Friday, August 6, 2010

Pioneer Woman and 16 minute Beef and Bean Burritos

Wow, I haven't been on here in like FoReVeR! Just in case anybody does read what I have to say, I'll try and catch up on what has been happening around here for the last couple of months. Not now, but soon.
Right now I want to pass along a recipe and link to something we had for dinner recently. It was so good and a big hit for everybody. They're Beef and Been Burritos. I got the recipe from Pioneer Woman. If you don't follow her blog, you're missing out. She posts THE BEST recipes everyday, practically.

Click on the burrito above for the recipe. I tried to copy and paste but it won't let me. The first time I made it was on a whim. I saw the recipe and immediately my mouth started watering. I had most of the ingredients on hand, except for the special sauce. I make my own enchilada sauce anyway, so I just used that. Last week I had the special sauce on hand and my husband loved it. He requested that I keep a couple of cans in the pantry on a regular basis. LOL

Pioneer Woman has published her own cookbook. It's a beautiful book with bright pages and some of her best recipes.

Ree's blog isn't just about cooking, though. She posts about the ranch she lives on, the animals on the ranch, photography, and MUCH more. Ree also has frequent giveaways. Check out Pioneer Woman's blog and I promise you won't be sorry!

If you want to see what others are cooking, head on over to And Baby Makes Five
and Colleen's Kitchen Recipe Swap.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Silhouette Digital Cutting Tool

Tidy Mom is having a giveaway ending Saturday at 9pm for this really cool machine called the Silhouette Digital Cutting Tool. It looks like you can do so much with it from scrapbooking, to card making, to vinyl transfers, to heat transfers. The possibilities are endless. Check it out!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thanks to Kathy at My Prim Place !
I won this cute little gem. Isn't it sweet? I'm so excited.

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday afternoon

This cute little bag, along with some other things, is available for a giveaway here . Make sure you check it out.

My son Jordan is taking a language class in 7th grade. Right now he's studying German. If he cooks some recipes related to the language he's studying, then he gets extra points. So today we are making Schnitzel and Apple Studel (Apfelstudel). I'll let you know how it turns out.

I've did a lot of blog hopping last weekend and found some stitching patterns that were very cute for Valentine's. I actually bought 2 patterns from Olde-time-stitchin...a first for me. I found this cute little heart(see below)

I'll show you the other pattern when I start working on it.

I also found these little salt bowl ornies in my travels. I've never worked with salt dough before, so you'll notice lots of mistakes. I guess since I made them for my house and not to giveaway, I can live with it. I want to give my little guys some rosy cheeks but not sure how to do it or what to use, but here they are so far (below)

That's about all that's going on. I'm going to try and come up with a better schedule to post more than once per week. Last week was the first week we were at school for a full 5 days since the week of November 3. I was floored when I heard this. Anyway, I had a hard time getting on here to make a post.
Hope everybody has a great afternoon.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

One Simple Country Girl Giveaway

This is Donna's first giveaway. Make sure you go over to get in on the action. Up for the giveaway is a gorgeous afghan, some ticking hearts, and some tarts. Very nice.
Other than that, there's not much going on. Everybody, for the most part, is happy to be back to school. My job is going well(i work at a school), Aaron's report card that he was suppose to receive last week, but received yesterday instead was decent. Jordan was finally able to start wrestling yesterday. This is something new for him as he's never wrestled before. He loves it so far, but boy was he tired when he got home. Then there's Noah. Poor, poor Noah hasn't had a good week so far. Yesterday he and his friend had a little misunderstanding, and today he wasn't paying attention and had to move is star to blue. He's come home yesterday and today and just has had a total meltdown. Hopefully it gets better for him.
Sunday I downloaded some patterns for stitching. They're both valentine patterns and very cute. I'll take a picture of the one I started for tomorrow.
I have to run and get Aaron from school.
Have a good evening,

Friday, January 8, 2010

Today is Kitchen Recipe Swap over at (I need to learn to link w/ the just a name and not use the whole address) . Everybody loves to try out new recipes so this should be fun.

This is a recipe we use all of the time at my house. Sorry, I don't have pictures, but trust me, it's easy. It freezes well, too.

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

4 Chicken breasts (I've used both frozen and defrosted before)

1 C of chicken broth

1 envelope of taco seasoning or your own taco spices

Put everything into the crockpot on high and cook 6-8 hours. When finished, the chicken should just shred apart w/ the help of a fork. That's it! Easy Peasy! Now it's time to build your tacos!

We're ending our week with another "snow day". It's the third one this week, the sixth for the season. It is so cold outside. My poor kids have cabin fever and want to play outside so bad. Aaron was suppose to have his DARE graduation today(which was already postponed from the first storm we had before Christmas). Jordan was suppose to take a test today on German colors, which he's so ready for. Plus, he was to start wrestling practice this week.

Hope everybody has a great weekend and try to stay warm.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Irish Corkies Primitives is having a giveaway of some cute little signs. She has an Etsey shop too.
Check it out...

Watcha Working on Wednesday

It's Watcha Working on Wednesday and the kids and I are home on a snow day! It's snowing and will continue to snow all day. I've never lived in a place with such crazy weather. But I still love it!!!

Two of the boys are over at friends house, and the grounded son is currently snow blowing the driveway.

So here's what I've been doing lately...

We got a new sofa. It was delivered last night. I'm not sure how prim it is with it being made of leather, but with kids I want something I can just wipe down. I'll make some cute little pillows to add some interest, I think.

Here's my problem though. I have a coffee table that's black and an entertainment center that's dark oak. I think I should probably do something with the coffee table and maybe the end table that's not pictured. Any suggestions would be great!

Excuse the mess. I wanted to get this done before I got too distracted.

Last summer I bought some paper mache boxes at Hobby Lobby. When I got home I shoved them under by bed for lack of better storage, and didn't think about them again. Well, I drug them out on Sunday and here they are. I still need to put the stain on them, but I'm pretty happy with them.

Our nephew's girlfriend had a baby on New Year's Eve so I wanted to make him something. I saw something in Country Sampler though I thought was pretty cute, overly priced, and pretty easy to make on my own.

Of course you can't tell, but his birth date and weight is underneath his name. The little guy will have hair and a face LOL!
So that's it. Head over to to see what everybody else is working on today.