Take the Pet Pledge to Protect!

If you didn't meet Rambo, check him out 'cause he's a cutie!  We 'protected' him with the new PetArmor, flea and tick medicine and I'm happy to say that it's still working like a champ.  I'm so happy that I can afford this for my pets. I challenge you to protect your pets and by doing so, you're helping them but also helping pets in need because … [Read more...]

Adding a Little BBQ Decor for Summer!

I know, most of you are sprucing up your backyards with flowers but around here in Texas, we spruce up with a new grill!  We've been cooking on charcoal for a while now on one of those little bitty grills and finally decided it was time to upgrade to something bigger. Do you guys remember my patio makeover?  We got a new patio set, outside rug and … [Read more...]

Oh So Soft

Do any of you have any idea how much I hate laundry?  I hate it sooooo much that I'd rather hire someone to do JUST my laundry.   Well a while back, I was sent some of the new fabric softener, Purex Crystals.  Now I'll be honest and say that I completely forgot about it. Yes, I had been washing clothes but I kept forgetting to put the crystals … [Read more...]

Cowpoke’s New-Old Horse, Smokey, Rainy Days, and Wet Boots

We haven't seen rain in FOREVER around here so the nice shower we had the other day was absolute heaven.  We let Truett play in the rain puddles all evening, fully clothed and all, including his Mickey Mouse ears he got from Disney World.  Those are the little moments I enjoy most. Remember Sparkplug?  Well, we still have him and Truett … [Read more...]

A Peek at Dyson – Testing

I love seeing "behind the scenes" of products I love because in the end, it gives me more of an appreciation of what goes into the product. I've had the chance to attend several plants and factories and see how things are made and built and I just LOVE it. Seeing the hard work behind it and the people that believe in it just makes it more … [Read more...]

Pick Up Today – Making Our Summer Treat!

I have never had an ice cream maker.  Well, I take that back actually 'cause in our early years of marriage, we did have the one where you used rock salt and such but I don't think it was mine. I think it was borrowed.  So finally after 15+ years, I decided to buy me a budget friendly one from Walmart using their new Pick up Today service.  I've … [Read more...]

Rambo’s Protected!

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Have I showed you guys my new little dog?  Meet Rambo!  He's a long haired Chihuahua who loves, actually, he prefers to be outside ALL the time which means I have to worry about ticks! I know many of you folks take your dogs to the vet to get their flea & tick medicine but there are many that don't, including myself.  It's so expensive. I … [Read more...]

Monday’s Menu – Beef

If you don't follow me on facebook, then you won't know that I'm 'going Dave Ramsey'.   I've created a plan that includes my budget, my debts, and my investments. One of our biggest money wasters is food.  Apparently we eat a lot.  Whether it's in town, snacks, or just good home cooked meals..it's a lot and with the kids getting out of school for … [Read more...]

Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus-Frittata

This recipe was submitted by Rachel S for May’s Food Challenge. If you have a recipe with eggs in it, you can enter too! Check it out ’cause there’s a great prize! Thanks Rachel for entering! INGREDIENTS: 8 Eggs Shredding Mozzarella Cheese Asparagus Onions Butter Salt/Pepper (I followed a recipe I found here: … [Read more...]

The Next Two Weeks

With the new merge, I wanted to give you guys a heads up about what's coming in the next two weeks.  Because I had 3 different blogs, I had 3 different sets of obligations to each.  I owe posts in various categories because of those 3 blogs and now that I only have one, I have no choice but to get caught up with ALL of them here. What does that … [Read more...]

Healthy For the Soul Egg Biscuits

Healthy For the Soul Egg Biscuits

This recipe was submitted by Sherri for May's Food Challenge.  If you have a recipe with eggs in it, you can enter too! Check it out 'cause there's a great prize!  Thanks Sherri for entering! Ingredients 12 frozen biscuits 12 oz country ham, thinly sliced 3 lg Egglands Best Eggs 1/2 med habanero pepper, finely chopped (optional) 1/4 c … [Read more...]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Idea (Budget Friendly)

Oh no, you waiting until the last minute to shop for Mother's Day and are in a panic. What do you do?  Well, consider stopping by your H-E-B to grab a few things to create the perfect Mother's Day gift.  I received one the other day from H-E-B and had so much fun going through all the items. It felt like Christmas again!  Here's the basket I got, … [Read more...]

Making that Gift You Bought Extra Special

So fellas, you're buying a Mother's Day gift, something really awesome like an Apple iPad, which truly is an awesome gift that she's gonna love.  But, do you know what would really say that you put some thought into it?  Customizing it! Let's say you're buying her that oh so pretty white iPad.  What's an iPad without apps though right?  What a … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Pies with Breville’s Pie Maker

Anything mini is cute ain't it? Especially food like mini pies, cupcakes, and bundt cakes. I loved making mini banana loaves during the holidays and give them as gifts but I have to say, my new food gift will probably be mini pies!  I was given this Breville Pie Maker a while back to review and oh.my.gosh.  It's the cutest thing ever!  It makes 4 … [Read more...]

Just a Hint or Two for Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day around the corner, not only am I trying to decide what to get my own Mom but I'm also dropping hints to my family for myself.  You'd think after 18+ years of marriage that my husband would be able to get the kiddos together and pick something out on his own but nope. He needs all the help he can get.  Don't most men? First hints … [Read more...]

May Food Challenge

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I know you've all anxiously awaited the results to March's Food Challenge and I apologize for the delay.  I hope you all can understand that I just had too much going on offline that I was barely online. In fact, I think I only wrote 1 or 2 posts in April. All future food challenges should be consistent now that I have merged and have more time to … [Read more...]

Buttery Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Buttery Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Just because we get our beef free doesn't mean we don't splurge on some shrimp scampi every now and then!  My family (except me) LOVES, LOVES shrimp.  This is a super FAST meal to make, in fact, I would put it in the 30-minute category, if I had one. FUN FACT: Americans use 5 times the amount of water that Europeans use.  Can you believe that … [Read more...]

Osama Bin Laden Killed – How Do You Feel?

Obama has announced the death of Osama Bin Laden. It's a historic day regardless of how you feel about the subject.  He caused so much pain for so many people and I hope that this is a tiny bit of closure to those families affected on 9/11. "U.S. Operations have killed Bin Laden"  are words Obama spoke, that will be remembered. May 1, 2011.   … [Read more...]