Posts tagged ‘music’

May 13, 2011

Stress Cookies

Without the rain, there would be no rainbow..

I have to keep reminding myself of that quote because this week I’ve been super s.t.r.e.s.s.e.d.  BUT I do have some exciting news (see below)

I was sick on Sunday, had a rough day Tuesday and a 15 hour work day on Thursday so it’s no doubt that I am SUPER excited it’s Friday and ready to enjoy my weekend.

A couple of reason’s I’m stressed:

1.) I’m moving…..out of state (in 49 days not that im counting or anything). Moving away from my family, friends, comfort zone, basically everything i know and love. My rainbow? I’m moving to New Jersey with my boyfriend (who prefers I start addressing him as Adam on my blog). I’m VERY excited to start a life with him and the fact that we never ever EVER have to go 60 days without seeing each other again. He always promised there would be a light at the end of the tunnel 🙂

2.) I need to find a job! I know the job market is still not at its A game so I’ve been a little stressed out.. I will definitely have money saved when I get there but it’s not going to last me forever. I truly believe that everything works out the way it’s supposed to in the end though so I need to breathe and remind myself of that.

3.) I’m SO nervous to tell my employers that I’m moving. Granted I am giving them 7 weeks to find someone who I plan on training and interviewing myself… But they just told me they were pregnant and having twins… Yep, twins. I don’t want them to think my decision has anything to do with their news so I’ve been dreading this upcoming Monday.

I’m trying my hardest to stay positive because I know everything is changing for the better…but sometimes I let anxiety take over!

When I’m stressed I do a couple of things…

1.) Crave Sweets

2.) Blast Music

3.) Fill my schedule with anything and everything to keep myself busy

This week I’ve had dessert every night – I’ve made dinner plans with someone every chance possible – and I’ve listened to music non-stop. I think it’s fair to say I’m stressed :/

Dessert I’ve been hooked on? Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies

Dinner plans since I’ve been home on Wednesday? Best friend, Michelle. Girls I nanny for (i was still working) and my lovely Grandma who always makes me feel better about EVERYTHING.

Music I’ve been jamming out to? Alanis Morissette, B-52’s, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay – Z and last but never least Hanson.

Since I do crave sweets so often I try to make them so I know exactly what is going into them. Tonight I made my latest obsession: Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies. Oatmeal? healthy. Blueberries? So healthy. Cookies? If they’re  broken, they don’t have calories. True story.

Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
Directions
  • Cream together the margarine and sugar and then add in the egg and vanilla.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl and then add into the cookie mix and combine well.
  • Carefully fold in the blueberries.
  • Drop tablespoons of dough onto a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes.
  • They should have browned edges and soft looking middles and then when they cool, they will still be chewy
SO good. Nice switch up from raisins (since I still have a couple of these muffins leftover). I bet you these would be amazing with some white chocolate chunks in them too?? Just a thought….
Go ahead and break them because it’s true:

Signs don’t lie and neither do my hips. I’ve eaten the entire batch and I still weigh the same amount. Make these, they’re good for you 🙂

Questions: What do you do to relieve stress? Any bloggers live in NJ or NYC? Oh and you DC/MD/VA bloggers we need a date before I leave!

March 10, 2011

Taking Off

♥Wearing: Old Navy Vintage New York Giants Shirt; Black Target Running Knee Capri’s; Orange Reebok Easy Tone’s; Staple Jewelry: David Yurman Black Onyx Ring, David Yurman Hematite Bracelet, Ippolita Black Onyx Studs, Michael Kors silver and gold watch and Judith Jack Black Onyx necklace

Ready to get my workout on. (and clearly need to step up the weight lifting)

♥Reading: Being Committed by Anna Maxted – Sometimes I feel like someone wrote this book about me! It’s about a girl who is trying to find herself in order to have a proper relationship. I was in and out of serious long-term relationships before I met my current boyfriend. We started dating shortly after I finally figured out what I wanted in a partner and how relationships take work from both people and not just me (I cant save everyone, although I’d love to 🙂 )

♥Glamourizing: Nails & Toes: OPI Too Hot To Hold Em
Lips: Dior Addict Lip Polish Eyes: Lancome Hypnose Drama

♥Listening: Britney Spears – Til The World Ends

♥Drooling: Maybe I will just go all out and eat all of these in one day!? After vacation of course… These recipes + bikinis = not pretty.

Mini Ham & Cheese Pretzel Paninis

Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownies

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

♥Watching: Bethenny: Ever After – How have I survived the past year without her TV show?? She is pee your pants laughing hilarious.

♥Eating: Frozen Banana(chopped in food processor), 1/2 sugar-free dark chocolate pudding, fat-free whipped cream

♥Quoting:

♥Awaiting: To be in Key West in less than 24 hours… I might take the next week off from blogging – Still to be undecided. If I do, I’ll see you in a week 🙂

Sunrise my dad sent me this morning – Can’t wait to see it in person 🙂

I have a couple of new recipes to share with you but I’m being a spaz and running around doing last-minute things before I leave so I will have to save them for next week! Have a good weekend everyone!

QUESTIONS: Tell me something about your day…Eating, Wearing, Drooling, Listening, Watching, Awaiting, Quoting, Reading or Glamourizing! (it’s not a question but I’m still being nosey)