Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tasty Tuesday ~ Dump Cake


1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
8 ounces chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter


In a 9x13 inch pan mix cherries and pineapple.

Sprinkle dry cake mix over pineapple, and cherry mixture stir until just combined.

Then sprinkle walnuts over top.

Drizzle top with melted butter or margarine.

Bake in a 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 35 or 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dog Days winner....

Cindy Jones, congrats!! If you can please email me your contact info I can forward you an e-gift card to Target.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tasty Tuesday ~ Classic Macaroni Tuna Salad



2 cups elbow macaroni
4 large hard boiled eggs diced
10 ounces tuna fish drained
15 ounces peas drained or defrosted
1 1/2 cups Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
salt & pepper to taste


Prepare the macaroni noodles according to the package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain well.

Add in the diced hard boiled eggs, tuna, peas and Miracle Whip. Mix well. Store in the fridge until serving.

Optional add-ins: mustard, celery, onion, cucumber. You can add in just about anything you'd like!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Hey all....its been a while. Life has been busy and work has been kicking my butt lately. My precious, few minutes in between calls of where I would work on my blog post on Monday's have been few and far between. But recently my hours have changed, so I now have some time from when my husbands leaves for work on Monday's until when I have to clock in in which I can work on my post. So I am jumping back in to share a peek of my week with you all. I have missed blog hopping to each of yours each week! Happy Monday everyone!!

I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.

For Today... August 6th, 2018

The weather...Its 75° with a high of 85° today with lots of rain in the forecase.

As I look outside my window...its cloudy and its slightly drizzling out.

On the breakfast plate. . .not very healthy... a chocolate fudge poptart

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

On my reading pile... nothing at the moment

Movies or Shows I watched this weekend... Finished up binging Call the Midwife on Netflix (now to find season 7 to catch up on before the new season starts on TV)

On my TV... Big Brother and Bacherlorette --- so ready for Fall TV to start back up!!!

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

On my to do list... housework, working on craft projects

In the craft basket...working on cross stitch projects, a sunflower afghan - I am finally to the assembling part, stitching the first row together in this photo

Happening this week:
Monday ~ work, work out
Tuesday ~ work, work on Bible Study
Wednesday ~ work, work out, work on Bible Study
Thursday ~ work in craft room, work on Bible Study, clean house
Friday ~ groceries, errands, work out
Saturday ~ work out, not sure what else is going on
Sunday ~ church, ladies mtg/Bible Study

Looking around the house... Its looking pretty good.. the youngest staightened up last night before he went to bed in the wee hours.

From the camera... I have not touched my planner in a while either, so no planner pics.. but I do have a few to share of what's been going on the last couple of months. The first being a birthday/golf outing with my boys, hubs and father inlaw. Lici out for a drive with us in Trent's truck. And the last is a pic of the muffins I made a week or so ago... its was fun to be baking again, can't wait for more Fall baking!

What I'm wearing today... right now I am still in my pj's, but will be changing into a pair of shorts and a tank top soon

One of my simple pleasures... fellowshiping with my church family with ice cream floats after a worship service

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

On my prayer list... For my husband's shoulder, he has done something to it, and the pain is horrible at night, he can't find a comfortable spot, therefore not resulting in a good night's sleep. He is a very stubborn Italian and will not go have it checked out.

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

Dog Days

I never used to be a dog person, I am more a cat person, but since we got Lici 5 years ago, she has brought me over to the dog side.

She has brought much love, and hyperness into our family. There is never a dull moment with her around. I love how excited she gets when we get back home, whether I was gone 10 mins or a longer time, she is just as excited.

I am looking forward to seeing this movie when it comes out on August 8th. Comment below what your favorite breed of dog is for a chance to win a gift card from either Pet Co or Target. I will draw a winner on Friday August 10th.

DOG DAYS is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals. When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected. This is a sweet film about the joy our furry friends bring into our lives and what they can teach us about treating people with kindness and compassion.

DOG DAYS releases in theaters in August 8.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tasty Tuesday ~ Apple Muffins with Crumb Topping

Apple Muffins with Crumb Topping Recipe

For the Crumb Topping:
3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour, Plus 3 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
pinch Salt
5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Melted

For the Muffins:
1 cup Peeled and Chopped Apples
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 large Eggs
4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Melted
1/4 cup Canola Oil
1 cup Milk
1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

For the Glaze:
1 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tablespoons Milk

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly spray a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick spray, or line it with paper liners and set aside.

Make the crumb topping - in a small bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Drizzle the melted butter over everything and stir until everything is combined and clumping together. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, melted butter and oil until well combined. Add the milk and vanilla and whisk until combined. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Add the apples, folding in gently, until just combined.

Scoop the muffin batter into the prepared muffin tin, dividing it between the 12 muffin cups. They should be almost full. Top the muffins with crumb topping, dividing the mixture between the 12 muffin cups.

Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes in the muffin tin, and then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth to make the glaze. Drizzle the glaze over top of the cooled muffins.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tasty Tuesday ~ Crescent Cinnamon Rolls

1 tube (8 count) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, unrolled and separated

4 tablespoons butter,softened
¼ cup white sugar
2½ teaspoons cinnamon

2 tablespoons butter, melted ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons powdered Sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375
Place the unrolled and separate crescent rolls on an un greased rimmed cookie sheet(one with sides).

In a small bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and cinnamon

Evenly spread the cinnamon butter over the crescent rolls and roll up tightly.
Place tip side down on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together the butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Place in a zip lock bag and snip a tiny corner off.
Drizzle the glaze over the cinnamon rolls.