Sunday, March 25, 2012

WITL day 5

Here is day 5!!

We started our day out by going out to breakfast at perkins.  Zoe didn't eat a thing, Richie and I however stuffed ourselves silly!
Then we headed to the verizon store.  Bought my mom her very own cell phone!

I had zoe in the cutest spring dress, but she refused to wear shoes.  I was tired and hungry, so I agreed to let her wear her elmo slippers.  Sometimes ya just gotta pick your battles! lol

10:30-1pm I was at work.  Then headed to boutique for a week.  It last for three days and its a big consignment shop.  They go to local churches and on the last day you can get stuff half off.  There are kids clothes, maternity clothes, toys, baby stuff, etc.  I am thinking of becoming a consigner for the next one. I have so many old clothes from zoe I should go thru and get rid of. Why not make money of it??

We gave my mom her cell and then we ate dinner at like 4 pm, lol.  I had to leave for the movies at 5:15.

Waiting for the hunger games with the ladies! 

Loved the movie!

Day 6:  I worked all day long.  Then came home and sat on the couch lol.  I was so freaking tired, work exhausted me! 

Talk to ya'll soon, hope your weekends are great!


Saturday, March 24, 2012

WITL day 4

I'm late! 

Day 4:

10am- Poor Zoe has been stuck inside for weeks, since I wasnt feeling good, and then she wasnt feeling good.  She had been asking to go to the zoo forever.  So I figure ok, lets go to the zoo.  Cept I forgot it is spring break!  The place was packed!  I like going when noone is there.  I figured we could eat lunch there and relax.  Yeah, no.  The food area was packed, the line was out the door to even order food.  We stayed less then 2 hours.  I made Zoe walk the entire time, so she was kinda pooped.

This is when you first walk in, we made a wax mold of a "tiger" really its a cougar, but not according to zoe, lol.
They have a little petting zoo, zoe loves roosters and cock-a-doodle-doos all the time.  So as we were walking inside to buy feed the rooster cock-a-doodled-dooed at us.
Zoe and I in the honeycomb at the butterfly garden.

So since we couldnt eat lunch at the zoo, I figured lets go to Sanford.  You all have heard of Sanford right?  Its national news, the 17 year old boy who was killed for no reason....yep, that was in my favorite town.  I love sanford, I love the people, I love the area, so pretty there. 
This is the drive to downtown Sanford, its the St. Johns River.  A lot of people park out there and go fishin.
We had lunch at this little corner cafe.  Cafe Rouge.  I have been wanting to try it forever. Zoe had mcdonalds because she doesnt eat anything else!
I got the croque monsuir (I dont think thats how you spell it.)  It was ok, not a true croque.  Its supposed to have mustard on it.  but the bread was yummy!

We decided to walk up and hit some shops and get ice cream, make some wishes and peruse books!

This was birthday cake, vanilla ice cream with chocolate cake, chocolate frosting and sprinkles mixed in.  Yum!
Making wishes for everyone in our family.
I love bookstores like this!

After we came home, I headed off to the work then came home and watched my shows!

I'll do day five when I get home from work, I'm running late!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WITL day 3

Day 3:

I took no pictures!! WTH!?  I know!  Wednesday are horrible days, its the first day back to work.  My attitude is always blah...blah...blah....

6:30-starts our morning.  You would think since it was dark out, the kid would sleep, but she did not. 

9:30- work starts.  Short shift, but it wears me out lol. 

2pm- I'm done with work for the day so I head home.  I made periogies for lunch.  Zoe and I are going to turn into periogies, we eat them so much!

This is how the rest of my day and night have and will go.  Sitting around watching tv, doing dishes, cleaning up toys....doing artwork.  Making dinner.....watching one tree hill and pinning. 

Sorry for no pictures today, I promise to do better tomorrow!


