Monday, October 26, 2009

My Sweet Hubby

This photo was taken today during our family 'hike' at Chewacla State Park in Auburn.
It just makes me smile :)
I love this man to pieces!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Treats

If I had a house full of children, or even just one for that matter, I'd love to spend all day making Halloween goodies. I mean.... when is food ever this fun??
{Crescent Mummy Dogs}

All links and images found here.

The Boxcar Children

When I was little I loved to read. My most favorite books were always from The Boxcar Children series. Anybody else share my love?
Well, I was going through my usual blogs on my Google reader when I saw a post about a Boxcar Children Cookbook! Who knew?
So I looked it up on Amazon, and you can get it for as little as $0.69! Pretty amazing. Okay, so it may not be Julia Child's caliber of cooking, but my affinity for the Henry, Benny, Violet and Jessie make it seem all the more wonderful.
This may be one for the Christmas list!
{Photo via Amazon}

Monday, October 19, 2009


We've been without internet for 5 days! Our modem died, so AT&T had to send us a new one.
I got back online tonight and logged into my Google Reader. It was overflowing with new blog updates to read. That's okay...I am so excited to catch up on them!

One of the blogs had a link to The Great Date Experiment. I think this could be something fun to start with the hubby. You could make your own variations of it, but I think it's a good guideline for new/fun/spontaneous dates. Some of the dates seem a little cheesy, but date #1 sounds like something you could do every month...just change up the topics of conversation.

Just wanted to share :)
Happy Monday....almost Tuesday!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


If you haven't checked The Pioneer Woman lately, you should. This dish is begging me to make it.
If you've never read The Pioneer Woman, then shame on you. You're missing out!

Super Simple Supper

I think almost all of us have that default dinner that we go to when we're too tired, busy or lazy to cook a 'real meal'. Mine is shamefully easy to make. It's full of carbs, cheese and garlic. Therefore, it can get dangerous. I might never really cook again if I didn't have to. I couldn't resist sharing, though.
Super Simple Supper

It's this easy:
1. Cook pasta according to directions and drain. (You can use any kind of noodle)
2. Mix and simmer in a large pot: Hunt's 4 Cheese Sauce, Ragu Alfredo, 1/4 tsp. minced garlic, and oregano to taste.
3. Add pasta and toss to coat.

Lamp Love

My hubby gives me grief over my slight obsession with lamps. I don't know why, where or when this came about. For a couple of years now I've been buying old lamps at yard sales and antique stores in hopes of rewiring them, changing out the shade or repainting them. Lamps just do the job when it comes to creating a comfy mood. Overhead lights can be a little harsh, and lets face it, the dark can be a little scary. I never pay more than $10 each, because I'm thrifty like that. If money were no object, I'd definitely step up my game and snag one of these bad boys below...unfortunately, I'm too frugal to spend a month's worth of groceries on a single lamp!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Last Friday night was my highly anticipated trip to Atlanta to see Kings of Leon in concert. I had an absolute blast. I have been madly in love with their music for a couple years now, so FINALLY going to one of their shows was something to check off my bucket list. I found this video via good 'ole YouTube.

White Lies opened for KOL. They put on a great show of their own, so we bought their CD on our way out. We definitely jammed out to it all the way home!
Before we left ATL, we got a chance to stop by and see my most favorite little hunny bunny! She has an awesome new apartment and a new Maltipoo puppy, Winston! He's a little charmer :) I forgot my camera, so I stole this from facebook. (Hope she doesn't mind!)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Shake up your dinner menu!

If you're looking for new recipes to spice up your nightly cooking routine, here's a few sites that might help:

Tasty Kitchen
Recipe Zaar
Simply Recipes

One of my favorite recipes lately is this one for Simple Sesame Noodles. We've had it twice this week! It is easy, filling and delicious. Best of all, it's super cheap!!

{Photo via The Pioneer Woman}

Gavin is here!

I've been a bad blogger. I didn't realize I hadn't posted in so long, but things have been a little crazy around here. Fall semester is really kicking my butt. I haven't pulled my nose out of my books until now.
Last Thursday, we got a call around 9pm from Joey saying Crystal's water broke and they were headed to the hospital! Gavin Pierce arrived at 4:02 am Friday morning. We got to the hospital around noon Friday to meet him.
He was almost seven pounds and had a head FULL of black hair. He was so warm and smelled so sweet. I wanted to just gobble him up!
Hopefully I can go visit soon, so I can take lots of pictures of him!!