Friday, November 6, 2015

Cerulean Blue

The sky was a beautiful cerulean blue last night.

Cerulean blue was my favorite crayon when I was little.

I was always sad when it was missing from the box...which was often because it seemed it was everyone's favorite color.

My Mother is exceptional at coloring.  Honestly she's the best I've ever seen.  She used to really take her time and outlined everything and then shade it in.

I loved coloring growing up.

One time in high school there was this girl...I can't remember her name but she definitely marched to the beat of her own drum.

She always dressed in Gothic clothing and sat by herself during free period.

I saw her coloring once and asked her about it and she said her therapist recommended she do it to calm herself down.

I've noticed a trend of adult coloring books in stores recently and I think there is something therapeutic about coloring.

And by "adult" I don't mean R rated material I mean "grown up".

For example there is a Bill Murray coloring book that is popular right now. 

Jeff bought be a few grown up coloring books a couple years ago and I have yet to do them and that makes me sad.

Bialosky's Christmas

"Did you ever read Bialosky's Christmas?" I asked Becca with eagerness.

Long pause, Beccca looked me right in the eyes and said "It was my favorite!!!"

I loved this book growing up!

I looked it up on Amazon and turns out there were more Bialosky's books I had no idea even existed:

Bialosky's Special Picnic
Bialosky's Baking Book

And my personal favorite title Bialosky Stays Home.

Please comment if you loved this book!

Sonic's Diet Cherry Limeade

The Diet Cherry Limeade at Sonic is so good that I drank it for 10 days straight.

You heard me!

If you like a tart, limey, cold drink then this is the drink for you.

The Sonic workers do not care that I like my drinks diet.

I often have to explain it to them several times.

One time one of the workers was like "Oh you want it with diet stuff, I've just been giving you the regular drink."

Great, so that's why my jeans are so tight.

I used to only be able to get my Sonic fix in Texas and I love that we have one in the city now!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Mocha

My readers have spoken (3 people not including my family) and they want me to start posting again!


Fall has always been my favorite season but for some reason this year my mind has skipped fall and has moved on to Christmas!

I really like Starbucks and independent coffee shops so let's not get in a fight...I like both!

I have yet to really master making a good cup of coffee at home and there is just something so thrilling about stopping in a coffee shop before coming into work in the mornings.

Why is that so thrilling?  You would think saving money and bringing in my own coffee from home would make me more happy but it doesn't.

My go to Starbucks drinks are the iced skinny hazelnut and skinny vanilla lattes.  

I love iced coffee even on the coldest winter day.

Why are those my go to drinks?  Because they taste pretty good and don't have a million calories. 

Well my friends I am so happy to share with you that the seasonal Skinny Peppermint Mocha is back and it is my all time favorite skinny drink at Starbucks.

I tried looking up how to make it at home and did you know that Starbucks used to sell the sugar free peppermint syrup but has since stopped.  Why? Because they don't want me to make it at home, they want me to spend $5.47.

I've already bought 2 this week and each time I have told myself "This is ridiculous Jeannie!"

But you know what this drink just makes me so happy.

Is it full of chemicals?  I don't know probably.

Should I probably make my own with peppermint leaves that I foraged myself?  

Probably but ain't nobody got time for that. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Current Drink/ Snack Obsessions

1.) Spice Dark Chocolate Mocha @ Caribou Coffee:  I have never liked Caribou but last week I had a lot of work to do and found myself there 3 days in a row.  Their store if very comfy and cozy with big leather chairs and a lit fire place.  I randomly got a spicy dark chocolate mocha and fell in love with it.  I proceeded to get one everyday last week.  Of course they are not the healthiest of drinks but they are tasty and worth it.

2.) Blue Diamond Almonds Toasted Coconut Flavor: These almonds are so good.  My serving size is half the can.  Get some now they are a great snack.

3.) Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea: My love for this product goes beyond the taste.  The taste I would say is just ok.  But the charming box it comes in and how it smells while brewing creates such a lovely Christmasy atmosphere. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kaukauna Port Wine Cheese Cups

This cheese is so good.  I don't know how I have gone this long without telling you how obsessed I am with it.

People often bring Kaukauna Port Wine cheese over to my house for our weekly podcast.  After they leave I like to go to town on it with a box of Wheat Thins.  

It's so good and so addictive.  Also everyone likes it! It's the perfect cheese to have at a party cause it's always a crowd pleaser. 

I wish my faucet spouted out this cheese.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Taylor Farm Southwest Chopped Salad.

This Taylor Farm Southwest Chopped Salad is delicious.

My grocery store only carries four of their flavors but it looks like they make lots more. 

I love all their varieties and have enjoyed a bag everyday for the past two weeks. 

I eat half for lunch and half for dinner.

Try it!  They are only $3 a bag.