Tammy Filled Morning

It’s been a busy morning. 4 dogs at the butt crack of waking up … barks galore. *sigh* It also didn’t help upon leaving the house that our window repair guys came … therefore more barking. Oyyy veyy.

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Tammy and I got ready and got our nails done. You like? We promise the coral-y color is different. Mine is more pink. Tammy’s is more orange! But it obviously doesn’t look that way.

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We also got a Groupon for 59 Diner! And this is only one meal … Yikes! And Tammy’s plate was filled with food as well. Cheap. Delicious. Filling.

I finally got Vine. As of now, you can probably find me as Cripple15 since I didn’t put my name. Do you like it? It’s my first video! And if you don’t like it … well then. Friendship is over.

Our plans are to stay here so she could study for a few more then head back home and hang out with brother, Sissy, and BIL. Love these days.

Till we leave I’ll be reading up on bloggeroonies while watching Season 9 of Grey’s! Happy Friday y’all! Have a great weekend!

Sister Bonding

Sissy and BIL shaved Bruno down today since it’s summer. I keep feeling like there’s bits and pieces of his hair in my nose suffocating me. Grosssssss. I’ve checked … my nose is clean. It’s all in my head.

Workout kicked my ass today. I did a 10 minute Crossfit type workout. Pushups are still the hardest thing for me to do but I know with enough time I will do them with perfection. Else I’ll just stick to my favorite: the plank. I sometimes substitute that in since it’s easier on my shoulder. Whoooooops. As for burpees … no one likes them. NO ONE. But apparently it’s the best –ish ever. *sigh*

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This post would of been written and put up hours ago but Sissy decided to come in with the guitar BIL bought her for Christmas asking me to teach her how to play … so we did that for a while instead. Yay to sister bonding! I won’t get to have this in a week or so. Travel nursing can SUCK IT. Jk. I’m excited to visit them where ever they land. Free housing. Teehee

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Dad’s birthday was yesterday so we took him out for lunch Saturday and had a Snicker’s Ice Cream Cake yesterday. We bought him a bunch of lottos as well as a gift. Fingers crossed!!

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My cookbook set from The Family Kitchen off Groupon came in today. I am super excited! Those pictures made me SO hungry! I’ve already taken note on what I want to make and try out. Family and friends, get your tummies ready for some hopefully delicious food!

I’ve decided to get Hulu+ … you can try it out for a week and see how you like it. Perfect! I cannot wait to finish Gossip Girl!

This post would be longer and I would have read and commented y’all’s blog but I don’t have much time tonight. I will do all of that tomorrow. PROMISE!

Hope your Tuesday was all fine and dandy!

Stay Positive & Think Good Thoughts!

You’ve Been Instagramed!

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The day after I told y’all it felt like 90 degrees, it stormed for practically the whole day.
Flooded my city.
The little cars couldn’t get through so I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours.
Thank goodness for my SUV.

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June bought 30+ lbs of crawfish. Score.
So freaking good. I liked the leftovers better the next day.
The flavors just infuse better. Yum!

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Rocky chilling outside with us while we made our critters.
Noses!

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Practiced my chocolate piping skills. That’s the aftermath.
Pile of chocolate piping. Still sucks but it’s getting better.
Practice makes perfect … hopefully.

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Made whole wheat blueberry pancakes.
Best thing eva.

Time to clean my rooms and plan out my workouts for the week. Still can’t do cardio due to my stress fracture. I should probably go to the doctor for that … along with all my other problems. Bleugh!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?!

P.S. I bought another Cloud Cafe Groupon. Addicted.

Cloud Cafe

Happy Friday y’all! I’ve been on a hunt for a local coffee shop since forever ago. Starbucks was killing me with all those cardboard cups. I needed a real cup.

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Like the ones characters of F.R.I.E.N.D.S hold in Central Perk. Dork status. I know. Leave me be. Still can’t get over how that show could ever be cancelled …

Cloud Cafe pretty much fell in my lap. I pass this place a lot (in the 6 months or so they’ve been opened) but I never had the courage to walk in. It’s always scary going to a new place for me. I saw a deal on Groupon (where I get everything) where I paid $5 for 5 cups of coffee, tea, or bubble tea. What? Score. K. I’m down.

