Take a ride

It was the year of the TAURUS, in the middle of spring. A tale of two siblings, a story to sing…. a brother and sister, with faith on their side, The story shall start as they take a ride. An EXPEDITION to the unknown, a world left behind, searching for fun, a FIESTA in mind. But little do they know what soon they will find…. an EXCURSION to nowhere to the EDGE of the world they find a great valley and utter no words. Just a look at eachother in great surprize, they FOCUS their eyes they just stare in awe as the sun starts to rise… with the glare gone away, they see a new day, with clarity they see something far away…
a journy inside, no they wont run and hide. Something magnificent theyre sure to find. Now walking through the hills, these things that theyve seen are far and in between. They see COBRAS and THUNDERBIRDS, and now frightened they search for an ESCAPE. On their path they find a RANGER, It leads them from danger….
Down a new path they go they keep up their TEMPO.
Up a hill it almost seemed strange, they see a herd of wild horses roaming a range.
Their eyes grew large ans the noticed one horse on top of a hill, the brother said with a whisper “this one is in charge”. The sister nodded in agreement and said “lets give this one a name” i shall call it MUSTANG they said at the same time… the king of of the hill in the middle of FORD valley. This brother and sister duo made the most amazing find. The all new FORD MUSTANG. The greatest of all time.

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Latest Events with Our Neighbors

Last time, I blogged about this was about a month back, and since then, more events have happened”.

About 2 weeks ago, Jeremy and I were wondering what happened to a couple more of our “grandkitties”. Our babies never really leave our 2 acre property, and for them not to be laying out on our deck is odd. We hadn’t seen them in a few days, and my husband and I were bothered by this. Now let me explain our property. We own 2 1/2 acres. Next to our home and in between our other neighbor Bob’s home, the City Of Hesperia, put in a ditch that’s deep and quite long. Reason being, we flood really bad here, so the water runs down into this ditch, that is connected to an aluminum tunnel near the back. It was a Saturday morning, (2 weeks ago), and Jeremy and I said
Ok, we gotta walk the ditch and see if the cats were dead in there, or maybe just hanging out in the tunnel”. Off we went. The couple that lives behind us, are sweet people, they own 2 horses. Their names are Sheryl and Jim. As Jeremy and I were walking, Sheryl comes out, and sees me holding my cat Daisy. (shes quite spoiled and wanted me to carry her on our walk). Sheryl comes to the back gate and says “Awww, is that my precious?” I said, “No, this is Daisy”. Sheryl explained that her cat was missing since the night before and hadn’t come home, and she thought that Daisy was her cat and we were bringing it back. My husband explained to her, that we hadn’t seen her kitty, and we were walking this ditch to find ours.

Sheryl drops the bomb. She asked us what we knew about the neighbors next to us. Jeremy and I told her exactly who they are, who they belong to, and what they’ve done to our animals. She asked if we could spare a minute, because she wanted us to know something. Now mind you, Jeremy and I have been in our home since 2010, and Sheryl and her husband moved in 2 years ago, and these assholes next door to us have been here for almost 3 years now.  Sheryl proceeds to tell us, that one night, her and Jim were sitting out by their pool around 9pm , having some wine and relaxing. She said that the neighbor kids (Santeria Kids), came up to her horse corral and had a bottle of “Fluid” as she called it. The kids asked if they could pet her horse. She thought it was odd due to the time of the night this was. (As I said in my blogs, they ONLY come out at night) She asked the kids why were they out so late. Mind you, Sheryl and Jim live behind us, which means these little shits had to jump their back fence and cross a vacant lot directly behind us to get to her backyard. Back to the story…when Sheryl asked the question, the kids replied “That their Daddy told them it was okay for them to go see her horse”. So Sheryl was like Alright, you can pet it, but then you need to go back home. The boy (one who said to my son that his daddy killed Sawyer because he wanted to see blood), kept trying to open the horses mouth holding this bottle of fluid. Sheryl said NO, the horse will bite and I think you need to go home. Kids left, but ran in circles in the vacant lot for what Sheryl said was about a 1/2 hour. Her and Jim thought it was really bizarre.

