Thursday, September 30, 2010

Handmade Holiday Happenings!

I have some SUPER fun giveaway's in the works, with some VERY talendted Handmade Artists!  I can't to wait to share my reviews and giveaways!!!  Right in time for the Holiday Season!! :)

I am working on this to run from Oct. 11th - Oct. 18th with a different giveaway (maybe some days more) everyday! :)  I can't wait!!!    If you know of anyone who would like to be included... please tell them to email me at :: 

Just us...

I love posting pictures... so I thought I would share some of my fav's!!  Welcome to our world! ;)

My Rock Stars


Our 1st anniversary!

Some of my Quacks

New Year's Eve at our house!

Bug and I camping

My girls

Pregnant Quacks

Going on a Mouse Hunt.... (edited to include our story! :))

So I don't foget to tell the story of our GREAT mouse hunt this morning... but for now... I have to get the girls to school, mall to get my engagement ring (Finally!!!!) post office ( rocks!!) and to the hospital to get my baby fix!!  Our best friends Tina and Dustin welcomed their precious Hailey into the world this morning!!   I'll be back with pics!! 

Welcome to all my new followers!! I'm sure glad to "meet" you!

I'm backkkkkk....
Ugh. I'm so aggravated right now!!  I dropped the girls off at school, and headed to the post office.... Really?!?!?!  they don't open until 9am, so I thought I would run over to the mall and pic up my ring, then pop back over to the post office.  Seriously... THE MALL DOESN'T open until 10am!  Come on people.... I have things to do and people to see!  10 am?!?!?  Maybe I need to find a job at the mall!!!  I could easily rise and shine for work at 10AM!!!!  ughhhh!!!   So, here I am... I have gotten nothing accomplished yet today!  Nothing!!  Ok, Rant over!

So this morning, I am getting the girls ready for school.... doing our usual "get dressed, we are going to be late!!  GIRLS... get dressed.  Put on your socks.... where are your shoes?!?!  GIRLS.... " finally we make it to the bathroom to get our teeth brushed and hair fixed... and Jenna leans over the toilet for some reason.. and there is a MOUSE in the toilet.  Ew... Ewwwww.... ewwww!!  We have been trying to catch that little pesky thing for WEEKS, and it ends up in the toilet?!!?!  I don't even want to know HOW that happened... (which reminds me, I need to go bleach the hell out of my bathroom)  or how it ended up in the toilet bowl.  Thank goodness nobody had used that bathroom this morning.  Can you imagine sitting down.. and finding that between your legs?!?!?!?! 

The girls got a good laugh out of it, and started singing "We're going on a Mouse Hunt" this morning!! I on the other hand, am still completely freaked out over it.  Bug had left for work, so I had to deal with it.  Yep........ FLUSH. I know, I'm probably going to hell.  Seriously, was I supposed to fish the thing out of the toilet.  I don't think so!!  Not this momma!!  The girls think that toilet water goes to the "ocean" (gross) so I'm sure the mouse is having a great time at the beach right now!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Facebook = my addiction and Blog Hops!

I finally made a PeaceLoveQuack facebook page! :)  Will you please come "like" me?!?!?!

If you leave me your links, I will come and Like you too!!  :)

We are Frandernal!!

I took the girls to the park yesterday after school for a playdate! It was SUCH a nice day!!  While waiting on our friends to get there, J & A started playing with another little girl, who was about a year younger than they were.  I was sitting on the bench reading my book when I heard A and J talking about being twins. (They have really gotten into telling people this, as soon as they meet... Hi, We are Twins!) They were trying to explain that they were Fraternal Twins... but Miss A said "We are Frandernal Twins"  Sooo cute!

I've gotten some really positive feedback from some vendors that specialize in Handmade items.  So, in a few weeks... I'm going to do a special "Handmade Holiday Happenings" with tons of giveaways and reviews!  I'm hopeing to do it for 1 week.. with atleast 2 giveaways a day! :)  I've got some really FUN items so far!  :) 

I'm going to get my flu shot today!  I HATE needles!!  Last year, I almost passed out.  Seriously, they terrify me!  I don't even want to think about it....

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Honest Opinions needed! :) Puh-Leeeeeze!

