Friday, April 30, 2010

Military Spouses Bloghop!

Hi there! I’m the cowgirl boots in this combination. My infantryman and I will celebrate 1 year next month. So far we’re loving the life and the adventures we’ve been on.

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We do not have any children YET but we plan on it some day, sooner rather than later.

I am a history teacher by trade from the great state of Texas. However I’m finding it difficult to find a job as we move. Sub lists have become my best friend.

I’m into arts and crafts, cooking and wifely things. I have two furbabies, Tux and Talley, a lot of my entries revolve around these things and a hubs as well as my new adventures in our new hometown.

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This blog hop is sponsored by Riding the Roller Coaster so hop on over and check everyone out!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A long day over…

So today was ridiculous. Let me just say I’m not dumb but today that could have been tested…

So our garage door has been acting weird since yesterday afternoon, I came home and put the door up and it went back down….on it’s own. Then when I finally got it to go down it went up on it’s own…I checked the ground sensor I check the stripping, E looked at it can’t tell what’s wrong.

So I had planned to make a maintience call this afternoon, however I had a few errands to run….so I put the door up get in the car and go to back out…the door starts going down. That’s right I back into the door. Luckily it’s just a little dent in the door and the maintience man will be here tomorrow.

I get to firestone and find out there is a screw in my tire. So it’s the screw not the constant flux from freezing to 80 that is causing the PSI to be wacky.

Then I painted a cookie jar….more about that later.

Thank you for the feed back about the changes!!!

Which peach color is hard to read? Is it the color I’m using for the titles, headers etc or is the color I used for the last post?

I don’t use google reader, so I’m not sure how that works. I usually just go to people pages, since my background is now dark brown I tried to pick a contrast. Just let me know and I can work something out.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Few Changes

So there are a few changes over here, new background, new banner. E wasn’t thrilled that I had our last name front and center on the bloggity blog so I changed it up a little bit. He also didn’t like the new name much but I told him tough bits on that one, unless he can come up with something cuter it’s sticking!!

I feel like the time goes by really fast out here. I’m out of the house by 9 and home by 4 but it just seems like I don’t get much done, probably because everything seems to be really spread out here in CO.

I modified one of my favorite recipes this evening. I originally got this one of the the Flat Belly Diet Book, it’s call Chicken spinach roulades.

4 chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 in

1 package frozen spinach

1/2 cut parmesan (I used feta tonight)

1 tsp of red pepper flakes.

So you flatten the chicken, then stuff with a mixture of spinach, cheese and pepper flakes. Then you roll them up and stick ‘em with a tooth pick to hold them in place. Tonight I wrapped a piece of turkey bacon around the chicken then put them in a frying pan with some olive oil. After you brown each side turn the heat down, put a lid on it and let them cook until they are cooked all the way through. I turned them every couple of minutes but it was pretty low maintenance!


Friday, April 23, 2010

I cleaned *gasp*

That’s right, bathrooms, mopping everything, the whole works. The only thing left to do is fold the laundry womp womp….I don’t wanna.

I will. Two people don’t generate much of a mess, but boy do we have a lot of laundry every other week! Ha!

We had some new friends over this evening and we had a blast! They have two adorable little girls, it makes me want some. Is there a way to skip straight to the fun years and skip the years you don’t get to sleep?

hmm something to think on.

Oh and it snowed here today!SAM_0269 Silly mother nature…doesn’t she know it’s spring? Next month is the prelude to summer? I have a feeling my next real taste of summer will be when I get to visit Texas in July :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Job searching..again

Ok so I know this subject is getting old. But I’m still looking for a job.

I applied for a position at a school that I would be perfect for. That was two weeks ago.

They filled the position.

They never called for an interview.

That burned.

I miss home. I miss familiarity. I miss being where I knew people, I knew the system and I didn’t feel so out in left field.

In the next month or so the substitute systems should come open so I’ll start there. It’s not not my first choice but it’s as close to being a teacher as I can get at this point.

Patience is a virtue…right?I keep trying to remind myself of that.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

That is real love

Yes yes yes I know today is wordless Wednesday. But I really wouldn’t take a picture of this. I’m sorry I’ll just have to put it in words, I think you’ll thank me.

We were laying on the couch having a little discussion about who Tux loves more, we do that we’re creepy dog people.

