Sunday, September 22, 2013

My BooBoo (My nephew) is fixin' to be 4 years old.. He's so super incredibly smart and I just love watching him play and explore because you can just see the little wheels spinning in his head. He's going to do big things in his life and I can't wait to see what that might be.

He is my absolute favorite person to photograph.
This picture was taken in my Mom's back yard when he was resting from playing ball with my husband.

This boy right here was born 5 weeks early due to my sister having several complications so he spent some time in the NICU but now as you can see he's grown to be a healthy & happy boy.

Auntie Lou loves you, B! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Peacock themed living room

This is the beginnings of our Peacock themed living room.
I've always loved jewel tones and wanted something that would add some pops of color to our rather drab brown furniture and cabinetry.
My Mom is currently in the process of sewing me up some more pillows.
I used to do sewing myself and had my own machine but it bit the dust.
*Christmas list.. sewing machine..check!*
Everything I bought came from Ross. I lurve that store! Even the purple chair.. I saw the chair and had to have it!

Chair - 99.00
Peacock pillow - 20.00
Round purple pillow - 5.00 (SCORE!)
2 teal pillows - 8.00 heck yeah!
teal blanket (Dollar General on clearance) 4.00
Metal Peacock statue - 10.00

*prices are estimated from what I can remember

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Giant Mutant Jalapenos / Atomic Buffalo Turds

So, hubby went to the grocery store for me yesterday and I asked him to get a package of fresh jalapenos so I could make Atomic Buffalo Turds (see recipe below) 
Well, apparently Aldi had the signage messed up and had these chile peppers where the jalapeno peppers should be so, hubby was probably thinking wow these are some giant mutant jalapenos and grabbed them. 
Alas.. now I need to find a recipe for chile relleno and go to the store for jalapenos. 
Yes, that is beer in my fridge.. don't hate. 
Atomic Buffalo Turd Recipe:
*credit -

  • 10 jalapeno peppers
  • 10 bacon slices, cut in half
  • 10 mini sausages or smokies (or 20 if they are very small)
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated monterey jack
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 2 shallots, minced
  1. Slice the jalapenos lengthwise. Using a spoon, remove the seeds and membrane. If using bell peppers, quarter them after they are seeded.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, monterey jack, chipotle powder and minced shallots. Fill the hollowed out portion of the peppers with the cheese mixture.
  3. Place the smokie on top of the cream cheese. Wrap the half slice of bacon around the jalapeno. If the bacon is not staying tightly wrapped, it may be necessary to use a toothpick to hold it in place.
  4. Smoke the ABTs in the smoker, set at 225F, for 2-3 hours, or until the bacon is browned
To cook on the grill: Cook on a medium heat grill until the jalapeno is tender and the bacon is browned. Keep the lid covered while cooking. To cook in the oven: Bake the ABT’s in the oven, set at 425F, for 20-30 minutes or until the bacon is browned.