Friday, January 21, 2011


Finally the date has been set, Al and I are going to be sealed for time and all eternity. We are getting sealed March 26.Add Image I'm so excited, but a little overwhelmed at the same time. I really wish my mom and dad were able to help me and answer questions. So you have to forgive me if I ask you dumb questions because I'm not really sure what I am doing.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Living Social

Do you ever use groupon or those coupon websites? I've bought a few things, but today's deal is great. For $10 you can get a $20 Amazon gift card. If you get three people to buy one under you your deal is free. Awesome. So here is my link if you would like to use it and then you can send out your new link to your friends.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I Made This

last night and I don't even like chocolate. It was too delicious not to share....

Microwaved Hot Fudge Pudding Cake
(serves 2)
1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
small pinch salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. melted butter
2 tbsp. milk
optional: chopped pecans or walnut in desired amount
Mix together above ingredients and split evenly between 2 large ramekins or wide coffee mugs.
In another bowl mix together
1/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
Sprinkle half of the mixture over each ramekin.
Pour 1/4 c. boiling water over each ramekin.
Place one ramekin on a small plate (in case it overflows) and microwave for 1 min - 1:30 min.
Serve with icecream.
It was so yummy and could be made during a commercial break.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I messed with my neglected blog thinking that if it looked nice them maybe I would update it every once in awhile, but all I did is manage to make it look worse. I don't have the patience to fix it. Oh well.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I've Never....

I have never entered to win giveaway I've read about, but I really want to win the binder from I've recently started couponing and I am SO disorganized. I think the organization part is holding me back a little from couponing more. I've tried a few "systems," without success so I really want to win this binder and get organized!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Garden 2010

Well, it's that time again for our annual garden. I love getting my garden ready, I love even more watching my plants grow, and then eventually producing vegetables. I have a slight problem when it comes to eating them though. I love veggies, but when they come from my garden I feel really bad eating them. I don't know why. This year I have a goal to eat everything my garden produces. I only grow stuff I like, so this shouldn't be a problem.
This year Al made me a larger garden box and we decided to let it go into the ground. Our old garden box had a ground cover so things couldn't take root in the ground. I planted 2 tomato plants, one bell pepper plant, 2 onions left over from last year. I am also going to try growing things from seeds this year, so I planted corn, green beans, peas, and carrots.
Hunter has taken it upon himself to "water" the garden for me and Curly has decided to "help with the weeding." Now, I have to stand out by the garden whenever they are outside so they can learn to leave the garden alone since it is no longer growing just weeds. Wish me luck. I'll post pics later.

Date Night

One of our goals this year is to get out of debt or at least work on it. So we have decided to start living like there is a recession (just a little late). It is killing me. I used to be perfectly content to sit at home on the weekends and relax, but now I feel like I am being tortured in some fashion.
At work I have A LOT of free time to explore on web and I recently came across a really cute blog I've been using my spare time to find cute, creative ideas for cheap date nights. Most of them are too cutsie for Al, but I found a few that will work for us.
So this weekend was our first "at home" date. I got home from work, did a quick clean of the downstairs, started dinner, and moved our king-size mattress from our room out to the family room. After I moved the mattress I was exhausted, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Al came home on time for once, so I wasn't completely finished with dinner. I was hoping to have everything done by the time he got home, oh well. We ate a delicious dinner and then we watched romantic movies in the front room on our bed. I set up a little movie theater concession stand for our treats. Overall, it was a great evening and it cost less than $10. Hopefully, we can make this a monthly thing and my recession will be a little more bearable.