Thursday, April 29, 2010

On a quest

I'm on a quest for these arms.
The last couple weeks I've been lifting 3 days a week, usually one exercise per muscle, maybe two.  But in order to get those muscles I think maybe I need to start splitting up the muscles a little and working them for longer with more exercises.  So, I've decided to start lifting 4 times a week, 2 times a week for each muscle.  That's the plan.  Now I just need to figure out how to lose a layer of fat so all these muscles show!  It's a small layer, so hopefully it won't take too long!  Ugh.  
Did I mention we are leaving for Jamaica in about a month?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Glass bowl, who knew?

So, I was just watching Martha and I saw this!  I have the mixer, that color actually, but I did not know they had glass bowls for it!  Apparently, it's a 90th Anniversary special.  I really want one, but unfortunately they are like $80, so it'll have to wait.  But, isn't it awesome?!  It would look really cool in blog cooking photos!  Can you tell I really want one???

Monday, April 19, 2010

Feeling the guilt

It's official, we are going on vacation the first week of June and I'm 95% sure it's going to be to Punta Cana.  Which means I'm now very concerned about the current state of my body!  I have a little less than 6 weeks to lose like 15 pounds!  Okay, maybe not, but it'd be nice to lose the tire around my waist.  And I've been reading a few new fitness/food blogs that are getting me inspired to move it.  Actually, I think I write more later, I have to get off my couch and to the gym!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


The Ipad

Ok, I'll admit it, I'm kind of a Mac snob.  I bought an Ibook in college and would NEVER go back to a PC.  I don't even care if it means I'm using my Ibook for seven years until I can afford a new one!  A couple years ago, my now husband and I upgraded to an Imac (I almost had a heart attack when he tried to bring his huge, crappy Dell computer to into our house) and a few months ago I became the proud owner of a Macbook Pro (it's to write my novel, I swear) and NOW I really want
an Ipad.  I've been back and forth on a Kindle for awhile, not quite sure if it was worth it since, though I read a lot, I try to get a lot of my books from the library.  But, once I heard about the Ipad I decided to wait it out and see what the Ipad was like.  I went to check it out at the store last Saturday when it came out and I pretty much love it.  I know it's more than a Kindle, but it also does a ton more.  Plus, it comes with like 124 free books, from what I saw when I looked at it.  I was still thinking, "Would it be worth it if I'd rather go to the library and get free books that don't take up space in my house?"  Well, the truth is, I belong to two book clubs and I can't always get the books from the library, so I order them from Amazon, so why not just download them and not have to wait for them to be shipped and not have to lug around a big book?  See?  It is a good idea!  I got money from father in law for my Bday (last month) and I think I'm going to put it toward an Ipad.  Probably not right now, maybe in a few months.  I'll let it work out any kinks and who knows, maybe I can get a refurb!  haha.  I am ALWAYS looking for a deal.  There's even a pink case for it that would match the one I have for my Macbook Pro!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Chocolate Chip cupcakes w/ Chocolate Frosting

I made these on Easter, not really for Easter, but regardless...  Got the recipe from my Martha Stewart Cupcake book.  Here's a few photos of the various steps in the process and all the chocolate involved in the  frosting!