Friday, August 31, 2012

Five Question Friday

  This is my first five question Friday. I saw this on the My Little Life blog and thought it would be fun to participate in!! 
 
 
 
1. What do you enjoy doing the most with your spouse?
 
Watching movies with my husband.

2. How do you eat your taco? From the top or from the side?


Always from the side! Eating from the top seems like it would be too messy!!
 
3. Have you ever shut off the basement light and ran like a fool because you knew someone was down there and would get you?

We don't have a basement, however, I have done this with the garage/laundry room (LOL)!!!!
 
4. If you could change one thing about you what would it be and why?
 
This is a tough question, but I think I would change my hair. It's curly and thin and I would love to have thick, curly hair!

5. What age do you think is appropriate to have the "bird and the bees" talk with your children?
 
I know this is something that I'm going to have to think about in the near future, but right now my daughter is only 2, so I think when the time is right I would give her the "birds and the bees" talk around the fourth grade. 
 
That was fun!!! 
 
~Angie

Thursday, August 30, 2012

So What Wednesday

So What Wednesday (but it's Thursday!)

 

I joined in a little late on So What Wednesday this week. My day has been full of housework, cooking, and playing with baby girl!!! Here is what I am saying So What too!!

So what if:

I watch way too much reality TV (my current faves arr Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Married to Jonas).

I spend to much time on Facebook and Twitter ( I guess I'm just a bit nosy).

I'm excited for Halloween and all of the decorations that come with it.

I have pinned several reciepes on Pinterest and I have only made one of the them (chicken stromboli, so good!!)

What are you saying So What to?

~Angie

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Weddings and Engagements

Show and Tell Monday (posted on Tuesday)


I saw this link up a few moments ago and decided to participate anyway. The link up is courtesy of 

Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding?  

Yes! Happily! Paul and I got married 2 years ago, 12/23/09 at the courthouse. It was the two of us just like we wanted. Even though it was just us, the judge (in the judge's chambers) and the two witnesses it was still perfect.

Show us some wedding pictures. Either yours or of some that you love. 

We have absolutely no pictures from our wedding day, so I will share a couple from the interwebs that I love.

 Love the dress!!!
Even though they are no longer together,  thought their wedding was beautiful.

 Love this couple!!
How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal? 

We were engaged on 12/22/09 and I was 5 months pregnant at the time. Paul had the proposal all planned out until my boss at the time let me leave work early. He had no time to buy the ring so he went to Hobby Lobby and bought a wedding ring candy mold to serve as my engagement ring (I still have that mold). He then took me to our favorite spot at the lake, and at sunset dropped to one knee and proposed. Before he could finish the sentence, I said yes. It was perfect!  We were engaged for less than 24 hours when we got married. I waited for 16 years and I wasn't going to let him change his mind, so we got married the next day. That night a blizzard came through and we were snowed in until 12/27/09.

Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring. 


Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last  

I believe that one reason why some marriages don't work out is simply because people just do not try hard to make it work. They see divorce as the easy way out. As for what we can do to make the marriage last longer, communication is the key. It is important to communicate with your spouse. 

 ~Angie

Monday, August 27, 2012








{Happy Homemaker Monday}

 
 From: The Diary of a Stay at Home Mom


The weather:
The triple digits have finally fallen into the double digits for a  couple of days anyway!! All of this week it's supposed be in the 90s and then in the triple digits again by the weekend. I wish fall would hurry up and get here!!

 


On my reading pile:
I'm reading a mystery novel by Mary Higgins Clark and and hope to download the kindle app to my PC later this week!

On my TV:
 I'm watching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix and I just discovered Dawson's Creeks a few weeks ago so I have started on that series.

On the menu this week:
Monday- Soup and Sammies or spaghetti
Tuesday- Taco Tuesday
Wednesday- Pizza
Thursday-Baked potatoes (crock pot) and salad
Friday- Fish, pasta, and veggies
Saturday- Beans with ham and cornbread
Sunday- Smothered pork chops (crock pot) mashed potatoes, and carrots

On my to do list:
Laundry (fold and put way)
 Vacuum
Mop
Launder the sheets and blankets
Update my home planner and my student planner

What I am creating:
Still making bracelets and no sew fleece blankets for the Esty shop that I am opening at the end of this month. I have also created a bible study journal and a blog planner that I hope to sell in the store as well.

