Saturday, January 31, 2015

Nail Files. Week # 190

I was really excited to try my new China glaze mini polish called My Way or the Highway. The bottle was half empty (half full?) & it was all thick. I had put it on my pointer finger, but had to take it off because it looked so horrible. So this polish was in a box, so I'm not sure what happened to it. There were 5 minis in the box & the others seem fine, but I haven't used them all though. But they look full. The grayish color is Wet n' Wild Fergie~Heels of Steel & the purple is Essie~No More Film.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

More snow photos

I finally got out of the house today & got to see all of the horrible snow. haha. I took some photos. 

This is our mailbox. No mail Tuesday or Wednesday. We finally got mail today, but the only good thing was the Ulta catalog.

Our dreaded driveway. It doesn't look all that bad from this view.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Poor Car

I have lived in New England my whole life & haven't been a fan of Winter since I was a kid. We have a crazy driveway (I might have mentioned that before). So on Sunday I decided to go out & get some errands done before the blizzard. Our driveway was really icy. I ended up sliding into the trees & my car was stuck. Anthony shoveled the driveway & put salt/ sand down. We called AAA & they towed my car out. I went to an auto body place to get an estimate & it will be $2,280.00 to fix. We have to pay the deductable, but then our insurance will go up. So we have to get all of that straightened out & get it going.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mommy & Me Monday

We had a party for the Patriot's play-off game. We took some selfies after. This is 1 of them.

Linking up with Krystyn from Really are you Serious?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bun Love

For some reason Tara never lets me do her hair pretty, but she let's our neighbor do her hair. She went next store to her bff's house & came home with her hair in a cute bun. Our neighbor does the best buns. I didn't get such a great pic of it.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Nail Files.Week # 189

I hope everyone had a nice week. This week I am wearing 1 of the mini's that I got from the China Glaze's Road trip collection. It's really pretty. It's "I Brake for Colour". I re-did it tonight because it wasn't looking so good. It matches my sweater perfectly.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

These are a few of My Least Favorite things

Not in any type of order.

1 .Winter
2. Crazy drivers
3. Monday
4. Mornings
5. Root canals
6. Eye doctor check ups
7. Icy driveways
8. Chipped nailpolish
9. White hairs
10. Football (sports)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tasty Tuesday~Raspberry Chocolate Truffle dump cake

Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Dump Cake


15-21 oz Red raspberry in syrup
1 Box Dark Chocolate Cake mix
1 cup Dark chocolate chips
1 cup cola


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13x9 pan.
Pour raspberries in pan. Mix in cake mix, choc chips & cola. Spoon over raspberries. Cook 35-40 minutes. Cool 15 minutes.

Monday, January 19, 2015


Eating: Nothing

Reading: "Gossamer Ghost" by Laura Childs

Watching: Nothing

Listening to: Tara in the next room yelling spider

Wearing: Hello Kitty onsie

Thinking about: The cold weather tomorrow & if I'll be walking dogs or not at the shelter.

Looking forward to: My root canal being done on Thursday.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Nail Files. Week # 188

Last weekend I went to Ulta & I got my 1st Colletion of polishes. China Glaze Road Trip minis. This week I have on Boho Blues. I need to start taking pics when I 1st paint them, the ends are chipped already.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tasty Thursday~Baked Chicken Taquitos

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Yield: 12 taquitos
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 25 min


3 cups shredded roasted chicken
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (or cheddar)
12 corn tortillas
cooking spray
guacamole (see tips) and/or sour cream or salsa


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
2. Combine the chicken in a bowl with the cumin, salt and garlic powder- mix in the cheese.
3. Place 2 corn tortillas at a time in between two damp paper towels and microwave for 20 to 30 seconds to soften them (helps to prevent cracking when rolling).
4. With 1 tortilla in front of you, place about 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture in the center of the tortilla and roll it up tightly. Place the taquito seam-side-down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas and filling.
5. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray, and bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until crisp. Serve with guacamole/sour cream/ salsa, as desired.


