Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Yuck Stops Here link up { Week 27}

This week has been a long and sad one for my family. Earlier in the week, as many of us thought would happen, Hubs' grandpa passed away. He had been sick for quite some time, but this last go in the hospital wasn't good. We spent several days in the hospital this week, well into the early hours of the morning while we waited. Wednesday morning, it finally happened. We think he went peacefully. There wasn't any struggle that anyone saw, so we're all really grateful for that. It's been an endless mess now of resolving his business and tying up ends and planning the memorial that nobody has had the energy to do anything. This is grandpa before he really started getting sick.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer review: Autumn in a cup

I love autumn. It's my favorite season with the color changes, falling leaves, Thanksgiving, holiday shopping, cooler weather, Halloween, my birthday. There is just so much going on that I love. I'm a leaf cruncher and my son has now become one too. One of the things I love most about fall is pumpkin flavored everything. Last year, I got a free bottle of Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer from BzzzAgent but I never had the time to write about it. I loved it so much, I've been stalking my grocery stores for it to come out again because I plan on stocking up this time. It's that's delicious.

Happy Coffee Day! The perfect Iced Coffee at home

Today is national coffee day. Many places are offering free cups of coffee like McDonalds but I don't always like getting dressed so I can actually go get it. If you are the parent to a special needs child, you know that we keep the coffee industry in business. Seriously, if we all stopped drinking coffee, they could go out of business. It's bad. Like I was saying, though, sometimes, putting clothes on for free coffee isn't worth the trouble because nothing we can do will make us look presentable. On those days, I'll happily drink my coffee at home. Sometimes I like to change it up, and have iced coffee. I find that I can drink it quicker when I need to which is an added bonus.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Yuck Stops Here Link Party {Week 26}

fabric for a trick-or-treat bag
This week has been crazy busy for my little family. Hubs' grandpa is very ill, and nobody is sure if he's going to make it or not so we've been in and out of the hospital visiting. It's been really hard on everyone. I've been working on some sewing projects for Halloween to put in my shop. I hope that it's not all in vain and I don't end up with a ton of trick-or-treat bags that I'm just holding onto because they didn't sell. We'll see. I have several pinned and I start sewing today.  So that's the craziness that's been going on here. Lets get on with the sharing.

Crockpot Broccoli and Cheese Soup recipe

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Now that the weather is starting to change, and fall is officially here, many people are looking for warm weather recipes and hearty meals to keep them warm. One of my favorites is broccoli and cheese soup. It looks so festive and cheery and it tastes so good. All that cheese likely isn't that good for you, but sometimes it's nice to indulge. What better way to do that than with a bowl of melted cheese?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Kitchen Cheats

I don't know about you, but I hate trying to remember what cut of something is what and how many teaspoons are in a gallon. It's just too much to deal with. While looking around on Pinterest the other day, I came across the most complete kitchen cheat sheet I've seen. Here it is.

 
Doesn't that seem a million more times helpful than just what measurements go into larger measurements? I printed it and put it on my fridge. 

Hawaiian Cheeseburgers for the win

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Everyone knows there are a million different ways that you can do up a cheeseburger, but with the weather changing in many places around the US many are wishing for warm weather foods. What is warmer than the tropics? Hawaiian cheeseburgers are not only yummy, but easy to make.