I'm interested in doing Reviews and giveaways...... who isn't right!?!?!   So here is my question ::

Does it bother you to read a blog that ha reviews/giveaways?  I love contests (I even won 2 so far!  Go me!!!  LOL ) and reading blogs!  Love it!   But, I don't want to completely fill my blog up with stuff, and everyone skip over Peace Love Quack!  Ya know?!?!   I also want to be able to post things have to do with ME and my Family!!!  I guess I need to find a happy medium....

I figured I would email a couple of companies, because you won't know til you dont' ask, and see if they are interested .... who knows!!

Just wanted your opinon on the subject. 

Tuesday Hops! :)


Tuesday Tag-Along

Fall has arrived!

Fall is my favorite time of year!  I love it!!  Pumpkins, Football, Apple Cider, Pretty leaves, Cooler weather!  We finally got the chance to put out our fall decor last night, and the whole family helped!!  It turned out SO cute!!

The girls had so much fun stretching the spider webs, and chasing each other with them!  hahahah!! 

We have a playdate this afternoon, so I already have dinner in the oven! ;)  How's that for being on top of things today!  LOL  I am making "Mexican chicken" a dish my mom made when we were kids!  Here is the recipe::

Easy Mexican Chicken Enchilada Casserole

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs  (i use boneless, skinkless chicken breast)
1 1/2 quarts water
2 tsp. salt
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can original Rotel
2 cups reserved chicken broth, from the chicken
1 bag Tortilla Chips (some people use Doritios)
2 cups grated colby jack cheese

In a large pot, pour in the water, add salt and chicken. Boil for 30 minutes, or until the chicken can shred easily.
While the chicken is cooking; chop the onion, and grate the cheese. In a medium bowl, combine the soups, and Rotel. (When the chicken is done) add the chicken stock; mix with a whisk until the soups are smooth.

When the chicken is done, remove to a bowl and with 2 forks, shred the chicken.

In a greased 13x9" baking dish, using a ladel, pour a little bit of the soup mixture coating the bottom of the dish.

On top of the soup mixture in the dish, make the first layer, using 5 tortillas, arrange them overlapping in the design of the Olympics Logo. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the chicken. Then sprinkle with !/3 of the chopped onion. Cover the chicken and onion with 1/3 of the soup mixture.

Do 2 more layers in the same order, but with each layer, invert the direction of the tortillas.

Sprinkle the cheese over the top.

Heat the oven to 350*.

Cover the dish with foil. and place in the oven.

Bake for 45 minutes.

It's SOOOOO good, and easy! :)  Just the way I like it!

Have you ever heard or used ?   My sister-in-law swears by it!  It seems like such a great place to trade for books!  I'm such an avid reader... I go through 2 - 3 books a week!  THANK you Car Pool Line!!   I love, love, love Chic Lit and Historical Romances, Nicholas Sparks, and Sandra Brown!  I love to sit down with a good book!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!  :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pictures from our weekend!

Quickly... because i"m not sure how much time I have before my computer dies for the 100th time today!  LOL

My neiece is PRECIOUS!!  I took her soccer pics this weekend!

Me! :) 

Tunnel... the girls asked me to take this!

Razorback Rd!! Woooo Pig!

Staduim from our spot!

Hogs Flags were a flying!


Ok, so I didn't take my camera into the Game (and I am now KICKING myself) nor did I get any pictures of Bug and I....  dang it.  But, that's what I did take!  ;)

I'll be back with pictures of our fall decor later!! 

Just my luck....

We had a WONDERFUL weekend!!  Hogs lost, but it was so exciting being at the stadium!! 

I am having computer issues, so I'm not sure how often I can blog this week, until we get it looked out!  It will crap out in the middle of doing something! Frustrating!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! :)  I'll try to post more this afternoon,  I must concentrate on getting this house cleaned, laundry done, and my fall stuff out! ;) It def. feels like FALL in Memphis today!!  Hoooorayyy!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

I got a Blogover!! It's soooo pretty!

Don't you LOVE my new Blogover!?!?!  I was one of the lucky winners from Dear Piper blog makeover giveaway!!  If anyone is in the market for a new Blogover (not sure if that is even a word... lol makeover/blogover... get it?!?!?  hahahahaha) contact Kristen at 
she is the sweetest thing and worked with me to get exactly what I envisioned!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new design and I know she would love to make you one as well! :)   Thanks again Kristen, you rock!!!

