Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tasty Tuesday ~ Frozen Hot Chocolate ~ Nurti Ninja Auto IQ Blender



Last week I bought a new Ninja blender to go with the cups my oldest got me for Christmas... he thought they would work with the blender I already had, but nope, they were a little to big. I looked for the size cups I needed but no one had them. So this blender was on sale so I went ahead and picked it.. thanks to have a little extra in my pay check I wasn't expecting! I am going to have fun trying out different smoothie recipes, as well as using it for my Herbalife shakes. With the bigger cups I can go back adding in a banana to these, as well as other fruit.

But back to the frozen hot chocolate. I love getting one of these treats from Biggby, and now can whip one up myself at home and save some moeny!!

Ingredients
1 cup milk, divided
1/4 cup instant nonfat dry milk
2 1/2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
2 TBSP agave nectar
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups ice

Directions
In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup milk with the instant powder milk, cocoa powder, agave nectar, and salt. Stir together with a whisk until ingredients have formed a slurry.

Place ice into the 24 ounce cup, followed by the slurry and last 1/2 cup milk.

Press the Auto IQ Blend.

After making the first round, I think the next time I will add a little more ice, but it was quite tasty!!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday



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... Jan 14th, 2019

The weather...Its 19° and the high for the day of 33° today..still no snow on the ground....

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

On the breakfast plate. . .bagel with brown sugar cinnamon cream cheese and a water

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

On my reading pile...

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... Got caught up on the DVR, and then started Greenleaf on Netflix

On my TV... Bachelor, Chicago Series : Med, Fire, PD, Resident, 911, Blue Bloods

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ fish, rice, corn
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ nacho deluxe
Saturday ~ out for dinner I think
Sunday ~ church potluck... the hubs requested my pasta salad to bring

In the craft basket...working on a temperature afghan, got the second week done, and a new color as the temp for yesterday was 29°. I also started a blanket cardigan and finished up "Phil the chill pill" for a coworker.


Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out
Tuesday ~ work, work on Bible Study, work out
Wednesday ~ work, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house
Friday ~ groceries, errands, work out
Saturday ~ out for dinner (didn't go last weekend)
Sunday ~ church, potluck, home to watch the playoffs

Looking around the house... and sitting here thinking I want to do some updating/redecorating... the hubs won't like it.. but I am ready for a change in here!

From the camera... My planner layout for the week.... finally found my mojo for doing my planner again after a half a year break. Then a pic from Snapchat and what the afternoon looked liked on Sunday after seeing a post a friend had of their 9 1/2 inches of snow they got, and they are south of me... love not having any snow, but know its coming!




What I'm wearing today... purple/gray ombre top, black leggings and a gray sweater/jacket

One of my simple pleasures... lunch and shopping dates with the hubs

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


On my prayer list... For family, friends and our country

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

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Week 2 of the temp afghan

Week 2 is complete. The temp at noonish was 29°. So a new blue color went on the hook. While watching the playoff games I whipped out the next three rows. I am a member of a few facebook groups and love seeing everyone's afghans so far. I am really liking how some are doing granny squares, and or circles.... I am thinking that I am going to to use one of the sites to get the temps for the year the each of my boys were born, and when I got married and do afghans for those 3 years as well. I wish I would have heard about this type of afghan before! I am going to be one busy gal!!



Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday

OH my goodness... where has the time gone?!?! Last post I made for HHM was right before I left for Florida in October. What a whirlwind of events.... I had the best time down there with my brother and his family.


Seeing my sweet lil Tucker was such a joy!! Lots of relaxtion and me time. Just what I needed. Then it was back to MI, the cold temps and the hustle and bustle of holidays. The sickies invaded our house at Christmas and are still lingering, so ready for them to just leave! Its a new year and time to get things back on track!! I have missed visiting with you all!! Happy 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... Jan 7th, 2019

The weather...Its 33° and the high for the day of 50° today...what a strange January!!

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

On the breakfast plate. . .Herbalif shake - Banana Caramel and water

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

On my reading pile...

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... I didn't watch much this weekend.... ready for shows to start back up this week!..... editing to add.. I did watch something after all ... totally forgot I binged watched Marie Kondo on Netflix this weekend.

On my TV... Bachelor, Chicago Series : Med, Fire, PD, Resident, 911, Blue Bloods

On the menu for this week... Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ kielbasa and mac n cheese
Wednesday ~ breakfast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ fish, rice and corn
Saturday ~ ??
Sunday ~ ??

In the craft basket...working on a temperature afghan

I am also working on a lamb blanket for a shower gift, I can't wait to finish it and gift it then I can share it with you all after 1/27/19

Happening this week:
Monday ~ work
Tuesday ~ work, work on Bible Study
Wednesday ~ work, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house
Friday ~ groceries, errands
Saturday ~ either going out with the hubs, or doing date night at home
Sunday ~ church

Looking around the house... I am still seeing Christmas, I am hoping to get it taken down this week... this cold is kicking my butt

From the camera... I didn't take any pics this week

What I'm wearing today... black shirt and purple/black leggings

One of my simple pleasures... warm cozy blankets to snuggle under when you aren't feeling well

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


On my prayer list... For family, friends and our country

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

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Temperature Afghan 2019

So I am jumping on the bandwagon of doing a temperature afghan for this year. I don't want to commit to doing 365 rows as I know I will struggle doing a row a day, so I have decided to do my charting of temps for Sunday's only, and plan on doing 3 rows per Sunday using a granny ripple stitch.

I chained 216 (not 218 showing in the photo below), and will be using an H hook. My finished afghan will be a throw, and once completed will post the final measurement.

My temp color chart and the skeins I picked up from Joann's and then a snippet of where I will be logging my temps.


Today's temp at noon was 37°, so out came the Turqua color and the first 3 rows have been completed.


I am excited to see how this afghan evolves!! Happy stitching!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tasty Tuesday ~ Herbed Italian Cheesy Bread



Ingredients

1 stick butter, melted
1 clove garlic, grated
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
1 loaf crusty bread
1 8oz wedge Asiago cheese, sliced..... I used Mozzarella
1 cup shredded Italian 3-blened cheese
3/4 minced parsley

Directions

Heat oven to 400°. In a bowl, mix first 3 ingredients. With a serated knife, slice bread, place a slice of cheese in each cut, then slice cross wise. Pour the butter over top. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.

Wrap in foil, bake for 30 mins, the last 10 mins uncover.

Friday, November 16, 2018

What's your favorite sports movie?

Do you have a favorite sports movie? Mine is Remember the Titans. Not only does it have my all time favorite actor in it, but it has a great message. Now my husband, he is all about the Rocky movies and is really looking forward to watch Creed II that comes out November 21st. We of course will wait a few weeks to go see it, so its not so crowded.

About The Movie (Synopsis)

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history. The film releases in theaters on Wednesday, November 21. #CreedII