This blog will be written by a stay at home mom/student. I am trying to enjoy every minute of life I get and raise my children to be happy with what we have been given. Anything written here will be by me, for my well being and piece of mind. I want to open other peoples eyes, and let them see that we can make it on less.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Proverbs 10:17
He who heeds discipline shows the way to life,
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

So I'm sure you are guessing that I will be getting my house in order this New Year! There has been too much back talk and laziness aroung this humble abode and I am fed up to my eyeballs with it. I want things done and I want them done now!! I want my family to pick up after themselves.(hubby included) I want to plan my dinners and know what's for dinner instead of freaking every other day because time has gotten away with me and I really have no clue what will fall onto our plates. I plan on finding the time everyday to read the bible to my kids. I plan on seizing the moment more and laughing more this year than any other year. I plan on being nicer and worrying less about what's going on everywhere around me and try to keep my nose sniffing at my own business and not every one elses. I want less television and more projects going on in this house. I want to visit friends and family more and just enjoy them and chillin. So I guess these aren't your tipical resolutions but these are what more people should be doing instead of vowing to make more money, or looking better. If people started raising their kids to be better people imagine how awesome the world would be. I hope this blog finds everyone with the ones you love and healthy. Have a Great New Year!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Mayham, looks mispelled!

Well I still haven't made it to do my shopping which is starting to drive me nuts. The only fresh veggies we have are carrots and I am tired of carrots. I am also tired of all the chocolate that has been multiplying around here. I really want a steak with a baked potater and a large salad. That is my wish, but since my husband had to go hunting today and only came home for an hour it looks like we will be eating leftover bean soup and rice. I like to roll mine up in tortillas so not such a bad dinner but I really have a hankerin for steak. Oh well I guess eventually I'll get one or the craving will pass. So yesterday we read Jonah out of the good book and it was a great read for little kids to understand. It is very easy to explain to them and it shows how great our God is. I really recommend it to anyone with little ones. I haven't got a rhyme or reason when it comes to picking out things to read to out of the bible. i usually just thumb through and something just grabs my attention so I go with it. I hope every one is having a great day and finally getting back to normal after the Holidays. Have a great one.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Morning.

Her look is how I feel on this beautiful Sunday morning. My back is killing me and I've had no sleep. It seems every time she is sleeping at pretty long stretches through the night her brothers do not. My mother in law has this belief about there is on a certain amount of fat on the earth and every time one person loses another has to gain. I am of the same belief when it comes to sleep. If one chold is going to sleep through the night you can bet your last stick of butter the other two ain't. I woke up feeling miserable and thinking "Oh Lord do I really have to wake up the tired and cranky crew and try to keep my peace as I bully everyone (including hubby) to get dressed for church?" Then it came to me that I will not always make it to church. Some days will be spent at home and if it's going to be one of those days where I would be so stressed, sick, or in pain that I can't really pay attention then I am better off staying home and reading my bible with my children. The one year old and five year old have been having diarhea and stomach cramping, and the five year old has been up most of the past two nights coughing. If I don't start getting better sleep I feel like I will just tumble down the first hill we come to and sleep soundly at the bottom. I have issues with feeling unhealthy and at the same time I can't seem to pull it all together or get help from my hubby to get 30 minutes a day to walk. Heck half the time my showers are so quick you would believe I only had cold water. I definetly want to take better care of myself this New Year and feel better and ofcourse sleep better. I'll be back in a bit with a bible verse and what I think about it. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Who's ready for a New Year?

I am!!! I want to get things organized around here so my husband moved some furniture for me and has started ripping up the carpet. We have been holding out for the day we could afford wood flooring but he decided not to wait any longer. The kids have been sick over and over again ever since school started. I was just striking it up to my five year old never going to preschool. I figured he wasn't around alot of other kids to build up an immunity against all the horrible things little snotty kids share. Now he is the little snotty kid bringing it all home to share with his siblings. Anyhoo my hubby thinks maybe it's the carpet making everyone sick.(over and over again) So without flooring he is into removing carpet, which means we will either have to charge flooring or install linoleum which is fine by me. I mean come on how easy would koolaid be to clean up? I never made it to Krogers today I ran out to the Dollar General which is like 5 miles away to get the must haves for my crew. I hope to really make a list and stick to it. I want to see how low I can go on my grocery shopping. Wish me luck. Angie

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy day after Christmas!!

