Monthly Archives: October 2011

Thanksgiving Is Right Around The Corner.

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I love this time of year! Especially the food! Don’t get me wrong I love BBQ in the summer, but I truly enjoy all the food that gets cooked up at this time of year. Growing up we always had stuffing (blah) I never ate it lol I just didn’t like it. When I moved to the south I finally got to taste dressing now I love it I could eat it all through out the year lol. So I decided to post one of my favorite dressing recipes!

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry corn bread mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1lb chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Prepare the dry corn bread mix according to package directions. Cool and crumble.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the celery and onion until soft.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the celery, onions, 3 cups crumbled corn bread, eggs, chicken stock, sage and salt and pepper to taste; mix well.
  5. Boil Chicken in pot remove and shred chicken season to taste add the chicken to the mix
  6. Place into prepared dish and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

 

House Party “Monster Halloween Twitter Party”

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I’m so excited for this! October 20th at 8pm EST be sure to go here and follow to make sure you can be in on the fun. House Party always gives amazing gifts! gifts! Also be sure to go to the website and sign up so you can start hosting your own house parties!

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5 Fun Fall Family Activities!

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Personally Fall is my favorite time of year, the weather is perfect the food is good and best of all its football season!  I’ve came up with my top 5 favorite things to do in the fall.

 

 

1. Hit up the pumpkin patch.

My kids LOVE going to the pumpkin patch and there is so much that you can do with the pumpkins you pick! 

 

2. Go to the park.

Go to the park and have a picnic lunch,take pictures of the changing leaves pick up a few for crafts and don’t forget the pine cones!

 

3. Go to Local attractions.

I know here we have a park where the kids can really get hands on, its set in the 1800’s so the kids can pick peanuts,cotton,corn and see demenstrations done by the park staff. Explore the general store, visit the old school house and so much more! 

4. Go to Local events

Fall is the best time to go to local festivals and parades! I always rack up on handmade crafts and craft ideas!

 

 

 

5. Go to a highschool Football game!

Nothing like rooting on the home team! We go to every home game, Its cheap, the food is good, the kids love to show their school spirit and the weather is perfect.

 

So Cute Pumpkin Ideas

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After laying in the bed sick for the last few days I decided that today would be the day that I got up and did something crafty! Of course with Halloween  right around the corner and thanksgiving following right behind I figured I’d look for something that would accommodate both occasions. I found these super cute pumpkins on Midwest Living 

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Instructions:
Set leaves between paper towels and flatten them under a book for at least five days. Then brush decoupage glue on a white pumpkin. Arrange the leaves on the pumpkin’s surface. Cut small slits along the edges of the leaves as you go, so they’ll fit the pumpkin’s contours. To finish, coat the decorated surface in decoupage glue.

Got my House Party Prize pack in the mail today!!

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So stoked I received my party pack from House Party today. For those of you who have never heard of house party before you really need to check it out! House Party


I copied this from the House Party Sites “About House Party”

 

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Being a better parent.

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Times have changed so much in such a short time family and home life are nothing like they used to be.  As a parent of two small children I can personally say my parenting style is far different then how my mother raised me.  With so many of us caught up in the hustle of everyday living and responsibilities sometimes our children can be over looked and brushed off, as parents its never our intentions to hurt our children and we may do so unknowingly, I myself am guilty of doing this, especially if I am pressed for time and trying to get something done by a deadline. These are 5 guidelines I try to stick to, to ensure that my kids are getting their fair share of my time and attention.

 5.  Listen.

I can not even being to tell you how many times my daughter has approached me talking about the same kids in her class. (Kindergarten) I understand she is excited about all her wonderful new friends but I get so tired of hearing about them 7 days a week. I’m guilty of pretending like I’m listening when in actuality I’m not, so I figured everyday when she gets home from school we will sit down at the table look over her work and while shes having her snack I will actually start the conversations about her friends at school and what they all did today. That will give her the opportunity to tell me then all the stories she has to tell me instead of coming to me 30 times in 5 minutes to tell me what all the different children did or said that day. Its vital for your children to have that one on one time with you it really means something to them when you take a break from what your doing to spend time and talk with them.

4. Weekly Special Outing

Staying in the house besides work, school, and errands can be so damaging to all relationships. We try to plan a weekly outing on our off days, besides the routine things we do we try to add something special for the kids to look forward to. We let each of the children pick what they want to do and we do it. Movies, Drive-In, Park, Game Room, Shopping, A walk, football game no matter what it is, it can make a difference. 

3. Family Night

This is one of my favorites, I love family night. On the days that the weather is bad, the weather is bad or we just don’t feel like getting out family night is refuge.  Movies, crafts, baking, board games, coloring making tents in the living room or all the above! This is a great time to step away from the computer and really get some special time in with your family.

2.Relax

How many of you have had a bad day at work or just a bad period. I know I do, I sometimes feel as if I’m prone to bad luck lol. So by the time I get home my nerves are shot and my stress level is off the charts. I’m quite snappy and irritated and quick to be sassy. I’ve figured out the best thing to do is just relax. Sounds simple but with two rowdy kids this task can be tricky. If I’m feeling overwhelmed instead of taking it out on my husband or kids, I ask my husband to keep them entertained while I unwind. Nothing makes me feel better than taking a hot bath, washing my face and putting on my pajamas! 

1. Be Happy

When your children see you happy…they are happy. I can still remember seeing my mom happy when I was a child. I felt joy in knowing that something made her happy her smile was the world to me, I can feel that same love from my own children now, when I smile they smile. To a child you are their world, the day begins with you and the night ends with you. Its important that we take time out everyday to nurture them and show them how much they mean to us.