January 30, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table/2 on Tuesday - Broccoli Cheddar Soup

If you haven't noticed, I try to do two posts on Tuesdays - our usual recipe link up, and Andrea's 2 on Tuesday (the topic for that changes every week).  As it would happen, this week's topic is food!!  We're being asked what our two "go-to" recipes are.
2 on Tuesday

I am a sucker for orange chicken, and the crock-pot version is so easy and absolutely delicious!  I posted the recipe almost a year ago, and you can find it here.

Another recent favorite is Mexican egg rolls.  It's a yummy meal that can be altered to accommodate even the pickiest of kids, and it's fun for them to help assemble too! The recipe from a few months ago is here.

Because I can't follow rules - I'm going to share my favorite dessert too.  If I get invited to a cook-out and don't have much time to prepare, these suckers are going with me.  (Fine.  I bring them even if I have tons of time to prepare.  But people love them, I swear!)  Recipe here!


This week's recipe is a soup that a small group of my friends ask for every time I see them. 

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

6 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half & half
3 cups chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
4 cups broccoli florets
1 large carrot, diced
2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.  Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes, then gradually whisk in the half and half until smooth.  Add the chicken broth, bay leaves, nutmeg, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.  Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 30 minutes.

Add the broccoli and carrot to the brother mixture and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.  Discard the bay leaves.  Puree the soup with an immersion blender.  Add the cheese and whisk over medium heat until melted.

What's cooking in your kitchen?


January 27, 2012

And.... TAG {Part II}

Today I'm answering Kristine's questions. :-) Catch up with part one here.
1. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have 3 things, what would you want with you? (-- such a common question, I know).
I'd want my dogs, my Kindle Fire and an endless supply of sunscreen. {I burn like nobody's business!} I'm also making an automatic assumption that food and water will be available to me one way or another. :-)
2. If you had to drown in any liquid BESIDES water, what would you choose?
Um... Kahlua?! I mean, if you're doing to drown, it might as well taste good for a few minutes.
3. If you had to be covered completely in hair (I’m talking every crevasse of your body), or be completely hairless (no hair anywhere), what would you choose?
I'd say hairless.  This is probably TMI, but hair just doesn't grow on my legs. I don't have to shave my legs.  So to go from that to covered in hair just isn't happening.
4. If you had a kid (or had another kid for some of you), would you want a boy or a girl and what would their names be?
Honestly, I want a few of both.  My favorite boy names: Hunter, Evan, Noah, Nathan, Jackson, Callum and Mason.  My favorite girl names: Keelan, Sinclair, Peyton, Laurel, Piper, Skylar, Finley and Ainsley.
5. If you won the lottery, what would you do with your winnings (after taxes, obvs)?
I actually have a list for this! Of course it depends how big the winnings are... I want to donate to the ASPCA, a few rescue organizations and to Susan G. Komen.  Then I pay off all my debt, send my parents on their dream vacation, build my dream house and help a few friends/relatives with their bills.  It should go without saying that I get a few more pups and if I don't have a husband already - adopt a few kids.
6. Who are some of your favorite bloggers as of the time being? Link them to your post!
Please don't be offended if I forget you!  There are so many fabulous bloggers that I like to read, interact with on an ongoing basis.
Just a few of my favorites:
7. If money weren’t an object, what kind of car would you buy?
I'd get a brand new version of my current vehicle! I love, love, love my Chevy Tahoe (you may have seen my tweet-fest from last week with Holly extoling the virtues of Tahoes).  I haven't had the opportunity to get a brand new one... :-)
8. Congrats! You were just granted an all-expenses paid, two week vacation to ANYWHERE in the world! Where are you going to go?
I'm spending two weeks in the UK.  I'm hitting Harrod's, Covent Garden and the National Museum in London. Seeing Stonehenge and Stratford-upon-Avon again.  Laughing as the sheep in the Welsh countryside try and push me down hills. Standing at Lands End in the Cotswolds and seeing nothing but water as far as the eye can see. Slowly meandering though Edinburgh - my favorite city in the world. Hanging with extended family in their tavern.
9. If you were an animal, what would you be?
I'm pretty sure that I'd be a dog.  I see myself as trusting, loyal and ready to defend the people I love.
10. Who is your celebrity GIRL crush?
Reece Witherspoon.  That woman is beautiful, sweet and down to earth.  She has beautiful kids, a seemingly adoring husband and a killer sense of style.
11. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I'd probably go with pizza.  BBQ chicken pizza.  Am I weird?

