Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good-bye to 2009 and Happy New Year

I hope everyone's celebration for ending 2009 is a fun and safe one!  Have a Happy New Year's Eve!

Above pic is me and Bruiser, a Lhasa, the middle pic is of me and Benji, Shih Tzu, and last but not least is our Baby Brewster, a Lhasa. He stands his own before the other two dogs and is Fiesty for a little pup, but soooo much fun!   I found their cute sweaters at Dillards on sale yesterday.  Too Cute!  Enjoy! Sorry, the quality of pixels is not that great. These pics were taken with my Panasonic pocket camera.  I was too lazy to get the Canon 50D!

Friday, December 11, 2009


I totally got my dates mixed up for PW's book signing in Dallas. I thought it was Dec. 7th and it was on Dec. 1st!  I was at the mall shopping all day and took a break to check out my Facebook and there was a message on Pioneer Woman's Facebook about the booksigning.   I booked it home to feed my puppies and thought I was giving myself ample time to get there.  I should have known better......dealing with Dallas Traffic takes me over an hour to get there and the rain did not help.  Our GPS would not work, therefore we went the opposite direction on Preston (or whatever street the Borders was on I have forgotten by now).  I am not familiar with Dallas and do not go there unless it is for the State Fair of Texas.  I am a Fort Worth gal and always will be.  We do not have the traffic Dallas has and that makes me love my hometown even more!

I was so surprised at all the cars and no parking spaces left in the shopping center. Luckily, my husband drove me so he dropped me off at the door and parked way yonder! Rain still coming down!  I ran inside and was surprised again at how many people were there and lines everywhere! I got in line to purchase the book and was handed a silver wrist band.  Found a chair behind the black roped area and got a good view of the Pioneer Woman.  After seeing so many lines and people I knew it would be late in the night before my color would be called.  So, after watching all the other lucky gals meet and talk with PW and her girls I just decided to leave.  I went to the counter and traded my unsigned book for a pre-signed book by PW. 

I was bummed that I did not get to meet her personally, but hey I got some good pictures of her and her girls and I feel like we met somehow someway!  I really wanted one of those cute and so chic T-shirts!  I had no chance of getting one because from reading other blogger's post they ran out.  Maybe, just maybe Ree will read this and send me one!!!

Maybe some day I will be invited over to the Ranch and have an opportunity to meet her and her family!  Just maybe!!  Ree, are you hearing me??

I can hardly wait, well my thighs can wait but I can't to make some of her great recipes which are in her cookbook!  Enjoy the pics and have a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Show us your pets post

Hi!  I am following Kelly's Korner and today's theme is PETS!  Here is a picture of my Lhasa Apso his name is Bruiser.  He is such a good dog and smart too! This is one of my favorite pictures of him. Bruiser was my first puppy and then I could not stand it and had to get another one and another one.  Scroll down below to see their Halloween pictures I promise you will fall in love with all three puppies.  And if you have the time and want to see more cute pics in various outfits check out all the older blog posts. Thanks for checking us out!!!

I also wanted to share a picture of my friend and neighbor's dog. She is a Maltese and her name is Snowflake. So cute and loveable.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween Photos of My Puppies

I thought it would be a good idea to hire a photographer to take a picture of me and my three Puppies.  Well, the Photographer came and he was not as experienced as I thought he appeared to be according to his work I seen at a Pet Store and his business card.  Anyway, to make a long story short he came prepared with his camera equipment and lighting......all which was outdated.  I have a newer camera and a newer external flash, etc.   Anyway, I told him not to bring any props because I had my home decorated already.  Anyway, he brought the noisemakers to get the puppies attention. I still had to calm them down by bribing them with alot of treats and cuddling and coaxing.  Anyway, we got some great shots but I cannot scan them because I do not have a stand alone scanner.  I have an all-in-one printer and the scanner is crappy and the pics come out grainy when scanned.  Anyway, I should have never hired a Photographer as I can do the job myself or could have I just did not want to do it at the time.  Anyway, I wanted to share with you the pics I took of the puppies.  It took about 100 shots but I had fun doing it.  Best time to take pics or videos of your dogs is right after they have been groomed. They are usually so worn out and tired after the grooming is done.

I have the best Photogenic dogs ever, though!  I think so anyway.  Enjoy the pics. I am in search of matching Doggie Christmas Outfits for the Christmas Photo which I am going to set up my camera, remote and tripod and do it myself and save me some $$$$$!

Okay.......I scanned the Photographers pictures on my cheap scanner and they came out grainy looking. 
Until I get a new scanner this is all I have for now. 
These two pics below are the Photographer's Shots.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Here I am in my Snow Bunny Costume! I had a great time handing out candy to all the little munchkins, big kids, and Adults!! I still have a lot of candy left over!!!


Thursday, October 22, 2009


I found this one at World Market and it was on sale for less than $7.00 and it tastes sooooo GOOD!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Hi, it has been awhile since my last post. After being on vacation in Alaska in Sept for two weeks I have been busy trying to decorate and clean house. It is a never ending job but I am so determined to get it all done!!!

