Rio Grande Quesadillas

I happened across this awesome quesadilla recipe on AllRecipes.com. I prefer beef to chicken, so I simply traded the chicken for beef. Enjoy!!

This is what the process looks like for us after the beef is cooked and mixed.  I like to add tomatoes to my cilantro / pimientos / onion mix.  We find refridgerated beef mix is easiest to work with, particularly when transferring to pan (#5).

Ingredients:
• 3/4 cu. Water
• 1 lb. Beef (or 2 cu. Chicken)
• 1 pk. Taco seasoning
• 1 cu. Refried bean
• 7” tortillas
• 2 oz. Diced pimientos; drained
• 1/4 cu. Green onions
• 1/4 cu. Minced cilantro
• 1 1/2 cu. Shred Monterey Jack
• 1 Tblsp. Vegetable oil

1. Brown beef; drain.
2. Bring beef, water, seasoning to a boil in saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 minutes. Stir in beans.
3. Mix pimientos, onions, & cilantro; set aside.
4. Spoon 1/2 cu. Meat mix over 1/2 tortilla. Top with pimiento mix and cheese.
5. Fold the quesadilla. Cook in oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes per side or until cheese melts. Use additional oil as needed.

My new #necklace made yesterday.

My new #necklace made yesterday.

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#Ryo came to visit while I was tweeting.

#Ryo came to visit while I was tweeting.

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Told ya! Lol. What do you think? #necklace

Told ya! Lol. What do you think? #necklace

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Told ya! Lol. What do you think? #necklace

Told ya! Lol. What do you think? #necklace

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Minimize on Monday: Keeping Time

Sometimes I go onto other blogs and spend time reading. One thing that really sticks out to me about other bloggers is scheduling. It’s so easy to feel that these beautiful people with lovely photographs, amazing blog design and impressive lifestyles ‘have it all together’.

When I first began blogging, one of my most-often-asked questions was: So… how do you keep your schedule? How did you create it? As one might imagine, the answers I got were the basic “I-I… I just… did it…? I hope this was helpful, thank you for writing!” But I still felt that I was really missing something in the timing department. Perhaps it was simply that my life is here on display for everyone, yet many are totally in the dark about what it is that I do exactly. I don’t have children, and Lord knows I could easily get the house cleaned in a few moments, so I must sit on my butt and twiddle my thumbs for the other 23 hours in a day.

I’m a little weird. I haven’t had a schedule in years. I’ve been okay with that, except when I wasn’t. There is a time and a place for everything — and that includes schedules. For a long time, I had felt like every aspect of my life was somehow planned in advance, and I became unhappy with that. I prefer balance.

My early questions, mentioned above, had little to do with the schedule itself, but more to do with the fact that I didn’t understand how anyone could live with themselves on a rigorous schedule. How DOES one go about creating a reasonable time slot for each item of their day without obsessing over it!? This was fascinating to me.

Recently, we reached a point in our household where things just started falling through the cracks, though our proverbial plates are barely full. We both got a bit frustrated. It was time for a schedule. A healthy, balanced one… one that didn’t make us feel trapped. I thought I would share here today, hoping others might benefit:

• I started by writing out a list of each thing that came to mind that I knew we do on a daily / weekly / monthly basis. Then I categorized them (housework, web-based activities including my work, so on).
• Then I noted the regularity of each item. Daily, weekly, monthly…we even had one bi-weekly activity, which is odd for us.
• Finally, I notated a time frame. Here is where it got very important. Rather than saying, “I’m going to wash dishes every day at 3pm”. I decided this takes about 20 minutes. No set specific time necessary. Just get it done.

Doing my schedule this way, not only allows me to be more mindful of the things I enjoy most, but also showed me where I had room to grow; because I now know how much time a day I have to spare for other activities.

Thank you for reading!

In 2013 we tied #GeorgiBoy out on a zipline. 2 months later, he saw a rabbit, gave chase, this is the result. 
Georgi weighs circa 80-some pounds. He is all muscle. The wooden post snapped at the base, splitting concrete 6-8 inches deep in half as well.

In 2013 we tied #GeorgiBoy out on a zipline. 2 months later, he saw a rabbit, gave chase, this is the result.
Georgi weighs circa 80-some pounds. He is all muscle. The wooden post snapped at the base, splitting concrete 6-8 inches deep in half as well.

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Oh sure! It’s a mess of #color and #chain now. But just you wait…

Oh sure! It’s a mess of #color and #chain now. But just you wait…

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Shoptalk: Re-Opening FB Page

It has been a busy week for LaLau Land!!

I have listed all four of the purse charms I currently have available. These little dandies are going to make some ladies very happy! I love the multi-taskiness {I created a new word} of them.

I am also very happy to announce that necklaces will be listed today as well! Are you excited? Well, here is a sneak peek of those!

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A few years back, I discovered the Industrial Chic line of materials by Susan Lenart Kazmer and became so thoroughly enthralled with them, it was difficult to choose what to put in the shop. These jewelry pieces are like puzzles to me, only I make {almost all} the rules.

Shop News: A few months back, I chose to delete my Facebook page for this blog and my business. I had planned to simply share everything via my personal profile, as I had more of a following there, and had not been doing proper upkeep of my Facebook business page. Shortly thereafter, I stumbled across this page of Facebook’s terms / policies.

At first, I was very shocked, for reasons explained in this question posted to Facebook’s Help Topics page. One of the seriously important things to me about deleting my business page in the first place, was that I had been able to “declutter” that out of my life. To me, it was a meaningful step in a growth process.

When no reply to my question came, I had a very tough decision to make.  I asked around and received this message from a friend who had recently viewed a webinar which covered the subject:

"So I think I finally got an answer to the FB question. Basically, you CANNOT use your personal FB account to solely advertise for your business. (This is the purpose of having a business page.) You can advertise on your personal page, but you want to be discreet and not do it too obviously. (Such as posting multiple times a day.) I learned this info from a social media group I’m following. Social media consulting is this lady’s business so I feel confident that what she has shared is true.

She gave another example in the video that no longer really applies to you since you don’t have a page…But might help explain.  If you have something on your page—-you can occasionally share it to your personal page to increase reach.  I think the key here is to use discretion and don’t be spammy. I think posting something like once a week or maybe once a month wouldn’t be against terms and conditions.”

I now have a new Facebook page dedicated to this blog and business. I will continue using my Facebook profile, only probably not as much as my business page.

How do you feel about Facebook’s page vs. profile policies?  Comment and let me know! ~_<3

Thank you for reading!

Something silly I did back in 2010 while waiting for a tow truck.
1. Hi! I board!
2. Jealous? Mine!
3. honeybunch sugarplum

@ryo8695

Something silly I did back in 2010 while waiting for a tow truck.
1. Hi! I board!
2. Jealous? Mine!
3. honeybunch sugarplum

@ryo8695

#pursecharms coming available at my Etsy shop. http://lalauland.etsy.com

#pursecharms coming available at my Etsy shop. http://lalauland.etsy.com

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Okay, I&#8217;m comfy! You may eat now. - #Gingy

Okay, I’m comfy! You may eat now. - #Gingy

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