Monday, August 27, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

I survived my first day of school!! I feel like that is a big accomplishment considering how tired I was. I tried to go to bed early last night but I was nervous, anxious, and excited to meet my new first graders. I will do a whole post on teaching and what exactly it is I teach!!

I could do a weekend recap but it would be extremely boring for everyone!! All we did was relax and spend time together before the craziness of school started. 

I normally have my meal plans typed up and ready to go for Monday but I was lazy this weekend and didn't get around to it. I planned to make one of my favorite meals tonight, stir fry, but my husband just got home and said if you are tired, we can just eat leftovers. WHAT@?!?@? I almost fell in the floor! If anyone knows my husband in real life, he does not eat leftovers more than one time. Needless to say, I am excited and am re-vamping our meal plan for the week!!

Chris smoked a pork shoulder Saturday night and we had a TON leftover! We had pulled pork sandwiches with macaroni & beans. 

We were going to have stir fry but are now having more leftover pork. 

Stir Fry ( I have posted this recipe before and it is amazing, healthy, and so so good!)

Texas Roadhouse

Pork Chops in the Crockpot

Hamburger Helper!! 

Anyone want to come over and eat this week lol??? Not my best week, but I promise it will get better!! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Social

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Today is officially my last day of summer. I have mixed feelings about starting school again but will save that for a whole other post. I am linking up with Neely for the 12th week of Sunday Social. The theme for today's questions is all about the internet!

1. What is the first website you log on to each day? 
I look at Gmail, Facebook, Twitter all before getting out of bed! 

2. Give us some funny websites you visit that we need to know about
Hmm... I can't really think of any at the moment. 

3. Pinterest or Facebook? Why? 
This is a hard one!! I like to stalk my friends on FB but I love to find new recipes, clothes, ideas on pinterest. So I have to save I like them both the same!

4. Twitter or Instagram? Why? 
Definitely Twitter! I can see read all of the tweets and see most of the pictures that I would see on Instagram.

5. Favorite youtube it!

6. Biggest online pet peeve?
People being fake! I blog to keep it real. Of course people aren't going to say oh I am having a shitty day, let me blog about it but the truth is posted on my blog as much as I see appropriate! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WILW & Oh, How Pinteresting

So glad that I have time to link up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday & Michelle for Oh, How Pinteresting!!

I'm loving that a few of our friends came over Saturday night! We have been trying to get everyone together for awhile now and it finally happened!! Perfect way to end my summer!

I'm loving that Ziegen is done with her puppy shots. Here she is at the last appointment, hoping that she was going to be done soon. Next up... getting her spayed...

I'm loving Scenty's September warmer of the month! I am slightly obsessed and may or may not be warming my first (& new favorite fall scent). You can check them all out on my Scentsy website which is here

I'm loving my new hair gel. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that they discontinued the hair gel that I had been using for forever!!

I'm loving this table that a friend of mine's husband made. It is similar to one that you can get from Pottery Barn. 

I'm loving these pins...

I'm loving my husband!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

School is back in session...

To say I am tired today would be the biggest understatement of the year! I have been saying all summer that I was ready to get back into a schedule, meet my new first graders, and start a new year of teaching. I still am so excited about all of that but oh my gosh, I am exhausted and it is only Monday. It must be something about sitting in a meeting from 8-4 that does it to me?!?!? 

I have a wonderful weekend recap to post but do not have the energy to do it now! I want to curl up on the couch and cuddle with my dogs until my husband gets home and then with him! Instead, I have 1,001 things on my to-do list and a puppy that has been locked in her kennel most of the day. 

Meals for the week are below:

Pei Wei with my mom 

Taco Junk. This is one of the easiest and best recipes I can make and I am so glad I saved it for today. 
Brown 1lb ground beef, stir in 1 package of taco seasoning, can of corn, can of black beans, can of rotel and serve over rice and fritos with cheese. YUM & easy!

Crockpot Pork Chops

Texas Roadhouse

Chicken Tamale Casserole 

Friday- Saturday
Going to Houston for the weekend so who knows what the weekend will hold! 

Hope you have had a great Monday and start to your week. Check out Michelle & Ruthie's blogs, they both have some pretty awesome giveaways going on!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Social

Another Sunday is here and I am linking up with Neely & Ashley for week 11 of Sunday Social. I have been MIA this week because I have been incredibly busy with school stuff. I can't believe this is the last day of my summer break... Mixed feelings all around!

Here are the questions and my answers for this week!!

1. What were you like in Middle School/HS?(pictures)
Oh gosh, I look back at pictures and think what was going through my head and did I really look like that?!? I had been a dancer my entire life but when my parents divorced, I quit. We had to move and when we did it was to far from the studio I had been going to for 9 years. If you can call it rebelling, I did. I quit dance and joined band (insert jokes here...). Band was not a horrible experience, just not what I had envisioned for myself and high school. I am not sure that I have any pictures on this computer but trust me, I was a hot mess! These pictures were from Senior year of high school. 
Before Senior Prom 
 Getting ready to go to Band Banquet
 Before going to the Cotton Bowl (horrible picture!)

2.  What were your favorite past times?
I have a lot of great memories from junior/high school but one that sticks out the most was spending so much time with my best friends from high school Jennifer & Janelle. We did everything together!! We were life guards together, worked at Texas Roadhouse, were in band, it was like we had 3 moms because we spent so much time at each others houses. Lots of special memories with those two!!
I did find a picture from junior high! 
 A&M Football game
 J & J
Us a few Christmas's ago
My bacheloretter weekend

3. What songs were you obsessed with?(Backstreet Boys anyone?)
Anything by Boys II Men, Backstreet Boys, Brittany Spears lol the taste in music I had! 

