Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Green Delicious little Disks

As I have said before, cooking has become something of interest to me. Baking in particular. Well.... if i'm really honest, it's probably anything to do with making things that taste really good but kick me in the butt later when i'm wearing the extra few pounds.
First of all I must share my new found passion for the heavenly store of T.J.Maxx. Now I know that as a female, i'm almost naturally born with the gift of shopping, but more recently the thought of clothes shopping is a complete turn-off. I like shopping for things, rather than clothes. Ok, that was a lie. By saying I like "shopping", I really mean that I enjoy the act of walking around stores, "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing" at what I would love to buy. I mentally decorate my future home, oh and believe me, it's gorgeous.

And now you're probably wondering, "What the heck does that have to do with cooking?"

Oh please, calm down, I'm getting there!

At this wonderful store named T.J.Maxx there lived a cookbook. Now, this was no ordinary cook book you see, it was a magical cookbook which held many treasures that Alex would slowly unfold. The title you ask?



How can you have a whole cookbook for just Jell-O! ?

Ah but you see my friends, as I said before, this was no ordinary cookbook! For it's pages were cardboard, and it's height was a mere 6inches tall. All of which included only about 30 recipes.

So as I flipped through this magic book, I came across something that I had never once dreamed of. The combinations of Jell-O! and cookies. OMG! Jell-O! and cookies you say?!?!? How can you combine two so delectable foods into one.

Well let me just tell you something. It's amazing these cookbooks you see, they actually TELL you how those kinds of magnificent things can happen. They even put it in simple terms, like measurements, and step-by-step instructions.

Ta-Da! .. The mixture of :
baking powder
'Berry Blast' Jell-O! mix
an egg
vanilla extract
and an ungodly amount of sugar and butter

.... creates green little morsels of amazingness!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

5 Things

So, I am officially home for good now! Phew, that was a crazy summer, and I must say, it was well worth the traveling, because I enjoyed every minute of it.
So instead of going on and on about all the different things that I did while I was away, I have come up with what I like to call my "5 fab fav's". These are the things that simply made my vacationing just that much better.

So lets begin

#5 Dunkin' Donuts
nuf' said

#4 the Zero-Gravity Chair
Many, many hours were spent in this amazing piece of outdoor furniture
I would go outside, sit in my fab chair, and read a book while Abigail would swim in the pool

#3 The Saab
My father, great man, but he is never satisfied with his vehicles. This is his latest trade-in, and although I mostly drove the Ford Excape, sometimes I drove this beast.

#2 the Outdoor Shower
Although this is something that is put on houses near the beach, this should seriously be brought to Tallahassee homes. You just wait, I'll have one at my house, I already made Kyle promise to build me one :)

and last but DEFINITELY not least, coming in at

Whenever I visit my dad, I sleep in Abigail's room because it has a twin bed, with a twin bed that pulls out and pops up with another mattress, she sleeps on the inside, I'm on the outside. Normally she wakes up WAY before I do, but not this particular morning. I turned to my left and said to myself "oh my goodness, she better stay still, cause this is definitely a Kodak moment"
Well, after she had woken up I showed her the picture, and she turned bright red and proclaimed "Don't post this on Facebook or on your blog thing, my underwear is hanging out!"
sorry, like that was gonna happen
I can't help it, it was just TOO cute to pass up

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


So I'm here in Massachusetts visiting some family. Today, actually Andrew is getting back from Mississippi, and then exactly 1 week from now Kyle is coming.
Well... ever since Andrew moved here to live with my dad, they've made some changes to his bedroom. When he first moved here, the bed was a futon and we would just lay it down and 2 people could sleep on it, but for long term, a bed was definitely necessary.

Now let me just give you the low down on Cape Cod...
Basically, anywhere that you are, you are virtually 5-10mins away from a beach. Most of the island is gorgeous and real estate is EXTREMELY expensive.
So.... you're going to pay a hefty price even the smallest house.

So with all things considered, Andrew's bedroom is a good size for 1 person but... 2 people living in there is kinda pushing it, and since he only has a single bed, where is Kyle going to sleep?

My friends, we have come up with a solution!
We bought a single mattress and slid it under Andrew's bed, so that we can pull it out quite comfortably and voila! you can fit 2 people!
My dad, oh so cleverly, came up with a prank [which is quite impressive ;) ]

They say pictures are worth 1,000 words, so I'll let them do the talking

Here is Andrew's room normally

And this is what it looks like while we are accommodating Kyle

Kyle! we can't wait for you to come and visit! we love you lots, and lots, and lots! (obviously)