Wednesday, September 28, 2016

M&M Cookie Bars

I love cookies, Sometimes I do not like to make cookies so today I made cookie bars!!
It takes less time in the kitchen and tastes just as great!!!!
The recipe is simple!
3/4 c white sugar
3/4 c brown sugar 
2 sticks softened butter
combine these three in a mixing bowl and in your stand mixer beat until butter is fluffy
add 2 eggs one at a time
add 1 tbsp vanilla
sift 2 1/4 c self rising flour and add slowly only until incorporated.
add M&M's 
Pour into a 9x13 cake pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Let cool and slice :)
How easy was that??
That are so chewy and tasty you will eat the whole pan!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Baby Beanz~ New baby 2

Oh How I love Babies!!
I am such a baby lover, especially since I am too old to have my own!!!!!
SO now I am going to have a new grand niece or nephew...
And here is the first ultrasound from Katy, my nephew Kyle's girlfriend!!
Katy is 11 weeks and 2 days here in this ultrasound so we do not know the sex yet but I know that we will soon!! I cannot wait!!

Girls Day~ Making ornaments

I always love spending the day with my gramma.
Gramma's are amazing!! They always have the best ideas and they always have the most fun.

This day we made some ornaments out of just flour and water, then we painted and decorated them.
Candie made my granny a snowman
 Here we all are decorating

Look at them santas!!
 Just fun times!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Have you tried the new WYNZYN app???
It is super easy,
Download the app and watch some really short videos and for each one you get an entry into the weekly drawing that is done on Sunday night and Wednesday nights!!
Refer friends for bonus entries and also there are a few surveys!!
There are 162 winners 2 times a week the odds are GREAT!!
I have already won once and my mother in law has won twice!!
Get your phone and download this app!!!
 USE my special code and we both get extra entries!!!

Chocolate Pound Cake

Oh My Gosh... the chocolaty rich sweet taste of this pound cake is worth a million dollars!!!
 look at the chocolate frosting just oooooooozing down the side of this delicious cake!!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature, plus more for greasing the pan
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
5 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Vanilla ice cream,

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10-inch tube pan with butter.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa together. Set aside.
With an electric mixer, cream the 1 cup butter, the shortening and the sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one a time, beating well after each addition. With the motor running, add the flour mixture and the milk alternately, beginning and ending with the flour. Add the vanilla.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the cake; it should come out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Slice the cake and serve topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

1 3/4 sticks butter
4 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, optional

While the cake is baking, make the icing: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the cocoa powder and stir until smooth. Add the milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Stir together. Dump in the pecans and stir until well combined.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Nautical Decor

I am in love with Nautical designs!!
Ever since I started cruising I am looking for ways to make my house look like I am on vacation!!
Hahahahahhaa!! I can only go about 2 times a year so the rest of the year I am dreaming about cruising so I am redecorating my living room!!

I am totally into nautical items right now as I am totally addicted to cruising!! Hahahahhaa
SO I decided that I was going to make my living room look like I was on vacation.... At least when I am not on a ship or on a beach I can at least dream about it from my living room.
This Helm Wheel Ornament is the perfect addition to the things that I already have.

I was surprised that it was not as big as I thought that it was.. When you order make sure you realize that the measurements are in cm.. so it is about 9x9.
It is still adorable!! It is very lightweight and so it makes it easier to hang.
I love the bright colors and the decorations on the wheel are very beachy!!
This looks perfect hanging up with a bunch of other beach or ship type items!!
This would look perfect if you are also doing your bathroom in nautical items.
I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Crock Pot Sloppy Joes

The fall is now upon us!! Now is the time to start making some warm stick to your ribs type of dinners :) This one is a family favorite!!
You can cut this recipe in half for a family of four... I have a family of 8 and there is never any of this left over!!
You could make a whole batch and freeze half!!! That would be perfect for busy nights!!

 Crock pot Sloppy Joes
You can totally cut this recipe in half... I feed a large family!!
5 pounds ground beef
2 large onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves
2 - 8 oz can tomato sauce
2 - 6 oz can tomato paste
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup Soy Sauce
1 jar spicy pickled peppers
hamburger buns
Brown ground beef with onions and garlic cloves. Dump tomato sauce, tomato paste, ketchup, brown sugar and soy sauce into slow cooker. Mix it up. Pour meat mixture in and mix it well. Turn on low and cook 2-4 hours.


