Thursday, September 1, 2011

First Day of School

SO the kids went back to school yesterday!! My oldest is in 4th grade, such a big boy now! The girls are in Kindergarten so that is super fun!! Briella did really well and really loves school so much! Kaleigh had a tougher time. She's in all day Kindergarten so the day was pretty long for her and she said she cried all day for me. But she was so excited to go to school today so that's a relief. I'll be added pix of their first day later! This is the first time in 10 years that I have no kids for a few hours. It's pretty weird just me and the doggies LOL. So as soon as I'm done with my breakfast right here I'm gonna go clean like crazy and see how much I can get done before Briella gets off the bus in 3 hours. I'd really like to get a shower in there too :) We'll see. When Briella gets off the bus we'll have lunch and then off to Lowe's. Hubby & I want to repaint the house and add stripes to a big wall. So I want to go get some more paint swatches. Happy Back to School Time everyone!! xoxo LisaMarie

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer is nearing it's End

Gosh this Summer just went by so fast. I feel like we really didn't do much of anything! We never went camping this year, which we do at least twice during the Summertime. Though I am sad to see it go I have to secretly admit I do love Autumn. The crisp air and it's not so hot. I love wearing sweaters and comfy clothes and my fuzzy slippers. My favorite part is the colors of Autumn and all it's Yummy scents. Fall candles are my favorite to buy. Show me anything with the word Pumpkin in it and I'll buy it. I just love scents like Pumpkin, Coffee, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, and Vanilla. Anything that's just warm and cozy smelling. They calm me down and make me feel peaceful. Oh but I hate the days are shorter and it only means snow is around the corner.

Well anyways school is tomorrow, yup that's right tomorrow!! Not too sure if I'm happy or not about it? I mean I'm glad cause it's great for the kids to be on a routine and learning and all that fun stuff. But I sometimes have a hard time in the beginning cause I'm not a morning person. I'd much rather stay up late at night and sleep in. Although who really gets to sleep in with 3 kids?? Not really me. I'm up the latest during the summer maybe 8:30 am. Some days my youngest will climb in bed with me cause she's always woken up early. The other 2 have no problem sleeping in. I'll adjust pretty quickly though. Also I start to go to bed a bit earlier during the school year.

So I'm sad to see Summer go but a bit excited for Fall. All my kids will be in school this year and it's gonna be really weird for me. I plan to get a lot of cleaning done and some projects!!

Happy End of the Summer everyone!!
xoxo LisaMarie

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pumpkin Coffee to stay sane from my Insane day!!

So I've been dying for some Pumpkin coffee lately!! I just love Autumn flavors and scents. Hubby says he thinks Fall is my favorite season but I won't admit it! Well I think he may just be right. I really do love everything about Fall but certainly do hate knowing that Winter is on it way. We get a lot of snow here in New England.

Anyways I've had a hell of a day and needed a Pumpkin coffee. Sure wish my Keurig would just answer my wishes!! LOL I decided to mix cinnamon and ground allspice into my coffee grinds and Profectoooooo I have Pumpkin Spice Coffee right here unStressing very so stressful day. I'm not a huge emotional person, I mean I don't sweat the small stuff in life and I can easily shrug shit off or just not let it bother me cause I know things will work out in the end or it could only be worse!! Well today I'm pretty freaking sure it can't get any worse!! I'm probably the dumbest person I know. So our bank has switched to a new bank and I still am having a hell of a time with the online banking, cause I'm not the brightest crayon in the box..... I double paid a bunch of bills and now I'm pretty damn negative on my account and I'm having one hell of a time getting my money back!! Grrrrrrrr.. it's all my fault too. Poor Hubs gets to work today and has his gas light came on. He works like 35 mins away, so has no clue how he's coming home!! All because I'm an idiot!! Oh and try calling CLP today to tell them u double paid them!! They have like millions of power outages to worry about not my money.....

Ok so enough already! I made my coffee I've cleaned the house, well most of the house!! I cried all my tears out and I'm gonna get through this!! One coffee at a time.

Anyways that's my day I'm pleading insanity for the rest of it and gonna start making some dinner soon and then watching Design Star later with a bit of cuddle time with the hubs. Kiddos are gonna be off to bed early!!

Enjoy your day!!! Lord knows I can't wait for it to end!!

