthday present with a trip to CALFORNIA.
It had to be quick...just the weekend.

It was such a special trip, my father and I talked about so many things.  I listened to stories of his youth and learned some things about my father I had never known.  I will treasure this visit for as long as I live.
…...and yes, my husband is another rock in my life too :)

I inserted some photos for my blog.  My father does not do social media so I am leaving his photos off....I took a bunch for my photo album for my memories.

Have a glorious evening!


Dinner tonight was hamburgers and french fries...nice summer time dinner :)

PS...….FALL IS COMING....LOL   :)


 




Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Lazy Dayz........Pool Dayz.........Summer Dayz........





 My daughter introduced me to the threaded brow....it keeps the brows neat and tidy...LOL

TA~DA!!

As promised pictures of my new iPhone X  It is as glorious as you have heard.  I love it so much!!
It keeps its' charge which is a wonderful thing....my last phone the battery kept draining fast.  This is soooo nice :)




Friday, July 06, 2018

Pool Day and new iPhone.....

Happy Friday!
Today was a really great day.
We spent the day at the pool and soaked up some vitamin D.
Then the clouds rolled in.
Storms were supposed to hit us, but it seemed like it was mainly just thunder.
I was able to run my 5K today also..it really helps me feel good.
I love to run..I run at my own pace..LOL.
Sooooo, lately my phone was not keeping it's charge..it was getting frustrating, because I need my phone and to always worry about the battery was not fun.  So off we went to the apple store and I got a brand new iPhone X..it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
I also got a new phone case, which I will show on here as soon as my phones are done transferring info.  The case is a beautiful
Kate Spade case with little roses and then I got the ring instead of a pop it...we will see if I like the ring better.  I was not too fond of the pop it...LOL...I know, I am odd.  Everyone loves the pop it.  I think I will like the ring better.  Better hold for me.

I cleaned my fridge today..I mean really deep cleaned it..took everything out and cleaned and sanitized it..it is squeaky clean now.


I posted pictures of my dinner.  I have made these Ranch Potatoes a lot and they are a family favorite.  I have used different kinds of potatoes, but the red potatoes are the best for this recipe..trust me.  It is a really forgiving recipe....
You really can not mess it up..add a lot of cheese or a little.  A lot of onion or none at all...and the RANCH packet is the best...LOVE IT!!  Yes, I use some processed food....;)

...AND!!!!  THE FOIL!!!  THAT is the best idea ever...helps cook the potatoes perfectly and the cleanup could not be easier :)  Let me know if you make these




Slow Cooker Cheesy Ranch Potatoes
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Ingredients
 6-8 small red potatoes
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 package dry ranch seasoning packet
2 T butter
½ cup sliced green onions
Instructions
Line your slow cooker with aluminum foil. Leave enough to over hang so that you can wrap the potatoes on the top once in the slow cooker.
Spray the inside of the foil with cooking spray and layer half of the potatoes along the bottom. Next layer with half of the green onions, onion, ranch packet and top with cheese. Repeat the layers and top with cheese reserving ½ cup.
Cover the potatoes with remaining foil. This helps them to steam and cook perfectly. Cook on low for 4-6 hours in your slow cooker. Once finished, top with remaining ½ cup cheese and let melt on the top.
Top with the rest of the  green onions 



Turnip Greens.....cooked with mushrooms

TA~DA.....finished product!
Dinner is served :)




It's been a beautiful summer so far...very busy and so much going on.
We went and saw Jurassic World..LOVED IT!!!

My daughter was able to spend a week on the beach, she just got back a few days ago
...we will be going back to the beach very soon and I will take you a long when we go.
We went a while back and it was soooo fun.  My best friend and her family came with us..
It was a jam packed VayCay...LOL

 I will be back tomorrow my beloved blog...oh, how I enjoy writing to you.  As soon as my phone is done transferring I can share more pictures...remember you can always find me on Facebook and Insta...links are in my sidebar..along with my pinterest~~~~~>

Happy Summer evening!!!

HUGS!!