He cuddled with me, so I told E get him to willingly cuddle with you and you win. (I know my little guy he loves me more)

So E holds him for a minute then lets him go, thinking ok he likes it, he’s going to sit down. Instead he sit up, and then ….

Blllargh. All over E’s shirt…

He loves me more, just sayin…:)

And for the recorded I laughed, hard.

I’m usually the one at the receiving end of this stuff…

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I love candles. Some people say they put too many carcinogens into the air, but I’m a sucker for REALLY good smelling things. My favorite probably has to be the baking smells, things that smell like cookies, candies or creamy things.

This isn’t an advertisement, I just wanted to share. Last summer I went to Indiana and visited this huge store, it was like a sam’s club but they only sold home decor and party items. You have to have a membership to get in, I can’t remember the name at the moment but it was something like the card club or something. You get a membership and access to cool stuff.

I picked up a candle by Our Own Candle  Company in Caramel Pecan and I’ve been in love with it ever since! They make soy blend candles, the one I bought was in an old fashion mason jar and is super clean burning, meaning it burns all the wax, all the way down.

I recommend it to anyone who loves candles, and this smell is fantastic I have to say!SAM_0256


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Farm life wouldn’t be for me.

Mucking stalls= never.

My dogs poop about 5 lbs each week, I’m convinced. And it’s gross. I have this nifty little pooper scooper, I recommend it to anyone and everyone that has to pick up this stuff. It won’t make it any more fun but it sure does make it easier!

E’s b-day was great. We had sushi at this little place called Jun, they have a sushi happy hour, which wasn’t that easy to find. Then we came back to the house for gifts and coconut cream pie, I made from SCRATCH…! E didn’t know that means, so if you don’t it means I started with nuthin, just flour, eggs, coconut and cream. I’m exactly sure I did it right but it ended up tasting pretty awesome so it couldn’t be too off!


Last but not least on Friday night we made this awesome chicken! I recommend it, especially if you like tequila and grilled stuff! It’s called drunken grilled chicken, we ate it like fajitas with guacamole and lime cilantro rice!

1/2 gold tequila

2Tbsp triple sec

1 cup lime juice

2 cloves of minced garlic

1 fresh Jalapeno  seeded and minced(I left this out)

2tsp salt

1tsp fresh ground pepper

1tbsp minced cilantro

1 tbsp chili powder

mix all ingredients and marinade over night or all day. sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper then grill! after you grill left them rest for 5 minutes so the juice goes back into the chicken.

You can also use shrimp skewers! yum!

This Betty Crocker kick all started when I finally got all my good kitchen stuff out of storage with this PCS and I have to say I’m enjoying it :)!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Mr. Bier!

Today is my dear dear sweet husbands birthday! He’s *gasp* 24 today, and older than me hehehe!!!!

SOOOOO I’m taking the chance today to tell you a little bit about this sweet honey of my mine!

Mr. Bierschenk


I love his blue blue eyes, and his sweet blonde hair, when he has any. He tends to buzz it all off, I pretend to mind but honestly I think he might look strange with lots of hair.


He is kind, he helps me whenever I need it. Even if it’s something silly like getting my glass off the table when the dog has clobbered me and I can’t get up.

He likes video games, and computer games and suduko…what a nerd :)

He drives a pick ‘em up truck, a big one cause he’s from TEXAS.

We met in church, now isn’t that just the cutest? ha!

Sometimes he annoys me, but it never lasts very long. I get over it pretty quick, it must be love!


He has dreams, odd ones to me but if he’s happy I’m happy.

He lets me spend money on things to do, like sew and paint and always tells me I’m good at the things I do. He doesn’t put them down.

He doesn’t like the way I arrange the furniture but lets me…or maybe it’s cause I do it when he’s gone! ;)

He wants babies. Lots of babies. And he is going to be the best daddy ever. I’m convinced.

He is my someone to spoil.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

wordless Wednesday!

So it’s wordless Wednesday and I’m back on track…ish.

But my hubsy has my camera :( you see back in November he broke his camera, and my old camera was yucky. This resulted in me spending my Christmas money on the new one.ONE.

Apparently no one else could take a picture of plaques…that were supposed to be taken on Monday….

