Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday Schedule

Wellp we did it!!  Started a cleaning schedule yesterday!!  That along with my time schedule actually worked really well!! 

I know it's hard to believe!!

Monday's are bathroom cleaning night!!  That would be after dinner was cleaned up, laundry was started & the dog was walked!!!  It actually worked!!  I was so excited!!!

It's the small things in life that excite me!!  Is that sad???

Sunday, March 4, 2012

It's a hard life around here...

We are trying to work out this whole schedule thing!!!  It's hard but we are working thru it!!  This week we are gonna work on a cleaning schedule!!

Man a time schedule & a cleaning schedule!!!!  Wish us luck!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Last Saturday

Last Saturday was filled with all kinds of fun!!!!

Someone didn't want to get up out of the bed!!!  I can't really blame him!!!

It was much more fun than what I had to do............

Which was wash & dry almost every towel we have in the house cuz the washing machine decided it would be MUCH MORE FUN to let all the water go out on the floor than actually drain!!!!

Ohhhh we have such fun here in Hoss's World!!!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


So I've NEVER been good at being on a time schedule!!  I like to plan things out & have my list of what needs to be done, I just DON'T like saying I do this from 6-7PM, this from 7-8, this from 8-10 etc.

That being said due to some comments & attitudes Hoss's World must now add scheduling to the list of craziness!!!

And today I get to figure out a schedule!!  Everything from a time schedule to a what gets done on certain days schedule!!! 

This might be painful!!!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday List

Today there are a few things on my list!!!  A list of things to do, things that get on my nerves, things that I'm thankful for, things that are on my know a LIST!!!

  • I need bread & coffee creamer from the store.  Guess I'll be going there during lunch!!
  • H & I are gonna be jogging tonight during our walk.  Cuz I'm just in the mood to jog tonight!!
  • Did people forget their brains at home today??? 
  • It's BEAUTIFUL outside today.....I don't wanna be at work!!
  • I'm jealous of DH today....he has the day off & I'm at work!!!
  • I wanted DH to come eat lunch with me today......he went and ran errands with his brother instead!!  BRAT!!!
  • I really need to organize my office again!!  I hate doing that!!
  • Some people talk to much!!  I think they need to hear themselves talk to make them have a good day....when all I want to hear is quiet!!! 
  • If what the voices in my head said ever came out of my mouth I would be in trouble!!
  • I LOVE the sunshine & blue sky outside today....THANK YOU LORD for giving it to me today!!!
  • I'm thankful for whoever made Peanut M&M's....they make me smile!!!
  • I need to figure out what goodie I'm gonna bake this weekend!!
  • DH wants me to make Chicken Pot Pie!!!
  • I like this radio station.....they play the older country songs & that makes me smile & dance in my office!! 
  • Hope no one sees me dancing in my office.....they might leave!!!!
  • Then those voices might start talking again LOL!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Andes Candies Cupcakes

Alrighty I know I say it almost everytime I make a cupcake but ummmmmm these are MY FAVORITE!!  And I'm thinking the FAVORITE of almost 99% of the receipents last weekend!!! 

I'm pretty sure I watched one of them eat 2 in about a minute!!!  So I'm thinking these were worth it!!

Run over here to Your Cup of Cake & get the recipe!!  You won't be sorry I PROMISE!!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chocolate PB Hi Hat Cupcakes

I totally forgot I hadn't posted these yet.....SORRY!!!!  They are super easy to make & from what I was told YUMMY YUMMY!!!  I don't think any of them made it home from DH work the weekend I made them!!!


Whisk in bowl:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder

Cream together in another bowl:
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 c peanut butter
2 large eggs

Once creamed weel add 1/2 cup oil, 3/4 c milk, 1/2 t vanilla.  Mix well & then slowly add the flour mixture.

Fold in 1 cup choc chips.

Bake @ 350 for about 25-30 mins

While baking make your frosting up which is....

1 cup unsalted butter @ room temp, 2 c peanut butter, 4 c powdered sugar, 1/4 c & 2T milk added slowly until well blended.  I don't think I used all the milk.

Once cupcakes are cooled.  Put your frosting into a baggie & pipe a swirl of frosting onto the cupcake.  You can make it as big or small as you like.  Place cupcake in freezer for atleast 1 hour.

Right before you take the cupcakes out of the freezer, melt in the mircowave 2 C chocolate chips & 3 T oil.  Stir till well mixxed.  Let this cool just a second or two....THEN COMES THE FUN PART!!!  Take the cupcake out of the freezer & dunk the top of it in the chocolate!!!!  Let the chocolate drip off the cupcake & then put back into the freezer for it to harden & BAM you have a Chocolate PB Hi Hat Cupcake & a sugar high!!! LOL!!



Today just seems like the perfect day for change!! 

As I kissed DH while he walked out the door this morning headed to work, came back in & changed the TV from the news to a show that believe it or not is 30 mins of crazy quietness, I came to the conclusion that today I'm gonna make a change.

A change for the better!  A change that will bring me closer to the ONE who matters!!!  A change that is gonna mean the world to my family, to me & to those around me!!!

