Friday, March 29, 2013

Ready for some confessions?
I now bless you with some of the randomness of my life...

*** I swore in front of a pastor at a birthday party. (If my mother were in a grave she would have rolled over in it.)

*** I am taking dinner to a dear friend of mine with some health issues tonight and the dessert recipe sounded so yummy I made for her and one for me.

*** While stepping into a pair of knickers yesterday I missed, stepped down, tore the side of them, turned on the sewing machine, stitched them up again, and put them right on.  I love being resourceful.

*** I can't wait to run away to San Francisco in TWO WEEKS! (I have some delightful ladies to fill in for me while I'm gone to shake things up a bit.  Look forward to that.)

*** I bought super funny Easter cards for some people and forgot to mail them.  (Nothing like a late Easter card!)

*** Speaking of forgetting to mail things, I still haven't mailed Auntie P her birthday box and I feel guilty so I keep adding things to it.  I WILL MAIL IT, I PROMISE!

*** I think the rainbow colored goldfish crackers taste different than the regular orange crackers do.  

And there you have a peek into my wacky brain.
I hope you have a great weekend.
Funny Easter Ecard: May your Easter be as festive and colorful as a legal gay wedding.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Last weekend was Bill's birthday!
Brace yourselves, 
it's about to get all kinds of sappy up in here.
Really, it's not.
Because we don't do sappy.

In fact, one of the cards I got him this year said something along the lines of, 
"You're kinder, smarter, and prettier than me...

That's about as sappy as we get.
Maybe that's why I consider him my dearest bestie.

Reasons I love him include, but are not limited to,...
**  he mocks me endlessly.

**  he never forgets something stupid I've said.  No joke, just yesterday he brought up something stupid I said 2 years ago.

**  he taught me the term "happy time" instead of happy hours because "we don't like to limit happy to an hour."

**  we find ourselves MUCH more amusing than some people around us usually do and here's the proof.
Our bartender...
(That's not really fair because that bartender hated us.  Most of our waiters/waitresses/bartenders LOVE us.)

**  he's taught me all sorts of wildly inappropriate acronyms.

**  if anyone would be considered the life of the party, it would be him.

**  when we have a shindig at my house I'm never worried about the neighbor complaints because it's usually him that is turning up the music louder and mixing the drinks and since he's the landlord does it really matter?

**  he tolerates my taste in music. By that I mean he never lets us listen to my Pandora or my iPhone mix.

**  he is one of the most supportive, kind hearted, generous, thoughtful, non-judgmental, fun people I've had the luck of having in my life and I'm grateful for him every single day although I have to remind myself of these things when the above events are happening.

So, Bill, if you're reading this, let's forget I ever posted the last one so there's no record of kind words, k?

***** UPDATE: Instead of a thank your or something nice, I get the following text immediately after posting: "wow. hormonal much?"  Now you know why I keep him around.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I've found some interesting pins this past week for Oh, How Pinteresting!
So we'll get right to it!

Orajel for Mosquito Bites??
I'm totally trying this one.
The pin says "Orajel for Mosquito Bites- This is a sure fix for mosquito bites. Every time you get bitten by a mosquito, use Orajel or any toothache gel medicine and it works! It stops the itching instantly and will not itch again. It isn't greasy, sticky, or smelly. It's convenient to put right in your pocket."


How cute is this idea for kids to help their stuffed animals' booboos?
A little felt and velcro and you've got bandaids!

These apple pecan brie bites make my mouth water.
I'll definitely be making them for my next get together.

How about a jalapeno popper stuffed burger??

Served with one of these!
Fishbowls -- 2 oz vodka / 1 oz coconut rum / 1 oz blue curacao / 1 oz sour mix / 2 oz pineapple juice / 3 oz sprite

And this sums up my life some days.

You can view all of my pins here.
Then hop on over and see Michelle and all the other pinners over at The Vintage Apple.

