Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Quiz About Me, #MQAM,

Acting Balanced

1. What is your favorite Olympic sport?

-Gymnastics....but if I'm being honest here, I'm not a huge Olympic's Fan.  

2. What is the healthiest meal you've eaten this week?

-Well the week is new, so lets hope that I eat something healthy.  So far this week I've had a Glazer (Donut), Mocha, Party Pizza and its only Monday.  I think I may need a food intervention.  

3. What is the unhealthiest meal you've eaten this week?

-I think we covered that in above question!

4. What jewelry do you wear every day?

-I don't wear any Jewelry on a daily basis.  Stopped wearing the wedding band when my hands started to swell and after that I only put it on when I go to a clients or we go out.  I do like to accessorize though when I get dressed up, BUT that only happens when I go to clients or out with the Husband!

Bonus Question:

Do you like Beer?

-I never have been a big beer fan, but after our weekend tour to Leinenkugel's Brewery this past weekend (Post to come later this week) I'm a HUGE BEER FAN!  Without giving my entire secret away...did you know that you can mix 2 Leinenkugel Beer's together to make an entirely new flavor?  Let's just say its AWESOME!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

For the Love of Mocha....

I have done it again....Yes come up with another hair brained idea! BUT this time it also is helping me get my kitchen (that has been torn apart for the last 7 years) done!  All because I have the love of mocha and a great bargain.  

The coffee shop I help out with their Social Media Gert & Ermas (sham-less plug) has been in the process of remodeling and changing things up, like adding an entire new PUB to the mix (Emmett's on Hennepin) !  Anyways Sharon had been asking me if I wanted to buy her Hoosier. For those of you where like me and have no idea what a Hoosier is, it is basically a cabinet or hutch that was used for baking.  Wikipedia does a good job of explaining here .  Go ahead and take a look, I'll wait here...

So this is the Hoosier Sharon was talking about.  

and this is what it looks like now, turned into the ultimate Espresso Bar inside my kitchen.  

I also added some seating to make the perfect coffee bar!  

I still need to finish my walls and put up some more decoration but believe me I have been enjoying my new space as is!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Quiz About Me - #MAQM a great Meme for Mondays!

Acting Balanced

1. What are your favorite pizza toppings?

-I'm a Chicken lover for Pizza Toppings.  Chicken, Bacon, Ranch are my favs. Or BBQ Chicken.  But I have really come to love Dominos Tuscan Salami & Roasted Veggie  

2. What is the strangest name you've ever heard for a child?

-Maybe I'm just small town and everyone I know has named their child something normal.  I do know my son is happy that I didn't name him "Shine".  

3. What is the best vacation you've ever gone on?

-I would have to say the best vacation I even have been on was when I was in 7th grade and my grandparents took me to Hawaii.  We did every thing possible.  From the Pineapple Factory, to Waimea Bay and Pearl Harbor.  

4. What is your favorite quick summer meal?

-Pork Burgers on the Grill!

Bonus Question:

Do you have a Woman Cave?

I just spent the weekend on an impromptu project, that I thought was going to be a woman cave but ended up bing the cutest addition to my kitchen.  As soon as its totally finished I will put up a blog post about it!  For now here's a sneak peek.

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Summer Song Mix

Every summer I seem to fall in Love with a new song this summer my mix tape contains the following:

Little Big Town: Pontoon.  My families not sure why I like this song because I don't like the water and really when they say "don't act like you don't want to" referring to jumping of the back.  I really don't want to I have a huge fear of water and drowning and never, ever jump into water.  

Then you have Dierks Bentley: 5-1-5-0.  This song video reminds me of the good ole days when me and boys would go mudden and also when we went to this awesome mud resort in wisconsin where they actually had a mud pit exactly like this and driven through it with my 4 wheeler!

Then you have Tim McGraw's new Truck ya.  This kind of explains itself!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

One Girls views on...Kendra Wilkinson's Sliding into Home

After an entire day of "Kendra on Top" I decided that I should download Kendra Wilkinson's Book "Sliding into Home".  

I have been a fan of Kendra's from the early "Girls Next Door" days.  For some reason I could relate to her.  She seemed pretty real and had the "What you see is what you get" type of attitude.  Little did I know the things that she has gone through to get to where she is today.

After reading the book, I have a much greater respect for Kendra.  She has overcome allot a things in her life to get where she is today.  I'm not a big fan of her take on why she did drug, because personally I don't think things could ever be that bad to have to stoop to that level but I respect her for being brave enough to tell the world about who she was before she became the celebrity she is today.  

The books itself is not written all that well so all you proper grammar folks out there please don't buy the book and if you do please do not critique Kendra for it.  I feel it took allot of guts to write about the things she did in her life and in life grammar is not always proper.  Every once in awhile you need to though out the F-bomb. 

