Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday

Hi Lovelies! 

I have started my weight loss journey and I want to bring you along. I have lost weight and gained it right back several time. I know that this is not the way to do it. I guess you could say that I am some what of a yo-yo dieter and this has got to change. I'm hoping that joining Weight Watchers will help me in losing the weight. 

In the coming weeks, I will be sharing my food plan and my exercise plan in hopes of keeping me accountable. Please join me in this journey. 

Weight Loss Wednesday

Starting Weight: 178lbs
Current Weight: 176lbs (-2lbs gone!)
Goal Weight: 125-130lbs

My goal: 

To be healthy and to lose weight in a sensible and healthy way.

What I Am Doing:

I have joined Weight Watchers Online and have been walking and using my pedometer. My goal is to walk 10,000 steps every day. I have good and bad days with counting my points. Sometimes I just forget to count them.

How Many Days Have You Worked Out This Week:

5 Days
 
Energy Level:

My engergy level has increased and I was able to run around the front yard with the Little without losing my breath. This was such an accomplishment for me!
 
Best Moment This Week:

Losing 2 pounds and being to run with my daughter. 

~Angie
 

So What Wednesday

Hi Lovelies!

I'm linking up with Shannon for "So What Wednesday"!



This week I'm saying So What If:

I am enjoying this Fall weather we are having. I think we have been outside everyday for the last week. 

I am still obsessed with Downton Abbey. I just discovered this series and I have just finished season 1 and I'll be starting season 2 tomorrow.

I am excited for Halloween and the Halloween themed menu that I am making: Ghost, Bat, and Pumpkin shaped pizzas and bloody fingers (breadsticks dipped in marina sauce).

I have already set up my study schedule for my next class. I have so much to do in the class and with the holidays coming up I need to be as organized as I can. 

I am thinking about setting up the Christmas tree right after Halloween. The Little has already asked about it several times and I'm actually thinking about doing it. 

That's what I'm saying So What to. What are you saying So What to?

~Angie


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tasty Tuesday- Halloween edition

Hi Lovelies! 
 
It's time of Tasty Tuesday the Halloween edition! 
 
It's almost Halloween and I wanted to share some recipes (from Food Network) that I would like to make for Thursday. I know I can't make all of them, but I think I can make at least two of them. Hopefully the Little will enjoy it and have some fun in the kitchen with me!!! Here are the recipes:
 
 Individual Spooky White Pizzas


 
The classic white pizza takes a ghostly turn with this recipe. Using prepared pizza dough makes this easy recipe even easier, and no sauce to simmer makes it simpler still.
Ingredients


One 1-pound ball prepared pizza dough
All-purpose flour, for rolling the dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely grated
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella (about 6 ounces)
4 pitted black olives, ends trimmed and each cut into 3 rounds

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Divide the pizza dough into 4 pieces. Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll and stretch on a lightly floured surface into an 8- to 9-inch oval. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet and pull the end of the dough to one side into a tapered end to create a ghost shape. Repeat with the remaining dough, putting 2 ghosts on each baking sheet. Don't worry if they all look slightly different-- it will give the ghosts personality.

Mix the oil and garlic together in a small bowl and evenly brush over the 4 ghosts; sprinkle with a total of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake until the crusts are golden and set, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the pans top to bottom halfway through the baking time.

Mix the ricotta, Parmesan and Italian seasoning together in a small bowl and spread over the ghosts, stopping about 1/2-inch from the edge. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and return to the oven until the ghosts are hot and the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes more. Place 2 pieces of olive on each ghost for the eyes and1 piece on each for a mouth.

Transfer the ghosts to individual plates and serve.
Caramel Apple Monster Munch


 
Make sure to use stove-popped popcorn for this recipe--not the microwave type--to ensure that your munch will be extra crisp and delicious.
Ingredients


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying the bowl and spatula
1 cup salted cocktail peanuts
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups lightly crushed red and/or green apple chips

Directions

Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottom pot over medium heat until very hot and shimmering. Add the popcorn and immediately cover with a lid. Shake the pot constantly, holding the lid on with a heatproof holder, until the popping starts, about 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to shake the pot until the popping slows to just a few per 5 seconds, 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and let stand for another minute to allow any last kernels to pop.