Where in the world is LisaMarie

LOL sorry you guys for being gone for sooooo long!! I've been super busy in the Makeup world and just plan busy in Mommy World!! The kids are off to school on wed. so I'm truly hoping I can get back into the blogging thing! I truly love blogging so much, but it's a bit easier to do the makeup blog then this one. I sometimes have no clue what to blog about! I kinda wanted to start doing Vegan foods but I get harassed about that!! I kinda even stopped talking about what's for dinner on my FB cause people are so open to say whatever they feel. I've been kinda wanting to clean my friends list up over there! I'm a very nice person and I swear like a trucker but let me tell you something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't leave people negative comments ever! If i have nothing Sweet to say to you I'm not gonna say anything at all. I also like to keep my private life pretty private so I guess that's why I've struggled a bit with this blog! What in the world should I blog about??

IDK??????????? still not sure LOL

So Hubby and I watched Julie & Julia ( one of my favorite movies, despite what people say about it).............. So Hubs says I should cook my way through a Vegan Book!! I said " You so understand you'd have to eat my food right??" He said he didn't mind! Well now that can make for an interesting blog!!! The Vegan feeds the carnivore!!!!!!!!!!!!! We can even start a poll on how long Hubs will last LOL. Sorry Love Muffin but I know you'll be crying by day 3. See Hubs is a Mechanic, he's a manly man!! A steak and potatoes man. Very simple you see. He loves to eat and enjoys food just as much as I do!! You know he calls me the Chubbiest Skinny Chic he's ever meant!! LOL But I don't think he's like it very much and I'm not about to eat meat so IDK??? He'd love for me to cook every recipe in that Paula Dean book I'll tell you that much. heheheeeeeeeeeeee

SO the quest continues............... I want to blog other than my Beauty blog but what??

Till then I shall return.....

Maybe I'll just randomly blog about random dumbass shit LOL.... while I get my 3 hour morning break when the kids are in school. Speaking of school. My youngest is going to Kindergarden and OMFG I'm so happy yet I'm so sad. No more babies here :( She's my little tail and she'll be off to AM school. My other daughter stayed back so now I'll have 2 in Kindergarden!! Pretty crazy Huh! They are so cute. Well a couple more days and they are off.

Hope all is well with everyone!! xoxo

Thursday, March 31, 2011

365 Day Photo Challenge {Day 13}

So I'm double posting today! Hubby was home yesterday and I never got a chance to hop on the computer. I was cleaning the girls room and moving stuff around. I want to get it ready for repainting. Anyways I wanted to share a picture of the Springtime Snow!! Blahhhh I want some real Spring. I want to wear my long skirts and flip flops. I think we're getting snow tomorrow! So sick of this weather. It's got me so depressed!

365 Day Photo Challenge {Day 12}

My Favorite Mug. I had this really great Mug I got at T.J. Maxx and it had a picture of a women from about the 40's and a Makeup saying. It had a Lipstick for a Stirrer. OMG my favorite mug in the world. Well one of my kids broke it on me :( I was pretty sad! Hubby fixed it with Gorilla Glue. We we're good till I broke it once again!! Just the handle. So I put it on my dresser with my makeup for looks now. Hubby knew I was kinda sad cause I love coffee mugs. I have a bunch but finding the perfect one is soooo hard. My Starbucks Mug has a wide lip and I feel like my coffe cools off tooo fast! Then one day Hubby brought home this Lovely Mug from Dunkin Donuts!! I love him and the mug :) it's a coffee bean and so cute and I love the lip on it!! Perrrrrfeeeccct!! Sssshhhhhhh don't tell it that there's Starbucks Caramel Coffee inside heheheh.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

365 Days Photo Challenge {day 11}

Took this picture while out driving around. It's just so cool looking. It was built around 1838 and the redid it about 1998. I love how they kept so much of the oldness. Love the colors as while. I love driving around taking pictures.
I hope I didn't resize this tooo small.

Happy Tuesday!!!!
xoxo LisaMarie

P.S yes i did rename my blog once again!! Hehehe!! I don't get around to posting crafts in stuff like I would like. Since it's just odd things about me & my life I decided to change the name. I used to have a blog on xanga that was called Simply LisaMarie. So I used that!! Ya I can't come up with anything cooler...

