Monday, March 28, 2011

Greek Turkey Burgers

makes 4-6 burgers

1 lb ground turkey
1 egg, slightly beaten
5 oz frozen spinach, defrosted and drained (I used a 9oz bag...I love spinach like Popeye)
3/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 tsp salt + pinch of pepper

Mix together all ingredients with your hands and form four medium sized patties. Cook patties in a greased skillet for about 6 minutes per side, or until meat is completely cooked. Serve on toasted buns with lettuce and ketchup and mustard.

10 minutes

Nom nom nom!

Monday, March 21, 2011


Christ meets us where we are.

He doesn't stand at the finish line and say,
"I'll meet you here."
Instead, He comes alongside us and says,
"I am with you always. 
I am with you on the good days.
I am with you on the bad days.
I am with you when you succeed.
I am with you when you fail.
I will see you through,
and we will cross the finish line of victory together."

This was in a sweet card I got in the mail from an amazing lady-blogger-friend.
{reason 354 why i love the blog community}

ps- I am doing well and hope to be back to blogging soon. Love and miss y'all so much.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Temporary Goodbye

{warning- this is a ridiculously long and rather random post}

"She's a curse word cause it's Monday" -Brad Paisley

The Good: Friday I was up very late baking 5 dozen cupcakes with my new KitchenAid, which all turned out amazing! Saturday I was up early to put the finishing touches on the cupcakes, deliver them, then head out to my sweet friend, Sonja's, baby shower for the day, that was really fun!
The Bad: I had plans to do dinner with a friend but that got cancelled, as well as all the plans to hang out with friends this weekend...awesome. Sunday was planned to be full of rest and relaxation, but Sunday had other plans for me. Jax decided to give himself a mud bath. I walk out to the backyard and see him immersed in a little pool of mud. He was loving life, me...not so much. Jax then decides he doesn't want to listen to his momma and wants to play a game of running away everytime I get close to catching him. It took me 10 minutes to get a hold of him, oh and by this time I too am covered in mud. Finally, I got Jax in the bath and cleaned up. 20 minutes later he pukes up a huge wad of grass. Seriously?!?! I finally calm myself down and since the weather men lied about the 80% chance of rain, I decide to go on a bike ride. And what do ya know!?? Not only are there hurricane force winds (minor exaggeration), but it decides to downpour on me. At this point I don't know whether to laugh or cry. My family then decides to go see a movie and fails to invite me...another awesome. So I decide to go do some shopping because shopping always makes my day better and it did, but I really wish there could have been an extra day to my weekend, because I really could have used it. And's Monday. Need I say more?

On to more serious business...

Despite the extreme joy of opening my cupcakery, which has been going fabulous by the way... Things have been really rough for me lately. I have been having a hard time smiling...and this is not okay because I love to smile and I normally smile all the time! I am extremely busy. I work full time, go to school full time, and have a side business. I try to squeeze in time to work out but some days that just isn't possible. I haven't been sleeping completely through my nights, and stay up way later than I should to get things finished that I need to. I constantly feel exhausted and overwhelmed. I am so over dating, seriously men these days are pathetic. I am so over crappy friendships. Jax is my best friend. I am considering not doing the Triathlon anymore because I just don't have the energy or time to train. Saying that I am a mess is a huge understatement.

I have decided to take a step back from blogging for awhile. I just really need this right now. I will still be commenting on the blogs I regularly follow, but I just won't be as active with this for some time, so please forgive me sweet friends.

And because every post needs a picture... I made this Elmo cupcake yesterday...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Weekly Recap

in one word or phrase: broken
I'm dreaming of you: New Symrna Beach; corona; Tampa; Sonic Strawberry Limeade
song on repeat: Adele 21 {Someone Like You}

gotta write it down: "You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off of you"- Maya Angelou
lesson learned: There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will.
picture to frame:

highlight of the week: gettin' susie!
weekend to do list: bake FIVE dozen cupcakes; baby shower;beach;church

Have a beautiful weekend friends!

ps-have you met susie?
pps-awesome giveaway!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

wishing i was here

wishing i was here:

with this:

where do you wish you were today?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ABC's of Me!

A. Age: 25
B. Bed size: QUEEN :)
C. Chore you hate: Putting away the dishes and picking up poop in the backyard...ick.
D. Dogs: Jax!

E. Essential start to your day: COFFEE
F. Favorite color: Black; Army/Olive Green; Dark Purple
G. Gold or silver: Def silver/white gold/platinum
H. Height: 5'2 1/2...and yes I am tall enough to ride the rides at theme parks.
I. Instruments you play: I used to play the clarinet. I even won some superior awards. Too bad my scrapbook got lost when my parents remodeled otherwise I would have had some GREAT photos to share!
J. Job title: "Receptionist" but hopefully that'll be changing to fit more of what I do...administrative assistant.
K. Kids: Negative. But hopefully some day.
M. Mom’s name: Eva
N. Nicknames: Misch, Shelly, Milly, Michabella
O. Overnight hospital stays: A couple years ago I had a kidney infection and had to stay overnight but it was for less than 24hrs.
P. Pet peeve: People who refuse to replace things like the toilet paper or clean up after themselves; when someone doesn't put their blinker on to let others know they are turning; being late/late people; arrogant people; i'll just stop here.
Q. Quote from a movie/show: Oh man...I love movie quotes. 10 pts for knowing these: "Your killin' me smalls!" "Idk if you know this but...I'm kind of a big deal" "So long, gay boys!"
R. Righty or Lefty: Righty!
S. Siblings: A sister and two brothers. I am the oldest.

T. Time you wake up: Between 6:10-6:30am M-F; I try to sleep later on the weekends but Jax wakes me up.
U. Underwear: I like the comfortable kind...All my undies are from Victoria's Secret. I love the PINK collection.
V. Vegetables you dislike: PEAS! Ewwwww.
W. What makes you run late: Choosing to sleep in a little longer and forgetting to set an alarm; traffic; having one of those "Idk what to wear" days.
X. X-rays you’ve had: My teeth have been x-rayed numerous times. I was in braces for 5 years. I also got an x-ray on my tailbone. Supposedly it curves in too much causing me to always have back pain.
Y. Yummy food you make: CUPCAKES. Duh. I am not much of a cook.
Z. Zoo animal favorite: Kittys! AKA-Lions
Now you know my ABC's....