growing up, happiness, quotes, summer, summer 2009

nerd alert.

my [26 year old] brother: hey you should look up some cheats for this game.
me: i will not.
my [26 year old] brother: why not?
me: because we are not 12.

& that is what i am doing this lovely saturday evening at midnight.
nerd alert.


fun, myrecipes, summer, yummy

yummy insight.

happy saturday darlings!!

its quite beautiful here in Kansas today & i’m craving some delicious bbq…
& that got me thinking about a wonderful website that has lots of goodies slathered in some good ole’ bbq!

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Worthy of a Special Occasion

Online reviews raved about the contrast of flavors provided by tangy tomato chutney, savory chicken, and sharp cheddar cheese. If you can’t find tomato chutney, make your own using the recipe provided, or use store-bought barbecue sauce.


6 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


  • 1 (10-ounce) Italian cheese-flavored thin pizza crust (such as Boboli)
  • 3/4 cup tomato chutney
  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
  • 2/3 cup diced plum tomato
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded extra-sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions


Preheat oven to 450°.

Place crust on a baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 3 minutes. Remove from oven; spread chutney over crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border.

Top chutney with chicken. Sprinkle diced tomato, cheese, and green onions evenly over chicken. Bake at 450° for 9 minutes or until cheese melts. Cut pizza into 6 wedges.

Note: If you can’t find tomato chutney, make your own. Combine 2 cups diced plum tomato, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 3 tablespoons cider vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon Jamaicañ jerk seasoning, and 1 minced garlic clove in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 20 minutes or untril thickened.

it sounds absolutely scrumptious!!mmm…enjoy!

be sure to check out their plethora of delicious recipes for many other amazing dishes!


family, gma allen, hope, little reminders of life, love, may 2009, missing you, prayer, spring 2009

Love for Eternity.

this weekend i visited my grandma allen’s grave for the first time since the funeral. it was very hard, but oddly, quite {peaceful} .& as i stood surrounded by graves of many other people’s loved ones, it made me wonder how strong the world is, and where that strength comes from…
then it dawned on me; Love.
Love helps us continue on, knowing that love is for eternity.

thats a lot of love.

as my heart panged with sadness & overwhelming emotions while standing at my gma allen’s grave, i felt a comforting sense surround me… & i recited a poem i once read:
i think my gma allen reminded me of it & i know she was right there, as she always is.
in my heart. i love you grandma.

I hope your Memorial Day is just as beautiful as my visit to my gma allen was.

“In our hearts there is a promise that says death can never win. And a hope that will sustain us until we meet again.”
-engraving on my gma’s grave.