Saturday, January 30, 2010

Just another snowy weekend here in NC

Just another weekend.....and we had snow again!!!! About 8 inches this time and luckily I got to stay home and work on next weeks Valentine presents.  I'll put pictures up as the days go on.......can't reveal all my secrets at once.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

14 Days to Valentines Day

So in my blog surfing sometime a few weeks ago I came across the idea of doing the 14 days to Valentines Day for the hubby!!!!  Kinda like the 12 Days of Christmas but for Valentines Day. 

The plan is to have whatever the gift is on the table when he sits down for he can think about his oh so wonderfully smart, thrifty, crafty, loving wife ALL DAY LONG!!!!  not that I would brag or anything

I of course wanted to end with one big very cool present......but couldn't figure out what to lo & behold the oh so smart hubby said the other day....."I really would like another sporty sweatshirt.  You know I got the UNC Tarheels one....but a different one would be kinda cool."   OH day that I don't have to think about something for it.......PLUS that can be my ending present!!!!! So I went online......and found a Washington Redskins sweatshirt (who might I add just happens to be his fav NFL team AND THEIR COLORS ARE RED, well maroon....but it still counts as RED).  So that is my ending present

I really really heart Casual Male they got it here in like 4 days and it sits in the trunk of my car as I speak.....just waiting for the 14th!!!!!!!!

So what else do I have planned...........oh the 8th (it's a Monday) I have secretly taken off of work......made sure with his boss that he'll be off of work.....talked to both brothers so they don't plan anything for him to do that day......and I'm taking him to the Biltmore Estate and out to eat breakfast. 

We have never been there together......and HELLO it's right here in Asheville.....and thanks to my WONDERFUL sister in aren't a fortune!!!!!!!!  My plan on that day is to tell him Sunday night what we are going to do the next day.  Oh won't he be surprised!!!!!

Then let's see one day I'm giving him so Copenhagen, I know really original uh but we have to get it anyways every week so I figured why not.

Then here are a couple of my other ideas.......of course I'll post pictures of once I make them.....let's see if they turn out as good as the pictures.

filled with little conversation hearts

I got those 2 ideas from Michaels

Then The DIY Show Off Blog gave me a couple of very cute ideas


and lastly I have a few ideas from my February All You Magazine

Remember I'm not doing anything huge (well besides the sweatshirt & the Biltmore Estate day),  just small little tokens to show him I'm thinking about him & that I love him & am thankful for him everyday!!!!!  I"ll make sure to post pictures as the days go by so you can see my wonderfulmous creations!!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentines Craft

Remember my little baggie thingy I got the other week at Dollar General!!!  Here is what I did with's hanging on the back door. 
All we did was.....put a few red roses in the bag (that I had from some something) then went to AC Moore and got the little heart stem things......and instant door decoration.....and probably only ohhhh $4 in it.

Diaper Cake

So last week I had a baby shower to go to for one of the girls at our church.  And of course as is tradition I made one of my diaper cakes as my gift.  I LOVE LOVE making these cakes (and might I mention they are SOOOOOOOO easy to make!!!).......what a better way to give someone diapers.  And it is ALWAYS the talk of the shower.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One of my FAV FAV magazines!!!

Seriously this is one of my FAVORITE magazines!!!!!!  Where should we start on all the reasons why I like it........the TON OF COUPONS, the recipes.  In this months issue it gave me some more ideas for my 14 days until Valentines Day gifts for Scotty.  Ways to clean the house faster!!!  Which is one of my most hated jobs to do!!!  It probably is everyones most hated job to do around the house.....seriously who really likes cleaning?  The actually cleaning process.....UGH!!!  Now the end result ROCKS but getting there is HORRIBLE!!!!!
Anyways back to the can get it at Wally World or All You and get 2 months free so you can see how wonderful this is!!! 

Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's a hard life......

He has such a hard life!!!!!!!  This is how he spent last Saturday!!!!  Today he went to Pet Smart & got their Furminator treatment!!!  Helps with shedding!!!  And might I add got brushed for like 30 mins!!!  See why he gets wore out so fast & has to be lazy!!!!


I'm on a coupon shopping spree..........thought I would share with you!!!!!

The Target one has a bunch.  Like Special K Cereal, Lean Cuisine, Juicy Juice, Fuze (which I LOVE!!!!), Pepsi & a bunch more.

And Thanks to Frugal Girls here is the link to get some Free Magazines

Welch's Sparkling Juice    (don't forget Valentines Day is coming up......)

What a GrEaT Saturday

Go ahead ask me what I did today!!!!!!!  We had a WONDERFUL group of women to the house bright & early this morning.....10:00 am.  That's early for a Saturday!!!!!

Crystal came over from Tastefully Simple I LOVE LOVE LOVE all their products!!!!

and the

are just a few of my favs!!!!!