WITL day 2

Lets see, our day started out at 7:30, Marianne texted me to let me know that the 15 second trailer for BD 2 was up, so I had to get up and watch it real quick lol.  Have you ladies seen it??  Such a tease, 15 seconds!  ugh. 
9am- off to the doctors office we go.  I'm so sick of doctors.. anyways, my chest x-rays show that the pneumonia has cleared!  Yay, but now I have a sore throat from Zoe, I think we will just keep passing each other our colds.  I was told I cant exercise for another week.  Bummer.  I just joined weight watchers.  Like the day I started feeling sick from the pneumonia (of course I didn't think I had it then, otherwise I would have waited.  Cuz I'm wasting $43 this month)
10am-went to visit my mom to tell her how the doc went.  I also got meds for my dizziness.  She said I have a lot of fluids in my ears, so that is what is making me so dizzy.  I had to leave work 3 times last week because I was so dizzy I couldn't walk straight.  And with my job there is no time to sit and rest.  So Zoe played a computer game with grandma for a bit.  Then we went to winter park to drop of pampered chef stuff for a friend. 
Then we stopped at the bread store.  Got all this loot for $9.  Cant beat that!  I love those bagel thins, sometimes a full bagel is just too much.  This way a thin one is just enough bread and low in calories.  I stopped the get lunch, not diet food!  Went home to relax.
I splurged and got a cooking light magazine!  Do you guys have publix up by you?  If not you are missing out!  They have the best subs!  She really loaded mine up with black olives. there was like two cans on there lol.  Subway has nothing on these publix subs!
1:30-nap time!  Zoe isn't feeling well, so its a fight for everything!
6pm-off to school I go!  Tuesday nights are my favorite class.  18th and 19th century humanities.  We watched Goya's Ghosts, not a biography, but more of a artistic approach to why Goya painted what he did.  Goya was the painter to Spain's king in the late 1700's.  He then started painting what he wanted, which was unheard of in that time.  He did some gross images of the war during that time (french revolution)  It was a good movie.  Now I have to write a research paper on it, that and his Black paintings series.  Wanna help Marianne?? lol. 
9pm- Home from school and dealing with work drama.  Always fun. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

St. Patty's Day

I may be a few days late, but that's OK.  I love st. patty's day!  I love corned beef, maybe I love it so much because we only have it one time a year, or maybe its because I get to eat green mashed potatoes with it!  Every year we make some corned beef and cabbage, green mashed potatoes and Irish soda bread.  I'll share some easy, yummy recipes with you!

This is super easy, and super yummy.  I took a head of cabbage and cut it up, threw it in the bottom of the crock pot, quarter 1 yellow onion and throw it in.  Top it with your corned beef.  I had a 4 lb roast, so I used 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar, 1 1/2 c. water, 2 T. sugar and the seasoning packet.  Stuck it on low for a good 8-10 hours.  Came out delish and fork tender!

This is a sweet version of Irish soda bread.

Sweet Raisin Irish Soda Bread:

2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
2 T. brown sugar
3 T. butter, or margarine
1 beaten egg
3/4 c. buttermilk
1 beaten egg
1/3 c. raisins

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and brown sugar.  Cut in your butter, until it looks like coarse crumbs.  Mix your egg in your buttermilk and add to flour mixture, along with raisins.  Mix up, a dough will form.  Lightly flour your hands and counter and knead the bread 12 times.  Shape it into a 6" round loaf and cut an X on the top.  Brush with 2nd beaten egg.  Bake at 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden.  Serve with some whipped butter.

See easy peasy!

This is the first year the leprechauns visited our house, they left all of Zoe's stuff a mess!  But they left her a pot of gold!
Hope you all had a fantastic St. Patrick's Day!!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Week in the 1

Last summer, my twi mom friends and I did a fun week in the life project.  Where we document our week in pictures and play out our days on our blogs.  It was super fun the first time around and we are doing it again!  Its a great way to see whats going on in our lives and catch up.  Everyone gets so busy and even tho we may have never met each other, I still consider these ladies good, good friends of mine! 

So here is my day one:

7:30- While zoe watches her cartoons, I drink my coffee and check emails and fb.  Well couponsunited had a coupon for $2 shirts (you design) so I found one that was worlds greatest dad and made one for Richie, from zoe.  Then I thought oooo, Ill make a peeta one, yeah stipulation.  Only 1 shirt for $2.  Poo.  So i decided on the shirt for Richie. 
Then I pin, because my day is not complete unless I pin.  Its my zen.  Or I am just totally obsessed :)

9:30- Off to the hospital we go, my mom came with us this time.  I had to go back for my 2nd set of chest x-rays.  Hopefully my pneumonia is gone.  I'm so over being sick.
The parking sucks at this hospital...just sayin.
11:00- lunch.  Zoe is on a chinese kick.  We go like twice a week. Its horrible and I am going broke.  But sometimes I am just too tired to cook, but my mom and I are getting sick of chinese food lol. 

