Thursday, October 28, 2010

Black Friday Ads #2

I will be out of town tomorrow until Sunday so I won't be able to post the new Black Friday Ads so here is the only one that has been posted since my last post.

Ace Hardware

Click HERE to see the other ADS.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Goodies #10

Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip
Sorry camera still not working, this is from Taste of Home
So the kids had this for snack yesterday and oh my gosh all I kept hearing was how good the dip was it was really funny.

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Black paste food coloring
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the pumpkin, confectioners' sugar, pie spice and honey; beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Roll out each pie pastry directly on an ungreased baking sheet to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. cat-shaped cookie cutter, leaving at least 1 in. between cutouts. Remove excess dough and reroll scraps if desired. Beat the egg, milk and food coloring; brush over cutouts. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over cutouts.
  • Bake at 400° for 6-7 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Serve with pumpkin dip.

Halloween Books to Read #5

Skeleton Hiccups
"Skeletons are a little less scary when they have the hiccups. This particular skeleton can't seem to shake them--not in the shower (nice fuzzy bat slippers!), not while brushing his teeth (woops! there goes the bottom jaw!), not while polishing his bones, carving a pumpkin, raking leaves, or even when playing baseball with his friend Ghost. Ghost, instead of Boo-ing! away his buddy's hiccups right away as we might expect, advises Skeleton to hold his breath and eat some sugar and drink water upside down. When he finally does Boo! it still doesn't work. But when Ghost finds a mirror and holds it up to Skeleton's face, he sees his reflection and screams in fright! The hiccups jump away, hic, hic, hic. While it's novel to see a skeleton eating sugar, drinking water, showering, etc., it may be tricky to find the right audience for this unusual picture book that's more about hiccups than Halloween. (Ages 4 to 8)" from Amazon

My Thoughts-First of all let me start off by saying I really hate skeletons, I think they are horrible decorations, I have never been able to understand why people would buy kids clothes with skulls and things on them I just in no way find that adorable. Anyways as far as the book goes my kids loved it. Every page has hic, hic, hic on it so I would read the words and the kids would make the hiccup sounds it was really funny and this is such a cute book.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Goodies #9

Apple Taffy Cookies

These aren't my cookies, I can't get my camera to work

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1‑1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1‑1/2 cups butterscotch chips
1 cup chopped dried apples
1 cup caramel apple dip
1/2 cup chopped peanuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.Beat butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg; beat until well blended.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in butterscotch chips and dried apples.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. Spread about 1 teaspoon caramel apple dip on each cookie. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Halloween Books to Read #4

A Very Brave Witch (Paula Wiseman Books)

"Kindergarten-Grade 2–A friendly young witch describes what she likes most about Halloween. She explains that although most of her kind …are afraid of humans, she has done research and concluded that people are not that bad. She plans to visit them this Halloween night as they trick a tree. After boarding her broom, she zooms in a circle, becomes dizzy, and crashes near some trick-or-treaters. She soon discovers that a brave witch and a brave human girl dressed as a witch are not so very different. As the book ends, the two new friends share a moonlit broomstick ride. The chatty text appears in dialogue balloons. Done in black ink and watercolor, the cartoon artwork captures the holiday's spirit with crisp fall colors and amusing details. Busy witches decorate their creepy-looking mansion by hanging skeletons, un-caging bats, and sprinkling spiders out the windows. In the Sub-Basement Costume Unit, a seamstress is hard at work sewing a monster paw; costumes line the walls (Frankenstein, a space creature, etc.); and politician masks share space with a jar full of eyeballs. Both children–one green and one not–are appealing, and the witch's orange cat, with its expressive features, adds to the fun. A humorous, not-scary-at-all read-aloud." from Amazon


Menu Plan Monday 10/25

Monday-Spell-Binding Stew and homemade rolls
Tuesday-Rest in Pizza
Wednesday-Stack of Bones, Mac and Chesse
Thursday-Sandwiches and french fries
Sunday-Something on the road

If you are interested in any of the above recipes just let me know and I will get it to you.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Black Friday Ads #1

Ok every Friday until Black Friday I will try and get all the new ads listed for you my readers to glance at. They have already started listing:

Harbor Freight

True Value
So that is really all they have this week. I can not tell you how much I LOVE Black Friday.  This year I am going to be in Oregon on that day which means NO SALES TAX that is another reason to celebrate lol.

