Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What I'm Thankful For...

I'm thankful for...
My contact lenses, without them I would seriously be in public looking like a circus freak with coke bottles for glasses.

I'm thankful for...
being able to go 28 whole years without ever breaking a bone.

I'm thankful for...
My pillows, don't they just make the whole sleeping experience that much cozier? 

I'm thankful for...
 the “we will make anything you like into a vodka flavor” trend right now. 

I'm thankful for...
Reality shows like Extreme Cheapskates and Hoarders, they make me realize just how good I’ve really got it.

I'm thankful for...
The invention of heated car seats.

I'm thankful for...
Hot water, how miserable would showers be if the water was 40 degrees!

I'm thankful for...
Bras, even though some woman in Walmart choose not to wear them.

I'm thankful for...
My hair products that tame my wild lion's mane when I need to be seen in public.

I'm thankful for...
Braces, y'all should have seen my chops before getting them in 5th grade. Believe me when I say I’m grateful for the metal-mouth experience.

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Hope all you fabulous people have a great Thanksgiving! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday Tunes Link-Up

This week I decided to find a few songs that I feel best represent me and my personality.
Bitch by Meredith Brooks did not make the list.
If you ask a couple of people it probably needed too... 
Fergie - Glamorous
Now, I know this is the first song you ALLL think of when you think about me. Hahaha!
"I'm no queen, I'm no machine, I still go to Taco Bell drive thru."
Jason Aldean - She's Country
Well. I'm country, half the time. It just depends on what day it is, some days I like being a complete utter, beer drinking redneck and other days I prefer martinis and sushi in Dallas Uptown. 
I know.
Eli Young Band - Small Town Kid
Love. Love, this song!
We played this song a lot while growing up in my population 2600 hometown.
Randy Rogers Band-Fuzzy
This song is a good description for the MANY of nights I've had in my 28 years of age.  

Kandid Kristen
The rules are simple
-Any genre of music.
-Old or New.
-Slow or Fast.
-As many tunes as you want in your post.
-Then come link-up on Megan or I's blog for everyone to check out your post.
-We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

No Longer MIA

Hey Hey!
Longtime no chat. 
I have been completely tied up lately and not in a good way.  I feel as though I should apologize but like a fellow blogger told me last week "Life Happens." and she was SO right. So I'm not gonna apologize for my blog being on the back burner the last couple weeks.  I love my blog but my family comes wayyy before anything else. I do feel as though I should explain myself a little because I don't want to come across as a phony and act though my life is all unicorns and rainbows. 

A couple weeks ago my small family unit and marriage were tested in a way that makes me even more thankful for the few awesome people I have in my life. My marriage will always be something I consider a accomplishment so I'm definitely not one of those people who think marriage is easy or something that doesn't take love, hard work, patiences, compromise and forgiveness. My family and I are moving forward from the last couple weeks and look forward to our futures. But in the meantime I'm looking forward to catching up with the followers of my blog! 

Thanks for being AWESOME! :) 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday Tunes Link-Up

I truly apologize for my absence the last couple weeks, I will explain in a post soon. I promise! With that being said things have been so out of whack at my household lately, which makes me want to pull my hair out because I feel as though I need everything organized and planned. So since my life and household aren't running as smoothly as I would prefer, my blog had to suffer. But I am back with Megan and I's weekly linkup so I hope you enjoy what I have been listening to all week.

Eminem-Rap God
Holy. Fuckballs. This song is INSANE.
But in a way that I LOVE.

This is the only song I have been listening to all week so that is why there are no other songs. Haha!
Kandid Kristen

The rules are simple
-Any genre of music.
-Old or New.
-Slow or Fast.
-As many tunes as you want in your post.
-Then come link-up on Megan or I's blog for everyone to check out your post.
-We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday Tunes Linkup

Hey Dollfaces!
Sorry I have been a bit MIA the last week but I will explain that later.
Today is our weekly link-up, so in honor of the CMA'S last night I figured I would go over my opinion of the show.
Kandid Kristen

The rules are simple
-Any genre of music.
-Old or New.
-Slow or Fast.
-As many tunes as you want in your post.
-Then come link-up on Megan or I's blog for everyone to check out your post.
-We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.

