August 1, 2011

Look What I Made!

My very first cup cozy, thanks to All About Ami!  It’s not an advanced project or anything, but seeing as I just learned to crochet a few weeks ago, I’m pretty proud of myself!  I started this yesterday and finished it this afternoon.  Too bad its 90 degrees outside, otherwise I would make myself some hot chocolate :)

August 1, 2011

My Weekend in Photos

Turtles from Jonathan.

My sleepy kitty.

Start of a cup cozy. Soon I’ll be able to cross it off my list!

Picked up Season 1 at Target for $18!

Strawberry shortcake = heaven

Isn’t he cute?

Best ice cream EVER.

Shark Week :)

How was your weekend?

July 31, 2011

Yummy Dinner for Two

Since Jonathan took me out to dinner and a movie on Friday, I thought I’d make him dinner last night.  I’m no Rachael Ray {I have plenty of embarrassing kitchen stories to prove it} but the dinner turned out pretty tasty!  I found the recipe via Pinterest, which took me to this blog post. Here’s the recipe I used for pepperoni pizza puffs {I altered it a bit from the original recipe}:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pepperoni (sliced into quarters)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease muffin pan {the recipe calls for a mini-muffin tin, but I used a regular sized muffin pan}.  In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and Italian seasoning.  Then add the milk and lightly-beaten egg.  Stir in the mozzarella, Parmesan, and pepperoni and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the batter and divide into muffin pan {my mixture made 10 muffins}.  Bake until puffy and golden, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Microwave the pizza sauce until warm and serve with the puffs for dipping.


Fettuccine in Parmesan sauce was the side dish {don’t be too impressed, it was a mix :)}

We had strawberry shortcake for dessert!  It was a great dinner, and I think Jonathan was pretty impressed that I didn’t burn my house down ;)

July 31, 2011

Happy Shark Week!

Shark Week is my favorite week of the entire year.  I’m actually terrified of sharks, but I think they are the coolest animal.

{These pictures are from the Shark Week website}

{via Etsy}

How are you celebrating Shark Week 2011?  What’s your favorite kind of shark?

July 28, 2011

More Vera Bradley!

Look what came in the mail today!

Yes, I ripped the box in my excitement…

Vera Bradley student agendas!  {In Mocha Rouge for me and Plum Petals for Annie}

Isn’t it wonderful?  I’m so excited for school to start so I can use it every day :)

July 27, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

Monday was Jonathan’s dad’s birthday and somehow I got stuck making the cake.  I’m definitely not complaining, but Jonathan asked me to “help” and then I ended up doing the whole thing.  Silly boy.

Here’s the finished product: a yellow cake with butter cream frosting.  I’m not much of a cake person but this was pretty tasty, if I do say so myself!  I’m not exactly the Cake Boss, but I thought it turned out pretty cute :)

Speaking of cakes, look what I found at Kohl’s today.  All of the Babycakes products!  Remember when I discovered this wonderful invention in my Pinterest post?  Well, here it is in the flesh!  They look so cool…I want them all.

July 27, 2011

Happy birthday, Pops!

This morning Jonathan and I went to South Bend so he could get some comics.  On the way there he started to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! FINALLY.  I wish I could have gotten a picture…it was so momentous.

On our way home it started pouring.  The clouds looked so cool, so of course I had to snap some pictures.  I don’t suggest trying to take pictures and drive at the same time {unless of course you have someone to hold the wheel for you, like I did!}.  Seriously though, it’s probably not a great idea.

Also, happy 50th birthday to my daddy! I don’t see him very often, but tonight we went to dinner to celebrate the big 5-0.

Here’s the sweet deep-fryer Jonathan and I gave him…because who doesn’t like fried food?!

We had some yummy sausage and black olive pizza at Roma’s.  My favorite part of the outing was getting Domo stickers out of the sticker machine :)

Tonight, Jonathan and I watched Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds.  It’s about an American truck driver who is buried alive in a coffin by Iraqi terrorists.  I definitely do not recommend it to anyone…it was a little too much for me to handle.  Have you seen it?  If so, what did you think?

July 25, 2011

Top 5 – July 25

1.) Fishbowl bookends from Wrapables

2.) Quidditch World Cup 2014 poster

3.) Cute haircut

4.) Yoda dog. Can I PLEASE have this?!

5.) Stenciled mugs. Definitely making these sometime in the near future.

July 20, 2011

Things To Do When You’re Sad

Just found this cute list of things to do when you’re sad on Pinterest.  I’ll have to keep this in mind the next time I’m feeling blue.

Things I would add to this list:

What would you add to the list?

Tonight we’re going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 again.  I’m excited to see it a second time because the first time I had to explain to Jonathan and Abby what was going on, plus I was pretty emotional.  Maybe I’ll put on one of my mini dark mark temporary tattoos :)

July 19, 2011


I’ve been known to go through phases where I’m obsessed with random things.  When I’m in a “phase”, I usually can’t stop buying things.  Here are just a couple things that I’ve been obsessed with in 2011…

Obsession #1: Vera Bradley

From top (clockwise): Weekender in Very Berry Paisley; Villager in Call Me Coral; Large Cosmetic in Buttercup; Kiss and Make Up in Buttercup; Zip ID Case in Mod Floral Pink; Turn Lock Wallet in Call Me Coral, Super Tote (discontinued) in Mod Floral Pink

Not pictured: All in One Wristlet in Carnaby

Vera Bradley was one of my worst obsessions, and it doesn’t help that they send me emails almost every day!  I’ve got a long wishlist on their website and my bank account is going to be pissed at me the next time Vera Bradley has $5 shipping.

Obsession #2: BPA-free reusable to-go cups

These cups are awesome.  They’re double walled, so they don’t sweat and get condensation all over.  I also love that they keep ice cold for hours…literally hours!  AND there’s a little stopper on the bottom of the straw so it doesn’t get pulled out of the cup.  Pretty nifty.  You can get these at Wal-Mart for $5-$10, but so far my collection features some of my favorite places :)

You can bet that I’ll have a new obsession to share with you soon! What are some of your obsessions?