Cloud Cafe
1131 S Mason Rd
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 829-8474
www.cloudkaty.com

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I’m currently sitting down drinking a big cup of Caramel Latte. With a pretty design.

It was empty walking in. Two employees were working just chilling because there’s not much people no one here. I’m sure they get tons of business in the morning or after work time.

It’s a very hidden shop which I love because that means it’s very chill and I can find a seat. The servers are super nice. They go above and beyond to help you out.

Miss Amazing explained the menu to me and helped me out. Hallelujah. I would of just stood there like a dumbass. Then she told me to sit anywhere and she would bring the cup of joe to me. I don’t have to move? Score. I love this place already.

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I sat down to use the Wi-Fi but it failed. Instead of writing me off as my laptop being a stinker (which lazy people usually do in these situations), she looked up a way to fix it for me. A simple router restart x2. Thank you, Miss Amazing. Life would be bummer without internet at a cafe where I cannot blog.

There’s an Art Gallery where you can pretty much buy off the walls. And the art is pretty impressive. Paintings to drawings to straight up stitching? Yep.

They also have open mic nights. A piano sits in the corner. Miss Amazing, who I just found out is actually Miss Co-Owner, even busted out with some notes. She says she’s only learning but dang … another amazing thing to add to the list of stuff she can do.

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Couldn’t help it. Just ordered a Hazelnut Latte. Sadly I cannot use one of my 4 remaining vouchers BUT shiet is so good, I don’t mind it. Blogging on the right and blog reading on the left. That would be Lauren’s blog on the left. She’s amazing. Go check her out.

It’s been a good 30 minutes or so and 3 customers already came in. This place is definitely a place to check out. Love it. I will be coming back with or without this Groupon. Hello Fridays off. You and I have a place to go now. 🙂

[2013] 014/365: Owl Be Damned

Oh my gosh … it’s only day 14 and I already feel drained with this 365. How do people do this?!

Just an F.Y.I. I’m trying out this whole watermark thing to see how it goes. I feel bad not doing it to my old posts but it’s never too late right?

Mallory, Samantha, and I bought a Groupon to:

Merlot 2 Masterpiece
12464 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
(832) 767-0855
www.merlot2masterpiece.com

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Here is us with our masterpieces.

We picked owls … obviously.

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And a close up of my owl.

In the end I wasn’t a big fan of this place. The 2-hour class ended up being almost 3-hours. The instructions weren’t very well dictated and I couldn’t even see what she was doing half the time. I understand that you paint it how YOU want it but If I have to stand up every few minutes to see where she is in the painting then that’s too much work done on my end. The paint didn’t stick well to the canvas either and they expected us to paint the background with a tiny brush. We weren’t too amused by it.

Will I come back here again? Yeah, I guess. I believe in giving second chances with this kind of stuff so hopefully next time it’ll be a better experience.

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Afterward, Samantha and I went to go see Identity Thief at Alamo Drafthouse.

Worst service ever! The server did everything wrong. I guess it just wasn’t our day.

The movie was freaking hilarious though. I laughed A LOT! I know critics said it was good but uh … not everyone loves the same thing. That’s all I have to say.

It’s been a fun day seeing the Powerpuffs again.

Can’t wait for our next adventure!

Photo Dump

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11.28.11 – Put on new shoes (love the sea foam green!) and tried new tea (Honest Tea). Mmm … it was a good day

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12.02.11 – Read Quality of Life written by the EMBA before having to go into a conference thing with them. And made myself a pop-up bowl of popcorn.

I learned a lot at this conference. It made me feel a heck of a lot smarter too.

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12.03.11 – Got the box filled with vitacost.com stuff! I got to try so many things I’ve always wanted to try. Thanks Groupon!