What have you been pinning?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A few weeks ago I received a very 
strange text from my cousin, Ashley.
It said, "What are you doing on 3/22 at 6pm?"  
Rather specific, right?
Well, it turns out she had an extra ticket to see Maroon 5 and wanted to know if I wanted to go along with them.

I had such a blast with Ashley, Sarah, and Kendal.
We started the evening wandering from place to place looking for somewhere to eat that didn't have a 90 minute wait.  Rusty Crane said they only had a 30 minute wait so we decided on them.  Well, they lied.  They lied to every person that walked in the door.  No matter the size of the group, it was a 35 minute wait.  An hour and 20 minutes later we were finally seated at our table.
As usual, the food was yummy and the Driller Firework was delicious!
(Side note: not everyone has a close relationship with their cousins, but I'm lucky enough to call this lovely lady one of my bestest friends.  She's one of the kindest, funniest, strongest women I've had the pleasure of having in my life.  I LOVE YOU, ASHLEY!)

Ok, back to the evening.
We had great seats, thanks to that lovely lady above getting us in the OneOK suite.
 Know what's better than one sexy Adam?
Two Adams!
Know what's better than two Adams?
You guessed it.
Could it get better than three Adams?
Yes, there are four!
Now if I could just tuck one of them in my pocket to keep at home I'd be set.

But all concert pictures look the same
so here are some of our silly pictures.

I had such a good time getting to know Sarah and Kendal (and spending time with Ash, of course!)
Great music, great company, great drinks, great laughs, does it get any better?

Oh, wait.  It does!
There was this guy.
He was passed out BEFORE Maroon 5 even took the stage.
The people behind him started taking pictures with him.
Well, until his girlfriend FINALLY noticed what was going on after about 5 minutes and put her foot down.
Don't worry, folks, he revived, bobbed his head a bit, and then stood up to dance before realizing that was all a bad idea and left, all without his girlfriend knowing because she was back to dancing again.

Oh, and Ash can make friends with anyone...
even the saxophone player on the street.

Thanks for a great time, Ashley, Sarah, and Kendal.
Let's do it again soon.

PS: Who else is excited for The Voice to be back?!
I AM!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Remember when I told you I was obsessed with using my waffle iron in unconventional ways?  Well, I'm up to it again.
Last week I made Mini Sloppy Joe Biscuit Waffles for Sis last week.
This go around I used regular little biscuits instead of the Grands size.  This allowed me to cook 4 little ones at a time.
 Simply spray your waffle iron with cooking spray, place your dough in the waffle spaces, close the lid, and cook for 2 minutes.
 When they were done I brushed them lightly with melted butter.
Then all I needed to do was top them with a standard sloppy joe mix and some cheese.  
They were delicious!
Sis and I both agreed we'd both have them again.
I also won her over with my unconventional waffle iron uses.  She's going to give them a try and you should too.

This recipe was shared on some of these lovely blogs.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Time to get a few things off my chest and link up with Leslie over at A Blonde Ambition.
Let's get this show on the road...

*** I cannot get enough of the Gain Apple Mango Tango laundry scent.  As in, I have the soap, liquid softener, and dryer sheets.  LOVE!

*** I've been in a bit of a gloomy mood this week.  Everything is fine with me, I'm just super worried about some other people.  

*** The Clorox "bleachable moments" commercials, you know the ones where the kid poops, yeah, they make me gag. Literally gag.

*** Ugh.  The elections are over. We're stuck with whoever we have for the next few years.  Get over it people.  Stop filling my Facebook wall with your political crap.

*** I'm hoping Adam goes shirtless at the Maroon 5 concert tonight.  I love a tatted up man.  mmmm.  mmmm.  mmmm.

*** Speaking of Adam, yes we're on a first name basis, I'm super excited for The Voice to start next week!!  I think Shakira and Usher were great choices.  

*** Speaking of The Voice, I will not miss Xtina and her craziness and boobage, but I will miss Cee Lo just a little bit, but not really for the most part.

*** I'm going off the grid Saturday.  I'm not talking to anyone or doing anything with anyone.  I can't do it the whole weekend because I have social events, but I will be off the grid as much as possible, including all day Saturday so if I ignore your call, text, or email, sorry, but not really.

