Friday, April 29, 2011


Well, our house sold.  That wasn’t so bad, but now the fun starts.  We need to find another house, tons of inspections, fixing things, appointments, packing, … Man I’m tired already.  So I won’t be  blogging as much, but I will keep in touch.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

Chris came home to visit this weekend.  He wanted to make cinnamon rolls from scratch.  So he went to a recipe site called "Goons With Spoons".  I think only a guy would think this would be a good recipe site.  It is a bunch of nerds from the internet.  But he made the most delicious cinnamon rolls. The best part he said was it had step by step pictures.  You can get the recipe HERE!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Scrappy Time

I spent a few hours yesterday finishing these layouts from our trip to the Windy City.  Doing them made me miss my peeps back in the hood;)
 I think we need to take another trip to Chi-town soon.  I am going through cardamom toast withdrawal.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I have been on cookie spree lately.  This week I made Snickerdoodles.
You can find the recipe HERE
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Getting MESSY!

This week I had a chance to get my hands messy and create some fun little pieces of mix media art.

I gathered all my supplies. 

We covered the kitchen table and got busy!

 I took these supplies and convinced my son’s girlfriend to join me in creating THESE little beauties.  I am still trying to let go and get messy.  Art isn’t perfect, right? 

I knew those store cards would come in handy someday.

I treasured spending time with my son's girlfriend today.

A reminder that kindness can be just a simple gesture.

Sarah enjoyed painting more than the paper piecing.  She did a great job, don't ya think?
If you head over to Stephanie's Blogyou can learn about all the great doodling and art she creates. This blog is where I have gotten my inspiration for all my doodles and artwork.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

I wrote down this recipe as a young bride living in army housing back in 1986. My neighbor Rhonda Hite was a mother of two young children. I thought she knew it all. I had just given birth to my first child and had no clue what I was doing. She seemed to have all the answers. I thank God for all the army wives I have met over the years. We are a unique breed of strong, independent, welcoming, and accepting women. If you ever meet a military spouse, make sure you thank them for THEIR sacrifice to holding down the homefront while their spouses are fighting for your freedom.

I didn’t plan to jump on that soapbox, sorry.
There isn’t anything special about this recipe except they are YUMMY. Enjoy.

1 C Butter
1 C White Sugar
1 C Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 C Peanut Butter
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 ½ C Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda

Cream the butter and sugars. Beat in eggs, peanut butter and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder. Flatten dough with fork if desired. Bake @ 375 for 8 - 10 minutes.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


It's better than alone.
More than one, more than two, more than a few...
People get where they are going.

Friends rub off on each other.
Friends pull each other up.
Friends help each other out.

Our best days are spent TOGETHER.
To know love, open your heart to Jesus. To show love, open your heart to others.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

For Sale

We have begun the journey of moving AGAIN! We want to move closer to hubby’s job down in Virginia. Selling a house is the worst part of moving. I have a few comments to make to all the realtors and buyers looking at our home.

1. People live in this house. So don’t expect it to look like a model home.

2. Our tastes in color and style may differ. You CAN change these things.

3. Don’t let your children run around and mess up our house. I can tell when you do! Next time you should put ALL our movies back the way they were before your kid took them ALL off the shelves. REALLY????

4. Realtors, when you write your comments please be professional. Could you use a thesaurus to think of another word for CRAP?

That is all for today.
If you want to see our home go HERE 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tupper WAR!

It is week #13 over at ORG JUNKIE
I took on a small but agonizing project this week, the dreaded plastic container cabinet. As you know I am a confessed stuffoholic. This area is no different. I just toss and stuff these little plastic container and lids in the cabinet. When it is time to put the leftovers in one of them I am digging and wasting precious time looking for matching pieces.

I use to keep every butter, cool whip, and meat….. container, because “that would make great storage for…..” I know other persons (to remain nameless) did/do this too. I have broken that habit for the most part.

So I took ALL the containers, lids, bowls, bottles, ice trays, cookie cutters (really?)  out of the cabinet.  I matched all the containers with lids.  I put the unmatched items and ones that I haven’t used in over a year into the recycle bin.  The cookie cutters back into its home. I sorted and stacked the bowls and containers.  Then I grabbed an unused basket for all the lids.
So there you have it.  It took about 20 minutes to complete this project.  I feel much lighter and I can find things much more easily.  Have a great weekend!