Friday, November 30, 2007

RAK Give-away!!!

Don't forget tomorrow is December 1st......and that my friends mean, it's the 1st Day of Christmas!!! So make sure you come by and visit me!!!!

And while you're here answer my monthly survey!!! I plan to have a new one every month, so come on and humor me! {wink}

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

What To Do With Left-Over Turkey...

I love cooking, did you guess?

So since I've made turkey on Sunday, I've been using it up to make new and fresh dishes. Here's what I've made so far and will be making it looks like for a few more days... I cooked a 12 pound turkey and there's only four of us!

1) Turkey Tetrazzini (we had this for dinner on Monday)
2) Turkey Ala King (we had this for dinner Tuesday night)
3) Turkey Stock (I'm making this right now so I can make soup; and ohhhhh how the house smells so good right now. Nothing beats the aroma of home-cooking!)
4) Turkey Pot Pie (this is for dinner tonight)
5) Turkey Noodle Soup (for dinner tomorrow)
6) Turkey Salad
7) Baked French Onion Soup (will make this using the turkey stock I made)

WOW! How about you, if you made turkey last week, what will you be doing with the left-overs?

Inquiry minds would like to know.... :)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Post Thanksgiving Greeting

Hey Guys!

Sorry it's been a while. I don't know what it is about the seems like you wait forever for it to be here, then when it's here, it's gone in 30 seconds! HAH! Was that a movie or what?! Well, in any event, I had a fabulous Thanksgiving. How about you?

We started off with spending the holiday dinner at the in-laws. Celebrated Connor's birthday then too. He got a lot of Superman anything. He's into Superman this year! His cake also had a Superman picture on it. We had a nice time.

The next day, we went downtown to see the Tree Lighting. Sorry about the picture. It's hard to keep a steady hand with hundreds of thousands of people near you and I think it was some 10 degrees too cold that night! I can barely feel my fingers! The kids also saw Santa @ Macy's. We finished it off with a dinner at Greektown. Then took the train back. FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

Saturday, Kurt and Connor went to hang out with his cousin. Ava went to lunch with her cousin. I went shopping! What's a girl to do?!?!?! LOL!

Sunday, we did our little family tradition of me making the turkey and all the trimmings. Well, actually, I roast my turkey stuffed with onion, citrus and herbs. And I prepared my own stuffing made with ciabatta bread, which was baked OUTSIDE of the turkey. It's healthier, safer and yummier that way. I also made my famous corn casserole and cranberries with Amaretto! While I cook, DH put all the holiday decor and lights outside, while DD and DS decorate the tree and put out all the rest of the Christmas decorations all over the house. I must say, the house looks beautiful and so festive. Dinner was also a success!

I am grateful for my little family and the things we get to do together. We build memories that hopefully, my children will pass on to their own families someday... I am forever thankful for what God has given me.

I hope you all had as great a time as I had this Thanksgiving! Here's to you guys...


Friday, November 16, 2007

Look who's 3 today!

Happy Birthday to you....happy birthday to you.....happy birthday dear Connor......happy birthday to you!

This is the one and only turned 3 today! Time sure flies when you're having FUN!!! We will be celebrating more of it during Thanksgiving at the in-laws.


Thursday, November 15, 2007


I really {LOVE} this song. It has a feel good feeling to it! Hope I find you singing to the lyrics. Make it a good one!



(will you count me in)

I've been awake for a while now
You've got me feeling like a child now
Cause everytime I see you're bubbly face
I get the tinglies in a silly place

It starts in my toes and I crinkle my nose
Wherever it goes, I always know
You make me smile please stay for a while now
Just take your time, wherever you go

The rain is falling on my window pain
But we are hiding in a safer place
Undercover staying dry and warm
You give me feelings that I adore

Its starts in my toes, then I crinkle my nose
Wherever it goes, I always know
You make me smile please stay for a while now
Just take your time, wherever you go

What am I gonna say
When you make me feel this way
I just...hmmmm......

