Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Naturally? NOT!
Give me serious drugs.....
I had a toothache all weekend, so the first thing Monday morning I called the dentist.....to make a long story short......I ended up at the
Oral Surgeon's office and had the darn thing pulled out.........
then I spent the rest of the entire day in bed on Darvocet, every 6 hours
Back to reality......

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Special delivery.....ummmmmmmmmm

Nothing like a loaf of HOT
homemade bread, special ordered,
baked with ♥

by Emma.
There's nothing better.

And I'm on a stinkin' diet....go figure!

(notice half of one of the loaves is already gone...Sweetie Pie and his sister and her husband and son are here for a few days and they had half of the bread eaten before I got home).

Thanks, Emma! You rock!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


1 old wreath
1 old "home sweet home" ♥
Ribbon I already had
One great 4th of July door decor

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Burn out.................

I love my job....but it's still my job!
I think I need a vacation.
Where should I go?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day, Poppa!
Sweetie Pie had the best Father's Day!! He either got to spend time with or got a phone call from all his kids and my kids too.
And what a perfect ending....a visit from the GRANDS!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I have no babies and I don't even have grand babies in the near future, but when I saw this nursery I fell in . I decorating with letters and the different colors, shapes and colors just make me happy!! Cute, cute, cute!! Here's where I found it.

Happy Father's Day

Growing up as a young girl I had the best DAD in the world, still do! My Dad would always whistle and sing. He could hardly carry a tune but he would sing as if he could. He was a hard worker. I can remember when my Dad would ride his bike to work so Mom could have the car. My Dad never spanked me! NEVER!! Not that I was that good, but my Dad had a way of talking to you, kind of like an interview with the Bishop, so when you were bad, you knew you had an interview with Dad. I would have rather had a spankin' than an interview. I never wanted to disappoint him! He loved me and I knew it, always! He is a kind, big hearted man.

Here's a story by "Susan Branch" that really touched me and I wanted to share it with you.

My dad was 23 when I was born, I'm the first of his 8 children. We are both a lot older now, but I'm still his baby. A couple of years ago I was on the train, almost to Galesburg, talking to him on my cell -- he was in Arizona. Cell service from the train is spotty, and the reception started going bad; he couldn't hear me anymore. I could hear him fine; he was saying, "Sue, I can't hear you, Sue? Sue! I'm losing you. I'm LOSING you . . ." I felt helpless with the phone in my hand; I could hear him and was doing that frantic cell thing, "Dad! Dad, can you hear me?" -- and even though I knew we were just talking about a phone call, the "losing you" felt so sad, I had tears in my eyes, I wanted to say, "you're not losing me, here I am, I'm right here; you'll never lose me."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Meghan

I'm so happy you're in our family!
You are the best!
We ♥ U!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hummmmmm, I wonder why?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

You scream, I scream, we all scream.....
Albertson's has their Blue Bunny Ice Cream
on sale for $2.00 each but you have to buy 4
Novelties and Ice Cream
Here's the bargain
Print a $1.00 off coupon by clicking below
then go to Walmart and ad match
We just stocked the FREEZER full!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Have you been to Hobby Lobby lately?

Here's what you'll find!

Are you freakin' kidding me!!

Yes, you guessed it~

And it's all 50% off

And just when you thought you couldn't believe it.....
There's Christmas too!!

It's only 150 degrees outside,
Are you ready to decorate for Christmas?

Who would have thought?
Not me!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

NT is sick and tired of me being on a diet......oh well!
I'm sick of me being on a diet too!
He's tired of salad and tuna
He's ready for pork chops and mashed potatoes

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Great Recipe for a peace-filled life..

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk (run) every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for______________!

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.
8. Eat breakfast like a KING, lunch like a PRINCE and dinner like a COLLEGE KID with a maxed out charge card.
9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
12. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years,will this matter?'
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
19. GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!
22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.
24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
25. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flower Pot Cakes...........

Another great idea by Martha!

Found it here

Plant a delicious surprise on your guests with these springtime delights. Chocolate cakes, baked in small, unused terra-cotta pots, create the illusion of new growth. Each cake is topped with a creamy layer of chocolate frosting, a smattering of crushed cookies and candy "rocks," and a fresh sprig of mint. After dessert, wash out the pots and put them to use with real plantings.

Use six unglazed, untreated terracotta flowerpots (each with a six-ounce capacity, about 2 3/4 inches tall and 2 3/4 inches across the top). To make smaller cakes, use nine 4-ounce terra-cotta pots. Thoroughly wash the new pots in hot water before using.


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil, plus more for pots
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Quick Chocolate Frosting

Monday, June 8, 2009

why is blogger so slow?
are you having the same problem?

Celebrity Homes.........

Want to take a tour of some celebrity homes~
Let's start with Nicholas Cage.....

Hooked on houses will take you on the tour of some amazing places. Kenny Rogers, Madonna, Michael J. Fox and many, many more. Check it out and let me know what you think.
I ♥ looking at these houses ......
but I wouldn't trade any of them for my
would I? Well.............

Sunday, June 7, 2009

My GOODWILL table!
50% off of everything all day Saturday, so I found these treasures
Setting for eight
50 cents a plate~30 cents a salad plate
You do the math.....it's a steal!!
The place mats cost more than the dishes!
Go figure!
I love it, looks nice and springy

My other awesome GOODWILL find
I love a bargain!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday night sleepover...........

Remember, what happens at Grandma's
Stays at Grandma's!
If you notice, both boys have a container
of cookie dough in bed with them!
And when Rylle's here, he gets his fill
of Dr. Pepper, but shhhhh, don't tell his Mom.

We swam, played games and stayed up late!

At Grandma's house, anything goes!
Being a Grandma is the best thing in the world!!
I ♥ these boys!!
Mallory, you need to come next time! I ♥ you too!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

FRITO CRAP............

OK, I know this stuff doesn't look too good, but trust me, it is to die for!!
Here's the must try recipe:
1 Cup sugar
1Cup corn syrup
1 Cup Peanut butter
1 bag Fritos (small fritos, not scoops)

Bring sugar and corn syrup to boil
Once it starts to boil remove from heat and add peanut butter
Stir together until peanut butter melts (I like to use chunky peanut butter)
Then, pour over the bag of Fritos and cool on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam
Let it cool........then eat up!!
Let me know if you like it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

CLIPART....oh my!

I this look. Just think how cute you can make clothes pins look. This is something I must try one of these days. Here's where I found it. Want to come over and make some with me?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Free Rootbeer Floats...........

Wed., June 3 ~ 8:00 pm to close
Click here for details
Be sure to check at the SONIC near you to see if they're participating
Just thought you'd like to know!

Monday, June 1, 2009

How about a ride on the beach?

Doesn't this look fun? I the bike and I especially the basket!! What happened to the good 'ole days? Let's just go ride bikes, do you want to?