Thursday, September 27, 2012

Crock Pot Turkey Chili

As I told you Tuesday, today I'm busting out the ol' crock pot and making some chili for Frito pies tonight. Just want to give a quick shout out to the weather, as it's supposed to be only 79 today with clouds and storms. Perfect. Fall. Weather.

Anyways, because I love this recipe and I've gotten some good reviews from it, (this is a big deal btw because I don't typically cook unless it involves a crock pot or microwave), I thought I'd share the recipe with you all so you can enjoy it during the fall/winter seasons.

Makes 8-10 Servings


  1. 2lbs ground turkey (or beef)
  2. 2 16oz cans of kidney beans, rinsed off and drained
  3. 1 16oz can of chili beans
  4. 2 14.5oz can diced tomatoes undrained (if you want yours a little more spicy, get the cans with peppers. I believe it's a Rotel brand)
  5. 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  6. 1-1 1/2 packets of McCormicks Chili seasoning (mild or spicy, your preference)
  7. *chopped onion if you want*


  1. In skillet, cook turkey/beef over medium heat until no pink. Salt as you're cooking. Drain, transfer to fridge or crock pot. 
  2. Add all ingredients in crock pot.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10hrs or on HIGH for 4hrs. 
Easy peasy people. And it's delicious. Hope you have a great Thursday!

<3 Kt

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I'm So Excited!

OK so first off, I want to thank you ALL for the unexpected (but really appreciated) love and support after my last semi-depressing post about jobs. I love you all and I knew I kept you guys around for a reason :)

But seriously. Thank you.

Second, because of that depressing job rant, I want to follow it up with things happening this week that make me so. excited.

I can't help that when I said "I'm So Excited" I immediately thought of this. Yes SBTB and drug prevention.

Annnnyways, moving right along...
It's an excited wiener.

  1. The 2-Episode New Girl premier tonight!  I love me some New Girl and I have been patiently waiting for season 2. It makes Tuesdays bearable. Especially since the train-wreck that is Dance Moms ended last week.
  2. Grey's Anatomy starts Thursday. Fall TV is back y'all
  3. I get to see TWO of my best friends this week. My friend Jennabeth over at Of A Long Book gets here tomorrow and Cara will be here Thursday night. SoExCiTeD

  1. This is actually number 4 but I can't figure out how to continue the numbering. So, number 4, it's officially fall (even if the weather doesn't realize it yet...Hey, 90-degree days, it's officially Fall, cut. it. out.) so anyways, it's officially fall so that means I'm busting out the crock-pot and making chili this week for Frito pies. 
  2. Actually number 5. South Plains Fair this weekend. Ready for some fried-everything and funnel cakes (which are also fried FYI).
  3. Actually number 6. Lastly, I'm so excited (and you should be too) that I'm not these guys

I would love to hear what you're excited about this week. Feel free to link up!

Have a great week lovies <3

Thursday, September 20, 2012

When You Want Something Too Much....

You typically don't get it. Or you get it and it's not as wonderful or perfect as it seemed on paper. I think when you want something too much, that thing realizes it, sees how desperate you are, is turned off, and goes with someone who is much more indifferent. And this is called rejection. Which is what I experienced this morning.

Let's all say it together shall we. On three. One, two, three

"I didn't get the job."

Yes, so this is me, handling rejection. Whether I'm handling it "well", I don't know, I guess that's subjective. I mean, I made myself get dressed, put on makeup, go to school and then later I'm going to work...when all I really wanted to do is stay home in my jams with Otto and Bogie and watch T.V. all day. I know some of you may think I'm overreacting. And I'm sure I am. I mean, everyone gets rejected from a job. I think this is just my "welcome to the real world and the job application process" rotten fruit-basket gift. But man, I really wanted this job. It was perfect on paper, but apparently, not meant for me. I'm going to be honest here, I had a feeling. The company I was applying for an interview with had only 7 interview slots available and I found out that 12 people applied. When I heard that, I just kind of knew I wouldn't be getting an interview. I really don't blame them. They had to cut down the applicants to 7 and the only real way to do this was apparently, by grades. Especially because they wanted you to be in a certain percentile of your class. I had the real-world experience, I just didn't have the grades. So is life.

I love having my boyfriend in law school with me. He keeps me sane and I honestly don't think I could have made it through taking the LSAT, applying, and the first two years without him and his love and support. That being said, there are some hard things about being in law school and going in to the same profession together. Zach got really good news from the job he applied to. And I am so proud of him. Good news for him is good news for us as a couple and I am so excited and happy that all of his hard work is paying off. But this happens a lot in our relationship I feel like. One of us gets good news and the other doesn't, so it sort of ruins the moment. I'm not trying to be a party-pooper here, but the "bad news" end falls on me more often than not.  And so when he tells me his good news and I come back and bust his balloon with my bad news, it's just hard...and I think that's more what is upsetting me instead of the thought I didn't getting an interview. That I can't come back with good news too and we can both celebrate instead of me putting a damper on Zach's news and him having to be supportive of me, instead of us just both being excited. Anyways, Zach has never been anything but loving and supportive and always says the right things to make me feel better. And when I'm upset he realizes it's not me being upset with him or less proud or excited of him, and for that I'm glad and extremely grateful, because I would hate for him to think that my tears or frustration is with his success, and not solely with my failure. It's a weird feeling to be so happy and so mad at the same time. I know I couldn't do this without him and as I've said and I'll say it again, Zach is so wonderful, supportive, and loving. And for that I am so lucky and blessed and glad that he's mine <3

Now, because this post was sad and depressing, let's end on a good note and laugh at all of these funny cards about jobs that I think many of us can relate to.

So, anyways, the job search continues. Thank you for all of your love and support and words of kindness. I feel like we're all in the job search thing together so good luck to all of you searching for a job, because it sucks. And for those of you who have jobs or have found jobs or have interviews for jobs, I am honestly so proud of you all. And remember, if someone doesn't want to hire you, it's their loss. And they're lame.

At least that's what I keep telling myself  :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I Honestly Have Nothing To Say...

Believe it or not. So instead, I'm going going to post a bunch of random stuff that I'm diggin' right now.

Also, prayers appreciated as I should find out Wednesday whether I have to handle rejection well or not :)
Michael Kors. You're breaking my heart at $348.00

Target. $22.99. Yes please.
Target. Boyfriend Cardi in all colors.

One More Night. Maroon 5. Weird music video. Awesome song.

I mean but these are hilarious

Goin' Band and Tech Football

And speaking of a little football...

I mean.....I couldn't help it.

Have a blessed and F-A-B FaBuLoUs week lovies.