Saturday, February 22, 2014

My fur babes, before and after

While taking a quick break from doing homework this weekend, I came across this cute website: 22 Adorable Before and After Pictures of Animals. Let me tell you, it's freaking adorable. It inspired me to do the same thing with my animals. 
Can you tell how productive I am being with homework?
Abbey, 10 years apart


Will, 8 years apart

Butterscotch aka "Dude", 3 years apart



Aren't my fur babes cute? This little project also made me feel super old. Oui. Okay, back to homework.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Since Valentines Day is tomorrow, I figured I would post a yummy cookie recipe!


Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups m&ms


Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well blended.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, soda & salt.  Mix into the creamed mixture until just blended.  Stir in the chocolate chips and m&ms.
Drop onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 11-13 minutes until just set.  Cool completely on a cooling rack. Enjoy!!
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Go home winter, you're drunk.

Geez, it's been a long time since I posted! Life is hectic right now. I am still trying to balance working 5 days a week, homework, housework, and somewhat having a life.

It. Isn't. Easy.

I am exhausted all the time. Although, I feel I can attribute some of this to the weather. I know people all over the country are having a terrible winter, and let me tell you, here in Michigan, it's no picnic either. I have cleared more snow this winter than ever before. It's crazy. Yesterday, I got stuck 3 times driving to work. The final time was at the end of my driveway. Then I went to snowblow my driveway and the snow-thrower ran out of gas. Which meant I have to trudge through crotch-deep snow, to the shed in the backyard to dig out the gas. It was not pleasant. 


This winter has been brutal. And it's only February. Which means, we still have a long way to go. This week we have negative degree temperatures again. I swear, when we have a day here in Michigan that reaches 35 degrees, there will be people outside in shorts and flip flops because it will be a heat wave compared to the temperatures we have been having. 

However, I will be escaping this weather in 23 days to head down to Florida with my brother to watch some Detroit Tigers spring training games!! AH! I have never been to Lakeland to watch Spring Training so this will definitely be fun! I am sad because Bob won't be able to go because he has to work, but hopefully we can make it down to Detroit this year for lots of regular season games! For all you baseball fans out there...only 52 days until opening day! 

Anyways, that's all the news for now. Stay tuned for a Valentines Day cookie recipe, a sponsored post regarding college book rentals and much more! 


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