I'm ready to be still & quiet today!!  I'm tired of the loud craziness that has become my life!!!  I've tried to change before but it hasn't totally worked for one reason or the other.

So today I'm making a change.......A change to be more quiet, more peaceful.  To be still just alittle more often!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day


Nothing special to report here!!!  Pretty much a normal day in Hoss's World.  DH got a special breakfast cooked this morning.......bacon, eggs & toast!!!  That's special cuz normally it's leftover from dinner the night before or a heated up sausage biscuit.  We get up really really early so a big breakfast is not in my vocabulary!!!!

Then we had steak, BP & salad for dinner.....which I must finish cleaning up here in a few mins. 

Hoss got an extra big Dingo as his Valentines present.  And DH got an extra can of snuff & a sweet card from his one &!!!!

Just another day around our house.....mommy's gotta go finish dishes, do some laundry & clean house!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Yummy Taters

So the other night we had taters we needed to use up!  I wasn't in the mood for mashed taters, didn't feel like frying taters, DH was tired of baked I made up a yummy concoction!!!! 

I thinly sliced up the taters & probably 2 onions.  Then mixed 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup with some milk in another bowl.

Sprayed the casserole dish with cooking spray then layered taters, onions, soup mixture until everything was gone!!

Baked for about 45 to an hour @ around 425 degrees.

We finished the whole dish.  The only thing I'd change for next time is make 2 betting it would be good in the morning for breakfast with some eggs & sausage patties!!!!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Homemade Donuts

Hoss & I got up very early this morning to make goodies for the guys @ DH's work!!  We make them something every weekend!!! 

They are really gonna need the sugar rush today cuz there is a snow storm coming in so I'm sure they will be busy!!! 

The donuts were really really easy to make!!  They are the cake kinda of donuts!!  But that's my FAVORITE so I was very impressed with them!!!

                 (sorry the pictures are kinda bad....they were taken with my cell phone!!!)

1 cup all purpose flour
2T Cocoa (just leave this out if you want plain donuts)
1t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
2/3 c sugar
1/4t ground nutmeg
1/2 t salt
2 T butter cold cut into pieces
1/4 c buttermilk
1/4c sour cream
1t vanilla
1 egg

Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda.  Whisk in sugar, nutmeg & salt.  Add butter-combine all ingrd. w/fingers til coarse.  Combine buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla & egg in seperate bowl.
Add wet to dry, fold together.  Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray, add batter 1/2 full.  Bake 8-9 mins @ 350.

Once donuts are cool dip in frosting glaze.  I just combine powdered sugar & milk.  Make as thick or thin as you want.

Then I dipped in sprinkles.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Center Piece

I LOVE these....way to cute!!! Gonna have to try them!!

                              I LOVE Doggie Daycare!!!!!  It makes mommy very very happy to be home for 15 minutes & walk thru the kitchen & see this!!!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Wanna know what we do on wonderfulmous Saturdays while the sun is out...but the breeze is blowing!! 

Yeah it's cold out....but if you lay in the sun long enough you get nice & toasty!!!

And if you lay there long might just almost fall asleep!!!! LOL!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hurry Up....

Can you PLEASE hurry up mom......I'm ready to lay down & snuggle!!!!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tired Little Boy

Here's how I found H the other day during his nap time!!! 

Apparently he was pretty tired from the previous nights activities!!!  I'm not sure how one 65 pd dog gets curled up like that but whatever makes him happy!!  And you know what's even sadder.....I had to MAKE him get up cuz it was time to leave!!  Like seriously had to call him, pet him, wiggle his legs and finally said "Fine if you don't get up then we can't go for a ride!!!" BEFORE he would get off the couch!!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cupid Poop

Valentines Day is right around the corner & I don't have the foggest idea what we are gonna do for V-day this year!!!!

I did start decorating ALITTLE bit so that's a start!!  Way better than not decorating at all for CHRISTmas!!!

As I'm searching for some crafts I found this cute little idea......

Take a little Valentines bag & put some of the cute little cinnamon candy hearts in it & attach the following poem....

Cupid Poop 

I couldn't send you flowers

and candy wouldn't do

and mushy cards just didn't

say the things I want them to.

So I got you something special

and here's the inside scoop

I found you something very rare

it's genuine Cupid poop!

Pretty cute uh???

Monday, January 16, 2012

No dinner for me THANK YOU!!!

So before me & H took off for our walk tonight we made these.........

Yeah that's strawberry cupcakes in Starbucks little cups that I scored the other day!!!  Yeah the cupcakes that I COULD have made yesterday if the element hadn't went out!!!

And it's a good thing that we walked ALL OVER TOWN for 45 minutes!!!

Cuz then when we came home look what I did......

Yeah you guessed it....that's frosting on top!!  Looks just like a Strawberry Frappuccino doesn't it!!!!  And if I must say so myself it tastes just as good!!!!!

So because I ate THE WHOLE thing there won't be any dinner for me tonight!!  And probably cuz I'm gonna make some more yummy cupcakes this coming weekend I'm thinking it will be nothing but Slim Fast shakes for me ALL WEEK!!

