Thursday, April 30, 2009

Frog Squats

Look at what I've been up to. These are really good exercises. And you can do them wherever. You know, I travel a lot with my hubby. So this are something that's easy. They don't require any kind of equipment. They might look strange. My hubby laughs when I'm doing them. But they really do work. And work well. I can tell the difference already. And I've only been doing "Frog Squats" for about 2 weeks. XOXO

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Day with C

Today, I got to spend the day with my sister-in-law C. She was just here for the day. And my hubby had to work. But I wanted C to have a good time.

We started the day with some breakfast. At one of my favorite restaurants. Definitely not something in my diet. But it was yummy! And we went shopping at my friend's store. Which is always fun. Because her store is so girly. And she is super sweet.

It was nice to get to buy C some stuff. And to spoil her a bit. You know, part of the really good part of our lives, is sharing it with the people we love. T has a really good job. And we're able to spoil people. Like C. She was so excited about getting some new clothes. And I had so much fun watching her pick out and try on everything.

We ended up going to the city for lunch. And going to a new restaurant. It was a bit different. But still good. And we ended up laughing and talking the whole time! Then we went to the mall. Where we shopped all afternoon. Until T met us for dinner.

It was a nice long dinner. We sat for about 2 hours talking. C was telling me all about life with her and T growing up. So many great stories! And lots of laughter. C had to leave around 8pm to catch her flight. But we really had a great time. And I really enjoyed it. I hope that this is just the beginning to a wonderful relationship with C. XOXO

Monday, April 27, 2009

Compromise and Brownies

So I'm no big cook or baker. But even I can manage to make some brownies from time to time. Mostly because T and I really like them. And I can buy the mix and you only add oil and nuts! Easy peasy!

But both T and I only like the edge pieces. They're more crispy. Just taste better. Yes, the edge pieces just taste better! And we generally don't eat the middle. I know that's ridiculous. But we have enough friends that come around here. So they usually eat the middle part. And in a pinch, well the gooey brownies are good with vanilla ice cream and some chocolate sauce. :)

And after finally unpacking some more of our wedding presents, I found this little beauty! She makes all the brownies with crispy edges. Yummy! Now T and I don't have to fight over the edge brownies. We can eat the entire pan! I'm not sure if that's good or bad. But I made brownies tonight. And they were so yummy! Thanks to our amazing friends who gave us this perfect brownie pan. It's literally changed our lives! XOXO

Friday, April 24, 2009

Where Can I Buy This?

I was doing a search on google for something. I don't even now what. And this picture popped up! I'm in love with this mirror and those vases! I've already found the vases online. But I can't find this mirror anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find it? I have the perfect place in our house for it too! XOXO

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Are you serious? Betty is definitely a genius! I LOVE artichoke-spinach dip. It's my favorite! And the sole reason I drag T to Applebee's a few times a month. But this looks super-duper easy to make. Yum! Now I need to go grocery shopping. :) XOXO

Monday, April 20, 2009

Searching for Mirrors

I don't think I've mentioned it, but T and I moved into our house. The big house. And for a few weeks, it was really kinda of funny. We just moved our clothes and personal items. We had a bedroom set. And that was it. But we travel all the time, so it wasn't that bad. Because we're gone at least 4 days a week!

But my bestie came to our rescue. And she's been helping me get T and I's house in order. She took me shopping for furniture one day. T didn't really care what we bought or how much I spent. He just wanted some comfy furniture. It took us about 2 weeks to order and buy all our furniture. But it was so nice when things started arriving.

We've gotten to the point of actually decorating the house. You know, when the house becomes more of a home. And this is the fun stuff. I send links to my bestie. And she just kind of makes all these great decisions. Everything that she brings is so T and me!

But there are things that she wants us to do. Like pick more of our style. Then she can narrow down the decisions for us. This leads us to mirrors. They're important. At least that's what she tells me. So here we go...

Do we want to go more traditional? You know, with a clean look...clean lines and expected colors. Nothing too out of the ordinary.

Or more funky? Fun shapes, colors and styles. I'm thinking more funky. But maybe a funky design in a more neutral color.

What do you think? We have furniture that has clean lines. But everything that we've added to the house is fun and funky. It makes the rooms feel comfortable. Like all the over sized pillow and blankets in the den. And the fun vases and stuff on the bookshelves. XOXO

Friday, April 17, 2009

Kandee's Favorite Eyeshadows

Kandee is one of my favorite people to watch on YouTube. And I just love these types of videos. They give me all sorts of shopping ideas. Hmm, I may or may not have added a crap load off things to my shopping list. Now if I can just get to the store. :) XOXO

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Crock Pot Turkey

I never thought of this before. A crock pot? I thought that was only for grandmas. Or keeping nacho cheese warm. But I might just have to crack mine out of the box. Yes, lots of our wedding presents are still in the boxes. I'm a little embarrassed to admit. But it's true. :)

But turkey in the crock pot. Betty is like a genius! She should have a blog too! So I could read about her recipes. But I really enjoy her videos. I just might have to try this one out. I'm feeling a little domestic here. Married life is wonderful! XOXO

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! I'm really excited about today. T and I are going to cook us a little dinner. And later, we're going to meet some friends. To help them hide eggs for the little ones. Should be a fun day. And it's definitely been nice to have a Sunday off. It doesn't happen most. But I definitely enjoyed sleeping in today! Hope everyone has a great day with their family and friends. :) XOXO

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dangly Earrings

I'm going to try and take a style nod from my bestie. She is always wearing long and dangly earrings. They look so fun! And to be 100% honest, I know that she buys most of them from Claire's and Forever 21. That's just how she rolls!

But she always looks cute in her earrings. They're fun and usually colorful. Or she wears them for her job as a mariachi. Those ones are usually silver or gold. And a lot more heavy than the ones she wears everyday.

The other day, I tried on a pair of her earrings. And with my short hair, I think they looked nice on me. Now, I need to go shopping. Just to buy a few pairs. Not hoops. Definitely not hoops! Because those look funny. But I'm thinking a few pairs of dangly, beaded earrings would be nice for the summer. :) XOXO

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I'm Totally Craving These!

These bad boys look amazing! I dreamt about them last night. And thought about them all morning. I'm trying to resist them. But I'm afraid that very soon, I'm going to cave. It's a good thing we don't have any here at home. And that it eat a few of these gooey cookies, I'd actually have to go to the store... XOXO

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Walk Away the Pounds

While we're on the road, this is one of my favorite workout DVDs to do. I just like the routines. And walking, well who can't walk? It's simple. And hotel friendly. Because something like Slim in 6, I just can't imagine trying to workout to that in a hotel room. I'm not getting on those floors. And imagine the noise you'd make. No, this is the DVD to take on the road. And it's a quick workout. :) XOXO

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Homemade Chicken Soup

I know. It's hard to believe I'd try cooking again. And chicken. Especially this close to our near brush with death! But I really wanted some homemade soup. No, I'm not joking. This is not an April Fool's Day joke. I just wanted some soup.

I found this recipe. And it looked both easy and quick. Oh, and how can you really screw up soup? So I went to the grocery store this morning. And I bought everything I needed to make this soup. I also watched this video like 5 times!

And I came home and put everything together. It smells good. And there is plenty of time for it to cook. I mean completely cook! So let's all cross our fingers. And hope that it comes out yummy. It also looks pretty healthy! XOXO