Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Received a package from Deb today. It was for the "One World One Heart"drawing off of her blog. She made me a lovely heart plant poke, very cute. And a heart made from 2 baking tins. I love the glitter and the feathers around it. Think I'm going to leave it out to enjoy it. Thank you Deb, your very crafty.

Pot Roast for dinner tonight. The store had a sale on asparagus, so throwing that in the pot to cook a bit before serving. Wanted to add something other than potato and carrots.

Also tried a new recipe for carrot cake. But decided to make cupcakes instead. Have to say, MMMM! Don't think they will last very long around here.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Tag-I'm It

I've been tagged by Susan and Tania. First time! I'm suppose to list 7 random things about myself.

Here goes ~

1. I am always up and about around 5-5:30 a.m.

2. I don't like getting fresh flowers as gifts. (only because they don't last and I'd rather receive a plant)

3. Don't like cleaning pots. I usually let them soak and wait till dh does them. :)

4. I love pretzels and sour cream.

5. I'm mostly an herbal tea drinker.

6. I rather hang out my clothes than to use the dryer.

7. I rather go get a good slice a pizza than go to a nice restaurant.

Sorry, I'm not one for chain letters or such. Plus, I wouldn't know who to pass this along to. So if you'd like to play along. Consider yourself tagged! Your it!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sandy's Giveaway!

Sandy is having a 100th post giveaway for a new banner. She does some wonderful work. Go check it out!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow Day!

Finally snow! The kids are thrilled to have a snow day. It's been a long time for us. Usually we don't get snow. Maybe a coat here and there nothing to write home about. Right now it's still snowing and we are up to 4".

We were outside early this morning cleaning off the cars and driveway. The kids and I had a blast. Even made some snow angels.
Here is the little one is telling me he is cold and wet. Needs to come inside to warm up. Says, he would like some hot chocolate and maybe some soup. MMMM! Sounds good to me.
Everything is hung up to dry out for our next trip outside. Which I know will be coming soon. :)
Have a good day!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Dinner to go....

Today I made some Sweet N Sour Ribs in the crock. It is a great pot luck meal to bring to a function. Makes a good batch. Dh loves to pack it for lunch. Along with a side salad, cant go wrong.


3-4 lbs boneless country style ribs
1 can (20 oz) pineapple tidbits, undrained
2 cans (8oz) tomato sauce
1/2 cup onion, sliced
1/2 cup green pepper, sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, mince
dash salt and pepper

Place ribs in a greased crock pot. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir well. Pour over the ribs. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve over rice or noodles.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Do kids sleep? Is it, the older they get, the longer they want to stay up? One of my older boys wanted some kids over for the night. Thinking it wont be that bad, a couple of kids, I said okay.......8 came through the door. I could tell you this. If I dont hear that Rock Band anymore, it would'nt bother me at all. Especially the drum part!!

Knowing I had to get some sleep, I finally went to bed around 1:30, then woke at 4:30 to kids still up. I found myself rather tired, couldnt imagine how they felt. Then around 5:00 I heard nothing. No drumming, no guitar, nothing, silence. Thinking this is great, went back to bed only to get back up around 7:00 to kids fully charged. Couldnt believe they were going full force. They stayed most of the day to play some more. When that doorbell started ringing at 2:00 for the first one to leave. I was a happy camper.

Now I must get ready to take my son to his hockey game. Going to stop for some hot coffee and hope the game goes fast. Cant wait for my head to hit the pillow tonight. Because of the holiday tomorrow, we could all sleep in. Yeah!

Have a good night!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

And the winner of the OWOH drawing is................................

The randomly picked number is: 41
Lowest Number 1
Highest Number 106

POST #41! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fresh from the Farm

Congratulations! Once I get your information, I will mail your package out.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Thank you to Lisa for hosting such a wonderful event.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 4, 2008

One World,One Heart Giveaway

Yesterday I discovered the One World, One Heart Event being run by Lisa Oceandreamer. Its a whole network of people offering giveaways for Valentines day. The event brings the blogging community together from around the world and interact with people we would not ordinarily meet. Everyone who participates will be giving something away on their blog. If you have a blog and want to participate in a give away or if you just want to meet the other participants and have a look at their giveaways click here.

For my giveaway..............

I threw a package together of Valentine's/Red items. There is 3 pieces of fabric, 1/2 yard each, some ribbon and lace, a cookie cutter, hanging paper heart, charm braclet, heart filled with Hershey kisses and a take out box filled with surprises. Didnt want to give it all away, had to have some kind of surprise in there!

To participate, all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post by midnight, February 13.

Good luck!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Vintage Heart Swap

During the week, I received a wonderful swap package from Nancy. She was my partner in the Vintage Heart Swap. I received a wonderful box filled with candles, a metal hanging heart, a sewn heart with some beautiful lace on it and a pretty glittery card. Everything was so nice. Thank you Nancy, enjoyed your swap. It put a smile on my face!