It’s Friday!!

What Friday Means To Me:

1) Sleep all weekend

2) Go to the gym if feeling up for it

3) Go foodshopping

4) Lay around with FIance

5) More sleep!!!

Also, because this weekend is the last weekend standing between me and my long lost sister! We’re all driving/flying back up to NJ where we are all from, and spending quality family time together, and also watching my sister Melissa run the NJ Marathon! It was so much fun (except for the cold!) last time we watched her run at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC and now that she’s doing it in our hometown, I can just imagine how much more fun its going to be! Hopefully the weather stays decent, as its been teasing us with warm weather and then slamming us with weeks of these cold, rainy days which makes nannying a baby that loves to go for walks slightly miserable.

Melissa running the Marine Corps Marathon!

Check her out here –>

 On another note…

Things I Will Eat While in NJ:

Surf Taco (two soft tacos-no salsa & chips with salsa, simple yet effective)

Pork Roll, Egg and Cheese with SPK (salt-pepper-ketchup, duh)

Carrabba’s (chicken bryan, fresh pasta, house salad, BREAD!)

Cheesecake Factory (zucchini sticks, bbq ranch chix salad..mmmm)

Uncle Scott’s slightly famous Chicken Marsala (drooling…)

Cheesesteaks from the BW (Boardwalk for all of you that don’t know)

annndddd… much more!

Also, I’ll most likely be able to announce some exciting news after that weekend as well, as it will finally make it around to the rest of my family, and then eventually my blog, facebook etc.

AND for all of you hating on NJ, go suck it 🙂


WordPress Newbie?

So I had a blog on Blogger, and I decided to make more of a personal, home driven blog with everything that I enjoy posting about. Whether it be about my favorite candles, flowers, food, nail polish, makeup products, and anything to do with decorating my home. Also, it’ll be about “someone” else soon, but not quite yet!

Eventually it will also be completely covered in wedding ideas/pictures etc, so be prepared for that too! Pinterest has sucked me in and I’m sure some of those ideas will make their way to this blog. I still have my original blog:

Not sure if I’m going to keep it, or just dedicate my time to this blog. I guess it depends on how I feel about WordPress in general. Hopefully I’ll be posting more soon, I need to get all of my pictures together 🙂


roasted red pepper soup? yes please.

Sooooo I’ve been making soups like C-R-A-Z-Y lately. It’s almost insane. Also odd, because it’s almost the spring/summer seasons and soups aren’t often craved in those seasons BUT this one is totally worth it. 
It’s super easy to make, just time consuming. I tend to roast the peppers one day, and make the soup the next, just because it’s very time consuming and it feels like it took me shorter time if I trick myself into making it that way. So here it is!
Start off with about 10-12 red peppers.
Place them on foil covered cookie sheets, spray with cooking spray, and roast at 400 degrees until peppers collapse, turning them to cook on all sides with tongs.
Once collapse, transfer them to a bowl of cold water, about three at a time. Peel skin off, and wash out the seeds and place either in a strainer, or on a plate with paper towels in between each round of peppers to soak up the excess water. 
In a stock pot, melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter, and whisk in 1 cup of flour. This recipe involves a lot of stirring so don’t plan on facebooking in between! Once blended, should take about 2-3 minutes, add 3-32 oz containers of chicken broth, or 12 cups of your own homemade chicken broth. I used Organic Free Range Chicken Broth this time around (it was on sale for $1.99/carton)
Continue whisking until slightly thickened, add peppers and bring to a rolling boil; boil for 15 minutes. Puree with a blender, food processor, or immersion blender until smooth. Add 2 Knorr Bouillon Beef Cubes (that have been dissolved in very hot water) and 1 pint of heavy cream. Put back on the stove, simmer for 30 minutes and voila! Fresh Roasted Red Pepper Soup 🙂