Friday 5

It’s FFRRIIDDAAYYYYY… and Halloween, so 2 thumbs up. Also, once again early release day, umm, 1/2 thumb down. But really , not an entirely bad thing.  The Mr. will be home today, the Biddy Girl will be home today so all good things come to those that live through the week. 😉


A few of my favorite things this week… and boy, dontcha know I have a few. So without further ado…. The Friday 5


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What is it about this song? I love this song!!

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Coffee table redo, tutorial later?

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Meet Anna….

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Woo Hoo… finally a serger! Not to mention classes on Crafty to learn how to use it!

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The Boyz are gonna be “Stick Figures” with the meme faces to match.


And speaking of costumes, they call, (nothing like leaving to the last-minute!) So have a great Halloween…


Till next time, XOXO



High Five for Friday

The Lauren Elizabeth


The Diary of a Real Housewife

A Different Kind of Post



Aren’t we all….


This will be a different post than I started out with.  On my way out of Lowes this morning, a very nice guy let me go first out of the door and said to me, “Boy, you sure look happy.” I smiled at him and told him “thanks”. On the way home I thought to myself, I am happy. Really happy, happier than I’ve been in a long while.

The Mr. and I have had a bit of a rough patch, haha, more than a bit and rough enough that I was making plans…. single, by myself plans. Talk about hard. We have so much history and have been through a few rough patches but we always managed to pull each other out. Sometimes by the skin of our teeth but we’ve muddled through. So I’ve been asking myself, “Are we together out of habit?”  “Afraid to leave our comfort zone?”  “To set in our ways?” “Does he still love me?” “Hell, do I still love him?!” “What about the boys?”  I think that’s why I’ve been so unhappy, the indecision, I hate not knowing. One day it’d be like, I’m so done with this, and I’d be miserable. The next it would be, Ok, I can deal with this, and I’d be fine… Not happy, but fine.

So I guess somewhere along the last few weeks I’ve decided to let it go. Move on… and forgive, if not forget, (but I’m trying). And make some changes, with me, not the Mr. (Because you can’t change them, or “fix” them. That’s on them.) I will try to remember that I do love him.. still. To meet him at the door with a smile, (and make-up) and a kiss. To spend an hour a day… just hanging. To laugh with him, about whatever. To remember the boy I married has turned into the man I depend on. To remind him that he can depend on me. To remember to hold hands.

Now I’m feeling more settled in my mind and heart for that matter. Which in turn makes me happy.  Besides I’ve remembered something about myself…. I’m a strong, independent, able to take care of myself, woman. Which makes me happier… and that, Ladies and Gentlemen will spill over to the rest.


Till next time… XOXO



Just Another Manic Monday

And if you sang it, I’m impressed! But true statement around here, of course I overslept this morning…. The J-Boy is really learning how to sleep! Yay, that’s cause for celebration, way better than the 4:30 or so that he used to get up at. It’s only taken 2 years to break that habit. Now if I could get him and Nicky Baby to be quiet for a few minutes in the morning, they both wake up yapping…. Eazy E like me is NOT a morning person we have a silent agreement not to speak to each other, until we’re getting ready to hit the bus stop. 😉 I don’t know how middle school is gonna go, he’s gonna have to get up much earlier, poor baby!


On the upside this was a very productive weekend, another pick-up load of mulch down, and the last part of the yard is cleaned up and looks much better. I sat down with my tablet and a few videos to learn my serger. Re-did the front door wreath for fall. The camper is moved out of the driveway and put away for the winter, all that’s needed for that is a cover. J-boy’s closet is all cleaned up and his summer clothes are mostly put up. Discovered Nicky-baby has 2 long sleeve shirts, (I foresee a shopping trip in my near future.)

And best of all… My Mom and Dad will be here today. That way when the Bug calls and says the baby is on the way, I can just leave. I have the best parents, they volunteered to run herd on the boy for 2 weeks, so I can help the Bug with her little critter, when she decides to make an appearance.


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Much, Mulch better

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All tucked away for the winter

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From this



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To that













This week will be packed with dentist appointments Eazy E had 6 cavities, Nicky Baby had 1, and the J-Boy has an appointment for a check up, fun in the sun! And hopefully a baby this week!! I hope, I hope.


Till next time, XOXO




Friday at long last, Time for the Friday 5! Let’s see, nothing special about this week at all, which in all reality it great! No surprises, smooth sailing all around. Yah!


My new favorite way to drink coffee! For the cost of one fancy coffee at Starbuck’s


The Bug is STILL pregnant… so now it’s a waiting game. (Cause it wasn’t before, 😉 )


Reagan quilt is now done, and spelled right!


Can you think of a better thought?


Ok, so it’s the top 4, told ya it’s been a quite week… Till next time… XOXO


Linking up with:

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Lasagna Roll Ups

I noticed I haven’t done any recipes for a while… a really long while. So here is a fancy way to make Lasagna and sneak in some spinach disguised at something yummy. Looks complicated but it’s really not. Just a bit time consuming.



1.5 lbs hamburger/ Italian sausage

1 jar of favorite spaghetti sauce

1 carton Ricotta Cheese

1\2 carton Mascarpone Cheese

1 cup Mozzarella

1 cup Parmesan

1 cup Romano

1 cup cheddar

1 cup Monterey Jack

(all the cheese should be grated)

1 pkg frozen Spinach (thawed and drained)

About 12 Lasagna Noodles


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees




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Brown the hamburger/sausage. Mix with spaghetti sauce Dump in the bottom of a 9×12 pan

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Cook Lasagna noodles till just tender (a splash of olive oil will keep them from sticking)

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Grate all the cheeses into a large bowl

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Add Ricotta ,Mascarpone and Spinach

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Mix well

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Drain Noodles, Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process

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Leave noodles in cold water to avoid them sticking together

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Lay one noddle out flat

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Grab a handful of cheese mixture and press onto noodle

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to about 1/4 inch from one end

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Start at the end with no cheese… Roll

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Keep rolling

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All rolled up

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Cut in  half

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A serrated knife works best

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Place cut side down in sauce

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You should be able to fit 4 halves across the pan

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See… pretty

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Sprinkle with Parmesan, Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until cheese is all melted.


Done! Serve with a green salad and garlic bread… I never have leftovers with this dish. And I think it’s pretty enough for company.


Till next time…XOXO