Monday, December 31, 2012

2013!

2013?! I can't even believe it.
 
While I am perpetually stunned at how fast time goes by, I have still managed to set up a few little goals and one big goal for the new year.
 
I don't know if I have touched on this much before but prior to moving in with Brady, I was hardly a cook. I have always loved to bake but cooking, not so much.
 
However, I immediately realized that we needed to be fed and I couldn't get away with making cakes or pies for dinner for very long. With that in mind, I embarked on a new adventure to teach myself how to cook.
 
With my new found love for cooking (and the most beautiful, freshly remodeled kitchen I could every dream of) I am anxious to stretch my legs a bit more.
 
My goal is to cook one new and adventurous recipe each week. In order to hold myself accountable, I will be documenting it in blog form.

To find new recipes I will be scouring my collection of cook books, looking to Pinterest and dipping into my massive collection of saved recipes on my email.
 
My first planned meal? This recipe for Blackened Chicken and Cilantro Lime Quinoa from Sarcastic Cooking (which looks like a fantastic and really funny cooking blog) that I found on Pinterest. I have been wanting to try Quinoa for ages but have never gotten around to it. Here goes nothing!
 
Stay tuned for cooking adventures! Have any recipes you love? Send them my way!
 
- Colleen

Friday, December 28, 2012

Funniest of 2012

In celebration for the impending new year and in the spirit of a little bit of Friday humor, please take a few moments to read the Top 25 Funniest Auto Corrects of 2012.
 
You will laugh out loud, I promise.
 
-Colleen




Thursday, December 27, 2012

Copy Cat

Hey ladies!
 
Sorry about that impromptu (and very lengthy) blogging hiatus. I've missed my little blogging venture over the last month or so!
 
While the holiday madness has not quite settled down at home, I needed to pop in and show you my latest copy-cat discovery.
 
So you know that J. Crew pave link bracelet that EVERYONE (or at least is seems like everyone) has? I have been coveting it (aka stalking it on JCrew.com and talking myself out of buying it every time there is a sale) for months now and trying to find an adequate substitute.
 
While I have found a few dead ringers for the J. Crew bracelet, I had yet to find one with a price tag I was okay with.
 
And then I went Christmas shopping and a Christmas miracle happened; I found my dream bracelet at Coldwater Creek (of all places, I know)!
 
I went in to pick out a few Christmas gifts for my step mom and found this little gem.


 
It is $39.95 and currently 50% in store and online. If you have been eyeing the J. Crew bracelet, I can say this is an excellent substitute.
 
It even looks great on my wrist as I type this...
 
Go ahead and save $105. Pretty close to the original, huh?

 
I hope you all had a magnificent Christmas! Stay tuned, I hope to be back in my regular schedule soon!
 
- C

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

No more ads!

Happy no-more-election-ads Day!
 
It is no secret that I am interested in politics, it is my career field. However, I will never understand why the candidates must run television ads (what feels like) every couple seconds, litter the streets with signs (who picks those up afterwards?) and stuff my mail box full of nonsense.
 
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I will also never understand why some people chose to use Facebook as a little political soapbox. No one really cares what you think, nor are the scoping out their feed to read your rants, just knock it off.
 
In the spirit of confusion, here is a hilarious compilation called "15 Things I Will Never Really Understand" from the Thought Catalog.
 
Check it out, laugh.
 
#5, 6 and 8 really get me. I enjoy sports more than the average girl yet I will never understand Fantasy Football.
 
And bobby pins? All of mine have to be hanging out with my missing sock mates.
 
Now let's get back to regularly scheduled programming, I was so sad New Girl wasn't on last night.
 
- C

Friday, November 2, 2012

High Five for Friday!

 
1. Gorgeous trees outside my office.
2. First red cup of the season!
3. Snickers prefers to eat while covered with the tablecloth. Love her.
4. Darling gift from some friends.
5. Celebrating my birthday and Halloween!
 
Have a fantastic weekend!
 
- C