Thursday, October 28, 2010



i got this from singforyoursupper :)

what you need:

refried beans
shreaded chicken
sour cream

what you need to do:

toss the shreaded chicken with tequilla and salt/pepper.

spread out the chips. generously put refried beans over chips then layer with cheese and japs and chicken. Bake for 5-8 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling. generously add guac, sour cream, salsa, more japs, or anything else you want!

i love this homemade guac.

i also did homemade salsa. basically, chopped tomatoes,onion,cilantro.

these would be perfect for game day! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

current obession.

big hair, fancy clothes... rockstars in the spotlight. tell me do you wanna?..can you really take the drama of a jerseylicious girl like me? i am crazylicious. i am superlicious. im the jerseylicious girl you need. tell me can you take it? do you really wanna make with a jerseylicious girl like me?... im what you need...

oliva is my fav.

like i can handle anymore tv. geeze. i was just watching it every now and then. now- i can't miss it. im obsessed.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


ghosts. diy ghosts. these cute little decorations hang from the tree in our front yard every october. i love them.

it's so easy to do it.

just take a white bed sheet and stuff the head with toilet paper. tie around the neck. i used thick string. sometimes i use thin rubberbands. ya know, whatever is around. then use needle and thread to go through the top to make them hang. place on a tree.

cheap, easy, adorable. :)

you will have to make them every year though...they don't exactly hold up year after year. but they will last all october!

Monday, October 25, 2010

real meals are taking a backseat

so i am already a realtor. have been for a long while now.

but now i work for a property management company. and i have to get that license. (really annoying that i can't just use my real estate license)

so for the next 2 weeks after work i will be in property management classes until 10pm. yeah, 10pm everynight. kill me now.

what i'm getting at here is...i will not be making any real meals considering i will have no time to eat. no menu this week. i guess i will be on a liquid diet for the next 2 weeks. but hey, that might do my body good:) skinny jeans, here i come.

my sweet husband would like to eat, though, so maybe i'll make some casseroles for him. something like...fiesta chicken casserole

Thursday, October 21, 2010

halloween makes you scream!

halloween. michael myers. yayyyy! i love scary movies. love love love them. sadly, my husband and my friends (in seems) do not love scary movies like i do. here is my favorite..

photo source.

andddd i have always and i do mean ALWAYS loved the movie SCREAM! i remember watching the original over and over and over. i mean, billy and stu?! how could they possibly be the killers? and scream 2...billy's mom? whhhhat? and scream 3...roman, sidney's half brother? what? who knew she had a half brother?! i didnt..... ohhh and dewey and gale...engaged?! yay. wes craven, you make me proud.

okay... all of this was leading up to me telling you about something i am SERIOUSLY looking forward to..... SCREAM 4 people! whooohooo! the trailer just came out...take a peek!!!!! yippee:)

i will be counting down these days to this movie! will you?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

chocolate cake and vanilla buttercream.

one time i used my go to choc cake and go to vanilla buttercream recipes...

this was for my friend's birthday. she is obsessed with all things nautical. seriously. so, this is chocolate cupcakes. vanilla buttercream with blue food coloring mixed to look like the ocean. powered sugar doughnuts with fruit roll ups to look like life preservers. :) i thought they were cute and they were a big hit!

my go to chocolate cake/cupcake recipe if from hersheys.

what you need:
• 2 cups sugar
• 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
• 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1 cup boiling water
what you do:

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans or cupcake pans.

Baking a one-pan cake: bake 35 to 40 minutes at 350° F

Baking cupcakes: line with baking cups. Fill 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22-25 minutes at 350° F

my go to vanilla buttercream is from, of course, joythebaker

vanilla buttercream

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat the powdered sugar and butter together in an electric mixer fit with a paddle attachment on medium low speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed. Turn the mixer speed to low. Combine the milk and the vanilla extract and slowly stream it into the butter and sugar mixture. Once incorporated, turn the mixer to high and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes. The longer the frosting is beaten, the fluffier and lighter it becomes. If you find that your frosting is getting to warm in the summer months, stop beating and set in the fridge for a few minutes. Once chilled, hook the frosting back up the the mixer and beat once more until you reach the desired consistency.

Monday, October 18, 2010

menu monday!

monday. general tso chicken and rice

tuesday. crockpot chicken and dumplings…because i didn’t really make it last week

wednesday. shepard pie – my friend gave me a recipe i’m wanting to try…only because i know bradley will love it.

thursday. left overs.

friday. taco soup. and hopefully, we will finally eat the gator bradley killed!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


thankful thursday. i am thankful for sweet bradley and pepper. look how cute they are...

what are you thankful for?!

sneak peek for meghan's bach weekend...

today is my friday and tomorrow we will be off celebrating meghan! my friend nicole and i have been busy putting things together all week(and last week) can't wait to share all the fun games, decorations, and food with you next week! :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


i was playing hand games with my little sister the other week, you know...miss mary mack mack mack all dressed in black black black...etc. well, i was RACKING my trying to remember miss suzie. i refused to google it. i needed to remember. then the other night after a cocktail (go figure) i remembered! and i was so happy. the next night i told all my friends. apparently, not all girls learned this little song the same. there is even a version of miss lucy! weird, i know.

this is how i remember it...

Miss Suzie had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell. TOOT TOOT!
Miss Suzie went to heaven
The steamboat went to
Hell-o operator connect me number 9
and if you disconnect me I’ll kick you in
Behind the refrigerator there was a piece of glass,
Miss Suzie stepped upon it almost broke her
Ask me no more questions, tell me no more lies
That’s what Miss Suzie said the day before she died!

here are some other ways to sing it. :)

how did you learn it?!

Monday, October 11, 2010

menu monday

monday. orange chicken and rice

crockpot chicken and dumplings (very excited to try this!)

wednesday. baked spaghetti

quesadillas of some sort

i'll be at a girl's weekend celebrating meghan's bachelorette party!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


i have had blog block this week. nothing to talk about. ill come back to you, i promise.

thi week has been filled with girls nights! and i have another one tonight! :)

kristin's birthday...

group shot.

me & leah

ashley and kristin

ashley, kristin, & myself

even pepper had a girls night...

Monday, October 4, 2010

menu monday

monday. stuffed shells.

tuesday. crockpot lasagna.

wednesday. country fried steak w/ potatoes.

thursday. salsa chicken. rice. beans.

friday. homemade pizza.