Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cute Skirt Tutorial....

I found this cute skirt tutorial that I want to try. It's just adorable! I think my lil girl would look so sweet in it!

Wanted to share!!

http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2009/12/bubble-skirt-from-tights-scraps.html

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Raggedy Ann and Andy Quilt..........

Here is the quilt top that I started working on for Mary-Grace.











Here it is when I am getting ready to put it together with the batting and the backing.











The completed quilt!!!












The completed and delivered quilt!! I think she likes it.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Spectacular!!!!!!!!!!

Just had to share with you a SPECTACULAR SALE!

It ends tomorrow......so I wanted to share this with everyone! This is one of my favorite places to visit. I have 3 of their videos and I can say that they are thorough! I told Kathy I am just collecting my own Kathy Collection!

So, if you would just take a look and see what I'm talking about.

http://teachinggoodthings.com/blog/our-biggest-sale-of-the-year-freeeeeee/

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are some.........

Here are some of the recipes that will be on our table tomorrow while we are giving Thanks.

Just want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you are able to look back and see how God has blessed you with yet another year. Hugs!!

The Bestest Sweet Potato Casserole Ever! ~boy is this so true!!! We all love it!
(I originally got this from Star over on the TOH BB)

3 cups mashed, cooked sweet potatoes (if you don't want to boil fresh, get one large can..the big one and one normal sized can and that will equal approximately three cups mashed)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Combine all ingredients and spoon into casserole. Cover with topping:

Topping:
2 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter, melted

Mix all ingredients and spoon over casserole.
Bake casserole 30 min at 400 degrees. Topping will be browned.




Hashbrown Casserole
(Recipe came from my cousin~Tabatha~Love ya!)

30 oz Hashbrowns frozen

8 oz Sour Cream

1 large can Cream of Chicken Soup

1 (2 cup) package Cheddar Cheese Shredded

1 1/2 sticks butter

Cornflakes


Mix cheese, sour cream and soup together in a bowl. Put hashbrowns in casserole dish, spread mix over the top. Pour melted butter on top then sprinkle with cornflakes. Bake at 350* for 30-45 minutes.


Holy Cow Cake


(this is another recipe from my cousin~Tabatha)

Devils Food Cake prepared using box directions;

As soon as it comes out of the oven take the end of a wooden spoon and poke holes in it, pour an entire can of Eagle Brand milk and about 1/2 a container ( or more ) of Caramel (from the ice cream topping section). Refrigerate until this is cold and the caramel and milk are set in. Take our and top with Cool Whip and Sprinkle with Butterfinger pieces.

We all love this and it is so easy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I just got another package!!

I had entered a drawing of Michelle's and won. I won a headband from her and just love it! It's so cute!! Mary-Grace really likes it. I put it on her and took her to the mirror and she was grinning from ear to ear!!!

Michelle has her own esty account. You should see everything she has on there. I will have to get Mary-Grace some more of them. They are adorable!! I'll post you the site so you can see it for yourself. www.devimakdesigns.etsy.com


This http://michellepugh.com/?p=1145 is the blog post where her son Devin drew my name!! Yeah Devin!!!

Hugs to Michelle, Devin and Makenzie!


*I tried to do the link thing and I couldn't get it to cooperate with me so......I did it the old style I guess you could say.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I got my package!!

Yes I did! I got my package that I won from Suzzett at news@suzzettsfabric.com The fabric is wonderful. It's red, white and blue. She even sent me a sampler quilt pattern in with it. Lots of different block patterns! I am so excited to get to work with the fabric and am so Thankful to Suzzett for mailing those to me.

Thank You Suzzett. I don't have my gadget to post pictures with right now but I'll post some as soon as I can find it! :0)


Don't forget to check out Suzzett's fabric at her website. :0)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

HUGE GIVEAWAY!! Check this out!

Ok, so everyone knows I like to cook and take care of my family. Well, back at the begining of the year I started taking some quilting classes at our local quilt shop. Loved it!! Well, I have been trying to get in some sewing time as much as possible but w/5 kids and then starting back to work I haven't had the time. Well, here lately I have been getting in some time here and there and just really enjoy it.

I found a new blog tonight and really enjoyed looking around and am very excited to be able to get some fabric that I can't get from our local shop here. Barb is coming out with a new line of fabric next year and it sounds wonderful. While reading I realized that she has a giveaway going on. Well, I just had to enter!! You know me!!! This giveaway is as Donald Trump would say UUGE!!

I hope that she doesn't mind me posting it like this but I wanted you all to see what she has to offer.....then you could take a look for yourself and the goodies she has on her site for anyone that is a sewer or crafter or quilter.....


Here is what Barb has to say,

"Grand Opening of my web site!

November 3

Welcome to the Grand Opening of my web site, BarbSackel.com. I am just so proud of all the work my web wizard Corinne did, that I wanted to show it off. Every month I will have a new recipe and a new mystery block of the month. I will keep you up to date with my blog and try to have some surprises along the way.

To celebrate I am giving away two baskets, worth $200 each. Aren’t they beautiful? A basket contains a 40 piece fat quarter pack from Moda, a ruler, quilting gloves, fancy scissors and more. And of course, chocolate!!!"

So, I know that you are very curious and are just itching to take a look at her site and her blog so here is the link. :0)


Good Luck to everyone, especially to Barb with her new site.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another Giveaway!

I found another giveaway. These are so cute. I would love to win one of these for MG. She'd look so cute in one!

You just have to go and check it out!!

http://michellepugh.com/ ?p=1116&cpage=1#comment-936

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Found a Fabric Giveaway From An Awesome Blog!!

Check this out! Some nice looking fabric! :0) Her blog is great. I just found it today and have been lurking all over it. Go over and take a look. You won't regret it, I promise!!


http://www.handmadebyalissa.com/block-party-giveaway/

Friday, November 6, 2009

I WON!!!! I WON!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE I WON!

I was checking my e-mail earlier and got an e-mail from Suzzett from over at
http://www.suzzettsfabric.com/
I had somehow passed over it with all of the e-mails that I had received recently.

Here's what the title said:

You are the November Newsletter Fat Quarter Bundle winner.


Here's the text inside my e-mail:

‏Congratulations you are the winner of the monthly drawing for a fat quarter bundle of 13 coordinating fabrics.


I quickly e-mailed Suzzett back to Thank her! I was like a kid in the candy store! I can't wait to see what it looks like!

This was something I just had to blog about! After the week that I have had this comes at a great time!!!

I just had to share with you what I won! Check out Suzzett's site. She has some awesome stuff!

Giveaway! Your choice of some really hot bags!

You should go over and enter her give away and see if you can win!!

I really like the slouch bag! :0) I never win these type of things......never win anything but.......gotta enter anyway!