And a quick reminder of my questions and who I tagged!

My eleven questions:
  1. If you had to pick a super power, what would it be and why?
  2. What was your best date ever?
  3. You have to move to a new city now. Right NOW! What city would it be?
  4. What current fad to you just abhor?
  5. What's your favorite childhood memory?
  6. You have to choose to not speak for a week or not use social media for a week. Which do you choose?
  7. What qualities are you looking for in a mate? {Or helped you find your hubby/boyfriend}
  8. What is your favorite book and why?
  9. How do you relax?
  10. What's your biggest fear?
  11. What can make you smile, no matter how bad a mood you're in?
"Tag" to eleven people:
Mrs. Jones
Beach Bum & Baby

January 26, 2012

And.... TAG!

I have been tagged by two spiffy {Hey, don't knock my verbiage!  I'm bringing back old-school.  Like the 50's...so REALLY old school.} ladies MMS & Kristine. I want to give both of these tags the attention they deserve, so I'll do one today and one tomorrow!
The rules:
1) You must post the rules.
2) Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post. {I'm not interesting...but I'll pretend for a minute.}
3) Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4) Tag eleven people and link them on your post.
5) Let them know you've tagged them.

Fun facts:
  1. I carry my passport with me at all times.  I laughingly say it's so I can flee the country... but I actually have left the USA spur of the moment before.  
  2. I'm allergic to coconut.  Not life threateningly allergic, but tingly lips/fuzzy tongue allergic.
  3. Generally, I'm very "go with the flow".  However, I am a control freak about driving.  I much prefer to be the driver than the passenger.
  4. I try to see the best in people.  Sometimes, that means I get hurt because I give people too much credit.
  5. I have very little tolerance for people who think the world revolves around them, people who hurt children/animals, and the otherwise rude!
  6. I can. not. wait to find a new job.  It means that I can indulge my desire to add a new pup to my little herd. :-)
  7. In real life, I'm extremely shy.  That is, until you get to really know me.  Then it's hard to shut me up!
  8. My dream jobs: Owner of a doggie day care, author, international tour guide, bakery owner, make-up artist, and press secretary.
  9. I'm a major insomniac.  I have a really hard time both falling asleep and staying asleep.  Having the dogs sleep with me actually helps me sleep a little... My PCP has a theory that I'll be cured of insomnia when I get married - that having someone sleeping next to me will force my biorhythms to sync into a normal sleep pattern. {BTW, I don't believe her.}
  10. I love jewelry!!!  But I'm really picky about it.  I prefer ruby (my birthstone) and diamonds best, like simple settings, and only gold.
  11. The "clumsy" gene runs in my family.  I should buy stock in black t-shirts because I drop things on myself so often!
  12. BONUS FACT: I learned how to knit when I was five.  It's a very zen activity for me.  Actually...most creative activities are really relaxing to me.
The questions from MMS

1) What one item of clothing do you have that you absolutely refuse to throw out?
I have a stash of my baby clothes that I want to pass on to my future daughter...then make a quilt out of.

2) What was the greatest gift that anyone ever gave you?
That's a hard one!  My favorite gift was my professional grade Kitchen-Aid mixer. {I cried when my parent's gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago.} 

The "greatest" gift that I've ever gotten is my dog Peach Blossom.  She went to Rainbow Bridge about 6 years ago. Here's the short story of Peachy... My grandpa {mom's dad} passed away Christmas Eve of my freshman year of high school.  I was devastated! He was the first of my grandparents to pass away, and honestly one of my favorite people.  My parents very astutely knew that I needed something to focus on as I mourned. {and puppy kisses can heal even the deepest of wounds}  So, they bought me Peach Blossom!  She was such an amazing dog!!!!  Everything that a Cocker Spaniel should be - loving, devoted to me, affectionate. 