Let’s see what we have here: Vegetable Chili mix, Cacao powder, Rice Puff Cereal, Kettle chips, Annie’s Spaghetti in a can, chocolate bars, Xantham Gum, Chia seeds, Annie’s Macaroni in a box

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12.06.11 – These little devils come out of one of the food places on campus. They are the devil because they’re addicting. I’m going to stick to the cinnamon ones in the future though because the jalapeno ones are disgusting!

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12.06.11 – As I was parking my car at my apartment complex, this kitty cat stuck his head out. So cute, I had to take a picture!

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12.10.11 – Krispie Crème donuts Krispie Kreme donuts? Either way we got the Christmas flavors as well as regular glazed.

I did a close up shot of the snowman because it’s so cute!! Too sweet though.

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12.11.11 – Jenny and I made crab rangoons by hand along with shrimp chips while Tammy studied hard for her finals. We ran out of oil and had to go and get more. Whoops.

They were a success though, but next time, we’ll know not to make that many.

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12.12.11 – Tammy sent me a picture of Pluto while I was hard studying for my finals. Ain’t he a cutie? She was already done and had gone home for the break. I was super jealous since my finals haven’t even started!

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12.12.11 – Tammy helped Jenny marinate the chicken drumsticks before she left so we had some of that and rice. Jenny snacked on some leftover crab rangoons as well. Delicious.

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12.13.11 – I took Jenny to Just Brakes so she could fix her car. When we went to pick up her car and go back home, we were stopped at the light and I saw this lil dealio. I called Jenny and told her to look on the left of us. “Oo Yea”. Smile

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12.14.11 – Finally tried out the Vegtarian Chili. Only thing you need to add is a can of beans and a can of tomatoes. I am not one to follow directions so I added some ground turkey, kidney beans, and black beans.

We also made some mashed potatoes. As you can see on the right I used a taco shell and put some mashed potatoes on the side of the walls of the taco and some chili in the middle.

So delicious! I am going to get this again!! With the mashed potatoes, it tasted like Shephard’s Pie!

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12.15.11 – Had my first Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese. I’m not a fan of Macaroni and Cheese but it came out pretty good.

Note to self: Be patient when pouring out the water. There is water in the holes of the macaroni.

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12.16.11 – My friend, Maira, and her dad and stepmum was having a Christmas Party and invited me. I went with Travis (my next door neighbor, brother bear, etc. and Maira’s boyfriend). They had DELECTABLE foods!

Queso, tortilla chips, quesadillas, tamales, taquitos. They had so many desserts as well. Yum! I obviously went for seconds. Bad idea?

On the very right I took out my feather during the party. It was bugging me so it had to go. Needless to say, I lost some hair in the process.

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I think we’re all caught up now. Whoo .. long.

I hope everyone’s having a good winter break for those of us that have it. For everyone else working, we love you. Smile

Happy Birthday Mum!

My mum’s birthday was yesterday (25th).

I woke up to my dad and sister shouting to the brother and I that we were having dim sum with the grandma, uncle, and cousin.

Mum and June were already out Black Friday shopping.

They came home and we all went to Dim Sum minus the sister who had to work.

Had a great time then went to Costco and Sam’s afterward.

Then we had dinner at a buffet place, Target, and PetCo.

Yep … so many places in one day.

Sorry no pictures. Sad smile Bad blogger right hurr!

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Yesterday night I bought this little beauty! Well the Groupon at least. It’s still going on so go, go, go!

I put down my order after shopping all day and not finding anything!

Then I went and bought a USB as well on Newegg! Someone borrowed mine to move something from one computer to another and broke it. How does that even happen?!

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This is a beauty I bought last week!

There’s always so much things I want to try and for $30 worth just for spending $15? Worth it!

Plus if you spend I believe $45 you get free shipping. And the $45 is not to total of the discount but the total before the discount!

SCORE!!

So yep. I bought some amazing things and cannot wait for it to come in to share with y’all!

Then everyone minus the mum played a Chinese card game. Such fun. Reminds me of back then when we were young and carefree and all we did was play, play, play!

So far Thanksgiving weekend is amazing!!

Can’t wait for tomorrow. Another road trip!! Winking smile