Monday, January 31, 2011

Meet Me on Monday


I saw this survey over at Lariats and Lavender, originated by Never Growing Old. I love doing these, mostly because I have way too much time on my hands....


1. What do you put on your hot dog?
Right now I'm not eating hot dogs, and when I used to eat them they made me feel yucky. :( But I liked mustard, relish, onions, cheese, and chili on them.

2. Do you play Sudoku?
Sometimes. I am terrible at it.

3. What is your favorite vegetable?
It changes...artichoke hearts are good on or in everything!

4. Do you color your hair?
All the time...here's a post with pictures of some of the colors it's been. And here too...I can't wait to have it back blonde again...I'm tired of being snow white...

5. What is your favorite brand of clothing?
I really couldn't figure this out. I like brands I can't afford, so I don't own any. But, I tend to just buy what I like, and I prefer thrifted. Although, I wouldn't mind something from Tiffany's...

Now back to watching High School of the Dead. Hopefully I don't have nightmares from the zombies...

Ghost Cats

I did my taxes today.
I went and sat for hours in the wee hours of the morning to not get picked as a juror.
I finally found the felt I was looking for...oh and watercolor pencils.
I got my Fruits Basket planner, but it's soo cute I don't think I can use it!
I made a super nasty vegan dinner.
I finally completed the mission I was having trouble with in Kingdom Hearts only to die before I had a chance to save.
I think I'm hearing a ghost cat...right now...it's creepy.
I drank an evil cup of coffee today. It was less evil because of the soy milk, but still evil.
I checked my mail! Woot Netflix!

Dear Monday, You were all right....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blah, Blah, Blah...Girl Power!

Tomorrow, at dawn, I have jury duty...that is if I can find the place. What do you wear to these sort of things. The form says no shorts. I've been putting together a bag filled with goodies to stave off boredom. I figure if it has anything to do with the government, I will be doing lots of waiting around.
I want Crafting Mama so bad! I love all of those games! Speaking of crafting...I started a little project tonight that is awesome! I can't share yet, because it's for a friend's (who reads my blog) birthday. But after her birthday I'll post some pictures...
I heart Fruits Basket! I used to own most of the manga for this series, but I sold it back in for some cash a while back. I've started collecting it in the larger volumes (which takes up less space). Anywho, there is a cute day planner that I always look at, but never buy, and I'm thinking of buying it. I love day planners and use several at once because I 'm a hot mess. I've tried electronic ones, but I just forget about them.

Hopefully tomorrow I will hear back from my new job about my background check, and I can remember to ask what the dress code is lol....a girl has to start planning her wardrobe.

That's What She Said Sunday!

I'm waiting on my husband to get home and take me on a date, preferably somewhere yummy to eat I'm starving! I'm sure he will be smelly from being on the road for several days....

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

1. If my house was on fire and I could only grab 3 things I would grab my tamagotchi, nintendo ds, and macbook (puppies are a given)...maybe my hello kitty plushie that I can't sleep without from Heather and T...that's a hard question .

2. A smell I really like is peppermint, apples, baking stuffs, like cupcakes .

3. Something you might not know about me is that I used to be a cheerleader. For some reason no one ever believes me! I have the pictures to prove it! .

4. Some of my favorite websites to putter about on are Tumblr....there is just so much to look at...and polyvore .

5. This weekend I will be hanging with my puppies and working .

6. Nothing makes me happier than making dinner together with my husband and trying new recipes .

7. A bad habit I have is leaving clothes in the washer and forgetting about them. This leads to having to wash them again .

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lingering Still


My husband just left for the Dallas/Austin area for some shows. It always makes me sad that I can't go, and I always worry about him. But I guess that's part of being married.

I have my 2nd interview today, a couple hours before I go to work this evening. I'm going to rock it, and get this job! I got the job!

Ps. The Sailor Moon theme is my new ringtone.

I downloaded some Katy Perry off itunes yesterday. I thought I hadn't really heard much of her stuff before, but I was wrong. It's nice and upbeat...helps me clean.

