Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eventful Memorial Day Weekend

Maggie is ready and on the way to Birmingham. This is her before going to Dog Days of Birmingham photo! OH yeah, there's an after photo!!

I had a wonderful weekend in Birmingham for Memorial Day! It had a lot to do with the little monkeys pictured below! Sweet baby girl celebrated her 1st birthday on Saturday, and she had a big birthday bash at her house!! Of course, her new baby cousin, sweet baby boy was there to celebrate with her!
Sweet baby girls mom had such a spread for all the party-goers! We had sliders, chicken fingers, spinach dip, hot bacon and swiss cheese dip, fruit, cupcakes, and a cake! We were all miserable from being so full when we left. I'm so glad I got to go to her party!

The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing by the pool and playing with those precious babies! We made some delicious cookies Monday morning before going out to the pool. They are called Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter Cookies. This recipe can be found at plainchicken.com, along with tons of other good-looking stuff!

Here is Maggie's after picture!! She was and still is tuckered out!! Goodnight all! :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bad Hair Day

Have you ever seen those dogs that look like mops? Well, Maggie is getting pretty close to looking like that exact dog! I was telling her when I was taking this picture that she needed a haircut, and this is the face I get. :) Luckily, she has a salon appointment next Saturday!

SO... last night I had fun at Ladies Night Out with Cara, Jana, Cindy, and Shannon. We went to Sips-N-Strokes in Hendersonville. You pay $35 for the canvas and class and an instructor teaches you how to paint a picture. This was definitely one of the more difficult paintings that I've done. It has A LOT of details! And it has paisley shapes, which are my definite nemesis when it comes to art class. Here is a picture of the finished product sitting on my kitchen table. It isn't one of my favorites, but I do think its cute, and I had fun with my friends!

Here is a picture I took in the studio last night! I like how it looks more lime green here. If you want to go see what it is actually supposed to look like, go to:
www.sipsnstrokes.com and click on the Hendersonville calendar. Find the March 25th painting and compare! :)
Ok, so I need to get off and do laundry since there is probably about 4 loads waiting on me right now. I'm trying to do better at housework. Mainly because my Mom told me that at the rate I was going, I was not going to be able to take care of a husband and child, if I always had a messy house. :) Love you Mama! :0) So have a great week, and until next time, be blessed! S :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Long Time Gone

Yeah, so I've definitely been a long time gone! (Thanks to the Dixie Chicks for the line)... And I'm definitely not able to come back to blogging full time yet. I'm still in school and am very busy with school, work, and friends. I just passed my fifth nursing test with a B, WOO-HOO! And, I only have two more classes and tests to go before I am done with that portion of my degree!! I hope to be through with all classes and tests by the third week in June!

Today is such a beautiful day in Pleasant View. It is all blue skies and warm temperatures! Spring has definitely come early! And here's the picture to prove it:

I've got to get off now and begin the dreaded housework, since I have people coming over tomorrow evening for lifegroup! We are having a Mexican Fiesta, so I will leave you with a recipe that I am fixing for tomorrow night:

Chicken Enchilada Lasagna

1 can enchilada sauce

1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa

1 large deli rotisserie chicken, cubed (4c. cooked chicken)

1/2 c sour cream

1/2 c. sliced green onions (8 medium)

2 T. taco seasoning mix

8 corn tortillas (6-inch), cut in half

2 cups tortilla chips

1 c. chopped tomato

2 T. sliced ripe olives (optional, in my book!!)

Fresh cilantro, (also optional in my book!!)

1. Heat oven to 375 amd spray your 9X13 with cooking spray. Mix enchilada sauce and salsa in small bowl. Reserve 1/4 c. of mixture. Mix remaining enchilada mixture, the chicken, the sour cream, 1/4 cup of green onions and the taco seasoning mix.

2. Spoon reserved mixture enchilada sauce in bottom of baking dish. Arrange 8 tortilla pieces over sauce, overlapping when necessary. Spoon half of chicken mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with 2/3 c. of the cheese. Repeat layers. Cover with foil.

3. Bake 30-35 minutesor until hot. Layer tortilla chips, tomato, olive, remaining green onions and remaining 2/3 c cheese over top of casserole. Bake uncovered 5 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

So enjoy the recipe, and until next time, be blessed!! S :)