Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope  you all enjoyed time with family and friends.

I continuously prayed for the families of those sweet children and teachers from Connecticut that were able to spends this Christmas with the birthday boy Himself in heaven. 

May the Lord continue to comfort those families.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Hair Appliance Organization

I thought I was rather clever the other night. I decided to organize my "hair appliances".  Honestly, now I think this was rather brilliant!  I even use it when my appliances are heating up or preheating!  I purchased the hanger at the dollar tree so this sanity saver cost me a whopping $1.00!

Forgive the low quality photo and drawer ajar... I just had to share!!


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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Rescue Horses

My sister, Debbie, rescues unwanted and neglected horses at Rescue Riders in Malabar, Florida.
What funds she needs to support this she raises through riding lessons and selling her handmade crafts. The necessary funds come out of her grocery budget. If you are interested in horse lessons, if you would like to donate to the care of horses, adopt a horse, sponsor a horse or purchase some of her lovingly hand crafted items please give her a call and also check out her website: http://www.rescueriders.net/ or her blog at http://rescueriders.wordpress.com/




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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kiki's First Fish


While we were camping Kiki decided she would fish.  
We had no poles. She didn't care. She found a stringer and a hook and put on a piece of leftover sausage. Low and behold after about two minutes, SHE HAD A FISH!!!

She asked for a fishing pole for Christmas.


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Monday, June 25, 2012

S'mores!!

We took five of the kids camping a couple weekends ago. I guess they got the s'more bug!  Miranda made these one day while I was at work.  She wanted my to post them here on the blog.  
I must say they were delish! (Shhhh, I ate three of them!  Don't tell please!)



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Monday, April 30, 2012

Kiera is Engaged

Kiki told me a story tonight: 

When she was on the school bus today a boy asked her "Will you marry me?" Kiki being in kindergarten told the boy, "no".

She then told me, "But mommy, he is handsome." (Mommy and Miranda both say awe..... Now your turn.)


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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Relay for Life 2012

It is Relay Time!!!

Our local Relay for Life is on Friday.  I will be a part of the Survivor Lap of course.  Here is last year's Relay here in our county.  Can you find me?

Last Friday we stopped in at the Survivor's Dinner and had our photo taken.  I wasn't able to stick around for the entire event because my sister was visiting from Florida and this was her last night here.

I am honored to be a survivor and wear my survivor shirt with pride.

If you haven't made a donation to Relay this year, please do so, just click here...


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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Five Year Old Daughter and Her Children are Moving In

We will be going to the Dollar Tree this evening after picking up all the bigger kids from track practice and drama practice today. Kiki is armed with her bag of money (2.60) saved from discoveries around the house and her first youth fairy visit.

While we drive to the Junior High:

Kiki: Maybe I should save all this money do I can buy a house.

Me: Houses cost ALOT of money honey. More than you can count.

Kiki:  Oh

Later, Kiki: Mommy, when I am a mom I am going to live with you.

Me: Why? So I can help with the kids?

Kiki:  no.

Me: Because you love me so much?

Kiki:  No.

Me:  Then why Kiki?

Kiki:  Because I don't have enough money to buy a house.

Love her!


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Funny commercial!

Have you seen this commercial yet?  Too funny!  Love it, well done Mentos.

Watch "Mentos UP2U Gum Commercial - Tiger" on YouTube

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chickpea Heaven

I have been on a healthy food quest.  I have made some chickpeas but I am eagerly awaiting making these recipes I "pinned" on Pinterest.  Don't these look like delicious snacks?


Easy Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chick Peas


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Healthy Freshness






Now there, isn't you mouth watering for some good, fresh, raw, (healthy) food?

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Spinach Goodness

I adore spinach!  Just call me Popette! 
I have been on my Green Monster Smoothie kick lately and just fell awful if I skip one.
Unfortunately I ran out of Spinach last week and now my digestive system is still totally out of whack.  So... I went to Sam's Club and STOCKED UP!!

Thus, LINKY TIME to more great Spinach Recipes!


A delicious Strawberry, Asparagus and Spinach Salad.

Spinach and Strawberry Salad via bean town baker





Chicken and spinach patties

Chicken and spinach patties via Juls' Kitchen



The surprisingly tasty combination of Roquefort and Spinach in a Quiche.




