Thursday, November 19, 2009

TILT for November 19 2009

The ZOMG One week til Turkey Day Edition!

This is from Gala Darlings website, from her TILT for last week. She explains it so much better than I can:

“If you’re new, & I know a lot of you are, since the numbers keep growing, let me break it down for you! Things I Love Thursday — known colloquially as “TiLT” — is a little love letter to the universe we send out once a week. It is our way of saying THANK YOU & learning to appreciate what we have, as opposed to constantly thinking about what we lack or what we want! It’s good for the soul & one of the very best ways I know for getting out of a cranky mood. Okay, let’s go!”

~Mad Men! Best show on TV that none of you are watching. I am very sad the season is already over but they left it in such a great place with SO many possibilities! mwahahah Stupid rap lyrics. Hai-larious

~Speaking of snacks n shit: I love Goldfish crackers! Nom nom nom and Edible utensils!!!

~This wedding cake I found on cakewrecks.
Check out that piping work! Bwhahahah!

~My boys! I love coming home and seeing them at the door waiting for me. I know its cause they are hungry but they are both sweet and loving in their own ways.

~Ventolin inhalers, my life line for the last few weeks. My great grandfather was so asthmatic that he couldn't even walk in his later years. I know the pharmaceutical industry is full of money grubbing bastards but I. Am. So. Grateful. My life would be very different without these drugs.

~My Volbeat tickets! In my hand!!! Squeee!!!! I have decided that I am going to buy a brand new pair of pink Chuck Taylor's and if I should get the chance to chat with Michael Paulson I will ask him pretty-please to sign them. :) Mobes you WILL make this happen. No pressure tho :)

~The Wicked soundtrack! My friend Claires recent FB status inspired me to pull out the CD and I've been singing along with it in my car for 4 days now. Love it so!  I know from Volbeat to Wicked, I wish it made sense to me too  O.o

~My job! I have never been happier at a job in my WHOLE life and it's not just cause of the amazing pron. :)

~Post Secret I love that people have an outlet for their deepest secrets and fears. You are never alone.

~Being a support to my friends and feeling like I've made a difference. There must have been something in the air this weekend... I got lots of phone calls =/

~Michael Buble~ I love his voice! Haven't Met You Yet is on his latest album and it's the song I'm loving this week! Thank you Kat for getting me hooked on this video. Couldn't you just spread him on a cracker??

“And baby your love is gonna change me...”

What are you loving this week my friends??

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Topsy TILTy

November 12, 2009 Veterans day edition!

~This week I am loving all of those who have served or are currently serving our country's military, some of whom I am lucky enough to count among my friends.  I love that we take a moment on Veterans Day to express our gratitude.

~A sink with out any dirty dishes in it.

~Fabulous pep talks, giving and receiving.

~Crunching through leaves I don't have to pick up.

~This fantastic pic from

~Sunglasses! Super dark ones (the good kind, not the bad kind) I have pairs stashed all over the house and two extra pairs in my car. I know its no longer summertime but my eyes are so freakin sensitive to light I wear them year round, even if its raining. Love love love!

~Pumpkin cream cheese muffins mmmmm

~Baking for people, I love it I really do.

~Lisa Lichtenfels' amazing fabric sculptures but especially this one. She's a red head, duh, plus she's got sauce. You can just tell!

~The fact that my hubby doesn't mind grocery shopping, or cooking for that matter. Praise Jebus cause we'd starve to death if it was up to me.

~11 Points blog   Because top 10 lists are for cowards. Brought me lots of smiles this week.

~My amazing circle of friends who lift me up and give me the opportunity to let me lift them.

~Volbeat and the fact that by some miracle I am going to see them play in December!!!!!

~Song I am loving this week-
Had to pick a Volbeat song! This isn't my fave Volbeat song but this vid shows the size crowd they play for overseas. I am seeing them in a venue that holds like 200 people. OMFG. I'm getting SO excited!!!!

What are you loving this Thursday, my pretties??
x's and o's all around!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pumpkin cream cheese muffins with streusel topping

 Its been a while since I've done one of these!
Cream Cheese Filling: I doubled this part
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk~ I used unfiltered apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine with hand held mixer and set aside

Streusel Topping:
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
Combine first three ingredients and then add butter in small chunks and mash with a fork til its crumbly.

Muffins: I doubled this part too
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Combine dry ingred and set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs, pumpkin puree, milk, brown sugar, and oil until combined. Stir in flour mixture, just until moistened and mixed.
 I filled the muffin cups and then used a ziplock baggie to pipe the cream cheese filling onto the muffins cause eff that spoon business. Then I spooned a good TBSP of the streusel on top.
In the midst of turning them in my over I left the one pan out of the oven too long and they ended up collapsing. =( Still edible however and only noticeable to me I'm sure. YUM!

Lucky co-workers tomorrow!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What am I loving today? TILT

On this November 5  2009
You!! Always, always you. <3

This week I am loving my job. I laugh everyday and my co-workers make this job fabulous!

Eddie Izzard!

Http:// fantastic music to help each day fly by. Thank you Brad who works crazy long days to make the magic happen over there.

Skype, without which my faraway friends would seem much, much farther away.

Beer Wednesday!! I love all the hugs and crazy conversations and the familiar and new faces. Every week is a surprise, you never know who is going to be there!
A special shout out to "David" who was adamant about me taking his card before I left BW last night and having lunch with me today. You drunk flatterer, you. Thanks for the laugh! Good lord I hope you and your friend got home safe...


The minivan! Don't ask I just might tell you! :D

My crazy hubby who puts up with my shenanigans as well.

Song this week? Ray Charles~ Busted Oh yeah!

What things are you loving this Thursday?
Take a second, spread the love! <3