Thursday, March 31, 2011

I see Butterflies!!!

I just had to share with ya'll right quick, what I have been up to!!
So I thought I would give you a little sneak peak!!
Since Dakoda is going to a Mother's Day Out program this year she has made some friends.
I told her we could have a little party and invite a few girls from her class.
She decided on a Fairy Party! (with a little help from Mommy of course!)

Here are the Butterfly headbands I made that the FAIRIES will be putting on when they arrive!

Can you believe I made EACH one for under a $1??
I am in LOVE!!!

So is Dakoda!
She wanted to 'model' her headband for you!

As I get more of the decorations and food done I'll try to give you all a couple more sneak peeks!
I just hope this ALL comes together like I'm seeing it in my head!!

On a Whim......Funnel Cake!

I had some 'free' time yesterday after the kids got home from school. Instead of working on some things for Dakoda's Birthday party what do I do??

Decide to make Funnel Cakes of course!!!

I cannot even remember what gave me the idea to do this?!?! I don't know if it was the LaLa Loopsy
commercial with the Ferris Wheel? or what? All I can say was it popped into my head and I was on a mission to find and make a Funnel Cake recipe.

I searched on a couple of my favorite sites and came up empty handed. So I immediately went to PW's site and did not come up empty handed!!

In turn she lead me to HeatherD's recipe Here!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Another Year Under my Belt!!!

I'm sorry that there hasn't been too much going on around here lately! I have been letting some other things occupy my time the last couple of weeks!

The rest of Spring Break went quite well if we don't count three of my four children getting sick a bad thing!
And ALL of us were only TOO HAPPY that Sean came back Friday night!!!

Now, back to the point of this post!!


We all LOVE those cute little cookies right?

I do too but only 9 months a year!
But they are only sold for 3 months a year you say??

That is right!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Break 2011

Really? It's only Tuesday??
I promise I'm not saying that as a bad thing, but I am a little surprised!!
Sunday afternoon Mr. Old Fashioned left for California for work. Of course he will
 be gon ALL of Spring Break!!

Unlike other times that I have been 'Home Alone' with my children for extended periods of time,
I had a Plan!!! Plus I think it's been a little easier because they are older!!
The last time hubs left me, it was for 2 weeks!!!! and the girls were 7, 6, 3 and 1!!!

I can tell a HUGE DIFFERENCE this time!! I actually have some little helpers here!!

Sunday after Daddy left the girls cried!!! ALL 5 OF US!!!

Then we went to Wal-Mart and I didn't want to cry when we got back!! They were that good!!

Yesterday morning we cleaned up the house and went to the Library and Kroger yesterday
afternoon. Again, I enjoyed it!! No crying from anyone! Especially me!!

A couple of hours later we had our last Girl Scout Cookie Booth from 6 to 8pm.
The girls had been so good I ended up taking them to Cici's for pizza.
Yes we did have a coupon and waters, so our total was $12 for 5 of us!!! 

Today we did our morning chores after reading some of our Library books! of course!
Oh and I just have to tell you this because NOTHING like this EVER happens to me!!!
I was looking for a book too, and I had grabbed a couple of new cookbooks I was
going to look through. The Librarian asks me if I would like the NEW James Patterson book TOYS?
She was surprised nobody had scooped that up yet?
Did you all know that it went on sale yesterday? I didn't until I SWAGBUCKS'd it just now!!!

Okay so back to what else went on........
we did our quick chores! ate Brunch! lol
and headed to the DOLLAR MOVIE!!
which happens to only be 50 cents on Tuesdays!!!

We watched Gulliver's Travels!
All 5 of us for 2 dollars and 50 cents!!
Way Awesome in my book!!

The movie was over at just the perfect time! 2 pm!!
Do you know what that meant?
Time to cruise right across the parking lot into Sonic!!
Half price Drinks!!!

As you all know, miss cheap here and $3.90 for 5 drinks? Way cool!!

So, now we are home just hanging out!

I pulled an extra Chicken Pot Pie out of the freezer and that will be our quick dinner this evening.

I really do miss my husband, BUT things are a little more relaxing!!!

The rest of the week is Eye Dr. appointments and painting baseboards!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Successful Copycat and the winner of the CSN Giveaway!!

I might as well just admit it now, I AM SUPER CHEAP!!! I try to say that I am frugal, but if
I can make something for cheaper than I can buy it? I WILL!!!

I remember back in 2007 when we moved from Missouri to New Mexico and I was first introduced
to Starbucks! Before I had a sip! I just wondered why everyone wanted to pay so much for a cup of coffee!?!?
And I feel bad, I never actually paid for one but I had some really GREAT friends who always showed up with a cup holder full of Caramel Macchiatos!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another CSN Giveaway!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered your comment,
I will announce the winner tomorrow!

Hey Wonderful LMOF Family!!!
I was really hoping to put up my King Cake that I made yesterday but for whatever reason, none of my
pictures are uploading to my laptop.
Bummer for me but Good News to you my friends!!

Get ready for another CSN Giveaway!!
I am in-love with their stores!! It is amazing what all they have to offer!!!
It is literally one-stop shopping!!

You can buy a New Mattress!!

Pillows for your couch!

Heck! You can even buy a new couch for your pillows from their stores!!! Ha!

But my favorite is all of the Le Crueset items!

Boy would I LOVE to get my hands on all of that!!

And Guess What?? You don't even have to endure a Review this time! One of you lucky readers will
receive a $45 Gift Code all for yourself!!

Now that you know the EXCITING part of this post, let's get down to the nitty-gritty.
  • I'm sorry but this giveaway is only being offered to USA and Canada residents for shipping purposes.
  • If you are an Anonymous commenter PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! leave an email address.
  • If you are a 'no-reply commentor' I would like to suggest that you change your settings so that I can email you back if you forget to leave your email.
It's simple! I'll tell you how!

  1. In, click on Dashboard.
  2. Select Edit Profile.
  3. Check the box for "Show my Email Address."
  4. Save changes.

Easy Peasy!!

So, What do you have to do to be entered??

Leave a comment letting me know what is the hardest thing for you to cook! or what you are afraid to try to cook!

by 10pm CST time Thursday, March 10th and I will annouce the winner sometime Friday!!

Good Luck!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I'm still here!!!

5 more days and it will be a month ago since my last post!
Where did February go???
I have to admit I took a little sabbatical from my blog.
I just became ALOT a little overwhelmed with life and I needed to regroup my priorities.
I was neglecting my family and my house to focus on this blog for ALL the wrong reasons!
Live and Learn, right?
and I haven't been blogging the way I WANT to blog. I feel like I've been hiding the TRUE ME and I'm
going to change that!

and GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON is going on right now and I am the COOKIE MOM for the Troop that my Oldest 2 daughters are in. We are doing 5 booth sales this year and selling ALOT of extras between sales too!
Our Troop doing that Great has really kept me on my 'accounting' toes!

Next week sometime please be on the look out for another Giveaway!!
That should make my blogging return worth it!

Have a HAPPY DAY LMOF family!! I've missed you all!!