Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tried another recipe

I just made Lo Mein. It's YUMMY!!! Here's the recipe.

Much Love,

Friday, June 12, 2009

Blog Groupie??

I think I'm becoming addicted to blogs. Especially ones about FOOD! I am loving the whole cooking thing. So I'm trying new recipes. YAY!

Some of my new faves?

Mommy's Kitchen
Buns In My Oven

That's all right now, but as soon as I find more, I'll post them!!

Much Love,

Furniture Anyone??

I just sold the desk. WOOHOO!*

I am in the process of moving to Matthew's apartment. I am already here, but my furniture is not. We are selling a lot of Matthew's things, to make room for mine. His stuff has been either free or very cheap, so it's mostly, well, not very good. I sold a computer monitor for $15. I just sold his mattress and boxsprings for $25.

Yes, I said $25. It was in such bad shape that I didn't care how much I sold it for. He got it for free anyways!! LOL!

I sold 2 matching accent tables for $20.

A Boat shelf for $20.

I still have several things for sale. And a few of them might go today.


Coffee/End Table Set

Antique Nightstand

Counter-height Kitchen Table

Louis Vuitton luggage

And a few other things. Christmas tree, computer mouse, small dresser, wooden cd tower, floor lamp, sony surround sound system, wireless router, etc. Those are just some of the things.

I have a couple of things at Hannah's house too.

My Dresser (Mirror not shown)

Swivel TV stand

So, if anyone is interested and in the Nashville/Clarksville area, just let me know. I have everything listed on Craigslist and so if they sell, I will update this post.

Much Love,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stuck in a Rut

So, Kristen posted a devotional on her blog. I'm really glad she posted this devotion. I have been in a rut for a while. I haven't made time to spend with God. I pray every day, and go to church on Sundays, but I haven't been reading his Word. Because I always "have too much to do". It's stressful. I'm moving (again!), looking for a job, planning my wedding, etc etc etc. My to-do list is getting in my way. And because I haven't been making the time for God, I feel like I can't do it all. It's so overwhelming, that I just don't do anything. I'm trying, but I need that encouragement sometimes, that seems to never show up. So this devotional is encouraging to me. Thank you, Kristen.

Much Love,

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I have been trying new recipes and practicing my cooking skills. I've never really done much cooking since my mom and sister always did. But now that I'm getting married, I want to be able to cook for my husband.

So tonight I made 2 dishes that I found in the Taste of Home: Cooking for 2 magazine. They were so good that I just HAD to share them!!

Mozzarella Tomato Salad
2 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
2 teaspoons chopped onion
1 tablespoon minched fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

In a small bowl, combine the cheese, tomatoes and onion. In another small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Let stand at least 15 minutes. Stir just before serving.

Prep/Total time: 25 mins Yield: 2 servings

Nutrition Facts: 1/2 cup equals 157 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 4g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 5g protein.

Gouda Turkey Club
1/2 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
4-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed and toasted
2 teaspoons butter, softened
1/4 pound shaved deli hickory smoked turkey
4 slices tomato
1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and mashed
2 romaine leaves

In a small bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, onion, garlic powder and pepper. Spread two slices of toast with butter, top with cheese mixture, turkey, tomato, avocado, and romaine. Top with remaining toast. Cut each sandwich in half.

Prep/Total time: 15 mins Yield: 2 servings

Nutrition Facts: 1 sandwich (prepared with reduced fat butter and reduced fat mayonnaise) equals 445 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1,075mg sodium, 33g carbohydrates, 7g fiber, 27g protein.

*Note: I didn't use fresh basil for the salad, but it turned out great with dried basil too! On the sandwich, I used olive oil mayo. I couldn't find smoked Gouda, so I just used Gouda cheese. And I didn't put butter on the bread. But MAN was it all good!

Much Love,

Friday, June 5, 2009


I'm in the process of moving all of my stuff from my sister's house to a storage unit in Clarksville. It's crazy. I'm also working on getting rid of/organizing Matthew's stuff to make room for my stuff! LOL! He has a lot of clutter. I don't like clutter. I am determined to get everything organized. It may take me a few months, but I'll do it!!

In other news, I'm pretty sure that Callie and Carey will be here on June 20th. Not sure how long. Probably all summer. Unless they start to act up and not do what we say. They know they have to behave or they're going home. (Mostly Carey, but I didn't say that!)

Well, I better go. Matthew's off work today, so I'm gonna take advantage of that and get him to help me clean. WOOHOO!

Much Love,

Monday, June 1, 2009


I am wanting ideas for DIY things I can make for my wedding. I am trying to keep my costs down as much as I can, but still have all the things I want. My friend Katie has gotten me addicted to all things Michael's and Martha Stewart. LOL!

I absolutely love the style of this invitation but I would make my own. Look at the prices! EEK!

I'll post more when I get back. Matthew just got home and we're meeting his friend for lunch. LATER!

Much Love,