Showing posts from January 17, 2016

Friday Five: Pillow Fights, Cosplays, and Homework

It's Friday and I am linking up with my bestie Emmy for her Friday Five!
1.  Speaking of my bestie, I got to see her for the first time in months....MONTHS! I don't know how long it had been. Our kids were very excited to see each other. And then they played Minecraft. They still had fun.
2.  I made two new recipes this week. I am surprised my family didn't fall down dead. They are very conditioned. One is the loaded baked potato its good! The other is the poverty meal. Cheap, easy and tasty!

3.  I am going to create a space in my room for a desk. There is mountain of clutter. I may or may not post the clutter, but when the finished product is finally there I will definitely post that! 

4.  If I had magical know like Samantha from Bewitched...I would not be nice like her. I would be more like her mother...Endora. It's why I cannot have power. 

5.  Have you ever had an unidentified craving and you just looked at the food in your house and thought, no this is not…

I Do Not Diet

I am not on a diet. I do not buy prepared meals and fix separate meals for my family. Who does that? I do not have that kind of time! Besides, I can imagine those packaged deals do not taste all that good anyway. I do have prepared foods in a sense. I make big batches of soup that are healthy and friendly to the way I eat then I preserve them into mason jars and poof! Soup for days. You can do the same with salads.

I am sure you have seen these. I do not put my salad dressing in the bottom but you can. Salad dressing, meats, cheeses, veggies, and greens. Seal it and these will last 7-10 days. As for salad dressings I choose Walden Farms available at most grocery stores.  No calories and gluten free. It is thick and tasty. 
This week, I lost 1.8 pounds. My body gave big, Sometimes it does. I have officially recovered the Christmas damage, which wasn't terrible. I allowed myself to gain because I wanted the goodies. I didn't gain terribly and I wasn't out of control. W…

The Pathway to College: BYU

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     Ever since I can remember I have been planning and dreaming of the day my children will go to college. I even told them as they progressed in school how important this stage of their education in life would be. Inside two things plagued my mind deeply: I did not go to college myself and how on earth would I ever fund three children through college?
     A little over three years I made a decision that would forever change my life and emphasize my point evermore the importance of furthering your education beyond high school: I started going to college online. Technology has allowed us the fantastic opportunity to learn anywhere in the world. School is now at our very fingertips! Still the aspect of college tuition times three weighed heavily on my mind. There are many options with scholarships, federal aid, grants and so on and they could always attend a state college making it cost less. As my oldest moved through high school and talks of colleges and applying starte…

For The Butthurt

For all those wounded and sadly butthurt individuals out there who are so deeply offended by the air they breathe, the steps you took which were not in tandem with their own, or maybe they were. It just depends on the day! No matter, you all know who I am talking about! Those people who find offense at the slightest and most ridiculous things on the planet! The Starbucks Red Cup! Why was that even a thing??? What offends today, will be forgotten...wait...I forgot what offended me! I am so offended by...hold on I will think of something. Yes, that is what people gripe about. Nothing. And it is really pathetic. So here for all those butthurt people is the form for all things that may and will offend them, there is even a spot if this post offends, but be warned that if you use it, that I will be likewise obligated to use it because I will have also been butthurt by you saying that I offended you in some way. Confused? Offended? Don't worry, the form is here.

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