Sunday, February 27, 2011


Right now in my head I'm really thinking and singing the "Wipeout" song, but only my version, replacing it with "White-out"! Yea I'm a strange's been one of those days. One of those days to where Hubs looked at me and said, "In the kindest way I can say it, do you need to get out by yourself for a little bit?"

Did I really have to think about?

Yea buddy, see ya!!!!!!

And that was that, I was gone for 4 hours finding some more treasures. By myself. No kids. It was heaven.

Days prior to today, I have been working on our room. I'm not letting it out of the bag all I have done just yet, but I have been trying to add more white accessories to brighten it up a bit. I used to want everything so dark, so adding white has really been a change for me for anyone who knows me. So here we go...


My flower arrangement I made-taking out the dark flowers and adding in white ones.

My Good will mirror I bought for $4, anyone need a mattress? Their's a clearance on them, or that's what the paper said as I was covering up the mirror part...

In the corner of my room.

Loving the detail on this baby...

Yep, I heart it...

Hobby Lobby sign I got for $6, I liked it brown, buuttt I'm trying to lighten it up around

I painted it white, and let a little bit of the brown peek out...

My $1 Goodwill wooden candle holder. I didn't take a before pic, one of those spur of the moments, picking up the spray paint can and gettin after it...

Another Goodwill find, $3, I knew I could do something with it...

Cleaning it up with...a baby wipe. Ya know, their good for other uses besides cleaning up butts...I use them for everything...Really, I do...

See there we go...

Sorry for all the pics, but that's what I have been up to this week. Painting alot of white, I used the same ole Country White because I have a big ole thing of it I'm trying to use up and staining it with Dark Walnut. Now I've got to walk around the house and see what else I can paint white...It's taken me over...

I'm linking this up with


Off to watch the Oscars...Have a fab night!


Friday, February 25, 2011

My $2 IKEA Lantern and a Winner!

Oh Goodwill, how I love thee...


Sometimes I go in there and I rack up, other times I go in there and I see lots of junk!

That day was a winner winner day, I got lots of goodies. This was one of them. When I saw this, it had a twin, but the twin was broken and this one was just fine, so I picked it up, and it said IKEA on the bottom of it, so know telling how much it was regular price and they were asking $2 for it! I can handle that!

It was originally white and rusted like no other. Whoever had it beforehand must have had it outside because there was more rust than white on it. It was dirty, the glass needed a good washin and there was dead bug at the bottom of it. Gross. But that's when my little noggin got to turning and thinking, "eh, nothing a little spray paint can't fix!" And in the buggy it went. Then I had to hold it in fear Sadie would throw it out of the buggy and break it. It's happened before...But that's another nightmare story for another time.

I did actually take pics of this before I painted it, but I let Hubs take my camera this morning and those pictures were on that one. Riley is getting "married" to a quarterback this morning and I can't go due to her evil sisters that are home with me and for some reason call me Momma. *sigh. I'm missing my own daughters wedding. She looked so cute too. Hubs always gets to do the fun things while I'm stuck with these heathens. (I'm being a little harsh today, they spilled my coffee first thing this morning (BIG No-No!), yanked down some curtains, and Sadie stuffed Pop-Tarts down her pj's and when I went to change her crumbs went everywhere). We are going thru this stage with Sadie that she feels like she needs to stuff everything down her footed sleepers, I have caught her in the act! She's no longer my little Cuddlebug, she's getting into those Terrible 2's now and is a brat! My poor baby...Poor me actually.

So anyways, off the subject, again.

Here is my cute little lantern I did over, I picked up some Rustoleum American Accents spray paint from Hobby Lobby the other night. The color is Lagoon. LOVE this color! I brought in the lantern and scrubbed it until it was all clean again, let it dry and took it outside and gave it about 3 coats all together and this is how it turned out-

Perfect for nights out on the deck! I love my little lantern!

I finally remembered I had a giveaway and went thru this a.m. and the winner was Heather over at Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks. Congrats Heather!!! You won $35 to use at CSN stores! Hope you find lots of goodies!!!!

And now for the wrath of my baby girl Sadie Rayne...*tear. These are pics I have caught in the sad...

Yep, caught ya in the Nutella, gettin after it!

Oh child, how can I really get mad at you when you look like this and wearing my headband?

Caught you in the act again stuffing water bottles down your p.j.'s.

Oh that's brilliant....

