Sunday, September 20, 2015

One perfect girl

 One perfect girl, born in June. Two happy parents, two proud big sisters. One blogger has been MIA. One happy family, all full of love. Please welcome baby Thea.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

We have a surprise!!!!

You may have noticed a drastic lack of new content around here in 2015.  Sorry not sorry.  It's a giant case of real life has to come before this blog.
And we have been tired, puking, cranky, uncomfortable, busy!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sausage Swiss Chard Pasta

We participate in Bountiful Baskets.  Haven't heard of Bountiful Baskets?  Go to  It's a food coop.  Fresh produce delivered to many areas.  Got two beautiful bunches of Rainbow Swiss Chard in the last basket.

 What to do with it?  I've only had it sauteed in butter.  Which is delicious but I wanted a little something more.  I have some fresh elk sausage in the freezer I've been wanting to try.  Whipped a pound of Italian Elk Sausage out of the freezer and browned it in a skillet.  (And yes, I harvested the elk.) Added some butter (the real stuff) and piled an entire bunch of the Swiss Chard which I had chopped on top of that.  While that was cooking, I started a pot of water boiling for pasta.  Had a bit of veggie spirals and a bit of rotini.  While that was cooking I found a jar of Ragu Parmesan Garlic Sauce in the pantry.  Ah hah!  Poured that over the top.  Of course I didn't take pictures as I was making this up as I went.  Honey Badger Mia and her spouse was here and reminded me I should post this....  Thanks Mia!  When it was all hot and finished cooking.  We spooned the sausage swiss chard mixture over the pasta.  And it was delicious!

In this picture you can see all the delicious components -- the green, red and orange of the swiss chard, the yummy sausage, the different pastas and the parmesan garlic pasta sauce.

It was appealing to the eye and yummy.  Not to mention easy!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!!!

What a truly magical day. Surrounded by family and friends and just celebrating togetherness! Christmas lights twinkling inside and out. Christmas tree in all its glory. Delicious feast smelling up the home with heavenly scents making everybody hungry. Christmas cookies and treats to cure the seasonal sweet tooth. Seasonal tunes we all know the words to. Presents from loved ones showing caring thoughts. 

All these wonderful things that build up a perfect Christmas. On this day we do need to remember the ones who aren't as blessed. One's who aren't with their loved ones. These are the ones that Christmas needs to bring us together to pray for, think of. Taking our blessings for granted can be all to easy so taking a step back and realizing how blessed we are brings the truth of what Christmas is all about.

So please, Look at what your blessed with. Grab ahold and squeeze onto the ones you love. Cling to cherished holiday memories if the year has you separated from loved ones. Sit down with a hot cup of cider or hot chocolate and think about this truly wonderful holiday that all began with a special little baby boy in a manger. Never forget where it all began.

To sum this all up we just wish you the Merriest of Christmas's! 

As a little Christmas gift here is some favorite holiday tunes! Take a listen, let it play, while you celebrate this great holiday! 

From, Crafty Honey Badgers

Don't like George Strait at all, huh? Ha! 

Once again we wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Stacked Pot

Merry Christmas EVE, EVE!!!!!!!

Last year while staring at all my put up Christmas decorations. I couldn't help but think of more DIY Christmas cheer! The Christmas stacked pot was created.

While shopping I picked up three plastic planters in size sequence. Red outdoor spray paint. Potting soil. A wooden "Merry Christmas" sign. Some fake Christmas greenery. Couple Christmas solar lights. Some extra trimmings from your Christmas tree, or wreath. 

NO snow for my Colorado Christmas? I need all my un raked leaves covered! haha!

Spray paint your three pots and allow to dry. Fill with potting soil, you don't need to fill completely since you need wiggle room to stack the pot and to fill in with greenery. Take your extra tree trimmings  and fill in the pots. Now the fun part! Add in all your accessories and BAM... A beautiful Christmas stacked pot for your porch! 

You can even add some lights to this pot besides the solar ones. I have found some LED battery pack lights that are really neat. Green wire with red lights to weave through your wreaths or decorations and all needed to turn on is a flick of the switch on your battery pack!  

So here you go. An easy DIY Christmas decoration project you can throw together last minute to impress your Christmas guests!! Get to stackin'! 

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

12 Days of Christmas for your love

I did this a couple of years ago for my husband.  It was a hit and I see it coming again in the future, anyone else do something like this?

I seen this super idea on pinterest of course.  I HAD to do it for my husband.  He does so much for me all the time to let me know I'm special to him and I have been way behind in doing nice things for him.  Here were my gifts:

Day 1 ~ 1 Bottle of Crown
Day 2 ~ Pair of really warm socks
Day 3 ~ 3 Love letters(this one was hard! I'm not a mushy person so coming up with enough material for 3 mushy love letters felt like a stretch.  I wrote one about the kind of person my husband is and one about the kind of father my husband is and the last one on all the good things my husband does.)
Day 4 ~ 4 V neck T-shirts
Day 5 ~ 5 Thirty Minute Back massages(now I'm just afraid he is going to cash them all in at once!!)
Day 6 ~ 6 Candy bars
Day 7 ~ 7 Amps
Day 8 ~ 8 Razor blades
Day 9 ~ 9 $1 Scratch Off Tickets
Day 10 ~ 10 Fishing Lures
Day 11 ~Long Underwear (hey! he works outside all winter!)
Day 12 ~ Chap Sticks

I had planned to give my gifts on December 13th - 24th.  But he was working out of town quite a bit so I started the day after Thanksgiving and gave him gifts when he was home. I even had to finish after Christmas. But that doesn't matter.  The point is that I wanted to make him feel important and loved. Every time I gave him a gift I sang my corny little bit of song ''on the ___ day of Christmas your true love gives to you".  I'm certainly not a good singer and my husband  will likely never admit it but I think he liked me singing it to him.  I caught him more than once pausing the TV just to hear me sing it to him. 

With each passing day of gifts I was rewarded with a big smile and a giant kiss.  For a man that speaks volumes.

Mission accomplished.

Friday, December 5, 2014

5 fast ways for your Elf on the Shelf to get into mischief

Ginger Bread House
The girls realized what Elfie made right away

Big Mess
My kids didn't mind cleaning up after Elfie this time.

All Wrapped Up in Garland

Toilet Paper Christmas Tree
Oh Elfie!

 Elfie in a plant
This one is just way to easy, and took the girls a LONG time to find her.

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