Kasey’s Top 10 for 2011

Hi….I am Tonya’s best friend, her BFF, the “Bestie”.  You know, like in the “Bestie Banana Bread” recipe Tonya shared with you from my kitchen to yours…….

Bestie Banana Bread

But you can just call me Kasey.


I am 30 years old! (for one more day)  You may remember that Tonya blogged my surprise Birthday party last December. 

Check it out here, it was so fun!  Can’t I just turn 30 again this year?!?!?!?!?!


   The hunka-hunka hottie on the left is my husband, Monty. 


He is 11 years older than I and he is my perfect match! He makes me laugh harder than anyone I know, and we are working hard to become each other’s #1 human priority.


We have 3 children…..

Let me re-phrase that, we have 3 gorgeous, brilliant, delightful children.


Karter is 5, and Kamilyn is 2 & Kolby is 6.


We live on a farm where I grew up.  It’s been in my family for several generations.


If I could fly like a bird I could be to Tonya’s house in less than 5 minutes!

(This makes me smile!) Smile 

I love Jesus, I love my family, I love Tonya. She is the friend that one rarely finds, and the sister I always wished for.  She is the perfect blend of splendid.

  So, I have to tell you, since this beloved blog began, I have been asked in Dillons, Kwik shops, Wal-Mart, Applebee’s, the Mall, and everywhere….

You’re Tonya’s best friend, right?….Is SHE for REAL?”

  At first I had to think…Hmmm….is she?


  She is consistently sunshine! She is a “glass half full” kinda gal. When it is raining in my world…she pours her sunshine over me and makes a rainbow.

Is it hard to listen to her always happy? How in the world could I NOT appreciate her rays of happiness….should I ask her to be grumpy? A “downer”, or a “drag”?

I AM HUMAN!!! I am of sin nature, so I would be lying if I told you that there aren’t times that I get frustrated or jealous. There are moments when I ask “Really Tonya?!?” But those thoughts aren’t from the Lord.

  Tonya is the real deal. She tries each day with an honest heart. Her desire is to follow Jesus.  She honors her husband, and she works each and everyday to be the mother God has called her to be.

  When I think back over the past 12 years of my life, I see God’s hand at work in many areas of my life. He always protected me. But I must say He has used Tonya as a daily tool in my life. As good as any daily devotion-she has taught me, she has led by example what I desired to be as a wife and mother. In many ways I feel like God used her to save me from destruction. Praise be His name!!!

  So you see, when asked these questions, when faced with rebuttal to some pretty BIG statements about this person in my life….I have to this to say:

Tonya is real.  She cries, she laughs, she hurts, she loves, and she listens. She is honest.  She loves the Lord.  Her greatest flaw in my opinion, is that she believes that other’s intentions are as real as her own.  But, best of all……she is MY BEST FRIEND!

  Phew, that was a big intro, right?! Now that you and I are better acquainted, I am excited to share something with you today:

My Top 10 Favorite Things for 2011! 

Like Oprah, get it?! Smile 

{Except there are not keys to your new car taped under your seat, sorry!}


Number 10- Heavenly Yeast Dinner Rolls



Sorry I don’t have my own photo, we gobbled them all up before I could get a shot.  This photo is property of Audrey style on Tasty Kitchen.  Her rolls are simple, easy, & fool-proof!!!! You CAN conquer your fear of yeast, and these are just the rolls to practice with!

9- Pinterest


Come see me!


And that is all I have to say about that Pinteresting Subject!  😉

8- Dry Shampoo

Ok Mommy’s!!!! Don’t have time to shampoo today?  Here is your answer….

TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo!


Simply spray, style and hit the road!!!

Good-bye Limp, Greasy Hair, Hello Hot Momma!

Ask Tonya….it really works and we neither one could be without it!!!

7- Heaven is FOR REAL


This book I read over one afternoon’s naptime! It just made me SO excited about Heaven!! It is a “life-changing” book, go get it and read it! It’s sold here.

6- Real Cheesecake

You know, the kind you make in Springform pan……

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

There are so many good recipes out there that use Springform Pans! Even savory cheesecakes for dipping tortilla chips in, like this Zesty Cheesecake.  {This one is YUMMY!}  Pampered Chef has a great one, let me know if I can order it for you. (No pressure!)  🙂

5- My Rubbermaid Mop from Home Depot


  Do you have floors? Well, then you need one of these!  LOL Smile


Tonya’s momma, who has a house cleaning business, introduced me to this AMAZING mop! You can mop wet or dry, and when you are done, just throw it in the washer for next time! It is SO SO nice! I’d say you trust someone in the profession of cleaning to pick out your mop for you……this is THE ONE! It is truly all you need!!

*Helpful hint: do not wash this mop with any softeners to prevent smearing next time.

4- Smell good spray from Walmart with matching oil & woodwicks.


I get SO many compliments on the smell in my home. My 6-year-old has allergies, which keeps me from burning candles.  A couple of years ago I thought I’d try this spray. Tonya had some and she set me up with a sample, it didn’t bother his allergies…so it was a winner!!! I pair it with the woodwicks and it is pure Heaven!!!  They have TONS of different scents too.

3- Slipper socks from Old Navy, only $5! 


(Photo property of Old Navy)

I actually got my pair 30% off and with free shipping! These slippers have grippers on the bottom and they are chenille…like putting your foot into luxury all day long.

2- Allegiant Air  http://www.allegiantair.com/


I am able to see my brother and his family for such a reasonable and affordable price! What precious memories are made because of Allegiant’s cheap airfare.

And my number 1 FAVORITE thing for 2011 is………….


1-The Grocery Game!!!

  The Grocery Game is TOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love it!  Tons of deals just waiting to be discovered, you can read more about it here.


So I know that many of you have your own list of favorites, I’d love to hear them! By nature, I am not the kind of gal that enjoys daily or weekly tasks….so I am always looking for ways to make them extra fun and exciting!

Well, thanks for letting me stop by!  It was so nice to meet you all! 

I’ll be back, maybe even next year with my Top 10 for 2012?!?!?! 🙂

Have a wonder-filled day today!