Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I have been bitten by the CUPCAKE bug.  I have been baking my heart out I will post pictues and more soon this hears just a teaser

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dinner on a Budget

Today I have decided to give you all and insight to my culinary expertise.  With a family of 6 we tend to eat on a budget most of time.

Tristan my oldest is the pickiest child I have ever meet, he does not eat red meat or meat of any type unless it is chicken or fish crazy IKR.

I decided that tonight to make Baked Spaghetti, lets face it normal spaghetti just get boring there's only so many ways that you can dress it up.

This is so simple and makes more then enough

whats needed

10-13 inch pan
Frying pan
Soup pan
Cookie sheet


1 lb Hamburger
1 green pepper
1 small onion
Garlic powder
2 16 oz jars of sauce
6 TBS Sugar
1 can mushrooms
4 cups mozzarella
Garlic bread or sticks

Preheat oven to 400 Prep time 1hr

You'll need to boil your water add some salt to keep the noodles from sticking together.  Get your frying pan heated up add the 1 lb of hamburger and garlic powder to your liking.

Add Onion and Green pepper to meat and brown Once cooked drain well place back in pan add sauce mushrooms and sugar Simmer.

Once noodles are done drain add butter to keep from sticking together.

Place line layer of sauce tot he bottom of the 10/13 pan then add a layer of noodles then another dose of sauce then rest of the noodles then the rest of sauce.  Cover with foil and back for 30 min..

While waiting you can always do like me and fold some much needed laundry, Give a bath or two, Clip some coupons my new favorite love.  Learning to live on a budget =0)

OK now take the dish out of the oven remove the foil and cover with the 4 cups of cheese more or lees for your liking.  Place back in the oven for 10 min.

OK now what else can we do with the spare time, maybe cut up a salad Oh wait that is not on the list but feel to add or alter as you wish.

Times up take it out let it set for a few

Does that not look amazing and it taste AMAZING  too !!!!

I like to take the time now to bake some bread sticks to add to this BUDGET MEAL

ENJOY I know I will!!!!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just 1 of those days (If your a MAN this aint for you)

This is not a blog for most just you tired over worked mommies out there.  It seems that there is never enough time in the day or enough of me to go around and today has been no exception to that.

I am one of the many moms out there that work a full 40 with a small commute, only to start my second job that last for 16 hrs.  The weekends are another story there is no down time.

I am a bit OCD about my house being clean and admit that I bring it on myself but I do have what most would consider to be help.... HAHAHAHA do you hear the sarcasm YEP I do

So this has been my Sunday.....

Hubby did the 3 dishes that were in the sink to be done carried the laundry baskets down to the basement and oh yeah that was he contributions thus far and its 8pm so I am gonna say he is done. Here is what has transpired since

My day has been cooking cleaning and laundry not to mention during this down time for hubby he says to me the kids need baths REALLY REALLY

I am so mad that I could scream

Why do men seem so detached from the things that we do on a daily bases

I know this is a question asked by most but when is my off day when do I get to just sit and do nothing

This is why I have not been able to blog since July and the only reason I found time then was cause I just detached myself from what I knew needed to be done and maybe that is what I need to do more often...........

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of JULY

Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It's a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag.

There are so many thing that we as Americans do to celebrate the birth of our nation.

In Coney Island New York they are kicking off their.

Hot Dog eating contest where they had ladies eating 40 hot dogs and buns and Men eating 60 of the same.  I don't know about anyone else but I am not so sure stuffing myself with hot dogs would be a good idea.

There will be thousand of Americans enjoying Americas favorite pastime BASEBALL

The sound of the National Anthem over the ball park speakers.  The crack of a bat, the smell of hot dogs, nachos and pop corn.  Sounds like a great way to spend celebrating our nation.

While the rest of America spends their time with family weather it be blended, extended or friends that are more than family. 

This is one of the best holidays that we have  it has so much history for all Americans weather born here or immigrated here.  This day has more history than any other for us all it gives us the ability to be free.

So on this great day don't forget the men and women that have given the ultimate sacrifice or the family that have been left behind

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Blood Addiction

So I have this new addiction to this great show this is not it's first season or it's second let me show who why it easy to be addicted

He plays Big Bad Wolf, the sexy Joe Manganiello  I mean who could resist this Body and face.

Oh and theres more Man candy to look at too

LIKE THIS.......

AND this here is Eric Northman One of the Vampires.  Super hot HOTTT

This is the hidden reason that I watch this with Mr. Mann.

Please don't blow my cover.  He may not let me watch anymore that would be a tragedy in my eyes

This is the 4th season and it is just getting better every Sunday at 9pm on HBO if you haven't seen it you should or if your the book type they have books too

Is it just a feeling or is it real

This summer seem to be taking all my energy.  A 40 hour work week and then to entertain the kiddos on the weekend this summer seems to be going on forever.  General I love summer with the sun and the hot weather, the ability to stay out side longer and did I mention the lighting bugs for those of you that don't know what I am talking about the are amazing threw a child eyes, for an adult its just a bug that's butt lights up when they are looking for a mate.

