Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stay Tuned....

Please stay with me...something really big is coming to this blog~~~~It is very exciting!!!!

Details to come very soon.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Do you want some inspiration???

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DeNiece has put a new video up every day this past week of working in her kitchen, absolutely inspirational. It makes me want to get up and just play in my kitchen and make wonderful things. I think I may actually try and make her yogurt, because the cream cheese looked soooooo yummy!!!

Please if you have not already, go visit this beautiful blog!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday's Post

Happy Friday. I did a little shopping yesterday. I bought this huge jug of Vinegar. I was very low, and I just love using vinegar for so many things. I already vacuumed the hard wood floor of dust and then mopped it with watered down vinegar.

My neighbor came over yesterday and brought me this beautiful bouquet of flowers. She said she wanted to thank me for our friendship~~~~How sweet was that. I gave her a big hug!

Last night I roasted a chicken for dinner, and today I am going to use the leftovers for either chicken and dumplings or a casserole~~~it is a rainy day today, so I think a little comfort food is in order:) Have you ever read Fly Lady's Rubber Chicken recipe, it is a great method for making food stretch on a budget. I love it when I can buy frugally and stretch that dollar that my husband works so hard for, kwim?

It is Friday which makes me very happy. Summer is approaching us fast, and that means no school, and I can have all my children with me, YaY!

What is going on at your home?

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Pamela made a comment in my post below this one, how she enjoys when I post through out the day as a homemaker what I had been doing. I have to agree with her, what draws me to your blogs is just the daily happenings that occur. I love it when you post pictures of your kitchen, or what your dinner looks like. I enjoy before and after pictures of tasks. I love it when you post pictures of the dresses you wear, or the aprons. I enjoy hearing little things like, do you put flowers on your night stand, how often do you scrub the floor~~~it is kind of just peeking in the lives of like minded people. It is a way of being curious, but not standing in your neighbors window watching them clean the kicthen...LOL...Could you imagine:)

It is a cloudy morning~~~~and I have to get the washing machine going, and clean up the toys that have exploded all over the living room....LOL.

I am not sure what dinner will be, stay tuned I will let you know.

Today, I am wearing a grey t-shirt dress, it is cute and comfortable~~~along with that I will be putting on one of my favorite aprons. The kitchen will be organized a bit for new groceries.

I will also be visiting you through out my breaks.
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


What did I do today?

This will just be about my home making today~~~I am not going to add what I did with the kids, just what happened in my happy kitchen and home.

I made bread

boiled eggs

made hamburgers stuffed with peppers
caramelized onions to be placed on burgers

made fries

Made a beautiful salad


two loads o laundry

swished all toilets

Did the fly lady task of throwing away 27 things




watered plants...I was a busy homemaker today...I can't remember all that I did, but I was on the move:)

Have a Happy Day!

I am a day off I keep thinking it is Tuesday because of the Holiday.

OHHHHH, and then, I was adding toys to my Birds cage and the blue bird got out and was flying everywhere...I have very high ceilings so I was nervous, she flew right into me, and I caught her, she bit me though----OUCH! I so need to work on her.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Do you remember when I had my carpets cleaned? Well a few months after that, my sister said that she has this really great carpet cleaner. I just couldn't believe a store bought cleaner would work better then a professional. It cleaned beautifully, better then the professional~~~it is that time again, my carpet is not looking very nice, so my sister said I could use her machine again~~When I get it I will tell you what kind it is, I can't remember~~~it just worked awesome.

I picked these little pads up at the store, and I really like them. If you see them in the store grab a box.

Yesterday we grilled and I am using the left over chicken to make a cheesy chicken and rice casserole for Dinner, I will also serve it with some green beans and a nice fresh green salad.

As, for Jon and Kate, I can't comment yet on the show, I have not watched it yet, but I did Tivo it, so I will let you know what I think.

It is a bit chilly today, and the sun has yet to come out. Today, I think I will do some kitchen work and prepping . I would really like to get in there and give it a good scrubbing. ...and of course laundry is on the agenda...LOL

Friday, May 22, 2009


I just realized it is a three day weekend. I am so happy, I love long weekends. My husband has to work all weekend though, he works so hard. Not much going on around here.

It is sort of cloudy outside and a little chilly.

