Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Our Valentine's Day will be full of pink frosted cupcakes (gluten free of course), dinner in, and movie night for all three of us.

I love owls and my Rooster got me a owl movie to watch for Valentine's Day.

So we are all watching this.  I warned him if it is sad and makes me cry, I get to hit him.  LOL  I hate sad movies.  I am a BIG SAP and cry at stuff.   My SIL sent me a box of tissues with Disney's Beauty and the Beast.  That is how bad I am.

Bri is busy finishing up her Valentine's.  She would give on to everyone on the planet if I would like her.

God Bless and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Great Find!

I found one of the best money saver places.  It is the 99cent store.

My haul included gluten free foods, lotions, soaps, etc

I even found organic unrefined sugar 2/99 (1 lbs bags)

I got a small bottle of fabric softener to leave at my SIL's house.  I gave 99 cents for it.  It states 15 loads.  I know that I have done more than 15 loads and still have about half a bottle.  There are people in the house with sensitive skin and there is no reaction.

For $20.25, I brought home five bags of stuff.   From tea, sugar, rice cakes, Liberty Orchards "Sparklers" (candy) to soaps and lotion. 

I think I know where I am going to stock up with my tax return money.

Here is a link to their web site.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Great book alert!!

In my searching for a path in the gluten free/paleo walk, I found this great book. 

The Paleo Kitchen

It is a really great place to get all you need to know about Paleo.

Please try George Bryant's site:

I do have a place in my heart for Marines, as my Rooster is a ten year Marine Vet.  His name is George also.  LOL

Also Juli's site:

It is a place for lots of encouragement and yummy looking food.

Even if you aren't gluten-free like me, this is a great way to eat better and feel better.  Check it out.  It might change your life.


Love ya

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Follow the yellow brick road........

I am well on my way to gluten free living.  Thankfully, there are so many free books on kindle. 

I was also introduced to the book "Wheat Belly" and books on Paleo lifestyle. 

For the first time in my life, I maxed out my request of books at the library.  LOL  My daughter asked me how many books I requested, and I don't know. 

The sheer amount of items with gluten is staggering.  Even lipstick, lotion, chapstick, and soap. 

A man at church told me to divide my plate into thirds.  1/3 meat, 1/3 veggies, and 1/3 fruit.  That will keep me out of most trouble.

Paleo avoids corn, dairy, and beans.  So I will be playing with that.  I am breaking it right now by drinking a cherry 7up with all the refined sugar.  But I am being a good girl and avoiding Coke.

Chocolate is still on the menu and can I get an AMEN for that???  This is hard enough without missing chocolate. 

All kidding aside, I am feeling better.  My knee pain is almost gone and my stomach isn't killing me all the time.  That alone should prove that this is working.

Please visit these sites for more info:

Happy reading and have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Going on a new journey

I got the news yesterday that I need to go on a gluten free diet.  I was not expecting this at all.  I knew that I have Hashimoto's Disease which is a thyroid dysfunction.  But it appears to have a link to gluten.  So I will be learning a new way to eat the next several months.

If you follow this diet, would you leave your email or blog link on my comments?  I need all the help I can get.

My email is

Thank you so much for your support.

Mrs. Rooster

Monday, October 27, 2014

Let the old pass away.

I had been thinking for sometime about re-affirming my faith and being baptized again.  Yesterday I did just that.  It was a beautiful day.  You can watch it here.   

I am the next to the last to get baptized.

God Bless and have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 11, 2014

After Anniversary and Birthday

Well, we had our 17th anniversary.  The lovely ladies at our church gave us a 50 dollar gift card to go and enjoy at one of the best BBQ places here in Houston.  I was so grateful as things have been very tight since I left my job.  Rooster, Bri, and I enjoyed brisket, potato salad, cucumber salad, mac & cheese, bread, and iced tea.  We had a wonderful time.  I even had food to bring home.  They give you tons to eat.  Papas BBQ is fantastic.  I love the easy Western style atmosphere.

I celebrated my 44th (ok, my second 22nd) birthday on Aug 7th.  Got tons of hugs and well wishes from my bible study ladies.  Then went home to enjoy my cute little family.  Bri made me a handmade card and a book.  Very cute.  We just spent the rest of the day hanging out.

Now I am cleaning and clearing.  I got rid of tons of stuff.  I am taking all the homeschool related stuff to the park tomorrow as we are meeting up with other homeschool families to trade our stuff.  I thought this was a great idea.  Get rid of stuff to someone who could use it. 

I am ready for the new school year.  We are really liking the four day, six week on, seventh week off schedule.  We are also doing a unit study/project type approach to science and history.  Bri picked insects for earth science.  We are going to finish up the Middle Ages and start a project for history using the American Girl Felicity as the center piece. 

Bri has found that she loves audio books.  She has listed to about 10 books in the last few weeks.  Lots of trips to the library.

I am very happy with the new church that we have found and Rooster has even gone a few times.  We have joined as a family.  It is a very simple place and we like it that way.  Bri loves it and begs to go. 

My business is going fairly well.  I am finding that I enjoy it very much.

I hope that everyone has a very blessed day.