Ok, I'll stop being a negative nelly and move on.

How excited am I that it's Friday/Maroon 5 Friday?
Happy Friday, folks.
Hope you have a fan-freakin'-tastic weekend.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today I have a heavy heart and a lot on my mind so instead of focusing on that "stuff" I'm going to share with you some random pictures from my phone.

While Auntie P was here visiting, we were working a puzzle on my glass coffee table when I snapped this adorable picture of my nephew, Grant.
Later that night, we got a little slap happy and thought it would be cute if we recreated the picture with ourselves.  We were wrong. 

This was the sign I made for my front door for a party a few weeks back.
 Pictures were banned from the shindig, but we did catch "Ribbit" passed out under the bench with an empty glass.
The person shall remain nameless, but these are the entertaining tipsy texts someone at the party was sending me.
I saw this gentleman at the fabric store.
He looked like the "hide your kids, hide your moms" guy from YouTube, but with a raccoon tail and long braided thingies.
It was amazing.
I love this picture of Grant.
Thuggish hat, lowrider shirt, and no pants.
That's a boy after my own heart!
 You know everyone in the house has been sick too long when even the 1 year old knows how to use nose spray.  
(Don't worry, the cap is on.)
 Grant didn't want to take off his scooter helmet when he went home.
He's also not mad in this picture.
It's a combination of his "say cheese" face
and saying "I love you" to me.
So, there are some fun pictures.
I hope they made you smile.
See you on the flip side.

PS: If you could say a little prayer, do a little dance, kneel in a certain direction, wave a magic wand, or whatever it is you do, for the people on my mind right now I would most certainly appreciate it!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This one goes out to all the ladies...
Today I'm sharing one and only one pin on my "Oh, How Pinteresting!" post this week because it's that awesome.

Meet "C" the make-up artist.
Her video below shows you how to make yourself have amazingly full eyelashes.
I was a little skeptical, but I gave it a try and was truly shocked by the results.

Here are my natural lashes before doing anything to them.

Here are my lashes after using C's techniques.
Quite a difference!

Here's the direct YouTube video without going through Pinterest.

Now, hop on over to visit Michelle and see what everyone else is pinning this week.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Last night I whipped up a delicious dinner.
Ok, it was slightly aggressive of me to yell that at you, but it should convey the level of yummy contained on my plate.
Last fall I made some Mini Chicken Pot Pies that were delightful.
The meat mixture was so good at the time that I wondered how else I could use use it.
Well, folks, it came to me!
Why not serve it open face over some biscuit waffles.  
That's right. Biscuit Waffles.
You see, back in January I made Cinnamon Roll Waffles.  Back then I wondered how awesome it would be if I could cook biscuits in the waffle iron in a matter of moments.
The two came together in one glorious dish in my kitchen last night.

Here's the low down on the chicken mixture:
In a frying pan on medium-high, heat 2 tbsp oil.  Season 1 lb. of diced chicken breasts with black pepper, house seasoning, and ground thyme before cooking for 5-7 minutes until there's no pink left.  Add 2/3 cup chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Stir in 1 cup frozen mixed veggies along with a little more of each of the seasonings.  Let it all simmer for several minutes until the veggies are warm.  If the mix is too liquidy, you can stir in a little bit of flour to help thicken.  Once everything is how you'd like it, stir in 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

This is what you end up with.
Resist the urge to take a big bite right out of the pan because you might just burn the tip of your tongue.  Trust me on this on.

Now, on to the biscuit waffles.
I used Grands Homestyle Biscuits.
Heat up your waffle iron, spray with cooking spray, and place a biscuit in the middle.  
Close the lid and cook for 2 minutes.
This is how they turn out.
I spread a little bit of butter on them before topping with the pot pie mix.
I added a little more shredded cheese and then dug in.
Sooooo yummy.
I can't wait to have the leftovers!

This recipe is being shared on some of these lovely blogs.