Monday, April 26, 2010

Not Much Happening Tonight

J made it home on Sunday night. He missed me :) That was the first trip away that wasn't work related. This week his nephew is coming in for a golf trip; Thursday through Sunday. That's a lot of golf! I'll be cooking on Thursday night, trying out a new recipe. I'm sure it will be successful, if it is, I'll post it.

I have been counting down the days until our honeymoon. May 14th couldn't come quicker! I'm ready to do absolutely nothing at all but be a beach bum. I'm ready for you Cancun!

Today's Temperature: 93*ish

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Beautiful Day

Today held such a busy day! I didn't get up until 9ish, so I achieved my wanting to sleep in! I finally left for Ikea around 11:30ish. When I pulled in I was like "crap it's busy". The place opens at 10 and is always busy no matter when you go. I grabbed the few items I went there for and got out pretty quickly. I left pissed off because I was so tired of the rude people in there.

The afternoon was the busiest. I watched the other rental, Old Dogs. I thought it was funny and is worth seeing. I washed up all of my Friday night purchases at BBB. Threw in a few loads of laundry. Walked Tory. Went back to BBB to return a too small comforter for our spare bedroom. Headed to Dillard's to find a comforter in the correct size and it was on sale! I was ready to go home and watch the third movie ( I can't even remember the name of it, it was that bad. I didn't finish it. It had Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver in it).

I took the movies back and decided to try out a new place for supper. I tried out Los Favoritos Taco Shop. I was real leery about it when I got in because the employees spoke little English. I asked the lady in front of me who did a call in order, if it was good. Her eyes lit up and said it was very good and that her husband craved that place. They keep a menu in their car and do call in orders. I ordered the #5, 2 beef tacos (I opted for shredded beef instead) with rice and beans. Got my order to go and headed home to try it out. The place had steady business. I had to wait in line to place my order and there were more behind me to place theirs. The place is really small, so I assume most people get their orders to go. Taco shops are supposed to be small anyway, right? I got home and dug in. It was really good. The beans and rice weren't your typical. These were authentic. The tacos are great! They don't have tomatoes on them, so that makes it way easier for me to order (I always do no tomatoes). The Mexican restaurants we go to around here are all pretty much authentic anyway, but they all do rice a little different. This place had the best rice of all.

The day was beautiful! A slight breeze, upper 70's, low 80's. It was perfect! The weather really made me want to buy a bicycle. That will be my next purchase. There is something about a bicycle that makes you feel free. Maybe it's the wind that blows on your face. As a kid I biked all over town! I'd be out on my bike for hours upon hours. Bike back and forth to friends houses or just go out and bike.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Night to Myself

It's almost 11 p.m. here in Arizona and usually I'm not awake. My husband is out of town for the weekend (my first time using the word husband on the ol' blog!). So what else do you do when your spouse is out of town?
I went to my fav... Bed Bath and Beyond. A.K.A BBB. I knew I wanted the Cuisinart mini processor and a king size pillow. You know, you always find a hundred other gadgets and cool things. I found lots of cool things and some of them I'll be testing out this weekend. I found this tiny spatula named the cookie spatula. It's nice and small to use to take your cookies off the pan. I always have the issue of the spatula being too big and running into other cookies when trying to take them off the pan. I also thought I'd try the cookie spoon. It's about the size of a tablespoon and has a flexible rubber bottom so you can flip the dough out of the spoon and onto the pan. My cookie press from Pampered Chef broke a while ago. It will be interesting to see if it works like I'm hoping! I also bought a small salad spinner, the Good Grips brand. I never get the water out enough when it's in the colander and I know the spinners work. Something I've been wanting for a while.

On my way home I stopped by Bashas to get some movies at the one day Blockbuster rental machine. There was a deal that if you bought 2 movies you get the third free. I figured I'd have plenty of time to watch movies and went with the deal. I watched Love Happens. I like Jennifer Aniston, so I see every movie she's in.

