Friday, December 5, 2014

Blogmas 2014- Day 4 Favorite Christmas Music

Hi Lovelies!

I'm finally on Day 4!! YAAAY!!! I'm almost caught up!!!

My family loves Christmas music. We actually start listening to it right after Thanksgiving and we don't stop until just after Christmas. I if I had my way I would listening to Christmas music right after Halloween. 

Right now, here my current list of favorites:

1. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

2. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause

3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

4. Silver Bells

5. Christmas Don't Be Late

These are the ones that I love the most and we listen to them every Christmas. What some of your favorite songs to listen around Christmas?


Blogmas 2014- Day 3 Favorite Christmas Movies

Hi Lovelies! 

I'm going to attempt to get all caught up with Blogmas 2014. The class that I am taking has taken so much of my time in the evenings that I just haven't found the time to blog as much as I used to. 

Anyways, here is Day #4 which is one of favorite topics!! Christmas movies. Who doesn't love Christmas movies!! As soon as ABC Family starts airing their 25 days of Christmas programing that is all we watch in the evenings around. 

Here is a list of just a few of my favorite Christmas movies:

1. Frosty the Snowman

2. Christmas Vacation

3. Four Christmases

4. Family Man

5. The Santa Clause

 6. Dr. Suess'es How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7. The Family Stone

8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

9. Elf

10. The Holiday

What are your favorite Christmas movies?


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Blogmas 2014 - Day 2 What Christmas Means to Me

Hi Lovelies!

Welcome to Day #2 of Blogmas 2014! I know, I know..... I'm a day behind, but I will post Day #1 sometime today. Anyways, I'm participating in Blogmas 2014 with Sandy from Diary of a Stay At Home Mom. She has come up with some cool writing prompts for this and I am so excited to get started!

So, shall we?
Christmas is my favorite holiday. More so now that we have the Little. I don't need the presents, just seeing the joy in my child's eyes when she gets up on Christmas morning and sees the presents under the tree is the best Christmas present ever. 

So, what does Christmas mean to me?

It's pretty simple:

Family, love, turkey
Christmas movies, parades, Christmas music
Laughter, joy, The Little

Hot chocolate, gingerbread houses
Christmas cookies, being together
Lazy mornings, cozy evenings
traditions and Santa

What does Christmas mean to you?


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Soggy Saturday

Hi Lovelies!

It has  a wet and rainy day in our neck of the woods. We have been keeping busy with reading just about every book in the Little's bookcase and we have been in the floor playing Cinderella and Rapunzel (the Little People dolls and castle). 

We have watched two movies today:

and the Little's very favorite movie:

This afternoon I cleaned the kitchen

and I made some yummy banana bread.

So that was our day in a nutshell. How was your Saturday? Was it as soggy as ours? Have a nice evening!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Oh How Pinteresting-- Laundry Room edition

Hi Lovelies!

I know Saturday is almost over and I am just posting now. I have been busy with school work and house work all day and all evening. 

I have been wanting to re-do (redesign?) my laundry room for quite some time now. I have been obsessively browsing Pinterest for some ideas that might work.

Laundry Room Inspiration:

I love this one, especially the backsplash.

I love the laundry baskets in this one.

I really need this in my laundry room.

A wall mounted lint bin!! Love it!!!

There's just a few ways that I would like to redesign my laundry room. How would you redesign any room in your house?

Have a great weekend!!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Letters

Hi Lovelies!!!

Happy Friday!! I'm so sorry that I have been MIA for the last few weeks. Writer's block has reared it's ugly head yet again. I thought I would come back to my little space with an edition of "Friday Letters". I hope you enjoy!

Dear Hubby, thank you so much for helping me with my stickers. I love you so much and you are the most wickedly awesome hubby in the whole world! 

Dear Little, you bring us so much joy and you light up our lives with your smile and your giggle. I love to watch you play with your toys, you make up some of the most interesting stories when you play with your cars and your dolls. And I just love listening to you sing "Let it Go". You sound so cute and I MUST get it on video soon.

Dear Kim Kardashian, all I can say is "WHY?" I just don't understand it.

