Monday, December 8, 2014

Lobo's Howladay Kids Picture Book

Kids will just absolutely LOVE Lobo! Lobo is an adorable little wolf pup that that in this book is needed at the North Pole. Santa's new fleet of reindeer caused a power outage due to them needing to be charged before they could be used and it resulted in the Northern Hemisphere having a power outage. Never fear, Lobo finds his way back to the North Pole and saves Christmas. Kids will learn all about life in the Arctic, the Northern Lights, all the different animals that live in the Arctic, and about icebergs. This is a great board-book that would be perfect for little ones that are 3 and up.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tilapia Two Ways/Easy Peasy All-in-One-Homeschool Website of the Week/Brisk Product Review

Welcome to October and the start of the new look of the blog.  I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends and family.

Today's recipes will include Tilapia and it will be cooked 2 different ways.  In one recipe it will be broiled and in the other it will be grilled. The recipes are polar opposites of each other and both of them are delicious.

Tilapia is a great fish to eat for those that don't care for fish.  I don't like the strong fishy taste that most fish has but Tilapia doesn't have this so I recommend it to anyone that doesn't like like fish.

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

1/2 C Parmesan Cheese
2 TBS Butter, Softened
3 TBS Mayonnaise
1/4 TSP Dried Basil
1/4 TSP Black Pepper, Ground
1/8 TSP Paprika
Pinch Onion Powder
2 LBS Tilapia


1.  Preheat oven's broiler.  Grease broiler pan or line w/aluminum foil.
2.  In a small bowl mix all ingredients together and set aside.
3.  Place the fillets in a single layer on the pan.  Broil a few inches from heat for 2-3 minutes then flip and broil for a couple more minutes.  Remove from oven, cover w/ parmesan mix.  Broil for 2 more minutes or until the cheese is browned & the fish easily flakes w/a fork.  Pay careful attention to not overcook the fish.

Tilapia Fish Tacos w/Corn Salsa Tacos

1 C Corn
1/2 C Red Onion, Diced
1 C Jicama, Peeled & Chopped
1/2 Cup Red Bell Pepper, Diced
1 C Fresh Cilantro, Leaves, Chopped Finely
1 Lime, Juiced
2 TBS Sour Cream
1 TBS Cayenne Pepper
1/2 TBS Black Pepper, Ground
2 TBS Salt
6 Tilapia Fillets
2 TBS Oil
12 Corn Tortillas, Warmed


1.  Preheat grill to high heat.
2.  In medium bowl mix corn, red onion, jicama, bell pepper, cilantro, and lime juice.
3.  In small bowl mix cayenne pepper, black pepper & salt.
4.  Brush each fillet w/oil  & sprinkle w/spices.
5.  Place fillets on grill & cook for 3 minutes per side. For each taco top 2 tortillas w/fish, sour cream, & corn salsa.

Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool Website is a website that one very generous mother has put together to share her children's homeschool assignments with other parents that homeschool their children.  There are assignments from preschool all the way up to high school and for every subject you could imagine.  She even offers Bible Studies as this is a Christian Curriculum.  Here is a link to read more about this great curriculum:  Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool.


Brisk Product Review

Brisk Strawberry Melon is a non-carbonated drink that is caffeine free and sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.  This drink has a unique, distinct flavor that will wake up your taste buds.  It comes in 1 Liter bottles and has 4 servings.  Each serving is 70 calories. There's 0 fat, 0 protein, 55 mg sodium, 19 g total carbs, and sugars are 19g.

I'm currently also trying to raise funds to get the base for my father's headstone. I've attached the link to the fundraiser or you can contact me and I can give you the cemetery info and donations can be made directly to it!  His headstone itself was free thru the VA but I have to pay for the base and being disabled I just don't have the extra $$ laying around.  With that being said...I encourage everyone to donate to the American Cancer Society so we can hopefully soon find a cure for cancer.
Help with Headstone Base


Thank you for reading my blog today and I hope you all have a blessed day.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New format starting in October

Well, I think I have finally narrowed it down as to the format I will using on the blog starting October 1st. There will be at least 1 theme of the day when it comes to cooking and will add things in here and there. For now this is what I have planned:

Monday: Meatless Monday/Vegetarian

Tuesday: Cookies/Cakes/Candy

Wednesday: Sides

Thursday: Soups & Salads

Friday: Breads & Fish/Seafood

Saturday: Drinks/Dressings/Condiments

Sunday: Misc other recipes

I will also a crafts each week and my pick for my blog of the week. The crafts will be for both kids and adults and will be holiday oriented near the major holidays.  I am also thinking about starting back up the product reviews and do a review each day on a product that is used either in the recipe of the day or the craft that is posted.

If any of you have any suggestions please feel free to send them my way or if there's a recipe you are looking for ask and I will try to find it and post it for you...same goes for a certain craft project.

Have a blessed day.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Awesome Coupon Website: Grocery Coupon Network

While I know that there are many different coupon websites out there, I have found one that truly is awesome!  It offers it's visitors a little bit of everything...

Not only do they offer coupons on all of your favorite brands, they also offer the weekly match-ups for most of your favorite stores such as:

You can find circulars for most all other stores here.

Grocery Coupon Network also provides great information for the beginning couponer so they can get the best bang for their buck.  They introduce them to all of the different definitions  and abbreviations that are used in the couponing world.

They also have a blog where you can sign up to receive great deals and the coupon match-ups.

For all this and more visit:

Hope you all have a blessed day and be well!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sorry for long absence

I am so sorry for the long absence.  I have been battling some health issues and have been undergoing many tests in and out of the hospital setting.

My Dad passed away on Aug 9th after battling a short time (5 weeks) with both lung and brain cancer.  He was a trooper and never complained of pain all the way up until the very end.  I am grateful that I was able to spend a week with him right after his diagnosis before he got to the point that he was unaware of what was going on around him. We held his funeral service here in Decatur, IL (he lived in GA) on Aug 11th.

I miss him so much that mere words just can't describe how much I miss him and love him and wish he were here...I miss my Sunday NASCAR race talk buddy!  lol

Anyway...I'm back and ready to get back to blogging! I'm going to change the focus of the blog a bit...I will still be doing product reviews but I'm also going to be posting a different type of recipe each day. Each day of the week will have a different theme and a recipe fitting that theme will be posted that day...this new format will start on Monday as I don't like starting something in the middle of the week.

Hope you all are having a great safe and be well....

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Nokia Lumia 521

This new Windows phone is just amazing. For being a rather inexpensive smartphone, it has awesome qualities. This phone is full of good things.  It has wifi calling and the calls are very clear, the MicroSD card can hold up to 64GB, you can adjust the font size, the battery has a long life, the Windows tiles and apps are really nice and you are able to program the tiles on the phone the way you want them, and it takes great pictures.  The only negative I have found so far with the phone is that there is no flash for the camera.  This phone is definitely worth the money.

**This is my personal opinion...I was not paid for this opinion nor was I supplied this phone for my opinion.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Litter Genie - Cat Litter Disposal System

I received this wonderful system in the mail from Crowdtap to try and give my opinion on.  This system is awesome!  It has bags that are stored in it and what you do is scoop the litter pan, open the top of the litter genie, put the droppings in the bag and then close the genie up.  I would recommend this to anyone that had a cat.

**I received this product from Crowdtap in exchange for my opinion.**