Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

Halloween is, in my opinion, the most fun holiday! There's candy, pumpkin carvings, and best of all dressing up in costumes! Michael and I spent some quality time together listening to Halloween music and carving our pumpkins. This year our pumpkin patch picks worked well with our ideas. But next year I think I'm going to brainstorm carving ideas before we go to the pumpkin patch and pick out pumpkins.

Above is Michaels ZOMBIE pumpkin

Above is my Jack Skellington pumpkin

Butterbeer Latte

Last night I was craving some creamy coffee, but alas Starbucks is so expensive! Then I remembered a pin I saw on Pinterest. It was for Butterbeer Lattes. It sounded amazing and even better, I had all the necessary ingredients! Never fear, it doesn't normally look greenish. During October we add green food coloring to our milk to make "witches brew." This recipe was very good and very sweet, bordering on too sweet. We tried it hot, then Michael chilled it and we drank some over ice, I also used some as creamer. It was delicious each way we tried it.

Butterbeer Latte
-2tbsp Butter
-2tbsp Brown Sugar
-1tsp Vanilla Extract
-1 1/2 cup Milk
-Dash Cinnamon 

Melt and whisk butter and brown sugar in a sauce pot. 
Add milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. 
Bring to a slow boil. Stirring constantly.
*Please watch your milk, it boils very fast.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monster Munch

Super delicious Halloween treat! My husband's wonderful grandma Sallie gives us a gallon bag of this every Halloween. It's tasty, easy, and tastes just like a Payday candy bar.

1 cup salted Peanuts
1 cup Candy Corn
Cute Halloween/Fall candy dish

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Bishop's Pumpkin Farm

I visited the pumpkin patch with 2 of my best friends and my momma. We showed up early and beat a lot of the crowds there. We rode the train and hay ride, navigated the maze, picked flowers and pumpkins! We had an amazing time.

How Tall This Fall? with Brittney

Shannon and Momma on the Train

Momma and Me

Posing with the Giants!

Enjoying a hay ride to the pumpkin field

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Wow! I'm already up to 1000 views. Thanks to everyone who has been following regularly. This month was really just an experiment, the overwhelming support has convinced me to keep going with this. I really enjoy sharing my recipes, tips and tricks with everyone. I love the comments from people saying they tried this or that and loved it! I don't have any special thank you posts planned for 1000. But at 2000 views I will share a very special and very delicious recipe! It is something that everyone who eats it LOVES. I always get rave reviews on this recipe. Thanks for the support and please continue to follow.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Freezer Meal #1

4.20 lbs ground beef
4 packets McCormicks chili packets
1 chopped yellow onion
2 chopped green bell peppers
29 oz can Pinto & Kidney beans
29oz can crushed tomatoes
2-29 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 tbsp. Crushed red pepper flakes
Salt & pepper

  • In the biggest pot I own I browned all the meat. I seasoned it with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Drain and reserve the fat. 
  • Return the fat back to the pan. Sauté the onions and bell peppers until soft and translucent. Drain again, discard the fat.
  • Drain and save the bean juice into a bowl. If your chili needs liquid I add this. Tonight I needed half the bowl.
  • Add meat, veggies, beans, seasoning packets, diced and crushed tomatoes back into the pot. Everyone in the pool!
  • Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until hot. About 20 minutes.
  • Serve with cheese or sour cream.
To make this a freezer meal: Cool completely then portion into Tupperware. 
To use: Thaw then reheat in a pot.
The 3 square containers are about 2.5 pounds and the 2 round containers are about 1.5 pounds.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ghetto Febreze

Ghetto 'Febreze'

2 tablespoons Baking Soda
2 ounces or tablespoons Fabric Softener (pick a smell you like!)
Spray bottle

Add baking soda and fabric softener to a clean spray bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with water.

Removing Glitter Polish

Every girl that has ever used a glitter nail polish has had this experience. 

I'm browsing thought the drug store, something sparkly catches my eye. Oh my, what pretty sparkles you have. I MUST have you. I take my new treasure to the register. Driving home I'm thinking what colors I have that would look fabulous under my new glittery prize.
I get home and get all the crap I need to get done before I paint my nails. There's nothing worse than painting your nails then remembering you have to do dishes or cook dinner. It's finally time. Base coat, base color, GLITTERY magic. Depending on your top coat your naiolish looks stunning for 1-2 hours.
In my case, Sunday rolls around and I start my football routine. Eat breakfast/lunch, start a crockpot dinner, remove nail polish, and paint your nails red and gold! GO NINERS!! Today that routine was thrown in my face. That beautiful sparkly glitter nail polish that I loved so much all week did me dirty! For all you ladies that love glitter nail polish but dread removing it, here is my tip!

I know this looks ridiculous, but trust me it works. Tear or cut 10 long strips of tin foil, soak 10 cotton balls with polish remover. Put the wet side of the cotton ball on your nail. Then wrap your finger with the tin foil. Do this x10. Let your fingers marinate for 5 minutes. Once your 5 minutes is up, rub the cotton ball from cuticle to your nails tip. Usually there is still some residual polish in the corners. This is the only way I can remover glitter nail polish without wanting to cuss and return the polish. Enjoy ladies and polish on!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall Bucketlist

Here is my 2012 Fall bucketlist...

1. Visit Bishop's Pumpkin Farm
2. Scratch make an apple pie
3. Monogrammed pumpkin
4. Try all Starbucks holiday drinks
5. Bonfire with friends
6. Make pinecone bird feeder
7. Corn maze
8. Donate canned goods to food drive
9. Caramel apples
10. Watch Hocus Pocus
11. Costume party
12. Go to a Niner's game
13. Cookie swap
14. Plant Spring bulbs
15. Pumpkin bread
16. Renaissance fair
17. Caramel corn
18. Make crockpot applesauce
19. Carve pumpkins
20. Start Christmas shopping
21. Play in leaves
22. Give thanks!
23. Hay ride

Please post your bucketlists below!