Friday, December 16, 2011


‎"You may not be her first, her last, or her only. 
She loved before, she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? 
She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but
 if she can make you laugh, and cause you to think twice, and admit to being a human and making mistakes,
 hold onto her and give her the most you can. 
She may not be thinking about you every second of the day 
- but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart.
 So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more then she can give. 
Smile when she makes you happy, 
let her know when she makes you mad,
 and miss her when she's not there."
- Bob Marley

Monday, November 21, 2011

It's the little things

It's the little things that make me happy.
A cup of hot pumpkin spiced coffee on a chill day... is bliss to me.
A hot bath... away from the boys is so relaxing.
Little kisses on the forehead before everyone disperses for the day.
Not forgetting to bring me home rolls for dinner.
Randomly popping up with flowers for me.
Saying I love you and smooching from across the room.
Putting my head on my pillow every night after getting goodnight kisses and hugs from my lil man.
My lil man rubbing my back till I fall asleep.
Clean kitchens and nice smelling homes.
Fresh laundry folded nice and neat.
Homemade bread.
Making list of short term goals
Catching a few pages of a good book.
These are things that make me happy but unfortunately they are becoming more and more of a rarity theses days. I guess that is what makes me appreciate them so much more. Being able to have that time in the tub to sit and relax is a joy. Of course I still here my kid screaming and calling my name from down the steps but I know his Dad will distract him and I can sit and enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

no title for this one, just thought

So I just watched the movie Julie and Julia and I fell in love with it. I'm a few years behind but I just got the DVR thing where you can record things. Yeah!..... Well it got me thinking about how I deserted my own blog. I lost the enthusiasm that I had when I started. I had only just discovered my stride. Want I really wanted my blog to be about and I realized that my direction was leaning towards food and mom helpful techniques and I want to start sharing my thoughts and releasing my stress again in a more 'feel-good' way.
The movie reminded me of how quirky I am. Ironically I get along with everyone and enjoy talking to anyone. I'm a girl who likes to be social and connect with others. In the movie both Julie and Julia were really quirky but the men they fell in love with still stood by them through every breakdown, temper tantrum, depression modes, and most of all crazy ideas and projects. It got me thinking how much I love my man no matter how quirky I am. I love that he is patient and kind with me and even though he jokes with me sometimes that might sound mean I know its not. Thats just how we mess with each other. I know he supports anything I do.
Example I have been spending this time recently to find a job. I mean a real job, one that will give me security. Although I love staying home with my little one I fear he has to go to school sooner than later. He is an only child and he needs to be a lot more socialized on a daily basis. He has so much energy. I can not contain my son in my home without going insane or getting a migraine by late afternoon.
The job hunt has not been a easy one or a fun one. I have had no luck. So I start thinking again... me always thinking... If I put back the effort into my crafty skills I could find a way to start making things happen on my own. If that means starting one of those self-starter businesses like demonstrating,  I think it would be nothing but beneficial. I can't go any more backwards.
So hear I am rambling on about my next step to trying to stabilize my surroundings. Through all the rambling I realized that I want to be happy. I'm sick of the depressed funky moods. I don't honestly want to give up being at home with my son but if something had come my way I would be willing to change my life... again. I want to be able to solve all my problems by hoping to get back in touch with my crafty side and sell my own goods.
(I recently just got an oven. Four years, no oven was an interesting way to learn how to cook. If I can do it anyone can. I love having an oven though. its a whole new world. I can bake! I can do anything really. Bake bread and my own rolls. casseroles. Make my frozen meal plan finally to work. Possibilities are endless now.)

~Motivation is the key to everything
~Never stop trying
~Good things do eventually happen to good people

Monday, July 25, 2011

new adventures

I have never been one to sit down and really search or shall I say Surf the internet. Not until I became a blogger that it is. I recently joined Pinterest after seeing it everywhere and not knowing what it was I finally Googled it ... Haha Duh me right!  I've always been the person that knows what she needs from the computer signed on did whatever i needed to do and signed off. But Now I'm really loving that everyday I discover something new I can look up or get lost in.
Another reason why I'm please with my internet surfer of the day is because of YES cvs. See I found a receipt on the bottom of my purse that said $4 off my next purchase for just registering my e-mail. I then remembered that I have yet to register a phone number for my extracare card. So I logged on and viola! I registered my e-mail, my address, and then I registered for cvsphotos! Here I can take all the pictures that have been sitting on my computer and turn them into hard copies which then in turn means I CAN FINALLY FINISH my scrapbook..... OR at least get it up to date.
All this makes Caity a happy girl....... it's the little things every girl understands that!!