This one is our fav b/c they do kids chop sticks, they have fishies we can say hi and bye to and they have unlimited sushi and hibatchi.  yumm-o!
1ish-  headed home, this pneumonia kicks my ass, so after this morning I was exhausted so we headed back to our place and my mom and I fell right asleep with zoe in between us and watched scooby-doo.
3:30- my mom headed home and Zoe and I played outside.  It was a pretty day out, not too much humidity.
I decided to replant my pretty plant I got for $.99, the guys that do the lawn, blows our front porches and ruined it.  So I am hoping it I can resurrect it! (ooo and I planted it in a collender!  I saw a pin for it! lol)
While I was doing this a freaking frog jumped on my foot!   A FROG!  I hate frogs, and there is this one that is always on my darn porch!  I hate it, I scream and jump around like a crazy lady for a few minutes and the stupid frog just sits there and watches me and doesnt leave!

4:00-quiet time!
Zoe stole my new moon blanket and wont give it back.  Richie taught her to call Edward "pale face"  I dont think its funny.  Ok I do, but Zoe gets a kick out of it when I get mad and tell her "no! its edward cullen!!" lol. 
5:30- off to school until 8:45.  I thought I was going to die in class tonight.  This teacher is just so confusing!
9:00- home and starving.  Made some quick corned beef hash and sat down to watch DWTS and Pretty little liars! 

That's my day!  See ya'll tomorrow!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Project 1

I must be feeling better, if I am decorating and getting some projects completed.  I have been wanting to do this project since we moved in.  Super easy and colorful.  I hate having plain walls, so this was cheap and quick.  I bought some embroidery hoops at the thrift store and then some fat quarters at the craft store and viola...

This is when you first walk in to my place, my color scheme is red, browns, yellows and a pop of turquoise.  I love the blue and I am really loving yellow......


Monday, March 12, 2012


Turns out I had/have pneumonia.  It's my spring break from school, two actual days off with no work, or no school, and I get stuck at home with pneumonia.  Go figure!  It's a pain in the butt sickness.  I had so many antibiotics, and the side effects from those alone contributed to my sickness.  I have been on the couch and sleepless since wednesday!  I just started getting sleep on Saturday....but hey I lost 3.4 lbs at weight watchers and I got an unpaid vacation from work!  Not so much vacation.  I got nothing accomplished!  Its hard for me to sit still, but this sickness made me.  So now I have money to catch up on and a messy house to clean to make up for my "week" off.  I couldnt even catch up on reading!!  Can you believe that!  The meds made me so lightheaded it hurt to concentrate on something too long.  I did get some pictures in.  Not all, but some......

I dont even drink whiskey, me and dark not mix....but this is one of my fav shirts.  Its big and comfy, and I lounged in it practically all week. 

 I'm Irish and can't not have my St. Patty's day decor up.  I have little flags outside as well along the walk way!  Already bought my corned beef, just need cabbage and get all the ingredients for my irish soda bread!   I'm making a ton of loaves this year!

Oh my beautiful couch, how I love thee, how I am kinda sick of you because I sat in your corner spot for a week straight!  I still love you tho......just avoiding you for a bit....

I haven't been out in a week, so other then my close family members and hospital or doctors office people, you get a picture of the hubs! 

That's all she wrote for this week!  I am feeling a lot better today and it's so pretty out, I may just sneak out to joannes for some fabric...upcoming craft.

Talk to you soon!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chicken Parm in crockpot

I came down with something, I haven't slept so much in I don't know when.  I am plain old sick, never had the flu before and I really don't want it again. I don't have time to be sick!  So yesterday I threw this in the crockpot.  The husband said it was tasty, I however had no appetite so I only took a few bites to have something in my stomach.  He liked it so I am sharing it.  That and I am sick of sitting on the couch!

Super easy to make, bread your chicken, you know egg wash then dip in bread crumbs with parm cheese mixed in put it in the bottom of your crockpot and top with about two cups of  mozzarella cheese.  I used shredded, next time I will use slices.  Then top with your fave marinara sauce.  I made spaghetti to go with it, I was planning on making breadsticks but that didn't work out.  Hopefully I get my appetite back, it looks yummy sitting in the fridge!

