Friday, October 29, 2010



2 actually.

1: Do you guys look through your "Google Analytics" and see what key words people used that led them to your blog!?

2: If so, do you get any crazy weird odd ones!? Like what!?

I thought these old ones were random but I was just looking at new ones and they are on a whole nother level!

So if you can, if you even want to, can you answer those questions?! Share!?

Growing Old & Steroids

A little while ago I posted something about how ever since I moved I basically was miserable and wanted to go home! Well hey I've adjusted :) 80 degrees is normal to me now and I thiiiiiiiink I might have said "y'all" one or maybe two times, ha!

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!

Happy Halloweens

*Growing up, Halloween was not big in my family at all. When I was little little my Mom was a really avid church goer so we did their "Fall/Harvest" activities because Halloween was basically considered the most evil day ever. I was too young to care until I think elementary school probably 5th grade? In my little group of friends one of them lived in a nice/safe/fancy neighborhood and I was dying to join the group on their outing. Thankfully my Mom let me because I can faintly remember having a really fun Halloween and I'm pretty sure I was one of, if not the cutest Green M&M ever.

*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 poking my friends with mine! And of course it was not just a plain red pitchfork, I added silver and red glitter :) Our 3rd year we just carved pumpkins, didn't dress up, just took my nephew out trick or treating. This year no dressing up either. I don't think were done with costumes forever though just not this year, he has to work and right now I don't really want to spend money on something I'll only wear once.

*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 and candy! are pretty much my most favorite thing about Halloween.

*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 drinking plans for each day of this weekend. Here's hoping everyone drives safe though. They close down this one street on my campus and I guess all the sororities & fraternities do their thing at thier houses...Sounds crowded but its probably fun fun! I wonder what we'll do next year....

*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. that's what she said

*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 being pissed being not so ecstatic over candies such as Tootsie Rolls, Dots and Dum Dums but give me a Twix and it was the jack pot.

*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

Whats Up

Once upon a time I published posts on my blog at least several times a week. Times and priorites change I guess! So let me tell you what I've been up to....

♥Realized I've been burning the same candle for at least 2 months now.
♥Singing this song.
♥Caught my cat eating the dog food. Very angry.
♥Washed my sheets and immediately after I managed to spill a drink and it got on them. Very angry again.
♥Was not in the mood for cleaning, begged asked BF if he would do it all. Of course he did. Laughed when he told me "I'm lucky I'm so cute or else he wouldn't do half the things I asked him to." ;)
♥Not having any complaints when it comes time to have to study educational psychology. Are you a 'success seeker' or a 'failure avoider'? Interesting.
♥Mentioning how much I wished I owned 'Titanic' so I could watch it everyday whenever I want.
♥Limited movie rental options led us to rent "How to Train Your Dragon." Thought it was super cute and kind of understood why my nephew insisted on playing 'train your dragon' for weeks.
♥Realized how happy/proud I was to able to say "my cat is from 'the pound'". Totally saved a life.
♥Not pressing "skip" when Miley Cyrus 'Party in the USA' came on Pandora.
♥Getting frustrated trying to find good recipes that require 5 ingredients or less. I know they exist but where.
♥Listened to Carrie Underwoods version of 'Independence day', decided I'm so very ready for 4th of July. Too early!? BBQ, fireworks. Let freedom riiiiiiiing, let the white doves sing.
♥Printed out an assignment in 'midnight blue' instead of automatic because I was out of black and white ink but still had color.
♥Searched for roundtrip airfare that costs less than $400.

And if you want to know what I've been wishing!....