1lb ground beef mixed with about 1/2 lb of pork chorizo and 1 cup cooke rice, chopped onion and some cilantro. Cooked meatballs in oven for 30 minutes 350
then 3qts chicken broth, two 15oz cans mexican stewed tomatoes. Added chopped onion, carrots, potato, fresh corn. Boil 15 minutes then add meat balls boil 15 mins. more. Then I added zucchini and cooked another 10 mins. took off the heat, covered and let it sit for 1/2 hour

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Color Changing light bulb

 All I can say is AWESOME!!
I really like this color changing bulb.
At my house I always like to have a colored bulb on the porch for the holidays.. I would buy red for Christmas, Green for St Patty's Day.. Pink for Valentines day.. NOW I dont have to anymore.
This one bulb takes care of every holiday with every color I could ever want!.
This bulb was very easy to install into any light fixture. I tried it in several inside the house and I also tried it outside and it seems to fit into any standard light socket. It is bigger than regular light bulbs so you might not be able to put the cover back onto your light fixture where you have this installed.
This light comes with 9 colors and they lighten and darken. Even the white regular comes in light and dark.
The remote is very easy to use and it also comes with a timer.. You can set it for as little as 1 hour and as long as 24 hours which is great because I would like to have this outside and I can set the timer for dusk and then to dawn so that it is only on when it is dark out side!!
I love how easy this is to install and use and I would love to get a couple more of these for the rest of the house!!
 Look at how cool this new light is!!

I cannot wait until the holidays so that I can use this outside!!!!
Want one of your own? Get yours here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Christmas Light String Houses

I am a Christmas FREAK!! I love everything about Christmas!! I love anything that lights up so these were right up my alley!!!
These lights are 4ft long and there 10 little houses that light up.

When you get these you will have to get 2 AA batteries.
Starting with the end with the batteries start to unwind the cord so that they all loosen up.
Add your batteries and turn on the switch!! There ya go!! These are so easy to turn on. Very easy to hang up and use.

I also like how you can add these to a Christmas Village. It would be very easy to set these on a shelf with some white puffy layers around so that they look like snow. You could add some trees or any type of decoration around them and make the whole thing look like a little village for Christmas!!
If you did not want to use them for Christmas they would be very good to make a country house design if that is how you decorate!!
These would also be very easy to paint if you wanted to make them stand out more!!!!

Want a set for yourself? You can get them here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


I think this one is in my top 5

I can't say this enough. This stuff is a huge bargain. For those stating this stuff smells bad, that's a huge lie. Yes, it has a slight smell, but what product doesn't? I have used This Emu oil for about a week now, and let me tell you, my skin is thanking me. My face is glowing each day. At night, I put this on my face (just a super small dab), and wake up with my skin not looking droopy or dry. I used to wake up looking a mess, and this stuff is wonderful.

For the hair, it's even better. Leaves your hair looking silky smooth. Promotes growth.

For those with pimples and blemishes, this has the ability to help promote quicker healing. I had a blemish the other day, so I put a dab on it, and rubbed it into the blemish. The next day, it was almost completely gone. All there was-was a very slight scab that disappeared the next day.

If you want a bargain for twice the amount other brands charge 12 to 30 bucks for, get this. If you don't like the extremely slight smell (which is hardly noticeable), I recommend you mixing this with your favorite moisturizing creams. It enhances whatever it's mixed with.
  • Emu Oil. No added chemicals or preservatives. Just Pure and Natural Emu Oil.
  • Unsurpassed nourishing benefits: provides radiant youthful and plumper skin.
  • Reduces dryness, redness, marks, itching, and soothes sunburn and promotes hair health and growth.
  • Perfect for aching joints, sprains, burns, sore muscles, wounds and scars

You can get yours here.

Rosehip Oil

Here is another essential oil I am obsessed with.

I thought it would smell like roses but it does not, I am not sure about what it smells like but I am ok with it.
I have never used it before so I needed to look up some uses.....
Here are a couple of things that I found.
1. Dry hair
Make bad hair days a thing of the past by simply warming up some Rosehip oil in a bowl (it shouldn’t be too hot, it should be slightly warm and comfortable to touch), then massage it into your hair and scalp. Leave for about an hour and then wash thoroughly; you’ll be left with soft, revitalized hair.
2. Scar treatment
Use pure Rosehip oil on stretch marks, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, burns and scars; its astringent and skin nourishing properties will help to speed up the healing process, as well as hydrate and moisturize the area.
3. 8. Nourish brittle nails
Rosehip oil can nourish and hydrate your brittle nails, making them stronger and healthier. Just massage your nails every evening during one week with Rosehip oil before going to sleep and see the wonderful difference it makes!

