Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Easy Oatmeal Bake

Here is another TO PIN! 
I have already made this twice!  The first time I didn't add the bananas and just used blueberries and strawberries.  I also didn't have milk chocolate chips so I just used my semi-sweet ones and it turned out fine.  Then I ate it all week long for breakfast and snacks!!!!
I just made this again over the weekend to eat this week for breakfast because I had everything at home again.  This second time I made it I only had strawberries - so I added white chocolate chips!  Probably not really the right substitue for fruit but it sure is good!!!!
Next time I make it I am going to get some milk chocolate chips and see the difference in the recipe that way.

Monday, February 18, 2013

To Pin or Not to Pin?!

We all use Pinterest right?!  If not you have to check it out!  Click here!
So you pin away and then wonder does that work, is that really any good, and so on!
So I figure I could share the "pins" I've tried and let you know whether they work or  not! 
My first on is an Easy Banana Bread - click HERE to see it on my pinterest page.
This is AMAZING!!!!!!  I LOVE banana bread but am always intimidated to make it!  Well here is my solution - a yellow cake mix a few bananas and 2 eggs.  It does not get much easier than that.
See I did it:
I used 2 regular sized bread pans and that seemed to work well.  I let them cool then sliced the bread.  It is SO good!!!  Go ahead and PIN this one for usre!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Every once in awhile we all feel it right?  
We know we shouldn't, we know we don't like it but it creeps in and there it is - jealousy! 

 I heard someone say one time or read it in a book (wish I remembered where) that jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings and not your own! 
 I think this is one of the best things I have ever learned!  
Now whenever I feel a little bit of jealousy creeping up on me - I repeat this to myself a few times and then start to count my own blessings....what a difference that can make for you soul!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Making A Difference

I want to make a difference do you?!

We don't always know how - but we need to at least try!!!  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Adventures In Country Living

So over the spring/summer we raised some pheasants and now that it's gotten so cold out - seriously it was -13 and the windchill is like -40 we decided we should throw out some corn for them.  My BIL was able to get us some free corn which was great.   So the other day I put out corn in 3 different locations - two of which I can see from my kitchen.  The other day I was leaving and look over to the spot and see a big black spot - as I approach it it slowly slithers - yup the only way I can describe it slithers away.

Can you see that blackish brown thing over there on the edge of the weeds?  

The conclusion its from it's pointy nose long nasty tail and hairy body is that its a possum!  Who knew that they were around.

Then yesterday a HUGE red squirrel shows up and that thing keeps coming back!  I have to admit every so often I show it to my dog and let her chase him - mainly for our entertainment!  

So I tried to be nice and feed pheasants but apparently am feeding possums and squirrels instead!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Amazing Story

This is one beautiful story. This honestly gave me goose bumps! Take the time to watch this!