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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tuesdays at the Table


Happy Tuesday, everyone! Welcome to Tuesdays at the Table! I hope you'll participate by posting your own food related post and linking up to join the party.

To participate, simply create a food-related post. It could be a recipe, a food tip, a tutorial, a product review - anything food related! Be sure to link back to My Chihuahua Bites! in your post so that your readers know where they can come to join the party.

Once your blog is posted, come back to this post and sign in with Mr. Linky. Don't forget to leave me a comment so that I know you were here! Please try to visit as many of the blogs that are linked up as possible. Not only will you find some great recipes, but you could also make some new friends! It's a win-win situation!

I apologize in advance for the blurry pictures. The flash on my camera has a mind of its own. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Weird.


Smores Brownies
One box brownie mix
2 cups chocolate chip morsels
2 cups mini marshmallows
9 graham crackers

Cook brownies according to package directions. While the brownies are cooking, crumble graham crackers into a bowl. Add marshmallows and chocolate chip morsels. In the last 2-3 minutes of cooking for the brownies, pull the pan out of the oven and top with the marshmallow mixture. Put the brownies back into the oven and cook until the chocolate chips melt and the marshmallows brown.

What's cooking, ladies? Link up!



Monday, March 30, 2009

Friend Makin' Mondays

Happy Monday! Mondays are always happy for me because I don't have to work. I'm planning on sleeping in and then heading to Kmart. The husband and I stopped by on a whim on Friday night, and they had the cutest maxi dresses. I only got a glimpse of the shoes as my husband hustled me out but it was enough to convince me to go back without him. My husband isn't the greatest shopper, to say the least.

Someone asked me where I got the headband in my last post - Target! They have some super cute headbands and hair clips.

Someone else said my blog loads extremely slow for them. Does anyone else have this problem? Please let me know so I can try to fix this if it is a problem everyone is having.

My friend Danielle, who designed my blog, is giving away a free blog makeover. The deadline is today, so if you are interested get over there and sign up!

On to Friend Makin' Mondays, hosted by Kasey at All That Is Good! Today we're sharing 10 things we absolutely cannot live without.

10 Things Andrea Can't Live Without

1. Chapstick. I'm addicted. The best is Smith's Rosebud Salve. It's around $5 a tin and it lasts forever. I usually get mine at Sephora, but they have a knockoff version at Bath and Body Works.


2. I love, love, love my TIVO! He's everything I want in a man. He remembers all my shows, and doesn't judge me for a trashy reality television obsession. He even suggests shows I might love based on my season passes and other recordings! TIVO, you have changed my life. What did I do without you?


3. I'm obsessed with hairbands and clips. I've found them at Target, Walmart, and Claire's. Etsy has them and I'm contemplating placing an order from Forever 21 since we don't have a store here.

4. I cannot go out of the house without eyeliner. My eyes just disappear. My favorite eyeliner is Clinique's Creamshapers.


5. A southern girl just can't get by without a pair of preppy flip flops. She gets extra points if they are monogrammed.


6. Speaking of monograms, I think I have a problem. I wish I could monogram everything. Is it a little over the top to monogram your shower curtain?


7. The best conditioner, hands down, is Loreal Feria. It's the conditioner you find in the hair coloring kits, only larger and meant for multiple uses. I get mine at Sallys.

8. I love my zebra trench.


9. I couldn't live without caffeine. I used to not drink caffeinated beverages, and then guess what happened? I moved to Washington, the land of Starbucks. We all know how that turned out, don't we?


10. The last thing I couldn't live without? JC. He's the ultimate accessory, don't you think?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Dirty Little Secret

I have a terrible secret.

If you walk into my home on any given day, you will see what appears to be order and organization. It's peaceful. It's calm. It's serene.

Just don't open my closets.

My closets are a wreck. I'm one of those people who runs around madly before company arrives, stuffing whatever bits and pieces I can in closets and under the bed, and then has to take a moment to catch her breath before opening the door so you don't realize I've just ran the equivalent of a 50 meter dash to speed clean my house.

