Monday, January 30, 2012

Spaghetti Pizza

I got this recipe from my brother in law a few years ago.  It's really easy (but needs about 1 hour for cooking time) and is yummy.  Even my kids like it, and they are my toughest critics :)

Spaghetti Pizza


8oz cooked spaghetti noodles
2 eggs
1 bag shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 bag of shredded cheddar or pizza cheese
Any pizza toppings you want (this time I used: browned ground beef, green pepper, onion, mushrooms and black olives)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together the cooked noodles, eggs, bag of mozzarella cheese and garlic powder.

Gently press into a 9x13 baking dish coated with nonstick spray.

Bake for 25 mins.

When it is done baking,  pour the entire jar of spaghetti sauce over the baked noodle mixture and spread it out evenly.

Add any pizza toppings you desire.

Spread the cheddar cheese evenly over your toppings.

Bake at 375 for an additional 30 minutes.


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

I caught them.

It seems as Sassy and Action have gotten older, they have found new ways to drive each other crazy. 
 They've found just which buttons to push to upset the other one.  
They've found ways to get each other in trouble.  
They argue.  They fight.  They even wrestle.  Sometimes for fun.  Sometimes not.

I do know they absolutely love each other though.  
And moments like this one, when they think no one is watching, melt my heart.

Even if it is only for a moment.

Remember to enjoy the simple things 

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I had an eye exam.

Every time I go, my doctor tells me something new.

More on that another day.

For now, I'm just embracing my dilated pupils and they are loving the fact that it is a cloudy day.....

Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine Pom Pom Wreath

With Valentines Day just around the corner, I thought I would repost a craft Sassy and I worked on together a couple years ago.  She just requested I get it hung up for this Valentine's day :)

I don't usually decorate for Valentines day. I'm not the type of person who feels the need to decorate for every holiday.  However, I've seen so many cute v-day wreaths out in blog land recently and Sassy has been bugging me to let her decorate.  So, I regressed back to my days in grade school.  Art class to be exact.  The assignment was to make a Christmas wreath.  My mom helped me come up with the idea to make a pom pom wreath.  I made it with green yarn and adorned it with red bows.

Today I bring you our (Sassy and myself) Valentines Day version.


Foam heart shaped wreath

Yarn ~ as many or as few colors as you desire 
(Sassy chose a deep red, pink and white)


1.  Start by making your pom poms.  To do this we wrapped the yarn around our fingers ~ Sassy used 4 fingers, I used 3.  When you wrap the yarn around your fingers, make sure you keep it loose ~ not slip off your hand loose, but make sure you are not going to cut blood supply off to your fingers.  We went around our fingers about 85 times.

2.  Slip the yarn off of your hand.  Cut a piece of yarn long enough (around 6" should do) to tie your wrapped yarn together and to tie the finished pom pom to the wreath.  Now center your wrapped yarn over the new piece you cut ~ make sure it is centered on top and bottom, then tie in a double knot.

3.  You should now have a bunch of little loops.  Cut all of these down the center.  Be careful not to cut the piece of yarn you tied with ~ Sassy did this soooo many times ~ easy to fix, just tedious.  But it did make us giggle a lot!  When you are done, you should have a pom pom in need of a haircut.

4.  Trim up your pom pom and go on to the next.

5.  Once your pom poms are made, you can tie them onto your heart form.  Finally, trim up all the extra string on the back

Voila ~ a fun valentine wreath ~ perfect to hang on Sassy's bedroom door.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Today is the day..

The day my little man turns EIGHT.

Where does the time go?

It goes, and it goes fast!

So I am going to savor each and every joke he tells (good or bad), every smile he gives, 

the contagious laughter that  spews from this little guy,

 the stories and thoughts he comes up with ~ like this one (read conversation #2)

The goofy things he does 

the snuggles he gives and his thoughtful ways.

As well as the struggles and trying times,

 because this is my son and I adore him!

Happy Happy Birthday!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wanna Play?

So I have a secret.

I like to watch American Idol.

And, for the past couple seasons I've been participating in an American Idol Fantasy League with my bloggy friend Jennifer Juniper from Hope Studios.

(Watching AI last season with my girly)

Now that the season has started ~ the auditions  started last night ~ we are seeking out all you American Idol fans.  So whether you are a proud American Idol Fan, or a secret, hiding fan, we are calling out to you to come and play with us!

Here are the details ~

  • Jen's husband is not allowed to play, you can read why here.  
  • My husband chooses not to play (because he ummmm "doesn't like" American Idol), but attempts to give as much advice as possible (really, he doesn't like it!)
  • The actual league website doesn't open until after auditions and Hollywood week.  Play doesn't start until they reach 15... or is it 16 contestants.
  • It's easy to play ~ all you have to do is rate the contestants before they sing each week.
  • NO MONEY IS INVOLVED ~ it's all about friendly competition and bragging rights around here :)
So have I enticed you to come over to the fantasy side?

Yes, yes I have!


All you have to do right now, is shoot me your email address to or leave me a comment here.

When the fantasy website opens up, either Jen or I will send you an email with log in and game information.

It's as easy as that!

And until then, I am embracing the camera, with my friend Jennifer Juniper..... In Idol Creepiness :)

Oh, and watch out, because when this one gets a little bit older, she just might be the next American Idol!