Monday, August 29, 2011

Chicken Fried Steak {Pioneer Woman}

   So, I don't know if any of you follow Pioneer Woman's blog, but if you don't, you definitely need to! Not only does she take amazing pictures, but her stories are wonderful and her recipes are delicious! 
   If you do follow her blog, you know she has a new cooking show on Food Network. My family and I watched it today for the first time, and before we were fifteen minutes into it, my mouth was watering! Her recipe, chicken fried steak, looked amazing, and all of us were ready to eat it. 
   Can you guess what we had for dinner?
   PW's steak is on the left, and ours is on the right:

   Pretty good, don't ya think?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Clay Charm!

   Hi everyone!
   I saw this on a video and just had to try it!! There's a product you can purchase called Amazing Mold Putty, and you can use it to make a mold of just about anything, and then use it for food, clay, etc. It's a little expensive, but if you use a coupon (I got mine a craft store that has weekly ones), it's not too bad. Plus, it lasts for a loooong time!
   Here's a picture of one of my creations! I used mini Oreos, and I love the results!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Random Summer Stuff

I just loved this tree! It looks like Celtic knots or something 

   Also, as a side note, I think we're finally starting into fall a little bit; today the weather was perfect! I know that summer's not over yet, but there is an end to all of this heat!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

It Was the Best of Summers...

   ...And in a way, it was the worst of summers.
   If you've been reading my blog, you know I've been working a summer job at a local cupcake/cake shop. Today, however, was the first day of school, and even though I'm not jumping up and down with excitement over it, I have been looking forward to it.
   This summer has been incredibly crazy; with working three to four days a week, I haven't had much R&R time to blog, take photos, etc. Not to mention the incredible humidity and heat...
   But, to somewhat tie up summer and start the school year fresh, I thought I might make a list of some skills I've acquired over the last few months.
      -To start, I've lost a lot of my shyness over the summer. I can now (somewhat) start a conversation with
   someone I don't know that well.
      -I've grown in my Faith, talking to God more than I did before, and learning to converse with Him like I
   do my mom or dad
   Now, for some fun ones:
      -I've learned how to deal with public, and plaster on a pretty convincing fake smile (don't ask)
      -I can now run a cash register, and I am particularly skilled in voiding things off :)
      -I can ice four cupcakes into a small cupcake cake, write on, and border the edges in under ten minutes
   (again, don't ask)
      -I can lift a lot of icing
      -And, among other things, I've tested my wings, so to speak
   All in all, a very rewarding summer in most ways. I've met some really awesome people, and have stepped out of my "comfort zone" quite a bit (sorry if that's a reiteration of one of my previous points; I just really want to get that across!).
   I'll still work some Saturdays during the school year, but I think I'll enjoy being back home with my family!
   And now, since no post is complete without a picture:


Allie's having a really cool giveaway over at her blog! Go here to see it!