Friday, December 31, 2010

Off to make our deliveries~
Happy New Year's Eve!!

I'm ready to put this year behind me~
Let the countdown begin......
What are you doin' for New Year's Eve?
(ps~I ♥ clocks)

Monday, December 27, 2010

{{I ♥ being a GRANDMA}}

It's the best job I've ever had..........

A few of the "grands & greats"

Christmas is gone and the "GRANDMA" stuff is taking over~

Just a few of my "favorite things" I got for Christmas~
(more to come later)

Friday, December 24, 2010

........and to all a "Good Night"..........

Santa came to our house tonight
looking just like {{Coree Adams}}
with a cup of COAL
looking and tasting just like {{Oreo Pops}}

YUMMY and so CUTE!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Missing a "HO"

Any of you that know me know I love to decorate for Christmas~
Don't know what happened this year
Between Ward party, RS party, Fam party, ASU party
shopping, being sick, etc., etc., etc~
Christmas just seemed to pass me by

Hardly any decorating at my house~
not even a wreath on the front door
no lights outside
My tree sat in the middle of the living room floor for 3 days
NOTHING on it!!
Finally lights and a few balls~

I'm even missing a "HO".........


I just couldn't be creative because I really wanted a totally different look
Hot pink, purple, lime green and teal
Where did that come from?

the Red Cup club had our Christmas party tonight
and looky ~ looky
My BFF Terri got me started for next year.......

So watch out~
I have big plans for after Christmas sales
and my decorating will be "over the top"
next year~promise!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

There's a little corner in my TV room ~
this is where the computer lives and where I sit to FB and blog.....
I haven't sat down at this computer for at least a week~
tonight seemed to be the perfect night to grab a few minutes and check on my peeps on FB and do a little blog stalking
when I arrived at said corner to use the computer I found a sticky little mess.
I asked Grandpa about it~
he blamed it on the GRANDS~
I asked the GRANDS about it~
they blamed it on Grandpa~
a little windex, paper towels and elbow grease it's all clean again,
the little sticky tracks left behind are from 3 of my fav guys
and as much as I love this little corner of my home to be clean
I'm so glad they left those sticky tracks on the computer desk and on my
HEART too!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

We've been busy with these 2 little guys~
Piano recitals, Band concerts, trips to Starbucks for a milkshake,
Christmas shopping, games of Apples to Apples~
I LOVE doing anything with these little boys!!
They're going to make handsome missionaries one of these days, (minus the faux hawk) don't you think?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Have you ever had a friend you don't know what you'd do without her?

She does the nicest things for me~
She brings out the best in me~
She's always there, no matter what~
She goes above and beyond~
She does things for me before I can even ask
She is unconditional~
She goes to battle for me~
Can't live without her and don't want to try!!

Marla.....I love your guts!!!
Thanks for all you do for ROCK!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I love these bright "Christmas" colors!
I haven't put my tree up yet because I don't know how to decorate it......then I saw this and "THAT'S IT"!
I want my tree to look like this wreath.....
hummmmmmmm....any ideas?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

If I had stairs.......
Love this!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Meet Buffy and PJ~
Soon to be married, Dec. 11
She belongs to the centerpieces in the last post....
Hard to believe ~ she should still be that little girl!
Buffy totally love me from the minute I came into their family
and I loved her right back.....
There was just something about that girl.....
loved me unconditionally and would follow me around like a little puppy and I loved it!!
I remember she would come over for sleep overs and we would play tricks on Grandpa!
One time when he was asleep Buffy wanted to put make-up on him~
so we did.....FUNNY!! Lipstick and eyeshadow and blush.
He was a good sport and Buffy, I will never forget that!
Love you!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Have a centerpiece.........
or 20!
Buffy's getting married in 2 weeks........
and the centerpieces are finished!!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Putting up the "fall" ~ "thanksgiving" stuff
and getting ready to drag out the Christmas decor
then I ran across this picture and fell in LOVE!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

just sayin'

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

This is one smart kid!
His name is Tanner, he's 7 yrs old~

He's made himself a "Christmas Wish List"
What a great idea! I wish I had thought of that~

Simple, go to Toys R Us and sign up, just like Tanner did~
Sure comes in handy when your a Grandma!!
(I hope Santa can see it too)

Monday, November 22, 2010

We're having the ladies that we (Terri and I) Visiting Teach
over for a little Thanksgiving treat~
This is our lesson...."We're thankful for YOU!"
We love you Kendra, Jenny, Becky and Angie!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I had the most fun day..........
spent the day with my friend, SASSY!
She is so stinkin' talented~I can hardly stand it!!

