Friday, February 28, 2014

Blogging Fail

Hi Lovelies! 

Sorry I have been blogging consistently. I hope to be back to blogging regularly in a few days. It's just that I have been so busy with my class and trying to tie up all of the loose ends before my next class starts next Thursday. 

I'm in paper writing mode and plan to work on my last paper for my current class starting sometime tomorrow. So please bear with me and keep coming back. I will be back with some recipes and some projects for St. Patrick's Day. So stay tuned Lovelies!! 

Have a wonderful Friday!

~Angie

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Words of Wisdom

Hi Lovelies!

I have been swamped with homework and housework since Sunday night. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'll be back with my regular blogging schedule tomorrow. I'm going to leave you with one of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes:


Have a peaceful night!

~Angie

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Social

Hi Lovelies!

Happy Sunday Social!



Here are this week's questions:

1.  Favorite breakfast food:

Scrambled eggs with ham and fruit.

2.  Best way to spend a free day?

What's a free day? LOL!!! If I had a free day I would spend it curled up on the couch with a blanket and a good book. 

3.  Airline ticket to anywhere....

Ireland please!!!

4.  You can leave the house with only one thing:

My phone, duh! And my daughter!!

5.  How do you take your coffee?

I don't drink coffee. I love the smell of it, but I can't stand the tasted of it. 

Have a great Sunday!!

~Angie

 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ramblings on a Saturday

Hello Lovelies!

Happy Saturday night everyone! I hope you have had a fun filled day. We have been spending as much time as we can outside for the last few days. We never know when the cold weather will make an appearance, so we have been trying to soak up as much sun as we can. My day has been packed with normal housework, making homemade pizza and breadsticks for supper and just playing with the Little. 

* I just wanted to share some thoughts with you in today's post. Enjoy!

* The Little's birthday invitations were delivered a few days ago. I'm so excited for her birthday. I cannot believe that she will be 4 in a few weeks. Times goes by so fast!

* I must check on the Little more than a dozen times throughout the night. I check to make sure she is still there, still breathing as any parent would do. When I get in her room I see that she is sleeping peacefully and I relax. She looks so peaceful when she is sleeping. I just love her!

* My In-Laws cam for a visit and it was actually pleasant. 

* Tonight is supposed to be Date Night, but both the Mister and I have projects due in our classes. So, date nigh has been moved to sometime next week.

* I have paper due in a few days and I just cannot seem to motivate myself to work on it. 

 Have a great evening Lovelies!!! See ya tomorrow!!

~Angie


Thursday, February 20, 2014

I confess.

I confess.....I'm slightly obsessed with my new Ninja Blender and I'm not afraid to admit it.

I confess....my heart melted when my daughter ran to her potty chair ( I ran with her) she turned around and said to me; "Mom, go back in there, I need my quiet". Isn't she the cutest or what?

I confess...that I might get more excited about the Little using the potty than she does. I'm mean to the point that I'm jumping up and down and clapping my hands.

I confess....that I'm getting excited about planning the Little's 4th birthday party. I can't wait to make my vision come to life next month.

I confess.....I had the best time tonight talking to a great group of girls tonight. So much fun!

I confess.....that I'm obsessed with my planners. Yes, I said planners. I currently work out of 3 of them and I'm about to add a fourth one. I'm a planner nerd.

I confess....that I'm a little scared to open my Etsy store. What if no one likes what I am creating and what if it doesn't work out. I know if I don't try I will never know. So, I plan on having the store opened my Monday, February 24th. Be on the lookout for the announcement. 

I confess....that I hate working out. It's a pain but you gotta do what you gotta do. Am I right?

Happy Thursday Lovelies!!!

~Angie

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Busy Bees

Hi Lovelies!

How is everyone doing? We have been busy little bees over here the last few days. We are in the midst of potty training the Little. She had been doing a great job telling when she needs to go the bathroom (sometimes she pees and sometimes she doesn't). At my last count she has actually used the potty a total of 6 times, mostly in the morning as soon as she wakes up and then again at night. We are letting her set her own pace in the potty training. I have learned that you can't rush her in anything, because if you do then she will just stop what she is doing. We have plenty of time, she will master the potty training thing soon.

