Friday, December 12, 2014
Anyway, at a Mormon Funeral, the Relief Society helps put on a luncheon after the funeral to feed the family most coming from out of town. So we send around a sign up sheet for salads, dessert and "Funeral Potatoes".(I have been signing up for the potatoes because I have so many!) They are a deliciously rich concoction of potatoes whether sliced, diced or shredded, cream of mushroom or chicken soups (or both!), sour cream and cheese, then usually topped with pulverized corn flakes. They are delicious, but when you live 30 minutes from the nearest grocery store and don't have sour cream on hand, there are other very delicious potato dishes that are allowed (lol) and depending on the time it takes you to open cans, maybe faster. ;)
I love potatoes au gratin--always have and even better if they are of the cheesy variety.
Here's a recipe found on the good ole internet that you might like if you want to venture out of the "funeral potato" rut or don't have any sour cream on hand.
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Monday, December 8, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
I have a beautiful 12 year old girl. My sweet Savannah. That's what I said immediately after she was born and the nurse laid her on my chest. It was love at first sight. A love so big I didn't know I could feel that much.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Here are a few of the views that we get to enjoy here in the winter. It may be fall (or summer) for some, but here, it's full on winter.
Pristine, country, winter, beauty.
I can almost here the sleigh bells...
Monday, November 10, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
My littlest has been writing a lot of love notes lately. More than ever now that she knows how to spell more and more words...
This one particularly melted my heart.
I don't think you can find a love more deep and genuine than that of my little Abby for her big step brother and sister.
I think that their love for her is equally as deep.
How lucky we are to have a blended family that works so well. I credit the twins. It'd be hard to find a more loving, helpful, kind and needs-anticipating pair of teenagers.
Yes, it's a word........
I know that there are other wonderful teenagers out there and teenagers probably get a bad wrap too often, but yours don't live with me, so yeah... lol
Her favorite part was "I know how!".
Yep, I think she's been given some divine inspiration on this one...
I love this child. I love ALL my children. Birthed by me or "because God wanted [them on my] side".
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Because there was cat urine on it. On just one corner.
"I was just gonna throw it away."
"But if you think you can get it clean you can have it."
*trying not to act too excited*
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
After reading my favorite bloggers post on her new, loved robotic vacuum, I realized that I needed to start a wish list. I needed to. I'm always the one to say, I can do that, or I have a broom I can do that myself, or I can cut my own hair. But that's another story...
Anyway, my hubby doesn't like to give necessary items for gifts. That is very nice. I love that about him. I don't think I'd really love getting a broom for Christmas or Laundry soap (I have made that myself too). But we mom's are busy and there is so much other stuff to do that wouldn't it be nice to have something to help that doesn't roll it's eyes or have to "go to the bathroom" when it's time to help out? Wouldn't it? (Not talking about you B Rex.)
So this is my domestic wish list because yes I have a vacuum, but this one runs itself.
Hey, I could have put THIS on my wish list...
No. Instead of putting on my wish list a Vintage car (driven by Jay Leno?) I'm asking for a much tinier vehicle that sucks up our families dirt.
Am I crazy? Maybe my list SHOULD have diamonds and luxury cars on it...
Or diamond cars!!!
I'd say, I little tiny robot vacuum isn't too much to ask for...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Hubby and I went for a drive (and ice cream) last night and had to stop at the corner of Awesome and Beautiful to snap these shots...
Some of these pics, I played around on with my photo editor. Can you tell which ones?
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Sometimes that means mismatched screws and repurposed lumber for your project. I'm just glad that I had screws and repurposed lumber that worked because I'm tired of my bags on my floor. I need hooks!
My floor is for my dirty laundry.
Juuuuuuust kidding...sort of.
Here's the "new" hook board...
Mismatched screws and all...
My 9 year old son asked me if this was the new backpack rack because it had five hooks.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I think we were met with the wests version of a tropical storm, but yes, the turquoise water was AH-mazing!
Monday, June 30, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
You know where my priorities are.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
2 teaspoons Cream of tartar
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon oil
Friday, June 20, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Yep, we just up and Beverly-Hill-Billied it to rural-town U.S.A.
We moved to "the city" six months ago, and it just didn't do it for us so we took a leap of faith and moved our family to one of the most wonderful places on the face of the earth. Population 212. +7
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
I usually don't blog on Sunday, but my husband created Heaven today for breakfast so I thought it was fitting. He said and I quote "That recipe just popped into my head like a magnet."
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Leeeeeet the sun shine...
Leeeeeet the sun shine in...
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
He put in his request for Krispy Kreme donuts for his class and to have a party at Chuck E Cheese. Now being the cheapskate that I am, I was reluctant because I was thinking about all the other ways we could do it and save money, but my hubby talked me into doing what Ian wanted. Ian said it was the "best birthday ever!"
So let that be a lesson to me.
Sometimes it's not about the money. Sometimes it's about letting your hair down and having fun. And besides, I love air hockey. Who doesn't love a good game of air hockey? Especially when you win. But honestly, I tried to let him win...
|back in the saddle again|
I booked the party online and it was a piece of cake. To make things even easier, I didn't even make one... I bought bakery cupcakes and ice cream cups. Sometimes you just need to make life easy on yourself...even if it's not the same quality as homemade.
The day was so good for him that he didn't even get down when we found out that his SVT isn't gone. What a kid. Maybe it didn't come as such a big surprise because he had a dream a few nights ago that he had to have another ablation.
Bless his heart...
I think he's holding up better than his momma... but hey, it's not the money that matters it's the boy.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Yesterday I was feeling domestic, but tired so I made a batch of granola. Simple granola. The most very basic recipe I could find. Nothing fancy schmancy...
Friday, March 21, 2014
We have a new member of the family.
She has beautiful arms and gorgeous curvy legs.
I made her a white linen top and a skirt.
A mini skirt.
To show off her legs...