Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Time

I haven't blogged in a week!! Crazy! I had a lot of school work this past week. I had a speech this past Thursday and I had originally picked the topic of polygamy because of the show Sisterwives. (Oh BTW, did you see the Sisterwives shocker about how one of them was married to the other's brother for a while???) Well after I basically had finished it, I decided to change my topic... 2 days before the speech. Yeah, not a super genius idea. But, I got it done and I think I did ok. I was really nervous for some reason. Next week that class is going to be so fun.. we get to dress up and I'm going as Snooki! Yep, I am gonna be Snooks. I can't wait!

Saturday night Paige, Hannah, Murray, and I went to Halloween Hoopla in Downtown Greer. It was pretty fun. Murray looks sooo cute in her costume... just look! She had glasses too, but at that point in the night she wouldn't wear them anymore.

Yesterday we went to Boo in the Zoo at the Greenville Zoo. I think she had fun, except for the little kid behind her who scared her with his mask. She hates masks. Everyone kept telling her how cute she was. Rotten child.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Gap Casting Call

I entered Murray in the Gap Casting Call!!! Please go vote for her!!!! I would really appreciate this! You can vote once a day.

Also, can you vote for my friend's kiddos too??

Harper's mommy's blog is great...I mention her often on here! Find her here!!

Also, thanks to Danielle

and Liz

for voting for my friend Hayley's bracelet.

Thanks for voting for Murray and her friends!!! :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Feel Good Friday!

It's a Hootie & The Blowfish kind of day! :) Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Go Vote!

Trollbeads is hosting a contest and a friend of mine has a bracelet she designed that is a FINALIST!!! If you all wonderful bloggy readers of mine could go and vote, it would be AWESOME!!! If you go and vote, please leave me a comment and I will mention your name in my blog and on my facebook so you get more followers :). Thanks!!! Here is the bracelet. It's beautiful!


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The Weather Channel and Braves Baseball

it when things remind you of when you were little (not that I'm very old now haha). Last night I fell asleep with the Weather Channel on mute. When I woke up this morning it was like deja vu. When I used to stay at my grandparents house when I was little, this is what I woke up to. My nanny would be in the living room drinking coffee and watching the weather channel on mute with the lights off. It just made me think of that this morning!

A couple weekends ago I got to go to an Atlanta Braves game. It was awesome!
 I went with my Uncle Eddie, Auntie T, and Megan. It was a sold out game because it was the Bobby Cox tribute. This is (was) his last season so it was crazy packed! We saw some batting practice and I got to see Jair Jurrjens....ahhh. He waved at me and I told him I loved him. Ha. My aunt told him I was his future wife lol. It was funny. This was his reaction :)
We had lunch at a restaurant in Turner Field, and then we went to find our seats. There was a Bobby Cox tribute because this is (was) his last season. There were about 60 former players and coaches there to honor him...including JAVY LOPEZ, my alltime favorite player!!!
Beautiful!!!! Haha. So the game didn't go in our favor, unfortunetly. We actually lost pretty bad, but it was still fun!

Oh yeah... and we tried to be in as many pictures as possible on the Braves website...I think we got to 5 or 6? It was so fun! :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Some Pumpkin recipes for your enjoyment :)

Yesterday I made quite the fall meal! A roast in the crock pot, pumpkin mac & cheese (yes you read that right), creamed corn, and pumpkin, bacon, carmelized onion muffins. Now, before you say eww or gross to any of these, let me tell you about them!!! Oh and I made homemade pumpkin puree, which is waht I used in these recipes.

The Pumpkin Mac & Cheese was a recipe I found off of Food Gawkers. It looked so good and Murray loves mac & cheese so much I just had to try it!! The recipe came from THIS blog. Lauren is the name of the girl at this blog and she has some great recipes. Her recipe called for nutmeg and cayenne pepper, but I can't stand nutmeg and I didn't want the pepper so Murray could eat it. I added cinnamon instead, and it was amazing. Here is my slightly altered version of her recipe that I used:

8oz penne (or whatever you prefer) pasta, cooked according to box
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup whole milk
2 oz cream cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese
3/4 cup colby jack cheese
a few dashes of cinnamon

