Tuesday, March 25, 2014

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday #47- Road Trip

Road Trip Singing
We headed to Reno for Spring Break because my sister is getting married next weekend! For us, a road trip means non-stop singing. Here are some silly videos from our drive that I posted on Instagram...










What do you do to make a road trip more fun? I'd love to hear about it in a comment! 

Happy Spring Break!


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday #46: Birthday Fun

Birthday Fun
My birthday was on the 7th, and I had such a wonderful day!  The lovely Cherry Dollface made a stop in Portland with her West Coast Pinup Tour. I did a mother/ daughter pin up shoot with The Princess, it was a blast!

Cherry Dollface did our hair, and Nikki Napalm did our makeup. They were both so sweet!

Gunslinger Photography did the photo shoot. I can't wait to see the photos! It was so fun! The Princess LOVED it. She has decided to be a model now, haha! I have to admit, she's a natural...


We went out to dinner, then had some ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. Yum! Then I got to open my  presents! I collect Disney Limited Edition dolls, and I've been wanting these ones for quite a while! So gorgeous!


It was such a perfect birthday. Of course The Princess and I took a bunch of silly selfies. I loved being all dolled up!



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Monday, March 10, 2014

Angie's Turkey Taco Soup


The chilly, wet weather has hit in Oregon. That means it's time to warm up with Angie's Turkey Taco Soup.
Most taco soup recipes are pretty basic. Throw in some ground beef, a bunch of cans of stuff and add two packets of "taco" seasoning. I make two major changes to Angie's Turkey Taco Soup. 
First: I use ground turkey. You will not miss the beef. Seriously. 
Second: I avoid the super salty traditional season packets whenever I can. There's a reason your shoes don't fit and rings won't come off your fingers after using the typical taco seasoning packet. 
My recipe replaces the seasoning packet with Green Onion Salsa to get a zippy, citrus tang that makes Angie's Turkey Taco Soup taste fantástico!  
Ingredients


  • 20 oz ground turkey, 7% fat 
  • 1 can diced tomatoes*
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 can water (just fill up your empty corn can and dump it in)
Green Onion Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch of green onions including greens, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup wine vinegar (white or red)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 
  • 1-2 jalapeños, (optional)
  • Topping suggestions: tortilla chips, sour cream, hot sauce and shredded Mexican blend cheese

* My kiddos aren’t nuts about chunky tomatoes, so I add them into the food processor along with the salsa ingredients before adding to the soup.
Directions
Step 1: Brown the ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain off the fat and place meat in a crockpot.
Step 2: Add the undrained beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce and can of water.
Step 3: Place all Green Onion Salsa ingredients into a food processor and purée. Add salsa to the crockpot. Give everything a stir.
Step 4: Turn crockpot on low for 6 to 8 hours.

To serve, place soup in bowls and then top with your choice of crunched tortilla chips, sour cream, Mexican blended cheese, or hot sauce.




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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday #45: Frozen Craze

Frozen Craze

I'm sure you all are aware of the Frozen craze going on all around us! Of course, being the Disney fanatic that I am, I pre-ordered the bluray that will be released on March 18th, but then the digital copy was released last week and of course we couldn't wait a couple weeks... so we had to get that. And that's after already having gone to the movies to see it two times. Anyone else guilty of this insanity?

If you have seen it, you have to admit that it is really good. I mean, really good. If you haven't seen it, what rock have you been living under?? The digital copy is available for download, so come back in a couple hours and let me know what you thought, haha!!

Anyway, the other day I saw this Super-Size Plush Olaf at JCPenney. Of course I had to stop and give him a hug! This adorable guy will only run you $500.... wow, if you bought this, you have to comment and tell me! He's cute, but not happening here. I have no idea where I'd even put something this big!


Have you seen Disney's Frozen? Do you love it? Hate it? I'd love to hear about it in a comment! 

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