George Strait & Alan Jackson- He Stopped Loving Her Today
Hands down. Best part of the whole night. Loved this so much, until I see everyone on my Facebook feed bashing "Today's Country". Sweet Jesus People...Pipe down!

Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert- We Were Us
First and foremost. Miranda Lambert looks Fab.u.lous!

Little Big Town- Sober
I had not heard this song until last night, I have to say I LOVE it. Side Note: I have been telling myself for a couple years now that I'm gonna cut my hair off like Kimberly Schlapman but I have been wayyy to scared to do it.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social
1. What is currently on your wish list?

Isn't she absolutely beautiful!?
 I would give a left arm, finger of your choice, right leg,and fat from my ass for this sexy beast.
I informed the Hubs that I want a Can-Am Commander JUST. LIKE. THIS.
He laughed.
-A house cleaner and chef for a year or forever.
-Super Bowl tickets
-A pallet full of my favorite wine
-Rescue all the orphan dogs
(And then load them all in my Escalade for rides with the windows down.)
-A unlimited gift card to Starbucks
I wish BIG. So what!?
2. Share a new iPhone, droid, iPad app that you have recently discovered that we all need.
Credit Karma
I love checking my credit score every so often (nerd alert) and this app let's me do it for free...Yes.
Plus, it's pretty darn accurate.

3. What is a new fall TV show that you have added to your dvr?
Trophy Wife
I'm a sucker (That's what she said) for good 'ol comedies, plus I think Malin Akerman is so gorgeous!

4. Share your social media links so we can follow you. (Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, etc) Tell us which is your favorite and why.
I heart Instagram more so than any other social media sites.
 My thought is if I'm going to be passing the time with social media, I want to just completely shut my brian off while doing that and Instagram lets me acheive that task, by only sharing pictures and a limited amount of words.

5. What is a tv show, movie, or song that you could watch or listen to over and over and never get tired of?
During the week, I watch at least 1 rerun every night. The Mr. can't understand why I can watch the episodes over and over again but once I watch a movie, I don't want to see it again for another 5 years.

Hope everyone had a awesome weekend, it rained all week here in my little town but this weekend turned out to be BEAUTIFUL!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday Tunes Link-Up

Kandid Kristen

The rules are simple
-Any genre of music.
-Old or New.
-Slow or Fast.
-As many tunes as you want in your post.
-Then come link-up on Megan or I's blog for everyone to check out your post.
-We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.
 Hey! Hey!
This week I decided I was going to take this shiznit back to 2004, the year I graduated high school. The good 'ol glory days. I was 18, had a silver camaro and I didn't ever hesitate to jam my favorite songs through that purple lighted CD player back in the day.
Today I've traded the camaro for a mid-size SUV, glares from minivan moms and sweatpants.
Whomp. Whomp.    
Anywho, there were so many kickass jams from 2004 that I had a hard time picking so I may have to continue this theme for a few months weeks, to make sure I go over them ALL.   
*Control your excitement*
Chingy ft. Ludacris and Snoop Dogg (Now known as Snoop Lion)-Holidae In
I had this on a burned CD, yes I said CD not tape. I'm not that vintage.
Chingy's flip phone in the video sure does take me back to my days of owning that cool Nokia but wanting the new Motorola Rzr.
Maroon 5-This Love
Can Adam Levine do wrong? I mean really?!
He could sing about unicorns and shoe laces and I would still tell him with a smile on my face "That song was totally AH-MAZING!"

I still frequently sing this song.
Mainly because Taylor Swift and Rihanna can't come out with anything that compares to this JAM! :)

Baby Bash ft Frankie J-Suga Suga  
I remember riding around with my girlfriends with this song on repeat. Growing up in a small country town that's what we did, among other things that I would not like to share. :) But I really think because of this song is why  the word "Fly" became so annoying popular back in the day. 
    Beyonce-Naughty Girl
Do I even have to address any song from Beyonce.
It's BEYONCE. Enough said.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Someday I Will...

