Monday, March 31, 2014

Gluten Free Stuffed Peppers

I've been out of the kitchen and blogosphere for a while. I haven't meant to... I've just been really stinking busy. Tonight though, I returned to the kitchen with a new recipe. This recipe I picked up from Shugary Sweets. However, I altered it a bit. The best part about these is that they are gluten free.

And my husband devoured his, even though they are healthy!

Monday, February 24, 2014

30 Before 30: #21 Watch all 27 Audrey Hepburn movies UPDATED 4/10/2014

Here are a list of all 27 Audrey Hepburn movies. The ones that I've watched are crossed out with the dates. Its going to be harder than I thought--a lot of the movies that were on Netflix this summer aren't on there anymore.

Monday, February 17, 2014

All over Texas… in a day

When I was fresh out of high school, with the air of freedom and 4 wheels and gas money, I would get in my car and go.

Most of the time, we took simple trips to Dallas or we would drive down back roads exploring. 

When I was off at college, I would take random trips to the middle of West Texas nowhere to see the stars and cure my homesickness (it was on one of these trips in the middle of winter that Michael says that's when he knew he loved me). 

And there was the one time that late on a Friday night, my college roommate and friend and I decided to go to Roswell the next day. Because we could. 

There was also the time that I got a random invite to float the river in New Braunsfel and left withing hours of receiving the call. 

All this to say that I like to take spontaneous trips. Although its something that I had lost recently. I no longer took random trips--I was in a stalemate, seeing nothin new, staying in one place. This changed on Valentine's weekend. Michael and I took a day trip to the Texas coast town of Galveston. 

Michael didn't even know where we were going until an hour into the trip. He was still under the crazy assumption that we were going pillow shopping. 

It took us 4 hours and 3 stops to arrive.  But it was so worth it... Once we found parking along the see wall. 

We spent a couple of hours walking along the beach, exploring, and lounging. Although it was chilly, the trip couldn't have been more perfect. 

For my first time to ever see the beach/ocean/gulf, I couldn't have planned it better! We enjoyed the sights, and all for the cost of the gas to travel there, the $3 to park, my McDonalds dinner (Michael had GF sandwiches in a cooler), and the souvenirs we got to remember the trip by. 

I'm hoping that we will be able to do more trips like this. It strengthened our relationship and helped relieve stress. Have you ever taken a spontaneous trip? 

Monday, February 3, 2014

No excuses.

Today, I didn't let the excuses win.

On a typical day, I would think about going to the gym.

And then I would go home and crash on the couch in front of the T.V., watching whatever show that I am in the midst of a marathon with, and playing on Facebook.

But instead, I decided to turn right towards the gym today, instead of turning left towards home.  I had a shirt and pants left in my car from the failed 5k from the weekend (asthma flair up with wind and chilly weather= no 5k). But I didn't have athletic shoes (or socks for that matter), sports bra, or a hair tie. And I was 10 minutes late.

Normally, anyone of those things would keep me from going to the gym. Because I obviously can't work out with out a ponytail holder. My social anxiety rarely lets me walk into a place where I might draw attention-walking late into a workout class scares me to death.

Today, I didn't let anything stop me. I worked out in my regular bra, with my hair down, barefoot.

I'm glad I did. Even if I can barely walk.

(If  any of you are wondering where I have been the last month, let's just thing have been hectic with work, church, and graduate school. I'm trying to get back in the groove of things.)