Next Morning, they wake up, and find their horse slaughtered, with it being almost decapitated. They called their Vet asap, vet did blood samples and said the horse had been poisoned. Hmmm…..and the night before the kid had fluid and wanted to open the horse’s mouth?! Sheryl was sick. We stood there in utter shock. Then we explained everything of what they’ve done to our animals. Sheryl had a total shit fit, and said NO AS A NEIGHBORHOOD THIS HAS TO END NOW! We told her the police don’t do anything, we had to spend $250 on a survellience camera system around our house, because these jerks like to enter our property when we are gone, and start slaughtering for sacrifice. To make a long story short, Sheryl and I called INS. (Immigration). Now theyre slaughtering horses!!!!!!! We also went to the people on the other side of my neighbors (their names are Natalie and Robert), we told them what we know, and they also said that at night, those kids were out at their fence wanting their cats. Next day, Natalie’s cats are gone.

A few minutes later, Jeremy was dispatched out for an Oklahoma Run. He works for FedEx. He came home, packed real fast and left. So I went back over to Sheryl’s to let her know I would be on the lookout for her cat, because her cat comes in our yard and plays with mine. Its actually really cute. Sheryl and I take a walk towards Santeria backyard. Now lets back track, I had a cat named Lucy. Sweetest little thing you could ever imagine. Such a good girl, so loving and loved being cuddled. She always laid on the front porch or on the deck in the back. Lucy went “missing” 3 months ago, and we were crushed. Image

Sheryl and I were right at their back fence, and I looked down and said OMG LUCY! I knew it was her by the color of her fur. She was laying in their backyard, cut in half, with just her back end and one leg. I started crying, and Sheryl ran to her house and got a bag, so I Image

…Could bring my Sweet Lucy home. I buried her in our own pet cemetery, which I call the Garden of Angels. I balled the entire time. How could these sick son of a bitches do this to innocent animals, and now Sheryl’s horse, AND Natalie’s cats. Like I’ve said, animal control knows these people by name, but yet fines them, and that’s it! Police don’t do shit either. So basically, we all have to have cameras up around our homes, and live in fear of our animals being killed for their DISGUSTING INHUMANE RELIGIOUS PRACTICES!

Now, to the most recent. Jeremy was away on another run to Oklahoma, this was the following Saturday after I found my Lucy girl. I was outside in the backyard, enjoying the sun, with our son LOL! Anyways, George (the father next door), is in a cloak.. YES I SAID CLOAK! All black, with a hood and the collar reminded me of a vampire. He was standing there watching me and making this growling demonic sound. I grabbed Zachary and we hauled ass in the house. I panicked! I waited a few hours to go back out. Its not real fun, when you’re a home owner, and cant even be in your own back f****** yard, because these bastards next door are SICK! So I go back out a few hours like I said…..this time, George, Ava (Mom) and the kids were all dressed in cloaks, lined against their garage that faces the south side of my house, and all growling. I feel like I could vomit right now, even re thinking this. I started screaming, “God is my Savior and he will BANISH ALL EVIL THAT COMES TOWARDS THIS HOUSE”. They RAN………..

Then right after that, I was outside in the back, playing with the kitties I have left. ( I cant remember if I blogged about this incident or not, everything has been a whirlwind for me since my show aired, my apologies). George left that morning, and hadn’t returned. This day was Thursday, around 5pm. Mind you, THEY NEVER COME OUT UNTIL ITS EVENING, and the MOM AND KIDS ARE NEVER EVER OUT (unless its dark). I was sitting outside, and just had a video chat with my niece Camryn. Dammit, back track, we laid red brick powder and salt around our land. Ok anyways, sorry for the back tracks…. Ok, whew….here we go. So I had finished my chat with my niece, and all of a sudden, the kids, all dressed up in suits, have sold black bibles up in the air, being in their left hands, and sticks in the right, yelling “DONT LOOK OVER THERE, WE WILL DIE, HURRY GET IN THE TRUCK”. I sat there and was like HA HA HA THATS RIGHT YOU SANTERIA PIECES OF SHIT! Here comes the mom Ava, in this really freaky costume thing, with a red bible and a stick, and shes hauling ass to her car. Now remember, this woman NEVER LEAVES or have I ever seen her go to church on a Thursday, or anyday for that matter. Odd, don’t ya think? And George…..still…..was no where to be found. I stayed up late that night, and literally was like a hunter. In my forest of trees, on watch. Ava and the kids didn’t return home till close to 1am. Hmm, don’t know many churches that have services that long. Freaky…….

Until I blog again, this saga continues…….

Thanks for reading, and sorry for any foul language and pictures…..

-Amanda

 

A mom, a wife, a reality TV “Star”, blogger, and a little bit everything.

