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Gilmore Girl

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I believe I have mentioned on here before how much I love Gilmore Girls. It’s just a witty, fun show and it has gotten me through a lot….I know that sounds so silly but it’s true! Whenever I would feel sad about something I would pop in a DVD and take a trip to Stars Hollow to escape from my reality for a while. So that being said, I told you guys earlier that we were thinking of naming our new puppy Sookie (after the character on Gilmore Girls). However, after meeting her my mom and I both decided that she just wasn’t a “Sookie”. Instead we are going to name her…Gilmore! I think it’s adorable and fits her so well….she will be our own little Gilmore Girl! We still don’t get to bring her home for about three more weeks but I did get to see her on Monday.

Isn’t she adorable?!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Kristen

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Rain Rain Go Away…

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Russell and I had planned a trip to the Biltmore Estate but decided to reschedule because of the nasty rain and cold. We enjoy walking around the estate and want to be able to enjoy it! I think we will attempt the trip again in a couple of weeks.

I recently downloaded the Project 365 app on my Iphone. It’s an app were you take a photo a day for a year. I think it’s neat because it stores your photos in a calendar form and you can look back on it to see what you were doing each day. Here are my photos for the weekend…

Friday…giant iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts. I was wound up for hours!

Saturday…rainy day in bed with my Kindle and a mug of coffee, perfection.

Sunday…delicious homecooked meal with family

My weekend in snapshots! Let me know if you guys like this post, maybe I will start featuring more of my Project 365 photos.

I hope everyone has a great Monday!

Kristen

Friday Funnies…TGIF Style!!

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Todays edition of Friday Funnies probably won’t be too funny to you if you didn’t grow up in the late 80s/early 90s. I came across this video a couple of weeks ago and it brought back sooo many childhood memories. Some of you may remember that ABC used to have a 2 hour block of TV shows on Friday nights and it was called TGIF. Shows like Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Boy Meets World….it was awesome! When my brothers and I were younger TGIF was a huge deal to us. Every Friday night my Dad and I would go pick up dinner from our favorite restaurant, South 21, and Mom would spread out a huge blanket on the living room floor for us to sit on and eat. It was such a treat to eat in the living room, while watching TV! It’s something about my childhood that I will never forget. Soooo check out this vide and see if brings back any memories for you! (I want to forwarn you that somewhere in this video there is a short snippit of a woman with not many clothes on…I don’t know how to edit it out but it goes by fast! You’ve been warned!)

What are some childhood memories that you will never forget???

Happy Friday!

Monday Musings…

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Happy Monday everyone! Today’s post is going to be a jumble of random things bouncing around in this head of mine….enjoy!

Since I know all of you have been DYING to know what I’ve decided to do with my hair I thought I’d give you an update. Now out of the whopping 10 people who voted in my long vs. short poll, 80% voted short. The two of you that voted long will be pleased to know that I’m your corner! I have been styling it differently the past couple of weeks and I’m loving it long…so that’s the way it will stay (for now!). I know what you’re thinking….”She asks us to vote in this dumb poll and then she completely ignores our suggestions”. I’m sorry! I truly do value your opinions but I think you all would like the new style if you saw it…I’ll try to get a picture up sometime this week ( I tried to take one of myself a few minutes ago with my cell phone…yes I was “that” girl…I couldn’t help but think how funny I would look to someone who walked by my window…sitting here smiling at myself into my camera phone…NERD!).

Some of you may remember this post I did on budgeting a while back. All I have to say about that is….well it was a nice thought, the end.

Russ and I went to see Battle: Los Angeles over the weekend. It was a great movie if you are into aliens, war, and things getting blown up..and lucky for Russ, I am! I am constantly reminding him how lucky he is that we share the same taste in movies, I would much rather see an action flick with Matt Damon or Leo than a sappy chick flick. Don’t get  me wrong, I still appreciate a great chick movie every now and then but for the most part I’m all about the big action blockbusters!