H on the other hand.....he'll keep enjoying his walks & LOVING his pillows that no one else is allowed to lay on!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


So I have these GREAT plans to make these WONDERFULLY CUTE cupcakes today!!

Went to the store, got all the goodies & am unloading the groceries while the oven heats up....

Making the cake mix & getting everything ready......

And I turn around to see the oven a glowing ORANGE COLOR!!!  Not just the ohhhh let me warm up so I can cook you some yummy cupcakes orange....and NOT the I'm on fire orange...more like the ORANGE AS BRIGHT AS THE SUN WHEN YOU ARE 1 MILE FROM IT!!!!

So I rush over, turn off the oven....and what do I find....

Ohhh wait you are gonna LOVE this......

Here it comes.....

                           (PLEASE ignore the fact that I HATE cleaning my oven!!!! THANK YOU!!)

                     The heating element is BROKE slap in 2!!!!

How does that happen WHEN YOU ARE ALL READY TO COOK STUFF??!!!! 


So now I'm aggravated & my FAVORITE DH is pretty much laughing at the fact that I shed tears over a darn heating element!!  Ok and now that I am typing that out it is pretty funny & I'm giggling over it!!!  LOL!!!

So tomorrow at lunch I'll be picking up the heating element so I can then add making cupcakes & frosting them to my wonderful Monday night schedule!!!! YEAH!!!!

And to everyone that was gonna get cupcakes tonight & tomorrow am.....I'm really really really really really really sorry!!!! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Being Frugal

Do you realize by being frugal & packing your lunch every work day for a month at minimum you could save $100!!!??

Let's say at minimum the LEAST you spend is $5 for lunch....that's $25 a week.....$100 a month!!!!

That's $1200 a year!!  Imagine the debt you could pay off with that!!!

I watch one of the girls here at work buy her lunch almost every day!!  And I wonder how in the world she can spend that much in a month!!  Just a little planning ahead at night when you cook dinner saves you a ton!!!

We had beef tips with green peppers & onions last night...I cooked extra so DH could have them & a baked tater for lunch today!!  PLUS broiled a steak in the oven while the tips were cooking & there is part of breakfast for 2 days!!  The steak was the size of TEXAS!!  Add a few scrambled eggs, some toast & a can of pears and DH is as happy as a kid in a candy store!!

Frugality is all about taking a few mins & planning ahead!!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Oatmeal Candy

So don't laugh...but I'm really not a fan of Oatmeal Candy.  But my niece makes KILLER Oatmeal Candy!!!  Like so good that the chocolate melts in your mouth!!

So the other night me & DH of course were craving I called my wonderful niece up got the recipe & tried it for the first time EVER!!!!!

And let me just say it's about the easiest thing on the planet to make!!!!  But be prepared for a sugar rush!!!!!

Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it.......

Boil in a large pan a stick of butter, 4 cups of sugar, 1/3 cup of cocoa, 1 cup of milk & a dash of salt.  Boil for 3 mins.

Take off of heat.  Add 1 cup of peanut butter & stir til melted.  then add 3 T vailla, 4 cups of oatmeal.  Stir together & drop spoonfull sizes on waxed paper!

See it's that easy!!  The hardest thing to do is wait on it to cool so it hardens & you can eat it!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rose Cake

Here is the rose cake that I made for one very cute little princess who turned one the other day!!! 

It's super easy to make the over here to I am baker for the tutorial!!!!  I made the roses alittle smaller than she does.  But still it's very easy!!!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Hoss & I are VERY thankful yesterday for our woodstove!!!!  It was pretty cold here & will be all day today!!

This was taken last night at 9:51PM and do you wanna see the temp outside......

Can you tell...........IT'S 20 DEGREES OUTSIDE!!  And with the wind chill factor it was probably ZERO!!!  Yeah ZERO!!!  And since it was 67 degrees outside Sunday & I had the windows open....WE ARE NOT READY FOR THIS COLD SNAP!!!

So we are thankful for the woodstove!!!  OH and the fact that Hoss's wonderful Daddy made sure that we had wood cut & busted so we could stay warm!!!!

And Hoss says he is very thankful for his nightly treat of his Dingo!!!!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Crockpot Tater Soup

We made tater soup in the crockpot the other day.....and it was way easy!!!

I chuncked (is that a word??) about a 5 pd bag of taters up, put them in the crockpot with one of the big boxes of chicken broth.  Diced up a small onion, added it & some garlic salt to the taters.  Cooked them for about 5-6 hours on low.

Then we mashed the taters....not completly mashed cuz DH likes some chunk to his tater soup.  Then added 2 8oz packages of cream cheese and turned the crockpot up to high for about 30 mins until the cream cheese was all melted.  Mixxed everything up really good & tater soup was served.

We garnished the soup with bacon bits, green onions & cheese!!  IF I would have had some sour cream it would have been PERFECT!!!

It's a keeper recipe around this house!!!  We'll be making it more & more now that it's turned COLD here!!!