Thursday, May 2, 2013

Spring Cleaning & Recipe

I've got the spring cleaning bug and boy do I need it!!! Having all these boys tearing up my house is driving this momma crazy. Okay I'll admit it too...I'm lazy!!! (There really should be a support group for lazy people like AA, seriously I'm in need of some 12 steps! Or a big swift kick in the ass!) This house is ridiculously dirty. The other day I said I wanted to find my happy and I figured out that a clean & organized house makes me happy. So there you go, a light bulb moment!!!

First was my entry way closet. This is where I keep my vacuum, gift bags, wrapping paper, and birthday decor!

Way better!!! Next up were two small drawers in my kitchen.

This is the drawer where I keep all the birthday, Christmas and Thank you cards!!!! 

Check out that Twilight card I meant to send my niece like 2 years ago and just now found. I wonder if she would think it was funny if I sent it to her now. Hey it has a really cool poster in it!!! Bonus!!!

This drawer is where we keep cords, chargers, old iphones & ipods.

See that ugly velvet pouch thingy? Well it's some weird cell phone carrier that hangs around your neck. My aunt gave it to my mom for Christmas and of course my mom thought it was the dumbest gift ever! Ha! So it's a running joke that my mom hides it somewhere in my house when she visits and when I find it I return the favor & hide it some where in her stuff. Yep, she hid it in the drawer & I finally found it! I guess I can hide it somewhere in her Mother's Day gift!!!

Last but not least I'll leave y'all with the best Chicken n Dumplin recipe!!! Y'all will want to thank me after trying these. They're so good that they'll make ya want to slap ya momma!!!


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (or leftover chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces
  • chicken broth


  1. Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough chicken broth to cover.
  2. Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 60 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

My fairy Godmother, Paula Deen might have been speakin' to me cause I put way more butter than that in & I throw in some whole milk!!! Hey, I'm just keepin it honest with y'all folks!!! Hope y'all try'em & love'em!!! Happy Thursday y'all!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Goodwill Wardrobe

This is the shirt I found last week at Goodwill and I'm loving it!!! The back is soooo adorable!

I got my carpi/jeans at goodwill too a while back. The white tank I have on under the shirt I swear I wear it everyday. It's like spandex material and sucks everything in!! It's the reason I look thin, holla!!!

This shirt I found at Goodwill too! I just loved the saying on it, "Let us love in action and truth." Of course I had to google it and come to fine out it's a bible verse!!! 1 John 3:18!!! Lovin it even more now.

 Well I'm off to buy some containers for some cleaning and organizing I'm doin' (I might swing by Goodwill for some junkin' too, shhhhhhh don't tell my hubby, ha)!!!! Happy Wednesday Y'all!!!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Trying to Find My Happy

I've decided to start trying to find my happy. What are things that make me happy? Isn't that what makes "it" all worth it? Right?! A big "ah-ha" moment I had yesterday was that if I was just happy with me/my body then maybe I wouldn't have my weight problem. If I was just happy with what I have I wouldn't have such a spending/money problem. Okay I'll stop with those two biggies cause my list could go on and on!!! But y'all get what I'm gettin' at!

I've decided to STOP doing anything that doesn't make me happy and to start finding the stuff that does!!! I'm gonna embrace my "Happy Journey"!!!

Something that really makes me happy music! So I'll leave y'all with two of my favorite Miranda Lambert songs. Hope y'all have a happy Tuesday!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekend Recap

Friday night Jaxon had a baseball game and so did Jonathan. Justin stayed with Jaxon at his while I headed to Jonathan's. His ended up being cancelled because they didn't have any umps show up, so on the way home Justin & I decided to go to Galveston and meet up with some friends & family! We did the bar, dancin' & karaoke thing!!! I was proud of myself for not getting sloshed & only having a few drink (this momma was NOT getting a hangover, holla)!!!

 Saturday we woke up and headed to our friends, Llyod & Adriel's house for a crawfish boil (seems like everyone was having one that day. There were 52 million pics on instagram of crawfish)!!!

I was really proud of myself that night too for my drinking!!! Adriel juiced me a fresh pineapple and I mixed it with some vodka. It was amaze-balls!!! Sunday we woke up and were strickin' with complete laziness (even the boys)!!! We just laid around, slept and watch TV (okay so I read a trashy romance novel all day. HEAVEN!)!!!

Hope y'all had a great weekend and happy Monday y'all!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Teal Skinnies

Okay I've been wanting to try to wear more color skinnies. I've wrote about the red ones I found & wore and now it's all about the dark teal ones!!! I've been on pinterest scoping out the colored skinnies for a while now.

 So when I found the red ones I was so happy to snag teal ones as well. Again I got these for only $5!!! Holla!!!

I paired them with a Forever 21 top I got a while back at Goodwill for $5 and my brown boots (we were heading to baseball and for some strange reason it's a little chilly here in TX).

Love my wishbone necklace too! I picked this lovie up at an estate sale for $1!!! Can y'all say BARGAIN?!!!

