Archive for October, 2011

October 31, 2011

Weekend Roundup – Western Style

Good morning, and welcome back to the workweek!

It was another amazing weekend here in South Dakota, and a pretty western one at that!


Ok, I guess it didn’t start out very western. The Bean dressed up for her Kindergarten Halloween party on Friday. She had a blast!

Side-note. Have I told you how addicted to this stuff I am during the Fall season? Love it!

Some friends of our gave the Sweetheart and I a Sylvester and Tweety costume. They are adorable! The Bean is in love with Tweety!

Movie fun on Saturday! Puss in Boots was so cute!

The Sweetheart and I threw together homemade meatballs on Saturday night. Crazy-amazing! We’d never made these before, and I cannot even explain how simple and satisfying they were! Yum!



Ok, now it gets Western. We spent Sunday cutting down dead trees and splitting firewood at our friend V’s ranch. It was a gorgeous Fall day, a perfect day for it! A bunch of our friends were out, and while it was hard work, we all had so much fun!


The Sweetheart even showed me how to use his chainsaw! I think he was pretty proud of my awesome saw-skills! Haha!

The evening ended with a giant pot of white chili for everyone, and then the Sweetheart and I sat in front of a fire at his cabin and read until we couldn’t keep our eyes open any longer. I’m sure we made it until at least 9:30.

A perfect Fall day to end an amazing weekend!

Tonight will be filled with Trick-or-Treating fun with the Bean! Love it!

What does everyone have planned for the week? Any fun activities? Recipes?

Happy Halloween!

October 28, 2011

Filling Up.

I am so ridiculously happy to be able to say…Happy Friday! Whoo hoo!

As your Breakfast Feast Friday post today, I give you another variation of my all-time favorite breakfast!

This is truly, the perfect weekend breakfast. So delicious! You can find how to build it, here.

For this variation, I cut the potatoes into small chunks instead of rounds. It gave it an entirely different texture…really amazing! I also sliced up an avocado and threw it into the mix. Creamy, fresh, perfect!

Top it with a dab of sour cream, and some hot sauce, and you’ve got yourself a plate of amazingness!

That’s really all I’ve got for you today. I feel like I should leave you with some amazing tid-bid of enlightenment, but the truth is…it’s been a really intense week, and I’ve got nothin’. Notta. Ze-ro.

It’s ok though, my favorite yoga instructor always says that if we were always filled-up…we wouldn’t need to be active in things that fill us up. We’d be stuck in the Status Quo; balanced but blah. It’s really important to be mentally empty sometimes, so we can start fresh and fill-up again. That’s where I’m at today. Mentally empty…and ready to be filled!

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Have an amazing weekend!