Monday, March 28, 2011

365 Days Photo Challenge {day 10}

Day 10 is another picture of my Kitty!! I just love my cat so much. He's just so darn cute!!! He's was on the porch looking at my daughter in the window.

Boca Burger

I love the Vegan Boca Burgers. I can use them in pasta recipes or tacos. Anything you want to replace ground meat with. My son actually likes Goulash made with these better than ground beef. Hubby will also it it now!! As long as I don't use those Tofu crumbles again!! LOL

But a delish Burger is just what I needed to Ring in Spring. I can't wait till I can use my grill outside again!!! Happy Spring. This would be great with some Vegan Potato Salad. Which BTW between me and you have become pretty famous with my friends. They all make me make it for parties during the summer!! But I've never told them that it's Vegan!! Hehehehe!!

Here's what I used

Seitan 'meat' Balls

So I have been wanted to make Seitan for awhile. I really didn't know how easy it was!!! My girls love to help me cook so of coarse they helped toooo!! I've made these 3 times already and OMG I'm inLOve!!! really they are amazing!! So going Vegan people have asked me what Meat I miss! Well I always say non!! I was never a big meat eater. But I have to say I used to love making a big pot of homemade sauce and meatballs on a Sunday!! That's one meal I did kinda miss. Not anymore. I'm not huge into having meat replacers. Like Fake meats. I do love a lot of them but it's for replacing! I like it for the sake of liking :) Like if anything reminds me tooo much of a Real meat I get turned offfffffff. Anyways here we go with my Balls. They are so super duper easy to make and they taste soooo damn gooooodddddd. I snuck one in my sons dish and he never even knew!! When he was the one who had made them that day. But he said he wanted real ones. So ok ok.... I try not to push my Veganism on anyone, but I do educated my family in hopes they can make a Great decision someday.... Well eat it just fine. LOL i love fooling my family it's pretty funny LOL... Hubby is the one to always catch on. I remember a few years back I tried sneaking some fake ground meat in some gloulash and Hubby asked me if I burnt the beef LOL...

Ok Ok already here's the recipe

What you'll need . . .
1-1/2 cup wheat gluten (found in the bulk foods section)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 large basil leaves, chopped
3/4 cup cold water
4 teaspoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons vegetable broth
I doubled this. She baked this. I rolled my balls into balls an then in tin foil. Then I boliled them for an hour. After that I added to my homemade sauce and eat it up!!! LOL


Sunday, March 27, 2011

365 Days Photo Challenge {day 9}

Today is a pic of Me & the Hubs.... Did you know he's my High School Sweetheart?? Yup. We've been together for 14 years. You know what he said to me the other day?? He told me the day he laid eyes on me he know I was gonna be his Wife!! He really knows how to Sweet talk Huh!!!!

Happy Weekend

Friday, March 25, 2011

365 Days Photo Challenge {day 8}

Lee Dewyze!! It was very hard to get a good picture. I think I had my camera set wrong toooo! The videos weren't coming out that well either. Then at the very end I fixed my camera and hubby got a better video of him. Just wanted to share a Picture of Lee. It was a very fun night going to see him in Concert!! We waited in a long very cold line for an hour and some odd minutes! But it was worth the wait!!!

365 Days Photo Challenge {day 7}

So on Wed. Hubby, My Son Devin and I went to see Lee Dewyze. It was great! We had sooo much fun. Also it was great just to do something with just our Son since we have 3 kids it's hard to do things one on one. He had a lot of fun even though it was a late night. Devin was getting a bit mad that nobody would sit down and he had a tough time seeing the stage. American Idol is our FAVORITE show in this house. Hubby & Devin voted for Lee the whole time last season. Great Concert!!!!!!

365 Days Photo Challenge {day 6}

Man I have to admit this is a lot harder than I thought it would be!!! I mean trying to post a new picture everyday!!! Seriously I have to figure out a plan for this!! Should have thought this over before I started LOL..... It's a lot of fun I will say! I love taking pictures and enjoy sharing them! So I'm gonna try very hard to get this going every single day and not missing a day! I think it will be fun after a year looking about back at a whole years worth of Photos!! So with that said to catch up on things I'm gonna post the days I missed today and keep this going everyday!!