Dear heater, thank you for keeping is warm and toasty during this cold snap that we are experiencing. Now, we need to remember to call the maintenance people to come and check you to make sure you continue to work correctly.

Dear cold weather, I wish you would bring some snow with you if insist on being this cold. 

Dear Saturday, I have so much to do. Here is what is on the agenda:

--- go to the store for more fruits and veggis and some milk
--- finish the laundry (fold and put away)
--- vacuum 
--- poach chicken for some yummy homemade chicken noodle soup
--- menu plan for next week
--- plan next week
--- call movie theater about times for Big Hero Six

Dear Readers,

Thank you for reading!! 

Have a great Friday night!! 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

You Spend Me Right Round

Hi Lovelies!

Don't you hate it when you get a song stuck in your head? Well, that has been happening to me all day. I have had the same three songs playing on rewind all day long. These happen to be songs that I listened to way back in the 80s ( only the best decade ever!!!). I would dance and sing to my heart's content in my room and just have fun. These songs were the soundtrack of my life. So here is a look into the kind of music that I love and that I hope to introduce the Little too very soon.

Here we go!! Enjoy and see if they get stuck in your head!

1. Mickey- Toni Basil

2.  Only in My Dreams- Debbie Gibson

3. 867-5309 Jenny- Tommy Tu Tone

4. Shout- Tears for Fears

5. Never Gonna Give You Up- Rick Astley

So, there are the songs that have been playing on repeat in my head all day long. As I said before, these are some of the songs that I consider the soundtrack of my life.

What are the songs that are playing on repeat in your head?


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hello and November and Some Goals

Hi Lovelies!

I cannot believe that November is already here. Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Ahhhh.... I can already here the faint sounds of Christmas music. 

Tonight I am going to share some of my goals for November. This time I am keeping it as simple as I can. So here we go!

November Goals:

1.  GET MORE SLEEP!!!! That means going to bed at a reasonable hour.
2. Post on my blog at least once a day this month.
3. Take more pictures of the Little and share them on Facebook.
4. Keep up withe mountain of laundry.
5. Have date night with the Hubster every Saturday no matter what I have to do.
6. Spend 30 minutes every morning on my Bible studies.
7. Workout at least 3 times a week.

Hopefully, I can accomplish at least half of these goals. 

What are your goals for November?


P.S. Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour tonight. (that means we get an extra hour of sleep tonight).

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween the Roseanne Way

Hi Lovelies!

Halloween is just a couple of weeks away and I thought I would share some of my favorite Halloween episodes from Roseanne. In fact TVLand aired all of the Halloween episodes and I watched all of them!! LOL!!! 

Roseanne ran from 1988 to 1997 and starred Roseanne Barr and John Goodman. It was an original family sitcom that centered around a working class family struggling to make ends meet and who suffered the same problems as many of their viewers. From seasons 2 through 8, Roseanne had special Halloween episodes every year.

While most families (and TV shows at the time) would make a big fuss over Christmas, the Conners considered Halloween to be the best holiday of the year. The family would spare no expense to decorate their house and come up with most gruesome tricks to play on each other and their friends. They also expected for one another to come with the most creative and gruesome costumes and pranks.

Today, I would like to share a few of my favorite Halloween episodes from Roseanne.

1. Boo

First aired October 31, 1989.

Halloween is the Connor's favorite holiday and they go all out to make it the scariest, most gruesome holiday they can. Roseanne puts one over on Dan who is waiting to learn the outcome of a business deal.

2.  Trick or Treat

Originally aired October 30, 1990.

Roseanne dresses up as a lumberjack for Halloween. When she and Jackie have car trouble they stop in at the Lobo where Roseanne stays in character. In the meantime, Dan is worried that DJ wants to dress up as a witch.

3.  Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down

Originally aired October 29, 1991.

Roseanne is worried that her uptight neighbour Kathy Bowman will take revenge for the Halloween joke she played on her; Jackie flirts with a moose at the Lodge costume party who turns out to be her former boyfriend Booker (played by George Clooney).

4.  Halloween IV

Originally aired October 27, 1992

In a take off on A Christmas Carol, Roseanne is visited by the ghosts of Halloween past, future and present while she is at home alone. The spirits teach her a lesson about the Halloween spirit.