Well, I have managed to make myself tired. I'm looking forward to sleeping in, then I have plans to head to Ikea to browse (more shopping!) then back home to watch the other two movies before they have to be returned at 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

All About J

Tonight I went with J for his HOA certificate presentation. Before the wedding he attended a 6 week HOA (Home Owners Association) class. Since this is our fist time living in an HOA community it struck his interest to learn more about HOA's. The certificate presentation was held at the City of Chandler council meeting. This was our first time attending a council meeting. They start out with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance. When was the last time you said the pledge of allegiance? Do you remember saying it every morning in grade school?! It's sad that the pledge is never said anymore. We didn't stay for the council meeting since those things can go on all night, so we bailed after he received his certificate and headed to Dilly's Deli for supper. This was our third time hitting up Dilly's. It's a tasty sandwich shop actually owned by one of the city's council members.

In addition, J is running to be a board member for our community-Cooper Commons. The election is in May, so he's starting to get literature printed so he can start going door to door to get votes. We'll be busy for the next couple of weeks!

J is going to see his mother this weekend in NE. I'm staying home and Tory and I will be doing some bonding and girl time! That means, she's getting a hair cut and bath from her mommy!

I can't believe the weather has gone from cold to hot and back to cold-rainy all in one week! I'm so ready for the cold and rain to be gone! Bring on the hot desert weather we moved here for!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DVR or Tivo

How do you record your favorite T.V. shows?
I don't have either.

The two main reasons I would want a DVR would be to fast forward through commercials and record all the shows then watch them on 1 day (which would be a timesaver). I also think the pause feature would come in handy when you're watching "live" T.V. It's bad that I like to plan things around my shows and it's not that I have a lot of shows I watch either. The Monday night and Thursday night lineups are classic for me and I look forward to them each week because they are all comedies. I live for comedy! Comedy makes me relaxed and de-stress. Plus laughing releases endorphins which make you feel good. I enjoy laughing. I laugh at stupid things, or think of things and laugh, or J thinks I'm laughing at him, which then makes me say to him 'lighten up' :)

I don't know anyone besides my sister who has Tivo.
Is $10 extra a month worth it? Should I bust out my old VCR and put it to use?!?

Today's Temp: 65* (very windy-dark clouds)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

How Do you Take your Coffee?

Black, sugar and/or creamer?

I recently tried the flavored Coffeemates and now I'm addicted. I love the Peppermint Mocha! Instead of paying $4 + at Starbucks getting a white chocolate peppermint mocha, I can make my own with the compliments of Coffeemate.

I don't know how my coffee addiction got so strong over the years. It seemed to happen suddenly. When I was younger I used to use a ton of sugar and some milk. I graduated to a ton of sugar only and now I'm at a little bit of sugar. Creamer packs on more calories and fat, so I need to watch my new Coffeemate addiction.

The Caramel Vanilla is heavenly also! Did you know there is a chocolate one too?!

Today's Temperature: 87*

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Wedding at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas!

I thought that before I write about my wedding, I'd post the link so you can watch it.

So much happened that weekend that it will be a loooong post!

Let me start by saying, it was a blast and I wouldn't have done it any other way!! I'm glad I stuck with my gut and did what I always wanted to do.

Enjoy it here!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Gold Canyon Scent Recipe

Scent Blending Recipes are carefully selected recipes of individual candles that when burning together, create their own unique, blended scent experience.

To maximize your fragrant experience, use the exact sizes and quantities noted in each recipe – a slight alteration can be like adding salt when you needed sugar.

FIRST: Arrange the candles on a heat-safe surface with the largest in the middle and smaller candles interspersed throughout. For votive and Tealight candles, use a holder to protect the surface.

SECOND: Place each candle approximately two inches apart in your arrangement.

THIRD: Light each candle and let the aromas mingle for at least 30 minutes to create your new fragrance experience.

Sweet Easter Morning

A special Easter creation that is wonderful throughout the spring and summer months. Each is its own sweet treat, but together this blend is simply irresistible!

19 oz. Toasted Coconut Macaroon

9 oz. Marshmallow Confections

5 oz. Strawberry Shortcake