Monday, June 27, 2011


help!!! im drowning in a sea of moving boxes and trash 

...moving thurs! cant wait to show you my new house!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


saw this on the way to work today. a girl riding a motorcyle/scooter thing with the license plate BLMPKIN. that means blumpkin right? if you dont know what that means, go to hahhahah

as Holly pointed out, my blog has been so slow lately! so sorry, moving is taking all my energy. i'll be back to normal next week hopefully!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


strawberry milk whoopie pies

ahhhh...I DIE. i need these in my life immediately. Sprinkle Bakes is the cutestt!

too bad i already packed ALL of my baking equipment for the i need to wait two weeks. waaaah!

Monday, June 20, 2011

i love rascal flatts!

pre Rascal Flatts! typical pic in front of the big ol' suburban! look at that little pudgeball pup named Ellie!

post Sara Evans

seriously, i love summer time! i love my friends! and i really love big bud lights.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bobbie Allen - EP Release!

hey guys! i've mentioned the beautiful Bobbie Allen several times on my bloggy!

...and tonight is what a lot of us (especially Bobbie) have been waiting for since we knew she could sing! HER RELEASE PARTY!!!!!!!

if you happen to stalk my blog from Arlington, VA or any surrounding area - come to Iota tonight at 8:30 to see her sing!

also - see my bestie Meesh's posts about her too!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

don't happy.

i've been an absolute mess recently - hence, less posting, more freaking out.

reasons why:
everyone is moving out of the house i've lived in for 3 years. end of an era.
um...since we're moving out, we're going to be homeless.
did i mention my parents were also looking for a new house and in major transition?

reasons why i believe that everything is going to be amazing:
moving out - new beginnings. (and no more negligent landlords!!)
me and sissy found the MOST amazing 2 bedroom HOUSE right near ours in arlington. did i mention they allow pets AND do the yard work for us? we sign the lease tonight! so happy!
my parents, who were renting this other house since their old gigantic home sold so suddenly, needed to be out - and guess what? they found an amazingly beautiful home right near our old one...(so much for downsizing, guys). they are moving in on monday - just in time.

don't worry, everything is going to be amazing.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

i'm backkk!!

me, mom, sis on the first night <3

i love my beautiful sissy!

Papi and Claire :)

Me and Sissy before The City Nightclub


Um Hello Paradise!
We're back from a GLORIOUS family vacation in Cancun. I am so blessed to have already been twice in 2011 - seriously, I have the most amazing family.  We had a great time, ate a lot, drank a LOT, and overall just tried not to die in the 90 million degree heat. Thank you to my wonderful parents for another perfect trip.

but i'm back to regular posting now! bringing a few great recipes to the blog this week!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

bee fam bee fam better than the pirate fam!

Bee Fam Tree - yea - they still do that :)

here is the BEE FAM. hahahaha a "rivalry" that will most likely last until we die

Friends at Emily and Chelseas bbq! Meeshie was in town!!


Emily and Chelsea had a big bbq the other night because our good friend Meeshie was in town! it was so good to see everyone!

i love my friends.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

chicken tenders!

baked chicken tenders are my new fave! baked chicken is SO much more moist than on the pan or grill. maybe i just suck at both of those. it's entirely possible.


i added some cayenne pepper - YUM. spicy chicken tenders that tasted a little like Wendy's spicy chicken nuggs! mmmmm. this was the second time i've made them in about a week. that good.

this recipe is slightly adapted from Gina's Skinny Recipes!
  • 16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp panko
  • however much cayenne - i prob put about a 1/2 tsp.
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • olive oil spray (I used my Misto)
Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.

Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.
Season chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and mix well so the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken.
Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 - 10 minutes. Turn over then cook another 4 - 5 minutes or until cooked though.

Funfetti Cupcakes - from scratch!

soooo - this is usually how our nights go at our house (lots of girls living together):

roomie 1: mads, make cupcakes!
roomie 2: yea, yea ,yea! do it!
me: no guys, make them yourselves. we dont even have the ingredients.
roomie 3: whatever mads, just go to the store, get the ingredients, and then make them and serve us.
roomie 1 and 2: good idea
me: **expletive** i hate you all. no.
roomie 1: COME ONNNN!!!
me: whatever, we have heavy whipping cream and no milk, and old eggs. you guys enjoy the outcome.
roomie 1, 2, 3: YESSSSSS!!! sounds amazing.
me: you are all retarded.

and thats how cupcakes usually get made at our house....or any food, for that matter. old ingredients and sprinkles make anyone happy, right?

anyway, the point here is that we all wanted funfetti cupcakes, and we didn't want to go to the store to get the box. sooo - i made home made ones - the ones that Mrs. How Sweet posted yesterday! how convenient!

all i can say is - damn i'm glad i made them with heavy whipping cream mixed with water (disgustingly awesome) - because they turned out amazing and i didnt even ice them because 1: toooooo effing lazy. and 2: didn't need icing. and 3: my greedy ass roomies couldn't wait another minute. (but i love them.)

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes 
{*via How Sweet Eats, only slightly adapted}
makes 12 cupcakes
1/2 cup butter (light butter in our case)
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs (old eggs. whatever)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk (umm...mostly heavy whipping cream with a little bit of milk)
1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles + more for top of frosting...*or just to eat out of the palm of your hand

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Fold in assorted sprinkles.

Pour into cupcake tins and fill 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool, then frost.

puppy is helping me bake!

make them. do it. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011