The Daily Tay

This afternoon I decided to link-up with Taylor for a much needed reminder of things I want to do.

Someday I will...learn to dance like Beyonce instead of Miley Cyrus.

Someday I off all our debt, we may only be debt free for 24 hours, but by gosh we did it.

Someday I will...go to a Super Bowl and wear a different teams jersey.

Someday I our dream home in the country on a huge wooded piece of property with a pool, outdoor kitchen and master bathroom the size of Texas!

Someday I will...adopt even more rescue dogs.

Someday I will...accept my flaws and stop picking myself apart for the smallest of things.

Someday I will...learn to cook without worrying that I'm poisoning my family.

Someday I at least a 5K.

Someday I will...bump into Angelina and Brad and they will adore me so much that they ask me to become their nanny.

Someday I will...hopefully become pregnant, I know this one isn't up to me but I can still hope for the best. :)
Someday I Gordon Ramsey and use every cuss word I know. Just because I can.

Someday I will...weight what I did in high school. I know it can be done, I just have to actually workout more than once a week.

Someday I will...own a Birkin bag. Psssh! Fat chance!

Someday I will...get a reality show.

Weekend Rewind

Hey! Hey!
I know I'm probably breaking all sorts of blogger rules by not posting about my weekend on Sunday or Monday but I like to break the rules because I'm different.
Yeah, I'm Different. 
**Please reference 2 Chainz if you are confused**

Anywaysss, we had several things on the agenda this weekend but like always we try to squeeze 108 things 1 day. I don't know why we do that to ourselves, I should probably check with the scheduler about that crap. But we did get a few things accomplished, seeing my niece's playoff game from her first year of 8U volleyball was at the top of my list. We woke up at 6AM on Saturday, and drove 2 hours to get to the gym by 9. If that doesn't nominate us for Aunt & Uncle of the year, I don't know what will!!? Payton was so excited to see us both, which made getting up early on a Saturday more than worth it! Payton is my sweet, innocent, wouldn't hurt a fly, girly-girl so when she became so focused, serious and aggressive during the game, I was totally shocked and proud. The hubs and I (JL was with his mom, but we sent him pictures) got to see 2 games on Saturday and spend some time with my brother and sister-n-law and of course Payton.


After the games, we grabbed lunch and had to run some errands around Fort Worth before heading home that evening. I received a text  on our way home from a sweet friend about them being in town and for us to come out to their camphouse. (A "camphouse" is also known as a deer camp, hunting lodge, deer lease.) We haven't got to see them or their kids in over 6 months, so we decided we had to go visit. For me, when all together there is not alot of things better than a camphouse, good friends, vodka/cranberry and good music. :)

We had such a great time!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Easy" Pizza Roll-Ups

As most of you know I am not a cook, I try, but cooking is just not one of my strong suits. But every blue moon the Pinterest gods present me with a “Popular” recipe I can make suitable for eating. I was a little concerned because "Easy" doesn't always mean easy for me. But since JL could live on pizza rolls for months on end, I had to at least try this "Easy" Pizza Roll-Ups recipe.

Lucky for me, my boys loved it and I conquered another "Easy" Pinterest recipe!
You better watch out Gordon Ramsey! :)


· package premade Pizza Dough
· 1- jar spaghetti or pizza sauce (I like using spaghetti sauce because there is so many different  flavors.)
· 1- package shredded Italian blend cheese
· 1- package sliced pepperoni (you can add any topping)


1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Unroll pizza dough, cut in 1/2
3. Spread sauce over each piece of dough
4. Cover with a single layer of pepperoni
5. Cover with shredded cheese
6. Roll topping covered dough from one end until it resembles a big burrito, pinch dough closed
7. Tuck open ends under to close
8. Place sealed side down pizza stone. (If you don’t own a pizza stone, go get one NOW!)
9. Sprinkle unbaked pizza rolls with cheese
10. Place in oven to bake until golden brown (approx. 20 mins)
11. Serve with your choice of dipping sauce!
12. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Tunes