Spray a very large bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Put the popcorn in the bowl and remove any unpopped kernels. Add the peanuts. Spray a rubber heatproof spatula with the cooking spray and place next to the bowl.

Combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a medium saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until melted and the edges of the mixture begin to bubble. Clip a candy thermometer to the pan so the bottom of the thermometer is resting in the sugar syrup but not touching the bottom of the pan. Boil, stirring, until the thermometer registers 300 degrees F (the hard-crack stage), about 8 minutes.

Turn off the burner and add the vanilla. Stir briefly--about 5 seconds--being careful not to burn yourself as the mixture bubbles up.

Immediately pour the caramel evenly over the popcorn and quickly stir with the prepared rubber spatula until the pieces are mostly separated, about 3 minutes. Pull apart any larger clumps, being careful because the caramel will still be hot in spots. Stir in the apple chips.

Cook's Note: Lightly spraying the measuring cup with cooking spray before measuring helps prevent the corn syrup from sticking.
Spicy Juicy Lucy-fer Sliders


 
To ensure a nice browned top to your sliders, check that the broiler flame is on when you pop them in. Many broilers cycle on and off as they work, so it's important to broil these fast-cooking burgers during an "on" cycle.
Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
2 chipotle peppers in adobo, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
4 ounces pepper jack cheese, cut into 12 equal pieces
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
12 slider-size potato buns, split and toasted

Directions

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the onions, spreading them into an even layer. Cook, without stirring, until the edges of the onions are beginning to brown, 5 minutes. Stir the onions and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and caramelized, another 20 minutes. Add the chipotles, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook until fragrant and well combined, 1 to 2 minutes, and remove from the heat.

Preheat the oven broiler. Divide the meat into 12 portions, about 2 ounces each. Form a patty around each piece of cheese and flatten to 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter. Put the wrapped patties on a foil-lined baking sheet and sprinkle all the patties with 3/4 teaspoon salt.

Broil until the cheese is melted and the burgers are still a bit pink inside, about 6 minutes. The burgers will be cooked to at least medium in order to melt the cheese but still stay juicy.

Mix the ketchup, balsamic and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Brush the burgers with some of the ketchup sauce and divide the rest among the bottom halves of the buns. Place a burger on each bottom bun, top with some of the spicy onions and finish with a top bun. Serve warm.

I hope everyone enjoys these recipes!! Have a safe and happy Halloween on Thursday! 

~Angie

Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

Hi Lovelies! 

It's Monday.....again. Where does the weekend go? We had a nice weekend, just staying at home and relaxing. We played outside most of the weekend and we also decorated our pumpkins and we went to a local plant nursery and looked at the pumpkins (We don't have any pumpkin patches around here so we made do with what we could find).

In other news, since I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately I decided to make an appointment with my doctor and I found out that I have another sinus infection :( I hope I start feeling better soon!!! 

Since it's Monday I'm linking up with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday again.

So, grab the button, answer the questions and have fun! 


The Weather......I'm really hoping that it's going to be nice on Halloween so we can take the Little trick or treating in the morning.



Right now I am........writing this post and watching this movie on Amazon Prime.You guys know I love my 80s movies :)




Thinking.......that my next class starts on Halloween and that I need to set up a study schedule later today.

On my reading pile........Another novel by Mary Higgins Clark. I love a good mystery.


And this one:

This written by one of husbands former English professors (can't wait to read it)

On my TV.......right now just some random movies.

What I found while surfing the net.......I discovered this awesome website all about organizing



On the menu this week....... (recycling this menu again)

Monday: Breakfast for dinner
Tuesday: Chicken Noodle Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
Wednesday: Baked potatoes with salad
Thursday:Chicken Stir Fry
Friday: Catfish with orzo and carrots
Saturday: Pork chops and potatoes and salad
Sunday: Beans with ham and cornbread

On my to do list.......work planning the next eight weeks of my life (my next class), general household chores and of course the never ending laundry.

