And then I never did it.
This is sadly the story for many things in my life. Slowly but surely I am taking care of the one task at a time.
First I started with my name change, now it is time to conquer the link list.
I don't have it completed yet but the other day my friend Becca shared a list of links on her blog of posts that really touched her that week. Because Becca is completely awesome I am going to copy her. She really is awesome you should go to her blog and tell her so.
So here are a couple of posts that I wanted to share with you. Check them out.
You need to read this post, for no other reason than it made me smile and maybe even tear up a bit. I wonder if I would have the guts to ask a stranger if I could simply "take their picture."
My friend Megan really needs your prayers right now. I ask that you would committ to praying for her, her husband and her unborn baby Cohen. You can read what is going on here.
Go to Angie Smith's blog and watch this video. What is it about a group of people signing together for a cause that makes me cry?
With his press conference this week everybody seems to be talking about Tiger Woods. I read this post about this person's opinion this week, I think you should read it too.
Well that was kinda fun, I might do it every week!
I really appreciate it!
I think I have my decision of what I am going to do with my hair, but I haven't fully decided yet.
So I will leave you in suspense. Please try to continue on with your life, I know it will be hard.
Anyways it is time for Project Life Tuesday!
This night be my most boring week yet. Luke was out of town at a church conference Tuesday through Friday so basically I sat on the couch every night and tried not to hear any strange noises. Strange noises creep me out when I am alone.
So here we go:
Sunday February 14th:
Valentine's Day was pretty low key. I was craving some cookies and when I realized I didn't have all the ingredients for cookies I made this family recipe (that I'm not allowed to share sorry). These are my fav.
Monday February 15th:
This is the only picture I have from Monday and Luke is going to hate it. It is him leading our small group. I love being married to him.
Tuesday February 16th: Luke went out of town this day and this is basically how I spent the rest of my week. I don't know what I would do without Twitter. All my Twitter friends kept me company when I was alone. (thanks girls, you know who you are). Here is my computer, my phone and my pizza. All I needed that night! :-)
Wednesday February 17th:
Luke hates hot dogs. I love them and could eat them everyday. So I took advantage of my time alone and fixed me some yummy yummy coneys.
Thursday February 18th:
I saw a girl on campus walking her PET SKUNK. Seriously, this thing was on a leash and everything. She said she got it from a breeder and it is de-scented. I of course had to take a picture. It actually looks really pretty. Little unknown fact about me. I love the smell of skunk. Never will you see me holding my nose when we drive by a dead skunk. I think it's great.
Friday February 19th:
Luke was STILL out of town so I spent my night reading this book "Same Kind of Different As Me" If you haven't read it yet, do yourself a favor and read it. So good! Luke got home from his conference later that night and I was so glad to see him!
Saturday February 20th:
Luke's parents came into town and we went and watched his 16 year old cousin compete in a swim meet. I actually really enjoyed my time, and his cousin is a great swimmer and came in first in all of his competitions. Pretty cool
- those that HATE my hair light
- and those that HATE my hair dark.
I'm a very open person in life, so I think that has something to do with people being open and honest with me about my hair.
So now I come before you, oh my "lovely blogging friends."
So I'm at a cross between whether I should do light, go dark, or stay with what I have now (which to me is a mixture).
See, the most self-centered post EVER!
But like I said, just roll with it....
Or skip it if it is too vain for you. I will understand.
So here we are with light. This is all over blonde highlights (that is my attempt at a technical hair term, meaning I have no idea. It just looks light)
And then we have some dark pics:
So what do you think?
Should I go light?
Should I go a bit darker?
Or should I keep it what it is now? Using my hair techincal terms, I refer to it as a "mix".
And I have to say these all aren't the exact same "light" or "dark." They are from different dark, or light season of my life if that makes sense.It probably doesn't....
I know what I like, what do you like?
1 pound lean ground beef
1 (1.25-ounce) package Taco Seasoning Mix
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1 (1-pound) package frozen green, red and yellow peppers and onions*
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (11-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup salsa
1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheese recommended: Colby/Monterey blend or Mexican blend
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water; mix until ground beef is well coated.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium high heat until hot. Add peppers and onions; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and drain excess liquid. Add garlic and onion powders, salt, pepper, corn, and salsa, stir well and set aside.
Prepare pie crusts as directed on package for 2-crust pie using 9-inch glass or metal pie pan.
Combine salsa and corn mixture with ground beef; mix well. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese evenly in bottom of crust-lined pan. Spread 1/2 of beef mixture evenly in pan over cheese, pat down. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheese in pan and spread evenly with remaining beef mixture, pat down, top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Top with second crust and flute; slit in several places.
Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with strips of foil or a pie crust shield after 15 minutes of baking. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a drizzle of taco sauce. Also recommended: guacamole, salsa, and diced green chiles.
* If using fresh peppers and onions, use 1 1/2 cups chopped onions and 2 1/2 cups chopped peppers and increase prep time and stove top cooking time.
Saturday we went furniture shopping ALL DAY. I usually love furniture shopping but lately I can't find anything that I like. I have started to become very picky about furniture. I am really attracted to antique type furniture but I don't know if I have the skills to hunt out antiques and then fix them up. I wish I was born with that creative niche in my brain but I wasn't. Bummer.
- find antique furniture
- be more creative
Saturday February 6th:
Luke was sad that his team the New York Giants weren't in the Super Bowl and thought that would have been the perfect gift. I guess Eli Manning didn't get the memo. Maybe next year babe!