I'm linking this up with Tidy Mom I'm Lovin It Fridays

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Taco Mac N' Cheese

This one was of those accidental suppers that I made Sunday night. I was busy all day long painting our room over and when I looked up it was 4:30. Of course. I hadn't made it to the store all weekend long so I was scrounging around in the pantry looking for something.


I had 4 kiddos hungry. And yes Hubs is being included as a kiddo right now because he was the worst one saying "What's for supper, I'm hungry?"

I had some ground turkey meat already in the fridge that needed to be cooked and I had a box of mac and cheese. Hmm....

Off brand, .39 cents babbbyyy.

So here's how it all went down:

  • Make the mac and cheese according to directions.
  • Cook your ground turkey (or beef), drain
  • Add in your taco seasoning
  • Pour your mac and cheese in a big bowl and add in your taco meat
  • Add 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 cup of crushed tortilla chips
  • Stir it all together
  • Put it on plate in front of hungry "kids"
  • Top with more crushed tortilla chips and diced tomatoes
  • Watch them devour it
And wonder how the heck you just pulled that one off.

They loved it. It was actually pretty darn good. And cheap. And easy. And you gotta love that, right?

So there ya go my friends!

I was estactic to see that I now have 102 followers and I promised a giveaway of my own that I will do when I reached 100 followers. So now I gotta think of something. Something good. Until then here's the CSN Giveaway that I'm doing until midnight tomorrow night.

I'm linking this up with Tuesday Night Supper Club


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Retro Lovin'

When we were prisoners held up in our own house the week we got the 3-5 20 inches of snow, I was browsing around on Craigslist. Not that it would have done me alot of good, considering I couldn't leave to go pick up anything if I did find something. I couldn't even get of my driveway.

Yea I know ridiculous.

I have never found anything off of Craiglist's around here, but of course I did this day. And it was cheap! I noticed the same lady had another table, but this is the one that I wanted really bad! But for the prices she was asking, I went ahead and wrote her about both of them. She had originally asked $10 for each one of them, but I talked her down to $10 for both!


The other kicker though was to see if she would hold onto them long enough to get me out of this house and go get them. Luckily for me, she did! 4 days later I went and got them!

I brought them in and basically started working on it right then. I sanded him (Yep, this one's a boy) all down and cleaned him up and started painting him Country White. I did 4 coats and let it dry then got to distressing it. Especially on "his" legs! This is my favorite part of the whole table. It's what gives it the "Retro" look! I then brushed on Dark Walnut stain, and rubbed it back off with a baby rag (those work best for me!) and then put a protective little coat on him, and then I was done.

And in love.

Jeff, who?

Oh Hi, Hubs! (as he is standing behind me rolling his eyes..hehe..)

Here he is...My new love...

His dang good lookin' legs...

This was him before, he just needed some T.L.C.
(Aren't ya proud? I remembered to take a "before" pic this time!)

And this one, when I brought him in said, "Ohh..pretty momma!"
Aww. What an Angel.

I take it back.
She's not an Angel
She just peed on my floor.
Potty Training...

Need I say more?

Alright well I got some cleaning up to do.

Oh but real quick..sorry Hayden, where's Daddy at to clean you up??? I completely forgot about my Giveaway!

I'm horrible, I know.

So I'm extending it until this Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Midnight!
So go ahead and enter!

I'm linking this up with

 and UndertheTableandDreaming
and Debbie's Newbie Party


Friday, February 11, 2011

Spinach Balls

It's about time I posted a recipe on here since I haven't done it in awhile, I've been too busy painting and being buried under the snow that the only thing I've been wanting to make is anything to keep me warm! Like soup. Lots of soup and chili.

I did make these little suckers for an appetizer on Sunday for the Superbowl. When I told hubs what I was making he turned up his nose...

Hubs: "Spinach....umm spinach balls...?"

Me:"Yes, spinach balls, and they will be good!"

Hubs:"Spinach balls with stovetop in it...?"

Me:"Yes, now get out of the kitchen before I roll you up in a ball and bake you!"

And off he went. Butthead. I got this recipe out of "The Blue Willow Inn Cookbook". And I just love this cookbook, its has all southern recipes in it. It's great for someone who has no clue how to cook, because it even teaches you how to boil water! I won this book in a giveaway actually and just love it, did I mention that already?

So here it is, super easy appetizer, that I loved and hubs actually ended up really liking them too! I proved him wrong...once again. There really, really yummy dipped in ranch!