In the craft basket......I'm working on  blanket for the Little and some beaded bracelets.

Looking forward to this week....... story time and dance class with my Little and Halloween

Looking around the house....... my house is in dire need of some TLC and that never ending laundry pile just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

From the camera.......


Still working on bracelets and I just opened the facebook page (The Krafty Korner) over the weekend. I still need to make some minor adjustments to the page (add an email address for orders)

Devotional.......(one of my favorites, so using it again).

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." Colossians 3:23 (NLT)

~Angie

Scary Movie Monday (should have been Saturday)

Hi Lovelies!

Sorry this post was not written on Saturday! We had a relaxing weekend and I just wanted to spend some quality time with my family, watching movies, playing outside, and decorating pumpkins. Anyway, I'm going to talk about one of very favorite scary movies. I know some people will not be familiar with this movie, mainly because it came out in the early 80s, but it is one of my faves and I watch it every Halloween. 

I'm a sucker for a good scary movie and I think this one fits the bill. And it also introduced me to one of my celebrity crushes.... Johnny Depp.

A Nightmare on Elm Street


Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. 

In my opinion, this movie was imaginative with an original plot line, and a horrifying villan, all the while turning nightmares into a reality. When I first saw this movie I think watched it with pillow ofver my through most of it, but I do enjoy being scared, so this movies was right up my alley. Also, because of this movies I didn't take a bath (I took showers) for a very long time!!!

Now I will leave you with a scene from the movie:


Here's one more scene:


Happy Halloween Lovelies! And remember "whatever you do. DON'T. FALL. ASLEEP.

~Angie

Friday, October 25, 2013

I'm Still Here!!!

Hi Lovelies!!!

Wow, I haven't posted since Monday? How did that happen? Oh, I know how..... It's the last week of my class and I have been finishing up papers and last minute assignments. I'll be back tomorrow with the last installment of Scary Movie Friday, where I will talk about one of my all time favorite scary movies! I can't wait to share it with you. 

Also I have been working on these beauties this week as well:







I'll talk to you later!!!

~Angie

Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

Hi Love Buttons! 

It's Monday.....again. Where does the weekend go? We had a nice weekend, just staying at home and relaxing. I'm linking up with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday again. This time I'm actually posting earlier rather than later in the day.

So, grab the button, answer the questions and have fun! 


The Weather......It's finally Fall here!! Yay! I can finally break out the cardigans and jeans. And there is more rain in the forecast. 



Right now I am........writing this post and watching this movie on Amazon Prime.You guys know I love my 80s movies :)



Thinking.......that I really need to work on class tonight since I have a paper due on Wednesday. I also need to update my planners and my home management notebook. I think this every single Monday!!! I think I say this every single Monday!!!

On my reading pile........Another novel by Mary Higgins Clark. I love a good mystery.




On my TV.......right now I am watching 90210 and just watching randoms movies.

What I found while surfing the net.......I discovered this awesome website all about organizing



On the menu this week....... (recycling this menu again)

Monday: Chicken tenders and mac and cheese and veggies
Tuesday:Tacos and chips with salad
Wednesday: Baked potatoes with salad
Thursday:Chicken cheesesteak sandwiches and salad
Friday: Catfish with orzo and carrots
Saturday: Pork chops and potatoes and salad
Sunday: Beans with ham and cornbread

On my to do list.......work on homework assignments for class, general household chores and of course the never ending laundry.

In the craft basket......I'm working on  blanket for the Little and some beaded bracelets.

Looking forward to this week....... story time and dance class with my Little

Looking around the house....... my house is in dire need of some TLC and that never ending laundry pile just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

From the camera.......


This is one of the items that I will be selling in my esty shop (once I open at the end of this week) and on my facebook page.

Devotional.......(one of my favorites, so using it again).

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." Colossians 3:23 (NLT)

~Angie

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Social

Hi Lovebugs! 