She painted this door in my kitchen/breakfast room
and we found "liquid chalk" to write on it with!
Merry Christmas to me.......early!!

Look at this, would ya............

Now, when you come to my home I want you to leave me a note on the door!!

Thank you SASSY!!
I love ya girl!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Especially for McKenzie ~

There's something about the holidays that brings out all the traditional recipes. This is one of my favorites~this is not your basic green bean casserole~this is "Over the TOP Green Bean & Corn Casserole"

Another "holiday favorite" recipe to come tomorrow (pecan pie)

Green Bean and Corn Casserole
1 can french cut green beans (I use 1 1/2 cans)
1 bag white baby corn (frozen)
Drain beans and put in greased 9 x 13 pan
Mix together: 1 chopped onion
1 can cream celery soup
1 C. sour cream
2 C. grated cheddar cheese
Spread mixture and cheese on top of corn and beans

In zip lock bag:
1 tube of Ritz crackers
1 bag sliced almonds
Toss together

Melt 1 stick of butter
Put butter in bag and shake well
Pour over casserole
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes
It will bubble on top and look yummy when done

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I've never made divinity before~
but after seeing this recipe and photo I think I'm ready to give it a try
Sweetiepie LOVES divinity
I bet I could win him over with this little goodie!!

  • 4 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup(s) light corn syrup
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) peppermint extract
  • 6 drop(s) red food coloring

1. Oil a 9 by 9 pan and a spoon and set aside. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan with 3/4 cup water and cook over medium heat until mixture reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer , about 20 minutes.
2. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks in a large bowl using an electric mixer set on medium-high speed. Reduce speed to medium and slowly pour sugar mixture into egg whites. Add peppermint and continue to beat until mixture is very thick and fluffy, about 12 minutes.
3. Immediately transfer to prepared pan and smooth using back of oiled spoon. Dot divinity surface with red food coloring and drag a skewer through to create a marbled effect. Let stand at room temperature until firm, about 2 hours. Slice into 1-inch squares. Note: For a simple variation, drop dollops of divinity batter onto an oiled baking sheet, then top with chocolate kisses.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

An attitude of gratitude!
Loved hearing from the Prophet~
I am indeed blessed and grateful for each of YOU!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This is our newest project~
There's just something relaxing about sitting down for a few minutes and putting a few pieces of the puzzle together.
Everyone that comes and hangs out at our house comes in and tries to find a piece or two.........
Kinda of makes you want to linger a little LONGER!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

For RuthAnn~

A few months ago I acquired this top shelf from my friend RuthAnn.
A little paint and new polka dot knobs and she looks pretty good!!
I love it!

Another re-purposed set of shelves
another paint job, some of the shelves removed and

A new piece in my breakfast room

Thanks me anytime I can haul away some of your stuff!
Glad to help you out!!

The view from my front door every single day......
Long may she wave!!!
Thanks to all those who serve or have served for our freedoms!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I love oatmeal
but, too many carbohydrates~
so, I never eat it.......
but then I saw this quote on the Susan Branch blog
and decided I deserve a bowl once in awhile
so I think I'll celebrate Veteran's Day, tomorrow
with a bowl of OATMEAL
after all, they say it's good for you
a girl's gotta splurge once in awhile......RIGHT?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday~
Hope to see you there.
If you know Maren, you know this sale is AWESOME!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

♥♥♥pure love♥♥♥

Sunday, November 7, 2010

We are blessed.............

Wednesday was not a good day for us.
Newel came home during the day and found someone had broken into our home.
They trashed all the screens and tried to get in through a window......

Next came busting a whole in the security screen door.....then took some kind of saw drill and drilled a hole to get their hand through to undo the locks.....

Now it's time to get through the second door..........
totally broke out the window and put their hand through to get through 2 more locks

Then they were inside. Trashed our bedroom and closet and the TV room. Went through all drawers and stole anything they could hurry and carry out....leaving their mess all over the place. I didn't take pictures because they stole my camera...........but I remembered I had an old camera and wanted to save a few pictures.

