Monday, January 30, 2012

#14 What I'm grateful for today

Today I'm grateful for times when there is a warm, home-made meal waiting for me after a long day of work.

Product review: fig bars

Nature's Bakery Vanilla Raspberry Fig bars: So moist and tasty - SCORE: 5 out of 5. These are better than fig newtons. Super soft, filled with a good amount of raspberry, and great with a cup of tea. Oh, and it's 100% natural.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

#13 What I'm grateful for today

Today I'm grateful for friends. Friends that won't judge me when I act a little silly after a couple glasses of wine...but instead laugh alongside me.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

They're called Carmelitas

These are amazing. There is just no other way to describe them even if I tried...Okay, I'll try: caramel gooyness, creamy chocolate, buttery when warmed in the microwave for 20 secs! I want another piece. So delicious.
The next time I make these will be when I need to take a dessert somewhere. Everyone will die and beg me for the recipe. I can't have a whole batch of this at home.

You'll love them. I say this with full confidence.

Go HERE for directions. You're welcome.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

What to wear on a rainy day

At first I was opposed. But then slowly I found myself convinced after seeing so many stylish girls sporting these Hunter boots. For Seattle, they just makes sense.

 Rubber boots made fabulous...

via here

(these ones are my favorite!)

via here

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

#11 What I'm grateful for today

Today I'm grateful for that moment when I open a pomegranate and I know it's going to be amazing. Little red kernels of sweetness.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

#9 What I'm grateful for today

Today I'm grateful for finally being able to drive again! After 4 days of being stuck at home because of the snow, it feels great to be behind the wheel.

Friday, January 20, 2012

#8 What I'm grateful for today

Today I'm grateful for scoring an awesome gold link bracelet from Macy's for 75% off.
(I had a bad day today so finding something to write was hard)

I found the bracelet version of this necklace....for some reason, I couldn't find a pic of my new bracelet anywhere! But it looks exactly like the necklace. Only, it's a bracelet. Ha!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

#7 What I'm grateful for today

Today I'm grateful for leftovers. We always have something to eat in the fridge. I don't know how we manage to do that, but we do. And for that I am grateful.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cabin fever leads to this...

I've been stuck in the house for 3 days because it's snowing and my car can't make it anywhere. And mostly because us Seattle people just don't know how to handle the snow. We're either gasping at the beauty or cursing at the inconvenience of the snow. I tried to be productive today and I feel like I have accomplished everything I could on a snow day (3rd day in a row):
- I went for a walk in my neighborhood.
- I attempted to add to the snowman that I made yesterday, but the snow was too powdery. Fail.
- I drank 2 cups of tea and 1 mug of hot coco and cuddled underneath a blanket.
- I watched a couple hours of tv and browsed Pinterest/blogs.
- I lifted some weights then took a hot shower.
- I ate my breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- And I made this:
Super great. Super easy.
Something I wish I didn't know about because I'm positive I will make this again.
Oh extra calories...why are you so delicious?

The recipe for this 2 min mug brownie can be found HERE.
Be warned.

#6 What I'm grateful for today

Today I'm grateful for that cozy feeling you get after you workout, shower, and get into comfy lounge clothes.

Look at these cupcakes..

I think these are so darn clever! I absolutely love the idea of making these. Maybe a weekend project.
The recipe for these Caramel Frappuccino Cupcakes can be found HERE.

It's Wed...half way through the week!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Haram pants

via HERE

Slouchy haram pants. I can appreciate this look. I really can. But I just don't see how I can incorporate this look into my everyday business wear. 

I have seen some girls attempt this look. But they failed, in my opinion. They looked too forever-21-trendy. 
I'll keep looking around the blog world to see if I find a success story. And I'll update this post if/when it happens.

#5 What I am grateful for today

Today I am grateful for my snow boots. I bought them 10 years ago and take them out every year, wear them once or twice, and then store them away. They still look new and do their job perfectly.

Monday, January 16, 2012

#4 What I'm grateful for today...

Today I am grateful for not having to work on a national holiday (a lot of my friends do!)...let's remember MLK's dream.

Friday, January 13, 2012

#2 What I'm grateful for today...

Today I'm grateful for having the ability and strength to put in a hard workout...the type of workout the leads to sore muscles the next day.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Product Review: cereal

Kellog's Krave Cereal : it's more like dessert - SCORE: 3 out of 5. I like the texture and I love the chocolate. But, this is not breakfast food for me (and I would like to assume most adults) so I would only have a small bowl of this stuff if I was craving something sweet. Like for dessert. Kids will probably love this cereal.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

#1 What I am grateful for today

I need to be more grateful for things. In particular, the little things in life. Recently, I have been very grumpy and focusing a lot on that darn half empty glass. I want to change.
So here is my goal:
Sometime during my day, I will take a moment to write down something that I am grateful for. I am aiming to do this daily with the full awareness that I may skip some days...but let's remain real at first, so that this goal can stay manageable. Right?

I think this all started when I was on pinterest and I saw this:
So true.
It completely resonated with me.
So here I go...

Today I am grateful for having the time to boil water, brew my tea, sit down and browse the internet, all while having the whole house smell like my spicy black chai tea.
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