:0)

http://www.recessionistaparty.com/2009/11/feeling-love-with-freebieeeee.html?commentPage=2

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Changes are on the rise!

Don't want to say just yet but there's a change in the air......... Can't go into it right now but it's going to change our schedules around just a bit but.......it will hopefully be for the better.

We have a new babysitter. I think MG likes her. She's done very well w/the change so far. I had to stop off at home today when I ran the kids home (during my lunch~I take my lunch from around 2:30-3:00). She ran up to me and gave me a kiss before I left. She's so sweet! I hate leaving her every day!

Well, that's all I have for now. Have to get the kids ready for bed now.

TTFN

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's been a while........

I haven't been blogging lately because I have been so busy. We've had the flu in our house......then our oldest son had surgery. He had his tonsils and adnoids removed. They cauterized the turinates and fractured and pushed them back. He was in a lot of pain. I felt so bad for him. He was on a lot of medicine and was just out of it for quite a while. I knew he was hurting just by looking at him. He would look at me and tears would just stream down his face. That was so hard! I couldn't just fix him. I knew that with time he would start to feel better though and that is what I kept thinking about.

I did his rounds of medicines every 3 hours like the Dr. said. I wrote it all down so that we wouldn't get it all mixed up. That really helped. I also wrote down the dosage that I gave him. This way I kept it in my head how much to give him and how much I actually gave him at what time. When I had to return to work and his Mamaw stayed with him she took care of him and gave him his meds.

When we went back for the 2nd check up......day 10 after his surgery he lost 11 lbs. He was kind of surprised to see what he weighed. He now weighs less than his friend that has always been a little stick. I think that tickled him.

Well, I'm off to go to bed.

Hope all is well.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thinking of others....

I found something that I would like to do.... While surfing on the computer I found somthing and felt like I could and would like to do. I think of my kids and if they had no clothes how I would feel. With 5 kids we have a ton of clothing in our house. Our washer and dryer are always going. That's what made me feel sad.....my family is very blessed to have what we have and we only have it because GOD has allowed us to. So with that said.


I would like to make a couple of these and send. If you sew would you like to send some too? If "sew" then let me know and we can send them off together or not. Just a thought about some little girls that are needing something to wear.

There is also a video on how to make the dress, I had to watch it because I've not made any clothing really. So, this will be a first for me! Now to find some pillowcases!!


Little Dresses For Africa
A non-profit organization providing relief to children of Central Africa
24614 Curtis Dr., Brownstown, MI 48134 • 734.637.9064



4 easy steps to making our little dresses...
Here is the site: http://littledressesforafrica.org/default.asp?pid=101


Following the simple steps below, any size new or gently used pillow case can be quickly turned into a prized possession for a grateful little girl in Africa. Please contact us for information on how your dresses will be distributed. Thank you for your help!



Cut the end of the pillow case top off leaving the hem.


Fold the pillow case in half and cut out the arm holes so they will be the same on each side.


Fold down the top of the strip about 3/8" and stitch. Slide a 6" piece of elastic at the top so that it will be gathered.


Finish the arm holes with double biased tape leaving enough at the ends to tie at the shoulders.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

We Have a WINNER!!

Ok, I'm so so sorry that I didn't post this any sooner. I've been so busy and didn't get the chance to draw a winner yet. I did do that and I have a name!! So........TAMI you are the name that I drew! If you would just let me know which ebook you would like......send me an e-mail at steeleangie(@)hotmail.com I will contact Kathy and have her send you your ebook! :0)

Thank you all for signing up. :0)

Until next time.

Angie

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Want a new Gadget for your blog????

Would you like falling leaves or snow on your blog??? Or be able to add whatever you like to fall on your blog? I have just the site for you to visit in order to get that code......


Heidi over at Fairy Footprints in the Sand is giving that code to you.....just go and check it out!

http://myarizonaangels.blogspot.com/


HURRY THOUGH! It's just for ONE DAY!!!

Wanted to share something I found.

I was looking up some curriculum earlier and found this.....I had to share because I just thought it was so funny! Hope you like it.


Our "Little House" Christmas Goes Wild


I am sure you have all heard the old homeschooling joke about having to have a teacher workday because the principal needed clean underwear. Of course, the principal would be dad, and every pair of underwear he owns (except what he has on) would be sitting in a laundry basket dirty because mom has been busy dissecting roadkill with the kids or cleaning up after a science explosion in the kitchen. However, I feel really privileged and fortunate to be the head mistress of a school where the principal is so industrious. Our principal resigned himself to washing his own underwear a long time ago!! And he has kept to it, a tribute that will, no doubt, bear positively on our sons, who will know how to wash their own underwear should their wives decide to homeschool some day.

Marriage is a tedious venture under any circumstances, but homeschooling is like putting a mystery icing on the cake, adding an element of excitement, not just for the teacher and principal, but for the students as well. Take, for instance, last Christmas. Trying to give our home a Laura Ingalls Wilder flair, I was baking a bunch of Christmas cookies with my 4 children. In the midst of the baking festivities, the principal (dad) sauntered into the kitchen, looking ever so innocent, and put his stainless steel lunch thermos in the center of the kitchen table. "Here, honey," he said brightly. "This just needs to be washed whenever you get a chance."

"Okay," I said back. With the Laura Ingalls Wilder glow in the kitchen, I looked on my husband with loving eyes, thinking nothing of having to wash his thermos--the dear, hardworking man. The children and I continued with our baking. I was probably humming a carol as the children dusted green and red sugar sprinkles over the tops of our cookies. I have no idea what I was humming, but I know without a doubt that the tune came to a screeching halt when the thermos in the middle of the table exploded!

I kid you not!! Suddenly, seemingly from out of nowhere, there was a huge exploding sound that completely dissolved the "Little House" aura we had created, following which 3- or 4-day-old gravy could be seen literally dripping from our 10-foot ceiling in the kitchen, and the lid to the thermos had disappeared!! Well, if the gravy was all over the ceiling, I was almost on the floor! All I could do was stand there weakly, mouth agape, trying to discern which child had done what!! One child, who had left the scene of the disaster only moments before it happened, came running back asking who threw food.

"No one!" was the unanimous reply.

"But I saw food fly by!" the previously absent child exclaimed. Things were becoming clear.

We laugh about it now, but I assure you, it was not with the soft step of Ma Ingalls that I hightailed it around to where my husband sat relaxing in the den.

"Your thermos exploded!" I said loudly, trying to remain calm. It was then that I found out the thermos had been riding around in the floorboard of his car for about 3 or 4 days. Coming into our toasty-warm kitchen was just the ticket to getting its fermenting contents to propel the lid like a rocket through our kitchen, stripping the threads on the thermos as it went.

