28 February 2010

Weekend Update: Bullet Style

In an attempt to shake things up, I'll be listing things with bullets, rather than numbers. It's called living on the edge, people. And that's what I do. Just read the first bullet.
  • Yesterday, I went on a bike ride for the first time in over ten years. Oh.my.gosh. Riding a bike is harder than I remember. Why did I ever think it was fun? When I was younger, I just loved riding to the nearby gas station to get a drink and snack, and then riding back. But now, I just don't think it's worth pedaling the three blocks it would take me to get a Fudge Round and Diet Coke. I mean, today, I'm a little saddle sore from the bike seat. And I don't think the three blocks would burn off the calories from the Fudge Round. On a positive note, I like it much better than running, which I've never thought was fun. I never ran to the gas station for a snack. Fudge Rounds just aren't that good.

  • Because I loathe running, I plan to continue bike riding. My friend, Jenny, loaned me her super-sweet road bike. It has REALLY thin tires, which made me a little nervous, especially while riding them on brick streets. After a chat with my super-cyclist brother, Paul, I discovered that riding a road bike on brick streets is not recommended. Now, I'm on a search to find a nearby route that would eliminate brick streets. And the potential for wiping out in front of all of the people that will soon swarm the Azalea Trail.

  • This weekend was Canton Weekend, or as people not from a 40-mile radius call it, First Monday Weekend. Oh, it was beautiful out. I didn't buy much at all. I'm sure Husby will be relieved, since he asked what I'd be looking to buy. With Canton, you don't know what you need until you get there. Truth be known, he'd probably let me spend any amount of money I'd like at Canton as long as he doesn't ever have to go.

  • Other than my bike ride and quick trip to Canton, I've had a working weekend. In April, our school will host a huge fundraiser, Off the Vine Wine Gala. My sweet and wonderful boss (so serious about that) volunteered me to do lots of fun things that involve using a design program known to be extremely non-user-friendly (so serious about that, too). That means every free moment of time after work will be spent designing things like posters and menu cards. I sure do wish they'd let me use some Crayola markers; I can do some serious posters with markers.

  • Okay, I have to give a plug for NPR. I just love their program Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! If you have a long drive, or if you need something to listen to while ironing your husbands shirts, it's such a fun program. I laugh out loud at most everything. In fact, I'm planning to download as many programs as my iPod will hold for our next road trip. You can download for free from iTunes.

Y'all have a super great week. Be a blessing!

26 February 2010

Friday Miscellany: Color Edition

I have not forgotten about my promise to Friday Miscellany, which, by the way, has never been posted on a Friday. Let's get to it...

1. I'm having a decorating crisis in our living room. My grand plan has turned out to be not so grand. Our living room is varying shades of neutrals. And I don't enjoy a vast array of neutrals. I need color to spice things up. The new couch was delivered on Tuesday. Don't get me wrong, I love the couch. It's just that now I don't love everything else in the room. It's not "me." With wood floors and Sherwin Williams Latte walls, a milk chocolate couch and tan chairs, now the sage green rug looks neutral. I'm working on it. I've been shopping for an area rug to brighten up the joint. But I haven't had much luck. And every time I show Husby a rug, he likes to point out that it's a neutral rug. Which they are. It's just hard to hear. All I want is the perfect rug. Blue, perhaps. But maybe not. Green? I don't know. What do I do?! I have no idea.

2. Speaking of blue. I'm really liking it more than I ever have. It started with the blue quilt and throw pillows on our bed. With the white comforter and shams, it looks so calm and bright. I think that's why I want a light blue rug in the living room. I want that feel in our living room. I want it to be cozy and it's just not.

3. I was really excited about the newest quiz in this month's Real Simple. The purpose is to help find which style best suits your taste. Only it didn't. I somehow had equal numbers on two of the categories: Cozy Casual and Vintage Eclectic with Modern Graphic not far behind. How did I do this?

4. If you notice the changing blog layout, I wasn't a huge fan of the grey background. Again, it was a drab, neutral color that doesn't do much for me. I much prefer the giraffe with yellow.

