Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey Trot Linkup

Today I'm linking up with Holly and Erin to do a Thanksgiving link up! I'm not doing a vlog, I just can't stand the way I sound on video. Maybe I'll get over it one day and do a vlog, for now I'll stick with blogging, lol.
I'm hoping to gain some readers by doing this link up :). This homegirl could use some!!

1. What do you look forward to more: the food, football or parades?
Food, duh! I love food :)
2. What is your favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dish?
Coming from a Mexican family we always have to have some Mexican with our dinner. I would say my favorite are tamales, mmm I can just eat those all day eeer’day. You’d be surprised how good they go with all the traditional Thanksgiving food ;)
3. After dinner, is it football or a nap?
Neither. Drinks and prepare to tackle the Black Friday sales.
4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Which is your favorite float?
No, I’m not a fan.  
5. Where do you go to celebrate and eat your big meal? Who is there (family, friends)? 
We try and celebrate with both sides of the family. That means we’ll do lunch with my husband’s parents and dinner with mine. We have a very big family…talk about trying to please EVERYONE!!
6. What is your favorite turkey day dessert?
Pecan pie, OH MY KITTIES, I love that stuff!

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Chalkboard Activity Table

I have been wanting to make a chalkboard activity table for the kids and I finally came across an old coffee table at a garage sale. The kids love to attack my driveway with chalk but with the cold weather finally here, they will have to do their artwork on this awesome little table :)
I used a valspar satin colored spray paint, valspar chalkboard paint, a sanding block and roller brush.
Before and After
I think I love it more than the kids. I'm on a mission to find miniature stools but I have a feeling that won't happen so easily, I might have to tell my dad to hook it up with some stools! (He's a carpenter and is damn good, if you need any remodeling/construction work done hit me up!!)

Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

I think its safe to say that I suck at blogging :(
I thought I’d share my all time favorite crock-pot recipe with y’all. I probably make this one at least twice a month- we love it that much!

Chicken Taco Chili
Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili
Servings: 10
Calories per serving: 202

1 onion, chopped
1 16-oz can black beans
1 16-oz can kidney beans
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
10 oz. package frozen corn kernels (or 2 small cans of corn kernels)
2 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes w/chilies
1 packet taco seasoning
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. chili powder
24 oz. (3) boneless skinless chicken breasts
Chili peppers, chopped (OPTIONAL)
Chopped fresh cilantro

Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half-hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Top with fresh cilantro.

P.S. I will try to do a better job at keeping up!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!
I had such a fun weekend! The fam and I made a trip to our hometown to celebrate my BFF’s birthday. We went out to dinner to Houlihan’s, it was my first time to go there and was NOT impressed at all. The service was terrible, it seriously took them a good 15 minutes to make their way to our table and ask for our drinks and another 15 to bring them to us. It took just as long LONGER to get our food to us and our tickets were all mixed up. Bad bad bad experience. I would say the food is great, the service just sucks, but it sucks over all. Food and all... Well anyways, after spending 3+ hours in there we made our way to Dickson Street and went bar hoping. I ran into a bunch of my high school friends, it was just a great time! I’m not enjoying the number on the scale this morning, I’m sure it’s all just water weight that I can knock off in a day but it’s not a good feeling to see the number go up and not down.
I didn’t get many pictures of the weekend but here are a few.
Red Lipstick kinda night
Birthday Shot!
The Girls and Dos XX lol  
On our way back home...they had a long weekend as well.
This morning I’m playing catch up on some homework I didn’t get to complete over the weekend :(. Kill me now!
I’m also very excited to start putting Mini Me’s Halloween costume. I can’t to show y’all!

Yay for post #2!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I'm a Newby!

After spending most ALL of my free time on other cool mommy blogs, I finally decided to join the blogging world…yay me!
Here’s a little bit about me and the fam.
I’m a 21 year old stay at home mom/army wife and full-time online student. I married my high school sweetheart on January 13, 2010. We have two beautiful children.
Yes, he's a sexy man ;)
Dylan is 2 years old and a spitting image of his daddy!
On his 2nd birthday

Alison is my mini me : ), she is 1 year old. 
1st birthday pic

I don’t think I’ve seen so much energy in such little bodies. I’m not quite sure how I manage to stay sane…at least I think I am!
Are they cute or what??

P.S. I’m obsessed with taking pictures of my kiddies so be prepared to see a lot of them…A LOT…SERIOUSLY. They’re just too cute.