Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cute Day of the Week!

It's the special day of the week again! Happy Too Cute Tuesday!
The puppy is my accessory.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday. Sleepless. Socks.

Sleepless In Seattle+
Cozy Socks+
Snuggle with a blanket+
Watching insane amounts of YouTube Videos+
Bowl of ice cream with some chocolate syrup on top
= Saturday Night

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Yes, I did that.

Don't judge me.
In mass hysteria to leave the house on time for work the other morning, busting out the ironing board was not going to happen.

And this isn't my first offense.
I bust out my straightener and iron my clothes with it, which is probably not healthy for my clothes or my straightener.
 I need to break this habit.

Either I need a steamer or second guess my choice to by an article of clothing if I predict ironing in the future.

Also, I jumped on the OMBRE hair bandwagon. I couldn't help myself. I needed something different, but I don't care, I love it!
Just bathe in your jealously!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Are you embarrassed by me?

Remember this scene?

This is us.

No, really. An event almost exactly like this occurs often.

Except I am Jack and Mr. Man of Mine is Kate.

Mr. Man, 

You act embarrassed, but we all secretly know that you adore it and find me extremely charming.
What would you do if I didn't entertain/share my sweet vocal chords and dance moves with you?
Nothing, that's what!
Just love me okay.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

OH Pinerest.

Oh Pinterest, I've missed you.
It feels good to be back.

Thanks to Pinterest, all of these things WILL/MUST bless my life one day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Pup

Dear Miss Monster,

You are awkward.
Puberty has been thrusted upon you.
Don't worry...this too shall pass.


PS. Looking for more this Wednesday? Look no longer. I have your remedy for this awful hump of a week.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Day 2012

Dear Mr. Man of Mine,

Guess What? It's a Tuesday and I love you.

PS. I love that my face turned an abnormal shade of red as the delivery made it's way to my desk.

Love Always,


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cubey Love.

Yay for friends!
Yay for friends named Mrs. Jessica Phillips, who gifted me this little treasure.

Everyone meet Bamboo Bob!
Hi, Bamboo Bob!

My Cubey isn't quite as sad and according to my Mother this plant should be able to supply me with plenty of oxygen.
Uh, yes???

Well, I am very thankful for good friends with good taste!
Thanks so much, I am seriously so excited about my new little desk buddy.

I will take good care of him!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

To Help You This Hump Day...

Since we have become so close, I thought for this Awkward and Awesome this week I would tell you a story that I have only told a few people. But there is no awesome in this story. It's extremely embarrassing and you probably won't believe it but I thought that my awkward moment will supply you with enough laughter to help you get over Hump Day and all the way to the weekend.
Are you ready?

Prepare yourself of the BEST/WORST first kiss story you will ever hear in your lifetime.

Where I got kissed in a hardware store and it turned into the biggest nightmare of my teenage life.

Oh high school, where my daily tasks only included how to get the boy I liked to like me back and how I would style my hair that day. Not only was I on a mission and boy crazed, but my lips felt left out among my peers. They had yet to feel the satisfaction of being kissed for the first time. Little did I know.

At the time, I had lined up my potential victim. Of course, with a school dance approaching and that said boy as my date, I knew I couldn't miss out on this prime opportunity to move in. As the dance came upon me, I danced my heart out and knew that this would be the last night my lips would ever feel lonely. 

After the dancing festivities commenced my group of friends, my date and myself headed to the local hardware store for a game of Capture The Flag. (One of my friend's father owned the local hardware store and let us hang out there after hours. What man would let 15 teenagers play around a bunch of saws in the dark is beyond me.) Even though the location was anything but what I had imagined, the mood was set. Time seemed to move slowly after this and my confidence began to wither at the thought of  at any moment my lips would soon be kissed. As we wandered down a dark and abandoned isle I was then abruptly met with the unexpected reach at my face and 2 lips pressed against it. Missing the other half of my lips, totally ruining any last bit of romance that was connected to that kiss.

I was upset. The moment I had been longing for had come and I had totally ruined it. But I had a second chance! The Kiss Goodnight! YES! As we walked up to the door step and I felt the tension and anticipation for the second kiss. It was coming, coming, concentrate Lauren, coming, don't screw this up Lauren, coming and it happened! But instead of fireworks and full lip-lock all I felt was the thrust of that boy's tongue forced in my innocent and non-experienced mouth.

What is that?!?!?! Ew! Ew!


So of course my first reaction was to flinch, close my mouth, and pull myself away from this being eating my face. 

The only thing I forgot in this process was that this boy's tongue was still present in my mouth as I quickly closed my mouth taking a nice bite into his tongue.
Uh...did that just happen? Maybe he didn't notice?

I walked away and said nothing about it to anyone. I thought my life was over and I didn't know how I would face him at ever again.

The following Monday, I didn't have to face him but was bombarded by his friends with, "Lauren. Are you hungry?" proceeded with them taking a big chopping bite, followed by contagious laughter among each other.

No, now THAT was when my life was officially over, and thus completed the biggest nightmare of a kiss of my teenage life. I had my first kiss, in a hardware store, took half of a human's tongue and the shame along with me. Oh life. Why?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Super Bowl.

This is the first time in about 6 years I haven't had to work Super Bowl Sunday, where I had to run in and out to the break room to check the score.
Who am I kidding, it wasn't that much
Not that I'm an extreme football fan, and I wasn't that fond of those teams that were playing anyways.

San Fran. You almost had it.

 This was the first party I had been to in a long time and I spent it with good friends, family, and my handsome Mr. Man of Mine.
I got to love on the cutie-pie pup, Harley.
I was very proud of the Giants for beating the Pats, even though my friend Amy Delgrande would say otherwise and would beat me if she knew that I had stood by that statement.
That's why I only risked saying that 2 states away and over the Internet.

I mean the girl stated that this was the 2nd most important day of her life, and the 1st was when the Pats played the Giants in 2007.
Yeah, don't mess.

Let's not forget the AMAZING 7 layer dip I made with the help of my chopping capable Mother.
I got the recipe from my Sister Wife, Kathryn, and it was not a let down.
30 minutes, and it was good to go!


  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans- more is advised
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch chopped green onions
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 container of Guacamole- I only used about 1/2


  1. In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter.
  2. Mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Spread over the refried beans.
  3. Top the layers with guacamole and salsa. Place a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa, and top with Cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives.

 Enjoy! There's a new recipe for the month of February!

Friday, February 3, 2012



It's the weekend!!!
Have a great weekend!