Monday, May 24, 2010

Handmade Monday - Crosses

I love crosses and what they stand for. Click on any picture to be taken to the shop that is selling them.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Finds!!

This could be someones father-in-law

Thurday Thoughts!!

I know this one is late too!! Last night was a thriller! I watched the season finale of Grey's Anatomy..... HOLY MOLY!!! Is all I have to say about that! I was every which way but upside down in my chair and my heart felt like it was going to pop out of my chest!!! The suspense was unreal!!!!

Phew!! okay deep breath.......
Well, Wednesday was the last day of school for my oldest. She is now officially a first grader, and my youngest will be starting Pre-K this next school year. Man, oh man, where has the time gone?!?! I don't know if I am ready for my baby to be starting school yet. =(

I have started a list of things to do this summer before school starts in August. I am hoping that I can accomplish at least 80% of it. I will get started on it next week and we will start with the youngest's bedroom. We will go through the closet, toys and anything else that is in her room. I am hoping that I can convince the girls to give away most of their toys that they don't play with. I will be giving clothes to a friend that has a little girl a few years younger than my youngest.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Recipe Wednesday!

I know, I know!!! I missed yesterday. I am sorry for that. I was at my daughters school all day watching her have fun at "Super Kids Day". They got to go to the football field and play games all day. I am fried to a crisp. I think I am also a little wind burnt too.

Anyway..... On to recipe Wednesday.

I kinda made this one up as I went. I still change it a bit every time I make it too. =)

Chicken and rice casserole (feeds my family of 4)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cans of Cheddar cheese soup
chicken broth (will explain how much later)
salt and pepper to taste
2 bags of minute rice family size (the kind you can boil in a bag) It probably equals out to 2 cups
Lemon juice (concentrated)

1. Cut all excess fat off chicken breasts.
2. Put the 2 cans of cheese soup in a large mixing bowl. Then measure out 2 cans of chicken broth in the soup cans. Slowly mix together until well blended. Then add rice and stir.
3. add salt and pepper to taste to soup mixture
4. add lemon juice to taste (I use about a tablespoon)
5. pour about 1/2 of soup mixture to a greased 9x13 pan.
6. add chicken breasts on top
7. pour on the rest of soup mixture
8. cover with foil and bake at 350 until chicken is done.

I take off the foil and let it dry out some because I don't like it soupy. Sometimes I add about a cup of frozen mixed veggies to it.

I hope you enjoy and if there are any questions don't be afraid to ask!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tip Tuesday =)

Today's tip I love! Having 2 small children that love to write on, with or about anything this tip has came in handy too many times to count. My oldest will grab a pen or pencil to write with and usually ends up making small marks on her shirt accidentally. So I read somewhere to spray it with hairspray before you wash it. Yeah right! I didn't think this would work at all. But what the heck! I tried it and low and behold......... the pen mark came out!!!!

So far I have only found this to work with pen marks and not markers. I hope this helps you out as much as it did for me!!

Have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Handmade Monday!!!!

I went surfing the net and found these that I thought was pretty, interesting and weird.

Hair pin made out of beads

Oreo pops!!!

A quilt that reminds me of my Grama! =)

A purse made out of neck ties

Okay, so this one is from me. I made this receiving blanket in hopes that I might could sell it. I have others that I have made but can't get a good pic of them. =(

Well I hope you have enjoyed Handmade Monday!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

So I think I have it figured out......

No I am not meaning life either! LOL

I am talking about the themes for the days of the week. I try to do them like this...

Handmade Monday......I will find things that I love that are handmade on websites like, and others.

Tip Tuesday.... It could be a laundry, money, or any other kind of tip

Recipe Wednesday... We will try a to have a new recipe each week at my house and I will post it and a review from the family. Or it could be an old favorite!

Thursday Thoughts... will be any thing on my mind at the time, so look out! LOL

Friday Finds.... could be just a picture of something or a cool website, something crafty, tutorial to make something, another wonderful blog, or anything else.

I hope you will join me each day to find out what is going on in my world and I hope you enjoy following me in my journey!!

Rainy dreary day.....

Well, today is one of those days. The weather is crappy, rainy, dreary, cool and I don't want to do a thing. Blah!!! I don't know what has gotten into me hear lately. I just don't even want to get out of bed. I get mad at myself when I look around my house and see the mess that I have let it become. I get mad at myself when I go to weigh and find out that I haven't lost anything, mainly because I can't find the motivation to get up off my tush and do something about it. UGH!!!!

I am so tired of not having any motivation to do anything. I need to clean house. I do what absolutely needs done and that is it. I need to lose weight but can't get off the computer. I have an addiction to Facebook.

But I am going to gradually try to change my attitude and get something done each day and start routines for each day. I have so much that needs to be done so I am going to make me a list and just check them off as I get them done.

I have also thought about blogging more often and seeing if that helps too. I will try to have a theme for each day of the week. Like Monday could be handmade monday, tuesday could be tip tuesday, wednesday recipe wedensday, and so on. What do you think?

I have been working on some crocheted blankets. I have actually had 2 people want me to make some blankets for them. One has decided that they don't like the material that they told me I had free reign to pick out. But the other one has let me pick out any pink material that I like in flannel. YAY!!! I can't wait to get to town to pick out some and get started.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. We are probably going to be spending the weekend inside because it is supposed to rain all weekend. =( But we will make the best of it too!! =)