Squee News I forgot to share

10 Aug

I got this beauty on the 28th of July

Her name is Bettie as in Bettie Page sexy and classy. NOW the schools will have nothing to complain about regarding my car because this one is not a Heap or the Millenium Falcon for those Star Wars fans aka always needing repairs or just plain ol breaking down. Plus absolutely NO stickers on it except for my temporary tag until I get my license plate.

Hello Kitty steering wheel cover check. Cup holders wow what a luxury. I had none with my other car. So you can imagine how nice this actually is. Soon as I get my new license plate I will add my Hello Kitty frame for it on the back of my car. Plus when I have more money I will get Hello Kitty car seat covers. Still will have Hello Kitty but, a bit more subtle.

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Last week and the start of school

9 Aug

Here is what I baked up last week for dessert it is on page 83 in he Vegan Desserts cookbook I featured earlier.

Yup it is pink the frosting but, my daughter talked me into making it pink. It is a light pink. I once again did not follow directions for the cupcakes. I did not strain out the seeds. Instead I decided to leave it in and really there was not too much difference. They might have been a bit crunchy in a few places but, not too bad over all.

This is my last bit of protest since school will be starting in a few short days ARRRGH! I have really been enjoying my summer as I am sure that most folks have. I tried to make frowny faces not sure if you can tell on my nails but, I did try.

yummy

26 Jul

This is what I have had for breakfast for the past few days.

Granted I managed to make 6 of them. They are strawberry scones with some almonds in. I also used 1 cup of almond flour instead of 2 cups of all purpose flour. I got the recipe from 1000 vegan recipes by Robin Robertson.

This has been my desert. It is super easy to make. Take a tablespoon of chia seeds, a cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup or other liquid sweetener of your choice, and a teaspoon of cocoa powder. Put all of it in a container you can shake for about 30 seconds or so. Then stick in the fridge for instant chia pudding that is so good, not too sweet and healthy for you too. It is a win win. I added a few raspberries for a bit of color and something sweet to eat too. Plus I got another healthy serving of fruit. Yea! I might have the proportions wrong so you might want to check Ruby Roths Help Yourself cookbook for kids or online. Have fun and enjoy!

On a different note I am done with my training that I need to do so I can be a substitute teacher again. Honestly not sure how I feel about this one again. I am just not looking forward to having to get up so early again. It is very hard for me to get up in the mornings especially when there is no sun to help wake me up.

We have gotten my daughters schools supplies done and out of the way. She really didnt need all that much for school.

I am trying to get a new/used car before school starts, since I feel like I am terribly judged by the car I drive. Yes it is not that pretty, yes it is 20 years old but, it is paid for and is reliable. It just needs a power steering pump which will cost me about what the car is currently worth. So not really looking into getting that fixed. Until I can find a new/used car in my price range then the rest of the world will just have to suck it up and deal.

cooking

20 Jul

I have been using a few seasonal deserts from this cookbook

Yeah just tip your screen or computer sideways oops. Sorry about that. Not sure what happened to it.

This is what I made last week.

It was supposed to be the blueberry bundt cake from the book featured above. A bit of forewarning this particular author really likes her deserts sweet. I followed this one to a T and it was too sweet even for me. I did not have a bundt pan like I thought I did hence the need for two of the pie pans.

I made the blueberry biscotti and unfortunately they ended up flat instead of more cookie like but, still really tasty and I used half the sugar this time.

Next up not sure but, it depends on what seasonal fruits I can find.

Hope you are enjoying the seasons bounty while it lasts.

Summer break

6 Jul

Summer break has been AWESOME! I am RELAXED. I went for a week in June to visit my dad we had a lot of fun doing stuff like seeing museums, we went to a farm sanctuary got to see some really awesome animals including super cute angora bunnies (if I could have brought one home with me on the plane I would have done it) and hung out. My birthday this year was a 10 unlike last year when it was a -10. I took my daughter to her science camp where she had a lot of fun and I got to get caught up on balancing my check book something that has not happened for 5 months argh. I always say I wont let it get that bad again but, I always manage to not do it.

I will (un)fortunately be going back as a substitute teacher. I have learned a lot as a sub and my goal this year is to only sub 3 days a week and no Fridays are right out, not get called on the carpet for stupid aka petty, crazy things.

I will now be driving the HK mobile or the Hello Kitty mobile. I put a few hello kitty decals on my car. I figure if the school district is going to complain about one bumper sticker lets see if they will complain about Hello Kitty. I really dont care if the kids complain. Heck I even went so far as to get a hello kitty lunch box, a backpack and purse. Yeah I might have gone over board but, not really caring in the least. Yes I am a grown woman but, lets face it Hello Kitty has been pretty much timeless. Started in the early 70’s and is still going strong.

Offensive?

3 May

Pepsi tried to air a commercial but, for whatever reason it was pulled as offensive.

Here is the link and a chance to view the offensive video and see for yourself if you think it is actually offensive. https://www.resourcesforlife.com/docs/item15281

My personal opinion is that it is NOT offensive in fact I actually find it more empowering than anything else. I am not a corporate slut and do not flaunt my coach bag, my whatever etc by whatever big corporation. If you must know my preferred drink is water, coffee, and chai tea in no particular order and if I get it from a huge corporation then so be it but, I do not flaunt. I will honorably mention hipsters for sisters etc.

So is this offensive to you? Do you think this add should have been pulled? Let me know what your thoughts are.

Break

12 Apr

Last week was my daughters spring break and her birthday. Her birthday was I guess ok. I tried to plan a party for her but, only 2 kids showed up. It was a bummer mainly due to the weather. It was really cold and of course due to my husbands issue we had to have it outside. Then later that day we got together with his parents so they could see their granddaughter and give her, her gifts. I was told that it smelled after his parents left and that he believes that they “do this on purpose”. Give me a break! Sorry I know I should have more sympathy but, enoughs enough. I had a really bad sinus infection but, did you see me complaining? I did not except maybe to stat that I was having trouble breathing. Despite the weather we still managed to have a good break.