Friday, June 17, 2011


I had recieved this via an email many years ago and have used it as an example to others when tempers flare. I have not been perfect in my life but this story had made me think many times before I have made a hole.

The boy and the Fence
                                - By unknown Author

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
 The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence... Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

EAT fresh veggies today!

Its official today is eat your fresh veggies day!
 So here is my
(this really is my momma's recipe I stole it and I haven't met a person who doesn't love it!)

1 package of cream cheese
1 med size container of sour cream
1 bunch of green onions
and sea salt to taste
(we really like it salty)

Directions are pretty simple: with a mixer, cream the cream cheese, add the sour cream, chop the onions
and add to mixture. Mix the dip with the mixer for about 5 minutes to really get the onions blended in, add the sea salt for your taste preference. I let it sit in a covered container for 1-2 hours before serving but usually it is dipped into before then!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011



CUPPY CAKES inside is a little heart in it!

Cute little idea that came from my beloved PINTEREST!
It was surprisingly easy to do and really fun to find the hidden surprise!
for instructions on how to do this go to


I have a tiny kitchen and counter space is always an issue. 
My friend Grace was down sizing and had a similar sized kitchen. 
In her kitchen was this adorable  cart she was putting in her auction sale .
 So I purchased this at the sale. 
And I had a vision that no one in my family
could see! So with some black spray paint
and a homemade sign PRESTO!
Extra counter space and some cuteness too boot!
I am  very happy with the results! Its a WIN-WIN situation!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


 If you are a popcorn fanatic 
this is your new ice cream! yummy! 
website with pictures are at: BUTTERED POPCORN ICE CREAM
Buttered Popcorn Ice Cream
Recipe Adapted from Almost Bourdain
2.5 cups whole milk
1.5 cups heavy cream (aka whipping cream)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1tsp Vanilla extract
2 heaping cups of buttered popcorn (your choice! Either microwave or air/stove popped tossed with butter and salt)( I USED MICROWAVE AND I USED THE WHOLE BAG!)
1. Combine milk, cream, 1/2 cup sugar , vanilla and the popcorn in a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Heat until almost boiling and then remove from heat. Let rest for 30 minutes to infuse the popcorn flavor
2. Using a cheese cloth or a fine mesh strainer strain out the popcorn and discard.
3. In a separate bowl whisk or use a mixer to beat the eggs and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until it reaches the ribbon stage
4. While still whisking/beating pour the warm milk into the eggs and beat until combine. Pour the egg milk mixture back into the clean pot and heat over medium until the mixture thickens while stirring constantly.
5. Chill custard in fridge with plastic wrap placed directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. I like to chill mine over night. Then churn in an ice cream maker and either enjoy it as a soft serve ice cream right away or put it in your freezer to firm up and enjoy as scoops of ice cream.

***Wow was this creamy! This will not disappoint. Try it!