Thursday, January 28, 2016

Seven Things I Rather Do Than Clean My Bathroom

Messy Bathroom, terrible picture of me....

Watch Conspiracy Theories on YouTube...

Scour Pinterest for new recipes that I can modify and make my own.
Find corny joke memes and laugh hysterically at them.
Look at pictures of Llamas
Any of these things on the Kansas Bucket List!
Dream of having a bigger bathroom...wait...that would mean more cleaning...
Shop at Target....I rather shop at Target than clean the bathroom...
Yep, toilet bowl cleaner at Target...
As I was thinking of things, I was totally cleaning my bathroom, which the kids promptly took advantage of...they are like cats!
Yes, I know, I need to get a toilet paper holder...

Mama’s Losin’ It

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Another Kinda Soup Recipe

Cajun Jambalaya

I kinda cheated on this one, but I have a good reason.  I am horrible at making rice.  It's just pretty terrible.  So, I just a box rice mix for this one.  I think you should too, makes it so much easier.

Polish Kielbasa, cut into little pieces
Chicken, again into little pieces
Shrimp, I didn't cut those up
Garlic to taste
chicken stock to make your rice mix in
1/4 cup of hot sauce
Then, the Jambalaya rice mix, which has seasoning and things in it already.

Prepare the rice first with the chicken stock.

Then, make your meat.  I did mine all in the skillet, with a little EVOO.

Mix it all together and add your hot sauce and garlic.

Such a cheat recipe, but that makes it easy, quick and yummy!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Chicken Parm Soup

A crockpot soup!

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 can tomatoes (use crushed or sauce)
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon basil (I didn't use quite as much)
  • Trader Joe's 21 seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup of genelli or penne (I used Penne)
  • 1/2 cup shredded parm cheese

Add all these ingredients, except the shredded parm cheese in a crock pot.

Turn your crockpot on low for 7 hours.

Add cheese at the end.

Serve with some yummy bread of some sort.

I'm not going to lie, this was not one of my favorite soups....definitely need some mods on this one.

Weekend Things

Happy Monday!  The last Monday in January!  Where did this month go?  Seriously, it flew by.  It's not like it was super exciting either.  Pretty normal and typical January.  All the basketball on the weekends.  First derby game coming up this weekend.  My love will be here.  January will end just as great as it started.
Alli's basketball team lost both games. Alli fouled three times.  She's getting agressive, which is needed with the teams they play against.  Also, she hates me taking pictures of her.
Alli became a "teen" in the world of Girl Scouts.  She went to an all day meeting after basketball on Saturday to help plan Girl Scout Day Camp. The theme is the Olympics.  Hopefully, they can come up for some awesome things for the younger girls to do.
I started a Pinterest project in my kitchen.  I couldn't finish it because Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday and I needed something from there.  It was an unexpected thing I wanted to add to it, otherwise I would have gone to the Hobby Lobby on Friday.  It's right across the street from IKEA and I was haunting that place on Friday.
Something else of note: Peyton...took a shower without a fight!  What?!?  He also cleaned up the mess in his room....without a fight.  I don't know what's going on.  I'm okay with's just weird.
Looking a little guilty
She doesn't like this.
One of my little cuddle bugs
I made foods!
My niece is super adorable as she eats crackers and gets them all over my lap.
World's Oldest Cat is still alive and keeping herself hydrated.
I have an IKEA problem.
I'll use all the stuff, so maybe not really a problem.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Such a Souper Day!

Yes, another Soup recipe!  I told you it's soup month.  I'm totally going to take advantage of it.

Here is one of my favorites:

Loaded Potato Soup!


3 cups chicken broth
1 lb baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup of ham
4 oz sour cream
1 3/4 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Colby jack would be best)

  • cook the bacon (however way you please); set aside
  • mix broth and potatoes in a large stock pan; boil until tender
  • in a skillet, melt the butter, stir in the flour. cook about 1 minute; stir in 1 cup milk.
  • Pour the butter mix into the potato pan
  • stir in the other cup of milk, salt and pepper.
  • over medium heat, stir constantly with a whisk until soup texture
  • stir in ham, bacon, sour cream and cheese.
  • heat until cheese is melted
  • you can top with bacon and cheese and if you want to chives

I don't like chives....

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Old School Blogging -- ABCs

I am totally taking this idea from The Miss Elaine-ous Blog.  While this blog hasn't been around that long, I did blog before and I loved the question and answer random things that people posted.  I want to bring it back for a minute on this blog. 

The first OSB will be....

The ABCs of Me!

A- Age: 33 for a few more months….

B- Biggest Fear: Falling off things.

C- Current Time: 8:37 AM on a Thursday

D- Drink you last had: Water

E- Easiest Person To Talk to: my Mikey!

F- Favorite Song: I have no idea.  For real.  I  like so many.

G- Grossest Memory: There were a lot of gross things that happened at work when I actually had to interact in person with our clients.  I’m surprised  I didn’t vomit more.

H- Hometown: Shawnee, KS! 

I- In love with: Mikey, Tanner, Alli and Peyton…also I loves the Maggie, Peanut and guineas a whole bunch. 

J- Jealous Of: that the Giants got Johnny Cueto (such sarcasm here)

K- Killed Someone? No

L- Longest Relationship: Yeah…no…. 

M- Middle Name: Ann.  

N- Number of Siblings: One.

O- One Wish: Happiness always

P- Person who you last called: Does Facetime Count? J 

Q- Question you’re always asked: “Do you still do that Roller Derby thing?”

