Monday, November 30, 2009

Yo Ho Hot Cocao!

Swiss Miss is good in a pinch, but if you have some time on the weekend to get snuggly, try homemade hot cocoa with rum!


•2 cups milk
•3 1/2 oz bittersweet or semi-sweet hot chocolate
•1 cinnamon stick
•2 teaspoons honey
•1 teaspoon brown sugar
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•2 tablespoons dark rum


•Break chocolate into pieces.
•Combine chocolate, milk, cinnamon stick, honey and sugar in a saucepan and heat on low until chocolate is completely melted.
•Add vanilla and rum and whip with a whisk.
•Take out the cinnamon stick and pour into mugs.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stacy and Clinton Would Not Agree

What Not To Wear says to not wear novelty t-shirts, but I can't help it, I love these! I found some of these gems on

Monday, November 16, 2009


For 4 years I wanted a family. I then moved past it and made peace with the fact that I could not get pregnant. But now...I am haunted by it again with this unfriendly reminder every month. When infertility is "unexplained" it's next to impossible to justify it and nothing seems to make sense. God has a plan. Really? Is it God's plan to give an innocent baby to a woman who lives on the streets and is addicted to crack or to a mother who doesn't want it and neglects it and beats it? If there was a God, wouldn't he want to give a child to a family who can love it and provide for it and treat it right? Like I said...if there was a God.

Don't get me wrong, I am still ok with not having a baby right now. To be honest, this is not the best time to introduce a baby into my marriage or to this society. But still, I am human. I am a woman. I was put on this earth to bear children. I was made, evolved, what have you, to carry a child. I am broken, worthless, and good for nothing when it comes to my purpose. Thank goodness we live in modern times and that is no longer the purpose of a woman.

People always say there is a reason for everything. I honestly don't believe that. Watching the news and knowing what I know gives no validity to that arguement.

Finding a purpose is hard. I have struggled and weathered my own personal storm. For a while I shunned all things domestic and had a mini-mid-life-crisis. I am over that now, and I guess you can say I am in phase two. I have no clue what phase that is other than that I am stable, healthy (mentally and physically), and just trying to focus on making myself and my life better.

Things will click, they always do. I just wish I wasn't haunted every month by the ghost of a child I will never have.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Best Sunday Afternoon Movies

Some of my favorite movies that I can watch over and over again are:

1. The Holiday - a story most women can identify with in one way or another.
2. Something's Got To Give - a classy and stylish romantic comedy.
3. Harry Potter (any of them) - fun and whimsical.
4. Sex and the City - familiar and good for both laughing and crying in one sitting.
5. National Lampoon's Vacation (any of them) - a movie where you know every line but it never gets old.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Eat This, Not That

Most of us are familiar with the eat this-not that section of every Glamour, Cosmo, Shape, and Women's Health magazines. I am always suprised by at least one of their examples. Did you know that there are 1,360 calories in the T.G.I. Friday's Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad? You might think it's a good choice, but nope. There is a wealth of information available to us out there to help us make good decisions. This website, is a great place to start. There is also a book too! I will definately be consulting this before I go to the grocery store again and I will certainly study this info to have some good knowledge in my arsenal before I eat out again. Happy eating!