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10/6/15

I'm a fur mom!

Meet Penny & Frank! 
How cute are these faces!!!! 
A boy and his dog. 
The ride home from picking up our pups was an exciting one! C had one and I had the other up front. Olivia was begging to hold one, and I was hoping they didn't go potty in my car. 
I let her think Penny is her dog. 
These two are just inseparable. When we picked them up they were snuggled together outside. They were meant to stay together.
I just love her!! Stay tuned for lots more puppy posts!!!

10/2/15

Friday Favorites

Happy Fri-YAY
Here's a look at what I'm loving on this gorgeous Friday.
 
Every other Friday is Wrangler Round up day at Carson's school. This week was extra spirited, because it's "Cross Town Show Down" Wylie High is playing Wylie East tonight. It's a big deal in town. When I was in school there was only one high school, so I will forever be a Pirate. Although, my kids will be Raiders I'm still team AHMO!!! I don't see C being a football player when he grows up, so I think it's okay I'm not big Raider supporter!
Today actually felt like Fall until this afternoon. I was loooooving these temps while I was out running errands. It felt amazing out.
I have a baby shower to go to for my step sister tomorrow. I was out picking up some last minute gifts for her. These newborn onesies were just so adorable to me. They are teensie tiny. I just can't believe I will never have another baby of my own to put in tiny clothing like this.
How cute is this outfit Lolly made for Olivia?? Lolly has had to take some time off from sewing, so it's been a while  since we got an outfit made by her. I love these skirts on Olivia.
I had to get a bow made to match Olivia's new outfit ASAP. Luckily, I have a friend here that makes the big bows I love. I text her this morning, and she had this made for me by the time we had to pick up the kids from school. You can find her here. Toni is so easy to work with and if she doesn't have the right colors you need she will get it ordered quick. Thanks Toni!!
Lunch at Sams Club. I love a quick, insanely cheap lunch. Usually I split a pizza combo with Olivia, but she wanted a hot dog today. It was still only $3 for lunch.
This afternoon I mailed off a little surprise to some special people. I need to do this more often, it's so much fun.
I'm ending my Friday favorites with this sweet face. Penny Pickle should be coming home next week. She's starting to wean off of her mommy. I can't wait to snuggle her. I can't get over how stinkin' cute she is.

-Ashley
 
 

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10/1/15

Golden Mushroom pork chops

I'm linking up with Andrea for Recipe Club. Today I'm sharing my Golden Mushroom pork chop recipe. This is SOOOOO simple, yet so yummy. One of my all time favorite meals to cook.
 
What you need:
thin pork chops, I usually buy boneless
1 can golden mushroom soup
water
flour
salt and pepper
garlic powder
onion powder
olive oil
 
Heat your pan with olive oil. I rarely measure anything you just need enough to get a thin layer in your pan.
 While your pan heats up wash your pork chops, and put them on a cutting board to season. I pretty much season everything with salt, pepper, onion, and garlic powder. However, my mom recently bought me "good shit" seasoning from Miranda Lamberts store and I've been using that. It can go on anything. It's worth the $15.
Okay so after you season cover the pork chops in flour. You don't need a whole lot just get the chops covered front and back.
Next stick them in the pan and brown them. Once they have browned turn down to low, and add your golden mushroom soup, and a can of water. Put the lid on and let them slowly cook. These will literally get so tender, and melt in your mouth.
That's all there is to it. I usually make these with mashed potatoes, and use the gravy from the chops to put on them. A vegetable, and roll.
I hope you guys enjoy!
 
Normally I would have step by step pictures with the instructions, but this was totally last minute. After my post yesterday I got a lot of questions about these, so I decided to share. If you make these please let me know how you liked them!! Happy pre Friday, friends!
 
Ashley


9/30/15

What's up Wednesday- September

 
 
Another edition of What's Up Wednesday! Can you believe it's already the end of September? Let's get started.
 
