Monday, June 13, 2011

My Blog's Wordle

My Blog's Wordle--Thanks Mom!
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Sunday Summary

Turns out studying for six hours a day on top of working part time, plus all the other requirements in life doesn't leave a lot of time for creating or blogging.  Last week pretty much took a nose dive and by the end of it I was physically and emotionally drained.  Looking forward to this week, although six hours is going to have to be seven or eight most days to accommodate a busy weekend. 

Here's what for dinner this week:
Sunday: BLT Wraps (found this idea on Pinterest and love it)
Monday: Chicken w/ pesto
Tuesday: Biscuits & Gravy
Wednesday: Taco Pasta Bake
Thursday: Lemon Chicken Pasta

My goals for the week: finish pennants, spray painting, and work on gifts for a homemade gift exchange.  Oh and actually blog on a regular basis and learn something that lawyers need to know.  Maybe two things.  I'd say three, but don't want to get too crazy now.  :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Taco Bell Quesadillas

I’m not positive, but I think this recipe is from middle school home ec and until a few weeks ago, I think that is the last time I had made it.  But Alex really likes it and it really is super easy.  I can’t actually say that it tastes like Taco Bell because I don’t eat there.


For the sauce, mix:

  • 1/4 mayo (or do half mayo and half sour cream)
  • 2 tsp minced jalapenos
  • 2 tsp jalapeno juice
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • dash of salt

This can be a bit hot, especially if you get a chunk of jalapeno in there, so you might want to adjust if you are feeding any kidlets

You’ll also need:

  • flour tortillas
  • grilled chicken breasts
  • shredded cheese (I use whatever we have in the fridge—cheddar, monetary jack, pepper jack, Mexican mix)
  • Kraft singles

For each quesadilla, spread sauce on one side of a flour tortilla and put it in hot skillet.  Sprinkle the sauced side with shredded cheese and half of a Kraft single.  After it has started to melt, top with chicken (or whatever other toppings you want).  Fold over and press gently with spatula.  Flip over and cook until cheese is melted.


Hungry yet?  I like to eat mine with salsa and sour cream, but Alex will eat them plain. 

Sorry for the lack of posts over the last few days.  Bar prep has really ramped up and my goal is 6 hours a day.  I’m still trying to get into a good routine and figure out how to balance studying with everything else in my life.  Bear with me though, I think I’ve just about got it done.  Until it increases to 8 hours a day that is. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday Scrapbook Page


I have a scrapbook where each page is a single picture of me and a friend.  The green paper is from a rock start themed pack.  The ribbon is a random one I saved off something.  I used stamps for the name and the other embellishments came together.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Favorites and Fun Stuff

{On Fridays, I’m sharing my favorites things and places and other fun stuff}

I hate chopping.  It’s probably my least favorite thing about cooking.  Its messy and never looks very nice and always ends up uneven.  So for my birthday I asked for this:

Its called a Garlic Zoom and it is amazing.  All you have to do is peel your garlic, drop it in the top and roll this little guy across your counter a few times.  Then he opens in the middle, you pull out the blade and dump out perfectly chopped garlic.  It saves me a lot of time and headaches in the kitchen.  I know you can get it on Amazon and I’m sure you can find it, or a similar product, in most food stores.

More Vinyl Projects

When I was showing you all my laptop,  I talked about how I loved that you could just peel the vinyl off if you got sick of it.  Well, I’ve also found that unless you peel it off yourself, vinyl sticks really well.  Even though the dishwasher.


This is my summer drink cup.  One of my favorite summer cocktails is Pimm’s.  it’s a British drink that I discovered when I was studying in England.  Its really popular over there in the summer.  It a gin based liqueur that you mix with sprite (or lemonade if you are in England).  It’s usually served with fruit (I like frozen fruit—it keeps your drink cold without diluting it).  I got one of those hard plastic cups from Hobby Lobby and put the measurements for the drink on the side.  This way I can easily mix the perfect drink.  Its been through the dishwasher several times and the vinyl still looks great.

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I’m a big water bottle user, but I’m kind of picky.  I have certain water bottles that are just for plain water and some that are for flavored drinks.  I wanted to make sure the boy didn’t get them mixed up, so I labeled them with vinyl.  This would also be great if you had multiple people with the same water bottles and you wanted to know whose was whose.  Again, they’ve been though the dishwasher several times and still look great.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Worldly Wednesday



Sunset+ocean+hammock=wish I were there

Puerto Vallerta, Mexcio

I love to travel and have been lucky enough to have visited a lot of amazing places.  Every Wednesday I share one picture of the places I’ve been.