About the Product

  • #1 RATED, PREMIUM GRADE & LIFETIME WARRANTY - GAIA PURITY provides NATURAL, Premium Grade Rosehip Seed Oil that contains no chemicals or pesticides. If you are at any point ever unsatisfied with your purchase we will provide a 100% full refund, guaranteed.
  • DEEP SKIN HYDRATION - Gaia Purity Rosehip Oil soaks deep into dry or damaged skin and does not leave a greasy residue, allowing it to quickly replenish and revitalize your skin to a healthily youthful glow.
  • DIMINISH MARKS - Gaia Purity Rosehip Seed Oil will give your skin a glowing, radiant, and clear complexion as it diminishes old and new acne scars, wrinkles, crow's feet, stretch marks (striae), skin tags, cellulite marks, fine lines, eczema, age spots, and sun spots. Excellent Lipstick Primer, Lip Healer, and Lip Balm as well.
  • ANTI-AGING - Our oil is the perfect anti-aging serum with natural hydration, anti-inflammatory, fatty acids, and anti-oxidant properties known to work quickly to tightening and restore elasticity to lose and sagging skin.
  • SOFT AMAZING SKIN - As it restores and revitalizes moisture levels Gaia Purity's Rose Hip Seed Oil will smooth out and soften your silky skin.

You can get yours here.


So I am now just getting into the essential oils!!

Today I am going to talk about Chamomile!!
Roman chamomile essential oil (Chammaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis) has been used throughout history for multiple purposes. Ancient Romans used the oil for mental clarity and courage during war. And it's said to be nicknamed the "plant's physician", because it supposedly benefitted any nearby plants as well. It's aroma has a fruity-herby scent, some
what sweet, and very calming.

Some uses for this include ...
Bee/Hornet Stings
Apply a single drop topically, or dilute with coconut oil and massage into the area.

May soothe the area and promote healing when gently massaged around the bruise. (Aggressive massage of a bruise can lead to blood clots in your circulatory system - big no-no.)

Inhale directly or through a steam tent. Massage into the reflex points of the feet.

About the Product

  • GET BETTER RESULTS WITH SUN ESSENTIAL OILS - With what we believe to be superior sourced and harvested ingredients, we think you will agree that our oils are by far the most effective on the market - a wonderful smell that can't be beat!
  • SUN PROVIDES THE BEST ESSENTIAL OILS - Yes, it's a matter of opinion, but we believe our oils to be the best and will provide anyone who doesn't feel the same way with an 100% pure, unconditional manufacturer refund, anytime. We think you will feel that you have never smelled an oil this wonderful...and that after you have smelled this oil other brands may have a distinct alcohol or chemical smell with a 'dry' scent and noticeable lack of depth.
  • LOVE THE SMELL AND FEEL GREAT - Fatigue and irritability are often a result of many factors that are difficult to pinpoint.  Clear your mind and relax with the wonderful smell of Chamomile (Roman) (Anthemis nobilis)

You can get yours here.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Bath and Body Works Hand Sanatizer

I am a chronic hand washer. I bet I wash my hands 75 times a day.
I do not know why I now have a OCD about clean hands!! I am so worried about everything I touch!!
Hahahaha!! It is terrible!! But anyways... These Bath and Body works sanitizers are amazing....
I found an assortment of 10 so that you can try A LOT of them before you buy the big ones!!
Look at all them choices!! Whoop Whoop!!!
When I got mine I did not get to pick the 10 that I got and that was fine I really like to be surprised anyway!!!
I am now hooked and I love to go to Bath and Body works and pick out the big ones!!!
If you want these little trial ones you can check them out on Amazon Here.

Bath Bombs

I love to take a bath.. I love to set and relax, I take a bottle of wine and a book, or my MP3 ( I know I am old) and relax where no one can bug me!!!
I like to have bath bombs because they help me relax, the smells are wonderful and the fizziness makes me think about my wine or some Champs!!
About the Product

  • ★ BATH BOMBS GIFT SET ★ A great mixture of fizzy, fragrant and soothing scents for a delightful bath experience - Makes a great gift for mom
  • ★ SIX UNIQUE BATH FIZZIES ★ Lavender, Cucumber Melon, Moonlight Rose, Grapefruit Tangerine, Black Raspberry Vanilla and Cool Water
  • ★ HANDMADE IN THE USA ★ Every bath bomb is individually wrapped to preserve freshness and are organic, vegan, gluten-free and handmade in the USA
  • ★ EXTRA LARGE 4.5 OZ ★ Each aromatherapy bath bomb is 4.5 ounces for a long lasting, fizzy luxury bath experience
  • ★ HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS ★ Our bath bombs contain the finest ingredients including baking soda, citric acid, kosher sea salt, water, shea butter, coconut oil, colorant and fragrance.