Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Confessions

I thought I would start a new feature on the bloggeroo.
I will do it every Sunday.

I am going to do confessions.  You know my guilty pleasures, embarrassing stories, photos and the like.  Whatever I am feeling at the moment.

Today is a confession.  Although it could double as a guilty pleasure.
I haven't told anyone but my sister.
She just looked at me like I was from another planet.

Ok, here it goes.

I enjoy the music of India.

It started years ago when I listed to Sting.  He has an Indian man singing on one of his songs and I thought "Oh, that sounds good!".  Then I would watch Bollywood movies late at night & toe tap along.

Now I might stop at the music channel on cable.

It's true.  I am proud to announce it to the world.

Now, tell me...do you have a confession to make?


Monday, August 11, 2014

Book #9 of 2015: The Book of You by Claire Kendal

 
Another day, another book review.
I was fortunate enough to win this book from Sweeps4Bloggers…if you haven’t visited that website, you need to run.  She has so many giveaways & such on her blog.  I have won quite a few times.  Remember, the more you enter, the greater your chance of winning.
 
Let’s move on to the real reason for the post.  The Book of You by Claire Kendal is the story of a woman who is being stalked.  Kendal’s talent emerges as does the stalkers sociopath tendencies do.  She makes you feel as if you are Clarissa, the victim.  I held my breath quite a few times, as well as experienced a stomach flip or two.   
 
What I look for in a book, is a story I can immerse myself in.  A story where I picture every little detail.  Kendal does not disappoint.  If I can tune out my family while reading, it’s a good tale!   This is a story of many emotions that makes you say to yourself “Just one more page!”
 
I would definitely recommend.
 
What have you been reading lately?

 

Monday, July 28, 2014

I Love My Husband

I love my husband.
Adore him really.

I mean, look at him, how can you resist:

I have to tell you...he's been down for the count all weekend with back pain.
I feel for him.  I swear.
I've waited on him (which is normal but at least I'm not b*tchin about it), I've tucked him in, I've given him pain meds.

What I need to know is why does he feel it necessary to moan, groan & shout with every move.  I mean every move.  I think if he moves his pinky finger, you can hear "Son of a b*tch!" upstairs.

Don't get me wrong, I understand he is aching.  I do.  What I don't understand is why he is so loud and vocal about it. Every. movement.

Now, just so you don't get me wrong here, tonight he was strongly hinting that he wanted hot dogs & by hinting I mean "I could really go for some hot dogs".  When I didn't acknowledge or get up to get him one, he got up, made himself a hotdog & sat back down...all without making one groan, moan or shout.

Perhaps I just needed to vent but I swear if I hear one more "loud" noise from him, I'm gonna get the cast iron frying pan & take care of the problem.

Tell me, does your significant other make a lot of noise?



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer Time & The Livin Is Easy


I have neglected this little ole blog, no?
Does anyone read it?
You know besides my mom & dad.
If so. would you leave me a hi in the comments.
Just so I know someone is reading.

What has summer 2014 brought us?
Lacrosse camp for Cheeks.  One week, every night for 4 days.  
He. Loved. It!
I see a future lacrosse player in years to come.
Or goofball as you can see from the photo up there. 

Chris has been doing what normal 15yo boys do.
Hanging out, playing video games & trying to find a job.
It's hard at his age.  No one wants to hire anyone under 16.  A few months and he will hit that magic number.

As many of you know, my oldest, moved to Florida almost a year ago.
He changed careers and is no working as a car salesman and boyfriend is making bank!
He also moved to another city in Florida.
So if you are in South Florida and are in need a car, let me know.

Bobster and I are coasting along.
I turned 28, 34, 39...ok, fine 44 on the 16th.  Do I feel different? No. Do I notice more age spots? Yes.  Age is just a number, isn't that what they say?

I've been reading up a storm but have neglected to do my reviews.  I really have to get back to that.  I just read a really great story and am currently reading Beautiful Creatures. 

