Sunday, October 31, 2010

Welcome November....

Well I made it through seems to be such a busy month with sports, school stuff and church stuff.......I'm always ready for November to roll around and it's true again this year! We joined Mike's Grandpa today at the place he lives for a Halloween lunch! it was nice...alot of residents were dressed up and they had a contest for best costume! Mike's Grandpa is new there so next year it will be our year for him to WIN IT! ha

Macy, Grace and my niece Alecia were dressed up tonight ready for some fun! A cowgirl, Angel and a clown!! so cute!

Here's the girls and I at lunch today, I wore a Red Riding hood cape! Had to get in the spirit of the day!
We passed out seven bags of candy tonight at home, and the girls probably brought that much home in their bags.......UGG I am such a mean mom when it comes to candy that we do 2 pcs. a day when they actually remember...after a few days they forget! Well this year will be even harder because Grace has an expander and she is getting four braces on her front teeth this Tuesday so her candy intake will be more limited!

So.......there's the weekend in a nutshell! it's done and over with and I'm ready to move into a more relaxed time of year. Well more relaxed than it was the last few months anyhow...Cross Country ended yesterday, Gymnastics ended it's gotta be more relaxing's just gotta!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh HD- Winnie the Pooh and the Blust...

This the certainly the kind of day we're going to have here! The ONLY plus, it helps our stubborn Oak leaves to get falling so we can clean them up before bad weather sets in!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall treats....

This is a sweet treat we will make the end of this week for Grace to take to school for her Halloween party at school! I can't tell you that Halloween is our favorite holiday, but I know it's exciting for kids and we try to do more "Fall/Harvest" things and focus on that! So when I came across this idea a few years ago it became a yearly tradition.......(The only thing to keep in mind when you're eating these like popcorn, haha, is you are eating an ENTIRE Hershey's Kiss so limit yourself!

Start with a box of Mini Nilla wafers and a bag of Hershey kisses(any flavor!). (These are not my photos, I googled them but they are perfect to show how they're made!)
Have your kids peal the wrappers off the kisses, pour them out on to a tray.
Spoon 3-4 Tb. Chocolate or caramel canned frosting into a piping bag with a writers tip OR into a Ziploc freezer bag(you could use a reg. Ziploc baggie but they aren't very strong and sometimes I've had them burst on me!) and snip just a TINY hole, I mean tiny like a toothpick width because it will expand as you pipe! If you don't want to bother with the piping you can just use a butter knife and put the icing on the cookie and skip the stem as you'll see!
Pipe a pea sized dollop of icing onto the flat edge of the cookie and press a Hershey's kiss onto the cookie. Keep going until you've used up all your Kisses. Then pipe just a dot of icing on top of the cookie and pull up as you pipe to create a little "stem" look!
EASY PEASY and oh so yummy!! you might want to do a few bags of Kisses, I'm telling you they will go fast!!
Do these the night before so they have time to set up and dry well, this helps them stay together! Put these on top of a Chocolate cake to decorate it, so cute!
Enjoy your week's a gorgeous day here today! unseasonably warm for this time of year! We have one layer of leaves raked but there are many MORE MORE MORE layers to come......our yard is full of Oak trees that seem to be stubborn in giving up their leaves until after Turkey day! Happy Fall Y'all!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mexican casserole

This dish is a favorite and really fast and healthy!

1 lb. Ground beef (I used lean ground Turkey)
1 envelope dry Taco seasoning
1 Jar Black Bean and Corn salsa
1 Can Pinto beans, drained and rinsed
8 oz. Shredded Mexican style shredded cheese
2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix (+ingreds. to make Cornbread)
2 T. butter, melted
Fry ground beef and drain if necessary. While ground beef cooks, mix up 2 boxes of cornbread mix with ingred's it calls for on the box. Add taco seasoning and water the envelope calls for to drained beef and cook for 5 mins. Add in jar of salsa and can of Pinto beans and stir together. Pour this mixture into 9 x 13 sprayed baking dish. Set aside 1/4 Cup cheese for topping hot casserole. Sprinkle remaining cheese over meat mixture. Top this with corn bread mix and 2 T. melted butter. Bake at 400* for 20 mins. Top with remaining cheese and put back into the oven just a minute or two until cheese melts! Serve with sour cream, diced tomatoes, green onions, black olives or Chips and salsa! It's even better leftover!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Daybook.....


Outside my window.......Leaves changing into pretty colors and swirling swirling to the ground.....Jordan mowing the lawn for the last time this season most likely!

I am thinking........about getting cozy with Grace on the couch with some library books

I am thankful for........After listening to yesterday's sermon at church that God, our groom is preparing us for the "wedding" celebration and I want everyone I know to be ready and waiting for His arrival!

I am wearing.....Black mesh shorts and black t shirt, tenners and socks....I actually worked out earlier!

I am creating......Some sense of organization around here, it's really been an overwhelming mess lately since I've been changing out Fall/Winter clothes for Summer! blah I dislike that job!

I am enjoy this free night with the family! Minus Jordan going to Cross Country practice for just an hour.

I am reading.....Christmas Angels by Debbie Macomber (I was in need of some fluff reading, since I've been reading about Teens/Tweens lately! ha)

I am hoping......that's it's a lighter week and relaxing for us as a family together!

I am hearing......Good music on our Christian station! Macy playing piano! good mix lol

Around the house.......sort of clean, sort of organized but more to go.....enough done for today though!

One of my Favorite this moment in time, Fall, the crunching leaves, changing colors, unexpected warm days, the FOOD to name a few things......

A picture for sharing, me and my guy at the Train park in town!
Go HERE to create your own daybook and link up!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


So when we moved in we had this bathroom with this pink tile and blue tile floor.....well it was very costly to redo it and at the time we wanted to spend money on more prominent parts of the house.'s still there and now even more costly, and I don't really mind it since it's small I can work with it.....but it needed an update! So here is the before and after.....

My friend Leanne emailed me last week because she knew I was shopping for a new shower curtain and asked me if I got one that makes me smile.....and that was a good question because it DOES!
I got these cute cute scroll candle holders at Walmart...they sort of look like an old fashioned bicycle don't they? they were so inexpensive.....I think they were $15 for both!

The shower curtain is from friend Susie helped me decide! I showed it to her online and she thought it would get us looking more modern and she was right.....Because when you look in that bathroom those bright POLKA DOTS ARE THE FIRST THING YOU SEE.....ha So an inexpensive upgrade....yeah the pink tile is still there and the blue floor but it is cool in summer and nice and bright in the mornings! HAHAHAHA