Strawberry Lime Bars

Strawberry Lime Bars

I had some grand plans to make these pictures better with a little photoshop action before writing this post, but the urge to get it posted sooner won out.  Let me tell y’all – these were muy delicioso.  And pretty simple.  The hardest part is waiting for the dang things to chill so you can stuff your face. Continue reading

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The Before: More Pictures of Our New Place

Many people have expressed interest in seeing more pictures of our new house, so I’ll oblige.  We are closing the deal on Wednesday if all goes well!  I’m so excited to get going on all the projects we want to do.  As you’ll see from the pictures, there is a good bit of work that needs to be done.  If anyone finds themselves bored on a Saturday and feels handy, come on over and I will hand you a paintbrush. Continue reading

Movin’ On Up

 

Hello friends,  it’s terrible that I haven’t posted in over a month!  Work has been quite busy, and as it turns out purchasing a house is quite a process that also demands lots of time and energy.  There were some updates I wanted to let you all know about, but I was kinda afraid I would jinx it or something if I put it on the blog.  Do you ever feel that way?  Like when you have great news but it isn’t for sure yet and you have to keep it under wraps?  It is really difficult for me.  I think that’s why I haven’t been able to even think about posting anything else here.  But I think I can safely spill the beans now…. Continue reading

Our Other New Year’s Resolution

Good morning!

So if you read my last post you know that I, like everyone else in America, has a weight-loss-related New Year’s resolution.  It is going pretty well so far, but slow going ha!  I’ve lost three pounds.  Which always reminds me of Regina George from Mean Girls.reginageorgeAnyway, we have another really exciting resolution – Husband and I decided that we are going to buy a house this year!  Yay!!  We didn’t really want to move into an apartment after we got married, but since we had relocated from Dallas and got new jobs we weren’t able to qualify for a mortgage just yet. :(  But we knew it was something that we wanted in the near future, so it’s always been in the back of our minds. Continue reading

Hooray for the 90’s

After all the craziness we’ve endured with it being an election year, I have thought more than once how great it was when I was a kid and understood nothing of politics.  **Let me state here that I strive to be an educated voter and I appreciate the blessing of living in a democratic republic.**  But just take a minute and remember how awesome it was when you were a kid and didn’t have to worry about any of “The Issues”.  Heck, I didn’t even know what “The Issues” were back then.  And it was awesome.

So, I was pretty cool in the 90’s.  I faithfully watched Full House every day and carried my Little Mermaid backpack with pride.  I had a collection of Lisa Frank pencils that came with erasers shaped like pretty neon animals that I would have never dreamed of using to erase anything.  My grandmother permed my hair on a regular basis, and once, I even made the horrible decision to perm my eyebrow-length bangs.

Me, probably around 1995-1997. Permed bangs and all.

I wore out my cassette tape Beauty and the Beast soundtrack and Amy Grant albums working on choreographed roller-blade dances (the skates you see above were the predecessors of my awesome roller blades that I got on my eleventh birthday).  I loved school and only remember thinking about the T.A.A.S. test once a year.  In third grade, our teacher took the students who had successfully learned their multiplication tables and passed all the multiplication tests that week to Dairy Queen for a cone.  I memorized Spice Girl dances with my new junior high friends and thought the Backstreet Boys were the best thing to happen to music ever.  I had one friend who was a ‘bad girl type’ who wore safety pins as earrings and dyed her hair with Kool Aid and I thought she was awesome.  I was allowed to ride my bike all over the neighborhood and got upset when it rained in the summer time because all the fun things to do were outside, other than Legos of course.  Continue reading

My Enchiladas That Might Someday be Famous

One of the best things about Texas is TexMex.  This isn’t really something that can be explained in words, you just have to experience it.  Like having beignets in New Orleans.  Or crepes in France.

Side note – TexMex might be part of the reason Texas usually ranks pretty high on those “fattest cities/states in America”… but I don’t want to speculate.  We’re all just fat’n’happy.

Anyway, I love enchiladas.  LOVE.  I created this recipe when I was in college – I don’t remember any reason other than the fact that I love enchiladas.  Maybe because I was too poor to go get them from a restaurant?  Probably.  I’ve been making this for years, though.enchiladas

Be warned, these aren’t technically traditional TexMex enchiladas.  For one thing, they are green chili based with a green sauce, and they are made with flour tortillas instead of corn.  The chili thing is because I love green chilies and when you write your own recipe you get to use ingredients you love, so calm down.  If you want chili con carne, make up your own recipe.  Ok.  The tortilla change is because I am kinda lazy.  For corn tortillas to really taste their best and roll well, you really need to give them a quick fry.  And that is too much work for me and makes a big mess.  And I would probably burn myself.

But I promise, these enchiladas are really, really good and they come together really quickly. Continue reading