Saturday, May 30, 2009

Working Together - Hubby & Teen


Charles and Marcus installing the flag pole


Old Glory flying proudly!

Extra Cootie Catchers? What Do I Do With Them?


Cootie Catchers from etsy.com

I had a few Cootie Catchers left over from our renewal ceremony. So, what do I do with them? I decided to fold them and place them in this glass jar, that I purchased from Micheal's Arts and Crafts.

Now I can display them while keeping them clean.

Friday, May 29, 2009

BerryMorins Bits & Tips Birthday Drawing Ends May 31!

Don't forget to leave a comment for my blog birthday drawing ~ prize is a $25 gift certificate from vinylvineyard at Etsy.com

Thursday, May 28, 2009

So, What are You Cooking From Scratch?


Charles' Homemade Guacamole and Chips

So, what are you cooking from scratch?

It seems many of you have been busying creating some delicious recipes.

Lucy's Life has posted her Homemade Tomato Sauce.

Living on Love has a link to make your own jam. Just in time for all those strawberries.

Archie Has Proposed to....Veronica!



I want to thank everyone who commented on my question, Betty or Veronica ~ Who should Archie marry?

It seems that Archie has chosen Veronica, per The CBS Evening News. Congratulations Veronica. Betty, good luck in your future.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"M" from Vinylvineyard at Etsy.com



We put this one right outside of Marcus' room. Our walls are white and the doors are the same. I don't want to purchase furniture and wall hangings. The wall decals are fresh, fun and removable.

This one was purchased from my favorite online store, vinylvineyard at etsy.com.

Wordless Wednesday - Me & Our Teen


Me and Our Teen back in San Diego

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Latest Scrapbook Project - Planning Our Renewal Ceremony


Our renewal ceremony invitation purchased from VistaPrint.

I decided to do something with the extra invitations, clippings and notes. My plan is to create a scrapbook which will include these items, journaling and some photos.

It was fun browsing the scrapbooking area of Walmart. I loved looking at the stickers, ribbons and tools. I tried to keep my spending around $20 and was successful.

What craft projects are you working on?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Lastest Status on Outpatient Rehab

It hasn't been going well. I need my fourth pill, to deal with the pain and the stress, anxiety and depression are always there.

If I didn't have to work I could put my whole self into kicking my addiction.
I think what I need is inpatient rehab. I'm hoping that won't be too off in the future.

In the meantime, I want to thank everyone for their prayers and positive words. The Heavenly Father has really helped me through these rough days. I actually feel like he's answered my prayers.

Menu Plan Monday - May 25, 2009



Happy Memorial Day everyone! Please thank active and retired military for their service to our country.

First, go see "Star Trek" with your hubby! Here's a movie that you'll both love. I felt it was a slow start but once the action got going it didn't slow down. Don't forget to treat him to a soda and a bucket of popcorn.

Our teen saw "X-Men Origins: Woverine" with his friends. He said it was great.

Hubby and I spent some time playing the penny slots at "The Cannery Casino". I was up $1.50 and then lost it all. My $2 bet kept us busy for almost an hour!

I found that this casino wasn't as smokey as The Orleans. We definitely found a new movie theater.

Hamburgers, Whole Wheat Buns, Oven Fries

Spaghetti with Whole Wheat Spaghetti Noodles, Mixed Greens

BBQ Drumsticks, Mixed Greens, Baked Beans

Sandwiches and Soup

Fish & Chips

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Watching "Food Network" - Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa ~ I love her TV show. She uses quality ingredients, explains the preparation process well and includes tablesetting ideas.

I feel like I'm back in New England when I watch her show.

Have a great weekend!

Cooking for People Who Have Dietary Requirements



I remember when it was a difficult to shop and cook for someone who had dietary requirements like diabetes. But since my husband has been diagnosed, over ten years ago, I've notice more food products available in the grocery stores. (and they do taste good)

I've also found online recipe sites that have delicious recipes that our whole family can enjoy.

One of my favorites for work night meals is Kraft Foods. Their Healthy Living section offers main courses and desserts.

For summer grilling ideas check out the Pineapple-Chicken Kabobs! I would just add some brown rice and mixed green salad to round out the meal.