Monday, December 17, 2012

How to make a Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How to make a Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino



Ingredients

1 tsp Art of Tea Green Tea Matcha Powder
2 tsp sugar
1/3 ounce of Torani vanilla syrup
1 cup of milk
1 cup of ice

Blend, Garnish with whipped cream and Enjoy!

Purchase Art of Tea Green Tea Matcha Powder - http://www.artoftea.com/catalog/ceremonial-matcha-p-67.html

Friday, October 12, 2012

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp clove
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup regular sugar
1 small can of pumpkin purée
1 14oz can of evaporated milk
2 eggs

Mix all spices, sugars, and pumpkin purée on stove top over low heat for a few minutes and then place in a bowl into the refrigerator. Let cool for 20 minutes. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk. Pour mixture into pie crust and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees then bake for an additional 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool for 2 hours then serve with whipped cream and garnish it with cinnamon. Enjoy!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Someone CHASED after me!!!

So last weekend my best friend Marlana and I enjoyed a mini vacation. At first it was really nice and calm. We go shopping, have sushi, and take a nice stroll downtown. We stayed at the Hyatt which is currently under construction and, because it is, we get a coupon upon check in for a free appetizer at their restaurant. To me, that makes sense. I mean, the hotel is so gutted that I was surprised our room wasn't a cardboard box with two dirty towels in it for our beds. Hyatt could, at least, give us some cheese sticks to distract us. Anyway, after our stroll downtown, we decide it is snack time so we return to the hotel. Okay, here is the snag. The coupon isn't REALLY for an appetizer. It is for a special 'appetizer' which is more like a...sample...and two people can't even split it. So, in essence, it is a trick to make you buy more food. Fine, we'll just buy more food. You win, Hyatt.

The waitress and hostess begin to have a tiny argument. It's not abrasive but it's not professional. Marlana and I shut up because you can hear them bickering. But it isn't a big deal...not yet. They bring the food and drop one of the containers of the floor which ends up rolling under the table. Ew. The waitress picks it up and then tries to put it into our bag. EWWWWW! Now, if I had been alone, I would have taken the container and threw it away at once. No big deal but...gross. I stare the woman down until she says 'Oh...do you want me to get another one?' I say 'Well....if it is ours' and it is food related...yes.' The woman basically says 'Fine' and you can tell what she really meant was 'I hate you. Go die.' Marlana and I look to one another and frown. The hostess asks 'Wait...is she going to get you more Salsa?' I tell her 'It fell on the floor and rolled under the table.' The woman EXPLAINS 'It would have been fine. It's in a container and has a lid on it so...it's not like the salsa is dirty. You didn't really need another.' OMFG!!!! Thank goodness for you, Lady. We might have wasted a dixie cup of salsa if you hadn't have been here. You know what? Just put it directly on the floor and we'll just lick it off the carpet. Yum! Sorry, I don't like using things with my meal that have been rolling around where people put their feet. I'm a freak.

My best friend Marlana looks at me and says 'You do realize they are going to bring spit-salsa to our table now, right?' I sigh 'Yes.' 'Well, I'm not eating it' she says and I nod 'Me either.' 'Let's go' Marlana prompts and we get up to leave. 'Where are you going?' the hostess asked. 'We don't need the salsa' Marlana informs. 'She is coming right back with it' she insists. 'We don't want it. Good night' Marlana says. 'But she'll be right back!' she presses. 'We don't want to BOTHER you guys anymore' Marlana calls as we exit. 'It's not a bother!' she calls back and, by now, Marlana and I are out of the restaurant and heading toward the elevators. 'She's chasing us' I say to Marlana softly. 'Ha-ha' Marlana responds, not believing me. It can't be true. It can't be true because THAT WOULD BE CRAZY. Marlana gets onto the elevator and I say again 'She's running after us...' Marlana ignores me. That can't be true she must be joking, said Marlana. Marlana pushes the level button in the elevator and go to speak to me as the doors close 'What the HELL was....' A blur of motion captures my eye. A figure is flinging themselves at the door. A hand is reaching into the closing gap. What the f#%^....WHAT THE F$%#?! Marlana grabs me, wanting to both keep her away from whatever madness is just beyond the door and wanting to make sure the doors close. The doors slam shut, a cheerful 'BING!' is the sound of successfully evading our psychotic pursuer. My best friend looks at me and we both howl with evil/nervous laughter.