Today is going to be super busy...but I'm ready!!  Taking the girls to school, home to finish packing, lunch with the girls at school, dentist appointment, and then driving 3 hours to Cabot!  Fun times! My Sister-in-law and I are going to see :: with Betty White (love her!) tonight, and then we are headed to the Hill tomorrow!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  I apologize for not being able to respond to all my new followers, but I will when we get back into town this Monday!! :)  Thanks again for following!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Social Parade and Blog Hops! Friday is my Favorite!

I love Blog Hops and Parades because it has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people and follow some incredible blogs!! If you have never done one, I highly suggest it!!
I can't believe I am almost to 100 followers!  You guys ROCK!  Thank you so much!

Tomorrow is going to be an incredibly busy day, and I probably won't be back to the blogging world until Monday!  We are leaving on a little trip tomorrow!  Yeah!  Go Hogs!!  I will be back with Pictures! ;)

I hope that you all have an amazing weekend!!! 

Ready to be McDreamed and McSteamed!

Which one do you think is the Hottest!??!?!?!  
I can't choose..... 

Introducing the Sazzy Hook! :)

Please come check out my newest page (at the top) about the Sazzy Hook!  I've been working really hard on this for a few weeks, and I'm finally ready to share! ;)

I got so Sick of not finding anywhere to put my purse when going into restrooms, restaurants, malls..... ARHGH that the Sazzy Hook was created!! You can read all about it on my new Sazzy Hook Blog!

I'm also looking for someone to do a review for me, so if you are interested please let me know! I'm going to work on that next week (Monday.)

Thank you so much for taking the time to look! :)  I so appreciate it!! Please become a follower!

Everyday sometimes Twice!?!?!

Warning ::  Family Members, this is about Sex!! Not my sexlife (well, not exactly) but it will probably be mentioned!

I picked up a copy of InTouch Weekly this week and Teresa from Real Housewives of New Jersey is on the front cover, with her 4 precious children!  The header says "My Kids Saved Me" so of course I had to buy it!

 (This is not the cover, I couldn't find it!)

There is a section of the article in which Joe (her husband) claims the couple still makes love at least once a day.  "If she passes out on me, we do it in the morning" says Joe.  "The Morning is actually pretty good"  They have been married for 10 years!

Seriously, this baffles me!  Once a day?!?!  at least?!?!  Whaaaa?? You go Girl!!!

Then, I started thinking that maybe Bug and I aren't normal!  LOL  At least once a day?  Nope.   Mornings?!?!?  Are you kidding me?  At the S house, we are lucky to squeeze in some "us" time once a week if we are having a good week, twice!!  Pathetic... yes.   We as a couple have gotten so caught up in kids, work, household duties.. that we forget to take time for "us" and at the end of the day, Mommy is tired!  Leave me alone, I'm going to bed kinda tired!  

So, I am going to make an effort to take more time out for Bug and I! Even if I'm exhausted!!

What are your opinions on this?!?!  I'm not asking to tell all, but is "normal" to you?

A Christmas Prayer Book Review (Children's Book)

I'm doing my very first review... ever!  When I started this blog, I didn't even know what a "review" was!  Silly Tish!  I promise not to fill my blog with review after review but, as an avid reader and as a mom who reads to her children *almost* every night, I love the idea of book reviews or things that are important to MY family!  So here it goes! 

The girls and I got a chance to review "A Christmas Prayer" by Amy Parker.  It was so exciting seeing a brown package at the door when the girls got home from School.  They were SUPER excited!!  

The illustrations in this book is amazing!  The pictures are bright and colorful, and the girls loved looking at the pictures!  The story itself was easy enough to read by my 1st graders, with a little help sounding out the words from Mommy!   The story is a Thank-You to God, for all our Christmas Blessings and tells the story of baby Jesus.  It's really a cute little book, definitely one that we are lucky to have in our collection!
J & A give it 2 thumbs up! 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Throwback Thursday and "Having Relations"

Just so I won't forget I want to blog about this tomorrow:  Have you seen the new article with Teresa from the Real Housewives of New Jersey?!?!  For any of my family that reads this... you may want to SKIP over the particular post, I will forewarn you! :)  It's all about "having relations"... and for the record, it's not about my "relations"!

And for fun, here is my version of  Throwback Thursday! :) 

80's CLASSIC picture of my dad, brother and myself!  LOVE it!!  Check out the white comb in my dad's back pocket! hahahaha   I think this was taken in either 1980 or 1981!  :)  I was 2ish my brother was 6 months oldish! 