Are you ready? Can you handle the truth?

Here's the before shot of my pantry.


If you think this is bad, you should see my bedroom closet. It looks like Old Navy vomited its entire stock on the floor, and then Hurricane Hugo deposited the contents of the Shoe Emporium on top of it all. I'll save that for another day, shall I? I don't think you're ready for that jelly.

Cooking is pretty much torture when your pantry looks like this. You root around, looking for that stray can of asparagus while hoping and praying today isn't the day that you die from being beaned in the head with a cascading shower of aluminum cans.

The sad part is that it was so disorganized, I kept going to the store and buying multiples of things I already had but just couldn't find amongst the clutter.

This weekend we decided enough was enough and we set about the arduous task of cleaning and organizing the pantry. In other words, I did all the work while the husband kind of stood around and handed me things.


The upside? I won't have to shop for anything but replacements and refrigerated items for a year.

1st row: snacks on the left and drinks mixes on the right
2nd row: breakfast items, marinades, and boxed goods
3rd row: canned goods
4th row: baking supplies and spices
5th row: more baking supplies, canned fruit, and box baking mixes
6th row: miscellaneous crap that didn't fit anywhere else

In other news, do you remember my dilemma about whether or not I should cut my bangs? Well, I went for it. What do you think? They are a massive pain my butt and are constantly in my eyes, but I think it turned out pretty cute.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A super cute video

Thank so much to everyone who participated in Tuesdays at the Table! I hope you'll join in next week as well. If you didn't have a post this week, go ahead and be planning something for next week. It isn't too late to join in - if you have something to share, you can still sign in with Mr. Linky!

I wanted to share this super cute video I found on YouTube the other day. Tell me - would your husband or significant other do something like this for your child?


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesdays at the Table

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday at the Table! I hope you'll participate by posting your own food related post and linking up to join the party.


To participate, simply create a food-related post. It could be a recipe, a food tip, a tutorial, a product review - anything food related! If you post a recipe, it does not have to original, but be sure to give credit if it is something you have borrowed from another blogger or cookbook. Be sure to link back to My Chihuahua Bites! in your post so that your readers know where they can come to join the party. Feel free to take the Tuesdays at the Table button, created by the super talented Becca at Lovely Yellow Ribbons.

Once your blog is posted, come back to this post and sign in with Mr. Linky. Don't forget to leave me a comment so that I know you were here! I'd love it if you could try to visit as many of the blogs that are linked up as possible. Not only will you find some great recipes, but you could also make some new friends! It's a win-win situation!

Let's get started, shall we?

I've got two recipes for you today. This is one of my go-to meals: fish, brown rice, and some sort of vegetable. Are you intimidated by fish? I used to be. Then I decided to take the plunge, and it is actually quite easy to cook.

Disclaimer: I don't have concrete amounts for any of the ingredients in this recipe. I just eyeballed everything. You want the marinade to reach about halfway up the fish when it is in the pan.


Teriyaki Salmon
Salmon (enough to feed your family)
Teriyaki sauce
Brown sugar
Pineapple juice
Soy sauce

Start with about 3/4 cup of teriyaki sauce. Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup pineapple juice (I just poured the juice off a can of pineapples), and a few shakes of soy sauce. Whisk together and bring to a boil on the stove top. Cook for 1-2 minutes on high, then reduce to a simmer. Once the sauce has thickened, it is ready.

Pour half the sauce in the bottom of your baking pan. Add salmon and pour the rest of the sauce over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. The salmon is ready when you insert a fork and the salmon flakes.

Brown Rice
One cup of rice (not instant)
One can beef consomme soup
One cube beef bullion
One packet dry onion soup mix
Butter

Pour rice into your baking dish. Add one can of beef consomme. Fill can with 1/8 t0 1/4 cup of water (eyeball it) and add to your baking dish. Add bullion and soup mix; stir. Top with several pats of butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, stirring once midway through baking time.

If you use brown rice, you'll need to increase the liquid and baking time.