In other news I finally made a dinner date with my MOMMA!!!
I miss her so much. Ever since I started my job I haven't been up to the NE to see my family. My mom, dad, stepdad, sister, and nephews. I miss them all. I used to go up on Sundays for dinner and hang out with the kiddies. But since it's summer Someone's got something to do every weekend so it's been a challenge. But this Friday me and the Momma are getting together for dinner and drinks. I'm excited!
It's funny to think about how close me and my mom are. Well we've always been close but My mom just said to me today that it makes her so happy that I like to hang out with her. Awwww .... But Mom I've never not liked hanging with you. She's always been my best friend Love You MOM!!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My kitchen story

Cooking, cleaning, parenting, all new territories for me. 
I have been domesticated.
I have turned myself into that "perfect little wifey"
Haha not quite I'm still a work in progress.
My story is to show you how i taught myself to cook in a kitchen that is way less then appealing.
Here is my little corner in the kitchen.

Yes I have avocado green Metal cabinets!
I have basically no storage
I have a stove with an oven that doesn't and hasn't worked in years AND only two of the four electric burners work.
So i have basically taught myself to cook with two burners, a microwave, and a toaster oven.
I know crazy!! I want an oven installed so bad, it's literally the only thing i ask for every holiday that involves presents. I dunno if it's just his laziness or what but my love has still not answered my wishes. 
 OH I also have a slow cooker (which I love finding new uses for)

I absolutely hate my kitchen.. Its just not at all up to date. My whole house needs updating but I've been researching the best way to spruce up my little home without doing many changes OR spending a lot of money.  ANY IDEAS??

 sorry the rest of the pics are soo dark... I use my phone for pictures  **wishes for a new working camera**

Even though I don't have much I have learned to make the best with what I Got!
I'm much more appreciative of the small things these days that most people take for granted,,, like having an oven!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


So remember the days when Facebook didn't exist. OR how bout when Facebook was literally ... a book... with your future roommate/classmates pictures in it. Or how bout when Facebook was only for use with college students??
It's crazy to think those days DID exist. I usually about this time would say I miss those days. But instead I'm saying I'm grateful for Facebook. Now that I'm older, and a mommy, working, living in a different neighborhood, making new friends, and trying to keep old ones. I have Facebook to thank for keeping me in touch with others. 
Now there is a secret about me (well not really a secret if you know me). I H.A.T.E having to call someone. I didn't always when I was younger I was on the phone constantly, but nowadays it's easier to keep UP with keeping IN touch using the internet.

Not only has Facebook and other social media sites helped with social networking but friends that I haven't seen in years and family that live in other states are now more accessible to chat with. 
I miss my "old days" a lot. My being "young" I like to call it. I mean I love my New days and I'm super excited for my future days but being able to re-connect with old friends via Facebook has made me a happier person than I was when I first started going through the abrupt changes into my new Mommy-hood life.
Two years ago I was a depressed pregnant mess. I felt like I screwed up somewhere a long the line and that I was a disappointment to many, especially family and friends. (my story coming soon) Living through certain struggles and gaining new friends while slowly backing away from others  has brought me to a whole new life along with a whole new OUTLOOk on life. I have learned more about myself in the last two years of mommy-hood then I have have in all of my 24 years. 
So now I appreciate simple things in life and I appreciate our good fortunes of life, including things like internet access and networking sites and also farmers markets and pumpkin patches and vintage/thriftstores, you get the point right?. 
The MAIN fact that I love is being able to reconnect and stay connected to old friends and family members. Especially when its friends that I was so close with as a kid/teen and then lost contact with them either over something stupid or b/c life got in the way. 
OR that I can stay connected with my sisters and cousins (we all live in separate places and most of us have young kids) its good to see us all grow as people and mature into adults and mothers. 
I know I'm a crazy rambler but appreciating something that people take advantage of every hour of everyday makes me stay in tune with my values and wisdom I've gained in my short life.  
I am slowly learning to be comfortable with my new surroundings (which isn't so new anymore IT's HOME) Everyday there are new challenges but BEcause I have a strong network of family and friends I know how strong I am and strong I can be and I can't help but to love life!


