Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blogging for books

I received Love Food and Live Well: Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Taste Life at Its Very Best by Chantel Hobbs from Bloggingforbooks.com and fell in love. Chantel has the ability to make it feel as if she is personally sitting next to you telling you her story as you read her book. She has lost an amazing 200lbs. and keeps it off. She makes it quite known that she owes all her success to the lord.   She also gives up great exercises to do and a great food plan. I cannot wait until I have this baby so I can put some of her ideas to work in my life.

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me......

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Whats for dinner?

I really wish I could claim all the great ideas I post on my blog,from cooking to homeschooling,almost all of it comes from great blogger friends who have made my life alot easier =)
This recipe I give all the credit to Tricia from Once A Month Mom.Here is the link for this great recipe Chicken Cobbler Casserole.My whole family loved it! You should try it, then send her a comment =)

Welcome Aboard!!

Back on November 27th I was suspicious about being preggo again.So of course I run to Walgreens to purchase an overly priced pregnancy test.Get home to do one of the things I hate to do most,pee on a stick.Why do they make it so small,where you almost hit your hands every time?Anyways, after all of that I have to wait 2min. to find out the results,UGGHHH!!!!,


What??????? I had all the signs,sleepy,cranky,flue like symptoms,tender areas ;-)NO PERIOD.

I didn't understand.Something was wrong I thought.Three days later here it comes,not the usual though.Whatever I just noted it in my book.

So here we are over a month later and no period again!So I run to Walgreens AGAIN.This time I bought 2 tests for the price of one.YEAH!! Made me feel a little better.Until I remembered what I had to do with them.:-( Not my favorite part remember?

So I tried not to hit my hand this time........phew,missed. I didn't have to wait that long for the results,this time though I took the 2nd one the next day to make sure it was POSITIVE!!!!

Yeah we are having baby #5. I am just going to have to wait to have the Dr. tell me if I am 5wks or 10wks.Oh well as long as everything goes well.I guess I will be having a lot to blog about this year =)What a great New Years present!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up

We will start with BigV.Here he is pretending I can't see him =) Peek-A-Boo
Middle J is looking really busy doing his Abeka worksheet. Good Boy :-)

Little LJ is working his fine motor skills by placing paper clips in a tack....
....then taking it off....then putting it back on.He loves it and it keeps him busy for a while while I teach ;-)
Here is Princess D writing letter S in a salt tray.

We purchased our PreK curriculum from Erica over at Confessions of a Homeschooler.That was one of my better decisions ;-) Here are some of those pictures.

Snowman size sorting.

And this is a snowman lacing card that I laminated.

We use the Leapfrog Phonics fridge magnets for part of our phonics."S says sssss,S says ssss,every letter makes a sound,S says ssssssss. Ha!Ha!Ha!Some times that can really get to ya.

Looking good.Hopefully we stay on track the rest of the year!!!!What do you think?

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone had a great time celebrating our saviors birthday this past week.We had a blast
with our families.It was a great thing to be able to spend time with them on Christmas Eve and Day.I love this time of year!!
It is hard to believe that another year has gone by so quickly.2011 will be here in a few hours and I wonder how many of you have your New Years resolutions writing down?Or how many of you have decided to just nix it this year cause you never follow it anyways?That would be me.I try ever year to follow my New Years resolution but I never get past the first week :-}
Well I hope everyone has a great time tonight and be safe.
Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

One of my families favorites

Thought I would share a family favorite around here.We call it Captains Chicken or Southwestern Chicken,whichever you prefer.Its actually a Rachel Ray recipe called 30 Minute Southern Classic: Country Captain Chicken. Again it turned out great,and every time I make it,it seems to get easier and better.Here goes......

1 1/2 cups white and wild rice or long grain rice (I buy Uncle Bens)
2/3 cup flour, eyeball it
1 rounded tablespoon sweet paprika
4 pieces, boneless, skinless chicken breast
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
2 tablespoons butter

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 or 3 large cloves garlic, smashed
1-2 tablespoon curry powder or mild curry paste

1 can chicken stock

1 can diced tomatoes in puree or chunky style crushed tomatoes

1/4 cup golden raisins or currants, a couple of handfuls

Follow direction on box of rice,prepare and set aside.

Combine flour and paprika in a shallow dish. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cut each chicken breast and thigh in 1/2 on an angle. Coat chicken pieces in paprika seasoned flour. Wash your hands and chicken work surfaces thoroughly.
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to the pan. Brown chicken pieces, 3 minutes on each side, and remove from the skillet. Add butter to the pan, then stir in peppers, onions and garlic. Season the veggies with salt and pepper and saute them 5 to 7 minutes to soften. Add curry, stock, tomatoes and raisins. Slide chicken back into the skillet and simmer over moderate heat for 5 minutes to combine flavors and finish cooking the chicken through. Place skillet on a trivet and serve the chicken from the pan.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Princess D's "New" desk

Today I decided to paint Princess D's desk.We bought this chalkboard paint awhile back and I was going to paint a section on the wall but never got around to it.Well to be honest with you I have moved the school room around 4 or 5 times already this year so it wouldn't have worked out anyways.It looks really good on her desk.She loves it and thats all that matters right?What do you think?