Monday, January 28, 2008

Home Sweet-Smelling Home

Thanks to Angie at Thrifty Florida Mama for posting this great deal from Bath and Body Works!

Here's what I did:

Added Scentport Diffuser to my cart $7.50 FREE with purchase of Refill
Added Scentport Lavender & Chamomile Refill to my cart $12.50 (I wasn't able to get any other scent to work with the promo code!)
Added Fresh Vanilla Shower Gel to my cart (SALE Page) $2.50


Minus $15.00 via Promo Code: Therapy15

Here's how it ended up:
$2.50, price of the shower gel
$6.00 Shipping
$.71 Tax

TOTAL: $9.21 for $29.50 worth of product!

Oh Yeeeaaahhhh!


Last week went well, all things considered. We did have a few bumps in the road regarding meals, but overall I'd label it successful. Due to the bumps, you will see some meals 'carried-over' from last week. you are really paying that much attention!

This week I am trying a few new recipes which I will link for you.

slow cooker mexican beef stew, cornbread or rolls, whole fruits
chicken and dumplings, salad, SF/FF pudding
sexy joe's, Sun Chips, carrot sticks, apple slices
roasted veggies & chicken, side salads, whole fruits
tuna noodle casserole with peas, side salads, Jell-O
homemade pizzas, side salads, frozen yogurt
leftover night

Check out MPM at!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

*Edited because I changed my mind on a few things!

Not much into planning this week's meals so we'll see what happens.

Here are the ideas I have floating around:
chicken enchiladas, spanish rice, salad turkey chili, cornbread
baked ziti tuna noodle casserole, brocolli, fruit salad
MYOP (make your own pizza!), salad
taco salad, whole fruits
Farmer's Breakfast Casserole, whole fruits
chicken noodle soup with brocolli, grilled cheese sandwiches
tortellini soup with spinach, crusty bread, whole fruits
leftovers (this will probably fall to Friday or Saturday)

No pizza night this week since we will be making our own. It's easier on the budget and healthier too! Can you tell I'm trying to convince myself? Yeah, thought so.

Someone asked me about lunches and snacks. I don't post them because I don't plan them!
Some of our regulars are...
tuna on crackers
'snack' trays as my kids have labelled them. Actually, it's more like a 'deli' tray: cold cuts, cheeses, pickles, olives, fruits, pretzels, Sun chips, etc.
You know, regular lunch stuff. Nothing exciting.

So, what are you eating this week? Click on over to Org Junkie to list your ideas or get some new ones!

Have a fantabulous week!

P.S. I'd love to link you to some recipes, but I never follow a recipe exactly. So rebellious.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


A few days ago, as I poked around Homespun Living, I found a recipe for Orange Pecan Scones. Quickly bookmarked that specific recipe thinking it would make a great Saturday morning breakfast. Fast: check. Easy: check. Simple ingredients: check. Different: check. I couldn't wait to try it out! This Saturday, however, had other things in mind for me. Things that would bore you to tears. Or maybe you'd long to be visiting your dentist instead of reading my post. Either way, Saturday was a bust.

Since we begged persuaded my husband to purchase lunch out today, no one was hungry for dinner. So guess what I made? I know, you could never imagine. The Orange Pecan Scones. Shocked, aren't you? There were heavenly!

Now, some of my friends do not like scones. They say scones are like eating cardboard. They don't know what they are talking about. And certainly, they've never had these scones.

Now, go make them. Or at least bookmark the recipe for future use!

Also, poke around her site for yourself. It's amazing! She is very talented.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I read....

has been updated. Check it out!

Eat Like Her

For those of us trying to make healthier food choices, I stumbled upon a rather interesting blog.
It's hosted by SELF magazine. Cristin Dillon is a registered dietitian who posts her daily food intake for all the world to see! I spent half an hour yesterday checking it out. Aside from all the restaurant eating, it seems fairly realistic. Hey, the chick eats pizza and drinks lattes!
Check it out at Eat Like Me.

Monday, January 14, 2008

It's Monday!

Game Show Announcer Voice:

That means it's time for Menu Plan Monday! Woo Hoo!
Click on over to visit Laura & get some fresh new ideas for your own menu!

Commercial end.

Here's what I've pulled out of my hat for this week:

salmon, broccoli, brown rice
bacon & broccoli quiche, fruit salad
BBQ chicken sandwiches, carrot sticks
15 bean soup with sausage, corn bread, whole fruits
pork chops, stuffing, green bean casserole
leftover or sandwich night
Friday is always pizza night!

What are you cooking up this week?

Monday, January 7, 2008


From Clarksville

Eight Things I Often Say:
I already answered was 'NO'!
We own to many clothes.
What are you doing?
Are your chores done?
Are you done with school?
Then, WHAT are you doing?
Please stop talking/singing/arguing/making unecessary noise.
Leave the cat ALONE!
*Gee, I'm a joy to live with, aren't I?

Eight Books I Have Read or Recently Read:
The Book of James
Kite Runner
A Thousand Splendid Suns
It's All Too Much
You and Your ADD Child
Real Simple
BHG Cookbook

Songs I Could Listen To Over And Over:
My Savior, My God by Aaron Shust
Marvelous Light by Charlie Hall
This Little Light by The Clark Brothers
Independently Happy by Blue October
Sitting On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate
Home by Michael Buble
Super Duper Love by Joss Stone

I resolve to....

In the spirit of the new year, I've decided to post some goals I have. Of course, it could just be material for more self-hatred come next January. Who knows...

This year, I resolve to....
smile at my children more
spend more time in prayer
call my friends more than once a week month
declutter ALL the closets in my home
create at least one photo album for my daughter ~ sad, isn't it?
post on this blog regularly
post MPM's regularly

and for the standards....
exercise more ~ new treadmill
eat healthier ~ following along with Lisa
be more organized ~ shredding like crazy already!

Hopefully I have better organizing skills than Maxine.

Here's hoping you have a wondermous 2008!


We made the paper ornaments I posted about. It was easy and fun.
However, they are still sitting on my china hutch. I just never took the time to hang them. I'm lazy like that.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I stole this from my online buddy, Mel. It fits my day perfectly!