• 2018,  Christmas,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Family,  Holidays,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: The EASIEST Appetizer Ever

    Well Christmas came and went like a whirlwind. And as per the usu, I was tasked with an appetizer for our big celebration. I really should ask for dessert, since I can never get there on time. But, it makes the suspense that much more exciting for everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happily, I was done with most of my Christmas stuff a week or so-ish before the big day. Little things here and there, but nothing like the last few years of stress and more stress. Easy and light, just how the holidays should be. But I didn’t really feel like making an extravagant appetizer, so I ran to Pinterest and found…

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    Sprinkle Baby C // Animal, Woodsy, Fox Theme

    A Gender Reveal, a Sprinkle, a Babymoon, a Push Present… …all this new age bull-shit! I mean really, these new terms deemed necessary for new (or not-new) Mom’s is getting crazy. Consumerism has created a culture of craziness. That being said, I’m totally immersed in it, even though I’ve never birthed a child. Most of my friends have and are already starting on their second (or third, or fourth) child. Everything evolves, I get it. Best thing to date is my Mom still asking my Dad for back dated push presents for my sister and I! HAHA, every birthday she mentions it to him! I’m not mad at anyone, I…

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    Diary of a Non-Cook: Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    Ground turkey rules everything around me! Even though J is sooo over it. The world is just a better place with ground turkey versus ground beef. HAHA, says the girl who loves ordering burgers. I will say, as long as I’m not handling it, then I don’t mind. I don’t even really like to handle raw meat in general (dirty minds, stop!), but I do since I’m like an adult these days ๐Ÿ˜‰ When you do your monthly Costco run and home home with four packages of ground turkey, you immediately grab your phone and bring up Pinterest and type in — ground turkey + dinner = WA LA, you…

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    Our Little Lisette [My Little Pony Themed Party]

    Full of color and a little magic… Photo by UVVisions Photography (Cropped) …”Our Little Lisette’s” 8th birthday needed to be as Ponyriffic as she is…AND it was! Like my post last week said, I’m all about being the faux Hostess with the Hostess. Thanks to Pinterest and the Dollar Tree, anyone can pretty much be now. That being said, we let L pick out the theme of her party. She knew right away, My Little Pony was exactly what she wanted. I, for sure, thought she’d change her mind by the time the party came around, but she didn’t. She was excited and happy about the theme. Of course, once…

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    Cali Girl Does Hawaii: Back to the Island

    Surprise, surprise! Well, that’s what this trip was supposed to be anyways. Lil was going for a wedding and extending the trip to celebrate her big 3-0 out there. My parents hopped on board and I pretended to bow out due to finances. But all along, mostly, I knew I was going to go. I went to great lengths to make sure she thought I wasn’t going. Booking her a sky diving adventure solo for her present, even though I was booked on the reservation too. The Pacific Skydiving Company was awesome in executing it so it looked like it was just her. But apparently, our family isn’t used to…

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    WIAW – Is it lunch tiiiime yet?

    Lunch might possibly be the most annoying meal of the day… Thanks, Jenn! It always seems like such a hassle, especially during the work week. If you aren’t like me, then you probably prep it the night before or in the AM, before leaving for work – which would both annoy me. However, since I live so close to work, I go home take a nap and grab something to bring back and eat at my desk. On occasion I will go out to eat, but most pics are ugly and on my desk, right in front of my computer screen. So I thought I’d share a few pics of…

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    Rose & Thorn [32]

    My body is still screaming from this weekend… Rose: Our Family Friday Date Night & our belated Girl’s Holiday Outing! Thorn: The shittiest long run this training cycle, well…to-date! Friday I came home to the BEST piece of mail ever. I don’t think I mentioned it in earlier posts, but I wore a fun faux fur vest, from Tarjay. I pretty much took it off once I walked in the door and left it on a chair. As I was upstairs hanging out, my cousin found it and THEN my entire family decided to try it on and take pics with it. Then I came down and we all had…

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    Rose & Thorn [25]

    Our house is now a home! Rose: Having all of our family and friends visit our home! Thorn: No time for resting, all weekend… My heart couldn’t be any happier, but I’m exhausted. Getting serious about marathon training, having a busy social calendar, and prepping for a housewarming has left me uninspired to write today…among a few other things. So, this will be short and sweet, also because I don’t have many pictures from this weekend… FRIDAY Full housewarming prep mode started right after I got my afternoon nap in, after work. J had to pick up L for the weekend, but once they got home we headed out to…

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    Rose & Thorn [24]

    A day late, my bad…   My body is exhausted, but my heart is happy! Rose: Spending our first night in our new home!  Thorn: Exhaustion from all things moving… Let me just tell you moving right next door, is STILL moving! We had so much help, but I’m exhausted from everything and our house is still in a disarray.   FRIDAY I have always wanted glasses! I’m that weird kid that loved to pretend to wear glasses and made a retainer out of foil. Wait…you didn’t do that? Okay, so I might have been a little creative as a kid ๐Ÿ˜‰ I left work a little early to head…

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    Thinking Out Loud – NLDS NLDS NLDS

    I’m Giants, Giants Giants… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. Before I even delve into my Thinking out Loud Thursday ritual, one thing needs to be said… MY G-MEN ARE GOING TO THE NLDS. How I watched the Giants with the 2014 NL Wild Card For all you readers that aren’t into baseball (weird?) this means that the Giants beat the Pirates last night, in a one game elimination Wild Card to move on to the National League Division Series. Last night my boys in Orange && Black played like a team who want to win, despite all of the injuries and randomness that the season has brought upon them. Madison…