Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekly Menu

Sunday: Pizza and Breadsticks

Monday: Pork chops and mashed potatoes

Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread

Wednesday: Eating dinner with my cousin

Thursday: Chili

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I can't even believe I'm writing this entry...

..today at work I had an epiphany of what to get Jon for his big Christmas gift this year!

Mom and I are going shopping Saturday, so I'm going to start pricing the item then. (I'm not going to write on here what it is juuuust in case.)

Tonight was actually a pretty productive night. I've managed to get caught up on laundry and get two trash bags of clothes to donate to Good Will. I also dusted and vacuumed the whole house. Now I'm relaxing and trying to stay warm (Low of 29 tonight? Ew!)

I really want to start getting ideas of what to buy everyone for Christmas. We have quite a few people we buy for every year. Plus we're having my side's family Christmas at our house again this year, so that should be fun!

I can't believe the holidays are coming up so fast!

Hope everyone has a fun & safe Halloween weekend!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Red.Orange.Yellow.Brown. FALL!!


Happy Fall, everyone!!

This weekend, Jon and I went to King's Island for their Halloween Haunt with our friends Kyle and Maegan. We had a BLAST!! The weather was perfect and we had a great time!

This past week was pretty exciting-not in a good way though. Reg was sick at the beginning of the week, so we had to doctor him back up! He seems to be good to go now! (And up to no good, might I add!)

We have so much to look forward to soon! We're going to see Daniel Tosh in 3 weeks! Yayy!! And then we have Thanksgiving, then the day after Thanksgiving (which includes shopping for me during the day, then we're going to dinner with some of our friends followed by watching the Tree lighting downtown, and finally going to a basketball game)! We're also going to Christmas at the Zoo, which we both love!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Taco Pizza-Update!

We made the Taco Pizza last night!! Sooo good!


(photo from womansday.com)

We made it without the lettuce. Here's the recipe (from Easy Cheesy Meals cookbook)

Ingredients:

Pizza Crust
1 lb ground beef
Taco Seasoning
Shredded Cheese
Desired toppings

1. Brown hamburger and mix in taco seasoning.
2. Spread out pizza crust onto pan.
3. Spoon meat mixture over crust.
4. Top with cheese.
5. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 until golden.
6. Top with toppings. We just added crushed tortilla chips. Other suggestions: lettuce, chopped tomatoes, salsa.

Definitely a recipe we'll add to our rotation!

Weekly Menu

Sunday: Taco Pizza (new recipe-excited to try it!)

Monday: Jumbo Shells (also a new recipe!) and garlic bread

Tuesday: Stuffed Chicken, Mashed potatoes, homemade mac and cheese

Wednesday: Pork chops, left over mac and cheese

Thursday: TBD

Friday: Out of town!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hello, Fall!

I absolutely love fall! It's my favorite time of the year aside from Christmas!! Jon and I went shopping last weekend and bought some new stuff for the house! Here are a few pictures! There are more things we bought but those have to wait until we put out our Christmas decorations!




Our new doormat! Meijer-$9.99 Yes, please!


Our cute little scarecrows! Walmart $1/each.


This is a combo picture. This is actually right before entering our hallway just a few feet down from the TV. We just bought the shelf (Target $8.99) and the decorations (Pumpkins $1.00/each Christmas Tree Shoppe and Scarecrows $2.00 each CVS)



You can see the larger shelf pictured above a little in this picture as well. We bought this shelf (Target $4.99) and the cute little Halloween figures (Christmas Tree Shoppe $1.50/each). I'm not sure what I'll put on this shelf in November but I'm sure I can figure something out.



Now onto non-holiday related things. Jon found this sign at the Christmas Tree Shoppe for $1.00. It was perfect for our wine themed kitchen and fit perfectly above the doorway leading into the hallway.