As the week went on it could only get better. I got out the fall decorations and tried to make our home feel like it hadn't had "STRANGERS" inside.
So, fall finally arrived at the Turley's and we are "giving thanks" that we are safe and sound. Material things can be replaced and our home has a sweet spirit to it once again, and for this we are truly blessed!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A special day
for a special "FRIEND"!
Happy Birthday, Teri
I love your guts!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Shhhhh.....I have a new BFF, but don't tell anyone!
Her name is Sarah
She does this every single week for me, and you, and you, and you!
Be sure to check out her blog, not just for the grocery ads, but for the beautiful photography and general entertainment.

Thank you Sarah, you ROCK~~!

All Coupons worth $1.00
(If you spend $100.00 – use coupon for a free Turkey)

93% lean Ground Beef – 5lbs. or more $1.97/lb.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.77
Grapes $.77/ lb.
Fresh Express Salad $1.00
Milk $1.77
Sandwich Bread $.79
*Eggs $.79 (limit 2)
**Chicken Noodle & Tomato Soup $.33 (must buy 10)
*Buy 4 save $4.00 on Tide $4.99 Charmin 12 Big $4.99
Milk $1.77
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.77/lb.
Boneless Top Sirloin Steak $1.99/lb.
*Haas Avocado’s 4/$1.00
Large Eggs $.99
*Fresh Pineapple $.89
Fritos, Cheetos $1.69
Pillsbury Cake and Brownie Mix $.99
Gold Medal Flour 2/$3.00
McCormick Grinders Seasonings $1.00

Fresh and Easy
(If you use your coupon it is like getting 10% off or take coupon to fry’s and they will honor it)
*Jennie-O Turkey $.37/lb. limit 2
Oil $1.99
Spices 50% off
18 Eggs – 2/$3.00
*Mrs. Cubbison’s Dressing $2/3.00
*Mrs. Smith’s Pies $1.99

All Coupons worth $1.00
Accepting other store’s coupons
Buy 10 – Save $5.00 – price when buy 10 mix or match
*Campbell’s Chunky Soup $.99
*Captain Crunch, Fruit Roll-Ups, Quaker Granola Bars, Gushers $1.49
**Canned Fruit $.49
*Del Monte or S&W Tomatoes $.49
*Am.Beauty, Ronzini, Healthy Harvest Pasta $.79
*Hormel Chili $.89
*16 oz. Planter’s peanuts $1.99
*Colgate Total $2.00
Colgate Toothpaste varieties $1.00
*7-Up – A&W – Sunkist 2 liter $.79
**Carnation and Pet Canned Milk $.69
**Cream of Chicken and Mushroom Soups $.49
**Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix $.49
*Swanson Broth $.49 (I just use bouillon)
**Stove Top, Cranberry Sauce, Heinz Gravy $.75
Green Giant Steamers $.99
*Gatorade $.49
*Krusteez and Ghirardelli Mixes $1.49
*Blue Bonnet Margarine $.79
*Dole Salad & canned Pineapple $.88
Marshmallows, coconut, marshmallow cream $1.00

All Coupons worth $1.00
Turkey’s $.39/lb.
Anthony’s Pasta $.79
Apples @lbs/$1.00
Boneless Beef Chuck cross rib roast $1.77
Lays Potato Chips 2/$3.00
Breakfast Sale Friday - Monday
Hormel Black Label Bacon 2/$5.00
Dairy Glen Milk $1.77
Breakfast breads 2/$3.00
Use Coupons from paper for:
*Cream Cheese $.99
*GM Cereals - Cheerios, Trix, Lucky Charms, Cin. Toast Crunch $1.49

Monday, November 1, 2010

Walmart has all Halloween candy 50% off~
M & M Peanut bags even have a coupon on the pkg.
(thanks Marla for the heads up)
We stocked up!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween from our Pumpkin house to

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Getting ready for
"Shrek the Musical"
ASU Homecoming

I've been working on props for people to put on to have a photo shoot at the Public Events booth at ASU
Here's a sneak peek at some of the characters

And finally the Humpty Dumpty

and my talented friends, Marla, Bev and Bob~
thanks so much for your help! Bob is amazing!!