Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Post Christmas

We survived another year... I think. Overall it was a great Christmas. However, hubby and oldest daughter were sick with the stomach bug that has been going around...
Our inlaws were down from NH but unfortunately had to leave early cause of the snow that was headed to New England... boo hoo... but it was great to see them for a couple of days anyway.

Wanted to share some pics of Christmas morning. Holy Cow you should have seen the pile o gifts under the tree. We keep trying to simplify each year but somehow it doesnt seem to happen. I should enjoy while they last... kids will only be kids for a little while.
Here goes... enjoy

Mom and sick girl

Merry Post Christmas yall....

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, Blessed Day

With all the excitement of friends and family, I am eternally grateful that I am loved... I am blessed to have beautiful healthy children and a wonderful husband...
Most of all... Christ is Lord and gave the most beautiful gift of all.....
God Bless you all....


Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Monday

WOW 5 days till Christmas!!! Where did the year go? Not sure we are going to have a WHITE Christmas.. but you dont hear me complaining at alll... NOOOOO SNNNOOOOWWWWW.....

Wanted to share a new addition to my snowman collection and my weekend project...
Now I loveeee snowmen.... Primitive, modern, fat, thin, I like'em all... So here is one we picked up on out trip to NJ to see a friend of ours...
Isnt he a cutie? Will have to put a candle in him and see how he glows... Will try to remember to take a pic of that too...

Now my weekend project was a fun one.. I had little elves as helpers so it did not go quickly but was entertaining.... I'm a semi soap maker (meaning I do it periodically and only do melt/pour) I hope to graduate to cold method soon... but for this adventure.... Here we are:

Very cute... my elves were amazed that I could make glad I can still amaze someone!!!

Stay warm folks!
Hugs and Blessings

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday Wonder

Today I am off work and just hanging out with my hubby before he goes to work. We dont currently get to see each other much during the week, so we are gonna do a bit of Christmas shopping and have lunch together before he goes to work.

Took a pic of the tree, however Its a bit dark.. but thought I would share anyway....

Also want to post a picture of my girls... now kids will be kids and despite the 6 yr age difference they get along soooo lovingly... or not! The night of the Cabaret my 16yo was so filled with good will and good spirits....
Enjoy folks.... doesnt happen very often...
Also thought I'd add a pic of my hubby and I. We were visiting friends out near Pittsburgh and had a great time!!! Ignore the face I was making... the sun was killing me...

Thats the quick Wednesday update... Hope you have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holy Moly

Couple of dear friends and relatives asked me why I hadn't blogged in awhile... (somebody does read this?) so I figured I'd better get a move on...
Getting closer and closer to Christmas and I am in the spirit!! Tree is up and decorated, MOST of the Christmas gifts are bought, some are even wrapped and under the tree!
Today is a cold winters day, cold rain, blustry.... so what does that mean??? COOKING AND BAKING.

Planning on a huge pot o soup.. my hamburger soup...
1lb ground beef or turkey, well seasoned
1 can carrots
1 can of corn
1bag of noodles
chicken/beef broth
add any other spices or ingredients that sound good
Mix all together and allow to simmer.... ymmmm quick simple and warm in the tummy

Am also planning on baking some cookies. I wish my outer Betty Crocker was as good as my inner one... I have great cookie plans and hope they turn out well....

Will have to post some  pics soon of our tree.... Love to sit by the tree and just watch the lights.... very relaxing.
Hope all are well!!
See ya soon..
Be Blessed

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Long Hot Summer

Wow, it's been forever since I posted anything, but living life to its fullest. We've been doing lots of riding this summer which gives me and the hubby some alone time without the kids and some adult time when we go to group events.
I must say I am very happy hubby decided to get another bike!
The event we attended last night was in MD for the Hometown Hero's organization. They had two of our wounded vets there who were gracious enough to be the spokepersons for the event. Hopefully they raised lots of money for this very worthy cause.
Here is a pic of just the IO guys and a few sponsors and our spokepersons. Several folks had already left so the group is actually a bit smaller and did not include us ladies or the motorcycle support folks. Sorry the quality is not great... but we had a great turnout!Here are a couple of us as well... 

