Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Friday!!!!! :o)


I hope everyone had a wonderful week.

Today I am devoting my day to cleaning!
I already cleaned two toilets, I have 3 more to go.
I have my daughter's bedding in the wash....

I am about to start vacuuming the upstairs and the stairs.
I have totally been working on decorating the house for is coming along nicely:)

My dinners this week have been very simple, my husband has been out of town all week, so the dinners have been kid friendly.  Last night we had roasted chicken and pasta salad..things like that.
It has been quite cold here, and I am loving it.

I ventured out to Khol's yesterday...if you are on my facebook, you know all about my Kohl's adventure...LOL.  Never shopped there and had Kohl's cash..and didn't know how to use them...then I get there and they have two different entrances/ exits..that look identical, mind you...when I got out to the parking lot..I thought my car was stolen....oh, well everything ended well, I found my car and made it home.  :)

I also went to Walmart and bought eight Charger plates in red...they look beautiful under my Christmas plates.  I just need to find some Napkin rings that match everything :)

Have a wonderful Friday!!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Our Christmas tree :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


My Happy little Bread Maker, hard at work!!

I love my Bread Maker!!!

Are you getting ready?

I will be honest, I have no clue what will be for dinner tonight...LOL.
I will be in the kitchen all day today, prepping for tomorrow though:)
Maybe, Pizza?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Hi friends!
Pasta Bake is for dinner tonight, something easy :)

I am getting everything ready for Thursday, I have all the bathrooms cleaned....stairs vacuumed and I am starting to set up the tables..I need Kevin's help bringing up the kitchen table from the basement.  I am going to place that kitchen table next to the other kitchen table, so we have one long table for the food.  It will be buffet style.  I also have the dining room table too......

I am going to bake the cookies today, but everything that can be premade will be made tomorrow.

Don't forget to thaw your turkey!!!
LOL...I know about this...LOL...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Monday!

Lot's to do this week :)

Have a wonderful day.

I have some pictures to post, and I will post updates through the week.

Do you have your turkey yet?  Is it thawing?

Is your menu made?

Don't forget the green bean casserole, it is my favorite...LOL.

I did my grocery shopping on Friday.... So, I pretty much have everything for Thursday, except, I will need to get fresh produce!

(I got some pumkin spice Pringles and cinnamon spice Pringles...LOL)

I got a 22 pound Butterball..the price was pretty good at Walmart.

I am going to polish my furniture today and make it all look nice.  I am not putting up Christmas Decor until after Thanksgiving, my house will be fallish:)

We have lots of people coming Thursday and I am super excited.

Time for another cup of coffee!

P.S. Spell check is not working, so forgive my spelling errors :)~

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Books and Quilts!


My SIL came over yesterday and brought me a box of cookbooks...I was so excited.
LOVE cookbooks!

She also knows I have a love for quilts and gave me two quilts too.

The pictures don't do them justice, they are so pretty :)

In the little white house her husband built,
She sews the pieces of a patchwork quilt.
Three, she has made, just since November,
All rich colors and fine to remember --
~~Quilt Poems~~

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pictures of Dinner:)

Happy Monday!
Here are some pictures of some of our dinners we had.

This one is pork chops, mashed potatoes, blackeyed peas

I made some macaroni and cheese one night

Along with this, my husband picked these up at the Kroger, stuffed beef, chicken and pork.....I don't know if anyone really liked them.  I don't eat much meat, if any, so I can't say how these taste.....I know my husband was not impressed with it......
 This night we had London Broil on the grill, loaded baked potatoes, and some peas.
 This dinner was baked skinless, boneless chicken breast, buttered noodles, and steamed broccoli and carrots.
All the dinners you see were all served with a nice green salad..I am sure you all know what my salad looks like..LOL..I have posted pictures of it a zillion times...LOL

Have a wonderful day :)
If there is something you would like me to take a picture of let me know!

Friday, November 09, 2012


I mentioned awhile back that I was getting new teeth.  Well, today was the day!
The first picture is before..
My two front teeth are fake, and they started to shift.
I had a gap in between my two front teeth, and the cement was starting to show.

 This is the after.  Now, these are just temporaries until my new porcelain teeth are made, but I am soooo HAPPY with the temps too.  No gap and no cement showing.

After my teeth were done, I couldn't help but cry, I was so happy!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Good Morning!

 Well, what do you think?
Let's see......I have a lot I want to say.  Do I say what is swirling in my head, or do I pray on it.

This is my blog and I feel I have a right to state my opinion, yes?

I don't know.

A part of me wants to put it all out there and another part doesn't...I struggle with this at times.

I am going to say this......When Kevin and I got married, we started with very little..we paid our bills and worked hard.  There were many times we had to go without.....there were many times, we weren't quite sure where all this was going, but we worked hard, had hope and faith..and slowly but surely things have worked out.  No one gave us anything!  Everything we have, we worked for.  We pay for our own medical, dental and vision.......this computer I am typing on was paid for by hard earned cash, nobody gave it to me, I did not steal it, I did not take it.....if we can not afford something at the moment, we save for it...we don't think we are entitled to it because everyone else has one. 

I am going to wake up every morning and be happy, it is a choice we all have.  I have a loving God, who has given me a wonderful husband and wonderful children....How can you not find happiness in that?

