Monday, July 26, 2010

Summers are for...

Beaver Creek, Arizona

All summer all I've wanted to do is go camping and swimming. I've heard amazing things about escaping the heat and camping in Arizona (I want to go to beaver creek sooo bad) - but things are a little busy.

Things like:

  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Fun with friends
  • Cook outs
  • Crafts
  • Farmers Markets
  • Laying in the sun
  • Taking a weekend trip to Cali

Are all on my to-do list this summer but most of these things you can't do when you work 70+ hours a week.

Yep, this is me complaining about having two jobs. One I know is full-time but lately job #2 thinks that full-time is okay as well.

I'm. burnt. out.

I hope you're all out enjoying the summer for me!! Have an extra piece of watermelon and a cob of corn for me okay?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Big 3-0

Yesterday was the day Fred had been dreading for the last year. The day he turned the

BIG 3-0.

If I were one of those bloggers that was more on the cheesy side than on the sarcastic side I'd probably make this a post about how much I love him and how I'm so lucky that I married such a great man.

I'd probably add something about how his amazing drive and attitude really helps me be a better person and how I love that he's always encouraging me to try something new or find a new hobby.

I'd probably give 30 reasons why I love the guy and most of them would produce verge-of-gagging results to anyone that happened upon this here blog. You know stuff like: I love how he can always make me smile even when I'm really mad or I love the way he snuggles me in the morning.

I'd post a million pictures of him - because I would have made him take a bunch of pictures by himself...just for this occasion.

But instead I'll wish my hubby a happy 30th birthday, post a semi-embarrassing picture, and sum it all up with I love you babe and man you're old!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

I got this recipe from my good friend McKell - who never fails when it comes to recipes. This is amazingly delicious...and easy! It's been awhile since I've shared a good recipe so here's one you should! (we loved this so much that we made it twice in a matter of days...and had to double it the 2nd time so we could eat it the next day too!)

1/3 cup (3 oz) cream cheese
1/4 cup green salsa
1 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder or granulated garlic
3 tbs chopped cilantro
2 tbs chopped green onions
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
small corn tortillas
kosher salt

heat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Heat cream cheese in microwave for 20-30 seconds until it is softened and easy to stir, add green salsa, lime juice, spices - stir to combine. Then add chopped cilantro and green chilies. Add chicken and cheese and mix well.

Work with 2-3 tortillas at a time, warming them up in the microwave for 20-30 seconds in a damp paper towel. spoon 2-3 tbs of mixture into center of tortilla keeping away from the ends, roll as tight as you can, place the taquitos seam down on the baking sheet making sure they are not touching each other. Once all taquitos are on the pan lightly spray with cooking spray or oil mister and sprinkle a little kosher salt on them.

Bake 15-20 minutes until crisp and ends begin to brown.


Friday, July 9, 2010

The Mystery is Dead

Warning: this is a post about bathroom topics.

Before Freddie and I got married I was beyond shy about gross things. I would NOT go to the bathroom at his place. ever. Farting? Out of the question. Nor did he really do it in front of me (I wish I could say those words now instead of the phrase that comes out of my mouth daily which is "SERIOUSLY? Are you freaking kidding me? Do you hate me or something?")

Toward the end of our engagement we were together more and more, and I still wouldn't go but I had to get over my fear. Upon using the bathroom, I'd turn on the sink and even sometimes the tub so no one could hear any kind of bathroom noise.
so then we get married.

everything changed. I don't know what happened and I hadn't really realized it until...I learned some fun facts about my new friends.

One of my friends, we'll call her Andy, has been married for over five years. In those five years, she has never once farted in front of her husband. Not once. It's okay if you gasp. I did.

During the conversation where this is being revealed, I'm also told that one of our other friends ONLY poops if her husband is NOT home. If he's home, she won't do it. She'll hold it for days if she has to.

Say what!?

I am officially the grossest person in the world - and pray I'm not alone.

Is it wrong if I get a little satisfaction at grossing Fred out a bit? I mean really. So what if maybe I've done those things and maybe with the door open?

After 2.5 years of gagging - I think I'm justified.

**I'm not completely disgusting - it's not like I have boy bodily functions or anything so don't judge too harshly. kthx.

Feel free to confess to something gross so I know I'm not alone!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

One day...

while I was gone I was talking to Fred on the phone. He was in a hurry because he was trying to pack, clean, and finish homework for school before heading up to Utah [to be reunited with his beautiful wife who he'd realized he couldn't possible live without another second...too far?]

So me on the other end, eating her 115th peanut butter bar ($%#@ deliciousness) got a little excited over the words 'cleaning'. In my head I thought, 'YESSS he finally gets it!! He's going to have the house clean so when I get back I don't stress!'

This is where someone, anyone, should have punched me. then laughed in my face over the possible idea of Fred cleaning the entire house. But no one did.

when he finally got to Utah, someone made a comment about him cleaning the whole house and how they were impressed. He quickly explained that he accidentally left some clothes on the couch - because he was in such a rush trying to do laundry and pack.

Well, fast forward a few days to when we get home. 'Clean the House' must have meant cleaned up after myself...a little. Because he literally didn't clean anything. Anything I'd left out was still out and some clothes on the couch? No. All his clothes were there. sigh.

How does one train a man?

and next time - someone please punch me at any sign of belief.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Just in case...

If you need present ideas for a certain gal turning the big 2-5 tomorrow...

I have it under good authority that she'd love:

  • Some black glitter Toms. If you found these for her she would love you forever and ever.

  • a comfy skirt like this one in any/all colors

  • A hand stamped necklace with something thoughtful, cute, or non-lame written on it - with a charm or gem of course.

  • Sure Cuts A lot so she could actually use her amazing cricut for super cute projects...maybe even a project for you

  • This cute top (and maybe even some cupcakes along with)

  • Those are just a few ideas...just in case you need some.