07 May 2012

What I've Been Up to

In two weeks, i will be headed to Texas for 3 weeks of hot, hot heat with my pregnant sister. Let's just say, i am not shorts weather ready... So, today i had a date with Tony Horton and Robert Jones. And now i'm "treating" myself to this beautiful-looking protein shake:

Don't get me wrong. I love a good protein smoothie. My mouth waters when my fitness blogger heroes post their green monsters and tropical smoothies. I just do not have the right powder. Or the money to buy the right stuff. So, i'm stuck with this.

While i've been away from blogger, feeling uninspired, i did quite a lot of baking. Which is probably why Tony and Robert were so angry with me today and thoroughly kicked my butt.

I made some chocolate chip cookies for my brother, who just came home from college for the summer. They've got vanilla pudding in the dough. So good, y'all.

With all the baking, i've neglected the apples. They always look so good in the store, and i know they are my favorite fruit... but when i'm home, and there are cookies... why would i go to the trouble of washing and cutting an apple when i could just pull out a cookie? Instant snackification.

I put the neglected apples out of their misery and made the most delicious apple crisp ever.

Oh, and then that wasn't enough. So, i made my grandma's molasses krinkles. I never know what to answer when people ask what my favorite cookies are, but secretly, i think i've always known it's them.

I haven't only been baking. I've been reading.

Yesterday, it was so sunny and beautiful, i was forced to spend time outside. I read a book called The Siren by Kiera Cass, which is so interesting.

And then i checked out my itchy, splotchy sunburn. Because that's what happens when i spend any amount of time outside.

Thank you, necklace. That was super cool of you.

I read the Hunger Games trilogy. And now i can't stop doodling bread and tridents. Even on myself.

Honestly considering this as a possible tattoo...

And i've spent the last few nights, staying up for hours, googling Josh Hutcherson on my phone and sending pictures of him back and forth with my friend. Because we're adults, and we can.

So, that's what i've been up to.


  1. No no no! BLECH, I did not like him AT ALL! I don't get all the fuss...

    1. YOU are ridiculous. JHutch is awesome. :)

  2. I much prefer baking to working out :). I also have a first-sunny-day-in-seattle glow this week!! Have fun in Texas.

  3. may i ask what part of texas? i am in west texas =)

    okay so i guess i am lame and out of the loop cuz i had to google "Josh Hutcherson" and was so shocked... thats the little boy from bridge to terebithia... when did he become the heart throb from hunger games?? makes me feel old lol

    i got a silly sunburn on my feet lol forgot to lather up sunblock below my ankle =p

    1. I'm going to Fort Hood.

    2. oh... well if you ever visit fort bliss hit me up =)

  4. Um, the apple crisp is a must when you're here. Thanks for the idea. I also buy apples and then hardly eat them. I'd rather have them in apple crisp or pie.