Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Blog Site!!

Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well! I wanted to let you know that my new blog site, Lovely Little Ruffles, is finally up and ready to go! I will be blogging regularly from there now, so please stop by and say hi! :)

You know you want to....

PS - please don't forget to update your blogroll and google reader to Thanks so much!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jaipur Rug

We are moving in April and I am getting excited about having a new place. I may or may not have just bought this Jaipur rug on Rue La La for my new kitchen. :) I have been wanting a new rug for my kitchen for a while now and this one is just perfect! The colors match perfectly to all of the colors we are already using in our kitchen. The good thing is that it is an indoor/outdoor rug, so if I don't like it in my kitchen (doubtful) I can always use it outside. It's a win win situation!!

If you aren't already shopping online with Rue La La, leave me a comment with your email address, or shoot me an email to diaryofmrsd {at} gmail {dot} com and I will send you an invite! :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


My heart melted when I saw this photo! It's just so sweet!!

I am SO HAPPY the Saints won the super bowl!! They completely deserved it in my eyes! My family was going crazy while watching the big game. Especially my cousin who lives in NOLA, and even my Mom was sending me text messages! Haha.. there were lots of texts and fb updates the whole night! I can only imagine how crazy it's going to be down there for a while. My sister-in-law lives in NOLA and we haven't heard back from her yet. Maybe she is still out partying! Haha!

Monday, January 18, 2010

HELP!! Please :)

Hey everyone! I am still alive in case you were wondering. :)

I do have a problem that I would like your help with. Due to technical issues with this blog, I am going to have to shut it down. Sad, yes, I know! However, I am starting a brand spankin' new blog so I can join all of you in the blogging world again. YAY!!

The problem is that I have come to a creative block when it comes to my new blog. Normally I don't have any problem, but today I am completely stumped. I am at a complete loss for what to name my new blog or my domain. If you all could send me ideas, thoughts, words, or anything really that would help to get my creative juices flowing, I would GREATLY appreciate it! You can also email me a if you wish to do so.

PS - I think I am going to be switching to wordpress... I'm not buying my own domain or anything like that at the moment, but I am going to make the switch most likely. Any comments about wordpress would be helpful as well.

Thank you so much!! I've missed blogging and I can't wait to be back!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my Daddy! :)

I miss you every day, I love you, and I hope today was wonderful!

PS - We went and got grape snow cones today!! They were pretty good. :)
PPS - We all went to eat dinner for your birthday. That was pretty good too. :)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Is this normal?

Yesterday I came home to this...

Is it normal for a cat to smash her face so far into the couch that her ears fold back? You really don't have to answer that because nothing with my cats is normal! Haha! Everyday is something new and exciting with them.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wishful Thinking...

I wanna go here and watch the sunrise again.

Who's with me?

I have had a super busy week! We are getting ready for the 4th of July party Saturday night! :) We also had a great trip home to visit family. I took my camera but didn't take any pictures. :( There is always next time, right? So what are you 4th of July plans?

Thursday, June 18, 2009


So this is my 100th post and I don't have anything super duper exciting for you all. (oops) :) Right now I am about to start packing because we are going home this weekend. It is pretty exciting because my uncle from Canada, my cousins that also live in the DFW area, my cousins that live in Lubbock, and my brother and sis-in-law will all be there. It will be so great to see everyone, especially the new addition to our family that was born in March and we will get to see him for the first time. :)

Now to be honest with you all..
I am so happy to be able to go see my family, but tonight the emotions have finally hit me and it really sucks. I am going home for the first time since my dads funeral and to top it off it is Father's Day this Sunday. :( I'm not trying to dwell on the situation. I am just being real. I know that I will be fine around my family and we will have lots of fun hanging out. Everything will be pretty much normal, and this weekend will end up being really fun. But on the flip side of things, I know where I have to go (the cemetery) and who wont be there to give me a big bear hug as soon as I pull up to the house. It really hurts, but I know it will all be okay. It's just hard getting past those new firsts. Meaning, the first Father's Day without my dad, and so on, and so on.

I'm sorry my blog seems to have been a little sad lately with all of the events happening in my life here lately. When I come back from this weekend, I promise I will be posting all of the pictures from what has been going on lately that is a little more upbeat. :)

I hope you all have a good weekend! Yay for 100 posts! :)

PS - I am looking forward to seeing this guy this weekend!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

So here is a recipe for some NO BAKE cookies. They are super easy to make, and you don't even have to worry about dealing with the oven. My grandma used to always make them for Christmas, and my mom would make them occasionally too. You can find a recipe for them online, but my family has been using this recipe for at least 30+ years.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

1 stick of butter
3 cups of sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 heaping tablespoons Hershey's Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 - 4 cups oatmeal

melt stick of butter
add sugar, milk, and cocoa, stirring frequently
boil for 1 minute and turn off heat
add vanilla flavoring, peanut butter, and oatmeal
stir until all ingredients are mixed evenly
lay out wax paper or foil for cooling
spoon cookies onto wax paper/foil for cooling (about 30 minutes)

Note: This recipe makes more than 5 cookies. I forgot to take a picture until there were only 5 left.

My grandma would mold her cookies into little balls and my mom would just spoon them out into oval shapes. I on the other hand was on the phone the entire time I was making these, so mine just got blobbed off a big cooking spoon and that was how they were left to dry. :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta = Yumm :)

Okay so for the last three or four days I have been wanting to make some kind of penne pasta with garlic sauce. That doesn't sound too strange does it? Well, when you have never eaten it before, never made it before, and sure as heck don't have a recipe for it, I would say it's a little strange. So today when I got home from work I browsed the web for a recipe that was simple and quick.

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

1 lb penne pasta
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 garlic cloves, minced **I bought already minced garlic, so it would be 1 tablespoon if you do it that way**
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons parsley flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Cook penne pasta according to directions on box
In a medium saucepan, melt butter and garlic
Cook on medium for 1 minute
Add flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly **I used a whisk and it made it easier**
Add chicken broth and milk, stirring frequently until sauce boils and thickens
Add parsley flakes, salt, pepper, and cheese
Stir until cheese is melted
Toss hot pasta with sauce and serve immediately

Serving suggestion:
Serve with 4 cheese garlic breadsticks. yum :)

This really was super easy to make. I measured out all of my ingredients while waiting for the water to boil for the pasta. Once I started cooking the pasta, I made the sauce in the 10 minutes it took for the pasta to be ready. Quick, easy, and delicious!

Recipe found here.