Friday, January 31, 2014

The Pit and The Peak 1/31/2014

It's Friday, Friday
Gotta get down on Friday
Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend, weekend
Friday, Friday
Gettin' down on Friday
Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend
Happy Friday Everyone!  I'm so glad to be here posting The Pit & The Peak hosted by Allie @ Tales of a Twenty Something and Jen @ That's What She Read (have I told you how much I LOVE the names of their blogs?!?!)  for my second week.  I have SO much to share this week!



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PITS
- Unfortunately, I'm still struggling with finding a replacement vehicle.  All I really want is to fix MY car but I know that it would only be a matter of time before "the end".  

- I have a ton of paperwork to do for various things (legal things, taxes, etc) and I've been neglecting all of it. 

- When the New Year came, I said I wasn't going to make people who treat me like an option priorities in my life anymore.  I have someone in my life that I apparently need to put a little distance from, and that is always hard.

- This weekend is going to be dedicated to cleaning.  My house is in sad shape and I'm unhappy about it. 

- Polar Vortex.  Need I say more?  The snow and the cold is just NOT stopping here.  There is more snow coming tomorrow. 

- I did this thing on Time Magazine's website that calculates how much time I've spent on Facebook.  It wasn't good.  It really wasn't good.  Especially because I lied about how much time I spend on Facebook...like, I grossly under reported the hours I spend on Facebook.  I still got these results...



PEAKS
- I found the energy to clean the Guinea Pig cage AND give them a bath and trim their nails.  It went smoothly.  Which is a big deal. 



- I baked cupcakes for a potluck at work.  They turned out wonderful and got great reviews.  (Recipe to follow soon)

Bacon French Toast cupcakes with Vanilla Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Chai Tea Latte cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream


- I got to try three new foods at the potluck yesterday!  One coworker brought in Elk Meat. 

Another coworker called "Ricey Cheesy Bally Thingies" that his Korean wife makes that he wanted to share with us.  The recipe consists of sticky rice, and chopped carrots, onion, green pepper and red potato formed into a ball around a small piece of American Cheese, which is then dipped in egg, rolled in bread crumbs and fried.  

That same coworker also brought Smoked Eggs. They're ugly, but surprisingly tasty...



- I received my free trial (I DID pay for shipping) of the Essentials Bundle from The Honest Company on Tuesday.  My hands are literally surviving the Polar Vortex due to the Healing Balm.  I'm still trying out the other products, but so far I am LOVING the Lemongrass Hand Soap.  The face and body lotion is light and leaves my skin moisturized without feeling heavy.  I still need to try the laundry detergent.  But I'm really excited to try some of the other products out.   If you're interested, check out Things I Love for links!



- I got my Julep Box yesterday.  They included a Free Gift of a color called "love".  It is gold microglitter, with red glitter on top.  This might be the only thing I'm in love with this year for Valentine's Day.  Information about Julep is also on my Things I Love page, including the code to get your first box free!

- It's Friday.  And one of the VIPs at my company just called me to tell me I am the Reigning Cupcake Queen. 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for getting Rebecca Black stuck in my head, haha. Also, those cupcakes look delicious!

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  2. THATS BACON ON A CUPCAKE. OMG that just makes it amazing! Thanks for linking up with us

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  3. those cupcakes look and sound amazing!! Thanks so much for linking up!!!

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