Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Perfect in a Pinch Halloweeny Cottage Cheesy Breakfast!

This time of year, I stick pumpkin in almost everything! It's festive, fun and full of fiber!

Fresh Pumpkin Puree - Homemade

Today, I decided to try it in some cottage cheese.

My 1/2 pint mason jar looked as follows:

1/2 cup of lowfat organic cottage cheese
5 shakes of my cinnamon jar
1 pinch of ground ginger
2 "pumpkin cubes" of pureed pumpkin (I froze 2 ice trays full of pumpkin puree)
1 squirt of agave nectar

I brought this to work with me, but I have to be sat on my desk until I became so hungry, that I HAD to eat it.  I mean, cottage cheese ... pumpkin???

Well, my instincts were RIGHT ON!  This stuff tasted GREAT!

I can't believe it took me this long to try this.

Getting back to basics, I truly am enjoying how having a few staples in the fridge, freezer and pantry can produce such a plethora of bountifulness!


Kind of Ironic

Kind of Ironic by Petunia21
Kind of Ironic, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

I am Halloween Ready!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! by Petunia21
Happy Halloween!, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

May our true princesses shine today!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Crumbs

Halloween Crumbs by Petunia21
Halloween Crumbs, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

I don't eat these puppies, but I love getting them from Vendors! Look how AWESOME they are decorated!

Chillin... get it?

Chillin... get it? by Petunia21
Chillin... get it?, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

With 80 degree late October days... I did NOT wanna take the chance of these guys not making it til Wed!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sweet Ideas

When I saw this email from William Sonoma in my inbox, I was transfixed on the colors and on the corks of these cute bottles... These might be plastic, but I thought, I'd love my SPA Bathroom to be adorned with little containers like this, filled with colorful and sweet smelling salts and scrubs and soaps all around the spacious haven! 

Fashion and function? Yes PLEASE!

Got Beans?

I was told that the law of the vacuum is "if you make space for something, it has to be filled". I was also told "get rid of things that no longer serve you, to make room for things that do"... On Sunday, I weeded through about 15 cook books that I have collected over the years. Since my diet is pretty restrictive now (for mainstream standards) I found maybe 1 or 2 recipes per cook book to keep.

I busted out my scanner, and grabbed the few relevant future meals, and set aside most of the cook books to be donated or sold in an upcoming yard sale.

When I got home on Tuesday night... there was a huge container/box on the counter (the mail collection box).  For the life of me, I couldn't remember what I ordered THIS time, but as I tore it open, my Bean By Bean cookbook (talked about in THIS post) was staring at me in the the face!

I gasped! Why? Cause the Universe will provide. You don't have to know how, or when or why... I am learning just to trust and enjoy.

And just like I KNEW it would... the above picture is EXACTLY how I envisioned my new addition to the family... right next to my herbs and spices cookbook and right next to the Flavor Bible.

My cookbook staples are really exciting me! I wanna run home and cook some more!

Thank you my fairy kitchen Mother J... you're simply the best!

Pinky update... I know, you were dying to know!

Man, I'm was glad to see that when I took my boots off yesterday, yeah, I still work semi-heals to work... it was a shoot day... that my toe's swelling went down a bit. I think my toe looks a little straighter too!  I'm happy to be able to bend all 5 toes (not tight, but something).

My friend's mom (who is a nurse) took a look at yesterday's post and said it looked like my toe was broken and that I should wrap it with the next toe in command.  Since I was at work, I did this with some handy dandy scotch tape.

 When I got home, I showed it to the Husband and then put some some more medicinal tape.  It kinda has the shape of the Penguin's hand in 2nd Batman with Danny DaVito.  That shape of his claw? Pincher? Really seems to have stood out in my mind.

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

I kept going back to the VS website to see... if my new coat went on sale so that I could get a price adjustment. I think you have between 1-3 months for this. But soon after buying the coat, it had disappeared from their website... ENTIRELY. I could not search it out with words. I couldn't even look it up from its Item number! This morning, I decided to do a Google search on it, cause i mean, really... does stuff just disappear? Well... I guess I was not the only one that just took 4 minutes to buy the coat.

Victoria s Secret coat

Victoria s Secret coat (see more sweater coats)

Victoria's Secret Hooded Sweater Coat

In a sleek, extra-long silhouette, this sweater coat is stitched with marled yarn for a textured look. A flattering tie waist and hood ensure this knit gets maximum style mileage, season after season. Hooded. Ties at waist. Front pockets. Machine wash. Tumble dry. Imported acrylic/wool.

Monday, October 15, 2012

...And THIS little Piggie scream WHAHHHHHHH

What do you get when you add 1 fresh, little clean super soft heat treated post shower foot PLUS the edge of 1 door with a trajectory and force of an Irish step dancer...

A broken toe? Perhaps! Swollen? For SURE. Painful? Dreadfully! Bla. I hope my toe isn't permanantly messed up looking. From this angle, it looks like it was dislocated.

and yes... I need a pedicure. Just saying

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Elegant Elephants

These elephants know how to rock out some amazing colors!  These bright pinks and purples are what I would beg my mom to let me paint my room in my tender teen years... I'm glad she said no.

But I'm pretty sure that these elephants could do wonders with this dress from NY & Company.

I'm trying to steer clear of even MORE purple to my wardrobe, cause its a bit ridiculous, but I think those Elephants would be ready for a night on the town!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Complimentary Coffee"

downsized_1004021205.jpg by Petunia21
downsized_1004021205.jpg, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

I find this sign in the lobby of our building quite... tacky! You either offer coffee, or you do not. What are we? Trying to use a coupon at Michael's or something?

God, if you must put something, put a donation canister or something...

just saying.