Saturday, April 27, 2013

What Is A Soul Mate?

What Is A Soul Mate?

If you have found a smile
that is the sweetest one you've known,
If you have heard, within a voice,
the echoes of your own,
If you have felt a touch
that stirs the longings of your heart,
And still feel that closeness
in the moments you're apart,
If you have filled with wonder
at the way two lives can blend
To weave a perfect pattern 
that is seamless, end to end,
If you believe some things in life
are simply meant to be,
Then you have found your soul mate,
your heart's own destiny.

(Thank you Pinterest)
You have described Jack and Me


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Harlem Shake

Bridgeport's Harlem Shake is nearing over 1000 hits!   Check it out!

Disney After 50

Disney after 50.   Not bad.  I truly don't know how families do it now days.  306.00 for us both to go to Universal Studios.  (That was with the express pass )
To even take a family of 4....... ouch.
This was on our bucket list and as wonderful as it was.....I think this is our last Disney trip.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our Cabin in the Woods

This is our Cabin in the Woods.....We had it built in 2004.

This is the kitchen

                                                                           Living Room

                                                                           The Loft Bedroom
                                                                      It has a bear/wolf theme

                                                              The small bathroom upstairs which has a fishing theme
                                                            The guest bedroom upstairs
                                                                It has a leaf theme

                                                The downstairs bathroom has a bear theme

                                                       Our master bedroom
                                                   It has an Indian theme

                                                           Our dining room


Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Years Resolution Update

So far on my New Years Resolution....

1.  I have lost weight.  Lost a total of 14 pounds from my highest weight.  Have another 5-10 to go.

2.  Have not saved a ton.  I would say we are about 1500.00 more than where we were.

3.  Boat balance is 6034.00....not doing bad on that.....


Monday, April 8, 2013

Healthy Dinner

Here is Dinner....

 Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs....pineapple, red peppers, onion......

Sauteed Green Beans and Broccoli with garlic

Brown Sugar Roasted Sweet Potatoes!!!  Yum.....


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Garlic Chicken - Pinterest Recipe

Garlic Chicken   -  221.2 Calories

Boneless Chicken Breast

1 Clove of Garlic per piece of chicken

4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Herbs and Spices, as desired

1.  Preheat Oven to 450.  Line baking dish with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.

2.  In small saute' pan, saute' garlic with the oil until tender.

3.  Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.  Add additional herbs and spices as desired. ( I added Paprika and a little Basil.

4.  Place chicken in baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture.

5.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

6.  Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes, or until juices run clear.  Cooking time with depend on the size and thickness of your chicken.  


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Slow Cooker Brown-Sugared Baby Carrots

Anytime I can find a recipe for a side dish in the crock pot, I am a fan.  Not just for at home, but it is great up north when we are at the lake for the day and want things easy to make.


1 Bag (32 oz) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup backed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces ( I would use my spray butter)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1.  Spray 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker with cooking spray.  In slow cooker, place carrots; sprinkle with salt, brown sugar, and butter.

2.  Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours, stirring after 22 hours, or until carrots are desired tenderness.
3.  Spoon carrots into serving bowl; spoon any sauce from slow cooker over carrots.  Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.  Stir before serving .  Sprinkle with parsley.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Basement Completed

Well, after everything.  The painting project in the basement is complete.   We are really happy with how it looks.  It was a fun project.

The exercise room.

The Man Cave
 The Bar


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Own the day....for you....and them.....

So....the day was so-so....or it sucked for you.  Or didn't suck for you, but sucked for your partner....

Make the end of the day or the time that you know you are going to be together, the best part of the day.

Plan a great meal.  A event for the family.  A personal time for you and him.....whatever...give a promise to the person having the worst day....something to look forward to.  It just makes each day amazing!!  You don't watch special times on TV, you make them for yourself!!


Monday, April 1, 2013

I Really Miss Him...

So....It is official...I am pathetic....Jack is in Detroit at the Red Wings Game with Brian.....I had a hard time all day knowing that I would not have the evening with Jack....The bright side of my day was shopping with Chelsea and Dinner with Chelsea and Bob....Thank you guys!!!

How can I miss this man that much......???