Saturday, May 19, 2012

Real Housewife of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson's Daughter's Vow Renewal

Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki Gunvalson's daughter, Briana and her husband, Ryan renewed their vows this month, in front of family and friends. If you've been watching the TV show you know that Vicki wasn't happy about their elopement. photos are courtesy of Reality Tea.
I love the simplicity of this white cake.
Briana's wedding dress fits her personality. It's young, stylish and very appropriate for their outdoor ceremony.
She looks so beautiful! I love a big colorful bouquet.
Ryan looks very handsome in his Marine uniform. I wish the young couple the very best!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

School Board, teachers union clash over job cuts - News - ReviewJournal.com

School Board, teachers union clash over job cuts - News - ReviewJournal.com

While I no longer have a child in school I do follow the local education news.  Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada, has announced layoffs and the teachers union isn't having any of it!  They state there's plenty of money to cover salaries and the school district says no.  This is one argument that has no winners.    While both parties are discussing this issue I'm looking at our high high school drop out rate over the last 5 years.  To me that's what everyone should be embarrassed at!

Our Favorite Drink Treat: Sugar Free Root Beer Float

I like to make these root beer floats for the hubby and our son when the temps start rising. Another plus: Sugar Free Ice Cream and Root Beer with Whipped Cream so diabetics can enjoy one too!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Organizing Junkie Menu Plan Monday ~ May 14, 2012

I was able to take advantage of some awesome meat sales at Von's, including a very large ham! Lots of leftovers this week!
I was able to get Von's grocery delivery for free, by using a coupon. Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays!
Baked Ham, Pasta Salad, Mixed Greens Salad
Tangy Braised Short Ribs, Mashed Potatoes, Salad
Fried Spicy Chicken, Mixed Greens Salad, Broccoli

Source: bhg.com via Teri on Pinterest

Porterhouse Steaks, Ranch Beans, Mixed Greens Salad
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Mother's Day Favorites: Scrapbooking and Sock Monkey!

My husband gave me sock monkey, as an anniversary gift
Our son, Marcus
"rescued daughter" Kiana lived with us for almost a year. She's now 19 yrs old and living on her own.
My hubby, Charles and sock monkey

Jumping Tandem Sunday ~ Happy Mother's Day

Thank you Jumping Tandem for hosting Sundays!
Abraham Lincoln: All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.

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