It's Sunday, and that means it's time for Sunday Social with Neely! So, grab a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, latte, etc, copy the questions, and link up! Have fun and here are this week's questions:



 This week's questions:

1. What do you value most in life?

My Family

2. What do you think is the greatest invention in your life and why?

Hands down the DVR! 

3. What do you think is the secret to a good life?

Having a sense of humor and being able to laugh at yourself. 

4. What would you most like to be remembered for when you’re gone?

That I was a good mother and wife and that I lived a great life. 

5. What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

Working on my Master's Degree and being in the beginning stages of starting my own business.

~Angie

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sacry Movie Saturday

Hi Lovebugs! 

Are you ready for another edition of Scary Movie Saturday? Today, I'll be talking about "The Last Boys" and "Carrie".

I know "The Lost Boys" is not a horror movie, but it was when the teen world was introduced to "The Coreys". You know, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman? I had such a crush on Corey Haim, I thought he was so cute and dreamy.

Anyway on to the discussion.....

The Lost Boys


In the movie, the Emerson family has just moved to Santa Carla, which is known as the murder capital of the world and the oldest son Michael (Jason Patric) has already fallen in with the wrong crowd. While out one night, he meets Star (Jami Gertz) who he follows and introduces him to David. David is the leader of a gang of vampires and after hanging out, Michael unwittingly joins their clan. David's brother, Sam (Corey Haim) befriends the Frog brothers (Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander), a pair of young vampire hunters. When David finds out what is going on, he and the young kids embark on a mission to destroy the head vampire and return their lives to normal. Dianne Weist also stars, as Michael and Sam's mother.

I love love love this movie. From the plot line to the stars in the movie and the music. I watch this a few times a month and never get tired of it. I think it's a classic and I would hate to see it as a re-make. It's a fun movie to watch and it is the best vampire movies that was made in the 80s. I loved Keifer Sutherland in this movie and he was enjoyable to watch.

Carrie


Carrie is considered a horror story and is one of Stephen King's best novels of all time.  CARRIE is just as much a poignant story of a bullied, lonely teen. With her stringy hair, mousy appearance and beaten-down posture, Sissy Spacek gives a heartbreaking performance as Carrie, who is tormented by her high school peers and abused and extremely sheltered by her religious-zealot mother. Meanwhile, Carrie struggles to understand the power she has to make objects move with her mind (telekinesis). She experiences a brief period of happiness after a popular boy asks her to the prom and a concerned gym teacher (Betty Buckley) takes Carrie under her wing. But that happiness is short-lived thanks to a cruel prank, and Carrie unleashes her telekinetic powers in an explosive act of revenge.

 Almost painful to watch, the opening shots of a volleyball game and the girls' locker room depict the vicious bullying Carrie endures. The climactic prom-night scene begins with a breathless, Cinderella-like feel; the interaction between Carrie and her date, Tommy is sweet and hopeful, and Spacek looks radiant. This scene, however, becomes terrifying after some cruel bullies send Carrie over the edge. The use of a split screen, combined with the music and Spacek's chilling transformation, creates an unforgettable scene of carnage.

I feel that this one of Sissy Spacek's best movies. She is so vulnerable in this role and I think she was the best choice for the lead role. I can say that the mother freaks me out a little.

There you have it, my picks for Scary Movie Saturday! Hope you enjoyed it!

~Angie

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Age of Aquarius

Hi Lovebugs! Good morning and TGIF! 

Let's talk about zodiac signs, shall we? I know that I am an Aquarius and that the symbol is water bearer. But....that's all that I know. So, I decided to search the interwebs for some information and to see if I fit with the sign. Well, here is what my research unearthed......


My ruling planet is Uranus
My element is Air
My life's pursuit is to understand life's mysteries
My vibration is high frequency (what does that mean?)
My secret desire is to be unique an original 

Let's see..... yes, I want to understand life's mysteries and I strive to be unique and original. Here is more of a description of my sign:

My sign is regarded as the zodiac's leader. Apparently I not only march to the beat of a different drummer, but I make new music as I go along. I am supposed to be objective in judgement ( I don't know that I am), I never let their emotions get in the way  (This I don't agree with because I am extemely emotional). 

