Thursday, October 28, 2010

i need a baking intervention.

hello world! :)
i've decided to put together another top ten:

10. the big bang theory is probably the funniest show i've seen in all of my existance.  i love sheldon cooper. not more than bryce. but what can i say, my heart melts for a boy in plaid pants and a flash t-shirt. also, BBT means it's thursday, which also means the office, and best of all, it means that tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! :

9.  pumpkin streusel bars, courtesy of how to: simplify, are probably going to change my life.  i few weeks ago i made her pumpkin cream cheese bars, and i have no doubt these will be just as wonderful.

8. 1 peter 5:7 "cast all your cares upon Him, because he cares for you." A-STINKIN-MEN! 

7. yellow t-shirt, black paint, 3 inch foam brush.  get ready for project: halloween costume! : )

6.  having a wonderful friend with wonderful clothes.  it's one of the things i miss most about having roomies, but that shall be solved soon!

5.  charlie brown.  today i watched bits and pieces of Happy Valentines Charlie Brown (my most favorite is minutes 3:02 - 4:30) do you know the tortures of a memory of a lost love?!?!!! it will haunt you every day!! are you sure you want to lose me?  o the pains of unrequited love.  

4. tech a&m weekend is this weekend! WRECK 'EM Tech!! :)

3. i love seeing the temperature drop below 95 degrees.  i really don't ask for much.  i just want to wear a sweater. is that too much to ask for?

2.  i got to see my mom this week! it was a short visit, but still great! i'm glad God gave me such a great family, and i'm pretty positive i wouldn't trade them in for anything!

1.  i had to go to walmart tonight, scarring most definitely, but one good thing did come from it.  there were christmas trees on display.  although i don't plan on buying anything else from walmart unless under extreme emergency related circumstances.....i'm taking this as a sign that Christmas is coming soon! and i can't wait to decorate my apartment!!

and that's me today. :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

this is me today.

i'm gonna make a top ten for right now.
here goes it:

10.  i'm addicted to pumpkin.  in the past two weeks, i have baked pumpkin scones, pumpkin bars, pumpkin cake balls, and pumpkin waffles are in the works.  i have a pumpkin candle burning in my living room every evening, and i've got dreams of pumpkin carving in my future.  i love the fall!

pumpkin balls! adapted from this pumpkin bar recipe: yummmm!!! 
9.  i loveeeeee my google reader.  for real.  i love seeing the (#) every morning when i take my quick brain breaks throughout the day.  
8.  teen mom.  i'm obsessed.  it's a love hate relationship.  i just can't stop myself.
7.  my new scrapbook is underway, and i've got sooo many new pictures to fill it up! 
6. college football! i'm not exactly the espn guru by any means, but i love watching it! it gets me so excited, and it's super fun to pretend to be a kid again!
bryce was a super trooper at the tech/baylor game! wreck 'em!
5. new friends! : ) who doesn't love that??

4.  i'm lovin the new shane and shane cd.  for reals.  it's a soul-refreshing investment.
3.  sweaters, yoga pants, ugg boots. these three things are wonderful things are coming out of the back of my closet. well maybe just the first two, but i have faith that the third will come out some day!
2.  the one a day chronological study Bible.  definitely a really cool way to read through and dig into the word.
1.  cary grant, gene kelley, audrey hepburn, anything classic.  i love saturday afternoons.  pop in an old movie (daddy long legs, every girl should be married, roman holiday, your choice), bust out the pictures, scissors and glue, and get ready for some scrapbookin magic.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

terrific tuesday! :)

today was a great great day.

1. the high today was only 79.  i didn't even know it was possible for houston weather to go below 85, but praise the Lord, it's possible.

2. free chick fil a sandwich for lunch.  pretty awesome.

3. biggest loser tuesday!! enough said. (and kind of ironic considering the rest of this post...)

3. it's october, which means pumpkins are in high supply, pumpkin patches, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, dancing pumpkin cartoons, and last but not least.......pumpkin scones! : )

i'm not entirely sure what got into me tonight.  it might have been the crisp, cool, air lacking humidity, it might have been the cooking blogs i've become completely obsessed with, or maybe it was destiny, but i did it.  i baked some super yummy scones.  : )

ok, so i know the picture looks terrible, and that no one in their right mind would find that appetizing, but i promise you, they taste a billion times better than they may appear.  my new goal is to master the art of food photography, but until then, you're just going to have to trust me.

i found the recipe on one of my new favorite blogs: cook like a champion.  her pictures look a lot better than mine! 

so my run tonight may have been completely negated by my over-consumption of these beautiful baked goods, but it was so worth it.  my apartment smells like a b&bw candle, and i like it! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

game day! :)

so,,,,,,i got a little crafty today.  give me a glue gun and i'll go crazy! i made some game day headbands, college, high school, thursday, everyday is better with a super fun headband!!

i made a few for the aggies, and a few for the red raiders/cowboys.  not gonna lie, the aggie ribbon is super cute.  i guess that's what happens when you move away from west texas, the aggies start taking over the world, and the raiders get hung out to dry. but nothing beats the beautiful combination of black and red. Wreck Em! :)

crafting and scrapping is such great therapy for me. i just get in these moods, and all i want to do is make things, and build things, and create things. and then when i finish, i feel so accomplished.

Sometimes, when i'm having a rough day, its so nice to be able to sit back and be reminded that there is a bigger and better purpose for me out there.  i'm not saying that craft-queen is my bigger purpose, but it's just a sweet gift that helps me remember how much my Savior loves me.  he's given me a passion for creativity, and i find such joy in being able to do something with that gift.

"I will praise the LORD all my life; 

       I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."
psalm 146:2