Euphoria Definition Pronunciation: \yü-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\ Function: noun Date: circa 1751
a feeling of well-being or elation

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How's This For A Blog Post:

Sometime this year, we taxpayers will again receive another 'Economic Stimulus' payment.


This is indeed a very exciting program, and I'll explain it by

using a Q & A format:

Q. What is an 'Economic Stimulus' payment ?

A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.


Q.. Where will the government get this money ?

A. From taxpayers.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money ?

A. Only a smidgen of it.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment ?

A. The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a

high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China ?

A. Shut up.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the U.S. economy by

spending your stimulus check wisely:

* If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will

go to China or Sri Lanka .

* If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the


* If you purchase a computer, it will go to India , Taiwan or

China .

* If you purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico ,

Honduras and Guatemala ..

* If you buy an efficient car, it will go to Japan or Korea .

* If you purchase useless stuff, it will go to Taiwan .

* If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go

to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.

Instead, keep the money in America by:

1) Spending it at yard sales, or

2) Going to ball games, or

3) Spending it on prostitutes, or

4) Beer or

5) Tattoos.

(These are the only American businesses still operating in the U.S. )


Go to a ball game with a tattooed prostitute that you met at a yard

sale and drink beer all day !


No need to thank me, I'm just glad I could be of help.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Christmas Wish List #2

$6.95 for pendant only.

Check the rest out HERE

Friday, September 17, 2010

Christmas 'Wish' List

Ultimately these posts are for my main man, Wade.
But why not share my "hints" with you as well......

Item #1 on my Christmas List for Santa:

Adorable, isn't it? And for $10.00, we won't be breaking Santa's bank.

Want one? Go HERE.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lucy - 22 Months

You're beautiful baby from the outside in
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again
Go on, take on this whole world
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.
(My Little Girl, Tim McGraw)
(Payson, Arizona | Labor Day 2010)


She's doing an amazingly awesome "Blogmania" giveaway over at her blog.

Check it out! Your chance to win $250+ worth of party planning goodies is just a click away!! Plus, her blog is a GREAT time waster. I, one day, spent about 2 hours on her blog. (such a slacker, aren't I?)

Some of her sponsors for the giveaway include: Two Savvy Sisters, her very own 'Texas Monkey Boutique', Crazy for Tutus, Letter Block Shop and much much more!

Enjoy & Good LUCK!

To follow her blog, click here.
To follow her on Facebook, click here.

Texas Monkey, THANKS for this awesome giveaway! You ROCK!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Do You Remember?

September 11th, 2001? Where you were? What you were thinking?

I do.

And I will remember tomorrow. I hope you do too. Do something for those victims and for our armed forces serving for our freedom today. Do something.

God Bless you, God Bless this country & God Bless our FREEDOM.

Friday, September 3, 2010

You Will Always Be My Sunshine

Dear Lucy Patricia (aka: Lucy Lu, Lu, Baby, Poopers, My Lucy-girl),

I love you. You are the sunshine in my day, everyday. I love being your mother. I never knew LOVE before you. I love when you say (in your "sad" voice) "maaama". I love it when I say "Close your eyes" - you wince at me and pretend you're sleeping.

I was feeling like a very proud mother this morning and wanted to let you know this.

Keep bringing the joy you bring into our lives everyday. You are truly angelic. I am so very lucky.

Love you baby,

Your maama.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pina Colada Muffins & Lil' Smokies

This past weekend my friend Jaime had an "around the world" potluck girls night IN.  (which basically means we all picked a country and brought something related to that country and their food)

It was a blast! I picked the good ole' U.S. of A. and picked the following recipes:

Pina Colada Muffins - Recipe Below - These were to DIE for and I don't even like coconut!

Cocktail Smokies - a potluck classic here in the 'States' - Recipe Below

Little Smokies Recipe

Two Packets of Hilshire Farms Lil' Smokies
1 and 1/2 16 oz bottles of your favorite BBQ sauce
Your crockpot

Place all ingredients in crockpot - set on low for 6-8 hrs and Enjoy - Easy Peasy!

Pina Colada Muffins

· 1 cup dried pineapple

· 2 pieces dried pineapple, for garnish before baking

· 1 cup dark Jamaican rum, optional

· 2 cups all -purpose flour

· 1 teaspoon baking powder

· ½ teaspoon baking soda

· ¼ teaspoon salt

· 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

· 1 cup sugar

· 2 large eggs, at room temperature

· 1 cup sour cream

· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

· ¾ teaspoon finely minced orange zest

· ¾ cup sweetened coconut flakes


Place the pineapple in a small saucepan and pour the rum over it. If you are not using the

rum, pour in 1 cup water (preferably spring water). Bring to boiling, the allow the

pineapple to cool in the liquid for about 30 minutes. Drain the pineapple. (If you are

using rum, after draining, either discard it or reserve it for another use.) Pat the pineapple

dry with paper towels, reserve 12 pieces, and roughly chop the remainder and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Thoroughly butter the TOP of a 12-muffin pan. (This is to

ensure easy release of muffins after baking.) Place paper liners in the 12 muffin cups.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until it is very

creamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat well, until the mixture turns light. Add the

eggs, one at a time, and beat until the mixture is well combined. On low speed, mix in the

sour cream, vanilla, and zest until completely combined. (Mixture will look curdled.)

Gently stir the flour mixture, pineapple, and coconut into the butter mixture, stirring only

until completely combined. (Batter will be thick.)

Using a 1/2-cup measure, measure a scant 1/2 cup batter into each paper liner. Top each

muffin with a reserved piece of pineapple. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the muffins

are puffed, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out

clean. Gently remove muffins from pan. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lucy's Almost 2.

Say WHAT!?

Yep, the little peanut that I had almost two years ago in November - has yet ANOTHER birthday coming up.

(make it STOP!)

I've been throwing ideas around for her 2nd birthday party bash - whether or not we were actually going to have a party (because last year I vowed to only do the 1st, 5th, 10th, 13th, 16th, etc bashes) BUT now that it's getting closer to her big day - I can't possibly skip her 2nd birthday! No way! What was I thinking?

So, as for ideas and themes - I was thinking a "Balloon Birthday Bash" since my crazy girl is an absolute NUT about balloons!

I stumbled across THIS cake today while blog-stalking.

For more ideas go to the original post here.