rooster and table

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Our first drawing & winner...$20.00 gift card

Thank you for following our momma's blog!!

mixing up all the names of the people that follow Simply Livin

Lucy Mae picked the name...Cathy Williams!! from New Albany
Lucy Mae opening the name
THERE YOU have it...Cathy!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


The girls and I eat one just about everyday...They LOVE this salad!!

THIS IS ONE DELISHOUS SALAD, look below for my secrets!

Add bacon bits (real) of course I buy in bulk!

One of the main secret ingredients: red onion!

  • red onion
  • apple
  • strawberries
  • lettuce (whatever YOU prefer, I like Romaine)
  • fresh spinach
  • feta cheese
  • red wine vinagerette
  • low fat ranch
  • bacon bits (real)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Carrot prep!

 Blog readers this is such a time saver, I love to buy in bulk and prepare in bulk it saves so much time.  Buy a 5 pound bag of carrots, peel the WHOLE bag, cut off the ends.  LOVE the color of carrots.

add carrots to Cuisinart, and shred!  It's only minutes and so much is accomplished!
Now I buy these LOVELY containers from the "Dine" store on preston Hwy. if by chance you are from out of town, you may want to google these, they are from a resturant company.  I will do a posting on my containers I really use them all the time.  This paticular size is wonderful and I love that fact that it makes your refrig. look so beautiful and fresh in appearance.  I use this size for our butter, (later posting), cheese, & carrots or leftovers. I must say I have gotten my money's great investment!
JUST BEAUTIFUL, it does NOT take much for me to feel success in Homemaking

Now here is the beauty in this they last a couple of weeks like this AND I add them to salads, peas, soups.... 

Real life struggles

I loaded this photo of a flower that I keep in my kitchen window...Jeff took this picture and I love it!  The flower reminds me of how though it is a flower, and they are suppose to be alive and pretty sometimes we look the same NOT quiet alive in Christ and struggling with our own sin, but because of GOD"S abundant grace, and his only son, Jesus Christ, dying on the cros for my sin, I can go to the foot of the cross "JUST AS I AM" trying to be that beautiful flower, full of color and NO dead spots, however the picture above REALLY represents how I am able to stand before Christ, and put my struggles, (sin) in the palm of his hands praying for his comfort and wisdom, which he provides each and everytime, may NOT be the outcome we were wanting or seeking but it is Christ's face I was seeking and I knnow that HE will never leave NOR forsake me, and that is all I need to get me through each and every day....

This section of my blog is where I am "REAL" & "TRANSPARENT" for you all, life has its ups and downs, without them I would NOT be able to see the face of GOD, no matter the outcome.  Sometimes life gives us abundant blessings and other times, life is just not at all how we pictured it.  When this happens though not always easy I eventually find my self crawling to the foot of the cross, what I mean by that is finally I let go of ALL my fleshly control and pick up my bible clinging to GOD's word, which is alive and active!

I do NOT want to appear, through pictures and this blog, that life is always wonderful and perfect in the Dangler home, because pictures can do that and I would NOT want anyone to struggle thinking we have it all together, I NEVER will nor want to claim that I do. I DO however LOVE wisdom, where ever I can find it the bible, my husband, godly counsel, dear friends, even our children. Please feel free to share and encourage others on this blog in the comment section.

 Part of my blog is to be "REAL" and "TRANSPARENT" I do NOT want a blog where everything looks so perfect, because that is NOT real life....I want to encourage others in their daily life. I am a pretty honest person and quite DIRECT, please take what you like and leave the rest.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

R little Big "D"

This IS my FAVORITE photo of Dillon, if you look closely you will see dirt and sweat, he works so hard and always has, this was and IS a very typical day for him...he is all boy (well young man NOW!!) apart of me misses those younger years...Dillon loves working with his hands.  He now works on a farm with horses, & cows.  He has learned how to slauder cattle to process meat, from pigs, & cows...he has learned so much about that process, thanks Les Young!!
Here he is NOW,  just about to turn 18 year old, WOW and "They" say "where has all the time gone" good question!!

OUR new little family members

Meet our new family members, we now have 6 baby chicks

These are NOT their eggs they are too young, however this is our goal to have FRESH FARM eggs!!
Love Lucy Mae's NEW life she is so happy!!!! I am blessed and honored that GOD has allowed us the privelege to teach her life and to be apart of our family...she is just simply JOY to be around, she adores life, EVERYDAY!!

