Friday, August 9, 2013

I'm Loving It!

Hello friends! Who is ready for the weekend??? Me me me! Here is a look at the things I'm loving on this week!

Divas

Of course, these are my girls--doing whatever they please. I don't know what it is about my pet parenting style, but it creates divas. Divas who think it is perfectly acceptable to lay around on the grand piano and look at me like I'm the one with a problem, or to plop themselves down on my pillow and then try to "blend in" so I don't notice. Heaven help my future daughters--or the people who know them.

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Brownie Elizabeth                                                           Ruffles

Pool

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After a particularly annoying day at work (aka full day of court, where I was forced to stand up for hours in my Tory Burch pumps, which are better shoes for sitting, then made to wait an hour at the jail only to be cast out without seeing my client, and THEN I had to miss my 3 o'clock snack--see--an annoying day), I treated myself to an evening at our friend's pool. I didn't even get in--but something about laying next to the pool in a swim suit is super peaceful to me. This pool is behind our friend's law office and I don't know how she gets anything done. I could totally be the poolside lawyer.  Everyone would want to hire me because my office would be in a cabana and I'd hand out drinks with umbrellas and maybe pass around fruit plates. I could get all sorts of cute cover up dresses and pool shoes and maybe take calls from a big floatie. When it gets cold we can put a bubble thing over the pool to keep warm and grow orchids and other tropical plants in it. Maybe I'm taking this day dream too far....? But hey, tell me you don't want to work for that lawyer--I know I do.


32

My mom and dad celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on August 8. Forrest and I took them to dinner to celebrate the momentous occasion. They are wonderful examples of how marriage should work and I am so lucky to be their daughter! Congrats!

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College

My cousins Sara and Julianna moved to college yesterday and I am so jealous of them. Thinking back over all of the experiences I had in college makes me wish I could do it all over again! I wish them the most exciting and memorable 4 years, full of new friends, stimulating classes, and of course, winning football seasons! Roll Tide! I love you girls!!

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That is Juliana, aka JuJu, in the pink shirt sitting to the far right of the picture. Isn't she a total doll? She is the BEST soccer player in the state of Alabama!

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Sara and I after her last dance recital. Valedictorian, danceline captain, you name it, this girl owns it.

Crock Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu

 from Six Sister's Stuff (love this blog, btw!)
I tried this recipe a few months ago and made a double batch and froze 1/2 of it. I was not impressed with first time I made this simply because I totally burnt it. This time it came out PERFECTLY. Forrest was literally gobbling it up! I was hoping it would last us 3 days but I'll be lucky to get 2 nights worth of dinners at this rate!

Ingredients:
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
6 slices deli ham
6 slices Swiss cheese
1 (8 ounce) package herbed dry bread stuffing mix
1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions:
Mix together the cream of chicken soup and milk in a small bowl.  Pour enough of the soup into a slow cooker to cover the bottom.  Layer chicken breasts over the sauce.  Cover with slices of ham and then Swiss cheese.  Pour the remaining soup over the layers, stirring a little to distribute between layers.  Sprinkle the stuffing on top, and drizzle butter over stuffing.  Cover, and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or high for 2-3 hours.

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Hello there deliciousness! See that stuffing? Its all blobby and cheesy--it is the best taste EVER!

What were your favorite things from this week?? 
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7 comments:

  1. You should totally work by the pool, I really like the sound of that! Congrats to your parents & your cousins!

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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  2. What a stellar view at the pool. Sounds like it was much needed after that day! My feet would have been killing me.

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  3. I am totally jealous of your pool time! Sounds like you deserved it.

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  4. Where can I send my resume for the poolside law firm?!

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  5. the pool side office idea sound heavenly . I wish I had school at shore , with big umbrellas and coconut juice . It's nothing wrong to daydream , let's keep it doing ;)
    Ruffles and Brownie are DIVAS for surrrre.
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  6. It doesn't matter how you train cats. They will always think it is ok to lay on a grand piano. And a pool side office sounds pretty great to me.

    http://heidiswanderings.blogspot.com/2013/08/little-scary-isnt-it.html

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  7. Kate from the Florkens referred me here! Love that crockpot recipe- anything with a crock pot makes me happy! And I am so jealous of your pool!

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