Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins 

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
I Can Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Bag Chocolate Chips
18 Cup Cake Liners

Mix together the dry yellow cake mix, 1 can pumpkin puree - mix with beater.
stir in the chocolate chips by hand
spoon into 18 cup cake liners
bake on 350 for about 20 minutes

Totally obsessed with these.
hope you enjoy.


Happy Moments

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

So, last night about 9:30 p.m.  I get a text from my son
the son who always makes fun of me for taking pictures of food
sending me a pic of his dinner.
rice, seasoned ground beef and cheese.
it must be his original creation
couldn't find a recipe for it or on pinterest :)
but it sure made this mama's heart happy.

hope something made you happy today.


What Motivates Me Monday

Monday, August 20, 2012

No Words.Just Pictures 

All pics via pinterest.

Friday Phone Dump

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Phone Dump

 Random pics from the week.

 Birthday party for sweet niece and hubby :)

Egg white bake with veggies - so yummy.

That pretty much sums up my week.
Off to take my favorite boy to college - year 2.
Wish me well.

Have a blessed weekend blogger friends.


College ..... Take 2

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Well, it's that time again
Robert will be heading back to Tallahassee tomorrow
I thought it was supposed to be easier this time
The house is quiet, everyone is asleep
just the way this mamma likes it
I just peeked into his room
seeing him in his bed
just stood there and prayed
for a safe trip back
a good sophomore year
and for God to guide and protect him.

I Love you Ra. 


Egg White Veggie Bake

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Egg White Veggie Bake 

This is really really good
and healthy

24 egg whites
or egg white in the carton
baby spinach
feta cheese
red peppers
(you can use any veggies you like)
sea salt and pepper

spray a muffin pan with pam 
add the veggies then the feta cheese
pour the egg whites over the top
bake on 350 degrees for about 20 - 25 minutes

take out and let set


Boat Day

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This past weekend we spent a day on the boat
to celebrate the end of summer
Robert returning to college
Savannah starting her Jr. year of high school -
with just us - our little family of 4
I sure love us!

Our big catches of the day.  A stingray, puffer fish, and two catfish.  We had to obviously throw it all back in but we sure had fun catching it. 

Anchor time.

Is that the cutest captain you have ever seen?

The stingray!

Cute little birdie.

Tanning time.

My big catch of the day - a cute puffer fish. 

Not on the boat but from the night night with my sweet hubby. 

Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!  Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face and to be in His presence continually!  Earnestly remember the marvelous deeds which He has done, His miracles, and the judgements He uttered.  1 Chronicles 16:10-12

Sunshine Birthday Party

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This past weekend we celebrated my sweet niece
and my husband's birthdays
The them was
"You are My Sunshine"
Because they both truly are.
Everything was Yellow and Gray
I love family celebrations.

Picked up these cute little papers, napkins and straws last year.  I knew they would come in handy for something - I love having party goods on hand.

I made this cute little frame - not sure why the top looks funny in this pic

Cute little pennant flag from Etsy

The Menu

My sister made these adorable sugar cookies

My sister also made this cake.  Seriously the best cake ever.  Homemade butter cake with salted chocolate frosting -YUMMO.

My sunshine.  My niece Kacie and my sweetie. 

Wishing you lots of sunshine this week sweet blogger friends.

Book Club

Monday, August 13, 2012

Edie has started a book club and I think you should join.


American Flag Craft

Friday, August 10, 2012

Found this adorable craft on Pinterest

8 paint sticks
(only paint 6)
red/white/blue craft paint
glue gun and glue sticks

I painted 6 sticks
Lay out the two unpainted sticks to make it stable
hot glue the painted sticks to them
use hot glue to attach the starfish

Simple as that. 

You can add a hanger
I'm going to display mine on a plate stand.

Friday Phone Dump

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Phone Dump

1.  Aging
2. Painted House Key (Opi nail polish)
3. Don't leave your makeup bag in summer.
4.  16 year shots
5.  HIS word
6.  Roasted Veggies
7.  Beautiful girls
8.  No more braces
9.  Summer Salad

Happy weekend!

Skinny Breakfast Pizza

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Skinny Breakfast Pizza 

Wanted to share this yummy breakfast with you

1 Pre-made Wheat Pizza Crust
8 eggs
1/4 cup skim milk
1 small package low fat cheddar cheese
1 small package ground turkey sausage
3 slices of turkey bacon

Scramble the eggs with the milk
(sea salt and pepper to taste)
Scramble the sausage and removed all grease
Cook the bacon until crisp

Place the scrambled eggs on the pizza crust
next place the sausage on top of the eggs
crumble the bacon on top
sprinkle with cheese

Bake at 350 until the cheese is melted.

Yoga for Weight Loss

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

So, I have been doing a little research on Yoga
Recently inspired by a sweet friend,
I have really been enjoying it.
I have started by doing you-tube videos
There are hundreds to choose from
I am doing the "Yoga for Beginners" 
"Yoga for Weight Loss"

Also researching, I found the following statement:

"Yoga is a phenomenal way to put you in touch with your body the way nothing else can, and yes, it can help you lose weight," says instructor Dana Edison, director of Radius Yoga in North Redding, Mass., and a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine."

I don't think Yoga alone is enough

but if you end your exercise session with Yoga,

I think it will help tremendously and you will feel great.

The top three pics are courtesy of Pinterest. 


This is my sweet girl doing Yoga, 
I haven't gotten this far yet ;)

This is me.  My new mat, the sunset pic is actually a

You-Tube Video.

The music is soothing

And the candle smells yummy.

Just make sure your husband and kids are not around,

a noisy house will not make a good setting for getting your

 mind and body in tune. 

Hope you enjoy it, I sure am. 

West Elm

Sunday, August 5, 2012

On our recent visit to Naples,
I stumbled upon West Elm
My first visit 

Picked up several things
two of which are these adorable towels,
they match my guest bath perfectly

Numbers and Letters

They actually have little fringe that hangs from the bottom but it didn't show up in the pic.

Do you have West Elm in your city?  

Happy Sunday blogger friends. 

Phone Dump Friday

Friday, August 3, 2012

Phone Dump Friday

Happy Weekend Blogger Friends 

follow me on instagram:  sherislowey 

Strawberry Chicken Salad

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Strawberry Chicken Salad

  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pecans or candied pecans
  • 1/4 strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

  • Directions
Place the chicken and balsamic vinaigrette in a large
Ziploc bag.  Marinate in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Bake the chicken in the oven on 350 for about 30 minutes.

Top chicken on the salad and enjoy! 

I forgot to take a pic so I borrowed this one from Pinterest.  
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