Friday, October 28, 2011

Adventures on the Trace

I meant to post these last week but hey procrastinators unite. My mom went to PA to see my great Aunt  last week so while she was gone me and dad spent more time together. Its turning Fallish for most people so we decided to take a trip on the Natchez Trace to see the changing colors. They turned out to not the too great yet but we had fun taking pictures and driving around. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Its been a while

I have not been feeling the whole blogging/interweb thing for a few weeks now. Life has been crazy but not in a way that I want to write about on the internet.
I deleted my facebook and my twitter for now. I considered getting rid of this and my tumblr as well but I decided against that, just limiting time spent on here instead.
I am so bad at being passive aggressive on the interwebs and this needed to stop. I just spend too much of my day looking at other peoples lives that I forget that mine is waiting here needing to be lived. Ive been dealing with finding out who my friends are as well and it just hurts to make a call/ send a txt and have it ignored but then see a status update someone made with their phone about what they are doing...Im over obsessing over if people like me or not, I'm over sharing my life online where people dont have to ask how Im doing they can simply read about it and then forget that I am a person who needs real life attention too. If people want to be in my life they can pick up their phones or come to my house. Im over begging for old friendships to exist. And obviously this is about people that are local I'm not saying if you live in Vermont that you need to keep up with me on a day to day basis. Just the people that I have known/worked with/hungout with for years who only act interested when they happen to see me out or when they see a "juicy' potential piece of gossip online and remember that I have a phone. I think if you are only interested in a friendship when its convenient then just dont talk to me at all...

I prolly sound really dramatic right now and Im not trying to Im just kinda word vomiting and venting to myself.
Theres a ton more but I dont need to bore yall with specifics. Just letting you know I'm not going to be on here more often and to the people that I regularly talk to feel free to email me or whatevs if you want to stay in touch. I dont even know if Ill always keep my twitter and fb deactivated but for right now it works for me. I feel less stressed like a silly social burden has been lifted from my shoulders....

Monday, October 10, 2011


I know I need to write a little posty but Im not feeling it. Today I found out that after being scared for months I do not in fact have ovarian cancer. Thank goodness. I am very happy about that obviously. Its been a weird couplea months thats for sure.

I took my little lady Luna out for a brisk 8 mile spin around the greenway. That helped lift my spirits a whole lot.
Isnt she beautiful?!!

Friday, October 7, 2011


This little kid kinda makes my heart warm and fuzzy.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Today would of been my Gamas 84th birthday had she lived. Im trying to spend today celebrating her life instead of focusing on her death. I still miss her everyday. I still wish she was here with me. No one can make me feel happy like she could, no one can give me her great hugs. Im going to miss cooking holiday food with her this year and being able to spend time with her. Im going to miss decorating her tree like we did every year. Its still pretty weird to think about living the rest of my days without her in them.

She lived like no one Ive ever met before. She always had a smile on her face even when cancer was destroying her body. She was always filled with words of encouragement and joy when I needed it. She was truly an amazing person and my life will never be the same with out her.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dear Vegetarians

I am have some veggies as guests in a few weeks and I need some good food ideas to feed them with!! My family loves the meats so I have no idea what to make.

Help a child out!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mini Oreo Cheese Cake

I think I am destined to be a fat person cause I am always making some kind of ridiculous treat. Yall don't follow in my footsteps!!

So this was really simple recipe, only a few ingredients and you're done.
2 packages of oreos
2 lbs creme cheese
1 cup sugar 
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream

Preheat your oven to 275. Line your pans with liner and an oreo at the bottom of each cup. This will make around 30 give or take a few.
Beat your creme cheese in a mixer at medium speed. Gradually add sugar then the vanilla then drizzle in one egg at a time. After this is all done beat in the sour creme till everything is all mixed nicely. Crunch up about 12 oreos and hand stir them into the mixture. Fill up your cups, bake for around 20 minutes until its settled then refrigerate overnight. You can even cut some cookies in half and use them to decorate the top of each cup cake if you want.
I need tips on how to photograph food better...I dont think Im too good at it.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


 Last Friday I went to hangout with a new friend, we originally planned to just hangout downtown Nashville and get a little silly. After we hung out downtown it was around 1:30 am so we went to Dragon Park to plan our next move. He convinced me it would be a good idea to travel an hour away to see this tree house. It sounded like a grand idea but I was sleepy so I tricked him into driving and fell asleep.
I woke up a few hours later still in a moving car. Kinda freaked me out a bit as it was around 4 in the morning and I was not prepared to still be driving. I was so tired though that I ended up getting over it and just falling back to sleep until a few hours later. When I woke up I got really confused because the time on my phone and the time on the car clock were different so I knew we were in a different time zone somehow...and we were still driving. He wouldnt tell me where we were going at all which was funny but also a bit odd. We stopped at a gas station so I darted inside to question people...they all lied to me and said we were in North Carolina. Its like they knew what he was planning, creepers!!!
So finally he admitted that he was trying to get to Gatlingburg but was lost. Ive been wanting to go back there for ever so I was pretty darn stoked that he drove through the night to surprise me.
When we finally got there instead of stopped he drove all the way though to the Clingmans Dome over look dealy. Hes all oh its only 1/2 a mile to the top so I was like yea lets go up to the top...that is until I saw the trail. IT WAS STRAIGHT UP!!

These pics were from the very top of the trail dome thingmajig. It was rad once we got to the very top. I was into it. After we got to the bottom we left Gburg to go to the tree house. It was pretty funny that we did that since it took like 4 or 5 hours to get there and we just left like it was nothing. I kinda wanted to look around but hey next time yall.
Like an hour or so away from Nashville there is a creepy huge ass tree house that is also a church. Now I am not religious and very very religious people scare me so I was pretty apprehensive about getting out of the car.

These are people the guy carved for his church...Im not sure if they are supposed to be members or are characters in the Bible..

This is the lawn from the top/5th story of the tree house...yea its a jesus flag. I was like wtf are we doing here. They are gonna smell I dont like them and sacrifice me as a reminder.

This was the belltower at the very top. It shook in the wind. I didnt stay up there long. Also the steps getting up to the top were so far apart I almost had to get on my hand and knees to get up them.

Apparently they had a problem with people using all the beds for "other" uses so they stripped off the mattresses.

View from the inside looking down at the sanctuary...

And here is what is looks like from the outside...CRAZY PEOPLE!!!
There were tons of people camped out around the place with a million kids and right when we left 3 huge church busses pulled in so I was glad we left when we did.
If yall are ever in Crossville and either brave or into this shit then I recommend going to visit!!