Friday, July 22, 2011

I'm doing WHAT?

Yep, I'm doing Roller Derby. Most of you (that are facebook friends at least) know that I am now playing RD for the Spartanburg Deadly Derby Dolls! I am so excited to be doing this. The girls on the team all rock and our coaches are great!!!! My name is going to be Porcelain Brawl (grrrr I'm tough :)) and I am going to rock this....once I learn how to be fabulous on skates that is haha. Seriously though, everyone is awesome on the team! Sunday we have a photoshoot and I CAN'T WAIT!! I have some seriously awesome ideas for my makeup. It's going to be great!!! 

Everyone should go like our fan page HERE...SPARTANBURG DEADLY DERBY DOLLS

And speaking of liking fan pages, go like my blog fan page PLEASE :) 

Happy Friday! :)
Here's my Feel Good Friday post of the week.
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Feel Good Friday!

This song is a little sadder sounding than my typical Feel Good Friday posts, but it's absolutely beautiful :) Happy Friday!


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Monday, July 11, 2011

If I was trying to impress a man...

I would make the meal that I made tonight.  It's the kind of food that I feel like would impress a man. :) The Pioneer Woman is a genius. She really is. Marlboro man must eat amazing every night! I made the ranch style chicken and boy was it yummy! I was kind of impressed with myself actually...I mean it was just THAT good. I wish I had taken a picture of it when I finished making it, but of course I forgot. For dessert I made homemade blackberry cobbler. Yes, be jealous of the meal we had last night. Here are the recipes.

RANCH STYLE CHICKEN (Copy and pasted from HERE)


  • 1/2 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/2 whole (juice Of) Lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Crushed Red Pepper (optional To Taste)
  • 6 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 pound Thick Cut Bacon
  • Bacon Grease
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese, to taste
  • Canola Oil

Preparation Instructions

To begin, make the marinade. In a large bowl mix together ½ cup Dijon or country/grainy mustard with ½ cup honey, juice of ½ lemon, ½ teaspoon paprika, and ½ teaspoon salt and whisk until smooth. Sprinkle in some crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne if you like things a little spicy. Set aside.
Next, rinse the chicken breasts, place between two sheets of waxed paper and pound to around ½ to ¾ inch thick with a mallet. Next, add the chicken to the bowl with the marinade, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours.
While the chicken marinates, fry up some bacon. When finished cooking, reserve ¼ cup of the bacon grease and clean out the skillet.
When the chicken is done marinating, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove the chicken from the fridge and pour off excess marinade. Heat half of the reserved bacon grease with an equal quantity of Canola Oil in the clean skillet over medium-high heat. When the grease is nice and hot add two or three pieces of chicken to it. Cook until brownish/blackish, about 1 to 1 ½ minutes per side. Remove chicken to a large baking sheet. If cooking many pieces of chicken, repeat skillet process and remove finished chicken to baking sheet. Place chicken in preheated oven and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove from over.
Lay a few pieces of bacon over each chicken breast. Sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar cheese over the top of the chicken as generously as you like. Return pan to oven for an additional five minutes until cheese is melted and bacon is sizzling. Serve immediately.

Now, here is a pic of my yummy blackberry cobbler! We got these blackeberries from the backyard since we have wild ones that grow every year. Yum!
I used a Betty Crocker recipe for this and you can find that one RIGHT HERE. It was delicious and sweet and juicy and I could go on forever, but I won't. :)
Let me know if you try these recipes!!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Feel Good Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope everyone has a great day! I might have another blog post later today, so be on the lookout! :) In the meantime, here is my Feel Good Friday video! Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Coconut Pancakes

Yesterday I wanted to make pancakes for breakfast. I was just going to make plain jane boring
pancakes, but then I saw that I had a bag of coconut in the freezer when the brilliant idea hit me. COCONUT PANCAKES! Yes, I know they sound delicious. They really are! I searched really fast on my phone for a recipe and I found THIS recipe from Served with Love. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, so I will give you my version. :) Also, when I make pancakes I don't really measure, so I will do my best to make it accurate.