I have been busy working on my paper for my current class, Research Methods. And this is what I did Saturday night:




Yes, that's Bret Michaels from Rock of Love seasons 1-3. I'm watching it on Hulu and I just finished seasons 1 and 2 and now I'm on season 3. It's a train wreck, but it sure is fun to watch! LOL!!! These girls just crack up.



Other than working on my class, we have been spending lots and lots and lots of time outside just running and playing superheros with the Little.

Any way that's what we have been up to the last few days. I'll be back later this evening with another post!!

Have a great day!!!

~Angie

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Social

Hi Lovelies!
 
Happy Sunday Social Day!!  
 

 


Here are this week's questions: 

 
1. What are your favorite things to do on a lazy day?

Finding new movies on Amazon Prime and Netflix and a good book.
 
2. What is your tv guilty pleasure?
 
Teen Mom and Keeping Up with the Kardashians
 

 


 

 
3. What is your favorite road trip music?
 
80s music like Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany


 
4. What are your favorite magazines or books to read by the pool or laying around?
 
People, Us Weekly. For books: Stephen King, Fannie Flagg, John Saul, V.C. Andrews
 

5. What is your favorite snack?
 
Chex Muddy Buddies


Have a happy Sunday Lovelies!!!

~Angie


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Beautiful Day

Hi Lovelies!

Now the U2 song is stuck in your head, right? Well, if it's not then it will be after you watch this! LOL! 


Anyways, it's beautiful here today! As much as loved the 12+ inches of snow from last week I'm glad that it has melted and we can roam among the living once again or until the next batch of winter weather decides to cover us in a blanket of the white stuff. 

Today, we plan on taking advantage of the sunshine bu going for walks, playing outside with the Little, and just soaking up some rays.

Wherever you are, stay warm and enjoy this time with your families! 

Have a nice day!! 

~Angie

10 Things That Women With Big Boobs Can Simply Never Do

As one of these women, everything on this list has happened to me. Yes, I was blessed cursed with big boobs. I just happened to have developed early when I was in elementary school. It seems like one night I went to bed with a flat chest and woke up the next morning with these basketballs attached to my chest.

I found this list on buzzfeed.com and really identified with it, so I thought I would share with you, my lovely readers. I know I'm not the only that this has happened to. All you can do is grin and bare it and learn to accept what was given to you.

So, enjoy the list!!!

1) You can't run without planning for it in advance



2) Or going down stairs both quickly and gracefully



3) You can't jump ever



4) You can't hug anyone shorter than you



5) definitely can't go bra-less




6) Wanna see your toes... Can't



7) Can't wear cross body bags


8) Anything that involves the word "strapless" = off limits



9) Can't wear just one sports bra




10) Can't lean again things without looking like you're putting your boobs on the table

 
Can you identify with this list?

~Angie

Friday, February 14, 2014

ABC's of Me (Again)- Angie

Hi Lovelies! 

Since I have been MIA for the last two days (I blame the paper that I'm writing for my class), I thought I would answer questions about the "ABC's of me". Hopefully it's not too boring for you! 

 

A. Age: 41

B. Best Friend: the Mister

C. Chore you dislike: Folding and putting away the laundry. I'm always behind!

D. Dog: Currently none, but we are thinking about it.

E. Essential start to your day: A good morning kiss from the Mister

F. Favorite color: Purple

G. Gold or silver: Silver

H. Height: 4'10.5 inches (that half inch really does count)

I. Instrument(s) that you played: I have never played an instrument, but I have always wanted to learn to play the piano

J. Job title: Stay at home mom

K. Kids: A beautiful fiercely independent little girl

L. Live: I'm an Okie through and through

M. Mom's name: Pat

N. Nicknames: Honey, Little G

O. Overnight hospital stays: Only one, the birth of my daughter.

P. Pet peeves: people who crack their knuckles and people who pop their gum.

Q. Quote from a movie:
“I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw. I’m scared of what I did. I’m scared of who I am. And most of all, I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”- Baby Houseman, Dirty Dancing

R: Righty or lefty: Righty

S. Siblings: 1 brother and 2 sisters

T. Time you wake up: between 6am and 7am.

U. Underwear: umm....yes please!

V: Vegetables you don't like: brussel sprouts

W. What makes you run late: forgetting things

X. X-rays you've had: both of my wrists

Y. Yummy food you make: Cheesecake

Z. Zoo animal you like: the monkeys!!

Have awesome and wonderful Friday!

