Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sad Day in Hog Country = (

So I got the new iphone5 and wanted to try out the panorama picture feature. This was the sad Rutgers game = ( Today was another sad day in Hog Country when we lost to the Aggies- geez that was not pretty AT ALL!!! Some friends and I are headed to Auburn next weekend to cheer our hearts out- you never know maybe we'll pull out a win = ) If not at least the trip will be fun and a nice little getaway.

The other night Andrew and I tried out the new restaurant in the Promenade called Houlihans. They had a big variety of different food/drink items. It was pretty yummy and we had great service.
                      Andrew's fish tacos

                              My yummy stuffed chicken breast

Check out the cute clothes my mom got Cooper = ) 
Can't wait until he can wear this little jumper outfit- it looks huge but it's tiny in person

                         Cute little man jeans

Cooper will have some cute Hog stuff even if we aren't very good = ) I ordered him some cute buprcloths from a girl I went to High School with. She does great embroidery work- go to her facebook page: www.facebook.com/archer.embroidery. She also has a booth set up at Kutting Krew's in Farmington.

Everyone have a great week!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

26 weeks and counting

Yes I'm 26-weeks now and it's crazy how fast it's flown by. We had a dr.'s appointment this am and everything looked good and I'm measuring right along with how far I am. I've gained a total of 16 pounds so far and I don't think the Dr. liked that I had gained 7 pounds since our last appointment (Aug.  14th). He said he wasn't getting onto me too bad, but yeah I haven't really worked out in the last 2 weeks and have had too much Slim's so I can see how I've gained that much = ) The next appointment is in 2 weeks to do my Glucose testing- ugh I'm not excited just b/c I've heard the stuff taste awful! But I gotta get it done and hopefully I pass! I've been feeling pretty good except for feeling pretty nauseous after eating chinese food on Saturday after the game and a sausage cheese biscuit from McDonald's this morning- you think Cooper is trying to tell me to quit eating bad? ha! I think so!!! Other than that feeling good and getting kicked A LOT- I can already tell he's all boy and always on the move.

 I ordered Cooper a cute little sleeper outfit and it came in today
I also met with the lady that will be making Cooper's bedding and I can't wait to get it all. I'm in the process of getting all the fabric now and Andrew has started sanding pieces of the crib getting it ready to paint distressed white. Now it's just waiting time to see how it all comes together.

Andrew and I had a date night last Friday and ate at Tusk & Trotter on the Bentonville Square.

                     Yummy risotto meatballs for an appetizer

           Andrew got 1/2 rack of ribs

             I got chicken and waffles- YUMMY!

Well the Hog game was another upset last weekend. I didn't expect us to win just wanted us to put up a fight. We did in the beginning and I don't know what happened. I feel really sorry for our guys, they've been through a lot but I'll keep cheering them on!

I took some red velvet cake batter dip for the tailgate and it went over pretty well.
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 C. butter, softened
  • 2 C. red velvet cake mix
  • 2-3 C. powdered sugar (I didn't use even close to this much b/c it was sweet enough w/cream cheese and cake mix, I might've used 1/4C)
  • 3-4 tbsp. milk
  1. In a stand mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  2. Whisk in the red velvet cake mix, 1 cup at a time. Add 1-2 tbsp. of milk alternately, if necessary, to keep consistency smooth.
  3. Whisk in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, alternately with tablespoons of milk. Continue adding powdered sugar and milk until it reaches a consistency and a sweetness that you like.

I got my September Birch Box in yesterday!! Seriously best investment ever getting little gifts every month.

My box included: POREfessional: face primer to hide pores, Custom Nail Polish: Blue, Kate Spade Twirl: sample of perfume, Nexxus: Split end treatment system, Twistband: purple hairtie and a Tili bag to put makeup in.

Tomorrow is potluck day at work- bring you favorite tailgate food. It should be full of great food.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Busy, BUSY!!

Wow it's been a busy last couple of weeks/weekends. Hog football started and I couldn't be happier = ) Granted our game against ULM wasn't the greatest but I still love my hogs and you just never know what we could do. I'm hoping we just come out and give it our all against Alabama this weekend.
Mom went to the LMU game with me, whitney and kellye last weekend and this was her first Hog football game EVER or first tailgate EVER = ) She had fun and even said she'd do it again (after that ugly game too)

Little Cooper is growing BIG TIME- which is making my belly grow big time ha! Here's a picture I took after working out at 23-weeks. Please check out my other baby in the background = )
Gosh, I need to take one now (almost 26 weeks) because I feel like it's a good 2-3 inches bigger = ) Cooper is definitely a mover and you can see him kick a lot just looking at my belly. In the past couple weeks I've started to notice him moving either an arm or leg from 1 side to another and it's crazy!! He definitely kicks the most at about 9:30-10:30 right when I'm trying to relax and get some sleep ; ) So he's definitely a night owl and I'll need to get used to that I guess. Our next appointment is next Tuesday but I don't think it's going to amount to much- just measuring my belly and hearing the heartbeat, no ultrasound = ( I seriously wish you got one at each visit no matter what ; )

I'm still doing Crossfit and try to go at least 3x a week but I haven't been doing the greatest in the past 2 weeks. I tried to jump a 30inch box jump and got a battle wound- I don't think the picture does the wound justice ha- but I will get it someday!!!

I made a very yummy dinner for my dad and I tonight (he's in town painting) that I found on Pinterest. It's called "Taco Cupcakes" and it was soooo good and pretty simple/quick.

Final product- i stole the picture from the website because mine did not look this pretty!

  • 1 1/2 tsp. of Olive oil
  • 1/2lb. of ground beef (I used turkey)
  • 1 pkg. of taco seasoning
  • 1 can of black beans (drained/rinsed)
  • 16 wonton wrappers (I could not find these, so I used Fillo dough from the freezer section) If using fillo dough maybe set it out for like 5min. before using it so it'll thaw out, it still might be very crumbling but I still made it work
  • Queso dip or salsa con queso (I used a jar of tostitos cheese dip on chip aisle)
  • Shredded cheese

  • Preheat oven to 375* Mist a mini muffin pan with cooking spray (recipe called for 8 count muffin pan but mine has 12 and it worked)
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over med-high heat and add in your meat, taco seasoning. When meat has cooked almost all the way add in the black beans and continue to cook until all warm
  • Push you wonton paper/or fillo dough into each spot and spoon a tsp. of queso dip into each wrapper and spread across the bottom
  •  Now spoon the meat/beans mixture into each cup (just a little, like 2 tsp.) and then put salsa on top followed by a pinch of shredded cheese
  • NEXT- do it all again 1 more time- you start back with the fillo dough and stack on top- so each one is double stacked
  • Bake for approximately 15min. or until golden brown. Let them cool for 5min. before scooping out and add some guacamole to the top if you want- AMAZING!!!
(It might be hard to double stack but I just smashed it down quite a bit and it worked)

Have a great week!