I am a bit nervous!

Tony made me another deluxe breakfast on Saturday – while it didn’t make it out of the pan as nicely as he wanted, looks can be deceiving – this was delicious!  Spicy eggs with cheese and sliced canned potatoes – the spice level was again perfect.

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I on the other hand surprised Tony by bringing home his favorite donut.  The Bavarian Cream Chocolate donut.  I bought them at Mariano’s on Friday.  I didn’t take a taste of one but the smell alone was amazeballs!  Given a choice though, my favorite donut would be an apple fritter. 

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So my photo shoot is today.  I spoke with the photographer yesterday who has bought me THREE changes of clothes – one outfit includes a dress with a cardigan sweater!  People, I haven’t worn a dress in probably 10 years, so this should be interesting.  While I told him my sizes, my worst fear is I get there and nothing fits. 

He bought all the clothes at H&M – which I thought is a shop my daughter and nieces would shop at – not 45 year old women!

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So I needed to get my eyebrows threaded, they were pretty bad.  See how red my face is after though – and wouldn’t you know each and every time I get my eyebrows done, they ask “chin and lip too?!”  Um, no!!

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It’s worth the 2 minutes of pain and the $8 cost though!

For lunch I reheated our party pizza Friday pizza in the convection oven, and we finally got the crust we were looking for.  Maybe our bigger oven doesn’t get as hot??  I may have added a touch of hot sauce to mine.

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It’s getting cold in our neck of the woods – Saturday night I decided to make pot roast.  I don’t really have a recipe for this, but it’s so easy.  For whatever reason, when I make carrots and potatoes WITH the meat, they never cook – like ever.  Tony has tasted one too many crunchy potatoes from me!

I was luckily able to find a 1 pound slice of chuck roast – perfect size for us!  I simply salt and peppered it, heated 1 teaspoon of oil in my dutch oven, and then seared both sides over medium high heat.  Then I add 1 cup beef broth, bring the temp to low and cook on the stovetop for 1 hour.  In a separate pot, I boiled the carrots and potatoes and once fork tender, drained the water, put them back in the pan and left the lid on until the beef was done.

Take the beef out, slice and then mix 1 tablespoon corn starch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and add that to the beef broth left in the pan.  Bring to a boil and remove from heat, double check for additional salt or pepper.  So simple, but I could do shots with that gravy!

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Tony and I chipped away at the stuff on our DVR, and before I knew it, it was time for bed!  I was bizzy in my kitchen though – recipes and photos later this week – apple cheddar scones and broccoli potato soup.  Turns out I am not the kind of cook who cleans up as they go!

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Sunday I had plans with my Mom.  However, she thought she was coming to my house, but I decided to get up early and make the hour drive to surprise her at church – and she was!  You can see in this picture how the redness and swelling has gone down from the threaded eyebrows.

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I put this picture on Facebook and basically told my brother and sister to suck it, because we all know I am my Mom’s favorite child.

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We ended up going to Madison Park for lunch.  Their menu is HUGE!  Breakfast, crepes, pancakes, egg skillets, sandwiches, salads, fried chicken and waffles.  Wait what??  FRIED CHICKEN AND WAFFLES?!  I loved the entry way – welcome to my kitchen!

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Well, I’ve always wanted to try fried chicken and waffles so . . . YOLO!!

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While I was hoping for a super seasoned fried bone in chicken breast to go with the waffles, they butterflied a chicken and served the waffles on the side.  I ate about 3/4 of the chicken, with hot sauce of course, and two of the triangles of waffles – the waffles were nice and fluffy.  But I have to say, without the addition of hot sauce the chicken by itself, while crunchy was a bit bland – maybe needed more pepper in the batter?

We then walked around, went to thrift stores, went to Verizon to hopefully some day get my Mom away from her flip phone cell phone and they went back to her house to just hang out and chat – it was a nice day!

I was charging up all my devices last night, so no pictures of dinner – it was just a simple pasta with grilled Italian sausage.  No big!

Alright, its time to get my stuff together.  I have to bring shoes, a wide belt and dark jeans for the photo shoot.  My hair has to be just washed and dried and I don’t need to put any make up on – um, turns out I am used to that one!