So we've been getting some Spring Snow!! yayyyy for SNOW!! Ok j/k...... I'm sooo freaking sick of snow I want to cry. I can't take one more minute of this cold weather. Please dear spring make you're arrival as soon as you can!!! I miss warm sunshine.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

365 Days Photo Challenge { day 5 }

Here's my cat again!! LOL I could start a blog just on all the odd spots I find him sleeping in. It's kinda a joke around the house cause he finds the funniest places to take a cat nap. He sure does like my table. I have to find the picture of him when I set the dinner table and when I came back in to the kitchen he was napping on a dinner plate. Yup that's Fat Cat for ya!! Hehehe.... But I love him. So here's to Tom Tom.

Monday, March 21, 2011

365 day photo challenge {day4}

Briella was watching TV with one of our doggys Dakota today. It was so sweet looking I had to snap a shot!! Such a Kodak moment.


Happy Spring everyone!!

xoxox Lisa

Thursday, March 17, 2011

365 Day Photo Challenge {Day3}

Sorry I couldn't post yesterday!!!!!!!! Hubby was home and hogged the computer from me all day!! It was a very rainy Poo Poo day!! But today is very Sunny and Beautiful and it's like 61 degrees!! So I'm pretty excited that Spring is on it's way! Plus I have something popping up in my garden!!!

This is my cat Tommy, who badly wants to play with Sophia our Dove!!! Hubby says " No he wants to eat the bird" Poor bird! 2 weeks ago he knocked the cage over on the floor.

&& yes we keep Christmas lights up year round!!! Hehehe cause we're just cool like that!!! LOL

BTW Happy St. Patricks Day! I should have taken a St. Patrick's Day photo!! Sorry!! Gosh and I'm Irish!!! We're not really doing anything special!! I might decorate the table for the family! We're having Taco's tonight cause nobody but Hubby will eat corned Beef :( I love my cabbage but made it last week!!!! I made the girls green milk today!! Which they found so cool that now they keep asking for yellow milk, blue milk........... Oh ya I've made all the colors today!! LOL
Well gotta go I see this really cool pink piece of something outside that I gotta go snatch up before someone else does!! hehe

Monday, March 14, 2011

365 Day Photo Challenge { day 2 }

So today is a Picture of Pookie Bear that I took on my laptop!! She was watching Curious George!!! One of her Favorite TV shows!!!!

We're gonna head to the grocery store today and get a few items! Then clean up time and put away a bunch of clothes!! I've been dying for Spring to come!! But the more I think about it I realize I only have like 5 1/2 more months before Pookie goes to Kindergarten!! She's my last baby!! Gosh what will I do with my 4 hours of alone time come this Fall???? I guess clean LOL

Enjoy your week Luvs

Saturday, March 12, 2011

365 Days Photo Challenge { day 1 }

So here's my very first day!!!!!!!!!!! I was at Target and saw this pillow!! I fell in love right away!!! It's huge it's soft and it's Beautiful!!! I wasn't gonna buy it cause it was $35...... Yay a bit crazy for a pillow. I'm a cheap Mama and I love budget shopping. But last time I wanted a Pillow from Simply Shabby Chic I didn't buy it. What to do what to do????? I just stared at if for awhile!!! Honestly I kicked myself in the butt for not buying that last one and not being able to find it anymore. SOOOOOO yaay I decided to just go ahead and treat myself to this Beautiful pillow!! Not sure if it's gonna stay on the couch or go on my bed!!???? Anyways I wanted to share my new pillow with you!!! So here's day one!!!!!!!! Let's see what tomorrows photo will be??


Have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

365 Day Photo Challenge

So I thought this would be really really fun!! I see a lot of people doing this on blogs. You take and post a picture everyday! Anything you'd like. I love Photography and I adore photo editing!! I was teaching myself to to use photo shop that I begged my Husband for!! But I've found that is much easier for me LOL I'm a very simple minded person and don't have hours on end to spend on this computer teaching myself how to use Photo shop. I also have animation shop and paint shop pro!!! Yes I was serious about learning and photography!!! But now I'm serious that Picnik does a great job and I love it!! Yes Yes I know there's a ton of things I can't do on that website but it's ok for now! I have a Nikon D60 that I use for taking pix of the kids and whatever my little heart desires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So here we go a year in the Life of LisaMarie............

