This Week... Life Goes On

This Week is all about moving on!

Last week, my divorce was final... ugh. I miss Richard every day and still wish that things could have gone differently. I don't regret our decision, but I'm still feel the loss in a big way. Getting those papers was a sad/scary realization that I have to move on. That chapter of my life is closed and I need to start the next chapter.

First step, get a job. Early on I decided that I am going to set my standard of the kind of job I want, with the pay that I want and not settle. That's not an easy thing in this job market. Over the past 4 months I've had a lot of interviews and even some job offers. I started getting nervous thinking I should just take a job, what if I didn't get the job I thought I deserved?

Two days after my divorce was final I got offered a job! It reaffirms the fact that we ALWAYS need to have faith in God's timing. I am so grateful for the 5 months that I've had to not work and spend time with my family, preparing myself to start over fresh. To really focus on myself and figure out the things that are important to the kind of life I'm creating for myself.

I got a job at Everest University as the Student Services Coordinator. Basically a school counselor type of position. Its exactly the kind of job I was hoping for, with the kind of pay I was hoping for. It gives me hope, and maybe courage to go ahead and get started on my new life... ooooooooohhhhhh... wish me luck!

Oh P.S... its sisties {Meico} BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK! Yippe for celebrations and Hunger Games this weekend!

Song of the week:

Recipe of the week:
Let me just say that I had never been to Cafe Rio before I moved to Arizona. Every one in Utah is raving about it, so I had to try it. This recipe has been one of my faves for a while and now I realize how close to Cafe Rio it actually is! It's so great to make a use for multiple meals, lunches, whatever!


·                     2 lbs chicken breasts
·                     1/2 a small bottle of zesty Italian dressing
·                     1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
·                     1 pkt ranch dressing mix (mixed with 1/2 cup of water)
·                     1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
·                     1/2 Tbsp. ground cumin

Place all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on High 5-6 hours OR on Low 8 hours. Shred with fork and serve in salads, burritos, tacos...etc. You can also double or triple this to make extras for freezing. Then simply thaw and reheat for a fast and delicious meal.


An awkward moment

So, I'm just sitting in the sketchy nail salon getting my manicure. The Asian dude is talking to me about how he pays $1100 a month for day care. I cant understand half of what he is saying, I'm just nodding every once in a while. He tells me that I a need to be married and have kids by now and I'm too pretty to work {which I agree by the way} Then he forces me to put sparkles on my nails, which I told him no three times... so I'm annoyed at this point.
So he tells me to put my fingers in the dryer thing and he comes around behind me, moves my hair, and starts rubbing my neck.... oh holy... what are you supposed to do? I hate being touched, or massaged... not to mention its an old creepy Asian dude! Get off me! He then proceeds to get some lotion and continue to rub my neck and shoulders {inside my shirt... yuck!} I cringed with my eyes closed and tried to ignore it... worst 5 minutes of my life!
All the sudden he stops and walks over to Melissa and does the same thing... hahahahaha! Who gets a manicure slash neck massage? 
Needless to say, I will not be returning to that salon.


Phone Photo Friday!

There is this blog that I LOVE... it's hilarious... called Leather and Lace.
She does this post called "What's on L's phone?"
Let's be honest and say that most hilarious moments are captured via our cell phones these days, so why not?

Phone Photo Friday!

Seriously... Justin Biebs is taking over the world. Guaranteed he has no idea that he's branded singing toothbrushes... If it was 10 years ago, and this was Justin Timberlake, I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

I am dying to decorate my living room in these colors! Now, if I could just get a living room to decorate...

Most hilarious thing ever! We're searching for Lucy and find her passed out in the room like this... hahahahahahaha!!! Black mail for life!

Kobe sleeps like this every night. How uncomfortable is his head right now? It may be time for a bigger bed?

I love my nephew pup Hooshie... and I love that he looks like a sheep dog here, does he even have eyes?


This week... It's March!

This week:

I love when there is something to look forward to... since my life is pretty uneventful most of the time. Let's be honest and say that I have no plans this week other than grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, temple Tuesday, and....

Melissa's friend from high school, Alyson is coming to visit this weekend! I'm so excited.

Song of the week:

Recipe of the week:

French dip lovelies! Seriously the easiest, yummiest thing ever. (thank you Pinterest!)

2 cans of crescent rolls (in the cold section by the butter and eggs)
1 package of roast beef lunch meat
white cheese (I used mozzarella)
au jus dip packet (by the taco seasoning)

- Preheat to 375-
- lay out your crescent rolls flat, sprinkle with some Italian seasoning.
- squish one piece of roast beef onto the fat part of the crescent rolls, sprinkle some cheese on there
- roll up the crescent and place on baking sheet
- cook for 11-13 minutes or until tops are golden brown
- cook au jus mix according to package

Seriously delish and SUPER EASY! 
Let me know how you like them... maybe just leave a comment to say hi... whatever