1 1/2 C flour
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C 2% milk (more if too thick)
1 egg
1 TBSP sugar (original called for 2, but with the sweetened condensed milk, it wasn't needed)
1 TBSP baking powder
dash of salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut ( i used sweetened)

Sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Stir in sugar and coconut.

Whisk egg with the sweetened condensed milk and 2% milk. Add to dry ingredients and beat until smooth. If too thick, add a little more 2% milk.

Now, cook your pancakes. :) I think this made about 12 smaller pancakes for me.

No syrup is needed, but because I am a little obsessed with sweetened condensed milk, I drizzled a little on the top and threw on a little shredded coconut. I wish I had gotten a picture, but take me word for it. They were beautiful and delicious!


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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fourth of July weekend!

Every year (well almost every year) I go to the beach with my family and a few friends. We always stay in Edisto Island, SC. It's a quite little place, but we always have a good time. This year was no different. Me, my mom, dad and Murray drove down on Friday afternoon. Once we got to Charleston, my friend Nicole who was going to meet us in Edisto told us she didn't know how to get there from her house in Charleston, so my parents dropped me off with her. We finally got there later that night and met up with everyone else at the house. We just hung out Friday because it was late when everyone got there, but we did get surprised with awesome cornhole!

Yeah, it was awesome. Be jealous. Even though I am a botchi ball champ, I am not so fabulous at cornhole. Oh well. I guess I can't be "winning" at everything in life. :)

Murray was my little beach bum all weekend. She absolutely loved it, unlike me who hates the sand and water at the beach! Here she is doing a little pose. What a ham!

I love this bathing suit. In fact, I love it so much that if I could find one for adults I would buy it for me. Anyways. Saturday we went and ate at a gas station in Yemessee. Yes, I did say a gas station. It was weird, but so good! It was called Harold's Bar & Grille. They say they can't sell you food, so they sell you the plate. Weird, yes. Tasty, yes. Later that night after almost everyone else went to sleep, Nicole, Matthew and I built a card house. It was a great card house until Murray knocked it down the next morning. Just look!

It was Elmo's castle. It was so intense building that. Not even kidding. We didn't breathe looking at it; we didn't speak. It was fabulous. Monday we watched a flyover at the beach and we saw these amazing people. I am doing this next year. I just love crazy patriotic people like myself!

Monday night I went to Charleston with Nicole, Emily, Matthew and Anna. We went to eat dinner and then we went to Patriot's Point (the USS YORKTOWN) for fireworks. The East Coast Party Band played and they were so good! We danced until time for fireworks and had such a good time! After the fireworks were over and we danced a little more, we decided to hit up downtown and go to Kaminsky's! Kaminsky's is an amazing bakery that stays open real late, for those that haven't been before. While we were in there enjoying our late night snack, Matthew asked me what would complete my favorite holiday. I told him that dancing with a military man before the 4th of July was over would be fabulous! He said that if I do this, then I would win the game we had going on (to dance with the most random men). Now, at this point in time it was 11:42pm, meaning I had 18 minutes to do this. To be honest, I did not think that this would be possible. How the heck was I going to meet a military man in the middle of the street at 11:50 pm on a Monday night?!? Time was running out really fast, but I kept on. I was about to give up at 11:57 when I saw a guy and I thought in my head "HE'S MILITARY!!!!" So, I asked him "Do you happen to be in the military?" The look on his face was priceless. I wish that I had a picture of it. He said "Yeah" with a really confused look on his face, but he smiled anyways. I asked him what branch and he said Army, so I was like YES!!!! Epic win for me! I explained to him that I had to dance with him for 5 seconds to win a game and he was like Sure! Haha! So, I asked him what kind of dance he wanted to do and he said IDK. Well, time was wasting away so I just broke it down with the boy! It was pretty amazing and I won the game. More importantly, I danced with as hot Army boy on the 4th of July. Please tell me how it could have been better!!! :)

I hope you all had fabulous weekends! What did you all do?

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Facebook Page!

I now have a facebook page for my blog!!!! I am trying to figure out how to put a side box on here, but you can check it out HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE. :) Please visit and like my page, pretty please :)

Oh and grab my new button! I promise that it will stay the same from now on! No more changes now that I FINALLY love my blog!
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