*Wished (semi wished lol) that I was still living at home so I could do things like eat my nephews leftover birthday cake, see his Halloween costume, and pass out candy to kids on Halloween.
*Wishing I owned superglue so I could fix a broken headband.
*Wish I wouldn't have gone crazy on the 'fun size' Butterfingers. Looking in the mirror I can totally see all that Halloween candy I consumed during the month of October! Ha! I've officially declared the next month 'No Candy November' to make up.
*Wish I would have taken better care of my iTouch computer cord charger. Its days are looking very limited.
*Wish I was watching the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders show.
*Wish I lived in a house, not an apartment so I wouldn't have to worry if the neighbors could hear me singing and I didn't have to shush my boyfriend for laughing too loud late at night in fear we were waking someone therefore being lousy loud neighbors.
*Wish I had a money tree...I'm totally prone to major homesickness, therefore I cried when my dad told me he can only help me so much (regarding airfare for christmas vacation) so I need to get a job on my feet. I cannot tell you how many times I hear girls at school on their phone saying things like "did you put any money into my account/did you send money to me already/I need some money." Not poor, but definitely not rich are my parents. Oh yes sure I wish they had an extra $500 to kick me. Its hard to not envy those students with no big financial worries, those who have their books, tuition, rent and car payments, bills, etc, already paid for. But I'm happy with what I do have and know it could always be less.

What have you been up to!? Found your Halloween costume yet? Baking pumpkin desserts? Yum! Christmas shopping yet? Hope you all are well! =)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Good Stuff

My boyfriend went on and on and on about how good these quesadillas were. He filled up on them, really filled up on them. I liked them alot too, total recipe success. Who's to thank?

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'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

Eating Wrong

I cant wait til I'm older I'm gonna stay up as late as I want!
I cant wait til I'm older I'm gonna eat whatever I want whenever I want!
Said by the younger version of me.
Real quickly, can I just slap the younger version of me?
I still love staying up as late as I want, my inner 10 year old appears with a "fine" and an eyeroll when BF tells me "we should probably go to bed."
But the eating whatever you want thing....
Is it only 10 year olds that die at the thought of being able to have an ice cream bar for breakfast?
Yea sure its great to eat candy before dinner and not hear anything about spoiling/ruining your appetite.
But younger version of me didn't know there would be a downside to ruling your own food world.
Let me just tell you;
Its 12:30 pm, my first meal of the day was an ice cream bar.
That's great.
"Life is uncertain, eat dessert first."
Great quote I've always liked it.
Except for now when I really don't want to eat dessert first.
Ice cream for my first meal was definitely not torture, it was nice and all...
But all I really wanted was just a breakfast, regular normal breakfast food.
Pancakes. Bacon. Waffles. Potatoes. Toast.
I could go on and but I'm really going to increase the hunger pains so I should stop.
But my point here is basically...
Now that I can eat however, whatever I want, I don't want to.
I'm embarrassed to tell you how many times we've ordered pizza for dinner in the last week.
I'm blaming my Mom for passing on the worry.
The other day she asked "where I was getting my vegetables from."
I replied the tomatoes in the pizza sauce was about it.
I feel fine, I look fine but I know the no veggie thing isn't the best for your health.
Knowing that if I had my choice I really would want a salad helps the situation a little.
So I guess I'm not eating like crap by choice.
I'm kind of forced into the not the healthiest eating options.
You see, BF and I have to be very frugal right now.
That is my new least favorite word to use btw.
Its our first time being grownups and paying bills, rent etc.
We have to be frugal with our purchases.
So maybe it kills me a little bit but pizza is way cheaper than anything, and cheap is what were going for.
7$ for a pack of chicken/3$ for a head of lettuce/5$ for a pizza.
No choice but to choose the best deal.
Sorry body, sorry health.
My excuse is being in undergrad school.
These years are looking to definitely not being the most healthiest for me.
I hope they pass quickly, for the sake of my health only ha!

How funny that the younger version of me would have done anything to be able to eat ice cream as a first meal.
And now look at me!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


See you in 10 hours.
That's what I tell my boyfriend.
It really sucks when he has to work till midnight.
I go crazy just sitting here.
The post before this one took up a nice amount of time though.
But still.
I'll be waiting...till midnight..

