Tuesday, August 31, 2010

HaPpY TuEsDaY!

Hope you all have a WoNdErFuL Tuesday and if you get a chance to prop your feet up for a minute, browse these wonderful blogs & make a couple new friends! :) I would love for you to follow me while your here, too!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Menu Monday

It's M.O.N.D.A.Y!

I always find it difficult to get back in the groove of cleaning, cooking, doing homework, (did I mention cleaning?) after such a relaxing weekend! One thing I do try to do however, that keeps me halfway sane, is make a weekly menu plan on Sunday night (for the following week) so that I at least have that part taken care of! No more standing at the fridge at 5:00 pm wondering "what's for dinner tonight?".

So...here's my menu for this week!

Would love to hear what your family will be eating this week! :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Real Food Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday lovlies! ;)
For Real Food Wednesday, I'm wanting to post a healthy shake you can mix up for your kids (yes.. you can have some, too!) to sneak a little more fruits into their diet! Unlike cookies and soda's, when they come back for seconds you'll be happy to give them more!

Very Berry Shake

2 cups sliced banana
1 cup quartered strawberries
1/4 cup orange juice
3 cups vanilla ice cream/frozen yogurt

Place first 3 ingredients in blender container.
Blend until smooth.
Add ice cream.
Blend until smooth.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Recipe ♥ Swap

I have 2 favorites...

So you know when I saw that 'ACUs and ABCs' was having a recipe swap, I was in heaven!

Here is one of my favorite recipes to contribute:

To-Die-For Crockpot Roast

1 beef roast, any kind
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing
1 envelope brown gravy mix
1 envelope italian dressing mix
1/2 cup warm water

Place roast in crockpot. Mix all 3 envelopes & sprinkle
over roast. Pour water into bottom of crockpot. Cover &
cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Making Friends Monday!

It's Monday allllready?? The weekend just flew by!

Thought it should be time for............

AND...I got an email this morning with the question, "What is your 5 most favorite smells?", so thought I would answer them on this post, so you can learn a little more about THIS friend! ;)

1. Clean Clothes - I love to just hold a fresh-outta-the-dryer towel against my face and take in that WoNdErFuL smell! I use Snuggle liquid softener PLUS fabric softener sheets, so it's smelling terrific by the time they're outta that dryer!

2. Babies - I love the smell of a baby! When all 3 of mine were born, I can remember sitting for HOURS holding them while they slept, just smelling that baby scent! There's nothing like it.

3. Magazines - Have you ever just cracked open a new magazine and smelled the pages? LOL There's something about those crisp, newly-printed pages that I could just sit and smell forever!

4. Coffee Perculating - When the coffee first starts to perculate in the pot and fills the house with that good aroma...yummm....can't wait for that first cup!


5. Pine-Sol - I could use Pine-Sol to clean EVERYTHING! The smell of a Pine-Sol-mopped floor is the BEST. It just speaks C-L-E-A-N.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop...

Welcome to the Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop!

Obviously MARvelous

And since it's "Thirsty" Thursday, I saw fitting to share a favorite
lemonade recipe! So pull up a seat, & have yourself a drink! ;)

2 cups sugar
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 cup hot water
1 gallon cold water
1 lemon, sliced

In a one gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and water to render one gallon. Stir well until well mixed. Pour lemonade over a glass of ice, squeeze slice of lemon on top, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Enjoy These Last Days of Summer...

As I posted earlier, it almost feels like Fall is trying to creep into these last days of Summer! It's dropped about 10* in the past few days with this rainy weather! I got the following recipe in an email I recieved this morning, and it looked so good I wanted to share it with yall!

Grab the kid's and make up a pitcher of this before ole' Fall creeps up on us! It'll be the perfect drink to enjoy these last days of Summer!

Now go grab that watermelon & start cutting! ;)

Watermelon Cooler

8 cups (1/2-inch) watermelon cubes
1 1/2 cups ginger ale
1/3 cup water
1 (6-oz.) can frozen limeade concentrate

1. Place watermelon cubes in a single layer in an extra-large zip-top plastic freezer bag, and freeze 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

2. Process half each of watermelon, ginger ale, water, and limeade concentrate in a blender until smooth; pour mixture into a pitcher. Repeat procedure with remaining half of ingredients; stir into pitcher, and serve immediately.