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“Hi, yes this is me, I’m Amanda from TLC’s America’s Worst Tattoos”

The show has aired finally…..and I have nothing but amazing reviews. For those of you who don’t know,or haven’t seen the show,  I am on America’s Worst Tattoos on TLC Network. Ha ha, never thought that would happen. Let’s not forget, I’m still me. A Mama, a Wife, a Daughter, A sister, A friend and an Auntie at the end of the day, and that comes first.

In 2007, I had a friend named Jason who I attended high school with. He was someone I felt I could trust. He called me and my husband one evening and said he was doing tattoos, and wanted to know if I was interested. I said sure, and what would he charge. At the time, my husband Jeremy was working for Budweiser, so Jason said he would give the tattoo for a case of beer. Hell yea, why not I thought? Oh my gosh that was the BIGGEST mistake I ever made, but at the end, I wouldn’t be where I am now in TV and the media if it wasn’t for him, so I suppose a “Thank You” is in order.

Jeremy and I went to our friend, Jose’s house, where Jason was doing the tattoos. NEVER GET A TATTOO at someones kitchen table FYI. I showed Jason a picture of what I wanted, which was a surfboard, maybe an ocean in the background. As you know, I love surfing, I may not be the best at it, but I sure do find it theraputic even when I am falling off my board. Ha ha. So jason starts my tattoo. Um………..this isnt what I asked for! Surfboards DO NOT have lines that GO ACROSS ASSHOLE! Image

 

OH WAIT THERES MORE! He added TINY palm trees around it that looked like pubic hair!Image

 

I was mortified! The moron ended up drunk from the case of beer we got him, and I am the idiot who thought this was a brililant trade! As my friend Steve McHugh from A&E Barter Kings@barterkingsteve said to me “He taught me well”. Oh sweet Steve, if we only knew each other back then, things would be so different. But I love you anyways! Ha ha! This is why my episode was called “Paying for a Tattoo With Beer” Yes Yes, I made a very BAD trade. Traded beer for a drunk tattoo artist to put a…….. “Vibrator, Cigar, Vicodin, Extra Strength Tylenol, Silver Bullet, Nail file, Penis with pubic hair etc” on my arm. I walked around with this hideous “Sexual Apparatus” (as I said on the show) on my arm for 7 years. I was mortified. At family gatherings or friends BBQ, first thing people would say was “Hey Manda, is that a dick on your arm”, or they would look at me with their held tilted sideways with that “What the Hell is that” thing look.

Last April, my friend Laurie @LALongman  Melissa @melissawoods and Kelly @clientkm told me I should apply for the show. I was like ok sure, Im sure nothing will come of it, but why not! So Laurie got me the application, and I applied. A few weeks later, the producers called me and wanted to do an interview. I was like holy moses YES! Interview went amazing lemme tell ya. July, I got the call to do a casting tape, so I did. Again, they were impressed. October came and here’s the email…..Image

I literally was screaming! Jeremy sat in shock, then it hit him, and he was estactic!Our son Zachary was like “Holy crap Mom, your weener will get circumsized” HA HA!  I took to twitter and they all went wild! TLC and Magilla Entertainment sent me and my spiritual Mom and dear friend April to Las Vegas, ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP! Holy moly amazing! They put us up at The Palms Resort and Casino. BEAUTIFUL! So off to Black Wolf Tattoo we went. Now the week before, i spoke to my new tattoo artist Lisa Del Toro. You can find her on Instagram @missdeltoro. I just love her. Such a wonderful woman. I gave her an idea of what I wanted for her to sketch.

October 15, my Dad’s birthday was my FILM DAY! WHEW! 14 hours of filming takes a lot out of you. I was not nervous at all. My producers Joe Goodman, Jeff Smadbeck, my sound guy Mike Burko, my Production assistant Ilsa Goglick, and my director Jon Murray, ARE THE NICEST PEOPLE! I was so relaxed and happy. I had a total of 5 “on the fly” interviews, and NEVER had to do a retake. While Lisa and I were filming, Joe pulled April aside and asked If i have ever been in TV before. She said no, and they replied ver betim (ASK APRIL), Amanda is a total natural, a beauty, and she has a talent for being in front of the camera, and these are the people we love working with. I didnt find this out until after the 14 hr day. What a nice thing to say! I sat almost 8 hrs straight just having the new cover up done. I was fine until the end, and it started hurting. Lemme tell ya, having 28 needles in your bicep at once doesn’t feel so pleasant after a while. 