5.  Halloween V

Originally aired October 26, 1993

Roseanne falls for several jokes played on her by her family. She tries to get Dan to play a joke on her friend Nancy who is convinced that Dan doesn't like her, and Roseanne discovers that Darlene and David are dating.

6.  Skeleton in the Closet

Originally aired, October 26, 1994

Leon hosts a Halloween party at the Lunch Box for the staff and a few of his gay friends, many of whom seem to know his boyfriend Fred very well.

7.  Halloween The Final Chapter

Originally aired October 31, 1995

Roseanne is "Queen of the Gypsies, consort of wizards and seer of souls" on Halloween. An Ouija board sends a message and foretells an unexpected event...a new baby.

What are some of your favorite Halloween episodes from Roseanne?


NOTE: I was not able to upload the videos from these episodes from Youtube. I apologize for that. I'm not sure why I wasn't able to. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Hi Lovelies! 

Today I wanted to share something so delicious and oh so perfect that you are going think yo have died and gone to heaven. 

I was scouring the interwebs for a pumpkin bread recipe and found this little gem. It is so moist and so yummy. We loved it! 

So, here is everything you will need:

Pumpkin Bread:

2 cups all-purpose flour 
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
1/2 cup packed brown sugar 
1 large egg 
1 large egg white 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1/4 cup chopped nuts


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

COMBINE flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt and baking soda in medium bowl. Blend pumpkin, granulated sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, egg, egg white and oil in large mixer bowl. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Pour into prepared loaf pan; sprinkle with nuts.  

BAKE for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Easy and delicious!!

What is your favorite fall food?


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

20 Fun Halloween Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Hi Lovelies!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Now that the Little is older we can finally do some of the activities that I have been finding lately. So, this year we are going be doing lots of Halloween stuff.  It's always fun to expose her to all of this stuff and watching her wheels turn as she is trying to figure out something. So, today I have rounded up 20 fun Halloween activities for toddlers/preschoolers.

These are some of my favorites that I have found will pinning on Pinterest and some that we are going to try this year. There are so many cute ideas!! Don't forget to check all of the blogs too, they are chock full of AWESOME ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.

1. Pumpkin bowling from Jeanetics
2. Halloween handprints crafts from Coffee cups and Crayons
3. Halloween necklaces fine motor activity from Happy Hooligans
4. Carve free pumpkins ideas from Babble

5. Sticky Witch Hat craft from Twodaloo
6. Pumpkin Guts Exploration from Stir the Wonder
7. Creepy Crawly Sensory Play with water beads from Little Bins for Little Hands
8. Finger Paint Pumpkins from 3 Dinosaurs

 9.Footprint Ghost Craft from Crafty Morning
10. Candy Corn craft from Thriving Home
11. Textured play dough from One Time Through
12. Toddler Halloween Basket from House of Burke

 13. Halloween Sensory Bin from Holly’s Arts and Crafts Corner
14. Pumpkin Sun Catchers from Here Come the Girls
15. Candy Corn Counting from From ABCs to ACTs
16. Cotton Ball Ghosts from The Chirping Moms

17. Halloween Invitation to Play from Mess for Less
18. Candy Corn Pom Pom Craft from Crafty Morning
19. 31 Ideas for an Active October from Toddler Approved
20. Halloween Party for Babies & Toddlers from Adventure in a Box

I plan on trying a few of these projects with the Little. She loves Halloween just as much as I do and has been asking "is it Halloween yet?" every morning for the last month. LOL!!!!!

So, what you looking forward to this Halloween?

Have a wonderful Tuesday evening!!!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good Morning Lovelies!

I woke up to a giggly 4 year old and a grumpy hubby. I sure hope today gets better. We also decided to get our flu shots today. The Little actually got her about two weeks ago. She insisted on going in with us at the same time and she held our hands as we got our shots. She is such a sweet and awesome little girl. After the flu shots we decided to make a quick trip to Target. The Little just loves going to Target.

Anyway, let get on with Happy Homemaker Monday, shall we?

1. Breakfast time....what's on the plate this morning

Scrambled eggs and biscuits with milk.