Do you go shopping on Black Friday? Or do you think I am CRAZY for going shopping on that day?

CSN Stores Giveaway

Have you ever heard of CSN Stores? Well if you haven't you need to check it out. There are over 200 stores all in one place with one checkout. Now we recently bought our house and I have been wanting to get some bar furniture like these bar stools.
Now those would look great in my house. CSN Stores has everything you could imagine, this area rug
And I am pretty sure that this is on the list to Santa this year.
So as you can see CSN STORES has a wide variety of things to offer.

TO WIN:CSN Stores is offering ONE of you a $45 Gift Certificate to any of their 200+ stores!!!

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    Halloween Books to Read #3

    Scaredy-Cat, Splat! (Splat the Cat)

    "It's Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately he's just too much of a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his jack-o'-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whooooo can it be?" from Amazon

    MY THOUGHTS: This is such a cute book, when I seen it I knew I had to get it for my little Lyndze Mae she loves cats and then we read it and all I can say is it's just such a cute little story.

    Fall Goodies #8

    Magic Mini Dog Wands
    The kids had this for snack Tuesday.


    4 Tablespoons of butter, melted
    2 packages of refrigerated breadstick dough
    1 package of cocktail sausages
    4 Tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
    2. Unwrap 1 package of dough and divide into 2 sections. Smooth out perforations in 1 section and cut into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a round strip about 4 inches long.
    3. Blot the cocktails dry with a paper towel. Roll 1 dough strip around each cocktail pinching ends together. Place on the cookie sheet, seam side down. Repeat to make 12 wands . Brush with butter.
    4. Roll second package and remaining dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Use a 3-inch star cookie cutter to cut out 24 stars. Place 1 star on tip of wand, overlapping edge to attach dough. Slice a cocktail into thin slices and overlap 3 slices in center of each star. And place another star on top and press edges together. Repeat until all wands have filled dough stars in place.
    5. Brush wands and stars with butter and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 20 minutes.

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Crazy Dog T-Shirts Giveaway

    Crazy Dog T-Shirts has some pretty funny t-shirts.
    I have to like this one I have 4 girls.
    There are so many different shirts to choose from it took me hours to finally decide which shirt I would pick if I won this and it was this one.
    There are a few vintage t-shirts I would want as well but really my list could go on forever.
    There is one shirt I really am thinking about getting my brother for Christmas just not sure what he would think about it.

    There are so many cute shirts from the 80's as well and you can also have them make a custom t-shirt for you.

    So yes if you are looking for a great place to get a T-Shirt for someone this holiday season I would check out Crazy Dog T-Shrits

    To WIN: Crazy Dog T-Shirts is offering 1 WINNER their choice of:
    • Free Mystery Tee (in Mens sizes)--this would be selected by the sponsor
    • Free $15 Gift Card which you would receive in your email
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    Halloween Books To Read #2

    We're Off To Find The Witch's House

    We're Off to Find the Witch's House

    "PreS-Gr. 2. Decked out in Halloween costumes, four little friends venture down the street to "the witch's house," deliciously scared by other young trick-or-treaters along the way. When they arrive at their destination, they hear a screech and see the witch herself. Evidently a friendly little witch (and probably a costumed classmate), she ushers them into her home for a Halloween party. Former kindergarten teacher Mr. Krieb shows that he knows a thing or two about holding children's attention in this rhyming, rhythmic text with call-and-response sections. With a multiracial cast of characters, Alley's child-friendly drawings glow with watercolor washes and brim with details that expand the narrative and add to the fun. Both verse and pictures will appeal to young children who like to be reassured as well as scared at Halloween." from Amazon

    MY THOUGHTS:  Once again the girls loved this book as well. It might frighten some children that are easily scared, the illustrations are great. Another great Halloween book.

