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....