 2. On today's to do list (this will have to be worked on tomorrow)

Change bedding
Clean bathrooms
Clean bedrooms
Menu plan
Work on planners

3. Currently reading

The Fault in Our Stars

 4. On the TV today

Not sure yet. Maybe just some old shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
5. The weather outside

6. On the menu this week

Monday- Leftovers from Sunday (roast)
Tuesday- Creamy chicken and noodles
Wednesday- Beef stew with homemade rolls
Thursday- Chicken tenders, mac and cheese, veggies (The Little's favorite meal)
Friday- Homemade pizza and breadsticks
Saturday- ????
Sunday- Beans and cornbread

7. If I have a few minutes to myself, I will

be reading. Always reading.
8. New recipe I tried, or want to make this week

Strawberry oatmeal bars from the Pioneer Woman

 9. Homemaking tip

Can't think of anything yet.

 10. Praying for

My husband and that he starts to feel better.
11. Bible verse

Have an awesome Monday!!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Tidbits and a To Do List

Hi Lovelies!

I hope everyone had a wonderful day. The weather here has been wonderful except for yesterday, it rained all day. It was rain that was much needed and it kept it cool here. Today I'm going to share what has been going on during my day in list form.


*  washed three loads of laundry. I still have two left to wash and dry tomorrow.
* vaccumed the living room and dining room. All I have left to do is vacuum the bedrooms and bathrooms.
* cleaned the vent hood over the stove and the cover that is over the fan (so gross).
* played with the Little and watch a couple of movies with her.

Now, here is this week's To Do List:

* finish all laundry and wash all blankets.
* mow the front and back yard.
* Schedule flu shots for the the Mister and I.
* make hair appointments for all three of us. 
* meal plan for the rest of the week.
* meal prep for the rest of the week.
* work on orders and ship the tomorrow.
* design some new stickers for my planner and list in my esty shop.

Whew! When it's listed out it looks like a lot, but I am confident that I can tackle this to do list have to completed by the end of the week!

Have a great night and have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Social

Hi Lovelies! 

Well,  I just found out this this will be the final Sunday Social. Neely and Ashley are going to be starting a new Sunday link up in November. Here are the final questions for the final Sunday Social. Have fun!! 

Final Questions:

1. How did you come up with your blog name?

It's just a play on our last name. I thought it was cute and just went with the it.

2. What is your favorite about blogging? 

Meeting new people and making new friends. Hands Down!!!

3. What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now cant live without?

My Erin Condren Life Planner!! I love it so much!!!

I have also discovers the Plum Paper Planner. It should be here in a couple of weeks!! Cannot wait!!!

4. Facebook or Twitter? And why? 

Twitter because its easy!!

5.  If one celeb read your blog who would you want it to be?

I'm not sure, but I would probably say Tori Spelling.

6.  What is something you want people to know about your blog?

It's just a little bit of everything. I share recipes, tips and tricks, and just little things like that. 

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good evening Lovelies! 

Sorry, that this post is so late, but we had to take The Little to the doctor. Good news..... just a minor sore throat and she will be better soon. 
So, let's get this party stared!!!

1. Breakfast time....what's on the plate this morning

Just a simple bowl of cereal (Apple Cinnamon Cheerios)

 2. On today's to do list

Change bedding
Clean bathrooms
Clean bedrooms

3. Currently reading

Gone Girl (my second attempt). I'd like to finish before I see the movie.

 4. On the TV today

Right now I am watching "Sons of Anarchy" and "How I Met Your Mother". Yeah, I know what you're thinking, but after two back to back episodes of SOA I need to watch something funny!

 5. The weather outside

I wish the temps were more fall like. Oh, well, maybe next week.

6. On the menu this week

Still working on the menu, but I see meatballs with mashed potatoes and homemade pizza and breadsticks and maybe some chicken stir fry.

7. If I have a few minutes to myself, I will

sitting on the couch, with a blanket and good book.
8. New recipe I tried, or want to make this week

I haven't tried a new recipe in a while. I think it's time to do a pinterest search some time.

 9. One of my simple pleasures

Spending time with my hubby and daughter

10. Praying for

My husband as he begins work on another Master's degree.
11. Bible verse

Have an awesome Monday!!