Enough said....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What's On Your Mind Wednesday...


tofurky=gross
i cry at weird things, like Katy Perry's Firework music video
i need to clean, and i will after this...
apply, apply, apply
i'm making my own Spanish rice tonight, it could be a disaster
i can eat a whole bag of 'Dirty' bbq potato chips
i like how i can make a sailor moon ringtone, but not a gwen stefani one :(
vinny the bunny hates me
i have songs from anastasia stuck in my head
i can't find my glittery pink nail polish, it's annoying
i sleep better in the guest room, maybe b/c it smells like peppermint and there are no puppies hogging the bed
i have lots to do....
I feel like this always turns into my to do list....

Play Along over at A Taste of T

Ps I just got a call back for a 2nd interview for tomorrow! hiphiphoooray! Keep Everything crossed! lol

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Taco Tuesday: Grocery Shopping Extravaganza!


Today I had ANOTHER interview! I feel like I interview once a week, and perhaps my un-naturally brownish hair is throwing everyone off/making me un-cute. Today I interviewed for a management position at a new kids clothing store that is going to be opening soon. I should be hearing back tomorrow for a 2nd interview. (Cross your heart and kiss your elbow!) I am using the powers of positive thinking and karma, that I get this job!

So today, I got fancy! I put on some fancy pants and did up my hair extra fancy! I should've taken a picture, but I'm already back in yoga pants and one of Clint's sweaters that I accidentally shrunk...oops

This is me missing my blonde hair (not me in the picture, me as in wishing my hair was blonde again). Also, it snowed today. I was awake, you know around 2am, and it was snowing nice big snowflakes...by morning they were gone. Poor Duo, he loves the snow...

I think I'm doing pretty well on my veggie diet. I went to Sun Harvest and picked up some meals today, so I'm making some spinach ravioli tonight with salad and garlic bread. I think my husband will be impressed. I am trying out some new vegan food stuffs this week, so perhaps I will do a review on them soon. I feel like I got tons of healthy food and snacks at a way cheaper price than when I usually grocery shop (hopefully my husband thinks so too since I didn't buy him any ramen). I also like that I didn't have to fight any crowds/almost die in the parking lot...
How do you save on your grocery bill? Do you buy organics?

Happy Taco Tuesday!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Crispy "Chicken" Salad

Yesterday I took Clint to Sunharvest for the first time, and we took our time exploring. He has been very supportive of my new "diet". We picked up some yummy organics and some bancha green tea. We are on a pretty tight budget right now, but we found some good deals.
Today I made a salad with the organic lettuce I got there yesterday (only 1.19 for a bunch!), sweet grape tomatoes, baby carrots, cut up Boca Original Chik'n meatless pattie (made with non-gmo soy!), and topped with Bianna's Poppyseed dressing. It was super yummy!

Last week I was still eating cheese and learning to cook long grain brown rice. I plan to invest in a rice cooker. I topped my rice with the Progresso Tomato Soup I had in the cabinet and it was pretty yummy. This week begins my non-dairy week...wish me luck.

I hope to be able to start making actual recipes soon.
What is your fav veggie recipe?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

That's What She Said Sunday!

Happy Sunday!
I just woke up, so the day is young. Off to make tea, and other things....

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Russian Princesses Wear Snuggies


Yesterday I won a $50 gift card at work, so I got to buy some clothes.
My boss bought me a Hannah Montana cupcake. It was delicious and turned my mouth and tongue blue.
I've been terrible and drank coffee the past 2 days.
I have 3 episodes of the new season of Merlin waiting for me to watch them.
I received a belated birthday card with a check in it.
Tomorrow the husband and I are off together!
Going meatless is easier than giving up dairy...I like cheese!
I wore my new vintage velvety fur coat and was told I looked like a Russian princess.
I got Avery's birthday present, it's pink and glittery.
I feel like watching Anastasia.
I'm ready for summer so I can wear gladiator sandals and ankle boots with my jorts b/c my husband hates it...muhahaha.
I'm on the hunt for the most amazing green tea in the universe. Let me know if you find it.
I had to pause my tamagotchi because it was going insane, for real.
I'm pretty sure my husband is a hippie, because he hates wearing deodorant.
I took an incriminating picture of him at the computer wearing MY hello kitty snuggie. I'll probably post it soon....

It's never boring at the Miller house...

