Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Crockpot-Mississippi Roast

I love a good crockpot recipe and I love a good roast...but my husband is not a fan of roast! #what His mother cooked way to many when he was young and they always had over cooked carrots and potatoes! HA I like over cooked carrots and potatoes but him not so much! So if I cook a roast I don't put the veggies in it and he will actually eat it! I've tried a few and have a couple of favorites but this was a favorite in our house last night! it's easy, simple and don't heat up your kitchen!


Mississippi Roast
1- package dry ranch
1- package Au jus gravy
1- Stick real butter
1-Roast (mine was 2lbs)
1- jar Peperoncini

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I added it all to the crockpot before I left for work and set it for 8 hours on low


Came home, cooked two quick sides and dinner was done! We had broccoli and cheese and sauteed squash and zucchini


Scott thought it would have been great on a bun and yes it would have been.....but if you follow me on IG you know I've been trying low carb and its a daily struggle! LOL I do good for 3 or 4 days and well bad for 3 or 4 days! but I'm trying. baby-steps right?

Linking up today with Heather and Johannah 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday Talk-Life Lately

Is it me or has summer been flying by? I mean June is gone and in a blur I might add, July is half over too! it's crazy, we've been trying to make the most of summer and survive this Texas Heat it's calling for 100+ for the end of this week and all next week! Summer is in full force here!

Here is a glimpse at life lately! Enjoy!
Summer storms have been in full force uptill this week, it's been a good hay season and garden season so far. I'm sure that will change this month, there is no rain in sight!

I'm in love with my metal cactus!

We have 2 new family members! Bell and Soul
 

lots of family game nights!

the goat herd! LOL


I was way too excited to be going to Wal-Mart solo! I hate the grocery store but Starbucks made it better!! #momlife
rock stuff outside in our PJ's

shenanigan's while out to eat, the things you find in mom's purse!

Weekend Road trips!
 

Beer tastings! and Brewery's!

Arena lights!
  
trying to stay cool!



Have a great Tuesday Friends!
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Currently - July

Joining the fun ladies Anne and Stephanie for the Currently link-up. July is here and it's in full swing. I still can't believe June is over! Poor kids school will start back before we know it! Hope you all had a great 4th of July! We did with family and friends!















Documenting- all the relaxing days of summer. We are taking it easy and enjoying the little things. kids grow so fast and I don't like it! I don't miss them being really little but  I miss them being young! Camyn is 11 and well 11 is hard! it's a challenge most days but to watch him grow and mature is such a blessing I do love watching him grow into a young man.  


Accomplishing- absolutely nothing! I've some stuff on my to-do list but none of that is happening yet! LOL


Enjoying- the Texas weather, we have had some HOT days but we've had rain and some not so hot days, for June and July in Texas is hasn't been bad yet....but I know it's coming!!
we are enjoying lots of fresh produce too! Scott's garden is doing great with the weather and rain so it's tomatoes, squash, cucumbers with almost every meal.
 



Reading- I finished The Castaways by  Elin-Hilderbrand it was really good and once I picked it up it was hard to put down.
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I'm also trying to finish Beach Town by Mary-Kay-Andrews it was a little slow getting started but I'm enjoying now.
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Spending - No enough time on me. I'm really needing a girls night out with my friends or maybe even a night at home with no kids! I love my babies but sometimes Momma needs a time-out!! I rush home in the evenings because I feel bad working all the time and try to spend as much time with the kids as I can but hell sometimes I need me time! Summer isn't always the time for ME Time either.



Linking up today too with some fun Texas ladies for Royal Waiting. check-out the links below and join in on the fun! Shelly , Holly and Katy



 
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday Talk-July Goals






Happy Forth of JULY!!!
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It's that time of month- Planning my July Goals and seeing was I accomplished for June.




JUNE GOALS
1. Blog a few times a week-  yes I've been back and doing pretty good.

2. Read 2 or 3 books- I'm trying to finish my second book

3. Meal Plan- yes and no, I did go to the grocery store! HA baby steps!

4. Enjoy evening at home with the family- yes we've unplugged and had some fun.

5. Canning- yes- squash pickles, jalapeno jelly and banana peppers. the jelly didn't set tho! :(


 
JULY GOALS




1. Read 2 or 3 books, since I didn't manage to get 2 read in June, I thought I might as well add this back for July.
2. Don't be a butt head wife! I really need to work on this, I'm a bitch...I know I'm a bitch but I really need to work on this after reading Shelly's post on this from Her view from Home I need to try harder and let the little things go, I'm going to work on my attitude towards my husband in July!
3. Cook at home more- we do pretty good on this but still need to work on it.
4. Focus on low carb- this goes with #3, if you've been around here long you know I've been working in low carb/keto for awhile well it's hard! give me all the carbs!!
5. Read with Emma at night- my kids stay with my MIL during the day and she works with Emma but I need to also.
6. Start buying school supplies- need I say more!
7. Clean out the kids closets and dressers-it's crazy how much they have grown and they have way to much stuff!
8. think about a yard sale! I hate to even think about this.....I'd rather donate it all but Scott has other plans.




