Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thirsty Thursday - Virtual Happy - LINK UP

Hello & Welcome to the 7th Thirsty Thursday!
Are you ready for a virtual buzz?!
 Happy Hour Link-up hosted by myself and the LOVELY Jenn!

This is a place where you can share your favorite drinks, your favorite stories, meet some new people AND reconnect with familiar faces.

So yesterday was my birthday-birthday -- but I'm still celebrating! It's my birthday week! And in honor of my birthday -- here's my drink:
Birthday Cake Martini

For rim:
2 Tbsp nonpareils
1 Tbsp agave nectar

4-6 large ice cubes
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 oz Prairie Organic Vodka
1 oz amaretto
2 Tbsp vanilla bean syrup*
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk

To make rim, spread nonpareils out on a small plate. Coat the rim of the martini glass with the agave syrup by dipping it into it on a plate, then dip the agave coated rim into the sugar and set aside. In a martini shaker add the ice, vodka, amaretto, vanilla bean syrup, and coconut milk, and place top on shaker. Shake until well blended. Pour through a strainer into a chilled martini glass, and serve! 

Sounds good - right? - Sweet. I love sweet.

Anyhoo:
So...What's on Your Mind Today?
Here's what is on mine:
BIRTHDAYS!
Normally I'm a big STINKER when it comes to my birthday. This year is different. I'm...HAPPY. And I'm enjoying every moment of it. This has made me realize that I have some really AWESOME people in my life. 
Also I have to remember -- it's a gift to get old. Not everyone gets that. 

STOOPID GAMES {that I LOVE}!

Being that I'm officially damnnear30. I find it hi-liarously how easy I get addicted to these fun little games people create. I was stuck on restaurant story & bakery story. NOW I'm playing Dragon Story like there's no tomorrow. and. on top of that. I started playing Bejeweled again. Help Me! Do these games ever get old? Hopefully not. I may complain but I love them. 

CLIENTS:
So...have I ever told you about the time a client told me that "I was without a brain"? Yes. True Story. and on top of that he didn't think THAT was an insult (because I TOLD him I was insulted). Needless to say I was GLAD when his contract ended. Recently he called for pricing again. UH OH. I'm not looking forward to that. I've dealt with many people - and I'm good at my job. And I LIKE working with the different types of people I meet. But someone telling me I'm without a brain really rubbed me the WRONG way. And I'm not easily insulted.


Fatty McFatFat - VERDICT IS.
Ok. I'm not fat. but I've gained some weight. I asked the question in this post if I should exercise or buy new clothes. And I've finally made a decision -- and the decision is .... I BOUGHT NEW CLOTHES. Don't Judge me. I only got like a week's worth. So I'll have to work out eventually - or at least work out soon. But for now I'm going to enjoy all my FREE birthday meals and get ups and enjoy every bite of birthday cake! 

So.
What's on YOUR mind today?
Link-up below!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting and What I'm Loving Wednesday - BIRTHDAY EDITION

Helllo Wednesday! 
Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
I'm LOVING that today is my BIRTHDAY!!!  Yes - 29 years ago today the world was given MEEEEEE!  Lucky World! 

I'm LOVING this birthday song (not the video -- just the song):

I'm LOVING all the birthday plans for this week!

I'm LOVING Gifts! :) Who doesn't? I even got myself a few many little gifts already.

I'm LOVING my flowers and balloon from Troy! 

I'm LOVING Birthday cake! Especially when it's cake with that super sweet icing -- yum! 

I'm LOVING Pinterest! 
You can check out all my boards here.
This the cake I want for my bday :)
                          
                                    LOL - I'm using this next year! 
                                 




Source: Uploaded by user via Sandie on Pinterest



Source: flickr.com via Madhu on Pinteres

I'm LOVING that tomorrow is Thirsty Thursday! Thirsty Thursday is a virtual happy hour where you can share a drink, share some gossip and get a good virtual buzz! 
So come back tomorrow and Link-up! 















What are YOU LOVING today?

~Trish

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thirsty Thursday | Happy Hour -- LINK UP

Hello & Welcome to the 6th Thirsty Thursday!

Are you ready for a virtual buzz?!

 Happy Hour Link-up hosted by myself and the LOVELY Jenn!

This is a place where you can share your favorite drinks, your favorite stories, meet some new people AND reconnect with familiar faces.

I'm going Mad Men style with my drink this week: Tom Collins


INGREDIENTS
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1½ oz of gin
Lemon slices

INSTRUCTIONS
Mix sugar, gin, and juice over ice in mixing glass. Stir, strain in cocktail glass with ice, and top off with soda water. Garnish with lemon slices
.

photo & recipe via

So...What's on Your Mind Today?

Here's what is on mine:
FEAR & FAILURE.
So yesterday wrapped up my session for "How to Start a Successful Small Business" and my brain is mush. I would LOVE to have my own shop/business. But this environment isn't one that really promotes small businesses. Or allows small businesses to thrive. So I don't know. I don't want that to discourage me. But knowing that 7-8 small businesses fail within the first year. YIKES! I'm going to take some more classes. 