How was your weekend?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday



1. My favorite quote is "When you come right down to it, all you have is yourself. Yourself is a sun with a thousand rays in your belly. The rest is nothing." (Pablo Picasso)
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2. A bad habit I have is procrastinating! You'd think will all this free time I would get something done. Is being lazy a bad habit? .

3. The first time I felt like a "grown up" was Ummmm...I still don't feel like a grown up, except for the having to pay bills part, that blows .

4. Weekends are usually when I work, soo....they are for being a mall rat .

5. When I was a child I wished my name was I'm trying to remember...I was big into kids incorporated so probably Love, like Jennifer Love Hewitt... .

6. I wish I could find a job, that's more than a job but a career. Or just start over and go back to school and get a degree in something else .

7. A secret I have is that I...can't tell because it's a secret .


For your viewing pleasure...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sk8r Boi

new/old sketchbook
chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes
tea
puppies
grass
pj's
thinking
xxxholic
not following the rules

woke up with this song in my head...

I feel like watching the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then maybe the 1st episode of Le Femme Nikita (old school version).
I should also find my knitting sticks.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

So I've Been Thinking...

I spend a huge chunk of my days looking for jobs, applying for jobs, and feeling like a loser b/c I still don't have a job. As a person with a degree, I feel like an epic fail...but at least I'm trying!
It seems kinda late in life for me to be thinking about school again, even after the online classes I took to get my teaching certification. (I actually applied for an art teaching position today). I have been walking down this bumpy road of not know what I want to do with my life (besides watch anime... being an anime voice actor sounds like fun) I know I don't want to be in retail forever, and opening up my own kitschy shop sounds amazing but unrealistic. Then it came to me! Art Therapy! I was a psych major before I was an art major, but that means going back to school and getting a masters... which is lots of time and money. I have some more thinking to do, but at least I have an idea for the future....

What's On Your Mind Wednesday...

Here is another What's On Your Mind Wed, courtesy of A Taste of T. Check out her post...and I thought I was random lol
Figuring out how to cook brown rice.
Trying not to drink all of my yummy smoothie.
Finding a job.
Veggie recipes.
Should I get out of my pj's today?
Resisting the urge to drink coffee...
To clean or not to clean...
Trying to get out of my lazy funk.
Reading more 'Quit Your Day Job' articles on Etsy.
Finish my embroidery projects...do it...
My dogs stink and so does the bunny.
Inertial dampeners on cars is a good idea.
I wish I had a bike with inertial dampeners.
I wish I had a bike.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday Ten


Saw this over on Norwegian Phoenix. The originator is Roots & Rings, which I am about to check out!

1. What’s your favorite color to paint your nails?

I have 4 favs: a orangy/red from essie, this hard candy glitter pink that reminds me of Sailor Moon when she transforms into SM, this MAC gunmetal color, and this redish glitter from Icing...i love painting my nails and have other wild colors I paint on from time to time.


2. Do you like to sneeze?

Nope. Sneezing is weird and sometimes there is snot. I think it's kinda embarrassing...



3. How often do you fill up your car with gas?

Oh I hate doing it, so I make my husband whenever possible. There was a time in my life that I didn't know how to put gas in my car and I would run out or my little sister would do it lol....sad but true....


4. Were you named after anyone?

Not that I'm aware of, but I wish mom would've went with her 1st choice Tegan Amara!


5. Have you made any good recipes lately?

I'm about to try some new veg recipes....


6. What’s an easy money-saving tip that you use regularly?

Honestly I'm terrible at saving money! But since I'm not really working I've been trying to save $$ by cutting back on things I don't need like Starbucks.


7. Would you rather have a sore throat or an ear ache?

Bleh...neither I hate being sick. If I had to pick sore throat....

8. Do you have any scars? What are they from?

I've had 2 knee surgeries so I have lots of little scars....and one on my finger from a scissor accident.

9. What are you “known for” in your circle of friends/family?

The way I dress, my hair, and baking

10. How do you like to eat your pancakes?

Whip cream and strawberries!

Your turn!

Taco Tuesday: I Want A Cupcake! Or Pocky!

I'm trying to be healthier, I think everyone is this time of the year. I've been trying to cut back on the sweets. I probably have the biggest sweet tooth around. My diet usually consists of cupcakes, pocky, coffee, and red bull...so I'm changing that up. This morning I'm going to bake some organic pumpkin bread instead of cupcakes....i'm soo hungry!