'What the f$@% was that?!' my best friend ask. I told her 'The waitress came out of the kitchen. The hostess snatched up the salsa and went charging after us.' She was going to MAKE us take that Salsa. She was going to teach us a lesson about....asking for Salsa and then walking away. She had been on the edge of stopping our elevator, pushing the doors open, and insisting we take it. Holy F#^@! I almost wish she would have caught up with us. I think I would have smiled politely and said 'Wonderful. Get into the elevator with us. We're going to see the manager all together now. What fun this will be.' Of course, my best friend and I go to complain. I'm not one of those people. But YOU DON'T CHASE PEOPLE THROUGH A HOTEL WITH CONDIMENTS! How f#$#^^@ crazy!!! I mean, I could let arguing in front of me slide. I could let them being rather nasty about how they treat food slide. I MIGHT have even let her EXPLAIN why my request is outrageous...and just never have returned to that restaurant. But do NOT chase people with salsa till they have to escape you on an elevator.

We told the manager and I said 'Maybe she had a bad night. Maybe we came too late or....today was just really busy or something. We aren't looking for anything free. And I don't want to get anyone in trouble.' (Seriously) 'Tell them to stop doing that....because...well....it's creepy. Because, until tonight, I've never had to run from Salsa.' The manager was howling with laughter by the end and we got free breakfast. My best friend tells me as we go back to our room 'I don't want a free breakfast. We'll probably end up having to run from eggs in the morning.'

Let me know your thoughts? Has this ever happened to you? Is being chase by Salsa normal?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blonde Highlights!!!

I love my new highlights done by Todd Burns at Artistic Cutters in Greenville SC.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What's on my iphone TAG!

I lost 20 pounds!

Starting Weight- 150
Current Weight- 129.8
Total Loss- 20.2

I will make a video soon on how I lost 20 pounds.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

18 pounds lost! Before and After photo!

Starting Weight- 150
Current Weight- 132
Total Loss- 18 lbs

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Korean Fried Zucchini

Korean Fried Zucchini

Ingredients
1/2 cup flour or pancake mix
1/4 cup water
1 zucchini sliced

Mix flour and water and dip zucchini in the mixture and fry to a golden brown on each side.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Weight Loss Update

I finally lost 15 pounds!!! Wooo Hooooo!!!!

Starting Weight - 150
Current Weight - 134.4
Total Loss - 15.6

I reached another milestone. I wanted to lose at least 10% of my original starting weight and I finally did it!!! I can now tell a huge difference in my clothes. Everything is starting to feel a little looser. I am planning on buying a cute dress and some cute shirts that will hopefully fit me better.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week 13 Weight Loss

Starting Weight - 150
Current Weight - 135.6
Total Loss - 14.4

Starting Measurements- 40-32-40
Current Measurements- 36-30-37

I finally lost another two more pounds. These have been the most stubborn pounds to lose so far. For over a week I kept weighing in at 137.4 and I was feeling a little discouraged. But thankfully the pounds finally came off this morning.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Target doesn't have a size chart online???

So I'm doing some shopping online and I wanted to buy a couple of cute target dresses and I found that they don't have a size chart so I called customer service and they gave me the size chart and told me that they will pass along the suggestion to have a online size chart that is viewable to the public. Odd how you would have to suggest that to a company that has been around for decades. I guess they assume that at one time or another that you have stepped inside a Target store and know what size you are automatically. Since I have lost some weight I am not quite certain what size I am currently. So here is the size chart to anyone that is interested and doesn't feel like calling customer service for it. One last thing that I found to be amusing is that their size chart comes with a weight estiment as well. I think that's awesome!


