The Giants are in the World Series!!! Woo hoo!!! Tonight, was the first game and hubby and I had a lovely baseball game inspired dinner of chili dogs and french fries. Soooo not healthy, but oh so good! The fifth inning had me saying, "That....was....AMAZING!!!" Uribe hit a 3 run homer! I love me some Giants baseball and not gonna lie, I have a bit of a school girl crush on MVP Cody Ross
I mean seriously, how cute is he? Not as cute as the hubs, but still pretty adorable and an AWESOME ball player!!!
Sometimes I sit back and realize that I have done a lot of wishing my life away. There are so many moments in my life that I wish I would have enjoyed more instead of looking forward to the next thing. In elementary school, I couldn't wait to be in junior high. In junior high, I couldn't wait to be in high school. In high school, I couldn't wait for college. I probably would have had a lot more fun at my Senior prom if I wasn't looking forward to graduation. I probably would have had a lot more fun on my 20th birthday if I wasn't so ready to be 21. Actually, I take that back, I freaked out on my 20th birthday because I wasn't going to be a teenager anymore. At that point, I seriously thought "what more do I have to look forward to? Getting married, having kids, retiring and then just waiting to die?". Looking back now, I really can't believe I was really thinking that at age 20. I'm almost 30 now and definitely don't think the same as I did when I was 20. I guess that's what they call growing up. Geez, why do we have to grow up?
I've decided that I am not going to live my life waiting for the next thing. I'm going to cherish every moment of every day! This week for instance, I am soooo looking forward to the Lady Antebellum concert on Friday, but I'm not going to let my excitement for that one event take away from all the small events that will happen this week. Tonight, I am going to enjoy the simplicity of cooking dinner and watching tv in comfy clothes with the hubby.
I am so very proud of myself! I made a wreath! I know to some that may not seem like a big deal, but I have never been very crafty. This year, I decided that instead of spending $20+ on a store bought wreath that I would make my own. I googled how to make a fall wreath and this one was by far my favorite! I got the idea here from Thrifty Decor Chick. While mine didn't turn out near as good as hers, I am still pretty happy with the end result.
And a little photo fun
Now, I just need to get a wreath hanger for the front door. Any ideas for my next project???
TJ Formal is the company that I work for. It is a formal wear company that has been in business for over 40 years and has been selling online for the last 13 years. I love love love working for TJ Formal. I have been with the company for almost 4 years. A year and a half, working in the store and a little over 2 years working from home. I love working from home, but have to admit that sometimes I really miss going in to the office. And, I REALLY miss the girls that I work with. One of my favorite things to do when I go back to Missouri is visit the store and all the girls that work there.
Here is a picture of my mom, mother-in-law, bridesmaids and me all wearing...you guessed it, dresses from TJ Formal!!! Mom and mother-in-law wearing Montage, bridesmaids wearing Bari Jay and me in Mori Lee.
If you are in need of formal wear for your wedding, ball, prom, cruise, or any special occasion; check out www.tjformal.com. Also, check out TJ Formal's fashion blog here and TJ Formal's facebook.
I have decided that once a week I am going to post a recipe. I am doing this more for myself to make sure that I'm cooking at least one "home cooked" meal per week. This blog is a little late as I actually cooked this meal on Saturday, I just haven't had much time to post.
1 lb hamburger meat
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (I used cream of chicken this time. Bro-in-law hates mushrooms.)
2 cans tomato soup
1/2 pkg spaghetti noodles
2 cups shredded cheese (I use a blend of cheddar, monterey jack and mozarella)
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Boil spaghetti noodles as directed
3. Brown hamburger while spaghetti noodles are boiling
4. Drain grease from hamburger. Put back on burner and add soups. Mix well
5. Drain spaghetti noodles. Add to hamburger mixture.
6. Mix together well
7. Pour in 2 qt casserole dish
8. Sprinkle cheese on top
9. Bake until cheese is melted
1. Cut ciabatta bread in half
2. Drizzle olive oil on each half
3. Add garlic salt and seasonings (I use the 21 seasoning mix from Trader Joe's.)
4. Add mozarella cheese
5. Sprinkle with parmesan
6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the corners of the bread start turning golden brown.
