Thursday, March 30, 2023


This Lemon Oil from Young Living is becoming one of my most favorite oils.  The benefits and uses are endless.  Whod doesn't love lemon???

Lemon essential oil is an excellent resource for removing even the most stubborn of stickers. 

SUGGESTED USES: Diffuse Lemon to neutralize unwanted odors and fill your space with its uplifting and refreshing aroma. 
Add it to your floor, window, or multisurface cleaning solutions for a boost of aroma and cleaning power. 
Add it to dishwashing detergent to help clean and deodorize your dishwasher. Add Lemon Vitality to a tall glass of cold water for a fresh, antioxidant-infused drink to start your day.* 
Add 1–2 drops of Lemon Vitality to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily for immune support and healthy weight management.* 

ABOUT: Originally native to Asia, the lemon tree wasn’t common in Europe until the 16th century. It is part of the evergreen family and reaches a height of about 20 feet. Lemon essential oil is known for its cleansing properties, and it is widely used in skin care and home cleaning solutions for these benefits. Its fresh, zesty aroma also makes it an important top note in perfumes, as well as an effective odor neutralizer when diffused. Lemon Vitality™ essential oil has a fresh, citrusy flavor and provides immune support and antioxidant properties when taken internally.* Lemon and Lemon Vitality are the same essential oil. 

 Has a fresh, zesty, citrus aroma 
 Helps neutralize unwanted odors 
 Removes sticky adhesives and residues from non-porous surfaces 
 May support the immune system when taken internally*
 Contains antioxidants*

Monday, March 27, 2023

Monday, Monday!!

My favorite day of the week is Monday!
Everything seems fresh and new and ready to start again.

A little grocery shopping,
Menu Planning,
homemaking at it's finest.
Loving my family and making memories.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Dinner at Longhorns.

They have the best coffee!

After the appetizer, I always forget to take pictures of the main courses  

These appetizers though were fabulous!!!!


Great night out with my family  


Monday, March 20, 2023

Roasted Chicken


Roasted Chicken:

4 bone in chicken thighs with drumstick and skin

4 garlic cloves minced and rubbed all over the chicken with olive oil, get it under and in-between the skin and chicken.  Get it rubbed all over.
Then sprinkle pepper and I also generously sprinkled the Pioneer Woman's Anything Goes Spice all over the chicken too...rubbed everything inside of the skin and out.
 Bake in a greased casserole dish in a 350' oven for about 45 minutes or until done.

I served this delightful chicken dinner with rice a roni.  You can totally make homemade rice a it.  So much healthier.  I also served it with steamed mixed veggies..and some garlic bread..yummy~!!

I will do a post about homemade rice a roni.  It is actually fun to make.

Golden brown

This roasted chicken dinner can be served in winter as a wonderful winter comfort plate, or in summer as a light tasty summer dish.  The side dishes can be anything, you can steam peas or corn on the cobb and served with mashed potatoes or pasta salad.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

37 Degrees at 12:30


It is cold!!!!

My hands froze going to church today....I didn't think to grab my gloves.

C'mom summer!!!!

Friday, March 17, 2023


During my visit to California, we stopped at the Golden Corral in California.  On their walls they had recipes of the food my husband loves.  These recipes will be going on my weekly plan for next week...super excited.  It is the little things!!!
You are welcome to copy these recipes too!!
If anyone has a tried and true fried chicken recipe that is a Golden corral recipe, I would love to have it, please!


Thursday, March 16, 2023

Thieves Laundry Soap

 I made some launder detergent that I feel really good about using.  Clean ingredients. It is from Young Living!

I used a 25 oz. bottle and put 7.5 oz. of Thieves laundry Soap, 1 ½ capfuls of Thieves Household cleaner about 10-20 drops of lavender oil or any oil of your choice and then I filled it with distilled water.  I made the label with my cricut paper and printer..  I used a glass bottle that was an old coffee syrup bottle...I think I made a beautiful laundry soap and laundry soap container.  If you would like to learn more, my link to the website is right in my side bar...…➡

Thieves is sooooo wonderful.  It smells like heaven!!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

My Dad!

 Last week, I traveled across the country to California, on a mission to see my Dad!!  I had tried several times and and spent thousands of dollars to see him.  Each time, the flight was canceled, things were changed because of the pan dem ic. I wasn't taking any chances, I told no one of my mission and I was going to get to California if it was the last thing I did!!!  I did, I did it!!!  I saw my Dad!!  My dad is in his 80's and I missed him dearly.  We talk on the phone regularly, almost everyday.  He is my rock, my father and my confidante.  He is getting older and his mind is not what it used to be, but if there is one thing he remembers is, I am Julie, I am his daughter and he loves me...I also happen to be his favorite as he has always told me.....his favorite person...tee hee!!! I got a huge hug as I left, and he told me he loved me, tears easily flowed from my eyes as I drove away.  The next day, when I was back home in Georgia, I called him and he said, you are my daughter and I love you.  Hearing my father tell me he loves me is so very special to me.  I will miss those words one day.  My father raised me since I was a young girl and I owe him so much.  He is with his wife and a nurse comes over during the week to make sure he is doing well and helps bathe him.  I know this is so hard on my father and if he ever wanted to be here with me, I would have in a heartbeat.  For now, he is with his wife and things are okay.

On my side, I just have my father and he is enough.  

You never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory....

Monday, March 06, 2023

Weekly Menu Plan!




Meatballs and Italian Sausage

Roasted Asparagus

Mozzarella sticks

Garlic Bread
Cesar Salad

Blueberry Pie

Pork Chops
French Fries

Steamed Broccoli
Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Sourdough Beef Skillet

Mashed Potatoes

Green salad

Chicken Bwak Bwak

Steamed veggies

Garlic cheese Bread



Green Beans



Family Fun Night

Takeout or leftovers

Friday, March 03, 2023

This and That

Cookie Recipe

I made chocolate chip cookies and this is the recipe I used! I may or may not have added an extra cup of chocolate chips....tee hee!

 My tomatoes sprouted and I was so happy!!

This has been a busy but great week.  I love busy, productive weeks, they make me happy and keep my mind in a positive direction.

When I am busy, I don't think of things that have happened in our life that we would like to forget.  I know we all have chapters in our life, some happy, some sad, and some meh'.....I have noticed that when I keep busy, it keeps me in a positive and optimistic state of mind.

I am reading the book, ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear, and boy, is it a good one!!!

Quote from the book: "Your habits shape your identity, and your identity shapes your habits!"

If your habits result in something positive, you will most likely continue them.  Drop the habits that result negatively in your life!!

Have a happy Friday my lovely readers and be happy, the rest will follow.
You my love, are not broken :)

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Plants, Plants, Plants!

I am sharing picture of all things plant related so i can see the progression from now until the end of summer or when ever...tee hee.

My cute little froggie.

This is a stinky tree, but it is so pretty.  I am really excited for all things spring and summer.  I am going to do some tilling to make the dirt and pliable.  I am going to plant all the things and try and grow all the things.

Jonquils or Daffodils?

Do you see the baby Jalapeno? 

I hope this spring brings you all happiness.  This has been quite a year for us....I am glad for things to be new again.  It is a beautiful feeling and the sun being out, makes everything a little bit better.

UH OH!!!
I need to refresh the bird seed......they picked all the good stuff


This is my bee house....for all things to make a nice and cozy home with :)

This sunflower's name is Maurice :)

Thank you for visiting here with me today.  I hope you enjoyed my posts here.  This is my online journal and I am so happy to share it with you all.  My how we have grown though almost two decades of blogging, right??

Here is a little video I made about the plants here.  It is fun!
Take a peak ⤵