Oh the Places You'll go...

We have had a *how should I put this* very busy week this week! It started this past Wednesday when we saw the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert...

On Friday I had a Christmas party and there was lots of delicious food....

                                          and nachos and cheese (recipe at the end of the post)........

                                                                     and lemonade (recipe coming too!)...........

                                                        and made lip gloss (recipe coming)............

                                                                and did pedicures (compliments of moi!)............

After my Christmas party, my friend Kiley and I went to a lady's house to help with a kid's outreach. After that we came home, watched The Others (way less scary than the trailer made it seem), and went to bed at 10:30! I am shocked myself that we went to bed that early. I mean, we usually go to bed around 12:30 or 1:00. Then the next morning.......we babysat four kids (ages 10, 8, 5, and 2) for seven hours. And then after that, we went to Carols by Candlelight at my friends, Beth and Breanna's church (which was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!). Yes, I was pooped by the end of the day. Goodness.


                          Here are the recipes for the nachos, lemonade, and the lip gloss!

Home-made Nacho Cheese

1. 1 large block of Velveeta cheese (other brands may be substituted)

2. 8 oz. of sausage

3. 1 can of rotel (other brands may be substituted)

4. Brown sausage and drain it

5. Combine all ingredients in pot over medium heat until cheese is melted

Lemony Lemonade

(How to make the lemonade.....super easy!)

1. 1 cup of lemon juice

2. 1  1/2 cups of sugar

3. 6 cups of water

Stir all three ingredients together in large pitcher


Put 1/2 a lime, 1/2 a lemon, and 1/2 an orange in the lemonade and refrigerate

Lip Gloss

1. Vaseline

2. Any flavor of Kool-Aid drink powder (other brands may be substituted)

3. 1 lip gloss jar (I got mine at Wal-Mart....98 cents for two!)

Get one big scoop of Vaseline and put it in a bowl; and pour in as much flavored drink powder as desired (the more powder you put, the more color and flavor you get!). Stir the Vaseline and flavored drink powder together and put it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Take it out, put about a pinch's worth of water in the bowl, put it back in the microwave for 10 seconds, take it out, and stir it. After it is good and stirred, put it in your lip gloss jar and voila!

(For me, grape and cherry powder worked the best!)


  1. You are sounding as busy as me. But what a fun week. Can i come over for pedicures. Thanks for the recipes too.

  2. My parents surprised my brother and I with tickets to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra a couple of weeks ago... I was kind of skeptical, but now I really want to go after seeing your pictures!!

    Much Love ♥

  3. Reply to Anna:

    You will LOVE IT! It's not just like a formal orchestra that sits down and plays. There is singing, a lazor show, dancing....it's awesome! However, you might want to bring along some ear plugs, because sometimes it can be so loud it can give you a headache and make you feel sick.

  4. How fun! I love that you gave your friends pedicures :) Such a great idea about the lip gloss too! I might have to try that one for Madison's party with her friends! Thanks, Anna!!

  5. Great idea about making lip gloss--I tried that with the kids I babysit for over break and the LOVED it--especially because it was flavored and not just colored!


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