Tuesday, October 30, 2012

berries chocolate lipstick instagram

Here are just a few instagram pictures I have taken this week 

 getting healthy with a bowl full of berries for lunch

cleaned out my purse. you can never have enough lipstick

a girls favorite asle


Halloween was a blast this year! My bestest friend and I danced the night away, and won 3rd place at the bar's Halloween contest. Woot Woot

Donnie & Mikey

--let me just say how amazing my best friend is. I was having a rough week with my grandpa passing and didn't have time to make my costume. So she went ahead,  made my shell for me and bought everything <3 I love her

Last minute my boyfriend decided he wanted to dress up. He chose to dress up as Nurse Kasey(my best friend)!

He put on Kasey's scrubs, name tag, head band, and my glasses. I put on the makeup



Finally, a time to reflect on my crazy week. On Monday, October 22, my grandpa past away. It was sad for the entire family and a lot of tears fell. We will really miss him and think of him forever. While looking at old pictures, I found some favorites. 

Grandma Irma and Grandpa Ferman

grandparents again(all time favorite)

After the funeral we all went to my grandma's for lunch. Since all the cousins were together we had to take a picture.

Then my brother got a good idea!

It was so much fun being with the whole family all weekend. The best part about my family is the laughter. As soon as Irma walked into the door after the funeral, she looked and me and said "I think it's time for a beer!"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

my birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. I decided to take the day off work. It really was a relaxing, beautiful day. I watched Glee all morning and made some coffee.

I wanted to make pancakes, but didn't have syrup, so I saved it in a ketchup container to eat later.

my boyfriend gave me the best birthday present a 25 year old girl could ask for

I also went a fetched my new car

On my way to get my car at my grandparents, I got the call my grandfather had passed away. He had been in a nursing home for sometime now. He is now in a happier, more beautiful place. I will miss him forever


Sunday morning I got to watch 2 of my 3 nephews for the day. They are such a huge part of my life. I love them to bits.

two years

October 20, marked 2 years together. My boyfriend and I have been dating for 2 years now. We ate at Tumea & Sons, a little "mom and pop" restaurant in Des Moines. We had never ate there before, but will be going back. AMAZING! 

loving him <3

stripes on stripes

Friday night my 2 best gals and I went out for a drink for our friend Kalen's birthday!

I decided to try out new wings for the night.


October 18, my boyfriend and I went and saw Looper. It was an awesome movie. I really got into it and had a good time. Plus, I got to eat movie theater popcorn, who doesn't love that. The movie theater is in the mall, so we parked outside Barnes & Noble. I had to check and see if the new Lauren Conrad book was out. IT WAS!

I've been reading a little every night and getting some GREAT tips! My boyfriend says I don't spend enough money on myself, so I finally bought something :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

what's for dinner? cheesy potatoes and ham

I finally, got myself a crock pot(a purple one) 
Sunday I woke up, bought one and started cooking. 

Potatoes: I bought and cut 10 small potatoes.

Ham: I bought turkey ham Jennie-O brand.

Cheese: I wanted to make my own cheese sauce. When I was at the store, I could not find Velveeta to save my life. So, I bought cheese soup in a can.

Extra: I had some left over sour cream, about a half a cup that I added. A triangle of laughing cow cheese. And had left over green onions from my stuffed shells


chocolate chip cookies

made chocolate chip cookies saturday. they were healthy, but still delicious. 

birthday party outfit

Friday, was my one and only nieces birthday party.
 There was good foods, beers, and family!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

what's for dinner? buffalo chicken bread

Pizza dough, buffalo sauce, chicken, cheese, ROLL!

I wish I would have used more cheese, so load it up

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

church lunchin

I had such a fun/busy/tiring weekend. I finished it with a church lunchin with the family.

I really like vests

outdoor birthday party

Saturday evening was my sister in laws surprise birthday party! My brother had a live band play. It was such a fun party. 
Plus, my family from Oregon came for it <3

I didn't get a picture of my outfit, so I had to do this last night. yes, my scarf has a hood. and my gloves with lace and has no fingers!

 birthday girl

the band

my very ellen outfit

Saturday I attended my nephews baptism. 
Can't believe how big he has gotten!

I quickly noticed how Ellen my outfit was!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

what's for dinner? taco stuffed shell

How I made it:

  • I cooked hamburger meat first. I always use my micro cooker

  • Then I used my pasta boat to cook my jumbo shells. I made 14.

  • While my shells were cooking I added my taco seasoning to my meat. I make my own taco seasoning(TOP SECRET) you can use any store bought kind.

  • Next, I added 1/2 a cup of cottage cheese into the meat mix. (healthier than cream cheese)

  • I stuffed the shells with the meat mix. I put them in a tiny casserole dish. 7X11?

  • I topped them with salsa and taco sauce. Covered it with tin foil and put it in the oven. 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

  • Added taco cheese on top, uncovered it and cooked for another 10 minutes.

  • Chopped up some green onions and ate it with a little low fat sour cream!

It does take some time to make it. I think next time I will prepare it on the weekend and freeze it for the week!