5. Because I should post more pictures with my blogs, here you go. I love the color in these two pictures I took in California. Don't they look good enough to eat?! I love that the limes have water droplets on them.

Y'all have a good weekend!

23 February 2010

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Pot Pie

Aren't these the cutest?! Sometimes I allow myself to be proud of things I create in the kitchen. And sometimes, it's not necessary because it's such a bust. But these make me smile.

I found a recipe that I've altered quite a bit to get this final result. It's not difficult, but it is time-consuming. To cut down on the amount of prep time, you could purchase pre-chopped veggies, either fresh or frozen. Since cooking is usually therapeutic, I like the prepping process.

The original recipe claims to make 4 pot pies, but I think it makes at least 7, probably 8, men-sized servings. I divided the leftover filling into Ziploc bags and threw them in the freezer. When we're ready for them again, I'll pull them out the day before to thaw. I found 7" Le Creuset casserole dishes at Marshall's the day before, but Target has some round baking dishes that would be great.

I made the cut-out letters and hearts from extra pie crust using a tiny paring knife. But here's a link for tiny cookie cutter letters.

Chicken Pot Pie
Serves 8 (filling freezes well)

3 whole (6 split) chicken breasts, bone-in, skin-on
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
5 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken base
12 tablespoons (1.5 sticks) butter
2 cups yellow onions, chopped (about 2 onions)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 cups medium-diced carrots
1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
Refrigerated pie crust (one crust per pie)
1 beaten egg with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
Flaked sea salt and cracked black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet and rub them with olive oil. Sprinkly generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 35-40 minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside until cook enough to handle, then remove the meat from the bones and discard the skin. Shred the chicken with two forks. You'll have 4-6 cups of shredded chicken.

In a small saucepan, heat the water and chicken base. In a large pot, melt the butter and saute the onions, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, and rosemary over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, until translucent. Add the flour and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add the hot chicken broth to the sauce. Simmmer over low heat for 1 more minute, stirring, until thick. Add 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and heavy cream. Add the chicken and peas. Mix well.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Fill ovenproof bowls evenly. Unroll a refrigerated pie crust and place over each dish. Trim the circle to 1/2-inch larger than the top of the bowl. Crimp the dough to fold over the side, pressing it to make it stick. Brush the dough with egg wash and make 3-4 slits in the top. Sprinkle with sea salt and cracked pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling hot.

Have fun making these!

22 February 2010

Weekend Update: Dr. Pepper Edition

This weekend was terrific. Husby and I left Friday night for weekend in Fort Worth. We were so excited to hang out with friends, Brent and Patti. I met Patti in 2001 in Romania.

(She hardly has an accent now.)

(Just kidding, she's from the great State of Texas.)

(And she does have an accent.)
On Friday night, we had dinner at Fuzzy's Taco. It was yummy. I wish I could elaborate more on Fuzzy's, but really the highlight of the evening was Menchie's. Husby and I had it a couple of months ago, and I've thought about it so many times since. I was ready to plead my case to visit Menchie's to the other three, but as soon as I said "frozen yogurt," Brent had already turned into the parking lot.
Now, I've been a little upset ever since TCBY closed its doors in Tyler. I just love frozen yogurt. But I had no idea how great it could be. Each of us concocted our own dessert. You'll see mine at the bottom of the picture. I had cake batter fro yo with Fruity Pebbles, Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries, and a little Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which turned out not to blend well with the other cereals. The others had things like mint fro yo with brownies and vanilla with brownies and peanut butter sauce. I'm sure you'd agree that mine was the best.

We didn't make plans for the trip. Only that we'd meet in Fort Worth. Since Brent and Patti live in the area, I felt fine with them coming up with a plan. But I didn't expect what they had in store: a trip to Dublin, Texas to the original Dr. Pepper plant. It's one of the things on my bucket list.

(Okay, I really don't have a bucket list, but when I create one, it'll be on there.)

