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Friday Fun!

Whoa.... what day is it? It's been one of those weeks! Thankfully it's hard to forget Friday, but we have been crazy busy with basketball. Luckily for us, the Hubby only has one more 8th grade game.

My new glasses came in this week. I am really having to adjust to wearing glasses everyday. It was a lot harder to pick out a pair of frames than I thought. It's amazing how much clearer things are when you actually wear your glasses! Who would have thunk it?

Don't mind the crazy hair, I just didn't feel like fixing it yesterday!
We actually have a free night tonight. No set plans, no responsibilities! I don't remember what this feels like.... but the plan is to rent a couple movies and just relax, because tomorrow is a varsity basketball game and a family get together. 
I think I am going to rent The Maze Runner and The Equalizer. The Hubby LOVES Denzel Washington, so I can't imagine him being in just a terrible movie. 

If you check ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, the T…

Back to the grind...

I am back to the grind today... Monday our office was closed for MLK day. It was great to have a long weekend, even though I spent the whole day Saturday working with my family. My sister snapped a picture of the sunset on our drive down to our parents.
My family is very self sufficient when it comes to food. My grandpa raises cattle, so we butcher cattle each year for our families to split. I couldn't tell you the last time I bought beef from the grocery store. Needless to say I am still sore from standing for 8 hours cutting meat!

The Hubby and I are going to have a super busy week. We have ball games Tuesday-Saturday. We took the opportunity last night to have a date night to see the movie American Sniper. 

It was a great movie. I could never imagine being in a war zone and what every solider goes through on a daily basis. I am thankful to those who serve our country. 

The Hubby and I tackled making homemade flour tortillas for tacos last night. I got the recipe from Brown Eyed Bak…


We are from central Indiana. In the Indianapolis area there is a restaurant that serves these yeast dough stuffed rolls called Kilotchies. They are delicious, but usually they cost $1.50+ for one roll, so they can get expensive.

I set out to figure it out...well it's super easy and super yummy! They are simple to make and easily can be changed depending on your preferences.

Since I came up with a knock off recipe my version is called a "Kilotchkie" with an extra "k" in there for Kara. I made these for dinner last night and the Hubby said they were great.

12 Frozen yeast rolls
Ham (2 pieces)
Turkey (2-4 pieces)
Cheese (4 slices)
Bacon (3 slices)

You will need to set out your yeast rolls to rise ahead of time. Once they have risen you need to preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Pre-cut and arrange all your filling choices. I cut all my ingredients ahead of time to make assembly easy on myself. 

Take a roll and stretch it out and place it in your palm or …

Cold Day, but a Happy, Happy Day!!!

We are at -8 degrees here in arctic Indiana! So while schools are closed (this means the Hubby is home still in bed), some of us have to truck it to work! Even though the weather is terrible, I am super excited today!

It was announced that I was the official winner of the Creative Cookie Contest hosted by Cookie and Cups and Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. Please go check out their websites for their experience with my recipe! 

I can't wait to receive the contest prizes. I won an iPad mini and an Artisan Kitchen Aid Mixer. I am just so happy. I did the contest because I thought it would be fun. I never expected to be chosen as a finalist, let alone the contest winner! 

Before I ever submitted the recipe I told my sister that if she helped me bake the cookies that if I won I would give her the mixer....well.... I should have thought that through! LOL... but big thanks to Kayla for keeping me company in the kitchen and working on the butterscotch gaunche!
Thank you to everyone who vote…

Here's to 2015!

I can't believe 2014 is over... it's crazy how time flies. I can't tell you how many times my parents said that as you get older time seems to go by quicker. When you are 15-16 years old, you want time to go by quicker, now I'm like slow down!

2014 was a great year. The Hubby and I made a lot of great memories! I hope we can make many more this year!

I know a lot of people start out the new year with resolutions. Most of those resolutions are dropped by the time February rolls around. 

So I am not going to make resolutions. I am just going to write about my hopes for 2015 and beyond.

1. Not live for tomorrow's but appreciate today.
This year has been full of heartbreaks and sadness. It seems like the news is full of terrible stories. It seems like it's always too late that we realize what is important in life. I am going to try and put that first.

I want to enjoy time with my husband. Enjoy life everyday and make the most of what we have. Life is too precious to put …