And it starts in my toes makes me crinkle my nose
Wherever it goes, I always know
You make me smile please stay for a while now
Just take your time, wherever you go

I've been asleep for a while now
You tuck me in just like a child now
Cause everytime you hold me in your arms
I'm comfortable enough to feel your warmth

It starts in my soul and I lose all control
When you kiss my nose, the feeling shows
Cause you make me smile
Baby just take your time now
Holding me tight....

Wherever, wherever, wherever you go
Wherever, wherever, wherever you go
Oh wherever you go, I always know
Cause you make me smile even just for a while

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'll Miss You........

My eye-candy {Cameron} from "Dancing With The Stars" got voted off last night! What a sad, sad day! He and Edyta were so FUN to watch....they steamed up the dance floor. Tsk, tsk. You can read more about it HERE if you missed it. I'll miss you Cam!

And now there are four....Jen & Derek, Mel & Max, Helio & Julianne and Marie & Jonathan.

So who do you think will go home next week?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Couple of Announcements!

FIRST - I don't know if you know, but I'm a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator and with the holidays coming up, I'm running a special! EMAIL ME for details! Also, look at the left hand side for more links to more Stampin' UP! specials we have going on! HURRY!

SECOND - What goes around comes around and with my friend Theresa showing such great example, I will be having a RAK give-away beginning the first of December. So make sure to visit me then and see what I have cooked up for my "12 Days of Christmas FUN!"

Friday, November 09, 2007

I've Got A Nice RAK!

Now that I've got your attention......
My good friend Theresa, sent me this in the mail for winning her RAK Contest! Make sure to go check her out. She's awesome and so very thoughtful! I so LOVE her even though I haven't had a pleasure to meet her in person.

These are great stamps, I can't wait to use them. And oh by the way, I went to Target yesterday and saw some of those acrylic tiles from Autumn Leaves in their clearance bin. Mine was 3" x 3" and cost me $1.38!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I See Polka Dots

What's for dinner? I'm having Herbed Seasoned Roast Chicken {I made the herbed seasoning myself}. Side with acorn squash {holy mother-flippin' squash} - those things are so hard to peel. Maybe I need to come up with a Squash Peeler invention. Also, I prepared asparagus seasoned with garlic, balsamic vinegar and EVOO and rice with black beans and sweet peppers. YUMMMMMM-O!

And look what else I'm having with it --- Well, I can't very well have white meat without my Riesling! {join me?}

My Hallelujah Diet Revelation

They say that you have to do something for at least 30 days until it becomes a habit. Well, I am proud to say that I'm a "JUICE FREAK"! The book " Hallelujah Diet by George Malkmus inspired me to add juicing in my daily food intake. Actually, my friend Pat told me about the book. She's a cancer survivor. YEAY PAT!!! So anyway, since I've been reading this book, and juicing quite a bit, I have lost about 10 lbs. WHOOOOAW I feel good! I juice at least once a day sometimes even up to three times a day. And I snack on fruits and vegies a whole lot; everyday. That coupled with exercise three to five times a week, I'm solid baby! {WINK}

I hope you guys check out this book and adapt some of the practices mentioned on there. Then we can all live a long happy life together! Heehee! But seriously, I have never felt this good in my entire life. And I have been doing this for WAY over 30 days now....way over! You can go check out their website here to learn more ---> Hallelujah Acres!

And here's the juicer I use....BREVILLE Juice Fountain Plus

And one last thing, everything in moderation, OK? That's a wise advise from your wise Nutritionist! Guess who!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

And then there were 5!

Do you watch "Dancing with the Stars"? I DO!!! I just love that show! My daughter and I enjoy watching it together and we get all the phones out (all 4 of them) and make sure we VOTE! Make sure you do too!!!

My TOP 3 are: Cameron and Edyta, Jenny and Derek & Mel and Max.

How about you - who's at the top of your list?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Let's Get Creating and Give Thanks!

What can I say - I am inspired!!! Inspired to be CREATIVE!!!

I don't know what it is about Autumn.......must be the color of the leaves changing, the smell of crispness in the air, holidays are just around the corner and here I am with my creative juices flowing and I made several cards already for Thanksgiving! Can you believe it?

Well, it's never too early tp start making some Thanksgiving cards! You can view more of my creations at the bottom of the page - go see!

I hope I have inspired you!