Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 25

A one-acre lot in a newly opened area of a neighborhood we're interested in.
Standing at the back of the lot ... there's my car way over there.  lol!


Celebrating this little dog today ~ I adopted her from the local SPCA on this date in 2005.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21

Pile of Puppies (Little Learners Board Books)
National Geographic Society, 1993

organizing closets today!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 20

I love this little dog!  So happy I adopted her from the local SPCA ten years ago!
Here she is snuggled in a new bed I bought her this week.

Monday, January 19, 2015

January 19

Bob and Fred ~ the red eared sliders basking in the sun

Sunday, January 18, 2015

January 18

Making progress on a decision on a lot and a builder for our new home.  :)
I can envision many starlight nights from this view!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 15

images via BOK Center

no photos from the concert ... just a fun evening out with friends!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 14

Baby Back Ribs
(Slow Cooker)

4 pounds pork baby back ribs
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 cup barbecue sauce (optional)

Yield: Serves 4

Trim excess fat from ribs. Combine dry ingredients and rub over the surface of the ribs. Place ribs in slow cooker or crock pot standing on their edge with the meaty side out. Cook for about 8 hours. Remove ribs from slow cooker and brush with barbecue sauce.

*I cook this recipe for about five hours on high setting in my KitchenAid slow cook warming drawer.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 11

Missing the playoff game on CBS.  :(

From the CableOne facebook page:

For the past several weeks we’ve been in negotiations with Tribune Media for the right to retransmit their channels and we have made every effort to reach a fair deal. Tribune Media, however, is demanding a 324% rate increase and they have refused our proposal to pay a rate that is more than fair. Tribune also refused our request for an extension so that we could keep these channels up and running for our customers while negotiations continued.
Unfortunately, Tribune Media has removed their channels from our line-up. We’re disappointed they took this action, but we will continue to work with Tribune Media in hopes of reaching an agreement that is fair for everyone.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January 7

handcrafted Especial Espresso Liqueur ... so delicious in coffee!

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 5

I'm loving this paisley print cotton throw I recently purchased for myself!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 1

New Year's Day dinner ~ baby back ribs, roasted potatoes, onions & brussels sprouts, and Texas caviar (gotta have black-eyed peas!).


Texas Caviar

1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1/2 purple onion, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

Mix everything together in large bowl.  Cover and chill approximately 2 hours.  Serve with tortilla chips.