Monday, September 26, 2011

This weekend I hung out with my friend Katelyn and we made these banana muffins (without the frosting to try and be a little more healthy and save money) and these coasters.

We were pretty surprised our muffins turned out right because we accidentally did everything the recipe told us not to. To top it all off, she doesn't have a microwave yet in her new apartment so we had to go old school with melting the butter. First we tried warming it with our hands, then by candle light, and and lastly by just placing it in a bowl in the oven. The muffins were really good. I might have eaten 4 that night.... don't judge.

The next day, we decided to make coasters out of scrapbook paper and tiles. They are so cute and very easy. Here are what mine look like. (For those of you wondering, whenever I finally get married, my last name will be Ward. Hence the "W".)

totes adorbs, right?

Just applying for jobs today because things that were supposed to work out, just haven't. Jobs applications are all the same. Everyone works in a fast-paced environment and wants you to have at least 3 years of experience. Oh and you have to be detailed-oriented, jack-of-all trades, and give your first child to the company as compensation. I really don't think half of those things are true just like every employee is a hard worker, team player, and likes to work holidays.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Quick List

1. Today was much better than yesterday. Unfortunately, I didn't have any work to do that would give me money but I made myself useful around the house, which made everyone else feel better. I folded the laundry, made dinner, did the dishes, and had a dance party with the kids. It was really fun. If you ever feel down, have a dance party with kids. You'll feel better before you know it.

2. Apparently, I enter contests now. I've entered 2 today haha. Well, one of them is a for a diamond dash in Lexington for next Saturday. I don't really know all the rules but I do know that my friend and I were accepted as contestants today and we'll be going all around Lexington next Saturday based on clues sent on our cell phone. The grand prize you might ask. A diamond ring worth $19,500 haha So the likelihood of us winning probably isn't that high but it's free and I get to traverse all over Lexington with one of my good friends. Can't be bad, right?

3. My hard drive is about to fail so I had to buy a new one today so that I won't be computerless.

4. On one hand, I really like freelancing and making my own schedule but on the other hand it's hard to work with people that you don't come into contact with on a day to day basis. If they don't answer your email or phone call, you're kind of stuck.

5. Skype is way better than talking on the phone. Also Skype is way better for long distance relationships... hands down. That's my two cents.

I could make up two more quick lists about my life but they're not very interesting so I don't want to bore you all :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Boots and Best Friends

I bought these boots 3 days ago and have been in them every since. Wore them with a dress to a wedding on Saturday, put them with skinny jeans and a fall sweater for church last night, and wore a similar outfit today when I went to see one of my bosses to get more projects. I've wanted some fall boots for a long time so it'll be a while till I'm not planning my next outfit with them :)

In other notes, I surprised Marie this weekend by showing up at the hotel she was staying at for her friend's weddings. Our other friend, Anna, was going to the wedding and so asked if I wanted to join her and surprise Marie. We packed up the car and left on Friday and were giddy with excitement by the time we pulled into the hotel parking lot. I was nervous because I just didn't know how she would react but when she saw me, she cried from joy (this has never happened so I was well, surprised myself). All in all, we had a fun, relaxing weekend. Glad I got to see her :)

This is what just came out of her room. She likes to play dress-up instead of napping. She just forgot to unzip the dress before putting it on.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


My life is one big waiting period. I'm waiting to hear back from a job that will determine what happens in the next 2 years of my life.... it's getting so hard to wait. I'd love to know the answer so that I could figure out what I'm doing, when I'm getting married, how I'm paying off loans, etc. but for now I'm waiting. I hope that soon, I will be able to get settled either here or somewhere else and get to pick a wedding date :)
Also, I will be happy for the day when all that I own isn't falling apart. Maybe that day won't come for a while but for now I can dream. I let a friend borrow my car and forgot to tell them that the passenger window doesn't go back up after you put it down. They of course put the window down because it was a nice day and they weren't driving very far. Now, my window is down and it was rainy yesterday and it's cold today :( I know it may be vain but I'm embarrassed that I have a garbage bag duct taped to my car. I'm hoping the dad of the family I live with will help me fix it a.s.a.p but again I'm just waiting here ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bajillion Pounds

That is how many pounds I will weigh if I don't stop baking. The cold/rainy weather has got me in the mood to bake fall-ish things and I noticed that I have pinned a lot of desserts on Pintrest but haven't made ANY of them as of late. So on Monday I made Apple Crumb Bars and Adam would not stop going on about them. He called me, and I quote, a "goddess of food". (Thanks sweetie, I will always accept goddess compliments). Oh and Adam randomly and spontaneously made the almost 8 hr drive to see his friends and I this weekend (He's such a trooper). I loved those stolen moments with him. I kept touching his arm or head or whatever just to make sure he was real. It just felt so surreal to actually see him in person.

Anyways, back to food. Yesterday, I made Caramel Pumpkin Cookies without the pecans because I just wasn't feeling them. These were good but I might do the caramel differently next time. I was told to put in those caramel squares that are wrapped in little cellophane packages and to cut them in bite size pieces. Which in theory sound good but when the cookie isn't warm, the caramel chunks are so chewy, I just don't like it.

Then tonight for the start of our small group/book club thing, I made Cinnamon Pumpkin baked donuts with the leftover pumpkin. (My only option for the canned pumpkin was one store that had only the double can-- so I had sooo much pumpkin--Also canned pumpkin has a season? I was the last to know apparently). I couldn't find the cinnamon chips I was supposed to use but there is so much cinnamon already in them that they are so good. Definitely hit the spot tonight and I had never made donuts so that was fun too.

Kindra and I really like the donuts :)

Look at all of them! So good.

What will I make tomorrow? Oh the options.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New Friends

I got an awful stomach bug yesterday and woke up to find these.
My new roommate may or may not have stole them from our neighbor's yard.