It’s February! Do you ever notice that from mid-September to February, it’s nothing but holidays? From mid Sept.-Oct., we have Halloween, then from Oct.-Nov. it’s Thanksgiving, then it moves on to Nov.-Dec. Christmas. and lastly mid Jan.-Feb. it’s Valentine’s Day, phew! Nothing but celebrations! I don’t mind. Who doesn’t love presents? :)
How’s your February going? Mine has been pretty busy and it’s just the third day, oh my!
As usual, here are just a few of my faves from the week…
Favorite lunch date:
Favorite must-try (recipe here):
Favorite childhood moment relived:
Favorite flash mob:
What are you Superbowl predictions? We made our annual bets, and this year I have a shiny new loaf pan on the line so fingers crossed! oh ps, my money’s on Mr. Giselle :)
Oh pps, I have some pretty wonderful exciting news that I can’t wait to share but I just can’t share it yet but you guys will be the first to know!
Have a wonderful weekend!
It’s my half birthday today! she cooks, he eats officially turns 6 months! How fitting that it’s on a Friday, right? Only like my favorite day of the week! But then again, you guys already know that :)
Thank you for taking the time and stopping by, reading, leaving comments, giving suggestions and notes. I read everything that’s sent my way. This blog is my heart, and I am so happy for this little foodie community of mine here. And I’m so lucky and thankful for all the wonderful friendships that I’ve formed through my blog. Thank you Trish and Barb for all your kind words, support and encouragement. If you haven’t already, please check out Barb’s blog, Life in the Foothills. And to my boyfriend, you make me dance like fool, forget how to breath, shine like gold, buzz like a bee and make me smile like the sun…thank you :)
Anyhoo, I hope you all had a great week! I’ve been feeling a bit sick all week, but that won’t stop me from having a fun weekend! Much needed after a very strange and oddly clumsy accident prone week! I hear it’s going to be a beautiful weekend here in LA! What are your plans for the weekend?!
Just a few of my favorite moments from the week…
Favorite mid-day sips:
Favorite DIY (recipe coming soon!):
Beautiful new bakeware from my boyfriend!! I got everything I’ve been missing in my life…a wire rack, quarter sized baking sheet, large baking sheet with a lid!! I still cannot contain my excitement, and I’m already looking forward to baking tons of new and old dishes! Oh, did I mention that it’s Nordic Ware?! I hear it’s a good brand. Please tell me it’s a good brand! I’d hate to have my boyfriend purchase it because I told him I saw “many stars on Amazon” and “that brand is sold at Williams-Sonoma, and if it’s good enough for Williams-Sonoma then it’s good enough for me”…yes, those were my words exactly. But then again, he claims to “know metal” (err, know metal hehe), sooo I can’t wait to test it out! :)
Favorite strangers of the night, oh lord! (no matter what mood I’m in, this video ALWAYS gives me a major case of the giggles! it’s one of my favorites, hope you enjoy it too :):
Cheers to a fabulous weekend!
Oh ps. I know I’ve totally abandoned my Twitter (too savvy for me) but I am determined to learn how to use it so please follow me @shecooksheeats and please do check out my new facebook page (I spiffed it up a bit… just a bit :).
One week down, only 51 more to go!
Please slow down… Only one week in, and I’m already LOVING 2012!! :)
Love you long time,
All I can say is that it was hard putting together this week’s Friday Favorites because the start of the new year has been so good to me. Sigh, I would love to share every fun adventure and special moment with you but I don’t want to bore you :)
I hope you all had a great week! Did any of you guys make resolutions for the new year? I’d like to say that I’m already crossing things off my list! I think the key to accomplishing resolutions is to always keep them in mind since we’re always on the go and it’s so easy to forget come mid-Feb. These are some of my tips on making resolutions last:
- “Out of sight, out of mind” right…Who says that has to be true? Always keep a list of your resolutions with you. I like to keep a list on my phone using this note-taking app (it’s my favorite at the moment and reminiscent of my trusty old post-its)
- Also I chose to “sticky” my resolutions post on my blog, so feel free to remind me and check out my progress because I will be checking things off! Hopefully, that provides motivation for you and me :)
- Be sure to keep yourself in check. Take the time at the end of each month to go over your resolutions. If you’re not crossing things off, then how will you ever accomplish those goals? It’s another constant reminder and motivater.