I love Dr. Pepper. I just don't drink it. Because I have no self-restraint with it. I'd drink like a 2-liter a day. And that's just not okay. I was over-joyed at the beginning of the tour when they handed out ice-cold Dr. Pepper. It's not just any Dr. Pepper, but Dublin Dr. Pepper. The original recipe used granulated Imperial Sugar. When sugar was rationed during the war, they began using high-fructose corn syrup. So this was the real thing. Sure, I've had it before but NOT IN DUBLIN. It was better.
The tour is rather short. Imagine touring a 2000-square-foot house. Got it? That's it. We saw both sides of the conveyor and stacks of drinks. Then we moved onto the "museum," which is the size of a bedroom and large walk-in closet filled with memorabilia. But it was wonderful. Here are Patti & I on the tour.
We ate lunch in the little shop at the factory/museum. Husby had the B.E.S.T. Dr. Pepper float every. Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream + Dublin Dr. Pepper Syrup + a touch of carbonated water = AWESOME. I decided to try a NuGrape with my sandwich. It was yummy! By the end of our time in Dublin, I'm pretty sure that my body was in sugar shock. I don't drink sugary drinks, well, ever. It's either diet or water. But I didn't regret one ounce of Dr. Pepper, float, or NuGrape.
After our time in Dublin, we headed to Granbury to walk the square. It's full of cute little shops and antique stores. The four of us had fun in this store, trying on hats. I kind of wish they were in style! I loved wearing them.
Our grand plans to go to Billy Bob's--the world's biggest honky tonk--were put on the agenda the next time we're in Fort Worth. We were just so tired. Instead, we had dinner at a great hamburger place. Then we headed back to the hotel for some Canasta. Sounds like fun, right? Oh, it was. Give the four of us a deck or five of cards, and we'll be happy for hours. Or at least until the end of the game.

I hope this week is fabulous. Be a blessing!

18 February 2010

Snow Day 2010

Now that everyone in Texas and the Deep South has posted pictures of the snow on facebook and blogs, mine are ready to go! Aren't you excited? Today's weather is hovering at 60 degrees--much different than this time last week.

(On a side note, I appreciate you reading my blog, especially when topics are as exciting as the weather.)

(Obviously, I live a boring life.)

Husby and I were outside taking pictures by 7am. Sure, I'd been sick the day before, but it was worth it. And what else is there to do on a snow day besides lounge all day?

Okay, in all honesty, though sick the night before, once we realized some snow had accumulated, I declared that snow ice cream must be made. Funny, but it wasn't as good as I remembered it the two times I had it as a kid. But it sure was cute in our Mr. & Mrs. mugs.

Thanks for spending your time with an update of last week's weather.

I appreciate it.


15 February 2010

Red Velvet Pancakes

Yesterday's post, today...
I've had a super-long extended weekend. Our teacher workday was cancelled on Friday because of the snow, and we're off today, and I was sick last Thursday. Total days off work = five. Number of times I've checked my voicemail and work email = zero. Potential for tomorrow to absolutely crazy = oh, so high. But almost five days off was totally worth it. I think.

Today, I've been somewhat productive. I've cleaned and washed clothes. And for the first time since we were married four months ago, I'm ironing. You did read that correctly. See, I don't buy many clothes that require ironing. And those that I do have make a special trip to the dry cleaners. Luckily, Husby has a good amount of button-up shirts that he's able wear a couple of times before needing to be washed. Other than bemoaning the process of ironing, I really do just forget about them. But when we were getting ready for church on Sunday, he asked which other shirt he could wear with a certain sweater since his normal shirt has been out of commission for a while. I chose another shirt with the promise of ironing today.

Here are pictures of our yummy Valentine's breakfast: red velvet heart-shaped pancakes. They were pretty great. The pancakes have the major elements of a red velvet cake: baking soda, buttermilk and red food coloring. Although they'd be great for Valentine's or an anniversary, I think they'd also be fun to do for St. Patrick's Day. Instead of using red food coloring, use green. And make clover shapes.

(Oh, my gosh, I'm so excited about this idea. I really did just think of it. But now, I'm totally doing it!)
Red Velvet Pancakes
Serves 2-3

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaton
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring (trust me)
3/4 teaspoon red food coloring

1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Add all wet ingredients, then mix together with dry ingredients.
3. Heat skillet to medium low, spray with non-stick cooking spray.
4. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter or spoon or an icing bag, drop batter onto skillet.
5. Cook until edges are set and under-side is lightly browned. Turn to other side and cook until lightly browned.

