I have been home sick for the last two days. Honestly I had a good feeling that I would end up getting something considering that several of my co-workers that I see on a daily basis have been sick. Also running in and out of buildings all day when the temperatures haven’t been above freezing probably doesn’t help things either.

This afternoon, feeling slightly better then what I have been feeling, I looked up from the couch to our backyard and there was a deer standing there. Since it snowed I have been waiting for the deer to come close to the house so I could get some good pictures. This was the first time that I had seen one this close and of course the camera was upstairs. He was staring at me so I couldn’t move fast. I waited until he looked down to eat and I snuck up our front stairs. As I was going up I glanced out the front and noticed the deer running through the front yard. I grabbed the camera as fast as I could and as I got to a place that would have been a really cool picture, he took off running.

I then realize that my loving husband had just pulled in the driveway and scared them all off. Apparently he was trying to say hi to the neighbor and honked the horn, which scared all of the deer off. BOOOOOOOOO!

I had to settle for these pictures. I did get some nice sunset pictures but the deer one would have taken cake had he not honked the horn.


Yet another blogger fail. No pictures.

This was something that I came up with on the fly one night and it was awesome!

I made the macaroni the normal way in boiling water.

I grilled the chicken on the grill on the stove.

Once the macaroni was done cooking, I added the fresh broccoli to the noodles.

I then chopped all of the chicken and dumped in with the noodle / broccoli mixture.

Then it was time to add the cheesy wonderfulness.

I added a block of chipotle cheddar, a couple of tablespoons of sour cream, a little bit of milk, and a tablespoon of butter to the pot.

Let it melt and enjoy.

No pictures.


I, as a blogger, have failed again on this post to have pictures to support the deliciousness of this soup.

Sean and I came up with looking for a recipe for a Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda Soup after visiting the local Dairy Farm where we had it for dinner one night in December. The soup was really good.

I went looking for a recipes to see if I could make anything close to what we had that night. Well I am happy to report that we definitely found a good recipe. I found it here.

It was really easy to do since it mainly sat in the crockpot and cooked. I will say that it was a little messy transporting the contents into the blender and blending it to the fullest but it all worked out in the end.

I also tried to make some homemade bread to go along with the soup and needless to say it didn’t quite turn out right. It was incredible dense and didn’t really rise much. I think this might have had to do with the yeast that I used but I am not sure. It was still good though to dip in the soup.

Everything was awesome and very enjoyable!



So I am really terrible in these next couple of posts. I have completely failed in taking photos of some of this food. I have to post it though because some of the recipes are amazing.

I had found this recipe on Pinterest and ask Sean if this combination sounded good to him. He said it did so I put it on the menu and I am glad we did.

It was a Tortellini Sausage Soup with carrots and zucchini. I found the recipe on this website.  It is definitely going in the keeper pile. Amazing and I am really sad I didn’t take pictures!

Get ready for lots more food posts in the next week or so because they are all piling up. And no they don’t have pictures because I have failed that department.



I had seen a couple of people post videos of this on Facebook. I figured if it really only took 30 minutes then it couldn’t be that hard to figure this out. Unfortunately I tried the video that others suggested but it was not helpful. So I did a little searching on my own and found another video that is below that is awesome! She goes into lots of detail and it made it super easy to follow, even though I had to rewind it like 5 times! Even with the rewinding it probably only took me 45 minutes and I am getting ready to start on a second one.

It is by far one of the warmest scarves I own and I can’t wait to do another one in gray, especially since this week is supposed to be so cold.

If you are thinking of trying to do one of these, watch the video linked below. I am telling you she is the best and makes it super easy!


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