Saturday, October 27, 2012

Chicken & The Crockpot Recipes!

I love crockpot recipes! And since I took advantage of the chicken prices 2 weeks ago at Von's that's what we'll be eating chicken a few times a week!

My husband's only request is that I could make some casseroles. So I decided to take a visit to Semi Homemade Mom for some ideas.

I'm planning on making these 2 recipes over the weekend and putting them in the fridge. Then the hubby will have a couple of choices for work lunches.
Sunday dinner~ Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken
Monday dinner ~ Chicken & Stuffing

It's Apple Tart Time!

When I'm not feeling well I crave comfort food. My husband told me that he would bake an apple tart for dessert. Yum!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Big Lots Finds ~ October 2012

We'll start shopping at Big Lots twice a month now that hubby's pay raise has kicked in. It will be nice to be able to start stocking a pantry.

Can you believe that I forgot to add bread on the list?! Ugh. I'm glad I put $10 in my purse. Marcus spent $24.53 out of the $25 budget.

Target Shopping ~ October 2012

I'm usually stopping by Target once a month for prescriptions for the hubby so this time I decided to pick up a few things and use my Pharmacy Reward 5% card!

A couple of faux pumpkins, dinner plates that were on clearance, Swiffter duster refills, Yankee candle, Snickers mini candy bars, a long sleeve T-shirt, Queen Collection lip gloss and Halloween cake mix and frosting were my purchases this month. after 5% Pharmacy Rewards = $57.

5 Minutes for Mom Pin It Friday ~ Halloween Goodies

I love this time of year...lots of Halloween theme treats. At least at Pinterest I can look at them without consuming them. Yes, it's much safer this way! Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Pin It Friday. Join us!

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Afternoon Autumn Walks

Now that the temps have really cooled down I'm really enjoying my afternoon walks. They're a great way to wind down, reduce stress and get fresh air!

God is so good! And I'm glad to be a live another day!

Halloween Decorating: Inside and Outside

Source: via Tammy on Pinterest

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

Source: via Jolie on Pinterest

Discovering More Natural Cleaning Solutions: Baking Soda

I've recently discovered that a baking soda paste rubbed into my wooden cutting board, letting it sit for several minutes, gets rid of odors. Love it!

I'm determined to slowly replace all of our toxic cleaning products with natural ones this year. So far I've replaced the dishwasher liquid, cleanser, and antibacterial spray!

Monster Energy Drinks Safe for Kids? Healthy News

  The news of 5 deaths and 1 heart attack that have been contributed to energy drinks has the social media and news networks buzzing. (sorry for the pun) Since I suffer from high blood pressure and have a history of irregular heartbeat I have chosen to not drink them.  Our 20 yr old does buy them.  And I've been on him for years about them for years. 

 Has this news made you reconsider purchasing these drinks? 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jessica Biel's Pink Wedding Dress~ Love It!

In case you didn't know Justin Timberlake-singer/actor and Jessica Biel-actress, were married in Italy last week. People magazine has the exclusive on the wedding day photos.

On the cover we see that Jessica wore a beautiful strapless pink wedding gown and veil for her special day. Doesn't she look amazing?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Love Never Gives Up!

Source: via Kelly on Pinterest

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth 6th Annual Plastic Food Drive

We first heard of NPHY when Kiana came to live with us. They do great works at providing assistance to Las Vegas' growing homeless teen population! The following is their press release for their Annual Plastic Food Drive!

Leading up to Thanksgiving, the Nevada Partnership For Homeless Youth, NPHY, will be hosting its 6th Annual Plastic Food Drive, an event in which the Southern Nevada community bands together to ensure that no youth has to go without a hot meal on Thanksgiving.

Community members can participate individually or in groups by collecting $5 - $10 fast food gift cards and/or $25 - $50 grocery gift cards. Gift cards can be dropped off Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm, at the William Fry Drop-In Center (4981 Shirley St) or at our Plastic Food Drive FINALE Event on Tuesday, November 20th. Prizes will be given to the individuals and groups who raise the most money in gift cards!


Our goal is to raise $25,000 in food vouchers this year. Help us make sure the 6,000 homeless youth who attend school each year in Clark County do not go hungry this holiday season.

If you would like to help you can make a $10 or more by clicking on the 'make a donation button' located on the lower left-hand corner page donation online, just click the down arrow, and select Plastic Food Drive.

Thank you for your support!

"Why Should I Vote Mom?"

Source: via Yul on Pinterest

Participating in the voting process is been very important to my husband and I. When our son was little my husband used to take him to the voting place. Marcus would proudly show off his "I voted" sticker.

This year, our 20 yr old son asked me why he should vote in this year's campaign I told him it's his right, there was a time his ancestors couldn't and he should exercise it!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Menu Plan Monday ~ October 22, 2012

Temperature change has really done a number on my pain level the last few days. I've been extremely uncomfortable with additional neck pain. Usually that doesn't start till winter.

Have you been watching "Call the Midwife" on PBS? It's based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, a midwife, in the East End of London, during the 1950's. It's a wonderful series. Even my husband has become a fan!

I want to thank Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays. Thanks for stopping by!
pork roast, brown rice, mixed greens salad
fish & chips
Crock Pot Chicken Stroganoff Chicken
white bean chili and cornbread ~ recipe available at The Organized Cook

Source: via Ciji on Pinterest

kielbasa, veggies and pasta

Big Lots Shopping Trip! October 2012

Marcus headed to Big Lots with a budget of $50 and a list! He came home with plenty of goodies including men deodorant and body wash.

Unfortunately, he went $9 over budget this month.

Happy 50th Birthday Hubby!

A gift from Marcus and I. My husband majored in American History, loves Time magazine and was an inspiring photographer so I knew he would love this gift.
Happy 50th Birthday Charles!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Severe Pain Signals Time Out!

I'll be taking a break from blogging today in hopes of calming down my mind and body. Sometimes, my chronic pain just peaks for no reason and rest is the only thing that works.

I'm planning on much needed sleep, finishing my book, and watching "Call the Midwife" and "Upstairs, Downstairs".

Have a blessed Sunday!

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