Friday, February 12, 2016

Fabulous Friday

This is a much better gift than regular roses!!! Bacon roses would be the best gift ever and I think it should be given for every holiday! Run over to instructables and learn all about it!! Is there a better gift out there?
Sonya Ann

Thursday, February 11, 2016

From Cake To Crap

I'm so easy. Yes. No. I mean, I love easy things to make.
I got this super yummy recipe from Living on a Dime. Make a yellow cake and then poke holes in it! I can do it!
Make two instant vanilla puddings. This is where I changed it up a bit, I used french vanilla and I went light on the milk. It calls for 4 cups of milk, I used 3.5 and even that was still a bit too much. Refrigerate until the pudding has set up.

Microwave a can of chocolate frosting and pour on top. Easy!! And yummy. Den has already asked me to make another.
And on a completely unrelated topic, I scared the crap out of myself getting into the van the other day. I don't know if I just didn't notice this before or things shifted but......................
Yup, a plastic snake was hanging out of the rafters. It was from my Halloween costume.  I really do jump all over the place, on my blog and in real life.
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wicked Wednesday

I have the tendency not to shave in the winter. I'm not sure if you needed that information or not. Do you shave and is it that close?
Has a coat,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fried Children

Den and I had a pretty laid back weekend. This emptynester thing is awesome. Just a few short years ago all we did was try and keep Anna's plans straight and drive her everywhere. DJ was more of a couch slug but he did cause his problems. Now, we poke around and do what we want.
We went out to run some errands on Friday and we ended up behind a biker!!! That is unheard of in IL in February.
I keep saying that we need to eat down our stockpile of food and then we end up at an Indian grocery store and well, we spend $40.
This was the first picture that I took, he refused to get his head out of the way. He said something about having to drive or something.
He does have a pretty mouth, sort of like a chick. Don't tell him I said that.
The best thing that I found at the Indian grocer was this Tide bar. Have I ever mentioned how much I love doing laundry? I would love to own a laundromat. Honestly, I would be in heaven and everyone would love me because I would be like just leave and I'll do it for you, no charge. I would be out of business quickly. Oh and don't offer for me to do your laundry, well maybe in exchange for liquor.
Friday night, I spent the night at my inlaws house. I really do love them and I thank them all the time for being so good to me. My father in law just shrugs like I embarrass him and my mother in law hugs me.
Saturday morning, we got up at 4am and I drove them to the Milwaukee airport. Lucky ducks are spending a week in Vegas and then 3 weeks in AZ.
I came home from driving them and slept most of the day. I can't seem to sleep at their house. Plus, I am stressed that we will oversleep.
Anywho, that night Den made a bunch of Indian food!!!! Yay Indian food.
Sunday, we watched tv, my back decided to cramp up and then Den made fried chicken, ribs and homemade biscuits. We watched the super bowl. Well, Den fell asleep after halftime and I watched the rest of it.
Oh and I managed to squeeze a call to Anna in there. She is moving to Nashville for sure. Or as sure as Anna can be. I offered for them to come home and live here for a while, get jobs and pay off their debt. She said they would think about it. I was quite surprised that Den didn't kick me out after I made that statement. LOL. He told her the same thing. We must have lost our minds for a minute or two there.
Loco emptynester,
Sonya Ann

Monday, February 8, 2016

Favorite Thing To Do-V.D. Edition

Ive decided that I'm going to help you. No, now don't say "oh shit!" Because that would be rude. Just hear me out.
I think we need to spice up Valetine's day. Its a bit too mushy for me.

So I think that we should write things like this in our cards to our honey. I'm pretty sure that this one will be added to Den's card.
I might save this one for a random text. I'm pretty sure that it will go to Den. ;p
This one is perfect because I can never remember how long we have been together. I can't remember our song. Den says we have a song, hell if I can ever remember it. I think he just makes shit up.
Anna says things like this to Scott. She is sooooooooooooo much like me. Well, except for the moving all over the country thing.
I will probably say this to Den. Or I might just smack him.
This seems like a man sort of poem.
Me likey!
See now don't you feel as if I have helped you. And if you don't have a special someone, write it out and give it to a random person like a cop. Yes, that would be great.
I have to say there are times when I really feel as if I am making a difference in this world. Go forth people and get laid.
Helped you,
Sonya Ann

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

I love anything to do with people getting out of debt. It's not easy for any of us to get ahead and I love the stories that are honest and give hope.  The Penny Hoarder has an article about a couple that paid off $13,000 in debt in two years with a combined income of $28,000 a year. 
We don't have a lot of debt. We have the mortgage and we have the credit card debt on 0% for the car I bought last summer. And trust me, I am working on that debt to the point of making Den a bit nuts. We don't eat out very often and the only extra monthly bills that we have are the cells phones(but Anna, Den and I use our phones as hot spots since its unlimited data.) and Den has his gym membership. Besides that I run a pretty tight ship with just a few trips to the casino. LOL. How about you, do you have extra debt? How do you pay it down?
Money lover,
Sonya Ann