So what's cooking, ladies? Link up!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Friend Makin' Mondays

Hello everyone! How was your weekend?

Mine was productive and restful. I decided sleep was more important to me than getting my hands on a copy of Twilight at the stroke of midnight, but I was up bright and early on Saturday to go and get my copy. My husband and I decided it was past time to clean and organize our pantry which was a huge project. Today I caught up on my blog reading, left a whole bunch of comments, and watched a bunch of trash television (Tough Love, anyone?). It was bliss. I still have one more day of my "weekend" but the husband has to go back bright and early tomorrow morning. He's a little bitter that I get three days and he only gets two. :)

Do you have your posts ready for Tuesday at the Table? I'll have the post up at midnight so you can link up. The button is in my sidebar, so be sure to grab it for your blog. For those of you who missed my post last Friday, I'm going to be expanding my regular Tuesdays at the Table posts so that you can participate and link up for others to visit your blog. Simply create a food related post (recipe, tutorial, kitchen tip, product review, etc), link back to My Chihuahua Bites!, and return here to link up. Easy peasy!

On to Friend Makin' Mondays, hosted by Kasey at All That Is Good. Today Kasey has tasked us with listing 10 things we are thankful for. Here we go!


1. I'm so very thankful for my husband. I may not act like it sometimes, but I do love my husband. He makes me laugh everyday, and he loves me unconditionally.


2. I really and truly believe that God placed these dogs with my family. People who aren't pet lovers will probably never understand the love I have for my dogs. I really do view them as members of the family. My dogs have been there for me in ways that my husband and my family could not. When my husband was miles under the sea and my family was 3000 miles away, do you know who was there to comfort me? My dogs. I wouldn't have survived Jason's many deployments without them.


3. My mother and father, bless their hearts. I had a *bit* of an attitude growing up and battled it out with my mom and my dad throughout most of my teen years. I took for granted all the things they provided for me - clothes, money, cars, education - but now I realize how blessed I really was.

4. Not only was I blessed with a mother and father, but I also had a bonus family. How many people can say that? My mom worked outside of the home and went back to work when I was 6 months old. Mrs. Claudia was my babysitter and she kept me until I was old enough to stay on my own, and then I voluntarily stayed at her house because I loved it there. She was like a second mother to me, and I miss her to this day. She died of lung cancer when I was a freshman in college.

5. I'm so thankful to have a job! In this economy, that is a blessing. I went through a period earlier this year when I did not know day to day if I was going to be laid off. I love what I do (social work) and I am blessed to work with the people I serve (persons with mental disabilities).


6. I'm thankful to have a husband who is willing to serve his country. My husband is a submariner and he voluntarily spends months under the ocean in a tin can. He can't go to McDonalds whenever he wants a quick meal. He doesn't get to call home just to say hello. He doesn't get mail and he can't see the blue sky or even the water of the ocean. Thank you, babe!

7. I'm thankful to be a military wife, because it has made me a stronger person. I've done the deployments. I've moved four times in 5 years. I've lived places I never even imagined I would visit. I've made friends who have truly enriched my life. I've gained job experience, served as a FRG President, and did my time as an Ombudsman for our command. I'm a better person for our time as a Navy family.

8. I'm thankful to be back in South Carolina. I love Charleston! It is home to me. I'm so glad that a visit to my hometown now only involves a 3 hour drive and not a plane ride. I get to see my parents and my brother's family whenever I want. I can go to the beach anytime. I'm in heaven!


9. I'm glad to be a homeowner for the second time. No more military housing - that I am very thankful for.

10. I'm thankful for blogging! I've "met" some incredible people. Thank YOU for taking the time out of your day to visit my blog. Your comments make my day. I'm very thankful for each and every one of you.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A bunch of random thoughts....

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I'm always a day late and a dollar short, it seems. For this very reason, we "celebrated" Saint Patrick's Day on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. I've never cooked corned beef before, so I decided to try my hand at a semi-traditional Irish meal.