Serve with butter and maple syrup.

14 February 2010

Weekend Update

I love that I took lots of pictures this weekend. You could imagine my delight when I attempted to upload these pictures to my computer only to find that the battery was dead. For some reason, I cannot remember to charge the battery. Until I desperately need my camera and only have ten minutes to charge it. Or when I finally decide I have the two minutes it takes to put the pictures on my computer and discover that it's dead.

(To clarify: this memory card doesn't fit in my computer. Sure, it came with an adapter, but I couldn't figure out why this extra piece came with the camera software. I'm 89% sure that I threw it in the trash. Smart move.)

Instead of posting the pictures, I'll tell you about them. Because that's fun for everyone. It's like the blog version of looking at my baby pictures. Right?! Only, I was a cute baby, so I'm sure it'd be fun!

As I'm sure the whole country knows (yeah, I'm pretty sure we have readers from at least 2 states, not including Texas), Texas got some snow. And not just a little dusting; we got five inches. It was beautiful. Our school workday was cancelled on Friday. Hallelu! I slept light enough to know when the magical text came through, which also acted as my alarm. I was up, looking through the blinds at 6:30am. It was a magical wonderland. Husby and I dressed in warm clothes to walk through the snow. And to take lots of great pictures. Which are on my camera. With a dead battery. And no other way of retrieving them.

Saturday was a day of errand running. It was like I hadn't run some errands in months. Which could be quite true. I prefer buying multiples of things we use to avoid visiting a store too often. A highlight of the day was the coupon I received at Target for $5 off a pair of shoes. I'm thinking these might become a part of my spring wardrobe. Saturday night was excellent. It was Husby's turn for cooking our fancy Valentine's meal. He made some killer lamb with a leek couscous and chocolate pots with strawberries for dessert. Um...yum! I was so impressed.

I decided to make Valentine's Day special. For breakfast, I made heart-shaped red velvet pancakes. They were so much better than I expected! Since we don't have a picture, imagine a red, heart-shaped pancake. Got it? Good.

For lunch, I made personalized chicken pot pies for lunch. (I just remembered this picture from my iPhone--although it's not a great picture.) They were so good. And had a special touch.

Our main activity this weekend has been watching the Olympics. Is it odd that I'd rather watch moguls, speed skating and luge than figure skating? I'm so un-girly in this aspect, I guess. That's okay, I make cute, heart-shaped foods.

Later this week, I'll post recipes for chicken pot pie and red velvet pancakes. You'll for sure want to try both meals!

09 February 2010

Recipe of the Week: Butternut Squash Soup + a bonus at the end

Growing up in East Texas, squash meant a yellow or green vegetable eaten during summer months; given away by local gardeners so it didn't go to waste; usually sauteed in butter with an onion. I really enjoy squash.

Since I don't love meat, I add squash to things like fajitas. That way, Husby eats meat with some veggies, and I eat squash with veggies. It works out nicely.

Unfortunately for summer squash, I was introduced to winter squash. And it moved up to the top of my most favorite vegetables list. (Yes, I have one.) Butternut squash has stolen my heart--in the most loved vegetable world, at least.

Last week, I made--and had--butternut squash soup for the first time. I invited my friend, Hannah, over for dinner. We banished Husby to the upstairs to play his video game, which he just hated. She brought some awesome Messina Hof wine, and we got to cooking.

Most of my recipes these days come from Real Simple Easy Delicious Meals. It should be made known that these recipes are, in face, easy and delicious. Of course, I made modifications to this recipe. The original recipe calls for pumpkin seeds on top of each bowl of soup, but I bought the wrong kind of pumpkin seeds. It's shocking, but sometimes ingredients are difficult to find in a small city.

Serves 4-6

4 leeks (white & green parts chopped)
1 3-pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 bay leaf
5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Kosher salt & black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 teaspoons brown sugar

1. Place the leeks, squash, bay leaf, chicken broth, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and rosemary into Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10-12 minutes.

2. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender (or use a handheld immersion blender.) Add brown sugar and stir.

3. Divide the soup among bowls. Serve with sliced baguette.

Instead of baguette, Hannah and I made toasts with pears, honey and cheese. They were amazing. Here you go:

1 baguette
Olive oil
2 red pears, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
Pecorino Romano cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice baguette into 3/4 inch pieces. Drizzle with olive oil and place in preheated oven. Remove when the bottom side is golden brown. Set aside.

2. Melt butter in saute pan over medium heat. Add pears. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

3. Place pears on toasts. Drizzle with honey. Top with thinly sliced cheese. Place under broiler until cheese is melted.

Y'all, this meal was wonderful. Husby loved his hand-delivered meal with a glass of wine while playing a video game. And Hannah and I had a delightful evening catching up on our girl talk. I don't think you'd be disappointed, either.

Happy Birthday to BFF Marieke! Te iubesc, draga sora! You're my favorite. (Wink, wink.)

07 February 2010

My Favorite Wedding Portraits

Now that we have 3.5 months of marriage under our belts, it's time to share wedding pictures. Our super-wonderful-amazing photographer was Allen Arrick. He's so great; we received the picture DVD in the mail a few weeks ago. But since they were posted online, I hadn't opened the DVD. Then, I forgot to order pictures from online. Typical me.

Anyway, I love our pictures. I love looking at them and re-looking at them. Yesterday, I thought I'd somehow deleted portion of pictures from the DVD. Until BFF Devon told me I'd be the first person in the history of her life to delete something off of a DVD. Which really wouldn't be all that surprising. I have an astounding effect on technology.

Our wedding day was a perfect day. Because of my superb planning skills, my stress level was a negative one. I loved our wedding day and have great memories of it. We chose Tyler Presbyterian Church for the ceremony because of it's simple beauty. (And, more honestly, because we knew it'd look great in pictures.) These are some of my most favorite pictures. They can be some of your most favorite pictures, too. I'd totally understand that.

06 February 2010

Friday Miscellany [on Saturday]

Last night Husby and I totally got through three shows on the DVR: two Ugly Betty's and one White Collar. We got way behind on Ugly Betty because of the timing of our wedding and honeymoon. And then we missed DVRing two or three episodes because of switching cable to our house. I have this thing about watching shows in order, but I had to let it go. And now all I want to know is why Jamie-Lynn Sigler is on Ugly Betty. Come back next Saturday, and I'll share what we watch this week. It'll be exciting.

1. My former roommate, Sarah, called last night to see if I wanted to go to the Junior League Rummage Sale this morning. We haven't seen each other for a few weeks, so I thought it'd be great quality time. And rumor had it that a leather couch and rockin' dining room table had been donated from a furniture store. They sold yesterday at the pre-sale for a ridiculously low price. We knew we could find something great. When we arrived, we hear a super loud countdown: "Ten, nine...." We obviously didn't understand how popular this event would be. There were hundreds of people in line. We paid our $3 admission and had our hands stamped for entry. Then we walked around the block to the end of the line, chiding ourselves for not stopping by Starbuck's so that we could caffeinate while waiting. Upon entry, we headed straight to the furniture. There were some great pieces. But they were all sold. At the same time we lost hope of finding a treasure. Hundreds of people + garage sale = not so much fun. At one point, Sarah saw a cute purse. She picked it up to show me, and a lady yanked it away from her, laying claim to it. We decided it was time to leave and make our Starbucks run.

2. I am addicted to my iPhone. It's so sad. And more than that, I've become addicted to games. And not games that make me smarter. In fact, I've become rather bored with Words with Friends because it requires thought. And two of the Words games I'm playing with friends are losing battles. So, I'm focusing all of my attention on Doodle Jump. It's such a simple game, but so addictive.

3. Tonight, we have friends coming over for a New Years' Redo. One of the couples at our New Years' Eve party had to leave early due to a blinding migraine. We were having a lot of fun, so we thought we'd try again.

Have a happy Saturday!