DOn't worry I'll still be adding odd stuff like recipes and crafts and chit chats!! Love the Blogging world!! I'm also gonna be making a scrap book out of all these pictures so in a year you'll be able to see that!!! I'm sooooo extremely excited!!! Hope you pop by and see what I'm up toooooo!!! The next post will be my First Picture. I'm gonna go take it now! Have no clue yet what it will be!!!!!!!!!!???????????? I'll post it up tonight!!

xoxox Lisa

PS. Hey does anyone out there not how I can redesign this BLOG???????????? I love how some people have super cool blogs and I can't figure out how to get mine all cool like that!!!!!!!!!

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BIG News!!!!!!!!!!! On the 23rd Hubby and I are taking our Son Devin to go see Lee Dewyze!! I'm super excited!! We all are!!!!! If you have no clue who he is you live under a Rock!! LOL just playing!! He was Last years American Idol winner! We're gonna go see him in Concert at a local college!!!! Well kinda Local!! It's like an hour away! But close enough hehehe...... Happy Weekend!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Decorating Dilemma & Ranting (warning very long post)

Uhhhhhhhh I want to redecorate my whole house!! I do this all the time! I get sick of things and need a change! I get worse at the end of every season!! I'm so ready for spring!! So ready to add some brighter colors to the house to cheer me up!! I've gotten to the point where I feel like we're out growing our house and I don't know how to decorate it!!! Gosh we just bought this house almost 3 years ago!!! So I have to make due with what I got right!!! LOL I'm gonna plan some projects for myself!! All budget ones toooo! What I hate about myself is that there's so many rooms I wanna redo that I get overwhelmed and don't know what room to start with and then nothing at all gets done! This is what is happening to me now!!!!!! Here's what I'd like done this Spring and Summer!! I have to write this down so that I don't forget a thing! I've been trying to find pictures on the internet of things I like but it's very hard for me to find exactly what I want! I love so many different styles and I want to mix them all up in my how with out it looking like Good will throw-up in my house!!

Let's start with my Dilemma............
My bedroom and the girls room are both done is Shabby Chic. Mines not over done cause Hubby isn't super into all the Shab!! So I try to tone it down there. The girls room is a mess. I tried painting a Castle on the wall which looks like a Dragon might be blowing it down cause it leans to one side!! LOL I Spelt the word WERE, WHERE and still have no clue how to fix it!! I guess repaint it over!! Anyways I've been collecting some Paris themed things I find here and there. I was always thinking once the girls got older I'd like to do their room all in Paris themed!! Not too much Pink and Black though! I don't really like that! I like softer colors going on like greens, blues, lighter pinks. I've been trying to figure out how I can mix Shabby Chic and the Paris Themed Stuff together! I love little pinches of Zebra stripes but only in like a throw pillow of something small. But their bedding is like a quilt of shabby chic fabrics and don't think that will look good! Since I spent $90 on each Quilt I don't want to get rid of the bedding!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr SO then I thought what if I did my room in Paris themed stuff minus any PINK.... But I don't know?????? IDK what I want to do?? I want o paint my walls a very pale blue cause we have wood paneling that is just sooooooo ugly!!! Yes I've looked at this for 2 1/2 years and I'm ready to just paint it!!!!!! Or I was gonna go really Vintage in my room. It's so hard cause I love mixing different styles together but want them to flow nicely. We took the carpet out of the girls room and I want to paint a big round rug on it. I'l like to repaint their room too! Well maybe just 2 walls. I love the light pink and mint green stripes I did on the other 2 walls. SO I've tried to google and look on blogs to find Shabby Chic and Paris stuff mixed together but can't find anything!!!!! I can't figure out how to add black to their room either. Honestly I don't really like the black and bold pink at all just the paris stuff. I Painted an Eiffel Tower white cause I wasn't feeling the black. Yet I love the Zebra print just hate on anything BIG. I found some pictures I do like and here they are!! I got them from Google Images so I'm very sorry if they are anyones. If they are I will take them off!! I'm very sorry ahead of time if I took you're photos I'm just looking for inspiration for the 2 bedrooms!!!

This is My Favorite room. I love everything about it! I wish I could see the whole room.

I love the Nightstand in this room.

Love this for my Room

This is me all the WAY... Love this

And here's another for my room!! I think Hubby would like this one.

Wow I love the wall and pillows

Well I guess I'll keep looking for inspiration and brainstorming how I want to tackle these room!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Split Pea Soup

So I've been craving some split pea soup!! So decided to make it even though nobody in the house but we will eat a GREEN mushy SOUP.... LOL that's ok!!!!!!! Even Hubby wouldn't try. I ate this for days!!! It was so good!!