Enjoy the pics and Thanks for stopping by once again!!! I need readers!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


It takes a lot of patience and waiting. They fly by soooo fast and who knew their feathers were green? I thought they were little black birds! Today's post is short....lot's to do to get ready for my 14 day land and cruise to Alaska!!!! Getting very excited!! Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009


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Our family has grown by four paws!!! Saturday, we went to N. Arlington to do some shopping and thought we would go into Petland "just to look" around and the moment we walked in we were approached by a sales lady and she quickly told us that she had a Lhasa Apso and a couple of Shih Tzu's. We were curious and asked to see them. Well, the Shih Tzu's were so dang cute but we put them away and played with the Lhasa and fell in love. So we ended up buying him. I love Shih Tzu's but we just bought Benji, our Shih Tzu in May and he is hyper and has a mind of his own and barks like crazy and hates being in his kennel. I cannot complain about Bruiser, our Lhasa (we got him as a puppy also in December) he has grown so much and weighs 19pounds. He is such a good dog!!!! He is getting to where he grunts at the other two if they are in his space. Strange, as he has never done that before. I guess he is showing them who's Boss around here! HA!

When we finally got home we brought our other two puppies, (Bruiser a Lhasa and Benji a Shih Tzu) outside to meet Brewster, our new little Lhasa. He was greeted by the two with lot's of sniffing, licking, and loads of affection. They all get along and play well together for now.

Brewster cried so much the first night home and did not like being in his kennel. After many sightings of poo we noticed he was suffering from a case of Diarrhea. And Monday morning he woke up early squirming and yelping like someone was trying to kill him. We jumped out of bed and got him out of his kennel and were welcomed with the scent of poo and poo all over his body!!!! We took him outside and cleaned him with puppy wipes and then took him a bath. Poor guy, looked like he was saying "get this shit off of me." It's funny when you think about it now but at the time I was gagging and wanting to puke!!!!

He is so adorable and very smart. He can go up and down the stairs already and today he jumped on the gate (which prevents him from going upstairs) and put it at a angle and climbed right over it. I am afraid he will slip through the spindles because he is soooo small.

We took him to the Dr. on Monday and his diarrhea is almost gone. Bruiser, had surgery Monday to remove a Hernia and Benji had surgery yesterday to get nuetered. Talk about EXPENSES!!!!!

And next month we will have to board all three while we go away on our vacation to Alaska!!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


For the last two months we have had many home improvement projects going on. This included painting the inside, adding crown moldings in the rooms which did not have it, weatherproofing doors and windows, added a frame around a window which was an eyesore before, getting a new roof as I blog this, gutters, wind turbines, painting the outside starting this week, etc, etc. My house is looking better each day and I have been working my tail off getting everything back in order and cleaned. I am a clean freak and will not stop until it is done. After all this, I am thinking I might hire a Maid once and for all! I could use a good massage right now and am soooo looking forward to when it is all done!

I do have something to look forward to next month and that is a 12-day vacation to Alaska! We are doing a land/cruise excursion and I am excited. I have a lot to do before then, which includes some shopping and spa time!!! For now enjoy this picture of my updated bathroom which is near my spectacular craft room. No pics to post of it yet as it is a mess and full of papers everywhere!!! My mess of course! I hope to get it in order soon and get back to crafting. My Photography has since taken over! Anyway, as soon as I download other pics of the house I will post. Our home is only four years old but it needed updating which also included hanging drapes, and changing out linens and bathroom rugs, etc. Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

At the Beach Photo Challenge by I Heart Faces

Here is my Great Niece Alexa at the beach in Destin, Florida.
This was her very first time walking on sand and her first visit to the beach.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


It is scorching HOT here in N. Texas and I love it!!!! (sometimes)

What I do love is cooking, therefore I collect COOKBOOKS!!! I just wanted to share some of my favorite cookbooks with you. This past month I have made some good recipes out of the Deen Bros. Cookbook. I just love them and their Mother and once had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Paula Deen at one of her book signings. I got a great picture with her (if I can find it) and she is just as pretty and genuine in person as she is on TV. I just love her and me some BUTTER!!!! LOL!

I also found a super easy recipe for the Perfect Iced Tea! I found it in the FTW Star-Telegram. I made it and it tasted sooooo good and it was PERFECT!!! Recipe to follow.

Anyway, these are not all of my cookbooks I have another two shelves filled to the max on the end of my kitchen Island. I also have soooo many cooking magazines. I love to cook and bake and do not use my cookbooks as often as I should but hey, I try! My husband was real pleased with the last dinners and lunches I made and all the recipes came from some of these cookbooks.

The Salad book pictured is a good book as well and I made a salad and the dressing out of that book. Super Easy! Oh, and did I tell you I am addicted to the Food TV Network and FOOD? I love it all!!!

Enjoy the pics and let me hear from you! Here is the recipe for the tea.

Perfect Iced Tea

8 - single -serving tea bags

8 - cups of boiling water

1/2 to 1 cup of sugar (see note)

Garnish of choice

1. Combine tea bags and water in tempered glass pitcher. Cover and steep for 20 minutes.

2. Add sweetner such as sugar, stevia or honey, stirring well to dissolve. Remove and discard tea bags. Allow tea to cool at room temperature.
Chill and serve over ice.

3. Garnish with lemon, lime or orange slices, or mint leaves.

Side note: I sugguest making extra tea and pour the tea into an ice cube tray and freeze. Use those tea cubes as your ice this way more tea melts in your tea rather than water ice cubes which can water down your tea.

This makes two quarts of Tea.

I made this Tea yesterday and it was the "Perfect" Iced Tea I had ever made in such a long time.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Fridays

I got this button from
Come inside and peek at our Master Bedroom. Enjoy the tour!

I am late in getting this post in. Here are a few pictures of our Master Bedroom. We just got it painted a week ago. In one of the photos you can see my WALL WORDS. I have to put a new wall word up because I was too lazy to peel it off carefully for re-use. I need to hang pictures in our bedroom. I love the new paint.....what a difference a paint color makes. Enjoy the pictures and Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

Some inspiration for Valentines Day