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We interrupt this regularly scheduled life to bring you a technological breakdown

Arg! It seems that at least once a year, sometimes more I have to stop my life to reformat my computer. Not something I look forward to. I am pretty good about keeping my computer cleaned up, I scan it with several different programs designed to find spyware, malware, viruses, trojans, bla, bla, yadda, yadda, and all...

Super Quick Marshmallow Popcorn Treat

This quick and simple treat is a variation of the traditional Rice Crispy Treat, but takes half the time. This is perfect for a last minute potluck, a fun snack for neighborhood kids, or a treat for family movie night or game night. You can make this first thing in the morning for the...

French Bread Pizza

Pizza is one of those quick diners that makes everyone in our family happy. The price of take-out and even store bought frozen pizza does not make me very happy though. I was at Walmart a while ago and came across a stack of day old French bread for .90 cents! Since then I...

Electrical Passed Inspection!

This is the post that I was working on weeks ago when I was in labor. I started it in the morning and then I floated through the rest of the day(early labor had me in a daze). Then when I was trying to keep busy during labor I tried to finish it. I would have had it posted before we had to leave for the hospital, but my camera is overloaded with pictures and takes forever to load. By the time I found the pictures, William was reminding me that we need to get to the hospital…and he was right.

From July 20-21

Everything was spot on & we passed inspection the very first time!

How exciting is that!?!

Everything has been moving along so slowly for months and now that the electrical is finished, we can move on. Above the patio is two bedrooms.

We are going to hang the drywall on the ceiling on the second floor and blow in the insulation in the attic space. After that we get to hang the dry wall on the walls. This is starting to get really exciting! I think we are going to try to finish off at least one of the bathrooms first. Three boys and two adults are using one small bathroom and it will be so nice to be able to have another bathroom…and it will be even better when we have three! Yippie.

So here are the pictures of the addition just after the electrical was inspected…Click on the image scroll through.



Tales From My Veggie Garden 2009 III

Well as hard as I tried, I have not been here updating the growth of my Veggie Garden. Unfortunately, my Veggie Garden has been a bit difficult to get growing this year. I suppose that my 1 month old does have a bit to do with lack of time to keep up with my...

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

This week has been a long & hectic one getting E Nut, my 1st grader back to public school and trying to get everything in order for Wing Nut, my 3rd grader to start homeschooling. This has been another one of those weeks when all I really want to do is grab a good...

Homemade Almond Milk is Unbelievably Easy to Make

Almond Milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk, but has a tendency to be a bit pricey. Making your own Almond Milk at home is a great way to save money and still get all of the wonderful heath benefits. Almond Milk is lactose free, cholesterol free, and has almost no saturated fat....

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with Corn

We love having Mexican Dinner Night! Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with Corn is one of our family favorites. A full 9×13 inch pan will serve our large young family with leftovers for lunch. This is one of the quickest and easiest dishes to make, and when the kids get older it will be no trouble...

A Simple Avocado and Tomato Salad

♥ Simple pleasures are some of the most enjoyable of all ♥ One of my favorite summertime dishes is a quick and simple Avocado and Tomato Salad. It makes a great breakfast, a super snack and the perfect light lunch. During the summer, depending on where you live, you can get avocados from anywhere...

Electrical in our Addition is Finally Done!

All of the electrical finished up this weekend! It was around Easter time when we started. My dad has been such an amazing help, we never could have done any of the work on this house without him! We have been cleaning it up and getting everything organized so when the inspector comes he...

Baked Macaroni Your Kids Will Love!

Your kids are going to love this easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese! My kids love the basic boxed Mac and Cheese, but honestly, I can only handle so much of it before I get sick of it. This recipe is a wonderful alternative to eating out of the box that makes everyone happy. Ingredients...

Tips for Saving Money on Your Utility Bills

When money gets tight and jobs get harder to come by, we all start to worry. How much more are we going to end up paying for gas? How can we afford to buy groceries? What are we going to do if we can’t pay the bills? These are all questions that are being...

How to Pack Your Bags for a Hospital Labor and Delivery

Every woman wants that perfect childbirth experience, where we go into the hospital, have a short labor followed by a quick delivery. We have dreams that the baby will spend hours on end sleeping peacefully by our bedside while we recover with rest and relaxation. One of the things that you have to remember...

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