Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sore Thighs & Delicious Soup

So yesterday morning my sis decided my mom & I were going to join her in a 6 week kettlebell program called KettleWorx...
I did this program a year ago and don't remember being this sore but just the thought of having to stand up after I'm done posting this is torture. I could barely lift my princess out of her crib this morning because my arms felt like jello and the worst part is =
The program consists of multiple discs but the 6 week program only uses 3:
After doing these 20 minute workouts 3 times a week we can look like this:
Complete with bat tattoo...or bunny ears tattoo...or worm with ears tattoo...
whatever that creepy thing is.
 Okay this may not be the best example of what you could see in the mirror after your 6 week routine, but you get the idea!
On to another topic...
I made the most DELICIOUS soup this weekend that even my hubby approved of.
It's pretty much impossible for me to give my husband a bowl of soup and call that dinner - he likes meat, potatoes, veggies, some bread, maybe a side salad and appetizers.
So when I told him I was making soup for dinner he didn't jump up and down in excitement.
He tried a bite and couldn't stop !
It was SO yummy and I have been craving it since Friday night.
My sister Brittney found the recipe on Pinterest (so I won't take credit for the recipe) but I will pass it on to you guys and let you know that it is to die for!
It's perfect for a snowy night or just a chilly winter dinner idea.
I HIGHLY reccommend you make this ASAP and I guarantee you will want to eat it all!

1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/4 cup all purpose flour
16 oz pkg of Velveeta processed cheese cubed
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

1. Brown the ground beef in 3 quart saucepan. Drain and set aside.
2. In the same saucepan add 1 T butter and add onion, shredded carrots, parsley flakes, basil and celery. Saute until tender.
3. Add the broth, potatoes and beef and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
4. In small skillet melt remaining butter (3 T) and add the flour. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
5. Stir in the cheese, milk, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.
Yield 8 servings
Recipe Adapted from: Taste from Home
I made mine in my crockpot but you can do it however you want!
If you don't LOVE this recipe then....
you are weird.
Enough said.
Have a wonderful day !

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oh How Pinteresting !

It's been a while since I linked up with Michelle @ The Vintage Apple, so here goes...



Source: bing.com via Michele on Pinterest


Tuesday, January 22, 2013



It's been weeks since my last post and I don't even have a good reason.

I wish I could say I was basking in the sunshine on a Caribbean cruise
but it would be a big fat lie.

I have been busy entertaining my little princess who seems to be growing up so fast.
She now eats big people's food

I feel like I was just feeding her mashed peaches and now she and I are eating the same dinner!
Here she is enjoying some American Chop Suey.

I have also been spending lots of time organizing my house.

For Christmas my hubby got me the makeup vanity I had wanted.
I've been DYING to get one so I can finally organize all my crap beauty products.
It's crazy how fast things can get messy when you have SO MUCH STUFF.
Between lip glosses, eye shadows, bronzers, and face lotions my stuff was EVERYWHERE!

It's so nice to have everything organized and I am in love with my new vanity!

I found this cute lamp at Target and HAD to have it !
It's not the type of lamp I would put in my living room, but when I saw it
I had to have it and it looks perfect in its new home!

While shopping at Target I also found this jewelry armoire that was the perfect solution to my jewelry situation! And since my hubby loves to make me happy he got it for me to go with my new vanity :)

And to finish my organization I needed one last finishing touch....

I found this on etsy and it looks great above my mirror.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Xmas Thru Pictures

Merry Christmas To MEEEEE !
My hubby spoiled me this year...


My little princess (with some help from Daddy) bought me this beautiful ring.
It's a Topaz stone which is Madyson's birthstone, so I can pass it on to her in the future.

Some of the other things I opened up Xmas morning were:

Thank you to my family for making my holiday so magical,
I really am blessed & so thankful ...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


My little princess is now ONE.
A whole year has gone by and she is no longer a baby...now she is a toddler.
The past 12 months have come and gone in a flash and she is growing up so quickly.
I had so much fun planning her special day.
She will never remember her first party, but luckily we have lots of pictures
to share with her in the future!
Madyson's 1st Birthday Party
thru pictures

Happy Birthday Lil' Princess