OK.... I'm getting way too frustrated over here I NEED HELP!!! I'm trying to gain more followers while trying to understand how to set up my adsense account along with trying to gain an actually visual spot on top mommy blogs BUT i'm so new to it all and don't understand what the hell I'm doing...  IF anyone is reading this and feels that in their  heart they would like to help me out just a teeny tiny bit I WOULD be soo GREATLY appreciative. I'm trying to do this so my family and I can get ahead on our bills and I can stay home> Yes I got a job but i can't work anymore hours than I already am since I have to take care of my son and I see more woman earning some type of living with their blogs so it can't be that difficult to learn and understand. I'm just asking for a little direction!!! THANKYOU!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Everything Chicken Quesadillas

I made lunch the other day and basically raided my fridge for extra filling in my quesadillas since i only had one chicken breast. THEY ended up tasting AMAZING!!!... My boy even came home and ate the leftovers and usually doesn't try anything new I make. Well I decided to mental note the recipe and made the again, this time I took pictures!!
the ingredients I purchased for recipe
chicken (I only used two breast)
tortillas the smaller sized ones
I used half the can of black beans
the rice i made for a side dish with the salsa that comes in the taco kit!! OH and the other half of the black beans.
CHopped the chicken up in small bite-sized pieces and sauteed with some olive oil and salt and pepper.
Always rinse your beans!!!!!

OH YEAH the leftover fridge part (I forgot what else i put in the filling until i saw this pic.)
I had a small tomato i cut up and half a onion and half a yellow pepper!
filled em' up add some cheese fold em' over and put them on your griddle or whatever.
yummy!! Never got a pic of the rice but it was simple whit rice mixed with salsa and beans petty self-explanatory.

ENJOY!!! I def. DID!

I never take pictures of myself but i was too excited for my quesadillas!!! 

Hungry and BUSY!!

WOW have I been a busy girl or what. This whole working thing is so completely different.  I wanna say new, but it's not I've been working since I was 14!! Rita's Water Ice baby!! Up until almost four years ago, wow, I have always had a job, then it just made sense to stay home and be a wife and Mom. BUT I'm so happy again!! I never thought being back in retail would give me such a wonderful feeling but it definitely helps to have extremely nice coworkers and the closeness of the job (distance wise) is incredible. ANyway since starting work and taking care of my two year old, two dogs, hubby, and a three story house, I'm pooped! First I didn't have my computer for a while so I couldn't blog Now I'm just so darn busy. But I'm loving life yes of course we are still struggling with bills and money and such BUT we have incredible family members who, if i step up and say I need something, they will answer and help out the best they can. It's amazing that when you put your stubborn pride wall down How many people are actually really there to help you. I LOVE YOU MOM and DAD!!!
Like I said tho even with all the struggles I can still be happy which with the way things have been going in the past few years its a really great thing for me to say I'm truly happy, and I am. I'm even in the kitchen again. Yes I know i made a menu said I was gonna stick with it but lets just face it with our schedules and certain appetites it's hard to stay on track. especially when the man of the house is in the mood for pasta n meat sauce and I was so looking forward to chicken and broccoli I'd have to switch things up a bit..... so coming at you here and probably in a couple other posts SOME NEW recipes.....
So tonight it was Eggplant Parm. for momma and Spaghetti and meat sauce for the boys!!

Cooking the ground meat frozen (something i do often lack of remembering to take something out to defrost)
the meat sauce 1lb meat, 1 28ozcan of tomatoes, 1onion, 2garlic cloves minced
1 eggplant breaded with egg and itailian breadcrumbs
used some tomato sauce and some shredded mozzarella cheese and broiled the eggplant to melt cheese
cooked pasta as directed and POOf!! eggplant parm and s'getties

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Easy Peesy!