I am blessed with a wonderful life...but we got here through hard work.  Yes, I have worked outside the home....there was a time in my life, that I was a single was me and me alone.....I worked hard, I took care of my son with no help from ANYONE!!!!  I paid for all of my son's needs by myself, medical, dental, and vision....did I get handouts, no...did I feel entitled, no..I felt entitled to my paycheck every week, and I gave my son an excellent life......I worked during school hours, so even though I worked, he knew me as a can be done.  If I can do it...ANYONE can do it.  Get off your self entitled bottom and work hard.  NOBODY owes you anything.

We must now come together and work together and make this country the best it can be.  There is no changing what the outcome is, but we can all make a difference.  If you think one person can not make a difference, then you need to re read your bible...look at what Jesus Christ did for all of us.  God Bless America and I thank God everyday that I am able to wake up everyday and live in this beautiful country.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012

Monday...Dinner Pictures!


Here are some pictures of some meals I had cooked .
Are you tired of seeing my salads?...LOL.
Let me know if there is something you would like to see.
This salad, has avocado, tomatoes..and lots of other veggies. 

This particular salad is served to my hubby.
(he gets a larger portion)
He once told me, he knew he was going to marry me after he ate one of my salads...LOL.

This is a pan fried pork dinner, with seasoned green beans and loaded baked potato.
This is a beef roast I slow cooked in my crockpot, served with mashed potatoes, gravy made from the roast juices, peas with butter and salt and pepper....I had mushrooms I needed to use, so I sauteed them and put them over the roast
This dinner, I can't remember if I shared this before, it was on my camera, so I am sharing it just in case.  I made breaded chicken and pork strips along with fried rice.......

Thank you for stopping by:)  If there is anything you would like to see, or have me post about just let me know...

God is Great, God is Good;
Let us thank Him for our food.
By His hands we all are fed,
Give us Lord our Daily Bread.
Amen. ~

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Volcano :)

Alexis had to make a Volcano for a school project :)
Kevin helped her!
She got 95 out of 100.

It smells pretty too, Kevin melted my apple and cinnamon candle over the volcano to make the lava...LOL

Pumpkins :)

 When I was at my Sdaughter's baby shower, my husband and little Kevin carved the pumpkin with the face :)
When Alexis and I got home, she carved the pumpkin with the word on it...can you guess what it says?  It says Windows...LOL..She wants the new windows for her computer, a slight hint....LOL.

I made the pumpkin seeds for my parrot, Tiki :)

Friday, November 02, 2012


As I listen to the news, I am reminded how blessed I am at this moment!
I have a roof over my head, food and water, warmth, clean clothes, warm bed...electricity.  I feel so bad for the people who are doing without just the bear necessities right now.....and not just now, but all the time, it just seems to be magnified at this moment......

I pray for them!

Today was one of those days, where I didn't have to go anywhere...I so enjoy these kind of days.

I listened to the news as I did my daily activities around the house.

It was a bit warmer today than it has been.
Dinner tonight was Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, steamed veggies, steamed rice and salad...a rather healthy meal :)

I am so happy for the weekend, I just love having all my family around me.

I hope everyone is able to stay safe and warm and fed tonight......(((HUGS)))

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Grocery Shopping :)

Hello ....I thought I would take you shopping with me:)

I always park next to a cart corral.  A pet peeve of mine is when people do not put their carts away and leave them in the parking lot.  They can roll away and hit a car.....

I went shopping at Publix

Look at all the carts...they are Cali, they are outside :)
Cheese!..great variety.
They have a very nice produce section....they tried selling wheat grass...but I was the only one that bought it, so they stopped.  It wasn't a good sell for them, but I appreciate that they tried for me.
JUICES!!!  I look at the ingredients and recreate the juice with my juicer at home ....
I wanted some avocados, but they were very over I passed.
BEAUTIFUL tomatoes!!!
Part of the meat section...I don't normally buy meat here, we usually stock up on meat from Costco and Walmart:)  There are times, on occasion that I do pick something up though.  They had a really good deal on roasts and chicken breasts the other day, so I picked some of that up.
I needed some trash bags......I bought Publix brand here..I usually get them Walmart, but I really needed some.
Cheez-It's, buy one get one free!  Do you see the Goldfish...I think that is a staple in anyone's home, that have kids...LOL...
Kevin looking at the toys......
He wants a Dream Lite :)
My husband loves Coke...LOL..I just noticed he is in front of Pepsi...LOL...My husband doesn't like Pepsi.....
AHHHH, a little bit of heaven for me, coffee new favorite flavor is Sugar Cookie.......
47 degrees at 10:32 in the morning.....brrrrrrr....
It was funny...there was not a lot of people shopping, but the ones that were their, were giving me odd looks as I was taking pictures...LOL...It was funny.......

I think I had an extreme couponer behind me in line, she was talking about how the 10 conditioners she was getting should ring up free with her coupons and the sale...she had two carts, and I so wanted to stay and watch, but I didn't want to make her uncomfortable.......

I hope you enjoyed shopping with me...after I got home, I realized I forgot to take a picture of my shopping time, I will do that.

Last night's dinner we had take out BBQ:)
The night before that we had, pork chops, macaroni and cheese, peas and a salad........

Have a wonderful Thursday, Coffee time !