Archives for the month of: September, 2012



Yum! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


When I think back to every single Christmas Day that I have spent with my mothers side of the family, I can’t help but think about Gooey Butter Cake. If you do not know what this is, right after you read my blog you will have a hankering to go make this scrumptious dessert. My grandmother has always  been the queen of Gooey Butter cake. The best piece is definitely the ones in the middle without the edges. The outside pieces never have enough “gooey butter” on them. I am going to share with you the  recipe from which my family has loved for many years.


First, for the cake you want 1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix, 1 egg and 8 tablespoons of melted butter. Then for the filling you will want 1 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 8 tablespoons melted butter and 1 16-ounce box powdered sugar. Directions to cooking the cake, you must preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the cake mix, butter and the eggs in an electric blender to combine everything. Then grab a pan and lightly grease the pan so the cake does not stick and pat the cake mix into the pan. Then, put the cream cheese, vanilla and eggs into a bowl and mix them together. Next, you will want to add the powered sugar to the cream cheese mix and spread that across the crust you just previously put into the pan. Bake for about 40-50 minutes make sure to check so you do not make the gooey part hard. There you have it, one of the easiest desserts to make that will make your guests drool!!




I had no clue about anything that had to do with hunting until I dated my ex-boyfriend.  I was born and raised as a “city” girl and then decided that wasn’t what I liked.  I absolutely love being out in the country, laying under the stars, and walking through a town where everybody knows everybody.  These people who I have met in the little town of Cerro Gordo, IL will always be very special to me and I know they would do anything for anybody.  Now back to the hunting, I have always wanted to go hunting, but never knew exactly what to do.  I use to go out with my boyfriend and all of his friends and we would skeet shoot down by the river for a couple of hours.  It took me a little time to shoot a twelve gage shotgun, but I eventually got use to it.  I really enjoyed shooting the AK 47, which is an assault rifle.  It was a very intense and made my adrenaline go through the roof.


I have never actually been hunting, but am going to go take the hunting safety course that you have to take to get your hunting license.  My first animal I want to hunt is a deer, but my friend is going to take me duck hunting first.  I use to be very upset when my boyfriend would kill animals, but it is a sport and is very interesting and there is so much more to hunting then just killing animals.


Snipe Hunt

Snipe Hunt (Photo credit: MarkGregory007)



Curtis Painter and Peyton Manning, quarterback...

Curtis Painter and Peyton Manning, quarterbacks of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


You know how you’ve seen those people out in the 30 degrees weather, or the people that refuse to leave the TV on Sundays, that person is me.  I am an absolute die hard Indianapolis Colts fan.  Ever since the day I was born I did not have a chance.  My entire family is from Indiana and I was also born in Indy.  I moved to Forsyth, Illinois when I was 7 years old.  I loved growing up here in Illinois, but I have always missed my family and roots in Indiana.  I grew up with two brothers who always watched the Colts and also my parents are die hard Colts fans too.  So every Sunday we would sit out in our family room and watch the game early during the day or late at night.  We would all wear our Colts jerseys and sit around the TV.  It was not only just to watch the game, but also have family time too.


The past couple of years have been tough for most Colts fan, just for the sole fact that we lost Peyton Manning this year, but he also had to sit out all last season due to his neck injury.  It killed all of us to watch the Colts slowly going down, but as we all know if you are a fan, you are a fan for LIFE! I remember the day Peyton was telling everyone on national television that he had been traded to the Broncos, I remember my heart dropping.  I grew up watching Peyton Manning and now watching him play for another team just broke my heart.  Even though I can not stand seeing him on another team, I still respect that man completely.  He is such a modest and down to earth guy.  He will contribute and be an amazing player to any team he plays on in the future.


English: Red Pinterest logo

English: Red Pinterest logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have always been a big fan about the new phenomenon Pinterest. This website allows the everyday person to be able to get on this website and gather ideas for many different things. Such as, hairstyles, recipes, weddings, do it yourself crafts, tattoos and much more. Pinterest allows you to “repin” the things that interest you.  You would make one category solely for beauty tips and hair or for crafts and repin the things that go with those categories.

I have been addicted to this website ever since the first day I started fooling around with it. The article I just read tells about how a person in the PR world could use it to their benefit. They talked about putting social media on Pinterest to get their ideas out there for people to see. Which makes great sense because I know that the people who get on Pinterest are not on there just for a couple minuets, they are there for hours at a time.

This website is very addicting and could either be a dangerous thing when it comes to school and doing homework. Maybe in the PR world it could be beneficial to ones company and getting their ideas out to the community. I know it is definitely something everyone needs to check out even if it is just to be nosey, you might actually find some really handy things on this website, I sure have!