Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Gooseberry Patch!

I was so thrilled when I found out they sell Gooseberry Patch at Cracker Barrel.

We went to Cracker Barrel on Saturday for dinner, and then on Sunday we went to John Boy's for dinner.  Such fun places to eat :) I can't find a website for John Boy's, but it is home cooking, buffet style :)  Very affordable too.

Last night's menu was roasted chicken, baked potatoes, green beans and a salad.

Tonight's dinner, Pork Chops, noodles with oil and garlic, steamed broccoli and a salad.

Tomorrow is the first day of school for Alexis.  I bought her supplies and I also got her a few outfits for school...I am never done on the school clothes, she is growing so fast..that is okay, I have a lot of fun buying her clothes.
She likes Justice, and I have to admit, you can not beat their prices.

I woke up this morning to rain...I love the rain.  I am finishing up on organizing Alexis's closet.  Taking out the old and putting in the new.

My new coffee pot, Keurig, I LOVE IT!!!!!
I am a coffee drinker..I drink a lot of it.  Hot or cold, I will drink it.  It keeps me going through out the day...there is always so much to do.

One more thing....I saw the biggest bee/wasp/hornet ever...We are not sure what exactly it was, but it was HUGE.  It was like the size of a dragon fly, but fatter and it had the colors of a bee....oh, it was BIG!!!!  I am not a fan of big flying things that sting.  :P

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Friday :)

Scattered thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. High 89F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Last nights dinner was pork chops with onion and mushrooms, peas, macaroni and cheese and a salad.

Tonight's dinner I took out some ground beef, I am thinking hamburgers.

Saturday and Sunday we will be going out to dinner, so no menu plans for those days :)

School starts Wednesday so I am getting everything ready for my daughter's first day of school.  We will be getting her first day of school outfit this weekend.

The school calendar is pretty neat, they may start earlier than most, but the school breaks are awesome :)

Tony has to be at work at 5 tonight, but my husband said he will most likely be home to take him...I get nervous driving in the rain...especially Georgia rain, it gets so dark.

I have the bedding in the dryer, so we will all have fresh bedding tonight.

Ants!!  Oh, BOY!!!  They entered my home with a vengeance....They are relentless and BIG!  I will win this battle though....LOL.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


On Friday we went to Costco to do some shopping.  My husband likes the meat selection there and we really needed to stock up.  We went shopping after my husband got home from work, so by the time we got home from Costco it was kind of late.  We picked up a Costco pizza to make that night.  I snapped some pictures of it.  I wanted to share it with you all if you have never had a Costco pizza...they are really good...AND very inexpensive, $8.99 :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Tuesday, July 24th, was my birthday.  I turned 42. I was thinking about my mother a lot.  How 42 years ago this was her day, this was a day she was going to have a baby.  I never did tell her thank you, for having me.  Please, if you can tell your Mom you love her.

My husband always does so many special things for me, and my birthday is no exception.  He came home with this beautiful cake:)  He wanted to take us all out to dinner, but we are going out to dinner on Saturday, and I really just wanted a quiet evening at home...He picked up Panda Express for dinner.

.............and, he came home with this!!!  My very own Keurig!!!!  OH, I love it!!  I am not sure if you remember this past Mother's Day he got me a new coffee pot, one that brews a full pot, so now I have two wonderful coffee makers.  I love my coffee...it is my vice.....and I just had a cup and I am wide awake...LOL.

New Milk....

Look at how the milk comes at Costco now......

Monday, July 23, 2012


I hope you all are having a lovely Monday :o)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Another Spaghetti Bake :)

I made another spaghetti bake.  This one was a little different than the others I have made.  It was actually a knock off lasgana.  I used almost all the indredients for a lasagna, except lasgana noodles. I used Ziti noodles and just mixed everything together...and then baked.  It was really good and cheesy:)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Good Morning!

