Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Disney Fix Saturday

I just signed up to follow this great blog Walt Life which is about all things Disney .  It gave me the idea that since I haven't had time recently to do the great posts that I would feature a Disney clip or cartoon on Saturdays.  Enjoy.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Over 40 Blog Hop, Boost My Blog Hop and Book Review Friday

the Over 40 Blog Hop is hosted by Java at Never Grow Old  click on the button to join in.


Boost my Blog Hop is Hosted by Design It Chick  click on the button to Join in.

Welcome anyone who is dropping by.

Friday's is my Book Review Friday when I highlight some of the books that I have reviewed on my book blog A Room without Books is Empty  

This Past Week :

Review of the audio version of
Don't Blink
Don't Blink by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

Review of 

Mackenzie BlueMackenzie Blue: The Secret CrushMackenzie Blue: Friends Forever?
The Mackenzie Blue series by Tina Wells

First chapter Peak of

Highland Blessings
Highland Blessings by Jennifer Hudson Taylor

First Chapter Peak of

The God Hater: A Novel
The God Hater by Bill Myers

Thanks for stopping by!!    

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tv Tuesday

Last Week we lost some of the actors that played the  most beloved characters on TV.

 Barbara Billingsley (Mrs. Cleaver)

Tom Bosley (Mr. C, Howard Cunningham)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Boost My Blog Friday


Welcome All!!!  Please feel free to look around and if you like what you see follow, if not glad you stopped by. 

Over 40 Blog Hop and Book Review Friday

Friday is the day that I highlight some of the book reviews I did on my book review blog A Room without Books is Empty

This week:

Catching Moondrops
Catching MoonDrops by Jennifer Erin Valent

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball: A Novella
Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Homeschool Thursday and What's Happening in your neck of the Internet?

I discovered a great site today.

This site has alot of pdf files that you can use for all sorts of things from lapbook to pages for your portfolio at the end of the year.  Great Site.

Make sure you head over to and sign up for the newsletter.  You will receive a newsletter everyday that has FREE resources to enhance your schooling.  Great Resource.  While your at it go to and sign up for that newsletter as well.  this one offer resources for you to use for schooling while your in the car (I always told my husband I don't know why it's called homeschooling as we were very rarely home LOL). 

I wanted to find some new blogs and highlight some my post from the past week.  If you would like to join me just sign up on the linky below.

Some of the things I wanted to highlight

A cute video featuring Grover from Sesame Street  

In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Pink Glove Dance Videos

What do you want to highlight?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Movie Monday

I haven't watched any movies lately so I thought I would highlight some of my favorite Movies.

Princess Bride

While You were Sleeping

A Walk to Remember

The Blindside

Yours, MIne and Ours (the original)

Footloose (this was the first movie my hubby went to see together our first date)

Apollo 13

West Side Story

Sound of Music

Rear Window

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Great Posts Saturday

Check out my friend Becky's Candle site.  She found the cutest mugs for her Christmas candles.

The Cupcake Lady at Hoosier Homemade has a post about some cute loking cupcakes for halloween.

Since I didn't find to many posts this week I am going to post the recipe for the dish that was a hit at my Kraft Mac and Cheese Party.  (See Pics from the Party here and read about the party here)

Kraft Homestyle BBQ Chicken Mac

1 pkg Kraft homestyle mac and cheese dinner Four Cheese
1 pkg deli oven roasted chicken breast cuts (oscar Meyer)  I used what ever my grocery store had.
2 Tbsp bbq sauce
1 Tbsp cilantro ( I left this out)

Prepare: Dinner in large Saucepan as directed on package except do not top with bread crumb topping.
Add chicken and bbq sauce: cook and stir 1 min. or until heated through.
Top with  sprinkle with cilantro and crumb topping

I went ahead and baked in the oven as per instructions on mac and cheese pkg.  Everyone loved it. 

 Hope Everyone has a great Weekend!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Review Friday and Blog Hops

Friday's are the day I spotlight some of the books that I reviewed on my Book Blog A Room Without Books is Empty

This week

Waiting, The: A Novel (Lancaster County Secrets)
The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher

A Cousin's Promise (Indiana Cousins, Book 1)
A Cousin's Promise by Wanda Brunstetter

The Pursuit of Holiness
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family--and a Whole Town--About Hope and Happy Endings
Huck by Janet Elder

First Chapter Peak at

Lady in Waiting: A Novel
Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Homeschool Thursday

These Sites came through my email this week and I thought I would share them.  I have not check them out thoroughly so like with everything parents should use with discretion.

History of America  looks like an interesting site that would give you some media to add to your lessons.

TVSchoolHouse  gives you access to old school educational films (I use to love it when we would get see films in class.)

 Looking for a Science Fair Project or Idea?  Then head over to Science Buddies.  There you will find all kinds of ideas and guides.

Need to take a trip but don't want to stop schooling.  Families on the Road  may have what you need.  You may even be interested in taking your whole family on the road for an extended period of time.

And Just a cute skit down by a homeschool group.  We did this every year in our old homeschool group during our Christmas Program.


Happy Schooling!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Cousin's Promise by Wanda Brunstetter

check out my Review of
A Cousin's Promise (Indiana Cousins, Book 1)
A Cousin's Promise by Wanda Brunstetter

On my Book Blog

A Room without Books is Empty  

Monday, October 11, 2010

Just something cute

The Waiting by Suzanne Woods Fisher Review and Giveaway

Head on over to my book blog  A Room without Books is Empty to read my review of this great book and read about the giveaway that the Author is having.  You could win a Kindle. 

Waiting, The: A Novel (Lancaster County Secrets)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Great Posts Saturday

Since I was involved in Dewey's read-a-thon I didn't post this yesterday. 

Lisa at The Pursuit of Happiness shares her pumpkin creations.

Velvet over Steel shared some facts about helping the Hungry.

SusieQTPies shares how to make Oreo Cake Balls.

Tammy's Book Parlor had a recipe for Bacon, Cheese and Onion biscuits.

Going Jane had some cute pics of MooseJaw on her wordless Wednesday post.

Kittling Books shares her wordless Wednesday pic, a gorgeous hummingbird drinking from a feeder.

Jennifer at The Farris Wheel  shared her song that she wrote about gray hair but she also shared this Flintstones video that I had completely forgotten about.  I just loved Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm

Jocelyn at Inside  Bru Crew Life shares how to recycle fry boxes.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Book Review Fridays

These are some of the books that I featured on my book Blog A Room without Books is Empty

First Chapter Peak at
Be Available (Judges): Accepting the Challenge to Confront the Enemy (Be Series: Ot Commentary)
Be Available by Warren Wiersbe here

Review of

Memory Between Us, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory)
A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin here

First Chapter Peak at
Judgment Day: A Novel
Judgement Day by Wanda Dyson Here

First Chapter Peak at
Surrender the Heart (Surrender to Destiny)
Surrender the Heart by MaryLu Tyndall here

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We are Going to See Joseph

The play Joseph at Sight and Sound Theater in Strasburg PA.

We are so excited!!.  We have been to several of the plays there and they are always so wonderful.

Here are some trailers for the show.

This is about working with the animals

Here is the local news story about the cake that Ace of Cakes from the Food Network made for the Joseph. (sorry embedding isn't allowed for this)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pictures from My Kraft Mac and Cheese Party We Had a great Time

I promised to post pics form our party.  I was so busy last week that I didn't get a chance to so here are the Pics. 

Using my new pot to make the Mac and Cheese

My Oldest Daughter

Everyone visiting while we wait for the food to finish baking

Oldest Daughter and son

My Hubby

Food's ready!!


The guy table

The Lady Table

The Littles

One teen girl

After ( everyone really love the chicken and Bbq meal, I will post the recipe Later)

teen girl #2

Playing Scene It  Disney edition

Teen girl #3  my youngest daughter (dessert time)

We all had a great time.