Monday, December 19, 2011

No-Nonsense Eggnog


December 4-December 10

http://www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/raw/1402 What better way to begin the holidays than with a nice glass of eggnog? Hungry Girl has a variety of eggnog recipes to choose from that are healthier than the hearty stuff. Posted this at work the first full week of December.

Low Fat Baked Ziti with Spinach


November 27-December 3

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/09/low-fat-baked-ziti-with-spinach.html I got a little behind on posting recipes. The week after Thanksgiving the Recipe of the Week was this Low Fat Baked Ziti. It's a Skinnytaste recipe, which are pretty much always good. I brought the recipe home for myself to try. I'll let you know how it is when I try it.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dress warm...


It was REALLY cold on Tuesday. So cold that it was in the teens when I left for work at 8am and I don't think the high was above 30 degrees that day. Since I sit next to the window, I dressed warm. This week American Eagle has all their sweaters on sale for 40% off. I might need to go and stock up for the rest of winter.

A Sparkle Yule Love


Tried another color from the Deck Your Nails set, A Sparkle Yule Love. This looks like it is just a red glitter top coat, but it ended up looking like a pink glitter nail. It is really similar to Excuse Moi from the OPI Muppet's collection.

OPI/Ulta Deck Your Nails set

Audrey Hepburn


Another try at something that I saw on Pinterest. This actually comes from 2 things that I pinned. One was a wall hanging with this quote and the other was a method of creating the wall hanging. It seems like an easy method. The pin links you to the Diddle Dumpling blog. I printed the quote at work because I didn't have ink in our printer. Since the ink was pretty dry by the time I got home that night, the ink wouldn't transfer. I ended up having to trace over the saying with a black washable marker before transferring and then colored it in with permanent marker. It was okay for my first try, but I definitely want to keep trying to create more. 

Eat, Love, Pray


I just finished- just this morning- reading Eat, Love, Pray by Elizabeth Gilbert. You may have heard of a movie that came out a few years ago by the same name starring Julia Roberts. This is the book the movie was based on. Now, I'm not going to write a review or book report trying to talk you into reading this book. The copy I have been reading is my mom's. She gave it to me to read because she wasn't able to get into it. The more I pushed myself to read further into the book, the more interesting it became. I really enjoyed the writing style of the book, as if a friend was telling her about her exploration. There was also an honesty to the book that I appreciated, especially crucial to some of the stories she tells. After a couple of years, of on and off reading, I have finally finished this book and am looking forward to start another book. One more thing off my list...now onto the next.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Can't Waste a Good Outfit


It's the weekend. YAY! This morning we has to take the animals to the vet for their annual shots. It was chilly outside so I threw on my boots and a necklace with my new sweater and we were out the door. I got home and notices that I really liked my quick outfit. Unfortunately I didn't have any other plans but cleaning my house. (It had been neglected since I started working Fridays again.) I had to make sure that I got a picture of my ensemble and post it so that I didn't waste a perfectly good outfit, just like a saying I pinned on Pinterest.