Lily Mae is so gentle with her baby chicks she enjoys holding them throughout the day, and every night she has always asked me to give her something to dream about, and since the baby chicks came home that is what she wants to dream about each and every night, her new baby chicks.  Lily Mae is so full of compassion.

Sausage, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots makes a wonderful soup

This will be the final part, everything has been added
 (garlic is in the bottom right hand side, 1 tbl spoon)
I also have carrots in there but did not take a picture of them, bring to a boil and boil for like an hour:  ENJOY

use white potoes (or any really) cut into bite size pieces add to broth.
Use your choice of sausage, cut into bite size pieces...saute in a skillet with seasonings, showed below.
I was out of basil :(  The jar in the back is my garlic I buy in bulk and process in my Cuisinart,
 then put into ball jars and refrigerate
Cabbage is so delish cut up into bite size pieces

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Here is the finished product, this was so fun making this little outfit, I will give you all a secret buy your materials from a quilt store, they have a much better selection on fabrics, and I personally think that the fabric last longer!

Today I spent the whole day sewing and making this sweet top for Little miss Mae Mae, I will be working on the pants tomorrow. We have two parties Saturday and I want her to wear this prescious outfit that I found and wanted to make for her so VALA!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My life long friend

There are some things you ALL should know about me... and will get to know more as time goes on...first~my BEST FRIEND in the whole WIDE world is Sandy we have know eachother since we were about 3 (from ballet class). I love her to pieces and cherish the times we spend together... She knows my world, and still loves me unconditionally, and like wise. Our life styles are night and day, the one thing and most important thing is we both Love God and Jesus!! Here are a few exsamples of how different we are, she is up at the crack of dawn, when the rooster crows (actually before) and I am still sleeping, she is out working hard ALL day and I am at home except on Tues, I dont like to leave the house. Today was extra special I went to Target with her and we invested in our selves and of course StarBuckies!! I will just let you know it was one fun filled hour wrapped in laughter, chatter, & talks of growing old together!! Sandy I love ya, darling...YOU are the sister I NEVER had, I can not and will not amagine life without YOU!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

books and veggies

Cooking with vegtables is always so colorful, and healthy! We are so excited about planting our garden this year, Little Mae Mae ask almost every day "is it time, mommy to plant our garden" and I respond with we have to wait till after the FROST, wow that is hard to explain, but not really just "google" everything and it will not only explain but show images... what did our parents do, before "google"? I remember do you all remember the man coming to the door all dressed up in a suite carry these big thick books with gold on the outer pages, awe yes...Britanica World book... & YES We were ONE of those families that proudly displayed the American flag and the whole set of World Book Encyclopedia.
Back to veggies I love vegtables and can not eat enough of them, I will say I get my full servings in the summer time, that is for sure!

Fresh tea & summer veggies

Saturday we had my parents over for dinner, it was as my father said "The first grill of the season." I know summer is approaching when I start brewing the tea, and the tomatoes are red and plump, Jeff Loves his tomatoes red, with salt, pepper, italian seasoning & chilled...the smile on his face, when I open the refrigerator and pull out his mother's platter covered with red tomatoes lights up like a little boy in a candy store, confirming to me that its all worth while serving him!

One of our other favorite things to do is to take a potatoe, slice it open and add oion, salt & pepper wrap it in reynolds wrap and put on the grill, delish ( you will see this word a million times over!!) Then I took fresh zuccini & squash and seasoned with salt, pepper & oion, vala!!

Coffee & dessert!


■3 sticksButter

■3 cupsSugar

■5 wholeEggs

■1 teaspoonButter Flavoring

■2 teaspoonsLemon Flavoring

■3 cupsAll-purpose Flour

■1 cupSprite, 7-UP, Or Sierra Mist

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream butter. Add sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing after each addition. Add butter and lemon extracts and mix well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add soft drink, then mix together until combined. Scrape sides of bowl, then mix briefly.

Pour into a greased Bundt pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until the cake is no longer jiggly.

Remove cake from oven and invert pan until cake drops out. Slice and chow down!

*This is by far one of the best cakes I have ever made and it is all by scratch. Simple Delish

Simple Sundays

Well we all sat outside enjoying the sun, and Nemo Love (as Lily Mae calls "HER") was showing off her talents to us, she was truely excited to be outside in the sun, she keep swimming around and doing turns and all, it was pretty funny!

for some reason when I hang out laundry I feel like I have achieved so much that day.... When I look out my window, you can see the crosses D made for me and the coffee sign Jeff gave to me, so sweet!

Everyday living with the Danglers

Everyday living with the Danglers
Creating Lifelong Memories