All in all it was a great day... Weather was perfect for riding and the leather coming home last night really felt good!!
Would like everyone to keep in mind our group is sponsoring a Cancer Ride Oct 10th. It a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. All the bikes are donating $10 a bike. In addition we are accepting addtional donations as well and those names will be written on a poster board and we will ride in memory of or support of whomever you choose.... If you would like to dontate, let me know... if not, just pray for good weather and a good turnout!!
Well, thats it for me right now folks! Off to do some additional riding before the weather gets cold and I will start crafting again!
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Well Hello There

I figured I'd better check in before I forget I even exist. Life is full and busy, which is a good think.
Dear Hubby is home, off the road and we are all very happy. He has taken a 3-11 Monday thru Friday and an occasional saturday. I hope it turns out to be as good as they are saying it is... We sure could use the break.

My oldest is going to her dad's for 2 weeks. They are already trying to talk her into coming to live with them, but she is my girl, my mama's girl and she won't go. Not that I would let her

My baby girl is going to her Noonie's for a week. They get some 1:1 time and mommy and daddy get a break.I'm happy they get to spend some time together this summer. Will be good for her.

Work is going well... if you remember (or not), I left my old company for a new one... We have had some folks who have left or are leaving but for the most part I am not sorry to see them go. One was just cancerous and told numerous lies about me and my boss before and after we came to the company. All the stories are coming to light and its just amazing....
So hopefully, possibly, maybe... some re-organization is going to go on and I maybe getting the managers position. I hope so... I feel like I am doing that level of work now, or I'm

So... with the Motorcycle club, we have been spending time with them and getting to know other folks... Its a lot of fun and this is the perfect time of year to ride. So we are really enjoying the fun and hope to continue to some time to come....

Thats me in a nutshell.. I could go all philosophical on here or crafty (which I have not been lately), but for now will just say good-bye.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Have been doing lots of thinking about family lately...Family means a lot more than just blood relatives. Family means anyone you have let into your heart and soul. It means being there for one another no questions asked. It means smacking you upside the head when you screw up (not physically) but still being beside you to help you thru.

I have blood family... fewer and fewer and I dont hear from most of them anymore... but I love them and know they love me...
I have my married family.. who have opened their hearts, homes and shared their lives with me as well...

And I my friends family... just a few... but people I love to spend time with and cherish.

I am blessed... some are alone by circumstance or by choice, but I just have to pick up the phone for any of my family to talk with me, to listen to me vent... to share my joy.

So you are you are part of my blood family, friend family or marriage family... I Love You all.. .and truely cherish each of you.

And if I dont have a pic of you... Send me one...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Where does the time go?

What a weekend! It certainly was very busy. Had about 15 people over for our Summer Celebration... aka Sean and Riley's birthday party and Father's Day. Although it was very hot, we cooked out, spent most of the day indoors but everyone enjoyed getting to know each other better and eating... Some of the folks had not seen our house so we were giving the grand tour for them.

After the cookout our friends stayed and the new Iron Order Motorcycle club - the Gearheads Crew was born. Dave the president "patched in" both Sean and our other friend Damian. So we now have a President, VP and Business Manager.

Sunday was a riding day for sure... we left here on the bike about 7:30 and  headed out... at one point we had 6 bikes with 10 people.. Beautiful day to ride.

Hubby bought my vest for when us girls join the group as a "maiden".... it was a pre worn vest obviously by  a Maiden because you could tell where the patches were on previously.... too funny!
Here is a pic of us on the bike

What a great day!!!
Short and sweet for me... Till next time folks.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Whats good to eat?

