Friday, February 5, 2010

Doily Canvas Totes

Liz @ It's Great to be Home inspired my mom, granny & I to make some Doily bags...



I think they turned out great... take a peep....

{the supplys you need}

{spray the doily with the spray adheasive and position on your tote}



{paint}



{peal off & add a monogram if you wish}


{ta-da!}


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Eat this... not that

The hubs l.o.v.e.s. hamburgers... like craves them, me notsomuch. I don't know if it's because I know what it will do to my ass... or if it's because I would rather just eat 5 bags of skittles. Gotta pick your battles.


Here is what he coulda' had...


{via google images}
{Big Mac & Med Fries=920 calories}

And what he really had...

{via hubs dinner}
{Turkey burger on thin bun & steamed broccoli=380 calories}

If you're wondering why I ate something different... I had a veggie-bocca burger. After watching Oprah last week (her show on the documentary Food, Inc.) I just haven’t been able to bring myself to eat meat yet. I get so sensitive about animal cruelty. ugh. I know it probably wont last forever, but in my mind... I'm saving the world... one engineered chicken at a time.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wishing-Well Wednesday

If I had 5 pennys ::and magic:: these would come true...

1. I wish my face would wash itself at night. It is my least favorite thing to do.
2. I wish it was summer already.
3. I wish girlscout cookies were part of the food pyramid.
4. I wish someone would "gift" us about $2000 so we could re-do our office.
5. I wish my dog could get me a beer outta the fridge.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Year in Alpharetta

Feb 2009 I took a promotion to a store in Alpharetta. 62 miles from my home.
I told you about it here… then it was 6 weeks before I blogged again.
I was overwhelmed to put it lightly.

This month marks the 1 year anniversary of that transition
and I have some news to share…
{at the end}

 
So much has happened in my year on 400… just to share a few… in no order.

I learned to be open… and I tried to be generous. Bestie had a baby in March, My Godson turned ONE, I married the love of my life, I learned to gossip less and love more. My man Joaquin Phoenix acted like a fool on David Letterman, we survived the N1N1 flu, there were aprox. 3,125 hours of news coverage devoted to the First family picking out a dog, my mom joined facebook, I baked 43 dozen cupcakes, and read only 9 books. I learned to have more patience while training, I learned what it feels like to genuinely be valued by your employers, bestie and I completed our first ½ marathon. We Celebrated birthdays and anniversaries, we hosted 2 wedding showers, and two more of our friends got engaged. I realized that a positive attitude can change not so positive circumstances, I got my oil changed 12 times, DVRd about a million hours of TV, took 2,500 pictures. We took ONE vacation. I missed my husband.


If you are thinking "where is she going with this?" I'll get right to it...
 I’m transferring!! A=Where I was driving B=Our love nest C=My new store!

Thank you Alpharetta, you have taught me many valuable things, I’ve made many new friendships and had many experiences I will never forget.
I'm ready. Lets do it!

Monday, February 1, 2010

What I'm Reading...

I.can.not.put.this.book.down. Even as I'm blogging this... the orange cover is sitting on the side of my desk... begging me to pick her up again.



A couple years ago I read "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. I read it twice  Three times... it is that good. I'm about 1/2 way through Committed... I knew I wanted to read it, even after the mixed reviews I read on Amazon.com...  check it out for yourself. For $12 we could start our own book club! :)



Sunday, January 31, 2010

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes


{What you'll need... plus eggs/oil/water. Come on!}



{Once the cupcakes are cool... fill a piping bag (I use plastic ones) with pudding... push the tip down into the cupcake a squeeze... filling it with pudding.}


{Generously frost}

{a sneak peak on the inside... }
{When I make these again...
I'll push the tip down further so the filling is more in the middle. delish.}