Kandid Kristen

The rules are simple...
Any genre.
Old or New.
Slow or Fast.
1-5 songs in a your post.
Then link-up back up on Megan or I's blog.
We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.
When I heard this song a week ago, I automatically loved it. I know it sounds totally strange, but for me I can listen to all kinds of genres of music and enjoy most of it. But when I can find a song that grabs my attention from the first time, its like an extra boost of happiness lasts 3 minutes. So that is why I decided to link it up alone, and plus in no way did I want to distract you with other videos when Josh Henderson is in this one. :)
Florida Georgia Line - Stay

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

When no one is looking...

Good Morning Lovebugs! 

With the Hubs working some crazy hours lately and giving baseball lessons when he is actually off work, I have found myself at home more often then I use to. So, I got to thinking about the things I do when I'm by myself and decided to share a few with you guys.
 I really hope we can all still be friends after this this. :)

When no one is looking…
-I talk to myself in the bath room mirror to see how my face looks while I’m talking.
-I google how to spell….ALOT.
-I put on my favorite pants and check out my ass.
-I have very long and deep conversations with my dog.
-I watch Honey Boo Boo...
-I also smell my dog's paws, because they smell weird! 
-I dance like Beyonce while I’m checking out what is in the fridge.
-I have ate PB & J sandwiches for breakfast.
-I practice accents, if I can’t look like Sofia Vergara I will just try to sound like her.
-I will make faces or mouth words when my husband turns around.
-I have drank wine out of the bottle.


Happy Tuesday!
Make Today Great! :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Photo Dump

Happy Friday!

I talk. A lot. He just agrees. Story of my life. :)
But I wouldn't trade him or anything!

I just love this picture, our niece Lilli could not figure why he kept making this face when she would kiss him.

My stud muffin!

Don't these look awesome?! There is this small panaderia near my work and they have THE. BEST. empanadas and sweet bread.
I could probably eat 47 of the apple empanadas if given the opportunity. :)

I love the robin's egg blue that I found for my snazzy mirror.

 Hope all you beautiful people have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday Tunes Linkup

HELLUUUUR! Good Mornting!
**Madea voice
For this week's Thursday Tunes linkup I'm gonna go over the last 5 songs I have bought off iTunes. Just promise not to think I'm off my rocker for the variety of music I purchased this week, it's pretty random. 
Kandid Kristen

The rules are simple...
Any genre.
Old or New.
Slow or Fast.
1-5 songs in a your post.
Then link-up back up on Megan or I's blog.
We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.

Jay-Z-Big Pimpin'
Your welcome. No need to thank me for the awesomeness that is this song. Carry on...

Emeli Sande-Next to Me
You can catch me singing this sweet ass tune in traffic as well, because I just freakin' love it! It makes me feel all warm and happy down in my soul, kinda like a Snuggie and vodka/cranberry would.

Eli Young Band-Drunk Last Night
I just had to read the title of the song and I knew I would love it. I'm that simple, folks.
What I do not love is...there is a payphone in this video, first off...I could not tell you the last time I saw a phone booth. Secondly, it shows Mike Eli with a cellphone? Really?!

OneRepublic-Counting Stars
This video is strange. I don't get it.
But am I the only one who finds Ryan Tedder hawt in this video?

Turnpike Troubadours-Diamonds & Gasoline 
If you don't like country or bluegrass this song will not be your cup of tea. But I really enjoy it because it's just a sweet song anddd it's acoustic.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My Makeup Hates My Face

Do you ever feel like your makeup dislikes your face and its on a secret mission to make you look as worse as possible on the day your bound to run into your husband's ex girlfriend?? Well. I do. It's how I have been feeling lately and it's beginning to make me cray cray! I apply my makeup pretty much the same way every time, and majority of the time it looks great, and I'm oh so happy. But thennn I can do the exact same steps a couple days later and instead of looking flawless, I look like I was spawned from circus clown rejects.

So, WTF?! Why?!