Now, I ask you. Where is there a public school where children could get such a lesson! Cooking-gone-bad turns into a science bonanza! Our principal had presented us with the opportunity to learn about pressure, heat, energy, bacteria, and even food safety(!!), even if most of the cookies were no longer edible.

I am pleased to report that we made it up to our principal later in the school year by placing in his shower a bar of our homemade oatmeal soap. It was truly a labor of love! We thought about Pa getting up and showering to go to work before we had even risen for the day, and wondered if he had enjoyed the soap. It turned out that Pa was not as pleased as we had envisioned! He came home from work on the first day of using his oatmeal soap demanding that some REAL soap be purchased immediately. He could not go to work, he explained to us, bleeding all over from the little cuts made by shards of dry oatmeal. We ditched any efforts to try to market our oatmeal soap.

We are probably due for a kitchen fiasco again soon, as we have not had one in awhile. Our soap saga continues, but in a very different form. Pa recently ran out of soap again, but didn't tell Ma. (He was probably afraid of more oatmeal soap.) He decided instead to wash with the long, oval, beige bar that sits in her end of the shower. This went on for about a week, at which time Ma was able to finally figure out why her Clinique facial bar was disappearing so rapidly all of a sudden. Hmmmmm... Gives me an idea. Pa's tackle box would be a great place to find trinkets to go into our next mosaic birdbath!!

Feel free to visit our actual Cookie-Baking Page.

The above article may be reproduced on your website with the following byline:
Lynn Wilson, mom to four delightful (and perhaps challenging) children, is the eclectic and nature-loving owner of The Healthy Homeschool (http://www.thehealthyhomeschool.com). She welcomes you to visit her any time at her website!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sorry! More Pictures!!

A fun day at the park over the summer.






The cutest yawn I ever did see!







Here is a picture of our baby Lo just so calm & deep in thought.


I have some pictures of all of them on a bench and will have to upload them too. SO, if you want to see all of them keep checking back. :0)

Hugs to you all!

A Few Silly Poses

Here is a few shots I got with my baby girl just being silly and I had to share them w/my family. My Granny hasn't ever even gotten to meet her. I hope one day soon she can.




My Little Sweetie Pie






I haven't posted any pictures in a while so I thought I would do that. I got some cute pictures of my sweet little girl and had to share them!

Hope you like. I just sit and stare. She is just growing up. She will be 2 in 18 more days.....so hard to believe!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Give Away Ends 10/4

Just wanted to let you all know that the Give Away will be over this weekend. So......if you are interested please post something!!

http://5kidsmyhusbandandme.blogspot.com/2009/09/give-away.html

Thanks,
Angie

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Recipe: The Best Egg Salad

I'm not sure how you all make your Egg Salad but this is SO GOOD! You should give it a try. I know it sounds different, but if you like Egg Salad you'll love this.

Boil until thick:
1 Tb. butter
1 Tb. flour
2 Tb. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tb. vinegar
1 beaten egg
1/2 c. 1/2 & 1/2 or cream(I used milk)

Then add:
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 Tb. chopped onion
8 - 10 grated hard boiled eggs (I just cut mine up small)
I added them right after the sauce had cooked and I chilled it overnight.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1 can whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can tomato sauce or diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans or chili bean work just fine
1 package taco seasoning
1 package ranch (the dry packet)
cut up onion and celery (optional)
water to make it soupy


Put all of the in your crockpot till you are ready to eat and the wonderful smell is filling the house. We like to add shredded cheddar to this and eat it with crackers or my favorite, tortilla chips! This is so yummy!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Give Away!!!

After thinking about it for a little bit I knew exactly what I wanted to offer. I already knew that I wanted to tie in somehow a wonderful blog that I go to. It's called Teaching Good Things. A very sweet Christian lady blogs about her family and the things that they do and believe. I love reading her posts. I know that you'll love it to so I want to encourage you to go over and see what she posts about.

You will be entered in the drawing when you do some of these easy things:

Follow my blog.

Post about my blog on your blog, facebook, link etc.

Sign up for Kathy's emails, leave a post on her blog about what you are doing. Come back and post here and let me know what you did. http://teachinggoodthings.com/blog/ You won't regret it! Look around and you'll see what I mean.

Dig around my blog and tell me what both of our Dogs names are and what kind they are. Just for fun!! :0)

Come back and post and for everything that you did you will get your name in the drawing 1 time.




You can choose which you would like to receive



#1 You will get to choose with of the lessons you want.


Learn How to Quilt in Five Easy Lessons

Instant downloadable lessons in PDF and packed full of pictures!!!

Do you have fond memories of a special quilt in your family?

Do you love to curl up on the sofa and watch your favorite movie with your family as you snuggle under a cozy quilt?

Do you wish that you could make special, one of a kind gifts for family and friends?

Would you like to learn how to make quilts to sell?

Is your schedule too busy to break away to go a quilt shop for classes, not to mention they are usually pretty expensive?

Are you at a loss for where to start? Then these lessons are for YOU! You can buy them one at a time or all at once! Go here to read all the details!



# 2 This e-book


What to Do When Your Daughter Hates Being in the Kitchen

This is an e-book, instantly download in PDF.

This is an e-book that gets right to the point of purpose and attitude.

It is also filled with hands on ideas to encourage daughters to enjoy working in the kitchen.

This is a great little e-book for parents that need fresh ideas to help their daughter realize the impact of serving others with our time and skills from the kitchen.

OR


#3 This e-book


How to Grow and Use Culinary Herbs

Did you know growing herbs is EASY to do?

Herb gardening adds beauty to your home and flavor to your food!

Did you know that growing herbs is very easy to do?

If you live in the city and would like to teach your children a little about gardening, then this e-book is for YOU!

Herb gardening adds beauty to your home and flavor to your food!



I hope that you will participate and let others know. Those that like to save money and get freebies might like to be included!

The Drawing will end at 2 pm on Sunday Oct. 4th.

Menu Planned For 9-21 thru 9-26

I really don't have a specific day that I have for the meals that I have picked for the week. We stay so busy with everything that goes on during the week. We do try to eat at home especially because it just cost so much to eat out. With 7 of us it sure ads up!!


Here are the meals that I have planned for the week. I'll try to pin point a day for each. I may have to swap them up. I'll also include things that I will have made for lunches for the kids for school.