My hair is still super dark! I'm kinda liking it, but mostly wishing is was blonde again. Next time I post that I want dark hair everyone holla don't do it!


So one of my goals for this year is to go Veg again. Yesterday I finished reading 'The Kind Diet', by Alicia Silverstone. So I've decided to give up meat and coffee starting today, and then dairy as soon as I use up the milk I have in the fridge (no use wasting money or food). Clint isn't doing this with me, even after I talked about all the animal cruelty and stuff to him. His family are ranchers, and he knows that the cows on his ranch aren't treated like the factory farms. I told him he didn't have to do this with me, and that I was just trying to be a healthier me. He is stoked that I'm giving up coffee, he's been trying to get me to let it go for years. I didn't realize how bad it was for you....it's going to be hard. I'll post updates and recipes on here as I go. I already eat a lot of vegetarian meals, but I plan to take it a step further. I plan to read Eating Animals by jonathan safron foer next. I bought it about a year ago....What are your takes on going Veg?




Happy Taco Tuesday!
What are you up to?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

That's What She Said Sunday!


tea
laundry
bananas
reading
possibly vacuuming....

all to a soundtrack of no doubt/gwen stefani

happy sunday!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

1. I feel happy when I'm spending time with my husband and the pups. I'm inspired and being creative. Giving someone a present I made for them. Having a yummy cup of coffee .

2. I get silly when i'm awake! I'm pretty silly most of the time, you can ask my husband .

3. Something that makes me sad is animal abuse and manipulators .

4. Something that makes me annoyed is people who don't use their blinkers .

5. A time that I've been truly surprised was when I cried at my own wedding lol .

6. I am so thankful for everything! .

7. I feel loved when Clint lets me go to Starbucks...or T surprises me with cupcakes on a bad day! .

It's My Life!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Like Fireworks







Sounds like a good idea to me!

I've been pretty mopey, so I wanted to post some pretty things. I wasted today, but the night is young.

today was about:
thrifted sweaters
grocery shopping
taco bell
mountain dew
mini pizzas
black butler
tamagotchi
puppy love
doing dishes
mumford and sons

How do you motivate yourself? I could use some suggestions....

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sometime Around Midnight

Taco Tuesday: Magical Edition

Magical Cupcakes!

Magical husband!

Pretty Magical!

Now I have to use my magic to figure out what to wear for my interview tomorrow!
Wish me luck!

Stylish Blogger Award

I received the Stylish Blogger award from Norwegian Phoenix! Thank you so much for following and checking out my blog!

By accepting this award I agree to the following 4 rules:



1...Thank and link back to the person that awarded it to you.



2...Share 7 things about yourself.



3...Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great Bloggers.



4...Contact those Bloggers and tell them about their blog award.



Seven Things About Me:

1. i don't like chocolate cake or ice cream. i know start hating me now!

2. i am really good at wasting time doing absolutely nothing.

3. i'm not a morning person. i "hulk out" if i'm not immediately given coffee or some form of caffeine. it isn't pretty.

4. I like to listen to french music and savage garden at the moment. my husband thinks i'm crazy.

5. i'm a list maker.

6. i dye my hair a lot. i was recently asked what my natural color was...it's blonde.

7. i will listen to the same cd in my car for months. it's this weird habit, i need to study and absorb the music.

I'm awarding the following blogs:

2.http://hearthandmadeuk.blogspot.com/
3.http://laurencarneyart.blogspot.com/
4.http://www.martawrites.com/
5.http://www.atasteoft.com/
6.http://ariabelle.blogspot.com/
7.http://www.heartedgirl.com/
8.http://homemadebymonica.blogspot.com/
9.http://andhudsonmakesthree.blogspot.com/
10.http://diyods.blogspot.com/
11.http://o-my-darling.blogspot.com/
12.http://www.pamplemousse1983.com/
13.http://www.chelsea-bird.com/
14.http://thelittlethingswedo.blogspot.com/
15.http://thelazygirlshandbook.blogspot.com/

Ps I was trying to link up all these blogs but blogger hates me right now....so you'll just have to copy and paste...sorry...

Saturday, January 8, 2011