 
Vacation. 
Would you ever go on a vacation by yourself? Could you go on a cruise, or take an exotic trip by yourself? I'm just wondering if that's something people do. Normal people. Or is that weird? 


                                                                         MEAN Girls.
Apparently - I'm a mean girl. And this makes me laugh. Because I'm not mean...I'm just funny :). I was "asked" to be nice to the new girl. Seriously. It made me laugh. I'm not mean to her. I just don't engage in conversation with her. I have enough stuff going on at work.  Plus I don't like pet names and/or being talked to in the bathroom. The work bathroom is just for pooping and secrets. Not general conversations. 


Girl's Nite.
I need a lot of girl's nights. seriously. what a difference girl's nights can make. I going to a girl's night on saturday and I'm really looking forward to it! 


Anyhoo...
I've done enough chatting...What's on YOUR mind?
What's going on in your world?




Source: Uploaded by user via Erin on Pinterest
                                                    Link-up below!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ooh, How Pinteresting & What I'm LOVING Wednesday

Helllo Wednesday! 
Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
I'm LOVING that I've finished reading my first romance novel....and I actually LIKE it. I'm shocked! Might even read another -- any suggestions?

I'm LOVING that tonight is day #2 of my small business class. It's information overload but it gives me a lot to think about ... to consider.

I'm LOVING that I doing something at work again. With all the changes going on my mind has been on another planet. Now I'm learning my new territory I can focus on selling and making $$.

I'm LOVING that tomorrow is Thirsty Thursday/Happy Hour Link-up! Will you come back tomorrow to link-up? 

I'm LOVING Pinterest! 
You can check out all my boards here.

True

lol. 

i totally have this skill





how cute is this lil guy?!  And it made me laugh.







Word yo! 

What are YOU LOVING?
~Trish

Monday, May 21, 2012

Musing Mondays

Good Monday to ya!
I hope you had a nice weekend -- I know I did!


Musing Mondays - hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading
This week’s musing asks…
What do you do with the book before you start reading it?

I usually give it a good whiff.
Don't judge me!
A new book smells just as good as a new car.
I think I need to invent the "new book" air freshener {patent pending}.

What do you do with the book before you start reading it?
Do you give it a good inhale before you start to read?
I konw I'm not the only one who does this ... I hope!

 ~Trish

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thirsty Thursday ::: Virtual Happy Hour - LINK UP!!!

Hello & Welcome to the 5th Thirsty Thursday!
Are you ready for a virtual buzz?!
 Happy Hour Link-up hosted by myself and the LOVELY Jenn!


This is a place where you can share your favorite drinks, your favorite stories, meet some new people AND reconnect with familiar faces.

My Must-Have HH Drink:  Malibu Coconut Mojito

  • 1 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz. Club Soda
  • 3 Lime Wedges
  • 4 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • INSTRUCTIONS
Muddle and mix the lime wedges, mint leaves, and sugar with a splash of club soda. Fill glass with ice and add the Malibu Rum. Mix together, but try not to shake too hard
Photo & Recipe Via: How To Make a Mojito


So...What's on Your Mind Today?
Here's what is on mine:
WHOOPSIE Moment #4538596821
Friday night I was with my mom, aunt and grandma for a family thing. At the end of the night I was reaching in my purse for my wallet and when I pulled it out my birth control pack comes flying out of my purse and landing in front of our feet. WHOOOOPPSSIEEE. My mom and aunt were cracking up. I grabbed it up really quick and shoved it back in my purse. Dunno if my Grandma noticed or not but it was a bit embarrassing. 

CRAZY Work Days. 
I'll admit it. The past two weeks I've been a bit checked out. With all the changes at work it's hard to get my mind to wrap around things. But this week is a bit crazier. More news, more changes. more more more.


MUSIC.
Between Calvin Harris and Goyte I have not gone a day without having a song loop through my head allll dang day long. And the songs are jumbling together in my mind "I feel so close to you right now...You remind me of someone I use to knoooooooowww".  Speaking of Goyte's song -- have you seen this video:
it's so good! The guy on the end cracks me up. I downloaded this band's version of the song to my iphone because I love it so much.

Life.
I'm having my moments again where I feel like life is passing me by. I feel like everyone's doing something with there's and I'm just twiddling my thumbs. Is it just me? Or do other ppl feel like this too? I hope this feeling passes me soon! 


ANYHOO.
What's on YOUR mind?
Link-up below!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting and What I'm Loving Wednesday!


Helllo Wednesday! 
Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
I'm LOVING that tonight I'm taking a step towards my future by taking a class at the community college. It's a class on starting small business.

I'm LOVING that I'm done with physical therapy! I'll have to learn to work/walk/run thru my ACL pain but I know what I should be doing -- and I might even do it! 

I'm LOVING that we are a few short weeks away from the pools opening. I'm NOT LOVING the fact that I'll have to go swimsuit shopping. Whomp Whomp. 

I'm LOVING the caramel popcorn from Target. It's so good. Have you had it?

