Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
We were walking back to the car.
I heard a super weird noise.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
This one was easy for me! Imagine that...Elf is great, but it seems like they play it on TV everyyyy other day during the holidays day so sometimes I get burnt out.All time favorite holiday movie: Home Alone 1 & 2! Love them both, I cant decide a favorite between the two! I liked seeing Kevin lost in New York in the second one but the first one is so classic and the part where hes walking home in the snow and his groceries bust out of the bag gets me every time, lol!
Runner up is The Santa Claus with Tim Allen, such a cute movie! When I was little I used to watch it like every day in December ha. And honorable mention goes to The Polar Express, it was weird at first but I really liked it.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thats all I've got! Link up with Aly & Molly!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
*Bundle, dress warm, its so cold that early!
*Have lots of patience for finding parking, managing crazy crowds.
*Make sure you have enough energy/are not too tired. (I was gonna go last year & tried to stay awake all night til Macy's opened at 5 but I "napped" and never woke up to go ha!)
*Don't buy it just because its a good deal because its BF (black friday, not boyfriend :) One of my great purchases from BF, I only wore once.
*Keeping track of how much you spent on each person and what gifts you've bought, makes it easier to decide if you can buy that nice big present for someone, and you'll be able to tell how much you have if you need just one more small gift for someone at the last minute.
*PLAN! If your going to the mall, know which exact stores you need to hit. Target/similar stores, have an idea of who you can get a gift for and in what department.
*And always, dress comfy! So irritating to want to stop shopping because your too hott, too cold, don't have a jacket, or you wore the wrong shoes and your feet are tired!
*Shop online too/instead. If your looking to buy a talking Transformer from the toy store, look online too, you might find that it is cheaper/better/a bigger selection.
*Try to shop for more than one person at a time. For example, I can get NFL slippers for BF, a NBA shirt for my Dad, and a MLB coffee mug for my grandma, all off of the same website! Knocking out 3 gifts in one store, so good!
Monday, November 22, 2010
My family is pretty
Christmas has changed since my nephew came along! It used to be me and my sister having extravagant "lists", we could for sure count on unwrapping something from Sephora and if we were lucky, something Juicy Couture or any other nice name brand. Now days,
We do have somewhat of a routine though, it consists of Christmas eve dinner hosted by my sister. Then on Christmas day we do presents (stockings first!) in the morning/as early in the afternoon as possible. Then we relax and spend time
Other little traditions include:
*Helping to put up lights on the house
*Helping decorate the tree
*Christmas candy in our stockings
*Fuzzy socks in your stocking-The past 2 years my Mom has been pissed she hasn't been able to find said socks for us though haha.
*Going to see the neighborhoods Christmas lights (some people go all out)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
*Do you talk in your sleep or do you know somebody that does? It is soooo crazy!!! BF does it occasionally but the other week it was kind of frequent! And it is always sooo random! But only sometimes. I remember when he used to work in construction, it was always when he had worked a really hard day, in his sleep he'd say stuff like "we gotta get this job done/we have to finish the drywall"! It wakes me up for sure and sometimes I'm not even asleep yet when he's talking. But anyways he did it twice a couple weeks ago and both times were hilarious. He said: "I have to stop eating so much junk food!" Hahahaha oh my gosh, him and me both! Is this what he thinks about when he's sleeping!? So glad to see the Halloween candy go! The second weird thing; "whered she get the sausage?" Ummm what!? All I could do was laugh and think what the heck. The only thing I thought he could be thinking of is how he loves breakfast sausage but I never make it. But really, both so random! And I always wanna know what he was talking about so I joke like "oh who is SHE!? she makes you sausage!?" lol but of course he never remembers saying anything.
*It used to just be a show that my boyfriend watched while I sat on my bed and blogged away. I didn't even lift my head to look at the TV because it just sounded so violent, pretty boring and not at all like something I'd be interested in...Now its one of my favorites.
*I didn't get to nor do I know when I'll be able to see tonight's episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay (Food Network) and Pioneer Woman! Love her! And that's one of my favorite shows on the network so I really cant wait to watch it!
*Even though it took a couple of crying fits to finally find it, I'm so very glad I have my airfare all set for December! I moved here in August and it feels like forrrrrrrevvvverrr since I've seen them! Thank gosh for skype though.
*Have you ever traveled with a pet on a plane? Like brought them in the actual plane/cabin? I plan on doing this and I am ohhh so nervous! 6 hour flight...he is pretty good at "holding it" though but I am just terrified about the "what if" he goes in his carrier and makes the whole plane smell....Yea...horrible!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
No but really, I'm not as homesick. Knowing I'm "going home" for Christmas makes me feel a little, actually alot better! I found this little website when I was trying to figure out how many days til I go home. Its pretty handy huh! 57 days til Christmas if anyone was wondering!?
I feel old. Like really old. I know I'm not, right, but whenever I say or think that I'm "going to graduate when I'm 24, in 2013", I seriously feel like I'm 50 million years old. Not that theres anything wrong with 50, my Mom is and she rocks. Just you know I'm not ready to feel like that yet. I really don't even feel like I had a chance to be 21 and now I'm gonna be 22. I'm just freaking out over the "graduate in 2013 I'll be 24" fact. Its weird to me but I'll get over it.