Homemaking tips:

These homemaking tips were taken from Carolina Charm
   
How to ice-proof your windows. Fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water and spray on your car windows at night. In the morning, they should be clear of the icy mess.  How does it work? Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water – preventing water from freezing. What to do if you wake up to an already frozen car? Just spray the mixture on your window and watch it melt.

 Looking around the house:
Just decluttered the living room. There are breakfast and lunch dishes in the sink waiting to be washed. 

On my prayer list:

My husband- he lost his job in May and he is in the process of looking for another. I pray that he is able to find a job that he enjoys.
Melissa and Gregg Worley (they lost their twins 7 weeks ago)- I pray for them to finally be able to have the family that they deserve.

Everyone in the path of Hurricane Issac

Bible verse devotional: 

 Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
 Proverbs 24:14 

~Angie

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Social v.2

1. What is the first website that you log onto every day?

I log on to facebook first and then  log onto my online class. Clearly I know what my priorities are!!

2. Give us some funny websites you visit that we need to about.

I did find this website via another blog


3. Pinterest or Facebook? Why?

Pinterest because I like to imagine that I can do all of the DIY projects that I'm pinning all the time

4. Twitter or Instagram? Why?

Twitter because I don't have an instagram account.

5. Favorite youtube video? Post it!!

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6. Biggest online pet peeve?

People who post on facebook just to get attention and then do not respond to the comments.

~Angie

Friday, August 24, 2012

On the mend

It looks like baby girl is feeling better today. She is back to her happy, smiley, giggley self. She does have a little cough and a runny nose, but she if feeling better. I just hate to see her sick, it just breaks my heart.

~Angie

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Under the weather

Baby girl is sick. She started coughing last night and when she woke up this morning she had a runny nose and was sneezing. We took her to her pediatrician who told us she was congested and only had a cold, and he prescribed her a cough medicine for her. After the doctor, we went to lunch, came home and  all three of us took naps and when I woke I took Baby girl's temp and she had a fever of 102.4. Now, I know this is not high, but to me it was high (she hardly ever runs a fever, this is only her 2nd fever), I gave some Motrin and she started feeling better. I then started alternating between mortin and Tylenol every 3 hours. At around 10:00pm her fever was at its highest, 103.4. This momma panicked and called the on call peditrican  and was told not worry that if it gets to 105 then bring to ER. I then gave her some more mortrin, and 30 minuets later, her temp was down significantly. And I breathed a sigh of relief. She is on the mend.

~Angie

Monday, August 20, 2012

{Happy Homemaker Monday}

 
The weather:
It's partly cloudy and in the 80's this afternoon. We had some much needed rain this past weekend and I am looking forward to much cooler weather in the coming weeks. I'm so ready for fall weather!!! Bring on the hot chocolate, candy corn, and pumpkin pies!!!
On my reading pile:
I'm still reading Choose Joy for my 2nd online bible study. I have rediscovered the Little House books and am currently reading one of them.
On my TV:
 I'm watching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix and I just discovered Dawson's Creeks a few weeks ago so I have started on that series.
On the menu this week:
Monday- Pot roast (crock pot), mashed potatoes, and carrots
Tuesday- Taco Tuesday
Wednesday- Burgers
Thursday-Baked potatoes (crock pot) and salad
Friday- Fish, pasta, and veggies
Saturday- Crock pot chicken
Sunday- Smother steak (crock pot) mashed potatoes, and carrots
On my to do list:
Laundry (fold and put way)
 Vacuum
Mop
Launder the sheets and blankets
Update my home planner and my student planner
What I am creating:
Still making bracelets and no sew fleece blankets for the Esty shop that I am opening at the end of this month. I have also created a bible study journal and a blog planner that I hope to sell in the store as well.
Homemaking tips:

These homemaking tips were taken from Carolina Charm
   
1. Take scratches out of your CDs/DVDs using a banana 
 
  
  
2. Store bedding in a pillow case
 
 
 
3. Upside down muffin pan for cookie bowls
 4. Hull strawberries using a straw
 
 
Looking around the house:
Just decluttered the living room. There are breakfast and lunch dishes in the sink waiting to be washed. 