July is going to be a good month!! Summer is 1/2 way over and we're going to make the best of it!!
Enjoy your 4th of July with you friends and family!!

Susan 













linking up today for the first time with Beth and Jessica join in for Tuesday talk

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Blended Blog-ask






1. Favorite Animal? Dog
2. Wine or Beer? sweet red wine, good Beer and even Whiskey!
3. Socks of or on while sleeping? off
4. One piece or two piece swimsuit? normally a 1 piece but I wear board shorts with it and sometimes a tank top.
5. Cooking at home or eating out? Both, I cook mostly but we eat out to much too!
6. Pepsi or Coke- Coke with whiskey otherwise Dr. Pepper!
7. Regular or Electric toothbrush- Regular
8. Candy or Chocolate- all the CHOCOLATE!!
9.  Coffee or Tea- COFFEE
10. Music or talk radio- music mostly country but I listen to it all depends on my mood.
11. Chick Flick, Action Movie or Documentary? Chick Flick- 100%
12. Regular or Mechanical Pencil- Regular and a pencil sharpener
13. Swimming or laying out- laying out while I float!
14. Dog or Cat? Dog
15.What do you drive? SUV, Van or Sedan?- Dodge Journey normally but a Chevy 4x4 Diesel on weekends.
16. Early Bird catch the worm or night owl? neither really up early most days but in bed by 10:00/10:30.
17. If you could eat only one for the rest of year life, what would it be? taco's or chips and salsa
18. While sleeping-phone in room by your side or phone in another room? - Plug in beside the bed
19. Singing in the shower? No, I only sing when the music is really loud in car!
20. Oreo Cookies-eat whole, take apart and/or dunk? - whole and dunk





linking up with the fun ladies at The Blended Blog today for some get to know you love! Check it out and join in on the fun!!

Hello Monday



Linking up today with Johannah and Heather for Hello Monday! How is it already July? I mean seriously June flew by for us!
Our weekend was slow paced and relaxing! We did get some rain on Saturday that dropped these Texas temps into the high 60's  so we spent the afternoon outside but Sunday it was back up to high 90's with lots of humidity! So inside play it was!


Friday I spent the afternoon in the pool with the kids and nothing is relaxing when you swim with my kids...I took a book and planned on floating...nope!
 
Friday night, we grilled nachos and watched a movie.

Saturday we got up and went to the Library and then we headed to my moms for the night!

my co-pilot slept the whole way!! LOL him and Emma both! HA

After we got to moms we ran into town for some shopping and little miss Emma pulled at tooth in World Market!


 My mom and stepdad! We love them so! Willie and Baxter too!
 We took the ranger out to the woods and Kenny let me drive...Camyn wasn't happy!


Sunday was a bunch of reading and relaxing it was to HOT to do much!


Have a great week!
Susan 
 






Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Favorites


How is June over? I mean really.......tomorrow is July 1st.....this is crazy to me! June flew by and Summer is in full swing, work is wild, and Texas heat hasn't actually hit yet we've only hit the 100's a few times in June. LOL #itsthelittlethings

We didn't do much this week, I only cooked once, it's been a sandwich/cereal kinda week for dinner!! LOL

Let's get to my favorites from the week!




ONE:
Gouda cheese! OMYGOODNESS, I love Gouda but don't buy it much, well look how Sargento started selling it! I bought this to keep at work for snacks and well let's just say the bag only lasted 2 days! HAHA

TWO:
I'm not one to branch out at Starbucks, but since I'm trying low carb/high fat I've avoiding Starbucks, I saw someone on Instagram post this and so i tried it, really good. it'll be a go-to summer drink for sure.
Passion Tea, with Sugar Free vanilla, Heavy cream, no water, no liquid sweetener.

THREE:
Sweet girl lost a tooth! its a first and she was so excited! All her friends lost teeth during the school year and she was so ready to loose one! it happened Sunday afternoon!

FOUR:
All the garden veggies! We or at least some of us in my house are enjoying all the garden fresh vegetables in Scott's garden, we've been eating lots of sandwiches, wraps and salads with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and squash/zucchini. I'm not sure how much longer they will last in when the heat hits but they sure are good right now!


 

FIVE:
Look at the cute pineapple Emma drew me last night! it's going in a frame for sure!
She has been watching YouTube kids on her tablet and she watched a video on how to draw a pineapple, it turned out so cute! She knows I have a love for pineapples and cactus!



Have a great weekend! Follow me on IG I'm a total overgrammer! HAHA
Susan

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