MAMA HAS TALENT! MAMA CAN DRIVE, WRITE, DANCE, PAINT, COOK, CLEAN, RUN, KNIT, CHEER, SEW, CLIMB TREES, AND MUCH MORE! FOLLOW ALONG AS THiS PERKY MAMA SHOWs THE WORLD HOW IT IS DONE!


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Is Spring Here?




It is COMING!
Or at least they say it is.
SPRING!



We go from this……...



To THIS!!
SNOW!!


Yes we do need patience!
But is is so very hard to wait!



I Want MORE of these BEAUTIES!



And fill my vase up with these little DARLINGS!


Oh and check out this little guy! 
He is a BUSY BEE!  ;)


Send me your Spring photos and I will post them up here to share!
Message me at hjoi_nuc@yahoo.com and send your 
photo, title and name!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Newborn Photo Shoot - Mama LOVES Babies!

What joy it is to be able to capture 
those precious early moments with 
a new baby in the house!

PRECIOUS
BEYOND
WORDS

WELCOME TO THE WORLD
SWEET BABY GIRL


















Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Brave and Beautiful Mama



Meet 
Mama Whitney

She is BRAVE
BEAUTIFUL
STRONG
FAITHFUL
LOVING
AND
DID I SAY
BEAUTIFUL?

Well she is all of that and MORE!
AND
She needs are love and prayers.
Please take some time today to head over to her blog
and leave her a note of encouragement and love.

Go HERE to her blog.

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, 
there can be no more hurt,
 only more love."
~ Mother Teresa




Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chicken Pot Pie - Skillet Style



How good does this look!
GOOD
REAL
GOOD
Baby Girl #2 really likes, (correction) 
really LOVES
a
GOOD
Chicken Pot Pie
So we have studied many recipes and created 
our very own favorite pie!
We like to make it in a skillet as it makes the crust really crispy!
Crispy is important!
So here ya go mamas!

Chicken Pot Pie - Skillet Style 
3 Cups of chicken breasts diced and cooked (can be a rotisserie chicken if you like)
1 Cup of  diced celery
2 Cups of carrots sliced
3/4 Cup of onion diced
2 Cups water
1 Tablespoon of Knorr's Caldo Con Sabor de Pollo (or any other chicken bouillon)
2 Tablespoons of flour
1 Cup of Half and Half
1/2 Cup of water
Dash of nutmeg
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine 
1 box of refrigerated pie crust

Take pie crust out of box to bring to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 425.
Cook carrots in a soup pot with 1 Tablespoon of butter and 1 cup of water for about 8 minutes on medium heat. Add onions and celery, cover pot and cook 5 minutes.
While this is cooking whisk the tablespoon of Knorr's in a small bowl with the 1 cup of water and set aside. Add flour and mix to coat all veggies evenly. Slowly add the chicken flavored water to the pot while stirring constantly. It will continue to make a thick sauce. Add half and half and continue to stir over medium heat. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to pot. Add cooked chicken to the pot and stir on low heat for a few minutes and then turn off the heat. Butter your cast iron skillet with the remaining butter.
Line the skillet with one pie crust. Put the skillet in the oven for about 5 minutes. The sides may fall down but it doesn't matter. Take it out of the oven and add the chicken and veggie mixture and take the remaining pie crust and lay on top. Make a few slits with a knife to vent. Place the skillet in the oven and cover lightly with a sheet of foil. Cook for about 30 minutes and then add 5 minutes without the foil on top.
Take it out and EAT!
I like to serve this with a crisp green garden salad.
Such a comfort meal that mamas love to feed their babies!




















Monday, February 16, 2015

Mama Goes Shopping on Etsy



Mama LOVES a GOOD shop!
I needed a gift for a sweet high school graduate
so I grabbed my laptop and visited Etsy.
I landed on Miss Amber's
darling shop titled
Cute name is it not!
Her jewelry is amazing, 
customer service is superb
and her prices are perfect!
Thank you Amber!
I am a HAPPY Mama!