    Fall Goodies #7

    Frankenstein Treats

    The kids had these for snack Monday after school.


    Pre packages krispie treats
    Green frosting 
    Red frosting


    Super easy just make whatever kind of face you want on the krispie treat.


    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Halloween Books To Read #1

    When it gets close to Holidays or Seasons I like to read books to the girls according to what Holiday or Season it might happen to be.

    The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler
    The Bumpy Little Pumpkin
    "It's Halloween, and the three siblings are looking for pumpkins to carve into jack-o'-lanterns. Little Nell's selection is deemed too small and ugly by her sisters. Not to be deterred, Little Nell enlists the help of Reindeer, Hare, and Bear Cub and creates a special jack-o'-lantern that can proudly take its place on the porch. As BIG Mama says, Jack-o'-lanterns come in all shapes and sizes!, a line that can be reassuringly applied to children as well. Reminiscent of Charlie Brown's devotion to his scraggly Christmas tree, Little Nell's story is just as satisfying, stressing the worth of a child's handiwork and the value of creating. The colorful cartoons provide the perfect complement." from Amazon

    My thoughts-My girls LOVED this book. We also have the snowman one with the same characters. It's such a cute book about this little tiny girl in this family of giants really. She finds a little bumpy pumpkin and has her animal friends help her turn it into a jack-o-lantern. If you are looking for a good pumpkin book to read to your kids I would highly recommend this one.

    Boogie Wipes

    Review/Giveaway coming very soon.
    I am so excited to try these, it seems like ever since the weather has changed Jaedyn has had a runny nose so I hope these will feel better on her little nose.

    Fall Goodies #6

    Cinnamon-Sugar Muffins

     My daughter Kyndal and I made these Sunday night for Dessert.

    • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup 2% milk
    • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • Melted butter and cinnamon-sugar
    • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in milk. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture just until moistened.
    • Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Dip muffins in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar.

    Friday, October 15, 2010

    No time

    Sorry I haven't posted anything in a few days my baby girl got sick and she has been so cranky. She has double ear infections and a sinus infection this is day 5 on the medicine and I am pretty sure it hasn't done anything, thinking about taking her back to the doctor soon.

    Tomorrow we have Halloween pictures scheduled at a park in a nearby town, we are hoping to get some good fall colors I am just hoping Jaedyn will be good for the pictures. Here's to hoping right.

    After the pictures I was thinking about taking the kids to a corn maze and getting some fresh apple cider YUM YUM.

    Anyways hopefully I can start posting things again on Monday like normal.


    Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    First Frost

    Well we woke up this morning to the first frost on the ground. I LOVE this time of the year.

    The kids were super excited too because now they know we get to get the ice skating rink out and set up so they can enjoy some ice skating. They were skating on the front porch this morning loving every minute of it.

    Now with the frost coming it means we need to get some extra chores done this week as well.

    1. Pick everything in the garden
    2. Check the pumpkins make sure they are doing good
    3. Cover all the outside water fixtures
    4. Set up the ice skating rink
    5. One last yard work day before Winter sets in.
    6. Get some more firewood

    AHHH I LOVE this time of the year!!!!

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    Fall Goodies #5

    Caramel Apples
    Snack today for the kids

    So this was really easy I just bought the caramel wrap at the store and some apples. The wrap you buy at the store also comes with stick. Just follow the instructions on the package and your done.

    My kids are going to love these. They only get caramel apples when we go to Silverwood so this is a treat for them.

