Changing Around Here

I started this blog after the wedding because I loved writing the blog that was all about the wedding planning process oh so much.

I enjoyed writing and I enjoyed reading all of the comments and e-mails from everyone that enjoyed reading about it all.  I started this blog with the hope that I would find just as much passion.  As you can see by the number of posts (lack thereof), I haven’t found that passion.  SO…this blog, if it lives at all, is going to be about me, myself, and I.  I plan on writing because I want to write on topics that I want to write about.  Not writing in hope of keeping people happy, but writing because I want to.

My blog will probably turn into one big vent session, but it’ll be me.  It’ll probably be good for me to vent to y’all (if there is a y’all) so that my husband has to hear less of it after his stressful days.

So…here’s to a “new” blog!


What’s For Dinner?

What’s For Dinner?

Corn Dogs!

Well, an easy homemade take on them.


Jiffy Mix

Turkey Sausage

Yep!  That’s it!  It’s literally that easy.  Max your Jiffy Mix, pour them into muffin cups, and place in cut up sausage pieces.  Bake for 18 minutes and then you’re done!

Pair with some Bush’s Honey Baked Beans and you’ve got a meal!

Mickey Halloween Giveaway (Ends 10/22)

Who has kids excited about Halloween?

Shoot!  Who is excited about Halloween themselves?!

All the decorating and CANDY.

How about helping jump start with a Mickey Mouse Inflatable, Mickey’s Treat DVD, and $25 Walmart Gift Card that can be used towards candy for the kiddos? !

Welcome to the Mickey Mouse Halloween Event!

Hosted by Mom Blog Society

This adorable 3′ Tall Airblown Inflatable Halloween Mickey Mouse self-inflates in seconds. It’s easy to set up and store. Stakes and tethers are included.

3′ Tall Airblown Inflatable Halloween Mickey Mouse Features:

  • Measures 3’H
  • Lights up
  • Weather-resistant design
  • Self-inflates in seconds
  • Deflates down for easy storage
  • Quick and easy set-up
  • Stakes and tethers included

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Clubhouse Hunt is an Halloween themed DVD premiere based on the popular series on the Disney Channel. Mickey takes you on the ultimate adventure to find his friends and to put back together the clubhouse, which has mysteriously broken into parts and disappeared with his friends inside! Featuring favorite characters Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Daisy Duck.

Have the happiest candy haul ever this Halloween night carrying the glowing Disney Store Light-Up Jack O’Lantern Mickey Mouse Trick or Treat Bucket. The frosted features of Mickey’s pumpkin face light-up in rotating red, green, and yellow tones.

$25 Wal-Mart Gift Card

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Witchy Lawn Inflatable Giveaway (Ends 10/14)

Spooky!  Do you want to be the cutest, most decorated house for Halloween this year?

Halloween is quickly approaching! Decorating yards can be a tedious task, but not with a lawn inflatable. Simply plug it in and let it inflate for an instantly spooky yard! The Three Witches & Cauldron Lawn Inflatable measures approximately 6′ high x 50″ wide. Made of weather-resistant vinyl that can be used indoors or outside! The power cord is 52″ long, so you have plenty of room to reach an outside outlet. The Witchy Lawn Inflatable inflates when plugged in and deflates when unplugged. Made of Nylon, Plastic and Metal. You also get 8 stakes, 4 tethers, 1 Spare Bulb and 1 Spare Fuse to keep your Witchy Lawn Inflatable looking awesome for the years to come! Mom Powered Media wants to help one lucky reader decorate their yard this year! Please make sure you read the Giveaway Rules before you enter! Giveaway is open to US and Canada! Ends 10/14/12 at 11:59 pm.

Click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter!

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Mini Rolo and Mini Reese’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Honestly, I didn’t mean to make bites…I wanted to make cookies, but our cookies sheets were dirty and I was too lazy to clean them.

I didn’t plan on making any dessert today, but when I was shopping at HEB, the candies were on sale so I decided to buy and come up with something.

Rolo Minis

As I walked through the store, the Pillsbury cookie dough was also on sale.  You can see where this is going.   So, I bought some chocolate chip cookie dough.

Well, I opened this one already, got a little too anxious.  

The Pillsbury cookie dough comes already portioned.

I took each pre-portioned dough ball and rolled it around a Mini Rolo or a Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cup.   I did 12 mini-Rolo’s and 12 mini- Reese’s.   I then placed them in a mini cupcake pan.

Baked it for the amount of time and temperature on the package of cookie dough and…TA DA!!!


These are AMAZING!!  The Rolo’s ooze the caramel out and the Reese’s is a great combination between chocolate and peanut butter.

A SUPER EASY, but DELICIOUS recipe for LAZY days!

Happy Marriage

I absolutely LOVE this!

The Mr. and I have opposite schedules so it is sometimes hard to spend quality time together.

As y’all know, he is a Texas High School Football Coach and I work night shift at the hospital.  We get most evenings together.  I’ll sleep a little in the morning, take care of the house, cook dinner, eat dinner with my husband and then sleep a little bit more before I go into work.  He usually lies down with me to help me fall asleep in the evening and he always tells me, “This is my favorite part of the whole day.”

Although I don’t get to see him off to work everyday, when I have to work the weekend, my days off will be Wednesday and Thursday and it’s always SO hard to see him leave.  I always want him to stay, but I know that we are blessed to have work and I must let him go.

It’s good to know that we are on the right track to a happy marriage!!


Bloggers Wanted- Witchy Lawn Halloween Event

I am participating in the FREE Witchy Lawn Inflatable giveaway event hosted by Mom Powered Media! One super lucky reader will win a Three Witches with Cauldron lawn decoration to spookify your front yard this Halloween!

Cost: Free with announcement post or 3.00 with out.

Prize: Three Witches with Cauldron lawn decoration.

Giveaway Open to: US and Canada.

The event dates: September 20– October 14.

Free Link Option: Facebook

Optional Paid Link Options: $2.00 for Twitter or Pinterest

To sign up for this event click here.

First Game of the Season

Tonight is the first game of the season!

I can’t believe that it is already here.  It’s been crazy around here these past few weeks and now it’s game time!

Last year, The Mr. was the Tight Ends coach and he was up in the press box during games.  The only time I got to see him was for the 20 seconds that he would come out to go down the the locker room for half time.  This year, since is is the OL coach and Special Teams coordinator, he’ll be down on the field!  I’m so excited to be able to watch him and his reactions throughout the game.

I’m also excited about people coming to the games with me!  My two best friends have moved to Houston over the past 3 months so I’m hoping they will be able to join me in attending games.  My cousin also moved out so my uncle said he plans on filling his time with some games as well.   It’s going to be great to have some company with me, especially since I will be extra nervous.  Now that he is the coordinator, his job depends on performance of the team.

Well, here we go, it’s game time….wish us luck!