Archive | October 2011

Becoming a Self-Proclaimed Foodie

Foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news.

Thanks for that explanation Wikipedia.  Never in a million years would I have thought that the term “foodie” would apply to me and yet, I feel it’s coming.  I don’t think I’m a full-on foodie yet, but I’m definitely taking some steps towards that designation.  At work last Friday, we had a Halloween party and were supposed to bring finger foods… perfect!  I had several people tell me that (1) they’ve liked everything I’ve brought in (which has been quite a lot over the 2.5 months I’ve worked there) and (2) that other people had told them how good everything that I bring in is.  Wow, how great to hear! Continue reading


Dog & Mommy Clothes

I finally gave in and starting looking on Pinterest.  Which by the way, if you need an invite, feel free to give me your e-mail and I’ll send you one.  Because let me just tell you: it. is. AMAZING!  If this is your first time reading my blog and you don’t know me: I LOVE to cook (mainly bake) and craft!  Want proof?!  Just check out my Pinterest page. Continue reading

Tears, Snow, Smiles


When I got to work on Friday, I had a teddy bear and a card sitting on my desk.  Almost everyone in my office had signed the card with uplifting, positive comments.  I had been tear-free for nearly 12 hours, but yet again, I burst into tears.  It’s so great to have such amazing coworkers… and I haven’t even been there two months! Continue reading

Do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?

A coworker of mine has a whale on her desk with this little note that someone gave her and I just had to share!

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman.  The caption was “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way: Continue reading

Crayon Canvas

Thanks to my wonderful StumbleUpon weekly e-mail, I started looking at this wonderful website with pages and pages and pages of crafty things.  Well, in case you didn’t know, I LOVE being crafty!

One of the really cool, really easy things I found was this… a melted crayon canvas.  Our extra bedroom/office is a little blah right now with just a black desk and a black comforter with gray sheets.  Definitely needed some color so this was the PERFECT thing!!  There are several different places that have directions on how to do this, one person even sells them on Etsy.  However, I’ll give you my own “how to” so you don’t have to look any farther! Continue reading