Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Five Fixations getting me to Friday

Be warned- I'm just gonna go ahead and rant for a quick minute.  (At least we know it'll be G-rated, due to my Lent commitments. Sigh.)
Why on earth do Spring Breaks just evaporate into thin air as soon as you enter into adulthood?  That makes zero sense to me.  I mean, people with full time jobs deserve a legitimate spring break way more than students do.  What do they need a break from anyways?  Going out on Thursday nights?  Formals?

Pic from College Spring Break- Senior Year.  
Reference the above picture & my point is proven with flying colors.  My undergrad stress level clearly warranted a well-deserved trip to the beach.  Not. I want to punch myself in the teeth in that pic.  Anddddd take my drink & give it to adult, present day Caroline.
Not that I'm bitter or anything, right?

Anyway, since Kevin is having to hide our credit cards & block travel websites so I don't book ourselves a nice little vacay to Fiji, I'm having to dream up things to distract me from hitching a ride to Florida get me excited for our weekends.  At home.  Let me emphasize the AT HOME portion of that sentence.  Boo. Hiss. Soooo.... heres what I'm pretty pumped about this week.

1. GCB

Best new show on television.  If you are from the South, were a diva in high school, love designer anything, or are just a Kristin Chenoweth fan- this show is for you.  Is it a little bit over the top? Yes. Is it ridiculously entertaining?  Absolutely.  Its. A. Must. Watch.  
Lemme know what yall think.

2. My new Snake Skin Heels From Target
Ladies: Run, do not walk, to Target & pick up a pair of these bad boys.  These Mossimo Pearce heels are absolutely adorable.  The heels are at that perfect height of being taller than a church lady's clogs but shorter than a prostitutes platforms.  They are insanely comfortable- and ADDED BONUS- only $30. AMAZING.

3. My simple new pasta recipe

Since I've mentioned a time or 2 that my husband has the taste palate of a 10 year old, I am constantly searching cookbooks & websites for new recipes.  Sometimes I strike out, but good lord- I hit a home run with this recipe.  The ingredients you see in the above picture (onion, spaghetti sauce, penne pasta, ground beef, mozzarella, and Philadelphia cooking cream cheese) are the only items you need for this dish.  Suuuupppperrrr easy! And supppppperrrr quick to fix. I know yall like all those words :)
Quick Recipe rundown:
Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 lb ground beef, 1 package of Philadelphia Italian Herb cooking cream cheese, spaghetti sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese- divided, penne pasta
Instructions: Brown meat & onion together.  Drain.  Add in jar of spaghetti sauce.  Add in cream cheese.  Stir in 3/4 cup of mozzarella.  Add in cooked noodles.  Put mixture in 13x9 pan, add remaining cheese on top.  Bake at 350 for 25 mins.  And you have yourself a WINNER!   Beyond delish.

4. My New Office Chair

There are definitely perks of your husband's family owning an office furniture company.  However, I would have to say that finding a lime green chair to put in my office probably trumps them all.  The chair is beyond loud to look at, but it gets me pretty pumped up to do work.  And lets face it- working in a lime green, ergonomic office chair is pretty awesome.  

5. St. Patricks Day

Bet yall didn't know who loves St. Patrick's day more than anyone?!?!? (And no, it's actually not me. Although I'm never going to complain about a holiday that celebrates drinking & wearing my favorite color.)

Thats right- Big P (aka my Daddy) himself LIVES for St. Patrick's day.  Probably because his real, god-given name actually is Patrick.  Similar to his birthday & father's day, he genuinely expects to be treated like a king..ahem- SAINT on this day.  Its pretty hysterical, so we typically just go along with it.  I mean- lets get real with ourselves- If you had your very own holiday, I'd insist that everyone celebrated my greatness too.  I've already sent him a card (and no, dad- it doesn't have any money or gift cards in it. Sorry for the disappointment.), and we will definitely drink one in his honor this Saturday night.

6. TBA......... :)
All I'll say is that I'm not going to blog or tweet about this 6th item until I know it is a sure thing.  Just know that I'm beyond excited & I can't wait to tell yall all about it.  

Mmmmmkay- thats about it for now!  Have a fabulous Wednesday!!


  1. I am a Dallas native and resident (who lived in western KY for a few years) and I am loving GCB. I wish they would let some Dallas/Southern girls write the one liners because I think we could do better than these L.A. girls!


  2. Haha your description of heel height for those snake skin pumps cracks me up! I need to check those out (on my weekly trip) to Target! Also, the pasta sounds yum!

  3. I've heard so many good things about GCB that I'm going to have to cave and start watching it!

  4. that recipe sounds delish, definitely have to try it!

    i totally need a vacay too!

    and you know we're all dying to know if #6 is baby-related!! LOL

  5. number 6: Your pregnant? And is that diaper bag on your lime green chair? You must be preggers.

  6. My boyfriend also has the pallet of a 10 year old so I am def going to try this pasta!

  7. I'm loving GCB. I'm two weeks behind, but watched the first two episodes online. I really hope it sticks around!

  8. LOVE GCB. LOVE it. And don't know how badly i'm yearning for a spring break. I'm in physical pain, here.

  9. That green chair is SO CUTE! I'm hoping to find a fun, bright colored one for our new office too! Love yours :)

  10. I'm with're pregnant. I know it! TELL USSSSSSSSSSS you B!

  11. GCB is amaaaaazing!!!! I laugh my ass of - it's incredible!!

  12. I too thought that was a little too close to diaper bag lookings when I saw that haha (even though I absolutely love it!) ... however I am thinking you're not preggo bc I think you wouldn't be so cruel as to hold us all out on something like that, right? lol PS. I haven't gotten to catch GCB yet because of all the other 520 shows on the DVR so Im going to hulu it today :)

  13. Ohhh can't wait to hear what #6 is! And GCB is on my DVR to watch, can't wait. Kristin Chenowith can do no wrong. :)

  14. Hi sweets! I just found your blog via Taylor at It's The Little Things! I'm loving it! GCB is definitely my favorite new show--racy? Yes! I love it! Also your description of the Tarjay heel height literally made me laugh out loud! Stop by my blog and say hi sometime!

  15. Ok let me guess, you wrote this before I'd responded on twitter about us being neighbors, and me being your neighbor is the #6 thing?! bahahaha! I kid, I kid. I might need those shoes. And a spring break. What the heck, I totally agree with what you said there. Like any college kid NEEDS and me? Um yes, thanks, I'll take a beach vaca.

  16. I'm with Lindsey and Steph on #6...?!?!?!

    I wish adults got spring break too!