Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I'm Back

I haven’t disappeared. I swear! I have just been super busy.

We visited my parents two weekends ago when there was the major snow storm that hit North Carolina. Brian was super excited because he had never seen snow before. We were almost snowed in and our flight back was delayed which caused a ripple effect through my week and this past weekend was spent getting caught up.

On top of all that, I have to admit I was kind of avoiding the whole cyber world. Two weeks ago I had to get a skin biopsy and the results just came in but during that waiting time, I would spend hours researching skin cancer and melanoma. So I would stop freaking out I just avoided the internet all together. Good news is the biopsy came back negative and everything is good for now. But I have become the new spokesperson for SPF!!! I used to always just use what was in my moisturizer and then wear extra if I was going to be outside but now I slather it on everyday no matter what. I do live in the Sunshine state and need to be extra careful.

But now I’m back and better than ever. I promise to have some great recipes up this week and possibly some cute Valentine treats if I can find something diet friendly.

Until Next Time,


Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Tonight I will be packing for our long weekend to North Carolina and it made me think of Rocky. Don't ask me how I get from point A to point B in my head. I am still trying to understand. But I think it goes a little something like this....

Last January I took a trip alone to visit my parents in North Carolina for a weekend and it was one week after we had gotten Rocky. He was so cute and cuddly and little. In this photo he was helping me pack.

Now one year later, it is another Wednesday in January and I will be packing but I don't think Rocky will be looking like this. He will be going crazy running around and jumping everywhere and terrorizing the cats. So then when I go to comfort the cats, he will run back into the bedroom and rip all the clothes out of our luggage because he thinks they are toys.

At least he will have fun at doggie day camp with no cats while we are gone. And I will not being pulling out my hair yelling ROCKY!

On another note, please disregard my messy sort of made up bed as Brian will never make it properly, which drives me crazy. Or wait, was I already crazy. On second thought, just forget I said anything.

Until Next Time,

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Night Dinner

We have a tradition in our household of having a nice Sunday night dinner. My husband has a crazy work schedule (60 hrs/week) and the days and nights he is scheduled always change. However, we know he will always have Sunday night off. Tonight we decided to try a marinated flank steak. I got the recipe from Simply Recipes and it was a home run.

I put the flank steak in the marinade about 5 hours before we started grilling. I also put the leftover marinade in a small saucepan and boiled the marinade to become a nice thick sauce to pour over the steak.

The flank steak goes well with a variety of styles of potatoes and vegetables and once you marinate, it can be a simple easy dinner. I am always looking for quick easy meals and this will be added to the rotation. The recipe can be found here and I highly recommend it.

We will be taking a trip to visit relatives in North Carolina this upcoming weekend and B will finally be able to see snow for the first time. We can’t wait!

Until Next Time,