What If

What if I kiss all the spots
you taught yourself to hate?
What if I placed my hands on them
and left them still, long enough
for my heat to join yours
and you to forget there was ever air
between our skin?
What if I love all you loathe
and what if I spend my days
dirtying up your brain that was washed?
Show you new pictures of the same you
you started avoiding in the mirror?
What if I say all they say is wrong
and fill your ears with honest words
in a language you stopped practicing?
What if I plant new flowers
in the places you frown at,
and teach you the names of them
as they bloom?
What if I told you to never cut them
and let the petals decorate the floor
as you twirl through your life?
What if you forget
you were ever anything other
than beautiful?

~Tyler Knott Gregson

Pizza Casserole Recipe

This is one of my favorite meals from growing up.  But be warned, this is a very fatty recipe – completely not health conscious whatsoever.  So if you’re counting calories or trying to lose weight, this is definitely not for you.  However, if you’re looking for the occasional delicious treat for a meal for your family, for a party or a potluck, or just because, give it a try!

My mom’s Pizza Casserole recipe:
(as seen on my YouTube channel)


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet burrito spices
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 rolls Pillsbury crescent rolls (Butter flake flavor is best)
  • mushrooms, black olives, onions, bell peppers, or whatever other fillings YOU want
  1. Brown ground beef, drain and rinse.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  3. Add burrito seasoning, cook according to package directions.
  4. Add fillings to meat mixture if you want, or add them later during layering.
  5. In an ungreased 9×13 glass baking pan, unroll a roll of crescent rolls.
  6. Layer 1/2 of the meat mixture, any fillings, 1 cup of mozzarella, 1 cup of sharp cheddar.
  7. Layer the rest of the meat, fillings, and cheeses.
  8. Cover top with another unrolled roll of crescent rolls.  Tuck all edges in.
  9. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until top is golden brown and flaky.
  10. Once done baking, remove from oven and let sit for about 15 minutes to let the cheese firm up a bit.
  11. Serve your hungry family and enjoy!

Watch the video of how it’s made HERE!

Beef Stew / Corn Cake Recipes

As seen in my YouTube video titled What’s For Supper:

Crock Pot Beef Stew


These are the spices and type of garlic I used in the video.

– Beef stew meat, cubed
– Potatoes
– Carrots (I used baby carrots)
– Celery
– Onions
– Garlic (fresh, not powder)
– Any other veggies you may want in the mix
– spices

  • Heat a skillet on medium/high heat.  Add a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil and spices.  Once the pan is hot, add the stew meat.  Let the meat sautee until brown, stirring often.
  • Add all veggies (amounts to your own liking), meat and 2 cups of water to a crock pot.
  • Add 1-2 tsp minced garlic, stir well.
  • Cover and let cook 5-6 hours or until meat and veggies are all tender.
  • Serve with corn cake (recipe below) or corn bread.


Sweet Corn Cake

– 2 boxes of corn bread mix
– 2 eggs
– 2/3 cup milk
– 1 can creamed corn
– Fresh local honey, to taste

  • Heat oven to 400 F
  • Mix corn bread mix, eggs and milk according to box directions.
  • Add 1 can creamed corn, mix
  • Pour mixture into a 13″x9″ pan, sprayed with non-stick spray
  • Drizzle honey over the top, swirl in with fork
  • Bake until top is golden brown, or approximately 5 minutes longer than box directions
  • Cut and serve with Beef Stew, any other dish, or by itself

A New Adventure: Vlogging

VLOG-iconAs I’m sure you have noticed by now if you’re paying attention at all, I have started vlogging!  I’ve really started to enjoy it.  However, I may vlog about something that is posted here, and I may write about one of my videos.  To keep from being repetitive, I have decided to keep them separate rather than cross-posting.  If you’d like to subscribe to my blogs, please follow the following link. And if you don’t want to subscribe to multiple feeds of mine, you can always just follow me on Facebook, where all of my links are shared every time there is a new post.  Thanks for reading, and have an awesome Labor Day!

All Worked Up Over Opinions

My opinions, especially in the last few years, have been quite unpopular amongst my Facebook friends and others who decide to chime in and comment on my posts.  I’m not private about my opinions.  But I am also very open about the fact that I acknowledge they are JUST opinions.  I know what I say is not “the rule and the law.”  It’s just a statement of what I think.  I am not telling anyone else they are wrong or stupid for feeling or thinking differently.  I know very well that everyone is different and unique, with very diverse personal history and events that make them feel and think they way they do.  That being said, I am going to make it clear that I am just as entitled to my opinions, and to my right of voicing those opinions, as anyone else.  I am always open for a good debate.  Its normal to get worked up and even sometimes a bit upset.  But abuse, namecalling, and getting all pissy is very unnecessary.  Personal and cultural diversity is what makes this world go ’round.  And just because I am against something you are for, or I am for something you are against, does not mean we can’t be friends.  We need to respectfully agree to disagree and perhaps make the consious choice not to engage in those topics that would make us say things we may later regret.

Some of those topics I am referring to are as follows:

  1. Abortion: I am very against.  Not to take rights away from women, but to speak up for those who have no voice.  I believe every fetus/baby has a right to live, no matter the circumstances under which it came to be.
  2. Gender Identity/Transgender: People who truly, as adults, go through with the change are fine (even if they can’t afford the actual treatment and surgery). I understand they have to live as their intended gender for a time before the change. Still all good. But kids (under 18) who may or may not be going through a phase, no matter how permanent it feels to them at the time, should not be given free reign to do whatever they want. There are rules and lines for a reason. Period. I say a lot of it is attention seeking and self-expression. Just like all the other stages of adolescence.
  3. Politics: QUIT ruining the planet, help the poor become self-sufficient, affordable education and healthcare for all, the right to clean drinking water, don’t be a douchebag.  Besides that, I absolutely hate politics and avoid it all as much as possible.  In my opinion its all a bunch of bullshit and lies anyway.
  4. Religion: I’m more of an athiest these days.  Spiritual, but not necessarily following any set faith or deity. I lean more toward a scientific way of thinking.  And I’m finding peace with that.  And I believe you don’t need religion to be moral or good.

I honestly don’t care what my friends and family’s stances are on these topics.  Either they agree with me or they don’t. But I certainly don’t need anyone’s validation for my opinions.  And I won’t be unfriending people online or disowning people just because they differ from me.  In all honesty I like hearing other opinions.  It keeps life interesting.  So simmer down folks.  They’re just opinions.  ;-)

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