Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday G-Dub

Today is my brother-in-law Garrett's birthday!
Hope you have a wonderful day G-Dub!

First Ever Tasty Tuesday

 Fried Egg Sandwich and Garlic Couscous 
This recipe is seriously SO easy and it is perfect for:
1. Small meals
2. Serving for 2
3. Smaller kids that are picky

All you need is:
-a white bowl (yes it has to be white or a really light color not pink though)
-garlic powder or garlic salt
-olive oil
-vegetable oil

I put on the couscous first. It's super easy to make. You put 2 cups of water in a pot and then throw it in for 5 minuets and stir it a few times. After 5 min, take it off the stove and add seasoning. I added dried onion flakes, garlic powder and a little bit of olive oil. Yumm! Not to mention it reheats really easy and tastes just as good the 2nd or 3rd time around.
 Next I fried my egg. Put the skillet on medium and put in some vegetable oil. (You can really use any oil. I just prefer vegetable). If you don't know how to fry an egg I would recommend checking out some videos on YouTube. They really do taste better than scrambled. The eggs that I used are super fresh. Meaning I got them from my friend Erica who's parent's have their own chickens in their back yard. They are delicious! A tip for making farm fresh eggs: break the egg into a white bowl before putting them in the black skillet. Some farm fresh eggs can be bloody. I know sounds delish right? Just toss that one out and get a new one.  
 Toast some bread, throw some garlic salt on your eggs, smother in butter if you wish and then DIG IN! Doesn't that look tasty? The fried egg on top is without the yolk busted. If you don't like the runny middle, pop the yolk while frying and you don't have the runny center. The one on the bottom isn't runny.

Themed Days

So I'm going to start doing themes for each day. I think it will help me have something to blog about. Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to do my picture dumps, family posts, and all those lovely random thoughts. No worries there. I just think if I have some themes for the day you all will know what to expect and will have something to look forward to. I have one disclaimer though. I can't promise I will post everyday about the speicific topic. It's just a guildline not a rule. I hope you all can enjoy some structure though. Enjoy!

So here is the game plan.

Made Up Mondays
I figure this will be a good way to start to week. I will either give tips, show new makeup reviews, try some new makeup and show you all how to use it, show different outfits, hair tutorials, nail polish reviews, etc. Anything fashion related will go. I figure this is a good time to answer questions too about makeup, clothes, hair, and more.

Tasty Tuesday
Tuesdays are all about food! I would like to share and receive recipes on these days. Everything from the uber-healthy to the down right fat goes straight to your butt recipes. There are no limitations here. I'm all for starting new things and cooking is one of those things. Haha. My husband is going to love this!

Does it Work Wednesday
Wednesdays are all about product reviews. Makeup, household products, you name it, I'll try it. I have one stipulation thought. NO Wrecking Balm Tattoo Remover. If you have a product you have been dying to try but are worried it won't work, look no further.  Just ask me! I will try anything at least once. Twice if I like it.

Thrifty Thursday
Thursdays are all about saving some green. Tips and tricks for saving a buck or two. This includes local coupons available, good finds for cheap prices, and even some really great shopping finds that I got while shopping at local antique stores. 

Friday Confessions
I love my Friday Confessions. I have to confess that it is a little litberaiting to be able to spill me guts to you all. The good, the bad, and the ugly. You accept me for everything that I am and I love you all for that.

So what do you all think? Does this make your blog reading ears perk? If you have ANY suggestions or ideas for posts that you would like to see let me know! 

Just a side note: My coworker Jet from Sri Lanka is singing Taylor Swift and it's making me giggle.  

Tuesday Confessions

Where did this week go? Life has been flying by lately and I can't get a handle on it to make it slow down. We had a great weekend doing a whole lot of nothing. I did homework while Derek and Stratton had some quality time together. We went to Derek's dad's house for Super Bowl and then got a kid free night last night so I enjoyed a glass of cheap wine while I watched Oddities.

I hope you all had a great weekend, enjoy my Friday Confessions a few days late.

I confess I cry every time I see a welcome home video of a solider to his family. It gets me every time!

I confess I have a weird habit... I keep boxes. Not big boxes but boxes from makeup, perfume, phones, etc. I know it's a weird habit and I'm a little puzzled as to why I get such gratification from saving these boxes. haha. I think it makes the thing I bought seem new again when I put it back in the box. It's weird I know. Just one of my many quirks.
Here are just a few of the many boxes I hold on to for some reason.
I confess I accidentally killed my aloe plant. It's still half alive but it looks REALLY bad. I just can't keep plants. I think I have a black thumb.

I confess I have been drinking A LOT lately. Not alcohol. I've been waking up and drinking a glass of water, then once I get to work I drink a bottle of grape juice, then a bottle of apple juice and then another 32oz of water until I get off work. I've just been REALLY thirsty lately.

I confess I love sleeping on our couch. Derek snores horribly so it's kind of nice to be able to sleep in silence in the living room every now and then.

I confess I am really really looking forward to going to Annie Lauries Antiques this week! I will be sure to share my finds with you all!

Hope you all are having a great week!