Thursday, September 30, 2010

Caramel Apple Time!!

I am just full of ideas lately. Next on the list, Caramel Apples. I can't wait to try some of these ideas!!

Now how cute are those?? Well how about the ones below? They could be made to fit any occasion!!

I am so excited!! Can't wait to try them all out. Happy Baking Bloggers!!!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's Getting Closer To Halloween

I love love love this time of year!! Did I mention I love this time of year?? : )

I plan on doing some decorating for Halloween this year, I do every year but I like to do something different every year. It's time for the trips to the pumpkin patch with the kiddos. So much fun!!

I can't wait to do the pumpkin carving on the front deck, and light up the night with cutesy faces!!

It's going to be a creativity filled month for sure, I plan on making a new wreath and maybe some table centerpieces here are a few ideas for that as well:

Pumpkins and wreaths and witches oh my!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ten For Tuesday

It's time for 10 for Tuesday. The theme, 10 movies you have seen recently. Here are my 10:

1. Julie & Julia

2. Avatar

3. Burning Bright

4. Case 39

5. Date Night

6. Letters to Juliet

7. The Other Guys

8. Eclipse

9. Killers

10. The Last Song

Those are in no particular order.

Now it's your turn, do your own post of the last 10 movies you watched, then link it in a comment below so I can come see and comment and maybe add to my "to see" list. : )


Monday, September 27, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

It's Monday again!! Time for a new meal plan. Here is what I have decided upon for the week ahead. Always subject to change of course, depending on moods, and life happening around us.

MONDAY: Rotisserie Chicken & Rice with another veggie

TUESDAY: Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and one other veggie

WEDNESDAY: Seasoned Pork Ribs with Mac & Cheese and another veggie

THURSDAY: Sloppy Joes with Fries or Chips

FRIDAY: Kid's Choice (AKA Leftovers or what ever needs to be cooked at the end of the week)

If anyone else has anything good planned please do share, I am always looking for ideas.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Picking Up Where I Left Off...

I know I am a few days behind (OK more than a few) and I apologize for that , but hey, life happens right? Lots of life has been happening around here the past 2 weeks. Now that things are back to semi-normal I will just pick up where I left off.

Fall has finally arrived, not in full force as far as weather is concerned but hey it's almost October so that has to count for something.

I have quite a few things planned for the next week, all of which I plan to blog about. One thing for sure will be CakePops as I have not made any in a while and it's the cooking season again right?

These are the ones I have chosen to make this go around:

They look yummy and cute don't they? You can go HERE to get full instructions if you would like to make them yourself. And if you would like a whole cookbook full of Bakerella's creations then go check out her Cake Pop Cookbook. Here is a peek at the cover:

I will have pictures of my own to post after I get them all made up, I can't wait!! I love baking and Halloween!! Can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner too!!

Stay Tuned for Menu Plan Monday.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


It's been quite a few days here. My stepdaughters are going through dealing with the loss of a friend (Austin Krosp) who died tragically in a car wreck yesterday. It really takes me back to my own Junior year of high school when my peers and I also lost a friend whom we have been remembering as of late, rest in peace Matt Foreman you are forever missed.

My heart really goes out to them in so many ways. This is not the first friend they have lost which is even more tragic. They had a friend drown in a lake a few months back. And another friend who also died in a car wreck.

Though the loss of my friend was unexpected (not a car wreck) it was in a different manner than they are having to cope with as the loss they are dealing with could have been prevented if only he had worn a seatbelt. It is so important that we continue to pound this into our children about driving safety.

Please keep my girls in your prayers and the families of the victims of this tragic accident.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Love This Time Of Year!!

Fall is here and it's that time of the year when our ovens get heated for baking and the season for cooking, sweets and great dinners has arrived. I have lots of ideas for this season and I am sure everyone out there who loves to cook does as well. I will be sharing a few of my ideas over the next few months and can't wait to see ideas from fellow bloggers! Here are a few sites I love to follow during this time of year especially for cooking ideas:

Bakerella She has the most amazing sweets and has all step by step instructions for us to follow to make them ourselves!!

You Made That? This blog has tons of great ideas for sweets and more!

Kraft Recipes Most all of us are familiar with this website but for those of you who aren't take a look, you won't be dissappointed!! TONS of dinner ideas and sweets and more recipes than you can count!!

Coca-Cola Yes that's right, I said Coca-Cola!! They have great recipes there for the creative kind go check them out!!

CakeSpy Ok this is the cutest lil cupcake website EVER!! Tons of cupcakes and pies and other things with instructions!! LOVE THIS!! So creative.

Gooseberry Patch Ok you won't find a lot of recipes here, but you will find a few Click!, but what you will find are tons of GREAT cookbooks. I have a few of these myself and they are awesome!! Right now if you become a fan on their Facebook Page you get a 50% discount on their Fall Cookbook!! Or you can just go HERE and order it at half price as well since some facebookers are having problems with the code.

OK there are a few to get you started, I will post more as the month goes on. Happy Cooking everyone!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Another Monday has begun, what are your dinner plans for the week? Here is a peek at mine and maybe you will get a few ideas of your own. As with any menu plan it is always subject to change : ).

MONDAY: Chicken and Rice bake with Veggies

TUESDAY: Tacos!! Yay!!

WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

THURSDAY: Baked Chicken with Rice and a beggie (undecided what veggie yet)

FRIDAY: Pizza Night this week!!!

Now tell me what you are having this week!! As I said my menu may change especially if you all post somethin good!!!

Happy Monday!!

30 Days Of Blogging

As I sit here and enjoy my cup of coffee as expected of me, I have decided to do a new 30 Days of Blogging. So what's in store for the next 30 days? Well, that will be one of those blog as we go type things. Now with that said, I do have somewhat of a plan. I will try and do Menu Plan Monday's and Tuesday's Tidbits. With a few posts about finding work from home/online. As well as recipes scattered about.

Also, Survivor's 21st Season is about to start this week so there may be a post or two about that. And with Big Brother 12 wrapping up this week as well, I will probably post about the finale and winner of the show.

Needless to say they will be mostly random posting from a mommy : ). Stay Tuned!!