Wednesday, February 15, 2012


So I got a wild hair up my behind the other night!  I should have been doing homework or cleaning my house, but I wanted to do something nice for my husband.  It was a special day....we are halfway through our first year of marriage!!  Mr. K had to work all day and I got out of class fairly early.  I played on Pinterest for a while and found a recipe I felt I could master.  I used this recipe as a jump-off point, but I changed things a little bit.  I couldn't tell you how much I used of all the ingredients, but here's what I used:
  • Sauce
    • Diced onion
    • Diced sweet pepper
    • Minced garlic
    • Olive oil
    • Salsa verde
    • Diced tomatoes
    • Heavy whipping cream
  • Rotini Pasta
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Rub
    • Sea salt
    • Chili pepper
    • Black pepper
    • Paprika
    • Garlic
You'll see that the ingredients are basically the same.  I mixed the sauce in a skillet on the stove-top on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.  The pasta was cooked according to the directions on the box and the chicken was pan rubbed on both sides, pan-seared, and finished in the oven on 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

The meal turned out so nice and it was very special to share it with my husband.  I hope to continue making dinners, because I think that a family should always join together around the dinner table.  This Pinterest thing is kinda nice.  Very easy to find new recipes and great blogs for inspiration!! 

What are your favorite dinner recipes?  I would love some fast, quick ideas for dinner!! 

Until then...

Monday, February 13, 2012

6 months in the making!

I cannot believe that six months ago today I was getting ready to marry my best friend!  Such a memorable day with friends and family.  I wish we could do it every year.  Maybe we will...I propose that we have a wedding every year  :)

Until then...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Little Squishy!!

Back in December something very exciting happened.  Yes it was Christmas and yes I was able to spend a crazy amount of time with my family, but the most amazing miracle of my best friends had her baby!!!  I can't explain how it makes me feel, but I can't imagine being much happier when I have my own.  This little man has already made me so happy and I haven't even met him yet.  But that will change very soon.  I have booked a trip for my spring break to head back to my roots and catch up with all my long lost buddies and meet my friend's new little guy!!

Just look at him...he's beautiful :)  Can't wait until he can call me Auntie M!!

Until then...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

This year's love...

Hello, hello, hello!!!  I've fallen a little behind on my pictures, so I need to catch up!  If you don't want to see a lot of pictures, you might want to pass on this post.  But hopefully you're going to stick around and possibly let me know you've stopped by!!!

a work in progress...trying to get these brows perfect!!  i am dying to have a killer arch, but trying to find a happy medium for nursing school!!!
the story of my life...never enough gas....and gas just keeps getting more expensive ($3.61 a gallon right now!)
my new favorite mom calls them my Texas jeans..they go perfect with cowboy boots :)
date night in with the hubs...we love to make pallet in front of the tv, have dinner, and watch a movie
loved this birchbox...the eyeliner is the best...not a huge fan of the lunabar...bleh
yellow??  my MAC lover...liza is the best 
its a beautiful day in the neighborhood....unusually warm here in flordia
finally got the side table in love love them :)  now i just need some new lamps
i want one of these sooo bad when we buy a house!!!
a beautiful drive to south wouldn't believe the adventure that was in store...another blog post in itself
studying in the back seat while the boys chit-chat up front
what i get to look at every day :) so in love
my husbands idea of staying awake....YUCK!
I'm still quite a bit behind, but this is better than nothing!  I have a few posts up my sleeve and they should be rolling out this week.  But while I'm writing, tell me what you have been up to!  How have you been spending your new year?  What are your plans for Valentine's Day??

Until then....

Monday, January 30, 2012

Will you be my Valentine?

It's almost that time!!  Almost time for another holiday :)  It's very hard for me to wrap my head around that 1/12 of this year is already over! February is a big month around the K's homestead.  Of course we have Valentine's Day on the 14th, but it is Mr. K and my 6 month anniversary!!  Mr. K isn't about celebrating the small things, so I will get excited with you all!!!  It's crazy how fast time goes by, but the first 6 months have been so exciting.  I will definitely be doing a post later on about what, if anything, goes down for our anniversary.

But back to the fun stuff!  So in order to get in the spirit of the holiday, I decorate.  I might not be the best at it, but I really enjoy putting things up in my home and decorating for the holidays.  So last night I had a spurt of energy after cleaning all day and decided to make a wreath for Valentine's Day!

Not a great picture, but it works!
I don't know what you would classify this wreath as, but it could be called a ribbon wreath or Deco-Mesh.  I used a little bit of both, along with left over white Christmas ornaments, and a few Valentine's ornaments.  It took all of 5 or 10 minutes and I was left with this lovely door decoration!  I leave it on the inside of the house because I don't want someone running off with it!!  Still not too trusting of our neighborhood!

If you guys would like a tutorial, leave me a comment!  I can put one together and post it soon if there is interest! 

I will be back soon with more holiday decorations and DIY projects!

Until then...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pinned It!!

