Thursday, August 30, 2012

Awkward and Awesome


~That moment when you get your new work schedule and realize that thanks to preschool you will be making JUST enough to cover your bills.....and while that's far preferable to not making enough to cover the bills, a girl likes to have some extra spending money, you know? Plus, getting a new job is not really a possibility right now as we are going to be moving within the next couple months..... =P

~All my fall clothes are packed and are currently residing at a friends house having been emptied from the bins under my bed, so it would look uncluttered! And I may or may not be a lazy label-er, so all of my boxes say KatySue's room and that's it.....hind sight is 20/20 my friends!

~Okay, obviously I don't have a problem putting myself out there on the interwebs (I really have no idea where I got that word, or if it's even a real word, or if I'm using it right, but I like it, so there!) but really, having at least 5 people search for me by name every week? 
That's getting a little creepy here peeps! 
I guess it could just be the same person, in which case, hello creepy stalker person! ;-) 


~This ice cream.....
.....which is not only as good, but WAY better then my previous-childhood-so-sad-they-no-longer-made-it-favorite.....

~Guilt free sleeping in, and there is really nothing else to say about that!

~This movie was HILARIOUS! Really, you can't go wrong with Dennis Quaid and Stanley Tucci!

~If you are well....ahem....if you have rather.....well.....let's just say if God has greatly blessed you in the chest department, then THESE COMICS are for you! =)

~Last but not least, don't forget to enter MY GIVEAWAY, tomorrow is the last day! And I wouldn't object to someone/someones doing a post on it, just to spread the word you know.....not that I'm hinting or anything, just lettin' you know I'm a-okay with it! ;-)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

60th Follower Giveaway!!!

That's right, the 60th follower has climbed aboard this crazy train and since I'm not a big fan fan of jumping through hoops (or maybe I'm just lazy, nobody really knows for sure!) there will only be two rules for this giveaway.....

1: You must follow my blog

2: Leave a comment with contact info so I can contact you if you win!

 ....and that's it! 

The contest will run until next Friday, August 31st! 

(Apparently the picture I used in my last post was an old one, so that color is no longer available, but there are still these two lovely ones to choose from!)




Friday, August 17, 2012

Almost There.....

I meant to do this at 50 followers (Hi guys! I know I don't say it enough, but I am truly honored that you have chosen to stop by and read my somewhat random and eclectic corner of this crazy world wide phenomena we call the internet!) So, I'm doing it when I reach 60 followers instead, what exactly am I doing you may ask well.....

It involves this....

..... and one of these!

Only one more....go ahead and wait with bated breath and crossed fingers!! =)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Showin' Off Some Steampunk Lovelies

I'm not sure I've ever talked about my love of steampunk on the blog, so, in case you didn't guess from the title.....I LOVE steampunk! I find it fascinating and would love to find a group of like minded people I could geek out with!

If you've never come across the term before and are scratching your head wondering what I'm nattering on about, simply put, it's a style of dress, literature, decorating etc etc etc, combining the Victorian age with steam powered technology.

This is a great, kid friendly, example of the steampunk genre!

A book series, there are more, but these are the four main books!

A few TV series that have a definite steampunk style to them.....

Check out this HOUSE for an amazing example of incorporating steam-punk style into everyday life!

And last but not least, my favorite part (surprise, surprise) is the clothes!

This is definitely something I'm going to do one day, you send them a pair of your old boots and then steampunk-ify them for you!

Modified Nerf gun!

A few my my steampunk inspired pieces, I'm always on the look out for more! =)

Now it's your it or hate it? =)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Awkward and Awesome


~A metal toilet seat in a park rest room.....I mean, who's bright idea was that? No toilet seat should be warmer then body temperature.....EVER! It's just weird! =P

~Getting glared at by the man in front of you at the movies because you are laughing at the FUNNY parts of a movie.....can I help it if I find different things amusing then most folks? The name of Thor's and Loki's home world just gets me every sister coined the phrase booty protectors.....if you've seen the Thor or the Avengers you'll know what I'm talking about! ;-)


~Cinnamon swirl bread (no raisins please!) lightly toasted and cream cheese frosting.....need I say more??

~This may appear to be just another pretty ALARM CLOCK.....but click the link to find out why I am determined to one day own this clock!

~I finally went to see The Avengers and I must say, it definitely was AWESOME! The Hulk was far better then in his other doesn't hurt I love the actor who played him.....
.....that hair.....
.....those brooding eyes..... 
.....that mellow smooth voice.....
.....back on subject..... 

.....and Captain America has climbed to the top of my favorite of the Avengers list (he was tied for first with Thor)
(Though if the Hulk ever gets a decent movie he may sneak up to first place!)

Black Widows hair was gorgeous and I loved how her character instead of denying her femininity used it to her advantage! =)

The movie was just so gosh darn funny ( A LIST OF THE FUNNIEST MOMENTS, not mine, but I agree with all of them!)  and the action while there was a lot of it, it wasn't very gory action, which I hate!  ;-)

So, in other know what? I'll let them say it.....

Ps.....a hint for those who may have not been introduced to this little quirk of Marvel movies.....

Monday, August 6, 2012

What's Cookin'?

I'd made these very simple muffins before, changing up the recipe (of course, us Pillsbury's can never make a recipe with changing at least a few things! So, if you are prone to doubling spices in recipes like I am, be warned, in the recipe below they are already doubled!) and they were a big hit!

Then I saw a picture on Pinterest (where else?) of what looked like these muffins with Nutella in the could I not try them? I used the recipe I already had and just added the Nutella to the middle.

These already stellar muffins, are now out of this world (ha, two astronomy type words, did you catch that? I'm a star today (Look at me, I did it again!!)

Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Muffins with Nutella


For the muffins:

1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 t ground cloves
1 vanilla beans seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. In a separate, large bowl, combine oil, sugar, egg, milk, and both kinds of vanilla.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir only to combine.

Coat your muffin pan well with nonstick cooking spray (or line with cupcake papers, easier to clean up after) and divide the batter evenly among the cups. Plop a rounded teaspoon of Nutella into the center of each muffin. It will sink as it bakes, so end up in the middle of the baked muffin.

Bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes. Brush tops of hot muffins with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy!!!! =)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Awkward and Awesome!


~*sigh* We were supposed to be leaving for TN this weekend.....but instead we are waiting for the city to approve our new plot lines.....then the county gets to sit on the paper work for a month.....then we can put the house back on the market.....

~Some shoes I ordered off of eBay started their journey in Grand Rapids, MI.....then made their merry way to Portland, Or.....and then got sent to Leigh Valley, PA.....and yesterday were delivered to someone in Holland,, not to be overly picky, but I don't recall living in MI! =P 

~The guilty feeling I have for not really caring much about the Olympics.....I get bored with all the commercials.....Plus, I'm not a sports fan anyway, so why I would become an avid one every two years during the Olympics is beyond me! 
(I did look up the torch ceremony to see of David Tenant got to carry it.....I'm a little disappointed it was Matt Smith, but only because he wasn't the one who did it in the show. I am withholding judgment on liking him as the Doctor until I've seen him in the roll!)

~I had some Kohl's gift cards/cash and was excited to get some wear right now, summer clothes, only to come out with three winter sweaters..... Awkward now, awesome come colder weather I guess! ;-)


~After almost a month, Taurie is finallly back from the mechanics and I can stop monopolizing the one other car we have! My parents let me take it to work leaving them without a car for most of the day, so yeah for awesome parents!!

~Warehouse 13 season 3 is FINALLY on Netflix!!!!! Love, love, love this show! =)

~This book series!

~This song!