US womens sizes
x-small 2 bust 32-34 waist 22-24 hip 33-35 estimated weight 105
x-small 4 bust 34 waist 25 hip 36 weight 115
small 6 bust 34 waist 26 hip 37 weight 125
small 8 bust 35 waist 27 hip 38 weight 135
medium 10 bust 36 waist 28 hip 39 weight 145
medium 12 bust 37 waist 30 hip 41 weight 155
large 14 bust 39 waist 31 hip 42 weight 165
large 16 bust 40 waist 33 hip 44 weight 175
x-large 18 bust 42 waist 34 hip 45 weight 180
xx-large 20 bust 44 waist 36 hip 47 weight 195

Target Size Chart United States US Sizes

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weight Loss Update

I measured my height today and I am 5 foot 1 and 3/4. I wonder if I can just say I'm 5'2. Here is an update with my current weight.

Starting weight- 150
Current weight- 136.8
Total loss- 13.2 pounds
Starting measurements- 40-32-40
Current measurements- 37-30.5-38
Shirt size- Medium
Starting pant size- 10
Current pant size- 8

Friday, June 29, 2012

Baked Ranch Dressing Chicken

This recipe is super simple and delicious to make.

Ingredients
4-5 boneless chicken breasts
1 ranch dressing powder mixture packet
1 cup crushed corn flakes
4-5 TBS of melted butter

Take ranch seasoning and mix in a ziplock bag or plate. Coat chicken breasts with butter. Then coat chicken in dry ingredients then place on a greased cooking dish lined with aluminum foil and bake for 45-60 minutes on 350 degrees. Let chicken cool for 15 minutes before cutting. Then serve with vegetables and rice.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I lost an entire pant size!

I am currently a size 8 now!!! I went from a size 10 to a size 8! Woo Hooo!!! Here's a pic of me at Old Navy in a size 8.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Omg! I'm 139.6 pounds!

The 3 day diet is awesome!!! http://www.3daydiets.net

Thursday, June 7, 2012

9.2 pounds lost!

Week 6
Starting Weight- 150
Current Weight-140.8
Total Lost- 9.2

Monday, May 28, 2012

8 pounds lost so far!!! plus before and after pic!!!

Week 5 Weigh In - Starting Weight - 150 Current Weight - 142 Total Loss - 8 lbs IMG_7573

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Decadent Dark Chocolate Super Healthy Smoothie

IMG_0005 I made this super delicious dark chocolate smoothie. Here's the recipe below. Ingredients 1 cup of frozen strawberries 3 ice cubes 1 tbs of dark chocolate chips 5 leaves of spinach 1/2 banana 1/2 cup of dark chocolate almond milk Blend and Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Week 3-4 Update

Week 4 Weigh In - Starting Weight - 150 Current Weight - 144.4 Total Loss - 5.6

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Let's Lose Weight!

Week 2 Weightloss Update

This is the end of week two and I am feeling great and have lost more weight. I drink a lot more tea which is a natural appetite suppressant and helping me curb my hunger pangs. So my starting weight was... starting weight- 150 current weight- 145.6 That's almost 4.4 pounds lost in two weeks! goal weight- 120 starting measurements- 39-31-38 current measurements- 37.75-30.5-38

Friday, May 4, 2012

Week 1 Weight Loss Update

So I decided to lose some weight again. I have fallen off the food wagon and I am now back on. Hopefully for the last time. Current weight- 150 OUCH! Height- 5'1 and a half, Yes that half inch counts. Measurements 39-31-38 pants size- 10 shirt size- medium Will make a video soon with diet details. :) Picture on the left is when I weighed 116 and the picture on the right is when I weighed 141 pounds. Photobucket

Wednesday, April 11, 2012