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I Heart Cheese August 9, 2011

Filed under: Food — Kelocity @ 6:47 pm
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I love cheese. Grilled Cheese. Fried Cheese. Mac & Cheese. Cheese Bread. Cheese Spread. Cheese. Cheese. Cheese.

So whenever the Grilled Cheese Truck is in my neck of the woods, I get all excited. I dragged a co-worker with me today to hunt down the truck and get some of its deliciousness for lunch.
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I got the same thing I got last time. The Macaroni & Cheese Stuffed Grilled Cheese. I know. It sounds strange in theory, but oh holy moly, mother of all things cheese. This thing is gooooood. I could hardly focus on the conversations I was having because the taste was just too distracting.

I love you, gooey cheesy sandwich. Marry me.
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As if my lunch wasn’t calorie overload enough, the truck was parked right in front of my favorite cupcake shop (Yummy Cupcakes), so I obviously had to grab one of those too. I need an intervention.
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I got my FAVORITE kind of cupcake. Vanilla with vanilla frosting dipped in sprinkles. Sounds boring, but my teeth would like to tell you otherwise. Yum.
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I need to buy this t-shirt. And go for a walk.
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Sugar high, whaaaaat?

 

Craft Night with the Girls! May 3, 2011

Filed under: Crafts,Friends — Kelocity @ 10:21 pm
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I got lots of pictures of the crafts, but none of “the girls”! So sad!

A few of my college friends started a monthly craft/sewing night where we can get together, chat, and get creative. It’s so much fun.
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There was four of us tonight and everyone did something different. It’s fun to be inspired by the talent of your friends.
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I did a few sewing projects that have been waiting for some TLC for a couple of YEARS!
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Finally fixed the handle on this purse! YAY!
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And sewed on a few missing beads from this shirt!
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And stitched up my table cloth bag! (what, don’t your table cloths have bags?)
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A few years ago, my sister gave me a craft kit for Christmas, and inside were treasures from my grandmother’s sewing items from “the olden days”. haha I love it so much, it’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever got.

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Check this out…
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Inside are sewing needles and I adore them.
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But seriously, my favorite part is looking at where she bought some of the threads! Ames and Zayres!
Remember those stores? That was before Target and Walmart came waltzing in.
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Someday I’ll actually learn how to sew something worthwhile. It’s daunting to think about, but when I’m ready, I’ll tackle it.

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The night ended with a homemade cupcake. Devine.
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Thanks for hosting such a fun night, Jenn!

 

Do you remember any of these stores?

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Luck of the Irish Cupcakes! March 17, 2011

Filed under: Cooking,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 9:24 pm
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This is not a food blog, nor do I claim it to be so. It’s pretty obvious that I have absolutely no creative cooking skills what-so-ever. But that doesn’t prevent me from seeing amazing recipes on other great food blogs and recreating them myself.
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Today’s culinary adventure comes from Green Lite Bites (who had a baby today, by the way!!) She posted a great recipe for green cupcakes! Erika and I had a dinner party tonight, and these were the perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day!!
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But here’s the kicker…. the recipe calls for a box of cake mix, some applesauce and this magic ingredient:

A whole bag of spinach!
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Ok, I know, sounds gross… but trust me on this one. Roni doesn’t steer you wrong.

You puree the spinach with the applesauce for a while in the food processor:
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Yep. A whole bag! Pregnant ladies need their nutrients!
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Then you mix the green mixture with a box of cake mix… and stir, baby, stir!
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I know, I agree, it sounds gross. But I did some batter sampling, and I can tell you that all I tasted was vanilla.
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We used mini cupcake tins to make bite sized treats.
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It’s so much fun baking with friends!
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They came out of the oven perfect! They even rose up like normal cupcakes do.  We dyed our frosting green too (for the record, frosting=unhealthy… but I could eat a jar of frosting with a spoon, and in my world, cupcakes need frosting!)
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I experimented with a piping tip to make them look all pretty, I need a little practice though.
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So pretty!
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We tasted them and they were pretty rocking. They were rich and moist, with lots of vanilla flavor.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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A Very Blogger Saturday January 29, 2011

Filed under: Blogging,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 7:48 pm
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After our exciting workout with Kathy Kaehler this morning, a few bloggers met at the Sagebrush Cantina for lunch!
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I didn’t feel like we worked out all that hard, but I was starving by the time we got there (and it was only 11:30am!)
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Some awesome conversation ensued. Topics ranged from running, to FoodBuzz, to blog hosting. It was such a great group and I was honored to dine with them. 
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Andy, the other ‘Boo’ of Two Boos who Eat joined us for lunch too!
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I soaked up some Vitamin D while I ate my amazing BLTA sandwich (Man, I love Avocado!) It was a fun, relaxing lunch.
It was 75* and sunny over here in LA today.

After Lunch, Sarah (SkinnyRunner) and I headed to Crumbs across the street!
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Man oh man, so many choices! They all looked amazing.
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I decided on the ‘Half-Baked’ flavor, which was a marble cake, buttercream frosting, and pieces of brownies and cookies on top!
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Once home, I split my prized possession with Irving.  Marriage is about compromise, right?
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When I cut it open, I realized they put icing all the way in the middle (Heaven!) I swear, someday I’m going to open up a Cupcake shop that only sells the tops of cupcakes (It’s all about the frosting, people!)
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The rest of the afternoon was spent cleaning up the place, cooking dinner, and hanging out in my jammies. Hopefully we’ll start a movie soon and call it a night. Til tomorrow!

 

A Natural Worrier August 18, 2010

Filed under: Food,Happy — Kelocity @ 9:21 pm
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After over two decades, I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I’m an over achiever and a natural born worrier. I like to do it all. I say yes to everything, and I hate to disappoint. Sounds great in theory, except my world occasionally comes crashing down because, let’s face it, no one can maintain that kind of lifestyle.

I understand now that a lot of the stress and anxiety in my life was caused solely by me.  I have such a guilty conscience. I need to give myself a break once in a while and unwind. (remember that whole post about decluttering and destressing?)

I wish I could just throw caution to the wind and be a free spirit, but that doesn’t work for me either. It’s all about balance! And I’m happy and proud when I recognize the unbalance and can reel it safely back in. (the alternative is to convince yourself you’re crazy and that’s not a happy place. lol)

 

Speaking of Happy Places….

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Look what arrived at my doorstep today!!!
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Ready for this?

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6 absolutely perfect chocolate covered strawberries from Shari’s Berries!
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Sent by my adorable friend Sarah over at www.gagadiaries.com If you aren’t reading her blog, you should check it out, she’s 20 weeks prego and cute as a button! (I would have said that even if she didn’t send me chocolate for my birthday.)

Sarah—totally not neccessary, but I’m not one to turn down chocolate covered anything! THANK YOU!

I shared one tonight with Ashley and it was pretty amazing.

I went straight for the coconut! Mmmm!!
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Mood = Better (instantly!)

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Today after work, I made an unplanned pitstop to get my nails done! I’m so proud for having kept them long for four months now and it feels great. Ladies, don’t take your nails forgranted. 
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This was my FIRST manicure EVER with real long nails!!!

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We also had a fun time tonight with Irving’s family trying out some new technology and doing a 3-way video chat!!!!
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They were all busy chatting and laughing and I was snapping pictures because I thought it was so cool. HAHA

There’s me!
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We used the audio from Skype and the Video from MeBeam.com . So cool!

So all in all, a stressful day, but a perfect night. Right now, I have a date with netflix:
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(I hear it’s a downer, but I loved the book).

Night, friends!

 

 
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