Friday Favorites – Donuts *

In honor of #NationalDonutDay I figured I would dig up an oldie but goodie of mine and share some savory #donut recipes with you all! Enjoy the recipes and the wonderful ladies who put them together!! 🙂

So if you’ve not yet noticed. . . I’m obsessed with donuts. I frequently just search the word Donut on Pinterest to creep on all of the amazing pictures. It’s like when I hear the term “Food Porn” . . . My brain: Donuts – Every. Single. Time. -Don’t even care. They are just incredibly pretty. I even have a dedicated Donut Pinterest board. Don’t believe me? Just check it out for yourselves.

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I’ve even had the personal dream of owning my own Donut Shop. I’m completely incapable of not burning garlic bread, yet I feel that donuts could possibly be my calling. #Right. But seriously, I have an entire business plan worked out in my head (and half on paper). I just have to figure out how it is you make a donut. Oh, and I want the crazy wild donuts too. . . like the Donut Bar or

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HELP ME!!!! -Hump Day *

So it’s been a weird 24 hours, not to mention past few weeks. Regardless, I need to get back to confessions. Like a whore out of church (it’s a metaphor people!!!), I’ve found my way back to the light and am ready to get a few things off my chest. . . .

1. I recently found myself in between jobs. I’m starting a new position in the next few weeks but in the mean time, I’m trying to perfect my skills as a house wife. It’s not going well:

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Laundry. It’s just not my thing. As I mentioned before, I will wash it all day but once that’s complete. . . .well you get the point. #FoldingIsForFools. While I have stepped up my game in other areas, my husband has publicly declared I’m not fit to be a Stepford. #CryingInside.

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2. I woke up on the couch last night to an alarming and confusing update from my WordPress account:

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What the hell is going on? I confess, while I was seriously confused I was incredibly excited. . . . Oh, and it got better too:

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My graphs were totally out of control! It happened in a matter of hours. THEN it hit me, for the first time ever, I pushed a post to reddit. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for traffic, but I was slightly saddened when I realized that I hadn’t actually received any new comments. #ImSoPetty. Not that my shit’s all that interesting, but hey, a girl could use some love over here- or just a new friend. While it’s been a slow start to this enjoyable journey into blogging, this is just proof that I continue to learn something new every day. AKA – Amaze Myself. I think I’ll continue this accidental test run with reddit, it’s definitely helping to drive new readers?? #RedditForLifeBitches.

3. I decided to start P.T. Boot Camp 2014 at the Jazz Castle today. . . for those of you that don’t know, the Jazz Castle is my house. My husband has this awkward infatuation with referring to himself as “Pjazz” It’s short (long) for PJ. His real name’s Patrick. Please don’t make me explain. Regardless, this is the Jazz Castle. It’s our home. It has its own Facebook Page. . . .#ThisShouldBeItsOwnConfession. #SoEmbarrassing. #CantKeepThatShitUpdated. #PleaseLikeUs. For the definition of P.T. Boot Camp, please see below:

Anyhow, my daughter will be 3 in July- Since I am in between jobs, I thought it no better time to prove my worth (since I’m clearly not doing it via housework) by potty training our baby. WHAT THE HELL. After a trip to Meijer: 10 pairs of Doc McStuffins/Hello Kitty panties, 50 feet of painters tarp and an industrial size bag of wipes later. . . . here we are. Complete and total insanity.

Seriously. I don’t even know where to begin. #YesShesStraddlingTheToilet. #ToiletPaperEverywhere. Aside from the 10 apple juices I’ve willingly provided, I’ve only landed myself: one successful pee, one accidental pee (on the hardwood #ThankGod) and the dog puking up grass. #WhatTheFuck.

I confess, I have NO idea what I’m doing. . . but I do know I would make one hell of an efficient painter. . . I prepped this place in a matter of seconds.

With that, I’m saving myself for Sunday service #Right. Until next week ladies, confess on!

Make sure you stop on over to confess your own horrible, no-good-sins with Kathy and her weekly link-up Humpday Confessions!

 

Or, if you have no regrets #WhoAreYouKidding?, visit the lovely Liz from Fitness Blondie and link-up any post on The Hump Day Blog Hop each Wednesday! 

 

Also, have any of you potty trained? What useful advice can you offer a completely hopeless mother of one? #ILoveYouInAdvance!