I had a good night's sleep:)  I can not believe how nauseous I was the day before, it was not a good feeling.  I feel much better today.  I already took Tony to work.  After he has saved a few paychecks, we will be looking to get him his own car.  That will be soooo nice for all of us, especially me.  If you have read my blog for awhile, you all know that driving is my least favorite activity.  In San Clemente it wasn't so bad, since I new that town like the back of my hand...here everything is new to me and so many winding roads leading to places I have never been.  I am so thankful for the GPS, it really has helped me learn my way around here.

For dinner I took out some ground beef..We will be having some fancy hamburgers.....sauteed mushrooms poured over them.  I have some broccoli that I will steam for the veggie.  I don't have any french fries, and I am low on potatoes to make some..I use a lot of potatoes with my roast last night...my daughter just loves potatoes and "HOMEMADE" gravy...LOL..it can only be homemade, she does not like the store bought kind.  Maybe I will make some buttered noodles to go with the burgers......

Time-Warp Wife has made a printable~~~> Homemakers creed.  I think it is just precious and a wonderful reminder for us all :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Have you ever had one of those days, where nothing seems to go the way it is supposed too?  It wasn't a bad day, just a trying day.....I didn't sleep that well last night, so I think that had a lot to do with it.  I think I got too much sun yesterday and it really made me feel sick, I felt nauseous all night and could not sleep well.  Tony, got a job, YAY!!..So I had to get him to work pretty early this morning........My day was just out of whack...LOL..You all know how well I do with surprises...LOL....

Last night's dinner was roasted Chicken, steamed carrots, steamed rice, salad and rolls.  Tonight's dinner was Pork Roast in the Crockpot, easy tonight:)  I am not sure what is on the menu for tomorrow, but I will let you know.  It will probably be something with ground beef.

I made some smoothies to go with the kids breakfast this morning......
Over the weekend, I found a place that grooms parrots, So Tiki, got to go for a car ride.

The Guinea girls are still as sweet as ever..I love those little Fuzz Balls..they are just so loveable.

Until, tomorrow, sleep well and stay warm :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012


It looks like it is going to be a rainy day :)

Lots of things to do around the home to keep me busy:)

Working on my shopping lists so I don't forget any ingredients!

Time for another cup of coffee.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Homemade Granola

I have a major grocery shopping trip this weekend.  I am looking up new things to make.  I found this granola recipe....it has no nuts, so that is perfect.  Does anyone have a tried and true granola recipe to share?  I am going to make this one and then I will post a review, it seems simple enough :)

Granola Recipe

Oh, I just heard some thunder outside :)

LOVE the rain!!!!!

Wednesday :)

The "Great Room"  ....is what I found that this room is called when I was googling...LOL.  Well, it is an "Empty" room here :)

How would you decorate this room.  I got lots of ideas from the Internet.  What I have learned, is it is a more fancy type of living/sitting room?  This house is almost twice the size of our last home and I do not have any furniture to put in this room.  I was thinking some nice sitting chairs....any ideas?

Dinner was Roasted Chicken, Buttered Noodles, Spinach, and a Salad :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Love This!



Love these hooks!

We spent the morning swimming, so refreshing :)
Now on to some housework!
I took out pork chops for dinner....

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Hasselback Potatoes

I made these potatoes and they were really good :)  Since it was the first time, I used Parmesan and Cheddar.  Next time I will use the cheese listed in the recipe.

Also, I also had to adjust the cooking time.  It took longer then the recipe stated.  It said to bake 20 minutes the first time, I actually cooked them 40 minutes.  I guess it all depends on your oven.  Click on the recipe to enlarge it.  If you have a hard time reading it, you can click on the link~~~~~> Recipe

Monday, July 02, 2012

New Purse

This weekend we went to the mall.  I saw this purse and it is the kind of purse I just love :)

I told my husband, look, I just love this purse.  He picked it off the rack and bought it for me.

I am not one to go purse crazy, I have a few purses, but I usually go with one and use it until I need a new one...LOL. 

I love this, it is soft and big and can hold alot of things:)

I got it at Claires, it was $28 marked down to $18 :)
I also got a new pair of hoop earings.  I like silver hoops and these are perfect.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sunday :)

It has been a wonderful weekend:)

My daughter turned 11 on Friday and we celebrated her birthday through the weekend.

11...can you believe 11??