Happy Sunday everyone, I figured I'd better write before folks think I died... lol

Was craving some pizza the other day and really didnt want to eat a huge amount of carbs... just makes me crave more... sooooo found website with THE BEST low carb pizza crust...

Now before you curl up your nose at this creation.. I'd have to say... just try it... I gave it to my 8yo and she had NO idea what it was made of until after she ate 1/2 the pizza and I told her what it was....

Here's the recipe ...

1 cup of riced cauliflower... (steamed/cooked and chopped up to "rice-like" consistency)
1 cup of mozzarella cheese
1 egg
pizza spices (oregano, garlic,
Mix it all up... put it on a welllllll greased cookie sheet/pizza pan ( I made 2 pan sized pizzas)... pretty thin in the middle... a bit thicker on the outside..
400 degrees for 12 minutes or so... (think I baked mine a bit longer and had to flip it to get it to brown on both sides)

When its done, cool for 5 then add your pizza sauce, cheese and other toppings.
Here is the final result, I ended up having to eat it with a fork but holy moly was it ever good.....

Till next time.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday all, once again I made it thru another week... I dont even know how... GEEZ what a week.
This week was hell on the truck... I ran and ran and ran....
Riley had to go to the orthodontist, softball game, kids friend house, pcp and eye doctor.

Riley had a clear something stuck in her cornea and so we spent some quality time at the eye dr place... And we gotta go back this week for a checkup to make sure all is well. Her vision is still a bit blurry but is getting better every day.

Last night we went to a biker party with some friends... now dont freak out folks.. these are NOT the Hells Angels, lets cause trouble and raise hell type.
These are law abiding, good ole boys who want to be part of a brotherhood and have a good time. We are law abiding folks who just like to be a part of something. We have police, truck drivers, hard working men... No felons or law breakers allowed...
And it was fun. This was an event that we could even take the kids too.. Just a lot of food, drinks, Bikes bikes and more bikes and some fun...

This week, I hope to get things setted a bit... Still gonna do some running, but we are planning my dd2's birthday bash (for the adults~ the kid part comes later) and getting ready for that.

Thats about it for now.
Hang in there.
Be Blessed

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I am wishing all of my blogger friends a wonderful Memorial Day. I am truely thankful for all the military friends and family who have served, are currently serving and will serve in the future. I have true respect for all of those whose truely sacrifice for our freedoms. One of my youngest memories is of looking at my dads old army pictures when he served, and my uncles... Then I grew up to marry an Air Force man whose brother served in the Navy and whose son is now in the Army.
Now my current husband was in the Army briefly but has cousins and relatives who have served and are currently serving. I have close friends who are currently serving and its almost as hard on the family as it is on our servicemen as well. I have huge respect for you as well.
I hope no one takes our freedoms lightly. Make yourself part of America, Vote, listen to the news, get involved. This is OUR country. Let's defend and make America a proud place to live, not subservient to the world. These colors dont run... .and if you dont like them... GO HOME..... you are not wanted here!!
Okay.. .off my soapbox now...

Yesterday was a great day. The weather was perfect and the family was together. We took our girls to Eastern State Pennitenary to visit. Now if any of you like Ghost Hunters you will know this prison was featured here... We didnt see any ghosts but some fantastic architechure and had a really good time. Here are just a couple pics.
Have a blessed weekend.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Well I knew it couldnt last forever