Outgoing and amiable, Aquarians attract friends wherever they go and those whom Aquarians befriend have their unswerving loyalty. This is so true, because once we become friends, we are always friends, no matter what happens.

So, I tend to agree with that description. So, what is your zodiac sign and how well does it fit you?

~Angie

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Childhood Toys

Hi Lovebugs!

I was sitting here reflecting on my childhood and thinking about what types of toys I played with. We have to remember that I was born in 1973, so I spent my younger years in the 70s and my preteen and teen years in the 80s. 

But when I was about 8 or 9 I did have a favorite toy that I played with every single day. It was my Easy Bake Oven! Anyone remember these?



I love this thing! I was always "baking" cakes and cookies in it. It was so much fun! I had a blast with it. One of my favorite memories is when my mom and  would be in the kitchen and she would be making a cake and she would give me some of the batter to put in one of my little pans. It was so much fun to be in the kitchen with her.

Anyways, this little oven was so much fun (I know I keep saying that, but it was!). Now, you can make, not only cakes and cookies, but pizza and pretzels and whoopie pies.

I still wonder, how does a light bulb actually work like an oven? Does anyone else wonder the same thing?

What was your favorite childhood toy?

~Angie

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

Hi Love Buttons! 

Again, it's 11:44pm on a Monday and I'm just now sitting down to write this post. It's been raining here all day, so we have been enjoying a lazy Monday at home. The house is clean and the laundry is all caught up. So thought I would link up with Sandy for Happy Homemaker Monday.

So, grab the button, answer the questions and have fun! 


The Weather......It's finally Fall here!! Yay! I can finally break out the cardigans and jeans.



Right now I am........writing this post and watching this movie on Amazon Prime.


Thinking.......that I really need to work on class tonight since I have a paper due on Wednesday. I also need to update my planners and my home management notebook. I think this every single Monday!!!

On my reading pile........I'll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark. I love a good mystery.



On my TV.......right now I am watching 90210 and trying to watch the first episode of The Walking Dead (I'm just not into zombies).

What I found while surfing the net.......some more recipes for trail mix on Pinterest and some recipes for Halloween treats to make with the Little.



On the menu this week....... (recycling this menu again)

Monday: Breakfast for Dinner
Tuesday:Tacos and chips with salad
Wednesday: Baked potatoes with salad
Thursday:Chicken cheesesteak sandwiches and salad
Friday: Catfish with orzo and carrots
Saturday: Chicken lasagna roll ups with salad
Sunday: Smothered steak, mashed potatoes, and corn 

On my to do list.......work on homework assignments for class, general household chores and of course the never ending laundry.

In the craft basket......I'm working on  blanket for the Little and some beaded bracelets.

Looking forward to this week....... story time and dance class with my Little

Looking around the house....... my house is clean and the hamper was empty all day long. However, there are clothes in it now! 

From the camera.......

Love this pic of Sassy

Devotional.......(one of my favorites, so using it again.

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." Colossians 3:23 (NLT)

~Angie

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Social

Hi Lovebugs!

This post is so so so late!! 

 

1) What is the first blog you ever followed?

Glamorous Life of  Housewife

2) What was your first blog post about? 

 I think it was just an introduction and I think I was griping our nieghbors at the time.

3) Who left you your first blog comment?

I'm not sure

4) Who was the first blogger you ever met in person?

Sadly I have never met one.

5) What was your first “blogging milestone?”

Having 20 followers!

~Angie

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Scary Movie Saturday

Hi Lovebugs! 

Since it's October and Halloween is around the corner I thought I would list some of my favorite scary movies for the next three Saturdays. So, here we go......

Scary Movie Saturday

The Amityville Horror




I have watched this movie only one time, and refuse to ever watch it again. It scared the shit out of me, which is why it is on my list. I think it was one of Margot Kidder's best performances.

