Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Random road trips

I decided out of the blue last Sunday night that I needed to visit my sister in Savannah Georgia. I hopped on a Megabus and 4 hours later I was in Atlanta where my sister was coming to pick me up.  Have y'all ever heard of Megabus? I just found out about it not too long ago. It's amazing and so so cheap!!  I'll be posting a more thorough blog later on about my trip. I just got home yesterday and I am already wanting to plan my next trip.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Stitch Fix part 2

This is my second Stitch Fix order and I will say I wasn't quite as happy with it as my first order. I actually didn't even request this box, they are still in Beta phase so every once in a while they do make mistakes. I love their customer service, they do everything they can to make sure you are 100% happy with them. 
I didn't love the skirt, tried it on but with Tennessee 100 + weather a long skirt isn't something I will ever wear. The vest I really liked but the price was about 60$ and that's just too much for me to spend when I'm sure I can find something similar at another shop. The scarf I also liked but it was too expensive for my taste, the same with the dress. It looked amazing but it was a tad tight and definitely too expensive. Lastly I liked the shirt they included until I tried it on and it looked horrible on my body type. Don't you hate when that happens, you love something until you try it on. 
Overall this could of been a better box but they are still learning what I like so I cant be mad at them. I cant wait to get my next fix. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Leiper's Fork

While my sister and her husband were visiting, another place we went exploring was Leipers Fork. Its a quaint little town outside of Franklin and one of my favorite places to visit. To get there you have a really nice rural drive on the Natchez Trace, which me and my dad like to escape to whenever possible.  
The town is pretty small but is filled with really cute shops, an amazing antique store and a cute little local grocery. I have been gardening a lot lately and I found an amazing area that I want to replicate for my house. You can see what it looks like in the last picture.
If you ever get a chance go see this place, go on a drive on the Natchez Trace and enjoy some simple family time. Oh and begin your day eating some good old southern cuisine at the Loveless Cafe which used to be a hotel and is now a restaurant, shops and an entertainment barn. 

Leipers Fork got its name from people who jumped off this bridge. I don't think Id want to be one of the people who own the land under this.

This is from a rare/old bookstore in Leipers Fork. It has a whole room of historical memorabilia. 

This magical machine is called a shaving machine which lead my family into laughing hysterically for a while until they explained that its actually for shaving records...not body parts.

I just gotta get some kinda weirdness in each post. 

These painting are from an art gallery we went to. I loved this cute sheep series. If I ever have a child Ill have something like this in the nursery. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Centennial Park

For those of yall not living in Nashville...which I think is pretty much everyone, Centennial Park is a real happening place. During the summer they have a lot of activities that I like to go to but I never knew that they had a museum inside the main building until about a month ago. These pictures are kinda old now but since I am trying to start this up again I figured Id share them. My brother graduated high school in May so my sister and her husband came up from Georgia to attend his graduation. While they were here we played tourists and went all around Nashville seeing the sights. Apparently back in the day Centennial was created for the Worlds Fair that they had in multiple cities, it wasnt meant to be permanent and most of the buildings were actually torn down at the end of the fair. The picture below is what is used to look like, the one underneath that is what its like now. 
The downstairs is all artifacts and information, while the upstairs is home to a 42 foot replica of Athena. Its pretty unreal looking at her. I couldn't imagine the effort it took to get her created. The last two pictures are of my mom, dad and sister standing beside these massive 7 ton doors that close the Parthenon off from the crowds. 
It was a pretty rad thing to get to explore and I recommend anyone visiting to come check it out!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Stitchfix Part 1

Have yall gotten into Stitch Fix yet? Im sure most of yall have heard of it by now but if not here is the gist.
You go to, use my link   and you will get in invite to this really rad site. Once in you have all these options on what kind of clothes you like to wear, size, style etc...then for a small charge of 20$ they send you a box of clothes for you to try on. You can keep what you like and send back what you don't, and you don't even have to worry about shipping because they include a return bag in your box. I have ordered two boxes so far and loved both of them. Unfortunately I completely forgot to keep my invoice so I could list exactly what I got and the prices but oh well hindsight is 20/20. Here is what I received from my first box:

I ended up only keeping the first two items. They fit super well and the prices weren't too bad. The dress was beautiful and really well made but it was a bit too tight, the striped shirt was a little too short in the front and I don't like to show off my tummy and I didn't keep the bracelet because I don't really wear them and it was a bit expensive. Overall I really like the concept of Stitch Fix and I will continue to use it. 

