Friday, December 28, 2012

random thursday

hi!  I hope everyone had just the bestest christmas ever!  I sure did.  got lots of kick ass stuff and spent tons of times with my fam and Luke's.  all around amazing time.

so please don't call the blogger po po on me because I'm about to hit up random thursday on a friday!

pretty sure I've done it before...
annnd this weeks kick ass topic is....

I honestly have no sweet clue what I am doing for new years.  we usually just have a couple drinks somewhere than go to the local bar and continue drinking.  
this year my friend and I were talking about having a more formal type of house party where we all dress up and ring in the new year in style.
who knows.  I could be in my jammies on the couch falling asleep when it hits 2013.

as for the actual new year I am going to be extremely cliche and say that one of my hopes is that I actually start getting my ass in gear and do something productive fitness wise.
ya I know everyone says it but I've been feeling like crap lately and kind of disliking the way I look.
it's mostly about how I feel though.  just want to stop feeling like ass.

another hope is to give it all on this blog.  I feel like I have came so far since the summer when I started and I love it.  I've started sponsoring a couple amazing people so I'm hoping that will help in the number department.
which I know shouldn't matter but c'mon it does a little!

next item on the list.
I need to start saving like a mofo.  finally have a decent job with decent pay and six months from now I want to have something to show for that.

a dolla makes me holla honey boo boo child!!

also.  never watching this show once in 2013 would be a great goal!

lastly.  I need to stop eating out so much.  I go out for lunch 3-4 times a week and it is killing my budget and expanding my belly.  lame.
and since I got a magic bullet for christmas (can a get a whoop whoop!?) I am going to start making smoothies and bringing them to work.  much better idea for a snack.

alright ladies what are your plans for the new year and/or new years eve??

happy friday!

Monday, December 24, 2012

last day of blogmas!!!

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guys. it's Christmas Eve. that's amazing! seriously where did December go!?
today is smudges third birthday! and yes. I totally sang happy birthday to me cat. he understands!

he's the cutest I know.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to every one of your guys! it amazes me to have so much love and support from so many kick ass people!
this has definitely been an amazing experience in the blogosphere.
today has been spent doing a (half) day at work, visiting, and getting/wrapping those last minute gifts!

tonight I am going to my (honorary) grammas for a huge (80 people) potluck and a little gift exchange between the grand and great grand kids. then hopefully I nice relaxing evening hanging with my family and then hanging with Lukas'.

sorry this post isn't very exciting but today is all about family for me so I can't spend too long on here!

again thank you guys so much for commenting/retweeting/mentioning/etc to me during blogmas, it's been awesome!

I hope everyone has the best holidays ever!! merry Christmas from me and my fat tree :)

you rock!

happy monday!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

blogmas day 23 !

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holy crap guys it's December 23rd. this is my second last blogmas post, crazy.
AND what better news to get then to be nominated for a leibster award again!
the very awesome Andrea from Mostly Happenstance sent me the sweetest email this morning telling me I was nominated!

since I did a leibster award post not too long ago I'm going to just answer her questions. but for my random facts and to see who I would nominate check out this post.

Andrea's questions:

1. did you ever have an imaginary friend?

not that I can ever remember. I played make believe a lot though. like pretending I was someone from a movie or show. me and my best friends used to play Amanda and Alyssa a lot from it takes two. the Olsen twins. I was Amanda.

2. coffee or tea?
coffee coffee coffee coffee coffee.
but sometimes tea when I don't want too much caffeine.

3. what's your favourite sport?
growing up with was basketball. played it every chance I had. loved that game.

4. what do you fear the most?
losing someone I love. can't even think about it. after sandy hook I was thinking about how Lukas is a teacher. bawled on the drive home from work.

5. what's your favourite board game?
cards against humanity. all time best and most hilarious game ever.

6. can you say the alphabet backwards?
when I was younger I had a bookmark with the alphabet on it and I memorized it backwards. likely could do it now but it would take awhile!

7. what is your absolute favourite book?
hunger games trilogy. read it twice and would love to again.

8. what is your favourite website to visit?
this one! hah kidding!
probably facebook because I check it multiple times a day. but blogs would be a very close second. I make sure to check linny's, tamara's, katrin's and clare's everyday.

9. who is your idol?
is it weird that I don't really have one?  I mean I have tons of people I look up to but there isn't really anyone who I consider an idol and that I want to be just like.

10. what is your favourite vacation spot?
exactly where I live!  I'm moments away from a million different sandy beaches.  nothing's better than laying on the beach.

11. are your toenails painted? if so, what colour?
negative.  they are au natural at the moment!

a huge huge thanks to Andrea for the nomination, I'm so honoured!  make sure to go check out her awesome blog!

happy christmas eve eve all!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

blogmas day 22 !

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hey guys, I got my second ipsy bag and wanted to share!

this might be my favourite beauty box/bag yet. the shit they send us unreal.