Original recipe can be found at chef in training,


Day 5

Enough said.....


Monday, March 5, 2012

Late photos

So the weekends get pretty busy around here.  That is where I get a bulk of my hours of work from, so I'm super tired when I come home.  Hence, the photos being late.

Day 3: Neighborhood.  This is what you see when you step out on my front porch.  The one thing I like about this complex, so many pretty trees.

Day 4: bedside.  Now that I have such a comfy couch, haha. I don't spend so much time in bed watching TV.  The only thing I have on there is my busted copy of breaking dawn (don't get me started!) and two Clifford's.  He keeps me safe at night.....

Anyone else doing the challenge?


Friday, March 2, 2012

3/02/12 Fruit

Today's photo challenge is fruit....

These blueberries were going to be used to make blueberry donuts with a lemon glaze....still not made.


National Craft Month

Did you know March is national craft month?!  I did not, but Joann's informed me thru email just yesterday.  Aslo gave me a 15% of total purchase coupon.......So I will be headed down to Joann's to get my fabric for an upcoming craft project. 

Now that we are moved and almost completely settled its time to get crafting!

Here is a sneak peak of what my crafting month will look like!!

What do you have planned this month?


Thursday, March 1, 2012

One Chicken=two meals

I made a new recipe the other night, I had been dreaming about it since I saw it over at my friends blog cloth diapering journey.  I changed it up a bit and I loved it!

Curried chicken pot pie.  I have never made pot pie before.  I'm not a big eater of pot pie either.  I don't know why, because this dish was delish!

Its not traditional tho, which is even better.  Original recipe can be found on howe to cook.

Now for mine.

Curried Chicken Pot Pie

2 1/2- 3 c. diced chicken
2 carrots, peeled and diced
3 celery stalks, diced
4 small potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 c. bella mushrooms, quartered (you can use any mushrooms)
1/2 c. frozen peas
1/2 c. frozen corn
1 can coconut milk + some milk (make sure it equals 2 c.)
4 T. butter
4 T. flour
2 c. chicken broth
1/2 T. curry powder
salt and pepper
1 can refrigerator biscuits (I used whatever was on sale)

So here is the deal, my grocer had whole chickens on sale for $.99/lb.  So I bought a 4 lb one for $4.   I roasted it with some salt, pepper, garlic powder and some oil, I then roasted it for two hours.  I let it cool and then took all the skin (threw it out) and took all the meat off the bones.  (save that carcass!)  Oh my, and celery and carrots, mushrooms were all on sale.  So both meals roughly cost me $9.  I could break it down, but I'm not that talented.

Chop your veggies and stick them in a pot with water.  Boil until soft.  As soft as you want it.

Ok so while your veggies are getting soft, you want to make a roux.  Melt butter first, make sure its hot, then whisk in your flour.  Whisk it constantly so it doesn't burn.  Slowly add milk and broth.  Keep on will get thicker.  Don't forget to turn the heat down to about med, med-high. Add curry, salt and pepper.  Throw in your drained veggies, diced chicken, corn, peas and mushrooms.

Throw it in a big casserole dish and cover up.  Preheat your oven to whatever the package says for your biscuits and throw the casserole in there for about 10-15 minutes, until its nice and bubbly.  Once that happens, put the biscuits on top and bake uncovered for 13-17 minutes or until the biscuits are browned.  Enjoy!

Yum, look at all those veggies!
Finished product!  The curry taste wasn't over powering, it had a nice hint to it.  Loved it!

So while that was being made I took the carcass of the soup and threw it in a pot with water, dried thyme, a bay leaf, carrots, celery, salt and pepper and simmered it for two hours.

Once the two hours were up I picked the bones and carcass out, added some noodles and the rest of the diced chicken and voila, homemade chicken soup!!

Any new recipes to share??


March Photo Challenge

I have a new camera!  And what better way to celebrate that new camera then to do a month long photo challenge!!!  I stole this from my friend over at cloth diapering journey.  Basically you take a picture a day.

So today would be up....

This is looking up from my front porch.  It was such a pretty day out....would have been prettier if it were 70 degree's and 85....just sayin. 

Tomorrow is fruit!  Yum!


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