R- Reason to smile:  The who I’m in love with….also baking, traveling, the not so distant future… 

S- Song you last sang: I can’t remember…

T- Time you woke up: Which time?!?

U- Underwear Color: It’s black…

V- Vacation Destination: All of them!  All the places! 

W- Worst Habit: Being too mothering and not listening.

X- X-rays you’ve had: Left wrist, teeth

Y- Your favorite food: Pizza! 

Z- Zodiac Sign: Aries. Here’s a little description I found online that seems to describe me somewhat… “Let’s get started!” is an Aries woman’s battle cry. Eager and enthusiastic, she is the alpha female of the pack, always at the front of the queue and kick-starting everything from projects to dinner dates. A fearless and natural leader, an Aries woman is charismatic, energetic, and dynamic.”  (Yep, stole this too, I mean, I am an Aries)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

20 Things That Will Make This The BEST Year Yet!

1. I'm going to stop complaining.  It makes me in a bad mood.

2. I'm not going to worry as much.  Things are going to work out wonderfully and how they are suppose to. 

3. Show love ~  I am going to make sure those I love know that they are very loved.

4. Be happy.  So many things to be happy about.  Sure, we will have our sad times, but that will just make the happy times so much better.

5. Read more books....

6.  Learn how to use Twitter.  So completely lost.  Like in the middle of the woods lost with that social media thing.  I've got the Instagram and Facebook down.

7. Play in a dodgeball tournament.  Because.  So much fun!

8.  Have fun Kansas City/Kansas/Missouri adventures.

9.  Watch more baseball!

10.  Make out with a certain someone (love your face) a lot.

11. Have all the funs playing the derbies.

12.  Campaign for a seagull and polar bear emoji. 

13.  Learn how to make even more yummy foods and feed them to peoples.

14. Take more risks.  I'm not scared yo!

15.  I'm going to send more snail mail.  It's better than getting bills in the mailbox.

16. Stop comparing myself to others because I'm never going to be them.  I'm just going to be me.

17. Seeing Pandas.  Real life Pandas. And take pictures of them with my iPad. Yes, I went there.

18. Do all the fun things!

19.  Something I want to put here....

20.  Something else I want to put here...will save those two for later!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Fountain City Roller Derby League Pictures

All of the peoples in the League
2016 Shotgun Sheilas
Cherry Violence, Zombina, Jade Bond, Aneeda Hurtcha, Dorothy Gale-force, Penny Roller, Beetle Juke
Me, Luckey Strikes, Mimi LeStrange, Dir-T Diana, Pippi Strongblocking
Ensane Gwen, Black Mamba, Foxxi Brown
(missing Hannah Matronic)
Coaches: Wyatt, Captain Ron, Lukey and Yoshi
2016 Usual Suspects
Me, Micro Psycho, Texas Outlaw, Leroy Jenkins, 10Acious V, Aneeda Hurtcha
Striking Dervish, Jam Pa, Valkyrie, Candi Crusher
Ensane Gwen, Slam of God, Groot, Lili St. Slayer
We had a few missing...
Coaches: Shelly and Ben

Derby Picture Day

I like some of my teammates.
Coed Teamies

Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl Survival (for Adults)

Owl Prowl is an all-nighter.  The girls are suppose to stay up all night and be able to roam free in a secure and safe environment.

What adults need to know:
If you are going to volunteer, sign up for an early time.
By 4 am, you are toast and it's not a good time to volunteer.

Make cupcakes.
That's what I did.  From scratch.
Only about half of them were consumed.
There was a ridiculous amount of food.
Like a ridiculous amount. 
They might not need as much as they are asking for.

Consume caffeine
Red Bull and It Works Energy works really well here.
I failed to consume either, even though they were in my bag.

Bring something to do.
Like coloring books.
Those are all the rage.
I brought some.
Books also work.
Oh, and playing games on your phone. 
I don't know anyone that does that!
Do you?

Bring the worlds warmest blanket and pillow.
Sleeping on a camping chair is not fun.
At least, be warm.
The picture of me sleeping, with my head against the wall, will not surface here.

After three years, I am grateful that this is our last one.

Katelyn, Abbi and Alli at the beginning
About a fourth of the people that were there.
This is what Alli thinks of pictures...
"My crop dusting skills are on fleek" Alli's quote of the night
The Girls Made it, the moms...did not.
Oh hey, look, snow, and you cant see anything.
Alli took the picture, so no yelling at me.
We made it home around 6:45ish.
Took a minute with the snow!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Alli and Basketball

Another weekend...more basketball.
The rec league Alli plays for jams all of the basketball into January.  Except one game, that's in February.
Two more games this weekend.
The first game.  They played against 7/8 graders.  Who were significantly taller than them.  They didn't wake up until the second half though and started playing so major D. 

Alli is in the center.  Blurring pic all around.
Here was the score at the end of the first game.
While they only got two points, guess who made those two points?
Yep, my girl!

This is what we look like after hardly any sleep.  Thank goodness Sunday's game was at 2 pm.

Sunday's game wasn't until later in the afternoon.  Thank goodness.  We needed a little rest.
I got picked on.  I was asked to keep score for the game.
So this was my view.
Five was the unlucky number during the game.  Both boys wearing five got a lot of penalties.
The one on Alli's team fouled out in the 4th.  The other boy had to sit out and was exclaiming his favorite word the entire time. (Which almost got him kicked out of the game)
The second game of the weekend was definitely more even matched and the score remained close.
Free throws, ya'll
Oh and Alli decided to play with her finger a little gross.
She did fine and her finger looks a ton better.