Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Monday!

Good Morning!

Time to wake up and have a cup of coffee. I am enjoying my first cup:) The first cup is the best.
It is a brand new day, time to start the new week:)

Happy Monday!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday evening!
Pork Chops were on the menu for dinner tonight!
Rain is coming this evening!
I have a lot to do tomorrow:)
See you in the morning with a nice hot cup of coffee.
Stay safe and warm!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Hello, is it just me, or did this week go by really fast?
Isn't this a cute kitchen?
I just love country decor:)

I made juice this morning with my juicer, and we added a lemon to it, it gave it a bit of a tang. It was good though. It makes me happy that my kids are drinking something that is really good for them with now added anything in it. Just fresh juice!

I made chicken last night for dinner, and I purposely made extra, so I could make another dinner with it. So I am thinking of all the casseroles I could make with it, long as I add cheese to it, my husband will love it:) It was a max pack of chicken breasts for only four dollars, can't beat that price!

I am going to make Ranch dressing too. There is nothing like homemade ranch dressing. I have also done a little research on Zucchini, and I think that is the veggie, I am going to plant. It really seems like a no fail veggie. With me planting it though, we shall see...LOL. I will keep you updated. I do want to try tomatoes again, but that dreaded horn worm, always wins!

It is a cold day today, and rain is supposed to come tomorrow. I do love the rain, especially on the weekends when we are all a safe and sound in the home.

I have talked about Little Kevin's birthday, and how we want to do a Star Wars theme. Tony's Birthday is coming up too, and he is turning 19. Now that is something that is difficult to plan. Take him out to a nice dinner? Gifts verses money? HMMM! I can't believe my baby is turning 19!!!!

I am going to have another cup of coffee, and check on my laundry. I have a load in the dryer, and I have three loads to go...not bad, for me.

I cleaned my bathroom yesterday, so today I have the kids bathroom to do. The kids bathroom seems to get the messiest.

Have a happy Thurday!
Time to put the apron on:)

Partly Cloudy!

Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 58F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow it is suppossed to rain, just in time for the weekend:)
I also want to share a blog I came across, it is very sad. I have been praying for this husband and father since I came across his blog~~~> UNSURE

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Ahhhhhhh, vacation is over. It was a great 4 days, well almost. My husband did have to go to work yesterday, unexpectedly, but that is okay. It was nice having him home for the time we did. His birthday was Friday. I had a cake made for him, it is an Atlanta Braves Baseball. His favorite team. Baseball Season also starts around/on his Birthday, so I thought it was appropriate. I decorated everything Red, White, and Blue~~The Braves colors:) It looked like the 4th of July here..LOL.

I also got a few balloons. Have you ever had to drive a car with helium balloons..LOL. I was very thankful Alexis was with me to hold them down.

Kevin had been saving a couple newspapers, from when the Braves won the championship about 16 years ago. So I framed them for him. He was surprised.

For his Birthday dinner, we went to the Outback.
That blooming Onion is so good. Does anyone have the copycat recipe for the sauce they serve with it? I have tried to remake it, but it is not the same.

Thank you for revisiting Kevin's Birthday with me:)

Friday, February 18, 2011


It is a special day in the Gossett Home. It is my husband's birthday:)

Happy Birthday Kevin!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Last night I made baked chicken loaded with veggies. I made it all in one dish. The chicken is under there, I promise..LOL. I baked it and then served it with homemade dinner rolls and gravy, plus a salad:) I love how the onions got a little crispy..they taste really good that way.

A few years back, I had commented to Kelli, how I adored her little Honey Bee Pot...and one day in the mail it appeared. I cherish this little Honey Pot from Kelli. I posted about it, when I first received it, but I wanted to share it again. Isn't it just the cutest thing?

It is supposed to start raining again, and last through the weekend. This is what the sky looks like right now.

A pretty flower in my yard:)
...and more are coming!

Here is the wreath on my door. For some reason it looks a lot better in person...LOL

For breakfast this morning, I made bacon, egg biscuits. I served them with fresh blueberries which are on sale for $1.50 a carton. I don't care for fresh blueberries, but my kids just love them. I also had grapes:)

For dinner, I have a ton of leftovers, I have a few pork chops, chicken, and some I am going to use up what I have. Tomorrow, is going to be a big cooking day. It is my husband's birthday, so I will make all his favorite foods! I will take pictures to share here.