-Whisk together milk and pumpkin over medium heat.
-Add in cheese and whisk until all melted. reduce heat to low.
-Stir in cinnamon until mixed.
-Add pasta, stir. Let stand if not thick enough. Serve and enjoy! :)

Now for the muffins, oh man. They were delicious! It smelled so good cooking! They came from THIS blog. Now, it's in French and it has a translator on the site. BUT, just to make to make it easy on you, I'll post the recipe right here! :)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • tsp dried thyme ( I omitted this)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 medium onions, chopped (I used half on one, but it could have used more)
  • 1 tsp tablespoons butter
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 tsp table vinegar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • Pumpkin seeds 'sweet' n spicy "(optional)
In a small bowl, pour the milk and vinegar and let stand for at least 30 minutes, set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and herbs and set aside.
In a skillet, heat butter over medium heat and will break down the onion and bacon together, for about fifteen minutes.
Transfer into a large bowl.
Add the reserved milk curd, oil, maple syrup and pumpkin puree and mix well.
Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until moistened (do not overmix!).
Complete all 12 holes of a muffin pan lined with boxes of previously paper or lightly buttered, this unit each muffin and sprinkle a few pumpkin seeds 'sweet' n spicy "if desired.
Bake on center rack at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean.
* Makes a dozen large muffins.

And today, I made Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with a cream cheese icing, but they are from an old Betty crocker recipe book so I'll have to type it out when I get a chance! Enjoy!!!! :)

I Love Fall!

This weekend was great! Friday night we had a get together with some friends. It's always fun when we do stuff. We had a ton of food. I mean literally, a ton. Spaghetti, wings, ham delights, pigs in a blanket, chips, garlic toast, cheese danishes, and volcano cake. Seriously, that's a lot! Not that the guys didn't have any trouble putting down most of it! Anyways, after we ate we played Guesstures.. So fun! I need to get this game!

Saturday, Mom, Paige, Murray, and I went to Niven's Apple Farm and let her play and get a pumpkin. She had fun running around, but boy it was hot!!! It shouldn't be that hot in October. She picked out a little pumpkin, and I got a regular pumpkin. But more about that later :).

After the apple farm, we all went to our friend Tiffany's house so we could watch the CAROLINA GAMECOCKS whoop up on the Crimson Tide. Murray loves playing with her boys Clayton and Colton. She was wide open! Once the game started we watched it. My #19 (then) Gamecocks beat the NUMBER ONE RANKED Alabama... So now, the Cocks are #10! WOOT WOOT!!

Yesterday we went to church and then I cooked with the pumpkin. I can't wait to tell you what I cooked! :)

I love Fall!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday 5!

I've been missing my favorite post the past few weeks, so I wanted to get in on it again today. If you wanna join in, just copy these five words and then link up at Mrs. Gambizzle's blog.






1. I am happy it's almost the weekend! I've had alot of school work this week, so I am glad it's almost over!! Plus the GAMECOCKS are playing Alabama this weekend...GO COCKS!

2. I am thankful that the weather is changing. Even if it is just a little bit, at least it's getting cooler! Yay for fall!!!

3. I am joyful that I get to see friends this weekend! Sarah M and Nicole I mean you two!!!!! :)

4. Glee =

5. I am giddy because Murray's halloween costume is so dang adorable!!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hey Dave!

Who doesn't know how much I love Dave Barnes and Matt Wertz? Well it definitely isn't a secret! Look.

These two are from the concert we went to back on Labor Day.

This was last year. I could post a million pictures of Dave. One problem. I have NO pictures of Matt! And I've seen Matt 3 times now!!! So I have a plan. Since I am buddy-buddy (said like Mossimo does in The Wedding Planner) with Dave, I am going to get him to introduce us. Good plan, right! I mean it sounds perfectly logical to me!!! Dave tells his BFF Matt there is someone who wants to meet him, and BAM. He meets me. Who thinks this will work? I could just keep on and on about this. If Ellen Degeneres can work her way onto the cover of "O" magazine by constantly calling Oprah and talking to her about it, I can manage to meet Matt through Dave! Ha! :) So..... In order to get my campaign in full gear, I made a button. Post it everywhere :) Dave and Matt need to see this!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Feel Good Friday

One of my favorites! :) Happy Friday!