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aqua/red is the new blue/green

So, ask anyone. Blue and green are my colors…. I believed they were exemplary of my personality.

My wedding was themed in blue and green, my college apartment bedspread was blue and green, and I’m pretty much attracted to anything in this color scheme. In fact, ironically enough…. my husband is sitting across from me and he is wearing blue and green. I might go hug him.

However.. this might be coming to an end. I’m discovering that my most recent purchases have all been of the aqua and red persuasion. A new print for over the couch: red. A new trench coat… well actually 2 new trench coats: 1 aqua and 1 red. THIS BLOG IS AQUA AND RED AND I JUST REALIZED IT. My first floor bathroom is even red and aqua!! I just love the crispness of the aqua with the brightness of red… it makes my heart happy.

The hubs and I are moving into a 1 bedroom apartment come the end of June. While we are HEAVILY downgrading from a 2 bedroom (2 floor) townhouse, I am excited for the lack of usable surface area. Less space means less mess, and it also means more room for organization, wall decor and staging. And believe me, I’m going all out.

Since this is my food blog, here is a picture from the apartment’s website of our new (small) kitchen:

I think it’s gorgeous! The appliances are all relatively new, the counter tops are nicer than some of my friend’s homes and the cabinets are so pretty and white. And a built in microwave, score! I can’t wait. And what better color scheme than aqua and red to complement this pretty white kitchen?!

Here are my first two additions to my new space:

Well, isn’t she gorgeous. I don’t actually have her yet, because we ordered it from Best Buy. Which by the way…. LOVE that store. They had it for $299 and $20 shipping which kind of made my heart hurt and hubby love me a little less. But then the girl looked up competitor prices, because apparently they price match (who knew?) and I ended up getting the Sears sale of $259 and shipping of $12. BETTER! I can’t wait to get her into my kitchen with my red pots/pans and toaster. Mmmmm.

I found this picture at Target, of course. Doesn’t it just LOOK like Target?? It’s not really a painting, or a picture or a print. It’s as if they took a piece of wood and made a frame, then nailed 6 coasters at different levels so some stuck out higher than others. You can’t tell in this picture, but I promise – it’s very shabby chic. I was actually drawn to the pink and aqua one first, but knew I couldn’t buy it when this red one was sitting right next to it. It will look fab-u-lous in my kitchen.




This has been my last 3 days. Saddest. Panda. Ever.




Well, I’ll just go through the list I suppose.

Jello shots = AWESOME. Mind you, I am never ever making them again. My hands got all pruney trying to juice and scoop out the pulp from the limes and oranges. But it was worth it when we all did the shots together. I love friends. And vodka!

Pigs in a Blanket = They were delicious, as always. And, as always, they were gone within 5 minutes. We should have made 2 batches, but by that time everyone was so full.

Nachos = A big hit, but I definitely made too much meat. Good thing I am always in the mood for Taco Bell, and this is waaaayyy cheaper. :)

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs = I only had one, but I am definitely making them again. Kirstie made them, so I didn’t really see the process but how can you go wrong with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce?!

Buffalo Chicken Dip = THIS. WAS. SO. SPICY. 3/4 of a cup of hot sauce is really a lot. Like, a lot, a lot. But it was a hit and was gone almost immediately, which is saying a lot cause it was in my biggest crock pot. I might only use 1/2 a cup of hot sauce next time, since I myself don’t like spicy stuff. And this was explosive.

Rolo Pretzel Cookies = These were so yummy, and even better when they’d hardened. When the Rolo was still melting, it was a little too mushy. But then the rolo got cold and hardened, they were pretty delectable. And with the ingredients being so cheap, I’ll make these often….. plus, pretzel m&m’s are my new favorite.

Homemade Pretzel Bites = I cannot believe these turned out. Seriously, I’ve never made dough before…. they actually tasted like pretzels!!!! This is HUGE FOR ME! I think I am going to make them again, but actually make pretzels. Watch out Pretzel Time… I’m coming!

Cleaning Machine!

My kitchen is so clean right now, you guys. Probably cleaner than when we moved in. Well maybe. We just have mopping left and then I will have a sparkly clean, completely reorganized kitchen. I can’t wait to cook in it! Our crockpots have homes, and our kitchen table LOOKS like a kitchen table! It’s the coolest thing! Haha. So I don’t think we are going to be cooking tonight…. I really really don’t want it to get messy. I’ll take pictures of the cleanness though, once we have everything in order.

Tomorrow’s plan is to clean the rest of the house that has gotten ignored today while our kitchen got completely revamped. Not as fun. But I do love a good vacuuming. And! Our Christmas stuff has all been put away. I feel so productive today. :)

Now if only football wasn’t on. I thought today was Saturday?! Ha.

Lazy and tired

Well we forgot to defrost chicken. Or beef. So while at work, someone was eating chicken tenders and against my better judgement, I HAD TO HAVE THEM.

So we went to Dairy Queen. The $3.99 chicken basket. 4 chicken tenders, fries and texas toast. Holy moly.

A bazillion and a half calories? Yes.
Tasty? Yes.
I could keep going. But I won’t.

No picture today, friends. The menu continues tomorrow. Now I must go barf all over the place due to the fried food and ranch.