Saturday, October 30, 2010

nicknames and bacon

30 DBC Day 20: Nicknames

My name is Kerbi. Everyone always assumes that it is either a nickname or that I have misspelled it, and that my real name is Kerri; but it's not.

Kerbs {my college friends, grandmother, aunts, and uncles call me that}
Furby {only one of my cousins is allowed to call me that}
Princess {my daddy used to call me that}
Sissy {what my little brother calls me}
Kerbo {college friends call me that too}
Some friends will also call me: Kerbalicious and Ker-P {because I have to pee a lot}

What are some of your nicknames?


My wonderful husband loves bacon. He would eat it 3 times a day if I would let him! He just asked me if I could go buy a bacon scented candle for our house. I guess I need to start cooking more bacon for him!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken


    2-3 chicken breasts, cubed 
    1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes 
    3 ½ C mozzarella cheese 
    1 (6oz.) box chicken flavored dry bread stuffing 
    1 tsp salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Toss the cubed chicken with the salt, pepper, and garlic, in a large bowl. Place the chicken in a layer into the bottom of the baking dish. Stir together tomatoes, 1 ½ C cheese, and stuffing mix in a large bowl; set aside to soften.

Sprinkle 1 ½ C cheese on top of the chicken, then sprinkle with the Italian seasoning. Spread the softened stuffing mixture on top. Top with remaining ½ C cheese.

Bake uncovered until the chicken cubes have turned white and are no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

looking forward

30 DBC: Day 17... Something You're Looking Forward To

I am looking forward to the Texas Rangers in the World Series tonight!
I am looking forward to Thanksgiving break.
I am looking forward to Friday.
I am looking forward to eating my grandmothers stuffing, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, homemade rolls, and her wonderful hugs!
I am looking forward to the weather being anything other than 90 degrees at the end of October.
I am looking forward to spending Christmas in Lake Tahoe.
I am looking forward to the TAKS test to be over with.
I am looking forward to buying a house. {hopefully closer to me work}
I am looking forward to starting new traditions with Glenn!
 I am looking forward to decorating for the holidays!


Here is a picture of the curtains that I made for my classroom!

I ordered this adorable card for my wonderful hubby the other day from blueeybrowneye

I'm off to snuggle with my sweetie and watch the Texas Rangers!  

P.S. I am one away from 100 followers, I feel a giveaway coming on! 

Happy Wednesday loves!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Halloween or Fall crafts/decor/party ideas

1. I am in love with this wreath

2. I can't wait to use my French Wire Tiered Stand from Willow House!

3. These little pumpkins are just too cute! 

4. I am in love with this Dessert Table via Hostess with the Mostess

Head on over to Taylor's blog to join the Fall fun! 

30 day blog challenge... day 15 & 16

Day 15: Bible Verse

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." 
- 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

"From the fullness of His grace we have received one blessing after another.” 
- John 1:16

Day 16: Dream House
I actually posted about my dream house a few weeks ago. 

You can read about it and see all of the beautiful pictures here.

Happy Tuesday loves!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

30 day blog challenge... day 12, 13, & 14

Day 12: What You Believe

I believe in Jesus.
I believe in true love.
I believe in the power of prayer.
I believe that I am blessed beyond measure.
I believe that Christmas is the most wonderful time of year.
I believe that everything happens for a reason.
I believe that shopping makes everything better.
I believe in presents {giving and receiving}.
I believe in marriage.  
I believe Diet Coke tastes better in a Styrofoam cup.  
I believe laughing is the best form of exercise. 
I believe in the Texas 

Day 13: Goals

get my masters in Curriculum and Instruction
buy a house
become more involved in our new church
learn how to worry less
pay off debt
go to Paris, New York, and Italy
to loose 10 pounds for good
to learn how to take better pictures

 Day 14: A Picture You Love

 The most recent picture of us taken at game 3 of the ALDS

Our high maintenance furry child.

I love these ladies!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reality TV Junkie

I know I am so behind, school is just taking up way to much of my free time.

Today is day 11 of Katie's 30 Day Blog Challenge 

Day 11: Favorite TV Shows

My name is Kerbi, and I am addicted to Reality TV. Glad I got that off my chest !

Real Housewives of New Jersey
Real Housewives of New York
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Kourtney and Khloe take Miami
The Rachel Zoe Project
Flipping Out
Bethenny Getting Married
Jersey Shore
The Biggest Loser
Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice
Criminal Minds
Big Bang Theory
Mike & Molly
How I met Your Mother
All cooking shows

Happy Thursday lovelies!

Poblano Chicken Enchilada Casserole


1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons butter
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 fresh poblano peppers, seeded and sliced into strips
4 fresh jalapeno peppers, diced
2 cloves garlic,minced
1 lime, halved
1/4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 pint half-and-half
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
4 ounces sour cream
6 flour tortillas, torn into pieces
4cups shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken breasts in the skillet. Mix in the poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, and garlic. Squeeze the juice from one lime half over the chicken, and place the lime peel and pulp into the skillet. Cover, and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and cut chicken into cubes. 

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

3. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Gradually stir in the flour and half-and-half. Mix in the cilantro, sour cream, and juice of remaining lime half. Cook and stir 10 min.

4. Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish with torn tortillas. Arrange 1/2 the chicken and pepper mixture over the tortillas. Top with half the cilantro sauce mixture. Sprinkle with 2 cups of cheese, and cover with remaining tortillas. Layer with remaining chicken and pepper mixture, and pour the remaining cilantro sauce evenly over the casserole. Top with remaining cheese.

5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and lightly browned. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

30 day blog challenge... day 9

Day 9: Your Friends

12 of my wonderful friends from college. We all met our freshman year at ACU in 2002 and we have been best friends ever since!