3) Who was your first celebrity crush?
Wow.  I could easily tell you who my first real life crush was...but celebrity is a bit harder.  I'm going to have to go with Ryan Gosling back from the MMC days.

4) What was your worst date ever?
Oh...here we go.  My worst date ever was a blind date {predictable, huh?!}.  A very sweet friend set me up - on. my. birthday.  and it was an ambush date.  Seriously.  I thought I was meeting her for drinks.  She greeted me, introduced me to my blind date and excused herself. I'm sure that under normal circumstances this man is very nice.  However, he had JUST broken up with what he believed was the love of his life.  Literally days before.  I spent 2 hours nursing a drink while he cried on my shoulder about how he could never life life without Jenna {or whatever her name was}.  And then, he was so upset that he didn't pay the bar tab.  I had to!

I don't ask a lot.  Just please, don't set me up on blind dates on my birthday!

5) What is your one food guilty pleasure?
Once a year or so, I make Reese's peanut butter bars and don't share them with others.  I freeze the whole batch and then nibble one or two a night until they are gone.

6) Do you drink? What is your alcoholic drink of choice?
Yes, I do drink.  I'm a big fan of Reisling {a super yummy white wine}, mudslides, hard cider, and Alabama Slammers.

7) What was your favorite vacation?
My favorite vacation was the two weeks I spent on a tour of England, Scotland and Wales when I was 16.  I went with my mom, my grandma {mom's mom}, my brother and one of my cousins.  Every single day was hours spent on the tour bus going to a new attraction/city, getting corralled through countless museums/castles/etc., a forced understanding of what haggis and mead are, fire alarms in the middle of the night, having to use the men's room at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, tales from our guide {who looked exactly like Ringo Starr}, trying to decipher Welsh road signs and lugging my mom's vastly over packed suitcase to the bus each morning.

In other words - it was MAGICAL!! Every single moment of that vacation will be etched into my brain forever!

8) What is one thing that people like that you just don't get the appeal of?
Uggs.  I'm so sorry...but I just don't get it. They are bad for your arches, look ugly {in my opinion. I understand that I may be alone in that opinion.}, and are super expensive.

9) What is your favorite tv show?
I don't have just one favorite show.  I will share my current favorites! The West Wing {which I'd likely list if you made me pick just one}, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Covert Affairs, Dancing with the Stars, Two Broke Girls, Royal Pains, Criminal Minds, New Girl, Glee, and Bones.

10) Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
Nope.  Just my two live animals.  :-)

11) Are there any foods that you won't eat?
I have a "thing" with food textures.  I don't like mushy.  That means no yogurt, pudding, cheesecake or pie.

Other than that, the only foods I really dislike are: mushrooms, eggplant & brussel sprouts.  Oh and I don't do animal organs {tripe,liver, sweetbreads}.

My eleven questions:
  1. If you had to pick a super power, what would it be and why?
  2. What was your best date ever?
  3. You have to move to a new city now.  Right NOW!  What city would it be?
  4. What current fad to you just abhor?
  5. What's your favorite childhood memory?
  6. You have to choose to not speak for a week or not use social media for a week.  Which do you choose?
  7. What qualities are you looking for in a mate? {Or helped you find your hubby/boyfriend}
  8. What is your favorite book and why?
  9. How do you relax?
  10. What's your biggest fear?
  11. What can make you smile, no matter how bad a mood you're in?
"Tag" to eleven people:
Mrs. Jones
Beach Bum & Baby

January 25, 2012

The Lucky Winners!

Thanks to everyone that entered my giveaway!  You make a girl feel loved.  :-)
I'm glad I made the decision to do multiple prizes so I can share the joy amongst some really cool ladies!

