In this life of craziness, we need all the help we can get. After a long day we were pretty desperate and came up with this delicious masterpiece. I’ve gotta share these easy Sausage and Egg Skillet Breakfast Burritos with you – they were mmm mmm good. Cooking is my favorite hobby and I’ve made up a few recipes (more to be shared later) but this one was especially a life saver. So easy! But, I have to give the credit to my husband, Zach. He wanted breakfast for dinner and we just put ingredients in together. (By the way that’s a great date night idea – especially for foodies like us!).
To start, all you need is sausage, eggs, potatoes, cheese, yummy spices, and bam! A quick, delicious meal. First, dice the potato and brown it with the sausage.
Meanwhile, scramble the eggs in a separate bowl and spice with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and santa maria.
Once the sausage is brown and the potatoes are soft, add the eggs to the skillet. Melt cheddar cheese into the mixture and make sure all is heated through.
Once the mixture is heated through, warm up the tortillas and roll yourself up some delicious burritos. We love to add our favorite Cholula hot sauce or regular Pace Salsa. Mmm enjoy! 🙂
Life is too busy to be worrying about elaborate meals every night. I mean, I love elaborate meals. But, not every night! Ain’t no one got time for that! After a stressful day of running around, this was the perfect meal that didn’t add to the stress. As a pregnant woman, easy is the only way to survive anymore. I do have to say – all in all the key ingredient is a helpful and supportive husband! 😉
Today was quite the day. Okay no, the last two days have been quite the days. It was the slap back into reality from having a really awesome vacation kind of days. Bleh. And man, have you ever had a conversation where you walk away feeling like a complete idiot? Come on people I know I’m not the only one. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve been waiting my whole life to talk about this because… well… it happens to me a lot.
But guess what? It doesn’t matter. We may think it’s the worst day ever. But this too shall pass. Yet… what do we do? How do we handle it? We could be offended… OR we could….
In my mind, if I don’t laugh, I will cry (and literally we will talk about this in a minute). Laugh it off! Today I was called fat. Sure, I am pregnant and my doctor had all of the best intentions to tell me that I was gaining too much weight. I wasn’t offended by what she said, but I just felt stupid! Darn you, Thanksgiving! You betrayed me! All during this, my husband just laughed. So I laughed. And we laughed. And you know what? It was hilarious! So no need to feel stupid when you can find the humor in life.
Haha okay so I’m kind of kidding and kind of serious when I bring up this option. Mainly because this is an embarrassing option to admit. But hey! It has it’s perks. First of all… let’s all remember that there is no shame in sitting down and having a good cry. Was it because someone made you feel stupid? Was it because you didn’t get the dishes done? Maybe it’s just because you’re hungry. (Probably my case). Secondly… sometimes a good cry helps us clear our minds and move on with our day. Never feel guilty for a good cry! Embrace that weak moment and get it out of your system. Getting it out is definitely a better option than holding on to it for a long time.
Being called fat was a super bad example because really… it was stupid (haha oh the irony!). Buuut let’s go back to that. My mind was screaming, “She actually just called you fat!”. But my face was smiling. Why? Because one weak moment of wanting to crawl under a table isn’t worth an entire relationship. Smile it out.. just get through the awkward moment. My husband tells me that I am known to have an “RBF” or a “Resting Beotch Face” where I look really grouchy when my face is relaxing. He will seriously elbow me and tell me to be nice when I am just thinking about the what movies are showing at the local theater. Hahaha but he is right and I have to constantly remind myself to smile so people don’t think that I am a judgmental jerk. Just smile it out. 🙂
So I am sure some of you are thinking that this is a super random subject to be talking about haha but realistically this is apart of everyday life. Feeling stupid, choosing to become offended, shaking off awkward encounters – yeah this happens all the time. I’m not perfect! No one is perfect! Awkward and uncomfortable moments are bound to happen in a world of imperfect people. Sure we can spend our days offended and avoiding people because they said that mean thing and made me feel stupid but psht, what would be the fun in that? Life is too short. Shake it off and enjoy life as you!
Happy December everybody! The best month of the year is finally here! In honor of the first day of December, I wanted to share my feelings about our Savior, Jesus Christ. This blog is all about being who God created you to be, finding happiness, and loving yourself. This all starts with one person – Jesus Christ. I am going to tell you how I use Christ to help me accomplish my goals.
I could go on and on and on about how thankful I am for a Savior. He is my best friend, my older brother, and my advocate. I love Him. Right now, I am taking a New Testament class at Brigham Young University – Idaho. I am loving the class because it has helped me strengthen my relationship with Christ. Anyways! I want to share what I am learning in this class, and how it affects our journey in loving who we are.
So first of all, let’s get some back story here. Right now I am working on a project to help me learn knew things. I want to become smarter haha. As many of you know, I am pregnant with a little girl. She is due in March (Oh my, that is coming up!). My husband is a super smart and talented guy. He knows the bible in and out, he is book smart, common sense smart, get’s good grades without trying very hard, and can pick up any new hobby and look like he has done it for years. It is both impressive and annoying. So my goal is that when our little girl comes up to me and asks me a question, I can answer it and not say, “let’s go ask dad” every time.
Alright. Moving on, now that you have a back story on one of my goals before the baby gets here, I want to share with you what I am learning about Christ and how He is the one who can help us accomplish our goals.
My New Testament class has helped me get into a wonderful pattern of reading my scriptures everyday. This week I read 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. I notice a huge difference in my day when I don’t read the scriptures, compared to when I do read. I am happier, I get more done, and honestly – I am a nicer person all around. (My husband could probably testify of this hahaha).
