Tuesday, February 24
Yep, you guessed it!! A DYSON! I have been (very impatiently!) longing for one of these for about a year now.. and finally my incredible husband gave in and came home with one. Talk about FABULOUS!! I told him that i wanted the "purple" one. Haha! Basically, it's for animal owners.. it takes care of all the hair. I love animals and I understand they shed, but there's nothing i hate more than seeing someone's carpet and furniture covered in pet hair!! NO THANKYOU! Well, he got me the "purple" one (DC25) and even surprised me by getting the one with the ball! YAY! I am a happy girl!! I gave it a test run last night and let me tell you... it was by far the most manuverable and light-weight vaccum I've ever used and there is not one pet hair in my carpet!! (Did I mention that I have practically WHITE carpet and a CHOCOLATE lab... yeah, her hair is a little noticable!) I am totally and completely IN LOVE!! (with my husband, of course, for buying it!!) :) I know they're expensive, but in my book.. worth every penny!! Tonight..... the couches!!
Monday, February 23
Saute onion and bell pepper in small amount of butter. Add soup and rotel, mix and simmer. Once chicken is cooked, cut into cubes and add to mixture. Line pan with tortillas. Layer chicken/sauce, cheese, tortillas and repeat. Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees (or until bubbly).
Talk about ADORABLE!!! LOVE the puppy set!! :)
Tuesday, February 17
4 cups fresh blackberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 large egg
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Whipped cream (optional)
Garnish: fresh mint sprig
Preheat oven to 375°. Place blackberries in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish; sprinkle with lemon juice. Stir together egg, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over fruit. Drizzle melted butter over topping. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired. Garnish with fresh mint sprig, if desired.
For a neat presentation, bake for the same amount of time in 6 (8-oz.) ramekins on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
Sunday, February 15
Friday, February 13
*clearance finds.. esp at Target! I love searching the “ends” of aisles to find something that I definitely do not need, but can’t resist to buy! Like today, I found picture frames for $3 and $4! Can’t beat it!!
*ethan's eyes.. so mischievous and playful! Nothing better in the world that his little toothy grin and silly eyes to make you smile! He such a sweet and bashful boy.. but hell on wheels!!
*hearing my favorite song on the radio and singing aloud! LOVE it!
*being southern! I feel that I am truly blessed to have been brought up in “this way of life”. I love the lazy afternoons, the hot summers and the “yes mam’s” and “no sir’s”. I take pride in my accent (though I do not notice it until I’ve been across the country), my “belle” ways and my constant use of the word ya’ll!
*the color green
*lilly’s sweet spirit. She’s like a wild horse… unpredictable, stubborn, free-spirited and brave. I’ve never met anyone like her in my life. She’s destined for great things and I can’t wait to see her spread her wings. It’s a journey that will be a great one!
*painting and writing. I’ve done neither in entirely too long and I miss it. I think I shall start again!
*the Acura MDX… oh, how I want one!!! (hint, hint husband!) :)
*black and white pictures. Nothing captures expression like black and white.
*a good glass of wine with my husband and a chance to catch up. Daily life gets so crazy and hectic that you can sometimes forget about each other. 20 min to laugh and talk is indescribable for words.. it’s just great!
*my grandfather. I miss him everyday. My grandmother. I’ve never met someone with a bigger heart. They’re love was eternal and I strive to make my marriage like theirs. Amazing role models.
Monday, February 9
Friday, February 6
Monday, February 2
HHHUUUUUUGGGGGEEEE SSSSIIIIIGGGGHHHH..... whew!
Delight yourself in Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4