Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 1, 2012

I cheesed out today, too.  Ugh.  Hopefully I can get back on track here soon.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April 30, 2012

I blew it.  I forgot to take a picture yesterday.  *sigh*  And I was doing so well...  :-)

Monday, April 30, 2012

April 29, 2012

Found this while tearing apart the garden yesterday.  Not sure what it is, but Zan thought it was an abandoned bee hive.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 23, 2012

Just to prove how much of a dork I am, when I first looked at this, I thought it said Pinterest.  Doh!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22, 2012

I'm cheating today... This is a picture my sister took of what was left of the five dozen cookies I made for my niece's party yesterday.

April 21, 2012

My sister's dog, Cleo.  The pic is a bit blurry because she refuses to sit still...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012

From my pre-iPod days. 

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Found this in my truck this morning and popped it in… some of the songs made me giggle, considering my relationship with Mika these days. 

Billy Currington’s “Don’t”.  Craig Morgan’s, “I Got You”.  Blake Shelton’s “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” (don’t I wish).  Cross Canadian Ragweed’s “Fightin’ For”.  That kind of thing.  I can’t wait to find out just what else is hiding on this CD.  Now, if I could only find my Ali/Blake CD’s…  

I miss my mix tapes/CD.  Playlists just aren’t the same, ya know?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

April 8, 2012 ~ Easter Sunday

And a day late.  Again.  But – I have an excuse. I  actually took this picture WITH MY CAMERA. LOL



My parent’s psycho dog, Lexie.  She’s an American Bulldog and very sweet.  If a bit… hyper.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 4, 2012

I review books.  The majority of them are eBooks, but on occasion I do get a print book here and there.  This one came in the mail yesterday.


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(I can hear what you’re thinking and I don’t care… the only thing I love more than cowboys are vampires)

And this one even came signed – SCORE!

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April 3, 2012

I know, I know… I’m a day late, but I wanted to be able to include the recipe that goes along with the picture and couldn’t do that from my phone.  Sorry!

Fixin’s for tonight’s dinner…  This recipe I stumbled upon by accident and it’s become a favorite around our house.  Note: I a) don’t use green chiles – I usually just buy a fresh serrano and sauté it with the onions and ground bee but forgot to buy one and b) forgot to grab the Fritos when I took this pic.  OOOOPS. 

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Barbecue Beef and Corn Shepherd's Pie

Barbecue Beef and Corn Shepherd's Pie

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Round up the family for a pie full of flavor that’s ready in 30 minutes! This skillet version features Cheddar-bacon mashed potatoes surrounded with corn chips on top a zesty beef mixture.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Makes: 6 servings

1 pound lean ground beef

8 medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)

1 cup barbecue sauce

1 can (11 ounces) Green Giant® SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained

1 can (4 ounces) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, undrained

1/2 package (7-ounce size) Betty Crocker® Four Cheese mashed potatoes (1 pouch)

1 1/2 cups hot water

1/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

1 cup corn chips


  1. Cook ground beef and 1/4 cup of the onions in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain well. Stir in barbecue sauce, 3/4 cup of the corn and the chilies. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, cook potatoes as directed on package for 4 servings, using 1 pouch Potatoes and Seasoning, hot water, milk and butter. Stir in remaining onions and corn; let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon potatoes onto center of beef mixture, leaving 2 1/2- to 3-inch rim around edge of skillet; sprinkle cheese over potatoes and beef mixture. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle corn chips around edge of skillet.

Makes 6 servings


Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens


Ground pork or ground turkey can be substituted for the ground beef.

Did You Know...

Barbecue sauces vary widely in flavor, from a manufacturer’s original flavor to hickory, mesquite, honey, spicy, honey-mustard, sweet, sassy and low-sodium varieties. This recipe was developed with an original-flavored sauce, but try it with your family’s favorite.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)

  • Calories 430
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 1360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 19g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
  • Vitamin A 15.00%;
  • Vitamin C 6.00%;
  • Calcium 10.00%;
  • Iron 15.00%;
  • 1 1/2 Starch;
  • 0 Fruit;
  • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
  • 0 Skim Milk;
  • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
  • 0 Milk;
  • 0 Vegetable;
  • 0 Very Lean Meat;
  • 0 Lean Meat;
  • 0 High-Fat Meat;
  • 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
  • 3;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

Got out and acquired some new coffee over the weekend.  Now up to 10 flavors.  LOL


So, I keep stopping and starting with this blog.  Trouble is, I never go anywhere or do anything so I'd get discouraged and give up because my pictures were, simply, boring.

I'm trying to let go of that mentality and turning this into a mobile Project 365 of sorts, meaning it will be mostly puctures taken with my mobile phone.  Hopefully, this will help keep me motivated.