Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Roots Are Showing

Yes, I'm aware that I just posted about diets for the New Year and I'm also fully aware that I need to lose (cough, cough) about 100 pounds.  But did that stop me from making cheesy turnips?  No.

Did that make me feel a little guilty?  Yes, but only for a minute.  I mean, come on, look at them!

They were so good!!!  Country cooking at its best.  

2 large turnips
deli american cheese slices
salt and pepper to taste

And, in the spirit of all great cooks (like my Grandma Stanton), I didn't measure anything.

Slim-Fast For A New You In The New Year!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Slim-Fast for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


If you are like me, you may have overdone it a little this holiday season.  It's so hard to resist all of the goodies that are placed before you.  I may or may not have eaten 3/4 of a raspberry pie made by my Dad's neighbor... soooo good!  So now, with the new year quickly approaching, you may be regretting the overindulging and wondering what to do about it.  I'm sure if you watch television at all, you've heard of Slim-Fast.  

I'm really excited because they've launched a brand-new convenient bottle.  They are introducing their richest, creamiest, best tasting shakes ever!  The new bottle is designed to go anywhere... from your purse, to your desk, to your gym bag.  One in four people considering losing weight are doing it for a special occasion, such as a reunion, wedding or vacation.  Slim-Fast is making it easier and tastier to wow the crowd you will be a part of.

The new shake has a great new taste!  Losing weight shouldn't mean sacrficing flavor.  The new Slim-
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The new flavors of Slim-Fast shakes are:

*  Creamy Milk Chocolate

*  French Vanilla

*  Rich Chocolate Royale

*  Cappuccino Delight

*  Strawberries N' Cream


The new Slim-Fast shakes are part of the Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan.  The plan gives you quick results, when done correctly.  I have used Slim-Fast products in the past and had great results with them.  Before I married, I used the Slim-Fast plan and exercise to lose fifty pounds.  I went from a size 13 to a size 8, so I know it works!  The Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan includes three snacks,  such as the Slim-Fast 100 calorie snack bars, fruit, nuts or vieggies.  The Slim-Fast 100 calorie snack bars provide a delicious calorie controlled snack to help curb your cravings for sweets between meals.  You should also have two Slim-Fast shakes or meal bars per day.  The shakes and meal bars are delicious and satisfying, providing the balanced nutrition of a meal and up to four hours of hunger control.  The last part of the 3-2-1 plan is one balanced meal.  You should enjoy one balanced meal per day.  Try to fill one-half of your plate with veggies, one quarter with protein and one quarter with whole grains.


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I am so excited to try the new Slim-Fast shakes in the new bottles!  They will be so convenient when I start my new job.  The snack bars will also be easy to slip in my purse for snacks.  I'm off now to Like Slim-Fast on Facebook at  You should too!  Slim-Fast

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hoarders Wannabe?

I have officially been in the new house for a little over one month and have yet to be completely organized.  My friend mentions his opinion that I'm a hoarder every time he comes over and I still haven't put things away.  I deny it vehemently.   So I got busy this afternoon.  I've been sorting, unpacking, pitching and getting stuff ready for Goodwill.  There still may be a problem.  This house only has two small closets and one belongs to Lumpkin.  I can't throw away or give away my craft stuff... I need it!  

This leads to the other items, sentimental things... what do you keep and what do you get rid of?  It's tough.  I try to tell myself that it doesn't matter and that if it were all gone tomorrow, what would I truly miss?  That line of thinking has really been helping me and I've gotten a lot accomplished.  I'm seeing more and more of my bedroom floor every hour!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Perfect Family Pic

My family is a bunch of jokesters!  But, as much fun as we have, I don't think I could talk them into this!

White Trash Family Pic

Friday, December 23, 2011

Cute Christmas Finds On Etsy

It's not too late to visit etsy!  I found this sweet items and there are so many more!  

Thursday, December 22, 2011


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Merry Christmas! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Is It Wrong That I'm Ready For Spring?

I realize that we are just days away from Christmas, but I am longing for Spring.

