Monday, November 22, 2010

A better blogger.....

She looks like a good blogger......

I would like to become a better blogger. You know, one that people want to read because it's enjoyable. How do I do that? Maybe I need to take a class. Or maybe I just need to become more dedicated to my blog. My posts are obviously boring because I don't even like reading them, so I need to step it up on that end as well. So, here is me trying to step it up.

Mexican Casserole

Matt follows this amazing blog called Meals and Moves. Janetha gives HEALTHY recipes and they really are good! We have made several. This one looked AMAZING and we are actually trying it tonight. I will blog tomorrow (see I'm trying here.....) and let you know how it goes.

<--- This picture is from Janetha's Meals and Moves website. I hope mine looks this good.

1 lb ground turkey, chicken or beef
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 packet low sodium taco seasoning
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 (15 oz) can black beans
2-3 tomatoes, diced
1 (11 oz) can green enchilada sauce
1 cup 0% plain greek yogurt (can sub sour cream)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chiles
avocado or guacamole for garnish
serve with whole wheat tortillas


In a skillet, sauté onion and bell pepper over medium-high heat.

When they soften, add your ground turkey.
Add the taco seasoning.
Once your meat is cooked, add rice, tomatoes and black beans. Mix well.
Pour in Enchilada Sauce
Add greek yogurt.
Add cheese.
At the very end add the chiles.
Pour it all into a 9×13 baking dish and cover with more cheese!
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees until warmed through
Toast some tortillas
Serve with guacamole.
So, there it is. I think it's going to be delicious. YUM YUM YUM!!

Much love.

Friday, November 19, 2010

New addictions

Lately I have been finding fabulous new blogs that I am becoming addicted to. I wanted to share...

1. Ruby Press- a ultra chic boutique that blogs about their favorite finds.

2. Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone-it's just great.....enough said.

3. What's up Whimsy- a girl trying to get into the interior design world describing herself as "contemporary whimsey, with a hint of vintage" <--- Exactly my style!

Enjoy! And have a great weekend!
Much Love.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Singing In The Rain/Umbrella

I had to share this video. It was so great watching this on Tuesday. I bought the song on iTunes the very next day. Is there a song that resonates with you always? Umbrella was that song. It reminded me of college and everytime I hear it, I sing at the top of my lungs. Now, I believe I will be singing this song at the top of my lungs! Have a wonderful Thursday!!

Much Love.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Building a buffer...

My sister Robin sent this to me this morning. I had to share. It is exactly what I needed right now. I hope you have a great start to your week.

Build a Buffer Around Your Schedule by Rick Warren

Reverence for God adds hours to each day. Proverbs 10:27 (LB)
"Without margin in your life, you'll think, Oh, no! Another thing to do! Sorry, God -- I'd like to do that, but I'm just too busy."

In preparation for a decade of destiny, we’ve been talking about the need to be physically healthy – that God wants us to take care of our bodies. And I want to stress one more time that unrelenting stress harms our bodies. Why do we wait until our health plummets before we decide to create margin in our lives? The Bible teaches that your body needs downtime in order to heal and re-energize. Listen to why this is so important: when you’re overloaded by activity, you can only think of yourself. You’re in survival mode, just trying to make it through another day. And that limits your usefulness in ministry!When you have no downtime or margin in your life and God taps you on the shoulder, saying, “I’d like you to do this for me,” your first response isn’t joy. Your first response is, “Oh, no! Another thing to do! Sorry, God -- I’d like to do that, but I'm just too busy.” We end up resenting the great opportunities God brings into our lives. But when we deliberately and specifically add downtime into our lives, we become available for God to use us as we head into this decade of destiny. You don’t have to live on overload. You don’t have to live in survival mode. Begin today to build a buffer around your schedule. Then enjoy the benefits of margin -- and see what God does next!

It was so nice to see the MANY different types of people that came to support Robin at the benefit on Saturday. It speaks volumes about her and the way she has touched so many lives. It is just astounding. I know she is fulfilling God's plans by bringing people closer to Him and it is working!! He is going to heal her and allow everyone to be IN AWE OF HIM!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Just trying to stay above water....

Have you ever felt that you are sinking slowly and you are desperately just trying to keep your nose and mouth above water so you can breathe??
That is where I am right now. I am taking three graduate classes and up until this point it has been fine. I teach all day and then after school I work on my grad school material before going to class. Since we are getting to the end of the semester, the work is increasing and my teaching is getting more stressful. I have a breakdown once a week to Matt. I just sit and cry and say that I can't do it. I agreed to coach the Academic Team and the Dance Team again this year and it has been a lot of fun. But pairing those teams with 3 grad classes and full time teaching is WAY TOO MUCH and I feel as though I am on the brink of a nervous breakdown. I do not want to sit here and get people to feel sorry for me....but it is nice to just write this down and get it out. Ok, I'm done.

On to a much lighter note, my sister's benefit is this saturday and I am so excited about it. The girls have worked so hard and have done an absolute fabulous job. There are so many people coming to support Robin and show her love! Please come out and have some yummy food and drinks and get your dance on!! It is going to be a blast. It starts at 8:00pm @ Newport Central Catholic and it is $25 at the door.