What we're eating:
Monday- Golden Mushroom pork chops, mashed potatoes, sweet peas, and rolls.
Tuesday- Cinnamon rolls- don't judge
Wednesday- Cheeseburgers, homemade French fries, baked beans
Thursday- Ribs, left over sides
Friday- dinner with friends
Saturday- cook out at the lake
Sunday- pizza night
 
What I'm reminiscing about:
Carson Ray
This picture popped up on my time hop the other day. I couldn't help but go back and look at his baby pictures.





Who told him he could grow up? He is such a sweet, sensitive, lovey boy. I am so glad I get to be his mom and watch him grow up.
 
What I'm loving:
Fall
I'm ready for the temps to cool down so I can make soups, stews, chicken and dumplings, chili, etc. I've already started my fall baking. I've made pumpkin cake, zucchini muffins, and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. YUM!
I love Olivia's fall wardrobe, too!
 
What we've been up to:
 
 Pumpkins at the Arboretum are my favorite.
 Saturday we had a couple birthday parties.
 The only pictures I ended up getting were of them eating cotton candy.
 Showering baby Easton. Can't wait to meet that sweet girl, only a couple weeks left!
 Every Thursday I go eat with Carson at school.
 My little dirt bike rider.
 Carson got to stay the night with his Nonnie for the first time. They both had a blast.
 Every weekend is consumed by a soccer game. My little brother is refereeing at the same fields Olivia plays on. He comes by and checks to make sure she's playing.
 Oh spelling words. You have not been our favorite part of the day. I try to make learning his words fun so far shaving cream has been his favorite way of practicing them.
 The other night we had a random date night to pappasitos. It was so good. I'm ready for it again!
 I finally set up Carson's bed. I'm still working on some wall d├ęcor.
 My little brother driving me around. I can't believe he is old enough to be doing this. I told him when he gets his license to please not drive like the other teenagers I see around town.
 
What I'm dreading:
Training the puppies I agreed to get.
 
What I'm working on:
Halloween costumes. These seriously stress me out every year. I like for my kids to coordinate, and I like their costumes to be outside of the box.
(2011-2014) Raggedy Ann, and Andy, Minnie, and Mickey mouse, and Cowboy costume were all vintage costumes. My MIL saved these all from when my husband, and SIL were my kids ages. Olivia is wearing Ryan's cowboy boots from when he was younger. I'm so glad she saved these we have had so much fun bringing them out of the attic and wearing them again. 
This year I'm letting go, and letting them be what they want. I'm really sad about it, because I wanted them to be Ricky Richardo, and Lucille Ball. How stinkin' cute would that be?? I feel like Carson's just too old to be coordinating with his sister, especially as Ricky Ricardo.
 
What I'm excited about:
 
 I'm really excited about my puppies I'm dreading to train.
I mean look at this face. SO SWEET! Meet Penny Pickle.
C fell in love with this little black one. I think he named him Frankie Ray. He wanted it to have his middle name. Ha.
Two happy kids right here.
 
What I'm watching:
I'm currently not watching anything. I could use some referrals!
 
What I'm listening to:
Coffee Shop on Pandora. Obsessed!
 
What I'm wearing:
Lots of army green, and booties
(I take the best worst selfies!)
 I can't wait to wear this to a baby shower Saturday.
 Don't pay attention to my messy room. #reallife
 
 
What I'm doing this weekend:
Saturday Livi has a soccer game in the morning, I have my step sisters baby shower, then meeting friends at the lake for a cook out. While we're doing girl stuff, Ryan and Carson are going out to the Good Guys car show.
Sunday I am possibly taking my nephews birthday pictures.
 
What I'm looking forward to:
School is out on Monday for Fair day, so I will be sleeping in!!!
 
What else is new:
We have family pictures coming up on the 10th. I love the color combo I'm going with. It's very Fall!
 
What is your favorite Halloween tradition:
(Halloween 2014)
Every year we go to Ryan's parents house to trick or treat. They hand out candy on their porch while we do the couple streets around them. I will miss this tradition... Since my FIL had his stroke they've had to make a lot of changes, one of them being selling their house. However, Ryan's grandma lives across the street from their current house, so we can still trick or treat in the same neighborhood. It won't quite be the same, but as long as we are altogether I'm happy.
 
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