As we were leaving last night for Riley's open house (which was REALLY cute BTW), I start hearing, thump thump thump from my tahoe
..... So I pull over, Have Melissa check under the truck
Cause I am just sure I am dragging something foreign down the road with me... Nope the coast is clear... but Im still hearing Thump thump thump... What the heck? Now of course you MUST know that I am 3 payments away from owning the big green beast outright... and of course there is something that is going to happen when you are this close to full ownership... So I called my trusty mechanic (AKA... My husband Sean) and did the car noises over the phone to the tune of 100's of talking parents before the show.... Nope, he cant figure it out by my oh so accurate description.(??) So we make it home... thumping all the way (sounds like a bad christmas song).. get a shower... get settled and start watching Glee (I've officially become a Gleek), when my mechanic calls and says... "Come get me... I want to look at the truck"... now how fortunate is it that he just HAPPENED to be at the truck stop for an overnight and not out on the road.... So I trek off to pick him up... and after a thorough evaluation of the patient... diagnosis.... "bad wheel bearing"... Whew... something fixable.. I'm bracing myself for something really bad like.. transmission... something really expensive... but it the whole scheme of car repairs... this one isnt gonna be too awful... So hubby is going to call the shop tomorrow for me as this is something he cant fix in the driveway this weekend (yes he will be home) and we hope they can get it in quickly. But until then... I get to drive the wooo hoooo... (And no  honey I will NOT leave any trash in it).. he loves that car more than me... So for the next few days I will be a hot mama!!
See ya on the road....

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Its Sunday Again

Seems they come along way too soon don't they? Well, I survived the weekend and it was a pretty good one. Hubby was home for Saturday... unexpectedly, so that was a nice surprise. It wasnt the whole weekend but we will take what we can get.

FINALLY..... went and got some patio furniture. We hope to be able to see family and friends (hint hint) this summer and do some grilling out, sitting outside with some coffee, tea, something and enjoying the summer. So here is what I picked out a nice set.... still needs an umbrella but that will be coming soon.

So Come on over and sit a spell.... the housework can wait (though I did get Rileys room cleaned ~~ holy cow that was 2 hours alone, and got a couple of carpets cleaned)

Now back to work.... Leave me a message and tell me what your patio/deck means to you... Its my rest stop, my outdoor room, my window in the wind.

Be Blessed

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Sunday

Sundays are supposed to be a day of rest... but I dont see that happening. Most of the house is presentable but there is still laundry to be done and the usual stuff... darn those kids for wanting

Today I am going to hit our local fleamarket, it covers a couple of acres and there is all kinds of "stuff" to look at. Some times there are lots of treasures, other times its just a looking expedition... so we shall see.

What I am really looking for is something to complete an Amelia Earhart costume. Riley has to dress up as this person for her school project. We have a leather jacket, we have jeans, and goggles... Im really trying to locate an aviators cap... or something close... On the back of her jacket I will tape something with her name on it so they know who she is supposed to be... Will post pics when I get her done.

Other than that, Ive been battling my body. Woke up once this week with a sore neck, woke up this morning with a sore shoulder. Not sure what I've been dreaming about but man Im wrestling with something.
And the dreaded weight is up..... and I think I found the culprit. I have been hooked on Flax Seeds lately... I just take a mouthful and chomp away... I like the taste and the fiber is good too... BUT I looked up the label info last night and about had a heart attack... one cup of these babies has 865 calories and 65 grams of fat...OMG... between a mouthful here and a mouthful there... I bet I eat a cup.. SO... beginning today... There will be a DRASTIC reduction in my consumption.... a teaspoon in my yogurt... and thats IT...


Anyway... off the enjoy the day... Please do the same.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day Eve

First and Foremost... to all you mothers, mothers to be and mothers of those wonderful 4 legged friends HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.
Its amazing the amount of things we get into for our children.

This has been another crazy week... 2 softball games, piano practice, piano recital. Hubby did make it home so that was wonderful!

Not done a whole lot craft wise this week with all the family stuff we have been doing but as you may or may not remember we just bought this house in August, so I am having a wonderful time seeing what has been blooming in my yard.. Thus far we have had daffodils, bleeding hearts, ornamental grasses, tulips and now ....
iris'... I was just admiring a neighbors whose iris' were purple bottoms and white tops.. and hoping mine there that color.... they aren't but... Here they are!!
Purple... yes, but not quite like the neighbors... alsosorry the pic is not the best... but I also have white ones... I may have other colors.... all remains to be seen..... I will keep you posted...

Still havent painted my cheesebox... but I will get there eventually...

