19. Mmmmm…. Muffins…


I don’t like blueberries, but I love blueberry muffins. I especially love when they have sugar on top and it becomes all crunchy and delicious. This time I decided to try brown sugar. I would call it a success but I think that maybe some cinnamon would compliment the brown sugar next time.


I discovered the taco flavored ground turkey and decided to make some psuedo-tacos with what I already had around the house. I added some rice to the cooked meat because I had a teeny bit left and instead of lettuce I used some leftover sprouts. It was pretty much the most delicious thing I’ve ever made. I might just be saying that because I’m a sucker for anything TexMex.


Piles and piles of squares….

This is as far as I’ve gotten in the Mario blanket. Did you know your hands can cramp up after crocheting too much? I’ve added about 10 more squares since I took this picture but I’m still pretty far behind as Heather’s birthday was last Tuesday. I’m guessing this project should be done by May…. 2013 (unless the world ends).

16. My new best friends

Perfect shelter from the cold

What is better for SNOWPOCALYPSE 2: Electric Boogaloo than some rich chocolate cookies and cold milk? Even better if the milk is in a cute, seasonally appropriate mug.

Seriously? The Man In Texas (hereby known as Z) had better watch out because these cookies are slowly starting to overtake the number one spot in my life. I found them on All Recipes and it has been twoo lub ever since.

I decided to make cookies because I needed to eat a mass amount of sugar increase the temperature of my apartment and the furnace just wasn’t cutting it. I’ve made this recipe a few times and have yet to stick to the actual recipe. The first time I made them I added peanut butter chips in addition to the listed chocolate chips and this time I added a teaspoon of cinnamon because nothing is better than chocolate and cinnamon. My plan for the next time I make them is to use toffee bits.

The only problem with these cookies is that they are one of those baked goods that are so good that I end up giving most of them away in order to avoid eating all of them. May it be the worst thing that ever happens to me, right?


The other item on the list of Z’s competition is a new water bottle that I purchased recently. The CamelBak Better Bottle is amazing. Nay, it is life changing. I have started drinking so much more water because of this bottle because the novelty of the bite valve hasn’t worn off yet and because it is the perfect volume of liquid. Every other water bottle I’ve had before has been too small (8-16ozs).


I’ve always loved my Brita and now it has finally met its missing piece. Between these two, I might actually stay hydrated appropriately this winter. Unless I continue to eat things laden with sugar…. adequate consumption of water can only do so much, you know?