Monday - (Karate night) Leftover/Easy Meal


Tuesday-Grilled Pork Loin, Baked Potatoes and Baked Beans


Wednesday-(Karate and Church Night) Chili from the crockpot


Thursday-(Night before Spelling Test night!)Poppy Seed Chicken, Stove Top and veggie


Friday-(Karate Night) Crockpot Chicken Sandwiches


Saturday-(I'll be taking a Quilted Bag Class @ our local Quilt Shop all day) DH fending for himself and the kids! :0) I'll have a packed lunch and they can have Chipped beef and gravy or leftovers from the week


Breakfast:

Omlets

Bacon and Eggs

Chicken Biscuits

Biscuits and Gravy

Cereal

Lunches:

Tator Tot Casserole

Taco Soup

Beans and Cornbread

Leftovers from Dinner

Sandwiches

Saturday, September 19, 2009

This, That and an upcoming Give Away!

Seems like its either feast or famine when it comes to blogging! Either you are missing in action for days, weeks or even a month or more or you have a lot to write! I guess I'm just chatty today! :-)

Here's what we have on our plate for today.

Kids are doing chores that have needed to be done for a while so I am sitting back relaxing getting some me time in.

MG didn't sleep.....well took about two little naps last night. Very frustrating! So, DH is at work today and I know he's dog tired!

I have some things I am trying to work on.....my two quilts and some other ideas that I am wanting to do for Christmas or giving. I am wanting to get a jump on that because it is just around the corner!

Do you have an idea about what you are doing for Christmas or an idea about what I can do for Christmas? If so please post it here. Not only for me but for anyone else that might read my blog. I love to sew and am semi new to quilting. So, I am thinking about sewing some things this year as gifts. With 5 kids I always need to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the budget as far as I can. So......if you can post some things to help I would love it. So, in doing so I want to return the favor!!! So........be checking back because I am going to be doing a give away for those that post things that I can make as a gift to give to a friend or loved one. You can start posting them when I post the giveaway. So, don't forget to check back in.

We all want to save money right?

We all want to save money right? Well, I go to a favorite site and have found people just like me!! There are tons and tons of things that will save you money, challenges, recipes, just tons and tons of information. I go there several times a day if I am near a computer. I have just started a Quilt Block Swap on there with some ladies that like to sew/quilt/embroider. You can find all kinds of things that would benefit you. Debt Reduction/Management, Utilities, Auto, gardening, scrapbooking, outdoor frugal things just tons and tons of things. My favorites right now are our organizing for the holidays and the section that we are all talking about our Christmas ideas for gift giving. We are all trying to figure out what cute/sensible/afordable gift we can give to our loved one for Christmas. Thinking ahead and being prepared is what is also going to help. Lots of sites for patterns for those that sew and do crafts.

I hope you will go and check it out. I signed up about a year and a half ago. I just love it. Everyone helps everyone.

I hope you'll join me over there. I am Angielikes2cook. Here is the site:


http://www.fractured.net/forums/index.php

As far as I am concerned this place will always be my favorite place to go for all things frugal!!!

Thanks for reading.

A Prayer Request for a young lady named Rachel.....

While looking at several blogs this morning I happen to find one and was looking around and started reaading. I read the story about Rachel. I wanted to post this link so that you all could read it and pray for her. As I was reading my eyes just filled with tears. I don't know this young lady or her family but I will be praying for her. Please join me in praying. I cannot imagine what they are going through. I know that God has a plan for them. Everything happens for a reason. So please, please pray for Rachel.

Thank you.


http://kristi-kikiscorner.blogspot.com/2009/08/prayers-for-rachel.html

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good Morning....

Good Morning. I hope you are doing ok. Well, I'm trying to get back in the swing of blogging again. Trying.....

Isn't it a nice cool morning? I opened the door to let the dogs out and was surprised at how cool it was. They didn't stay out long that is for sure.

So, what is everyone doing today? I have to take our oldest DS to the Dr. We have Karate and Church later this evening. I have a Tator Tot Casserole already prepared in the frig for dinner. I'm sure DH will probably want something else instead but......I'm not sure he'll get it. HA! I wanted to fix that ahead because I knew that it was a busy day today. I also have to take snacks for the kids at church tonight. They start their Patch the Pirate Program tonight and are excited about that! I have to get some snacks fixed up for them. I sure hope I don't forget!!

Last night I made us Chicken Biscuits for dinner. They were simple but good. I also made some spaghetti so that the kids could take it for lunch today and there was some leftover for MG and her Mamaw for lunch. I made the two Tator Tot Casseroles and put one in the frig for tonight and one in the freezer for a later time. Trying to make more when I cook for later. That usually helps. Like there were 2 chicken biscuits left in the frig this morning that DH didn't eat for breakfast so I grabbed them!! HA! If you snooze in my house you loose!!

Well, got to get some things done....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Giveaway!!

I just wanted to let you know that at one of the sites that I like to go and read is having a giveaway. Acutally they are having not one but 2 giveaways!! So, check these out......


Giveaway for Stolen Moments Menu Planning Service

I so want to win this one! It sounds great! I would take just the dinner one because that is the one that I have the most trouble with.....dinners. We're so burnt out on EVERYTHING!

http://www.5dollardinners.com/2009/09/giveaway-for-stolen-moments-menu-planning-service.html/comment-page-1#comment-24100



Now this one is really neat! It's an online class!! Who would have ever thought about taking online classes to learn how to cook. I love the idea! I would love to have this one too.

Online Cooking Class Giveaway

http://www.5dollardinners.com/2009/09/online-cooking-class-giveaway.html



I hope that you'll go over and check these out. Who knows you just might win!!!!!!!!!

Hugs!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good Morning.....

Good Morning. Beginning my day. Boy is it chilly out today! The kids are off to school in long sleeves and jackets. I can't believe it has gotten this cool already! Time for the air conditioning to take a breather!! YEAH! DH will still want it on though! BRRRR!! Will have to take a heater to work w/me! HA!!

Well, I'm off to work. Will hopefully check back in later on. Have a good day!

Need to figure out what is for dinner. Tomorrow I'll put a Boston Butt on before I leave for work so we can have some shredded sandwiches. Those are always good. I cook the meat in Dale's Seasoning. That stuff is Awesome!! If you haven't tried it you need to get a bottle. You can cook any kind of meat with it and it's awesome! I add it to the meatloaf when I'm mixing it up or to Pork Chops, Chicken....just anything!

Gotta run.

Friday, June 12, 2009

More Big News!

After blogging about my new job I feel funny blogging about it again BUT I got offered another job!!! I know if anyone that knows about English they know that I just made a really big run on sentence. So, forgive me for the long sentence. :0) Anyway, I got a phone call on Monday evening about the job that I have been waiting 3 months for. The job that I have been wanting and praying about was mine to start the very next day (I had the day off from my other job). So, for 19 days I have 2 jobs. I like them both actually so it's not so bad. My 2 bosses from the job that I am leaving keep asking me if I want to change my mind. :0) They like to torture me like that. They know that we all get along and that I like my job and don't mind doing it. I am really going to miss them. My new boss seems really nice too. He's usually not in town though so I will be dealing with him mostly from the phone.

