Saturday, June 7, 2014

Homemade Mix

This is a fabulous coating for chicken and pork...and homemade makes it better!


Dozen Club crackers--crushed to fine
2 tsp paprika
3 Tbsp season salt
2 Tbsp flour
Salt and Pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a large closable plastic bag.  Add pieces of rinsed chicken or pork and shake to coat evenly.  This will coat 4-5 pork chops or pieces of chicken.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Frugal Friday

This Frugal Friday is more of a lifestyle hack.  There's a website my son found that really helps use up what you already have in the house!

Head over to:

You'll see a checklist.  Check off everything you have on hand and the website will give you recipes using only the ingredients you already have!

Right now we're on a seriously strict budget making the transition from college to work.  There are bills to catch up on from the college days and the paychecks are just starting from the new job.  This website is handy for stretching those groceries!

Check it out and let me know what you think!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Coming Soon...

Stay tuned for next week...

I'll have a couple of product reviews to share.

I'll update more on my new working life.

I'm working on some new moneymakers...just in time to save up for Christmas!!

And last, but not least, a delicious recipe on Saturday!!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wahoo Wednesday!!!!!!!!

It's Wahoo Wednesday!!

I have so many to shout out this Wednesday I don't even know where to begin!

To my friend, L., I don't know what I would do without your unwavering love and support.  You are my backbone, the earth under my feet, and the wind beneath my wings.  I love you!!

To my son, T., you have made me the proudest mother ever!!  You are a kind, empathetic, honorable young man and my heart overflows with pride and joy!

To T., my better half...You have been so incredibly supportive of my journey, I don't even have words.  You are the reason I cannot wait to get home every day.

The degree I earned belongs to these three just as much as it does to me.  Without all three of them, I would never have made it.  I am a very lucky woman.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Freshman Fifteen

The freshman fifteen...the curse of every college student.  What they don't tell you is that it doesn't just hit the kids...

I didn't start college until age 50.  The last thing I expected was to put on weight!  Now how do I get rid of it????

I barely have my work and sleep schedule figured out...when am I going to fit in a workout?  I know I need to...but I am so tired....

I'm not going to worry about it this week...I'm still trying to get the daily stuff evened out.  Next week, I hope to at least fit in a couple of hours on the recumbent bike.  That way, I can read while I pedal and get two things done at once!

This freshman fifteen has got to go....SOON!!!


Monday, June 2, 2014

What A Week!!

Last week was my first week employed after college!!

I am so fortunate to have found a job right after graduation in my actual field.  I was given a guardian angel as one of my graduation gifts and I'm pretty sure she's on the job!!

I didn't get lost getting to work.  I found the parking lot I'm supposed to use.  I packed my lunch every day and didn't starve all week.

Granted, I was not as organized as I could have been.  Time seemed to run extremely short once I got home in the afternoon so I have more work to do on that.  I've already laid out my clothes for this week so I'm a bit farther ahead of the game than last week.

I am learning so many new things every day.  At this stage of my life, I am incredibly blessed to be learning and growing!

Hang in there with me...I'll be here more often as I get this new life under control!



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