Friday, February 13, 2015

Show Us Your Singles (heart emoji)

Happy Friday and Happy Valentines Day weekend! What a perfect weekend to link up with Kelly's Korner blog for Show Us Your Singles.

As I have said in previous years, I absolutely love this blog and this idea. I think it is so fun- and, why not?

I had to do a little bit of begging to get my "single" back on board this year. For those of you that have participated before, you might recognize my cousin AJ!

You can reference old posts to hear me brag on him, but I am more than willing to do so again this year.

AJ is one of the best and funniest guys I know. In short, I am lucky to have him as my cousin AND friend.

Name: Austin (AJ)
Age: 28
Occupation: Design Engineer
Location: Lincoln, NE

AJ is very family oriented and cares a lot about his friends and family. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!


If you are interested in learning more about AJ, send an email to OR leave a comment!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Current Post

I stumbled on this "currently I am…" challenge and thought I would give it a go. So, here it goes.

Reading…. Unbroken. There isn't much to say as I just started, but, so far so good! I wanted to read it in case I decide to see the movie.

Playing… what? I'm not playing anything. Sometimes I play trivia crack. I actually feel like the constant trivia is making me smarter. Maybe.

Watching… Parks & Rec. Need I say more? Greatest show. And the Bachelor, unfortunately. What a mess.

Trying… I was trying to come up with the greatest cinnamon roll recipe ever, but making 1-2 batches per week became tiring and I am breaking on that effort.

Cooking… nothing lately. I have really been slacking.

Eating… a lot of girl scout cookies. Too many. Embarrassing amounts. I wish the peanut butter patty and thin mint didn't exist. This season of life needs to end, stat.

Drinking… a lot of water.

And I am going to wrap this up by combining the loving, thinking, discovering, feeling, going, smelling, listening to with this fun new life event:

Baby Brick was born on Christmas day and he is the sweetest little bundle of love. Pretty much since he has been here he is topping the charts on all of those things and we are so happy to have him.  And right now he is helping me write this blog.

I sure do love this sweet baby and it's probably time for us to cuddle up together. Goodnight everyone!


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Current Favs: Healthy Snacks Edition

I, like many others, try my hardest to eat healthy snacks during the day. I cannot, repeat, CANNOT, get meal to meal without snacks. I can, but I also become angry. Hangry, as they say. No thanks.

The following are a few of my current favorite health(ier) snack and meal options:

1. Van's Gluten Free "Say Cheese" crackers

My sweet bf had these at his house and introduced me to them. Immediately hooked. I included this little ditty so you can see for yourself..not bad! These are SO good if you have the cheesy, salty cravings going on.

2. PB2 with Chocolate

I love this stuff. I have used it off and on for a while now- I think the chocolate version is delicious though. My favorite thing to do is to make it with slightly more water than suggested and dip apples in it. Such a treat!

3. Caulifower rice

I don't have a photo example of this, but I have been reading a lot about various uses of cauliflower and my favorite (quick) meal substitute is using cauliflower for rice. I process it until it looks rice-ish (the blender also works well) , microwave for 8 minutes or so, and then make it into my favorite rice flavors. Most recently, I added honey, soy and some garlic for a delicious teriyaki "rice." This goes great with chicken!

That's all for now.. give these a try when you have a second!