Saturday, December 19, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gifts.

I am super busy today. I am making some homemade Christmas gifts.. Well goodie boxes.
So far the Turtles are done and ready to be packed.
Now I am whipping up the Oreo Truffles, then the fudge and then the peanut brittle. I am gifting these to "My Boys"..
I know they will love and appreciate the goodie boxes and I know I don't have a bunch of money to buy other things.
They are also all coming for dinner on Monday night. Beef and Noodles.. can't wait it will be great fun.
Have fun everyone!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A visitor

Last night one of my Daycare Mom's came to pick up her son. She walked in with the most adorable little visitor. Her new puppy.. Isn't she just adorable..
I would tell you her name but I don't know how to spell it.. It is Sweetie in Spanish. She honestly is a Sweetie.. I told her mommy no bringing puppies to my house. It gives me the fever. I don't want or need another dog.... but oh my, my that face could make me want one quick.

Just adorable!!

Gingerbread House

I bought a Gingerbread House Kit at Walmart recenty. It was made by Wilton. I liked it because the House was actually already put together the kids and I just had to decorate it. This is what it looked like out of the box. It came with a few assorted candies, Gumdrops, and little round candy balls. We added some leftover candy and cookies.
The Daycare kiddos loved doing this project.
The Candy Corn and little Oreos left from Halloween worked perfectly.
The Wilton set was really nice except I had a problem with the icing which was included. You were supposed to add water and it was supposed to be as thick as toothpaste.
Didn't work. Thank goodness my sister stopped by and saw the mess we were making. She ran to her house and got us some good ole Pillsbury frosting. Worked beautifully.

These kits are very reasonably priced at only $10.00.
They have several other kits available.
Check them out on your next trip to Walmart..
PS... does anyone else call it Wally World???

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The best time of day 9:30 am.

I love 9:30a.m. It is my favorite time of the day... Why you ask... Well see my TV below. See that picture. That Picture can make 4 Daycare Boys sit still..See, They won't move. They will be frozen in front of Dinosaur Train for 30 minutes.
Its Wonderful.

Ok.. gotta go, while they sit still I can unload the dishwasher, Throw in a load of laundry. Take the dog out. Mop the kitchen floor and possibly clean both bathrooms.
Love Dinosaur Train!!!
Thank you Dinosaur Train!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos???

Have you tried these yet??? What you haven't!! Okay do yourself a favor and go out and get a bag. They are so delicious. They are a little bit Spicy. (My dog who eats everything wouldn't eat them) But yet they are Sweet and the Chili.. YUmmy!!
I am having some with my dinner tonight, BBQ pork Sandwich and these Awesome Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos in the pretty purple bag. No I didn't get these free, No Doritos didn't ask me to talk about them.. I figure its my blog and if I want to tell you to run and buy Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos I will...
Enjoy!!! I know I am...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Favorite Things Temptations!

I Love to Cook...
Love to...
I don't cook fancy dishes.
I make things like,
Lasagna, Beef and Noodles, Roast, Spaghetti, Mac and Cheese, Just the usual dishes.
One of the reasons I love to cook is My Temptations...
Do you have any? If not I want you to TRUST me.. Buy some. You will thank me.
They make cooking easy. You can take your Temp-Tations from the Freezer to the Table to the Oven to the Dishwasher.. That's right they are Dishwasher safe. You won't need the Dishwasher because these dishes clean up so easy.
I have this set above. Mine are in the yellow. I love them. The Temp-tations Old World 11-pc. Square Oven-to- Table Set and sells for under $50.00. Now that's a good deal. I am going to be truthful since I am not a fancy cook I really don't need all of the baskets that come with the dishes. But they are super nice.
This is a new set they have with a neat Carry Tote. It is called the Temp-tations Old World 9-pc. Set w/Thermal EmbroideredTote No I don't have this set. I would love it. Of course I would want it in the Yellow or Blue color.

Now I don't need dishes, honest I don't. If I did need dishes I would order these.They are the Temp-tations Old World 16-piece Dinnerware Service for 4. I hadn't seen these till now. I can tell you that if they are half as nice as the other Temp-Tations then they are great. They come in different colors. All of the Temp-Tations colors are beautiful.
So if you need a gift for someone for the holidays. I suggest Temp-Tations.
I was not compensated by QVC or Temp-Tations in any way. I have had my Temp-Tations for a couple of years now. My mom loved QVC and she loved buying for us girls. She purchased these for me. I have several sets. These would make gifts for any occasion for your favorite cook. Birthday, Anniversary, Christmas, or even a wedding present. If you buy a set let me know how you like them... You will love them... TRUST ME!!!