Me + Ranch = BFF's For-Ev-Ever!

Spinach Balls

2 pkgs frozen chopped spinach
1 tbs black pepper
5 eggs, beaten
1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
1 stick butter, melted
1 medium chopped onion, diced finely
1 box of chicken flavored Stovetop
(I added about 1/2 tsp of seasoned salt to it also)

Cook the spinach and drain.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Form in walnut size balls.
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes.

And of course, dip 'em in ranch!

I'm linking this up with

 and Potluck Sunday

And don't forget to enter my Giveaway!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hmm.Hmm-Giveaway time!

Once again I get the pleasure of working with CSN stores to do another giveaway or review!


While honestly, I would love to get something for myself...hehe, I think instead I'll give yall another chance to win! While browsing thru their site, I found everything from home decor, maybe some new knobs for my dresser, or maybe a computer desks for home offices.
I especially love this one-

Considering my computer desk has to be in my bedroom in the corner, away from little hands that like to pound on my keyboards! *sigh.

So with all that being said lets get to it, I'm givin' you all a chance to win a $35 online code to CSN stores, whether you find something under $35 and don't have to pay a dime for it, or use that $35 to go towards something to help ya out a little more. You can do whatever your little heart desires with it!

All you have to do is either

A. Become a follower of my blog, if you are already just leave me a comment saying you are!

 or for an extra entry:

B. Subscribe to my blog and then leave me a comment saying you did!

Easy as that, I won't make it to hard for ya!

It will last until next Thursday, Feb. 17 at midnight! It is only open to U.S. and Canada residents. (I'm Sorry!) I will choose the winner thru and then shoot ya an email letting you know if you are the lucky winner!

Oh and P.S. Weather Man....

Your 3-5 inches you called for...I think you were a little off.

Just sayin.

Good Luck to All!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lovin' My $10 Table

I found this poor little baby at a thrift store a couple of weeks ago and it was only $10! I had no idea where I was going to put it, but eh what the heck, ten bucks, come to Momma!

Once I got home with it I was looking at it thinking, ok maybe I could have done without this one, I didn't know if there was any hope for it. I thought maybe I'll just paint it and give it away or sell it...

So I let it sit.

Then this past week, I has cabin fever so bad from being in the house, snowed in all for days, that I went out to the garage and just started sanding and painting. And I didn't stop, well that is until I just couldn't paint anymore because it had to dry. Of course, I didn't take a picture of it before because it was one of those spur of the moments things, but it was an icky oak color that all the furniture used to look like. That same color. Everything was that color.

I painted it white first, Country White to be exact. And painted again, then again.  Then I got out the sandpaper and started distressing that baby everywhere I could. Then I applied a Dark Walnut stain on it, then rubbed it back off to give it some more character. The handle was brassy colored so I just simply spray painted it black a couple of times and then...

I fell in love with it! No way is this thing going anywhere but in my house! I will find a place for it somewhere!

I heart this one too...
Now I just need to go looking for a place to put it...


I've turned into a furniture hoarder.

I'm linking this up with 




Thursday, February 3, 2011

An Anniversary Letter (kinda) to My Hubs

Hubs, Hubbie, Jeffrey, A-Hole...My Love,

So yes this is coming a day late, but you know how I am and I tend to be a little on the late side of things sometimes. I procrastinate. I get it from my side of the family. Instead of writing this yesterday to you, (might I add on Groundhogs Day, LOVE that we got married on Groundhogs Day! Come on Spring!) I was curled up in a ball shivering from how stupid cold it is outside or playing with my I-pod. (Your fault, you got it for me, you should have known...but I do love it, since you ruined my last one!) 3 years....Feels more like 9 sometimes, I think you could agree with that! We have accomplished more in a 3 years time than it takes some couples to accomplish in 9 years! Ya know kinda like having 2 girls that are 13 months apart.

What the heck were we thinking????

We weren't but I wouldnt take them little hethens back for nothin! They look and act just like you. Very scary sometimes, I feel like you never leave the house because I have them here and the way they look at me sometimes makes me want to scream, you tend to give me the same look when I'm getting onto you about something! But you are such a wonderful Daddy to them and they love you so much and Riley, she wants to be just like you and watch and do the things you do. I could maybe one day be watching yall on WWE the way yall love to watch that together and go see them (while Mommy is left at home)! As long as Riley never drop kicks me, then we'll be good!