First I started with this

Then you know I can't leave nothing alone like Hubby says. I added about 4 cups of water and some veggies bullion. I added carrots and onions and potatoes to it!! It was so freaking delish!!! I don't think I would add the potatoes next time!! Just cause I do like mushy texture and the potatoes made it chunky. It was so yummy though!!! I was so mad nobody would even try my soup.


Vegan BLT

I'm in love with some fake bacon!!!!!!! LOL I put it in a lot of dishes. Why I never made a BLT with it?????? I have not a CLUE?? I used a Pita for this yummy lunch!!! I'm still trying to get used to Vegan Mayo. It reminds me of Miracle Whip and that stuff is kinda gross. I was always a Hellmans kinda girl but sadly couldn't have much or I would get sick from the eggs. Anyways I used bagged salad & some tomatoes and of coarse my fav bacon from Light House.


Vegan Lunch Time

I love buying the big box of already bread eggplant at BJ's. It's always something to make an easy dinner with. Well I was craving it for Lunch tooooo!!!!!!!! I baked it then melted some Vegan Cheese on top and some Vegan Mayo on a pita and Lunch!!! It's quick and yummy!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vegan {corned beef} Hash

Hubby and I used to love Corned Beef Hash with a Sunday breakfast. I used to put it on buttered toast with a ton of Ketchup!!!!!! I KNOW not very healthy!!!! It was good though!! SO I had to find a way for me to eat something LIKE this but VEGAN!!!!!!!! Here's what I've come up with and it's sooooo tastey!!!

1 can of White beans, here I used white kidney beans but I do like the navy beans better.
About 3 good size potatoes 4 if they are kinda small cut into small chunks
3 Slices of Vegan Bacon
Few Dashes of Garlic Salt (If you want more garlic flavor use Garlic Powder)
Few dashes of Pepper
About 2 TBSP of Earth Balance or any Vegan Butter

First Mash up your beans in a glass dish that's oven safe

Then add your potatoes

Then add some Fakin Bakin

Add butter and seasonings and mix well.

Put in 375f oven for about 35-40 mins. I like the top to be nice and crispy!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Vegan Mac - N - Cheese

I've been following this blog Meet the Shannons. So it is just one of my fave blogs to read!! She's cooking here way through a Betty Crocker book!!! Oh and of coarse making it all Vegan!!!! What a great idea right!!! I've made so many recipes from the blog already! i'm having a lot of fun cooking Vegan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So here is a recipe I found and had to try!! I'm super obsessed with MacNChesse and cheese has been the hardest thing to give up being Vegan!! Well not anymore! This is actually BETTER then my old Mac-Cheese.......... YUP i just said that!!! LOL I meant it too!!! I'm eating left overs as I type this!!! So here is her recipe down below!! The only things I did different was use Whole Flour cause that's how I roll LOL!!! I added real onions instead of onion powder and I had garlic salt instead of garlic powder but used less!!!

In no particular order :
Nutritional Yeast : Yes -An unfortunate name that keeps many people from trying this little bit of heaven turned into a yellow powder that is the perfect replacement for Parmesan cheese ( I mean seriously sprinkle it on pizza, salad, popcorn - whatever ). It is also the key ingredient to the best Mac & Cheez ever ( see below ) and making a vegan gravy that you'll want to eat like soup.
3 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1/2 cup ( 1 stick ) vegan margarine
1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Pinch of turmeric
1 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
A few dashes of liquid smoke
Paprika & Black Pepper, to taste

• Preheat the oven to 350°F.
• Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
• In a saucepan, melt the margarine over low heat. Whisk in the flour.
• Continue whisking over medium heat until smooth and bubbly.
• Whisk in the boiling water, salt, soy sauce, liquid smoke, onion powder, garlic powder, and turmeric - add a few dashes of black pepper to taste.
• Continue whisking until dissolved. Once thick and bubbling, whisk in the nutritional yeast flakes.
• Mix 3/4 of the sauce with the noodles and place in a casserole dish. Cover with the remaining sauce and sprinkle with the paprika.
• Bake for 15 minutes.
• Broil for a few minutes until crisp.