*Purchase a chicken already roasted from the market- or make your own- place 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts in a steamer pot over boiling water and steam for 10 to 15 minutes, until cooked through. Cool slightly and then use a fork to shred it apart.
*To make easy guacamole for dipping: Mash 1 large avocado with 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 spoonful of salsa, 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice and salt and pepper, to taste. *If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of corn tortillas that is known to be GF (and it's probably safest if you cook and shred your own chicken).
*Freezing instructions: After step 4, the taquitos can be frozen in freezer zip bags for up to 3 months. I freeze them on the baking sheet, then take them out of the freezer and move them to zip bags. Prepare from step 5 when ready to bake them from the freezer.
Nutritional Information per one taquito (no guac):
Serving size: 1 taquito
Calories per serving: 151
Fat per serving: 4.7g
Saturated Fat per serving: 2.1g
Sugar per serving: .2g
Sodium per serving: ,span class="sodium">205g
Fiber per serving: 1.6g
Protein per serving: 14.3g
Cholesterol per serving: 38.1mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 12g WW POINTS per serving: Points Plus Program: 4 Old Points Program: 3 Source: (Adapted from the Weelicious Cookbook) This delicious recipe brought to you by RecipeGirl

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mommy & Me Monday

Yesterday was Tara's best friend's birthday party. I dropped her off & then we both went to pick her up & we hung out for a while. Right when I walked in, her friend & her asked if they could paint my face. So I let them, They both did some of it. The party was a cat theme. None of the other Moms let them paint their faces.
Linking up with Krystyn from "Really Are you Serious?"

Sunday, January 11, 2015


I hope everyone had a good weekend. We chilled on Saturday & today was very busy. Starting tomorrow Tara will be doing a practice dance class to dance at a hockey game on Valentine's day. So the week will be even crazier. I hope we can be motivated to go. It's hard going out on a Monday night.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Nail Files. Week # 187

My hubby got me this blue glitter polish for Christmas. It is Wet n' wild Fergie~Mermaid curves. I have it over Wet n' Wild Megalast~I need a Refresh-mint only on a few of the nails.
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

What's your plan?

I got 2 planners for 2015. I got them both at Target. The little 1 is for my purse. I need to start decorating my pages. I haven't had time lately. I'm okay with cheapish planners. I know some people spend a lot of $ on them. I really don't have the $ for that. But the week goes so fast. I usually keep my planners & calendars, so I know when I had my hair cut or had a doctor's appointment. How many planners & calendars do you have? Have you ever gotten an expensive planner?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Today I only walked 1 dog at the animal shelter. I was pretty happy because it was 16 degrees out. I can only walk level 1 dogs & there was only 1 level 1 dog. So I walked this young dog, Milton. He had so much energy, he was fun to walk. I didn't have much to do, so I helped in the kitchen a little bit.

I went & looked at the cats & saw 2 kittens. Both adopted & going home soon. This 1 was so cute.

He kept moving around, so it wasn't that easy to get a pic of him being still. I got this 1 of him meowing.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Back to school finally

Tara went back to school today after 12 days off. I think it was good for both of us. She had times over vacation that she was bored & sometimes you just need a break. She came home from school happy & in a good mood & I was happy to see her. I'm still not feeling great, so I'm hoping to get some rest this week.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January goals

1. Try to do my own mini cleanse.
2. Clean out the closets more.
3. Do at least 1 family movie night.
4. Start swapping post cards again.
5. Do a few raks/happy mails.
6. Do pilates twice a week.
7. Clean up the kitchen.
8. Scrapbook & smashbook more.
9. Try to cut down on shopping.
10. Save some $ for our Summer vacations/Virginia in October maybe.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Nail files. Week # 186

I got a few new polishes this week. I had my hair done & they have OPI's for $5.50. I got 2. This blue that I have on is Sally Hansen Complete Salon~Mermaid's Tale & I have NYC Disco ball over those. Then on my accent nail I had 1 of the new 1s, OPI's My Voice is a Little Horse.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

New year's Eve photos

We had a good New year's eve. Some friends stayed over. We met some other friends at a bar/restaurant for 1 drink. I almost went to bed early because I wasn't feeling good, but stayed up until 1:00am.