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Our 2016 Mission

I'm still plugging along with trying to accomplish stuff/things in 2016. I'm really hoping that I can look back on 2016 and see that I did actually get a few things done.
I would like to start planning on a bathroom redo. We have all of the tile now we just need a cabinet and sink. Maybe the universe will gift us something. The universe was pretty generous with tile and the awesome light fixture that Den broke. It is still out in the garage so I will have to start looking for new glass for the around the bulbs. No biggie. I bought the fixture at Goodwill for $9.99 and we got the tile for $20. Think I can keep the remodel under $300? We shall see.
Den got the Christmas lights off of the house and our lovely reindeer that love having sex off the front lawn.
Den also fixed the brakes on the 04 Amanti. We are getting closer to putting a for sale sign in it. It needs a catalytic converter so we may order a cheap one and Den will probably use clamps on it. Baby steps on the car situation.
I started Spring cleaning. Yuck. I've decided just to wash a few things here and there and not pull an entire room apart seeing as that makes me a bit nuts. But the kitchen cabinets are in desperate need of a good scrub. Sigh and yuck.
I'm dejunking at will but Den is part of the problem. He for some unknown reason doesn't like to come home from work, tie on his babushka and dejunk. His game room needs some work. Oh well, I've got a year to nag him help him get it done.
Did you get a lot done this week?
Moving along,
Sonya Ann

Friday, February 5, 2016

Fabulous Friday

49 Valentines Gift in a Jar Ideas || Valentine's Day Mason Jar crafts and ideas

I found a wonderful new addiction for us!! It's called Craftaholics Anonymous! But from the looks of it, they are encouraging it more than discouraging the habit. Those are my kind of people.
I always felt that Valentine's day was more of a crafty sort of holiday. It is certainly easier than Christmas. Do you think Den would rather have a box of candy over some hearts glued on a stick? Yes, that would be better than beer, my normal go to gift.
I feel the crafty urge growing, and we shall call it a crafty boner!
Sonya Ann

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Slick Wrap

Let me start this post by saying that I'm not happy with you. I won't go as far as being mad but I'm disappointed in you. Why do you leave me in charge of myself? We all know this is a bad idea but you seem to do it anyways. Please step up your game.
Well, I'm still trying to be health and fit and yada, yada, yada. I read about a coconut wrap that was supposed to slim you and detox you. Well, hell I'm all in. And the slow decline begins. Maybe Pinterest is my problem. Maybe stupidity?
The main idea-----grease yourself up, wrap yourself tight and then heat yourself. 
I lather up in coconut oil often, it makes me happy so this wasn't anything that made me have second thoughts. The saran wrap, well, I must say I did pause on this one. But what the hell, no one was here to stop me! I wrapped myself up like a tight ham sandwich! I was nice and snug from undertit to kneecap. I have to say it had an awesome slimming effect.
Now to add heat, hmmmmmm where to find it?????? Ah yes, I would clean the house thus proving myself with the needed heat. I started cleaning with a vigor that few knew. I found that with careful bending I could keep the wrap in place. At first. I could feel the wrap heating up and it was kind of nice. And then the sweat started to bead up under the saran wrap. It was getting a bit toasty and my vigor was waning. But I was determined to continue with my oily detox. I managed to clean the upstairs without too much trouble but by the second level, I realized that I was oozing oil through my sweats in some not to flattering places. And the saran wrap was shifting. But come hell or high water, I was seeing this through. By the end of my cleaning, I had oily saran wrap hanging out of one sweat pant leg that the damned cat wouldn't leave alone. On the other leg, all I had left was a pile of saran wrap above my knee like an odd knee pad and I had a saran wrap belt around my middle. I was greasy, my sweats stuck to me, tired and hot.  Why do I do these things to myself? Why don't you stop me? Why do I tell you these things?
The only good thing that came out of this was my super soft skin. Honestly, my skin was like silk. The sad thing was most of the soft skin was on my butt which no one would be willing to rub. So I'm thinking that we need to wrap our faces. You in?
And since we are talking about heating things up, when making homemade lotion, heat it slowly or it gets all lumpy after it has been sitting for a while.
If you do have any lump problems, just re-reheat it(slowly) and then pour it back in your container.
Are you going to get oily? Do you do things like this?
Ham sandwich,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wicked Wednesday

I don't think that I am up to this one. Even with a lot of yarn and a lint roller, I think that I would quit. Would you take the job?
Many generations,
Sonya Ann