Saturday, July 25, 2009

"...what happens in Vegas..."

"...stays in Vegas...except for herpes. That shit'll come back with you"

So, Im finally going on Vacation, Sin City!!! While I am gone, I will be eating and doing whatever I want. When I come back, it will be a serious buckle down and lifestyle change to get healthy! So, when I get back I will be posting about healthy meal plans, and recipes H and I enjoy :)

While we are on the topic of Sin City...I want to review a
movie I have seen twice, yes twice in the last week! The Hangover. Seriously, love this movie! H & I haven't seen a funny movie like this in a long time, H said it will definitely be a keeper (meaning we will snatch it up on DVD as soon as it comes out!). I love every single one of the characters in this film and how they interact-brilliance! It doesn't hurt that Ed Helms from The Office is in the movie (I have a *slight* obsession with The Office, haha).

Im trying to talk H into dressing up as Jade and Stu for Halloween...that is if I lose the weight by then!
By the way, there will be a sequel!!!
Now get off the computer and see this film, you wont be disappointed.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Found it for less :)

So the newest Pottery Barn craze in iron wall sconces is the Circles wall mount votive holder
But for over $100 wow!!! After a quick search, Target has something similar! It's called the Circles and Waves Candleholder Wall Sconce and for $17.95- can't beat it! It's not perfect, but you could buy a few to get the larger feel and spray paint them black. Happy shopping!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

On the hunt...

Obviously the CBS show How I Met Your Mother is a great show! H & I have been loyal fans from the beginning. But, everytime I watch and see the metal basket hanging from Ted's door I keep thinking to myself, "Where can I get one...or two of those?!"

See the basket right behind Ted, on the do
or- Ohh yeahh!!

Well, look no further if you want one. Urban Outfitters is selling one similar to Ted's.
Seen here:

But, it's still not quite what I want, and especially not at that price.
What can I say, I'm cheap!
So, if you know where I can get one similar to Ted's
and for a reasonable price, please let me know!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

An update...

So, after using the oven all day and leaving it in all night, I went to check to see how the fruit roll-ups turned out. They looked just like Darby's....but when I tried to roll them up the middle of the pan was mushy and only the outer edges were hardened enough for the fruit roll up consistency :(

I do think the flub was my fault- I probably had too much on the pan (if you make them, make sure you spread it thin enough!) I will say though, the edges of the fruit-roll ups turned out perfectly and VERY yummy!!! H even loved it. I made a peach (added a handful of grapes), triple berry (blackberry, raspberry & blueberry) and strawberry (didnt turn out). I didn't add any sugar to these and the flavor of the peach and triple berry were awesome, yum!

I will definitely use this recipe again, just make sure I spread it thin enough or as my mom said, "Put a food dehydrator on your Christmas list this year!" Haha, yeah I think I will!

Do you have a food Hydrator that you love? Recommend yours please :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Pioneer Woman

I love The Pioneer Woman's site- mostly for her cooking recipes! Tonight, I made the Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad. OMG YUuuummmmm!!! I didnt add the olives because H hates them and no halved cherry tomatoes. This was delish, paired with some grilled chicken, I suggest you try it out, it's so easy and yummy!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My fear

Sometimes, I get this feeling that if something were to happen to me or H Im afraid he won't know how much I love him. Im afraid we won't get the chance to have children, grow old together and have that beach house we dream about.
We have already been together for 10 years...and been through so many things-too many things so soon in our young lives together. Because of those things, it makes you think about how precious and short life can be, and we can't control it-and that's what scares me the most...
I tell H I love him all day, but sometimes I feel like it isn't enough.

Monday, July 6, 2009


So I have a bad, addicting habit. I save and collect tons of pictures of decor, crafts, art, etc of anything that catches my eye :) The bad part? I forget where I find them, so I cant give credit (if you see a picture that is yours and want me to credit you or remove it, just let me know!) So, here is a big mixed jumble of beautiful pictures to enjoy!

Love the ledge in this kitchen for frames.

Cute desk nook! Our new kitchen cabinets will be close to this color.

I drool over this picture every time I see it...too bad H loathes the color green :(

I like the layout here..

A dream bathroom!

In love with the exterior of this home...

These crates are stacked to give the look of a bookcase, great idea for those antique mall finds!

Oh to have a glamourous mudroom to look like this!

Hope you enjoyed the eye candy!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

To Do List

So, Im going to start making to do lists on here of projects, crafts, etc so I can keep track of them (even though we are in the middle of a kitchen reno haha) all in one place :)

Refinishing some MBR furniture
Painting our front door...again but in a different color!
B&W city painting project
Throw pillows
Learn how to quilt
Re-decorate our MBR

Weekly Menu

I just bought a ton of chicken on sale at Sam's club, so chicken is what we will mostly be having this week...

Pulled Pork Sandwiches, cole slaw, pasta salad

Monday: Crock-pot salsa chicken (this will be our 1st time trying this dish, hope it's yummy!)

Tuesday: Chicken Cordon Bleu (Laughing cow chicken) with waffle fries and green beans

Wednesday: Grilled Steak

Thursday: Spaghetti & Meatballs

Friday: Grilled Hawaiian Chicken and veggies

Saturday: Pizza and Salad