Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Saved by the Bell :)

Last night I made a delicious dinner! Italian breaded chicken, lima beans and biscuits!!
After dinner I had a "dessert" biscuit with butter and raspberry jam~yum!! My chicken looks kinda freaky though, like it has a leg! Ew! Anyways....this morning I had my normal bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and a banana boat (if your new to my blog, a banana boat is a banana cut in half smeared with peanut butter! yum!) I ran 2 miles on the treadmill while watching Saved By The Bell! My all time favorite show when I was a teenager!! I watched it alllll the time!!
After my run, I made some chili for tonight's dinner. It's raining, again, so I thought chili would be the perfect cozy dinner!
I babysit my cousin Helena this morning while my other cousin Tiya went to the doctor. Helena and I played, roller skated, and watching some Curious George on her iPad. She sat on the kitchen table and watched, so sweet :)

Wish it was cool for me to sit on the kitchen table and watch tv!! Anyways, I am off to work now. It's going to be a long night. They just admitted my pap to the hospital with pneumonia so my mind is definitely not going to be on working.....
Question: Did you watch Saved by the Bell growing up? Do you still? :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mondays are for SHOPPING!

....because I'm going shopping!! Happy Monday~I got this cool image from Pinterest. It's really got me addicted and inspired. I've found some really cool pics on there that make me want to re-do my whole house!! Uh-oh!! Last nights dinner was sloppy joes, french fries and sugar snap peas.
The buns are Sara Lee whole wheat 80 calorie buns. They are soooo good! I don't really like french fries, I am weird I know but I do like the burnt crispy fries! I ate wwaaaayyyy too much watermelon last night and went to bed in a watermelon coma. Breakfast was honey nut cheerios and a banana boat!
 This has been my favorite breakfast lately! I love cereal!! Yum! Today I went shopping! I love Ulta! I could spend all day in that store (and my whole paycheck) so I left with only a mascara and a free nail polish. Then I went to the mall and got some workout clothes at Old Navy! I got running shorts for $6 and a matching tank top with a built in sports bra! I also got yoga pants on the sale rack for $11! Underwear at Victoria's Secret and a Fedora hat to wear to the beach in 2 weeks :)
I also picked up some peanut butter fudge! YAY! I ate a couple pieces in the car while driving home!
I am meeting Abram at the gym at 5pm to show off my bench pressing skills. I'm also gonna run while I'm there since I didn't do it this morning! Hope your having a good start to your week!
Question: What's your favorite flavor of fudge?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Watermelon 101!

Yes, I bought another watermelon (that's 3 this week...) So this time I thought I'd show you how to cut up the perfect watermelon. Abram discovered this cool technique and I just thought I'd be selfish if I didn't share this with the world! Here we go! Start with a whole watermelon....
 Cut it in half.....
(make sure you are still wearing your PJ's...hehe)
Slice around the edge of the watermelon...
Cut slices long ways and across.....
Dump little chunks of watermelon into bowl....(this is the cool part)
Dog will beg for watermelon because doggies love watermelon (at least Misha does!!)
I made Abram finish cutting it up so I could eat it :) I'm sure a good wife!! Watermelon will be lunch today, and dinner, and dessert!! See ya soon watermelon!!
Breakfast was oatmeal with 2 packs of splenda to sweeten it up! It kept me full all morning and fueled me up for my Sunday run at the gym!
I ran the normal 3 miles at the gym today and 20 minutes in the weight room. I had another wonderful Sunday workout! We went to visit my gram and pap today~Abram and I tried to pick the rest of the blueberries but there was a TON of yellow jackets in there so we opted out! We came home with these goodies instead!
Yummy homemade beets & peppers! We are home now and plan to spend the rest of the evening being lazy....and maybe cleaning a little :) Look what Abram found!
Valentine's day M&M's!! I'm a candy hoarder!! See ya'll tomorrow!
Question: Do you save candy from holidays or eat it all right away?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rainy Days = Girls Day!

It's another rainy one out there!! Breakfast was a whole wheat english muffin and an orange.