 I can not be the only one who has had this problem....It is kinda like bad hair days, one day you have Kim Kardashian before she went dishwasher blonde and the day following you look as though your an extra on the set of The Lion King. I guess my makeup or face just has bad days? I moisturizes, use great makeup and makeup brushes, so I do not know why my makeup and face won't cooperate everyday...

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Five on Friday

Whooo-Hooo! It's Fridayyy!
Usually I'm not this excited for the weekend especially when I really don't have shit going on, but for some reason I'm in much need of a break from this J.O.B.

It's been awhile but today I am linking back up for Five On Friday with the pretty Darci @ The Good Life.  

{One} It. Is. Texas/OU weekend. Can I get a hell to the YES?! 
I'm so excited to support from the comfort of my outside patio with an extra full glass of wine, instead of fighting all the crazy fans at the Cotton Bowl and State Fair. The Mr. and myself decided a few years ago we are just to cool old to hangout with the first year college students anymore. -Ha!

I assume I will still wear my UT dress...mainly because the Hubs LOVES me in burnt orange. -Hahaha!

It was love at first sight when I saw these adorable duck bookends at Goodwill for $3 bucks! I'm really thinking about going crazy and turning them to glitter covered duckies. 
What do ya'll think? 

These $89.00 Steve Madden riding boots! Aren't they uber cute?! I will be purchasing this beauties this afternoon while I'm hardly working at work! 

I bought and received this super duper cute makeup bag a couple weeks, but like I said it's been awhile since I've linked up. Anyways, Madi over at Madi May Design custom makes these adorable 
makeup/travel bags in tons of different colors and print combos. Before I ordered I was a little worried it wasn't going to be big enough to hold all my products, but it is PERFECT! I can get everything in it and still feed my obsession for anything chevron print. :)

I saw this quote on Pinterest and thought it was so spot on! 

Sure hope all you beautiful people have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday Tunes Link-Up Party!

Let's be real honest for a second, we all have those few songs on our iPod that we are a tad bit embarrassed to admit that we enjoyed at one time or another.
So this week for Megan and I's Thursday Tunes linkup party I'm gonna reveal the songs that I wish I would have thought twice about.
Kandid Kristen
The rules are simple...
Any genre.
Old or New.
Slow or Fast.
1-5 songs in a your post.
Then come back and link-up with Megan or I.
We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.

Pussycat Dolls-Whatcha Think About That
What is more distrubing is this isn't the only Pussycat Dolls' song on my iPod. Dear Lord.

Lindsay Lohan-Over
This is the one I'm probably most embarrassed of, I have no clue what on God's green earth made me decide to contribute $1.29 to Lindsay's addictions.

Eddie Money-Take Me Home Tonight
I'm kinda ashamed of this song but what makes it even worse is I can sing it word for word. Ekkk!

Miley Cyrus-Can't Be Tamed
Who in the hell would have ever thought the girl/bird singing from a giant bird's nest in a music video would hump herself with a foam finger a few years later?!?
But then again I'm the one that downloaded her music so who am I to judge.

Hope errrbody has a GREAT Thursday!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Link-Up Reminder

Don't forget to come link-up tomorrow for Thursday Tunes with your one and only and the gorgeous Megan @ Barefoot and Bluejeans.

Kandid Kristen

Here Comes The Bride...

Happy Humpday!

This past winter my dear sister became engaged to the love of her life and yours truly was of course nominated to be the Maid of Honor. Whaaa Whaa! Bachelorette Party. Here. We. Come. But before I get to bust out a move on the bar, just like she did at my bachelorette party, we have to come together for the more significant details of the wedding. So this morning I received a text asking when would be a good time for us to go bridesmaid dress shopping. **This totally reminds me that I need to get my ass on the treadmill before this wedding in April.** But we discussed going a few weeks from now and when she should send out her save-the-dates. Like most brides, to my sister the dress is probably the most important aspect of the whole wedding. She has put a lot of energy into finding her perfect dress, finally after a few months she found "the one". I'm very happy for her and if she loves it...I love it.