Now to explain what my new job is....I am a Rep for CDL Training Services & Consulting, Inc. I work through the college by my office is off campus. I have my own office, love that part! I have been cleaning it out and fixing my desk.......it was such a mess!!!! What am I to do you might ask? Well, I am the person that is to be on the phone and out and about looking for new students for our school. So, if you know anyone that wants their CDL let me know! :0) I am the one that gets all of their questions answered and tries to find them a way into the school. This might be them paying cash, getting a loan that is deferred for 6 months after the classes or there are programs for people that have low income or that are layed off because of their place of employment moving or closing down.

So, as I am excited about my new job I'm still sad to leave my other job. I'll have to go and visit them sometime and pick on them. :0)

Well, just an update from here. OH, I even have sad news. I found out today that my FAVORITE store in the whole wide world is closing due to the husband getting a different job and them having to move away!! I am just so saddened by the news. I have posted the pictures of my Block of the Month blocks. Well, this is where I go to do the Block of the Month. I so wish that she wasn't but I understand that when God has a plan for you that is what you need to do. Just like in the case with the job situation. Oh and just in case you are wondering Dana is making sure that we Block of the Month people get to finish our blocks. She is making up all of the kits and will have them ready at our last meeting. How sweet is that. She's just really going to be missed I know by so many others and by me. These classes are what have really gotten me into sewing more. They have taught me little tricks here and there and I have enjoyed these classes more than Dana will ever know. :0)

Well, I'm tired and need to get some rest. Hugs to all that are reading. Don't forget....if you're reading then post me a line. I'd love to hear from you!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Big News!!

I have big news! I got a new job!!! I am so excited because I really really like it!!! It's the easiest job I have ever had! I put in my 2 weeks notice at DQ on Sat. (which went over like a lead balloon!) I had to work on Sunday and that was my last day. My manager had taken me off of the schedule. Which was fine with me because I was already going to start my new job on Monday. So, I didn't even have a day in between the two jobs! LOL I make a $1 more an hour, get a raise in 3 months, in 6 months and get vacation after a year, full insurance - medical, vision and dental!! I couldn't turn it down. This is such an easy job and they are so layed back!! My 2 bosses are so layed back. They are so nice its just unreal that I am getting paid to work there!!! I work at the Boss Truck Shop.....never would have figured that I would have gotten a job there but I like it. :0)

Well, DH is looking at me like I've lost my mind just typing away. So, I'm going to go and get my things ready for work tomorrow. Hugs to you all!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Great Deal.....Check it out!

Here's A GREAT DEAL!!! Kathy from Teaching Good Things is running a Summer Special on her DVD's. It's a Family Stimulus Sale. It gives you 30% off of her regular prices! That is a GREAT DEAL!!

Here's her title:

The way to stimulate your family’s economy is NOT to borrow and spend, but to invest and earn.


By learning to make something you can make extra money to help your household. You owe it to yourself to check it out. Have you ever wanted to learn to Crochet, Decorate Cakes, Quilt or even plant herbs and use them......or want to help your teen learn how to manage money? So many different options of things to learn!! I'm on my 3rd instructional thing from Kathy and I have to tell you I'm hooked. I can't wait for other things that she can come up with!!



So the sale prices are

Learn Cake Decorating DVD:


Regular $21.97 Sale $15.36

Use code Summer when you check out!

Learn To Crochet

Regular $21.97 Sale $15.36

Use code Summer when you check out!

Make and Manage Money for Teens e-book

Regular $16.97 Sale $11.88

Use code Summer when you check out!

How to Grow and Use Culinary Herbs e-book

Regular $6.97 Sale $4.88

Use code Summer when you check out!

Learn How To Quilt e-book

Regular $5.97 Sale $4.18 Each Lesson

Use code Summer when you check out!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

2 Blocks for the Month Of May!!

Here are my upcoming blocks to be done this month. We are doing two because of the month of Dec. We show the block each month that we have completed so we have to do two in order for us to get all 12 done by Dec. Quilting is so enjoyable. I really like it!! The Instructions are so good!

I will post a picture of the blocks when I get them done. :0)

Hugs!


March and April Quilt Blocks of the Month.....

Here are my March and April Blocks. I really like them both. I like the others too but there is just something about these two. Hope you like them. :0) Hugs!!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Pictures of the quilt blocks that I have made thus far! :0)

Ok, So I have been taking BEGINNERS Block of the Month Quilting Class. BTW I AM using my sewing machine. I am not patient enough to sit and sew each block by hand. Just wanted to say that first. I love doing this. The classes are great and the instructions are terrific! So, here's my first 2 blocks these are for Jan & Feb. I will post the next blocks later. It is taking forever for these to load and it's already 1am and I have a meeting early in the morning so I'm headed to bed. I'll try to post some more pictures tomorrow.

Here you go:








Hugs,

Angie

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Warmer Days are upon us....

Well, I do believe that the warmer days are upon us. It has been a little cool at times but I'll take a little bit of the mixture over the sweltering heat any day! Tomorrow is the last day of school for my kids. I know they are excited. Today is their day to be outside for the most of their day. Half a day tomorrow then off to home.

I have big plans for us on Thursday! :0) The kids are just so excited.....not really. We will be having a massive family fun day of C>>>L>>>E>>>A>>>N>>>I>>>N>>>G! I'm so excited, can't you tell? With a family of 7 and two pugs there's always something that needs to be done. So, tomorrow we are going to do some of that! I won't be posting any pictures of that just because well, it's no fun to look at someone cleaning! LOL I will be posting some before and after pictures later of our house because we are getting ready to do some more painting! I've picked out several colors that are going to be used. I'll post the before and after pictures as we get them done. I can't wait. I'll have to get some tidying up done first before I can start on the paint.

I finished my last day yesterday at the church. The ladies that I work with are so sweet. They gave me a card and a $25 gift card to Wal-Mart. I really didn't expect that at all. I will sure miss them. They are a sweet bunch of ladies.

I'm still working at Dairy Queen. I really like my job. I work with some nice people and I love being around the public. The little kids coming in for ice cream are always so cute.

Well, MG is crying so I better tend to her. Hugs to whomever may read this.....remember -If you've read it give me a reply. I'd love to hear from you!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

WOW! Another great Instructional Video from my new friend Kathy!!

I actually got to sit yesterday and watch the new video I ordered from Kathy Brodock. Learn to crochet. It's really good!! I have already made a dish cloth! I just love it! I won't be wasting any time ordering the cake decorating video either! If it's as thorough as the crochet video then it'll be just awesome! I already have the Learn to Quilt in 5 Easy Lessons-which just blew me out of the water in how simple she makes everything! These are all things that I have always dreamed of knowing how to do. Now, thanks to Kathy I am learning them and can perfect them as I go along. Kathy has a wonderful blog. If you get a chance check it out. You'll love it!! I sure do!! Here is the link http://teachinggoodthings.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hello....

