Jul 3, 2015

What Day Is It Anyway?

Its friday, I am writing that because most days I have to check the calendar to see what day it is. Yesterday my hubs made a reference to saturday, which he thought it was!! So being retired is crap for keeping up with your days! 

But I had a few things to share today. Things that say summer without a word being spoken.

If you haven't signed up for the giveaway, go HERE to get your name in before its to late.

See you later!

Jul 2, 2015

Thankful Thursday

The weather is a bit calmer today and for that I am thankful. 

During busy times it is sometimes hard to see things in our life that are blessings. Today I will share a few that have been placed on my plate this week.

Good Health! It is always a blessing when you and your family are safe and well. Mine are, so for this I am thankful.

The temps this week have been milder. Now that is a blessing in itself. But I have had the A/C turned off to enjoy the open windows and the sounds that can be heard with them open. So it made me realize that I am thankful to have a choice of opening them or using the A/C.

I am thankful to have plenty to keep me busy, both in the house and out.

My dogs are a blessing to me and as they are getting older I want to spend more and more time with them.

Plenty of food! Actually more than enough most of the time. I am thankful for it all and I try to not be wasteful at all with it.

Books to read and internet service! Now while these are not necessities and something I could do without I am thankful to have them.

What are some things you are thankful for? You don't have to answer, just think about it.

Now I started off July with a giveaway so if you have not put your name in the "hat" yet just click giveaway below and it will take you there. 

Jul 1, 2015

July and a Giveaway

Well July is here. We are beginning the second half of the year. Now the next few days will for some of you, be spent with family and friends celebrating the 4th. Some of you are perhaps on vacation now or will be soon. If you are traveling, I bid you safety. And of course I wish you fun and enjoyment as you make memories with family and friends.

We will be cooking out and grilling as much as the weather allows us to over the next several days. We are quite wet and rain continue to be in the forecast, to the tune of 80% chance of a downpour!

So now how about we kick off July with a giveaway! I have never done this here on my blog so I am learning as I go.

 Here is a bundle of goodies I have put together. 

Several pieces of fabric that are at least fat quarters in size. And an assortment of buttons.

 Now the fabrics are 100% cotton so if you are a crafter or a quilter then these will work great for you. Perhaps you are a button collector or just have a button jar like I do and never would have to many.

Now there are a few rules that we have to obey, so here goes.

You must be a follower of my blog to enter.

Leave me a comment here on this post and you will be entered in the drawing.

You must live in the USA! Sorry folks but with postage what it is I cannot ship internationally.

I will randomly draw a name at 7am on July 9th, 2015. The winner will be posted on my blog. Contact can be made thereafter to determine a shipping address.

So everyone play fair and good luck!

Thank you all for stopping in and if you want to share this with others feel free to do so.

Jun 29, 2015

I'm Back......Menu Monday!

Well my goodness it is almost July and I have been MIA for much to long. I do not have pics for this post but it is time I stop using that as an excuse. I have missed sharing with you all, so here goes all my dinner menus for the week.

Monday.....zucchini fritters with marinara sauce and grilled chicken  

Tuesday.......turkey veggie burger without the bun and chopped salad

Wednesday.......chicken tacos served in lettuce boats

Thursday....chopped salad and grilled salmon

Friday......grilled pizza and chopped salad

Saturday......grilled italian sausage, grilled squash and asparagus, barley salad, cantaloupe

Sunday......smoked trout and a chopped salad

I do hope to do better at posting and I just may start with a give-away which I have never done before. So be looking this afternoon and see what I come up with.


Apr 14, 2015


Well spring has sprung! But along with it has come all the spring rains. Now I know that rain is important and we got to have it but, I am finding it extremely hard to find my get up and go each day.

So I have been try to do little things from time to time to brighten my days. Sometimes it is as easy as looking around to see what the rains have created, or at least helped out.

But other times I have to rely on my own creativity. So this is a way that I can carry a smile maker along with me wherever I go.

How about you? What secret weapon do you have for finding the cheerfulness in all the rain?

Mar 30, 2015

Monday's Musings and Menus

This weekend was a good one. A lot was accomplished and it did not rain till last night. It was a bit colder than I would have liked, but we dressed accordingly and trudged forward. Today is a beauty with the sun shining 
brightly already. 

Last weeks menus HERE served me well. But I must confess I did switch out tuesday and thursday. It really is such a help having menus planned I hope I can keep up with this throughout the summer months.

So here are this weeks menus.

Sunday......oven fried flounder, fresh collard greens and roasted onion/yellow squash/cauliflower

Monday.......BBQ pork served on a toasted Joseph's bread with coleslaw

Tuesday......grilled chicken and a chopped salad

Wednesday.....turkey veggie burgers, parsnip fries and a low carb chocolate frosty.

Thursday......tomato basil soup and a chopped salad

Friday........flat bread pizza and chopped salad

Saturday.......turkey and roasted veggies

Well now that feels like a load off my mind. All I have to do is cook it now. It seems to me to take longer to decide what we are having than to actually fix it!

Whats on your menu this week?

Mar 24, 2015

Tasty Tuesday

I will start out by saying I will not be sharing an exact recipe today.
But I will be sharing a product that I love and use quite a bit. As well as ideas of what to do with it. 

I have been tweaking my diet and way of eating for over a year now. I am seeing weight loss and better fitness as well as better numbers on all my bloodwork and all without taking any medication. So I wanted to share something that I had never used before but now I will not be without it. I mean it, I even take it with me on vacation

It is called Joseph's Lavash Bread. It is made with Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat. And let me tell you it is yummy. One serving only has 7 carbs and 50 calories, with 5g of protein and 3g of fiber.

Now you can take it and use it like a tortilla and roll up with deli meats and cheese and loads of veggies and spicy mustard. 

Or for breakfast or lunch I like to lay one in the toaster oven and toast till lightly brown crispy. Quickly spread with a nut butter of my choice and some mashed berries. This is delicious!

Also for breakfast I will take the serving size and cut into smaller pieces toast as before, meanwhile smashing blueberries into a couple tablespoons of cream cheese or ricotta, sweeten with a touch of agave nectar and spread on the "crisps" while they are hot. This is a divine combo. Sweet, creamy, crunchy and nutty!

And for dinner I will take one and top with a slight bit of homemade pizza sauce, add finely chopped onions, peppers, red pepper flakes and turkey pepperoni. Then top with grated mozzarella. Makes the perfect dinner coupled with a chopped salad. 

Have you ever tried Joseph's Bread before? It also comes in a pita bread. Let me know how you use Joseph's bread if you use it.


I was in no way compensated for sharing Joseph's Bread with you today. The ideas and opinions are just that. They are mine, these are some of the ways I like to eat them. I hope you enjoy them as well. 
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