I originally found this recipe on Food.com and the reviews were all great, I made mine a little different, since the recipe listed is only for the roast, I added veggies.
Chuck roast-(size depending on size of crockpot)
1 Packet of brown gravy mix
1 Packet of dry Ranch dressing mix
1 Packet of Italian seasoning mix
Potatoes(I used 4 large rustic potatoes)
Carrots-More or less depending on what you like
Celery-More or less depending on what you like
Onion-I used half of a large yellow onion
I mixed all the seasonings together and rubbed them all over my roast, then mixed in the rest. I put a layer of potatoes( cut into smaller pieces) on the bottom, then roast on top then layered the rest of my veggies around and on top of roast. I cut my onion into thirds, so they were easy to fish out..since the bf hates onions I didn't use chunks like i usually would. I added maybe 2 cups of water, but a 1/2-1cup would be fine, I always make the mistake of using too much water! If you are hoping for a thicker gravy then use less water. I like to eat mine as a stew :)
Cooked on high for 4hrs
Cooked on low for 3 hrs
Could be more or less depending on how your crockpot cooks.
I know, I know, I get this burst of inspiration and go off on a blog post.. and then silence. I hate it. I hate it mostly because that is how my life works. One day I'm organizing, and being productive and trying to finish up my projects, and the next I'm stuck watching all 3 seasons of Vampire
diaries(and no that is not an example, it really happened).
My last post consisted of my long list of goals and getting in shape.. I will be painfully honest in saying that none of them happened. Ok, well not as much as I wanted them too. First off.. I've came to the conclusion that gym memberships are NOT for me. I'm either to tired when I get home to change into comfortable clothes, get back into my hot (no a/c) car and drive 15 minutes to a gym, or I get anxiety about going because I loathe the atmosphere. So I've decided to cancel my membership and use my city's rec center. Plus.. I busted out the jogging stroller and Harper wanted to be in it immediately. I also came across some great workout videos on netflix. I started playing racquetball with my sister.. hello cardio! That game whooped my booty.. even tho we didn't play it correctly and laughed.. a lot, We were sweating like whores afterwards.
Onto recent happenings... I finally started school! I just finished up my 3 week orientation, and will start my first set of classes Monday. I will be getting my associates in fundamentals of business, and then will hopefully go on to get my bachelors ins business management/entrepreneurship. Im really excited! Im doing online classes, so that way I can have more flexibility when it comes to Harper and my jobs. I really hope to learn a lot from this, and hope that it will push me in the right direction of owning my own business someday, I have so many ideas. But I'm just excited to have a degree and have the knowledge, and hope that I can show Harper that furthering your education and hard work really pays off. Lets just hope she doesn't decide this at my age. haha
Hopefully I can get some of my projects finished and pictures taken so I can update! So many craft things I start and dont finish, or have ideas for and dont start.
Still updating.. Harper got her first haircut a few days before her 2nd Bday. We are lucky enough to have my mom to do our hair! Here are a few pictures. She thought it was so fun, and kept saying "pretty girl" and then afterwards wanted me to sit in the chair so she could comb my hair.
I get so wrapped up in her parties that I never take as many pictures as I want too.. here are all the ones I got. Harper's party was a success and everything turned out really well!
Her chair is on top of her mini dance stage my dad help me build. We had the ipod set up next to it so she could dance to all her yo gabba gabba songs!
My cute fam! My mom, brothers, and sister.
Everything this year I made.. besides the cake. Above you can see my tissue pom-poms.
Also not pictured is chocolate covered pretzel sticks, and my razzleberry lemonade! (they drink it on yo gabba gabba haha)
Iron on toodee shirt.. free printables on nickjr.com
I drank 20 of these within a few weeks.. I have yet to have another. They look just like old milk bottles.. but looked really cute with lemonade and paper straws.. I saved them and still drink out of them!
Last minute creation.. I bought the wrong kind of chocolate so I couldnt get them covered.. so I dipped the ends in a tiny bit of water and covered them with sprinkles!
Koolaid popcorn! Soo yummy and made great goodie bags for the guests.. i made lemon lime and strawberry. Found the idea on pinterest of course.
Rainbow cupcakes.. this was so fun! They turned out really cute. Idea from pinterest as well.
As usual, Michael made me feel special, and waking up to my goofy mini-me is always the best gift I could get, especially because that is what Mother's day is all about. We started the day off right with going out to cracker barrel for breakfast with my mom, Grandma, and my siblings. Then my mom took me and my Grandma out to pick out flowers for our yards. :) We exchanged cards and gifts and then I came home to flowers and cards from my cute lil family. Michael picked out a card from Harper and wrote what he thought she would say.. so cute! He got me a card, roses, and some veggies to plant in my garden!