Friday, October 1, 2010

100 Things

1)I always always wear bottom eyeliner.
2)I'm very very forgetful.
3)I call it "black Downy" and it is the only laundry softener I will buy, even though its twice the price of some others, I just love how it leaves my clothes smelling and cant bring myself to buy any other scent/brand!
4)I remember it like it was yesterday, being a sophomore in high school, at a party on a Saturday night and getting the "your sisters in labor text", then asking my at the time best friend to drop everything and leave the party so I could be dropped off at the hospital to see my nephew.
5)When I was younger I loved outside activities like riding my bike, rollerskating, messing around on my skateboard or steering myself down the hill in my wagon.
6)I never mastered the skill of using the brakes with those said activities^.
7)Those said activities are where most of the scars on my legs come from.
8)My Mom still tells me how dark soda is so much worse than clear soda.
9)But dark soda happens to be my favorite; Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer...
10)I love Cherry flavored sodas; Cherry Pepsi or Cherry Coke, Cherry 7up. Not Cherry Dr. P so much.
11)I know how very horrible it is but I rarely drink water.
12)I've gotten heat stroke times before.
13)My Mom still tells BF to "make sure I drink water".
14)Since we've moved to a place with hotter weather, he now nicely forces/reminds me on those very hot days to drink up.
15)I love coloring, its my favorite thing to do with my nephew.
16)I like to color in coloring books with crayons, use markers on plain paper.
17)Last year for my birthday BF got me a set of 100 markers and it was one of my favorite things he got me.
18)I'm a sucker for advertising.
19)I often say "oh I saw this on TV I wonder how it is?"
20)I used to beg my Mom to buy me the latest deodorant/face wash/any beauty product.
21)I'm complaining if I'm too cold, or too hot. Picky with my temperatures.
22)My Grandma taught me to keep my shopping cart organized and not just throw all the items in there.
23)I passed that on and taught my boyfriend how to keep our shopping cart organized and not just throw all the items in there.
24)When unloading my groceries onto the conveyor belt at the register, I keep everything organized; boxes of dry stuff, refrigerated/frozen, cans, bread and fresh veggies last.
25)I'm unbelievably picky about pretty much everything.
26) When it comes to sleeping, I'm picky about my sheets being tucked into the mattress, the comforter being straight, the pillows being perfectly fit into the pillowcases, etc.
27)Ill never forget how happy my Dad and I were the day I found a 20$ bill in a hotel parking lot.
28)I've had season passes to Sea World and Disneyland.
29)Turning 18 and writing my own notes in school was one of my most favorite life experiences. I got a kick out of excusing myself for appointments and illnesses.
30)No, I never had the best attendance record, especially for 1st and second period classes, I had no problem going to school an hour late.
31)I was happy, almost too happy about the fact of not having to take P.E anymore.
32)When we had to run the mile at school for P.E, I would try and lie about how many laps I had ran. (BF finds this hysterical)
33)There was an ice cream truck that went through my Grandmas neighborhood that never stopped for me.
34)Grandma loves to tell the story of how her chubster granddaughter used to chase after said truck, trying to get him to stop.
35)Recently, instead of returning the movie I rented I instead returned one of my personal DVD's to the Blockbuster Express machine :(
36)I only started using lotion on my face I think during my last year of high school, I wish I would have listened to my Mom and started sooner.
37)I feel bad for the skin on my legs, I shave them seriously every day.
38)I speak without thinking sometimes.
39)Junior/Senior year of high school I was allowed to use the family gas card and I was so stupid, irresponsible with it. Filling up twice a week and going wherever the friends and I wanted.
40)I asked my date to Senior Ball by making him cupcakes and writing on them with the frosting "senior ball ?"
41)For my Senior Ball and Senior prom I had the stressful responsibility of organizing the limo/party bus, collecting everyones money and all that not fun stuff.
42)I don't eat seafood.
43)I only like milk in my cereal, wont drink it.
44)It really really bothers me when my boyfriend gets out of the shower and puts his shirt on while his back is still wet.
45)I love headbands.
46)A child's cry is one of my least favorite sounds in the world. It breaks my heart to hear them crying from being in trouble or being sad about something, I just want to go comfort them and stop the tears.
47)I read all my junk mail, advertisements, the flyer's and even coupons for stores I don't even shop at, I just like advertisements in general.
48)Baseball is my very favorite sport to watch.
49)I watch the entire 9 innings, all the while completely entertained, even in shut outs when its considered boring.
50)When I get cramps, I get them really bad.
51)A pair of Joes Jeans and a Coach purse were my first two real "big" purchases.
52)I cant help it that I get really irritated that my Mom isn't good with technology, especially when trying to Skype.
53)All I wanted for my 21st birthday was to spend that day at Disneyland with my boyfriend.
54)It was one of my best birthdays.
55)I always ask for ice cream cake for my birthday.
56)Doing dishes is my least favorite chore, I selfishly refuse to wash them and somehow BF is okay with this and picks up that task for me.
57)This past month, I've burned myself with my flat iron more times than I have in a whole year.
58)I love the Thesaurus.
59)My 4 year old maltipoo is like my little lamb, and I am Mary. He goes everywhere I go, always follows, stays near the bathroom til I get out of the shower, etc.
60)Said maltipoo is 5 pounds, and it took 3 members of our Vet's staff to get him to hold still for his last shots.
61)4 inch scar on my outer wrist, got it when I was little from when I tried to give our old cat a bath in the sink while my Mom was napping, when I was supposed to be too.
62)I don't like strawberries or strawberry flavored things.
63)One of my bad habits is biting and like picking at my nails/cuticles. My Mom tried everything but never got me to stop.
64)This would be my first year in who knows how long I might not make a Christmas list.
65)Manners are my favorite.
66)I took it personally that the guy exiting the building before me failed to hold/leave the door open for me, it pretty much shut on me as I was going to open it. gentleman.
67)When I was a teenager, my Mom didn't get Food Network so when I went to my Dads, that's all I ever wanted to watch.
68)2 of the gifts I've been most proud/happy to purchase for my boyfriend: his XBox 360 and a pair of NFL tickets. I was very very proud.
69)My absolute favorite job I've ever had (out of 3) was a position as a personal shopper in a store specializing in high end prom dresses. Absolutely loved it.
70)I prank call/use a funny voice when I call my Dads work phone. I get a kick out of it when he falls for it.
71)Easter is my second favorite holiday.
72)I found my date to my Senior Prom only days before the dance and he turned into my now boyfriend :)
73)Looking back, I'm so happy I was single all throughout highschool, I had so much fun with my friends.
74)I always had great friendships with guys too, I found the majority of them to be so hilarious.
74)My last day of being single was the day I graduated high school :)
75)When my nephew was a baby I used to take him out of his playpen where he was happily napping and put him in my bed so I could nap with him :) He was the best snuggler.
76)When my nephew was first born I sang him 'Badfish' by Sublime and whispered to him how much I hoped he grew up to like baseball.
77)Seeing the completed rainbow cake I made for my Moms birthday was a moment of success I'll never forget!
78)I'm not a drinker at all but the thing I collect happens to be shot glasses.
79)I went to the same lady to get my nails/acrylics done for 6 years. Loyal much.
80)Because so many people have one, it almost feels odd to not have a Facebook, but I don't.
81)I loved playing volleyball.

