Because I Said So: August 2014
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dog Days

If you're like me, all forms of social media were blown up with pictures of dogs yesterday. It was #nationaldogday after all.

However, at least in my house, every day is dedicated to the uh Princess Laney.

She never sits still.

From the time she wakes up in the mornings--most of the time kicking me awake from a deep slumber or sitting on me or licking my eyeball until I pay her attention, to her nonchalant lazy couch days when I have to work, even when I come home from work and she's running circles around me--the whole day is about her.

Going on a long trip? What about Laney.
Going home to see my parents? Laney wants to see her Nana and Pops.
Laney gained one pound over a years time? Put her butt on a diet.
Aww this toy is cute. Think Laney would like it?
OMG did I leave my straightener on? What if I burn the house down with Laney inside? 
Ugh all they have is Fiesta Chicken (dog food) Laney likes Chicken and Rice.

Not to mention, I never have a moment to myself.
Bath time- Laney is right there "guarding" the door? (It's weird)
Trying to type a blog post- Laney is in my lap (sorry for the typos)
Bed time, TV time, trying to cook dinner- Laney is my shadow

So while some people celebrate "dog day" once a year, most dog owners know that's it's a 365, 24/7 type of party that you can't RSVP no to.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Problem with Wanting it All

 Queen said it best: "I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now." You know you want to sing along.

Which is true. I want everything now. To be engaged/married, those Hunter rain boots I've been eyeing, that vacation to hurry up and get here. I could go on for days. I have a list in my phone; it's a problem. 

But there are a actually a few problems with wanting it all RIGHT NOW

First of all, if you spend your whole life consumed with the future (and what you don't have/when you'll have it), you'll miss all of the great things happening right now; right in front of your eyes. 

 You'll also be broke. Keeping up with the Jones's (or your fave fashion blogger) will put a damper on your happiness and wallet. I suffer from it too--I have a running list of things I'd  love to have. Tory Burch sandals, Tory Burch purse, Hunter rain boots, etc. but if I tried to buy it all at once, I wouldn't have money to pay for rent. Tip: Save money for one thing at a time. (how do people afford all of these things at one time--if there's a secret if love to be let in on it) 

Sometimes you can't literally have it all at one time. It's just not possible. For example, I can't own my own house and have three dogs and be married and go to Europe all at the same time right now. I'm just not at that point in my life. 

AND, there will always be something to add to the list.
Delayed gratification is a thing (or so I'm told by my father), that everyone should practice. Or try at least once. It makes having to work for something that much sweeter.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The EASIEST Pasta Alfredo EVER

After a long, hectic day at work or school, sometimes, all you need is simplicity.

That was my plan after work yesterday. A whole night of puppy cuddles, TV watching, bubble baths, and an easy dinner option--that didn't necessarily come from a frozen package (i.e. mini corn dogs--Josh's favorite)

Enter: the easiest Pasta Alfredo you will EVER make. It may not be the healthiest, but it's easy and delicious, and for the record, I never said I was a chef or anywhere close. I used to eat this all the time when I was younger, but I'm bringing it back now! You can use the same two step process with any of your favorite sauces, this just happens to be my go-to favorite!

Ok this is the important part, so pay attention or you'll miss a step (kidding).

Step 1: Boil noodles. You can make a little or you can make a lot. I never measure.
Step 2: Mix in alfredo (again add a little or add a lot) and ENJOY! 

TA-DA! Officially the easiest dinner ever! Don't forget to have your noodle taster(s) handy--because I said so!