Thursday, December 1, 2011
When I was ten or eleven years old, I was given a three book series entitled Harry Potter. They included: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Little did I know that over a decade later, they would still affect me the way they did back in my days as a fourth grader. As a true member of the Potter Generation I know that I am not alone in this obsession. It's this magical notion that there is something greater out there and lets us escape and imagine what it would be like to receive our letter from Hogwarts and be told "Yer a Wizard" (don't lie, you read that in Hagrid's voice). Personally, I've read the first four books around five times and the entire series twice, it just never gets old to me. With each time through there are certain things that I have forgotten and come back to me with incredible clarity. As well as characters whom didn't make the cut for the movie, but still add their own special touch to the journey of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Another thing that I've come to realize as an adult, besides the fact that what these wizard fifth graders accomplish is mind blowing, is the amount of comradery that takes place. Harry Potter is about friendship, loyalty, love, and the incredible things you can accomplish if you surround yourself with positive friends and family. Books that grow with you are the best books out there. Ones that you can relate to your life not only as a small child but as a teen, adult, parent, lover, and friend. So for all of you out there who have also grown up knowing and loving J.K. Rowling's stories, I commend you. For those of you who have not, pick up a book and see the kind of magic you have been missing. And for those who have seen the movies but have never read the books......you should be shunned. I mean seriously? You call yourself a Potterhead? Please.
Friday, November 18, 2011
So luckily I only buy 6 eggs at time, and I have only 1 left, otherwise I would be making this every night, and it would be horrible. That is the downside to a mug cake, it involves a LOT of resistance and self control once you realize how incredibly easy it is to have the perfect amount of cake at your fingertips. Hope you enjoy!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I decided to post this quote I found from her because I absolutely LOVE what it says. "Style comes in all sahpes and sizes. Therefore the bigger you are, the more style you have." so true. For the past few months I have been a member of Weight Watchers. I absolutely think this is the best way to lose weight, so if you're thinking about joining, but just don't know...DO IT! Its a lifetyle change, not a diet, and I have actually found success with it! So far I have lost a little over 10 pounds and I am really starting to notice the change.
The reason I'm saying all this along with my big and beautiful Miss Piggy quote, is because as I'm looking at myself in the mirror, I have noticed changes with the weight loss, but I've also decided that I do NOT want to lose my curves. I want to be HEALTHY not SKINNY, and the differance between those two words is crucial to young girls today as they watch models and celebrities on television and movies. Mothers, stress to your little girls that being healthy is so much more important than being skinny. Curves are beautiful, they are natrual and georgouse. Women should be build for comfort, not speed. And I don't know about you but I'd rather be a size 8 and have an amazing hour glass figure, then a size 2 and be nothing bone.
Friday, October 14, 2011
I know most people wouldn't be this pumped for a picture of their family but I AM! Its not just a family photo of my parents and sisters. this is my ENTIRE mothers side. EVERYONE! My mom has two sisters and three brothers, they each have at least two children and half of all my cousins are married and have kids of their own so its going to be a very LARGE photo. The idea of everyone in the same place, is just exciting to me. Mainly because that hasn't happened in years. We usually get mostly everyone around for Christmas but even then there is maybe one or two people who spend the holiday away with girlfriends in foreign countries (not kidding) or live in different states so its hard. But not this weekend! What makes this gathering even better is that after the photo session we are all gathering at my parents house and having a spaghetti dinner!! My mom makes the BEST spaghetti sauce you've ever had, seriously, its the best. (I'm getting the cook to make it for my wedding....win!) Everyone eating, laughing, telling stories, and having a wonderful time is just 24 hours away and I can't wait!!!
A more selfish reason I can't wait is because for this picture I have a super cute skirt and heels I'm going to rock, not to mention the loss of 10 pounds and a new hair style to show off! I love my family so much, but there has always been this notion in my brain that I've looked different than all of the other girls. The girls in my family are beautiful, each and every one of them are so cute and petite. Then there is me; a bit voluptuous (which is my nice word for slightly overweight) and crazy curly hair instead of awesomely straight and easy to style. Don't get me wrong, I know I look good most of the time, I love my curves, and I can rock any heels you throw at me...but still. Ya know? *sigh*
OK whining Beth is gone.
Still super pumped for the weekend!!!!!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
My first random post of kindness ;) Is a recipe that I have tried, loved, and made again several times.
ONE BOWL VANILLA CUPCAKES FOR TWO
These cupcakes are just too good to be true. I mean seriously...just 2 cupcakes??? who dosen't have that little craving for something sweet, but doesn't want to deal with having a dozen or more cupcakes around to tempt you for the rest of the week? I sure dont't.
so last night I tried out this recepie and OMG it is just too perfect. Not only are they super yummy, you only have one bowl to lean up and after snacing on those 2 cupcakes you are satisfied and there isn't a third or ourth cupcake staring at you...just begging you to take one more bite.
I topped mine off with just a little of peanut butter, but you can use anything your sweet little heart craves.
ONE BOWL VANILLA CUPCAKES FOR TWO
1 egg white
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs buttet, melted
1 tsp vanilla (yes, a full teaspoon - they are super vanilla-y!)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 heaping tsp of baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tbs milk
Prehead oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 2 liners.
In a bowl, add egg white and sugar and whisk until combined. Add in vanilla and melted butter and stir until mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir until mooth. Stir in milk. Divide batter equally between the 2 cupcake liners.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, or until cake is set. Let cool completely, then frost as desired.