04 February 2010

Last Recipe (for the week)

I really do promise this won't become a food blog, mainly because I don't have many recipes. I feel like I have to share really good recipes, and this recipe IS.SO.GOOD. I promise. Husby's cousin-in-law introduced us to this dish. He brings it to holiday functions, and people fight to make sure they get an adequate portion. It's a crowd-pleaser for sure!

(Side note: I know that "Super Bowl" is a trademark and you have to pay a ridiculous amount of money to use it in advertising, but really, this is a recipe that would be great for a Super Bowl party. And besides, I'm not advertising, here. And if we have to get all technical, let's say what I really feel: it's for eating during the game so that you can focus all attention on commercials.)

(I really do watch the game, if it's good. And why wouldn't it be good with Mr. Manning on the field? I just hope he's in a few commericals because he's so funny!)

Now onto the goodness.

Reuben Dip
Serves 8-ish
6 oz. Swiss cheese
6 oz. Mozarella cheese
1 jar Sauerkraut (in the deli section)
1 cup Thousand Island Dressing
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
6 oz. Turkey pastrami or corned beef

Mix all ingredients and pour into a 9"x13" baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Serve with rye party bread. (You know, the little bread loaves you see in the bakery section and wonder why anyone would ever use them. And you feel certain they've been there for at least a year because, really, what good are they? Now you know.)

Have a good Thursday!

(I love that my new last name starts with a W. It makes for a great nickname, even if I had to give it to myself. Feel free to use it.)

03 February 2010

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

I love hot wings. I would have put them on my favorite things post, but I try not to think about them. Ever. They're just not that good for you. All fried in oil. And then you have to eat like 8 or 10 of them to equal one serving of meat. Then there's the messy factor and contending with the bones. Along with crawfish and crab, the ratio of reward to work is not that great. It makes me wonder why I like them so much.

It's the sauce. I L.O.V.E. it. Really, I do. I love the tangy-spiciness so much. So, imagine my delight when I found a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches that do not involve frying. It was pretty much uncontainable. Then imagine my delight when I walked into my house as they cooked away in the Crock Pot. Again, pure excitement and joy. I could smell the tangy-spiciness in the air, y'all. I lifted the lid--a Crock Pot faux pas, I know--and breathed it in. It was all I had within me not to grab a spoon and enjoy the sauce by the spoonful. Alas, I showed restraint.

This is a really quick, really good and filling meal. Because I love celery with buffalo sauce, next time I make these, I'll be sure to have some on hand.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Serves 4
4 boneless-skinless chicken breasts
1 (17.5 oz) bottle buffalo sauce, divided
1 package dry ranch salad dressing mix
2 tablespoons butter
4 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise

1. Place chicken breasts into slow cooker. Pour in 3/4 cup buffalo sauce, ranch dressing mix, and butter. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours.

2. Once the chicken has cooked, shred finely with two forks. Pile onto hoagie rolls. Serve with additional buffalo sauce.

This was such a simple recipe, Husby was able to throw it all in the Crock Pot during his lunch hour at home.

Try it. Your taste buds will thank you.

Updated: I used Frank's Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce. And a special thanks to Stefani who gave me the idea of eating it on saltine crackers. I can't wait to try it!

01 February 2010

A Few of my Favorite Things

Since I'm totally okay with ripping off ideas from other peoples blogs, I'd like to thank Stefani and BooMama for the inspiration. Here we go...

1. Books.
2. Burberry Brit perfume.
3. Dresses.
4. Little Debbie Fudge Rounds.
5. Pearls.
6. Laughing.
7. Breakfast for dinner.
8. School supplies.
9. Color: red, lime green, turquoise, orange.
10. Ann Taylor Loft.
11. Curling up in a blanket.
12. Zumba.
13. Hobby Lobby.
14. Stationary.
15. Big cities: NYC, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Dallas, LA.
16. Sport skirts.
17. Slippers.
18. Target.
19. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
20. You've Got Mail.
21. Saturdays in my pajamas.
22. Laughing.
23. Making lists.
24. Christmas decorations.
25. Hummus with celery.

What about you?