Sunday, May 24, 2009

1 Year & My 100th Post!

Yesterday was our 1 year wedding anniversary. I can't believe how quickly this year went by! It does not feel like a year at all and if the rest of my life goes by this fast, I'll be 75 in the blink of an eye.

We had a really relaxing weekend down the shore. The weather has been great so far and we definitely got some much needed sun. It was nice to just sit around and do pretty much nothing for a few days. We're heading back home today to get ready for our trip. We can't wait!! So far we haven't packed a thing and we still have to run out for some last minute things to take with us...definitely suntan lotion.

There are these really annoying kids next door that are having a yard sale for the second day in a row. For an hour now they've been yelling, "YARD SALE!!!" at the top of their lungs. Really kids, a sign would suffice, but you are too stupid and your parents are too hung over to care. I wish we could put up a 10 ft high fence with barbed wire on it to keep them away from us, but somehow, I think they'd still manage to annoy us. Oh well....note to self: teach Brinkley to attack small, annoying children :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Home Stretch

I'm soo happy that today is Thursday!!!! In less than 3 hours I will be done with my presentation and on my way to a weekend of relaxation and 1 year old wedding cake. Send me some good vibes if you read this before 8:30am today. I'm nervous as hell!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Legal Action

So we're finally in the process of taking legal action against our wedding videographer. This Saturday it will be one year since our wedding and that's one full year without our damn video.

We've sent numerous emails and mad many phone calls to our videographer and only received one email back in 12 months. It's completely unprofessional and it has to be illegal to just run away with people's hard earned money. Especially when it has to do with their wedding day.

To make matters even worse, our videographer posted a recap of a wedding he filmed 1 month after ours on his website. WTF is that?! I honestly just want the raw footage--if that even exists. Lesson to the wise: Don't use a 'friend of the family' for anything, and if you do, get everything in writing.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I feel like I'm losing my mind...I'm so stressed out about this week. Why is it that nothing can ever just happen by itself?! Why do stressful things have to come in two's or three's??? On top of everything that's going on I'm in a perpetual state of dizziness and fog. I don't understand it and I don't have time for it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm obssessed with guacamole

I just made my second batch of the week and I ate it all by myself. It was delicious!! I'm pretty proud of myself because I've never made it before and although it wasn't rocket science (which I might be good at) it took some skill. I might have cut myself (twice) but it was so worth it!

I took the avocados and cut them in half long ways around the pit. Then you twist the halves and pull them apart. Put your knife into the pit and carefully twist the knife to loosen the pit and pull it out. Make a grid inside each half with the knife and scoop out all of the flesh with a spoon. Add lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Mix everything together while mashing the avocado with a fork until smooth.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rue La La... shopping crack! I see something I like every time they have a sale, which is every day. I've been good so far and only bought 2 small things, but today I caved and bought this amazingly cute Shoshanna dress. I almost got caught by my boss drooling over Prada bags...a good time to ask for a raise, right?!

Use this link if you'd like an invite:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Prep time: 30 minutes (or less)
Cook time: 30-35 minutes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

10 oz. frozen peas & carrots
1/3c. margarine/butter
1/3c. flour
1/3c. chopped onion (I used dried chopped onion and added a little bit of water to the mixture)
1 or 2 cans of pre-cut potatoes (rinsed)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 3/4c. chicken broth
2/3c. milk
2.5-3c. cooked chicken (I use canned chicken or a rotisserie chicken)
Ready-made/homemade pie crust

1. Melt margarine/butter in 2 qt. saucepan over medium heat.
2. Stir in flour, onion, salt & pepper.
3. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat.
4. Stir in broth and milk. Heat till boiling, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute and the mixture should start to thicken.
5. Stir in chicken, carrots, peas, and potatoes; remove from heat.
6. Put pie crust in ungreased pie plate and fill with mixture. Cover with second pie crust and pinch to crusts together.
7. Cut air slits in top of pie crust and cook for approximately 35 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

2 weeks to Vegas (and our anniversary)!

...and we still don't know how we're getting to the airport! No big deal. Worst case scenario we'll call up Rapid Rover.

I still can't believe it's almost been a year! We don't have any big plans except going down the shore and relaxing. Hopefully we can get a little bit of a tan before we head to Vegas. This time last year we were getting all of our last minute stuff done for the wedding--definitely don't miss that!!

The next 2 weeks are going to be a week I'm presenting at a conference at Drexel University. Already starting to get nervous, but I think my presentation skills are slowly improving. I'll cross my fingers that no one asks any questions :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Meathead Alert!!!

I just had an amazing leg workout at the gym! I went the heaviest I've ever gone on squats and one-legged deadlifts. Now I'm not going to be able to walk right for a week...LOL.

The past month I've really kicked up my workouts and I've definitely noticed a difference in my body. I'm starting to get excited for Vegas!!! 3 weeks!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Possible business in the making

I'm thinking about starting my own business in the near future crocheting baby things. I've pretty much already got the blanket and scarf thing down pat. Next is learning how to make cute hats and booties!

It will most likely take 2+ months for each blanket done part time, so I'm going to accumulate some blankets, hats, etc before I make my website public. We'll see how it I don't already have enough on my plate as it is!

Here's a picture of my friend's daughter and the blanket I made her.

Be sure to check out her website