Thursday, April 30, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020


I hope this morning is treating you well.  I posted my MENU PLAN in the post below, so take a peak.
I am going to do my Peloton and then I am going to clean some carpets.
I have a shag rug that I want to clean and then put out in the hot sun to dry.  It is going to be hot today so I am going to take advantage of that!!

Happy Cleaning!
What are you going to clean today?
Let me know in the comments below.
Also, if you have a blog, share it with me..I love reading blogs.

I will link your blog if you would like me too...

My carpet cleaner is the Bissell..this is not an ad....this is my personal recommendation...All my posts and suggestions are strictly my own opinion....

Monday, April 27, 2020


Click on the menu plan to enlarge so you can see it :)

I got the new Magnolia Table Volume 2!!
A lot of the recipes on my menu plan will be from this book this week.

Hasselback potatoes
Zucchini Strata
Pretzel Recipe
Zucchini bread!!!

I will also be making my Ranch dressing.

Ranch Dressing Recipe:

Ranch Dressing:
1 1/2 C Mayonnaise
1/2 C Buttermilk
1 T Red Wine Vinegar
1 T Sugar
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Onion powder
1 T Dried Parsley
1/2 tsp Dill
1/2 tsp Salt (optional)
1/2 tsp Black pepper
Dash of Paprika
Whisk ingredients together, and refrigerate one hour before serving:)

Have a great evening!!!

Hope you all are doing well.

I went to the grocery store today and it seems people have calmed down on buying all the toilet paper.  Thank goodness!!

I bought some lavender today, they smell glorious.
They will go on my porch.

Gas with my Kroger points is was .67 cents a gallon this week!!!
Wowee :)

Much love to you all!
Stay safe and well!


Sunday, April 26, 2020


 My baby became a teenager today!!
Can you believe it????? 13???!!!
The days are long, but the years go fast ♥️
It has been a wonderful birthday day!!
Red Lobster take out!!
Kevin’s favorite 💕

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Twice Baked Potato RECIPE!!!

These potatoes are an absolute favorite in our home.
I have been making these forever.
They are super easy!

Wash your potatoes off ( as many as you want, a potato a person is a good estimate) either with a potato scrubber or your hands.
Poke some holes in them with a can always google how to poke a potato ;)
Put your potatoes in the oven at 375 for 1 hour

After they finish baking, let them sit for a little while until they cool off enough to handle.
Cut each potato in half and scoop out the potato, careful not to ruin the skin.  You are going to place the filling back in the skin.  Mash the potatoes in a bowl, either with a fork or a immersion blender....add  a few dollops of butter, sour cream,  a few splashes of milk, and a good amount of cheese..a big handful...adjust to your liking and how many potatoes are being used.
Mix all together.....make it creamy like mashed potatoes and add back into the skins., sprinkle some more shredded cheese on top..put them in a baking dish and put back in the oven (375) for about 30 minutes.
Serve the twice baked potatoes with a dollop of sour cream on each, a few bacon bits, chopped green onion, salt and pepper and even more cheese ;)  Have fun with it and enjoy......

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Twice Baked Potatoes!!!

Chicken with onions and peppers
Twice baked potatoes

Recipe for the potatoes will be in my nest post!!

Monday, April 20, 2020

MENU PLAN MONDAY!!! .....TaDa!! :)

Weekly Menu Plan:

In No particular order and it can change at any time--this is just a base and of course what I have on hand at the moment!

*(All dinners are served with a fresh green salad and steamed veggies of some sort---I also like to include a starch and a dinner roll of some kind---of course with the exception of certain meals like tacos)

Chicken tenders with onions and mushrooms

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Beef Roast



Spaghetti and Meatballs

Garlic Bread

Chicken--probably baked
Sweet potatoes
Garlic Bread

BBQ Beef Sandwiches with homemade rolls
Corn on the Cobb

Pork Chops
Steamed Rice
Sweet, Tender Peas
Salad with Spring Mix

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Part of Sunday’s Dinner ♥️

Marinaded Tofu over white rice....YUMMY!!!!!