Hello. I just wanted to post something since I hadn't in a while. I got my DVD yesterday or the day before. (My days have started running together! LOL) I haven't had a moment to sit and watch anything on tv at all lately. Between working at DQ and working at the church I've not had much time to do anything at all. Not sure when my next day off actually is, probably not until next Tuesday (that seems to be my day off for the week). I do know that Monday is my last day at the church ( I work in their Mother's Day Out Program-we watch the little kids from 9 am till 1 pm). Then I'll only be at DQ. The kid's last day of school is Wednesday. I am so glad! Not as much running during the summer! WHEW!

Well, Just wanted to pop in. I hope everyone is doing ok. Hugs to you all.
Angie

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My new project....

My new project coming up is going to be......learning to crochet! I just ordered the DVD......got $5 off using the WOW code from Teaching Good Things. This offer is good through Sunday night! So, if you have ever wanted to learn to crochet OR to learn how to decorate a cake I urge you to do this.....with shipping and the $5 discount it came to $20.01!!! You can't beat that with a stick! So, if you will click on one of the links on the right it will take you right to it. Hurry before Sunday!!


I have the Learn to Quilt in 5 Easy Lessons and I can't wait to get the crochet one because of how in depth the Quilting Lessons are!! I know I'll be making some things right away! Nothing like taking a new baby home from the hospital in a crocheted blankie! Or snuggling up on the sofa with a newly crocheted blankie! Scarves, pot holders......booties.....doogie wear......hats.....mittens.......sweaters......the list goes on and on!



I must run. I've only got tonight off from work and am making dinner. It's Tator Tot Casserole and I love that stuff. DH may not be too happy but he will be ok. At least I'm cooking! LOL Then the kids want brownies! :0)

Hugs to you all and hey don't forget that offer ends Sunday night!!!!!!!! Click on the right and it will pop up.

Hugs,
Angie

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Off To Work I Go.....

It's 5 pm and I'm getting ready to head out AGAIN...off to work. I really like my job it's just certain days are harder to go in. I hate leaving my family at home while I go off to work. DH has to put the kids to bed, I miss that part. Dinner is a rush and I hate that! I love getting to sit down with my family and eat dinner.

I'm still working on my Block Of The Month Club. We get a new block each month. I have 3 already done and getting ready to begin my 4th. The newest one is the Friendship Star. I really like the look of this one!! I'm also working on a quilt for MG for Christmas. It's a Ragedy Ann and Andy quilt. I am using the Turning Twenty pattern. I'll post some pictures of it soon. I need to charge the battery on my camera. I'm really bad about not wanting to delete pictures off of there so my 3 or 4 cards are full. I need to get a new one for DH's work anyway so I'll use that one. LOL

The pugs Lenny and Squiggy are just fine. They have gotten in the trash a few times and I've wanted to just scream!!!!! Nothing like coming home to a mess all over your kitchen! Our oldest was told to take out the trash but didn't so....needless to say I was very irritated. That's life though.

The kids are almost done with school for the year. The 20th of May is their last day. YIPPY!!! I can't wait! I know they can't wait either.

Well, I better go and get finished getting ready to go to work. If you haven't checked out those E-BOOKS please check them out. They are just amazing. Kathy has a real talent for teaching. My next venture is to get the cake decorating one and the learn to crochet.

Hugs to all. Remember if you read.....respond. :0)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How to Quilt in 5 Easy Lessons!! WOW!

All I can say is WOW! I just got the How to Quilt in 5 Easy Lessons and they are so thorough. I can't believe how Kathy puts these e-books together so brilliantly! I had just started on a Turning Twenty quilt from a pattern that I got at our local shop Notions and Whims. I'm only using 12 fat quarters to make it instead of 20 because it's for our 1 year old. I must say the material is "sew" cute!!

Back to the e-book. It is 5 step by step lessons that are so easy to understand. I can't wait until I get the top finished on the quilt that I am making to be able to use the machine quilting instructions in the e-book. My next quilt will be the one that she gives the lessons on for sure! I am so excited to have this asset.

Once you start quilting and actually see your work come together and see how good you are doing it is so exciting. I am so Thankful to Kathy from http://TeachingGoodThings.com If you haven't checked out her e-books you really should. They are so precise and full of pictures. I am one of those that has to have the picture to show me exactly what you mean. LOL She gives the picture with each step and that helps so much.

So, go on over and read what Kathy's up to. I love her blog so much that is my homepage! Great job Kathy. I can't Thank you enough. Hugs!!

Oh, I'll post some pictures of the quilt top when I finish it. It's Raggedy Ann & Andy. It's very cute (at least I think so!).

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Working.....

I've been working here lately and it's hard to manage it all at once. Know what I mean? I want to make sure my family has a good meal while I am gone off to work. Which usually means I get it done RIGHT when I'm walking out the door. So, no dinner for me! LOL


My Dear Dear husband has been such a help. Our oldest son has been a big help too. They work together and make sure the kitchen is all cleaned up when I get home and that is just awesome! It's such a relief!!


Just wanted to blog a few thoughts of what's going on in our life right now. DH's new job is definately different. Mine is different but I really like it! Who would have thought a job and the Dairy Queen would actually be fun! Even when Kyle calls me Mamaw! I'm only 33.....I am not a Mamaw! LOL

Hugs to whomever reads this! Oh, and if you read....leave me a reply!!! It won't kill you! I promise!!! :0)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dinners that taste good but dont' take a lot of ingredients!

I love to make dinner for my family that tastes good but doesn't take 50 ingredients! One of our favorites is one with chicken and Stove Top. If you haven't ever tried it you should.

This is what we had for dinner last night:

Ingredients are:

Chicken breasts (I never pay full price for meat!)
Stove Top (I got these on sale-you can't make stuffing for $1)
Cream of Chicken Soup (can also use cream of mushroom) (got these on sale too)



Chicken Breasts (put in casserole dish). Mix up the Stove Top (I used 3 cans).
Mix it up as if you were making it to eat normally. I put ours in the microwave and heat it for 3 minutes. I used 3 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup. You pour that over the chicken and spread it out. Top it with the Stove Top and cook for about 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes at 350.

Be careful that your dish isn't too full or it will bubble over.....like mine did last night and stink up the whole house! LOL ;-)

We also had some Mac N Cheese (at the kids request), Baked Beans and Baked Potatoes. It was a good filling meal with few ingredients. We had company so I tried to make it a bigger meal than I normally would. I would have left off something.