SO one of my favorite meals and fastest dinners to make is TACOS!!.... I dunno why but I have developed an never ending craving for mexican food especially Tacos. I'm pretty sure these cravings are left over from pregnancy two years ago but I always satisfy my cravings. AND an easy way to do this IS Taco Bell taco kit! I don't do box kits for dinner but for taco and hamburger helper  for me they are heaven sent. Of course i doctor the meals up a bit you know use fresh herbs and garlic and add veggies whereever possible. 
SO I always start off with the usual 1lb of ground meat, tomato, lettuce, shredded cheese, and sour cream. I get the Hard and soft variation kit Everyone stays happy. Now I 've tried various taco kits and since the economy started getting bad the soft tortillas in other kits were becoming to thin and unable to really fill and eat. Me and my BF test ran many kits and have decided that we are never unsatisfied with Taco Bell's. 

The fixings out for display .... I also always add a half a can of corn kernals for extra filling and veggies!! It's 
how the taco trucks around the city make their fillings.

He Loves his tacos too!!

Ok thats it just expressing my love for Taco Kits!

p.s. dont mind all the clutter mess thats ...everywhere!

Friday, July 1, 2011


SO I've been inspired!! 
I love getting a new magazine and sitting down and actually being able to read from front to back. I mean its sad to think that i don't get to buy a magazine that often or buy new books, I simply don't have a budget for them. So i usually turn to the internet to look up magazine websites and read (stalk ) blogs that I love. But I have to say nothing is better then going back to my roots of  inspiration hence the magazines and books. I could get a library card, of course, but you see my library is very small and hardly gets anything new in stock, sad to say. 

SO today I got two new magazines for August, Everyday by Rachel Ray and Everyday Food, a Martha Stewart magazine. well I've been reading and had to take a break because I have waves and waves of inspiration flowing through me. I want to go out and cook everything in those pages. But instead I practice some self control and thought about my budget and shopping list I wrote previously. You see there is something lacking in my blog posts that i finally see clearly now. 
I Do Not Represent Myself  as Truly as I thought I would.
Instead I have kept my blog simple, wordy with my thoughts, my crazy thoughts that run over and over through my head. I think I finally want to start being myself on my blog as well as in real life. Be true to myself and be true to anyone who chooses to stop by and read. 
I want to be able to inspire as much as others have inspired me.
Other women bloggers, magazine chiefs and articles, and everywhere in between.

I think I finally found my blogging niche I kept reading about when I first started this blog.
So to get back to my original reason of post before tearing into another deep thought, I have been inspired to try and find the easiest, cheapest, healthiest recipes or me and my family. SO a blog or two ago I wrote a menu up and was going to stick to it, but I wrote the menu before knowing my budget for the week. Stupid for me to do but its what I always do and then I switch things up. 
Yeah I write a ton of lists on a daily basis, I believe it keeps me sane.  

So I move on today to rewrite my shopping list  and menu and try to stick to the cheapest, easiest, healthiest recipes for everyone in my family to enjoy. 
I do intend on cashing in on the zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, and corn this week considering they are whats in season. 

I challenge myself to be true, to be real, to write what I really feel and don't hold back.
I challenge myself to meet my menu and recipe goals and share with all of you.
Finally, I challenge myself  to be successful in what I'm trying to do here. ( Be an Inspiration!)

A 4th of July prayer for you all... Enjoy your festivities! 

Heavenly Father, purify in all the people of this land their love for the nation according to the mind of your Son Jesus Christ, who knew what was good for the peace of His land and people. May everyone strive by word and action to foster peace among the people of all social classes and creeds, so that, living in harmony and justice, they may be a Christian light to other nations, such as your Son would have them be.
From The Catholic Prayer Book compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Since the weather has gotten warmer and my child has become incredibly rambunctious the only solution has been to retreat to the park in the early afternoon.

My Johnny has become an expert tree climber ( mommy has a nervous breakdown each time he runs for that tree) 

He thinks  the tree is his throne!!

My little prince is a boy through and through.

My dog Coco is still the better tree climber in the family. She'll jump up all by herself!
Hanging by the "beach" (living in the city we work with what we got since we live by the river we therefore have a beach). My Johnny collecting rocks and sticks. We learned how to skip rocks in the water. My son has an incredible arm!!
And to end our lovely days in the park we usually run around in the grass ( we race) Johnny's favorite thing is to get Mommy to run all he has to say is " ready, set, GO!" and we usually take of from wherever we stand.
So we'll run around and pick some "wishies" to blow into the nice breeze.

