Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mom!

So, last weekend my mom came to the amazing Tulsa for a much needed visit. This time she was able to stay with us in our new house. Our third bedroom is my extra room/guest room. My neighbor, Terrin, gave me a daybed and Nathan's grandmother refinished it just in time for my mom's visit.

We decided to do some crafts all weekend as opposed to what we normally do, which is shopping. We made candles, practiced some embroidery, and I made a skirt. Not to mention our 4 visits to different grocery stores, but that's another blog all together.

We had Nathan's family over on Sunday for lunch. We decided on a salad theme. I made chicken salad and pasta salad. (see recipes below) My mom made her shrimp couscous salad, which was a huge hit.


I think pretty much the rest of the weekend was spent with me going on and on about how amazing my kitties are. She doesn't get to be around them as often, so I made sure she noticed whenever they did something cute, which is every 8 seconds.



We had a great weekend. Many people think that Zac is the funny child, but my mom has even admitted that I make her laugh the most. Oooh, I think that last sentence may cause some controversy! I do however, think she's the only one who finds me funny. Often I say things to other people (people=Nathan) and expect them to be bent over double laughing, but instead I just get a look. She's definitely inflated my ego, humor wise. We manage to get ourselves into odd situations from time to time.

The next visit with the fam will be in July. Nathan and I are planning to DRIVE out there for a week. We can never get enough of that DRIVE.

Chicken Salad

6-8 chicken breasts

1 large container of sour cream

1 tsp. seasoned salt (you can add more or less)

Dash of pepper.

Boil chicken until cooked thoroughly. Let cool. Either shred by hand or in the food processor. Put into a bowl and stir in sour cream, seasoned salt, and pepper. Stir until mixed well. I like it chilled, but it can be served immediately. I like to serve it with saltines or croissants.


Pasta Salad

1 box of bow tie pasta

1 reg. size bottle of Italian dressing

A dash of basil.

Boil pasta until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain then stir in dressing and basil. Chill then serve.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Watch This!

I don't typically get political on my blog. However, I'm not happy with the way things are going in this country and I think it's time we start paying attention. Nothing will change if we don't wake up.

You may not have heard of Ron Paul, but he's running for President as a Republican. The mainstream media has ignored him and the fact that he's quickly becoming a favorite in polls. He won the Fox debates according to their own poll! If you haven't heard about him I encourage you to check him out. Our country needs someone like this! Oh, and I'd like to mention that what Ron Paul says about 9/11 is in the Commission Report. Maybe Rudy should read it? Google: Ron Paul

Monday, May 21, 2007

Pimpin' Sites.

I wanted to tell everyone about one of my new favorite websites. It's called Etsy. It is similar to eBay in the sense that anyone can open a store and sell their stuff, but it isn't an auction and everything sold is handmade. You can find so many things. Just type in anything in the search, such as "owls" and 100's of things will pop up. It's the perfect place to find one of a kind gifts. I've decided to start buying handmade goods or vintage whenever possible. I'm tired of the mass produced everything. I'd much rather support crafters!

Anyway, check out the site.
Etsy

Here is my friend Renee's site on Etsy. She makes handmade cards.
The Greener Me

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Croquet, anyone?

Our friends, Josh and Renee, came over last night for a killer game of croquet. Renee won, woot woot. I think it's cause my bangs kept distracting me by falling in my eyes. Yeah, um that's it.





Settling In.

Wow. It's been a crazy two weeks! As of tonight we are completely moved into the house. We're settled in minus the ceiling high stack of things in the dining room. One of our friends suggested we just throw a blanket over it and pretend it isn't there. So far that's the best idea. Even though the house is much bigger than our apartment, we have been quite spoiled by an empty apartment that was across the hall from ours. Our landlord gave us the key and let us use it as storage. Needless to say we'll be having a yard sale in a few weeks.

I really have to thank Nathan, because he has done the majority of the moving all by his lonesome. Not to mention all the lights he's replaced, toilet repair, various leaks, and putting together furniture. He's been amazing. Though some of our friends have pitched in and helped, too. So, thank you to them as well! Tonight, we had an assembly line of friends moving stuff out and into 3 cars. For some reason getting the last load is always the hardest. You get used to seeing things on the wall that you sort of forget, "Oh yeah, we take that too!"

The only ones who haven't helped seem to be the most exhausted.



Here is a picture of the living room. It's the most put together of any of the rooms.



I'll post more pictures as we unpack.