For the second time in little over a week we have more snow! After battling freezing rain, ice and snow last week; we woke up to more snow today. We have about 4" here and other places have less or more. I had 3 interviews scheduled today but had to reschedule 2. I'm sure I'll have to change the last one also. The goal is to stay warm :) Blessings!
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tonight I officially became a nurse, not registered yet but soon :) The pinning ceremony was tonight and graduation is tomorrow. Its been a long road but we made it. So thankful for my family who stuck by me and bore the hardships and for God giving me the strength and courage to do it. Now I can have time to blog again :) Blessings! - Nikki
Friday, June 27, 2014
With the heat outside, we have been working on de-cluttering our house inside. Today we are finishing up our "desk switch a roo". BabyGirl bought a new to her desk at a local thrift store yesterday. She needed more space for her editing. She gave her old desk to Roosie who needed more space for her drawing. Roosie gave me her old desk for me to use in the kitchen since I needed less space than the big table I was using to study on. Now I think we are all content.
Last week I worked in the kitchen trying to rearrange things so that it felt more open. I got rid of one of my storage shelves and moved some others around. I think I have it just about perfect. The kitchen seems bigger and brighter. I still have to switch around some things in the cabinets but I will work on that Monday.
Toodles used my shelving unit I took from the kitchen to organize his stuff on the carport. By recycling items this week we have managed to meet a lot of needs for each other.
My favorite part of this de-clutter and rearranging is that now my Mamaw's antique metal cabinet is used solely in housing our baking ingredients and pans. I used mason jars and post-it labels to create storage bins for things like chocolate chips, coconut and baking powder. It looks so nice and neat and it is easy to find things in a hurry now. Is anyone else doing any de-c;uttering this summer? Blessing!
Friday, June 13, 2014
|Sorry for the fuzzy photo but my tablet would not cooperate today. I have on my plate a pumpkin pie spice , chocolate , and plain doughnut hole.|
2 cups self- rising flour
1/8 cup white granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla (use less if you don't like the flavor. :0 WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?)
1/2 cup milk
** To make chocolate ones, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa. Adjust that measurement to your preference. Adding this dry ingredient means you will need to adjust your milk measurement.**
Mix together until you have a wet sticky dough. You do not want it to be runny. You can make it a drier dough and roll into balls but I just prefer to drop mine into the oil from a spoon so the wet dough works best for that.
Drop into hot oil and deep fry until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel for a minute and then drop into a paper bag filled with your mixture of choice. Mine is cinnamon, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Shake the bag until the doughnut holes are covered ( do about 2 at at time). That's it :) Except for eating... which you will do. Do it fast though or your kids will beat you to it. This recipe is by no means healthy (it's fried dough so ...) but it is yummy and quick. Enjoy , let me know if you like it! Blessings!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The weather channel is calling for this to be a colder than usual summer for the Southeast but I find that hard to believe since we have been soaring into the 80s the past two weeks. We have had some strange weather patterns to be sure this year.
With warmer temps and summer come the lovely summer holidays! Memorial Day and July 4th are just around the corner; so I have been perusing Pinterest to gather ideas for decorations and of course food. Check out my Pinterest board 'Merica ( yes, I know...but the kids and I find our country, redneck humor bone just had to do it) to see some great ideas for the patriotic holidays. Be sure to follow that board to see all the new stuff I pin. Blessings!
Monday, January 6, 2014
One of those goals is to deep clean and de-clutter my home. We live in an older house with paneled walls and wood floors, which of course equals untold amounts of dust; and this dust accumulates on everything, and everyone if you sit sill long enough. Frankly I'm tired of dusting "stuff". I feel like we are buried under so much clutter, not that we are hoarders , we just seem to have an abundance of things we no longer use or need. I'm ready to let it all go :) I desire more simplicity in our home. Less time spent cleaning is more time spent in more amiable pursuits. The thing about cleaning is, I don't want to get so overwhelmed by the process that I give up due to the stress. I often do my clean up in 15 minute sprints. Each room would get 15 minutes of my time each day . This system works great for me in doing everyday cleaning so my desire is to find a similar system for deep cleaning. BREAK IT DOWN .... so it doesn't break me lol So TA DA... I'm gonna use the 31 days to a clean house concept from Clean Mama. Check out her free cleaning printables HERE. Using this concept I hope to be able to get all my house de-cluttered in reasonable amounts of time. One task per day should get us Spring cleaned in a month. Now that makes me happy .
If cleaning lists and other organizational things are what you are looking for then you have to do some searching on Pinterest, but I'm sure you all have already been enjoying that lovely site. I have a love hate relationship with it. I love how I can find anything on there and can peruse til my heart is content but I hate the fact it is like a rabbit hole...always leading onward and I do spend a lot of time there that could be spent elsewhere. But what a resource right!?!? Blessings and stay warm!