(Hint - if you are in a hurry, you can use the melon in its freshest state and skip the freezing step. We made some both ways and they were delicious both ways…the frozen is just more like a slush.)

That Wasn't Enough?

Just in case you need more...

'cause if your like me, I could sit and browse blogs for DAYS! ;)

Wednesday Already?

Looks like it's time for Welcome Wednesday again! Whew..this week has flown by! It seems this SUMMER has flown by! The kids are back in school, and it feels like a touch of fall is already in the air here! It's been pretty rainy lately, but sure has cooled off a good bit!

So...to help get through this mid-week slump, sit back with a glass of sweet tea and meet a few new bloggy friends or link up to get more followers to your own blog!

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Quick Note To Say...

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday (I know! Friday will be here soon enough! LOL) and if your out and about, swing over to Hobby Lobby (LOTS of cool stuff!) and use this coupon to get 40% off an item! You can shop online, too!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fun Follow Friday =)

TGIF! Let's celebrate by taking a little time to meet some new bloggy friends! ;)
It would be great for you to follow me while your here! ☺

My Wee View

Have a WoNdErFuL weekend!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Weekly Blog Hop

Browse some great blogs & meet some new friends =)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Calling All Bug Lovers!

If your kids love catching bugs (namely lightning bugs!) as much as mine do, they'll love to go to Lowe's this Saturday, August 14 @ 10:00 am to build this bug box:

They ask that you pre-register for these workshops & their currently giving a coupon for a FREE Jr. Frosty @ Wendy's for those that attend a summer workshop! Find out more & pre-register here.

WeLcOmE Wednesday.

Have a minute to check out a few blogs and meet new friends?

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday & would love for you to follow while your here ;)

Got Peaches?

I'm a HUGE fan of Paula Deen and just recently I tried her Peach Ice Cream. I TELL YOU WHAT! It was a real treat! It had a wonderful flavor and almost a 'butter-pecan' hint to it! The little chunks of peaches were h-e-a-v-e-n-l-y! This is an absolute must try for you peach lovers out there!

Paula's Peach Ice Cream

3 large egg yolks
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large ripe peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, and cut into bite-size chunks

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar.

In a large saucepan, bring the cream and milk to a simmer over low heat. Whisking constantly, slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture until combined; return the combined mixture to the saucepan. Cook over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until the custard has thickened enough to coat the back of the spoon, stirring constantly. Immediately strain the custard into a bowl. Set the bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice water to cool, stirring occasionally.

Stir the lemon juice and vanilla into the cooled custard. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, adding the peach chunks halfway through the churning process.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday Tag-Along :)

Welcome to Tuesday Tag-Along! Grab a cup of coffee, prop your feet up & go check out some great blogs!

Tuesday Tag-Along

Would love to have you as a follower while your here, too! ;)

HaPpY TuEsDaY!

Old Navy Back-to-School Deal!

Even though I don't shop at Old Navy that much, I absolutely LOVE their sales! When they mark down prices, they mark DOWN prices! ;)

Here was a back-to-school deal that caught my eye! Now until Aug.19, when you buy a backpack for $10, you get a lunch kit FREE! More details here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Meet Me Monday!

I'm participating in my first Blog Hop! ☺

Hope you take the time to follow me while your here!

Happy Monday! =)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

WoW! I've Done It!

i%2527m so excited Pictures, Images and Photos

I can't believe I've finally got a BLOG!!
I wasn't quite sure where to start with my 1st post, but this
picture seemed to say it all! I'm so excited I can hardly stand
myself! Thanks to all the wonderful ladies that helped me along
the way (I know I was FULL of questions!) but your advice &
help truely paid off! I actually know a thing or two about blogging
now! ;)

I've created this blog to be pretty much randomness, but will
include ways to save $$ (deals, coupons, etc.), on-a-budget
kid-friendly dinner recipes, & just ramblings about anything else
I can find in my day-to-day mommyhood. so...


Hope you'll enjoy! ♥