Monday, January 31, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I spent the whole day crocheting granny squares for my blanket.
This is my yarn collection. I'm trying to use it up before I buy more!
Riley and Roxie waiting to go inside.
This was my first day back subbing. This yummy apple was my snack.
Another day of work. I decided to treat myself to breakfast from Whataburger. This is the awesome truck in front of me at the drive thru.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This was a lazy day around the house and we decided to give the dogs the chew bones they got from Santa. Most of the pictures turned out blurry, but I did get this one. Look at those teeth. So fierce!
We had a snow day in Texas! I was hoping it would be as wonderful as it was last year, but in true Texas style...it wasn't. Riley sure doesn't mind being out in the elements.
After reading this post, I decided to try making quinoa. I don't like rice, so I thought I could substitute it in stuffed peppers. These were the yummiest (and easiest) stuffed peppers.
This crushed box that was marked "fragile" contained my new 50mm lens. I have lost all faith in the United States Postal Service. First they bent my limited addition record by shoving it in an apartment mail box, they wrote on our mailbox with permanent marker 4 times, and now this. In case you are wondering, the lens was fine.
My best friend Amber and I went to see Blue Valentine on Wednesday. Afterwards we went to the Lemon Bar for a drink. We ordered these gorgonzola fries that were to die for. It's a crappy picture since it was dark, and it was the only picture I took that day (fail). I've been dreaming of these fries ever since.
This is one of those pictures where I was at the right place at the right time. I was trying out my new lens and what better subject than a kitty. Dogs move around too much. As I was snapping away, she decided to yawn. How awesome is this photo?! And I love my new lens :)
Friday night Mom brought home Potbelly for dinner. I love me some Potbelly. If you've never tried it, you must. I get the skinny turkey with hot peppers and pickles. You'll never want to eat Subway again.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
During my time off I’ve found some really great new blogs to read, played with my new 50 mm lens, crocheted, and cooked a lot of new things. This year I wanted to cook more and make more from scratch. I thought I’d share what I’ve been eating this past week.
Instead of using sauce, I mixed ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and caramelized onions together. Then I spread it on a tortilla wrap. Next I added roasted yellow peppers, artichoke hearts, olives, sun dried tomatoes, and mushrooms. It was so delicious.
This is my new favorite thing to eat. I just used romaine lettuce, low-fat mozzarella cheese, and fried onion strings. Then I topped it with lite caeser dressing. I think the onion strings are a good substitute for croutons.
I got the idea for these from this post. I used an English muffin and topped each piece with mozzarella (pre-sliced) and tomatoes. Sometimes I eat it with a salad, but it’s good by itself. And it’s super easy and fast to make.
I got the idea to try quinoa from this post. I thought it would be good in stuffed peppers, and it was! I stuffed the peppers with cooked quinoa, ground turkey and cheese. They were so good we ate them 2 nights in a row!
I wanted something light to eat the other day so I used Town House crackers and topped them with pesto cheese and buffalo chicken. So yummy.
Friday, January 7, 2011
1. Having a Twilight marathon
2. I love fries!
4. Roxie dancing
5. My necklace collection
6. Bare trees in my backyard
7. The most beautiful sunset
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
I made lots of cakes.
Amber and I went to our friend's wedding.
I learned to crochet.
I went to Vegas for Kristin's wedding.
I lost my Grandma.
I enjoyed lots of pool time.
Went to Oklahoma for a family reunion.
Made my first wedding cake.
Ate the best Mexican food ever.
I finished my first crocheted blanket.
I made Whoopie Pies
I quit my job.
I started my job as a substitute teacher.
Audrey celebrated her 1st birthday.
I saw Kings of Leon in concert.
Becca came to town.
I saw Interpol in concert.
We went to Beavers Bend, OK.
I met Bakerella.
I saw Ghostland Observatory in concert.
Mom took me to the Dallas Aquarium for my birthday.
We had taco night.
We celebrated Willa's 1st and Elora's 6th birthday.
I went to 2 Christmas parties.
I went caroling for the 1st time.
I saw 100 Monkeys in concert.
It was a good year.