The story is based on the alleged real life experiences of the Lutz family who buy a new home on 112 Ocean Avenue, in Amityville, New York, a house where a mass murder had been committed the year before. After the family move into the house, they experience a series of frightening paranormal events.
This movie uses a staple of effective scares: based on “true events.” Whether or not you believe the Lutz family’s account of what happened in the Long Island manse, it's hard not to jump at the bumps in the night. The lesson here: Never move into a house where a murder occurred. We know, seems like common sense. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/gallery/top_50_scary_movies?pg=5#sthash.wPfD0Kjn.dpuf
Scare factor: This movie uses a staple of effective scares: based on “true events.” Whether or not you believe the Lutz family’s account of what happened in the Long Island manse, it's hard not to jump at the bumps in the night. The lesson here: Never move into a house where a murder occurred. We know, seems like common sense. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/gallery/top_50_scary_movies?pg=5#sthash.wPfD0Kjn.dpuf
Scare factor: This movie uses a staple of effective scares: based on “true events.” Whether or not you believe the Lutz family’s account of what happened in the Long Island manse, it's hard not to jump at the bumps in the night. The lesson here: Never move into a house where a murder occurred. We know, seems like common sense. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/gallery/top_50_scary_movies?pg=5#sthash.wPfD0Kjn.dpuf

Cujo



I love a good Stephen King horror novel but I have never read the book or seen the movie all the way through, however, that damn dog scares the hell of out me!  Here is the plot summary from Wikipedia (just from reading this I know I don't want to read the book):

Donna Trenton (Dee Wallace) is a frustrated housewife whose life is in turmoil after her husband Vic learns about her having an affair. Brett Camber is a young boy and a son of a mechanic, Joe, whose only companion is a St. Bernard named "Cujo" who is bitten by a rabid bat and his behavior changes. While the dog begins to succumb to the disease, Brett and his mother leave for Connecticut to visit his mother's sister. The gentle Cujo, now crazed by the disease, has killed Joe and his friendly neighbour, Gary Pervier. Later, Donna and her young son, Tad, drive up to the Cambers' house. But as they arrive, Cujo appears out of nowhere and tries to attack them, but with Donna and Tad in the car safely, he gives up and walks away. Making matters worse, Donna's Ford Pinto car's alternator dies, meaning the two can't leave. So they are forced to stay inside the Pinto while Cujo waits outside, attacking repeatedly, all while Vic is out of town on a business trip.

The hot sun makes the conditions nearly unbearable, but Donna knows that certain death awaits them outside and decides that she must do something before they both die from either heatstroke or dehydration, but Cujo could be around, however, and attempts at escape are foiled by the repeated attacks of Cujo, who tries to get into the car. The local Sheriff comes to the house for a brief standoff, before Cujo kills him. Donna decides that she must risk going outside to save Tad, but Cujo jumps out from underneath the car and bites her in the leg, forcing her back into the car. Eventually, a badly wounded Donna makes an attempt to dash for the house but is attacked by Cujo, the only safety being the car.

After her brutal struggle against Cujo, Donna takes advantage of a momentary distraction and hits Cujo with a baseball bat several times until the bat breaks off, leaving only a jagged handle. Cujo jumps at her, only to land on the broken handle, impaling him. Donna pushes Cujo off and uses the sheriff's revolver to break open the windshield and retrieve Tad, as Cujo had broken all of the handles. Donna revives her son, who had passed out due to the extreme heat and dehydration. Cujo tears through the kitchen window and uses the last of his strength to try to kill the two, but Donna pulls out the Sheriff's pistol and shoots and kills Cujo. Vic arrives back home and is reunited with Donna and Tad, who is still clinging to life.

Pet Sematary



Love the book, love the movie! I always watch this movie around Halloween. Even though O love this book it took me a few months to read because I had to put it down and forget about it for a while. Here is the plot summary:

"Sometimes dead is better...."
When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son — and now an idyllic home. As a family, they've got it all...right down to the friendly cat.
But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth — more terrifying than death itself...and hideously more powerful.

Friday the 13th



In my opinion, this is the best movie in the whole series. 