    Friday, October 8, 2010

    My Baby Girl is 1 Today

    I can't believe how fast time has gone by this past year. We have done so much. We bought a new house in a different state and we had our cute little girl Jaedyn Lyn Nadene. And she has accomplished so much this past year as well.
    The first time she got to see her mommy

    Her first Hospital Picture

    Her coming home outfit

    Her first Halloween

    Her first Christmas Outfit

    Her first Christmas Photo

    Her first Easter Egg

    Her first snow

    Her first time pulling herself up

    Her first time in a pool, that bathing suit used to be mine when I was a baby

    Her first 4th of July

    Her first big girl car seat

    Her first time in a river


    So anyways there are some of her firsts I wanted to share. I LOVE YOU MISS JAEDYN

    Fall Goodies #4

    Halloween Themed Cupcakes

     Snack Today


    I box of
     I container of

    And some Halloween Themed Cupcake Liners


    Mix cake according to directions and spoon mix into each liner about 1/2 full. Bake according to directions on cake box.
    Cool and then put the icing and funfetti on the cupcakes.


    Thursday, October 7, 2010


    I had to pick a new winner this morning for the HER BEST FRIEND BOOK GIVEAWAY using and the WINNER is........

     ruslady said...may be this one Wyoming Lawman by Victoria Bylin
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

    I am sending her an email RIGHT NOW and she will have until SATURDAY @ 9:00am to contact me or I will have to choose another WINNER. So congratulations RUSLADY.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    Fall Goodies #3

    Potato Skin Roaches

    Snack today for the kids


    1 package of frozen loaded potato skins
    1 package of bacon


    Cook potato skins according to directions.
    Meanwhile cook up bacon.
    Place 2 slices of bacon on each plate and turn 1 potato skin upside down on top of bacon. And your done.


    Monday, October 4, 2010

    Menu Plan Monday 10/4

    Monday-Chicken Nuggets, Mac and Cheese and Corn
    Tuesday-Hamburgers, Fries and fruit salad
    Wednesday-Eating in Town
    Thursday-Meatloaf Mummy, baked pototoes and green beans
    Friday-Hamburger Patties w/mushroom sauce, Mac and Cheese and Corn
    Saturday-Left overs from Jaedyn's birthday party
    Sunday-Cheesy Critters (chicken breast stuffed with cheese), rice and salad

    Fall Goodies #2

    Gargoyle Eyes

    Today's snack for the kids.


    1 egg for each child
    1 tsp Mayo per egg
    1/2 tsp mustard per egg
    sprinkle of Dill weed
    sliced olives

    Boil eggs until hard boiled, shell and cut in half length wise and carefully scoop out egg yolk into bowl.
    Add mayo, mustard and dill weed mix until blended
    put egg mixture in sandwich bag and seal and cut hole in corner and squeeze into egg whites
    Put one sliced olive on each egg
    Put ketchup in sandwich bag and cut super tiny hole and squeeze onto eggs to make blood shot looking eyes.


    Saturday, October 2, 2010


    The WINNERS of the Harlequin Book-Her Best Friend are......................

    COMMENT #9

              Susie B. Homemaker said...  Hmm, I haven't read a Harlequin book in awhile... this one sounds good.

     COMMENT #8

               Lisa said...           I really dont have a favorite but this could be it!

    COMMENT #4

               Oka said... i grabbed your button

    CONGRATULATIONS to  WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am emailing all the winners RIGHT NOW and they will have 48 hours to respond or I will have to chose another winner. Thanks everyone who entered.


    Friday, October 1, 2010

    Fall Goodies #1

    Ghost Rice Krispies

    For the kids snack today I made these. Hopefully they like them.

    Here is the recipe:

    • 3 tablespoons   butter or margarine
    • 1 package   (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
    • 6 cups  of a rice krispie type cereal
    • 1 small bag of M&Ms
     1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
     2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
     3. Add rice krispie cereal. Stir until well coated.
     4. Coat your hands with butter and then grab a big handful of krispie and shape into ghost.
     5. Put 2 M&M on the ghost for eye and your done.

    Cool and Enjoy.