Thursday, May 30, 2013

Double Trouble in Lace

Looks like Miranda Lambert and I have good taste! Last night at the Oklahoma Tornado Benefit Concert, Miranda sang her hit song "House That Built Me" (see video below). She is seen here in a Nicole Miller lace cocktail dress, that I also wore to friends wedding this past August.  She probably got hers from a high-paying stylist, while I got borrowed mine from Rent The Runway.

One of my girlfriends made me this picture and sent it to me via text message, with the caption "You looked way better then Miranda".  It instantly put a smile on my face and made my day! I got lots of compliments on the dress and felt gorgeous in it, but I might not be as curvaceous as Ms. Miranda (which the dress does call for some 'lady lumps') :)

Here is Miranda's tearful performance; and though she may have tears in her eyes she still looks stunning:

How cute was that little puppy at the end of the video :)
Okay, I'm off to cuddle with my sweet Oscar now.  Goodnight!

~Kellie Anne

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Just Engaged!!

I'M GETTING MARRIED!! Looks like I can finally start planning my own wedding, thanks to Aaron proposing to me while we were on vacation.  The picture above was taken the night after the whole ordeal went down and it's also the picture that we sent to family and friends announcing our engagement.  We wanted to enjoy our vacation and not be bombarded with phone calls and text, so we didn't tell anyone (besides my parents) until we got back to Iowa.  That way we could enjoy each other after such a meaningful step in our relationship <3

Here is how it all went down:
  We had gone out to eat on the Disney Boardwalk at the ESPN restaurant, which was delicious and we had a great time.  We took our time walking back through Epcot after the fireworks and took in all the colorful lights from all the exhibits at the park.  It was actually quite relaxing and a little romantic. :)
   When we got back to our hotel resort, we made the looong track back to our room (we had the room the furthest from the entrance).  The day before we had discovered a path that took us right up to our room, that was kind of hidden by all the trees and bushes.  Well, we were just walking and talking about how fun the vacation has been so far, when I realized Aaron wasn't next to me any more.  When I turned around I say him a few steps behind me, down on one knee underneath a streetlight.  I walked over to where he was, asking him "what are you doing?".  He simply said, "I have a question to ask you.  Kellie Anne Morris, will you marry me?"
    I of course said "YES!" and gave him a big hug.  We finished the walk to our room and neither one of us could stop smiling.  After about 15 minutes, when it final all settle in, I started to cry.  Aaron asked if something was wrong and the only thing I could say was "no, I'm just so happy that we're going to be getting married and I am going to be your wife!" The rest is history :)

My Gorgeous Ring!

~Kellie Anne

Sunday, May 26, 2013

It's been awhile....

So I know I haven't been on here in a long time but I've been kind of busy.  Aaron and I went to Disney World a few weeks back for a mini vacation (I'll have a few blog post about that), trying to get back into the swing of things at work, catching up on laundry and having family home for Memorial Day weekend.  Let's just say that my life has been a little crazy the last couple of weeks since my last post, but don't worry, I didn't die (in case you were worried).

Now that I'm back and the craziness is starting to slow down, let the blogging begin again!

~Kellie Anne

Thursday, May 2, 2013

One Skillet Chicken Parmesan Pasta

If you are craving the yumminess of chicken parmesan, but don't want to go through all the work of breading a chicken breast and frying it up (plus it's a lot healthier then going that route too), this is the recipe for you. Made this dish last night for supper and this is going to be one of my new go-to recipes for some obvious reasons:
Look at that melted cheesy goodness!
  • It's quick- takes like 20 minutes tops!
  • It's easy - everything is cooked in one dish!
  • It's tasty - which is the most import thing of all, right!

8 oz. of your favorite pasta
(I used whole wheat rotini)
1 jar (26oz) spaghetti sauce
2 cups water
2 lbs of cooked chopped chicken
(I cooked/grilled mine on the George Foreman)
1 cup grated parmesan, divided
1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
In oven-safe skillet, combine pasta, sauce and water. bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15-18 minutes, until pasta is tender.  While the noodles were cooking, this is when I cooked the chicken breast (which cuts the time down), but you could use chicken that has been previously cooked.
Stir in chicken and half a cup of the parmesan cheese. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes.

Top pasta with mozzarella cheese.
Combine panko, melted butter, remaining parmesan, red pepper flakes and garlic powder. Sprinkle over mozzarella cheese.
Place under preheated broiler until bread crumbs are toasted and cheese is melted.  

This is what the finished project looked like!!
I can't wait to make this dish again for family & friends cause it is soo f*ck-ing good! (pardon my language).  Hopefully you will love it too!

~Kellie Anne

Welcome to May in Iowa

So you would think that this photo was taken anywhere from December through March, but you would be wrong. It was taken earlier this morning after the snow had been falling for over 12 hours.  Roads are shut down in town, because the county has their trucks cleaned for the season (I don't blame them); which means I have a late start to work.  Oscar loves that I got to stay home this morning and I got to finish up some laundry and so more packing for Disney.  It's a good thing we're going to Florida next week, cause I can't handle this change in weather much longer.  We went from 75* on Sunday to snow on Wednesday...RIDICULOUS!

Hope your May has started off a little bit better then mine has!
~Kellie Anne