The Spicy Olive Twist is super super good on some Triscuits!!!

And then my friend Angie came over!!!  She gave us all Chair Massages and let me just say it was WONDERFUL!!!!!  Man Oh Man I could have let her rub my shoulders & lower back for ummmmmmmm HOURS!!!!!!

I have such wonderful friends!!!!!  And am so glad I got to introduce a few new people to each other today!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


OMG!!!!  How cool would it be to get books to read & then write a review on it!!!!!  I filled out my application today.....we'll see if I am cool enough to get accepted!!!!

Everyone should check out this website!!!!

Book Reviews

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Other World

This is the warmer of the month that Scentsy has.  Hugs & Kisses is a very very cool warmer for that Valentines Day decor that I know we are all putting up here in a few weeks.  And one of the WONDERFULMOUS things I think about if you put it against a wall it throws little hearts against the wall.  How super exciting is that!!!!!!!

Check it out!!!  Also while you are there check out the College Collection.....there are some really good teams on there (no Texas & UNC aren't there yet......but I have my fingers crossed they will be soon!!!  And you know what will be in my house then =))

Chocolate Heaven

So I'm sitting here today watching the Food Channel (might I add that is a bad thing @ 8:30 in the am when you haven't had breakfast!!!) and Sandra Lee comes on with an AMAZING looking chocolate dessert.  It's a must try in this house!!!!!!   Chocolate Caramel Candy Corn Cubes


4 (1.5-ounce) chocolate covered wafer candy bars (recommended: Kit Kat)

15 individually wrapped caramels

1 teaspoon butter

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

3 teaspoons shortening, divided

3 cups caramel corn with peanuts (recommended: Cracker Jack)


Unwrap candy bars and place face down on waxed or parchment paper; set aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine caramels with butter. Heat in microwave on HIGH heat for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.

Combine white chocolate with 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening in a medium bowl and place over a pot of simmering water to form a double boiler. Repeat with chocolate chips and remaining shortening. Heat both chocolates until melted and smooth, making sure to stir frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.

Drizzle half the melted caramel over the candy bars. Divide and mound caramel corn on top of each bar. Drizzle with half the melted milk chocolate and top with remaining caramel corn. Drizzle with remaining melted milk chocolate, white chocolate and remaining melted caramel. Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes to set.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Tonight is all about the Longhorns baby!!!  Well on one side of the house.....the other side of the house thinks Alabama will win.......and since this is my blog we aren't gonna put a picture of Alabama up!!!  That's a bad word right now!!!!
And because I gotta watch this football game & cheer the HORNS on.....I made easy dinner.  I totally stole Cassity's Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich receipe.....and it was WAY WAY WAY easy!!!
Just cut the roastbeef lunch meat up....
Then some onions & mushrooms in the pan to fry up

...........then added some meat & cheese  and BAM.......
along with some homemade veggie have an easy easy dinner!!!!!!!

And I also want to show you the very cool little Valentines Day bags I made...........

No really don't think I am that talented.......I can't sew for the life of me.  Got them at Dollar General for A BUCK!!!!! 

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Start of a New Year.

It's been alittle cold on this neck of the woods today, so cold I couldn't even get Hoss to get out of the covers.  High of 20 and windchill tonight BELOW ZERO.  So since it was to cold to go anywhere today I worked on my New Years Resolutions. 

Health wise I'm going to for the month of January atleast ride our stationary bike for 2 miles a day.  My hope being that every month I will atleast add 2 miles to the total.........holy cow does that mean by the end of the year I could be riding 24 miles a day!!!!  I will rock if that happens!!!!!

Business wise I would really LOVE to have atleast 4 parties a month & add a new member to my team every month.  Scentsy is such a wonderful company to work for & have  A GREAT PRODUCT!!!  I want TO TELL EVERYONE I KNOW ABOUT IT!!!  How wonderful the warmers are & the safety issue is such a wonderful feature!!!!

I would also like to pay atleast one of our cc off & also be able to start a savings account. 

Personally my goal is to work on myself.  If it means taking more time for me....more time to enjoy the moment......more spiritual time to connect with my Heavenly Father.....more patience with people that's what I'll do.  It is my goal this year to become a better person in 2010....a more rounded person....a person that people look up to.

I hope everyone has made some goals (that actually sounds better than resolutions doesn't it?)  this year......and that we all can use this New Year to our benefit!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! It's 2010

Man 2009 has gone & 2010 is here WOW!!!!!!!!!  We are so blessed to have seen another year!!!!!!  God has blessed us in so many ways and it is my prayer that everyone has had a wonderful year like we have. 
I'm so excited for a new year & all the excitement that it brings.  I am looking forward this new year!!!  It is gonna be wonderful, exciting & energizing!!!!!!!!