Friday, September 22, 2017

A Night With Rick and Bubba

And just like that, another work week is wrapping up. And somehow the month
of September has almost gone too. The time is whizzing by at lightning speed.

Before the week completely gets away from us, I want to share with you what Hubby 
and I did on Tuesday night.

My dad is super active in his local Quarterback Club. The Quarterback Club is more than
just a time of food, fellowship, and fun. This organization award scholarships to athletes
based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and financial need.
The club has been meeting and helping athletes in the community since 1941.

On this particular night, (which was also Ladies Night) Rick Burgess and Bubba Bussey 
from the well-known Rick and Bubba Show were speaking. (You can see all the radio
stations that broadcast their show by clicking here.)

Rick and Bubba like to call themselves "The Sexiest Fat Men Alive" lol.

Here is Hubby with Rick and Bubba.

We enjoyed the evening so much because we got to see and have a delicious dinner
with my parents and watch Rick and Bubba in action. They are so much fun and 
have the craziest stories to tell.

Today I am planning to head to a follow up doctor appointment for my 
plantar fasciitis and hoping to soon be released from treatment. I also need
to pop in Walmart for a few things, and Miss S sent me a list of things she 
needs from Ulta since I am going to see her tomorrow.

(All of this is dependent on my car cranking though. Last night when I tried
to leave the gym, my car battery was dead. Luckily the guy that works at
the front desk had jumper cables and could jump my car and get me headed
home. Adventure just seems to find me no matter where I am! I never have
to go out and look for it!)

I will see you back here on Monday!
Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Hello again friends and family!

My laptop has chosen to not connect to the internet again today, and I have unfortuntely
spent my entire blogging time for today trying to change its mind.

I have had no luck so I am using Miss S's itty bitty teeny weeny 11 inch laptop to let
you know that today's planned blog post will not happen.

I have to be at the gym for clients soon and will have a full day today!

I will do my best to be back here with you tomorrow. I had originally planned on
bringing you a vlog tomorrow, but if the stars align and the technology gods smile
upon me, I will be here tomorrow with a blog and a vlog!

Here's to hoping for the best. Cross your fingers!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tasty Tuesday

Operation pretend the weather feels like fall is officially underway.

I've been pulling out my fall decor and deciding what goes where. In addition to 
decorating, I've been burning fall candles, and enjoying these muffins. I made them 
last year too and now they have become the perfect addition to my fall routine.

This is one of the easiest recipes I've ever made. Not only is it easy, it's delicious too.

I want to share it with you today so you can enjoy pumpkin spice muffins too!

Last year I made them with golden raisins... 

( Thankfully, I can also see a big improvement in picture quality since I took 
this picture last year! )

This year, I switched up my add in ingredient from raisins to white chocolate chips.


       1 box of Spice Cake mix

1 can of pumpkin

1 cup white chocolate chips

3/4 cup water

( I also added cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg to my muffin batter. )

 You can add in almost anything you like. Some ideas might be adding golden raisins,
regular raisins, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans,
or anything else you might enjoy. You can also leave them plain if you'd prefer.

Simply mix all ingredients together and bake in a 350 degree oven until cooked through.

The recipe makes 18 muffins.

You could also top these with cream cheese frosting to create pumpkin spice cupcakes 

There you have it. A super easy, incredibly versatile recipe that can be enjoyed for
breakfast, for a snack, or even as a dessert. You choose!

You know my motto...

Happy Pumpkin Spice everything!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Highlights + Homecoming

When I left you on Friday, I was up bright and early to find out what was going on
with my car. Luckily it was a fairly minor glitch and was fixed without too much

When I left from getting my car taken car of, I had a little time before I needed
to be at my physical therapy appointment. I popped in TJMaxx to check out
their fall decor, candles, etc. Of course I made a visit to the pet isle to pick out
a couple of new toys for the boys. They are always so happy when Mommy
brings them a surprise! 

I tried to get Hunter to slow down for a minute so I could snap a quick picture,
and I think he was afraid I might take his new treasure from him!

What a cutie!

Friday afternoon, Hubby got home from work and got to work in the yard. It had
been too wet all week from the three days of rain we got from Hurricane Irma
and he had not been able to cut the grass. When he was done with the yard work,
we decided to hop in the car for an impromptu dinner at Steak 'n Shake.

Hubby is giving me the "Do you have to take a picture of everything we do?" face.
Ha, yes Honey, actually I do.

On Saturday, when Hubby and Hunter were back from dove hunting (and not seeing
a single bird) we made a quick run to Walmart to pick up a few items.