~Angie

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Silly Things That Annoy Me

Hi Lovelies! 

Certain things annoy me. Things like the way the cords are messy behind the TV and the stickers that are stuck on every wall in my house (thanks to my daughter, and I can't bring myself to take them down). I'm sure I'm not the only who feels this way. So, I thought I would write down a list of things that are particularly annoying to me. 

Here we go:

1) Wet bath mats
2) An unmade bed
3) People who write attention seeking Facebook statuses
4) People who talk down to me
5) The tile floors in my house (hate it!)
6) The cold weather
7) A mess kitchen
8) Watching MSNBC all day long
9) People who talk about other people behind their backs
10) People who crack their knuckles

What silly things annoy you?

~Angie

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

 Hi Lovelies! 

Again sorry for the late Happy Homemaker post. Enjoy!!!



 As I look out the window:

It's dark (11pm here) the snow from last week has melted and it's so cold. We are supposed to have more snow in our forecast, so we shall see and then we are going to have a very nice war up for the rest of the week.


Right now I am: 

Working on an assignment and watching some organizational videos on youtube.

Thinking and pondering:

On how I am going to find a new topic for my research paper because the previous one just wasn't working out.

On my bedside table:

Just a few books by V.C. Andrews and a few by books by Nicholas Sparks, and couple by John Saul.

On my TV tonight:

I'm watching "She's Having a Baby" on Amazon Prime tonight.


Listening to:

The above movie

On the menu for this week:

I'm still working on this week's menu

On my to do list:

Laundry (six loads to fold and put away)
Vacuum all rooms
Mopping

Plans for the week:

Library time for the Little (weather permitting)
Dance class for the Little (weather permitting)
Tackle my growing to do list
Run a few errands(weather permitting)

What I'm sewing, crocheting, knitting, and creating:

I'm making bracelets and necklaces right now.

My simple pleasure:

Hot chocolate on a very cold day and snuggling with the Little

Lessons learned this past week:

To let God be in control. He does not give us more than we can handle and I need to trust in Him more. 

Looking around the house:

The house relatively clean. The kitchen still needs to be cleaned.

Prayer List:

Friends and family

Bible Verse, devotional:




Have a nice and wonderful Monday!

~Angie








Monday Monday

Hi Lovelies!

Are you singing this song now! I am!! LOL!!!



Anyways it's Monday again! I'm working on my birthday recap which I will post later today and I'm also working on my Happy Homemaker Monday post.

I'm sure this how we all feel about Mondays!



Talk to ya later!!

~Angie

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Social- Movies and TV Shows

Hi Lovelies! 

Today's questions are all about TV shows and movies. Grab the questions and have fun!!!! 



1) What is your favorite thing to watch on girl's night?

I love romantic comedies like: The Wedding Planner and The Back Up Plan.



2) What is your favorite thing to watch on your day off?

I love watching reality tv shows like Extreme Couponing,  Keeping Up with the Karsdashins



3) What is your favorite thing to watch when you are sick?

Dirty Dancing, Titanic, Grease



4) What is the last movie you saw in the theater?

Turbo


5) What are your top three favorite movies or TV shows?

Movies are A Walk to Remember, Grease, Dirty Dancing

TV shows are American Idol, How I Met Your Mother, Teen Mom

Have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

~Angie


 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Five on Friday

Hi Lovelies! 

It's Friday!! I found this linkup and decided it would be fun to participate in. So, have fun and enjoy my high five on Friday.

 

{One}

Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider. It has been so cold here that I have been drinking one of these every night for the last week. 

{Two}

Baking the best chocolate chip cookies with the Little yesterday. We had so much fun, flour flew every where, and there were a million giggles.

{Three}

The Mister and The Little gave me my birthday present a few days early. And let me just say that he knows me so well.



I can't wait to start reading this!!

{Four}

We have had a ton of family togetherness this week and I am greatful for that. We have been having so much fun building forts in the living room, baking cookies, and watching movies together.

{Five}

I finally found a system for organizing my planners. It has taken me some time to figure this out, and I think I finally found something that is working for me.

Have a wonderful Friday Lovelies!!

