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Sons of Anarchy


Don’t “Be Afraid” of Halloween Decorating

It’s that Ghostly, Ghoulish, Wonderful time of the year again and I can hardly contain myself.  I absolutely love Halloween!

Who doesn’t?  I mean, it’s like the launch party for a new Album!

Halloween is the kickoff party to the Holiday Season!

I always do a few things around the house.  A little here and a little there.  Last year, I did a similar post that showed a few of the decorations I did.  If you missed that one, you can check it out here.


I reused most of my decorations from last year and added just a few new ones.


It occurred to me after I decorated, that I must REALLY be into skulls.

I contribute that to the 2 weeks that I sat in a room by myself and did nothing else but watch Sons of Anarchy.


(*Enough Said)

Hey!  Who is up for a little game?  Let’s see how many skulls I used in my decorating……  (ANSWER AT THE END OF THIS POST!)


I love this in the front entry way.  This is the “kid’s center” with all their craft supplies and books that they like to read (when I make them).

The cute “Be Afraid” vinyl stickers with bats, I picked up at all places, Kroger’s, for only $4.99 for the entire set.

I already had the other decorations.  I picked them all up at Walmart last year.



The Entertainment center has a few surprises too!  Again……. more Skulls…..


(Further Away Look)


(Left Side)


Can’t forget the legs of whatever my house “fell” on.  Would it be creepy to put some ruby red slippers on the feet?   Pretty sure my children would forever be scarred and never be able to watch The Wizard of OZ again.   😉  *I might do it!


My coffee center never looked so festive.


Bats, Spiders and All!


However, I do have to admit that I have been a little slack on the housecleaning as of lately.


I’ll have to work on that.


*By the way, if you guessed 5 Skulls, you got it right!*

Did you miss the one on the tombstone in the entertainment center?  I almost did! 




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I’m Back, JACK! …….. and I got some Vodka Sauce to go with it!

Whoo!  It has been a long time since I have been able to type on these pretty pages.

It’s not my fault though, it’s my HUSBAND”S FAULT!!!

Let me explain:

First, he goes and get’s me hooked on Breaking Bad.  Did I mention that I had never seen a single episode?  He tells me, “Don’t worry sweetie.  Netflix has all of them and you can watch them all there!”

Word of advice:  Never watch it!  You will become consumed and it will take over your life.

Well, I finally finished all the episodes and I was done.  Life was worth living again and I was fine.

Enter:  Sons of Anarchy!

Again!  My husband says, “You have to watch this!  Netflix has all of them too!”

“NO!”, I said.

“Just watch one episode and you don’t have to watch anymore”, he says.

Five seasons later (*Don’t judge me!), I am finally alive again and not living in a leather made world of tattoos and motorcycles.  (*Except for on Tuesday nights when the current season comes on…….)

I have neglected you and I feel bad about it.


As a peace offering, I give you this:

The easiest ever Shrimp Fettuccine in Vodka Sauce!


Now, I was going to try and make my own Vodka Sauce, but by the time I added up all the ingredients that I would need to make my own, it just seemed more reasonable to go another route.

I am a very practical girl and I’m not afraid to use a bottled sauce every now and again.

I usually buy Bertolli products when I purchase my pasta, so since they had a Vodka Sauce, I decided to go with them.


So so yummy!


I used shrimp and a lot of it because my family is what you call BIG EATERS, but you could definitely use chicken.

Best part is that this is probably a 20 minute meal!


Not to mention that it only has 5 ingredients and the whole family will LOVE IT!


Here you go!

Recipe:  Shrimp Fettuccine in Vodka Sauce



– 1 – 2 lbs. of Raw Medium Shrimp, peeled   ( I used 2 only because I have a family of 5 and they eat A LOT!) or 1 lb. Chicken Breast, cut into cubes in place of Shrimp

– 16 oz. Fettuccine

– 2 tbsp. Olive Oil ( I use extra virgin)

– 2 (24oz) jars of Vodka Sauce (*I used Bertolli)   *I USED 2 JARS BECAUSE I HAD 2 LBS. OF SHRIMP, BUT YOU COULD DEFINITELY USE 1 JAR)   OR  still use 2 jars if you like a lot of Sauce.

– 2 tbsp. fresh chopped Basil (Optional)



– Cook Fettuccine according to package directions.

– Meanwhile, heat a large skillet on medium heat.

– Add Olive Oil and Shrimp and saute 4 minutes or until shrimp are cooked and are no longer opaque.  *Try not to overcook shrimp!  Set aside.

– In the same skillet, heat Vodka Sauce and let simmer for 10 minutes.

– Return cooked Shrimp to pan with sauce and add cooked Fettuccine.

– Top with chopped fresh Basil.

– Serve immediately.

*NOTE:  If using Chicken, cut chicken into cubes and saute’ in place of shrimp about 6 to 7 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and cooked through.  Continue with recipe.



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