Grain Free Day * Fish in Packets

Today is National Grain Free Day ! Are you living healthier this year ? Trying to loose a little weight? Or do you have a food allergy or a Health reason to be Grain Free?

Today I am sharing my hubbies foil Fish packets that can be baked on the grill or oven :

Recipe :

  • Fish (trout or tilapia
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning- old bay,garlic salt,pepper
  • sliced vegetables,onions,bell pepper
  • lemons
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Rinse fish, and pat dry.
  2. Rub fillets with olive oil, and season with garlic salt and black pepper. Place each fillet on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Lay sliced onions and bell peppers down. Place fish filet on top and squeeze the juice from the ends of the lemons over the fish. You can add sliced vegetables at this time if you like. Or add sliced lemons on top. Carefully seal all edges of the foil to form enclosed packets. Place packets on baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of fish. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

We usually cook one per person for a meal serve with a side salad,

Need more idea”s :

While healthier choices are growing, the consumption of real, whole foods in our everyday diet is the frontier.

America is sick, confused, and addicted to fake foods, but there’s nothing fake in author Annabelle Lee’s kitchen. She goes beyond paleo and gluten-free and shows you how to live a quick, easy, and delicious real food lifestyle with recipes that combine fat-burning and nutritious ingredients to create both sweet and savory dishes, while maintaining traditional tastes and textures. Recipes include:Broccoli Gnocchi with Cheesy Pumpkin SauceBacon & Eggplant Carbonara Veggie WrapsOld-Fashioned Pie Crust & Pastry DoughGerman Chocolate Cake Lee discovered how to make incredible breads, wraps, comfort foods, and desserts unlike any others with ingredients such as nuts, coconut, sweet potato, zucchini, and various other fruits and vegetables as well as alternative, whole food flours. Not only is this book full of healthy and readily available ingredients, but kitchen time is simplified by her everyday use of a blender and/or food processor.

Planning for Spring : Flowers

Happy Wednesday everyone and Welcome to my Life . Today I am blogging about flowers and Spring. In south Louisiana weather is constant changing- this month we have had Cold weather,Rain and Warm weather sometime in a single day. But looking outside today I see the signs of Spring with the first signs of Daffodils blooming and all the flower / garden catalogs I have received this week. It’s time to plan for the coming season:

Louisiana Planting Schedule :

February: Early this month, plant cool-season vegetables, such as beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, Swiss chard, collards, lettuce, mustard, potatoes, radishes, spinach, snow peas and turnips. Plant seeds of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants in greenhouses or under lights indoors.

March: Begin planting warm-season vegetables, such as tomatoes and bell peppers (use transplants for these two), cucumbers, corn, snap beans, mirliton and squash. Protect tender vegetables in the event of a late freeze.

Begin to plant warm-season bedding plants, such as angelonia, marigolds, zinnias, blue daze, pentas, celosia, salvia, portulaca, purslane, melampodium and others.

Today’s Cards celebrate Spring :

I made these cute ATC using Spring garden 

paper from Simple stories paper pack and clip art. Layered together

If you have a garden and a library,

you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Mint Chocolate Chip Day

Today is National Mint Chocolate Chip Day ! So it’s a Book and a Recipe to enjoy ! Lisa

Jen and Sherry’s Ice Cream shop is the perfect place to bring friends, families, clubs, and even pets to get a mouth watering and creamy, flavorful treat–Anything like Italian Ice, Milk Shakes, A Double-Scoop of Cherry Cheese Cake, Sundaes, and a variety of other Ice Cream flavors to choose from! The best part is that Jen’s and Sherry’s Ice Cream Shop is located in the Sunshine State, Florida, where you can get an icy, creamy treat 365 days of the year. Over the past year, Jen and Sherry have met lots and lots of quirky people, making their business a very interesting endeavor. But what was supposed to be a happy day abruptly turns into a tragedy when someone is found dead. Then the clucking hens, ‘AKA’ the library ladies’ club, along with Jen, must put their new sleuthing skills to use. Find out if they will be able to figure out who dunnit and bring this person to justice. A minty flavor with bits of suspense! Don’t miss out on the cool twist! 



  • 1 gallon mint chocolate chip ice cream / softened
  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • 2 oz unsweetened chopped Chocolate
  • 2 boxes of Oreo cookies crushed
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 C butter
  • 1/2 C butter cubed
  • Chocolate chps for garnish
  • In a large bowl, combine the cookie crumbs and butter. Press into two 13×9-in. dishes. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, butter and chocolate. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, about 12 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool completely.
  • Spread ice cream over each crust. Spoon cooled chocolate sauce over top; evenly spread to cover. Freeze until firm. Spread with whipped topping. Desserts may be frozen for up to 2 months. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before cutting. Garnish with chocolate chips

Vet Girl Rock Day !

Happy Tuesday !

It’s National Vet Girls Rock Day.

There are nearly two-million women who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

Even during the Civil War, more than 400 women fought by disguising themselves as men. Women were officially allowed to join the military during the last two years of WWI.

It wasn’t until 2016 that the U.S. opened all military positions, including combat positions, to women.

Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories, by Donna Lowery, a Vietnam veteran, chronicles the participation of American military women during the Vietnam War. This little-known group of an estimated 1,000 women from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force left its mark in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973. They served in a myriad of duties from intelligence analysts, flight controllers, clerk-typists, translators, physical therapists, dietitians and communications specialists among many others.

Our Untold Stories allows the women to speak for themselves about their experiences, and, for the first time ever, brings names, facts and figures together in one literary work. The purpose of the book is to be historically significant to future researchers.

The history of the military women in Vietnam began in 1962 with Army Major Anne Marie Doering. She was born in what became North Vietnam. Her father was a French officer, her mother a German citizen. When her father died, her mother married an American businessman. Her service in Vietnam as a Combat Intelligence Officer is a compelling story of the US military women in a war zone.

It was not until 1965 that the US Women’s Army Corps (WAC) sent two women as advisors to assist the newly formed Vietnam Women’s Armed Forces Corps. The following year, the Army authorized the establishment of a WAC Detachment in Vietnam. Soon, thereafter, the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy also sent women to serve in various capacities.

In March 1973, under the Paris Peace Accords, the last women left Vietnam along with the remaining men. The impact they had in Vietnam set the stage for the expansion and integration of women into additional roles in the military. Today, women serve in areas of active combat, demonstrating their abilities and dedication to the mission. 

President Day *

It’s President Day !! And hubby has the day off and we are running errands .So in honor of Washington Birthday ” Happy Birthday Mr. President

Cherry Pie Supreme

  • 9 inch unbaked Pie shell
  • 1 15 oz can Cherry Pie filling
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C sour cream

Spred 1/2 of can of cherry pie filling in pie shell =bake in 425 oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven-Lower oven to 350. Mix together cheese,eggs,sugar and vanilla -leaving some of the sour cream for decoration. And Spread on to hot pie. Bake 25 minutes -let Cool. Then Spoon sour cream around edges and fill in with cherry pie filling.

Random Act of Kindness

Let’s have a great day showing kindness anyway we can This is an easy way to share : with email ,social media we sometimes forget the joy of a handwritten note . Lisa

You Mater * Devotions and Prayers for a Doubting Heart

This Sunday I am showcasing a couple of great devotional I have read lately – Have a blessed and beautiful Sunday !

Devotions and Prayers for a Doubting Heart—180 Readings Rooted in Biblical Truth for Women

This lovely devotional, created just for you, is a beautiful reminder of your purpose. . .your worth. . .your place in the world. 180 encouraging readings and inspiring prayers, rooted in biblical truth, will reassure your doubting heart. In each devotional reading, you will encounter the bountiful love and grace of your Creator, while coming to understand His plan—for you and you alone. You Matter: Devotions and Prayers for a Doubting Heart is a wonderful, quiet-time devotional. . .whether you’re brand-new to the faith or a long-time believer!

About the Author

Donna K. Maltese is a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach. Mother of two grown children, she resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband. Donna is active in her local church and is the publicist for a local Mennonite project that works to feed the hungry here and abroad

Book Review from Net Galley :

Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Barbour Books gives us this devotional for all believers that need a little help. Each one starts with a bible verse, a devotional piece ,a prayer and a reminder to keep our day uplifted. Just the perfect book to clear any doubts about Gods plans in our life. Something we all need reminding from time to time. Lisa

Grit and Grace * Devotion for Warrior Moms

Today I am sharing this book that every Mom needs in her Library – So buy it and pass it on :

Hang in There, Mama!

For those moments when you think you’ll never live up to the Supermoms around you—when you’re elbow deep in the grind of diapers and laundry and peanut butter sandwiches—you need a good dose of Grit and Grace.

This refreshing collection of 90 daily devotions comes from two moms who’ve found themselves face-to-the-floor in need of encouragement and now offer it to you. Through humor and vulnerability, these short messages of truth remove the filters of perfection clouding your vision and bring clarity to your purpose as a mom. As you read the Scripture and prayer that accompany each day’s message, you’ll discover more fully who you are in Christ and how to raise your children to reflect His love to the world.

In giving yourself grace, you will find you have even more grace to give from the One who is present in your life right now and in every moment.

Net Galley Review :

 Suzanne Hadley Gosselin; Gretta Kennedy

Harvest House Publishers

A wonderful daily devotional that’s only a few pages long written from Moms about Us Moms. And just what we need to keep our spirits lifted in those busy times when we wonder if you can do it all or even do it right. This book show that we are all Warrior women in our own way and you dont need to be perfect to be successful . Just grit your teeth,have faith in God and carry on with grace,love and laughter. Your children are watching and learning from you.

Have a new Mom in the family struggling with life buy here this book. Lisa

Saturday Scrapbook Layout

Have you joined this months Scrap book layout Challenge ? Its all about love and family in great February colors : You can enter your page @

This is my work in progress this month. Dedicated to my Grandma and her flower dress. So many memories here. The 2nd pictures is our family pictures in grandma garden among the flowers. Lisa

  • family pictures (2)
  • flowers ,brads basic
  • scrapbook paper ,scrapbook supplies
  • Paper from Stampin Up (2 double sided paper)

Layout :

Colors :