Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday dinner.......

In honor of Valentine's Day
George Washington's birthday
we're going to give this new recipe from
a try.  Can't imagine not liking it.....can you?
(looks delish)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

 Saturday is my favorite day of the week......
for more reasons than I don't have to go to work.
The best reason is.......
I get to have Maisy over to play every Saturday!  

 Today it was so nice outside~
We had the door open and this little thing found herself standing at the screen door talking to the birds and rocks and clouds and anything else she could see.  

She even let out a squeel a couple of times.  
This little girl has my completely and I treasure our play days......especially when the weather is nice and we can look outside!!   


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day to me!

Sweetiepie asked what I wanted for Valentine's day.....
He's a big roses kind of guy.....
but I didn't want roses or candy~I wanted ..... 
My front porch needed a little LOVE!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Do you watch the Bachelor?
I have a love/hate thing about that show.
I carry on and complain the whole time it's on........
but I never miss a show and if I do I DVR it.
(I need to get a life!)

but tonight......finally......
all my hollering at the TV paid off

so long Tierra~you are gone!

can't wait til next week!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

yep, when I wake up it will be Monday again!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

It's a perfect way to waste a lot of time
and get tons of great ideas!!  

Here's my latest find.....

It's like magic~it turned this plain popcorn PINK


Here's the finished product
it turned out GREAT!
I'm going to put it in a clear cellophane bag
with a pink bow of course.
Perfect for Sweetiepies Home Teaching families 
and probably for a couple of GRANDS too.   

Pink Popcorn
You can use any red Jell-O powder for this; I tried cherry and raspberry and liked raspberry better, although cherry was a paler pink.
Lots of popped popcorn – a big bowl (around 15 cups or so)
2 cups sugar
1/2 small box red Jell-O gelatin powder
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Put the popped popcorn in a large bowl, carefully picking out any unpopped kernels. (I do this by popping into one bowl, then lightly scooping out the popcorn with my hands into another, leaving the unpopped kernels in the bottom.) Preheat the oven to 250F. Line one or two rimmed baking sheets with foil.
In a medium saucepan (with room for the mixture to at least double in size), bring the sugar, Jell-O, water and butter to a boil. Once fully boiling cook for 4 minutes without stirring, swirling the bowl occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and soda. Pour over the popcorn and toss with tongs to coat completely. Spread out onto the baking sheets and bake, stirring once or twice, for an hour. Set aside to cool.

Found it here 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Just a little way of showing "Sweetiepie" why I love him! 
We'll write a new reason every day........
(just something to think about).
(note to self:  time to repaint the chalk board door)  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Oh no, say it isn't true....she's growing up so fast!
Here's what she loves....
  • taking baths in the big bath tub
  • squeeling (grandma loves this too)
  • babbling
  • doing patty cake
  • pulling herself up to things and trying to walk around them
  • her dog (Havic) she laughs every time she sees him
  • standing up and bouncing
  • making funny faces 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sweetiepie and I have taken the challenge. I found this on Pinterest if you start right away you can catch up~the year is still young

All you need to do is save the dollar amount of whatever week you are in during the year. Week one you add $1, week two, $2 and week fifty-two, $52. Add that all up and you have a cool $1378 dollars saved at the end of the year. If you are staring this a bit behind, You’ll need to add the weeks you missed totals to your starting week so that you’re on schedule. This should be relatively easy since the dollar amounts are so low the first couple of months.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Out with the OLD..........

Ever since my little "staycation" at the 
Banner Hilton (not)
I don't like (I can't believe I'm about to say this)
Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper.  Yep, it's true, haven't had a taste of the stuff since about the middle of December.  

In with the NEW.............

yep, now I'm addicted to Jamba Juice. 
I stock up on them.......
I have a shelf reserved for them in the freezer. 
I love them frozen...and just a few seconds in the microwave makes them just perfect.    

Monday, February 4, 2013

It's about time.....

It's Feb. 4th and I still had the wreaths decorated for Christmas hanging in the dining room and when the french doors were closed this is what it looked like from the rest of the house........not so pretty.

So, finally......I found the ribbon I've been looking for at 
Hobby Lobby ( 1/2 price)
waaaaaaaaaaa laaaaaaaaaaa!
Love the new French Country look.    
It's time to start doing some sprucing up around here!  

Sunday, February 3, 2013


This is how it goes down at our house on 
Superbowl Sunday~
Do you have a big shin-dig?

Saturday, February 2, 2013


This is what I woke up to this morning..........

Fresh orange juice
made special just for me
by this pair of the hardest working hands I have ever seen

Kinda makes getting up on a Saturday morning not so 
bad after all!  

Friday, February 1, 2013

Special delivery..........

Look what came in the mail today.......

special delivery to Aunt Bev!
It made my ♥ skip a beat~I'm not gonna lie~
I never get mail!  Today was my lucky day!!!

Here's the  best part.....
this little piece of love came from this sweet little Olivia!! 
This is the perfect way to start off the LOVE month of February.
Thank you Liv, you are precious!