Mar 31, 2014

Busy Girl...Need to Slow It Down

I went from being off for a year and just chilling at home all day to being super busy, once again. 

Between work and life, there is hardly any time in between for much of anything else.  At least it's mostly fun stuff that is occupying my free time.

Like sushi dates with Dave.

Where I tried eel for the first time.

A cat that loves lemons (she was trying to get at it like crazy!).

Ha! Her talon in Dave's finger.

Work selfies.

Appointment with my hematologist and packed subways.

How else are you going to entertain yourself in a hospital?

Afternoon drives to Orangeville for another doctor's appointment (and more practice driving for me!).

Old haunt in Orangeville: the Winchester. I hadn't been here in YEARS!

Had to have a deep friend jam butty.  It's literally a jam sandwich deep fried. Yes please!!

Drank with these hoseheads (Adam and Nick) on Saturday night. It's always a good time seeing these guys.

And Jack!! Love hanging out with Jack, he's the best. Our attempt at pictures at this point says it all.

Oh hey there we go. Hi Jack!

Yesterday (Sunday) Dave and I loaded a thousand pound bed into the back of a pick up truck (exaggerating...kind of) and drove 2 hours to London to deliver it to my parents. Only the 2 hours took 4 because of traffic. Didn't get home until almost 10PM and then watched the Walking Dead finale at 11PM. Needless to say, this girl is exhausted today.

Busy weeks can be fun and make the time go by fast, but they can also run me down sometimes. I think this weekend we are going to a VW dealership to inquire about buying a car, and that's about it. The rest of the time will be spent lounging in my pjs, drinking coffee and playing video games or reading. If it's not raining, MAYBE I'll go for a run. 

Do you call a time out when life runs you down or do you keep on keeping on?

Mar 25, 2014

Funny Tweet Tuesday

Here you go my friends...enjoy!

Office Fantastic

Let's take a little tour of my office shall we?

I am a firm believer that you should make your office space your own: with photos, paintings, and whatever other personal touches you might enjoy. After are there for 8 hours, why not make your space pretty?

My gorgeous Ikea plant seems to be thriving. It adds such a nice pop of color to an otherwise drab office.

I also added some photos from home. A fun quote and a pretty lamp make the space brighter (I don't have a window in my office boo!).

This area still needs some work. I want to bring in some of those flameless candles and a few other things to put on this shelf. Also, that painting needs to go. I will replace it with something a little more current and colorful.

A spot for my jacket and shoes to be hidden away (behind the door) is nice so that it doesn't look cluttered or messy.

Look at the difference just a few personal touches make.

I do love my little office, even though it is still a work in progress! I will make sure to do another tour when I feel like it is done. I want to add a mirror to catch the sun from across the hall, add a few paintings and a few more little things to really make the space feel cozy and like my own. So far so good though! Everyone around here keeps asking me to decorate their own offices, so that's nice!

What do you do to make your office more cozy?

Mar 22, 2014

Creamy Sriracha Mac n' Cheese

So this was probably the BEST mac and cheese I have ever had, and that's saying a lot. I have tried so many types from restaurants, I have attempted to make it myself a few times, and the taste always falls flat.

But THIS sriracha mac n' cheese did not disappoint!!

What you need:

-1/2 pound sturdy pasta (macaroni, or rotelli works)
-2 tablespoons unsalted butter
-2 tablespoons flour
-3/4 cup of milk
-1/2 cup heavy cream
-2/3 cup chicken broth
-1 tablespoon honey mustard
-1/4 cup sriracha
-a pinch of salt
-freshly ground pepper
-3-4 cups of mild or sharp cheddar cheese

1. Prepare your pasta according to the directions on the package (al dente of course!)

2. While pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan. Sprinkle the flour in and stir until all lumps are gone.

3. Combine the milk, cream and chicken broth in a large measuring cup (or whatever you have) and slowly pour into the saucepan. Stir continuously over medium-high heat until sauce thickens.

4. Stir in the pepper, salt, sriracha and honey mustard. Take saucepan off the heat and stir in the cheese. Stir until smooth and creamy.

5. Pour the cheese sauce over the drained pasta and stir until well coated.

6. Serve and enjoy the spicy goodness!