On my prayer list:

My husband- he lost his job in May and he is in the process of looking for another. I pray that he is able to find a job that he enjoys.
 
Melissa and Gregg Worley (they lost their twins 7 weeks ago)- I pray for them to finally be able to have the family that they deserve.

Bible verse devotional: 
Now, you are the body of Christ and individual member of it.
 1 Corinthians 12:27
 
~Angie

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Social

This post is really going to show how old I really am. WARNING: 80's Flashback is in progress!!!!


1. What were you like in middle school/high school?

I missed out on the middle school thing, but in high school I was more of a book worm. I loved to read and I always has my nose in a book. I mostly read the Sweet Valley High series and I discovered Stephen King and V.C. Andrews during this time as well. I was a bit of an outcast because both of my parents were in law enforcement at the time, so I was not invited to any parties. But I did manage to enjoy high school though!!!
 
2. What were your favorite past times?

My favorite past times included reading, watching Friday Night videos, Night Track on TBS and talking on the phone with my friends.
 
3. What songs were you obsessed with?

There are so many songs it's hard to choose!!! I listened to anything by Bon Jovi, Def Lepard, Poison, Whitesnake, White Lion. But the songs that was obsessed with the most were "You Give Love a Bad Name and Photoagraph. I listened to these two songs constantly!!! 

4. What fashion mistake do you look back on and cringe?

Shoulder pads!!!!! I hated them and always cut them out of blouses and jackets.

5. Who was your celeb crush?

My first celeb crush was Ralph Macchio from the Karate Kid movies. I thought he was so cute and oh so dreamy :)



6. What were your favorite TV shows/movies?

TV shows-- Growing Pains, Who's the Boss, The Cosby Show, Family Ties, The Wonder Years, Different Strokes, Facts of Life

Movies: Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Some Kind of Wonderful, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Lost Boys, Say Anything, Top Gun, Valley Girl, Back to the Future Trilogy and the list goes on and on!!!

Wow, that was a great trip down memory lane!!!!! 

~Angie

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So What Wednesday

I'm linking up for the first time with Shannon over at Life After I Dew  for So What Wednesay. I found her blog a few months ago and it has quickly become one of my favorite reads.

This week I'm saying

"So What What"....

If I have made 3 crockpot meals this week. I happen to love m crockpot and it's so easy just throw all the ingredients and let it simmer all day. Plus the delisious smells are an added bonus.

If I let Angelina watch all of her favorite shows ( Thomas the Trian, Caillou, and Dora). It's the only time that I can clean the kitchen and start the laundry.

If I look forward to naptime. I need my quiet time to recharge. 

If I am excited about the tax free weekend in TX. This momma needs some new clothes.

~Angie


Monday, August 13, 2012

{Happy Homemaker Monday}


The weather:

It's sunny and hot! According to this morning's weather report the week starts out hot and dry and then by the end of the week we should have cooler temps and a chance of rain. Bring on the rain mother nature!! 

On my reading pile:

I'm in the middle of reading Choose Joy for my 2nd online bible study.  I plan on going to library this week for some more books.

On my TV:

 I'm watching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix and I just discovered Dawson's Creeks a few weeks ago so I have started on that series.

On the menu this week:

Monday- Salad with Chicken and rolls
Tuesday- Broccoli and penne pasta
Wednesday- Sandwiches and chips and veggies
Thursday- Hamburgers
Friday- Fish, pasta, and veggies
Saturday- Bakes potatoes and salad
Sunday- roast, potatoes, and carrots

On my to do list:

Laundry (fold and put way)
 Vacuum
Mop
Launder the sheets and blankets

What I am creating:

I'm making bracelets and no sew fleece blankets for the Esty shop that I am opening at the end of this month.

Homemaking tips:

These homemaking tips were taken from Carolina Charm
   
Add a small piece of plastic wrap under your lids to keep them from leaking while traveling

 Use spaghetti noodles to light multiple candles, or wicks in hard to reach places.

 Use ice cubes to remove dents from carpet

  Looking around the house:

Just decluttered the living room. There are breakfast and lunch dishes in the sink waiting to be washed. 