From the left: Aimee, Alison, Katie H., Becca, Sena, Lauren A., Heather, Lauren B., me, Stacey, and Katie N.

My sweet friend Michele. Glenn has been friends with her and her husband Billy for almost 6 years now. I met Billy and Michele right after Glenn and I started dating and we have been great friends ever since! I just wish they didn't live in Waco!

And here is a picture of Billy and Glenn

Two of my college roommates, Jordan and Jenny

Us with Brady and Lauren, the couple who introduced us!

There are more that I am forgetting, but I am exhausted. This is the longest week ever.

I am going to spend some quality time with my sweet hubby and watch the Rangers!

Monday, October 18, 2010

30 day blog challenge... day 8

 I'm a few days behind. Please forgive.

Day 8: A Place You've Traveled To

I wish I could find my pictures from my trip to Istanbul Turkey back in 2004 but I can't find them any where. Instead I will share pictures from our last big trip. 

Our honeymoon to the Excellence Playa Mujeres! Circa June 2009.


UPDATE: I finally found a rug and made curtains for my classroom
Pictures will be up tomorrow!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

girls weekend re-cap

A few weeks ago I met up with 12 of my wonderful friends from college.

Becca's parents graciously opened up their beautiful lake house to us for the weekend. 

We spent Saturday morning shopping in lovely Jefferson, Texas.

We then went back to the lake house for picnic lunch.

We had to take the boat out for a little stroll.

We went to a lovely little winery in Pittsburg Saturday evening.

The weekend was wonderful and I am so blessed to know these amazing women!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chicken Taquitos


6 oz cream cheese
1/2 C Herdez green salsa
1 T fresh lime juice
1/2 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1 t garlic powder
3 T chopped cilantro
2 T sliced green onions
2 C shredded cooked chicken
2 C grated Mexican style cheese
flour tortillas


1. Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
2. Stir together room temperature cream cheese with Herdez green salsa, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and  garlic. Stir to combine and then add cilantro and green onions. Add chicken and cheese and combine well. 

I usually use a store bought rotisserie chicken from HEB. It saves me so much time and it tastes really great!

3. Working with a few tortillas at a time, place 2-3 T of the chicken mixture on each tortilla {closer to the bottom third section of the tortilla} Roll them up as tight as you can and place them seam side down on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

This recipe was adapted from Our Best Bites

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

30 day blog challenge... day 3

Day 3: Your First Love

My first was my wonderful daddy, who is now in heaven.
He always said the right thing, and never lost his temper. He was the most patient and loving person. 

He taught me 2 of the most important life lessons:
1. What it means to be loved unconditionally
2. How to love others unconditionally

I am so beyond blessed to have him as my earthly father.
He took me on dates once a week from the time I was in elementary school until I went off to college. He would always tell me how special and important I am. He would also tell me what to look for in a husband and to never settle. 

I am beyond blessed to have married the man of my dreams! Glenn is my only  true love. I can honestly say that we are perfect for each other. He totally knows my love language!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

30 day blog challenge... day 2

Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name

When I first started our blog I new right away what I wanted the name to be. I talked with GH about it and he totally agreed with me.  
I went with the title of the song that I walked down the aisle to.
Hands down, this is my favorite song. Forever. 
Glenn and I fell in love with song, and we feel it describes us perfectly.

As the music at the banquet
As the wine before the meal
As the firelight in the night
So are you to me

As the ruby in the setting
As the fruit upon the tree
As the wind blows over the plains
So are you to me

As the wind blows over the plains
So are you to me
So are you to me

Hop on over to Katie's blog to join the fun!

My sweet husband had these waiting for me when I got home from work today!


Monday, October 11, 2010

30 day blog challenge... day 1

Today is day 1 of Katie's 30 day blog challenge!

Day 1: Introduce, recent picture, and 15 interesting facts

I am a twenty something newlywed living in south Texas. I am in my 4th year as a teacher. I love to cook, bake, clean, and organize! I am addicted to diet coke, shopping, and reality TV!

15 interesting facts

1.I truly believe that every soda tastes better in a Styrofoam cup. 

2. I am very stubborn.

3. I am OBSESSED with anything and everything that has to do with fall and winter.

4. I would decorate our house for Christmas all year long if Glenn would let me.

5. I am thankful for days without students.

6. I wish I had a real camera to take pictures with.

7. I have ADHD and I take medicine for it daily.

8. My number one fear in life is spiders. My skin crawls as I type this.

9. I only drink Starbucks during the fall and winter seasons.

10. Our Basset Hound is the most high maintenance dog there is.

11. I am not sure that I want to have kids. I love our life with just the two of us.

12. I am from Austin Texas and I can't stand the Texas Longhorns. Seriously.

13. I love: Texas Tech, OU, Alabama, and Texas A&M. In that order.

14. I didn't join a sorority in college and there is not one thing that I missed out on because of my decision.

15. I love my Blackberry and I am not sure how I was able to live without one for so long.

Friday, October 1, 2010

weekend getaway

This weekend I will be on my very first Girls Weekend Getaway since I have been married. I have already prepared GH's meals for the weekend, he will be playing in a golf tournament on Friday afternoon, and Bella will be staying with him. 
So, hopefully he won't be too bored without his lovely wife!

I am so blessed to have such wonderful college friends! I love it when we can all get together again. I am so excited to see these ladies! 11 of my closest girl friends from college are taking a road trip to a small town NE of Tyler TX.

We will be spending some much needed time relaxing. We are planning on doing some shopping, going to a winery, and doing some major catching up!

I am so excited to see you ladies!

I totally don't need to mention that another reason why I am so excited is because I am taking today off. I need a break from school!
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