Friday, November 22, 2013

ABC Dates

A little while ago I read a great date idea on a blog I follow Him & Her.  I thought it was such a cute and inventive idea I had to borrow it.  To keep things fun in our relationship Andrew agreed to do this with me!  We will work our way through the alphabet using the letters to determine our date night.  For example:

A - Arcade
B - Batting Cages
C - Country Club dinner

I'm excited to start!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


A friend and I went to the Dollar Store the other day to try and find some goodies.  Instead we found this horrible product.  I can't believe stores can legally sell this as a food product.

Well it is gluten free so that must make it good for you....

Until you read the ingredients.  Gross.
For those of you who can't read those top ingredients very well, here they are:
  • Mechanically separated chicken
  • Partially defatted pork fatty tissue
Seriously...this is what passes as food these days?  It scares me to think that people might be feeding their children this because they think it's the only affordable option.

Volvo Commercial - The Most Badass Commercial Ever

This is seriously the most badass commercial I have ever seen!  Check it out!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Giving Thanks

It's almost Thanksgiving and I know I need to reflect on my life and look at all the things I'm thankful for.  There are many times when I just want to rant about our house or our small town, but I have to remember that these are the moments in life that shape us, they don't define us.  So, here's my list of things I'm thankful for this year.

Having a roof over my head
Sharing my life with my amazing man
Having a wonderful, loving, and supportive family
Being able to afford to go back to school
Having a great education
Having a strong body that keeps getting stronger
Learning new things

Okay, the list is a little cheesy, but I'm pretty happy with all of those things.  I could make a more superficial list saying what 'things' I'm thankful for, but I think that kind of defeats the purpose of this post!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


There are some days when I am very nostalgic for San Francisco and Friday was one of them.  San Francisco made a 5 year-old child's dream come true by turning the entire city into Gotham City for one day.

Batman and BatKid out to destroy evil!
BatKid (his real name is Miles) is currently in remission from Lukemia and asked the Make A Wish Foundation to become Batman for the day.  San Francisco was more than happy to obliged and the whole city helped out!  Thousands of people showed up to volunteer as they watched BatKid catch The Riddler, who earlier that day kidnapped Lou Seal - the famed Giants mascot.

The Riddler was caught and detained after kidnapping Lou Seal.
They even gave BatKid a Key to the City!

Do you think the key opens doors?
 Here's the newspaper report for the day!

I'm so happy to call San Francisco one of my homes!  It truly is an open and welcoming place for all.  If you would like to see more of Batkid's adventures check out the video below:

Friday, November 8, 2013

Invisible Helmets

A friend of mine on Facebook posted this amazing video and I was instantly intrigued.  In Arizona, where we currently live, there are no laws to enforce wearing a helmet if you are over the age of 18!  This goes for both bicycles and motorcycles.  It always makes me cringe when I see someone who isn't wearing a helmet, because I know it's only a matter of time before that person gets into an accident.

I understand that helmets are ugly and ruin your hair, but I've known several people who have been in severe bicycle accidents and the only thing that saved their life was their helmet.  So needless to say I always wear my helmet, even when it doesn't match my outfit (which is always because my helmet is a hideous pink color)!

But now, we have the invisible helmet.  Brought to you by two insanely intelligent Swedish women.  Watch the video and check them and their product out!

You can buy their helmets online here.  I know what I'm putting on my Christmas wish list!