Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mini tacos! Crafts! Nails! And Update!


I GOT A JOB!!! I actually got 2 JOBS!! I  got called for a long-term sub position in a very snooty rich prosperous town. I was so excited when I found out i'd be making $291... A DAY! What?!?! Considering I only made like $450 a WEEK, I was thrilled. But it was only for 12  weeks so I was a little wary. When the teacher returned from maternity leave then I would be a day-to-day sub... $70 a day. BUT... I did the math and I would make MORE in the 12 weeks I was working as a sub... than I would the WHOLE YEAR as a para. SCORE! So the $70 a day for the rest of the year would just be extra... and I wasn't sure if the $291 was before or after taxes. Whatever... so I went on with my last days of school knowing I had a new job... but didn't want to tell anyone incase it fell through... I didn't want my boss to give my position away then have nothing. So I had a dirty little secret. A wonderful, dirty secret. Anyways... the Monday after school got out I got a call... FROM THE DREAM JOB I INTERVIEWED FOR 3 TIMES AND DIDN'T GET!!!! Since I was top 3, as mentioned here, well, one of the chosen ones turned down the position!! I was next up!!! I am SO excited!! I believe I will be paid less but it is a PERMANENT position in a MIDDLE school in MY school district... so I will be able to keep my retirement and sick days... (which is great but I wouldn't have used so many at the end of the year if I knew I would get to keep them :o) My thought was hey, i'm gonna lose 'em, might as well use 'em!). I still went that day to the first job just incase and I met the students for the one I wasn't taking and they're SO cute oh jeez... It seems like a good place! I am going to call them and leave a message telling them I won't be able to take it. Should probably do it Monday after they get out so 1. I can say I got it that day and 2. Not have to talk to anyone. Confrontation and conflict is not my strong suit. Anyways... long story short. I GOT MY DREAM JOB!!! And it's 15 min closer to my house :o)

Here is my graduation present from my dear mom for school next year :o)
TJ Maxx now sells Vera Bradley! Bigtime savings!!

I am on a pinterest binge. Today I did a recipe and... 4 crafts!! I will show pictures and links now:

Wah the pictures aren't updating to my computer. I hate e-mailing them!

Here are the nails that I did!!! Thanks to the directions on this blog.

Love them!!

Here is my Calendar I made! Idea from Pinterest on this blog... not sure where.

I used a 16x20 Frame (on clearance! $15!) and paint samples... 6 colors... 7 each. I cut them into.... not quite sure... 2.25 x2?? I know it's 2... and it's either 2.5 or 2.25... Anyways. I used double-sided tape to secure it to the board... didn't measure them out or anything I just measured the middle, put one there, then spaced them all out, leaving room on the top for the month. Dry erase, then wipe!

Next, I made a memo board! This idea is all over pinterest.

Just scrapbook paper under a frame!! Dry erase, and wipe! No more millions of post-its! Save paper :o)


Next... I made coasters!! Here is the link to the directions on Pinterest which don't seem to be working right now....

These are The Hubs'

And here are the ones for the newly decorated Living Room! Seen here.
I love these ones because it's puppy and kitty paper for the furbabies Lucy & Beans!


The main show!

Mini Tacos!!!

I saw the link, again, on Pinterest... but it wasn't working so I just made my own from the picture.

  •  12 Wonton Wrappers (I only had 7) (Shortage due to the Mozzarella sticks I made for my graduation party last weekend! They were UNBELIEVABLE!)
  • 1 lb. ground beef (or chicken or turkey)
  • Old El Paso less sodium taco seasoning... or this homemade seasoning!
  • 1 fresh chopped tomato
  • 1/2 choped onion
  • Medium can of sliced black olives
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Shredded asiago (optional)
  • Guacamole - optional... I prefer Wholly Guacamole (esp. the individual 100 cal. packets!)
  • Pam
  • Cupcake/muffin pan
Umm... I think that's it...

  1. Preheat the oven to 350*
  2. Cook ground meat in a frying pan.
  3. While cooking, spray cupcake pan with pam, put in wonton wrappers.
  4. Use the taco seasoning in the meat.
  5. Throw in chopped tomato and chopped onion into the frying pan... mix.
  6. Spoon mixture into the wonton wrappers.
  7. Sprinkle chopped onions.
  8. Sprinle shredded cheddar.
  9. Sprinkle asiago.
  10. Bake 7 minutes, check.
  11. If they're done, bueno! If not - 3 more minutes.
  12. Top with guac!

 I'm going to start exercising on Monday... I promise.