Saturday, March 19

rollin' on the river

cannot wait until it warms up and we can spend countless weekends at the river

Friday, March 18

starter seed time!

its time for me to start planting my starter seeds for my little plants that need inside time accordng to Martha and all my seed magazines and brochures i get! my pike nursery lady friends weren't expecting me this past weekend but i came in and got all my questions answered! 

inside we are starting seeds for plants that need a head start and get planted inside prior to the "last frost" which for our region i've been told is april 1st. the new additions to the garden are going to be, 

Red Amposta Onions
Tom Thumb Butterhead Lettuce 
Tall Celery

Already starting inside are three varieties of tomatoes, basil, and yellow sweet canary peppers. 

Thursday, March 17


i really do have the best friends in the world!

Tuesday, March 15

campbells chicken and broccoli alfredo

campbells chicken and broccoli alfredo 
what you need...
1/2 of a 16 ounce package of linguine
1 cup broccoli florets
2 tbsp butter
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts halved and cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
1 can (10.75 oz) Campbell's condensed cream of mushroom soup (98% fat free!!!)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

what to do...
1-prepare the linguine according to the package direction in a 3 qt saucepan. Add the broccoli during the last 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain the linguine mixture well in a colander.
2-heat the butter in a 10 inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook until well browed and cooke through stirring often. 
3-Stir the soup, milk, cheese, black pepper, and linguine mixture in the skillet and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling, stirring occasionally.  Serve with additional parmesan cheese. 

Monday, March 14

from dust you were made

for this lenten season i've given myself more than the normal challenge. in addition to no fried food which is hard enough seeing as everything that is convenient is typically fried, ive also added on no pound cakes! you may be thinking this is hilarious but that sour cream pound cake that is divine does have 2 sticks of butter and 6 eggs...and 3 cups of sugar...not bad but we eat one of those a week in our house! 

so the list comes up to no fried food, no pound cakes, working out at least 4 days a week (not really hard with wilson) but adding back in our trainer workouts (without the trainer of course), and to remember to do my daily prayers/devotional.

for some reason lent seems like the perfect time to do these sorts of things...something about doing this for someone other than myself makes quite a compelling argument when i'm in the chick-fil-a drive through resisting a spicy chicken sandwich.

at my first ever Ash Wednesday service i was reminded when the imposition of ashes was offering...for you are dust and to dust you will return

i hope everyone has an amazing lent season!

Sunday, March 13

spring party ideas are coming!

carrie of course is coming over for craft day today so we can start to prepare for the couples shower for Monica and Jeramy that we are hosting at the Greenview house on the 19th this month. We are so excited and there are going to be so many cute decorating ideas! To avoid spilling any of them to my sister, stay tuned for more to come Saturday on the party including photos and lots of super cute affordable finds!