Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tasty Tuesday... again...

Over the weekend I made my signature cupcakes.... Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes. They are always a hit. I have blogged about it in the past, here is that post. If you have not had them you need to try them.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

get out the tissues

As you probably know I love to watch Ellen. The other day she showed this video of Beyonce singing to a little girl in Australia that has a very rare form of cancer. Get out your tissues...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Proof in the picture?

About 7 weeks ago I started using the "new" prescription medication for hypotrichosis (thinning eyelashes). I know, I know, I have plenty of eyelashes but a girl can never have too many :) The "new" Rx is Latisse, it isn't actually new it is a glaucoma medication that has been out for a few years that has a side effect of longer lashes but only put on the lash line it doesn't really decrease the eye pressure.

So what do you think? This picture is when I first began using it. It is a little fuzzy but I am wearing the same eyeshadow & mascara as in the picture below.
This is about week 7. They say that it could take 12-16 weeks to see full results. I don't think my lashes are getting longer but I sure do think they are thicker and fuller.
If you want longer, fuller lashes let me know and I will schedule you an appointment and we can get you set up :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A true artist

Over the weekend I am sure you saw or at least heard the stunt that Kanye West pulled at the VMAs. It made him look like the fool he is! The best part was last night on Jay Leno when Jay asked him what his late mother would have said about it... Kanye nearly cried, as he should, when he thought about it.

Putting that all aside below is the performance by Pink that night. It was amazing. She is a true artist.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wanted: Laundry Fairy

There are 2 things I dislike doing...

1. emptying the dishwasher
2. putting away my laundry

I wish the laundry fairy would stop by my house and put this stuff all away. I have to put the clean clothes on my bed so I will have to put them away before I go to bed. btw, these clothes have been clean for 2 days but in my laundry room up to this point. I am contemplating sleeping in the guest bed...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Labor Day Surprise

I am lucky enough to have Tuesdays as my day off during the week, which means when there is a holiday on a Monday I have an extra long weekend :) I certainly was not going to stay at home and twiddle my thumbs so I hopped in the car and headed to Heber Springs, AR to help celebrate Megan's birthday and soak up some sun and fun. It was an extra fun trip not only because of who I was going to get to see but I was surprising Megan :)

Here is my view when I was driving into town. So amazing!
Kendra came up for the weekend too.
Dr. Baureis, Dr. Heptig & Dr. Ridgeway :)
Megan & Luke cuddling, I can not believe how big he has gotten! Sisters - Megan & JoleenLuke was one tired boy but he wasn't going to go to bed with out his ball...Pizza master Joe at work. The pizza was extra good this year and of course as in years past I ate way too much...So cheeeeessssyHappy birthday Megan! Megan, me, Jessica, Joleen & KendraGorgeous view out the back window... I would NEVER get tired of seeing that.View from the dock
Ready for day 2 of being on the boat!I love these girls! Thanks for such a fun weekend. I miss you girls so much but I guess we can't live super close forever... We would be each other's competition! :) But it sure is fun to catch up and spend time together when we can.

Friday, September 4, 2009


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Are you ready to RUMBLE!!!

Here are some clips from band practice to get you pumped for the game this Saturday!


Kansas State University Fight song

K-State Pregame

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ashley's new gig

Tuesdays are my day off and this past Tuesday I spent a few hours of it at the old stadium at K-State, Memorial Stadium, watching my sister's band practice. Sad to say it was the first time I had actually been in the stadium but I hope it was not my last!
Here are some pictures of the old stadium, I love the architecture.

The 2009 Kansas State Marching Band! And the Alumni Center
Ashley is just to the right of the tallest guy on the platform, she is wearing the black hat
There she is again playing her clarinet :)
They sounded awesome and really pumped me up for the start of K-State football!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tire update

I am happy to report, knock on wood, that apparently I ran over a screw/nail and that is what flattened my tire on Monday. I took it to the dealership this time, I was not impressed with Wal-Marts service last time, and the dealership took excellent care of me and I got out of there with an oil change and patched tire (that they said is as good as new) for under $50! What a bargain! They say things happen in 3s and this is my third car incident... so hopefully I am done. :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tasty Tuesday - Meatballs!

Here is a great recipe for BBQ meatballs that my friend Audra gave me. Don't skip on the liquid smoke, it makes them yummy!
1-14 oz evaporated milk
3 lbs. ground beef or turkey
2 c. oatmeal
2 eggs
1 c. chopped onion
1 t. garlic powder
2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
2 t. chili powder

mix & shape into balls the size of walnuts. place in flat pan in single layer.

2 c. ketchup
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 t. liquid smoke
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 c. chopped onion

mix and pour sauce over the meatballs and bake 1 hour in 350-degree oven.