Friday, January 30, 2009
I dream, I pray, I wish..... that it would come to my neighborhood! BUT alas, NO, they are not coming anytime soon!!!!!! The lines are 1 mile from me, and still........ NOT HERE!!!!!!!
SURE, I can pay $80+ for a dish on my house... but FOR REAL... UMMM.... NO!!!!
So, really, am I the only one left???
Makes me think of way back when when my hubby and I were dating and everyone I knew my age was having sex... and I kept asking him... " I AM THE ONLY 21 yr OLD VIRGIN ON EARTH?" SOOO, AM I THE ONLY DIAL UP COMPUTER??????
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Todays challenge isn't about doing something in your home,
Today you are going to do something for you!!!!!!!
Today you are going to get in a work-out!
Here are your random numbers:9
Timestamp: 2009-01-29 18:54:12 UTC
Using Random.org, I came up with MaryAnne! Congrats!!!!!!!!
Please leave a message letting me know what prints you would like!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
- I finally booked a hotel for our 10th anniversary get away next month! Yeah!
- I booked a hotel for a short weekend getaway snowmobiling with my hubby and his brother for the weekend after our long weekend getaway!
- I am getting used to NOT working every weekend, in fact I don't work any weekends anymore... :-(
- I am getting sick of below zero temps and want it to warm up soon! But not too warm, I still want to enjoy the snow!
- We are getting ready to tile a back splash in our kitchen!
- I am working on sewing up enough stuff for a craft fair in March.
- We started a new budget at the beginning of the year, and so far we are sticking to it (HEY, come on... I know it is only the 28th, but still.....)
- The school year is exactly 1/2 way done!
- I am planning a long weekend getaway with a girlfriend of mine for this fall! She has a free flight for me, and I plan on selling ALOT of my things...LOL!
- We are starting to plan out our garden! Only 4 more months till we can start planting outside... 3 until we start some plants inside!!!!!!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED! And, just 5 mo. until we can pick fresh strawberries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
About 10 yrs ago, right before we got married, my hubby told me he was buying a snowmobile... WHAT, WHY, Why are you brining Debt into the marriage???? UGH, but of course, there was NO stopping him.... Then 2 years later, I bought him a used one he had his eyes on. I surprised him with it and he loved it!!!!!!!! We went on a snowmobiling trip when our oldest was just 7 mo old (YES, that was 8 yrs ago... SAD) and didn't really go anymore that winter of 2001. Then in Jan. of 2002 I had my 2nd baby and finally got to do some snowmobiling... Ever since then... there has really NOT been enough snow to hit the trails.... sooooooooo our sleds just sat there.... not being used... BUT this year.... we are taking a weekend away with my hubbies brother. We actually got to go just a weekend ago for a few hours on my brother inlaws snowmobiles! It has been great fun, and for that I am grateful! I love snowmobiling and wish every year there was enough of the white stuff to go!!!!!!!! THANKS LORD FOR THE LOVELY SNOW THIS YEAR!
To read more gratituesday posts, head to heavenly homemakers
Monday, January 26, 2009
So there is this AWESOME Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival going on, and I have decided to give away 2 Doll Diapers for the give away, in any print you like! SOOO, visit my shop sewinlove and look at all the great prints I have! Then leave a comment here, telling me WHO you would give them too, and why!!!!
Then visit dont try this at home for LOTS more giveaways!!!!
Random # drawing will be on Thursday!
Here is my basket now.... there is only the $4 TARGET prescription list in there, and about 7 recipes yet to be filed..... NOT BAD!
SEEK AND DESTROY CLUTTER IN ONE CLOSET!
PICK A CLOSET, ANY CLOSET.....
Now you need to figure out your plan of ACTION!
Where do you start?
What is our GOAL?
Does the stuff have a real home or do you need to make one for it???
What do you NEED to get the job done???
Here is how my mission will pan out!
ACTION: Empty out the closet and re-organize it!
GOAL: A more functional Front Entry Way Closet
NEED: I need NOTHING...
Make your PLAN OF ATTACK -----ACTION!
Decide what GOAL you have for the PLACE you are working on!
What will you NEED to get it done!!!!!
THEN tackle it.... Maybe it will take just 10 min, or maybe you will need to split it into a few sessions!!!!!! Only you can decided....
YOU HAVE ONE WEEK TO COMPLETE YOU MISSION! SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO COMPLETE YOUR MISSION, YOU WILL HAVE A NEW CLUTTER FREE AREA IN YOUR HOME!
JOIN ME AGAIN NEXT WEEK TO TACKLE ANOTHER MISSION on MONDAY!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
While you are down there, wipe the baseboards and up the walls some! Clean the corners good too!
I for one and going to work on my laundry/mud room. This floor gets sooooo dirty this time of year with the kids going in and out! They usually beg me to let THEM mop it, and they usually do the job, but for today I am going to be the one to give it a GOOD CLEANING!!!!!!!!
I know you have 15 min to do this to bless your home today!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
By the way, here is the COOL HOMEMADE cookie cake Lucas asked for!
(Of COURSE, WHY would it NOT flip my photo??? CAN ANYONE HELP????)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
SO, today I am grateful for all my friends here who can help me out and give me something to say to my son who wants to know "WHERE WAS GOD MOM?"
THANKS so much!
To read more gratituesday, go to Laura's Blog
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
NOW, take everything out...boxes and coolers (use the coolers if you are in a warmer place... I plan on putting my outside, since it is WELL BELOW ZERO HERE!) Next, un-plug and defrost it... I used my hair dryer and a flat head screwdriver to get off the ice. This went much faster than I thought it would, 10 min max! Since it is so cold outside where the food was, I could have just let it thaw itself while I went about my day, but then I would have had to drain it somehow or wipe up all that water!