My Blog

I have been really neglecting my blog. I have just had so much going on in the last few months.
I am going to attempt to turn over a new leaf. My goal is going to be first of all to clean this blog up. I have some things that need removed, some things I would like to add.
After I have it all cleaned up, I would like to try to blog at least 2 times each week.. at least. We shall see if it happens.
Wish me luck. I am just hoping that my life is finally a little calmer and I can devote a little time to my blog. I love blogging.
I love entering giveaways something else I haven't done much of lately. I enjoy visiting other peoples blogs and seeing what is going on in the world.
Thanks for stopping by, hoping to see you here again soon.
Take Care

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving
Our Home to yours

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Hallmark has a new movie coming out. It is going to be on Sunday Nov. 29th. Its called A Dog Named Christmas. It looks wonderful. Of course I love the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies. I am looking forward to watching on Sunday night.
Hallmark is hosting a Cutest Dog Contest. I entered Rocky Balboa.. why, well I believe he is the Cutest Dog. He believes he is a cat.. so it all should work out. He really thinks he is a cat, and my cat, believes she is the Queen. Ummm yes Miss Annie I know you ARE the Queen.
Please take a minute and vote for Rocky as Cutest Dog... Please!!!!
Vote here..

All Rocky would like for Christmas is to win the Cutest Dog Contest and for the Buckeyes to win the RoseBowl.... thats all!!!

Rocky, The Cutest Dog!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Todays the Day!!!!!

Update~~ The Buckeyes Win~~ 21-10 Go Bucks!!!
Update!~ half time: OSU 14-Michigan 3
Today's The Day!!!
The Day that Buckeye Fans wait for all year long.

Today is the Day where the Brutus Buckeye in all of us comes out.. We will be sporting our Scarlet and Grey, We will have blown up Brutus in our Yards, We will be flying our Ohio State Buckeye Flags. There will be people with their bodies painted Scarlet and Grey.

Today... hopes and dreams could come true... This man.. Today!! Mr. Tressel we are hoping and dreaming that Today is the day we want it to be.. We want to Beat MICHIGAN!!!!!
GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok.. I now have to go and eat about of a dozen of these delicious buckeye candies, Eat chips and dip, and probably chili.. and enjoy this day!!! For those who are not a buckeye fan.. You HAVE to eat buckeyes on game day!!! Have to.. Yummy so glad to be a Buckeye!
GO BUCKS!!!!!!!

Just wanted to say to my buddies Nick, Chuck, Tyler, Joey, Drew, Justin, Heathy,
Go Bucks!!!!!!
to my adorable niece Susie Q... Ummm I hope you have a great day, hahaha!!! not really...(she likes that blue team from up north).

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Cold!!!

I have a Cold... Thats right, runny nose, scratchy throat, little headache, maybe a fever. Problem with me having a Cold is this.... It makes me GROUCHY!!! that's right people Grouchier than normal so beware. Keep Away!!!
I think one of my Daycare Babies may of decided to share his cold with me that he had last week. He showed up at my house today feeling fine. No sign of a cold in sight. Thats not fair. I hope mine is gone in 3 days.
Well I am going to go and make me some Oatmeal for supper. I know, I know Oatmeal, supper, with a cold. I know Chicken noodle soup but Oatmeal just sounds really good and warm and yummy.
Take care everyone. Stay away from My Daycare Babies.. they are willing to share their Germs with anyone!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Here are a few pictures of my new home.
This is the front entry way.
Another shot of the entry, I am getting a full glass storm door put on, also contemplating painting the front door country red. I think it will look nice with the yellow house.
Family Pictures in the Hallway

Another shot of the Family Pictures in the hallway.
They are black and whites except for one..
Wonder who the baby in pink is...

Corner of the Living Room.
I love Americana...
I also love Country.

Another wall in the Living Room

This is the wall going into the kitchen.
I didn't realize how messy the bakers rack looks.

The kitchen

A few things up on the cabinets and my new red star.
You can't really tell walls are yellow but they are in the kitchen.

