Monday, August 31, 2009

Weekend Recap

After work Friday I did my usual routine. Get ready, pack then head to Mike's house for the weekend. We met a friend of mine and her boyfriend at a local restaurant/bar to eat. It was a good time and enjoyed the rest of the evening catching up with old friends. As you get older your life changes in so many ways... I spend the majority of my time with Mike and his friends. Which I can't complain they are great and very nice/welcoming, but you tend to diminish your relationships with your friends you grew up with. I plan to change this and try to do more things with them and their boyfriends/husbands.

Saturday evening Mike and I went to his bowling meeting. Sounds like fun, ehh? At least I wasn't the only girl and once the meeting was over, it was time to eat. It's tradition that every year the winners from the past bowling season prepares the meal for the next season's meeting. It was all very good... had BBQ pork steaks, potatoes, corn, salad, etc. Afterwards we left with another couple, Aaron and Andrea then headed to a wedding dance in Meta.

On Sunday I left for home. I had planned on going to church but decided to take a nap since I had a bad migraine. I need to set a goal and go to church more often. Staying at Mike's on the weekends I usually end up not making it back in time for my church. My goal is to get up earlier on Sundays to make it in time for my church or if not then stay later at Mike's and go to church with him. Sunday afternoon Mike came over and we headed to Walmart. That evening we watch a movie, I Love You, Man. It was a good comedy, but wasn't as funny as I had thought it would've been.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My NEW Fav Show

Cake Boss on TLC
I always make time to tune in on TLC Monday nights at 9pm or DVR it. :) It amazes me the talent that goes into these cakes and nothing is too complicated for Buddy, the owner.

Buddy Valastro is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States. Master baker of Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, Buddy is the cake boss.
He supervises a team that includes his mother, four older sisters and three brothers-in-law. And when you're working with family on a daily basis, there is bound to be a lot of drama. The Valastros know drama but and at the end of the day they also know love.
Cake Boss chronicles Buddy's over-arching desire to achieve his late father's dream of making Carlo's Bake Shop a household name with or without the help of his family.

A Cake for Rachel Ray

This was featured in Bride Magazine.... even the flowers are edible!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Weekend Recap

This past weekend was a little hectic. Saturday Mike's slow pitch team played in a tournament at Folk. Their winnings was 3 to 1 so they qualified for the championship game which was to start at 10:45 that night. To kill some time before the big game we headed to St. Anthony for their Truck & Tractor Pull. I love to hear the whistle coming from the tractors as they rev it up and head down the track. Towards the end of it was a little more up close and personal than I would of liked. The sled or whatever you call it that they pull had to use the kill switch on one of the tractors because it was way off course and heading right where I was sitting. Overall it was a good tractor pull and I was able to visit with my friend, Lindsay who I rarely get to see due to our busy lives. It was nice to catch up on things! We headed back to the tournament at about 10:30.... well they were WAY OFF schedule. We ended up sitting there until their game started which was 2:30 in the morning!!! It made for a very long night. They ended up losing 18 to 17, I think they would've won it if they weren't all tired and cold. I couldn't believe how cold it was in AUGUST!! It got down to 55 degrees... thankfully I remembered to bring a sweat shirt and Mike had a blanket in his truck.

Sunday was definitely a DAY OF REST. Sleeping in felt really good after getting home at 4:30 that morning. After I woke up I cleaned my house and did laundry while Mike watched the races. I think this is becoming our typical Sunday afternoon. lol That evening Dad barbecued pork steaks for dinner. To join us for our amazing feast was my grandma and grandpa Feeler, aunt Kaye, Todd, Mike and of course mom and dad. I always like sitting at the dinner table after a meal and just reminiscing about our lives while eating homemade cinnamon rolls. :)

Pictures from Shelley's Baby Shower

Blake Decorating the Cake

Shelley & Blake Cutting the Cake

Beautiful Baby Blanket that Shelley's Mom Made

Camo Outfit from My Mom

The Outfit I Bought...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Surprise Surprise

I picked up a friend's little boy from preschool after work so he could come visit with us and look for arrowheads with my dad. Well nothing seemed out of the ordinary for his mom since we love to spend time with him. We threw a surprise baby shower for her and it WORKED! I just knew someone would've let the cat out of the bag!! It was a nice evening visiting with neighbors and friends while enjoying her open the baby gifts. I will post pictures on Monday of the baby shower.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Love FREE Stuff

Any girl would love to get free stuff!! Well as soon as I arrived to work today I was greeted by one of my coworkers with SIX different samples of perfume. I thought I was in heaven... I received three types of Chanel, Burberry The Beat, Dolce & Gabbana The One and Guess Gold along with two bath gel samples. So far I love them all and don't know which one to try first. lol Decisions Decisions!!

