Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sister Dinner!

My little sister, Ella and I decided to make dinner together for the whole family. Except sadly, Dad didn't get to try it! We found two recipes on pinterest last night and after school today, she and I went to the grocery store and got our ingredients. I have to say, it was actually lots of fun shopping with her! Once we had our ingredients, we came home and started cooking! Ella grabbed a chair and stood on it so she could reach the counter!

We started making our "Spinach Rotallini" first, and combined all of the cheeses, vegetables, etc. that we needed and got our hands dirty!  We stuffed the chicken with all kinds of yummy cheeses and spinach. And then rolled it in bread crumbs!

After we popped the chicken in the oven, we started on the Mexican street corn. I measured out the corn, and she poured it in the pan. We added the herbs, sauces, and cheese and then mixed it all together. It tasted like the kind of spicy corn on the cob that you can get at fairs!

Ella and I were very proud of ourselves and excited to try it all! Mom loved it and so did we! Kian of course ate Mac 'n' Cheese.

I hope I can do more things like this with her in the future, because it was a great way to spend some quality time together, and have some fun!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas Wish List 2014

Ok, here it is!  50 days early....

(I just really love santa's face in this picture...he looks so provocative and flirty. It's hilarious.)

-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (movie)
- The Fault in Our Stars (movie)
- Divergent (movie)
- Classic Disney movies
- Anything Disney really
- Polaroid Camera
- Smash Book supplies!!!!!
- Slippers
- Books (love them)
- Shoes (need some new ones)
- Clothes
- Movie theater gift cards
-LEGO's (my job made me fall in love with them)
- A tablet ( I know that's a long shot, but I thought I'd list it any way!)
- Red Sox stuff

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I'm a Younique Presenter!

As a college student, I needed a job that would be flexible. Something I could do while setting my own hours!  I found the greatest opportunity! Younique! Younique products are incredible (I've tried them myself)! Not only are they great quality, but they are also all-natural, gluten free, cruelty free, hypoallergenic, and carcinogen free! For someone like me, gluten in makeup products can really mess with my skin, but Younique has solved that problem for me!  If you are interested in learning more about their products or hosting a party, in your home or online, please contact me: I'd love to help you get some free products and half-priced products! That's the fun thing about hosting a Younique party, you get rewards!  

Here is a link to my Younique business page:

Please take a look at these photos! Lots of great info!

Here I am with one eye done with the 3D fiber lashes and one with regular mascara.  I think you can guess which is which!  It's incredibly easy to apply and ACTUALLY WORKS.

Monday, March 3, 2014

I need your help!

Hi Everybody,

As some of you might know, I am raising money to go to Russia on a volunteer trip! I will be working with kids and teaching them English.  I am working part time at the LEGO store, and house sitting as often as possible, but I still need as much help as I can get!  Your donation of any amount would be greatly helpful and incredibly appreciated!  Please don't feel like you can't contribute if you don't have a large amount to give!  Any little bit helps!  Please, consider donating and spread the word!

Thank you!   XOXO -Keeley

Here is a link to my GoFundMe page:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Silent Auction! (Please read!)

Hi, Everybody!

I am putting together a silent auction to raise money for my volunteer trip to Russia this fall.  I am going to be teaching English to children through a program called ILP!  The date of the auction is still to be determined, because I want to make sure I can get enough donations before I set a date.  I already have 5 people who have donated, and I am hoping to get the word out!  Whether it's an actual item, a gift card, a craft from an etsy shop, or a free consultation of some sort, I'd really appreciate any donation of any kind! I currently have an hour photography session, a couple of items from friends etsy shops, a sample of a nutritional system, a vinyl gift, a box of Mary Kay goodies, and some hair services! It's really just a hodge-podge of things, so don't feel like you need to have an expensive or remarkable item to donate.  Any little bit helps! Please contact me if you want to donate, know someone who might want to donate, or have any questions: 720-224-4720. Email:       Thank you!  I really appreciate it!

-Keeley Farrell

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Recipe: Easy Mexican Casserole

For dinner tonight, we had this super easy casserole!  If your family likes tacos, they'll love this!  Give it a try! (I actually got a picture of this one before we ate it!)

Easy Mexican Casserole:

-1 pound ground beef
-3/4 cup of salsa
-1 (16 oz) can of chili beans (drained)
-3 cups of tortilla chips (crushed)
-1 cup of sour cream
-1 (2 oz) can of sliced olives (optional)
-1/2 cup of chopped green onion (optional)
-1/2 cup of chopped fresh tomato
-2 cups of shredded cheese (cheddar)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until no longer pink.  Stir in salsa, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.  Stir in beans, and heat through.

3) Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Spread crushed tortilla chips in dish, and then spoon beef mixture over chips.  Spread sour cream over beef, and sprinkle olives, green onion, and tomato over the sour cream.  Top with cheddar cheese.

4) Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Recipe: Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

I don't know what kind of magic is in the air, but lately it's been easy to cook for Kian and Ella.  Whenever I make dinner they actually eat without throwing fits about the food.  And tonight, Kian even said, "This smells good, and tastes good!"  And he ate ALL of it!  Maybe I should cook dinner every night?  Maybe...

 I wanted to share the recipe because we all really enjoyed it!  And it's pretty darn easy!

Meatballs and Tomato Sauce:

-1 pound of ground beef
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 tbs. of minced garlic
- 2 1/2 tbs. of minced onion
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbs. of parsley
- 1 tbs. of Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 3 tbs. of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of fresh tomato (diced)
- 2 tbs. of butter
- 1/4 of 28 oz. can of tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup of sour cream

1) In a small sauce pan, heat the milk.  Soak the bread in the milk, turning the slices over to absorb the milk.  Place the bread in a large bowl.  Add the meat, garlic, onion, eggs, parsley, Italian seasoning, pepper, and salt.  Using your hands, mix together the ingredients for about a minute. 

2) Using the sauce pan with the remaining milk, add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, butter, and sour cream.  If desired, add garlic and onion.  Let the sauce heat on low and stir occasionally.

3) Roll the meat mixture from the bowl into 1 1/2 in. balls.  In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat.  Once the pan is warm enough, add the meatballs.  Cook the meatballs on each side until you get your desired color. If you want them to be cooked through without any pink, it should take about 8-10 minutes. 

4) Once the meatballs are cooked to your liking, add the sauce and let the meatballs simmer in the sauce for a couple of minutes.  Stir occasionally to mix the meatballs and sauce properly.

5) Serve the meatballs over spaghetti or just by themselves.  Enjoy!