It feels like only yesterday that I gave birth to these two beautiful little ladies. Now, I sit back and watch them, watch how they grow, how they talk, how they each have their own individual personalities. I couldn't be any prouder to have them as my kids, and I can only hope one day they realize all that I do to make sure they have a safe, happy and secure life.
Saturday, on my one and only day off, we took a road trip to Ormond Beach. Ok..not much of a roadtrip since it's barely an hr away lol, but it was a much needed trip. We played in the sand, swam with the fishys and I almost drowned, no exaggeration. My life flashed in front of me and everything. I need to take it out of my head, i'm not a big macho surfer and I CAN'T take on the big waves with just a boogie board after all...I don't usually bring my rinky dink phone with me out on the beach, but I did this one time. I can't get K to stand still for a picture when she's playing, but I did capture this one picture of Lee..I enjoyed it so much that i'd figure i'd share with ya'll..
caught in the act! Running towards me at full speed because she found a clam. Besides the beauty that is my daughter, look at the beach. White sands, clear water and blue skies, who could ask for such a better day??
Anywho, it's sunday, my fangs are out...Happy True Blooding :)
May 25th was my 24th Bday...24..wow. I'm getting there. I worked on my actual bday, so I celebrated afterwards with my sister at the Tilted Kilt, excellent place btw. The day after was my big celebration. A few buddies, bf, and I went to a bar and played darts (which is a new hobby for me) and drank till our hearts content. It took me a good hour or so before I realized the bar we went to was basically for old rednecks lol, but who the hell cares? The drinks were good so fook it.
Those cupcakes are from a little place called Sweet Cakes. It's been a long time coming, but a cupcake shop has FINALLY opened up in town, and I couldn't be any happier. One is a Reese PB cup cupcake and the one next to that is an oreo one! yum! There was a red velvet one, but I ate it before I snapped the picture lol. My co workers got them for me and surprised me when I walked into the building. Sweet huh?
My outfit for the night, I wasn't too crazy about it. The belt kept sliding down, but I accepted it and ended up liking it..eventually..IN LOVE with the skirt though.
Elloo puppets! This past Tuesday was my day off, so I decided to cook dinner for the family and myself. I'm very fond of Rachael Ray and her snazzy 30 minute meals, so i ended up making her Chicken Vesuvio. A simple chicken, potato and peas dinner. Here are the things you'll need
2 lbs boneless chicken breast, cubed in large chunks
1/2 cup of frozen peas
2 baking potatoes peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/3-1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano lightly crushed
salt and pepper
flour to coat your chicken
1/2 cup dry white wine ( I used Sauvignon blanc)
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
Preheat your oven to about 375. While waiting heat up 1/4 cup of oil in a large skillet, add the taters and garlic, season with the oregano and lots of salt and pepper. Cook and turn occasionally until it's brown. The recipe calls for about 15 minutes, but my skillet cooked it in 10. Every one is different though. Meanwhile, in an ovenproof skillet, heat up a couple TBSP of the oil over medium high heat. Season the chicken, liberally, with salt and pepper then coat the chicken in some flour. Cook the chicken until a golden color on each side, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and stock to deglaze the pan. Yumm. Who doesn't love cooking with wine? Stir in those cute little peas!
take the skillet with the potatoes and garlic and add that to your chicken skillet. Place in the oven for about 10-15 and top with the parsley.
I made a side of cheesy parmesan alfredo bowtie pasta, and also made some garlic bread. It was a big hit! Not even a bite leftover! I'm proud of myself and thankful for Ms RR! Oh, and VERY happy for the wine, that gets me through cooking lol.
For Dessert, I took the lazier path. Poundcake topped with coolwhip (insert family guy joke here), strawberries and chocolate syrup. Everyone ate all of that up too..I even bought some more ingredients for it the next day, and took it into work for some co workers. I guess it made their night :)
Meet Zoe. Zoe is a 3 legged Siberian Husky. She was hit by a car and the damage to her leg was beyond repair, so they had to amputate it. She's a rescue dog, the owner abandoned her after she was hit and my professor at the time adopted her. He didn't have the time to take care of ger so I took over. Don't let the handicap fool you though, she runs faster then any 4 legged dog i've ever had the pleasure of meeting. One day she got out and it took me almost two hours to catch her because she was just too damn fast. She is VERY vocal, not only barks whenever she wants attention(which can be annoying lol) but she also talks, not human talk obviously. She likes to talk back whenever you're playing with her..or telling her NO! There are times when she drives me up the wall, but I couldn't picture my life now without her. She's my buddy who also rescued me. What kind of pet do you have? Leave comments and let me know all about em :)
Happy Easter folks!Hope everyone enjoyed theirs as much as I did mine. I won't write too much because I took some benadryl and yeah...zzzzz
Like the dress?? I realized I had nothing cute to wear for family dinner, so I went out and bought this little number..and guess where? muthaflippin WALMART! I love it and will wear it again soon, but accessorize it a bit more...That lovely lady next to me is my momma :) wearing one of my dresses. Lord baby jesus i'm tired, good night!
My apologies for not posting anything in a while. I've been a busy lady with work and kids blah blah blah, but i'm gonna post a little something something for my followers..all 4 of them! lol! While grocery shopping at Walmart I realized my make up stash needed some new friends...there ya go!
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail color in Brisk Blue(430) and Lickety-Split Lime(450)
L'oreal color riche in Pucker up pink (102)
L'oreal infallible in Red Fatale (343)
I really love the red fatale. I never thought red would look so good on me, but boy did I work it!