So as you can see I was tagged by asmalltowncitygirl. I believe I am suppose to hit or I mean tag seven more people but I don't know that many online so feel saved you are not going to have to do this.(you know who you are) Anyway as you can see I am wore down from the Holiday. No stress from shopping just lack of sleep, not enough water, and too much yummy food. I actually read the tag yesterday and couldn't find my camera so I said no problem I'll just snap a shot in the morning when I get up. So I did. I didn't even pull my hair back into my normal ponytail. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and an even better New Year. I'll post again hopefully tomarrow after I wade through all the toys and paper. I just keep telling myself that I just need to breath. So what if you can't see the floor, the dirty clothes are piled in the kitchen floor, the dishes are stacked up, and I need to go to the grocery store. It will get where it needs to be. In the meantime just breath.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!!!

Just a quick thing about nothing. I am home and enjoying the day with my youngins doing nothing in perticular. we have the lights on the tree and most gifts are wrapped. We have a family Christmas dinner to attend tomarrow night and the boys are totally ready to play with their cousins. On Christmas eve I am going to my Grandmas to make her some crock pot macoroni and cheese.(which she will cover with sugar and eat like a dessert)I feel so totally blessed to be home with my family and able to just breath and not freak out. I even decided to bake santa premixed cookies instead of homemade.(he'll never know) I'm going to give you my top ten favorite things about Christmas.
1. Being alive to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
2. Getting Christmas cards in the mail. I just love em!
3. Watching my kids faces light up over all the decorations. It's better than Christmas lights.
4. The Salvation Army Bell Ringers. Always cheerful even in the cold.
5. Getting homemade treats. Just the taste of love.
6. Watching all the Christmas specials and lovey dovey movies on lifetime.
7. Watching my five year old wrapping gifts. As long as the gift is covered I ain't touching a thing, it fills him with pride to know he's helped.
8. Christmas carols. I love to sing along but I always break down and cry, I have ever since I was pregnant with my first born.
9. Teaching my kids to make homemade treats to be given to family and friends.
10. Drinking coffee out of my holiday mugs with my hubby while looking at our very merry kids, and knowing that finally I know the real meaning of Christmas.

Friday, December 19, 2008

PSALM 23:1


I think that sumsz it up. It is a simple sentence that speaks volumes to me. This is my sister in laws favorite and just the first sentence helps me feel better. Sometimes it is a hard thing to do without, but we always have what we need. somehow we have enough to get us by and get us through. We have a wonderful family on both sides and we have each other, but without God we have nothing. I pray that everyone just takes a moment to read this and relax. Don't worry about the bills or the presents, just breath and know that it will be all right. Hope you have a happy Friday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Crock pot fudge!!!!

This is so incrediably creamy and melts in your mouth. So good I love it!
you will need the following,
1. 4 ounces of velveeta cheese cubed (Iuse Kroger brand)
2. 1/2 cup margarine or butter
3. 1 pound of congectioners sugar
4. 1/4 cup of baking cocoa

Place cheese in crockpot along with butter. Stir occasionally until melted. Add cocoa and mix well. Stir in powdered sugar and mix well. Pour into an 8x8 buttered pan and let chill intil firm. You can add nuts, candies, ect. I usually double this recipe and pour it into a 9x13. Hope you love it as much as I do.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Gift Wrap!!!!

I have a 5 year old in kindergarten. If any of you have a child in public school then you know the amount of paper sent home every week. Ofcourse being a mommy I save all the real crafty things and anything that makes me cry. However I am still left with tons of paper and I hate to just throw it away. So we have used it in the printer for recipes, coupons, and ect. I use it to write lists, chore charts, notes to my hubby, and drawing paper. We are also using anything artsy or colorful to wrap small gifts. That way other people get to enjoy his artwork before it gets tossed away and I don't have my counter totally covered in his beautiful papers. Thanks to my husband buying box upon box of little debbie chrismas cakes we have gift tags for no extra cost.(they print them on the back of the box) I also use last years old christmas cards by cutting the front off and using them for cards on gifts. If you have anymore ideas on how to reuse your childs art work please feel free to comment. I hope everyone has a great monday!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grandma Bell's Bean Salad !!

