Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Out and In

Have you heard that old saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"?

I've heard parents instruct their children, teachers instruct their students, etc..., but 9 times out of ten that phrase is either preceded by or accompanied with, "Do unto others as you would have do unto you."

I used to be friends with a girl who would lash out at you verbally and/or blatantly ignore you, but when confronted about it, she wouldn't actually tell you what was bothering her. Instead, she'd spit out the phrase, "If you don't have anything nice to say, etc..." as if following that one simple guideline was enough to excuse her venomous/aggressive behavior directed toward me and/or others.

The crazy thing is, I was living my life under the false identity of friendship with the gal.  Not realizing that she had long since dumped my friendship ass to the curb.  LOL!

Funny how one minute you think your in, when you're really out.  And when you finally realize you're out, you're actually the one who's in.  =)

All in all, I'd say this change of events has worked out in my favor.  =D

Here are a couple of other things that have also worked out in my favor:

My friend John gave me these 3 canvases and I thought to myself, "Self, you need to do some painting today." So this is the before.  You can't see them, but I've got vinyl numbers stuck on the canvas and the blue color sticking thru is the painter's tape to add a little contrast once the paint dries.

This is what it looked like after the paint was dry and I removed the painter's take.  Some of the tape allowed the paint to seep underneath, but I like how the painting turned out. 

Since the 3 canvases were painted together as one larger one, when you pull them apart, the painting takes on new depth and character. 
This is the same recipe as from my blog last week (I love Pinterest - Food), but instead of using muffin tins, I baked it in a shallow pie dish.  375 degrees for 30 mins. MMMM

This is a jellyfish.  I crocheted it for my friend Jo El.  She is very artsy.  Anywho, I didn't have a pattern, but I know what jellyfishes look like, so I just started working and this is what I came up with.  =)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I love Pinterest - Food

I get a lot of my recipes from my Grandmother, parents and friends, but lately, I have found a plethora of amazing culinary recipes that I have made on multiple occasions with great feed back and results.

I've modified some of these recipes to fit my dietary needs, but ultimately these recipes are healthy-ish, delicious and very easy to make.

Breakfast Casserole
I modified this recipe by using thin crust pizza dough, instead of crescent rolls and turkey sausage, instead of regular bulk sausage.

Breakfast Quiches
the recipe has just enough to make 10 muffins

Chicken Pot Pie Cups

This was seriously one of the EASIEST recipes that I have ever made.

Absolutely delicious.

The following are recipes that I have made, but for some reason do not have pictures of to show you.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I love Pinterest - Quotes

I love Pinterest.  I love that I can get amazing recipes, ideas to organize my house, save my money and creative outlets galore.

Below are some of my favorite quotes that I have not only pinned, but shared with my friends on Facebook.  Enjoy!

Monday, January 28, 2013


Hi, my name is Rachel and I am a blog slacker.  I haven't updated this blog is a little over 2 years, but that's okay because it's my blog and I can do what I want.  =P

A lot has happened in the past two years:
  • I quit my job after 10 years of service by accepting an newer, more exciting job that I absolutely love.  
  • I changed my hair color - a couple of times

This is the most recent.  It was supposed to be dark brown on top with a dark reddish/purple underneath.  My dark brown is SO dark that it's black, but the reddish/purple is amazing! I love how it turned out.  =)

  • I met a guy, fell head over heels and he broke my heart =(
  • Midnight and I moved out of our one bedroom apartment to live with a friend for a year.
  • I went to my first Mega Con in Orlando
It's a Totoro backpack with all of my Firefly buttons that have clever sayings on them from the show.

Genny and I.

Me, Amanda & Katie.

Me, Katie, Genny and Amanda right before Geeky Speed Dating.

Genny & Katie are dressed up as anime characters, I made that shirt, and Kenny came to hang out with us that day.

  • I attend an Amazing church now:
  • Midnight and I moved out of my friend's house and back into an apartment all by ourselves  

  • I lead a Women's Bible Study out my new apartment

This was the first book we studied.  It came with a 10 week DVD series, which was nice.  The study was quite good
This is the book we are currently working on.  The lessons really make me think, feel, get angry and recognize my selfishness.  It also has recipes after each chapter, which makes it even more awesome.

  • I met a guy thru online dating, but he turned out to be a scammer after asking me for money
  • I learned that I'm a pretty good sharp shooter
Me and Amanda in Bradenton at the Gun Range.

See how close I came to the X!!!!
I could kill a zombie if necessary.

  • I have started crafting more

This scarf was for Kenny.
This was for my Alternate Mother Unit (AMU)

This is my newest nephew sporting my first baby shark hat
Baby Shark hat
My sister n law wanted egg cup cozies. I found the pattern on Pinterest.
Penduckin (Penguin face, Duck body and Chicken tail)

Blanket for my 5 yr old nephew
Blanket for my 2 year old nephew

Purple snowflake for Amanda - Medium: toilet paper rolls

  • I am an aunt of 3 growing boys
  • I am addicted to conversation hearts

  • Midnight continues to try to kill me.

He looks innocent, but he really isn't. He's a ninja