Blessings all

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Magic

Good Morning friends, just realized what a slacker Ive been lately... no posts in over a week! GASP! Guess I was busy with life.
Last weekend I went to a community yardsale near my house and came away with some treasures... mostly for Riley, but I did have one find I wanted to share with you.
I fount the great cheesebox for $5 dollars. Let me tell you I was excited. There is soooo much potential in this thing and I think I know what I am going to do with it.... keep watching folks!!. OR send me your suggesions... keep in mind my house is blue with lots of colonial blues in it.... I know what I'm planning but I'm open to suggestion.

Also, later in the week, I had a day off before my new job started so I went to a couple of the local Goodwill's here and found these:The jars and bottle I will put bath salts in and the scoop? WHO KNOWS.... I did find a couple of old shutters up in the corner of the attic, so I see a future craft brewing!

2 softball games this week, piano lessons, piano recital, hubby will be home this week so very busy week to come!

I know we are getting closer to Mother's Day. So if your mother is still with you... please do something nice for her. If she is not, light a candle in her memory and send a prayer to heaven. I am blessed with a wonderful mother in law who is like a second mom to me... so Dee if you are reading this... watch your mail!!! Nuff said.

Take care all....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Whew its Friday

WOW what a busy week. Softball games started this week... two back to back and we are Worn Out!!! Melissa got her Beauty and the Beast DVD and Im singing all of those songs in my head again. Im kinda disappointed in the quality of the DVD for what we paid for it.. but its my baby's high school acting debut so... I will deal with it!!!

Here's a pic of my little player... Gotta love those freckles across her face... She's a great 1st baseman... They played will and cheered each other on... Great team this year...

Hard to see in this one, but her hair is in a ponytail. Otherwise she wouldn't look like a This is the first year we have had pants for softball, other years it was shorts....
She is #7 this year!!! Mama will have no voice after the games.. Gott yell for Miss Riley dontcha know!!

Ewww sorry this is so bad... but whoever took it has a bad camera... Meliss is in the center... hold ing basket (green dress.. behind the girl in the red skirt). I will see if I can find some better pics and give Miss Hollywood her shout out as well!!!

Thats all my craftiness for the day!
Be Blessed

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Silly Sunday

Quite the chilly morning here in south central PA, but warmer weather is on the way... I hope... I am sitting here trying to talk my 8 yo dd into going to the flea market with me. Doesnt even matter if I buy anything. I just like to go and "window" shop.

Wanted to catch you up on my bath salts. I found the recipe online and decided to try it. Its a mixture of epsom salt, sea salt, table salt and some peppermint essential oil and pink coloring... (its like a peppermint candy). I mixed it allll up and let it sit for 24 hours and put them in really cute jars. Now I need to spice up the jars a bit with some jute or raffia and some prim fabric (gotta find some) and they they will be complete. This stuff smells SOOOOO good!!!
Sorry for the quality of  the pic. I am working from a cell phone camera here and some baddddd lighting!

Thats my fun for today. I need to get off here and do allllll the stuff I didnt do yesterday as I was freezing at softball practice and spending time with hubby before he went back on the road. Now I gotta get allll that cleaning done (yuck)... Why oh Why couldnt I win the lottery so I could hire someone to clean for me???

Have a great day everyone
Be Blessed

Monday, April 12, 2010

Makeover Monday

Well, I didnt really make over much of anything, but the name is catchy and I have stuff to show you. I wrote last about all the shopping I did and wanted to share some of my bounty... I found

at our local flea market... Its adorable and if I had lots of money and a way to carry all of it... I'd have brought home a dozen, all shapes and sizes.
I also found
which I will hang somewhere.

