Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cooking and being COZY!!!!

I popped in on the cute Farm Chicks this week and they were baking banana bread!!!!
I love me some banana bread!
Best Banana Bread EVA!!!!!!
Seriously....Go check it out for yourself!!!
I also visited Mrs. Ruthann over at Warm Pie Happy Home this week! She was making some Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie! It sounded sooooo good and we tried it out!
Yes...we were hillbillies...imagine that!!!
It was a hit!!! Yummo!!!! You need to go grab the recipe!!!

This week my mama bought me a Chris Madden fluffy blanket!!!! It's awesome!!!!
She brought it to me right before the COLD weather hit!!! Perfect timing!!!
I've been all snug as a bug in a rug!!!!
This isn't me, but doesn't she look all happy and cozy in her Chris Madden fluffy blanket???
Hurry!!! Fast!!!
Go to your nearest JCPenney's!!! They are 50% OFF!!! What a deal!!!
Those babies are expensive, so hurry up!!!!

Did you discover anything new this week?

Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Denise!!!

My life is sweeter because of your friendship!!!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing life with you EVERYDAY my friend!!!!!
Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My favorite things that start with "P"!!!

Love, Love, Love Pedicures!!!!

Love my Peyton!!!!! (Love my Garet, but we are sticking with the P's!!!)

Paula Deen is one of my favorite people! She CRACKS me up!

This Southern girl LOVES some Peach cobbler!!!!

My Parents!!!! Dad, love and miss you soooo much!

Mom, you are the best!

Prayer!!!! I'm a believer and I believe in prayer!!!
God answers knee mail!!!
Seriously...he does!

Popcorn!!! Love popcorn...especially movie popcorn!

A Pair of PJ's!!!
Those of you who know me well know that I seriously love my pj's!!!
I'm going to hate going back to work someday...I'll have to get dressed!
A Pot of coffee!
I can't drink it like this guy. I MUST have lots of creamer, but we are sticking with P's!!!!

PEACE!!!!!!Love this word! Love the peace that only Christ can give!!!!

I visited Lacy over at A Sparkle and A Smile yesterday and loved her 10 things that started with the letter G! I told her I wanted to play the Letter Game with her and she gave me the letter P!!! Don't you just love playing games and getting to know your bloggy friends better!!!

So....who is going to play with me?????

Please, Please, Purty Please with a cherry on top!!!!

Prayers needed....

This little love bug is having a really HARD time!
Baby Jaxon has bronchial pneumonia on top of RSV. He's only 7 wks. old. His little body hasn't responded to two rounds of antibiotics. The Dr. are running tests this morning to determine if there is something else going on. They are trying to see if there is a reason his body isn't responding to the medication.
He is tired and worn is his beautiful mom, Whitney. Please pray for this sweet family. Even if it is just one little prayer! Prayer makes all of the difference in the world!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pray for Jaxon!!!!

Calling all prayer warriors.....
Baby Jaxon needs our prayers!
Jaxon was born on Dec. 10 and he is precious!
He's been really sick now for about three weeks and they have admitted him into the hospital this afternoon!
He has RSV and he is loosing weight.
He is a sick little guy!
Please pray for complete healing, a speedy recovery, for his tired mom (Whitney) and his precious family....The Robinson family!!!!
This family is very special to us and we appreciate all of your prayers!
"Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them." Mathew 18:20

Laundry Soap Verdict....

Several of you have commented and emailed wanting to know how the soap turned out!

Well, I haven't used mine yet b/c I'm finishing up my store detergent.

The homemade laundry soap is concentrate. So, you need a container!

I may not try it until sometime next week.

But, my partner in crime....Denise, experimented with her homemade laundry soap yesterday.

She tried it out on her sheets.

We were hesitant about using the Lavender essential oil with the Ivory bar.

The soap smelled really fresh and clean without the oils. We weren't sure what Ivory and Lavender would smell like. She washed her sheets with the soap and didn't use her fabric softener. There was NO smell. They were clean, but had no smell. So, we are going to try adding the oil next time. We think that may be what it takes to get the smell!

So, if you are trying this at home....let us know how yours is turning out!

It may be a trial and error thing until we get it figured out!

Will someone just pick up the phone and call Mrs. Duggar already?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

My dream pantry....

Have you heard about all of the fruitcake women who are couponing???
You know....the ones who are couponing for a hobby????
They can't even call is shopping anymore because they are stocking up on FREE stuff???
Well, someone I know is a fruitcake!!! BUT, she is a smart fruitcake!!!! This is her pantry! She has a STORE in her house!!! This isn't even her closet that holds her toothpaste, tampons and deodorant!!! She has enough to last her afew YEARS!!!!! HELLO???? That's crazy!!!!
Know what?
I want to be crazy and insane just like her!!!
I have several friends who are doing this. They all have different ways of doing it. I'm taking all of the advice I can get and I'm trying to learn the system!
Do you coupon?
Do you have any special techniques you could share with me?
I registered on today and will start receiving weekly Kroger sale ads!
I'm buying my newspaper tomorrow and getting started!
XOXO, Couponing Carrie

Friday, January 23, 2009


Don't you just LOVE being a woman?
Don't you just LOVE this very important day of the year.....
You know, the TWAT Dr.!!!!!!
Well, today is that day for me!
I'm 6 months overdue and it took me 3 months to get in and I'm jumping up and down and can hardly wait!!!!
Can you hear the excitement in my voice?
I can hardly wait to get on that lovely scale!
I can hardly wait until the nurse tells me to strip down and put on that lovely white gown!
I can hardly wait until my nice Dr. comes in to CHAT!!!
I can hardly wait for him to tell me to put my chubby, white legs in those stirrups!!!
I can't wait to hear the sound of the lubricant jelly!!!
I can't wait for my Dr. to poke and prod with his cold hands!!!!
I simply can not wait!!!!
If you are a man and reading this....simply thank God for your manhood today!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Duggar Family Laundry Soap!!!!

