Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Paradise Fears - Lorde 'Royals' Cover

I love the original song "Royals", by Lorde. This just makes the song a little bit better! Enjoy! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

oh no, i forgot my phone...

This video definitely makes you realize that we use our phones so much that human interaction and enjoyment is becoming to get lost to a little electronic that is smaller than our hand. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

changing of the seasons

this past week has been a roller coaster of emotions. i have a lot of not so fun body things going on with being a girl. i am trying to find a job and we are trying to plan for our future.

i know that everything will work out in the end and always does, but it makes me want to shake my fist at the sky and bitch to the heavens!


  • weight watchers is good. i have lost about 5 pounds in the past couple of weeks.
  • we joined a new gym, which feels like a spa. i always want to stay all day and sit in the sauna or jacuzzi. too bad there isn't cocktails by the pool!
  • i am starting to have more of a sense of who i am...only took 33 years!
  • have a couple of fun trips in the future.
  • school for kaity is about to start. 5th grade! Crazy!
  • i love UNDER THE DOME! if you haven't watched it, you need too. you can thank me with chocolates and hair bows.
  • summer is almost over and back to the work environment.
  • with summer being over, no more sleeping late. 
  • i colored my fun purple hair red last night. i look like i spray painted it for halloween. 
  • i hate job hunting.

here is a few pictures from our summer trip to california/nevada/arizona/utah

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pass the Cookbook June Edition - Bobby Flay

This month, Pass the Cookbook FB Group chose Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries and Shakes Cookbook.

I was lucky to find it at the library here in town. I was excited about making burgers. I love burgers and so does my husband, Charlie. But he is a picky burger eater. Always taking it "plain and dry". He is not a condiment person at all.

Out of the 3 burgers to cook, I chose the Crunchburger. It was the least crazy (not for me...but for the boy.)

 When I made my grocery list, I didn't put horseradish on it, since I probably wouldn't use it for anything else. Instead I made a hot sauce mayo to put on mine. It was quite tasty, but still had a spicy kick.

I followed the recipe pretty good, but used a leaner ground beef. Believe it was 90/10 and just salt and peppered them. I used cheddar cheese for my burgers and american for Charlie's.

I LOVED putting chips on my burger. I don't like veggies other than pickles, because I don't like warm lettuce or wet tomatoes messing up my burger! This is what my yummy burger looked like before I swished all the yumminess together!!

And AFTER!!! YUM! It was delicious!

Crunchburger (AKA Signature Burger)


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck (80% lean) or ground turkey (90% lean)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbs canola oil
  • 8 slices American cheese, each 1/4″ thick
  • 4 potato hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 4 slices beefsteak tomatoes
  • 4 leaves romaine
  • 4 slices red onion
  • Horseradish Mustard Mayo
  • 4 handfuls potato chips


Divide the meat into 4equal portions. Form each portion loosely into a 3/4″ thick burger and make a deep depression n the center with your thumb. Season both sides of he burger with salt and pepper.
Cook the burgers, using the oil and topping each one with 2 slices cheese and a basting cover during the last minute of cooking.
Place the burgers on the bun bottoms and if desired top with tomato, lettuce, onion, and a dollop of horseradish mustard mayo. Pile on the potato chips and top with the buns. Serve immediately.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

day 26: Favorite thing to do on Sundays:

one of my favorite things to do on Sundays is watch movies and pinterest.

today we are watching 'safety not guaranteed'. this is the second time i have watched it, but charlie's first time.

such a great movie!