The corned beef was delicious! I put it in the crock pot on low at 9:30 a.m. with a can of Guinness, a can of beef broth, the spice packet that came with the meat, some random spices, an onion, some carrots, and enough water to cover the meat. I actually forgot about it and it cooked on low until 8:00 p.m., but it was still really moist and yummy. We ate it with cabbage and mashed potatoes. Delish!


I made a pistachio pudding dessert for dinner. If you like pistachios, you would love this dessert! You need one package of oreos, butter, cool whip, two small packages of instant pistachio pudding, milk, and toffee bits.



  1. Crush 36 oreos in a food processor to create fine powder. Add 6 tablespoons of melted butter and stir. Press into the bottom of a 13x9 pan to make a crust.

  2. Combine the two packages of instant pudding with 2 cups of milk. Whisk for 2 minutes or until pudding is set.

  3. Spread 1.5 cups of pudding over the crust.

  4. Stir half of the cool whip into the remaining pudding. Add to your pan as the third layer of the dessert.
  5. Top with remaining cool whip, and sprinkle toffee bits over the top of the dessert. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
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Speaking of food... I'm going to be starting a new feature next week and I hope you will join in. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that most Tuesdays I post recipes, and I title my posts "Tuesdays at the Table". I've decided to make this a regular Tuesday feature, and I want you to participate!

Let me give credit where it is due - I'm not the creator of Tuesdays at the Table. My lovely friend Sam started this on her blog over a year ago, and she's been kind enough to let me steal her catchphrase.

My wonderful and super talented friend, Becca, was kind enough to make this lovely "Tuesday at the Table" button for me.


Isn't it great? I'd like for you to join in next Tuesday by posting your own food-related post. You can share a recipe, a kitchen tip, review a product... be creative! I'll have Mr. Linky up for you to come and link back to your post. All I ask is that you use the button above in your post and that you sign in with Mr. Linky so that others can visit your blog.

What do you think - will you be participating?

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I got a 50% off coupon for Michael's in my email this week, so the husband and I headed there tonight to search for something to fill in the empty space behind our chaise.

Sidenote: You know what really burns my butt about Michael's? They do these 40% and 50% off coupons - but you can't use them on anything that is on sale. Of course, everything even mildly expensive is already clearanced or on sale, so the coupon is worthless. Thank you so much, Michael's, for giving me 50% off of a $3 spool of ribbon. I really would have loved to use it on your faux bamboo plants, but since it was marked $2 down, I couldn't.

I ended up with this ficus tree for $20. What do you think? It isn't perfect, but it works until I figure out something else. What are you thoughts?

Chaise before - oh, the cords!

Chaise after


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I apologize for the sporadic posting this week. I promise to be back everyday next week. I haven't made it around to your blogs but I will be by this weekend. Thanks for sticking with me!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Change is a-coming!

Hey guys! I decided to take the plunge and purchase a new domain address for My Chihuahua Bites! My old address is a little too personal, and I want to start making my blog a little less open in terms of names and identiftying information.

You should be automatically directed to my new address from the old. Please bookmark http://www.mychihuahuabitesblog.com/ for future reference.

I was told this takes a few hours up to a few days, so please bare with me. I just noticed my followers widget is not working - does anyone know if that will go with me? Will I lose all my followers?

Thanks for being patient while I make a few changes! Don't forget to scroll down and read Ashley's guest post on how to bring bits of spring into your home!

Hello to Spring with Domestic Fashionista

A guest post today from Ashley at Domestic Fashionista. Ashley loves to write about crafting, home decor, and finding frugal deals. She loves all things domestic and enjoys giving them a fashionista flair. Known for spray painting, cupcakes, and an obsession with holidays, she always has something fun to share!


Spring is coming, can you believe it? On those rare days when I get a little peek at the sun and warmth I cannot help but want to throw on a sundress and skip through fields of daisies...


...So (while I wake up from dream land!), I thought I would share with you some easy (and frugal) tips on preparing for Spring. These are ideas for your home that are not too over the top and can fit a tight budget. If you are not on a tight budget, well bless your soul! Want to take me shopping???


