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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Too Much Johnny Depp?

Honestly I don't think it's possible but a male friend recently suggested to me that there was too much of him in this world. I am currently watching a move called From Hell. I rented it from Netflix and I have to say, I'm enjoying it. I like the quirky, weird characters he plays. Let's face it, he's a good actor. He can play weird or serious. I want to say I have loved him for quite some time. I was a fan from 21 Jump Street and that scene in Nightmare on Elm Street when he was sucked into his water bed and shot out as blood.

I will say though, I don't disagree with my friend. There is an excessive amount of Mr. Depp out there these days. I am just saying, I'm not complaining. Are there any other actors or actresses out there you're sick of seeing?

*edited to add a picture of him. Why not?? ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Not Sure What's Up With Me

I've been cooking like crazy lately. I think I have so much time on my hands being on vacation that I just want to cook a lot. I made a chicken taco/enchilada casserole tonight. I found a recipe but I tweaked it a lot. It was amazing. It's just lucky that I've been exercising more as well as cooking more. It helps!

I have also been enjoying summer break doing things like reading (for fun instead of text books), shopping, spending more time with my girls and going out with friends. Even though I am glad to be away from school I do miss my school friends. They are going out for drinks on Saturday and I plan on being there. Last week I heard a good local band. It's nice to support the local music. The band was good though. I believe they call themselves Damm Strate or something. I honestly am not sure how they spell it, however I do know they don't spell it how it "should" be spelled. haha

I would really like to take a vacation but at this point it's not looking promising. I need a beach somewhere!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hmmm Cupcake or Chocolate Chip Cookie?

Can't decide? To hell with it. Have both!!!! I love the facebook page Bake it In a Cake. They are aaaaamazing. They also have a website here: The possibilities are endless. I saw a picture of a chocolate chip cookie in a cupcake so I had to try it. They turned out PERFECT. :) I never found a recipe. I just made it myself based on the idea. It wasn't hard. See for yourself....and drool. :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Live in the Peoria Area?

Need a truck? We're selling this one!

Have a look. I'm visiting with inlaws this week so it's been a little busy. I am having a lot of fun cooking up various meals for the whole family. I do love to cook. I have been watching food network like crazy. I love love love Man vs. Food and Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Bobby Flay is a personal fave as well. I love Paula Deen for that home cooking. My grandma is from the south so I do love the fried foods and sweet tea!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ahhhh I Can't Take It!

I have been watching my food shows lately. I am watching the waistline since it's summer and I need to tone and tighten. I have been running the treadmill and working out quite a bit. Along with the exercise and being good comes hunger. I hate that I start craving all the bad stuff when I'm trying to be good. It's how it goes though. I have been watching food network like crazy. I am a glutton for punishment. I love watching cooking shows even more when I'm really hungry. I don't know why. I don't go eat either. I just love watching it. I am doing this late at night usually and by the time dinner rolls around I cook up a really delicious meal. I am a better chef when I watch Food Network!

I got up pretty early this morning and Martha Stewart was on baking a rhubarb pie with another woman. I'm not a huge fan of Martha Stewart but eh, I figured what the heck. Well no one on the planet could possibly actually understand the recipe cause these two women kept interrupting each other! They talked over each other, never finished a sentence...etc. When one started to make a statement the other would immediately interrupt and say "oh and you can always do this" then the other one would be "yeah and well I do it like this." I wanted to slap them both and say BAKE THE FREAKING PIE! They wouldn't shut up. I had to finally turn the channel. Forget the pie. I'll watch Bobby Flay any day! He at least doesn't make me feel like he's competing for the camera's attention.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ok. I always thought Christina Aguilera had one of the strongest voices around...but um...what's wrong with her lately? She totally DESTROYED We are the Champions in the beginning of this clip. Why does she feel the need to do whatever it is that she does to every single word in the song? I want her to just calm down and sing like she used to...if she still can...but this is just annoying screeching. Check out the link below. Not trying to be mean, but she shouldn't be wearing those hot pants either. I WOULDN'T wear them! I am 5'2" and about 102 pounds but I know better than wearing something like this. It's gonna make all your bad spots look worse...and wow did they look worse. I want everyone to get me right here. I have always LOVED her. Something is just not right and everyone has to agree these pants are bad. I'm making observations.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Loving this Chick :)

The guy is pretty good too at what he does. I'm really loving her. Her name is Karmin. She does covers of other songs but she usually improves the song and then I prefer HER version. She did Look at Me Now and it's amazing.

The current song that I am loving is Super Bass. She just nails it. Great job! Keep belting out the tunes. I love listening.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My New Favorite

I have always been a tea person. I came across this at the store.

Since I have a sweet tooth as well I bought it. That is my Hugs & Kisses cup and I love it. haha We all have our favorite mug right? Well I decided to give this a try and I definitely do add some sweetener to it. I have to have my sweetener. I always add a touch of honey and it's out of this world good. I'm enjoying it at this very moment. The tea bags were really interesting looking too.

There is nothing like a nice hot beverage and a good book don't you think? :)

Weird Dreams


Last night I had a series of odd dreams and even more strange I seem to remember a lot of them. I had a dream a college professor was hitting on me hardcore, like propositioning me and I was thinking I had to tell someone. I was going to tell a friend nearby but before I could she went insane. lol Then I was at a restaurant and couldn't find my kids. It goes on, but you get the idea. It was crazy. It's even more crazy since most of my teachers are women. Then again, 2 of my female teachers are in fact a couple...and I go to a Catholic college. Go figure! ;)

I am now sitting on my couch, having a cup of coffee, pondering all the weirdness that is in my brain. Have you had any crazy dreams you remember?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Staying Thin With a Sweet Tooth

It really sucks having a sweet tooth and trying to stay thin at the same time. Some people are under the delusion that I don't eat. However they would be surprised. I just find the right things to eat. I either lower calorie treats, or smaller amounts of the fattening things but I don't deprive myself of anything at all. That just makes you want it even more. I guess I have willpower. I recently bought a package of the new Strawberry Burst Oreos. The surprising thing about Oreos that people don't realize is that they are 100% vegan. That's right. Totally vegan. There are no animal products in Oreos at all. I found this out by accident while doing research for my daughter Gabbi who has a milk allergy. It's hard to find sweet treats for her. You can't imagine how guilty it makes a person feel to eat some ice cream and your 3 year old is staring at it wanting a lick but she can't have it. So the Oreos are here for those occasions. I don't let her have them a lot. She can have plain chips too for a snack. As far as sweets go, Oreo is probably her fave.

The other thing I absolutely adore is the Twix Ice Cream bars that are in the 90 calorie size. They are tiny and I somehow manage to eat just one. Most people probably would laugh at it, but it gives me the sweet taste I need and that's that. I might have more than one a day but never at the same time.

I love sugar. I love sweets. I wish I could eat a donut or two every day. But I don't. I know I can't. It's not that hard. I just don't do it. That's all. I'm not starving by not letting myself have those things. I'm being what I consider smart. ;)


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