If you ask me Kendra has come from humble beginnings and has made something about herself.  From not having anything to having almost anything she wants is quit a change and it didn't just get handed to her she worked for it.  Though she might have been in the right place at the right time for some of the opportunities that she has been given she still has worked for everything she has gotten.  Kendra has the hard work paid off life.  I respect her a ton.  I wish Kendra nothing but good luck in everything she does and thank her for entertaining me on my stuck in the house days.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Peanut Butter Kiss Brownies

We visited my sister-in-laws on the fourth of July and she told me about these "Sluty-brownies" and I had to try them but of course I didn't have all the ingredients at home when I was craving them so I tried tried something else. This is what i call "Peanut Butter Kiss Brownies

1 bag Betty Crocker Paanut Butter Cookie Mix   
1 box brownie mix 
2 Hershy bars 

Mix up the cookie mix in a bowl and spread in 8x8 baking pan. Break apart and place Hershy bars ontop of cookie batter. Mix brownie batter in a bowl and pour over cookie mix & hearsay bars in the baking pan. Spread evenly. Place in oven and follow cooking instructions on brownie mix. I baked at 350 and checked after 30 minutes. They were not done yet so I baked for another 10 minutes. I think it will depend on your oven how long they take to bake. I topped with whip cream and enjoyed! Yummy!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Quiz About Me...#MQAM

Acting Balanced

1. If you could be on a reality tv show which one would you want to be a part of?

-Redneck Vacation....they look like they are having so much fun!

2. You have the power to create one law, what would it be?

-If you want to go college you can, no credit checks, no tuition and no age limit. Simply put if you want to better yourself, then go ahead a do so and don't worry about how your going to have to pay for it! 

3. How's your weather today?

-Hot, Humid. Windy and 100+ degrees.  But its 76 and cool inside where I am!

4. Other than the country you currently live in, where would you want to live?

-I like the United States but its no secret that I want to live in Colorado. I'm sure I have mentioned it more then once before.  

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Afternoon on the Bike....

I'm never one to say no to a bike ride and yesterday afternoon we got to put on about 150 miles with our friend Mike.  

Mike bought a brand new 2012 Harley Davidson VROD and wanted us to help him break it in.  Its pretty cool, I have to admit!  

To the left is a picture of my Husband and Mike after they backed the bikes up to Hoopers to refuel our bellies and take a little break.

We went from Hutchinson to Delano, then the back way through Watertown to St Boni over to Waconia, then headed to Cologne over to Arlington through Glencoe to Silver Lake then the 20 mile around the block ride back home!

Our little voyage was allot of fun and I hope Mike will be back home soon (he's an over the road truck driver) so we can spend a whole weekend on the Bikes. 

Who knows maybe me and the Hubs will take a ride up to Park Rapids and ride around up there with him!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How to Freeze a Cell or Column in Excel

I work with Excel allot in my job and use a ton of shortcuts.  I thought I would share this handle little tidbit with you all. 

How to Freeze a Cell or Column in Excel 

For Mac Excel 2011

Open excel Spread sheet, then Select the Layout tab from the toolbar at the top of the screen. Click on the Freeze Panes button and click on the Freeze Top Row option in the popup menu.

For PC office 2010

First off, head over to View tab, click Freeze Top Row to make the row labels appear, when you are scrolling.

Now if you want to freeze first column, Click Freeze First Columnto do the same with the columns.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Redneck Saturday Afternoon

My son's friend Adam was talking smack about how his Ford would pull my son's new to him Chevy to town.  Take a look at how the tables turned.

This angle is from the back of my son's truck.  Make sure you watch all the way threw for some funny commentary!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Give a Girl some Beads and she makes a Necklace or TWO!!

Earlier this week my Craft Pizza Box arrived from Club Scrap and I was more than excited when I opened it to find an awesome assortment of beads!  Yes it came with some great scrapbook papers as well but it seems like I'm more interested in the beads these days.  I get very inspired to create some beauty when it arrives.  

Take a look at what I created!  I think the necklaces are awesome!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...Birthday Celebration!

 Me and the not so happy hubs!
 Now he's happy!
 Yummy food at Bucca,minus my son's naughty finger!
 Trying to get Diesel to pose for a picture!
 Not so much!
 Perfect Family Picture!
 My Birthday cake! Snickers Cheesecake! Yumo!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July Craft Pizza Box has arrived!

My Club Scrap Craft Pizza Box arrived today.  I wonder whats inside of it?  

Last month it contained some awesome finds.  Including enough beads to make a bracelet, necklace and matching earrings!  

Stay tuned later this week to see what fun things I made from this months pizza box!