Since it is cold and wet outside, and rain is coming, I will be staying in, trying to get the house sparkling for tomorrow, all the while playing with a very active 3 year old. I would love to take him to the park today, but everything is all wet there. It does wonders for him, when he burns off all that energy...for me too:)

Happy Thursday!!! Come 2:00 my weekend officially starts..NO SCHOOL FOR 4 DAYS~~~~~WooH000!!!! Can you tell I am excited...LOL:)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011



I have the laundry going. I love the sound of hearing the laundry going, or the dishwasher going.
Or listening to my bread machine kneading bread:)

I make my bed everyday, it makes the room look a lot nicer with a made bed. When I was growing up, if my bed was not made, I was not aloud to do anything until it was made. I didn't care too much for that rule growing up...LOL.

Little Kevin has really gotten interested in Star Wars, he knows the names of characters more then me...LOL. I actually have only seen "Star Wars", none of the other movies. So, for his birthday, I want to do a Star Wars theme. I am already thinking of what I am going to do. I think I have already posted about this too.

For dinner tonight, I am going bake some chicken, with roasted vegetables~~and a salad. It is a cold and rainy day, and I love it. I had to run to the store and get some more coffee, I had run out. So I just made a fresh pot of coffee. These days when it is raining are the days I really love to clean...

My husband was going to be out of town this week, but decided to do the drive home everyday, bless his heart! The drive ranges from 2 hours to 4 hours. His birthday is also on Friday, and that is all I am going to say about that. He reads here so I will post about his birthday after:)

Oh, before I forget, When Little Kevin does not like something, he will say, "Mama, I can't like it" makes me giggle. I just love when they are little and learning the proper way to say things.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High near 60F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

It is raining right now:) It is about 8:30 in the morning. What are your plans for the day?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Valentine's Gifts for each of my children.
Kevin got one too, from me:)

Sleepy heads finding there bags:) Tony is asleep at this time!

I also made a Strawberry cake for Valentine's day~~~It is pink inside too:)

We had a nice dinner too. I made Cream Cheese Wontons, and pork chops, baked potato, steamed veggies and a salad!

Fresh Juice!

For Valenitne's Day, Kevin got me this Jack LaLane Juicer. I love it! It is easy to use and easy to clean. The best part is, it makes wonderful juice. Just fruits and veggies, nothing else. So healthy without all those additives:)

This is the juice I made this morning. It has carrots, oranges, some grapes and an apple..

I also, made juice from strawberries and blackberries. I love my juicer:) is a picture of my sweet little boy:) He is playing with his Lego People:)

Happy Tuesday!


Areas of morning fog with some patchy drizzle. Cloudy. High 18C. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Areas of morning fog with some patchy drizzle. Cloudy. High 66F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

That is the weather for today, and it is suppossed to start raining tonight and last over the weekend. I just love the rain. I always have. I guess, I just like how it makes me feel so cozy in the house:)

What is your favorite kind of weather?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Happy Thursday!
What are your plans for today?
How is the weather today?

Last night I made stuffed Shells. As you can see I used Cheddar Cheese. Kevin's favorite cheese is cheddar, and I noticed he likes my pasta bakes made with Cheddar. So I added it to my Stuffed Shells. It was really good. The stuffed shells are under there, I promise..LOL.

When I was at the market yesterday, I found this Soy Butter. I bought it, and I have to say it was a bit pricey. I wanted to see if it tasted like peanut butter and if Little Kevin would like it. Well, it tastes just like peanut butter, and he liked it. I can't wait to make him his first Soy butter and jelly and sandwich:) So, it was worth the cost:)

Yesterday when I went to the park, I got a little sun, it felt good to get some color. I don't have the luxury to just lay out all day like I used too, when I was I get it when I can get it:) I would like to get a little tan before vacation.

Today, I am going to do some cleaning. We are having Tacos for dinner, and Alexis has to get her new spacer at the dentist. Kevin will probably take her. I don't really like getting on the freeway, so if he can do it, he will do it for me:) Driving has never been a favorite of mine to do. I do drive everyday, but all around town. When I get out of my comfort zone, I get a little nervous.

It is going to be about 70 degrees today. Also, Valentine's day is just around the corner. I also give my children a little goodybag filled with candy hearts and a little toy:) Over the weekend, Alexis will fill out valentine cards for her class.

I am not going to say anything about what I will do for Kevin, because my husband reads here..LOL.

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Mini Menu!

I went to the market today:) I love grocery shopping!

Tonight for dinner we are going to have:

Stuffed Shells
Garlic Bread

Tomorrow's Dinner:

What are you having for dinner tonight?

