Monday, September 29, 2008

bunch of pictures!!

Here are some things we have been up too...
Leeloo and her new collar!!
Aww, shotzye has a birdie perched on her neck!
My new *AWESOME* boots!!
courtesy of anthropologie
i LOVE that store

Eating at this sweetly designed place called sauciety

-at the national harbor-

Cakelove cupcake- pretty good...but could use more frosting and moist-er cake

overall, I give it a 'C'

Paul liked this hat at urban
Georgetown mall.
Paul in Georgetown.
hello cupcake- flavor: dulche de leche- AWESOME cupcakes!! very moist, perfect petite size, nice frosting to cake ratio. One of my favorite cupcakerys thus far
The cupcakes here get an 'A'!!!
Hello cupcakes pretty lighting

me in my "office" aka storage closet with a desk in it

Paul walked to the grocery store...then realized that he had bought too many groceries to carry back, so he had to walk from the grocery store to our apartments with the cart!! haha!!
Look!! a black squirrel!!
Our footsies in G-town, i love that place...
I got a lot of looks at my tangerine kicks

Walkin to the metro.
about a mile from all the sweetness that g-town has to offer
have a good one!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DC, graffiti and brownies

graffiti...what a strange word.

anyways. Paul and I voyaged to DC to visit his 1st cousin once removed..(his moms cousin). Sammie works in marketing and we are hoping he can hook paul up with some jobby interviews. Things went well at Sammie's and we brought some cupcakes with us (from lovecafe- warren brown from the food network's bakery) They were refreshing and light. Anywho- I made some no pudge brownies the other day...they were also good. too good. Can you tell we have no shortage of baked goods!?

Ohhh, was it hot that day. i was soaked with sweat by the time we got to Sammies. the scarf did not last.
mutant ninja turtle graffiti
box and receipt
strawberry, pbutter, raspberry, lemon, choc vanilla, coffee

no pudge brownies...with pudge frosting...
mix with yogurt
its strangly dry for a while when you mix it...
then it gets better.
then it is eat raw

bake it!
Oh. sorry there are no finished pictures. But they were cute with bright white swirly frosting and green and blue dolphin sprinkles.
and they were obviously delish.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Baby Song

I love the "internets" as much as the next guy but my favorite part of it is finding awesome/funny videos. This one was so cool and hilarious that I had to put it on here. Show everyone you know:

Monday, September 15, 2008

You Wanted The Best You Got It

SOOOOOooooooo I am finally commit to posting on this darn gosh thing and you know what, it's great! Let me first just say I am very proud of Kaylee with her little Starbucks how-to. I coached a bit but all in all it looked great. Being a seasoned Barista (fancy name for coffee drink maker) I have my seasonal favorites. Right now I usually have a Starbucks Double Shot on Ice with caramel instead of the classic sweetener. It is basically five shots of espresso on ice with syrup and some milk. Needless to say this drink is not for beginners but if you need to wake up and cool down at the same time, nothing does it better than this beverage. I love it!!!

The cooler the weather gets I enjoy my cold weather favorite, a triple grande soy sub-hazlenut caramel macchiato. Now to those who may not be as Starbucks savvy all this drink is , is a caramel macchiato with hazlenut instead of the usual vanilla that it comes with. It also has an extra shot of espresso (triple) and soy milk. I know it may seem difficult but if you're up to it this drink is so darn good I rarely get anything else besides pumpkin spice which just came out mind you.

So I hope this was fun to read and feel free to ask any Starbucks related questions. I pretty much know all there is to know in the Starbucks realm. Till next time.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Global Conspiracy!!!!!!

Hello fans. In my recent scour of the great and powerful internet I found a disturbing video. I know this might not seem like much but I think it is really something we all need to look into. As citizens of this fair planet, if this doesn't make you have a change of heart to what's going on in our global climate today, I don't know what will.


Cup o' the day.

I am going to try and post drinks that I like, and have had, from starbucks. This will mainly benefit my sis...since she wants to know how to order good drinks, but maybe it'll help some others out with getting familiar with the starbucks lingo.

Oh- a quick lesson on how to order:
#1: Size (tall (small), grande(medium), venti(large))
#2: Syrup (they offer sugar-free vanilla, caramel, cinnamon dolce, hazelnut)
#3: Milk type (non-fat, soy, 2%-what they will give you if you dont say anything, and whole)
#4: Anything custom (extra-hot, no-whip, extra foam, extra caramel sauce, decaf, light whip, etc.)
#5: Type of drink (latte, mocha, white mocha, caramel mocchiato (pronounced: mock-E-ah!-toe), cappuccino)
PS. If you want an iced drink make sure that is the #1 thing you say, then the rest follows the same

Alright, a drink I had yesterday...

Tall, toffee nut, soy (extra foam) latte: a earthy, sweet treat...if you miss whipped cream, ask for extra foam- soy foams up soooo nice. Yum!

Oh- Paul SHOULD be posting his fav's as well...I keep pushing him to post once in a while...he says he will. lets see...

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Along with health insurance comes VISION insurance :D So on Saturday we took a much needed visit to the eye doctors. We figured we could order contacts from the Internet so we decided to get new glasses. After looking at the hundreds of frames, Paul settled on a pair of nice Lucky Brand, horn-rimmed, pleasantly retro frames in a nice olive hue. I was on the search for some unique, but neutral glasses...and found them in a coppery, rectangular frames from Michael Kors. They even have a suggested zebra print on the side, nothing too flashy though. Well...glasses are expensive- even with insurance. but we both love our new frames and have decided to wear glasses more often then are some pictures!!

Pauls glasses



Straight on.

Squishy Kitty.

Friday, September 5, 2008

two posts in one night...wha!?

That's right. 2 posts in only one night. its a record. mark it.

I bought comfy, nice, quality, pricey-er (well...I bought them on sale...) shoes. The length from my office to the main office in the school is a quarter of a mile...and I walk it quite a few times a day. Add teaching for 4 hours and being a teacher who 'floats' get something like, PAIN. And I'm not talking, "Oh my dogs are barking," pain. I'm talking, "Holy smokes people...I am feeling sharp and severe pains in my feet, and that my phone vibrating?? nope, it is my legs vibrating BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN ON THEM TOO LONG" pain. so i have an excuse. deal.
ORANGE! nine westy's

I tried taking a picture in the mirror, this the result.

Check out the bottom of these Hush Puppies! Cute!

The replacements have arrived.

I actually threw out an old pair of shoes! This is a miracle.

fall colors. yay.

Where's my warm apple cider?

New job things.

Well I am now 4 days into my first ever, real-life, high school, art, omg, teaching job. Things started rocky...lets just say my first day I had to remove a student into the hallway to discuss the way r-e-s-p-e-c-t works around these parts. I'm also going to note there were some tears that happened when I got home. But now that I have begun some lessons, the students are doing much better and I feel much better prepared. Here are some pics of me getting ready for my first day.

Gotta' catch up on my reader before I go!

Like a deer in the headlights...

Like the new cowl-neck? Birthday present from Banana Republic.

...mommy, I know you're lovin' the color...

Oh, If I only knew what was going to unfold in the next 7 hours...

So, yes, things have much improved and I am starting to really get a'hang of this thang.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Some more pictures of our place.


Couch and my table.

Entertainment area, kitties, poster.


dining area. leeloo.