Make sure and tell me if yall order a Fix so I can see what you got!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Always with the hiatus

Wow it's been a good 5 months since I've blogged. I've been out of the loop and busy with life. It's amazing how things can change in such a small amount of time. Life is crazy. I've been spending most of my time lately being an old lady. Gardening, cooking, and learning useless skills is what Ive been doing mostly. I've also been doing couchto5k the last few months and lifting weights. With the way the economy is lately I've also been trying to learn how to make web sites (which is what my parents both do for a living) its fun and interesting as well as confusing a lot of the time. I would say I am going to be blogging more often again but it seems like everytime I say that I end up not doing it. For now I will leave it with I am trying but failing at being a blogger haha. I do enjoy lurking everyone else's blogs though. Keep it up.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cupcake Gore

Last week my lady friends boy was having a book signing. He had written a book called "The ABC's of Serial Killers" and was going to be reading it to all who came. We decided to make some cuppycakes to feed that masses and to establish ourselves in the catering world. (or at least that was my idea) 
He wanted something that would go with the murder theme so we decided to attempt to make these...

The recipe we used is from The Zombie Ate My Cupcake, I dont have the book with me or I would share it with yall. No the finished product wasnt even close to looking that cool but its ok, I think ours looked pretty darn cute anyways. We made about a million of them and I will tell you piping icing on that many cupcakes is a darn work out for the hands/arms.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Getting Cheesy

Guys if you are looking for a low fat foodorama blog this is not the one for you. But if you are wanting some delicious recipes, then you found your home big girl and you can stay as long as you want. I made a delicious Mac and Cheese a few months ago and thought that I had reached the Mecca of all Mac and Cheese but oh yes I was wrong, gloriously wrong and now I am sure I have found the true best cheesefest of all time! Oh and be warned this makes a buttload and a half so youll be eating it for a long time to come. YOU ARE WELCOME!!

I couldn't find my really awesome pictures that I took of us digging in so this finished pan will have to do.


1 stick of unsalted butter
6 slices of bread cut into small pieces 
5 1/2 c of whole milk
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg, pepper, and cayenne pepper
sharp white cheddar cheese
fresh mozzarella
1lb pasta

You can kinda use what cheese you like but this is what I like so you should like it too. Also I just got two pack of the cheddar and one of the mozzarella...and I grated it all myself which Im sure if you are lazy and dont want the full experience then you can buy it already like that....cheater.

Step ONE
Preheat your oven 375, Butter the pan youll be cooking your dish in. I used a big casserole pan. Place the bread chunks in a bowl, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and pour over the bread. Mix it all in then set it aside.
Step TWO
Warm your milk over medium heat. Melt the remaining butter in another skillet also over medium heat, when it starts to bubble add the flour. Cook for a minute and keep stirring it.
While stirring, slowly pour the hot milk a small amount at a time to keep the mixture smooth. Keep cooking, stirring continually until the mixture bubbles and is thick. It took me 12 minutes. I know its a long time but keep your head up lady and enlist your children to help you do it.
Take your pan off the heat. Add the salt, nutmeg, both peppers, 3 cups of cheddar and 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella. Leave it alone for a minute.
Boil your could multi task and have already done this but hey like I said its your kitchen do what you want. Dont cook your pasta too long, about two minutes should do. It needs to be only cooked on the outside. Drain and rinse in cold water...then drain some more. Add the pasta to the cheese sauce.
Step SIX
Pour it into your casserole pan, 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese on top and 1/2 cup of mozzarella also the bread crumbs. Bake it 30 mins or until golden brown.
Pour a glass of wine, STUFF YO FACE!!

I hope you try it. If you do let me know how much you love me for sharing and all that fun stuff.
Your welcome.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Roasted Chickens

Last week I made my first roasted chicken. It was good enough to want to make it again this week so Im going to leave yall the recipe. If you are vegan you can close your eyes and hum loudly. 

  • roasting chicken
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 large bunch fresh thyme, plus 20 sprigs
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced
  • carrots cut into small bite sized pieces
  • Fingerling potatoes 
  • Olive oil

Now you gotta preheat your oven to 425. Remove the giblets (I like to boil and eat them cause waste not want not and all that but you can be selfish and throw them away if you want to, I dont judge you.) 
Rinse your chicken all out, remove any extra fats then dry the whole chicken off with some paper towels. Salt and pepper the inside of the bird then stuff it with the thyme, lemon and all the garlic. Brush the outside with butter then salt and pepper. Tuck the wings and tie the legs together so the insides dont fall out. Put all the veggies/thyme in the pan, pour some olive oil, salt and peppers in the pan and toss then lay the chicken on top
Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes. Then go ahead and stuff your whole face cause this meal is up there with one of the best I have had.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Long time no Type

Hey yall,

I know I haven't posted in forever but a lot of stuff has gone on and changed and happened and occurred the past however long its been since I stopped blogging. My point is I'm going to give it another go. I have some bike adventures and recipes and life events that I need to share.
Lets the bad grammar and horrific spelling commence!!