Now I needed some decoration for my front doors.. So I found 2 beautiful blue baskets and added white flowers and maroon stuff... here it is close up.The baskets are actually a bit darker than what they show. I love them! And I can change the flowers with the seasons if I want.I need to buy some spray sealant and seal the baskets so the weather doesnt destroy them.
I founds a couple of other treasures too.... a basket with an old spoon and rolling pin. I need to figure out what to paint it, a littel shelf for my bathroom and some cute jars for my bath salts... I will show those off in another post... gotta get some stuff done around here!!!.

Be Blessed

Thursday, April 8, 2010

When it Rains....

You see a double rainbow!

Busy, scary, exciting day here. I had  my second interview for a new position. It went very well and I hope to hear from their HR on Monday... if the $$ is there... I'm going.

Came home from work and decided to take the dogs for a walk before I started dinner... Got almost home and there was a black/white pittbull that flew off a neigbors porch after my dog. I literally hung Kennedy in the air to keep her away from her... and she went after Cooper. Now my 100 lb dog is a weinie when it comes to big ish dogs.. so he was trying to get away from her as she is growling and snapping at him. His owner was tryng to grab her, I was trying to grab mine as he pulled out of his collar trying to get away from her.... I told her the next time I see that dog without a leash I was calling the police. Thank God, neither of my dogs were hurt (scared), and Thank God that my youngest daughter was not outside with me.... but it scared me pretty bad....

Im working on a couple projects this weekend ( I took tomorrow off work), gonna melt some beeswax, hit the goodwill stores, buy some fake flowers to put in two blue baskets to hang on my front doors... Will post a pic when they are all done...
I fell like this week just got away from me.!!

Take care...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Day or Two Later

Man O Man, what a computer virus can do... been working on my puter for the last couple of days...

First things First.... Winner of my Soapy Sunday Giveaway is...... Angie over at Berry Homespun Primitives!!! Congratulations Angie,... please send me your cotact info and I will send you your SOAP!

Am working on locating boxes for all those others that I promised soap as well... I havent forgotten!

Hubby made it home for Easter so between that and the BEAUTIFUL weather it was a very nice weekend. Now back to work and reality. I had a presentation yesterday and today I have meetings with our vendor.... allllll morning..... Joy Joy... At least the people are nice.
I found another surprise out in the community.... Found a lady who was selling her candle and soap supplies and some raw beeswax... Soooo I went to pick it up! 9 ..... 5 gallon tubs of raw beeswax... yes I said it.... 9... some full, some half full.... Smells so sweet.. so sometime this week (prob this weekend as we have piano, softball etc) I will be melting beeswax to get rid of all the girl and garbage in it... and will have some pure wax for candles or whatever!! hmmm... may try to sell some of it as well...
Well folks.... thats it for me... Gotta go put on my meeting suit and play nice in the corporate sandbox.

Have a great day all.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wacky Wednesday

Happy Birthday Eve to me... What a day. Got to work and was immediately told that 82 people were being let go.... Keep it quiet.. but be ready for the fallout.. be there for your staff. None of my folks were cut but some of their friends in other departments were.
Very sad. Some have been there for 10+ years, others started about the same time I did. I dont think this company has ever had layoffs before... very telling about the state of the economy.

Well, I guess no one is interested in my soap giveaway... Woo hoo for the 4 of you who signed up!!! You have a 25% chance of winning.

Am looking forward to the weekend. Weather is supposed to be just beautiful and I hope to get out in the sun and enjoy... and hope you do the same!!!

Have a great night.
Be Blessed

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Soapy Sunday Giveaway

Happy Sunday! As promised I am doing a soap giveaway for Easter.... I will be drawing the random winner on Easter Sunday and will mail it out soon thereafter. I found some Shea butter yesterday, so I will be sending a green shea butter bar, pink shea butter bar, dark pink glycerin bar and 7 seashell soaps (glycerin). I love these soaps and love to give them away as well. I am working on some new "flavors" and trying new recipes so who knows what kinds of creations I will make.

I am soon sending my MIL/SIL a soap care package and cant forget my sister or cousin..... Im slow so bare with me....