Tell me, what have you been up to this summer?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Bahama Breeze: Summer Destination for Good Times!!

This post brought to you by Bahama Breeze. All opinions are 100% mine.

Bahama Breeze.  Great atmosphere, fantabulous food.  It doesn't get much better than that.  My local Bahama Breeze in Cherry Hill, NJ plus all the other BB's around the country are doing it up big for the summer.

They are having the Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash  this summer season. I. Can. Not. Wait!
 Not only are they going to have live music but they are debuting a new drink: Bahama Breeze Ultimate Pineapple I love me some pineapple.  Especially in drink form, really who doesn't?  It's served in a fresh cut pineapple people!

Here is what I am thinking, I am turning 25, ok, 36, fine! I will be turning 44 in July (this month!!), I am hoping to get a few of my close girlfriends together and head over to Bahama Breeze on a Saturday night for girls night. 

Why Saturday?  That's the night they break out the mojito bar in addition to the live music.  You can chose your fruit, your rum and watch the bartenders mix it up for you.  I plan on getting the Bahama Breeze Ultimate Pineapple.  This just sounds too good to pass up.

Bahama Breeze is the summer destination for good times.  I need a good girls night out and what better reason then my birthday.  I can enjoy great food, super atmosphere, my friends and great live music...not to mention the drink...did I mention I am really looking forward to the drink?  Yea, I am!

Plus Bahama Breeze is having contest this summer via Instagram.  It runs as long as the Bahama Breeze Summer Beach Bash does.  June 23 to  Aug 3.  All you have to do is a take a phenomenal selfie enjoying yourself at BB.  The post to Instagram Selfie Contest and use the hashtag #MyBBSelfie.  You have a chance to win a $25 Bahama Breeze gift card.  Free dinner!!! Yes!

Are you going to check out the Summer Beach Bash?
Are you coming to my birthday party there? All are welcomed!



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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Book #8: Monster's Chef by Jervay Tervalon


What can I say?   It held my interest, it was suspenseful but it also made me scrunch up my nose and become a little nauseated. 

 The story of sordid happenings at a “washed upped” rock star’s home and the chef he employees.  Definitely not what I thought it would be.  It took me forever to figure out who the author’s role model for Monster was.  I actually had to read a review of it and then I was like “Oh yea!”.  I never said I was quick people.

 I read the book in two days.  Easy read for sure.  Definitely an adult novel!

Have you read it?

What’s the last book you read?
 
 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Pinterest Chicken Dinner Win Y'all!

Who doesn't love Pinterest?
Who wastes a lot of time on Pinterest, pinning but not making?
Yes, I totally raised my hand!

So every now & then I get a hair in my craw & decide, I need to do, instead of pin.
That's just what I did with this great recipe that I pinned from Eat Cake for Dinner.

So super easy & such little ingredients.

Chicken Parm Crescents:


1 pkg. crescent rolls (8 per package)
4 breaded chicken tenders, baked (I used Weaver)
8 small slices Mozzarella Cheese
1 jar spaghetti sauce, warmed
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning (I used dried Italian dressing mix)

Cook chicken tenders according to package directions. 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  

Unroll crescent rolls and separate into 8 triangles.  

Place a small slice of cheese on the wide end of each crescent. 

Cut each chicken tender in half and dip in spaghetti sauce; let excess sauce drip off.  Place each chicken tender half on top of the cheese and roll up each crescent.  It will be messy and might seem like it's not going to work, but it will.  Place each rolled up crescent onto a lightly greased baking sheet.

Example A:



Sprinkle garlic powder and Italian seasoning over the top of each crescent. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Serves 3-4.

I doubled the recipe for my crew & they loved it!

I present the finished product:


I'm probably the worse food photographer ever & it definitely isn't a pretty finished product in my opinion but it was darn good!  Darn good!!!

Have you ever cooked or made anything from Pinterest?
I'd love if you leave me a link to it.
Even leave me a link to your Pinterest page...I'd love to follow.  
Every Pinterest word in this blog post is linked to my page! LOL