From the camera:


On my prayer list:

My husband- he lost his job in May and he is in the process of looking for another. I pray that he is able to find a job that he enjoys.
Melissa and Gregg Worley (they lost their twins 7 weeks ago)- I pray for them to finally be able to have the family that they deserve.

Bible verse devotional: 

The beginning of Wisdom is; acquire wisdom and with your acquiring, get understanding. 
Proverbs 4:7


Saturday, August 11, 2012

A post about me!

I saw this in a link up and thought that it would be fun to do! So here are a few questions and answers about me!

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?

I have been blogging off and on for about a year now. I started this blog as a document our lives, then I found out I was pregnant and it became about that and now it's becoming more a mom/parenting blog.

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?

Yes I went to college. I receive my BS in Psychology and now I am working on my MS in psychology at GCU. 

3. Where have you traveled?

I haven to Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Mississippi., Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.  

4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

The first thing I would buy would have to be a bigger house and a new car. 

5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?

The sound of someone cracking their knuckles

Chewing with mouth opn

Talking with a mouth full of food

6. What is your favorite movie?

Hands down Grease and Dirty Dancing. I love both movies for the music and the time periods (I love the clothes) .

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?

Water is my drink of choice. It's all I drink! I add lemon, limes, orange slices to it. I have even add some watermelon once.

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?

Reading a good book

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?

Target!!!
 
10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.

My most embarrassing moment involves one of the worst haircuts I have ever had. I had an asymmetrical haircut in the 11th grade.... I though it was cute, but when I got to school some kids some me and started making fun of me and I remember running into the girl's restroom crying. As soon as I got home I asked my step mom if I could even the haircut out, and she told me no that I has to wait for it to grow out. I was embarrassed for my of junior year!!!

11. What day would you love to relive again?

I really need to think about this one.

 12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?

I would love if Sandra Bullock played me!!

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?

In high school I was the salad girl at a local restaurant and all through college I had work-study jobs assisting secretaries in several departments. 

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.

I don't have one!!!

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?

London, Baby!!!

16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you. 


17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?

In five years from now I hope to be the mom of two beautiful children. 

~Angie

Friday, August 10, 2012

A recipe: Broccoli and Orzo

As I was scouring the internets for some weigh loss websites I found this jewel of a recipe on Skinny Taste's website. I have been on the look out for something that is healthy and also a one pot meal (since it has been so hot in these parts I try to limit my stove use) and I think I have found it!! Now I haven't make it yet, but I plan to as soon as I can find some orzo!!
Enjoy!!!




Broccoli and Orzo 
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 3/4 cup • Old Points: 3 pts Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 174.1 • Fat: 4.3 • Carbs: 30.2 • Fiber: 3.8  • Protein: 6.0

Ingredients:


  • 4.5 oz uncooked orzo pasta
  • 2 cups of fresh broccoli florets only (no stems)
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped
  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

Directions:

Trim stems off broccoli, cut into small pieces and season with salt. Steam covered with a little water until cooked, careful not to overcook. When broccoli is cooked, remove from pan and chop into smaller pieces.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in medium pot of salted water as directed for al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup liquid before draining. Drain orzo in a colander and add the oil to the pot. Saute garlic a few minutes until golden, add broccoli, season with salt and mix well. Add orzo and stir to combine all. Add a little reserved liquid as needed so pasta isn't dry. Serve with freshly grated cheese if desired (optional).

Makes 3 cups.

~Angie

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A New Business Venture

I have been thinking about opening a shop on esty.com and selling my homemade no sew fleece blankets and bracelets. This is a big step for me as I have never done this before ( I have sold Avon, but that is different), and I hope that I can be successful at it.

I plan to make more blankets soon and once the thread comes in I will start making the bracelets. Tentively, I plan to call the esty shop:

Angie's Closet

I hope to open the shop at the end of August. I will specialize in infant/toddler blankets and adult sized blankets which can be customized. I can also make collegiate and Pro teams blankets (NFL, NBA, MLB)






I will also specialize in friendship bracelets. These will come in child and adult sizes and will be adjustable and these can be customized as well. I can also make the bracelets in the collegiate colors and Pro team colors (NFL, NBA, MBL).

This what they will be similar too:


Once the shop is open I will be setting up a Facebook page where I can add inventory, announce special deals, and giveaways.

~Angie