Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Good List

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Do you have a glam girl on your good list this year and are wondering what to get her? Check out this list and those that follow for great ideas on what to give this holiday season.

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1. 3 1/2 QT Round French Oven, $220
Just like a KitchenAid stand mixer, no girl should be without a Le Creuset French Oven. It can go from stove to oven without missing a beat. It heats evenly and will cook your food to perfection. Plus it locks heat in, perfect for keeping soups and stews warm off the stove. Find it at Le Crueset.

2. Vino2Go Merlot Red Tumbler, $15.99
Ever want to have a glass of wine by the pool, but don't want to do it from a Red Solo Cup? Plus those plastic wine glasses are just flimsy and one gust and wind is all it takes for your wine to end up all over the table. Now you and the other fabulous ladies in your life can enjoy your wine and have no worries about spills and glass free zones. Find these at Vino2Go.

3. Elizabeth Arden Waffle Weave Robe, $69.99
As the days grow colder who wants to get out of their warm cozy bed in the morning? Let's not even mention making it out of the hot shower. This comfy robe will help make the transition easier. Find it at Bed Bath and Beyond.

4. Vanilla Extract Kit, $9.99
Even a glam girl loves to receive a handmade gift and you don't have to be crafty or a cook yourself to make this. You simply need a vanilla bean, some cheap vodka and a bottle to put it in. Don't have the supplies on hand? Find them at Beanilla.

5. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $20
Every glam girl would love to receive this in their stocking this year! 24 hour plus eyeshadow wear? I'll take it! Find it at Sephora.


Wait, there's more!

I've teamed up with five other fab bloggers! Follow from blog to blog in our blog circle to see everything on The Good List for you or the glam girl in your life! Next stop from here is Tori at The sTORIbook. Happy Gift Giving!



*a thanks goes to John for the vanilla extract idea!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shepherd's Pie

I'm at FitCitySA again today blogging about what to do with all those leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving. You turn them into delicious Shepherd's Pie!

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You can check out the recipe here!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Turkey Noodle Soup and Turkey Stock

Today I'm blogging over at FitCitySA. I'll be posting three different recipes there this week on things to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

I'd love it if you stopped by and left a comment here or there!

Today I share how to make turkey stock from your turkey carcass (Don't throw it out!) and then turn it into turkey noodle soup.



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Conversations with Mom

Normally I'd post some kind of disclaimer, but this post talks about boobs. I mention my boobs, my mom's boobs, and even my grandma's boobs. Every guy reading this would completely disregard this disclaimer because I've already mentioned boobs four times. Now it's five.

Me: So I went to the doctor today because I thought I had an ear infection. Turns out I've pulled a muscle in my neck.
Mom: *laughing* I swear the weirdest stuff happens to you. You can't just have some ear infection.
Me: No. I could have SWORN some creepy bug had crawled into my ear and was eating my brain. Turns out it's a muscle. It hurts so bad I even got a coworker to come and try to adjust my neck. She yelled at me for not sitting upright and said my boobs didn't help either.
Mom: Now I've never thought you had very big boobs.
Me: Mom, they're triple Ds. People pay big money for these things.
Mom: Well mine are (I think mom would appreciate if I didn't share her boob size) and I know some people with enormous boobs.
Me: I haven't had kids yet so mine are still happy and perky. Although you didn't breastfeed so yours aren't all saggy and sad. I keep telling John once we have kids he can say goodbye to these gorgeous girls!
Mom: Your grandma didn't breastfeed either and she had really saggy boobs.
Me: Thanks. I really wanted to know about grandma's saggy boobs.
Mom: *laughs*
Me: and no offense, but if grandma didn't breastfeed what did y'all eat? It's not like you had formula back then.
Mom: We were raised on karo syrup, evaporated milk, and liquid vitamins.
Me: Wow! And people want to complain about what's in formula now!
Mom: Well they just didn't have things like that back then and grandma couldn't make enough milk for all of us.
Me: They didn't believe in car seats either.
Mom: *laughs* Well no, they didn't, but you guys turned out alright.
Me: Yeah, I just have those random twitches every now and then.
Mom: That's from the wires in your head when you were born.
Me: Well at least I don't have a pointy head like Jake.
Mom: No. No you don't.

You always have to come out better than your sibling right? Also, the wires in my head were to monitor me. My parents have referred to me as their alien baby my whole life. Yeah, not going to need therapy for that one.

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Hi! We've moved! It was hell! As soon as I unbury myself from this I'll be back to this little space. Otherwise follow my antics on Twitter or Instagram.


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Monday, November 05, 2012

BRAVE Giveaway and Review

Saturday night we were a wild and crazy bunch. John and I and three of our friends met up to go to the opening of the very first Trader Joe’s in San Antonio. LOVE. It’s also right by my office so I will probably be living there around lunch time. Then we headed out to Five Guys for some burgers and fries. After dinner we invited everyone to come help us empty our fridge of adult beverages (hey, this is a kid’s movie review). We debated doing game night, but then I remembered I had just gotten the BRAVE Ultimate Collector’s Edition 5-Disc Set the day before.

We all piled into my living room and enjoyed a good old-fashioned movie night on the couch.

A little bit on BRAVE:



“BRAVE is gorgeous and fun film you’d expect from Disney/Pixar. Set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland, the film follows the heroic journey of headstrong, young adventurer Merida. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida confronts tradition and defied an age-old custom that inadvertently unleashes chaos, and forces her to discover the true meaning of bravery.”

I have to say I loved the film. Seriously, teenage daughter angst years were all right there. It was as if I was watching my own childhood up on the screen. (Except I didn’t grow up as a princess and my parents never tried to marry me off. They did not approve of some of my boyfriends though.) Pixar got the mother/daughter relationship right in this film.

Also, the film was just beautifully done. Do you remember watching Aladdin for the first time and how cool the lava scene was? This whole film was like that for me. The imagery was fantastic.

Now to the fun part!

I’m giving away one copy of the BRAVE Ultimate Collector’s Edition 5-Disc Set. The giveaway is open to readers in the United States and Canada. Entries will be taken through Friday, November 9th and selection will be made through Rafflecopter.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this film to review. All opinions are my own.
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