Saturday, April 28, 2012

How to Bless Your Young Adult Kids ~ MomLifeToday

I ran across this while doing some Pinterest visiting today. It's always a treat when I come across something that really hits home. ps I surprised Marcus with his favorite Chocolate Chip Muffin yesterday his reply, "You're the best Mom ever"!

Friday, April 27, 2012

5 Minutes for Mom: Pin It Friday ~ April 27. 2012

It's nice to have a place to keep track of some of our favorite drinks! Thanks 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Pin It Friday!
Iced coffee is a must during the hot summers, in Las Vegas. The hubby and I still need our daily coffee!
Here's a delicious way to get my husband and son to drink more water! Flavored water anyone?
Sometimes, I would like a pretty and delicious drink. The Spring White Sangria fits the bill!

Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Friday ~ April 27, 2012

My husband purchased this bedframe from a Goodwill Store over 20 years ago, for $5!
When we got married he spray painted it a dark green. As you can see the years are showing.
Sometimes he'll ask me if I would like to replace it but to me it's very much part of our marriage.
This week, we celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary!

Anniversary Flowers From My Big Daddy!

We're celebrating our anniversary all week. Today, my hubby gave me a beautiful bouquet! Thank you Charles!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Living Well with a Hidden Disablity: Transending Doubts and Shame and Reclaiming Your Life" Stacy Taylor

Here's an excellent book that is written for those of us who suffer from hidden illnesses, such as, Fibromyalgia, migraines, Lupus, and mental disorders that's actually informative, interactive and helpful.
One of the things I learned from reading this book is to share my condition with my dentist. At this year's cleaning I advised them of my back and neck pain. The dentist and his staff were very accommodating. They encouraged me to take breaks and stretch. 4 hours later, I was able to walk out of the dentist office without waddling.
There are tons of helpful suggestions about how to deal with parenting, relationships, friendships and work. Many will also find Chapter 2: The Stages of Grief ~ Working Toward Acceptance extremely beneficial. I do! Despite going through the grief process with a therapist 9 years ago with every diagnosis I've had to go through it again!
If you're suffering, spouse or caregiver of someone suffering from a hidden disability I definitely recommend that this book become part of your personal library!

Happy Anniversary Big Daddy!

I was so surprised when my husband decided to take the day off today. He really does work hard sometimes working when he's sick. But as soon as he hung up the phone he gave me a kiss and said "Happy Anniversary baby". Whee!
After lunch we went for a nice walk in our neighborhood.
We held hands, laughed and acted goofy...all the way home!

Yes Marcus, Those Are Pickled Pigs Feet!

I love shopping at our local Mexican market!
We saw beef tongue, chicken feet, goat heads along side chicken breast, in the meat department.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

5 Minutes for Mom Wordless Wednesday ~ April 25, 2012

Thanks 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Wordless Wednesdays!
Our son, Marcus aka The Bacon Eating Kid signed up for his freshman year classes at college today! His major: Electrical Engineering Technology

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Katy" Has Arrived! Different Colors and Style

It's getting hotter and that means it's time for shorter wigs. This time I decided a different colors and style.
Luxurious Hair Boutique always wraps the wigs and products in tissue paper. It definitely adds to anticipation of opening the box!
This is Katy, from the Soultress line, color: ST4/273, medium brown, honey blonde, light auburn
Her texture is soft to touch. I love the soft curls and waves.
I just need to shake it, put her on and go! Now that's a summer wig!

Menu Plan Monday ~ April 23, 2012

Thanks to Organized Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays! Mom, Dinner Time Does Not Have to Be Stressful.
Saturday, I stopped by Smart and Final to take advantage of the pork loin roast that was on sale! I served it with mixed greens salad.
Herbed Pork Roast courtesy of Allrecipes "A combination of dry herbs gives pork an out-of-this-world flavor! This wonderful, moist roast is a family favorite-and it makes great company fare, too." Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons dried marjoram 2 teaspoons rubbed sage 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 (5 pound) boneless pork loin roast Directions: 1. Combine the first seven ingredients; rub over roast. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. 2. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 2-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160-170 degrees. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Refrigerate or freeze remaining pork (may be frozen for up to 3 months).
Meatball Sandwiches
The Big Salad!
Italian Sandwiches!
Marcus' Real Simple Lasagna
Chicken Enchiladas
Angel Lush Cake for our anniversary! It's diabetic approved too!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips ~ #220 Cut It Out

I used Sally Hansen Double Duty Base & Top Coat after I applied the strips. It took 30 minutes to apply and shape.
Sally Hansen Salon effects real nail polish strips come with 16 strips, cuticle stick, mini file & buffer. I paid $9 at CVS.
Today Lupe, Smart & Final, asked me how I got this effect. I find them lots of fun especially while doing my yoga!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jumping Tandem Sundays ~ The Past Sixteen Years of Marriage

In celebration of our anniversary, I share with you the vows I said to my husband at our renewal ceremony in October 2008.
Update to reflect 16 yrs of marriage: "The past 16 years have been an adventure, a comfort, a gift. You became more of a best friend to me each and every day, and I'm so grateful to you for all that you do, for all that we'll share in the future, and for the things that I've learned and continue to learn with you everyday. I offer you my heart now and onward in the future as your loving and faithful partner. I still do love, honor and cherish you, and I always will!"

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