Tuesday, December 22, 2009

More Printable Coupon

  1. $1 Off Jimmy Dean Printable Coupon when you become a fan on Facebook HERE
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Thanks, Coupon Geek

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This coupon expires January 8, 2010!
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Jeremy's Preschool Christmas Party!

Jeremy's Christmas party @ preschool was today. They did one big party instead of the individual classroom parties. They had the 4yr old class do a mini play about the birth of Christ. Afterwards the 3yr old class did a segment of some Christmas songs. Here's a video of that (Jeremy is beside the angel on the right)!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gingerbread House

Here are the pictures of the gingerbread house the kids decorated last night!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What a Wednesday

It's been a busy day for this mommy! Our two new puppies like to wake me up around 5:30am EVERY morning! So not fun. Then my alarm goes off at 7:30am to get up. Gotta get ready, Jeremy ready and fed before leaving at 8:30am to take little man to school. I get him off to school, then momma and I head out to do some THREE hour Christmas shopping. Which by the way, I got the kids the cutest pair of sneakers! I can't wait to give them to the kids!!!!

Once momma and I are done shopping, it's time to get little man from school..grab some lunch and then head home. I've seen Ray today for a total of about an hour. Not cool. Once I get home it's non-stop kids, and dogs! I don't know who wants/requires more attention..my kids or my fur babies. The kids go down for nap..mommy does some cleaning (a never ending process it seems).

I get done with my little bit of housework about 30 minutes before what should've been the end of nap, and look forward to some "me" time...BUT...what happens?? I hear a faint little voice calling "mommy, can me get up???". What the heck, why not?!

Once Jeremy's up, it's not long after that Tay's up. So we get dressed, make a trip to the grocery store and back..get Taylor dressed for dance, and off we go. She did super a dance, by the way!

When we got home, the kids were excited because I let them stay up past bedtime to do their gingerbread house. It's a delightful mess! :)

I put the kids to bed, finished my housework, and put away some laundry. Now I'm gonna relax and hope and pray that tomorrow is a little more "calm"!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Nicole Keith's Sweet Treats

It's a work in progress, but here's a sneak peak at my new bakery website!

Check out Nicole Keith's Sweet Treats!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


These are part of our kids' Christmas gift! Welcome to the family, Bronco & Callie!

(Jeremy & Bronco)


(Bronco & Callie)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A long Saturday

Today, we went to Ray's grandparents so he could help them move. Boy, it seemed like it took forever. We got there around 3pm and didn't leave until 9pm. We also had dinner there, which was part of our 6 hour visit. I fixed dinner at their old house, so when they got back from their new house, Ray's grandma wouldn't have to worry about cooking. We had homemade chili! Totally appropriate for the COLD, COLD, COLD weather we had today! The kids thought it was funny to see mommy cooking in grandma Mildred's kitchen. Oh well! They totally wore themselves out from running and playing at Ray's grandparents house. Anyhow, here is the chili recipe and some new pictures of the kids!

  • 1 reg. can Kidney Beans
  • 1 reg. can Chili Beans
  • 2 reg. can Pork & Beans
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 can Tomato soup
  • 1 soup can water
  • 1 jar Salsa (I use hot because we like it spicy!)
  • 1 lb. Hamburger

Brown the hamburger. Drain. Combine all ingredients and let simmer on low for an hour!

Now onto the kids!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Our fire department visit!

I decided this year that the kids and I would make cookies and take them to the fire department in Mt. Pleasant! My mom and I used to do this when I was little, but we took them to the homeless shelter instead. I figured since my kids are {OBSESSED} with fire trucks and firemen that the fire department would be more appropriate.

Jeremy mixing the cookie dough

Taylor taking a turn mixing the cookie dough

Putting the cookies in the bags

Our finished product
(chocolate chips cookies, white chocolate covered pretzels, candy canes, and a bag with 2 of my
hot chocolate mixes and candy canes!)

My monkies headed into the firestation with their goodies!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hot Chocolate Packages

Thought I'd share my little hot chocolate packages that I made to go with/as gifts for Christmas!

I got those cute little bags (30ct.) @ Hobby Lobby for $1.99
The marshmallows were $.75 for a whole bag
The chocolate chips were $1.74 for a whole bag
The hot cocoa was $2.16 for a can
The topper paper was $.29 for a whole sheet @ Hobby Lobby
For this package I used:
-2 bags $.14
-4tbsp.marshmallows $.05
-3tbsp. chocolate chips $.15
-1/2c. hot cocoa mix $.27
-1/8 sheet paper $.04
Total cost for this gift: $.65!!!!
I made a total of 8 of these, so I've got a total of $5.20 in these cocoa packs! Not a bad deal!

Recipe Alert!

I thought I'd share some recipes! I made homemade Chicken Casserole with Oven Mushroom Rice and they turned out AWESOME!! So, I thought you might like to try them.

Chicken Casserole

*4-5 Chicken Breasts
* 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
* 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
* 2 cans Chicken Broth from the boiled chicken
* 1 pkg. Stuffing Mix
* 1 stick Butter

Melt 1 stick of butter, pour over the stuffing mix. Put half of this in the bottom of a casserole dish. Add cooked chicken with the soups, the add the rest of the stuffing mix to the top. Bake @ 350 for 20-30 minutes!


-1c. Uncooked Rice (I use brown rice)
-4oz. can Sliced Mushrooms, drained (I chopped up 4 whole mushrooms and used those)
-1/2c. Minced Green Onions
-2T. Butter
2c. Chciken Broth
-1tsp. Salt

Preheat oven to 375. Grease casserole dish. Place rice and mushrooms in casserole dish, set aside. Saute onion in butter until tender. Add chicken broth and salt; bring to a boil. Pour over rice and stir well. Cover and bake 25 minutes or until tender. Fluff lightly with a fork before serving!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Menu for the week of 12/7

Monday: BBQ Pork Chops, Fried Macaroni & Cheese, Hasselback Potatoes

Tuesday: Spaghetti

Wednesday: Chicken Casserole, Oven Mushroom Rice, Sweet Peas

Thursday: Chili

Friday: Eat out

Saturday: Left overs

Sunday: Chicken Alfredo

If you'd like the recipe to something, just let me know!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Crafting Coupon Alert!!!

Thanks to Coupon Geek, she just made my day since I'm getting into crafting!
Here's a Hobby Lobby coupon for 40% off any regular priced item!
Woo Hoo!! When it stops raining, I do belive we'll be headed to the hobby lobby!!


First off, let me apologize for no pictures. For some reason when I try to add pictures to my post, my computer freezes!
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