Monday, May 30, 2011

Weekend Recap

Our Memorial Day weekend consisted of a little bit of this:

We planted Mexican heather, sunflowers and chives today.

And a little bit of this:

We've probably hit our quota for hot dogs this weekend, but I made them for dinner tonight anyway.

And a little bit of that:

 Sonic Happy Hour!  I got a Route 44 Diet Ocean Water (aka heaven in a glass) and KB got a blue coconut slush....which tasted exactly like mine.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rachel and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

This pretty much sums up my life today for the following reasons:
  1. I woke up late.
  2. It was pouring the rain.
  3. We got stuck in traffic for 2 HOURS on the Interstate 10 minutes from our house
  4. When traffic finally moves our BATTERY IS DEAD
  5. We are in the left lane and can't pull over.  We're on the side of a mountain so we can't put it in neutral and push.  There's no cell phone reception where we are.  I'm FREAKING OUT and crying hysterically.
  6. We have jumper cables but no one will stop to jump us off.  Finally some saint of a volunteer firefighter with a "Treeing Walker Coonhound Power" bumper sticker stops and jumps us off.  I love all rednecks from now on.
  7. We get get a new battery and pay $120.
  8. I get to work 4 HOURS LATE.
  9. Due to a gross head cold I can't talk and sound like Drita from Mob Wives.
  10. I end up leaving work early due to gross head cold/weirdness from the morning.
My day is finally getting much better and thank goodness for good people in the world and that me and KB are okay.   But still.....this has been the worst day in a long time.

Tomorrow can only get better!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Guilty Pleasure

I could watch this show forever I think.  It really has everything - a sorta creepy host, aliens, ghosts, long lost relatives, updates on past shows, creepy murders, disappearances.....I could go on and on.  I've looked into getting them on NetFlix, but unfortunately they haven't come out on DVD yet.  Bummer!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Produce Time

We're finally able to mooch some produce off of mine and KB's parents.  My mother in law gave me a bunch of salt and pepper lettuce and spring onions last night.  I've been eating the onions like candy all afternoon......kinda gross, but delicious.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Whirlwind Weekend

Whew.....I think I need a vacation from having a vacation.

We ventured to the Norfolk/VA Beach area for my cousin's wedding this weekend.  It was a really long, cramped car ride up there, but overall it was worth it.  She looked most beautimus and the reception was right on the dunes on the naval base in Dam Neck.  I seriously need to find a picture of her dress because it was a stunner. 

I'm totally off my schedule today and have felt discombobulated all day.  I had tons of emails waiting on me at work, I had to stop by the grocery store and I came home to a sick KB and tons of laundry.

Oh the joys of a vacation day!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thoughts on a Thursday

It's time for this week's thoughts on a Thursday.

Link up with Carolyn to play along!

  • Today is my Friday!  I'm off work tommorrow to go to my cousin's wedding in Virginia.
  • I'm debuting my hat at the wedding.  I have 2 options, but I'm pretty sure which one I will wear.  The dress is still up in the air.
  • I'm so over all the technical issues I've had this week.  Blogger hasn't worked, my Internet has been screwy.  I'm OVER technology.
  • I haven't worked out hardly at all this week.  I normally get workout DVDs through NetFlix.  I got a movie for my lovely sister that she's had for 2 weeks and refuses to send back.  I'm thinking about just reporting it missing so I can finally get a new one.
What are your thoughts on a Thursday???

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I was interviewed in true movie star style by Skinny Girl for her fireside chat series.

Check it out here.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Anniversary To Me...

One year ago today KB and I were....

Happy 1 year of marriage KB!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wardrobe Malfunction

I finally found a hat (hats actually), but now I'm having a hard time figuring out what to wear with the hat.  I bought a new red dress tonight, but I'm not so sure that the hat and the dress go together.  I had KB take some photogs and would love for the readers to decide!  Please excuse the terribleness of the photos.....KB's not the most talented in the photog department.

Hat Option 1:

Hat Option 2:

Basically your two options are:

PS...huge shout out to one of my favorite stylistas Erica for letting me know where to score these fabulous hats!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Eat What You Want Day

Since Blogger is being as moody as a 13 year old, I'm now finally able to post this.....even though it's been 2 days since Eat What You Want day.

According the the Hungry Girl and my co-workers Oriental Trading calendar, today is National Eat What You Want Day!

I celebrated accordingly with:

By the handfuls....I was ashamed

Chicken Enchilada Casserole right out of the oven.