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Garden Basics:)

I am determined to grow something this year with some success. I was able to get a few tomatoes from the Topsy-Turvey I keep trying. This spring, I don't think I am going to do the Topsy-Turvey, but I may change my mind. I do want to grow something. What would you say is something that anyone can grow? I don't have any kind of a green thumb, but I do try. So what would you suggest? We love all veggies, so anything I could grow would make me happy...LOL.

I took Kevin to the park today, and we were the only ones there, which was so nice to have all the slides and swings to ourselves. Usually the park is loaded with children, but today no one. I went while everyone was still in school, it was nice just me and my little boy.

His birthday is coming up and we are leaning towards a Star Wars theme. He really likes Star wars. I can not believe he will be 4:)

Tony will be turning 19 very soon, but I think little boy parties are out...LOL. We will do something special:)

.......Kevin, my husband has a birthday coming up too. So many birthdays...LOL.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Good Morning!

Happy Monday:)

It is a beautiful Monday morning and I am waking up with my first cup of coffee of the day:)
What are your plans for this Monday?
I am going to go through my blog list on the side of my blog, there are a few that are no longer with us:(
...and I am going to be adding a few too, that I found that are just lovely!
More posts to come!

Sunday, February 06, 2011


I hope everyone is enjoying there weekend!

I am not into the Super Bowl, but for those of you watching it, I hope your team wins:) I will stop and look at the commercials once in awhile...My husband has it on, but he would have really loved it if his team was playing.

I am always excited for a new week to begin. I am even more happy because my husband does not have to go out of town anywhere this week~~WOOHOO!

The weather has been lovely. Makes me want to plant some things, but I know it is too soon. Hopefully this year I can have a better garden then last years attempt.

Hope everyone is staying warm and is well, I know there has been a lot of sickness going around. Alexis's school was hit pretty hard with some sort of bug going around.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, February 04, 2011

February 4th, 2004

My Mother is in Heaven. I miss her!

I love you Mom!
I am the baby she is holding:)

Thursday, February 03, 2011


I heard this on the radio once and it has stuck with me. "Do what you love, and you will never have to work a day of your life" That is exactly how I feel. Even though some people may think what I do is a lot of work, like baking, cleaning, scrubbing, is something I thoroughly enjoy doing. Like I always say, there is nothing more satisfying than what I am already doing!

When you wake up out of bed, don't be grumpy, be happy. I am not always all smiles in the morning, but I totally think mind over matter, if you think you are going to have a bad day, you will...if you think, I am going to make this a really good day, you will:) I am so very thankful for my family and everything that I have. I try not to take anything for granted. I was reading on my twitter, that this woman was complaining she hated to cook, and makes her husband do it....Sometimes we have to do things we don't enjoy, that is life. Unless, I am really Ill, I would never make my husband make dinner after working all day long out of the home, would you? I guess that is just me. Women need to stay home and take care of there families and men need to go out and work to pay the bills. I truly believe that once a man and woman start having babies, they need to go back to traditional roles. If a man and woman both want to work and have careers, then don't have children. Our children need us. That is just me, just take what I say with a grain of salt:)

ETA: I just want to add this~~~ When your children are in school, I have no problem with both parents working, as long as one of them is home for the child after school:)

Are things perfect in my home? No way!! Right now, I am having a difficult time communicating with my Oldest. He is almost 19. Remember when you were 19? I thought I knew it all, and boy, he sure thinks he has all the answers. I do a lot of praying and I try and remember my mind frame at 19, and I know this stage shall pass. (please hurry...LOL).

Anyway, Valentine's Day is coming up. I love all Holidays, and I especially love to decorate. So today, I will be putting up my hearts:)

I hope everyone around the Country is staying safe and warm~~~The weather channel is showing such terrible snow storms.

I will also be cleaning my home from all the sicky germs that have been flowing around here.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


Happy first day of February!

Dinner tonight was Roasted Chicken.

Tomorrow night will be a chicken casserole with the rest of the chicken, along with a nice green salad:)

Thursday Night's Dinner:

Breaded Pork
Baked potatoes
Steamed veggies

That is as far as I got with my menu...LOL. My husband loves tacos, so I will make those soon:)

Today was a nice day. Alexis was home again, she no longer has a fever, so we shall see how she feels tomorrow morning. The school told me, that A LOT of kids are out. Something is definitely going around.

I am going to use this time now and try and get some work done in Alexis's room, while Little Kevin is in for the night. He looks so cute when he sleeps.

Happy Tuesday evening~~Stay warm and safe!!