I'm LOVING Pinterest.
You can check out all my boards - HERE

this is me and soo many of my friends. LOL

yea buddy! 


my friends would be rich if they had this sign around.
Cute for Kitchen?
What are YOU loving?
~Trish

Monday, May 14, 2012

Teaser Tuesday ::: Secrets of a Summer Night


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.

via
"Annabelle's spine went rigid as she felt the brush of a hand on her back. His hand, sliding with slow deliberateness up her spine...his scent, fresh and beguiling in her nostrils...and before she could make a sound, his mouth, possessing hers in a warm, softly ravishing kiss."

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic recommend this series to me -- so I'm giving it a try. Thanks Alexis! 

Have you read this series? Or anything by Lisa Kleypas?
What do you think?

~Trish

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thirsty Thursday ::: Virtual Happy Hour Link Up

Hello & Welcome to the 4th Thirsty Thursday!
 Happy Hour Link-up hosted by myself and the LOVELY Jenn!


This is a place where you can share your favorite drinks, your favorite stories, meet some new people AND reconnect with familiar faces.

My Drinky-Drink for today:  Blood Orange Margarita

3 oz fresh Blood Orange Juice
2 oz Tequila
1 oz  Triple Sec
splash of agave nectar (syrup)

1. Rub the rim of an old fashioned glass (or whatever similar vessel you prefer) with an edge of a blood orange slice.  Swirl the rim through a small pile of kosher or sea salt to salt the rim.
2. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake for 15 seconds.
3. Put a few cubes of ice in your glass.  Strain the cocktail into the glass and enjoy.
Looks SOOO good right? I'm drooling all over my keyboard right now.
What's on my mind today?
So glad you asked! If we were meeting for HH today here's what I'd be chatting about ...

HAIR...
SO...if we were face to face you'd probably be looking at me like I'm cray-zee! I'm testing out products to see which one I like best for me to wear my hair curly. And I'll admit - nothing is really working out for me. I have a heap of wavy/curly mess sitting ontop my head.

Reality TV...
by now you should know I'm a reality tv nut. I watch Survivor, ANTM, all the Housewife Shows and more. So we HAVE to talk about it.  1. How long is Bethanny's marriage going to last?! I LOVE her. and she's so dead on so many times. I hope for the best for her. she's so dang funny! 2. What is up with Kroy's hair? and 3. I still like Theresa. Don't judge me.

Exercise vs. Buying New Clothes...
lately I'e been feeling like an overstuffed sausage when I get dressed in the morning. This year I haven't exercised much (aka at all) and all my "skinny" clothes are toooo tight. I could either work out and drop like 5-10 pounds or I can go buy new clothes....what do you think I should do?

SKOOL...
I'm thinking about going up to the community college to take some business classes. It's part of my master plan. I'll share more about that later.

So.
What's on YOUR mind today?
Link-up below!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Oooh, How Pinteresting & What I'm LOVING Wednesday!


Helllo Wednesday! 
Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
I'm LOVING when a plan comes together ... now ... all I have to do is MAKE the plan!

I'm LOVING this issue of VOGUEknitting Crochet
I'm LOVING Balducci's cake. I had the tastiest cake this weekend. White Cake, strawberries, Creme, Icing -- OH My! 

I'm LOVING that my birthday is coming up and my mom is going to make any dessert I want. I'm thinking something with strawberries...or maybe something with lemon...or maybe something with both! 

I'm LOVING Pinterest!
LOVE everything about this room. Esp the crochet rug.
Have I pinned this before? I feel like this may be a deja pin.

this is too cute. i <3 that little piglet

yup.  
this was one of my favorite toys - polly pocket.
me and polly spent LOTS of time together! 
What are you LOVING today?
~Trish

Friday, May 4, 2012

Confessional Friday

Link-up with Leslie!
These are my confessions....
1. I've been having too many laughs at the expense of "someone I know". I'll tell you - I'm not the sharpest pencil in the pencil box some days but some people...make me feel like a GENIUS.
2. I have an event to go to on Sunday - and I kinda don't feel like going - but I committed to going a few weeks ago and then totally forgot about it. At least I'll get a free dinner out of it and probably hear some good speeches.

3. I wish every week that More and MORE people will join Jenn and I for our Thursday Link up. It's a really cool idea and it's a great way to become a virtual alcoholic. I recommend you join us next week!


4. This week TROY D. and I watched the Secret (the movie version of the book) and it REALLY has me thinking. I need to sit down and write my plans. And then I need to ASK, BELIEVE and RECEIVE. BAM!

5. I've been kinda checked out from stuff lately. My mind has been on another planet. I really need to get my head back in the game and focus!

6. I've been waiting anxiously for Insurgent to come out for MONTHS. I had even pre-ordered the book. Now that it's out and on my Kindle ... I've  read about 2 pages of it.

7. I REALLY Really want to go to the Melting Pot for my birthday. I dream of stuffing my face with the cheeses and chocolates and yummies -- oh my!

8. I've been cancelling my physically therapy appointments because I'm struggling with paying up front every time I go! And it doesn't help that my knee has been hurting. I've already "popped" it this morning and thought it was going to give out on me. ugh.

9. I confess -- that I'm now singing Usher.


10. I confess -- I hope this gets stuck in your head.

~Trish