Saturday, September 29, 2012

What Books Are We Reading Now?

I finally started digging into The Plant Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer yesterday.

The hubby is finishing off The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

And Marcus' last read was Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

5 Minutes for Mom Pin It Friday ~ DIY Kid Halloween Costumes

I remember the days when my mom would actually make our costumes. She might get a pattern and fabric from the store or create one from things around the house.

My husband and I purchased Marcus' Halloween costumes from Lillian Vernon. When he grew out of that we headed to the party store.

I love that people are making their kids costumes again. One can have just as much fun putting them together as wearing them. Here's just a few I found on Pinterest! Which one is your favorite? (my fav~washer and dryer, my husband and son love the old guy from "Up")

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

Teens Tell You "I'm Bored" ! Why Don't They Just Build a House!

Austin decided to build a tiny house with the intentions of living in it during college. I believe he started it at age 14 and finished at 17 years old. Now that's an accomplishment!

I guess the next time our teens tell us they're bored we should say, "Why don't you just go build a house"!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bishop TD Jakes Speaking at The Church at South Las Vegas Streaming at 7PM PST

The Church at South Las Vegas will be streaming Bishop TD Jakes kicking off the Vision Weekend at 7pm PST! Click here to watch online!

See you there!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Autumn ~ Mantle and Tablescapes

I love the beautifully decorating mantles and tables-capes that many bloggers, Pinterest and magazines are displaying! They're gorgeous and inspiring! Please check out the few I discovered on Pinterest.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I Loved "The Secret" by Beverly Lewis!

The Secret (Seasons of Grace, #1)The Secret by Beverly Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm a fan of Ms Lewis' books for several years since a fellow blogger introduced them to me! This book didn't disappoint me. I fell in love with Grace and the other characters! And I especially enjoyed the way Mrs. Lewis revealed "The Big Secret" of Lettie, Grace's mother!

I'm truly looking forward to reading the 2 remaining books in the series.

Allsup True Help Disability Web Expo Tomorrow 9am to 4pm CST

Please join the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association in going virtual during the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST.

Go to to register.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Young and the Restless Celebrates 10,000 Episode !

My one and only daytime soap, The Young and the Restless is celebrating their 10,000 episode! 

On Wednesday September 26th live on The Talk, Sharon Case ( Sharon) and Joshua Morrow (Nick) will chat with the ladies. The Talk is on at 2PMEST/1PMPST.

Then on Thursday, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) and Daniel Goddard (Cane) will be live tweeting during the east coast feed of the 10,000 episode at 12:30EST.   So, those of us on the PST it's 9:30AM! 

Are you a Y&R fan?

Autumn ~ Baking with Pumpkin

It's pumpkin season so it shouldn't surprise us that there are so many ways to cook and bake with pumpkin. Here's just a few of my favorites from Pinterest. Now, I have to buy a pumpkin!
pumpkin cream cheese bread

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

pumpkin chocolate chip bread
pumpkin pie fudge

Monday, September 24, 2012

Menu Plan Monday ~ September 24, 2012

Recently I won a 6-month subscription to The Organizing Cook. Subscribers to The Organized Cook receive access to shop and download past Weekly Meal Plans! The weekly meal plans include easy to follow recipes and shopping list. Now, how simple is that?!

I'll be adding the Greek Pita Pockets with Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce and Mediterranean Potatoes from The Organizing Cook, to this week's menu plan.

Thank you to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays! Enjoy your delicious week!
roasted chicken oreganato with salad
Pioneer Woman's Meatloaf, salad, broccoli,
pork shoulder roast with tomatoes, brown rice, green salad

Source: via Cheryl on Pinterest

baked ziti with tomatoes, sausage and mozzarella
Joe's Red deviled Chicken and Vegetables
pork chops with fennel and carrots, couscous

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Surprise Hubby With Homemade Banana Bread

I've been baking this banana bread recipe for many years! And it still surprises me how my husband gets so excited when he discovers I've baked a loaf. So, last night I decided to have a loaf waiting for him when he got home from work.
This morning our son decided to get a couple of slices before it's all gone!
It's definitely a family favorite recipe!

Jumping Tandem Sunday ~ Luke 7:50

Good Sunday! Thank you Jumping Tandem for hosting Sundays!

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