My professor has us look for principles when we read. Ok, this helps! I look for If… Then scenario’s so that I can apply it to my own life. For example, this week I read 3 John 1:11 “Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God”. I learned that IF I am doing evil… THEN it is not of God. I cannot do both good and evil and claim that I follow God. There are lot’s of ways to apply the scriptures to you, but this has become a new favorite.
Is your reading helping you come closer to Jesus Christ? If not, slow down and look for things that can help you in your life. There are lot’s of help in those pages! Keep reading! Don’t give up! Write down impressions and questions. Keep the end in mind as you grow closer to your goal. Is it still where you want to end up? Would you make any changes? Can you push yourself any further? Always revert back to your goal! 🙂
Accomplishing our goals – whether they be physical goals or spiritual goals – requires humility (shucks). Communicate with God and ask Him for help to be humble and learn what you need to learn in order to accomplish your goal. This will take strength! But luckily He is always there to help us out. Asking family members or friends for support is another great idea.
So let’s be real. We will never be perfect. The trick is to learn to love the process, because we will be doing it for the rest of our lives. Never give up. Always rely on God. Keep reading those scriptures and saying those prayers.
It doesn’t matter if we are making New Year’s resolutions, trying to stay healthy, wanting to know God, trying to see if we can do the impossible, or just wanting to fit into our pants after the holidays – Jesus Christ is there to help us accomplish those goals. I love my Savior! And you know what? He wants me to love me as much as He loves me. We are important and we have a purpose! Shine bright! Love who you are! Get to know your Savior! And love every minute! Two of my favorite websites to help me feel better about myself and my purpose here on earth, are lds.org and mormon.org. Feel free to look them up! 🙂
As always… you dew you, girl. You dew you.
It’s Christmastime! Yay! This is my absolute favorite time of the year!! December is such a jolly month isn’t it? My family usually starts the season off with a trip to Las Vegas to watch the NFR and do some shopping at Cowboy Christmas. Then a few short weeks and Christmas is here! No matter where Zach and I end up for Christmas, we always have a great time.
There’s one problem though. I start feeling these feelings of excitement around Halloween.. I want to watch Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music! But there are too many party poopers our there who tell me – it’s too early for Christmas! Don’t start this already! There are two holidays first, please wait! Please excuse me for wanting to spread cheer! Haha. The point is – this is who I am and every year I almost feel ashamed for the way that I feel, even though I shouldn’t.
Soooooo that may have been a pretty lame example, but it is a support group that I can get behind – “Stop Christmas Shaming! Let us decorate whenever we want.” All jokes aside, there are so many things in life that can make us feel ashamed for who we are. We need to talk about two things to get this negativity out of our lives!
Stop mom shaming, wife shaming, Christmas decorating shaming, appearance shaming, any kind of shaming- it needs to stop! We don’t like it when others do it to us right? Yes, because we all love those videos of the perfect moms with the perfect clean houses and the perfect hair who are telling us that we don’t have our lives together because we have a few dirty dishes in the sink. No! We don’t like that. Plus, it’s not even true anyways! So the first thing that we need to do is stop doing that to other people. Ok because really, let’s admit that we all have been guilty of it.
Remember the golden rule – we don’t like it when we feel ashamed – remembering the golden rule always makes us think twice. Do it!
So, when you see a mom giving her child candy at 9AM, just walk away and get the thought to judge her out of your mind. Maybe the mom is having a bad day and just wants her kid to be quiet for a few minutes, or maybe that’s just what they do in that family and guess what? It’s really not our business anyways. Let them eat candy! Let people raise their kids, have a relationship with their families, and decorate for whatever holiday that they want without us sticking our nose in and telling them that they are doing it wrong. If everyone minded their own business, wow what a wonderful world this would be! Love who you are and let others love who they are too.
This can sometimes be hard to do! I have said before that I have felt like people were trying to keep me from being who I am and it was terrible. I tried to be who others thought I was or should be and it did NOT work out. The fact is, I am a simple country girl. I am both a tomboy and a girly girl when I want to be. I would rather hang out with my husband and his friends than girl friends of my own. That is not a popular thing for a newly married/mother-to-be to do. But hey that is ok because I love it! I love who I am! My husband loves me for who I am! And the most important, God created me this way and wants me to EMBRACE IT. That’s where you find happiness.
So, who are you? Do you like to shop, do you like the outdoors, do you like to do both? It doesn’t matter! Are you a nice person? Do you serve others? That’s what matters! This holiday season – and every other time of year – be proud of who you are, and let others be proud of who they are too! Love who YOU are! After all, we are all Children of God, right?
Hello! Welcome to You Dew You!
I am Cheyenne Martin, it’s good to meet you! I am a wife, a soon-to-be mom (really soon-to-be!), a country girl, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a pro-life activist because life is awesome!
I love to read books, watch movies, ride horses, and spend time with my husband, Zach, in the great outdoors. I try to be crafty, but don’t always succeed. But my sisters, mom, and mother-in-law are some crafty ladies and I love to learn from them. My passion is agriculture. I feel it is important to let other people know where their food comes from and the sacrifices men and women make everyday so that there is food on your table. I love soda, almost too much, especially Mt. Dew (hence You Dew You) and am excited to drink it again after this baby comes. Zach and I consider ourselves to be foodies. We will eat anything and everything, so I obviously get a lot of cooking time in and I enjoy it!
Anyways! That’s just a little bit about me. We can continue our introductions later.
Why You Dew You?
Let’s be real. Life can be hard! Adulting is hard, feeling accepted is hard, learning to live with others is hard. BUT the best part is that life is still GOOD. I went through a phase where I never felt good enough and I always felt judged for who I was. I never want anyone to feel that way! We are all important and we are all unique. I want this to be a place where you come to be inspired to embrace who you are, realize that God loves you, develop your talents, and lift each other up in the process!
You dew you, girl. You dew you.