Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm here-and on Facebook!

Ok so I know I've been a major letdown lately, I havent blogged in about a month.

We have had a birthday, company coming to stay with us and more company staying with us.

And I loved every single minute of it!

I just havent had time to do anything else! I'm still catching up on my sleep and the time changing. I have finally managed though to put my blog on Facebook so "Like" me so you can keep up with me that way too! I promise I will be back in a few days or you can come hunt me down. It's Spring Break, I have "beauty shop" to do with my girls and going to the park. Or else they will hunt me down...and it won't be pretty...

See yall soon!


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!