Thursday, February 17, 2011

(un)domestic diva?

I've never questioned it before, but after this morning I definitely am. Am I domestically challenged? Okay so I can clean and do laundry, I'm in the clear on that. This morning I decided to be a sweet girlfriend and wake up at 5:50 to make K breakfast before he went to work. It was just a simple breakfast, one that I've cooked a million times over: bacon, eggs, and biscuits. The biscuits turned out fabulous as did the bacon. Tell me why I BURNT my eggs!? I've cooked eggs a million and one times and I've never burnt them yet the one morning a decide to get up early (on my only day off might I add) to make a hearty breakfast for my sweetie, I screw it up. Fail. Majorly. Nevertheless, he just laughed it off but it still really bothers me. Maybe I'm just not use to his cooking materials. His skillet...his stove...his eggs?

As if messing the eggs up this morning isn't enough, I might as well continue to confess my failures this morning. Last night I decided to get on my cooking wild side and try a new dish. Meatloaf! (See below for recipe) Though the meatloaf turned out fantastically as did the roasted garlic and herb potatoes, I forgot to cook the macaroni. By the time I remembered that I was suppose to start the noodles it was too late, the potatoes had only seven minutes left and the meatloaf was done. How do you do that?

To my own defense, it has been a while since I lived by myself and prepared my own meals. To my own defense, I haven't cooked in quite some time and my skills are a little on the rusty and dusty side. And last but not least, to my own defense, my boyfriend is a picky eater and if he would have accepted corn over the wouldn't have been to late to cook it. So bam, maybe this Diva is quite the domestic...I just have to dust off the spatula and put it to use!

Recipe for Meatloaf:
(obviously I'm not a fabulous cook, so if you're looking for something super easy to make for dinner one night...this is the shit. the original recipe is on the back of the meatloaf sauce can, but I tweaked it to fit mine and K's needs)
What you need:
1lb Hamburger meat
15 Saltine Crackers
1 Can of Hunt's Meatloaf Paste
1 Egg

Preheat oven to 400.
Put hamburger meat in bowl with half a can of meatloaf paste make sure you save at least half of the can!! and one egg. Mix it up i used my hands because it was easier Then crush your 15 saltines and mix it up in the meat as well. Shape into a loaf form.

Put in oven for 45 minutes. Take out, dump the remaining sauce on top of the meatloaf and cook for 10 more minutes. Let sit for additional 10 minutes for cooling.

and wah-lah. you just made the easiest meatloaf EVER.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Flu+Bronchitis+Ear Infection+Love

So I swear I didn't die, though it might have very well been close to it. The past week has been a brutal hell. Last Wednesday I was feeling oddly weak and my body had chills. I thought maybe it was just a small cold, no biggie drugs can fix it. I left work early and headed to the doctor only to find out that I had the flu, bronchitis, and an ear infection. At the time I was thinking, riiight I do not have all of those I don't feel that bad. Later that night it got worse....the next day even more worse...the following day I still felt dead. I literally stayed in bed from Wednesday to Sunday. I couldn't keep any of my food down and even on Monday I was still on a saltines diet. It wasn't till yesterday that I had my first real bite of food. Everything tastes different now, it actually tastes like shit. I can't wait for everything to go back to normal. Food to taste normal, my shits to be normal, and to not have that fear every time I put food in my mouth that it will come right back up.

On another note! I celebrated my very first valentines day. Yes, I am 22 and have never had a relationship on valentines. Well, I did have my ex but we didn't celebrate for reasons unknown. Anyways, not to take away from the original point here. I had an amazing valentines though to others it may not have seemed quite ideal. I have the best boyfriend in the entire world he is freaking fabulous, no doubt about it. We actually just had the conversation yesterday about how I love being with him because it comes naturally and we dont really even have to work at it. Yes, I know we will have our times but I'm looking at the overall picture here. I mean who couldn't love this kid...


Monday, February 7, 2011

Giveaway Winner

And the winner is...

Jenny over at Among the Blossoms!

Her pick:

The birds nest ring! I actually have the silver one and I LOVE IT! Congratulations Jenny! Make sure you leave a comment with your email so I can contact you!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Right now, this is me. I keep trying to push myself till 8pm so I can at least make it through the night with a full nights rest. If I go to sleep right now I'll wake up too early...come on 8 o'clock, I'm ready to rest my head on that fluffy pillow thats just waiting for my arrival in my bedroom!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby, love is in the air!

So my girl Summer over at Summer's Story is hosting a fun little valentines challenge. I've had writers block like no bodies business so this really couldn't come at a better time, thanks Sum! Ha! So each day is a different picture and such of things that remind you of the four letter word love. Cute right? Anywaysss much like Summer I'm going share some baby love with ya!


I'm pretty sure everyone knows by now that my nephew, Jacob Riley, is my little rockstar. I actually just left his house about an hour ago and when I was leaving Jacob was in the bath tub. I leaned down and said give me a kiss goodbye, he then leaned up and gave me a Jacob Riley kiss (you know, one of those that's more like a slobber) and then right afterwards said "bye-bye". He's getting so big, it's breaking my heart. I could just eat him up! I never knew I could experience a love like this till my little peanut came into the world, and I love him more and more everyday!

----a little reminder----
Due to lack of entrees in my giveaway thus far, I'm going to extend it to next Sunday. I was emailed by someone and apparently I'm confusing, ha! Anyways the cut off will be at midnight central time. To enter, leave a comment on the giveaway post with your name, your blog link, and your favorite item from the store. (the item you list is what you'll receive upon winning) Also due to lack of entrees, if you post about the giveaway on your blog leave an additional comment with the link to it and it will account for 5 additional entrees. Thats right, a total of six entrees just for mentioning me on your blog. I feel that's pretty legit. So good luck ladies!