Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tasty Tuesday ~ Strawberry Shortcake



This week is a little different version of a strawberry shortcake, using just 2 ingredients (well 3 if you include the frosting). For this you will need a box of strawberry cake mix and 12 oz of vanilla creme soda, and thats it! How easy is that! Mix together and then bake in a 350° for 28-30 mins. Let cool then frost with your choice of frosting, I used a strawberry creme flavor. This cake was so moist! Enjoy!!

You can check out this site that will give you different combinations of cake mixes and soda to use: cake recipes.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Its Monday! Had a great weekend with the hubs celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. Have an awesome Monday everyone!!



I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.
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For Today... March 19th, 2018

The weather...Its 32°, and the sun is shining!!

weather for the week


As I look outside my window...The sun is shining, and that makes me happy!

On the breakfast plate. . .a Herbalife shake - vanilla flavor mixed with apple juice and a bottle of water

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... "Girls with Swords"


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... no show this weekend, out of town

On my TV... When calls the Heart, Talking Dead, The Resident, Counting On, Foster, This Is Us, Chicago Series (fire, med, pd), 911, Greys, Blue Bloods ---- I may have a TV show problem! LOL

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ pork chops, mashed taters/gravy, corn and bread
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ ??
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~

On my to do list... housework, working on craft projects, get Lici's nails trimmed

In the craft basket...I have a few things going right now - Working on a new cross stitch, and crocheting some stuffed bears.

Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out, finish laundry
Tuesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Wednesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house, work out
Friday ~ groceries, errands, work out
Saturday ~ work out, work on planner - Style Dots Blingo
Sunday ~ church, ladies meeting

Looking around the house... I can tell that we were gone for the weekend and that the boy was by himself... have some cleaning to do...or should I say he does!

From the camera... my planner layout for this week
I didn't get my planner done yet, have to work on that today.... maybe later it will be up. You can go over here to see the pics I took of my goodies from my weekend away.

What I'm wearing today... my Oakley workout top/leggings and a zip up hoodie

One of my simple pleasures... random trips with no particular destination in mind....

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...


On my prayer list... family and friends

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Weekend in Review

I have started a new meme, called Weekend in Review.  I had participated in one like this a while ago, but it has long since stopped.  I liked writing down what I had down over the weekend, whether it was filled with lots activity or just a lazy weekend, so I went ahead and started my own version of this meme.

Weekend rewind. If you want to play along, grab the button code below and tell me all about your weekend!  I will have a Mr. Linky on the actual weekend post for everyone to link up to.


Weekend rewind. If you want to play along, grab the above button and tell me all about your weekend!

Friday ~ Celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary - the hubs had to work, so I went on with my normal Friday routine, groceries in the morning, ran a few errands, and then met a friend for lunch, to discuss/make plans to do a class reunion. Once back home, worked on a video, then made dinner - steak, baked tater, salad and a dessert, that didn't really turn out well (the dessert that is), then just hung out with the hubs.

Saturday ~ Anniversary getaway with the hubs. We had no specific destination in mind, just jumped in the car and took off. Our usual anniversary thing to do is to go antiquing... and thats what we did. We ended up in Mishawaka and South Bend, Indiana. We got a hotel for the night in South Bend, and not thinking that it was St. Patty's day and being so close to Norte Dame - the fighting Irish, boy oh boy was it busy down there! We had fun none the less. Had dinner at Outback, then back to the hotel to veg.

Sunday ~ Day 2 of anniversary weekend. Breakfast at IHOP, then off to hit 3 more shops on the way home. We had a great weekend away. Now for all the goodies I got...lots of cute Easter related items (not antiques, but thrifty kind of items!)
And then a few items that will go with my kitchen decor
And then a frame, and some wood plaques I have an idea for


Let me know if you play along.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Whew! Another week has flown on by... I have yet to get to answer last weeks comments on my post, but will get to them a little later today hopefully! Have an awesome Monday everyone!!



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For Today... March 12th, 2018

The weather...Its 30°, and the snow has started....booo


weather for the week


As I look outside my window...The snow has started.....big, fluffy, white, yucky snow flakes....


On the breakfast plate. . .a Herbalife shake - vanilla flavor mixed with apple juice and a bottle of water

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... "Girls with Swords"


Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... got caught up on my shows that were on the DVR

On my TV... When calls the Heart, Talking Dead, The Resident, Counting On, Foster, This Is Us, Chicago Series (fire, med, pd), 911, Greys, Blue Bloods ---- I may have a TV show problem! LOL

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ burgers, fries, peaches
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ ?? - anniversary, plan on going out
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~

On my to do list... housework, working on craft projects, get Lici's nails trimmed

In the craft basket...I have a few things going right now - Working on a new cross stitch, and crocheting some stuffed bears.

Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out, finish laundry
Tuesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Wednesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house, groceries, work on planner
Friday ~ Anniversary - maybe a drive, antique shopping, dinner
Saturday ~ anniversary weekend....
Sunday ~ anniversary weekend....

Looking around the house... I am loving the little touches of Spring and Easter that are finally being brought out. Just have a few more items to get made to put out.

From the camera... my planner layout for this week


the start of my Easter decor




What I'm wearing today... green tshirt and some leggings, and my comfy robe

One of my simple pleasures... lazy days with no definite plans and just being

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...


On my prayer list... For baby Amelia (a church family) - she was born early and is in the NICU

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Happy Monday! I had a great weekend with family. Spent the day with the hubs on Saturday, browsing the bookstore, and then over to Guitar Center, then dinner. Sunday was church, the youngest went with, then birthday celebrattion for our oldest with lunch (we finally were able to grill.... yay!), then the inlaws came over for dessert.


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For Today... March 5th, 2018

The weather...Its 28°, but it shows its going to be a sunny day today!


Not to bad of a weather week... outside of the snowflake on Tuesday and Thursday


As I look outside my window...Its still dark out.

On the breakfast plate. . .a Herbalife shake - vanilla flavor mixed with orange juice and a bottle of water

On my bedside table... my alarm clock, Kindle, iPad and a journal

On my reading pile... "Girls with Swords" and just got on my Kindle "The Whole 30". Making a lifestyle change (next week hopefully will have new recipes to try for the menu for the week!).



Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... I didn't watch any movies this weekend

On my TV... Bachelor, Celebrity Big Brother, When calls the Heart, Talking Dead, The Resident, Counting On, UnReal, Foster, This Is Us, Chicago Series (fire, med, pd), 911, Greys, Blue Bloods ---- I may have a TV show problem! LOL

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ tacos
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ ??
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~

On my to do list... housework, working on craft projects, get Lici's nails trimmed

In the craft basket...I have a few things going right now - Working on a new cross stitch, and crocheting some stuffed bears.

Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out, finish laundry
Tuesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Wednesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house, Lici's nails trimmed
Friday ~ groceries, errands, work out
Saturday ~ work on my planner, work out
Sunday ~ church, lunch, short nap then ladies meeting

Looking around the house... I have the bug to rearrange and possible redecorate, we shall see.

From the camera... my planner layout for this week


What I'm wearing today... pink/mauvy color tshirt and some leggings, and my comfy robe

One of my simple pleasures... popping some popcorn, the old fashioned way, on the stove, and then munching on it while your favorite show is on the TV

A favorite Bible verse, devotion or quote for today...


On my prayer list... For baby Amelia (a church family) - she was born early and is in the NICU

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Weekend in Review

I have started a new meme, called Weekend in Review.  I had participated in one like this a while ago, but it has long since stopped.  I liked writing down what I had down over the weekend, whether it was filled with lots activity or just a lazy weekend, so I went ahead and started my own version of this meme.

Weekend rewind. If you want to play along, grab the button code below and tell me all about your weekend!  I will have a Mr. Linky on the actual weekend post for everyone to link up to.


Weekend rewind. If you want to play along, grab the above button and tell me all about your weekend!

Friday ~ Took Trent to work (so ready for his truck to be out of the shop!), got groceries on the way home. Ran errands, worked on a video, cleaned house, then off to pick him up from work. Stopped at Style Dots to pick up my order. Dinner was leftovers, fend for yourself kind of night. Vegged for the rest of the night.

Saturday ~ got caught up on the DVR in the morning, worked on planner, then off for a day date with the hubs. Went to Barnes and Noble to browse and pick up the Whole 30 book, stopped at Guitar Center, lots of changes going on in there: lessons will be starting up soon, may have to look into keyboard lessons! Then dinner at Culver's. The rest of the day/night I spent reading the new book....very interesting read! Excited to try some new recipes
and this one as well (more recipes)


Sunday ~ church in the am, then home for lunch with the boys. Celebrated Christopher's 30th, finally. Grilled steaks - well he did..., he requested sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and Hawaiian sweet rolls - yummy lunch! The inlaws came over for dessert later, then hung out for a few hours. Great weekend with family! I am slacking in the photo taking department....didn't take one pic....shame! LOL

Let me know if you play along.