November 17, 2010

Giveaway, El Monterey Dinner

This dinner was very different from the other El Monterey dinners we tried.  It was a Mexican pasta dish.  So if you like Mexican and Italian, […]
November 17, 2010

Emergency kits

Years ago I made a 72 hour kit that fit in a half gallon milk carton (remember when they used to make those?)  There is a […]
November 12, 2010


Ok, life’s been crazy so I’m just now getting to picking the winners for  the chicken enchilada’s! And the winners are….. Kelli Laura Katychick Wendy Tosha […]
November 11, 2010

Veteran’s Day

Today I am very grateful for our soldiers- past and present. It is such a honorable life to defend and serve our great country! This includes […]
November 8, 2010

I believe- part 2

Almost 2 years after Wendy’s accident, on July 28th of 2009 her husband, my brother, Jason was also killed in a car accident.  This second tragedy hit our […]
November 8, 2010

I believe- part 1

In November of 2007 my sweet sister in law Wendy was killed by a diesel truck.  Aside from the typical trauma and emotions of a death […]
November 7, 2010


“Some of us are more capable than others, but none of us are more capable than all of us.” Have you ever heard or seen the […]
November 5, 2010

New Articles being posted sill

Although the new website is up and running, we are still uploading new articles!  Be sure to check out the site at There are giveaways […]
November 3, 2010

And the Winner is…

Congrats to Dana V!! She won the CSN Stores $35 giveaway! Thanks everyone for entering, and remember there is a $20 CSN Stores giveaway on our […]
November 3, 2010

Wednesday Whip It!

  This week’s Wednesday Whip it for me includes: Now that the new website is up and going and getting a lot of hits I’m going to […]
November 2, 2010

El Monterey CHICKEN Enchiladas *Giveaway*

After thinking the cheese enchiladas were good, we tried the chicken enchiladas and they were even better!! Just like the cheese enchiladas these come with Mexican […]
November 1, 2010

The New Site is UP!

After TONS of hours working, neglecting my kids, house, meals, sleep, blog, and sore eyes the new website is finally up! Check it out!   It has […]
October 29, 2010

And the Winners ARE….

The 5 winners for the El Monterey Cheese Enchilada’s using a random number generator are…. 1) Allison Stuart 2) The Chatty Mom 3) Laura 4) Shanee 5) […]
October 28, 2010

Last chance entries for 2 free dinners!

One more day left for the 2 free family size cheese enchilada dinners from El Monterey. Ends 10/29/10. There will be 5 winners! so the odds […]
October 27, 2010

Wednesday Whip It!

  This week’s Wednesday Whip it for me includes: Work on the new website launching in just a few days!!! Laundry (that’s all that really HAS to […]
October 26, 2010

CSN Review & Giveaway

Last week I ordered this Circus Play Tent from CSN stores.  If you haven’t heard about them yet- you totally need to check them out!  They […]
October 25, 2010

Hot Apple Cider

This is the apple cider my mom always made for us growing up: 2 parts apple juice 1 part orange juice (so if you’re using the […]
October 24, 2010

Sliced Apples

Sliced apples are great if you want to bottle them, make and bottle pie filling, or even dry them and have apple chips. First you will […]
October 24, 2010

Homemade Applesauce- canning

It’s really easy to make and bottle homemade applesauce.  Messy, and a lot of work, but easy! Step 1: cut your apples into quarters, don’t worry […]
October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Rolls

It’s that time of year again!! Pumpkin rolls are so yummy and a perfect treat from October to January.  I wanted to try something different from […]
October 22, 2010

El Monterey Cheese Enchiladas *Giveaway*

I received some freezer meals from El Monterey and this was the first one we tried.  First of all, let me say I’m not a big […]
October 20, 2010

Sneak Peek to the new website…

I hope all of you are getting as excited as I am for the new website to launch on November 1st!! We’re still accepting applications for […]
October 20, 2010

Wednesday Whip It!

  This week’s Wednesday Whip it includes: make posters for craft boutique on Friday/Sat make goodies to sell- including carmel apples, pumpkin rolls, walnut slices, and […]
October 20, 2010

Awesome free deal!

I’m not afraid of admitting that I’m totally motivated by free stuff and gifts!  So I’ve been holding onto a coupon for a month or so […]