Sunday, April 18, 2010

Candid Camdyn

A Girl Who Knows What She Wants

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


So, we had issues with our closet. A few years ago, it actually came crashing down because the builder didn't attach it properly. Well, Chris fixed it, and it has been great for about 3 years-ish. It then started coming out of the wall again. So, we figured it was time for a new closet! Here are some of the before pictures....

And here are the in progress pictures.......

The closet came from and it arrived in about 7 boxes! I figured it was going to be a LONG haul trying to get these installed, but it actually didn't take that long.

Believe it or not, the closet hangs on a rack by these little notches in them board! PLUS it's guaranteed to hold up to 1200 lbs! AMAZING!

We first had to make sure the rack was on correctly. I think this might have taken the most time. We then hang the closet on the rack!

The first of 5 hanging boards that hold the entire closet together!

Starting to take shape!

The one shelf at the very end didn't fit correctly. The measurements on the top of the wall are different than the measurements on the bottom of the wall. We have to order a new shelf for the top of this side of the closet.

I LOVE this new closet! It's so awesome!

Overall, we added about 25% more hanging space, just by organizing it correctly!

Now finished with clothes in and all!!!!!

I'm so excited to have this new closet!!!!! We still have to wait for the shelf that didn't fit and the rack covers. The rack covers will be nice because that silver line at the top doesn't look that pretty. Overall it was extremely easy to install. About 4 hours total!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pocket Full of Hoses

Video from our Easter Sunday with Family

Friday, April 2, 2010


So, when we moved into our house almost 4 years ago, although it was a brand new house we did not get to choose any of the components in the house. One of the things I really dis-liked was the wire closets. I ESPECIALLY didn't like it when after only 9 months the entire closet collapsed! The people who put the wire closet in decided not to use dry wall anchors OR drill into wall studs! So, Chris re-enforced the entire thing and it's been doing quite well, until recently. The thing is starting to pull OUT OF THE WALL AGAIN!!!!! So, needless to say, we'll be getting a new closet this weekend :) Happy Easter to us! Here's a couple of the before pictures and I'll post after pictures as soon as it's done :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My version of Cafe Rio Pork

So, I have been asked by a TON of people about my Cafe Rio sweet Pork my husband suggested that I put it on my blog for all to see :)

The Pork Recipe came from a Church activity, and I think she got it online somewhere. I cant find the written recipe anymore, so I'm sure some of it has been lost in translation, but I think it tastes good just the same.

The Tomotillo Recipe came from a co-worker...quite yummy and it compliments the pork very nicely :)

Sweet Pork

3-4 lbs Pork Roast (bone in or no bone)
2 cups salsa
2 cups brown sugar
1 can coke (or any other cola...NO DIET soda)
1/2 packet fajita seasoning
1/2 packet taco seasoning
1 small can diced green chilis

Put the pork roast in a crock pot and fill 1/2 way with water. Cook on high for 5 hours

Remove Pork and discard water. Remove bone (if applicable) and all extra fat. Cut pork into pieces (at least 4-5 big chunks) and put back into crock pot.

Mix salsa, sugar and coke in a medium bowl. Pour over pork. Cook on high for 2 hours

Stir in fajita seasoning, taco seasoning and green chilis. Cook on high for 1 hour

Use 2 forks to shred pork. Serve in tacos, burritos or on top of a salad :)


Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

3 fresh tomatillos
1 package ranch-style dressing mix (I use 1 1/2 TBSP from jar that contains buttermilk solids)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

(I personally use a little less cayenne and a little more ranch because I don't like too much spice)

To prepare the tomatillos, husk, wash, and quarter them. These can be baked or roasted. I usually put them in a microwave safe dish with a little water, cover, and microwave 2 to 3 minutes. Cool.

Put all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups app.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Snow Day

We have the most amazing babysitter/pre-school teacher! Our girls LOVE going over there to play. The other day it snowed and before it all melted, she took them outside and let them play and she took pictures! Haley had a lot of fun!

Christmas Countdown!!!