Here's My picture!! And let me tell you something my son who always covers his Mac-N-Cheese with Ketchup did not put a drop on this and came back for MORE!!!!!
click here to meet the Shannons

Real Homes, Real Messes, Real Life

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I've decided to join this party because ever since Christmas I feel like my house has been upside down!! LOL with the kids having so many days off lately it's hard to keep up with all the house work!!!! Here's my lovely mess and I blame it all on the kids LOL They are cute but sure know how to wreck my house Hehehe!!!!!!!!!!!! Today they are home cause it's Martin Luther Kings Day!! So I promise tomorrow is gonna be some serious cleaning time!!!! I gotta get my house back in order before hubby is home on vacation in a couple weeks!! Oh and when he's home we are lazy and watch movies our go out to lunch!!! I just know I have to get things in order before then so they don'y get too outta control!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohhhhhhhhhh the joys of being a SAHM :)

Ok here's the livingroom!! Hoping hubby will take the AC to the basement on his vaca, you know it's only the middle of January!!! LOL

Oh my poor shelve!! Things just get thrown on it!! Need to redecorate that!!

I sure do love to cook!!!!!!!!!!!

Time for my son to do his chores and take out the garbage!!!!

Well the girls are smiling cause I made them clean the playroom and it's all beautiful now!!

Oh you aks what is going on here!!! LOL all the snow gear thrown by the heater to dry!! The girls toys from Christmas that haven't made it upstairs to their room yet or the palyroom!! They think this is their new spot!!!

Yup my Princess' have destroyed their room!!!!!!! They keep asking me to clean it!! But I'm trying to get them to do it!!!! Just another Tuesday project for mommy!!

Well I guess I can't make my bed with 2 dogs all snuggled up!!! Sshhhh don't tell Daddy!!!

So that's all the messes!! Thankfully everything else is pretty clean!! My son keeps his room nice and tidy!! Mines clean and all the bathrooms are clean so that's a start!! Hope you enjpyed my messes!! Now please excuse me while I go clean!!! xoxoxo

I'm not good with links so I'm not sure how to do this??

Sunday, January 16, 2011

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That's a Big Curly Fry

LOL......... My son Devin was eating some dinner and starts yelling for me to get the camera!!! We all know I like to take pictures of just about anything!!! He really was super excited to show off his HUGE curly fry!!! LOL He was AMAZED in how long it was and didn't even want to eat it at first!! Hehe!!!! So cute!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ophiuchus, new Zodiac sign dates and your real astrological sign - Pop2it - Zap2it

Ophiuchus, new Zodiac sign dates and your real astrological sign - Pop2it - Zap2it This is so odd! I can't believe it's changed!! I make the perfect Capricorn and don't want to be Sagittarius. I think Hubby and My kids fit so well in their old signs as well!! Very interesting though!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Help... How can I post a Background?? {edited}

So I've made my own background and I love it!!! But I don't know how in the world I get a code to post it???????? I love all the fun things other people can do on here like make clickable links and share them!!! I'm a bit slow in the coding world LOL i'm good at making stuff but not good at figure this coding thing out LOL!!! I need your help please!!

I wanted to add that I also can't reply to my posts either!!?? Sometimes on my other computer I can reply but I can't see what I'm typing :( IDK what to do to get this blog to work right for me??

Also the background I have on here isn't mine I got it from a website and would love to add my own but when I put it in photobucket and tried to add it it just made a little picture on my sidebar :( Uhhhh I hope to figure all this out LOL

Guacamole Garlic Hummus

I made this for New Years Eve and it was a big hit besides my salsa ( that I forgot to take a pix of)

1 Avocado
1 (15 oz) can Chick Peas drained
A lot of Garlic. I'm not gonna lie I used like 10 cloves
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/8 tsp of whole peppercorns
1/8 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp Cumin
1/8 tsp Adobo Seasoning
About a cup of fresh Cilantro (washed and)
Olive Oil about a 1/2 cup. I start off with a little and keep adding more  if I'm having trouble mixing.

Put ever thing in a food processor and just mix till nice and smooth!! The more lemon juice that you add the longer this will last. Mine was out all night and never turned brown. Use less garlic if you don't want bad breath like me LOL

The nest day I used it on a Veggie Burger and it was amazingly Yummy!!!

Also I wanted to add that Hubby doesn't like Guacamole but he loved this stuff!!!