Even thoe it is JULY 3rd, summer is winding down school will be back in session 2nd week of August.  I would say that I cant wait but that would be a lie, that just means that my days will be filled with car pooling and homework can you sense the sarcasm.  I have a 4th grader and a 1st grader so there is plenty of school work to go around.

I wonder if there is someone out there that could invent a Parents time off.  Maybe a weekend with no kids not even a thought of one, where you can be care free be a kid again.

Don't get me wrong I love my kids but I miss the me time.  Even it its just to take a shower with out some one at the door yelling my second name MOMMY. 

As you can tell I am a multi tasker I can go from one thing to another in ablink of an eye.  You will soon get used to my ramblings that or I may have a normal blog someday so don't miss it

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Say What

I am so over loaded with thoughts today not even sure where to begin this blog do I keep it simple or do I just let it flow

I am gonna just let it flow so fasten your belts and hold on......

This day started out with nothing planned Mr. Man had to work.  I had every intention to clean the house Military style.  Notice that I said that I had every intention.  It did not pan out that way with it being a holiday weekend I just could not stay at home.  Even with the thought of all three kids and me being by myself I just had to go to the beach.

The big kids have been a few times with Mr .Man while I had the luck of working (I know you can sense the sarcasm in my voice).  This was the first time that Akasha will be going she 23 months old so the thought of watching the older kids while keeping a even close eye on baby was a little troubling.

BUT......  To my surprise we made out just fine the big kids were not happy when it was time to go so I bribed them with McDonald's they fall for that every time.

Baby girl was less than thrilled with the beach she did not like the sand for sure.

Once home it was nap time for all OK just Akasha.   Oh how I love my QUITE TIME!!!!!  Pause

Well that was short lived Babies up and Mr. Man is home......

Friday, July 1, 2011

OMG Kids

This blog shall serve as my outlet, 3 kids 1 husband.   Should be enough to entertain the whole world.

There are days that I ask myself what were you thinking 3 kids and let me tell you they are not even in the same realm of growing

I have a I know everything son Tristan who is 9

I have a I am the princess and the world should give me what I want daughter Anya who is 6

I have a I am the baby and I demand what you have daughter Akasha who will be 2 on July 31st

Oh and did I mention a 4th child who thinks that he know everything about everything Man Child who is 36

Some body please send me something for a headache and maybe a drink to make me numb, No really I don't drink but often threaten too.

I take one day at a time in this life and it seems to be working no one have been hurt, or choked.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Daily Life Of My Roots

One day I may have my life as I knew it back but for now, this is it

Mommy of 3 Wife of 1

Married 11 years together for 16. Mommy to 9 year old Tristan, 5 year old Anya and 1 year old Akasha. What can I say they kwwp me on my toes to say the least.

Tristan is in the 3rd grade and full of fire and attitude but it come by it honestly. I look at him daily and see me in him with is independ ways but yet still the little baby boy that he once ones. He so much wants to be an adult and I hope that he will one day know why we were so tough on him with our rules only to make him strong and to know we only wnated the best for him.

My little Princess Anya with her princess ways. She loves with all of her heart and just wants to be beautyful which she always will be. She has her own asperations, I would love to see her follow in my foot steps be the softball star that her momma was but she is so not into getting dirty (tear)it may just break my heart.

My Baby boo Akasha I am not sure where she is going in life she loves to laugh and dance and did I mention she loves to sing she too has the Beiber fever too like big sister.

They are my life and it is my job to guide them down the path of life see them graduate, get married and have fmilies of their own till then I will post daily happening in my life with them

Who do you think I am

This show is very interesting, I beleive that is has opened some questions for most people watching season two.

We all want to know where it is we came from not just the current family but as far back as possible, even of it gives answers that we where not looking for.

I myself have been looking for a few years to peice the puzzle together.  More so now that my younger sister was traigicly taken from us.  I wanted to know my line where I come from how we came to be in the states.  Most of the peices have been put together prior to me looking do to other family haveing the same questions

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Today is the first official now day here in IOWA......

Snow started yesterday while I was doing my part in the collections world until 9 pm.  It was a rather nerve racking drive home.  Getting to 235 was a issue the ramps were covered with 2 ft of snow, trying to stay with in the lines was a pure guessing game.. The exit ramps were just as covered .   My drive way was an even bigger problem talk about needing a running start to get in to the garage........

To my surprise work was open and all the schools were closed, need I say no work for me or Mr. Man.  Oh wait he had work shoveling the drive way and sidewalks.  I guess I could have helped but I am allergic to anything below 40 degrees.

So today is filled with lazy times like TV, Pizza, and long naps...   Could you hope for anything better