20 April 2014

Happy Easter, my friends!

English: Easter eggs Deutsch: Osterreier im ge...
English: Easter eggs Deutsch: Osterreier im gepflochtenen Osterkorb mit Osterglocke (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A man who was completely innocent offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” -- Mahatma Gandhi

19 April 2014

Misery and Happy aka If This Week Had a Soundtrack

The past week has been an emotional roller-coaster. Real life physical misery, hopelessness, happiness, thankfulness, my week was all over the place. So, here are the songs that would accompany a movie of my week.

Misery - Maroon 5




Fever - Michael Buble




Give Me Novocaine - Green Day




Blessed - Martina McBride




Happy - Pharrell Williams 




The Mission/How Great Thou Art - The Piano Guys 




Best Day of My Life - American Authors 




Brave - Sara Bareilles

 

What was the soundtrack of your week? Would the screenplay be comdey, drama, romance, action, or thriller?

05 April 2014

35 or 15

bedroom wardrobe-shelves
bedroom wardrobe-shelves (Photo credit: Daveybot)
I think something has happened to me. Somehow I have reverted back to being a teenager. At least that's what you would think if you looked in my bedroom. There's even a fuzzy, furry pillow with an owl on it on my bed, along with four pillows. It's not the most adult bedroom ever. The only real giveaway lies in the various medication and supplement bottles on various surfaces. Teenager meets old lady decor!

Pillows are necessary for your head, body, to pile on the other side. There are dirty clothes strewn about here and there. Then the clean ones, but they are actually folded. Okay, most of them are. There's a pile on the side of my bed that's unoccupied. The rest of the clean ones are folded in a basket. The dirty clothes hamper is hidden in the closet and MOST of the dirty stuff makes it in there. Other than socks; I don't know what happens with them. The trash can needs to be emptied and the trash bag next to it needs to do too. Dusting needs to happen. Heck, a lot of tidying needs to happen. It's crowded and chaotic, shoving 15 years of living into one room is difficult. I even have a calendar featuring hot cowboys. This is the only decor outside of my various owls shoved here and there. Books are filling shelves, laid on every horizontal service, and piled high stacked on the floor. Sometimes the bed gets made, sometimes not. It's messy, but for now it's home. It's me.

Is your room all grown up? Are there stray socks on the floor? Or is everything in it's place and your bed all made up?

04 April 2014

Social Media, My Own Personal Time Sucking Vortex

Social Media Landscape
Social Media Landscape (Photo credit: fredcavazza)
Social media is a big deal. As a housewife in a small town it helped me connect with other people wives and mothers who didn't socialize much. Then it helped me find people with similar interests. Before I knew it, the world of Facebook, Twitter, and then Pinterest opened up to me. Now that I'm working I don't get on as often, but I love social media. You can find recipes, connect with grade school classmates, keep up with friends and family all over the world. No wonder there are so many social media junkies!

As helpful as social media is, it can also be a bad thing. Any of the social media platforms I mentioned above can suck me in and the next thing I know, I've lost hours. Losing myself in DIY projects, family updates, and recipes galore is not necessarily bad, but it's very often not the best use of my time. I love the convenience of social media, just not the reminder of my own lack of self discipline. It's something I struggle with. I can have the best of intentions, going to look for one thing and the next thing I know it's hours later. I am terrible!

Does anyone else struggle with the time sucking vortex of social media?

03 April 2014

Cheesecake Pie Recipe

KitchenAid
KitchenAid (Photo credit: Jack Amick)
Looking for a simple and delicious dessert for your Spring time gathers or just something easy to make any meal more special? Try this simple cheesecake pie recipe. It's a snap to put together and is one of my favorite desserts!

1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 - b ounce carton frozen whipped topping
1 - 9 - inch graham cracker pie crust
1 can cherry or blueberry pie filling

Whip cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add in sugar, mixing thoroughly. Blend in sour cream and vanilla extract. Fold in the frozen whipped topping, mixing well. Simply spoon the mixture into the graham cracker crust, cover, and chill at least four hours before serving. Top witht he pie filling if desired.

01 April 2014

Be not a slave of your own past - Quote of the month

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson