threekidsavatar.jpg I'm a stay-at-home mother to my three (sometimes) wonderful children. They are usually with me, since I homeschool them. We enjoy going into the GSMNP, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and playing in nature. Occasionally, you can catch the hubby and kids fishing in the river. • 100 Things about ME
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New Posts Coming Soon …hopefully

I hope to get back into the world of blogging soon…bare with me!


Where am I? …three guesses…




Back To School Sale!!!!


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Father Cube: Great Father’s Day Project

Oh, WOW! I just got a great email from CurrClick. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I was trying to find something neat to do with the kids for Father’s Day. Read this….

Here is the link to the product. It’s only $2.00 right now!

Fathers’ Day is June 21!  Make a lasting tradition with Dad! 

From the makers of the Fathers’ Day Project Pack comes another great product! The Dad Cube is a fun and meaningful project for fathers and children to make together, or for children to make as a gift for Dad. During the course of the project, children will get to know their fathers better, express their love and appreciation for Dad, and make a terrific Fathers’ Day memory that goes on and on!   Once you make the Dad Cube, it is passed back and forth between father and child, always with a note of appreciation or a small gift.  The project pack and materials are cheaper than a greeting card, and over the years, it will mean much more! Appropriate for all ages.


Recipes That We Love

I decided to share a couple of recipes that we are really into here in my little world.


I so something similar to this in one of my cook books and it sounded sooo good! It was! Surprising, the kids even like it..so try it out!



6 steaks (lower quality, less fatty works best)

1 green pepper, seeded and chunked

1 head of garlic, peeled and minced

2 (14.5 oz) cans of stewed tomatoes

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350*.

Place steaks in an oven-proof pan (single layer).

Season with a bit of salt and pepper.

Cover with the pepper, garlic, and stewed tomatoes.

Cover with tin foil and bake for 2 hours.




These sandwiches are great to use up that leftover meat you have lingering in your fridge. You can even freeze these for later use. I’ve done some pizza ones, spaghetti ones, sloppy joe meat is good, chunked ham with Swiss is excellent,…use your imagination! The good thing is, they aren’t messy while you are eating them!


12-pk of frozen roll dough (yeasty kind)

Some leftover meat

Some sort of cheese (shredded or sliced)


{sorry no pic…they got gone before I got my camera out}


Thaw out your roll dough balls till pliable.

Preheat oven to 350*.

Spread one dough ball out till thin (but don’t break it)

Put some of your meat on the flat dough (leave some space on the side to close it)

Put on some cheese.

Flatten out another dough ball.

Cover the meat, cheese, and the other dough with the new flat dough.

Press sides down with a fork and turn them under.

Poke top with a small hole to let out steam.

Place on the cookie sheet to bake for about 15 minutes….or until golden brown.

Rub with butter and let cool.


What in the world?….

I haven’t ventured out lately to look at strange items, but I’ve found a couple close to home. If anyone out there in bloggy land knows what either one of these two pictures are of….I’d love you even more!

First off, this picture was taken in Cataloochee. You can find my picture of it in an earlier post of mine. Someone was kind enough to lighten it up for me, so here it it! This is located in the third floor of a really old barn!

Lighted Barn Picture

This one is an item found at our local Goodwill. My daughter picked it up and asked what it was. YEP..I was dumbfounded! It looks this way on both sides. My first thought was some sort of grater or strainer. Upon closer inspection, the rough sides are on the inside, so no go on the grater, and I put it up to the light and you can’t really see through it, so still wondering about the strainer.

WHAT goodwill

Any clues?….