The WEDDING COUNTDOWN CLOCK that was passed down to us at our engagement party said 200 yesterday! I forgot to snap a picture, but that number continues to dwindle down, with so much left to do! 199 days until we say "I do" and there is still SO much to do! How are my fellow 2013 BRIDES TO BE doing with the wedding planning so far?
Like most women, I'm a sucker for a good greeting card. I keep them ALL. Unfortunately, keeping every greeting card everyone gives you can get messy, so I decided to try out a little trick I saw on PINTEREST! I made a little book out of the cards we got at our engagement party earlier this month. I punched two holes in each card and rung them with these rings! Bonus - I found an 8-pack of rings at Walmart for $2! Came out cute I think! I'm totally planning on doing this after our wedding too ... I love the little book of the cards! It was SUPER easy to do ... and if you have a 3-ring-hole punch, you can adjust the holes and bring 2 of them closer together! Easy peesy! :)
It's just another Manic Monday and time for another "Manic Monday Menu"!
This week’s "Manic Monday Menu" features TURKEY CORN CHILI! Perfect for that leftover turkey you either froze or had leftover from another meal.
So here is my exclusive recipe for:
MANIC’S TURKEY CORN CHILI
Ingredients you will need:
-1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 large bell pepper, red or green, chopped
-1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
-1 1/2 pounds light and dark meat cooked turkey meat, diced
-1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of chili powder
-1 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons (several drops) cayenne pepper sauce
-2 cups frozen corn kernels or leftover prepared corn
-1 (32-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
-2 cups prepared chicken stock/broth
-1 teaspoon of Salt and 1 teaspoon of Pepper
Heat a deep pot over medium high heat. Add oil to your pot and add the vegetables.
Cook vegetables, stirring frequently, till semi soft, reduce heat if vegetables start to stick. Stir in diced turkey meat and season with chili powder and cayenne sauce. Add corn, tomatoes, and broth. Combine your chili well, adjust seasonings and Add Salt and Pepper. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer.
Hope you enjoyed this recipe for MANIC’S TURKEY CORN CHILI!
Wooo hoooo! I'm already 1/3 of the way through my INVISALIGN treatment! Last night I switch into my 6th (out of 18) set of Invisalign aligners! The top pic is from last night ... the bottom is from today! Slowly but surely ... it's coming along! I'm so glad I finally decided to do this. After wearing braces for 5 years as a kid, it was a total BUMMER to realize how much my teeth shifted over the past 10 or so years. I'll be all done around September and this whole thing is flying by. If Invisalign is something you've been thinking about ... I can tell you they are comfortable, easy to wear, easy to remove, and NO ONE CAN TELL I HAVE THEM! I'm wearing them in both of these photos! Awesome, right?
Call Dr. Stephen Lawrence for a consultation. He's really nice and so is everyone else who works in his office. It's a pleasant environment that you won't dread going to. Trust me, I wasn't a huge fan of the dentist before this experience either ... but his staff is lovely and makes it a nice visit each time! Call and get your consultation going now ... 288.5588! You can also see some before and afters at EXCELLDENT.com! :) Any questions? Feel free to comment or email me! XO
This week's big celeb breakup is Katy Perry/John Mayer. Think they will try again? I bet if they do they will get the same results.
The physical attraction may bring them together, but there is something that is not clicking on an emotional level. It's a given that John is a jack-hole, but there might be something more to it.
Isn't that the case with most couples? If you bust up once, you are destined to bust up again.
We don't think it's possible to get back together with an ex. There's a reason they are an ex!
So go ahead...Prove Us WRONG!!!
My husband and I started dating when I was 19 and he was 21. We broke up twice over many years, and got married 9 years later. We have been married almost 5 years now and he is a wonderful father to our 2 beautiful children. I can't imagine being married to anyone else!
We were in a relationship for 8 months, we broke up 5 times but we broke up last night so 6, and I think we might get back together haha
My husband and I broke up 3 times. After both coming out of long term relationships we were both jaded. But the last time we stuck and have been married for 7 years.
My husband and I dated as teenagers. We broke up when he moved away & both got into long term relationships and after 10 years he sent me a Christmas card and here we are now happily married for 15 years. We love each other every day.
I am a firm believer of once it's done it won't work again UNTIL my current husband. We met - Teaching in the SAME classroom - and as you could imagine we broke it off about 3-4 times. We were both in our early 20's and it's hard to be with own another 24/7. But after 4 years of back and forth I conquered my immaturity and commitment fear and we have now been happily married with 2 beautiful kids for 6 years (7 in November)
We broke up for 2 months after a year of dating and have been together since March 2011 without any re occurrences :)
I've been together with my boyfriend for two years after a terrible breakup. We used to just not click, but we fixed it.
Usually it doesn’t work but when I got dumped by my boyfriend a few weeks later he asked me to take him back & after a few months now we are engaged & hopelessly in love.
Sometimes you just make a mistake & instead of regretting it for however long, you fix it
We were together for 8 months...split up then both got married and 3yrs later started talking again and left our spouses. We’re going strong on 9 yrs!
My husband and I had broken up 5 different times and now are married. We have been together 11 yrs but married 5.
I had the itch to dive into some SPRING CLEANING (a little early, I know) this weekend and man it felt good. We sent tons of clothes to donation and really got rid of the clutter. It was a nice cleansing! :) While I was sifting through the "STUFF" I found an old backpack I used in high school. You know, the LL BEAN ones with your monogram? Yup, I still have mine. Royal blue, it was my favorite. I was about to shove it back in the closet, but decided to check all of the zippers first. Inside the smallest one, I found a note from my late grandmother. She was like a second mom to me, growing up with a single parent ... my mom and Grammoo were my everything. She was one of my favorite people ever. My gram passed away shortly after I left for college.
I may have known this note existed before, but I don't remember it AT ALL. There in my backpack, I found this note from her. The first sentence said, "just a few words to let you know how proud I am of you." She signed it "LOL" before the days of texting. She meant it as LOTS OF LOVE.
I didn't know I needed this, but I definitely did. Turns out SPRING CLEANING can be good for your soul! :)
Have you ever found something meaningful while cleaning? Maybe something from a loved one who has since passed away?
It's just another Manic Monday and time for another "Manic Monday Menu"!
This week's "Manic Monday Menu" features more of a tip, than a recipe. You think that you couldn't mess up boiling an egg?
Believe it or not I know people that can! Here is a way to cook your eggs perfectly everytime.
So here is my exclusive tip for:
HARD BOILED EGGS
-Lay the eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan
-Cover with cold water by at least 1 inch
-Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook for 1 minute
-Cover with a lid, turn off the heat and allow the eggs to sit for 15 minutes
-Then place then in ice water for about 5 minutes
Then you may use them for whatever recipe you'd like, after you peel them that is or since Easter is right around the corner, don't peel them and color the shells.
Hope you enjoyed this tip for MANIC'S MONDAY MENU!
Their latest project is called Video Kinections. They’re trying to raise enough money to provide 4 area nursing homes with mobile carts and touch-screen computers. That way, family members that live out of the area will be able to communicate with their loved ones.
Tonight I will be one of the “celebrity” bartenders at their fund raising event at Brews Bros West. (75 Main St, Luzerne)
C’mon out and have a few drinks and help a great cause. And you could win luxury box tickets to a Penguins hockey game at the Arena.
I made another attempt at nail wraps over the weekend and unfortunately just can't get it down. Am I missing something? If you're a beauty junkie like me, you can check out my review of these ncLA nail wraps here! Shannon, a local beauty addict started A Girl's Gotta Spa, beauty blog, years ago and i'm reviewing some fun new products there!