Today mom and I went to see Bridesmaids (for a second time) this time we went to the Dollar Theater! The last time we saw this movie it was actually on a rainy day! What are the odds? We indulged in popcorn for lunch and I also had a tootsie pop, healthy, I know. After the movies we came home and took a little nap before taking my dad out for his belated birthday dinner. He chose Outback Steakhouse. I had every intention of taking a picture of my dinner, but completely forgot by the time it came and well, no picture was taken. Sorry. I had a 6oz Outback Special~steak~with broccoli, salad and bread. I got a "doggie" bag and took the rest of my steak home for Misha. She is enjoying it right now as I blog. I hope to have some more exciting pics for you tomorrow. Hope you all had a great Saturday! I can't wait to get my Sunday run on tomorrow at the gym!!
Question: Do you take naps on the weekend?

Friday, August 5, 2011

TGIF...for realsies!

I can actually say TGIF this week! I don't have to work tomorrow AND I have Monday off. Loooonnnggg weekend ahead of me!! Now, what will I do with my time....?

This morning I made an oldie but a goodie~whole wheat english muffin with an egg white and veggie bacon.
I worked all day today~after work I came home and ran 2 miles, did sit-ups, butt bible workout and some light weight lifting. It felt good to exercise after a long day at work. Usually I don't like working out in the evening but today, I welcomed it! I gave in and started the new trend right now: Pinterest. I don't really understand it, but it sure is fun (and when I'm bored it fills my time)
Dinner was stuffed chicken breast~it was frozen, but it was actually really good! I used to eat these as a kid, but the breaded version. These were new & Abram and I both enjoyed the flavor!
We also had peas and macaroni and cheese. Half way thru making the macaroni, I realized we didn't have any milk so I decided to use Laughing Cow swiss cheese to make the macaroni. It was a little clumpy and dry, but it worked! Ya gotta use what ya have!

We will probably catch up on past episodes of this season's Hell's Kitchen since we missed a bunch of 'em! Have a great Friday night friends!
Question: Half way thru a recipe, have you ever realized that you didn't have an ingredient?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Parrrttyy's heeerree!

Not much goin' on over here....I had the same breakfast as yesterday-because it was SO delicious then, it was just as delicious today :) I worked a shorter day than normal today, and at the end of my day I got a much needed haircut!! Thanks Mandi!
Cheesy picture, I know. It's not the best but sometimes bloggin' aint pretty! This evening I plan on making a quick and easy dinner because we are going to visit my gram & pap. Ok people, JERSEY SHORE is on tonight!!!!!! I am so excited I am wearing this shirt in honor of it!! Who's watching?!
Yes, I will be fist pumping tonight at 10pm! I am so glad tomorrow is Friday....I am so ready for the weekend!! Well, this has successfully been the most uninteresting post I've ever given. Sorry! I will try to be more interesting tomorrow!
Question: Do you ever have days where nothing is worth reporting?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dad's Birthday!!

It's raining! I dropped my car off this morning but couldn't run back as planned. Guess the treadmill will be seein' me today! 
 Breakfast was Honey Nut Cheerios and a banana boat. It was delicious and I enjoyed every bite!!
Today is my dad's birthday!! Happy Birthday dad! Love you like crrraaazzzyyy! Your the best dad in the whhoooollle world! Your always there for me and have taught me so much. XOXO!

Today is also Why Not Wednesday?! Why not make your dinner at 10:30am? I have mentioned before that I hate eating dinner at work. It's hard to pack something that's not frozen or just plain old boring. Well today I decided to change that! I made my dinner this morning so I can pack it for tonight and not worry about it!! I steamed white rice...
Then I steamed my broccoli, sauteed my mushrooms, garlic, green peppers, soy sauce, water, garlic and a little sprinkle of sugar. STIR FRY FOR DINNER BABY! 

I'm actually excited to eat this dinner tonight! Too bad I won't have any watermelon for dessert :( I polished it off last night and you better believe I'm picking up another one for the rest of this week! I ran 2 miles on the treadmill while watching my DVR'd episode of Pretty Little Liars. Have a great Wednesday! 
Question: Do you have to pack a meal for work? Do you like it? Any ideas?