So I have no new pictures but I found this and thought I’d share it. A friend of mine, Lise, gave it to us and I love it! So much so it’s the background on my computer from time to time! Enjoy!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

I need a J- O-B

Hi There,

I need a job. I’m a history teacher, I have a certification from the great state of Texas for grades 8-12!

I graduated from one of the BEST teacher’s colleges in the state of Texas!

I’m enthusiastic, courageous (8-12!!!), outgoing, positive and a team player!

I love working with kids and I’m really looking for that perfect classroom of my own in Colorado Springs.

I’ve applied to districts: 3, 5,8,11 & 12.

And now I’m waiting.

If anyone knows anyone in any of the districts and would like to put in a good word for me, I’d appreciate anything you can help me with!

I’m not desperate I’m just bored with being a stay at home wife… haha

Oh and have you heard about the lady who sent her child back to Russia?


What? Was? She? Thinking?

Friday, April 9, 2010

This is what God’s love looks like


It’s nights like this I feel like I live in a Thomas Kinkaide painting, no joke. I’m pretty sure if he visited this place he would be tempted to just stay, forever. There would be a whole new line of paints sans lighthouses.

I’ve been on a kick lately, so I spent my afternoon making all this:


Tuna Shashimi and what I like to call Kate rolls. Tuna, Cream cheese, Cucumber and chili powder. Plus some Udon and Spring rolls. It was a Japanese/Vietnamese feast!

I also made some butternut squash soup for my lunches for the next week or so! I am in LOVE with this soup. If you like squash and the general taste of veggies you’ll love this! The recipe is my sister in laws, so I can’t take the credit but it’s REALLY easy to make and fairly fast too!

Golden Squash Soup

3 leeks (white portion only), sliced
4 medium carrots, chopped
5 tablespoons butter
3 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed
6 cups chicken broth
3 medium zucchini, peeled and sliced
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 cup milk

Grated Parmesan cheese and chives, optional

In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute leeks and carrots in butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the squash, broth, zucchini, salt, thyme and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool until lukewarm.
In a blender, puree soup in small batches until smooth; return to kettle. Stir in cream and milk; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chives if desired. Yield: 12-14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).

I halved the recipe and it made a BUNCH!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fat and Followers

I lost a follower…sad day.

I don’t normally watch Dr. Phil, but I was looking and waiting for Oprah when he appeared. Today they had the people from “the Biggest Loser” on.

I don’t watch the show, I don’t really care if people are fat or skinny unless they sit next to me on the public bus and sit on me. And I don’t like to watch people sweat and cry. You can pretty much guarantee if it is one of those reality shows with lots of crying I’ve moved on.

So here was the debate, obviously the people who are on the show love it and love making people skinny. The fat people on Dr. Phil (is there another term really…three women weighing 900lbs total…)hate the show.

Now the guy who is the trainer says people have the right to feel sexy. The fat people say people have the right to feel fat and be accepted in their body.

Here is my opinion, in case you care….share yours I’m just curious.

Oh and please don’t turn this into a grill session, it’s just my opinion, if you don’t like it don’t read it.

When did this fight against “obesity” become a fight? When did fat people become unaccepted? The way I see it there is nothing wrong with people being fat, as long as they are healthy. I.E. not on any medications, not seeing a Dr. for any lasting conditions etc. You should have a 100% clean bill of health or as close as possible. If a person is over weight and has a health condition that is in any way shape or form related to their weight then they shouldn’t feel good about that. Likewise if you don’t feel good about yourself then take the initiative and change it. Change the things you eat, the way you eat and the way you live your life.

Start it with your children. Easier said than done I know, but if you’re trying then you’re doing your job.

All I know is when I start to feel sluggish I’ve usually put on a few pounds or I’m not balancing my diet.

I’m just sayin’

Ok end of rant.

Dr. Phil just gave everyone in the audience free memberships to Gold’s Gym….and they all cheered. EVERYONE. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My husband and my dog have the same haircut…

This is what I get for leaving my little cutie in the hands of my military man….


The ears and tail were left after I insisted.

If we were still in Texas where it reached 86 yesterday this would be fine, but we’re in Colorado where the current temperature is 42. This little guy is a sweater lover for sure. The only problem being, all the clothes we have for him, fit his furry self, not his bald self so with no effort at all they slip right off ha! Bless his little freezing heart :)