In 1958, Barry and Claudette, two camp counselors at Camp Crystal Lake, sneak away from a gathering to have sex. An unseen assailant stalking the two of them attacks them and kills them both, one with a hunting knife and the other with a machete. Twenty-one years later, on Friday, June 13th, 1979, a young girl named Annie is making her way to Crystal Lake under the employment of the original camp owners' son Steve Christy who intends to reopen the camp. The history of the murders, water poisonings and fires has the town wary, and Crazy Ralph, a local man, warns her that the counselors are doomed. She shrugs the warnings off and hitches a ride with a truck driver Enos who has similar warnings for her.

Okay, now after reading this, would you still go to the camp? I know I wouldn't! This is a movie where a pillow in front of your face is required. 

Stay tuned for Scary movie Saturday next Saturday!!!

~Angie

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Currently: The Little Edition

Hi Lovebugs!

I thought I would devote a post to The Little and what she is currently liking. 

Here's what she is currently into:

Listening to: Boys round here by Blake Shelton! Whenever she hears this song and is another room she comes running in to the living room and starts shakin' her booty. She does the same thing with Applause by Lady Gaga

Eating:
She would eat chicken nuggets and mac and cheese for every meal if I would let her. Right now, she loves Mexican cornbread, catfish and orzo, and the homemade trail mix that we made together a couple of days ago.

Drinking: Girlfriend loves milk, water, and juice. I am thankful that she drinks mostly water and milk, we dilute her juice with water (it's mostly water, shhh.... don't tell her!)

Wearing: Anything Elmo, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Sesame Street! She has these three t shirts and will alternate wearing them throughout the week.

Feeling: Excite for dance class. Girlfriend loves dance class!

Wanting: Anything Thomas the Train. I think Mama needs to start her wishlist on Amazon for Santa.

Needing: More attention. She loves to play with Daddy. There are times I will see the two of them having a tea party together with her stuffed animals and it just melts my heart.

Enjoying: Blowing bubbles, taking baths, playing with her trains, and driving mama and daddy crazy!

~Angie

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tasty Tuesday- Homemade Trail Mix (On a Wednesday)

Hi Lovebugs! 

I have been trying to find some healthier snacks for the Little and I think I may have struck gold. She loves goldfish crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. So, I thought I would combine her three favorite snacks together and add a few pretzel sticks, and viola, her favorite snack!!!

Here is the recipe:

2 cups goldfish crackers
1 cup pretzel sticks, broken into bite size pieces
1 cup miniture marshmallows
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients in a big bowl. Stir and enjoy. 

I'll have to post the pic later! The Little loves this!

~Angie


Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

Hi Lovelies! 

It's 11:44pm on a Monday and I'm just now sitting down to write this post. We have been busy today. We ended up taking a trip to Target (the Little's favorite store) and then eating lunch at Chuck E. Cheese (another favorite of the Little). So, right now, my house is a mess and I have a pile of laundry to do tomorrow. But that's okay. Everything will get done tomorrow. So thought I would link up with Sandy for Happy Homemaker Monday.

So, grab the button, answer the questions and have fun! 


The Weather......What happened to the Fall weather? We are back in the 80s again this week. Will Fall ever get here and stay?



Right now I am........writing this post and watching this movie on Amazon Prime.

And singing and dancing to every song!

Thinking.......that I really need to work on class tonight since I have a paper due on Wednesday. I also need to update my planners and my home management notebook.

On my reading pile........I'm still reading "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks. In my opinion, this book is so different from his others. I'm really loving it. 


On my TV.......right now I am watching some older movies on Netflix 
What I found while surfing the net.......some recipes for trail mix on Pinterest



On the menu this week....... (recycling this menu)

Monday: Breakfast for Dinner
Tuesday:Tacos and chips with salad
Wednesday: Baked potatoes with salad
Thursday:Chicken cheesesteak sandwiches and salad
Friday: Catfish with orzo and carrots
Saturday: Chicken lasagna roll ups with salad
Sunday: Smothered steak, mashed potatoes, and corn 

On my to do list.......work on homework assignments for class, general household chores and of course the never ending laundry.