I Love our family outings at the park. It gives us time to play and run and spend time together and get back into nature.
Hope you all have somewhere you like to retreat to with your families.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I am Inspired

I have been inspired lately by .. well... everything! the weather, the season, the internet, my friends, my job....  I want to do somethings on my list. I've been hearing it alot, people talking about there "lists" Mine is quite extensive and keeps on getting bigger(longer). I just got a job which is exciting for me but not many hours and not a great pay but its something for me to have for my self. SO i can do the things I want to do!
Soo todays inspiration is putting together and week full of recipes that are new to me but will still be enjoyed by my family so that is m post for today. A week full of budget friendly healthy easy recipes that satisfy. And as I attempt each recipe I will post about it since I got such a huge response from my stuffed shells and cake balls. haha well huge for me. Plus it will help me start blogging again and be involved within my own little world.

-Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto
-Pulled bbq pork
-grilled pizza
-steak Kabobs
I think thats a good variety that everyone will love.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Prayers Please!

When is it when everything seems to be going well, something dramatic happens that makes you look at life in a whole new way. i think its God's funny way of making you worry while forcing you to talk about certain fears. I think its also his way at telling us "things can always get worse". I like to be the optimist and think "if we're so far on the bottom, it couldn't get any worse"
You see my Bf's cousin was critically injured last night. My boy came home from work and was trying to take a nap when his phone started ringing like crazy. Here I am making dinner, relaxing with the family, looking forward to our night in and then John is running out the door to get to the hospital. My man is amazing though. Instead of breaking down or doing anything irrational He acted like more of a babysitter, mediator, and taxi driver. He had to break up fights, make sure everyone was ok ( who couldn't handle themselves or scared they might do something crazy).>>>> anyway this really isn't my story to tell but This family def. needs all the prayers they can get. They may not be my family and i may not be that close with them, but its my boyfriends family and that is more than enough for me.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


I feel like I haven't had internet in forever. Well i kinda haven't its been about two months without it and to be honest I think it was a great thing because me and my family are doing better than ever. I just read my last blog and realized how lost i was two months ago. Me and the boy are doing great. It took some serious events and long tearful discussions to get to where we are but we both realize that without each other we would have no one because in all honesty WE are the only ones who make each other happy ( besides ourselves) and we are the only ones who want to see ourselves succeed. Lately it seems that people we have been surrounding ourselves with find some way to bring us down. Now i thought that was impossible because we def. have hit rock bottom. Wehn it comes to our financial situation we are struggling, but i broke down and asked my parents for some help, found a job and have been supporting my man every way possible to help him get back on his feet again. I only work minimal hours which is good and bad. I wish i could work more for better income but it still gives me the time i need to keep my lifestyle when it comes to raising my son. I love my job, back in retail is exactly where I'm supposed to be, strange how when i was younger I hated working in retail and hated how my bosses would think it was the end of the world if the store wasn't exactly right. But now i guess I'm just like that because I love being back in a clothing store.
So ever since our internet and cable got turned off (lack of money and tv n computers are not necessities in my book) me and the hubs and our little one started taking the dogs to the park and getting outside. It has been beautiful! Exercising, getting fresh air, getting out of the house and enjoying our lives. Living the simple life in every way. Because we have too but it has been a blessing. We have reconnected as a family and really gotten to know one another again. I realized who is important in my life and who i really don't need in my life and for that I am grateful! SO now I'm back online and things are going to continue to be different but we"re happy this way. I'm in love with life again. Things are looking up and I never wanna look back.
And special thanks to my mom and dad without the two of them, my family would be suffering along with struggling!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Neverending story

