Monday, March 7, 2011

Cajun Bean Soup

1 turkey smoked sausage ($2.50)
1 1 lb. Bag cajun 16 bean mix ($1.69)
7 cups water
1/2 bag kroger frozen green peppers ($.88 bag {.44 cost})
1/2 bag kroger mirapoix mix (same as above)
Blackened seasoning
Beef bouillion
1/2 lg onion ($.89)

Soak beans in water overnight
Dice onion
Dice sausage

Drain water and put beans in soup pot. Add water. Add cajun seasoning packet. Low heat for 2 hours, until beans get close to tender. Add remaining ingredients and boil rapidly for 30 minutes until beans and vegetables are cooked through.

Makes 8 servings. Cost per serving: $.75!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What happened to December?

It seems like December had me on quite the runaround! Well, on to more crafty/inspiring/fun things in 2011! Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I AM the Crazy List Lady

Obsess over
Like lists. A lot. Excel is my dream come true. They make me happy in a deep and fulfilling way.

My husband can attest to this fact, lists litter our home. I have to-do lists, packing lists, menu lists, shopping lists, grocery lists… if it is a list, well, it probably lives here.

My husband likes lists too. Not as much as I do, but I think he takes pride in my list-loving self. We rarely forget anything when we are on a trip. Wha-cha, see it has its purposes!!!

So today, I am giving you my packing lists, so you too may never forget anything at home. If you are as anal as I am, you will end up taking your list with you to repack and make sure everything comes home with you as well.

Kudos to our list making selves!!!

I am giving these to you in JPG form, but if for any reason you have issues saving them, I would be happy to email you a PDF, just let me know!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

My living room!

So I said I would be using this blog to show you all that I am changing to make my house cozy, chic, and homey. To appreciate what it will become, you have to see how it is in the beginning. A relatively blank canvas! Always feel free to throw out an idea or two!!!

There is only one other angle view, and I can't find a picture to put up of it! I guess that will come sooner or later.
Have a lovely evening.

A Handmade Christmas!

As you will soon see, or if you know me IRL, you know my husband and I are HUGE Ana White fans. She blogs about furniture design and how you can do it yourself! Go check her out! You will soon see her beautiful farmhouse table design in our kitchen, and other pieces of hers sprinkled through our home.
Well, she is hosting a handmade Christmas, and inviting people to post their own tutorials, and letting the rest of us use them to make handmade Christmas presents. How cool is that? I knew I loved her! Check back often for new ideas!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


I just need to tell you. this machine is amazing. Like, wow, amazing.

I have entered a contest to win it, and boy oh boy would I like to!!!! Head over to silhouette's site and see what all you can do with it, and then visit CCM to try and win one!

The photo is taken from silhouette's site... can you believe what this baby can do?!?!?

Friday, April 17, 2009

About this blog!

I am going to blog about the transformation of my home, the growth of my kids, saving money, and all kinds of fun crafty-buildy-bloggy things!!!

The blogs on the left are the ones I enjoy reading and who inspired me to blog here!