Tuesday, August 27, 2013

And I Have Nothing

Once again I am staring at a blank screen. I stared at it yesterday for multiple times throughout the day trying to come up with something to write about. I could have wrote about the train wreck that Miley Cyrus was at the VMA's on Sunday but it's been talked about so much I'm tired of hearing about it and I surely don't want to write about it.

I could have also wrote about the amazing broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken I made on Sunday but a recipe for a Monday just didn't seem too exciting. I will post the recipe soon.
And here my friends is why the recap comes in handy. On Saturday we spend the day in Maine with my parents, enjoying delicious food and some much needed shopping. Then Sunday was a baby shower for my mum's cousins daughter, it was good to see family we hadn't seen in a while. Recapping the weekend with some lovely photos for you all:
My main squeeze

Aren't they the cutest

Love them
Until next time,

Friday, August 23, 2013

Reason to Celebrate

First off, happy Friday everyone! We made it! Now just need to power through a few more hours and the weekend is here! Just a little bit of news today....
(I know, it is not a little bit of news, it's a big bit of news!)
As a blogger I've come a long way in a year. Looking back, my writing was all over the place and I had no sense of the direction I wanted this blog to take and to be honest I still don't. But I do know that I enjoy doing this and I am very happy I started this little piece of blog land back on August 23, 2012. Here are a few things I learnt in my short one year life as a blogger:
1. Blogging Isn't Easy - Some people assume you just sit down and write about whatever you want, and that is somewhat true. Depending on what type of blogger you are, you usually stick to a topic but most of the blogs I enjoy reading have no specific topic and they just narrate the bloggers life. So there are going to be times when frankly you don't want to write or have nothing to write and that is ok.
2. Choose Your Words...Wisely - Well I just learnt this little piece of advice, but people are going to read your blog and you need to realize that you are not the only eyes that will be brace the pages of your blog. Just think before you write.
3.People Might Judge You - Admitting that you are a blogger takes some courage. Of course the people I love and trust like Ry, my family and some close friends know that I am a blogger and they read from time to time. But letting other people know can be tough and sometimes the reaction can be mixed. To be honest I've only told a few people and the reactions have been positive. Most of the time people just act surprised like "oh, I had no idea you would blog?" Well I do, read about it! 
4. Have Fun - You are not blogging about world peace or how to stop world hunger so there is no pressure. You need to enjoy this and be open minded. If you are constantly worried about putting yourself out there, you will never really be honest about your blogging or yourself.
As I blow the imaginary candle out on my imaginary cupcake. I wish myself another successful year of blogging!
Until next time,

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Foot In Mouth

Well it happened, my first blog fail. Well I'm sure there have been a few fails along the way but this one was big enough that my blog post from yesterday has been taken down. If anyone read my post yesterday it was a long one discussing the difference between men and women and the way they romance each other. Some parties were upset with this post and I thought in the interest of not offending anyone else I took the post down.

But as I was thinking more and more about it. This blog is where I write about how I feel and I should not have to censor myself, granted I don't ever want to hurt anyone's feelings or push boundaries. When I sat down to write the post there was never an intention to purposely hurt feelings it was just a slightly comical way for me to express some thoughts. Anyway, post went up, boundaries were pushed, post was taken down. And there you have it. Now I vow to leave those who respect my blog posts but do not want to be included out of my writing but I will not censor it and keep my feelings from it. I started this blog to do just that write about my life, and feelings, and whatever pops up in this head of mine and will keep doing so.

Vent session over.

Until next time,

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Will and I Did

I kept telling myself yesterday that I will get around to blogging...I really will. Then come 9 o'clock last night and there was still no blog post. Well I got around to it today and let me just say that it is not some inspiring words to help those like myself get in shape and it is not some mouth watering recipe but it is a weekend recap with plenty of pictures.
You know as soon as we got to my parents I needed some wine

And time with my Lou girl

Saturday morning we enjoyed a walk and some sun


Delicious Watermelon margarita on our way home

Sunday we hiked Mt. Wachusett
Overall it was a pretty laid back weekend and I enjoyed it. Now the next couple of weekends will be pretty busy not to mention Ry's birthday at the end of the month, so stayed tuned for pictures and weekend overloads.
Until next time,

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wake up and Smell the Coffee Banana Shake

Good almost afternoon everyone! I am full of energy this morning and I can't help but think it was from an amazing concoction I discovered on Pinterest. I was skeptical at first, the thought of combining coffee and banana was not my idea of delicious. But there were a few places that raved about this morning drink.

2 handfuls ice
1 scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder
1/2 frozen banana
1 cup brewed coffee
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Place ingredients in blender, pour into your to go cup and enjoy.

I tried this recipe this morning without the protein powder, as I have been a little skeptical of protein powder, but Ry has assured me that if I start drinking I won't get "huge" like I fear, so I will be adding the protein powder tomorrow morning.

