Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday Wonder

On our trip home from Florida, dear hubby used his GPS to navigate us to Disney and then back home. I sat there and listen to this lady tell us where to turn. If we got off on the wrong exit she would tell us where to turn around and get back on the right road. As I was listening, I thought God wants to be my GPS. I think of it as God's Positional System. He works the same way. When we get off track, he tries to tell us to get back on track. Instead of yelling at us in that monotone voice like the lady in the GPS, he tells us through his word "the BIBLE".
Just thought I would share what was on my little mind this morning before it got filled with needless things floating through like seperating clothes for laundry and cleaning the bathroom.
Thanks for stopping by.
See ya'll later.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Blue Plate Monday

Finally getting back in the swing of things. Here is my recipe for the BLUE PLATE MONDAY (hosted by Her blog is my favorite recipe blog stop.
Here is my recipe this week. After the heat got hot in Florida last week on vacation, I thought of this very simple, very quick, very sweet drink.
This is a great drink to have on a hot day outside while watching the kids play carefree, at a bbq or just by yourself on the porch reading a good book (for my-it is always something by James Patterson).

Watermelon Lemonade

All you do is take 1 pound of seedless watermelon and puree it. Then put into 1 quart lemonade. I love to have my lemonade just on the frosty side.

I have had this recipe for a while but this morning, found the same recipe in the Country Living Magazine. They have other great watermelon recipes in this months issue. So, check it out.

We're back!

We just got back this weekend from our week long first trip to DISNEY WORLD!!!! We absolutely loved it. We took our pirates (ages 8 and 5) and our little princess (age 3). To see the look on their faces was our dream come true as parents. It was a week we will never forget. Not only was the trip to Disney World memorable but me and the boys ended up getting sick the first part of the week. We have numerous pictures of the boys and I looking almost dead. We added in "rest"days so I am so glad we did.

I will add pictures up today after I tackle the mountain of laundry that still needs to be done and play catch up on the week of mail and bills.....

Our favorite place for character dining had to be 1900 Park Fare inside the Grand Floridian...... It was unbelievable. The meal was with Cinderella, Prince Charming, the step mother, and the step sisters. They were all just great and each one played the part so well. My favorite was Anastasia (one of the step sisters). She would go around screaming "I want my prince, where is my prince". They were all delightful and the kids (including the boys) just loved it.
Disney is truely the place where "Dreams come true". Scott and I both got a little weepy eyed when we left Magic Kingdom the last day. Just to know that we had taken our kids (especially our little princess) to see the castle was a moment I will never forget.

I recommend anyone with children to save money, do yard sales, whatever you have to do to take your children there at least one time.

We are already planning our next Disney vacation in 4 years. We did not even get to do a lot of the stuff. You really need at least 2 weeks to do all the parks, water parks, and add in rest day (trust me ya'll will need the rest days).

My suggestion for anyone planning a trip to Disney (whether soon or anytime in the next few years), you need to do research, make dinning reservations and plan, plan, and plan.... Luckly someone told me to make reservations for dinning in advance. You can make them 45 days ahead and you better because you would be surprised at how fast the character meals get booked. A trip to Disney takes a lot of preparation and planning but it is all worth it when you get there and all the hard leg work is done. We heard some people talk and they thought they could just come and just walk right in to the dinning places for character meals and you can NOT!!! The character meals are so worth it!!!!!!!! The planning and research made us feel like Disney pros. I have so many suggestions for planning, meals, and websites if anyone needs good preparation material. I will be glad to share all that I know to make it a magical adventure for you and your family.

The characters come to each table and sign books and take pictures with the children. I even had mine made with Prince Charming (my second prince charming if my dear husband is reading this, Scott you will always be my first prince charming). He paid for the vacation so I best be nice.

All I can say is Disney was great and my husband wants to go back right now with the kids. The 10 hour drive back is what killed me.......
See y'all later.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday Tips

My Tuesday tip for today is homemade cleaners. I found a website ( that has great natural homemade cleaners. These are great if you want a nice clean house but want to stay on a budget. I mop my floors with a vineagar and water solution. I have done this for years. It does not smell and does just as good as a nice mopping liquid. It is also better for my kids than any harmful other stuff. I am not a "treehugger", but I do watch out for my childrens health.
This site had a lot of great cleaner recipes. Having 2 or 3 natural products that are in your home beats having to spend a fortune on different products. Natural cleaners are great for budget, take up less space (less other cleaning products), and do not harm the kids or animals.
Leave a comment if you have a natural cleaning recipe and I would love to try it.
Talk at ya later

Monday, June 1, 2009

Blue Plate Monday


Hi y'all. Been a while. But I am now back in the swing of things. I was thinking of a recipe to share and I thought of the Fruit Pizza. It is SOOOOOOO easy to make and everyone (kids and all) will love it. It is just a really quick and easy summer recipe that is great to take to summer bbq's or just a family picnic.
Hope y'all enjoy!
All you need is:
sugar cookie dough (I usually do the Pillsbury "already made up")
cream cheese (maybe about 2 cartons)
several diffrent kinds of fruit (I use-grapes,strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and oranges)

All you need to do is spread the cookie dough on a pizza circle if you want it round (which is the way I do it) or you can use a rectangle cookie sheet. Make sure that you have a little lip of the edges to resemble pizza. Bake as instructed on the cookie carton. Make sure you watch, so that it does not burn. While it bakes I wash the fruit and cut it.
After you let it cool for about 45 minuites, spread the cream cheese all over it. Now all you need to do is place the fruit. Design it however you would like. I always start in the center and work out, but that is just me.

Check out the Original Blue Plate Monday blog ( She always has great things to share.

I hope y'all enjoy and as always talk at y'all later.