I wasn’t allowed to look down at the tattoo while Lisa was doing it, because they wanted to capture my real reaction. Finally the time came, and here came the reveal. Its my mother!! TOTAL COINCIDENCE! I was so moved and touched. I have sent many people the picture I have of my Mother, and they all agree it does look like her, as well as the majority of my family members. And for the small few that don’t, well all that matters its my opinion and my tattoo, and what I believe matters. PERIOD.

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This tattoo means the world to me. It was such an amazing experience. And now because of the show, so many opportunities have come my way. Stay Tuned everyone. This is just the beginning for me. Go to http://www.tlc.com/americasworsttattoos and you can click through the pics and see mine. Also, for those of you who werent able to watch, I have it on my youtube channel, here are the links. I want to thank all of you for supporting me in this latest adventure, and whats ahead for me. I am so excited, and cannot wait to share it all with you! Hugs and kisses to all!

Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcfUW2lVi40 Part One   http://youtu.be/UZt2GSFTOD4 Part 2

Instagram: sweetamandabeth

Twitter” @tweetsiecakes

For bookings, I do have a manager. Contact april.blonde@yahoo.com

 

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Chicky Alfredo

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“Warms you up on a cold night for sure, very easy to make and quite filling”

Ingredients you will need:

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1lb broccoli, i pkg mushrooms washed and dried, alfredo sauce, I always use Prego. 1lb egg noodles.

Preparation:

Boil your chicken boobies until almost fork tender. Steam your mushrooms and broccoli. Heat up your alfredo sauce.Image

Boil your egg noodles for 7 minutes, strain. Add chicken and veggies, pour alfredo sauce over, and mix well.

Fiery Fried Chicken and Fixins

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“A staple in my house. My husband Jeremy, our Son Zachary, and My Dad Carl, go cray cray for this”

Ingredients you will need:

1 pack of chicken legs, white rice, Tater Tots (See teeter tot casserole in previous blog), 3 cups of Bisquick, 4 Cups of Flour, 4 cups crushed Corn flakes, (yes as in the cereal),2 tbsp chili powder flakes and 3 dashes of Louisana Hot Sauce, 4 eggs, 2 cups of milk, broccoli.

Preparation:

Make an egg,hot sauce and milk wash in a separate bowl. Mix corn flakes, flour, sal,t pepper, and chili powder flakes  in another bowl. Dredge chicken in the wash, then add to flour mixture, then back to the wash, and back to the flour. Wear gloves while doing this, or you will end up with gunky fingers. Fry in your choice of oil, pretty self explanatory if you know how to fry chicken. Prepare your rice and give the broccoli a steam bath.  Now, I’m cheap, I use the biscuit recipe on the back of the Bisquick Box LOL!  So make those biscuits and always add honey to them once their done. The “Teeter tot casserole” recipe is posted down there somewhere in this blog. Anyways, drain the chicken on a paper towel, and there ya have it! A meal to fill up the bellies of your family!

Stuffed Bell Peppers

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“Such a delicious and quick lunch on a Saturday Afternoon. One will fill me up”

Ingredients you will need:

4 large Green Bell peppers, 1lb ground turkey (as used in these) or ground beef, 1/2 white onion,3 cups of white rice, and as much mozzarella cheese as you’d like

Preparation:

Wash bell peppers well. Cut off the top, and hollow out the seeds and guts. LOL. Cook the meat of your choice, adding the onions to the pan. Cook your rice. Now here’s a little tip, I always add my peppers into a cupcake pan, peppers hold so well! Start stuffing those suckers, layering meat, rice, cheese and so on. Sprinkle cheese on top, rub a little of olive oil around of the peppers for an added crunch. Bake at 475 for 15 minutes. WA LAH!

Pork Tenderloin and Grilled Veggies

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One of the family favorites I cook every great while. Its really easy, and very easy on the tummy”

Ingredients you will need:

1 Pork Tenderloin, Dry Rub (recipe below), Asparagus, mushrooms, yellow and green summer squash, Olive Oil.

Dry Rub Recipe:

1/4 sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar, dash of cinnamon, 1/8tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper,dash of EVOO

Preparation: 

Give that meat a massage! Rub the dry rub all over, covering all sides. Wrap in saran wrap and let sit overnight, so it becomes juicy and tender. Good Morning! Time to unwrap the meat! Place in a shallow baking dish, and bake at 425, for 30 minutes.Start chopping your veggies. Now with the asparagus, I sometimes use the whole thing, but my boys like the tips, so its up to you!  Sautee your veggies in EVOO for about 10 minutes on low heat. Drain veggies on a paper towel. Take out the tenderloin and slice into medallions. SUPER YUMMY!

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