Some one wanted in on the action!!! Evan cracks me up!!! Love him to bits!!! Happy Friday y'all!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Texas Girl

I'm crushin' on Miss Kacey Musgraves! I'm loving all her music. Plus she wrote Mama's Broken Heart for Miranda Lambert (aka-my bff in my head). But most important of all this gal is representin' TEXAS!!! Holla!!!

Extra bonus...she hooked up with Josh Abbott Band, also from TEXAS (yes the best music comes from here), on their song Oh, Tonight!

So what y'all think?! She's gonna do big things, right?!!! Happy Thursday y'all!!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday

Not such a happy Weigh-In Wednesday. I've been eating all the crap I can find and shovin' it into my mouth it seems. So I really shouldn't be too surprised with my weight gain.

 (Tilt your head to read this cause for some reason I couldn't rotate the pic. Ugh!)

 Sooooooo not a happy momma with that number. I'm getting my big ass booty back on track. This morning for breakfast I made me one of those Green Monster smoothies that everyone is chugging!!!

I put 2 big handfuls of spinach, a little over a cup of frozen fruit and this whole little juice bag of coconut water. Then I blended that ish up!!!

(Of course I had to put it in a mason jar cause everything taste better in a mason jar, Duh!)

I love these and I always feel better after getting some good stuff in my body! Hope y'all try them. Now I'm off to squeeze a workout in and clean up around the house. Oh I also was able to order the 10 day Cleanse and some Spark from Advocare. Sooooo excited to do the Cleanse and hopefully get the crap I was putting into my body...OUT!!! Happy Wednesday y'all!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spicy Pretzels

I'm in love with these spicy pretzels (not to mention that they go good with an ice cold beer)! Here's the recipe, but of course as usual I didn't have everything so I made do with what I had.

1 1/2 bag of pretzels
1 cup (or less, enough to coat) oil
1 pkg. ranch dressing
1/4 cayenne pepper
1/4 garlic salt

Mix it all together, pour over pretzels and toss. Bake at 200 for 1 1/2 hrs. tossing every 30 mins. Then eat and enjoy the amazingness!!!!

As you can see in the pic I took I used Tony's (I put that ish on everything) and olive oil. I didn't have any vegetable oil, plus I was making it healthy (okay so that's my story & I'm sticking to it, ha)!!! Hope y'all try it and love it!!! Happy Tuesday y'all!!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Goodwill Hunting

This weekend was so much fun. My sister came down to watch Jonathan's baseball game Friday night and then Saturday we got up and went junkin'!!! I'm a sucka for Goodwill and thrift shops!!! These are a few of the treasures that I found...

And it wouldn't be a complete day unless we threw in some Mexican food and margaritas!!!

Later that night Justin & I went to a friend's AMAZING house for some Turkish food. It was so yummy & the first time for us to try it. Sunday we went to Justin's uncle's house for a goodbye party for his other uncle who is moving to Vegas. As always it was fun hanging out with family. Hope y'all had a great weekend. Happy Monday y'all!!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Pinterest - Red Skinnies

So I found these red skinnies at Walmart of all places for only $5!!! Holla!!! I also got a pair in Teal & Kelly Green. I was soooooo excited since I've been wanting to rock some color skinnies. Of course after buying them I wondered wth kind of top do I wear with them. So I hit up Pinterest & this is what I came up with...

 Okay so the last one really wasn't inspiration, but it was too funny not to throw in there!!!

So what do y'all think! A little nautical & patriotic!!! Plus Jonathan's baseball game is tonight & his school colors are red & blue. Winning!!!

Happy Friday y'all!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Just a Lazy Day

Yesterday TOM came knockin' at my door & this momma was in pain. Poor little Evan asked me what was wrong and I told him that I have "girl problems". So he told me to go get my "girl problem thingy" (aka heating pad) and go lay on the couch! Funny thing, I always tell the boys I have "girl problems" when I get cramps and not once in all these years have any on them questioned what "girl problems" are! Yep, they're gonna grow up to be really smart husbands! Ha!!!

So we decided to just watch bad reality tv, build some airplanes with blocks, and just hang out in our jammies.

(I found these pics that Evan did yesterday! So proud! Ha!)

After picking up the other boys from school we did pretty much the same, but threw in some scooter ridin'! (Yes they do ride them inside sometimes & I've come to terms with it. With so many boys I have to pick & choose my battles or I'd be crazier than I already am.) Holla y'all, for our first week night off of baseball in a while too!!!

Oh BTW we were still in our jammies...

I felt bad for being so bitchy to Justin the night before (can y'all say PMS?!), so I decided to make him some cookies!

Okay I didn't workout. For one I was in pain and two I decided NOT to do my cardio at 5am in the dark!!! The other day really scared the bejeezus out of me. I really need to figure out what I can do to fit my workout in and how to get my cardio some other way. My eating was crap yesterday too. Did I mention TOM?! I need to get my stuff together & get back on track!!! Happy Thursday y'all!!!