Oh hey yummy recipe alert! They were a pain in the you know what to assemble, but soo yummy! I used ground beef, seasoned with taco seasoning and salsa, black beans, can of "fiesta corn" (it has chili's and red things in it) and cheese. Put all that in crescent rolls, then put the crescent roll filled bundles in pan, cover with enchilada sauce and bake! (topped with green onions btw) Putting it in the crescent rolls was the hardest part, the meat/corn mixture was super hot, and I couldn't fit alot of it in the crescent rolls. They came out soooo good though! BF liked them alot! I really didn't know what to even call the dinner, I asked him what you'd call it and you know what he said!? "Their like hot pockets on steroids!" Ohh my goodness I was laughing so much. So yeah theres the recipe for 'hot pockets on steroids'! If you make them good luck I cant guarantee you wont burn your hands a little but if you make them and that doesn't happen you have to tell me how you did it lol!
*I dont remember what I did in middle school. I think it was freshman or sophomore year of high school I was a 'Geisha girl' in a kimono thing, and that was the last year I was 'young enough' to hold a pillow case of candy and say "trick or treat." Lots of people at my high school dressed up and that was always fun to see but I never played along til Senior year when I knew my whole group of friends would be doing it, I was a "sheriff" that year. I think I made it through 4 classes with my shiny leather 3+ inch heel boots on before I went and got my sandals out of my car. I am NOT a heels girl. Prom, senior ball and that Halloween, those are pretty much the only times I've made my feet suffer.
*And after I graduated it was all about me and my Mr. so our first Halloween dressing up together was super fun. I had a cute "army girl" outfit and he was a "soldier." Our second year of costumes was totally last minute. Sidenote, Halloween costume sizes are a joke; their large is really a small, and all the material is soo unflattering. Anyways I found a devil costume totally last minute days before Halloween. It was not the cutest and all I could hear was my Moms voice saying how Halloween is an evillll dayyyy...Ok and why do boys have it so easy when it comes to costumes? BF's army costume was so simple, camo pants, camo hat, an his devil costume consisted of black pants, red shirt, and 'devil horns' on a string so they looked "real" on his head. I loved our accessories though, pitchforks! I had too much fun
*You know who is dressing up though? Probably 98% of the girls at my university. I don't even want to see their costumes. And by costumes I mean bra and underwear. I'm sure I can get a couple of you to agree with me on the whole "let it all show" costume craziness!? But in defense that's what the majority of costumes sold are and I guess if you've got it you can flaunt it? Anyways. I stopped at Circle K on my way home awhile ago and there was a "school girl" at the register in front of me. She sure was taking advantage of the one day in the year when its "acceptable" to reveal that much skin. Like bathing suit revealing status. Anyways. When I'm a mom I'll probably definitely throw my newborn into a little fuzzy lion or Winnie The Pooh costume for sure. Babies and kids in costumes
*So with Halloween being on a Sunday, that leaves Friday and Saturday totally open for parties. 4 or so years ago, that would have been the greatest thing ever. Me 4 years ago, I'm sure I would have been out and about with my girls having a blast. But today here I am, cozy in my cheetah blanket, burning a candle that makes my apartment "smell like fall", waiting for BF to get off work at 11. He works all weekend so thats probably what I'll be doing all weeeknd ha!
*But yeah, a 3 day celebration!? I can hear the sirens of the ambulance racing to pump the "school girls" stomach already. No seriously, I heard sirens. Sirens in my neighborhood are not ever usually for violent crimes as much as they are for alcohol poisoning. Seriously, I live in an all college kids type of neighborhood and I'm sure they all have big
*The Halloween edition episodes of all the shows I watch were so funny. Modern Family was hilarious, I haven't watched The Office yet but I'm sure it will be really good.
*BF and I had an interesting discussion regarding Halloween candy the other day! We decided that when we grow up and are home owners passing out candy on Halloween, were gonna be the house that passes out the "good candy"! I'm talking about Kit Kats, Reeses, etc! I remember
*What did you do with your Halloween candy/What do you do with your kids candy? I mean besides eat it of course. I would first sort it out and see how many of each I had. That way I knew what I wanted to share/give away, what I wanted to save for last, and how many of my favorites I had came up on. And of course my Mother "checked" it for razor blades and anthrax or whatever else your afraid of being in the candy! I remember when they were developing really nice 2/3 story houses up the street from my house and we would trick or treat at those newer houses because they passed out King Size candy's! Yeaaauhh. But then it got burnt out/crowded and people that didn't even live near around there started going and I think they just stopped passing stuff out :(
Sooo yeah that's pretty much all I have to say about Halloween :) However your celebrating and even if you don't, hope you have a fun weekend!
Monday, October 25, 2010
♥Printed out an assignment in 'midnight blue' instead of automatic because I was out of black and white ink but still had color.
And if you want to know what I've been wishing!....
*Wish I would have taken better care of my iTouch computer cord charger. Its days are looking very limited.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
BF said, who would even think to put pineapples in a quesadilla!?
I said, Pioneer Woman that's who!
Duh who else. All good things come from Pioneer Woman.
Shes amazing and I don't know how she does it. Seriously, anything I've ever cooked and thought of as absolute deliciousness, I bet the recipe is from her cooking blog.
(Grilled Chicken & Pineapple Quesadillas) I made a few changes in the recipe. Instead of fresh, I used canned pineapple rings to grill, and I used a can of chopped green chilies instead of a jalapeno. Sooooo good!
I've made several things off her cooking site...here's just a couple I've previously tried and loved:
Tequila Lime Chicken
Restaurant Style Smashed Potatoes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
I wouldn't talk about it if I didn't think it was 100% yummy ;)
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
81)I loved playing volleyball.