Thursday, October 25, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom: Halloween

Moonrise KingdomSo recently, Jon got a few new movies, one of them being "Moonrise Kingdom" by Wes Anderson. And I have to say I am obsessed with this movie now! Wes Anderson is one of Jon's favorite directors and I totally see why!

But "Moonrise Kingdom," has inspired me to work on getting me and Jon a couples Halloween costume in the works. Its too late for this year but hopefully I can gather what we would need over the next year and pray Jon goes along with it! This is my inspiration for Suzy Bishop.

Just don't forget the blue eyeshadow!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Welcome to the world Hattie Margaret

Welcome to the world Hattie Margaret
My sister Maggie had her first baby on Tuesday, October 23. It was a girl weighing in at 8 lbs 2.5 oz and 19.5 inches! They named her Hattie Margaret! Hattie was our great-grandmother and Margaret was our grandmother (Maggie's namesake, who would have been 96 years old today).

Congratulation Maggie and Nick on my niece, Hattie Margaret!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pinterest Challenge: Nailed It!

Lately, I have been once again actually doing pins on my boards. Namely my Foodology board because its delish and easier for me to do. However, I still stink and taking photos, blah! Maybe sometime I will remember to take photos before I start eating the finished product!

Pinned Image I made these a while go very good. I'm not a huge Nutella fan but definitely good in these! This is the link used on this photo.
Pinned Image Pizza Casserole! Soooo good! Beware following the recipe strictly makes a TON of it!! Not even joking. I usually follow recipes strictly the first time or two and then try to cut it down, for some reason that is easier for me. Here is the link. Definitely something to make for a large group, I found just a small portion was really filling.

Pinned Image First time making a whole chicken! I was nervous! But it turned out really good, though maybe a little dry in places it was in the crock for like 8-9 hours. I used a salt, pepper, chopped onion, and I can't remember the other spice for my rub....probably could have used some actually heat spice I think but I don't do well with spicy. Here is where I got the courage to try and where the pin links.
Pinned Image I feel these could have been better/not as good as I was expecting. However, I did use the store brand biscuits, so maybe that played a part. I used left over chicken from my crock pot adventure in these too; that could also have played a part. I just eyeballed the measurements since the link didn't give any beyond the can of cream of chicken and cups of certain things. But if you have everything on hand (I didn't have onion powder or garlic salt - I used garlic powder) this is a quick little dinner/snack/what-have-you.

Pinned ImageI already posted on this here so be sure to check it out!

I've got the stuff for a few more dishes so hopefully, I will let you know my verdict on those later, pray I am able to get some photos too!! It doesn't help that I swear our computer (aka Jon's) doesn't like me and never has.

Anything you have a pin for and haven't tried yet? Just remember to make it work for you if there is something you know you won't like in it replace it with something you know you will.

Cooking is all about learning and trying! I usually stick to recipes that are more simple.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Halloween

My family really gets in to Halloween  in that we always go trick or treating with the babies! I love dressing up but now that I am grown up its hard to pick a custom that I will like year to year! So I mainly go for a hip "witch"! I wear all black, dark nail polish and eye make-up and I have a cape a wear, I just need a good witches hat. This year, I will be going trick or treating with my nephew Ian - he is going as "Mr. Fredricksen" and Duncan is going as "Dug."Happy Halloween

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


UPDATE: I sent the HR Director an email when I got the mix up and just wanted to make sure that I didn't get someone else's email. They responded with the fact that for some reason their email/web-server is acting a-fool, up in here! 

So, I normally don't let anyone know when I have an interview but I have one coming up! Yay for getting an interview. I'm on the fence with it since it would mean a long commute and it would mean a huge life change, etc. And I am starting to do my research and compile my questions...

However, its very awkward when you get an email from the company's HR Dept. telling you that you have already been selected for a 2nd round interview. Say What?!? I haven't even been to your building or met anyone in person, or had my 1st interview!

Now, I am seriously questioning your company and how successful it is if this is the stuff your HR Department is pulling...

Has this ever happened to you?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Late Night Snack

The other night at 9:30p I got a craving for a warm delicious skillet cookie with vanilla ice cream! However, I had no skillet cookie recipe *gasp*...what to do?

Why get on Pinterest until you find a recipe that is doable and that I have all the ingredients for! Duh!

And this is the one I pinned from Sophistimom.

I didn't chocolate chunks but I always keep chocolate chips on hand, and luckily had unsalted butter sticks in the freeze and that in a cleaning frenzy didn't get rid of Jon's old cast iron skillet from WalMart! YAY go me!

I did fine with the recipe until I got to the adding an egg bit, I probably didn't wait long enough for the butter mixture to cook so it cooked the egg just a little bit and my husband was forced to help me by adding the last few ingredients. Cooking is a learning process!

I would suggest having all of your ingredients already measured out and ready to go for when you get to adding the egg, salt, baking soda, and flour.

Definitely, a great recipe to have in your back pocket for unexpected/last minute get together's! Thank you Sophistimom for this tasty pin!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Crampin' My Style

I love my husband! Very dearly, he takes such good care of us and provides a lot for us! But something I guess I blocked from myself before we got married was that 1) he has no sense of style and 2) he doesn't always like me expressing mine. He is crampin' my decorating, artistic outlet!

I would say that we are both more lazy relaxed when it comes to stuff around the house. I am trying but more organization and thought into the care of our home. Namely, we've had our house for 2 1/2 years now and its high time we get some pictures up on the walls! Especially, a certain giant, white brick wall in our family room. See here for more on that!

Jon's parents gave us this giant antique mirror a while back and is now my inspiration for getting on putting some life on that wall. Only problem: Jon.

He is working on another project right now that has been on going for months and I would love for him to hurry up and finish so we can move on to this. Also, it will cost us some monies to get our wall gallery started but I will slowly but surely try and get this underway!

If only I had like some super hand, strong decorator friends like David Bromstad or someone to help and to pay for it too!