*Drum roll, please*

Our winners are:
Bert's Bees Gift Pack - Preppy Girl Meets World
$20 Gift Card - Puddles (and her momma) @ We Three Doxies
Custom Hat - Kasey @ The Domestic Hygientist
Soda Stream - Mrs. Jones @ Keeping up with The Joneses'
Mystery Gift - Jessica @ You Are My Color

Now, I could tell you what the mystery gift is.  But I want Jessica to be surprised...so I'll wait a few days to reveal the package contents.  :-)

Winning ladies, please email me so I can get your prizes out later in the week!

January 23, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Chicken Pot Pie

Happy Tuesday!  If you entered my 500 follower giveaway, come back tomorrow when I reveal the winners.  :-)
Here's a little secret... I love the winter.  I'm not a huge fan of the snow, but I really like cold weather.  I'd much rather be cold than warm, think cold weather means making heartier meals for the family and longer nights to snuggle on the couch with the pups (or a human) you love.

In that vein - I love chicken pot pie!  I got this recipe from Pillsbury.com and made a few minor changes of my own. (Below is the original recipe, with a strike through anything I altered.)


Chicken Pot Pie

1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 3/4 2 cups chicken broth (I like either Swanson or Rachel Ray's brand)
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups shredded diced cooked chicken or turkey
2 cups Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables (of your choice), thawed
1 cup potatoes, par cooked and diced

Heat oven to 425°F. Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie using 9-inch glass pie pan.                   

In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. Gradually stir in broth and milk, cooking and stirring until bubbly and thickened.                    
Stir in chicken, mixed vegetables and potatoes. Remove from heat. Spoon chicken mixture into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust; seal edge and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.                    
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. During last 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

What's cooking in your kitchen?

2 on Tuesday: Music For All Moods

It's music week on 2 on Tuesday!  One of my favorite subjects, dontcha know?! (Sorry... a bit of my Newfoundland heritage leaking out.) The best way for me to tackle the song choices is via youtube.  That works, right? Right!
2 on Tuesday

What is the song you play when you want to get pumped up?

LMFAO is fun and upbeat!

What is the song you play when you want/need to cry?

Amazing Grace makes me cry like a baby. And so do bagpipes. I come from a large Scottish family...so it only makes sense. :-)

What is the song you play when you’re cleaning?

I love, love, love Florence and The Machine. This song gets a lot of play in my house, car, etc. :-)

What is the song you play when you’re exercising?

My excercising these days is mostly walks around the neighborhood with the pups. I love 80's pop and Crowded House plays the Isle of Wight Festival every few years (it's on my dream concert list, for you music junkies!) which inevitable ends up on BBC or Paladium for me to watch.

Now go link up with Andrea!

January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go!

Momma, I iz dressed up.  Who's hazzing a pawty?

January 16, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

Howdy!  Did everyone get a three day weekend?  From the looks of stores...it seems that way!  I had a few shopping adventures over the weekend.
On Sunday I went to a local furniture store and IKEA with my brother, JC and his girlfriend.  I scored an AWESOME deal in the furniture store's clearance center!!!!  A $700 chair for $217! Once we loaded up the chair (they won't deliver anything from the clearance center), we moved along to IKEA.  Where JC's girlfriend fell in love with an entertainment center.  Also a great deal - $229 for $99!  And...that's where skills in spacial relations came into play.  Of course, the entertainment center is the huge 6 foot x 5 foot model that comes in three boxes.  With about an hour of jostling, everything fit into my SUV.  Yet ANOTHER reason I'm so happy I drive a Tahoe!

Monday I spent some time with my fabulous (and newly engaged - go visit her blog!) cousin.  At Target I scored some cute curtains for my sun room on sale for $5.58! Then we communed with nature the yarn store.

OK, I'm babbling.  I'll get along to the recipe now.  Oh, but first...did you know I'm celebrating 500 followers with a giveaway?  Enter here. :-)


Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

1 (2-3 pound) boneless pork roast
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp dried basil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast in slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic, oil and salt; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.

Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

What's cooking in your kitchen?

2 on Tuesdays: Red Carpet Fashion

The adorable Andrea is back in action with her "2 on Tuesdays" linky!  She picked a good one this week.... Red carpet fashion.  :-)
What celebrities do you think have the best red carpet fashion? What celeb’s closet would you like to raid?

