Thursday, August 21, 2014

I'm too cool to donate

If you haven't heard about the recent ice or bucket of water challenges gaining popularity in the last 6 months you're probably living under a rock.  That or you just don't care to give attention to silly fads.  This one has become one that basically says "I'm too cool to donate to charity so I'll get water dumped on me so everyone can see how cool I am"  Let me sum up the challenge for those who may reside under rocks, or not pay attention to trending and popularity contests. (both are totally okay, count yourself lucky!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pizza Monkey Bread from Pinterest

After seeing this idea on a few Pinterest pins it was one we HAD to try!  It was really easy and we all loved it.  Needless to say if you are a fan of pizza you'll love this pizza monkey bread.  I did change up the recipe a bit (as usual) here's how you make it:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Funny Stickers

The other day I saw this vending machine that had some funny stickers.  They're the logos of popular things, but with some of the words changed.  Silly and maybe a bit juvenile, but creative too.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall in love again with your favorite shows

With Fall comes the new seasons of a lot of your favorite TV shows.  After a suspenseful Summer of waiting your questions will be answered soon! (That is unless you were a fan of the show Lost, in which case a new season just meant new questions)  And if you're wondering about the picture above- this is what watching TV looks like at our house right now.  Our TV lamp has been out for about 6 months, we ordered a new one but it didn't fit so we just need to order another one but it hasn't been a priority, so the kids watch netflix on one of our old smart phones.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Whole Chicken in the crockpot

It's the Summer of crockpot cooking!! This time I tried a whole chicken in the crockpot.  It was super easy and delicious!!  There were a few tricks that I found in doing this that I'll keep in mind for next time though-

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baseball 1st Birthday Party

My cousin recently threw a baseball birthday party for her little boy's 1st birthday.  She went all out!  There were a lot of cute ideas she found and adapted, here's some pictures of the party:  For the invite (pictured above) she found some examples online and her husband was able to adapt them to work for their party.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Goodbye Robin Williams

The world will from now on seem a little less funny, a little less light hearted, and a little less full of energy as we say goodbye to an amazing actor- Robin Williams.  Sadly at the age of 63 he succumed to depression and took his own life on Monday 8/11/2014.  Hopefully this tragedy will bring an understanding that even people who seem the most happy and energetic could still be fighting their own battle with depression.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Reign of Judges: Title of Liberty Movie

About 2,000 years ago there were wars being fought.  Battles between good and evil, battles that left the righteous defending their homes and families.  The title of liberty was written by one of the great generals on his cloak to remind the people what they were fighting for.  "In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children" 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Crock Pot Funeral Potatoes

One of my favorite meals (but not the lowest in calories by any means) is funeral potato casserole.  Being that it's Summer and this year I am experimenting with making as many meals in the crockpot as possible this recipe HAD to be tried.  And it worked like a charm!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

V8 rice in the crock pot

Something fun to try is cooking your rice in seasoned water or juices.  It adds so much flavor and is great!  I've cooked rice in chicken stock, or with lime juice and seasonings when we're putting it in burritos, but this time I tried v8 juice.  Let me just tell you it was a hit!!  Even my daughter who's not a big rice fan loved it and wanted more the next day.  Plus, if you do it in the crock pot it's super easy.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Math vs Zombies classroom

My husband started teaching middle school math this week so of course we had to have an awesome classroom theme the kids would like.  Playing on the "Plants vs Zombie's" game idea we made a Math vs Zombies classroom!  Here's a few before & after pictures and what we did:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Coming soon, Alien Creeps game app

For the past week or so I've been previewing a new game app on my iphone called Alien Creeps.  It's coming soon, however I couldn't find an exact date yet.  Alien Creeps is a tower defense game and so far I've had a lot of fun playing it.  So here's the rundown-

Monday, August 4, 2014

Into the woods by..... Disney?

Well it's finally happened, one of my favorite play's Into the woods is now being made into a movie by..... Disney.  I have mixed feelings about it.  The original play is a musical and most big actors are not known for their singing voices so hopefully we get lucky.  If you haven't seen the play- you can see a movie version of the play on Netflix.  You'll probably even recognize some of the actors!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Jello Meringue Cookies

One of our Summer experiments were Jello Meringue Cookies.  It was a fun experiment!  You can use any flavor of Jello you like.  For our batch we did half grape and half peach.  FYI- the grape weren't as good as we thought they'd be, but the peach ones were awesome!  These would be way cute to make for cake decorations!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

How to make fabric flowers

Use them on clothes, in your hair, home decor, purse, or any other use! Fabric flowers are so cute!  And now I'll show you how easy they are to make.  You can now have matching flowers for just about everything!  These 2 were ones I made for one of the outfits for the new baby at the hospital.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Crockpot Meatloaf

Can it be done? Meatloaf in the crockpot?!?!?  With the Summer heat the LAST thing anyone wants to do is turn their oven on for a hour or more.  We've become crockpot aholics around our house.  The latest experiment was this crockpot meatloaf-

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Walmart's New Savings Catcher

Get this!  Walmart now has a new savings catcher to make sure you're paying the lowest price possible!  Basically the way it works is: you purchase items at Walmart, then when you get home you type your receipt number into their website and they will tell you if you paid the lowest prices, if you didn't they will give you a gift card for the difference!  Nice!  I don't know about you but that's enough to keep me a loyal shopper :)  Here's the website for more info, and the rundown:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Memorial Video

Ok, so not to make Monday's a memorial or sad posting day, but this week I'd like to share a memorial video I made of my brother and his wife.  Today is the 5th anniversary of Jason's car accident that took both his life and the life of one of my sweet cousin's kids- Addie (she was the first great-grandchild named after my grandma, my Addie was named after both her and my grandma)

Monday, July 21, 2014

RIP James Garner

Saturday night one of my all time favorite actors died.  RIP James Garner.  Growing up with shows staring James Garner and seeing more as an adult about any movie he was in was sure to be a good one.  "Support your local Sherriff", "Support your local gunfighter", "Move over Darling", "The thrill of it all", "Maverick", "The ultimate gift",and  "The notebook" are some of my favorites.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This was one of the yummiest ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich! I call it Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  It's basically like cheesy garlic bread you dip in spaghetti sauce- so easy and so good.  Great for a no-meat/vegetarian meal too.