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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Muppets

I was never a fan of the Muppets (I'm so serious) until today. Check this out. Its so funny. If you've never seen the original, watch it first..

And watch here to see the clip that brought Bohemian Rhapsody back to #1 on the billboard charts 17 years after its original release.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

German Chocolate Cake

I'm a firm believer that everyone should have exactly what they want to eat on their birthday. That is the reason why we are having German Chocolate Cake today, even though no one in my family besides my dad likes it. His birthday was yesterday, and upon special request I just finished his cake. :) We're going out to lunch at noon today to celebrate. :)

Yuck Picture of the Day

Josh got a little ouchie while he was helping our friend Nick build a fence. I won't post the picture here because I don't want you to see it if you don't want to. If you want to see it click here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Taco Thursday

The perfect end to a perfectly average day...

A Choco Taco. Yum. My wonderful husband brought one home for me tonight. He's so thoughtful. :) If you've never had one before, it's just a Drumstick in taco form. I even like my ice cream in Mexican form. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Do You Stir-Fry?

Share your favorite stir-fry recipes with me. I want to try something different than I tried last time (because I messed it up). Thanks! :)

Easy, Easy, Easy.

Have you heard of ARNOLD Sandwich Thins before? Click on that link to go to their web page to see the different varieties. I got these multi-grain ones from Wal-Mart. Hint: They are $2.50 at Wal-Mart, but at Sam's Club you can get 16 instead of 8 for $4. Just putting that out there. I got the smaller one though because I wasn't sure if we'd like them.

This is the easiest dinner I ever did make, and it was really good. The sandwich thins are actually pretty healthy...only 100 calories per bun and 5g fiber each. Check out our mini pizzas.

This is four thins/buns, or half of the package laid out open facing on the cookie sheet.
Add about a tablespoon and a half of pizza sauce.
Put your toppings on however you prefer. I can never remember if the cheese goes first or if the meat goes first.
Before baking. I put them in at 350° for about ten minutes.
And you have mini pizzas, and a dinner that was ready in around 20 minutes. You can't beat that.

Yes, we have cheddar cheese on our pizza. We got a hundred pound bag of cheese and I refuse to buy any other kinds while we have the enormous bag in our fridge. It doesn't taste any different.
It's my very own Semi-Homemade recipe. You're welcome :)

Etsy Advertisement Day

Here is another awesome Etsy site you should check out. She makes awesome and affordable jewelry.

I Need This Hat

Really, I need it. But I do not need to pay $20 for it. I need to learn how to knit. Darn.

Check out the seller's Etsy site. And if you do not know what Etsy is, you should check it out as well. It pretty much rocks.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Anyone Feel Like....

Where ever you look or whatever you do there is a baby or a pregnant woman? I do.

Here is another example. This post is not about pregnancy at all by the way.

I started following Katherine Center and found her video essay for the new Kirtsy book that is available in stores now. Check out the video.

Click here to learn more about the book.

Tuesday American History Lesson

You may know this, but you may not.

The word antebellum is from the Latin word ante meaning "before" and bellum meaning "war".

So if you hear someone talk about the Antebellum Age or just antebellum in general with America, they are talking about the period from when the United States was created until the American Civil War. So if you're into buying old houses, and you find one that is an Antebellum Home, it was built before 1861. And now you know.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Funnies

"Today, I went to Subway with my Grandpa. When it was time to pay, the employee asked, "And are you two together?" My Grandpa replied, "Yeah, people say she's a little young for me, but I like her just fine." Best Grandpa ever. MLIA."

"Today, my six year old daughter told me, with a serious face, that she firmly believes the black plague was a cover-up for the zombie apocalypse. MLIA."

Quote of the Day

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.”
―Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What Do You Think?

"Today, I was looking through the bumper stickers application on Facebook and I came across this sticker that said "if Pinocchio said his nose was about to grow, what would happen?" This was by far the most fascinating thing I've read all year. MLIA"

Really, what do you think would happen??

This one is really funny:
"Today, I was on my way to class and jumped in the elevator. I was about to press the button for the second floor when I noticed that someone had scratched off the "2" and had written "LAZY"instead. Rather than feel judged by an elevator button, I took the stairs. MLIA."

