Petunia Bloom


Thanksgiving Winter Wonderland November 30, 2008

Filed under: Animals,Nature,Sophie,Travel — 6:18 pm

Friday, after Thanksgiving, this is what I woke up to on the Doll Farm (my parent’s house).  It snowed the perfect amount on the perfect day.  It was absolutely beautiful!

Here is a view of my dad’s farm from our house.

Sophie LOVES the farm.  Did I mention Sophie LOVES the farm???

Sophie was like a flash of lightening!

There are more pictures to come.  I could have dropped the camera and it would have been a good picture….except trying to catch Sophie.  That was quite a challenge.


One of my Crockpot Go-To Recipes November 21, 2008

Filed under: Food,Health,Recipe — 8:00 am

I shared this in Jazzercise tonight, so I thought I would blog about it!  This is the most simple crockpot recipe and it has turned out great time and time again.  Also, it is very healthy.

Place frozen chicken breats in the bottom of a crockpot.  Pour Salsa (diced tomatos for less spicy) over the top, pour a can of rinsed black beans on top and cook on low all day.  Serve with a dollop of sour creme.  Enjoy!


Sophie Picture November 20, 2008

Filed under: Animals,Sophie — 8:00 am

I haven’t posted Sophie pictures in awhile!

This is what Sophie does if she has done something bad.  If we get home and she is laying on the floor like this instead of greeting us at the stairs…she has torn up a Kleenex.  She just really can’t help herself when it comes to those Kleenexes.  Poor Sophie…we don’t even have to punish her.  She has a self-punishing command!

On a lighter note….here is Sophie with her hoodie:

She thinks she is really cool….

Actually, she thinks she has a really mean mommy for making her wear this….

It is ok as I long as she is getting her belly rubbed….

And remember…no Kleenexes for Sophie….


Starbucks Sin… November 19, 2008

Filed under: Friends,Health,Holiday — 6:43 pm

Tonight my hubby and I went for a cup of joe at Starbucks.  I thought I would try something new, so I got a Tall Hazelnut Signature Hot Chocolate with a shot of espresso in it.  When I got home I looked up on line the nutritional information:

For my tall drink made with non-fat milk and no whip:

  • Fat:  15
  • Calories:  360
  • Protein:  11
  • Sugar:  46

Oh my gosh!!  How could this have so much fat it?  I can understand the sugar, but 15 grams of fat!!!

I pulled that picture off of  Doesn’t it look pretty?!  Don’t be fooled!!  They are sinful.
Next time, I will stick to my regular:  Caffe Latte (Tall, non-fat, no whip, no foam)

  • Fat:  0
  • Calories:  100
  • Protein:  10
  • Sugar:  14

Coupon Find! November 18, 2008

Filed under: Coupons — 8:00 am

It is a rarity that I find a good coupon or deal on my own, but it happened last week!  I got a Target magazine in the mail.  As I was looking through it, I felt something on the back.  Much to my delight, it was a coupon!!  It was for $10 off $100 purchase.  Because my purchases are usually less that $100, I used a whole bunch of coupons that I had been saving up and bought lots of household items.  All together I used $20 worth of coupons.

If you get a Target Christmas magazine in the mail don’t throw it away!  Get the coupon….and then recycle the magazine!