I'm sure you can tell by the name of this post what I'm about to spill my guts got it!!  PINTEREST!  Let me tell you friends, for a person who has be self-diagnosed with IAD (internet addiction disorder), this website is a detriment to my health!!!  But I love it.  End of story.  I am honestly not on it as much as I thought I would be.  I have only had an account for about a month and just recently (since the hubs got me my MacBook) started perusing the pins!  I'm not much of a repinner...I just have bookmarked a bajillion sites.  I feel this is the best place for me to find DIY/craft if I could only find time to make these things!

So what I would like to do, is let you in on the kinds of crafts I like/want to do!

1.  Over Christmas, I rekindled my love for all things yarn...especially crocheting!! There are a few patterns that I have found that will become amazing baby gifts, and hopefully I will still be motivated to make them for my little ones, if they ever come to exist!
Via Alli Crafts
Via CarmenBee
 2.  Even though I don't live somewhere where a scarf is needed, I still like to wear them!!  I would much rather wear a lightweight fashion scarf than a necklace.  Scarfs don't get in my way, they aren't heavy and its a great way for me to add a little color to my wardrobe, because all I wear are neutrals and black!!  Here are a few of my favs so far...
Via A Beautiful Mess Blog
Via Sweet Verbena

3.  I hate to admit it, but I have a terrible sickness....I have BABY FEVER!!!  I have wanted children for the longest time; long before I even met Mr. K.  So it's great that he wants children as well.  As of recently, several friends have gotten pregnant or given birth and this has triggered one terrible case of the fever.  So of course, Pinterest has a million things to make for the wee ones.  I am going to be using these to hand-make baby gifts for my friends and to keep in mind for when I have little ones!
Via Smashed Peas
Via Smashed Peas
Via Make It and Love It

Can't wait to have some time to complete some of these projects :)  What are some of the projects and crafts that you have planned ??

Until then....

Monday, January 9, 2012

I'm Sexy and I Know It!!

At least that's what I keep telling myself!  Today was my first day back to school after having over one whole glorious month off!!  It wasn't too bad; the first day usually isn't.  I am really working hard to make sure I stay ahead of the game this semester.  It is so hard once you fall behind...there is no catching up!

Since I spoke with you last, I have worked a little, worked out a little, and slept a little.  I guess doing a whole bunch of little can add up to a lot.  Not much going on that I have to report, but I do want to post my pictures for the last few days! 

Helping out with inventory at MAC!
Christmas goodies from my bestest friend!
Back to school...Back to school...To prove to Mom I'm not a fool!
Picture would never know that he was waist deep in freezing water!
See...I told you so!
I still have to put up a few pictures for the 7th!  Mr. K had his first football game and I took a million pictures.  I was able to use my new lens and I'm hoping I ended up with some fun pictures!! 

Until then...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's a Brand New Year

So far, so good on my little adventure for the new year!  I have been taking pictures with my favorite phone app (Hipstamatic) trying to document my life of yet, nothing too exciting, but I have had some great fun hanging out with my husband.  We are going to have a great year together and I can't wait! 

January 1 was spent at the gym...and no we didn't sent our New Year's resolution to start working out again.  My husband works out all the time, it's his life!  I have been working out with him off and on for a while.  We got pretty serious about training a few months before the wedding, but the new semester I started after the wedding changed things up a little.  I hate to say that I didn't work out at all during this past semester and it got the best of me.  But when I returned from my trip to Texas to visit my family, we started again.  I am loving every bit of it! 

January 2 was spent watching movies and learning to use my new MacBook!!!  I played all day on Pinterest organizing my projects and tutorials to use at a later date.  It was a much needed relaxing day, but I hated that I had to be at home alone without my husband.

January 3....Sleeping Beauty!  I almost forgot to take a picture.  My day was very uneventful!!!  So I grabbed my phone and snapped a shot of my love dreaming away.  I don't know about you all, but I always seem to be the last one asleep, even if I'm the first one to bed.  I don't think things will change any time soon, especially when we become parents (to a furry baby or a real child).

January 3... I put this bad boy together!  The husband and I did a little gift card shopping using what we got at the wedding and we were able to finally get some side tables.  I was so excited when we ended up getting them for almost half of the original price!!  We purchased two of them, but I only ended up putting one together.  We have been using those plastic Tupperware drawers as bedside tables and they are full of t-shirts and pj's, so I have to figure out where to relocate them!

January 4 was date night!! Or afternoon...we had an early dinner at Chili's using leftover gift cards from Christmas and then headed to see Sherlock Holmes....using gift cards!  Holla!  No money spent and a wonderful time had by both!  We even had enough gift card money to get goodies at the movie theater. 

Today (January 5) was another lovely day in the gym.  My in-laws got me an iPod Nano for Christmas, so I loaded my music and my workout was ten times better.  I am going to have to teach my husband how to take pictures because the plan is not to document my husband's life only!  Ha!  I also had to finally get my flu shot for school since class starts Monday.  Bleh! 

So far this year has been wondermus!!  I am working most of the weekend, but not for long on Saturday.  the husband has his first football game of the season and I can't wait to watch him play.  The family is getting together to watch and I'm hoping its going to be a great afternoon!

Until then...