2 on Tuesday

I lurved Reese Witherspoon's dress.  Strapless can be risky...but she does it oh so well.  The color is fabulous too.

 photo | Reese Witherspoon
{Picture taken from people.com}

Emma Stone looked so beautiful.  Bless her for having the courage to wear that deep of a "V" neckline.  I could never do that...but she does, and does it well!

EMMA STONE photo | Emma Stone
{Picture taken from people.com}

I think Jessica Alba could wear a potato sack and look glamorous!  I wish she had worn a slightly less neutral color...but that dress looks like it was made to compliment her shape and features.

JESSICA ALBA   photo | Jessica Alba
{Picture taken from people.com}

Who's closet would I like to raid?  Well, I think that the ones who carried it off best on the Golden Globes are some that have a sense of style that I like...

Jessica Alba
Reese Witherspoon
Jennifer Garner
Kate Winslet

Now, head on over and link up with Andrea!

Five Hundred Follower GIVEAWAY!!!

It seems like yesterday that I started my blog.  It was such a thrill to think that even a few people found me interesting enough to follow and/or comment!

That I now have over 500 followers just blows my mind!!  I appreciate each and every one of you...and love that you all coo over my pups and try my recipes and don't judge me (too harshly) for my occasional rants/whiny posts.

If I could, I'd make a big trip to hug you all as thank you!  But, since I can't - I'm going to do a giveaway.  Because there are so many of you, I don't think it's fair to do just one prize.

Prize 1:

Burt's Bees Gift Tin

Prize 2:

A $20 gift card.  You choose...Amazon, Target, Starbucks, etc.

Prize 3:

Fisherman's Cable Knit Hat
A custom-made hat. (We'll talk to determine what style and color you'd like.)

Prize 4:

SodaStream Fountain Jet

Prize 5:

A mystery item!

And here are the rules:
ONE entry for following me.
ONE entry for following me on Twitter (@allthelilstuff).
ONE entry for Tweeting my giveaway - I won't even tell ya what to say! :-) (leave a comment with the link!)
ONE entry for having either my blog button or Tuesdays At The Table button on your sidebar.

Please make sure to leave seperate comments for each entry, so I can give you appropriate credit!!  All entries must be received by Monday, January 23rd at midnight.  :-)

January 13, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Diamond Candles

I am a sucker for candles!  When the opportunity to take part in Diamond Candles review and giveaway was presented to me - I jumped on board.
A little about the candles:
Our soy candles are earth friendly all natural soy, use jars that you can reuse for many other purposes after you candle is burned, and we put a ring worth $10, $100, $1000, or $5000 inside every candle.
The Diamond Candle company is giving away free candles to 30 lucky readers!

Did you catch that?!  There's a ring in every single candle!  They sent me the candle in "Sunwashed".

About this scent
Remember when you were a kid and you would jump in a big pile of clean and warm sheets, burying yourself underneath? Well we took all those warm sheets out of the dryer and put them in a candle jar. Ok, well maybe not really. But you get the idea. It's Sunwashed, give it a try.

Burn time
125-160 hours of fragrance.
Soy candles burn slow! It took about 8 hours to burn down to the point where I could pry the gold foil wrapped ring out of the hot wax with tweezers.  I was rewarded with this little beauty.  She's an amethyst and absolutely beautiful!  (In case you were wondering...I'd be a very happy lady if I was eventually presented an engagement ring in this style.)

Diamond Candles will be giving away 30 candles, spread across all their sponsored reviewers.  Trust me, you WANT one of these candles!  Like other candles this size (21 oz.), they run at the $25 price point...but other places don't give you what I equate the the grown up version of Happy Meal prizes.

You can enter through January 27th, and winners will be announced shortly thereafter!

January 11, 2012

Help Me Shop...

Ladies, I'm on a mission to get curtains on all my windows.  Let's ignore the fact that I've had the house for over a year and you can see in 75% of my windows!  Moving on....First room to be addressed is my sunroom.  Seven of the 21 windows in my house are in the sunroom.  It makes sense - but you can see into three sides of my house from that room.