Cheers,

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Comforting Confessions – It’s Wednesday Bitches! *

So it’s Wednesday and since I had no clue what I wanted to post about today, besides maybe my new Blog Layout (AKA Confession # 1: I actually just accidentally deleted my Theme on WordPress last Friday and have NO damn clue how to put it back together. . . .so new Layout it is!), I figured I should finally jump on board the “Humpday Confessionals” band wagon with Kathy over at Vodka & Soda!  I meant to take part last week but work got in the way #TheNerve. 

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With that being said. . . . lets re#hash my week and all those embarrassing moments it may or may not have included.

Confession #2: On Sunday . . . I went to Michael’s Craft Store, then to Joann Fabrics and then back to Michael’s Craft Store (again) all in a 1.5 hour span over saving merely $1.10 on a paint marker. #FuckingCoupons. This isn’t the first time it’s happened and if Hobby Lobby had been open (and had a 40% off coupon as well), I probably would have stopped there too. I have an obsession with craft store coupons. I plot out my every adventure when attempting these endeavors making sure to always stop, shop and re-stop where the coupons will offer the biggest benefit. I am NOT however a “Crazy Coupon Lady” better known as someone probably aspiring to also be a “Crazy Cat Lady” but just lacks enough cats to fill the quota. I do however enjoy saving 40% off on over-priced art materials that I typically need for Etsy orders and when these stores mark everything down as it is, it’s a complicated mission to say the least. I would like to be clear when I say that I don’t clip coupons from the grocery store. I will not buy 4 tubes of toothpaste just to save myself $.40. That’s what Costco is for. #Noobs.

I also wish my Husband’s Grandparents would FUCKING STOP politely abandon clipping coupon from Krogers, Meijers, CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid, and every other local food chain in the area for me. (They clip each one out individually, deliver them to our house weekly – Literally EVERY Coupon). I will NEVER use them. . . I feel bad throwing their hard work away. #ButIDoItAnyways. I will however confess to enjoying some Kohl’s Cash here and there and often dabble in “edible mailers” (McDonalds Coupons, Pizza Coupons, Biggby Coffee Coupons delivered to my doorstep- I made up the term “Edible Mailers”. #FeelFreeToUseIt). OH and lets not forget the Bed Bath and Beyond Coupons- The Only Coupon Worth Collecting. I will turn a car around bitches!

While my husband found 15,678 reasons to text me “Where Are You” while I was on this crafting crusade, I didn’t feel the internal desire to text him back a fake excuse, nor did I feel he deserved my actual excuse as it could be deemed [crazy] by any normal man.

  • Did I feel bad I was gone for 2 hours? Nope.
  • Did I waste more than $1.10 in gas obtaining this sale price? Absolutely. Maybe?
  • Did I add additional (and unnecessary) miles on to my soon to be over, leased Jeep? Shit Yes.

Fucks Given: 0.

Confession #3: I may or may not have totally over-quoted an Etsy inquiry in opposition to another shop’s listing in hopes to avoid the customer’s excessive order in question. . . . only to wake up and realize the customer thought my quote was a “steal” and processed the order anyhow. #FML Now I have to make 400 individually personalized (and stamped) vintage luggage tags for some crazy amount of honey jars at some bitches wedding. I seriously did NOT want to take on this order right now. #Lazy. I thought by over-bidding another shop by $40( who also has the exact tags she’s looking for) that she may realize this and tell me to “F Off” – Clearly she’s not a bargain shopper like myself and in turn, I got the order anyhow. This lady is also a self proclaimed “wedding planner” – Aren’t they supposed to price shop for you?? Great Odin’s Raven am I happy I didn’t hire someone to over-spend for me while simultaneously charging me to do so. #IdiotBrides While I’m never one to turn down an order (I seriously LOVE My Etsy Shop) I do, however, have a thing against certain items I list in my own shop as they are more difficult to make then others. . . . I would take them down but they seem to be the items that everybody wants. #OfCourse.

Confession #4: It’s been 8 days and I still can’t figure out how in the hell to add “Pin It” buttons to my photos on my blog. This is the hardest confession to give as I work in Social Media and should be able to figure this shit out. . . .  I can only find like 100 blogs that post “How To’s”. Anyhow, can someone out there PLEASE help me?! #Thanks.

So there is that. Glad to get all of that off my chest (got enough on here already #HumbleBrag #DontCare) . . . now on with the rest of the week! – What are some of your confessions? Make sure you stop on over at Vodka&Soda to Link Up with Kathy and share some of your own!

Oh and make sure you stop by to check out my “bedroom makeover” tomorrow, while I confess (#5) I didn’t really remember to take pictures BEFORE we started remodeling, it’s still something I’m rather proud of, so results are all you’ll be getting! Happy Hump Day!

Cheers!

– C