So, do you have any few ingredient meals?

I will start posting some of our family favorites that include few ingredients.

Care to join me?


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The E-Books and DVD's Are Now Workable!!

Just wanted to let you know that I got the E-Books and DVD's added and they are workable. So, check them out when you can. I have read some HIGH ratings on these! I am getting ready to check one out myself and will give you a review of it. So, if you check one out leave a review on my blog and I'll make it a blog post with your review. :0)

Big Hugs and Take care.

Such a windy day today!

It is just so windy outside! The wind is howling. Spring break for the kids this week and it's to windy and cold to want to get out and do anything. So today we ate Taco Soup. If you haven't ever made it you should!

Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1 can whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can tomato sauce or diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans or chili bean work just fine
1 package taco seasoning
1 package ranch (the dry packet)
cut up onion and celery (optional)
water to make it soupy


Put all of the into a pot and cook till it has all been heated and the wonderful smell is filling the house. We like to add shredded cheddar to this and eat it with crackers or my favorite, tortilla chips! This is so yummy!!


Stay warm and stay safe.

Oh, I'll be adding some DVD's/ebooks that you can purchase from a site that I just absolutely love. So, keep an eye out for them and check them out when you get a chance. Still working on linking it on my blog so bare with me.

Hugs!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I can't belive it's already April!!

It is so hard to believe that it is already April. We've been so busy lately that things just get pushed aside. I don't like that at all but sometimes it can't be helped.

DH got a new job. It starts out paying quite a bit less but I really hope he will like it. I started working again too. I work in the Mother's Day Out program when I am needed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday's. I will only do this while the kids are still in school. So, next month on the 19th is the kids last day of school. I won't even be able to work that day because of all the program things they will be doing at the school. I get to work with little kids and the baby gets to go with me and when Lo isn't at school on Fridays he can go with me.

I also started working at Dairy Queen in the evenings and weekends. I really like working there. Everyone seems to be nice. I stay busy so that helps pass the day/night along fast. You know I have a new found utmost respect for restaurant workers!! Those that do their job in making sure it's all done and the place stays clean. I have always, always made sure to not leave a big mess when we go out to eat. I think it's disrespectful to the person that has to clean it up. We do have a large family but that doesn't mean that gives us an excuse! Anyway, my point is when you go out to dinner......think of how you would feel cleaning up YOUR MESS! For that matter your children's mess. I've not had a really bad mess at work yet. I just know that some aren't as concerned about leaving a mess as others are. I think of the table that we are eating at as if it's our table. I wouldn't want it to look like it's not been cleaned in a week! I wouldn't want food all over the floor at home! Well, enough of that. I like the job and have much respect for others working in fast food. You do have to work constantly to keep the place clean. :0)

I'm trying to think of anything that may be new in our lives. Oh, our youngest twin got his new glasses. Oh, he just looks adorable!!! I love staring at him in those little camouflage glasses. They are a tan camo and just adorable!


For breakfast this morning I made the kids pancakes. They just love those. I hadn't made them in quite a while. I'll post the recipe for you in case you are interested in it.


Pancakes

1 cup milk
1 medium egg
1 TBSP oil
2 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour

In a med. size bowl beat the egg, milk, oil and sugar well. Add in the salt, baking powder and the flour. Mix until the batter is smooth. Pour onto a hot skillet that you've added oil/butter/margarine to. When the little bubbles form and it starts to dry out on the top flip it. These make pretty thick pancakes. Very good. The kids loved them. I did double the recipe so that they could have 2 each. They were very large ones. I also mixed up the dry ingredients to have on hand for later for a quick fix.

Hope you try them and like them.

Well, I have work to do around here and need to get busy. So, I'm off to visit flylady!

Hugs,
Angie

Monday, March 16, 2009

It's about time I post a blog!!

Well, I've not blogged in a while. Sorry. I just haven't felt bloggy lately I suppose. We've had a lot going on and my mind has been racing. We've been sick w/the tummy bug, colds etc. The dogs have been sick and still have a touch of whatever it is. Our oldest has had an MRI done on his knee to see what he has done to it when he hurt it playing basketball. We'll find out the results of that in the morning with another appointment. The twins have an eye appointment tomorrow afternoon, one of the twins had a dentist appointment today and the dogs went to the vet this morning. Our youngest son was sick all this past week and missed all but 1 day of school. So, there's a little bit of why I've not been blogging. :0) Big grin!


So, lets catch you up with us. Umm, I was ask to go back to the church that I worked at before the baby was born. They have a Mother's Day Out program that I worked to help take care of the children. I really enjoyed it before. The ladies are some awesome ladies to work with. Very relaxed atmosphere but you're just allowed to take care of the kids and enjoy them. They have a much smaller group than when I worked there before. The kids are all different with a few exceptions. Most have gone on to Kindergarden like my boys. So sad! They just grow up so fast. I'll do this when they need me on Mon, Wed and Friday~until school lets out in May. It's only open those three days from 9-1. So, it won't be all that hard to do.


DH just accepted a new job today. The pay will be MUCH MUCH less than what he is making but he'll be home EVERY DAY!! YIPPY! That will be such a change for us all. He hasn't had a job like that since the twins were newborns. So, 8 years! I am planning on working in the evenings when he gets home to off set the income a little until his raises come through. So, I'll be Mom during the day and he'll be Mr. Mom in the evening. :0) I'll try and have dinner ready when he gets home in the evenings, maybe even have the kids all fed for him........

I just wonder how bath time and bedtime will go. My kids are the kind of kids who have to be told to go to bed. I mean.....go take your bath, go brush your teeth, go potty, go get in the bed......turn out the light. Good night........good night..... Just every step has to be given to them. EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!!! So, he will have fun. Hey, I hope that by him telling them to go to bed they'll actually get to it faster than when I do. That would be nice. Ok, enough about that.


So, the weather today was really nice! How was your weather? It was sunny and up around 67* at one point. It was gorgeous! My DH actually turned the air on in the house! Now, I don't mind it except we sleep in the basement and it gets awful frigid in the basement!! LOL


My cousin gave me a recipe and it's really good.


MEATBALLS

2 bags Meatballs (bought mine at Wal-Mart~got the store brand $4.98 each)
2 bottles Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce (honestly think it's just the name....no alcohol!)
OPTIONAL: Pineapple Tidbits w/the juice

Dump into crockpot and cook 2 or 3 hours.


NOTE From Me:
(THIS STUFF WAS GOOD!! I left out the pineapples. Wasn't sure how DH would eat them so I left that out. Those things were so good! I couldn't believe how they gobbled them up! LOL) You should try it sometime. That's 160 meatballs....you could make them and refrigerate leftovers for the next day and eat meatball sandwiches! I put some on bread and they were so very good! Or you could freeze your leftovers for a later date.)