Do you like the Duggar family?
I have become addicted to this show!!!
Not because I want to have 18 kids or anything...I just love to see how Mrs. Duggar does what she does! She is a great mom! Her organization amazes me!!!! How do you run a household with that many people...and stay sane? How do you afford to have that many children?
Well, I don't want anymore kids....BUT, I do believe we can incorporate some of their cost effective living right here at the Rose household! I would really love to save money any way I can this year!
I watched an episode where all of the girls in the house were making their laundry soap and all of their cleaners! I thought, "WOW! I can do that!" This is all chemicals and it's cheap! It was unbelievable!!! So, Denise and I have made our own Duggar Laundry Soap! We are so excited to share it with you!
The first step is to fill your 5 gallon bucket half way with hot water!

Denise will have food that taste like Ivory forever! I'm glad we did this at her house!

Here's the ingredients!!!!!

Here is my cute 5 gallon soap bucket!
We now have soap to last us FOREVER!!!!
Yeah...I saved us some money honey!
Can't wait to try it out!

Duggar Family Laundry Soap Recipe!

TIPS FOR LAUNDRY SOAP: We use Fels-Naptha bar soap in the homemade soap recipes, but you can use Ivory, Sunlight, Kirk's Hardwater Castile or Zote bars. Don't use heavily perfumed soaps. We buy Fels-Naptha by the case from our local grocer or online. Washing Soda and Borax can normally be found on the laundry or cleaning aisle. Recipe cost approx. $2.
Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value
4 Cups hot tap water1 Fels-Naptha soap bar1 Cup Washing Soda½ Cup Borax
- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Saying Good~Bye is hard to do!

Please pray for my family today.
We have truly lost a family member...our dear Daisy.
She is having heart failure and we had to make the decision to put her down.
What a tuff decision!
We have had Daisy for 10 years and she has been a good old dog!
Things are NOT getting better for us around here and I'm having a hard time!
I'm off to the Dr.....I feel like CRAP!
All prayers are needed and appreciated!
Good~Bye Daisy!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Culture back.....
positively the FLU!!!!
Someone shoot me!!!
I need a vacation
and a drink
and a massage now!
Off to BLEACH my house down!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Popsicles in Jan.????

Only if your child has 104.5 temperature!
Off to the emergency clinic we went!
Did a FLU culture.
Possible FLU!
Won't know for sure until culture comes back!
(We will all have it by then!)
Treating him as if he has the FLU!!!
Oh Boy!
Off to play Candyland!
I need a vacation!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


New Fridge...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
New dishwasher...Happy Anniversary!
New tires...Happy Valentines Day and Happy Birthday!
Seriously peeps....2009 has started off to be a very expensive year!
Our dishwasher quite on us this past year and we never replace it! Our fridge went out on us last week and our tires were bald!
Please more!
Thank you!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Welcome 2009!

We brought in the new year at the Morris home with sweet friends! Auburn and I taught everyone our new favorite game...31!!! We ended up with 3 different tables of folks playing! It was FUN!!!
31 all night long! All night! All night long! Uh~Huh!
You are just suppose to KNOCK, not do a little dance with your pennies!
Family Feud anyone???

"Help me here!!!!"
Things got ugly and Auburn accused us of CRYING!!!!
The guys breezed through this round! They had all of the easy questions with a HIGH score!

Cherie is in deep thought! She is trying to help us girls and trust me...we needed a lot of help!

OK...things got a little violent and we had to quite!

The little people were still going strong at midnight!

Saundra busts out the organic lemonade...courtesy of Denise!
A toast to 2009!
Happy new year!!!

Looking back at 2008....

In January ~ We got to spend some time with our cousins!
In February ~ Auburn and I went on our first cruise with a group from church! We went to Cozumel and the Yucatan! We had a great time!
In March ~ Garet and Peyton were both involved in the Madison County Fair! Our orange citrus bars and Old Time Butter Crunch candy made the sale!

In April ~ Peyton was playing soccer and loving it! It was his first year to catch on!
In May ~ Canon Tickner was born! Another boy in the fam!
In June ~ Garet turned 11!!!
and we celebrated at Adamson Lagoon!
In July ~ Garet went to Disney World with his best friend Logan and the Robinson family!
Making memories that will last a lifetime!

In August ~ We had FUN at the FRIO river!
In September~ Back to school time! Peyton will go to Miss Connie's full time and Garet will be doing 5th grd. again...the BEST decision we have ever made! We are having a great year!

Also, Hurricane Ike hit us hard! We were without electricity for days and without our daddy/husband for weeks! Almost one month!
In October ~ Trick or treating was a hoot with a bug catcher, Buzz Lightyear and a mad scientist!

and this was Garet and Logan's first year NOT to dress up for Halloween!
I think they are growing up!
In November ~ Cullen Rose was born! Welcome to the family buddy!

In December ~ My baby turned 5!!!!

Auburn and I celebrated our 12 year of marriage!
We ministered to our community through the Pathway of Lights! POL 2008 was a great success!!!
We got to play in the snow!!!

Santa was very good to us!
2008 was a hard year for me and my family! As I look back over 2008, I'm celebrating all of the good times that we had! No matter how rough life gets, we must go on! Life goes on! Both of my boys have grown so much this year! It's amazing how much they can grow in such little time! I encourage you to look back on 2008 and cherish the good times!
Happy New Year friends and family!
We wish you a new year filled with joy, happiness, success, peace, health and God's love!
Happy 2009!