If you want to follow along with my day, I’ll be putting stuff up on Instagram when I can – I am biz319 if you want to follow along!  

Make it a great day!

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38 thoughts on “I am a bit nervous!

  1. LOL–whenever I get my eyebrows wasxed they say, “Lip and chin, too?” Can’t wait to see your photo shoot!

  2. You are going to be great – I found you on Instagram and will be sure to check throughout the day!!! Can’t wait to hear about all about it.
    Do you get to keep the clothes?!

  3. Can’t wait to hear all about the photo shoot…and see the pictures! Of course you’re the favorite…any kid that surprises Mom at church has to be the favorite 🙂 Have fun today!

  4. Your brows look amazing! Have fun with the photo shoot today!

  5. H&M for the yojng people? Girl which rock have you been under 🙂 Right now I’m wearing pants from H&M. Even the great designers in this world make collections for H&M. You can score nice clothes at H&M for a reasonable price, even at 45!

    Good luck at the photoshoot, but most of all: have fun at it!

    • Sorry Fran, I had no idea H&M wasn’t just for young people, but then again, you are WAY more fashionable than me, and two: I buy all my clothes at Goodwill! It’s probably been 15 or 20 years since I bought something new retail! (well, other than underwear!)

  6. If we “want” to follow you today… like we have an option. YES! I will be checking in every hour or so to see how your day is going. Your “Selfie” in the car looks amazing!!! Yes, I did use triple exclamations marks.

  7. How exciting and for a really good cause! You are such a great voice! Second-H and M is a fun store. If I ever get skinny enough I would love to shop there. Yes, it seems for the younger crew but they have some good basics that I think anyone could wear. Third-I have a flip phone…Now you want me to learn something else? I can’t even manage converting to WordPress! Have a really fun day, Biz! Enjoy yourself! You look great! And you sound even better!

  8. I love that you surprised your Mom at church, and proceeded to tell your siblings to suck it! I always say I am the best daughter (because I just have one brother). 🙂

    So excited for you today! You will do great!

  9. Hope you have a blast at the photo shoot today!

  10. You look beautiful Biz, no wonder your mama favors you!!!! I’m following you on Instagram, can’t wait to see your debut!

  11. You look lovely. Then again, you always do because you shine, girl! Good luck with the photo shoot!

  12. Good luck today and have a fabulous time!

  13. yayyyy! Hope the shoot is amazing. Can’t wait to hear more about it. You’ll rock it. You look AWESOME! If you want chicken and waffles, you must come visit me! South Carolina will do them up right for you!

  14. I can’t wait to hear how the shoot went! Hope your day is awesome!

  15. Yea for photo shoots!!! Have a BLAST!
    Ok – your chili was a HUGE hit, thank you so so much! I was laughing while I was cooking it – I’ve never made a chili without an onion before 😉 My husband and I each had two bowls – I cut back on the spice factor a bit (for him, not me) and it was perfect. I hope to blog about it soon – thank you!

    • Hooray for no onions! I have to say of the 100s of people who have made my buffalo chicken chili, almost all of them email me on the side to tell me they add onions! Glad it was a hit!

  16. Yep…that is about what my kitchen looks like after I have cooked something….only I always have dishes in the sink and on the counter 24/7!! Now I wish I had insta gram….so I could see whats happening….me thinks the photo shoot will go great. I like that picture of you, your hard work has paid off. And ohhhhhhh chicken and waffles, that sounds sooooooo gooooood!!! Have a gread day!!

  17. A photo shoot!! How cool is that!! I’m in the south so I haven’t heard of H&M but I bet the clothes will look great. My in-laws live in Indianapolis and I love to go shopping when we visit. Y’all have the best stores up north! lol
    That was so sweet of you to surprise your Mom. If you weren’t the favorite before – you are now! lol
    I love fried chicken and I love waffles – just not sure if I would love them on the same plate! lol But of course a little bit of hot sauce can fix anything. 😀

  18. Since I’ve already seen some of your amazing photos from today, I’d say you had nothing to be worried about!

  19. I LOVE chicken and waffles – but in my opinion the only way to have it is with syrup and GRAVY – so good. 🙂
    Saw your photo shoot pics on Instagram – you look AMAZING! 🙂

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