Tuesday, July 24, 2012

the hobbit

I had to share this
because I am a Tolkien nerd.
I swear by the end of this I was holding back tears.
Jackson is working on another
great set of instant classics!

Monday, July 23, 2012

stress relief

Baking is my favorite form of stress relief.
There is something about the process that
just calms my mind. 
My little sister's birthday was at the beginning of July
and I had a lot of fun baking for her.

She requested my Cream-filled Red Velvet Cupcakes
instead of a birthday cake.

I also wanted to try a new recipe I found on Pinterest:
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies.
{talk about alliteration}

I LOVE anything with cream cheese in it
and these cookies did not disappoint.
They do have more of a cakey texture to them
and I was not thrilled with that.
But they had a great flavor!

I had some extra cream cheese icing from the cupcakes.
And I discovered something heavenly!
I made a cream cheese chocolate chip cookie sandwich.
I do not even want to know how many calories were in that concoction.

I am dreaming of baked goods right now.
Between my sister's birthday & mine in early August
I am doing the "No Junk Food Challenge."
It is really not that hard because I do not eat
that many sweets.
Not that you can tell from this post.
The hardest thing to give up is
peanut butter & nutella.
I think I will be having a PB&J for my birthday lunch!

Monday, July 16, 2012

geek alert

I am a geek!
I love science fiction & superheroes & technology. 
I dream of one day going to Comic-Con.
Luckily, I have the world wide web.
This allows me to experience snippets of Comic-Con.
It is a sad substitute but better than nothing!

For the past 2 years,
Zachary Levi has orchestrated Nerd HQ at Comic-Con.
And they streamed all of their panels live!
I did not get to watch all of them live
because of the time difference.
However, they archived the streams
which were available almost immediately after the panel.
Of course, there is also YouTube.
I have been spending a lot of time on there today.

I thought I would share some of the awesome
Comic-Con videos
I have been watching this weekend.

Are there any other geeks out there that would love to go to Comic-Con?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

i ♥ nail polish

I think it is a well-known fact
that I love nail polish!
My latest obsession is matte nails.
I bought Essie's Matte About You;
which is a top coat that makes any nail polish matte!
I am LOVING it!
The only thing I do not like about matte
is that it seems to chip faster
than regular nail polish.
But that is okay because
I typically change my nail color every 3-4 days.
Here are some of my more recent polishes:

What are your favorite nail polish colors?