Too much on my mind ...confused as all hell.......but I'm trying to make the bet out of crappy situations. Lately my head has been elsewhere, while my body was forced to keep on thinking about others and how to make the ones around me happy. Which is what i'm supposed to do but why wasn't I happy in the process.  Being sad and miserable is a horrible way to live your life, i know this but yet i can't seem to turn this frown upside down, when i try everything just gets all twisted.Just when things would seem good, everything was crashing around me.  My sister had her wedding this past weekend. I had soo much fun and really enjoyed my time being part of the bridal party. I couldn't be more happy for her and her husband.... wow they have only been together for eleven years  and have three kids together LOL But the day was awesome. Despite all the rain and wind we had a beautiful outcome and a great time!  can't wait to see all the pictures.
No offense though I'm so glad this wedding is over! There has been way too much drama, time, money and tears during the last few months. My relationship with my boyfriend has suffered, my mental state has suffered and certain friendships are finished. I don't know how to quite explain everything but i know since i have not written down anything that i have been feeling lately has been making me feel worse. I don't have anybody to confide in that i trust enough to understand and i don't know how to find the right words to talk to my bf without starting any fights. Because thats how we have been living. Like walking on eggshells around eachother and that just makes me wanna cry. I love this man I will always love him but the strains on our relationship right now are testing us to the max. I think we have about exceeded our limit. We will come out stronger on the other side because in reality its just miss communications and my issue has finally become clear to me, I have no control over what has been and is happening in our lives. I have to learn how to accept it and deal or find another way to cope. Me and the Boy are better off with eachother, we are better parents together. So for now i just keep on living and doing what i do best,,,, Be a momma because without my lil slug a bug... I wouldn't be where I am today even though the times today makes living tough... we are survivors and thats what I have always been.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Some people asked.....

I received some comments on my Spinach/artichoke stuffed shells  so I shall deliver..

1 (12-ounce) box jumbo pasta  shells
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound ground turkey
1 bag of baby spinach
1 (8 to 10-ounce) package frozen artichokes, thawed and coarsely chopped (or you can use canned)
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
3/4 cup grated Asiago
2 eggs, lightly beaten
5 cups of marinara sauce (use your favorite)
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and partially cook until tender but still very firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain pasta

Meanwhile, in a large heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and the garlic and cook until the onions are soft and starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the ground turkey, salt and pepper to taste and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is slightly golden and cooked through. Add the artichoke hearts and half the bag of spinach, stir to combine. Wait till that half of spinach wilts down then add the other half. (this will prevent overflowing of pan, if you have a deep pot add the whole bag at once)  Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large bowl combine the cooled turkey mixture with the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, Asiago cheese and eggs, Stir to combine
To stuff the shells, cover the bottom of a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking dish with 1 cup of  sauce. Take a shell in the palm of your hand and stuff it with a large spoonful of turkey mixture, about 2 tablespoons. Place the stuffed shell in the baking dish. Continue filling the shells until the baking dish is full, about 24 shells. Drizzle the remaining Sauce over the shells, top with the grated Asiago (or Mozzarella if thats what you like). If freezing, cover tightly with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 1 day and up to 1 month.

To bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake until the shells are warmed through and the cheese is beginning to brown, about 60 minutes (20 minutes if shells are unfrozen.) 
Let me know how they come out if anyone makes them.
Believe me theres nothing better to me than comfort food made Healthy ........

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Updates and Apologies

So in the past two weeks I haven't felt much like myself. This has resulted in not wanting to post, not wanting to talk to anyone, and not wanting to be creative in any way.
So I am sorry for any of the people (the whole 7 that follow me) that i did not give an update on my sister's Bridal shower sooner. Ya know the Shower that i spent all my time on to make perfect!! Yeah that one. SO here it goes!.... By the way It was a total SUCCESS! My sister was incredibly happy and everyone enjoyed themselves. 
The Menu:
Stuffed Shells with ground turkey, artichokes, and spinach (my sis' Fav)

 The half finished version..........^^^^^^^^^

The Complete finished version>>>>>>>>>
They were so tasty. For appetizers I had made Stuffed Mushrooms and little Caprese Tartlets

 For Dessert I made Strawberry Glazed cupcakes!
 And a Cake my Mom picked up that was adorable!
AND last but not at al least the Favors. Okay so my inspiration was to make wedding cake pops but i'm just gonna blame the fact that i don't bake and lack of practice because the wedding cake idea went well first see here>
 I opted out of the pop idea but the wedding cakes look ok in that picture but trying to dip them in chocolate with no stick became a horrible idea sooo..... I just made cake balls lol Which everyone LOVED!! so it was still a success

 I put them n little boxes (same colors of my sisters wedding) and tied the with ribbon.

 It was a perfect afternoon spent with amazing family and friends I wish i had taken the pictures myself and had my camera (still in the process of searching for it) because maybe this blog won't look like such a mess but my points were made and once i figure some more "techy" stuff out I'll put up my recipes.

 A picture of the bridesmaids with the bride of course!! ( the little girl my cousins daughter since my cousin was working and couldn't make it LOL)