November 16, 2014


First, let me state that I am not being compensated in anyway for this post!

I love books and reading.

Authors that I read on a regular basis I always try to buy the actual hardback books.
But there are times when I find a new author or book that peeks my interest. However, over the years I have purchased these books only to be disappointed by the story and then upset because of the money I have spent. Unfortunately the libraries we have around here are rather limited on the books the offer, so I stay away from them.

But, ohhh, with the onset of nook, kindle, etc. I have found away to read books inexpensively or download a sample, and if I don't enjoy them I'm not out a ton of money,I can delete them, nor do I have to remember to take the pile of books sitting in the garage to where ever I am going to donate them. Just recently I have found a way to read books that I may normally not buy/read for FREE or for under $2.00 and to join is also FREE!! The name of this wonderful place?


It is a great way to read new (to you) authors, authors you may be familiar with, and new genres you might be interested in.
I love it!
Since I joined about two months ago I have bought/downloaded 7 books. I haven't read them yet, but as I do I will write a post about them.

But for now, why not head over and check out


Happy Reading!!

November 9, 2014

• RECIPES • Broccoli Tortellini Alfredo

I have not been compensated for this post 

I love Buitoni pre-made tortellini.

They can be a little explensive but
one normal size package can feed a family of three with a little (enough for lunch the next day) left over.

We prefer the three cheese tortellini and have heard that the cheese ravioli is excellent also.

The great thing about this pasta
is you can have a great meal in less than 30 minutes...(longer if you make your own sauce) I try to keep a package and a jar of pre-made sauce handy.

So, this is what you need for this quick, yummy meal:


prep time: cook time: total time:


  • 1pkg (or more) of Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini
  • Broccoli
  • either homemade/semi-homemade or jar alfredo sauce



  1. 1. Prepare pasta according to package, steam broccoli, and prepare sauce
  2. 2. Once pasta is finished, drain. I leave about a 1/4 cup of pasta water in the pot.
  3. 3. Add steamed broccoli, mix well
  4. 4. Then add pasta sauce, mixing well.
  5. 5. Place pot back on medium low stove and heat through, making sure to stir often.
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Once heated through serve with your choice of sides and ENJOY!

November 2, 2014

• PROJECTS • Wreath Before & After


This post was orginally posted on my blog 'Home Sweet Home No.14' on November 2nd, 2014. -----> Inexpensive wreath redo...Back about two years ago my wonderful big sister bought this wreath for me...She knew it wasn't exactly my style, but she knew that I would redo it and she could not beat the sale price.
Here is the original look:

I removed the pine branches, the silver/gold balls, and pine cones. Adjusted the magnolia leaves, moved some around, added some magnolia's I bought for 50% off at Hobby Lobby, then added a burlap bow.

This is what it looks like now.

Thank you kindly for visiting,