Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Kid Friendly Recipe!

I love finding new recipes that are good for kids and fun for kids. This one came from a tv show my stepdaughter watches. The show is called ICarly and the favorite food of the main character is...SPAGHETTI TACOS. I know what you're thinking, it sounds gross and not appetizing at all. However, one bite of this meal, and your mind will be changed. My husband was not excited when he called from work to see what was for dinner and I told him spaghetti tacos, but when he got home and tried one that changed. He actually ate 6 spaghetti tacos. My stepdaughter had 2 spaghetti tacos and extra spaghetti on the side. It was a huge hit with my family and hopefully will be with yours. Definately a surprisingly delicious meal. Here's what you do:

Brown 1 lb. ground beef in a large skillet. While that is browning, cook one box of spaghetti according to box, and drain.  After ground beef is browned, add 26 oz of sauce and cooked pasta to beef. Stir n simmer for a couple more minutes. Then top with parmesan cheese and serve in crunchy taco shells. YUMMY.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Great Pumpkin Farm

Hope everyone had a great weekend, as me and my family did. On Saturday, we went to the Great Pumpkin Farm and had so much fun. We went with my husband's friends and their daughter, and the kids had so much fun. They had face painting, a carnival, hayrides, lots of yummy food, and of course tons of pumpkins.

We picked out one really big one and two medium ones. My husband carved the big one into a scary face he dowloaded offline. And me and my stepdaughter painted ours into pretty faces of course :)

All in all we had a great time enjoyin the beautiful fall weather with some pumpkins and our friends.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wedding Card Scrapbook

As a newlywed, i have a ton of new things on my plate. One of the biggest being what to do with all this wedding stuff now that the wedding is over? Well one problem I was having was what to do with all the wedding cards. Some were so beautiful and some people wrote such nice things on the inside, i wanted a good way to show them off. So I did a scrapbook. I scrapbook as a hobby anyway, so this idea was pretty natural for me. I took all the cards and began cutting them apart. Took pretty poems or sayings from some, pictures or covers from others, and heartfelt messages from the ones that had them. Then I slowly began to piece them together. As an extra touch, I included our invitation on the first page. The scrapbook turned out better than I could have imagined and it really didnt take that long. Just an hour or so on an otherwise lazy sunday, and now I have a keepsake for all my wedding cards. It is so nice to look through, and so simple to store instead of throwing them in a box. Let me know if you have any great wedding keepsakes. Thanks for reading!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Let's see if this works

Today I start my new medication for what the doctors believe is some form of arthritis. I should be excited, but I have little hope left after a year of no answers and even less solutions. I guess we'll have to just wait and see. At least they are trying some sort of treatment instead of just sending me to more and more doctors, more tests and bloodwork. Hopefully this starts to work and I can go back to being my normal self. I miss that girl :)

On a happier note, my birthday is fast approaching and I am so excited. Aside from Christmas, i claim my birthday as a favorite holiday :)   I know its a little narcissistic of me, but you have to appreciate the day you became you. My husband knows he always has to make a big deal of my big day, and call me or text me a million times just to say happy birthday. A little ridiculous, but I dont care. And my mom always calls me on the time I was born every year. She was always good at being thoughtful and making even the smallest details special. Anyways, leave comments...if anyones out there lol.