I have mentioned before about our consolidated debt, we have been paying it off for the past 5 years, and in 2 more months we will be done. It was hard at times, but it taught me how to stretch a dollar, and boy do I stretch it at times...LOL.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful day and weekend.

I see my laundry is starting to pile up~~~Didn't I just do it all...LOL

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I recieved my issue of Taste Of Home. This is one of my favorite issues. It is all about the tomato. So many wonderful recipes using the tomato, so many I want to try. If you have not gotten this issue, make sure you pick this one up.

When I was a little girl, I liked just simple foods, I didn't care for tomatoes, mushrooms or spinach~~~~> But now I love them all. I don't think there are many food that I don't like.

Look at this recipe, not only did they stuff the burger with cheese, but they put a slice of onion in there too, what a neat idea!

...and pickles, I am going to try this very simple pickle recipe.....

Bruschetta pizza, yummy

The recipe

There were so many pages I wanted to show you out of this magazine. I just a picked a few of my favorites.

Tuesday was kitchen day, I went shopping and organized my fridge. Wednesday was Laundry day, and I baked some bread in between loads.

Today, not sure yet. All the bathrooms are wiped down, so I may just putter around and see what needs to be done, there is always something that needs to be done.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Grocery Day!

Did a big shopping day, I have been working in the kitchen cleaning and cutting all the produce.

Happy Day in the kitchen

Happy Tuesday to you all:)

I took, one of your suggestions and got another one of those pretty air fresheners, pictured in the post below, and put it on my nightstand~~~It looks and smells so pretty there~~great tip!

Friday, May 15, 2009

....another post Today....

Last night after dinner, I got a phone call, which in turn I neglected my kitchen~~~Oops, anyway, I finished tiding up the kitchen this morning, wiping down appliances, etc.

Then I vacuumed and now I am going to start tonight's dinner: Spaghetti:) So I will cook the ground beef and then simmer the sauce.

When I was at Walmart the other day, I picked up this little air freshener~~~~>

I only bought one, because I never used them before. This one is lavender and it smells delightful. I love my house to smell clean, but I also like it to smell pretty:) This pretty little freshener cost about 2.50. I will be getting more.

It's Friday~~~~~YaY!

Friday is here already~~~this week went by fast.

I don't have any set plans, so we shall see what is in store.

What are your weekend plans?

I am such a homebody, I love just staying at home with my family!

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Good Morning.

Thursday, what are the plans for Thursday. I am going to run a few errands and then I am going to come back home and bake a pie:)

I have chicken in the fridge for dinner, not quite sure how I am going to fix it yet.

Remember I told you it had been warm here~~~well it got so warm that my candle started to droop, isn't that funny....LOL. We have had to turn the a/c on here and there to cool off the house.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jon and Kate Plus Eight!

Every time my news screen pops up, it has something new everyday about Jon and Kate. What are your thoughts on all this~~~Thoughts?

Will you be watching the new season coming up?

Plans For Wednesday!

Today, I will be doing some housework and tiding up the home. <-----I guess those are the same thing...LOL.
My bread machine will be going, my laundry will be going, my vacuum will be going too, and I will be giving Alexis hopefully her last treatment for the lice, what an annoying little bugger those lice are.
It has been really warm here, so I have been able to wear some of my pretty sundresses. Nothing makes me feel more feminine then wearing a sundress with my apron.
Anyway, this is one of my favorite kind of days, just puttering around the home front and taking care of my family~~~~Happy Wednesday everyone!

Wordless Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

Kevin bought me a bouquet of flowers for Mother's day~~~I broke up the bouquet and put some in my kitchen, on my nightstand and in the bathroom:)

Happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Making My List!

I am making my shopping list for tomorrow's grocery day. A few recipes had caught my eye the last couple of days on The Food Network. One recipe was an oldie--Tyler made his recipe for Chicken & Dumplings, and it looked awesome, so I will be making that this week. Sandra made donuts, so that will be on my list and Ellie, made a really good looking Grilled Cheese. Recipes I am sure we have all made over and over but just a new way or a few different ingredients.

On my shopping list I have also added fresh fruits and veggies. Lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes are always a must. Avocados should be added to my list of staples too. I will pick up as much as I can afford, I look for things that are in season and on sale. Remember last month Asparagus was on sale~~~I bought so much of that it took over my drawer....LOL.