Welcome Spring with Flowers

Fake or fresh, flowers and plants bring life to your home. Liven up a drabby door or create an easy centerpiece with some flowers. The smell and beauty of them will remind you and your guests that Spring is here. For this wreath I picked up a styrofoam wreath from the dollar tree and super glued some flowers to it...easy...and only cost me a few bucks. Having a wreath adds an immediate "Welcome" to all your guests and adds a touch of Spring to your home even if the inside is exactly the same...all...year...long...!
You can also put the flowers in something unexpected, like a watering can, adding to the gardening theme of Spring. Then you won't even have to water the plants...for once they are actually watering themselves! Okay, so maybe not! Another cute idea is to fill a rubber gardening boot with a bouquet of flowers. Use whatever you have around the house!

Welcome Spring with Words


A simple saying or "Happy Spring" adds festivity to the home without a single flower, egg, or chocolate bunny! I love having chalkboards all over my home. Used for functionality or for fun, they are a simple decoration that can be easily changed day to day. I keep a stock of chalkboard spray paint on hand and spray everything like this old picture frame (above) and a funky dollar tree sign (below).

Welcome Spring with Ribbon


I am convinced that ribbon makes everything prettier. It is so easy to change and comes in every color and design you can think of!
I like to put ribbon on EVERYTHING! I even thought about wrapping the banana up in a cute little bow...! Adding ribbon is sooo easy and can be changed for the different seasons. I look for giant spools of ribbon on clearance. After the holidays is especially great for this. After Christmas I found a glorious spool of a glittery blue color...though intended for winter, because of its color (versus red and green or Santa Claus) it can be used all year around. This is also key in looking for clearance wrapping paper to be used all year long.

Welcome Spring with Dinner


Or breakfast...or lunch. Change out your table cloth! This is another item I will look for on clearance. If I see a color I like, I will pick it up as it is an easy way to change the look of your dinning room. You can also buy a few yards of fabric and hem the edges...or leave them torn and it will look more shabby. I have been using a brown table cloth for winter and after changing it to this light blue, the room automatically seemed more airy and open. I try to stick with solid colors so that they are more versatile throughout the year. In addition, I will look for patterned runners and plates for more funk.
Speaking of plates, find some fun Spring dishes to add color and fun to the dinner table. I found the majority of this set from Home Goods...on sale. I noticed that they circulate this set between Ross, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx as well. So every year when Spring comes around, I hunt for pieces of the set I may not have.
You don't have to buy a whole set in order to make it festive...buy a small set of salad plates or bowls and place them on top of your existing dinner plates. The little touch will show your extra attention to detail without burning a whole in your wallet.

Welcome Spring with Your Windows


If nothing else, open up those windows! The sunshine will brighten up the room and you will see Spring popping up right before your eyes. Be inspired by the natural beauty of Spring as you prepare your home to be a warm, comforting, and Spring filled nest for your family!

I hope you all enjoyed this post today and are inspired to fluff your nest for Spring. Please come visit me again over at my blogging home, Domestic Fashionista. Thanks to Andrea for having me today! She is a dear blogging friend of mine...so fun and always hilarious, you all know why we love her!


How is Spring inspiring you? How are you preparing your home for Spring?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm in love with a vampire.


My husband is not interested in Twilight. Like any good husband, he agreed to go and see the movie with me on opening night. I expected snarky comments and laughed for the whole movie, but the minute Alice appeared on the screen, he fell in love.

"She's so pretty! And tiny!" was all I heard that night. I've got to admit - I like that damn petite future-seeing Alice a little less now.

Alice (Ashley Greene) was on the Soup last week and he actually asked me to rewind it a few times for him to watch. Sure, dearest, NO PROBLEM! Can you just wipe your drool up off the couch for me? Thanks!

Earlier this week the husband and I popped into Hot Topic because I wanted to get a Twilight poster for my co-worker's office door. **Because despite turning 43, she is still just a teenage girl, in love with a vampire, and who doesn't want to stare at Edward all day?** My husband started rooting around the poster bin.