(why does it flip my photos sometimes??? GRRR!)
When you are done, wipe the inside dry and then RE-Organize your things.... This is a great time to do a FREEZER INVENTORY SHEET... You can use this one or this one or even this one (scroll down to #2 PDF file) or you can make up your own! Knowing what is IN YOUR FREEZER will make MEAL PLANNING much easier!
(FOR REAL, WHY DOES IT DO THIS?????)
Now I am NOT going to do this to my OUTSIDE freezer right now... HA, the thing would never thaw anyways, and for the most part it is already organized... THANK GOODNESS! I will let you know that out in that freezer is our garden stuff. The Tomato sauce I made, frozen veggies from the garden, anything we had to freeze from the garden. (except for the pumpkin in the basement freezer!) Also this is where we keep the container to make Ice cream (the kitchenaid attachment) and where we keep the ice cream if we don't eat it all! LOL!I also keep the muffins that I made out there along with cookies and such. Sometimes I think maybe we need ONE MORE FREEZER!
So, what was the strangest thing you found in your freezer or what things did you end up throwing out?????????
Is it cold where you are at?????
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
BUT REALLY, I am very thankful to have the internet to be able to blog! After all, I would have never met most of you!!!!
SOO, I have this new blog that I started yesterday that I am going to show how to eat healthy on a FOODSTAMP budget.... if My family were on FULL FOODSTAMPS we would get 600-650 a month in foodstamps... SOOO I took the number 600 (which is what we spend anyways...) and am using that.... which is $3 a day for each of us..... Just like the government says... $3 a day to eat on!
THANKS to "LAURA" who is such an insperation, who has taught me alot in the last 8 months or so.... and thanks to the internet once again who has taught me about all the nasty stuff in our food! OH, and thanks to recipezaar where I find alot of my recipes!!!!
OK, so here is my new blog.... http://feeding6.wordpress.com/
I am super excited about it..... teaching people how to eat healthy food and keep a budget makes me feel very good about myself..... considering it is NOT coupon foods (mostly processed foods full of JUNK) that we eat at our house.... but good old fashion homemade things!
See Laura's Blog for more gratituesday posts!
Monday, January 12, 2009
3/4 tablespoon yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons oil
4 cups flour (we prefer half white, half wheat)
In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water (I add a pinch of sugar) and allow to set until it begins to foam, about 5 minutes.
2Stir in salt, oil and half of flour. Gradually add remaining flour, mixing well.
3Knead 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl and let rise until double (1/2-1 hour) Punch down and divide. Pat out on two pizza pans.
Spread with SAUCE:
2 C. Tomato Sauce
1 t. Oregano
1/2 t. Salt
1 T. Olive Oil
2-3 T. Parmesan Cheese
Mix and heat until it starts to bubble.
add your toppings and cheese. Bake at 400 for 20-25 min!
I have started another BLOG! One about feeding my family on a budget!
I am super excited about this since I HATE seeing how people on Assistance WASTE thier foodstamps on JUNK and then complain that they CAN'T eat healthy because they can't afford it!
I have been wanting to SHARE how we eat for under$600 a month, and it is 95% healthy choices (we do splerge sometimes on some snack foods) but for the most part I MAKE our snack foods!
I am not sure yet if I want all my info (kids names, and such) linked somehow to the other blog so for now... you will have to ASK for the blog address! I don't know, I think at times It might get heated since I really have strong feeling for people what abuse the system and for those who THINK they have a right to EVERYTHING... even if they CAN'T afford it, even on someone else dime!
OK, enough of that for now.....
I just wanted to share my happy news!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
AND lastnight the kids and I made Snickerdoodles (Jims Favorite cookie EVER)!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Todays challenge is a simple one....
If you haven't finished cleaning up christmas around you house.....
I mean really, New Years was 1 week ago!!!!!
While you are cleaning it all up and packing it all up.....you should-
~Throw out the things you DON'T LOVE
~Throw out the broken things
~Get rid of anything you haven't PUT OUT in the past 2 yrs
~Write a list of things you NEED for next year
~Label your totes or boxes if they are not labeled yet
Doing all of this will make next christmas so much easier to decorate for!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
IN LOVE WITH A TV SHOW.....
I AM IN LOVE WITH THE BIGGEST LOSER!
I have NEVER missed a show in all the years it has been on.... Even if it meant I had to record it (yes, on VHS) and watch it later (missing a show doesn't happen often).
I will NOT answer the phone while it is on, I will NOT make plans for Tuesday nights, I will NOT do much of anything... except watch it..... I WILL however use my eliptical during it (makes me feel good about it!) for the second half of the show.... (Kids watch the first half of it with us before bed) I WILL take time to tuck them into bed during the 8pm commercial..... but only the commercial time..... NO MORE NO LESS!
SOOO there you have it... a true BIGGEST LOSER JUNKIE!!!!!!
Oh, I feel so much better knowing that you all know now!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
OK, but it is something to be thankful for!
In just a few days, I have gotten contacted by 5 old friens.... 2 friends I haven't seen in over a yr, an old neighbor friend I haven't seen in over 15 yrs.... and MY BROTHER...LOL!
I couldn't figure the whole thing out at first, and WISH there was a way to ADD my maiden name, (because I didn't do that in the beginning, so if you know a way, PLEASE let me know!)
BUT now that I figured it out... I am loving it! I am alittle afraid to click the FRIENDS button, because they have to CHOOSE to be your friend, and what if they ignore you???????
Either way, I am enjoying it for now!
Go and sign up if you haven't, it is really fun!
Read more gratituesday at heavenlyhomemakers
Monday, January 5, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
UGH, and the other blogs I follow, already received the award.... so there you have it.... passed on to just 3 blogs instead of 6.... GRRR!