Today I am going to share my grandma-in-law's Bean Salad recipe.
You will need the following things drained and rinsed.
1 can of shoe peg corn
1 can of baby Lima's
1 can of green beans
1 can of black eyed peas
1 can of kidney beans
All those should be drained and rinsed and put in a bowl. To that you will add
1 small jar of pimentos
In a small sauce pan add following ingredients and bring to a boil.
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of vinegar (I use white but I guess any would work)
1/3 cup of olive oil
Let liquid mixture cool and then mix with veggies. Let chill and eat. Great for anything from dinner to a potluck. Not to mention you can keep all the ingredients on hand for emergencies. Hope God is giving everyone a blessing and that you aren't to busy to see it. Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Caramel Ring..

Caramel Ring!! Need I say more. This is a recipe that my sister in law Laura gave me, her family normally have it on Christmas morning and I think we are going to do the same.
You will need: 1. chopped pecans I am estimating 2 cups
2. 1 package of ridges frozen yeast rolls
3. 1 small box of butterscotch cook pudding (not instant)
4. 1 stick melted butter
5. 3/4 cup of brown sugar
Spray bunt pan with pam. Layer pecans, 16 rolls, sprinkle pudding on top, then mix brown sugar with butter and pour over top. Add more pecans. Set in the oven overnight. The rolls will thaw and rise while you sleep. Turn oven on to 325 degrees and bake 30 minutes. Turn upside down on a pretty plate and serve warm with coffee.

I haven't tried this yet but I may have to give it a trial run this weekend to make sure I don't flub it up on Christmas morning. Look for more good recipes I will try to post one everyday from now until Christmas.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Life is not easy.

Life is not easy. My husbands Grandmother passed away this past thursday. She was at home with her family. My many thanks go out to the ones who stayed by her side and did what they had to do. My husband couldn't. His sister, Aunt, and mother. Stayed by her side and saw her through the gates of heaven. It was not an easy task. It was not something any of them ever saw themselves having to do. My heart goes out to them. I can only imagine what kind of grief or bad memories they will have from this. I do know however that they did the right thing by being with her during her last hours on this earth. She probably looks down and smiles knowing that they loved her enough to see it through. It made me think about how hard life sometimes is. Death is a horrible thing. It leaves the survivors with nothing but memories and tears. You have no choice but to pray and ask God to please help you make it through the tough times that are sure to follow. We have to remember that this life is just phase one. My prayers go out to my husband and his family. May they have good memories that dry up all the tears, and smiles that heal the wounds a little at a time.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

$5 dinners

I want you all to check out this rockin blog. I love it and check it everyday. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but she cooks real food. Just take a look and see if you like it as much as me. The kids are getting sick again and I now have a sore throat so please send out a little prayer for us. Thanks angie

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Looking for God?

I was praying yesterday. I actually pray all through the day and night if I'm up with a youngin. If you knew me personally you really wouldn't have the foggiest notion that I am a person who tries my best to follow the Lord. I pray for everyone. The youngest my baby niece (bright eyes) to the oldest my grandma. I pray for strength to hold my temper and I ask daily for patience to hold my tongue. (I have a bit of a foul language problem when mad)I pray to be a better mother and not raise my voice, and I pray to have more patience with my husband and let him handle things even if I don't like his choices. I asked God yesterday why no one seems to worry about him until they need him. You always get drawn to what the good book has to say on something when you are under some kind of stress or something bad is going on in your life. I opened my bible to read to my boys and red writing caught my eye. It was corinthians 12:9 But he said to me "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." It always blows my mind to learn something out of the bible. I can't wait to share this with my sister in law turkey head (loving nickname given by my brother)She is my religious go to when I need someone to hash things out with. Have a good one and stay warm.

Looking for God?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Easy Stroganoff

Dinner tonight is super yummy and really easy. I call it Easy stroganof.
You will need 1 pound of ground meat. I prefer venison.
8 ounces of cream cheese
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
egg noodles
Brown burger then add mushrooms. Cook until sauteed then add cream cheese. Stir until melted in. Add can of soup. Stir until blended and add milk until thin enough for you liking. Serve over cooked egg noodles or rice.