Wednesday, April 28, 2010


ok so I loooove because they have EASY and DELICIOUS recipes. (some are gross, you have to read the review) BUT this one was by far the BEST!! and the best thing was it only took me like 15 minutes to prepare it, and another 15 for Joel to grill! AMAZING!

Easy Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

What You Need!
1/4 cup KRAFT CATALINA Dressing
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into strips
2 Tbsp. PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts, chopped
1 green onion, chopped

Make It!
MIX first 3 ingredients in large bowl until well blended. Add chicken; toss to coat. Refrigerate 10 min.
HEAT broiler. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Thread chicken onto 8 skewers. Place on rack of broiler pan.
BROIL, 6 inches from heat, 4 min. on each side or until chicken is done. Top with nuts and onions.
*** I didnt add the peanuts or the onion, and they were still great. Also I marinaded the chicken for about 30 minutes instead of just 10. We also grilled ours instead of broiling them and they were soooo tender and juicy, so if you can grill, if not broiling is good too!
***They didnt have any sauce for the rice so I just heated up some Yoshidas sauce and poured it over and it went really well with the chicken :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


While over at Joels parents house on Sunday we started looking at the pictures on the computer and found all these pictures from a while ago that I'd never seen! ha ha so I stole them :)

Above: We took this in...August probably...of 2008? when Joels cousin and fam stopped by for a visit :)

Below: Ha this picture made me laugh, we are obviously still in the dating/engaged stage because falling asleep like that is SO uncomfortable, now we dont care as much and fall asleep in different chairs ha ha

Above: I loooove this and was so happy when I found it- This was my 20th Birthday (Sept 2008) Joels mom made one of my favorite things, CoNfEtTi CaKe!!! haha I LOOOVE it!

Below: ha I just love Joel and his dads faces in this one

Above: Christmas 2008 Dinner with the Palmers! looks good huh??

Below: I think this picture was taken last summer? my hair is blonde so im assuming thats when it was...ha but dont know what it was for, but i like it! Above: Another Summer of 2009, little Miles graduated! :)

Below: The Big 2 1! (Sept 2009)
Above: Sometime in fall of 2009? Joels Aunt Ressa came to play from California! as you can probably tell we went bowling- at which I am horrible!
and Im off work! time flies when blogging ;)
Ill post the rest of the treasures I found tomorrow!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


this song is hilarious- and joel loves the video because he says the singer reminds him of an old mission companion ha ha so i thought id post the link (i dont know how to post the actual video from my work computer sorry)


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

saw dust in my cereal please?

This is the fun mess I get to live in right now. Saw dust is everywhere, screws all over the floor, saws and drills on the furniture...etc. I will be soooo glad when we are DONE!

We ended up opting for the new countertop, new sink and new dishwasher instead of just doing aesthetics and im SOOO glad we did. I think I will love it when its finished, ha I just hate living in a mess!

We had to move the electrical outlet further up the wall in one spot, so here's Joel being all cute and handy- and his dad making sure he does it right ;)

In this one you can see the new sink, countertop (kind of) and dishwasher! yay!

and on a side note I finally finished my bedroom project :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Out with the Old, In with the New!

So I am redoing my kitchen- I was debating on whether to spend oodles of money and COMPLETELY remodel, which would include a new layout, plumbing and electrical, new cabinets, a new countertop, floor, lighting etc. OR just paint and accessorize for a FRACTION of the cost.

What to do?????

Well we finally came to the decision that while a new more functional kitchen would be nice- keeping that tax credit in the bank is a better idea :)

So here are some pictures of the OLD kitchen...I dont think the people who lived in the house before us ever cleaned a day in their life. The walls just had gross primer paint layered on them, and were caked with everything from grease to dried cheese? who knows how that happens. So here are the gross before pictures.

So there are the before pictures.... and here is a peek at the NEW kitchen!

Im not done yet so I will post the Finished result soon, Hopefully ha ha