Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I have been meaning to post since... well April. And my sweet cousin Camee who I run into every once in awhile keeps harrassing me on how sick she was of seeing "recycled crayons" I don't blame her.

Like I said, I have been meaning to write forever and ever... so! With that, I'm giving a shout out to Camee "HEY HEY! Good to see you at the rodeo and not a depressing setting!" I will update with something that has to do with this blog this weekend. When my house is in order... so maybe it won't be until 2012! Until then! Have fun at work Cam!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Recycled Crayons

I heard about this project a long time ago, but never thought I would actually do it. Well, I got sick of all the broken crayons I found laying around, so I thought I would save them and I finally had enough. Not that you need a ton, but I ended up having PLENTY. So if you are cheap like me, here is a fun little project you can do with or without your kiddos.


Peel paper off broken crayons.


Break crayons into smaller pieces (if they aren't already) and stick them in a muffin tin!
(I also read you can put them in silicon molds as well)


Stick muffin tin in oven (temp 350 or lower).


Take out of oven when they are melted. (maybe 10-15 minutes?!)


Let cool.



OK, so it is really that easy. I did find a problem with the crayons after they were made (and read it on Google after it happened). If you don't use CRAYOLA crayons, the crayons are super waxy and you have to kind of rub off the extra wax before the color starts to come through. But they still work! And my kids love them.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Monday's Meal

Easy Shredded Beef Burritos/Chimichangas


Flour tortillas
Jar of salsa
Can of Hereford beef (found at Costco)
Shredded cheese

Shred the beef, pour in salsa and warm in a pan.
Warm flour tortillas, put in beef/salsa combo, and cheese and roll up!

You have yourself a burrito! And for fun, you can fry them for a delicious chimichanga!!!

***Don't be scared of the canned beef. I almost freaked the first time I opened it up. But once you drain and shred it, its totally fine!!!

Add some rice, chips and you're good to go!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Family pics.

Why, oh why are family pictures so important?! Most family pictures are fake anyway. I know for a fact that in most of our family pictures, four seconds before the camera clicks, I am threatening naughty chairs, no treats, and anything else that my kids like if they don't look at the camera and smile. Then I hear ONE-TWO-THREE and I put on a fake smile for the camera. I would LOVE to see a family picture that depicts how the day/pictures are really going. Let me tell you, mine would not look like they do! Maybe in our next photo shoot, we will do one with how we really feel. And then put it on a Christmas card that most likely won't be sent out... But it would be funny don't ya think!?

Here is our faux picture I had taken a couple of weeks ago. I cried at the end of the night the day was so bad. Pictures weren't the bad part. It was everything before and after. The photographer was awesome. My family was horrible. Horrible! Oh well. Maybe next time!

Click {here} for the photographers info! She was awesome!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Not exactly sure what to do about my son. He is two. And his two favorite words are STUPID and BOOBIES. That's right. Boobies. I am not sure where he picked up on this word since his father doesn't go around yelling it, (thinking it yes, but saying it no). Anyway, so if you think you have it bad... just hang around my son and you will know your kids are angels. Boobies.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday's Meal for Tuesday

I have been a blog slacker. Don't worry (all three of you), I have a real post coming soon!!! :) For now, here is a simple meal to make for the fam! Once again got it from The Kitchen Cafe and I LOVED it! My four year old actually prepared the whole meal. It is THAT easy.

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Stacks

2 cups frozen corn
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 large frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
1 1/2 cups salsa

Lightly grease the bottom and sides of the slow cooker. Pour frozen corn into the bottom of the slow cooker and place the frozen chicken breasts on top. Cover with beans and salsa. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with forks. Return to the slow cooker and stir until the chicken, corn, beans and salsa are combined.

Serve on a bed of tortilla chips and top with additional garnishes: lettuce, tomato, avocado, sour cream, cheese, cilantro, lime wedges, etc.

***I think it would also taste good wrapped in a tortilla. Maybe?

Friday, March 26, 2010


Housewife: ˈhas-ˌwīf n., pl., -wives (-wīvz'). A woman who manages her own household as her main occupation.

The husband told me last week that if I was on American Idol, that is what would be put under my name. Wow! Really?! Housewife?! Not amazing mom?! or just PERFECT under my name?! When the heck did I get demoted to just housewife?! Now don't get me wrong. It's a fine title to have. Most days, I don't mind it. But last week, I think my title would have been schlump.

Schlump: A lazy, overweight, under- or unemployed, undesirable middle-aged man. Usually wears crappy clothing. Shaves infrequently. Has nonchalant attitude about everything.

Pretty much how I was last week. I was super lazy. My house rarely got picked up, I was SO ornery with the kids, and irritable at the husband. Dinner was at the bottom of my list. I think we had cereal three nights. And the others we ate out. Granted, I was fighting a sinus infection the first part of the week but still. The point of my post.

Being a housewife is a full time job (as most of you know). With little benefits and no pay. The work is the same day in and day out with a few exceptions. Like I said before, I don't mind being a housewife. And I love being a stay at home mom (mostly). I don't even have to go into details on what happens. I assume most of you know. But really?! Do the kids HAVE to bring all of their toys from their playroom into the living room?! I thought that is what the playroom is for right?! And the pressure I feel from the "boss" to make sure that the house is picked up and spotless. Not that he puts on pressure... I just feel like that is "my job" And it's not like I am going to get fired if their are army guys strewn around the house. Or if dinner is "late." Because what happens if he did fire me? NOTHING! The house would be even worse than what it looked like before I got fired! So, BRING IT ON!

Needless to say, sometimes being a housewife sucks. But being a Mom with the benefits of going to the park, swimming, or just hanging with friends works kind of outweighs scrubbing the toilets.... most days.