Sunday, January 31, 2010

What She Wore...the Baby Edition

Although Lil V does not yet look like me, she is most certainly my child. The first word out of her mouth is officially MALL! Okay, so maybe it wasn't entirely intentional, but I'm counting it. Here's the evidence...

By the way, we did go to the mall, and we did buy some clothes and Lil V, would like to show them off to you.

When: Saturday night

What: Hooded Gap bubble dress, grey skinny leggings (Marshall's find), pink (fake) allstars (not shown)

Where: Dinner and games at Kathy & Ron's

Why: A stylish knit bubble dress is an easy go-to piece for dinner with friends. Tossed on the leggings for a bit of extra warmth.

(also helped Daddy strategize and win the game (and sat like this all by herself)!)

When: Friday

What: Carter's white onesie and Baby Birgitte legwarmers

Where: A trip to Michaels (for an iron-on rhinestone skull to add to this onesie) and HEB with mommy

Why: There's nothing cuter than a baby in legwarmers - what a chic and easy way to dress up a plain ol' onesie!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Anyone want to be on House Hunters?

If you're looking to buy in Austin and might be interested, let me know! Over and out...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


So, I frequent a mommy message board to ask questions, read people's advice, etc. Although there are often NBR (non-baby-related) conversations going on, I'm generally there for baby stuff and ignore all the extraneous. But these tacos could not be ignored. At least once a day, there's a post about "KA's Tacos" and how damn good they are. I finally broke down and bought a crockpot because I just had to see what the fuss was all about. They deserve all the hype. So delicious, I had to run to my lonely blog and share with the world (or with the 2 people who read my blog :-))! We had it in crispy taco shells, which is unlike us, but it was soooo good. I'm sure it's great in tortillas as well. Enjoy!

p.s. picture below is NOT our tacos as I would never ever allow a black olive to touch my plate or that of those I care about.

KA's Chicken Tacos in the Crockpot
Take 1 chicken taco seasoning packet (you can use a reg. taco seasoning packet, but it really doesn't taste nearly as good), and cover the bottom of the crockpot.

Lay 6 frozen tenderloins or 3 frozen breasts on top of the seasoning.

Take one container of fresh pico (I use H.E.B.'s hot variety, we like the kick) and cover the chicken. You can use a can of rotel, but the fresh tastes better.

Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup water over the top of everything. Do not stir.

Simmer in crockpot for 4 to 6 hours on low. If you're home, flip it halfway through, but not necessary. Remove chicken and shred with a fork. Stir back in, mixing everything up, and let cook/simmer for at least 30 more minutes.

We throw it on tortillas with a shredded mexican cheese blend. Great for leftovers, too.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Who's Your Sexy Ugly Crush?

I'm working on a much more substantive post (in my head of course) about all the things I swore I'd never do and have since broken my own rules with the onset of mommyhood. But for now, something much more lighthearted...

You know you have a sexy-ugly crush...someone who is totally not attractive but for some reason you find them dead sexy. An ex of mine's was Sandra Bernhardt -- appalling, he's my ex for a reason, we nearly came to blows over this appalling revelation. Mine is Kid Rock. He's so nasty and dirty and probably has all kinds of creepy crawlies. That stringy hair, that propensity to go open shirt (despite the lack of a...ahem...Situation (bwa, ha ha), the bowler hat, the taste in skanky women, the molester scruff, the odds of a serious drinking problem -- somehow when you put all those things together I'm in the crowd throwing...errr...roses...on the stage. I am ashamed, but I confess, this pillar of ick is my sexy-ugly crush....

Mmmm, mmm,mmm
On a side note, I'm watching the Haiti telethon and I'm pretty sure Stevie Wonder has had a lot of work -- he's 70 with flawless skin - does that make any sense at all? And Madonna is pulled tighter than Joan Rivers. I can talk shit because I've already donated (twice) and you should too. In all seriousness, it is quite a moment to take stock of your life and all you have. And as I sit here typing this, watching tv, with a sleeping baby Violet on my chest...I am certainly blessed and my thoughts and prayers go out to Haiti. (how's that for a script flip).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bumbleride giveway

for the mamas

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