I love how you grow out your hair in the Winter time, because its makes you warmer, really I think you do it to irritate me because you know I love your hair short. So that's why I just cut 4 inches off of mine.

I love how you don't make me mow the yard because you have a "certain" way of doing it. Really I just love that I don't have to do any yard work but water my flowers, and you even do that for me sometimes too!

I love how it never fails, every morning, there is a wet towel, boxers, and undershirt laying on the bathroom floor. I've only told you 500 times how easy it is to put it over the rack and put the clothes in the dirty hamper, but for some reason it goes thru one ear and out the other. You do it to irritate me, huh? It's a joke to you I think...That's why I leave my Uggs right in the way of the door so you either A. trip over them or B. trip over them.

I love how you gripe about Homer constantly and say we don't need a dog, we have 3 girls, but really I think you do love him and he's a boy, he's on your side! I see you walk over there and pet him and talk to him. Yall are homies.

I love how you work your butt off at work and the minute you walk through that door instead of sitting down and doing nothing, you can't, because I'm walking out the door for work and you have your "little drama queens "(more like devils) that still have to finish eating, be dressed for bed, there's bound to be a poopy mixed in there somewhere, and tucked in every night and your still smiling when I walk thru the door that night happy to see me even though you would rather be passed out asleep. 

I love how you "forget" to take out the trash, especially on the mornings it's really cold or rainy. I time it, I know when your walking out the door that morning for work, you know it's trash day but your acting like you don't, because about 30 minutes later I get a phone call from you saying, "I'm sorry I forgot to take out the trash..again" I know buddy, it's already done, now I'm laughing because you are so predictable! Forgot the trash...puulease...On days it's nice it's always done though, so thank you for that.

Really though, I love you for just being you. You always think of us before you think of yourself. You're a hottie. You make each day worth getting up for. You actually do read my blog, so that's why I'm writing this to you. You love my cooking, even if I sneak in pasta here and there. You drink way too many Pepsi Throwbacks-pure sugar, honey, I guess it gives you energy! You let me decorate the way I want, and you laugh when I bring something else home to fix up, instead of gripe. You compliment me. You love me, I see it, yep you love me! Your stuck with me, so you better love me! I ain't going no where! I am very blessed to have you in my life and I love you more and more each and every day.

At the Bed and Breakfast in Tulsa, how relaxing and quiet was that??? We need to go back...

Yep at Rocklahoma, your gonna kill me for posting this pic...Hehehe. That day was not as quiet as the B&B was a few hours earlier...

My Shaggy for Halloween in 09', uuhh I was so sick that day, it was awful....

Good ole dating days...not so sure I remember this pic..Oops. Sorry.


Our "wedding" day.
(We did a fast wedding, spur of the moment, before we moved and I was preggo with Hayden and refused to walk down the aisle preggo, so our good friend was a preacher and married us, with no family, so Mom and Dad you are not out the woods yet, I still GET MY WEDDING! 5 year anniversary. That means ya still have 2 more years before I GET MY REAL WEDDING! Hubs...that goes for you too... 

And here we are now...
3 years later.
Happy Anniversary babe!
I love you.

And your a hottie.

Love, Your Wife

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Thrifty Candle Holder & Snow...Again...



I am kinda not liking snow anymore. Boo on me, huh?

Of course, it's beautiful, but the inside of this house is not when it snows out. I don't know why but all of us get major cabin fever and want OUT OF HERE! Maybe it's because we know we can't. BUT I plan on making the most of this day, or 3, as it's looking right now, and getting some stuff done around here! You can't really tell right now because I have been on the computer all morning long, Hubs is playing his X-box and the girls are strangling each other.


I went to Goodwill Monday to see what I could come up with before the snow storm hit and found a really cute candle holder for $2.00 and it already had the candles in there. I painted it black to match the rest of my kitchen and put it in my window above my sink. I love it!

$2 for all of that!
I already had the black spray paint so there ya go! You can't get any cheaper than that! They might as well had just given it to me, even the lady checking me out was saying what a good find I had found!
Hehehehe...(My evil laugh...)

Sadie is one up on this snow day, she's walking around the house with her hat on.

I love her little hat, I want one...

And this is what is looked like out in my backyard about an hour ago.

It's still coming down and the snow is higher now.


Ok, well maybe I will get all bundled up and go throw a snowball or two.
That sounds like a plan.

Hope yall have a great snowy cold day because it looks like everyone is getting in on this one!
Stay warm!