I need cheeses and some fun snacks for the kids to eat~~Yogurt, string cheese, granola bars, goldfish, and things like that:) ...and of course some really fun snacks like Doritos, Cheetos, popcorn and cookies~~~~~The cookies I have to be extremely careful with~~I either have to make them myself or only buy Chips Ahoy, that is one brand that has no trace of any kind of nuts on the package.

Buttermilk is on my list for making Ranch Dressing.

Oh, I was looking through my cookbook and found Paula's Easy Roll recipe that I want to try too:

butter for greasing muffin tins
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar
4 heaping tbsp mayonnaise
preheat oven 350.
Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin tin with butter. In large bowl, combine flour and milk, blending with a rubber spatula. add the sugar and mayonnaise and stir until just combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin. bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Chicken and Dumpling Recipe

Grilled Cheese Recipe

Donut Recipe

...and one last recipe, I almost forgot. It was Fajitas. I really liked this recipe, because it takes a really inexpensive piece of meat that is usually tough, but if you slow cook it all day it will be super tender. Also, the beer in the recipe can be substituted with water!!!

Beer Beef Fajitas

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day

Friday, May 08, 2009

Happy Friday!

My washer has been going non-stop since Tuesday. I have to stop now and then and do regular wash instead of keep re-washing everything. My husband was running out of socks. I am just so thankful I have a washer and dryer to do all this. I don't know what I would have done if I had to go to the laundry mat~~~I guess I would have to bring a cot and just live there....LOL.

Alexis now has a cold, her poor nose is so stuffy. For breakfast Little Kevin had cinnamon toast and Alexis had a hard boiled egg and some toast. I started the wash at 6:15 this morning, so now after this post I will check that. I need to vacuum everything down again and go through her hair with a comb (Everyday)

Tomorrow I am going to dedicate part of the day to baking~~~~I have not been able to do really any sort of baking all week. So in between laundry I am going to do some baking. Wash and Clean on Friday and Bake on Saturday! It has been quite lovely outside, the kids have enjoyed running in the fresh warm air~~~Little Kevin is so fun to watch as he explores everything. He was waiving and saying hi to a bug...LOL.

Tony has guitar lessons today, he has been going for awhile. He was taking guitar in School, but it was not challenging. He can hear a song and then play it, it is really quite amazing!

Last night for dinner we had Nachos for dinner. Tonight, will be chicken. I have some nice chicken thighs defrosting.

When ever I make dinner, I try and make things that compliment each other. I am sure you all do the same. An example would be: If I make Spaghetti, I will make spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread and a salad. If I make a steak, it would be steak, baked potato a steamed veggie and a salad. If I make pork chops, a starch ( mac and cheese, steamed rice, potatoes, etc) a steamed veggie and a salad. I like to make a meat/poultry/fish with a starch, cooked veggie and a salad. If I make nachos, it's just nachos, all the lettuce and tomatoes are all on the nachos, so we skip the salad. Also, I would not serve a dinner roll with Nachos, but I would serve a dinner roll with the steak dinner:)

Have an awesome Friday!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Here We Go Again.....

YEP!!!! Lice has made it's way into my home, once again. A neighbor called me yesterday and said she had found lice on her little girl~~~I check Alexis and sure enough, those little buggers were there too! Then my friend next door, I told her and yep, her daughter too. I washed my daughters hair, combed it, picked it, etc~~Washed bedding. I am doing all the vacuuming and washing again now this morning~~~So, you all know what I will be doing for the next 10 days!
Have a great Wednesday everyone.
Dinner will most likely be pork chops:)

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Remember in December my friend who was down on her luck was staying with me. Well, she was here for 5 months and moved out this past week. She had lost her husband, her home and her job, and was about to lose her car~~~~Well, I am hoping and praying she can make it, but I told her she can always come back if she needs more time. The day after she left, I had left the house to wish another friend a Happy Birthday, I come home and she is sitting in my kitchen, she said she came by, because she missed me~~~I told her she could come by any time, my door is always open. She wasn't the perfect house guest, but she was/is my friend., I have spent the past two days getting the room she stayed in back in order.

Here are a few pictures of Kevin's birthday, he turned two:)

Tonight's dinner will be Baked Chicken, Fresh Corn on the Cobb, Fried Rice and a Green Salad:) Have a wonderful day, and thank you for visiting!

Monday, May 04, 2009

New Posts Coming...

It has been a busy fewe days posts coming....:)