Try and let me know how you like it :)

Have a good rest of the day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Learning Something New About Myself

Well folks I did it. I got up at 5:15 this morning for a workout...Yes I really did!!! And let me tell you I feel great. When my alarm first went off I was all Rachel Berry on audition day. Ready and motivated.

Mind you it was not easy hearing my alarm go off while it was still dark and leaving the comfort of my warm bed and my main squeeze. Trust me, I got up, stood up and looked around then crawled back into bed, but as soon as my head hit the pillow, I felt wrong. I set that alarm for a reason and I was going to go through with it. So up I went, luckily I had put my stuff out the night before or I would have given up trying to search for a sports bra in the dark. Got to the gym and it was dark and quiet so I turned on the news and began my run.

45 minutes later, workout over. I felt great, not to mention my workout was over with for the day! I hope this motivation continues as I need to get in shape. I have gained all my weight back from when I went vegan, I am healthier again now that I have introduced meat and dairy back into my diet but the weight that came with it, well I want that gone!

So I think I learnt something new about myself today, that if I really put my mind to something I am going to achieve it and I think it just took me a little while to find that strength within myself.

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

An Emotional Wreck

As the afternoon is fastly approaching I find myself not knowing what to write about. That could be because I am an emotional rollercoaster this week, we can blame it on Mother Nature, thank you very much! But this month is more emotional than usual and I am apologizing in advance. One minute I'm as happy as Honey Boo Boo having butter,sketti and ketchup for dinner...

Then snap, I'm as crazy as Kim Kardashian when she hears someone talking about her...

It's not like I'm acting like this for no reason. I have been dealing with some stuff lately that has been stressing me out. Just to name a few:
1. I miss the heck out of my family
This summer has gone by pretty fast and I haven't been able to do as much as I wanted to with them and it sucks. I hate that they live too far away from me. I hate that I am missing out on things that they are doing. FaceTime is just not cutting it. I also miss my little dogs! Hopefully my weekends will slow down and I will be able to see them more.
2. I need a second job...bad!
So I currently work a 9-5 job that I love! But my bills are not going to pay themselves, although that would be pretty awesome. But the bills keep coming and I just need a couple extra hours of work here or there to help me out. I think once I have a little something extra, I will feel more at ease.
Those are the two biggest frets I'm dealing with but like everything this shal pass. If anyone needs me I will be in my car, eating chocolate and looking a lot like this for the rest of the week...

Until next time!

Monday, August 5, 2013

A Monday Recap of a Busy Weekend

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! The weekend was busy, but in a good way! There aren't too many weekends left in the summer, so I'd rather fill them with fun things to do then waste them! But I hate to admit that I did appreciate the chill in the air this morning. That only means my second favorite season is right aroung the corner! Not too much to write today but I will let my pictures do the talking.
Friday night we bowled

And I drank bowling alley sangria....questionable

Then Saturday we celebrated this lady's baby shower!

Mimosas for all!
And I got to spend the day with my fabulous mumma!

The happy couple with all their presents and their neice and nephew helpers!
Yesterday I cooked an amazing Italian mean with sausage and homemade lasagna...

And he loved it!
Have a great rest of the day everyone! Also, make sure to watch some Shark Week this week!

Friday, August 2, 2013

It Starts with Coffee Ice Cubes

Hooray for Friday!!! I will start by saying this week was long and slow but the weekend is finally in sight, only a few more hours.

My mornings were forever changed today when I stumbled upon a new coffee shop with a little secret. I am normally not the type to stop for breakfast on my way to work, but this morning I ran out of cereal and needed to quickly grab something on my way. I knew a new bagel shop had opened up near my work and I thought I would give it a try. I walk in, typical little bagel place and I get to the counter and order myself a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese and I hesitate on the coffee because like with most things, I am a coffee snob. I like my coffee just right or it's not a good day. Anywho I ask the lady at the register if they do ice coffee and she replies with a smile, "best in town"! I think to myself, best in town, that is a stretch but I give it shot. As she is preparing my coffee she lifts the cup and there it is, lovely, coffee goodness in the shape of ice cubes. As she raises my cup, she nonchalantly says, "we use coffee for our ice cubes." Excuse me?! Coffee ice cubes! There it was, the cure for all the watered down coffee I was used to.

Amazing. Thank you Brooklyn Water Bagels
And we wonder why I become a snob for such things, now regular coffee is forever ruined for me. Unless you are putting coffee ice cubes in my cup, don't even bother.
I am looking forward to a busy but fun weekend. Tomorrow is my cousin's baby shower, so I will be spending some much needed quality time with the ladies of my family. I will post pictures, because who doesn't love a baby shower! Then Sunday hopefully I will be able to work on getting my tan back, if weather permits. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!