Total Basset Case: January 2012

I've been tagged {twice}!

Jan 31, 2012

I've seen these lists floating around blogland and now I've been tagged!
Twice in fact!
Once by the lovely Hillary
and also by the wonderful Darby!
Thanks ladies and go visit their blogs because they are both wonderful!

Here it goes:
The Rules:
1. Post the rules
2. Post 11 fun facts about yourself
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 11 new questions for the people you tag
4. Tag 11 people and link them in your post
5. Let them know you’ve “tagged” them
1. I am obsessed with Diet Coke.
2. The Mister and I have been together for 12 years.  We started dating when I was a freshman and he was a senior. Scandalous. 
3. If I could somehow make a scarf out of Floyd's ears life would be even more wonderful.
4. I really love to admire makeup but I typically have no idea what to do with any of it.
5. I could eat taco salad everyday of my life and be completely happy.
6. I watch entirely too much Real Housewives
7. I really, really love blogging and all the friends I've made though this little adventure.
8. I strongly believe that to do lists make the world go 'round.
9. Im adopted! (more on this another day)
10. I do 97% of all of my shopping at Target.
11. I love to cook - my recipe and cookbook collection is getting a little nuts!

Questions from Hillary for me to answer:
1.Do you tend to follow fashion trends, or stick to a more classic look?  How do you define your style? I do follow trends but I like to put my own twists on things. I'd say my style is somewhat trendy but comfy.
2-Whats your go to piece in your closet right now? Skinny jeans and Target sweaters
3-What is one thing you wish you could go out and buy right this minute. A whole new wardrobe (I guess that's more than one thing)...
4-Who is your celebrity style icon? I really like Blake Lively's style
5-Do you wish you could know what your life looks like 5 years from now, or would you rather it be a surprise? Well, I really like to plan things but I think not knowing is part of the fun of life.
6- Who is your favorite musical artist? Love me some Taylor Swift
 7-What is your favorite Broadway play? I haven't seen many but I'm dying to see Mary Poppins
8- Dogs or cats? Dogs, always.
9- What was your favorite board game growing up? Mall Madness or Hungry Hungry Hippos

10-Would you rather not be able to talk, or not be able to walk for the rest of your life? Walk, I guess.  At least I could still wheel around.
11- What is your biggest fear in life? Losing my friends and family.

Questions from Darby for me to answer:
 1. Why did you start blogging? At the time my job was not allowing me to be very creative and I thought it would be a great creative outlet.  Turns out it is and I love it!
2. Do you have a bucket list? If so what are two things on it? I do (a mental one, at least) 1. travel abroad 2. Walk into an airport and buy tickets to somewhere, unplanned.
3. What is one thing you can’t live without? See my #1... Diet Coke. And Mister. And Floyd.
4. What was the last book you read? Did you like it? 'A Secret Kept' - I did, very good!
 5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? San Diego, hands down.
6. What dish or recipe have you always wanted to make, but have been too scared to? Risotto!
7. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Depends but usually morning person. Once I get tired at night I'm done for.
8. What is your pet peeve? Too loud TVs.
9. What is your idea of a perfect vacation? Going back to where we went for our honeymoon-Secrets resort in Riviera Maya...and having all of our friends there
 10. If you were given a million dollars, how would you spend it? Clothes. And pay off all of my loved ones debts. And buy 3 more basset hounds.
11. What is your guilty pleasure? Again, diet coke. Ice cream, cheese.
And my questions for the ladies:
1. What is your dream job?
2. What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday night?
3. Who do you admire in the blog world?
4. What is your go to meal to cook at home?
5. This is a toughie...OPI or Essie?
6. What is one article of clothing you can't live without?
7. If you could go anywhere in the world for dinner tonight, where would you go?
8. What is the best gift you have ever received?
9. What is your least favorite chore to do?
10. What is one goal that you have for your blog?
11. What is your favorite store?

Ladies I'm tagging:
Emily via Eloquently Emily
Ashley via Turquoise and Teal
Jess via The Kentucky Priss
Michelle via Making Sense of Cents 
Cami via All Things Lovely
Pam via Simple Details
Jennifer at Delightfully Noted
Jenny via Jenny in Ohio
Katie via Miss Dixie
Shannon via Wine Taste Girl
Kelly via Classically Eclectic

There you have it friends!
Do you feel like you know me better now??
Now go visit all of those wonderful ladies and see how awesome they are!


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Meal Plan: Week of Janurary 29th (and beyond)

Jan 29, 2012


Here is what we are eating this week and for the next four weeks.
I have found that doing these plans weeks in advance is incredibly helpful!

Sunday: Big Chicken Salads
Monday: Roasted Vegetable Pasta (P90X recipe)
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Hearty Jambalaya
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pineapple Chicken + Rice (from freezer: more on this later this week!)
Saturday: Pineapple Chicken

Week 2: February 5th-11th
Sunday: Chicken Enchilada Soup (P90X recipe)
Monday: Soup + Burritos
Tuesday: Chicken Spaghetti with Pesto + Salads
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Taco Pie
Friday: Taco Pie
Saturday: Leftovers

Week 3: February 12th-18th
Sunday: Big Salads