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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend


Here in Oklahoma the weather has been beautiful.  It’s in the lower 90’s with a nice breeze.  Mr. C has been outside most of the day.  Brody has been a huge help with grilling.  As always we ended up grilling way too much.  Which should mean leftovers for my lunches this coming week.

This weekend I have missed my loved ones.  Lots of great memories floating around in my mind of my parents.  Miss the family gatherings when mom and Grandma Pearl were here with us.  Each and everyday I miss the wisdom that mom and dad shared with me.

My new job is going okay.  I really am going to love it once I learn more about it.  It’s a learning curve for sure. No comparison to the flower shop at all.  Love the bi-weekly check so I know what my pay is each payday.  Most important I have health coverage.  At my age healthcare is critical.  It only takes a second for a accident to happen.

Will enjoy a paid day off tomorrow!  Wow who doesn’t like being paid to stay home? I’m over here doing the happy dance!  I feel like my new career is opening new doors for me.   Although in all reality I must say I need to give praise to God.  He is the one who has made all things possible.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tyler is a diplomat

Tyler
Congratulations to my baby brother.  He is now a diplomat.  He will be leaving for Nigeria around July.
We are so proud of him and his accomplishments.
Foreign Service just received the Best of the Best!!
Tyler also received the Glenn Munro Award for the 193rd-A-100 Class.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tasty Tuesday

Items I sent my Partner

I belong to the Facebook group SnailmailersRus.  Love this very active group!  I especially enjoy doing the recipe tags.  This is the items I am sending my Partner Marcia.  As you can tell I am enclosing some Watermelon seeds.  Am sure your wondering why I enclose the watermelon seeds.  The reason is because Rush Springs is known as The Watermelon Capital of the World.  
So when sending out my recipes I try to enclose at least one watermelon recipe as well.  Just adding a little touch is how I like to row.  If I have time I always enjoy decorating my envelope as well.  I am all about happy mail.
So if you enjoy pen pals you should hope over to the Facebook group and check us out.  You will not be disappointed.   The admins for the group stay on top of everything.  They do one heck of a job with 4k in the group. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Egg & Hashbrown casserole

A perfect Sunday morning.  Am cooking a egg and hash brown casserole.  It is very easy to make with ingredients you should have on hand.  As many of you know I’m all about casseroles.  So this recipe is perfect for my family.

Egg and Hash Brown Casserole

Prep time   15 minutes
Cook time  45 minutes
Total time   1 hour

Ingredients
     1/2 lb breakfast sausage (or you can use a combination of ham, bacon and breakfast sausage).

      Chopped veggies (optional) I used onion and green peppers.

       12 eggs ( today I only had 6 eggs)  so went with what I had.

        1 cup Milk
       
        1 package of frozen hash browns.

        1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded). Sometimes I use Mexican cheese.

        Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
     
       Brown breakfast sausage.  
       In a bowl, beat eggs and milk.  Stir in all other ingredients.  Put in a greased
        9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 45~55 minutes or until well set.  Make sure the middle
        of casserole is done.  Serve topped with Salsa and addition cheese.



This makes leftovers at my house.  Which is always a bonus.  I’m always looking for easy and quick
recipes.   Some are hits and others are misses.  This one is always a hit.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I really appreciate you taking time to check me out.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Kara's Baby Shower!

                                                                           Kara and Dylan

                                                                         Items I bought!
                                                                      Race car theme

                                                                  Grannie Karen and Kara
                                                                    Kara and me

Tammy, Dana and Becky hosted Kara's baby shower. They did an awesome job for sure!! Tammy always goes the extra mile when she hosts party's.  What  I do know is that I am going to ask for her help when ever the need happens for us! 

The car racing theme was awesome as it defines Kara and Dylan's free time.  Perfect for the co-ed baby shower. Plus daddy to be has his race cars he drives.  If you don't know our family is huge into racing!!

Visited for nearly 3 hours before I went home.  Was nice to catch up with family and friends.  I really need to make more of a effort to visit with family more.

Can't wait till May when baby Laiklyn arrives!! You know this baby is going to be well loved!!

                                                                              Kara and me

                                                                   Kara's Baby shower



Gifts I brought to shower

                                                                        Kara and Dylan
                                                                                       I had a great time at Kara and Dylan's Baby shower!  Lots of family showed up for the event.  Am so excited for Kara and Dylan as they enter into a new chapter in their lives. Baby Laiklyn is going to be loved and spoiled.  I spent about 3 hours at the party having a wonderful time.  Tammy Deal my cousin always does a great job at hosting.  As far as I am concerned she is the hostess of the decade!  She hits it out of the park every single time! 

The theme was car racing. Tammy and Dana put a lot of work into the perfect presentation for this shower.  Am so going to ask Tammy for help when I finally have a grandchild.  Now if only May would hurry up and get here so we can see baby Laiklyn!!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Couponing at DG

My $29.00 haul.

I bought 22 items shown here for a total of $29.00.  I was very happy with my savings.  Everything that was bought is something we use.  Gone are the days of buying some random item for cheap and never using it.  Which is how I started doing when I first used coupons. 
My secret is I am in several groups on Facebook.  I follow extreme couponing with Greg the Dude.  I always factor in more money for the total.  As I’ve discovered Oklahoma prices and taxes are usually higher than where he is located.  I have only been using digital coupons.  I also have not have one account.  I must admit sometimes I wish I had more accounts but I just want to follow the rules. 
My little stock pile is down to nothing.  So my goal is to build it back up slowly with the least amount of cash.  I need to really pay more attention to sales and coupons. 
On this trip alone I saved $46.00.  Probably one of my best coupon trips to date.