Saturday, October 27, 2012

10 Point Buck

Jake got a 10 point buck last night, 4 points on one side, 6 on the other. He's heading back out tomorrow to keep trying for an elk.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Fail

Well, I obviously did not keep up with the 31 days challenge while I was visiting friends and family in Missouri. I really did try to post blogs from my phone, and even took pictures to show some of the fun things we were up to, but the blogger app kept freezing on my phone, so I gave it up and enjoyed my time in Missouri instead. I think I'll try the challenge another month...maybe December.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 11 - Early Christmas Planning

I've just started planning my 3rd annual cookie exchange...and I am so excited! Last year I had a photo booth, which was a big hit. This year, I want to make it even better and more fun. I think I might do the photo booth again, but make it fancier.

Thinking about the cookie exchange makes me super excited to decorate for Christmas. I love Christmas! At the beginning of the year, I started collecting ideas on Pinterest for my newest Christmas decorating theme...Natural Christmas. Here is the Pinterest board.

Tomorrow, we leave for a short visit to Missouri, so it is going to be really hard to keep up this 31 days challenge...but I will do my best to not break the streak!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 10 - New Phone

I dropped my phone on Monday night and cracked the LCD screen. After some research, I found out I could fix the screen, but have to wait until Monday for the new screen to come in. Or I could buy a "gently used" phone for the same price and take it home today. We are leaving on Friday to make a visit to friends and family in Missouri, so I opted for the instant option.

I now have a new phone, and have to figure out how to use it, so no fun blog post tonight! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 9 - Wreath Redo

A couple of months ago, I posted photos of my Burlap Flower Embellished Wreath. I got some advice from my mom (who used to teach floral design classes) that I really needed more "stuff" on the wreath to have better proportion since the wreath is so big to start out with. I added a bunch more flowers and I have to agree, it looks much better now.

Funny story about these photos...
I wanted to get new photos of the wreath, so I stepped outside the front door yesterday morning and pulled the door shut behind me so the photos would not show an open door. Big mistake...I forgot (again!) that the front door locks behind itself. The side door was also locked, and all of the windows were closed. Oh and it was raining, and I didn't have any shoes on. I checked all of the windows and luckily...there was one window unlocked...the upstairs bathroom window. I had to climb up on top of the BBQ grill, jiggle out the screen and pull myself up through the window. I was not in a laughing mood at the time, but I have to admit it was funny to see Diesel's face when he watched me coming through the window. I'm glad I can laugh at myself now.

Monday, October 8, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 8 - Poppy's New Look

While my folks were here visiting, I took advantage of my pro-sewing mother to have her make a new cover for Poppy. Of course, I choose fabric with poppies on it. She's stylin' now!

 I tried to help and ended up poking a hole right through the fabric, hence the red heart patch. :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 7 - Updated Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Here is my original recipe for Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. I made it again recently, but slightly altered the recipe. I liked it better this time. I made a double recipe and took one pan to a new mom. She also commented that she liked it. Here is the new recipe:

1 can cream of chicken soup
Taco seasoning
1 cup sour cream
3/4 lb. cheddar cheese
3 boneless chicken breast
12 small flour tortillas

Cook chicken as instructed on the seasoning packet.
Combine soup, sour cream, chicken and most of the cheese.
Fill each tortilla with mixture and roll up.
Place filled tortillas in greased pan.
Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
Cover and refridgerate overnight.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 6 - Fashion to Try

I am not a fashionista in any way, but I do like to try. Since pinterest has become so popular, it has become a great way to find fashion ideas. These are the ones that I love for fall.

Friday, October 5, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 5 - Cucumber Salad

I almost missed a day! I was in bed just a few minutes ago...about to fall asleep...when it hit me...I DIDN'T BLOG TODAY! I'm determined to complete the 31 days challenge, so I dragged myself out of bed, and here I am trying to decide what to write about.

I'll share a recipe that I tried a couple months ago that I really enjoyed. I found this recipe for Refridgerator Cucumber Salad on pinterest. It turned out fantastic! The longer it sat in the fridge, the better it got. I highly recommend you try this out.

Back to bed...I'll try to blog early tomorrow so I can prepare pictures and everything.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 4 - Waterton National Park

My parents come to visit in August. We spent a day hiking and boating in Glacier National Park, then spent a couple of days in Whistfish Montana and even got to do a zipline! Then we traveled up to Canada to visit Waterton Canadian National Park before heading to Missoula for shopping.

I enjoyed the entire trip, but my favorite part had to be Waterton. Everyone in Montana has visited Glacier, but I highly recommend making the extra treck up to Waterton. We experienced much more wildlife in the Canadian park. In fact, that is where we saw this bear playing golf.

I'm excited to plan another trip to Waterton to explore a little more.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 3 - Birthday

Today's blog with be short and sweet. It's my birthday! I had a great day at work, now I'm about to head to my volleyball game, then I'll swing by DQ on my way home for a pumpkin pie blizzard...yum!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 2 - e.l.f. Studio Lip Balm

Working with kids, I wore jeans and tee shirts everyday and never worried about wearing makeup. Now that I dress up everyday, I feel like I should wear makeup too.

I've never been good with makeup, and have never been interested in lipstick at all. When I tried it, I hated how heavy and thick it is. I also tried lip gloss, but I really don't like how shiny and sticky it is. Most lip balms are too sheer for what I'm looking for. I think I have finally found the perfect lip product for me!

This is e.l.f. (which stands for eyes, lips, face) Lip Balm with SPF 15. I bought the color nude at Target for $3...seriously...$3! The color and coverage is like lipstick, but it isn't heavy, thick, or sticky. It has a nice tingly, minty flavor, and leaves my lips feeling moisturized and soft. I'm planning to go back to buy more colors!

Now I'm on the lookout for the perfect eyeliner. I have never been able to get that perfect smooth, thin line. I've been told to try liquid was a  total mess! If you have any other recommendations, feel free to share!

Monday, October 1, 2012

31 Days Challenge - Day 1 - New Job

So, as I said, the past month has been very busy...and a big part of that is my new job! I have been working as a teller at a local bank for about a month now. I absolutely LOVE it! Seriously! I look forward to going to work everyday.

I have to admit that being a teller is not really like I thought it would be. I expected that I would help customers with deposits and withdrawals, and then a lot of waiting until the next customers came in. is so NOT like that! There is so much more that I didn't even know about. We also process loan payments, do all mailed in transactions, phoned in transactions, look up account information for customers, sell cashiers checks and travel cards, do start up transactions for the loan officers and personal bankers, and check other employees' work. And I didn't even consider the large deposits and change orders that are dropped off by the restaurants, doctors, and casinos in town. In the very little down time, I try to work on the online courses the company requires employees to take to learn banking regulations. It's definitely busy and fast paced...but I love it!

I learn something new everyday, and am starting to feel confident in doing transactions correctly. I'm very excited to see where this new adventure leads me.