This is the marinade I put on the Tofu.....

16 ounces extra-firm tofu
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger, or 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
2-3 tablespoons veggie oil to coat the frying pan :)


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Saturday’s Dinner

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Macaroni and Cheese

 Steak and chicken sautéed with mushrooms and onions, steamed green beans 
Vegetarian burger

There is something for everyone tonight :)
My son had a chicken Cesar salad


All made with love by me :)

Friday, April 17, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Easter Cake...or anytime cake......If it makes you happy. bake a cake

A favorite cake in this home, is STRAWBERRY.
So for Easter I made a strawberry cake with vanilla frosting :)
It came out really nice and I was quite happy with it.
I have never been a fan of baking but I think as I do it more and more, I am really learning to love it :)
Now, I have to come up for a cake for my sweet boy...he will be turning 13 this month
13, can you believe it????

I used coconut and put it in a baggie and added green food coloring to make it green.  I made a little nest in the center of the cake and added little candy robin eggs.

I then had some pretty star sprinkles in pastel colors, 
and sprinkled them over the cake.

.......and of course, I used the star tip to make the little flower designs......

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Spaghetti Sauce Jar!

I painted a spaghetti sauce jar pink.... I made it pretty!
It now sits on my dining room table 🌸


One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day 💕

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Sweet Potato Balls..stuffed with CHEESE!!!!!

I made these sweet potato balls with leftover sweet potatoes. I don’t make my sweet potatoes “sweet”. I make them savory ... in the center of these little balls is cheese.... CHEDDAR You can fry them, but I baked them ♥️.
I made balls, stuffing cheese in the center, dipping in egg, bread crumbs/flour mix, then egg and bread crumbs/flour mix again. I double dipped them. I baked them for 30 minutes at 375°... turning them every so often, ever so gently. I made this recipe up.... ♥️

*I also, sprayed the foil on the pan with nonstick spray*

Monday, April 13, 2020

A Little Bit Of Easter ... 🐣....and a breakfast casserole.......

Happy Monday!!
I hope everyone had a safe and healthy Easter.
My day started out with waking up early and running my 5K before the storms came rolling rained after my run on and off all day and then in the middle of the night the dangerous came in....I slept through it....

Then after I got home, I showered and got dressed...I make it a priority to shower and get dressed with makeup and hair brushed every single day..I crave normalcy and routine and I want my kids and husband to see a pretty mom, if you have read my blog for any long period of time, you know that about me......LOl..but,I applaud you for your own style....I just like what I judgment here..

I cooked and I cooked and I cooked...I made a full spread for Easter dinner, which I will share with you in another post.....I hope you come back :) 

Here are a few of my Easter pretties....I love pink so much....I painted a spaghetti sauce jar pink.....

Here is my precious Gnome...before the quarantine started, I had bought the supplies to start making these cute, I am excited to start that....I bought my supplies from Hobby Lobby
Look at these little Easter family....

Ohhhhh, these bunnies make me smile....
I also put that little basket together, with the carrots from Hobby Lobby and eggs...
So happy
we need a little happy right now

1 lb. sausage, bacon or ham
3/4 c. sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c. mushrooms & pieces
5 eggs
1 3/4 c. milk
6-8 slices of bread (cubed)

Place cubed bread in casserole dish, put cooked sausage, bacon or ham on top. Add sharp cheese, mushrooms on top of meat.
Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper, pour over top.

Let stand 5 minutes then bake at 350 until brown (35 minutes).

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Toilet Paper....

We found some at Costco on Saturday!!
Woot Woot!!!
It's the little things, right?

Saturday, April 11, 2020


.33 cents a gallon for gas at the Kroger. ðŸ˜® Using our points too, our Explorer was filled with $

Friday, April 10, 2020


Hope your week went well.....we are now entering Easter Weekend.
Hope you all are happy and healthy!
Stay safe, my friends !!

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Thought For the Day......

You can be a hot mess and still be fabulous!!!!

Remember that!!!


Wednesday, April 08, 2020