- Most importantly, make sure your goals are within reach! And always stay positive!
From the bottom of my heart, I hope the start of your 2012 has been filled with many laughs, hugs, and tons of giggles!
Here’s just a few of my favorites from my week…
Favorite quickie (recipe coming soon!):
Good morning!! Finally, rain season is upon us and it’s starting to feel a lot like the holidays. It hardly rains here in way-too-sunny LA, so I am happy!! I love getting all bundled up for the rain. What about you? Do you love rainy days too? :)
Rain days are dedicated to couch snuggles, movies, and Seinfeld, all while having the fire in the back. Ohhh yeah, I can’t wait! What are some of your favorite rainy day activities?
By the way, aren’t the days going by quicker?! The week just blew by! This week, my boyfriend did all the cooking (I cooked for date night), what a sweetheart! Check out his fried tacos from earlier in the week, it’s an updated all-time favorite of mine that he only makes me me (that’s what I tell myself, hehe). For date night, I made Paula Deen’s infamous Lots O’Meat Lasagna. It was too000 delicious! More to come on that later, I promise :)
For now, check out some of my favorites that made this week memorable…
Favorite must try (recipe here):
Favorite treat (instructables here):
Favorite date night (post coming soon, recipe here):
Ahhh finally, the 100th post! Wow, I couldn’t have gotten here without all of you! Since it is the big 100, I guess by default this post needs to be extra special right? :)
Well two Fridays ago, I mentioned that I was awarded with the Liebster Blog Award. The beautiful lady behind Around the World in Eighty Bakes nominated me for the award. What made it even more sweet was that I received the nom on National Chocolate Cupcake Day. I was on cloud nine that day, I felt like Tuesday was made for me. I was that excited…everything just fell right into place.
Sure, it probably doesn’t mean much to some but for a girl that’s only been blogging for almost 5 months now…it means the world to me. When I started blogging I never even dreamed of things like this happening for me or my blog.
I feel like this is the only appropriate time in my life where I am allowed to give a cheesy thank you speech, so please bear with me because I’m going to me the biggest cheeseball there is right now! Hahah. It’ll only be for a second, I promise :)
To the “he” in she cooks, he eats thank you for all your encouragement and support not only with the blog but with everything that I do. I can’t imagine being with anyone else other than you, here’s to the next 100 years and the many anniversaries and date nights to come! I love you. Oh ps. thanks for the kitchen! :)
And to those few readers that I know on a first name basis…your comments, advice, and emails make me happy. Just happy. I can’t explain it. Trish and aikidude (has the ban been lifted? lol), thank you for being there since the beginning.
I know, I’m a cheeseball! :)
Prior to this, I had no idea what this award meant and after lots of googling, here’s some background on the award:
“The Liebster Blog Award is given to recognize your up and coming bloggers who you feel deserve more. It’s a way to connect with new people and expand your horizons. This is an award this is received and also given.”
Here are the rules:
- Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
- Reveal your top 5 bloggers and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Copy and paste the award on your blog.
- Sunny Side Up A wonderful mom to the cutest baby girl around. During my first month of blogging, she was so sweet and asked me to guest blog. That was truly a wonderful experience.
- Dreaming of…Asia Oh, just a European man obsessed with aikido living in China eating all the amazing foods I would like to try one day.
- iliketotalkalot A total sweetheart with the cutest nails around and a polish collection I envy!
- El fogoncito He makes the most crazy delicious food on the net!
- EyeWonTell A fashionista!!
It’s finally starting to feel like Autumn! The mornings (yes, I am now a “I wake up at 6am morning person” person :) here are so cold and foggy, I love it because I get to wear my coziest sweater and bundle myself in my favorite oversize soft warm scarf…love! :)
This week was such a great week! So many great surprises and amazing moments happened this week. I hate to brag, but I think Tuesday was my day, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love you Friday! Some of you may already know via facebook but I’ll fill you in a little bit so keep reading! I just love moments that leave me speechless!
Here are some of those moments that made my week special…
Favorite disaster (recipe here):
Favorite sweets (recipe here):
Favorite OMG I’m speechless moment:
Hope your week was just as fun and exciting! Any special moments that left you in awe or speechless?
Stay cozy and as always, thank you reading!
ps. Please check out the she cooks, he eats facebook page! I tried spiffing it up a bit :)