HAP-py New Year!

Better late than never, eh? ;)

Ben and I spent the entire day yesterday being huge blobs relaxing to the ultimate fullest. Flannel pants, slippers, pizza, beer and football were involved… Hey, we did make it out to the mall for an impromptu shoe buying sesh!


Not a productive way to get 2011 started, but definitely a fun one. :)


We didn’t get around to popping the Trader Joe’s Almond Champagne on New Year’s Eve, so we pulled the flutes out last night to fill up with bubbly.


Well…tried to anyways. That cork was NOT coming out of that bottle!

“I am a total pro at opening champagne bottles – watch this.”


“Hey wait, why won’t this open? Seriously, it’s stuck!”  

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“NO, I don’t want your help!”


“Maybe if I wrestle with it for a bit… Fine, you try.”






“oooohhh? No. Shoot.” 


“Let’s get a little twisting action going.”


“WTH, Trader Joe’s?!”






“Your champagne, milady.”



“My hero.” :)


Jersey Shore reruns followed and, well, here we are today! With a Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich to boot!


I’d been thinking about the one I made last week ever since I sunk my teeth into the sweet & savory, squishy sandwich, so I had to re-create today.


That’d be a cinnamon-raisin bagel topped with melted, cheddar cheese, local bacon and a drizzle of maple syrup. 


No eggs this time because when I went to open the egg carton, it was…empty. I wonder how that happened? Cough, husband, cough.


Still mouth-watering, nonetheless, and enjoyed with a steamy mug of Chocolate Donut Coffee in my New Orleans Starbucks mug!


Ben and I have been missing New Orleans like woah lately. It’s seriously rivaling my love for all cities in California. That’s. HUGE.


We’re thinking about trying to make a return trip this summer. Fingers crossed!


I’ve got a million things going on this afternoon!

  • Packing up some stuff to send to some people (vague…)
  • Clean the kitchen
  • Grocery shop
  • Lunch at my parents
  • Work out
  • Make dinner

If all goes well today, I’ll be attempting a new (to me) cooking technique this afternoon for dinner. I’m excited. :)

Talk to you soon!


Complete this sentence: “This year I want to _______.”

This year I want to not put off ’til tomorrow what I can do today. I’ve always been a procrastinator, and this year my goal is to not put things off ’til “tomorrow” or “someday” when I can do them right now. This can be as small as returning an email when I get it, instead of starring it for later then never coming back to it, to more important items like calling a friend I haven’t talked to in months.

Someday is such a toxic word, I think. I don’t want to wake up 10 years from now with a whole list of things I wanted to do someday but never got around to. Make TODAY your someday!

Also, this year I want to continue to be more aware of the ingredients in the food that I’m eating. I eat 70/30 healthy/splurgy, so it’s mostly the “30” I want to focus more on. Ie don’t eat junk food that has a bazillion chemicals and weird ingredients in them, just because it tastes good right now!

Oh, and never eat fried foods again. Ben and I got some fries while we were out yesterday and, per usual, they made me feel so gross today!