~Angie

 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

You Know You're a Mom When......

There are certain things that only a mom can understand. From the feeling of the holding your child for the first time to screaming with joy when your toddler pee pees in the potty for the first time. 

These moments are only experienced through motherhood. So, here is a list of "You know you're a mom when":

You know you're a mom when......

1) you realize you're swaying without holding a baby

2) you've sacrificed your phone or keys to baby drool to make it through the store

3) the food on the floor of your car can feed an army

4) your clothing budget is used up on someone else

5) you hide in the bathroom to make a call (this has happened more than once, and oh the fits that are thrown)

6) you walked around the whole day with a sticker stuck your behind (yes this has happened more than once)

7) your kid/kids had an organic breakfast and your were fueled by coffee and cookies

8) your first instinct is to catch puke

9) your find yourself singing songs in public

10) dishes and laundry are never done, they are just in progress

11) you've cleaned the house with baby wipes

12) you've used the bathroom while holding your baby (I still do this when she insists on going into the bathroom with me).

13) your kid/kids is/are dressed beautifully, while you are still in your pajamas

14) burp clothes are a wardrobe staple

15) you use the words like potty, heiny, and tushy

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

So What Wednesday

Hi Lovelies! 

What's up with the weather? It seems last week we were in the 50s and 60s, and now we are in the single digits and teens with snow on the ground and more to come tonight and tomorrow. We have had the heater on back up (emergency heat) and we have had to run the humidifier so the air will not be so dry. I'm so ready for Spring to get here!!!!

I thought I would like up with Shannon from Life After I Dew for So What Wednesday (I just noticed the new format.....Opps!!). Here's what I'm saying So What to:


So What If:

I ate a few chocolate chip cookies today. It's not going to ruin my diet. I just needed something for the Little to do since she is getting stir crazy from staying in for the last week due to the weather. Besides, we had some much needed mother-daughter time. 

The laundry is still sitting in baskets and in the dryer. Who says I need to fold it and put it away as soon as it's finished.  We still have plenty of clothes in the closets, so we should be okay.

We skip bathtime a few times a week. Sometimes it's better for both the Little and me. No chasing her through the house on these nights.

I have a paper due tonight and I haven't started writing it yet. It's only 500 words so I know I can get it finished and submitted in a few hours.

I'm obsessed with my Erin Condren Life Planner. I keep my entire life in it, and it keeps me sane. (I've had it since last July and I plan on reviewing in the next few weeks).

I'm obsessed with American Idol and I don't care what the Mister says. I'm watching it and enjoying the judges this season.

Happy Hump Day Lovelies!!!

~Angie


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tasty Tuesday- Pretzel Bites

Hi Lovelies! 
 
I wanted to share a simple recipe with you for easy Pretzels Bites which I found here: http://www.justgetoffyourbuttandbake.com . When I was searching for some simply and easy recipes for snacks for the Superbowl, I found these beauties. These are tasty even without the salt and they got two thumbs up from the Mister.
 
 (pic taken by me)

Now, when I made these I did not follow the recipe. I did not make the vanilla glaze and I did not make the cheese sauce (I used the Campbell's cheese soup only because my store was actually out of the block mild cheddar cheese.
 
PRETZEL BITES
 
Texas size Rhodes Frozen roll dough
*as many as you like – each roll makes four bites
coarse salt, parmesan, garlic, cinnamon & sugar
Vanilla glaze (optional)
 
Take a thawed roll.  Cut it in four equal sections.  Place dough bites on greased sheets. I placed five across and five down on large baking sheets.  Cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, and let dough rise until double in size. (about 35-45 minutes) Bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil.  When dough has risen, plop about 10 pieces into the boiling water, tossing gently for about 45 seconds. Remove with slotted spoon, and place bites on paper towels to drain slightly.  Move bites to greased baking sheets, and bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until done and golden brown.
 
Brush bites with melted butter, sprinkle with Kosher or Sea Salt, garlic and toss in Parmesan cheese.  You can also make Cinnamon and Sugar bites. Make a mixture of Cinnamon and sugar:  About 1 cup sugar and 1 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, and mix together well. After you butter the pretzel bites, toss in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
 
You can serve the Parmesan Pretzel bites with a cheddar dip, and the Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel bites with Vanilla glaze.  So yummy . . . so simple!
 