Highs and Lows

Hi Lovelies!

How is it that we have just two days left in September? How is that possible. Halloween is just right around the corner and I think its' finally time to get the Fall and Halloween decorations out. Anyways, the point of this blog post is to list the highs and lows of September. 

So here we go:


~ The cooler weather.

~ Another month of spending time with my family.

~ The return of Fall TV


~ Our budget needs a major makeover.

~ The car making a weird noise (it was finally fixed).

What are you highs and lows for September?


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday Social

 Good Morning Lovelies!!! This weekend has been pleasantly relaxing and I don't want it to end! Anyway, let's get on with Sunday Social, shall we?

1. What is your favorite part of Fall?

My favorite part of Fall has to be Halloween, pumpkin patches, and Thanksgiving.
2. Do you have anything special planned for the Fall?

Not much, just the usual, school and working on my Etsy shop Sweet Pea Designs Too

3. What is Fall like in your area?

Usually the week before Halloween it begins to get cold and rainy here. However, weather can be unpredictable here. 

4. What is your favorite football team to cheer for (college or professional)?

College: OU (Oklahoma University) and Dallas Cowboys (How 'bout them Cowboys!!!)

5. Do you decorate for Fall?

I haven't decorated yet, but I plan on decorating for Halloween. Can't wait!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday Lovelies!!!!!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Blues

Hi Lovelies!

Well, Monday is almost over, but I have had the Monday Blues all day long. I have not been productive at all and I have so much to do around the house, with my classes, and orders from my shop.

Usually the only way to get rid of the Monday Blues is to have some snuggle time with the Little. Her laugh does wonders for my mood, reading a good book, taking a long walk, and snuggling with the Hubster. 

What is your cure for the Monday Blues?


Friday, September 12, 2014

5 Things I'm loving

Hi Lovelies!

Since it's Friday I thought I would share a few of my favorite things! So, let's get to it, shall we?

1. Silhouette Cameo. I am so excited about this!! I'm finally going to be able to make my own die cut stickers!! So excited!!

2.  Halloween washi tape. I'm loving this washi. I think it's so cute! I would love to have this to decorate my planner for October,

3. Sons of Anarchy. I just discovered this show earlier this week. I've heard of it and just thought that I would not like, but the more I watch it the more I like it. 

4. Cooler weather. I'm loving this cooler weather we have been having lately. I hope it sticks around. I am so ready for Fall!! I'm hoping that we get some much needed rain.

5. Organization blogs. There are two organizaion blogs that I love to read every day. I have learned alot about being more organized just from reading these blogs. I highly recommend them. 

What are your favorite things on this wonderful Friday?


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Just Another Satuday Night

Hi Lovelies!

It's been a while since I last checked in. I have been a busy little bee over here!! I have spent a lot of time working on my class and processing and shipping orders from my little etsy shop! 

Does anyone remember the band Chicago? Well, they have been one of my favorite bands for quite some time and I just wanted to share a couple of my favorite songs with you.

Song #1: Saturday in the Park

Song #2:  If you leave me now

What are some of your favorite songs? Have a great night!! 


Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good Morning Lovelies!

I woke up very grumpy this morning. I think I need more sleep!!!  I sure hope today gets better. Anyway, let get on with Happy Homemaker Monday, shall we?

1. Breakfast time....what's on the plate this morning

Scrambled eggs and toast with a glass of milk

 2. On today's to do list

Change bedding
Clean bathrooms
Clean bedrooms
3. Currently reading

Still The Fault in Our Stars. Just started and I am liking it.

 4. On the TV today

Right now I am watching "The Back Up Plan". Love this movie!!

5. The weather outside

I am soooo ready for fall!!!!

6. On the menu this week

Still working on the menu, but I see meatballs with mashed potatoes and homemade pizza and breadsticks

7. If I have a few minutes to myself, I will

be in the kitchen baking.
8. New recipe I tried, or want to make this week

I haven't tried a new recipe in a while. I think it's time to do a pinterest search some time.

 9. Homemaking tip

Can't think of anything yet.

10. From the camera

Just a little something from my shop!

 10. Praying for

My husband as he begins work on another Master's degree.
11. Bible verse

Have an awesome Monday!!