Rules for this giveaway are as follows:

1. You must be a follower of this blog... If you aren't already, nows the time to sign up and leave me a lovely note.
2. Must live in the USA... sorry folks.. shipping is brutal.
3. Must leave a message on this post only.
4. If you repost on your blog, I will give you a second entry.
5. Sit back and relax and I will draw a winner on Sunday April 4th.

Have a great day folks.
Be blessed

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Good Saturday Morning, Ahhh the weekend. Sure wish it would go as slowly as the week does...
Work is frustrating. My current boss resigned and we found out in my unit how the reporting is going to go. Logical step would be to make me the manager as I am second in command and have been involved in all the projects with my boss.... but..... NOOOOOOO not gonna do it that way. We get to report (temporarily) to another units manager, who knows nothing about my unit. And they are going to post the position... I can apply for it if I want to... but like a friend told me, if they wanted me in that position, I would be there by now. And after the meetigng yesterday, it is very clear, I will never be manager of my unit. Therefore, there is no advancement in this company for me. Despite my 7 years of supervisory/managerial experience, I am still not good enough.
So job hunting it is. Found 2 positions that I will be applying for this weekend. Cross your fingers for me!

So... as the weather is gonna be sunny and cool, I decided it was a good weekend for some chicken noodle soup. A family favorite in this house.... Now I have some chickend stock, but am going to add a can of this and a can of that.... If you are watching your sodium, use low sodium and rinse the rest
                            2 cans chick broth
                            2 cans diced chicken
                            1 can corn
                            1 can carrots
                            1 can green beans
                            1 large package of egg noodles
Bring your chicken stock, veggies to a low boil, add the noodles and simmer till done. This soup is better the longer it simmers... Add any spices you wish... I personally use some Mrs Dash....

Doesnt that look yummy!!!! Will hit the spot this evening when the temps start to drop!!!!



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wake Up Wednesday

Good morning to you all!!! My cold is still hanging on for dear life and I feel like a truck ran over me... therefore... no candle making, no soaping, no nuttin. I'm doing good to get to and from work and feed the children!!! I promise I will get there soon!
I am still having my Easter Giveaway, so will post about that very soon.

Wanted to give a shout out to my sister Mary. She took the plunge and created a blog.
Now she is crafty like my cousin Donna over at One Country Girl and darn it all... I didnt get the crafty gene at all!!! But,... Hoping to get some new ideas for my house as well.
She has posted some of her decorations and I am thinking I need to be painting some jars... check out her blog and you will see what I mean.

Short and sweet... I need cold meds so Im off...

Keep me in your prayers... My boss and resigned to take a new position and its up in the air as to who we will report to!!!

Mary;s website is.

Take care all

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Spring

In light of the fact that spring is just around the corner... on the calendar.... I have decided to post Spring pics of two of my favorite places.... It was sooo warm outside and sunny today... I LOVED IT. I cant wait to take pics of what pops up in my yard in the next couple of weeks... I have seen green peeping thru but as we just bought the house in August... not sure what surprises I may be in store for.

So... my two favorite spring places are....... Washington DC... Can you say Cherry Blossoms?? Except now that I look at it.. this pic might be dogwood... lol... (ok.. pretend people) and my mostest favoritest spring place is Texas... OMG the wildflowers down there are GORGEOUS....

Just something about that color just settles me.

So there you are.... Short and  sweet and just a touch of color... Now get out there and ENJOY THAT SUN!!!

Until we meet again,

Monday, March 15, 2010

Manic Monday!

Where did the weekend go?? Super busy with Melissa's play. The kids did a wonderful job. I'm so proud of them. Each night the play was sold out so hopefully they raised lots of money. I know the concessions I worked sold out both nights... Thats a good thing! I hope you can see these pics they are really cute...
We has kids come from several counties away to see our musical.
Anyway, short posting today... Hope to get back to my regularly scheduled programming soon!!
I hope to be posting my Spring/East Soap Giveaway very very soon... So keep watching!!