Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Random Tuesday

So I’ve got a lot of things for you today…all completely unrelated.  Thus, the need for bullet points…and I just really like bullet points!

  • Did I tell you all that I’m celebrating my ONE YEAR of no caffeine?  No?  Well, it’s true.  I knew I was straight up addicted to caffeine so I wanted to see if I could do without. Now I feel so much better without it.  Seriously!  I started with cutting coffee out in the mornings.  This wasn’t that bad…the worst part was stopping my diet dr. pepper everyday at lunch.  Man or man, do I miss my ddp!  It is just sooo good.  I’m substituting juice and tea now so that way I don’t have to go through life drinkin just water.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me some water…just not all day every day.


RHW
  • Ok, so can anybody else NOT get into Real Housewives of Atlanta?  I’ve watched every season of Atlanta and for some reason I can't get past 10 minutes of the first episode.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably watch it.  I just don’t know what it is!  On the other hand, I’m so freakin excited and love Beverly Hills!  Get me more of that please!



  • The Vow…hmmm….ididnotlikethebookorthemovie!!!!!!  Did you get all that?  I know so many of you raved about the book but I could not get into it.  Anybody else feel this way?  The movie was just ok for me.  I mean, talk about a completely different story line!  So you would think since I didn’t like the book, that I would like the movie because it was completely different, right?  Wrong.  The only saving grace was two things: Channing & Rachel!  Love!


  • If you are going to make chicken noodle soup (which I suggest you do because it is awesome), please use this recipe!  It was seriously the best!  So flavorful.  My only suggestions is to cook the carrots (maybe even roast them) longer than suggested.  They were a little crunchy.  Maybe that’s your style, but if not, they need to be cooked longer that the recipe suggests.  Also, I let my soup simmer for a long while to let all the flavors meld together; so, I would suggest to add the noodles a bit later into the process so they are not too done.


  • While shopping the other day for my nieces and nephew, I came across Disney Princess Paper Dolls!!!!!  I freaked out in Toys R Us…just ask my husband!  I loved paper dolls when I was younger and these are so much better because they have magnets.  Can’t you just imagine how much longer these will last?


Christmas tree with presents and fireplace with stockings --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis
  • We are traveling for Thanksgiving…as in flying to another state.  Thus, I kinda want to decorate before we leave.  That way, when we get back the house is already decorated.  If we do that, it would have to be soon.  Like tonight soon.  Thoughts?  Will our neighbors think we don’t like Thanksgiving?  Because we do.  Just trying to make it more convenient!


Love (Two red hearts)
  • I heart you ladies!  I really do!  I love all of your comments and emails.  They make my day!  And that’s all that I have for you.




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11 comments:

Miss K said...

I love all of your things today! First of all, I am so impressed you have given up caffeine for a year! I don't drink caffeine every day or anything, but I still know it would be so hard to give up!! I've never watched The Vow (I really don't like sappy movies like that) but I do really love Rachel McAdams as an actress (if only she'd stop doing such sappy movies, haha). And I LOVE those Disney Princess paperdolls, too: my sister and I used to always make them out of magazines as a kid, and I'm a HUGE Disney fan!!

Ericka said...

I love my Diet Dr Pepper for lunch every day too! So addicting! I'm cutting back...told myself just one a day. I'm not ready to stop it altogether though...not yet ;)

Erin said...

PLEASE pass along any tips or widsom on cutting out caffeine. I'm trying SO HARD, and just can't seem to stick with it for more than a week. I cannot believe it's been a year for you, that is awesome!!!!

Anything Disney makes me excited :) I wish I had nieces and nephews to buy for lol... hopefully soon!

Courtney said...

Yes! I HATED The Vow!!! The movie and the book. I couldn't understand why so many women liked it but I'm guessing it has something to do with Channing Tatum because the movie was terrible.
And seriously, how do you live with caffeine?!

Kristen said...

It was so hard for me to cut out pop too! Every now and then I'll cave and get one, but I admit that I feel SO much better without it.

And I also wasn't super impressed with The Vow. It was definitely one of those that I only plan on seeing once.

I personally am not a fan of putting up Christmas decor ahead of Thanksgiving. Sure I'll buy stuff, but I refuse to put anything up until after Thanksgiving. That's me and my stubbornness though. ;)

Dan and Pauline said...

Wow! I can't believe that you cut out caffeine for a year. Not even a Starbucks! I don't really like pop so I guess I win there. Paper dolls how cool!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Congrats on being off coffee for a year...and I think I only likes the vow because of the actors...they were cute together!!

Elizabeth @The Better Belle Project said...

Those paperdolls sound AWESOME.

I might have to pick some up for my nieces for Christmas, thanks for sharing :)


p.s. Mad props on no caffeine for a year!

Faith said...

i can't get into anything Housewives. not sure what it is but each time i attempt to watch i start getting really annoyed so i stopped, lol. BUT if there is nothing on TV or Netflix i'll put it on, haha.

i didn't read the Vow but i saw the movie and did not think it was great at all. i agree that the saving graces were Channing and Rachel.

i must try that soup! it sounds amazing. i hate nothing more than crunchy carrots in my soup!

decorate away! when did we start caring about what our neighbors thought? hahaha. they should only feel strange about the neighbors that do NOT decorate for Christmas, lol.

Faith said...

p.s. way to go about going caffeine free for one year! that is amazing!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

I love bullet points too haha and I like RHOA and BH...but I cannot/could not/ would not watch NJ...makes my blood pressure rise!! I did not care for The Vow the book and don't understand why they totally change the movie plot...it was cute, but just changed everything for me and congrats ion no caffeine!! I drink occasionally ( i.e. when finals for grad school come around and I am finishing a 15 page essay)