The next one, I was Super cool in... I'm thinking about 1993 - 1994ish?  hahahaha!  I'm so glad bodysuits have NOT made a comeback! ;)

If you decide to do a Throwback Thursday... be sure to comment and link! :)  I would love to see your Throwback Pictures!

1st Day of Fall! Yippy Skippy!

First day of fall, and Memphis is in a heat wave!  Seriously?!?!  Bring on the cooler weather!  Fall is my favorite time of year, but this is insane!!!  Hopefully, you all are having better temps than we are!  It's HOT!

I have been UBER busy today!!  Working on a secret project (will post more about that next week, still trying to work some things out) and doing laundry for our upcoming trip this weekend! 

I'm so excited to get to go to Fayetteville and Call the Hogs this weekend!! Can not wait!!!  ;) I also get to spend the night with my Brother and his family on Friday night before heading up, and then get to see most of my family on Sunday for a bit before heading back to Memphis! GOOD weekend!!

Tomorrow night, my very favorite show ever comes back on!!  LOVE me some McDreamy!!

Tonight on the Menu is Aussie Chicken, Green bean casserole and Crescent Rolls!!  If anyone wants the recipe, let me know and I will be happy to share!  It's just like Outback's Aussie Chicken! :)

Have a great night everyone! I'm going to try to make rounds later, but not sure I will make it until tomorrow! :) 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My not so Wordless Wednesday (Part II)

(I'm a Daddy's Girl)

 (the girls were Ketchup and Mustard for Halloween one year! LOL)

Thank you, Thank you! I get pretties for my Blog!

I have received several Blog Awards lately... but I have NO idea what I am supposed to do! *blush*  So THANK YOU for everyone who has given me a Blog Award!  I really, really, really appreciate it!  Really!! I'm going to attempt this::  

Thank you Kelsey at courageousmother  for this lovely award!! :)

I am going to award this to :: 

I only chose 5, although I read TONS of blogs everyday, and I think All of them deserve an award! :)

I also received 

from the goregous Katie at Ozark Adventures

The Rules:
1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
2. The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.
3. The third and final thing is, thank the person who gave you the award.

The answer:
I don't think I would go back and change a thing.  Everything has made me the person I am today, and I like the person I am! :)  

Can I pick 3?!?!  I'm having a hard time picking!!! 

1.  We don't have it all together... 
2.  Frugal on the Cheap 
3.  Key Moments

Thank you KATIE!!!  I really appreciate my pretty award!!  Love it,  Love you!  

Fabulous Me Day!

A Tish day... just what I needed!!  I had SO much fun... all by myself!!  Usually, I need to be with someone... HAVE to have company, but not today!!  I had a "Me" day!

I started at Toy's R Us to take advantage of the Buy 2, Get 1 free Hasbro games!!  Christmas present's already CHA CHING!!   I also found a coupon online for $4.00 a couple of games, so I ended up getting 3 games for a really, really good price!!   You can find the coupon here ::  Game Coupon  (Print it out twice, I was able to use 2 coupons!! )   I got the girls Connect 4, Guess Who, and Disney Princesses Chutes and Ladders!!

Then, I went to the mall, which I usually despise, but I was armed with some good coupons... and had to get my ring inspected.  Thank goodness I took my engagement ring in, the diamond was loose!  Suckey part is I had to send it off (that's my 1 complaint about Kay's) but it should be back around October 4th.  I feel naked without it!  I also had my necklace inspected and had to send it off as well, loose diamonds again.  weird!

JcPenny's was having an AWESOME clearance sale!  I got 2 pairs of shorts and 3 shirts for $9.09.  Seriously!!!  Cha Ching!!!  On top of the clearance prices, I had a 15% off coupon that I used off the total price!  You can find that coupon here ::  JcPenny Coupon

Bath and Body works to use this coupon :: Bath Coupon  
and got the new Dark Kiss line.  OMG... it smells amazing!!!  I ended up having to spend $10.00 to get the free Splash.. so I got 2 travel size Dark Kiss lotions, and 1 Bath Gel. 

Finally, to ChickFila  for lunch.. since they sent me a coupon for a FREE kids meal!  ;) 

I highly recommend you use this website, if you are looking for coupons for stores!  It's great!!

So now, the girls are watching a movie... I am fixing dinner (in between blogging) and we are going to have a nice relaxing evening at home!  The girl's got flu shots today, and are complaining their legs hurt!  :(

My Stick em' ups!


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