So delicious.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Technical Difficulties

I have a lovely post about all the nasty things I've eaten today in honor of national Eat What You Want Day.....but Blogger isn't being so lovely.

Apparently my server is in it's weird awkward teen keeps getting rejected.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekend Recap

Since we were so busy celebrating this lovely little lady....

I didn't so a Menu Sunday post!

Here's what the Browns will be eating this week:

Mon: Grilled Southwestern Pasta Salad
         We just finished eating this and it was delicioso.  We don't have a real grill, so I wasn't able to grill the vegetables or the steak, but it was still good with just canned corn and sauteed steak.  I added a bit of hot sauce to the dressing to give it a kick.

Tues: Eating with KB's mom
         She was getting her deck redone on Mother's Day weekend, so this is our late Mother's Day dinner.

Wed: Chicken Enchilada Casserole
         If you can't tell already, I've been really into Mexican food recently.  I ate it twice last week and I'll be making it twice this week.  I love Mexican casseroles and this one looks muy bueno with lots of veggies and beans.

Thurs: Impossibly Easy Hot Dog 'n Cheese Pie
         I'll admit....this sounds pretty gross.  It also doesn't look super appetizing, but I prefer not to judge a book by its cover.  I love hot dogs and could eat them for every meal (I'm not kidding) and this recipe looks easy.  A lot of the reviews said that it looked kinda gross, but tasted really good.

Fri:  Anniversary dinner somewhere
       Mine and KB's one year anniversary is Sunday, so we'll probably go out to dinner on Friday or Saturday.  I told him I didn't really care where we went today and he suggested Long John Silver's......I think I'm going to start caring.

What goodies will you be eating this week???

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thoughts on a Thursday

It's time for Thoughts on a up with Carolyn to play along.

  • I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on the face of the planet that didn't think this book was one of the most amazing life changing books ever written:
I finished it yesterday and it was just okay.  I'll probably watch the movie when it comes out on NetFlix because I love me some R.Patz, but the book itself wasn't that great.  I feel like everyone that has read this book really loved it - maybe I'm the weird one.

  • In an effort to spend more time together and understand each other's hobbies (which I pretty much have none), I'll be spending early Saturday morning turkey "hunting" with KB.  I've already told him that I won't touch the gun, shoot a turkey, or watch if he does.  I'm thinking I'll probably fall asleep or end up making some noise that will scare the turkeys.  I'm still thinking about what I can make him do.
  • I've been itching to get a good manicure lately and I need a good spring color.  I'm thinking a pale pink, but not too sheer or a springy purple color.  Any suggestions?
What are your thoughts on a Thursday???

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hats Off to Me...

Actually it will be hats on to me.

After seeing all the royal wedding hoopla I have become slightly obsessed with hats.  I'm planning on wearing one to a slightly less royal nuptial in a couple of weeks, but I can't seem to find one that I like that also isn't a bajillion dollars (ok maybe slightly less than that).

I'm looking for something a little more like this:

Or this:

And a little less like this:

Or this:

Not that I don't love me some Gaga and Beyonce.
Suggestions?????  I'm thinking about possibly making my own if I can't find any good ones.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Menu Monday

I've really been slacking in the menu department!  For the second week in a row, here's a menu Sunday post....not on a Sunday.

Mon: Pasta with Bacon and Cauliflower
        This sounds weird and it probably is.  I'm cooking it now and our house is definitely smelling a little funky.  I love cauliflower and I had bacon leftover from last week......this was the best I could come up with!

Tues: Slow Cooker Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Garlicky Tomatoes
         This recipe reminds me of the really good polish sausages that you get at the State Fair.  The ones with all the peppers and onions.  I got these really good hoagie rolls to eat this on and I'm already excited.

Wed: Crab Soup
        I have leftover crab from a recipe last week, so I need to use it up.  This recipe is out of my slow cooker cookbook.  I've never had crab soup like this before.  It has a tomato base instead of a cream base.  We'll see how it goes!

Thurs: Something from the freezer
          We're still eating out of the freezer.  I'm thinking we'll probably have For The Love of Cooking's beef stew that I made a while back.  We still have a ton left and I need room in my freezer for all the random produce that's going to start showing up soon.

Fri:  Something I don't cook!
       I'm really getting into this whole "not cook on a Friday" thing.  I'm not sure what we're going to be doing, but I know it won't involve me cooking.

What goodies will you be eating this week???