With all the camo, can you even see Hubby? Ha!

Miss S had a much more exciting Saturday. It was Homecoming at Auburn.

Here is Miss S with her game day date... 

She said she had fun except for when Auburn's mascot came near her. I got a text from
her that said...


"i am not ok"

My poor girl does not like mascots even a little bit. We have tried and tried
through the years to get her to warm up to them, but have had no luck!

Here is Aubie all dressed up with Auburn University's Homecoming Queen,
Miss Morgan Gaston.

Morgan is one of Miss S's Alpha Gam sisters. How exciting!

(That photo was taken from the Auburn Alpha Gam instagram page and is not my photo.)

One of Miss S's best buds from high school was in Auburn with his family for the
homecoming game. After the game, Miss S and her roomie, had dinner with him
along with his family.

Ahh, it makes my heart happy to see these three together again. I really miss seeing
Miss S and all of her friends. 

Well, I believe those are the best highlights from our weekend.

I hope you all had a wonderful one, and I'll see you tomorrow!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Expect The Unexpected

"Expect the unexpected" is the motto for the hit reality t.v show Big Brother, 
(even though the house guests have not particularly been unpredictable
this season) the quote is applicable to my life more times that I would like. 
Yesterday, I made plans to spend my day off today cleaning my house and 
then decorating for fall. I was really looking forward to it! 
But then.... 
yesterday afternoon, the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) went 
out on my car and my steering wheel, became crooked and looks like I am 
about to make a left turn at all times. It’s pretty crazy looking and kind of 
stresses me out. So, here I sit this morning, bright and early  getting my car 
checked out. Fingers crossed it will be a quick and inexpensive 
fix and I can get on with my day! 

Oh well, at least it’s Friday!
I hope to have some fall decor ready to show you very soon!

Have you decorated your home for fall? 
Does "expect the unexpected" apply to your life too sometimes?
What are you doing this weekend?

Miss S has homecoming this weekend in Auburn, so I know she will
have fun. I hope she will pass along some pictures for me to share with
all of you on Monday!

(I have no idea why this blog post is double spaced like it is. I am using
Miss S's old laptop, so I would not even know how to begin to fix this, ha!)

Like I said, expect the unexpected!

Thursday, September 14, 2017



 I am happy that it is Pumpkin Spice Everything season!

I had my first Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte of 2017 on Tuesday. I was leaving work,
and heading to have new tires put on my car, so a PSL was just what I needed to
cheer me on!


I am reading another great book by Emily Giffin. I am reading this one and loving 
it so far.


I have been looking at old pictures and wishing these two besties were 15 again and 
not living 2 hours away from me like they are now. I am so happy they are still 
best friends, but I don't think I would complain about going back to this night 
and celebrating Miss S on her 15th birthday once again.

What are you up to currently?

Are you reading anything good, or reminiscing about a particular time?

Have you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte yet?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tasty Tuesday - What's For Dinner Tonight?

This meal was so good and was not hard to put together at all. It also gave us plenty
of leftovers to enjoy for two more meals.

I was the brains behind this recipe, but Hubby was the muscle. He did all the chopping.
slicing, and dicing. My job was to shop for ingredients, then pull everything out. While
he cooked, I cooked the rice, grated the cheese and set the table. I'll take that deal 
anytime. If only we had a fairy come in to wash the dishes afterwards, ha.

Here's what we did...

Hubby chopped up about a pound of london broil steak.

Then chopped an onion, 2 green bell peppers, 1 yellow bellpepper, and 1 orange bell
pepper. We certainly could have used a red one instead of 2 green ones, but I suppose
we used what we had.

He added a little olive oil to the pan, and then cooked the steak for a few minutes
before adding everything else. We added some beef broth to keep things from
sticking to the pan during cooking. We added 1 can of black beans once the 
peppers and onions were about 1/2 way cooked. You could add the beans at
any time, we just didn't want them to get overcooked and mushy.

While Hubby was doing this, I made two bags of "boil in the bag" brown rice. 

He sliced two avocados and diced a tomato.

When all of our ingredients were cooked, here is how we assembled everything.

We layered these ingredients...

brown rice

steak/veggie/black bean mixture

grated cheese


diced tomato

sour cream


Y'all it was absolutely delicious. And it is also pretty healthy too. It is also
a recipe that is easily customized. The possibilities are unlimited. You could
use chicken instead of steak, or shrimp, or simply eat it meatless for a delicious
Meatless Monday meal idea.

We loved it and plan to have this meal on repeat at least monthly.

Go ahead and do yourself a favor and make it a Fajita Friday at your house
this week!

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