But for me when I was planning my wedding the dress wasn't as important to me as it was finding the BEST photographer. I said from the beginning of my planning that I would prefer to spend more money on my photographer than another element of the wedding. Weird? Maybe. But the idea behind that was...when the Hubs and I are 100 years old and we are bat shit crazy, our photos will still be around even if our minds are not. To this day I have gone through my engagement, bridal and wedding photos at least 3 times in the last year and half and I'm never disappointed that we spent extra for our fabulous photographer, Krystle Akin.

So, what was/is the most important wedding planning details to you?
Flowers? Photographer? Food? Dress?   

I'm gonna need to order this before the Bachelorette Party weekend!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday Everyone!
This weekend was JL's first baseball tournament for the Fall, we were all looking forward to it because it meant we were not going to be sun burnt and drenched in sweat from just being outside for 10 minutes. JL has played year around travel baseball for the past 4 years, which makes us very busy...year around. The Fall season is always my favorite mainly because I get to wear sweatshirts the whole weekend. It is the small things in life, right?!
We love our #4!
Anyways, on Saturday we drew the 4:00 and 8:00 games, which are game times I will never complain about because all that means to me is that I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn.Our 4:00 pool play game went great...6-4 win.
JL & his cousin Rhaina
It's hot chocolate. Not coffee, folks.
A legit cold front actually moved into Texas Saturday, so the weather was set for us to be playing baseball in football weather. Again. No complaints from me. But some of the other moms were cold and I was craving a white chocolate mocha so after our win we loaded up and made a trip to wait 40 minutes in line. Usually I would say eff this line I'm out of here but that warm liquid heaven was really calling my name. We made it back to the complex in hopes to win the next game and then head out to dinner with most of the team. Right about the time the boys were taking the field, it started lightening and raining. We all loaded up in our cars waiting for the rain to pass...45 minutes later they finally cancelled our games. We all got checked into our hotel rooms and got the boys rounded up to go to dinner at 9:30. Dinner was great, lots of laughs between the boys and parents. Finally at 11:45 I got myself and JL in bed while a few of the dads were partaking in some adult beverages in the parking lot since we had no clue if we would even play the next day.
The next morning we got the call that the fields for to wet to play on and the rest of the tournament was cancelled. It was pretty disappointing considering we drove all that way, spent a few hundred dollars and only played 1 game. Since the weather was 75 and gorgeous, we grabbed Olive Garden (JL's favorite place.) and headed home to catch the Cowboys' game.
Spaghetti and lemons for lunch.
The hubs and I watched the game on the patio with the dogs while JL went to the football field with his cousin to play around.
She is such a classy lady when she crosses her legs
My nosy, Scooter
Even though we didn't get to play much baseball and the Cowboys lost, the weekend was still a great one. Cooler weather...Starbucks...dinner with friends...and sleeping in...It is the smaller things that make it great, right??

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday Tunes Link-Up

Hey Ladybugs!
I woke this morning not even realizing it was Thursday because I have been passed out in bed for 3 days sad is that?! I promised myself though that I was still going to co-host our new weekly Thursday Tunes, even if I look and feel like I got hit by a bus. So today in honor of my sweet Hubby's birthday I'm gonna share some of the songs that I know he loves.

The rules are simple...
Any genre.
Old or New.
Slow or Fast.
1-5 songs in a your post.
Then link-up on Megan or I's blog.
We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.
Kandid Kristen

I think no matter what Eminem puts out my Hubby will probably be listening to it and loving it!

Iggy Azealea & T.I.- Murda Bizness

The Great Divide-Yesterday Road

Dj Khaled Ft. T.I, Akon, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman & Lil Wayne-We Takin' Over
 Can there be anymore people on this song?!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

No Fun In Being Sick...

Hey Sweetpeas. 
Please excuse my absence this week because I feel like pure hell! I have been coughing and running a fever for 2 days. And if that wasn't enough throw in a achy body and headache and you get a feel for my Tuesday. :( 

I will be back for our weekly Thursday Tunes linkup though, so don't f

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday Tunes Link Up

Hey Honey Buns!
First off, thanks again to the lovely ladies that joined Megan and I for our first week of Thursday Tunes!
This week I'm gonna let you in on a few of my favorite woman that are from my great state of Texas!
Lucky you, right?!

