Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hi, it's been a while. {Randomness}

Hello all, I hope you are all having a great Summer.  It's just about over.  Here in Arkansas we have been blessed with an unseasonably cool Summer and it has been wonderful.  Keep those cool fronts from Canada coming!

No menu plans or recipes today.  I just wanted to say, "Hi, I'm still around."

Here are a few things I am loving lately:

Listening to on repeat:


Random pics:

I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by,

Monday, May 19, 2014

Menu Plan Monday - 5/19/14

Hello everyone and happy Monday!  This week is all about easy.

Monday:  Green beans, mashed sweet potatoes and grilled chicken breast.  Last night I grilled several chicken breasts 3 different ways:  buffalo, teriyaki and italian seasoning.  Plan on eating on them for luch all week.

Tuesday:  Breakfast!!  Scrambled, cheesy eggs, bacon and homemade waffle sticks.  I picked up the cutest little waffle stick iron at Walmart a few months ago.  I think the brand is Babycakes. We love it.

Wednesday:  Spaghetti with ground beef/red sauce.  Steamed broccoli on the side.

Thursday:  We will be taking  road trip so I'm packing PB&J sandwiches, apples, bananas, yogurt, nuts etc.

Friday:  ? ? ?  We will figure it out when we get there!  Hopefully eat out at a spot that is new to us.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Writers of the Future - Volume 30

The 30th edition of L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future is now available for order.  I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing last year's edition and the honor to do it again this year.  If you are looking for new and up and coming science fiction writers then this is the collection for you.  I absolutely love the science fiction and fantasy genres and it makes me very happy when I discover writers that are new to me.

Here is the trailer:

I'll be posting a follow-up with a review.

You can buy your copy at:

Barnes & Noble 



Thank you for stopping by,

Monday, May 12, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Sorry, I have been MIA lately.  Work and life in general has been crazy. I work at a wholesale florist.  We sell fresh flowers and supplies to florists all over our state.  It has been craziness leading up to Mother's Day.  I'm glad it's over.  Plus I've had a birthday, t-ball, etc.  Life.  Anyhoo, here's this week's menu.

Monday:  Eat a salad out, between T-Ball pictures and game.

Tuesday:  Firing up the grill to cook chicken and a steak.  Serve some of the chicken with grilled asparagus and fried sweet potato.

Wednesday:  Grilled chicken, warmed in some Frank's Red Hot sauce.  Served on crispy romaine with blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes and bacon.

Thursday:  Steak fajitas with avocado, sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers.  Side of rice.

Friday:  Chicken and veggie "Lo Mein" via The Primal Palate.

For breakfasts, I'm gonna try to do several smoothies and get back into the oatmeal routine.

Treat-wise, these look super yummy:

Thank you for stopping by,

Monday, April 28, 2014

Meal Plan Monday - 4/28/14

Hello!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Jax and I finally got the garden planted.  Well, most of it.  I still need to get some bell pepper plants and he wants to plant sunflowers.  Yesterday was stormy and brought in cooler weather.  I'm liking the 50's and 60's very much.  Hot and humid summer will get here soon enough.

This week's menu plan is as simple as I could make it due to the fact that I started the 21DSD (21 Day Sugar Detox) again.  I almost made it all the way through last time.  Please don't judge the 21DSD by my meal plan.  There is such a variety of food you can eat, but to make it easier on myself this go-around, I will be repeating a lot of meals.  For more info, go HERE.

Monday:  Stir-fry with Napa cabbage, carrots, onion, garlic and mushrooms.

Tuesday:  Brown rice and quinoa with kielbasa.

Wednesday:  Salad with mixed greens, chick peas, feta cheese, hard salami and Red Pepper Vinaigrette.  This vinaigrette is tasty and lasts all week in the fridge.  Maybe longer, mine gets eaten before then.

Thursday:  Ham, mixed sauteed greens (collard, spinach and kale) and sweet potato.

Friday:  Asparagus, oven-roasted with olive oil, garlic and sea salt, baked sweet potato and grilled steak.  (Hey, ya gotta splurge every once in a while!)

Lunches will be combinations of salads, rice, tuna, beans and leftover veggies.

Breakfasts will be primarily eggs, cheese and either bacon or homemade breakfast sausage.  I bought some chia seeds over the weekend so I might make the Noatmeal.

Thank you for stopping by!  Check out the links below for a whole gaggle of meal-planning ideas and recipes!


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Menu Plan Monday April 28/14

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Pictures and My Attempt at Making the Rainbow Cake

Well, I made the rainbow cake and it turned out pretty awesome.  I used pastel colors for an Easter theme.  Plus, as you can see, I did not get fancy with the icing.  I just grabbed a tub of cool whip and mixed it with softened cream cheese and smeared it on the cake.  Excuse the lumps, I couldn't find my mixer and used a hand whisk.

After we sampled the cake, we walked over to my mom's house to have another Easter egg hunt.  She was asleep and my youngest nephew was at his dad's, so Jaxon and I had a hunt by ourselves.

We got a new addition to our family, a new fur baby.  She started out as a little spitfire, with major emphasis on spit.  The first night I had her, I put her on the couch to get used to me and she promptly bit me, hard!
She is starting to warm up to us and even snuggled with Jaxon last night.

That's it for now!  I hope you are having an awesome week and, as always, thank you for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nelle & Lizzy Discount Code

custom stamped jewelry

Hello everyone!  I want to introduce you to a great jewelry company named Nelle & Lizzy.  They specialize in stamped jewelry. They carry rings, necklaces and bracelets.

Here are some of my favorites:

You are all I ever wanted ring by Nelle & Lizzy

Breast Cancer Silver Ring Personalized with Komen by Nelle and Lizzy

Mother Name Necklace with Charms by Nelle and Lizzy

Mother Name Necklace with Charms by Nelle and Lizzy

Sterling Silver or Bronze Family Family Bangle Bracelet by Nelle and Lizzy

Eterrnal Love Bangle by Nelle and Lizzy

Grandbabies Bracelet by Nelle and Lizzy
starting at $38.00

These are just a sampling of that Nelle & Lizzy offers.  AND right now they are offering 25% off to my readers.  This will only be good until tomorrow (4/23) at noon est.  This discount is awesome, but it does not include items already on sale.  These would make perfect Mother's Day gifts for mom, grandmother or yourself.  Just click on their ad, in the sidebar on the left and at checkout, enter HAPPYMOTHERSDAY2014.

What are you waiting for?  Get to shopping!

Thanks for stopping by,

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