Branch Necklace | Sterling Silver or Gold Filled Chain | Simple Twig | Twisted Tree Branch | Nature Curved Branch Necklace | Delicate



Yellow & Gray Earrings | Lemon Onyx | Gray Moonstone | Bezel Set Gemstones | Gold Earrings | Bridesmaids Jewelry | Dangle Earrings


Double Layer Initial Necklace | Dainty Two Initials | Sterling Silver | 2 Chains, Tiny 1/4" Discs Tags, Personalized with Birthstone Crystal


Anchor Necklace in Sterling Silver - Mint Aqua Chalcedony Aquamarine Seafoam Bridesmaids | Wedding Bridal | Everyday Nautical | Delta Gamma

Purple Glass Earrings | Fall Bridesmaids Dangle Earrings | Team Colors | Crystal Drop Earrings | LA Lakers Vikings LSU Colors | Topaz Plum



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Naked Cupids and Some Cupcakes!


Mama was baking some Valentine's Day 
treats and she needed some HEARTS!
I found these little naked guys
I stole a few hearts from them to finish off my treats!
Thank you little naked guys!
and
oh and I almost forgot…….
Happy Valentine's Day to all the Mamas
out there in Blogland!
Papas too!
XXOO


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Guns and Coffee - Texas Mamas


Baby Girl #1 and I were back to Texas recently.
I enjoyed stuffing my face with Mexican food,
several trips to Whataburger and maybe some 
fried chicken and such!
(but you didn't hear that from me)
As you are aware this mama really likes her
Starbuck's cocktail around 2:00pm.
While I was tooling around I saw this!
What an amazingly brilliant bumper sticker!
GUNS
and 
COFFEE
Yes, in TEXAS the mama's can drive around
packing guns and caffeine!
So you best NOT
MESS
with 
these BAD Mamas!
No sir!


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mama Loves Crayons!





NO 
this 
is 
NOT Candy 
NOR Soap
NOR Vitamins, 
          Drugs or 
              Jello Shots

It's CRAYONS Silly!

Who doesn't LOVE crayons!

Mama decided to be a little crafty today and melted down some old crayon stubs
to make some pretty new chunky ones! 

Here is how I did it.


Peel the paper off of the old crayons.
Spray the inside of muffin tin or oven proof baking mold.
Drop the crayons in the mold.
Bake it for about 10 minutes in an oven at 275 degrees.


Let them cool nice and long.
Pop them in the freezer if you have to!
Then POP those babies out and
get to coloring!



Nice and CHUNKY for little hands or old hands like mine!
So fun to do with the kids or NOT and say you did!  ;)



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mama LOVES A Good Burger!




Oh how I LOVE a good burger!
In Texas we grill our burgers outside and then bring them inside
to dress them up nice and pretty!
My hubby always laughs at me because by the time
he has finished his burger I am about done "fixin" mine up!

Usually I like mayo and mustard on my buns but every
now and then I like some special Texas sauce!

My special Texas sauce tastes a little like the sauce from
In N Out
Just a little.

Here is my recipe………
Texas Special Sauce
1/2 Cup Olive Oil Mayo
1 1/2 T Ketchup
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
3 t  Sweet Pickle Relish
3 t chopped white onion
1 drop of Tabasco

Stir it up, chill and then slap it on a burger bun! Good on burgers, chicken, and even shrimp poboy sandwiches! 
YUM!!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Baby Cakes


Baby Girl #2 Can BAKE A cake!
I mean REALLY BAKE a cake!
She made her very first wedding cake!
It turned out beautiful, tasty and so very moist.
It was all from scratch.
She tried out three recipes and had a taste test.
I was so proud of her! She baked it the day before 
and decorated it the morning of the wedding so it
would be fresh and perfect!
It was a LONG drive to the venue
but the cake made it safe and sound!


Vanilla cake from scratch!


One layer at a time!


Buttercream Frosting



3 Layers!


Here she is with her cake at the wedding!
Pretty girl
Pretty Cake
Proud Mama