Sunday, April 26, 2009

Off To Work I Go.....

It's 5 pm and I'm getting ready to head out 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 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


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 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.


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.


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!