Well, until next time when I can think of something to say. Pray for the sick, elderly and the lost. It's amazing how many lost people there are in the world. God does good work if you'll just let him!

Big Hugs,
Angie

Friday, February 27, 2009

Just got my internet back again......

Right after I got the internet after the ice storm it went back out again!! So, here I am again. It has just irritated me to not be able to check on anything at all. So, the clean up has been slow around town. Lots of people still don't have cable, phone or internet. Trees have just been stripped! Roofs, windows, cars, lawn furniture, swingsets you name it it has been broken, destroyed or crushed! Insurance companies are probably hating a time like this.


Well, with any luck at all I'll keep my internet connection. I'll post again soon.

Hugs to all.
Angie

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Weather Outside Has Been Frightful..!!

The weather that we have had here lately has just been terrible! We have been very blessed that God has watched over us all. The power outages, the water being shut off, no heat, not being able to cook food, no grocery stores being open, no kerosine, the lines for gas being a mile long-no joke!! It has been just unbelievable! Even through all of this my family, DMIL, and close friend were able to stay warm, eat because I could cook on our gas stove (couldn't use the oven but was able to cook on the burners) and stay clean with warm showers. We have a gas hot water heater and our water supply was not affected. Thank the Good Lord for all he did for us. I have told everyone that we were blessed to have everything that we needed.

I know that so many were cold, without water and probably hungry. I know that there were some that lost their lives during this. I can just say that it makes me realize how much our family was blessed.

School started back at the boy's private school on yesterday. There are still some kids that go there that have no power still. The public schools have not gone back to school yet. I believe they are looking at starting back tomorrow. We'll see. We have some terrible wind forecast for today. The power may still go out we are warned. If so, I'll crank up the kerosine heater and we'll hunker down again. Thank the Lord for alternate ways of keeping warm.

I know I've gotten away from talking about cooking some but I have cooked 3 meals a day since this storm hit over 2 weeks ago. So, I've not forgotten how to cook that's for sure. I've made Chicken and Dumplins, Dale's Chicken in a skillet-which was very good, Spaghetti, Manwich, Tacos, Hamburger Helper, breakfast every morning without biscuts! LOL When the power came back on I made some of just about everything I could think of just to use the oven since it had been a while!!

Well, hugs and love to you all. I hope that God has watched over all of you like he has us.

Angie

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

God Answers Our Prayers....

Wanted to give you all an update on my sweet Mamaw. She's doing better and should get to go home in a day or so. She looks so much better than she did. She's just trying to gain her strength back. I am so Thankful that God has seen her through this. God truly does answer prayers.

I must go now because DD is into things right now....

Big Hugs to you all.

Angie

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Please pray with me.....

Please pray with me for my 82 year old Grandmother Katie. She is just the sweetest lady you could ever imagine! She has always wanted to make sure you weren't hungry. She always gives the kids snacks when they come to visit. The kids love going to Mamaw Katie's!! I actually just went to see her friday morning. She looked fine. That's why it shocked me when DH woke me up at 1 am and told me that I had got a call that she was at he ER. She was having trouble breathing and was hot. I actually beat the ambulance to the hospital.

When she got to the hospital they were trying to figure out what was wrong. IT did sound like she had had a heart attack. She has congestive heart failure and she aparrently hadn't been taking her meds. She was full of fluid. If my Uncle hadn't called they said she would have died! They started giving her the lasics to get the fluid off.

Well, I'll fast forward to today. She has had to have 2 pints of blood, she's on the ventulator but it's down to 8% now. They are keeping her asleep so she doesn't pull out the tubes, like she was doing early Sat. morning. It's so hard to see her like this. They think she may have had a small heart attack, they said it didn't affect her heart though. The Dr.'s think she may be able to come off the vent in a couple of days. They want to wake her up and see how she's doing in the morning. She is a diabetic, she has had surgery for various things and been so close to dying. She has always came back to us better than every. I just pray God will help her with this. I know God's will will be done, but that selfish side of me begs God to let us keep her here for FOREVER!! We love that woman!! She's just awesome!

I've been up there several times and it just seems so strange to see her in that bed. She's always up moving. She still gets her own groceries, goes shopping for clothes etc. Oh, and she's going to be so mad!! They had to cut her clothes off of her. My Uncle said that she had just put those clothes on while he was calling 911. So, I really hope that it wasn't anything she really liked. I said we'll have to give her a gift card so she can go buy a new outfit!

Well, I just hope you'll say a prayer for my Mamaw. She sure does mean a lot to her family. She's the butter in Peanut Butter. With out it it's just not the same.

Thank you so much. Many Hugs and Blessings.

Angie

Friday, January 9, 2009

It's Finally Friday!

I don't know about you all but it's been a long week here at our house! Glad we'll get a break from school/work. DH will be home some time this morning. Youngest DS has speech this morning at 10. Aunt Kathy is suppose to be coming in from California and visiting today and tomorrow. She's always a hit at our house! If I can remember to grab the camera I'll snap some photos and post later. Aunt Kathy is DH's Mom's sister. She always sits down with the kids and plays with them and they love that attention from her.

Today just house work and some time I have to work in going to the grocery store! We're down to bare bones here. I've GOT to go and get FOOD!! DH will come home and wonder what we've been eating all week.

Well, I'll close for now and be back later or tomorrow and try and post my grocery finds. I'm hoping to start stocking back up on things in the freezer. It's getting empty since we had Christmas and I was trying to not spend as much on food. So.....I need to get back to stocking up.

Hugs to all.

Oh, if you stop by feel free to comment. I want to hear from you!!!

Angie

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

We share just about everything!

I guess you could say that our family shares just about everything!! The stomach bug has been what my family has been sharing here lately. I think right now I'm next in line. It started with our youngest son, then the baby, then the twins and now our oldest one is complaining and DH has it. So, this is what I have to look forward to every day for the past week or more!

Stomach bug or not God has blessed us each and every one of those days and I'm greatful even if I'm cleaning and doing more laundry. :0) I'm thankful to be able to clean and have a washing machine and a place that we can all lay our heads at night. We are all together and will get passed the tummy aches. Thank you Lord.

Would give a hug but you'd have to Lysol yourself down!! :0)

God Bless you all and Stay well and WARM!! Don't let CHRISTmas end because the holiday has been thrown to the curb. Remember why we celebrate it. Jesus died for all of our sins so that we could be saved from hell and one day go live ETERNALLY with him in Heaven. That is why we celebrate Christmas! We don't deserve any of the blessings that he gives us but he loves us no matter what! Isn't that beautiful!?

Love you and so does Jesus,
Angie