Monday, February 28, 2011

ABC Game

It's Monday!

I am having a slow start to my week (although the weekend was great!), so I thought I'd copy Brandi and do the ABC game that's been floating around the blog world...

A. Age: 22 (23 in June!) yikes

B. Bed size: Queen.

C. Chore you hate: Scooping kitty litter/dog poo and scrubbing toilets. blech.

D. Dogs: Love them. I had a black lab named Hailey for 11 years until she sadly passed away in December 2009.

E. Essential start to your day: Coffee, coffee, and MORE COFFEE!

F. Favorite color: yellow and turqouise

G. Gold or silver: Silver usually. But I think Gold can be really, really classy.

H. Height: 5’6.5" (I am sooo exact haha)

I. Instruments you play: Flute, a bit of guitar, and singing.

J. Job title: Currently, I am a nanny for a family with 3 young children. I am currently interviewing for a more permanent, professional position in my field (Psychology).

K. Kids: Love them (see above job!)

L. Live: currently in Maryland, outside of Baltimore. Went to college in central Pennsylvania.

M. Mom’s name: Sandra.

N. Nicknames: Coco

O. Overnight hospital stays: one? I think?

P. Pet peeve: loud chewers. bad manners. foul language when it is not necessary.

Q. Quote from a movie: This one is difficult! I love to quote ridiculous funny movies like The 40 Year Old Virgin. I also love Breakfast at Tiffany's and pretty much know it by heart.

R. Right or left handed: Right.

S. Siblings: Brother, Ryan, age 25.

T. Time you wake up: Recently...late. woops!

U. Underwear: depends on my mood. thong, bikini, boy shorts, lace, cotton, satin...I own a LOT of undies!

V. Vegetables you dislike: Not a huge fan of cooked carrots, beets, and wax beans.

W. What makes you run late: sex. this is not a joke. sometimes it distracts you...haha

X. X-Rays you’ve had: ummm not sure about this one. teeth?

Y. Yummy food you make: baked goods, definitely. brownies, cookies, etc. I'm also not too bad at pasta!

Z. Zoo- favorite animal: Zebras, Giraffes, Elephants.

Hope this helped you learn a little more about me. If you feel like doing the ABC Game, feel free to link to your blog in the comments section and I'll check it out!

Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NEDA Awareness Week!

So, I posted this all over my Facebook and told people in person, but for some reason I forgot to blog it.

February 20-26 is NEDA's Eating Disorders Awareness Week!

Here are a few great websites to tickle your fancy regarding this serious issue:

~Ways to get involved, provided by the Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders

~Operation Beautiful is participating in NEDAwareness week with recovery-oriented notes and recovery stories

~"Beauty is NOT how skinny you can be!"....This is one of my all-time favorite videos that always cheers me up when I'm having a bad day.

~Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty is such a great resource for young girls

~Gurze Books is awesome--they feature books on every topic related to eating disorders, mental and physical health, and self-esteem. Check it out!

~Something Fishy is a wonderful online community dedicated to recovery. It is a great place to go for support and friendship.

Even if you do nothing else this week, try to be kind to yourself and to others. <3

Thursday, February 17, 2011

7 Things I'm Loving Now

1. Lace Wedding Gowns (but don't worry, I'm not engaged. Just have wedding fever!)

2. Boys who can cook! (Let's just say my last-minute impulsive Valentine's Date with a new boy, J, was a great success. Chicken parmesan and red wine, anyone?)

3. Yellow diamond rings (sigh...someday....)

4. This amazing SPRING WEATHER! (It's 65 degrees and sunny today!)

5. My incredible new sister-in-law:

6. Dark chocolate (check out this article about the great health benefits!)

7. This video (which actually kind of makes me sad that this woman is SO misinformed and confused! But it still makes me laugh...)

What are you loving lately?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Coco's Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

Here's a view of my backyard after the recent snowstorm a few days back:

Pretty, huh?

And as promised, here's a delightful muffin recipe. I adapted it from a few recipes online, using the ingredients I had in my kitchen.

Coco’s Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins


· 1 ½ cups flour

· ¾ c sugar

· 1 ½ tsp baking powder

· generous sprinkle of ground cinnamon

· ½ c lactose-free milk

· 1/3 c canola oil

· 1 egg

· ½ c applesauce

· 1 handful chopped walnuts


· Pre-heat oven to 375

· Combine all ingredients in large bowl, stirring until moistened

· Spoon batter into muffin liners

· Bake for 20 minutes

· Makes 1 dozen muffins

Perfect for breakfast, or anytime a muffin craving might hit J

*Congratulations again to Molly, the winner of my giveaway! And thanks to all who entered. :-)

...drumroll please...

...and the winner is........

*insert drumroll*.......


Molly, congrats! Please email me ( and I'll get you all set up with the internet code for your $35 gift from CSN!

Thanks to all who entered. :-)


*On a random side note, check back soon for a post with a muffin recipe from yours truly ;-)
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