VANILLA GLAZE
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract.
Combine sugar, milk, butter and vanilla and mix well.
 
CHEDDAR DIP
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2  to 2 cups of grated Cheddar Cheese.
 
Melt the butter in a med. size saucepan over medium heat.  Add the flour and stir until blended, and
butter has turned lightly golden brown.  Slowly whisk in the milk and cook until thickened slightly.  Remove from heat and stir in the Cheddar Cheese until smooth and all of the cheese has melted.  Season with salt and pepper.  Shake a few red pepper flakes into sauce for added zing!
 
~Angie

Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

 Hi Lovelies! 

Sorry for the late Happy Homemaker post. Enjoy!!!



 As I look out the window:

It's dark (10pm here) and snow is on the ground (5+ inches), with more snow on it's way. Also, it's supposed to snow on my birthday!!!


Right now I am: 

Watching Friends and folding the laundry

Thinking and pondering:

What topic I am going to choose for my research paper.

On my bedside table:

Just a few books by V.C. Andrews and a few by books by Nicholas Sparks, and couple by John Saul.

On my TV tonight:

I'm watching "Thelma and Louise" on Netflix tonight.


Listening to:

I'm listening to some music on youtube.

On the menu for this week:

Monday: Chicken tenders, potato salad, peas
Tuesday: Steak sandwiches, oven fries, veggies
Wednesday: Chicken with pasta and veggies
Thursday: Baked pork chops, baked potatoes (crockpot) and salad
Friday: Catfish, pasta, corn
Saturday: Roast, potatoes, and corn
Sunday: Baked potatoes, salad, rolls, finger foods

On my to do list:

Laundry (six loads to fold and put away)
Vacuum all rooms
Mopping
Continue to plan my birthday party

Plans for the week:

Library time for the Little (weather permitting)
Dance class for the Little (weather permitting)
Tackle my growing to do list
Run a few errands(weather permitting)

What I'm sewing, crocheting, knitting, and creating:

I'm making bracelets and necklaces right now.

My simple pleasure:

Sitting on the couch, under a blanket, reading a good book.

Lessons learned this past week:

To let God be in control. He does not give us more than we can handle and I need to trust in Him more. 

Looking around the house:

The house relatively clean. The kitchen still needs to be cleaned.

Prayer List:

Friends and family

Bible Verse, devotional:



Have a nice and wonderful Monday!

~Angie








Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Social- The Number 4

Good Morning Lovelies! 

I hope everyone is staying warm. I am happily anticipating the snow the weather channel is predicting. So, it's Sunday again, and that means it's time for Sunday Social with Neely. So, grab a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, etc, grab the questions, button, and link up.




Next Weekends Questions:

All about the number 4.

1. 4 Favorite bands you loved in high school

Bon Jovi

Def Leppard
Motely Crue
Skid Row


Yes, I'm an 80s girl!!!
 
2. 4 go to meals you’d love to learn to cook or can cook really well

Homemade pizza


Beef stew
Bread
Apple Pie


Cheesecake


3. 4 necessities to your daily life


Water, laptop, the Mister, and the Little


4. 4 makeup necessities you must have if you could only have 4 on


Aveeno Daily Moisturizer
Avon Magix Face Primer
Loreal Mineral Foundation
Blistex Lip Ointment

5. 4 favorite apps on your phone or iPad

I'm not familiar with the apps for an ipad because I don't have one, and I don't know of any apps for my phone because I don't have the capability since it's a prepaid cell phone. However, I do have the Kindle app for my computer and I'm really enjoying that!

Have a wonderful and amazing Sunday!

~Angie

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Potty talk and some quotes

Hi Lovelies! 

We had a great day! We are in the middle of potty training the Little, and we are so proud of her. She has used the potty on her own a total of four times, and one of those times was in the middle of the night. These four times have been intermittently, but we are happy with her progress. She can recognize when she needs to go to the bathroom, she sits on the potty, and sometimes she uses the bathroom and sometimes she doesn't, but she is learning and we are happy.

Anyway, I wanted to share some quotes that are some of my favorites. So, here we go:


Quote #1






Quote #2





Quote #3





Quote #4






Quote #5



Have a wonderful night! I will be back later with my Sunday Social post. 

Good night!

~Angie