Friday, November 13, 2009


Cute Stuff

Check out CardboardLove.com. You're bound to say "awww" at least twice.


Someone make this for me. I'll find somewhere to put it, I swear.

Friday Funny

Today, my liitle sister was playing barbies in her room. When I walked by all I heard was "First, my ninja barbies, we are going to destroy Hannah Montana and her awful music, and then we will take over the world!" I don't know whether to be terrified or extremely proud. MLIA

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

Here are some interesting articles you might like:
A great idea and easy way to help others.

Everyone deserves a good time.

Fall in love. And be thankful.

Best CMA Moment

You'll laugh. I know it.

Please Explain

Do you balance your checkbook? I don't. What I do is keep track of my purchases on my bank's website. I have been told twice in the past week that I have to learn how to balance my checkbook. One of those people was my mom. But she won't explain why I have to do it. I get a bad attitude when people tell me I have to do anything. I don't have to do my check book. I don't have to have a fountain in my wedding cake. I don't have to make my bridesmaids all match each other. I don't have to do anything except eat, bathe, and be sheltered. I have those covered.

So can someone please explain to me why I have to balance my checkbook?

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Absolutely the Best Thing Today

Besides Veterans...
You can have Facebook in pirate!
(Click on the pictures to see them clearly.)
This is normal.

This is pirate. You can totally check it out. Go to: Settings. Account Settings. Language. Find "English (pirate)" on the pull down menu. Ta da.

World War I

Since no one except Sarah is going to guess at my extra credit question, I'll just spill the beans. Sarah you win. (By default). :)

Veteran's Day was originally called Armistice Day (which it still is in some other countries), because it was the day that the armistice to end the first World War was signed. It was considered "the end of the war to end all wars". Yeah, I had to say that one a few times before I understood it.

However, fighting stopped seven months before the armistice was signed. It was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, at Versailles, France. In the 1950's, Veteran's Day was expanded to include all veterans, not only those who served in WWI.

And now you know. Go impress all of your friends.

Awesome Site

When it works...
I was reading Better Homes and Gardens last week and found out about Kirtsy.com. It is a site where the most interesting sites, blogs, articles are posted and ranked by popularity. That is how I've been finding new blogs to read.

From the website about us section:
About kirtsy
kirtsy is a social media platform of pure goodness. A plaza for the peachy. A portal to the pretty. A place to find cool things. To read smart scoop. To connect with fab ideas, exceptional people, useful information, excellent products. All of it. And more.

kirtsy is just like that friend who always finds the best stuff. Only better.
The kirtsy start
It all began in the middle of the Super Bowl 2007. While Peyton Manning was scoring points, three chicks across the US had a conference call about an idea. You see, they were looking for an online spot where they could find a collection of content that was interesting to them. It didn't seem to exist, so they created it.

And kirtsy was born.

My only problem with it is that there have been a few times when I haven't been able to get on it. I don't know if their server is down or if it's my internet, but I can access other pages, just not that one. Try to see if you can get on it.

Extra Credit Opportunity

One hundred bonus points to anyone who knows (without looking it up) why Veterans' Day is November 11. And go.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Stop it. Stop making the duckface. Finally! There is an entire website devoted to protesting the duckface.
Check out AntiDuckFace.com
Greatest find of the day.

I'm posting this because it is the only duckface picture I can find of myself, and it is hideous. My best friend is a skank for taking this photo of me...and I deserve the humiliation for making it.

Megan, you're still a skank for that.

Tasty Tuesday!

I didn't mean for all of my posts to be about food, but too bad, eat it up.

These are my newly famous enchiladas. You are not going to believe how easy these are.
Chicken Enchiladas:
1 8oz package cream cheese
1 8oz container sour cream
1 large jar salsa
4 chicken breasts
10-12 tortillas
1 package taco cheese

Season chicken breasts and grill.
Cut cream cheese into cubes.
Cut cooked chicken into bite sized cubes and add to cream cheese. Stir until melted and add 1/2 jar of salsa.
Soften tortillas in the microwave.
Add a heaping tsp of chicken mix to tortilla and roll up. Please seam side down in a 9x13 pan.
Mix sour cream and salsa remaining.
Spread over top. Cover with cheese and bake at 350° until golden brown.

