Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's Do Lunch.

Let's get three cheers for some egg salad! I recently have developed my own take on this delicious lunch that my mom sometimes made for me as a kid. It's funny when you realize the things you don't know how to do because someone else has always done them for you. For example: hard boiling an egg. I am fully aware of what a hardboiled egg looks like, taste like (yum), smells like (gross) and I had a general idea of how to get it there but I thought I better do a little googling. Is 'googling' officially a verb yet? It’s probably a safe bet. Ok, back to lunch - after finding instructions on how to perfectly hard boil an egg, I waited a few minutes for them to cool and when it was time, I turned them into this delicious salad.

Pretty simple: dice eggs, mix with a little bit of mayonnaise, a tiny drop of mustard, green onions, salt and pepper. Toast two pieces of bread, lay some spinach leaves down and spread out the egg salad.

Make one for you. Make one for a friend. Enjoy it. Together. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He’s ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again

Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pretty Young Thing

Hey there. Saturday's are great. You know what else is pretty great? The Food network. The Food network on Saturday, it's wonderful. Oh, and this outfit would be super for a Saturday too.

As summer approaches, I am looking forward to lots of sun dressesbig totes and bright nail polishes.
Here in Florida, we get a ton sunshine during the summer but we also get frequent afternoon showers. This cute red umbrella would be a great investment for those rainy days! 

My summer officially starts in one week and I can't wait. Did I mention that I am also graduating from college in a week? If anybody wants to supply future-real-world me with these lovely sunglasses, we would be best friends.

Hope you enjoying your Saturday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Creative Bracketology 101

Hey there. Glad you're here. I'm especially glad you're here today. Today is a special day that involves special things.Special treats like this cupcake:

Don't worry, the special treat didn't end with the cupcake.

This year I participated in constructing my first NCAA bracket during March madness. I enjoy sports but I can't say I caught every basketball game this season or even a quarter of the games. My life is far too busy to be following the player’s stats and taking notes on the teams. So here’s the deal: basketball, I like it, but I'm no expert.

 My mom however, she's a rock star. She follows it hard core. A group of friends, including myself (and my rock star mom) joined a group on ESPN, made a bracket, paid $5.00 and boom! My love for college basketball was born. In a crazy turn of events my bracket won. Here she is in all her glory:

My frugal self had a mission. I was determined to make my winnings go as far as possible. Me and my creative mind debated for a little while, discussed a few options and came up with a plan. With forty dollars, a short list, and a $10 off $30 coupon for World Market, I was off. I decided to give my room a makeover and a little Botox. I learned a few lessons: 1. Always, always over estimate the amount of spray paint needed to cover a piece of furniture. 2. When the spray paint doesn't cooperate and you think you've ruined the piece of furniture, be patient. Things that aren't perfect sometimes turn out pretty sweet. 3. De-clutter. It makes all the difference.

So here it is friends. Cleaned up and refreshed:

A nice change to my small little room. What do you think?

Enjoy the simple things my friends,