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Monthly Archives: August 2011
I’ve been trying to cook more around the house. It’s healthier than eating all that pre-packaged food & it’s waaay cheaper! I don’t like things that require a lot of ingredients though. I don’t eat beef, but I do eat other meats, so that limits us on a lot of the things I cook. I will cook beef for Terence if he wants it though, usually I’ll cook him pot roast in the winter time 😉
A couple nights ago I made this crust less quiche. I decided to make it without the crust because it saves on a ton of calories if you do it that way! I sort of made this up, but it turned out delicious!
* 1 C. sharp cheddar
* 1 cup frozen spinach (thawed & drained)
* 1/2 onion (I use the frozen pre-chopped kind)
* 1/2 a link of Hillshire farm smoked turkey sausage cut into cubes
I dumped all this in a bowl and mixed together then poured into a pie pan & baked for around 45 mins at 375 degrees
A great and easy side dish is baby taters. Just drizzle with olive oil and mix with freeze dried dill & seasoning salt. Bake at 375 for about 40 mins.
Tonight I am going to try and make homemade GYROS
We shall see how that turns out 🙂
I’m soooo looking forward to this 3 day weekend coming up!
Nana & Poppy are coming to visit and we are so excited!
Connor is getting into everything these days….
“QUIT PLAYING WITH MY WINDOW BLINDS CHILD!”
Lately I’ve been trying to enjoy every second of life. I just feel like time has been moving waaaay too quickly! We have a good routine down now…..
* Wake Up
* Shower & get ready
* Wake Connor up and feed him
* Pack lunches and haul into the car
* Work until 4, while Connor plays at either his Aunt’s or Granna’s house for the day
* Pick Connor up, head home, cook dinner
* We have been pretty diligent about doing our walks every night around the lake
* Come home watch a few TV shows & then put Connor to bed
* I’ll get online for a bit, Terence will watch TV, or I’ll read in bed
START THE DAY AGAIN!!!
Connor’s such a good kid. He’s so loving and caring. He gives kisses all the time, he is such a good sleeper, and loves to read books. The only thing we have issues with is his eating. He is still an extremely picky eater. Some days I wonder if he gets enough to eat? But I dont’ want to force it and create a fear of food either, so for right now we stick to a few food we know he likes and if he’s hungry he’ll eat!
I mentioned before I had wanted to make these S’more Bars :
I made them to take to T’s parents house last Sunday for family dinner
They turned out pretty good! And they tasted DELICIOUS!
I took these photos before cutting them into squares 🙂
We also watched Jeff Mauro’s new show Sandwich King on Food Network this past weekend. He was the winner of Food Network Star. And let me just say his sandwiches are incredible!
Also on Food Network is Pioneer Woman! She has a new cooking show and it was so fun to watch and actually see her in action on the ranch!
Whelp that is about it for today….I better get back to sucking down my Starbucks 🙂
Lil Woman !!!!
I forgot to announce the winner of the Black 15 in 1 Giveaway!
Lil Woman !!!!
Winner chosen via Random.org
We had a busy fun and busy weekend!
Terence and I got to attend a western fashion show and benefit called Branded. His Aunt Beverly & Aunt Lyn both help put on this show every year in part with their Careity Foundation. It was really nice! The dinner was catered by Reata and was delish! They did a great job! It was fun to have a night out and see the cousins and have some fun 🙂
Thank you Aunt Loyce & Uncle Garry for watching our munchkin!
Western Fashion Show
Including some shirtless cowboys! Oh my!
In other weekend news:
I love some peanut butter pie. It’s one of my favorite desserts because it is SO easy to make and tastes SO good!
1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 (12 oz.) container (4 1/2 cups) frozen whipped topping
1 prepared chocolate pie crust
1.BEAT together 1 cup peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium, until well combined. Gently mix in 2 cups whipped topping until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture into pie shell. Using a spatula, smooth mixture to edges of pie.
I also had a little helper in the kitchen….
Dude decided to draw with Crayons all over my kitchen tile! Good thing it was easy to get off : /
Hope ya’ll had a great weekend!
He’s such a silly boy!
I cleaned my entire house today, including under the fridge and under the stove!
In a weird way that makes me feel better? You don’t even want to know what was lurking under there yo!
Off for a fun night out tonight and then I’m starting a 1200 calorie diet tomorrow….pray for me!
Also-forgot to mention I was featured over on Kim’s blog yesterday 🙂
She is one of my favoritest people ever and has two of the cutest little boys!
Hope you all have a great weekend!
One of my favorite things in my makeup bag are kits. Kits or palettes make life so much easier because they have everything you need all wrapped up into a little box/bundle/bag.
You don’t have to figure out what eyeshadow, blush, or lipstick to wear because it’s all set out before you! I recently tried the new SmashBox Studio Stash Fall 2011. I love Smashbox products and always get compliments when I wear their makeup.
Let me show you the lovely Studio Stash Fall 2011 kit :
It comes in this cute little makeup bag that rolls up….easy to throw in your purse!
I love this smokey eyeshadow palette & the cream eyeliner palette goes on silky smooth.
Not to mention look how many colors there are to choose from!
Here is my eye using the eyeshadow and eyeliner palettes:
I love how it turned out and I got a COMPLETE face of makeup with ONE kit and a few easy steps! The concealer and lip gloss were super fabulous too! I just adore this makeup kit!
= LOVE THIS!
About Studio Stash Fall 2011
Get photo-ready in a flash with this studio-inspired kit for creating endless looks. Whether you’re feeling sexy and sultry or naturally pretty, you’ll find everything you need here-all wrapped up in a chic, go-everywhere bag!
Get more mileage from the Cream Eye Liner Palette! All of the shades can double as a cream shadow-just apply all over lid and blend to even out color. Mix the deep purple and charcoal shades from the Eye Shadow Palette, and then apply to lower lash line for a softer alternative to traditional liner.
WANT TO WIN IT???
* Tell me why you would love this kit?
* Tweet about this giveaway
* Follow SmashBox Cosmetics on Facebook
Giveaway Ends: Friday, Sept 9th