THAT IS ALL! If you want to make it even easier than that, don't use chicken. The ones in this picture are cheese enchiladas, and they are really good too.

Yummy Fro-Yo

I love frozen yogurt, and its such an added bonus that it's not as bad as ice cream. I tried this a few weeks ago, and it's really good. If you like fro yo, you should check it out. I think it tastes just like ice cream. You can find it in your grocers freezer aisle.

Megan's Birthday

Megan was super busy the weekend of her birthday, and I was scheduled to work the whole weekend, so we planned to have a lunch for her the next Sunday. It was so good. I totally forgot to take pictures of the enchiladas (but don't worry. Josh wanted them again like the next day so I took pictures of those).

Here is her cake. Strawberry with white icing.


On Sunday we couldn't decide what we were going to have. Our no fail cuisine: Mexican. Every. Single. Time.

It was actually going to be a black bean soup, but that takes like ten hours, so we fell back on burritos. And they were wonderful.

We got this awesome rice cooker for a wedding gift (this is the second time we've used it...) and it really rocks. We also got a hundred pound bag of rice from Sam's Club, so we need to be getting the rice cooker out more often.

We just used the white rice because its what we had. We actually have Mexican rice in the cabinet that I was going to make for Megan's birthday lunch, but I would much rather let the rice cooker do the work, so we had white rice. You couldn't even tell though. These are veggie burritos...the only real reason being that beans are much cheaper than meat, and it sounded good. Inside are: black beans, white rice, shredded cheese, avocado, and salsa. They are VERY filling. And VERY good. You should try to make your own, its so easy.

We're High Fashion

I was reading Better Homes and Gardens last week, and I learned that brown is the new "it" color for living rooms. We've been "it" for a whole year now. Yes, a whole year...we got our house last November, and it is amazing that time has flown this quickly.

So...I can't find the picture on the BHG website, so you get the crappy picture of a picture. Here is the picture I found:

And here is a small portion of our living room.

In case you are interested in our wonderful sense of fashion, here is a little tidbit from the article:
"Harvest browns and white are a no-fail pairing. The high contrast will look brilliant every time." Absolutely brilliant, dahhhllling.

Don't be jealous.

Everyone Is Beautiful

I've been in to finding new blogs to read lately. Here is another one I really like. Her name is Katherine Center and she is an author. I've never read her book, but if you're interested in checking it out, she has some info about it in the right hand column of her blog.

Here is this morning's uplifting video. :)

Also from Katherine Center's blog is this awesome necklace. I want it so bad.

If you want this necklace, you can find it here. I would love to have it, but it's $49. I'm pretty sure I'd wear it every day too. Darn.

Monday, November 9, 2009

This is Me, Being Lazy

I'm kind of posting this so that I don't have to go back and look for it, and so that I remember I wanted to do it when I go back and look through old posts. I think it rocks.
Recycled Magazine Basket. Credit: Calico.

I Swear This Isn't A Baby Blog

But I really like this Calico blog. I think it would be so much fun to do this!

Click here to see the rest of the pictures. You should. It's awesome.

Amy, I'm Posting This For You

I found a new blog that I really like, and I saw this cute little thing on it. Click here for the whole blog Calico, and click here for the specific post I'm referring to. I'm going to say go to that post if you want to make your own...or tell someone how to make one for you. ;)
This is definitely cute though.
Infant car seat blanket:

ALSO! Amy, check out this post. I think you'll love it. And here is a diaper thing.

Everyone click on this stuff, not just Amy. I put this up for her because she posts about her future baby stuff in her blog.

What the World Eats

Josh and I were talking about how we feel that nutrition should be a part of all curriculum in schools, at least as a serious subject in health. He brought up this article he saw a while ago and I thought it was really interesting. If you want to see the original slide show with all the different photos (I'm not posting them all), click here.

In Bhutan, they spend around $5 on food per week, and feed all of those people.
In Chad, they live on $1 per week.
In Ecuador, $31 per week.
Look at all of those people this feeds!
I could so be Italian, look at all that bread!
And the United States. Yum, pizza and chips. You've gotta love America.


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