Friday, February 28, 2014

Crockpot Chicken.......

........It is what's for Dinner :)

                                                        Happy Friday :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Did you all know about this?  The amazing thing that Ammonia can do?  I have to say that ammonia is very intimidating to me...I mean what exactly do you do with it?  I got a whiff of it and oh, it strong!!!!  Be very careful not to breathe this in.

Okay, so I was on a mission to get my stove and oven sparkly clean, like new sparkly clean......I scrubbed the gas grates until my fingers went numb...LOL...
I am a very clean person, and I think I do a pretty good job keeping my home clean :)  I am talking clean, not messy.  Of course with kids there will be toys here and there, but the floor is clean and the toys are clean...LOL..Did that make sense.  Okay back to my stove/oven....I could not get the grates or racks I posted a question on Facebook, and a few people had mentioned to put the grates in a plastic bag, like a ziploc, add a little Ammonia and let it sit for 24 hours, outside.  Well, I did it, and it was AMAZING!!!!  The grime pretty much just fell off......Wear gloves, too when working with Ammonia.  I was so impressed.  I am going to do some pots and pans that need some TLC, too :)

Sunday, February 23, 2014


I hope everyone had a lovely Sunday :)

Tomorrow is back to school...can you believe it??  They have had a nice long 2 weeks off...and I am so sad to let them go.....How many days until Easter Break?

Okay, so March 8th or around there things should be back to normal and settled down....a lot of things have been going on, hence my lack of blogging for awhile, sometimes I didn't know if I was coming or going.  I am sure you have all had days like that....I have done a lot of praying and just Letting Go and Letting God.

Dinner tonight was take out.  My husband and I did some shopping late this afternoon.  I needed things for school lunches.  Alexis has a choice to buy or bring and she wants homemade lunches..Little Kevin does not have a choice, because of his food allergies, I will probably always make his lunch...I don't mind.  Sometimes I fall in a rut and run out of ideas on what to pack for them....Kind of like dinner...LOL.

My Kirby Vacuum died on me...such a sad, sad, sad day..I LOVE MY KIRBY!!!
Anyway, we have to take it in for repairs.  We got a new vacuum to use while we wait, and it is nice to have a few vacuums, especially when you have stairs.....Okay, I really LOVE our new is a Eureka Airspeed Exact Pet Model, it was 79.00 :)

No matter what vacuum I use, it tends to break...everyone says that it has to do with how much I vacuum..which is everyday....don't you all vacuum everyday?  Is that not normal...LOL.....

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday :)

 Some pictures from Christmas :)

Friday, February 21, 2014


 After everyone was safe and sound at home after snowjam2014, my son used our boogie board as a sled to play in the snow :)
 He also made his very first snow angel.  That was a good day, and it was COLD!!!!

My daughter will always remember snowjam, because she had to spend the night at the school.  There was absolutely no way we could get to her.  The road was completely blocked off by cars, it was an incredible site....My husband rescued her though, by walking to get her, my hero :)

Tonight's dinner was pork chops with sauteed onions, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, corn and a salad :)

Two more days and my children go back to school..oh, how I have enjoyed them home!

It was a lovely day today.

P.S. I think I am the only one who does not watch the Olympics.... I am happy when I hear our country won a medal, but I am not a fan of sports of any kind, not even skating...LOL.  I miss my Dateline on Friday nights!  ;)

Thursday, February 20, 2014


I worked on my stove today, cleaning the do they get soooooo dirty...I guess maybe I cook a lot...LOL.

Tonight we had a Hamburger Casserole with steamed broccoli and salad ...

My Oldest son called me today, he is doing well.  His Birthday is March 5th, and he is turning 22.  My father is going to have him over for his birthday.  I am so happy Tony will get a nice home cooked meal.  He told me avocados were only 50 cents a piece in California, so he bought a bunch and ate them...LOL..I am telling you, avocados are a staple in my home....I am glad Tony bought avocados rather than junk......KWIM?

My kids have been home from school for so long, it is going to be hard when they go back...back to a school schedule.

It was 70 degrees today, a lot different than 4 degrees....I am going to miss winter..It sure was an exciting year here in Georgia....and oh, the memories we all shall have.  Walking home in the snow, freezing, boy, oh boy.........

My Sil's arm is healing, she just got a new cast on today, PINK..she has to wear it a little while longer.

Have a great Thursday Night!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014


I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's day :)  Ours was good.....but it was hard to prepare for the holiday, because we were snowed in all week.  My husband was able to get out though and get the children there gifts, so it worked out.

My Husband's birthday is this week, so we will be celebrating his day tomorrow.  44 years old.....and I am just a few months behind him.

Oh, did you hear on the news we had an earthquake last night...I could NOT believe it.  The entire house just was incredible.  Being a California girl, I am use to earthquakes..BUT not in Georgia.  My mind could not wrap my head around it.....LOL....I have felt a lot of earthquakes and this one felt A LOT bigger than a 4.1...really, it felt big!

We have A LOT of things going on right now, which of course I will share...but I am going to wait just a little bit, until everything settles down :)

My children are home all this coming week for winter break, and I could not be happier.  I so love having everyone home.

We meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner.

Oh, and about yesterday's post, blogger told me I had to fix this really old post from 2011 ...which was really odd...and then they posted it for yesterday's post.......

Have a great evening!
Stay warm and safe

Friday, February 14, 2014

Monday's Dinner!

Edited~~~>This post was written in 2011
Please disregard this post

Blogger told me I had to fix this post from over 3 years ago and then they put it back for today....

Tonight's Dinner:

Pulled BBQ Pork
Homemade Potato Salad
Steamed Veggies
Homemade Rolls

I made a pork roast for Sunday's dinner, so I am using the left overs for the pulled pork:)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


 Okay, we have had quite a few weeks of weather that I have never been through before.....Stuck in the snow, my Sil breaking her arm sliding on the ice, my daughter getting stuck at school...having to leave our car and walk home....and according to the news we are headed for catastrophic weather this week. 

I have so much I need to update about...I just don't want to rush through it.

Sometime in March things should settle down.

Thank you all for your emails and comments..XO
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I hope you are all doing well and staying warm and safe.