Sunday, February 27, 2011

OH Happy Day!

My first shipment of wine... Click HERE to go to the website I got this wine from. It was seriously a steal and I had to only pay $10 for shipping. You won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thread anyone?

I finally was at Hobby Lobby and got a vase to display (some of) the wooden spools of thread that came with my grandma's sewing machine. I love them so much! And the thread seems much sturdier than what is made today, of course. And yes I am that neurotic and separated out the colors before I filled the vase. I knew I should have gotten the bigger vase...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

Starbucks Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake recipe

3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
1 cup margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup light sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips
OVEN: 350 Grease and flour a bundt or 9" tube pan.

TOPPING: Combine sugar, cinnamon and 1/3 cup chocolate chips in a small bowl. Set aside.

BATTER: Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In an electric mixer, cream margarine and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Stir in sour cream, vanilla, and bananas. Gently stir in flour mixture til combined. Fold in remaining 1/3 cup chocolate chips.

Pour 1/2 of the cake batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the topping.

Spoon remaining batter into the pan; sprinkle with remaining topping.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center come out clean.

Cool on a rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan and continue to cool.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Adult Truths

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 0.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time, when it's pitch dark.

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.