Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Two Bean Vegetarian Chili and a Narration

I'm so sorry that I have been M.I.A. for nearly 2 months. After moving to my new apartment I was hit with a bad case of bronchitis. Then, just one week later I got a horrible stomach bug that knocked me out so hard that my parents had to take me to their home to recuperate. So, know that I am feeling better  and moved in to my new apartment (pictures to come), I so am glad to be back to blogging! 
Made by Aunt Nancy

Monday, January 28, 2013

The List #1

Have you met Eliza from Case Study yet?
 She is my newest blogger friend and her blog is so cool. Case Study  is my newest blog obsession. She covers everything from her updated kitchen and her cutest coffee corner to what she is wearing, reading, saying, etc. So today I wanted to take a page from her blog book. Every week Eliza blogs this list of things that she is reading, writing, listening, wishing, hoping, wearing, drinking, loving, feeling and clicking. Through her lists, I have found new products, new books ( my current favorite book is one that Eliza is also reading) and a greater understanding of Eliza and her life.  So I am following in her footsteps and taking this page out of her book. Thanks Eliza, I can't wait to see what else you can blog about! 

List #1
Reading: The grocery list... I need ketchup, Crisco, cat food, organic  2% milk,  and AA batteries, The Introvert's Way, Living a quite life in noisy world, Twilight book #1 (again)

Writing: Today's blog post about Eliza, two new blog posts entitled... Kate the Kitchen Introvert and Lets Talk Love

Listening: To the quiet hum of my heat kicking on, Wyatt knocking something over (aren't cats supposed to be quiet?) Sookie licking the remaining milk out of my cereal bowl!

Wishing:  that life would make more sense and I didn't have to worry about money

Hoping: That I can find a roommate before I go totally broke!

Wearing: An old t-shirt, old shorts and an older banana clip in my hair and wrapped up in my sofa blanket and cuddled up with Sookie.

Eating: Nothing yet... I just took my morning thyroid pills and can't eat for 3o minutes. But I want toast with butter and black berry jam!

Drinking: Crystal Light peach ice tea and I am going to make some hot Lady Grey Tea in my new whistling kettle, after I am done blogging!

Loving: my new apartment and our quite morning 

Feeling: slightly worn out from my majorly awful migraine this weekend and hungry

Clicking: Case Study and Pinterest

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Magnolia Bakery’s Vanilla Cupcakes

Last year my friend Dana got me best present, The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook for my birthday last year. I poured through it and marked several pages of recipes I wanted to make. So when I finally got around to baking in my new apartment, these cupcakes were on the top of my list. Magnolia cupcakes didn't disappoint... in fact they didn't stay around long enough. The cupcakes were very rich and so flavorful!