Archive | October, 2010

Nearly Halloween

26 Oct

Happy Tuesday!  It will probably be Wednesday when you actually read this but that’s okay. 🙂

 

It’s almost Halloween!  Happy early Halloween everyone, be sure you make good choices. 😉

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Remember these?  Oh, the good old Myspace days.  Does anyone even use that site anymore?

 

Besides dressing up, my favorite part of Halloween is the Reese’s cups.  No combination of processed peanut butter and super-milky chocolate has ever been so delicious and nostalgic. 

Out of all the candy I’ve ever received, PB cups are the only ones I’ve actually eaten myself.  Most have gone to my parents’ office candy bowls or were melted/stirred into cookie recipes.  But NOT the peanut butter cups!

Check out this cool vintage ad I found [from PostersGuide.com]!  And yes, the frozen ones are really good.

The freezer in the background resembles my freezer after Halloween.  Even though I don’t go trick-or-treating anymore, I still buy PB cups in excess at Target.  Just, you know, in case we run out of candy to give away. (heh, as if…)

 

I’m actually determined to make my own PB cups this year.  Hold me accountable to that, okay readers?  🙂

 

What is your favorite Halloween candy?

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Cupcakes and Makeup

17 Oct

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Yay for cupcakes!  And not just any cupcakes, but pumpkin cupcakes!  I made them myself and decorated them with store-bought cream cheese frosting.  You could make your own, but I really wasn’t in the mood.

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Heehee.

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Oh no!  Don’t eat me!

 

This weekend, I also got a flu shot (everyone go get one!).  While waiting my turn at CVS, I stocked up on makeup.  As well as this lovely grey nail polish.

I promise it looks better in real life than in this blurry photo!

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It’s by Maybelline and it’s part of their limited edition fashion week collection.  So if you like it, go buy it now!

I also bought the new Maybelline Cooling Effects eyeliner in white.  I was skeptical at first (what if the color didn’t show up?) but it brightens up my eyes and has a nice sparkle.

And new mascara.  I don’t have very many eyelashes, so I was hoping this would make them look bigger and longer.  I like the curved brush, but the mascara itself doesn’t make my lashes look much bigger.

**I know all these products are from Maybelline.  The company didn’t send them to me or give me them for free in exchange for a review.  I bought them at CVS.  Just so you know.**

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No, it’s…

15 Oct

According to the experiment we did in my psych class today, I’m a SUPERTASTER!

That basically means I taste things more sensitively than most people, which, contrary to what you foodies out there are probably thinking, is a bad thing.

It means I don’t like the taste of most foods- I already knew that.  But at least now I have a good explanation besides just being fussy!

Want to know all the foods I refuse to eat?  I bet you do!  Here they are…

 

Vegetables:

  • Tomatoes, unless pureed into sauce/soup
  • Artichokes
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Sweet potato (I used to love these, who knows what happened?)
  • Any cooked vegetable, unless it’s stir-fried

Fruits:

  • Watermelon (and all other melons, for that matter)
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Mango
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries, unless in pancakes/muffins/scones

Etc:

  • Fake cheese-flavored things
  • Veal
  • Crab and lobster
  • Red meat, unless it has no fat on it
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Bacon and sausage
  • Hazelnuts, pistachios, pecans, macadamia nuts
  • Rye bread
  • Milk
  • Creamy sauces, except mac n’ cheese!
  • Anything spicy!

 

You’re probably thinking, “What’s left?”  Haha sometimes I wonder the same thing, so here is a list of foods I LOVE to eat…

Vegetables:

  • Raw, crunchy ones!
  • Edamame with salt

Fruits:

  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Clementines

Bread:

  • Soft, seedy wheat bread
  • Bread from the bakery yummm
  • Pretty much any cereal 🙂
  • PASTA!

Etc:

  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate
  • Dark chocolate peanut M&Ms… new obsession!  go buy these now! 😀

So there you have it, I’m not so picky, am I? 😉

Enjoy your friday!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

11 Oct

Okay, so if you read this blog regularly, you’ll notice the name change.  Why, you ask?  I’m not quite sure myself.  The idea popped into my head as I was driving to Target.  (Again if you read this blog regularly, you’ll know this happens often).  If you want the reasoning behind the name, go to my About Me or About POTS page.  🙂

 

I made pumpkin bread today.  It’s really yummy and extremely easy, you should make it right now!  And how could anything get better than pumpkin and chocolate?

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Notice my empty VitaminWater Zero bottle on the top right.  I’m addicted to them and am convinced they use more than stevia to sweeten them.  Uhohhhh. 😉

 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (I used Libby’s)
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (darker would be great, too)

How To Make It:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl, combing peanut butter, sugar, pumpkin, and egg.  Mix well.
  2. Slowly add flour in a few additions, then stir in the baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour batter into a parchment-lined (or foil), greased loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and no longer moist.

To ensure the bread stays fresh, wrap it in plastic wrap! 🙂

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Photo Ops!

5 Oct

I’m getting married!!

Heh, just kidding.  I’m still in high school and besides, I don’t have enough $ for a wedding. 😉

This portrait is actually for a debutante ball I’m doing in December, and even though the scanner makes it look gritty, I’m still in love with the photo!

 

It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month- I edited this photo of me using Picnik, I encourage you all to do the same to show your support!

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And… in 5 days is the Chicago Marathon!!  Good luck to everyone running in it!  It’s a flat course in a gorgeous city!

 

Sorry this post is so short and random, I’ve got waaaay too much calculus stuff to do (uff related rate problems) and I’m taking a little break to write this.  🙂