Monday, January 31, 2011

Super Bowl!

Happy Monday Y'all!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
I thought this week in honor of the super bowl coming up, i will share several recipes through out the week! These recipes will all be great idea's to make for the Superbowl, whether its just your family or your having a party! I always get excited with Superbowl food because it is all really good!

Today i am going to share a dip recipe, dips are one of my favorite things! This is a Chicken Buffalo Dip and it is delicious!!! It is a little bit spicy, but you can tone it down a little with extra celery.

Chicken Buffalo Dip Ingredients:
3- 12.5 oz cans of chicken
1 cup of ranch
3 cups of Monterey jack cheese
1 bottle-12 oz. Franks Red Hot Sauce
2- 8 oz cream cheese
2 stalks of celery diced up, add a little more if you want it to be less spicy.

Mix all the ingredients up in a crock pot and cook on low for a few hours, stirring occasionally.

Serve the dip with tortilla chips!

I hope y'all enjoy!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Just two more days now and i get to eat some real food! So excited! I have definitely eaten Super healthy with all my fruits and vegis only! I decided that i am going to try to keep on with my no caffeine. After the first few days of not having it, it really hasn't been missed! Even though my main goal with this fast was not to loose weight, i am okay with 13 lbs lost now! :) I am one happy girl!
These next two weeks should be interesting around our house because my husband has to work 3rd shift at work 10pm-7am. I do not think i am going to like this! I will most likely stay up a lot later every night and hopefully get lots done :) I need to be a better blogger, i have been lacking lately! I am really trying to catch up on so many things going on in life right now!

I need a getaway....Maybe here?

I hope that everyone has a wonderful  weekend!!! Happy Friday Yall!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hey Yall!
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
I am sorry i have not blogged in a few days, i have been feeling under the weather and i've been really busy!
Trying to get too many things done in a short period of time will definitely make you feel overwhelmed!

Anyways on to a new week and hopefully a better one! I am already planning my menu for dinners next week!This is the last week of our fast which is exciting & it has been a great thing! It has been hard but it seemed like the time flew by! Also a plus, i have already lost 11 lbs and we still have a week to go :)

Like last week i am always finding new recipes i want to try & i thought i would share another one i found today! Of course it is Paula Deen's! I think this would be perfect to make for Valentines Day! It is Savannah Chocolate Cake with Hot Fudge Sauce! Yummy!!!

Click here to get to the recipe!!! I am so looking forward to trying this! :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2 giveaways!

2 Preppy Girls is having a wonderful giveaway! They are giving away a PSA: Essentials Personalized Stamp. I just love those PSA stamps!
Check out their page here to get all the details! :)

Tatertots & Jello is having a wonderful giveaway as well! She is offering a $50 gift certificate to willow house! They have the cutest stuff!!! Check out her page for more details! :)

Happy Wednesday Y'all :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gooey Butter Cake

Happy Tuesday Yall :)

We had a wonderful long weekend, got lots of much needed relaxing in! It was our first week finished on our fast and it was pretty difficult this weekend with not being able to have certain things we like to have on the weekends! Also going out to eat is pretty much impossible! We are on our second week now though and i know we can make it 2 more weeks! 

Of course while being on this fast i cant stop finding recipes i want to make, but cant! Today i saw a recipe for Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake and i am dying to make it! I love Gooey butter cake and the picture of hers looks delicious!
I figure i might as well share the recipe with those of you that could make it now :) (i'll get my chance later!)
Yummmm! How good does this look!? Click here to get to the recipe!

Let me know how it is if you try it!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Yay for Friday!

I am always excited for Friday's, but i am especially excited this Friday because it means that i have finished almost one week of my three weeks of fasting! It has been pretty tricky to come up with enough different idea's for meals! Many times already i haven't even felt like eating because i am so tired of the same thing. I have also had an upset tummy a few days!
For meals so far i have made red potato's with onion and parsley, vegetable soup, whole grain wraps with zucchini, green pepper, onion and tomato's with whole grain rice seasoned with lime & cilantro, whole grain penne pasta with pesto with cucumbers & tomato's in vinegar. The food has been pretty good i think, at least for having such few ingredients to use! I hope my husband can endure 2 more weeks of this! I have a feeling i will be repeating some things because i am already lacking a lot of new idea's!

Well i think that's it for now, wish me luck for week 2!

Happy Friday & i hope y'all have a safe & wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weekly Meal Planner!

I have found that planning your meals ahead of time makes your life easier & a plus, saves you money!
I found this meal planner organizational sheet that you can print out and i thought i would share it with yall :)
Click here for the link!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vegis and Fruits, Oh My!

My hubs and I have decided to do a daniel fast with Church and it started yesterday. What does this mean? Only fruits and vegetables for 21 days! Its day 2 and i am already not sure what i have gotten myself into! It is hard to get creative with meals when all you can use is a fruit or vegi! I have made red potato's with onion and parsley and vegetable soup so far! If anyone has any brilliant idea's or recipes that i could use, i would be so appreciative! :)
Happy Monday Y'all!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

a year of many great things!

Now that we have moved onto 2011, i have been reflecting back on some of the great things that happened in 2010! Many great times & a few major accomplishments! We had our first Wedding Anniversary, I ran my first 5k's and a Half Marathon, We went to a few weddings of close friends, My daddy turned 60 and times with family and friends were priceless!

1st Wedding Anniversary- a few pictures from our big day- February 14th, 2009- Valentines Day!


My First 5k!

My First Half Marathon in Chicago!

A surprise trip from my hubs to Chicago the weekend before Christmas~I am so loved :)

                                              Christmas at home in Charlotte with my Family!

 Looking Forward to all that 2011 has to bring!  Lots of new and exciting adventures will be coming!

Happy Thursday Yall!!!