Tuesday, January 11, 2011


There's not enough to make a snowman.. but it's enough to get me giggle like a little kid.

Happy Birthday Laura!

This is my best friend Laura. She's managed to put up with me for 13 years... so she's pretty fricken awesome!
Happy Birthday Lola! xoxo 

Sunday, January 9, 2011


So, on Christmas Eve, this happened:

That's right.. I'm THAT girl! The one that forgets to put the carrots in the carrot cake!
The full story is:

After discovering the carrots in my fridge.. the carrots that were supposed to be in the cake.. I threw the half baked cake out and decided to start again.
I still had all of the ingredients, except the walnuts. Now please note that I live across the road from a grocery store (literally, across the road) and I could have walked across and bought more walnuts; however, I figured, "walnuts? No one NEEDS walnuts in a carrot cake". So I proceeded to bake the cake without the walnuts.
What I failed to realize is that the walnuts are one of the key ingredients in the recipe that I used. I mean key (as in: the recipe calls for 2/3 cup of flour but 1&2/3 cup of walnuts, key). So after an hour when I took the "cake" out of the oven. I realized the "cake" hadn't risen in the slightest and that the "cake" was in fact a Carrot Cookie.
So I threw that shit away.
That's right! In less than 2 hours, I threw out 2 cakes and had nothing to show for all of my prep. and for my delicious smelling apartment.

You may need a moment to compose yourself. I'll understand if you're laughing at me.

Tonight, we're having our regular Family Funday, but it's also a celebration of Auntie M's birthday. Because of this, I decided to bake the carrot cake that I failed to bake for Christmas.


Now, it doesn't look like the one in the cookbook but let's hope that it all tastes as good as it smells because, damn, it smells good!

**Update: the carrot cake was rather dense but it was really tasty. I'm glad that I gave it another shot.

Monday, January 3, 2011


It's that time again: New Year's Resolution Time!!

My resolution this year is: It's all about me
Now, before you get all judge-y and "wow, what a selfish beotch", hear me out:

2011 will be about my taking care of myself. From the regular: get in shape, eat healthy, blah blah blah to meditation classes (I've signed up for a Level I class and it starts in a couple of weeks.. I'm excited!). I'm ready to really start taking care of me.

Oh, and apparently this is the year I'm supposed to find myself a husband. No pressure or anything.
Any advice on how one goes about doing that? Because I'm lost.

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2011? Let's share. Because when you put it in writing.. you have to do it.. right?  hahaha

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Farewell to so much more than 2010

While I wish I could write to tell you about my Christmas spent with family and our 5 day trip to Vegas, I only have sad news to share.

My lovely friend, sadly, lost her precious baby girl a few days ago. I don't know all of the details, although they're really not mine to share with you anyway; but, I do know that I'm so sad for my friend, her husband and their little angel.
Please think of them, send them your positive thoughts, and add them to your prayers.

LC: your time with us was short but you've left an impact on the lives of your family and their friends.