"What in the world are you looking for? I got the poster I needed. Let's check out! " I said.

"I'm looking for an Alice poster!" he replied.

Geesh.

We were just talking about whether or not I should pre-order the Twilight DVD. I told him I'm worried I'm not going to be able to get a copy the day it is released due to all the shrieking teenage girls (and moms) shoving me out of the way to get to their copies. He sensibly replied "well, if you can't get it the day it comes out, you wait a few days until they restock."

To which I looked at him like he was crazy and said "who do you think you are talking to? I don't do waiting well. Besides, don't you want to see Alice the minute the movie is released?"

He thought for a minute and said "no, she's right up here for me to see anytime I want" and he tapped his head. And then he said something else highly inappropriate that I cannot post on a family blog.

You know, it was ok when it was just me in love with a fictional vampire, but this house isn't big enough for two of us.

Have you seen the rumored New Moon movie poster? Delicious, is it not? Edward's been working out! (and no, I did not write yum. Perez Hilton did.)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Poppyseed Chicken Casserole

A few random thoughts:

Did anyone see Keeping Up With The Kardashians this Sunday? There is a moment when they are all in the car (taking Khloe to jail) and Kim is taking pictures of herself. Her mom turns to her and says "Kim! Stop taking pictures of yourself! This isn't the time!" Y'all, that is so me.

Do I have any readers that are Kelly Clarkson fans? I downloaded her new album on Wednesday and it is awesome! I'm so excited. I hated her last one, and this one is just as good as Breakaway. I highly recommend it if you like her music.

I was really blown away by the responses to yesterday's post. Let's get serious, y'all. Do you seriously not pee your pants? Do I have a medical problem? Am I a freak? I pee myself all the time. I mean, I'm not talking puddle on the floor wet my pants, but I do trickle here and there. I laugh hard - I pee. I sneeze hard - I pee. You chase me with a chainsaw - I pee.

This is definitely a problem all my female family members have. When you get my mother, aunt, cousin, and myself in a room I guarantee you at some point in the gathering you will hear "Shut up! Don't make me laugh! I just peed myself!" At least they can blame theirs on having children.

Anyhoodle....

Poppyseed Chicken Casserole is a definitely a southern dish. If you live in the south, you've probably had this at some point in your life. This seems to be a huge hit at potlucks and church dinners. It is easy to make, and delicious!



Ingredients:
Rotisserie chicken, shredded
16 oz sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup parmesan cheese
Poppyseeds
Crackers
1 stick butter

The parmesan cheese is my super secret ingredient. It makes the casserole really rich and tangy.

Shred your chicken and add to a large mixing bowl. Mix chicken with sour cream, soup, and parmesan cheese. Add poppyseeds - I just sprinkle until it looks right, which is about 4-5 tablespoons for me. Spread in casserole dish. Put your crackers in a zip lock baggie and smash. I like to use Cheese Nips because I love them, but you could use Ritz or another cracker of your choice. Top casserole with crackers, and drizzle one stick of melted butter over the crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

Yes, those are paper plates. Don't judge me, please. I'm just keeping it real.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tag!

The winner of the SITS Spring Fling Giveaway is....

Jules from Chic & Pink!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and to all my lovely followers. Please don't unsubscribe from my followers list now that I've announced the winner. That would be a big, gigantic bummer. I can't take any more bad news this week. I'm fun! I'm witty and entertaining! Stick around and you'll love me! :)

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I was tagged by Shawn at The Trotti Times to complete a fun questionnaire. Are you ready to learn more than you ever wanted to know about me?

Here's the rules:
  • Copy and paste the questionnaire, and post with your answers on your blog.
  • Refer and link back to me.
  • Tag four bloggers and leave them comments to let them know they have been tagged.
  • Answer honestly!

What is your blogger name?
Andrea

When is your birthday?
January 29th

How long have you been blogging?
I wrote my first blogger post on 9/17/07.

Who tagged you?
Shawn from The Trotti Times

Tell me your five most favorite body parts.