In the craft basket......I'm working on  blanket for the Little.

Looking forward to this week....... story time and dance class with my Little

Looking around the house....... my house is a mess and needs some serious TLC.

From the camera.......



Devotional.......

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." Colossians 3:23 (NLT)

~Angie

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Social- A Blast from the Past

Hi Lovebugs!!!

 I'm posting my Sunday Social very late. Since the Little went to bed around 6pm, I have been catching up in my class (very behind) and I have been working on this week's and next week's blog posts. 

 So, I'm linking up with Neely for Sunday Social tonight. Get ready for a blast from the past!!!



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

I was pretty shy and quiet all through middle school and high school. I was the good student and never got into trouble. 

2. What were your favorite pastimes?

Going to football games, slumber parties with my friends, just hanging out.

3. What songs were you obsessed with?
Oh, there are so many, but here are a few that I was always singing an dancing to. This is really going to show just how old I am, but I am a proud child of the 80s.

Bon Jovi- You Give Love a Bad Name
 

 I Love Rock and Roll- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts


Like a Virgin- Madonna
 

 
Thriller


These are just a few of many. many, many of the songs that I used to sing and dance to. 

4. What fashion statement do you look back and cringe?

Definiately BIG hair!!!! OMG!!!! So bad!!!

 

5. Who was your celeb crush?

My first celebrity crush was this guy!!


Ralph Macchio! So dreamy.

6. What was your favorite movie?

Again, I have more than one!







Good night and don't let the bedbugs bite!!

~Angie

Friday, October 4, 2013

October Goals

Hi Lovelies!

I can't believe this weather we are are having here! I mean....c'mon.....it's been in the 90s all this week.  I hope the Weather Channel is right when they say we will be getting some Fall like weather in the next few days. I'm so ready to bust out the sweaters, jeans, and boots. You all know what Fall means, Halloween!!! My favorite holiday of the year, where you can be anyone that you want to be. 

Since it's October, I thought I would share some of my monthly goals. So, here they are in no particular order:

October Goals

1. eat more fruits and veggies

2. devotions in the morning

3. try one new recipe a week

4. read two books this month    

 Hopefully I can stick with them this time!

Have a wonderful evening Lovelies! Talk to ya tomorrow.

~Angie 
 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Inspiration from my favorite song

Hi Lovelies!

I thought I would talk about one of my favorite songs by one of my all time favorite bands- Bon Jovi.




The lyrics:

"Livin' On A Prayer"

Once upon a time
Not so long ago

Tommy used to work on the docks
Union's been on strike
He's down on his luck...it's tough, so tough
Gina works the diner all day
Working for her man, she brings home her pay
For love - for love

She says we've got to hold on to what we've got
'Cause it doesn't make a difference
If we make it or not
We've got each other and that's a lot
For love - we'll give it a shot

[Chorus:]
Whooah, we're half way there
Livin' on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it - I swear
Livin' on a prayer

Tommy's got his six string in hock
Now he's holding in what he used
To make it talk - so tough, it's tough
Gina dreams of running away
When she cries in the night
Tommy whispers baby it's okay, someday

We've got to hold on to what we've got
'Cause it doesn't make a difference
If we make it or not
We've got each other and that's a lot
For love - we'll give it a shot

[Chorus]

We've got to hold on ready or not
You live for the fight when it's all that you've got

[Chrous]


What the song is about and how it inspires me:


This song is about a fictional working class couple, Tommy and Gina, who are struggling to make ends meet and to maintain their relationship. Husby and I have always been able to identify with this song because of what was going on in our lives at the time the song was released. We were going through a particularly difficult time with my parents, living in a low income apartment, working work study jobs, barely had any furniture, and going to school full time. Times were hard and they were lean. However, we made through and our love for each other is strong than ever. In fact, we have been together for 20 years and we have a beautiful little girl that brings us so much joy.

And now for your listening pleasure, Livin' on a Prayer:



 Well, there you have it Lovelies! My favorite song and how it has inspired me through the years.

What is your favorite song and how has it inspired you?

~Angie