It's currently this color (Formal Garden) with white trim. It is the brightest room in my house...I like that it brings the outside in during the winter.

Anywho...I want the room to remain light and airy, but obviously want some semblance of privacy.  I'm thinking something like this. Yes?  No?

Xhilaration® Ruffle Window Panel - White (54X84").Opens in a new window

The second room I want to address is my bedroom.  The floor is currently parquet (let's not go there...it will be replaced as soon as my budget allows), has white trim and is this color (Larkspur Bouquet).

Because my neighbor insists on having flood lights on all night and it shines into my bedroom - I need either a thick fabric or flat out black-out curtains. {Fingers crossed, my insomnia will be alleviated a bit by having a really dark room.}

Thoughts on these two?
Target Home ™ Woven Damask Panel.Opens in a new window
(I think the smaller damask pattern is a little busy.)

Isabella Window Panels - White (42x84").Opens in a new window
(I like this one a smidge better.)

Have any good suggestions on where I can buy tons of curtains for a good price?! :-)

I also want a big fluffy chair like this...


Or this...

January 09, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Pesto Chicken Salad

Happy Tuesday! The lovely people over at MyBlogSpark sent me a coupon link for $1.25 off of 4 cans of Progresso soup.  I printed my coupon!  You should too. :-)


Does anyone love pesto as much as I do?!  Anybody??  This recipe is pretty much perfect in my opinion.  You can swap out most ingredients for lower or full fat options, and the celery can be replaced by olives, shredded carrot, bell pepper, radishes...whatever you like!

Pesto Chicken Salad

3 cups diced cooked chicken
1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup frozen green peas (or corn)
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup basil pesto

Thaw frozen peas and let drain while you prep the other ingredients. Give your cooked chicken a medium dice (or whatever size you prefer) and put into mixing bowl. Slice green onions celery and add to chicken. Get the peas as dry as possible, then add to bowl with other ingredients.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayo and pesto. Gently fold dressing into salad. Chill before serving.  I like to either A. Serve over a bed of greens or B. Serve on toasted whole wheat bread with a little provolone cheese.

What's cooking in your kitchen?

She Said YES!

You may have noticed a few mentions of my favorite cousin (and one of my best friends) Kristin & her fiance lately.  For those of you that have been reading awhile, I've always said "boyfriend".  Well...there's a good reason for the recent change in terminology! 
The man in her life asked her to marry him!!!  Not a day too soon, either.  They've been together for 10 years, and make a great couple!

Aren't they adorable?!

To document her voyage from new fiance to wife, she's created a new blog - And I Said Yes!. Come on by and say "hi"! I know she'd love to share the experience with you...and get some great tips for a fun, economical and beautiful wedding too!!

January 04, 2012

Eff...Marry...Kill - Hawaii Five-O Edition

That's right, Blonde Undercover Blonde and The Vintage Apple are hosting another round of Eff, Marry, Kill!!

Can I even tell you how excited I was when they announced that today would be FMK day?!  For those of you new to the game - go here to see how this linky started.


I went Hawaii Five-O style this time around.  What's not to love?  Action, adventure...and shirtless men.

Eff... Danny "Danno" Williams (Scott Caan).  He's a real sweetie, a total goofball and usually the voice of reason for the team.  But the man is still in love with his ex-wife.  You can't mess with that.

Marry...Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Laughlin).  Hot headed, fiercely protective of those he loves, and just plain H-O-T.  They don't show his softer side too often, but it's there just waiting for the right girl.

Kill...Dr. Max Bergman.  Really, the character hasn't done anything wrong per se.  He's just anti-social and a little odd.  I don't necessarily want to make him go far, far away - but they need to make him more likable.

What do you think?  Am I crazy?

January 03, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...My New Table Decoration

Yeah.  So look where I found Meadow.  Anyone else notice that she's standing on the dining room table?!?! And it's not even MY table!  It's my parents!

I iz pretty, no?! Who says table is bad idea? Iz where food iz, no?!

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