Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spaghettini with Bacon and Basil - KitchenDaily

Spaghettini with Bacon and Basil - KitchenDaily

I'm thinking this is an easy pasta dish that I should be making! Sounds delicious, right?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Well, many things have been developing in my life in the past month that have prevented me from writing on my blog. In fact, my brain has been completely consumed by thoughts of changes. If you know me at all then you know I hate change. Even when I initiate the change myself I hate change. But so many things have been going on it's difficult not to accept it. The good news is that my boyfriend and I will be moving to a new apartment. The above pictures show how wonderful it is. I'm pretty sure the new place has room on the kitchen counters for me to be able to keep my Kitchen Aid Mixer out all the time. Also, I can start vacuuming again because this place has carpet. But the best thing about this move is that I will have a dishwasher again. AWESOME! So, until after I move you won't hear from me again. Of course, I know you aren't exactly waiting breathlessly as I haven't updated this regularly anyway.

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Best Things In Life


Becomes this!

This is by far the coolest bowl ever. I mean, I can have a grilled cheese sandwich sit on top of this little lid and devour whatever soup I choose with one hand. I love it! If you're interested on what is actually on the lid it's some crackers with peanut butter (Jif) and butter (Fleischmann's). I got this bowl at Ikea several years ago on a trip with two very good friends. If only they had some more...I guess that means I have to make a trip out there some time to investigate... ;)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Saint Valentine's Day

I have to admit that I have always felt guilty for wanting to celebrate and enjoy Valentine's Day. In my last relationship, the other person did not care to celebrate Valentine's Day and so we did not. The day has come and gone for me for over 10 years and I have not had the pleasure of truly celebrating this day in all its romantic glory. You know, I don't think of it as a time where you have to go buy a gift and be extravagant, but more a time to tell the person in your life that, while you appreciate them every day, you can make them feel extra special this day. So the good news is that I will actually be celebrating V-day on the 16th by going out to dinner. I think that will be most delightful indeed. I know that this day has been completely commercialized, but I tend to block societal norms out. I don't always realize how publicized these things have become until people start complaining about them. Plus, I've felt guilty for the last 8 years because I was made to believe that I shouldn't even want to celebrate it. Now, I'm going to celebrate by eating. None of this dainty crap for me! I hope everyone celebrates in their own way with their loved ones. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I am so grateful for the vacation I just had. I haven't been out of New England (well, Maine and New Hampshire really) since July. Let me tell you that it's a bit of a strain to not enjoy anything at all. I mean, really my mental stability was depending on it.

Some highlights of my trip:

1. My boyfriend met my parents for the first time and we had a blast.
2. We found a new love in a board game called "Last Word". This is recommended if all participants can stay on track and scream words that correspond with the current letter in play. Example, the word "rice" does not begin with the letter "n".
3. Cash Cab is my new favorite show. I think I'm going to have to go to New York City for that alone.
4. Ohio got snow.

Maine did not.
5. The Buckeye stadium is AWESOME. I'm not a huge football fan, but get a behind the scenes look at "The Shoe" was wicked cool.

6. I played the license plate game and go 28 states out of 50. I also got 3 Canadian plates.
7. I got a little gift from my super awesome librarian friend and I promptly used it today! *Edit* I couldn't get my little video to post, but I got a really cool teapot that sounds like a train whistle when it's ready. Woohoo!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Have I told anyone about my addiction for Method cleaning products? Seriously, I love this company. I know there are probably other companies out there that are greener and clean better, but I love this company. They are always trying to better their packaging and their solutions are made from vegetable based formulas. They smell fresh and I like how they work. I think the other thing that I like about them is that while they are a large company, they take the time to answer personal emails without using an automated response. I'm hoping that they will eventually make interior car cleaning products that won't hurt the dash or vinyl parts of my car. For now, I'm happy with their latest move towards smaller packaging for their laundry detergent and making it more user friendly.

I love this glass cleaner they have. That's just a little taste of the kind of weather we're currently getting in Maine (the snow build up on the window).
This right here is the difference in bottle sizes of laundry detergent. I currently have some Arm and Hammer (under much duress), but I had to get the new bottle. I love how it pumps and how easy it is to hold. Unfortunately, it's only for 25 loads and I haven't found the 50 load bottle on the market yet. Until then, I'll use this one for my clothes washing instead of the Arm&Hammer. Of course, my other half will continue using that stuff out of preference. Thank goodness I'm the one who does the shopping! :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

So it's been five days since I posted. I've been so consumed with worrying about work that I haven't focused on much else. Thankfully, some of my worries have fallen away, but I always seem to replace them with new worries. I have many anxieties and I wish more than anything that I could let things go much better than I do. I would venture to say that I've "toughened up", as I was once told to do, which has helped me in dealing with difficult situations. However, I'm a highly sensitive person and I don't know how much more of this "toughening up" that I can handle. It's a daily task for me to try and grow in this area in order to perform my job better and I find it frustrating. Because I am some what sleep deprived right now, my mind is more at ease to wonder and think about these kinds of struggles. You remember how I was talking about writing in my journal? Well, I really want to write in there, but I've been keeping myself from doing that to keep from tainting it with evil things. I guess the point of my journal is to let my thoughts flow, but not to fill it with anger. I don't ever want to look back and see that part of it. I could always get another journal to purge my bad thoughts, but that would stress me out knowing that I have yet another journal to tend to. If all two of you don't mind listening to me working through my anxieties then this may be the place that I vent. Let me know what you think.