Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween

Ok..let me start off by saying I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up on my blog posts. I have been so busy lately and with Facebook now in my life, I do most of my posting on there. So, if you want to see my daily thoughts...friend me at http://www.facebook.com/CherellCM

Anyways, wanted to tell you all Happy Halloween. Hope you all get tons of Treats rather than Tricks...lord knows I don't need any more Tricks in my life :).

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cedar City Purse Party

Met up with my parents last week in Cedar City for a little R & R. Also, we went over to my cousin Amber's House for a Purse Party. These are pictures from the party.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!


To all those wonderful mother's out there.....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dispatcher of the Year

Here are some pics and a short interview from the APCO Awards on 4/14/2010.


Video Courtesy of KSL.com

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Guess What?

I was informed yesterday that I am being awarded APCO Dispatcher of the Year 2009-2010.

This is a statewide award....and no one is more shocked then I am. I can't believe it!!!
Who would have thought, a girl who played violin all her life, worked in hotels for most of it would be awarded such a high honor?
I get to go to an awards banquet in West Jordan at the firehouse and I will probably be on the news.
Also, my Lieutenant won for Administrator of the Year, and some other dispatchers for Incident of the Year for a fatal accident that occurred on I80 that involved a FedEx truck.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

For all you cake lovers

Found a great website to go to for a quick laugh....

http://www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

Tons of pictures of "wrecked" cake orders. There are some crazy pics on here. Go check it out!!!!
The Good......
The Bad......
....and the UGLY!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Here is a great recipe I got off of All Recipes.com for Slow Cooker Enchiladas.

To be honest with you, when I saw the ingredients (cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup) I was a a little hesitant, but boy, were these good!!!! I made a couple of changes, which I highlighted below in red. This made it extra tasty!!!

Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef
10 (6 inch) corn tortillas, quartered (I cut them in half and it made it easier to line the slow cooker)
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 (12 ounce) jar chunky salsa (I used a 16 oz jar of mild On The Border salsa)
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (I got the biggest bag of Walmart brand cheese)

Directions
1.Crumble the ground beef into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Add taco seasoning and water; simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.
2.In a medium bowl, stir together the salsa, cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup. Mix in most of the cheese, reserving 3/4 cup for later (I used about 2 cups of cheese for the leftover to go on top).
3.Place a layer of tortillas covering the bottom of a slow cooker. Scoop a layer of the ground beef over that, and then spoon a layer of the cheese mixture. Repeat the layers until you run out of stuff, ending with a layer of tortillas on the top. Top with remaining cheese.
4.Cover, and cook on High for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Here is the link to go directly to the recipe
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Slow-Cooker-Enchiladas/Detail.aspx

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Julie & Julia

I am watching the most wonderful, charming movie right now....Julie and Julia.

Rent it, buy it, who cares how you get your hands on it, just get it!!!!!

I have never been interested in Julia Child. As a child she always seemed so comical on her cooking show that I never took her seriously. Also, as a child, I was never interested in the art of cooking. Now, as an adult, a housewife, a woman, I find myself googling recipes and looking through cookbooks at the bookstores. Now, after watching this movie, I love Julia Child! Not only was she such a wonderful cook, she was a wonderful person. She seems like such a caring, carefree woman - who never showed worry on the outside and could make friends with anyone. Someone I would love to meet any day. Another note - Meryl Streep, did a wonderful job portraying Julia. In my opinion, this is her best movie yet.....

Here is the link to Julie's blog (yes, she still writes on her blog) http://juliepowell.blogspot.com/. The movie takes place in 2002 though, so you then have to follow her link to to the "Julie/Julia Project begins and click back to 2002 on the calendar. She seems like such an interesting person and I love how straight forward she is in her writing. She kind of reminds me of me, when I started my blog.

Next step after this, buy the book. I know, with this next week off from work, I will be running to Barnes & Noble and will be reading this book.

Go to her blog, read her book, cook the recipes, see the movie - experience JULIE & JULIE!
P.S. I just saw the ending....and I'm a little disappointed. It never said if Julie and Julia meet. Why????? Very disappointed (but still want to get the book and read Julie's blog)!
P.S.S. I did some searching, and according to an interview with Julie - she never was able to meet Julia. Very sad....

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Look

As some of you who frequent my blog may have noticed, I changed my look to my blog.

I always go to http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com for my templates.

Go there and check them out if you have a website or blog. They have some cute backgrounds.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mitzy's New Bed

Here are some pics of Mitz's new bed. We felt it would be better for her hips to have a fluffier bed to sleep on. So, we took her to Petsmart and she picked out this bed. It was a little pricey, but I think she likes it. What do you think?


****NEW PRODUCTS****

Here are a couple of new notebooks I have been working on.
They sell for $6.00 each. Let me know if you are interested in placing an order.


Check out my crafts. They make a great gift!!!