The rules are simple...
Any genre.
Old or New.
Slow or Fast.
1-5 songs in a your post.
Then link-up on Megan or I's blog.
We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.
Kandid Kristen

Beyonce- Crazy In Love
Taking it back to 2003 which goes to show Beyonce was twerking before Miley could even spell twerking!
Miranda Lambert- Only Prettier
I had a hard time picking just one of her songs, because you can never go wrong with Miranda Lambert!
Kacey Musgraves- Follow Your Arrow
This is my ring tone right now because I love it so much.
Favorite part in the song... "Say what you think, Love who you love Cause you only get so many trips around the sun."

Maren Morris- All That It Takes
Love her voice so much!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday #Hashtag

Happy Hump Day!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

To embrace the "cold front" that made it's way into Texas this weekend, I decided to pull out the trusty crock pot and whip up a soup. I have been so eager for cooler weather that I actually made soup in 85 degree weather. Usually soups don't bring me to the level of stressed out like all other recipes, so when I found this Tomato Basil Parmesan recipe on Pinterest I was already pretty confident I could make this eatable. The directions were pretty easy...but just to be safe, I think I read the directions/ingredients 5 or so times. I'm gonna believe that the extra attention I gave to this recipe is why it turned out GREAT!
 JL even wanted to taste it and to his surprise he actually like it. That, in and of itself is a HUGE victory considering he would eat PB&J and pizza rolls everyday.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup finely diced celery
1 cup finely diced carrots
1 cup finely diced onions
1 tsp dried oregano or 1 T fresh oregano
1 T dried basil or 1/4 cup fresh basil
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 bay leaf
1/2 cup flour
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 half and half, warmed
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

1. Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth, onions, oregano, basil, and bay leaf to a large slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on LOW for 5-7 hours, until flavors are blended and vegetables are soft.

3. About 30 minutes before serving prepare a roux. Melt butter over low heat in a skillet and add flour. Stir constantly with a whisk for 5-7 minutes. Slowly stir in 1 cup hot soup. Add another 3 cups and stir until smooth. Add all back into the slow cooker. Stir and add the Parmesan cheese, warmed half and half, salt and pepper. Add additional basil and oregano if needed.

4. Cover and cook on LOW for another 30 minutes or so until ready to serve.

Next time, I plan on pairing this rich soup with a dry Sauvignon Blanc wine. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thursday Tunes Link-up

The day has come...
Megan over at Barefoot & Blue Jean Princess and myself are finally starting our weekly Thursday Tunes link-up! We are just as excited to start this link-up as we are to see it grow into something fabulous!
The rules are simple...
Any genre.
Old or New.
Slow or Fast.
1-5 songs in a your post.
Then link-up on Megan or I's blog.
We are not requiring anyone to follow us to be apart of our link-up but we do ask that you include our button in your post.
Kandid Kristen

For my very first post I'm gonna give ya'll a sneak peak into what I listen to in my car and what ya'll might see me singing if you were to drive by me in Fort Worth traffic.

Closer - Tegan and Sara
This song really reminds me of something Olivia Newton-John would have sang in the 80's...

#Beautiful - Mariah Carey ft. Miguel
Its so darn catchy, plus if I turn it up loud enough in my car, I sound just like Mariah for a split second.

One More Goodbye - Randy Rogers Band
I remember singing this song so loud with my hubby and our friends at Margarita & Salsa Festival in Waco. There's a giant possibility we were tipsy...

Work - Iggy Azalea
I mean we named our foster dog after her...does that not entitled us to some kind of royalties or something? Ha!
My favorite part of the song "This dream is all that I need, cause its all that I ever had."

Applause - Lady Gaga
Not only will I be singing this as loud as my Mariah voice will allow, but I may be dancing. I'm talking about the breaking it down in my seat kind of dancing.
-Do not judge me.-