The kitchen, I am going to get one of the microwaves that installs above the stove. Just have to save enough money for it.
Soon I hope!

Well that's the main part of my new home sweet home.
I love living here.
The neighbors are super nice, the cat and dog love it here as well.
The yard is great.
A huge thanks to my 2 sisters who helped decorate, A bigger Thanks to my moving men.. and ladies, and girls, and boys... Everyone. I have a great family, and great friends.
A big thanks to the Painters.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my home.

The Longest Week!!!

The Last Week seemed like it lasted for a month. Moving was/is hard work. I am so fortunate to have had so much help from family and friends. Last Sunday we had a painting party. We painted every room in the house except the 2 bathrooms. They will get painted eventually.
The house is almost all set up, There are a few more things that needed finished up. My youngest sister has stopped over each day and hung pictures on the wall. She is quite talented. I will take pictures soon and post them on my blog.
The internet was greatly missed for the 8 days I went without it. Baby Stellan had a rough time of it and is now being dismissed from the hospital completely SVT free, that was some of the best news I have heard in ages.
Well I am back and will be posting a real post soon. Take Care Everyone!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Four Little Monsters!

Four Little Monsters are at my house today! Aren't they scary!!!
If you think this is scary you should see them without their masks!

Moving... Again!

On Sunday evening I was taking my little 2 year old niece for a ride in my van. She loves to go riding around town and checking out all the sites. She likes to see our towns Water Tower. I always enjoy spending time with her and this is great fun for us both. We were cruising around town looking at Halloween decorations and then she saw the Water tower so we went to check it out. Its a great Water Tower.... Well good thing I like looking at that Water Tower because right across the street is my new house!!! That's right while looking at the water tower on Sunday evening I found this adorable little house across the street.

Its a relatively new home. 2 years old, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen, laundry room. I love that it has a 2 car garage. It has a nice yard. its just a nice little house. I can start moving in today. We are painting hopefully starting tomorrow.

I am hoping to start moving by the end of the week or the first of next week. Luckily my family has jumped right in and offered lots of help. My friends have also offered help and the night that I found the house I really wanted to look at it. I received the keys that night.. it was dark, there is no electric in the house. So luckily one of "My Boys" grabbed some flashlights and went with me to check out the house in the dark. Then he is so nice that he stayed at the house and I went and sat with my little niece who was sleeping and my sister ran over and checked out the house in the dark. Can't help it.. we like to get things done right away. We are not patient people.
Well if anyone has any spare time I need painters, and movers. Oh and I have to buy a new electric stove and a washer and dryer. That will keep me busy shopping. A lot of changes going on.. I hope that by the first of the year I can be settled and just be ready to live life. Changes are good, but honestly the last 6 months I have had many. Change is good in small doses.. especially when you are as old as I am... Stop by and see us at the new house, we will be painting.

Friday, October 23, 2009

One of my New Favorite Things!!!

I Love trying new products. I also love winning new products. Recently I added the Purex 3 in 1 complete sheets button to my blog.. and I won. I won a years worth of the Purex 3 in 1 complete sheets. They arrived a couple of days ago. Now I have to say that I have never tried the Purex laundry soaps before. I honestly thought since they were so affordable they couldn't be near as great as some of the ones that cost more. Well I can tell you that the Purex 3 in 1 complete sheets are Great.
My 240 sheets arrived and I decided to give them a try. First of all the ease, you just throw the sheet in the washer. Then when placing the clothes in the Dryer just take the sheet with you. They really worked great. I was lucky enough to receive the Spring Oasis Scent of Purex sheets. They smell great.
These sheets are such a great idea. No more large bottles of soap to lug home. No more large bottles to fill the Recyling bin, or the landfills for some people who don't recycle.. (What someone doesn't Recycle).
If you haven't tried these sheets yet you should. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised how great they work.
Thank you to Purex for my 3in1 Complete Sheets. I love them..

Friday, October 16, 2009

Meet Angies New Family Members

Have you ever stopped by Bring The Rain blog.. It is the blog that Angie created to tell her daughter Audrey's story. If you haven't stopped by you should, she is amazing. Their families story is heartbreaking, and beautiful at the same time.
Angie has 2 new members of her family.. They were delivered by Lowe's... Thats right Lowe's.. You have to go to her Review and Giveaway Page and read her funny post about the pure joy of the Lowe's truck being in her driveway.
While you are there she is giving away 8 Best Buy Gift Certificates for $200 from Samsung. Be sure to enter.. She has made it super easy!!!
So stop by My Review and Giveaway Page from Angie and see what you think of her new family members.