This is in our master bedroom. It's just one of the shelves we bought. (Once again, Target $4.99 each) The flowers are my actual bouquet from our wedding! You can see my Granny's pearls still attached to it. The picture frame (Walmart $3.00) fits the "theme" of our bedroom. The picture is of us in Epcot! The little black box you see on the right side is a shadow box we have. In the center is a 4 x 6 picture of us and surrounding it are various tickets and stubs from events we've went to together since we've been a couple. We're going to hang the other floating shelf on the other side of the shadow box, but I don't know what to put on it yet so for now, that wall is a little lopsided! Also, to carry the "All because two people fell in love..." theme, there is a small sign we bought back when we got engaged from Target that hangs over the bed that says the same thing! I love the saying and I think it fits us perfectly!

Hope you enjoyed the newness! I love buying new stuff for our home! I can't wait to get it all decorated for Christmas! That's my favorite time!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday-Parmesean baked chicken, mashed potatoes, homemade mac and cheese, biscuits

Tuesday-Pigs in a blanket, french fries, left over mac and cheese

Wednesday- Quesadillas

Thursday- TBD

Friday-Out

I just bought a new cook book at Target called Easy Cheesy Meals. It looks great! I would love to try one of those recipes, but I don't want to go to the grocery store until Friday. So if I can find a recipe where I have all of the ingredients on hand, I'll definitely try one. Otherwise, it will wait until next week.

Hemingway's Whiskey

Kenny Chesney's long awaited CD came out Tuesday...it was in our house Tuesday afternoon.

I wish I could put into words how much I love this CD! Everyone has heard Boys of Fall I'm sure, so I'll spare you that one, but of course it's solid. Enjoy the lyrics from my favorite two songs:

Where I Grew Up:
There's still marks on the pantry door of that little house
Where Mama used to measure us
I'm proud to say that's my home where I was raised
But that ain't where I grew up

See, I gained a little on Father Time
The summer my Granddaddy died
The first time I saw Mama cry
Man, that sure was tough

Felt like I put on a few years
Watching Daddy wipe her tears
In my little coat and tie standing in that cemetery mud
That's where I grew up

My senior year, a case of beer out on the river bank
Getting a head start on twenty one
That's the place that made me feel just like a man
But that ain't where I grew up

See I gained a little on Father Time
That night I crossed that center line
I bet I rolled a dozen times

Next thing I knew I was waking up upside down
Praying God just get me out
Then I hit my knees beside what was left of my truck
Hey, that's where I grew up

You learn as you go, that's how you grow

See, I gained a little on Father Time
When me and her, had our first big fight
I said some things, I made her cry
She packed all her stuff

The boy in me said let her go
But the man in me said pull her close
It was time to find out which one I was
Standing in a doorway holding on to love

That's where I grew up
Oh, that's where I grew up

(I'll also add that when I googled "Where I Grew Up" the first thing that popped up was "Where I grew up we rode in trucks" from Luke Bryan's "We Rode in Trucks"! I love it--my boy is moving up!)

And my other favorite song, I Didn't Get Here Alone:

To everyone who helped pave my way
If it weren't for you I wouldn't be here today
To all my friends, the girls, the broken hearts
All the critics, cynics and doubters, y'all know who you are

Mom and dad, and all your prayers
And those looking down from up there

I didn't get here alone
That road's just too rough and long
I might be the one the spotlight's on
But, I didn't get here alone
Yeah, I know I didn't get here alone

That old ball coach that pushed me way too hard
That preacher man said 'Trust in God' and you'll go far
And I'll never forget the songs that changed my path
Just one more reason I'm where I'm at

Yeah, I hit walls and I wanted to quit
I picked myself up but the truth is, yeah, the truth is

I didn't get here alone
That road's just too rough and long
I might be the one the spotlight's on
But, I didn't get here alone
Yeah, I know I didn't get here alone

The crew, the band, yeah, and all you fans
That stood in line rain or shine
I want to thank everybody out there for the ride

'Cause I didn't get here alone
Ain't traveled one mile on my own
You're why I sing my song
You're why I sing my song

I didn't get here alone
That road's just too rough and long
I might be the one the spotlight's on
But I didn't get here alone
Yeah, I know I didn't get here alone


Is it bad I'm already counting down to his concert?!