1. Mai couture highlighter paper.
2. be a bombshell lip gloss in hot mess.
3. mirabelle primer for eyes and face.
4. nyx ultra pearl mania loose eyeshadow in baby pink pearl.
5. charcoal makeup bag with hot pink inside.
6. $20 off of and miscellaneous discounts from all the brands that were in the bag.
7. urban decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in zero.

the highlight paper is something I've never tried before so it should be interesting! looks so pretty on the sheet though so I'm hoping it transfers really nice.

cannot get over how obsessed I am with this lipgloss. any other beauty Knox I've gotten always gave clear shit which I honestly never say the point of. I don't like red lip stick but red lip gloss is something I can do. loving it.

I don't have any primer so excited to use this and I adore bags. I have way way too many little bags kicking around so I'm also happy to add one more to the collection.

not a huge fan of loose eyeshadow so we will see how that goes. colour is beautiful though.

obsessed with the eye pencil already! I forgot to include it in the group picture because it already made it to my makeup bag. love it and needed new stuff.

thinking about trying out the just fab site. anyone ever tried it? I don't think I could go wrong with $20 boots. let me know if you've got any from there!

happy saturday!

Friday, December 21, 2012

blogmas day 21 !

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woohoo for surviving the end of the world! are you sick of seeing all the Facebook posts and tweets about it yet? I am.
everyone may be done of all their Christmas baking so I'm sorry for the delay but I have to share the best gingerbread cookie recipe there is!

you need:
1 cup sugar
1 tbls ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cloves
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup butter
4 cups flour mixed with 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
preheat the oven to 375 F.
bring to boil sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, water and corn syrup, remove from heat.
in a large mixing bowl, pour e mixture over butter and stir until butter is melted, than cool it under its lukewarm.
stir in flour mixture and mix well.
cover and chill for 30 minutes. mom usually divides it up, wraps it in Saran Wrap and chucks it in the fridge, it'll last for a week or so.
then when you are ready to bake them, take it out for at least ten minutes so it can soften a bit, roll it out (using LOTS of flour) and use your favourite cookie cutters and bake for 12 to -5 minutes.
happy friday and props for not getting eaten by zombies today!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

blogmas day 20 !

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so if you don't follow me on twitter then you didn't see the hilarious ness that ensued between me, Lin and Tamara . they rock.
moving on. doing the random Thursday thing again this week because as you all know I love Christmas.

Christmas to me is a time to spend with family and friends. it's my favourite part. all the visiting and hanging out and eating. can't forget about the eating :)
I've been randomly taking pictures of people's decorations without even knowing this was going to be the topic this week.

first of all the decorations are one of my favourite parts. how adorable is this snowman by mom had?

is it weird that the first time I get one of these it makes me really happy?

don't lie to me. you love getting free shit.
and I do really love finding the perfect gift for someone and seeing their reaction when they open it!

annnnnd I absolutely love the treats...

more of my moms talent.

excuses to drink mint coffee.

working out tons!!

having lots of time off and getting to spend most of it with this girl.

but! my favourite part of this year might just be that I got to put up my very first Christmas tree with this guy!

happy Thursday!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

blogmas day 19 !

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6 days until Christmas guys. that's crazy.

I made red pepper jelly tonight and wanted to share with everyone!

recipe calls for:
3 red peppers
3 green peppers
2-3 jalapeños
7 cups of white sugar
2/3 cups of lemon juice
1 box of liquid Certo

I used red, yellow, and orange peppers only because that is what I had on hand so I don't know if it will make a hell of a difference.
clean the peppers and scrape out their seeds then chop them finely in a food processor.

(I used a magic bullet because again that's all I had on hand, it didn't so much chop them as it did purée them but good enough for me)

this my friends are what jalapeños look like fresh out of a food processor...

yummy eh?
chuck the peppers and sugar in a big pot, like Dutch oven size pot. bigger then you think you need, this shit makes a lot.
turn on medium heat just until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is a little warm. shut it off for 15-30 minutes.

looks like this after about 25. a big ole pot of poop. don't tell me you weren't thinking it.

(this is a good time to clean and sterilize your bottles)

now you need to boil the mixture, high boil it for 5 minutes.
increase the heat slowly until it boils and stir it often so it's not all gross at the bottom etc.

look at that sucker go.
after 5 minutes of boiling remove it from the heat. stir in the lemon juice and the box (2 pouches) of liquid Certo.
boil again for 2-3 minutes, then take off the heat and stir it for about 2 more minutes to let it cool a bit.
pour it into the jars and voila you are done!

now you have a bunch of kick ass homemade red pepper jelly filled jars to give out as presents!

have you ever made red pepper jelly? any kind of jelly?

happy hump day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

blogmas day 18 !

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linking up with the amazing Lin and now the amazeballs Amber!