I wanted to thank Susie from Be Strong and Courageous... She is where I found the link for the giveaway.. She has a terrific blog.. Go read it and leave the girl some comment love would you please! Be sure to look at her photos she takes.. They are beautiful.. they are usually of her adorable babies. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I Did It, I Finally Read the Twilight Books!!

I have to admit that I had reservations about reading Twilight. I mean why would I want to read a book about Vampires.. No really Why???
Well one day during the summer one of my Daycare Kiddos brought a copy of Twilight with her. I read the first 25 pages because I wanted to see what all the hype was about...
She took it back, All I had read was 25 pages...
A friend of mine found out that I had Never read Twilight! She was shocked as she knows that I love to read. She brought me her Twilight books..

A huge Thank You to Jan for letting me borrow her books!!
I read the 4 books in 7 days... This is huge These books have a lot of reading in them. Thank goodness my daycare kiddos are excellent nappers. Thank goodness I have learned how to still walk and talk with a small amount of sleep.
The books are wonderful. I am not sure which was my favorite, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, or Breaking Dawn. And now I hear that Stephanie Meyers has book 5 coming out.. How exciting to see what is going on in the life of Bella, Edward, and Jacob.
I recommend these books very highly, if you have a life beware they take over... I didn't have to worry about it!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Monster Cookies

This Huge Gorgeous Pot holds some Yumminess!!!
Do you want to see whats in this Pot?
Ok, I will take the top off and show you...
NO Touching!!!

Thats Right its Monster Cookie Dough...look at all of those Chocolate Chips, M&M's, Mini Reese Pieces.. Delicious.

Here it is all ready to go into the oven..
I love little M&M's and chocolate chips in every cookie.

Here they are cooling before I send them off to family and friends.. I only baked a few dozen the rest of the dough is in the refrigerator, the freezer, and I took some to my Sister.

I had my sister send me her Monster Cookie recipe because I haven't made them in years. Why should I she always does and there is always plenty. Well she gave me the recipe with a sweet little note on the end how she always doubles it... Ok... I will do that too... Here is my words of wisdom for today..
First if you are a great cook doesn't mean you will be a good Baker.. Too much darn measuring.. I don't like baking.
Second.. Don't double a Monster Cookie Recipe unless you have a Really BIG bowl... I doubled it... I didn't have a big bowl. At one time I had that pile of dough in 4 bowls... then I remembered the POT.. the Family Spaghetti Pot.. It worked perfectly for a mixing bowl for a double batch of monster cookies.
Ok.. just so you have a rough idea whats in a double batch..
4 cups of sugar
20 cups of Oats.. thats right 20...
12 eggs.. yes a whole entire dozen
Whole bag of M&M's
and lots of other great stuff.. they are great...
If you want the recipe let me know I will email it to you.
Your kiddos will love the Monster Cookies perfect for a fall treat.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rocky loves the Buckeyes!!! Go Bucks!!

Rocky loves the Buckeyes!!!He looks like he is sleeping, but see its half time...
naptime for dogs
Oh, What!!! Half time is over...
Yawn... ok.. I'm UP!
Go Bucks!!!

OSU 24 Indiana 7
At half time...
hope it is worth waking up for~!

Prarie Peddler Craft Show

What a great day we had today. My youngest sister visits the Prarie Peddler Craft Show each year. She always comes home with the best goodies. This year she invited myself, my aunt, and my other 2 sisters to go along. Unfortunately only one of my sisters was able to go... The other one missed out. Maybe next year.
It was a wonderful Craft show in the woods. They have little shops built and each one had a different crafter. Wonderful things. So much fun.
Here are a few of our purchases.
I purchased these
"Redneck Cell Phones"
for a couple of friends who are having their birthdays tomorrow.
They are just fun!
My Aunt bought this adorable Santa
to put on her porch this holiday season.
Here's another shot of Santa.
The tree has lights on it. So cute

My Aunt also purchased this adorable Scarecrow.
This will be on her porch this fall.
Super cute,
Says on his hat
"If Only I had a Brain"