The end result!!! I love LOVE Chance by Chanel!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Impossible Taco Pie

Didn't know what else to post about so I will share one of my FAVORITE recipes!! :D

Cook Time: 40 minutes

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 ( 1 1/4 oz.) envelope taco seasoning mix
1 can ( 4 oz.) chopped green chiles, drained
1 1/4 cup milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup Bisquick
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease glass pie plate, 10 x 1 1/2 inches.
Cook and stir ground beef and onion in skillet until beef is brown;drain. Stir in seasoning mix, dry. Spread in pie plate; top with chillies. Beat milk, eggs and Bisquick baking mix until smooth. Pour into pie plate. Bake 25 minutes. Top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes. Longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream, tomatoes and shredded lettuce if desired. 6-8 servings. Goes great with SALSA!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend Recap

Went to a local bar to eat and visit with friends. Had a good time as always visiting with everyone and listening to their stories/tales. On my way to meet Mike, I saw 4 chickens just waiting patiently along side the road all lined up. They didn't even bother to glance at my vehicle as I drove by. Guess they were trying to figure out their own myth, Why did the chicken cross the road? :o)

Started the day off not so good. Walked out on Mike's porch watching the cows as I walked down the steps. Well... I know now to watch myself instead... I missed a step and the next thing I know I was sitting on my rear at the bottom of the steps. Made such a loud noise that everyone inside heard me and came running out. Luckily I just had a few scratches on my wrist and managed to still hold on to my cellphone and gatorade. That evening Mike's family had a BBQ, so we didn't end up going to the Tractor Pull. The BBQ was good as always, BBQ chicken and grilled pork loins that were marinated in Italian Dressing.

After making the dreaded, but much needed trip to Wal-Mart I had a relaxing Sunday. Did manage to get some laundry done or a lot I should say. It amazes me how I can end up with 5 or 6 loads of laundry from the week with just MY CLOTHES. Later I took a much needed nap while Mike watched the races.

Friday, August 14, 2009


This has been a long work week. The days just drag on and seem to never end. I will be glad when fall gets here and more publications will need to be put together. I love being busy and not even realizing it's time to go home. Don't we all!?

I'm looking forward to this weekend to relax and spend time with Mike. Tonight we are going to his home town to see one of his good friends that is down for a visit. Tomorrow will be busy with hauling hay, finishing up my mowing at the house and then off to the Farm Pull in St. Anthony. A few of Mike's friends is thinking about entering the farm pull so it should be a good time. Hopefully I will remember my camera and post pictures on Monday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cute Store

Chick Chic!!

This is a cute little store located past JCPenney's & Key Sport in Rolla on Hwy 63. I've only been there a few times and got great deals both times. I was just in there last week and got a shirt for work that is silky with sort of a tie dye print. ONLY $9!! Can't beat that considering the orginal price was $45.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Weekend Recap

We celebrated my dad's 52nd birthday with a BBQ at the house with his friends or better known as the "Vichy Bunch". Couldn't have asked for a better evening in July. Everyone congregated to the back porch where my brother, Todd was barbecuing pork steaks and hot dogs. It was a nice evening catching up with everyone and enjoying the weather!

Mom and I headed to the sidewalk sale in Rolla. I found a new store that I LOVE!! It's called Red Door Gifts. It's literally right across the street from my work and I've never been there. They have a variety of home decor and jewelry.

That evening I headed with Mike and his friends to the Owensville Fair to watch the Truck and Tractor Pull and to see Rodney Atkins. The concert was great and so was the Tractor Pull. They didn't start on the Truck Pull until MIDNIGHT!! We only stayed there until about 12:30 since we had a long trip back to St. Elizabeth.

Here is a few pictures from the concert.... not the greatest pictures since we got there late and couldn't get any closer to the stage!

Rodney singing "Low... apple bottom jeans"

Mike and I watching the Tractor Pull.

We had our 1st Annual Jon Boat float trip on the Osage River. Had a great time on the river although 7 hours of straight sun made it exhausting in the end and me winding up with a sunburn!

Getting Started...

I'm finally a blogger!! I always enjoy reading blogs, so I decided to start my own blog to keep in touch with family and friends. You will have to bare with me until I get the hang of it.