I know a lot of bloggers are having a day of silence today which I totally and completely respect. I get it I do. and I'm sorry if I offend anyone by posting..
I'm devastated about what happened I'm Newtown, CT. it makes me sick. I've cried for these families, I haven't stopped thinking about them since I found out.
I am so so sorry for their loss and I hope you aren't offended I'm continuing this post.

so my brother came home yesterday! he wasn't supposed to be home until the 28th which isn't too long after Christmas but still there is a difference between being home for Christmas and being home 3 days later.
such a great surprise! we kind of thought he might surprise us because he loves doing stuff like that but still, so nice to know that he will be home with all of us and get to see Katie open her presents and all that fun stuff!

I got an iPad today!!!!!!!! ahhh this is my first post on it and no it's not ideal to blog on but I am loving reading all of your blogs and commenting is tons easier then an iPhone. I'm loving it!!!
be prepared to read lots of annoying tweets about it.

umm have you entered Kaitlin's giveaway yet? if you haven't you're crazy. get on that shit asap.

I still can't believe I am on blog as day 18! it doesn't even feel like its been 18 days.

I'm so tempted to tell people about my blog. like real people. not just all you fake Internet people :)
the support I've received from just my family is amazing but who knows how it would go with friends etc.

please look at the video Lin put on her blog about the girl face planting the oven. you'll live it.

you all know Miranda right? she put up a very very sweet video from the voice that is a little tribute to the Newtown victims. I love that it's all about the kids. I'm sick of even hearing the shooters name. he doesn't deserve any fame.

I just finished watching gossip girl. holy fuck. blown away, loved it and couldn't be happier with how it all came together.
AND maybe they will have a sequel! who knows!

please watch this YouTube video. please! it's effing hilarious.
juuuuuust look at it.

happy tuesday!

Monday, December 17, 2012

GIVEAWAY - blogmas day 17 !

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hey guys! so from the title you might be able to tell that I am taking part of my very first ever giveaway!!
(which could not have had better timing since it's the Holiday season)
the amazing Kaitlin gathered up a bunch of lovely ladies and we are joining forces to give you some kick ass stuff!
check out the list below to see what each blogger is giving away!

1. Kaitlin from Kaitlin Leigh - A Starbucks Glitter Tumbler
2. Brandi from Brooklyn State of Mind- $15 Target gift card & a Holiday Glam Surprise
3. Melissa from Grin & Barrett- $25 Starbucks gift card
4. Meg from You're Meaghan Me Crazy- Crocheted Infinity Scarf
5. Haley Brianna from The Ink & Anchor- Ad Space
6. Crystal Taylor from Billie Jean- $15 Anthropologie gift card
7. Kelsey E. from Stories of Kel- 1 Premiere Ad Space
8. PipLey Vintage- 30% off all store items include sale items
9. Stephanie from The Vintage Modern Wife- ELF Eyeshadow Palette
10. Kelsey G. from Beauty without Limits- 1 Month Ad Space
11. Amy from Not Your Average Baby Blog- 1 Month Ad Space
12. Abbey from The Makings of a Mess- Ad Space
13. Brittany from The Domestic Geek- Ad Space
14. Jessica from Sew Do Something- $20 Gift Certificate to her shop
15. Lisette from Northern Belle Diaries- 2 Month Ad Space
16. Sarah from Scissors and a Whisk- Frost Bitten, Twice Shy Nail polish Set

good luck ladies!

happy monday!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

blogmas day 16 !

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today's post is a day in the life post!
*warning* it's sunday which means I basically did nothing all day so prepare yourself to be really enthralled by my super exciting life.

it started out with my favourite kitty cuddles ever.

once I dragged myself out of bed I brewed a delicious cup of tea..

and watched one of the studdliest killers on tv!

as I watching Mr Morgan I heard a bunch of rustling and looked over to see the tree shaking like crazy. guess who was trying to wreck it!
I think he got a needle in his eye though because he meowed right loud and wouldn't stop cleaning his eye for awhile.  lesson learned.

ran into town right quick and grabbed some coffee...

then went to hang out with my favourite girl!!

annnnddd devoured this delicious plate of deliciousness.  halp.

all the while spending the day with my favourite guy.
feel free to ignore my makeupless face.

then we were oh so lucky and got to spend some time cleaning up our disastrous house!
I was going to take a before picture but it was too embarrassing...

then one of my favourite sunday activities began!  a little crocheting, some more tea and a little tv.

for supper I headed in to my parents house for supper and more time with them, my sister and my niece who had a great time playing with her grampie!

now I'm back home catching up on the walking dead and about to finish crocheting a scarf!

hope you didn't fall asleep ready about my amazing sunday!

PS make sure to check out my post tomorrow morning because I'm announcing something super exciting that I am so happy I get to be a part of!

happy sunday!