4. What fashion statement do you look back on and cringe?
SCRUNCHES! Enough said! 

5. Who was your celeb crush?
Probably anyone from a male band.

6. What were your favorite tv shows/movies?
Full House, Rescue 911, Fresh Prince of Bellaire to name a few. 

Hope you have had a great weekend! My weekend recap and meal plan are coming up tomorrow. In the meantime, I am in need of 3-4 guest bloggers. Leave a comment or email me if you are interested!! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

Our meals this week are easy, unhealthy and fast. This week is my last week of freedom and the last thing I want to do is spend it in the kitchen! Inservice starts next week and then school starts the next. I am ready to get back into a schedule but it is getting more real now. I have said most of the summer that I can't wait to go back but I may not be as ready as I though! More on that in another post.

Here is what we are having this week: 

Mon.- Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

Tues.- Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Texas Roadhouse

Thurs.- Breakfast Casserole & Fruit

Fri.- Chicken Enchilada Puffs

I have been going back and forth about starting a link up for meal plans. I think this will hold me and others accountable in posting!! One of my favorite bloggers thinks its a great idea too, so what do you think... Who would link up??

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WILW & Oh, How Pinteresting

I can't believe it is yet another Wednesday and time to link up with Jamie & Michelle! The weeks are flying by lately which is good and bad. I am so ready to go back to school. The anticipation I feel will go away, the little faces that I will see for a year, the friends I will see everyday and being in a routine excite me!! Waking up at 6 again, grading papers, dealing with crap that doesn't need to be dealt with does not excite me so much! Anyway on to what I am loving and some awesome pinterest finds!!

I'm loving the new shirts for sale in my etsy store & how busy it has kept me the last few weeks of summer. 

(Sorry about the poor quality, I need to not be lazy and get out my camera!)

I'm loving my new finds to help decorate our house. Now, I just need to find the perfect place for them. 

I'm loving that my birthday is less than a month away. I definitely have some ideas for what I want/need. 

I'm loving all of the family time we have had lately. My family was here this past week & Chris's family will be here this weekend. 

I'm loving that school is starting soon! As if you can't tell from my blog, I like to stay busy and I am about out of things to do! 

I'm loving these pins from pinterest... (no, I am not preggo! Just getting ideas for when we are :-)  )

I'm loving all of my new followers!! Leave a comment so I can come check out and follow your blog!

I'm loving my husband who got home at 8:30 last night and worked till after midnight.

What are you loving today?? 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Weekend Recap & Meals for the week

This post is a day late!! This weekend and yesterday, I was super busy and didn't have a chance to get it together!

My family came up last Wednesday and stayed through Saturday morning. I was thinking that it was a really long time but then was really sad when they left. I have a 7 year old little sister and an 11 year old little brother. Having them and my dad and stepmom here was so much fun and I shed a few tears when they left. We went to Roadhouse one night, I made meatballs another, and then we went back to Matt's the last night. Good times with the family is always good for the soul!! & I was a bad blogger and didn't take any pictures, bummer!

Saturday- Chris went skeet shooting while I lounged around the house. It was very quiet compared to the days before so I was able to nap and relax. That night a friend of ours came over with a new girl for us to meet. He is older but has a thing for younger girls. Weird to me and it is hard to have a connection with a 20 year old... but it was fun none the less and we grilled burgers which are my fav!

Sunday- We slept in (since we hadn't been able to for the past few days) & did a lot of nothing! We went to Fry's and bought a new TV for the game room which is finally coming together. I will post pics soon! & I think I did 7 loads of laundry and was still not done. Chris doesn't dry his shirts the whole way so we spent a lot of time hanging them. Over 60 shirts were washed...we definitely needed to do laundry!

Our meal plan is pretty boring this week but it is a meal plan at least!

Sunday- We had Pei Wei. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to eat.

Monday- Southwestern Queso Pasta

Breakfast for dinner- eggs, bacon, and pancakes!

Texas Roadhouse

Thursday- Salisbury Steak 

Friday-Saturday- Chris's dad, stepmom, and grandma are coming up so I am sure there will be grilling and us going out to eat on the menu!

I hope everyone is having a great start to their week!! I am hosting two different giveaways on two of my favorite blogs so make sure you check them out!

Krystal's Kitsch
The Observant Turtle

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Social

Back again to link up with Neely from A Complete Waste of Makeup!

1. What is your favorite Fall activity?
We are huge A&M football fans!! We graduated in '08 and have been season ticket holders since. Our favorite Fall activity is definitely tailgating before the home football games. 

2. Do you follow a football team? if so which one and why?
Well, I guess I answered this question above. We follow the Texas A&M Aggies. This season will be a new adventure that we are definitely looking forward to!

3. What is something fun about Fall in your area?
The weather is finally cooler... I don't know if that is considered fun lol but it sure is nice to be able to go outside and enjoy yourself! 

4. Fav. Fall outfit staples?
Hmm... Skinny jeans, boots, cardigans

5. Thing you are looking forward to most about this coming Fall season?
Besides what I have already said above, I am looking forward to:
-Decorating our house for the first time. Halloween and Thanksgiving will be festive around here because I have decorations and ideas that I have always wanted to use!
- Spending time with my family 

- Cooler weather!

6. Favorite Fall holiday? Traditions?
My favorite Fall holiday is definitely Thanksgiving. What other holiday is there that you spend time with your family and get to eat as much as you could ever want to!!
Spending time with our families. This is our second year to be married during the holidays so we are still making our own traditions!