Um, my ankles? They never gain weight. In all seriousness, I like my hair. It’s a frizzy mess if I don’t blow it dry everyday, but it is healthy and shiny. I like my eyes, and I have reasonably clear skin. My boobs are trying to visit my belly button, but at least I’ve got ample cleavage. I’ve never needed braces and I had my first cavity when I was 25, so I supposed I should give my teeth a little shout out, too.

What do you wish most for your birthday?
I got my wish! I was able to celebrate my birthday with my family and with my husband – a wonderful treat since I hadn’t been able to do that in over three years. Oh, the wonders of having a husband in the military…

What color are you nails right now?
They’re bare. I only have painted nails on the rare occasion that I get a manicure.

Have you had any depressing thoughts lately?
I had a mini-meltdown when I stepped on the scale last Monday.

What’s your plan for the next month?
I want to hit the gym five days a week and work on spring cleaning and organizing my house.

At what age did you have your first crush?
Good question! It may have been earlier, but the most memorable crush was in the 5th grade. My crush actually passed away when we were in the 9th grade.

Have you attended any school reunions?
No. My 10-year reunion was last year and I was living 3000 miles away. It just wasn’t feasible. To be honest, I don’t think I would have attended had I been living in the area.

Have you ever passed gas in public and pretended like you didn’t smell anything?

No, but this man has.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not about to announce my intestinal problems to the fellow shoppers at Walmart. My father is notorious for this, though. He will walk ahead of me and my mother, pass gas (loudly), and then say “Andrea! What did you do?!”

Are you a clean freak?
Girl, please. Negative.

What era do you wish you were born in?


The 1940s… minus the war. The fashion is to die for!

Are you a vegetarian?
No. I love red meat!

How many pillows do you sleep with at night?

One, a body pillow.

Are you a light sleeper or a heavy sleeper?
I’m somewhere in between. It is super hard for me to fall asleep. I usually have to read for an hour or more before I go to sleep. I really envy people who can just lay right down and drift off.

Do you secretly wear granny panties when your man is not around?
I wear them when he is around. My friends finally convinced me to at least downgrade to hipster underwear so at least I’m not showing 6 inches of underwear above the back of my pants anymore.

What is your ultimate dream job?
I don’t know! I know I’d like to get my MSW (Master of Social Work). I had originally thought that I wanted to do addictions counseling and eventually open my own counseling practice, but I’m enjoying working with the special needs population, so perhaps I will stay in this field.

What does your husband do that annoys you the most?

He is incapable of doing the dishes.

At this current moment, everything. Ask me again tomorrow.

What is your dream car?
The practical side of me says a Toyota Prius, while the impractical side says an Audi.

Do you wake up easily in the morning?
Goodness, no. I need to be blasted out of bed by a rocket or at the very least, a very annoying beeping alarm.

Do you like hairy men?
No, but I married one. He shaved his back until we got married. I think he knew what I would think about that.

How about a man with a goatee?
I’m not a fan of facial hair. It looks good on some men, but not my husband.

Which would you prefer: a two-hour spa massage, a two-hour Thai massage, or a two-hour foot massage?
I don’t want anyone touching me for two hours. Gross. Seriously, the thought of massages freak me out.

Have you ever wished you had a different name? If so, what name?
I like my name.

What is the most extreme sport you have ever done?


I’ve bungee jumped! Some people find that hard to believe.

Do you prefer traveling in Europe or Asia?
I’ve never been to either. I wish!

What is your favorite food?
I love Mexican food. Our local Mexican restaurant is delicious and cheap!

What is your most embarrassing moment while out on a date?

When I was in the 11th grade, a large group of girls and guys got together to go to a haunted house. My crush also attended, and I was so hoping that would be the night he finally noticed me! Well, things didn’t go as planned. It turns out I’m deathly afraid of haunted houses. The last straw was the guy chasing me out of the exit with a chainsaw… and I peed in my pants. Needless the say, my crush noticed me, but not in the way I had hoped.

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