So... I thought I'd share one of my recent creations.  To me, she speaks of Spring and also longs for adventure like me.

I have no idea what type of flowers these are, but I do so love fresh flowers.  I think I may purchase some as a Christmas gift to me.

You can't have Spring and flowers without a beautiful butterfly!

Two is a great number.  It also happens to be the day of the month my birthday falls on (in the heat of Summer).
What are you dreaming of?

Monday, December 19, 2011

LG DoublePlay Makes A Great Gift!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Christmas is less than one week away!  If you're anything like me, you're STILL not done shopping.  If you are stuck for ideas, I'd like to suggest The LG DoublePlay.  It has so many great features such as dual customizable touch screens.  The main display is 3.5 inches and the sub display is 2.0 inches.  The displays work independently or together.  In addition to the touch screens, it has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and it has Swype for easy text input.  If you are a multi-tasker, you will love that The LG DoublePlay allows users to perform multiple tasks at once.  You can update your Facebook page while surfing the web, texting or checking your email.

Since the features are what sell most phones, let me list even more features that this phone offers.  For me, it's important that my phone have a camera.  You never know when a picture perfect moment is going to happen.  The LG DoublePlay has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recorder - making it so easy to take and share your pictures through messaging, email or Facebook.  An even more important feature to me is the messaging capability.  I text A LOT.  Some days over 100 times.  That can add up over one month.  This device has multiple messaging options.  Those options include Cloud Text and Group Text.  This gives you the ability to send and receive texts from a PC, tablet or create group chats. The LG DoublePlay also features Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and gives you access to Android Market.  The user has the ability to customize with seven home screens and up to nine touch screen shortcuts for one-touch navigation.

So you may be asking yourself, "Where can I find The LG DoublePlay?".  The answer is, this phone is sold exclusively at T-Mobile.  This phone appeals to me because I use my phone frequently for texting.  More so than for email, but I enjoy having that capability.  I also like being able to check my Facebook.  I'm a little addicted.  I think this phone is great because of the multi-tasking capability.

Check out The LG DoublePlay, then come back and leave me your comments.  I'm interested in knowing how many hours you spend texting or on Social Networks using your phone and how your think the LG DoublePlay might change the way you do these things.  

Below is the link.

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An eBay Christmas

I've been a busy little bee the last twelve hours... still lots more to do.  I've been listing some items for sale on eBay.  I'm still unpacking/sorting in the new house and need to make room.  Check out my eBay store!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Oh, Dr. Grumpy... How I Love Thee...

Due to my crazy schedule this week, my planned blog posts are on the back burner.  BUT... had to share this Dr. Grumpy post with you!

Crazy Bear

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Another Cool Christmas Craft!

I saw this at Little Blue Chairs while cruising some of my favorite blogs and absolutely LOVED these trees!  It was my first visit to Laurie's  blog, but she has so many neat ideas! Stop by and visit her!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mmmmm... Nestle' Crunch!

Not getting paid in any way, shape or form for this post!

I just love me some chocolate goodness!  

Check out the contest on facebook.  I gotta have that little monkey clock!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Contest At Purex

You may see me blog from time to time about Purex.  As a Purex Insider, I have access to information about new products and contests offered by Purex before the general public.  Currently, they have a contest going on and 20,000 lucky people will win a 1 year subscription to Better Homes and Garden magazine!

  Head over to Purex today for your chance to win!

Gotta Love An Easy Craft

I'm not going with my original post because I found this posting today and I'm in LOVE with this star!  I love an easy craft, but only if the finished product looks awesome!  I stumbled onto I can't stop crafting and can't wait to make this too-cute star ornament.  These are going to look great on my tree... who knows?  Maybe even Lumpkin will get the crafting bug!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I Miss My Blog Friends!

I've neglected you, my friends.  I miss you terribly!  The dust is finally starting to settle a little in my new home, and I'm longing for the friends that I have here in Blogland.   How are you?  What have you been up to?  I have so much to share with you!  I have some new projects to show you and some new recipes to share.  I have several posts planned for this week.  I hope to see you!