We had our usual pre-movie dinner date at Chick Fil A! (What can I say, I’m a cheap date :)). I am obsessed with the new little ketchup packets they rolled out a few weeks ago…

Ahh so cute! I am ketchup girl all the way…and as Russell says I am “scooper” not a “dipper”. Love me some ketchup! These little things hold 3 times the amount of the old packets so I only have to grab about 5 of these verses the 500 tiny little squirt packets….thank you Heinz! I tried to grab a handful and stash them in my purse but Russ wouldn’t let me, I think my love of the new ketchup was embarrassing him :). And I just realized how sad it is that I get so excited over ketchup…it’s the simple things in life folks!

I have a lot of fun things coming up in the next few weeks so I hope to have a lot of pictures and fun stories for you! Hopefully none of them will be about ketchup…

Weekend Recap…a day late!

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So let me start off by saying that I have a really good excuse for being a day late with my weekend recap….Sunday night at around 10:30 we discovered that water was leaking from the ceiling into two rooms in our house. We had a burst pipe and since it was 10:30 on Sunday night there was nothing we could do but turn off the water and go to sleep. That meant no water yesterday morning!! No shower, AHH! I am a morning shower person all the way…if I don’t get my morning shower I just feel off the whole day. So that was me yesterday, off! I’m glad to report that the pipe was replaced and I had my shower this morning and all is well! Side note….the pipe was burst because sqirrels had gotten into the attic somehow and chewed it…little boogers!

Ok, onto my weekend…it was great! Me and Russell went to the bookstore and movies on Friday night, one of my all time favorite dates! We saw The Adjustment Bureau and it was excellent. Saturday I had lunch with two of my most favorite people, and did a little shopping (always fun!). Sunday was a GORGEOUS day! We spent the entire day outside… we played baseball, read, and went on a little nature walk to the creek near my house. We used to go back there all the time when I was little and it brought back so many memories!

Some of you may remember a picture of this bird feeder covered in snow….now here it is basking in the sunshine!

I think this tree is so pretty….the opening to the left is the start of the creek trail.

Russ was prepared to save me from any wild animals 🙂

How cool is this tree…

We came upon this old car in the woods…

I seriously felt like a kid again, walking around in the woods, exploring! So much fun…

Hopefully you all had great weekends and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Happy Tuesday!

Kristen

Easy Baked Chicken Parm

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So I lied to you all yesterday…I did not make black bean pizza last night. I went over to my Dad’s to make dinner and he was not on board for it. I still wanted to try a new recipe so I looked to Kristin over at Iowa Girl Eats for some inspiration! Her blog has me salivating every time I read a new post and I was not disappointed when I chose to make her Mom’s Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan. It was soooo delicious and the best part…super easy!!!

Just mix up your sauce…

Add your chicken and cheese…

Bake…

(at this point your kitchen will be smelling AMAZING!)

And serve over your choice of pasta…

We had ours over whole wheat rotini and it was delicious! If you want to try this recipe click on this little linky link right here…Mom’s Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan. You will not regret it!

I still plan on making my black bean pizza sometime soon so I will keep you posted, have a great Thursday!

Kristen

Introducing…

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Hey Guys! I hope everyone is having a great week. Today I have some exciting news…as most of  you know I lost my sweet little dog, Dobby, in December. I still miss him so much, and probably will never stop…while I know he can never be replaced I am happy to announce that my family is getting a new puppy! We all just miss having a little dog around the house to play with and love on. So without further ado, here she is…

Ahhh so cute, right?!?! She is a yorkie (Dobby was a maltese/yorkie mix) and only about 3 weeks old right now. It will be a few more weeks before we get to bring her home and we can’t hardly stand the wait! As far as names go I don’t think we’ve decided on anything officially, but I am leaning towards Sookie (yes, from Gilmore Girls!). I will be sure to share  more pictures when we get her home!

I hope you all have a great Wednesday….be on the lookout for a recipe post tomorrow, I am going to attempt a black bean pizza tonight and if it’s yummy I will be sure to share!

Kristen