82)Know how they say twins skip a generation? Well its both mine and BF's 'generation' for them.
83)I'm beyond excited for the day I (hopefully) have my own elementary school classroom to decorate!
84)My Mom spoiled me maybe too much and I do not have a very strong work ethic.
85)I dream about having a whole entire house of my own to be responsible for decorating.
86)When I worked at See's Candies, I just loved seeing all the different kinds of candy people would pick out.
87)I get really annoyed when BF and I are sharing a drink and he chews the straw so its flat/lost its shape.
88)I'm big on procrastination.
89)I still cry when I have to get a shot.
90)I love scaring my boyfriend, its my favorite thing to do. The best is when he's in the shower and I move the curtain and say rawrr.
91)I don't like going to bed early.
92)I cannot wait to have a bachelors degree to frame.
93)I'm big on my sleep and the thought of having to go through that sleep deprivation when you have a kid scares me.
94)I love staying in hotels.
95)It happened with both my cat and my dog, I picked out their names and ended up not liking them and giving them new ones months later.
96)I love hearing that "I'm from California and am used to being spoiled with nice weather all the time." Cause it couldn't be any more true.
97)I have really big tonsils for some reason. Dr's always say "oh wow", they get even bigger when I'm sick.
98)I've yet to find a soap that I think smells better than 'Softsoap Milk&Honey."
99)I love surprises but am hard to surprise.
100)I cant believe I came up with 100 things, very challenging but actually a fun post.
Lets hear your 100! Give me something to read, ha!
(I'm sure I've seen '100 things' other places before but today I got the idea from The Wilson Family blog :)