This is such an easy, delicious meal. I was hoping to get pictures, but hubby and brother-in-law tore into it before I got the chance.
I am really missing Missouri and the small town I grew up in, Seneca.
Things I miss most about Seneca:
1. My family
2. Knowing almost everyone by name
3. High school football games
4. Sister's II and all the ladies that work there
5. My white house on the hill
6. The tree on the outskirt of town that changes the prettiest colors in the fall
7. Snow days
8. Little and Big Lost Creek
9. Riding bicycles through town on a hot summer day
10. Going to Dairy Queen with my mom for strawberry shortcake
Hopefully, I will get to make a trip back home soon!
I just really want a white/ivory wrought iron bed. Right now we have a beautiful cherry bedroom set that was Jeremy's grandmothers, but it just isn't exactly what we want. It is very big and bulky, and I want something more simple. Our bedroom is done in light blue and chocolate. I think a bed like one of these with some white/ivory nightstands and a white/ivory dresser would make the perfect bedroom for us! Someday, I will have this! But for now, I will just be happy with what we do have.
My little mini dachshund Peanut looking so happy in his halloween pajamas. He's such a funny little guy when you put any kind of clothes on him. He runs all around the house like something is chasing him, jumps on every piece of furniture and rolls around. I don't know if he thinks the clothes will come off if he does this, but it is the cutest thing. I just love my little man!
I love my brother-in-law and sister-in-law!!! They are the best siblings I could ever ask for! Whether we are just hanging out watching youtube videos, taking goofy pictures at K-Mart, going out dancing or playing rock band, we all have a blast together. They live in Arizona, so we have to make the most of our time together whenever we get the chance. Randy (brother-in-law) comes to California every other month to work, so we get to see him a lot more than Christina (sister-in-law). He is here working now, so Christina came to visit the first weekend of October. I picked Christina up for the airport on Thursday and we spent some much needed girl time hanging out in SF. We walked around Fisherman's Wharf, went to Capurro's for crab legs (the rest of the family doesn't like seafood, so this was a treat for us) and did a little shopping at Union Square. Thursday night, we ate dinner with the family and watched Iron Man 2. Friday, Christina, Sharon (mother-in-law) and I went out to lunch and did a little shopping. Friday night, the four of us "kids" grilled, played Rock Band and went out dancing. Saturday, we had breakfast, hung out with the family and grilled tri-tip for dinner. Sunday, we had breakfast and then played ladder ball in the backyard until Randy had to take Christina back to the airport. It was a great weekend and I was very sad to see Christina leave!
Btw... the title of this blog is our Rock Band rap names. :)
I wish I could say that the weekend was full of fun and exciting things, but this weekend definitely wasn't. It pretty much consisted of a lot of time on the couch. I have been sick since Thursday and am finally starting to feel a little better! The highlight of my weekend was reading a whole book, Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult. I highly recommend all Jodi Picoult books if you are looking for a new author. I did make some homemade pumpkin bread and cream cheese frosting today, which was delicious! I would like to make pumpkin bread every day just so my house would smell so yummy! Anyway, hopefully this week will be full of more exciting posts!
Fall is by far my favorite season! I love the cooler weather, leaves changing colors, fall candles, fall decorations, sweaters & jeans, my UGGS, Thanksgiving, football, baking, building fires in the fireplace, etc.
We didn't really have much of a summer here. I think the high this summer was about 80, but it usually didn't get much over 75. I was so excited for the first day of fall and breaking out all my yummy smelling fall candles, but guess who decided to show up on the very first day of fall? Mr. Summer!!! It was 95-105 for over a week. Since it gets so cool at night here, most people don't have central air, so our house was about 80-85 that whole week. Yuck! If I was still living in Missouri, I could've just turned the air on and pretended it was nice and cool outside. Luckily, it has cooled down the past few days and I am totally in the fall mood!
Here are a few decorations I put up around our house.
I think tomorrow I might bake some pumpkin bread and enjoy this fabulous fall weather!!!