Gotta love guilt-free snacking!! Oven-baked spinach chips...


Oven-Baked Spinach Chips via the food faffer

Enjoy.  Aren't these great food blogs?

What is you favorite way to eat this miracle food?

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Paper golf phase 2

Nathan expanded his paper golf course!


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Kitchen Aid Breast Cancer Awareness Goodies

A friends at work have me an awesome Anniversary present today!  Looky!


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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Paper Golf Anyone?

Nathan, my little brilliant 12 year old, apparently was bored after he completed the mock testing at school yesterday. He created this elaborate paper ball golf course. The double with the ramp and chute certainly would be a challenge.


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Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Harris Family Fire

My dear friend LaDonna and her family of (almost) nine lost their home on Tuesday, February 2012 to a fire.  Everyone escaped unharmed, praise the Lord! Even the dog. However, they have lost absolutely all of their possessions.  They are in Canada so it is difficult for some of her friends and family to keep abreast of the news and needs of the family.  There is now a website that we will try to keep updated with the latest news, needs and contact information for donations.  Please stop by Harris Family Support and let us know you are praying for them, send a word of encouragement or a donation. 




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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Terrific 100 Calorie Snacks

I am keeping an eye on my calorie intake.  My doctor recently cut my Synthroid  down (I have no thyroid) and I feel like I am ballooning up like a baboon!  Check out these terrific snacks for just 100 calories or less!!


Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Mmmm but I will roll them in some toasted pecans instead of the coconut.

Pistachios. Snack on 20 pistachios.  Don't let the high fat content scare you.  It's "good fat" and most of the fat is unsaturated.  They are high in protein and fiber with lots of vitamins and nutrients. 



Guacamole-Stuffed Eggs

What a great change from ordinary deviled eggs.

Source: Eating Well

These look very refreshing.

Now then!  Don't all theses snack looks terrific?  There is no excuse then is there?

What is you favorite low calorie snack?


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Monday, January 23, 2012

Should I Read my Oncology Report?

Today marks the day, six years ago that I had my breast cancer surgery while I was 29 weeks pregnant with Kiera.  I understand that the walk I have been on throughout my life contributes to who I have become.  However, I am tired of it.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be a survivor, a lot of other men and women do not get the same conclusion to their cancer fight.  I started this blog in hopes of continuing to help others going through the same fight be encouraged and have faith that there certainly can be a wonderful outcome.  But, honestly, I am kinda tired of thinking about cancer.


At work last week a customer and I talked at great length about it.  She had the same exact cancer and diagnosis as I did. I enjoy that. I do.


I was chatting with a group of friends on Facebook about my urge to read the Oncology reports I never could get myself to read all the way through. The last time I tried I got three paragraphs into the first page and read "extremely high chance of disease recurrence" I was in tears for days.  I mentioned to my friends that maybe I should read them through because maybe the doctor changed him mind later on.  A Sweet friend replied. "Maybe GOD changed his mind! You are here with us, you are healthy! Why get all depressed because of what someone said 6 years ago!?!" and another great friend said "Will reading this enrich (my) life in some way? Do (I) feel like there is some need behind reading it? Is there a reason it would be worth."  Another suggested I "make (myself) a cake and celebrate!" another "agree(d). Live life to the fullest."


Don't I have marvelous friends???  I do. I know I do.  No looking back, move onward. Enjoy life to it's fullest. I heard that 90% of what we worry about never happens anyhow! 


ps... I love you ladies!

 <3 Tammy
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cupcake Heaven!!

Cupcake Heaven, Here ya go.  Cupcakes are the perfect choice for satisfying that sweet tooth and maintaining some form of portion control!  Check out these great delights and stop by their blogs to check out these master bakers' talents.

DIY: cupcake in a jar from Cakies

(I LOOOOVE these!!!)



white wedding cake cupcakes from recipe Girl

(A souped up cake mix recipe!)




 Perfectly Chocolate Cupcakes from Glorious Treats
(Great Blog, btw)

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Friday, January 20, 2012

More Valentine's Day Treats and Crafts

Need some more great treats for Valentine's Day?

Pink Lemonade Pie from The Prepared Pantry





Valentine Wreath from Simply Crafty



Yarn Hearts from Family Chic


Plantable Valentines from Positively Splendid

I still cannot believe the creativity some people possess! These people simply amaze me.


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