Monday, November 30, 2009 our tummies

today, i made the autumn sausage casserole from taste of home. we recommend it, it's cheap and easy and fast. and it really does take like a bite into autumn.

i added carrots, and after i baked it, it was a little we added some chicken broth. much better :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

turkey pictures

pictures from thanksgiving dinner....

i picked a winner

also, check out all the movies we're looking forward to
movies we want to see
up in the air (debatable)
valentine's day
sherlock holmes
shutter island
the blind side....again

movies i want to see and will probably drag matt to.
the princess and the frog
the lovely bones
letters to juliet
dear john
the last song
the twilight saga: eclipse

Thursday, November 26, 2009

happy thanksgiving :)

So it's the big day. happy thanksgiving everybody :) we are thankful for each other, our family, our friends, the giants, the lakers, and our first thanksgiving meal together!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

thanksgiving menu

so it's our first thanksgiving together...and both of our first attempts at making a turkey. so we'll see how it goes, but for now, here's our planned menu

the menu
crock pot turkey
mashed potatoes
green bean casserole
cornbread stuffing
pumpkin pie

ooooo and i found a new blog. it's called "a year of slow cooking" and it's written by a woman who used her slow cooker for an entire year!!!! i love it. we're gonna make our turkey using one of her recipes :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

sigma kappa presents

Last night was Sigma Kappa Presents. Every year, we have a fall formal where we present our new girls. Of course, Matt was my date :) and it was one of the best nights ever. We started off with a small group of 6 (Matt and I, Keenan and Jess, and Rai and Felix) having a potluck dinner at my house. We made pot roast (in my amazing crockpot), Jess and Keenan brought bread and dessert (swedish cream), and Rai and Felix also brought bread and mashed potatoes. Best dinner ever! We made it to the buses around 7 and picture taking commenced. In case you didn't get the memo, it's a black and white formal for the girls (black for the actives and white for the newbies) and the guys added a little color (i love Matt's blue shirt). This year, our Presents was at the Bristol, in downtown San Diego. It's so beautiful there, there is a fantastic view of the city and the roof opens up :) Matt and I obviously danced the night away. Sigma Kappa also presented our sister of the quarter (yay Katie Marzolf) and our Heartthrob (congrats Jeremy Darcey), as well as all our newest members. Definitely my favorite formal so far :)

I have to get ready for bed now, because Initiation is tomorrow!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

new moon

so last night, at 12:01 am i went at saw new moon because i'm a twilight junkie. it is EXPONENTIALLY better than the first one. whoever decided to change the director is BRILLIANT. it far exceeded my expectations, and hopefully i'll drag matt to come watch it with me...again :)

anyways, i'm really excited for a new movie coming out, it's called letters to juliet. and of course during the preview they played taylor swift's love story...very appropriate. anyways, check out the trailer :)

"the greatest love story ever told is your own"

Thursday, November 19, 2009


So today we used our first groupon :) For those of you that don't know, Groupon is a daily coupon advertising a special that is emailed to you every day. Our groupon is focused on San Diego, but they've got a lot of major cities, so you should all check it out. We love it :) Anyways, the first groupon I bought was for Auggie's House of Crab in Encinitas, CA.

Auggie's is like a Joe's Crab Shack, except way more authentic. Our groupon gave us $50 dollars worth of food, for only $20! I paid $20 for the groupon and we got to spend it on whatever we wanted at Auggie's. We started off with Crab stuffed Jalapeno....and it was probably the best appetizer I've ever had. Then we got the Big Feast for 1 plus a whole pound of snow grab (because Matt wanted crabs). It was messy and buttery and all over the place, but the food was delicious. If you're ever in San Diego, you need to check this place out. It was like being at a crab shack in's that authentic. It was definitely a hands-on experience :)

Sorry for the lack of pictures, Matt left his camera at home, and mine died :( so we used our cell thinking right?

PS the chicken tortilla soup still needs some was decent, but not AMAZING. but really stay tuned because sigma kappa presents is tomorrow :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

when you wish upon a star

last night, matt and i stayed up til 1 to watch the leonid meteor shower. thank god we did because we saw 6 shooting stars , which means we each got 6 wishes! i've only seen a shooting star once in my life so this was pretty cool. there was one star (i think star number 5 for us) that was absolutely extraordinary, it left the biggest streak in the sky :) that wish will most definitely come true. i hope you guys all stayed up to watch the shooting stars, because we thought they were definitely worth the wait.

thank you msnbc!

ps stay tuned tomorrow. i'm using the crock pot for chicken tortilla soup. yum :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

movies movies movies

matthew (myself) recently subscribed to netflix in order get his movie fix on a daily basis. he is able to have 2 dvd's out at any one time and can watch certain shows/movies straight from his computer. he has taken full advantage of his subscription as him and his girlfriend have already watched bolt and the taking of pelham 123 and matthew has almost finished the entire first season of man v. food. he definitely recommends that you do netflix as it is AWESOME! and really not too expensive. plus blockbusters everywhere are going out of business

Saturday, November 7, 2009

we love crock pots!

so yesterday, i went to wal-mart (ps i hate wal-mart now....long story), and i bought a crock pot! it's amazing and beautiful and wonderful! and right now, we are currently making pot roast and we're soooo excited! i've never made pot roast before (let alone use a crock pot) and we are currently almost an hour into cooking.

so for now, we're just sitting here, wishing and waiting. while we wait, i'll tell you about our wonderful date yesterday. we went to amarin thai in hillcrest and it was AMAZING. i actually found it through the help of yelp, and a lot of people recommended the crab fried rice, so we got that (and a curry...because matt has developed quite the taste buds for curry). the crab fried rice....maybe the BEST thing i've ever had. we love amarin thai and will definitely be going back, especially since the hostess wears mc hammer pants. afterwards, we went to golden spoon and they had SO MANY FLAVORS. we highly recommend cake batter with the butterfinger topping. after we got dessert, hillcrest got kind of shady looking, so we decided it was time to leave (too many hobos and drunk people)...

ps feel free to send up crock pot recipes :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

congrats yankees

you couldn't have done it without kate hudson in your stands.

the lakers are back :)

the start of the new nba season kicked off october 27 (same day as the release of taylor swift's fearless platinum album....really great day for me). currently, we are 4-1 with the addition of ron artest. that guy is a thug and i wish trevor ariza was still in la. anyways, i'm so excited to see what the guys can do this season :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

notes left behind

so i came across this story on the internet yesterday. it's about a 6-year old girl who had terminal brain cancer. this little 6-year old is amazing and her name is elena desserich. elena didn't survive, but she made quite an impact. before she died, she left notes for her parents and her little sister gracie all around the house. all of the notes they've found have been published in a book called "notes left behind." the money the book raise go towards The Cure Starts Now Foundation, an organization battling childhood cancer. Elena was only 6 years old, but she is by far the biggest little rockstar ever

ps. if someone wants to buy me Notes Left Behind, i'll love you forever :)

friends & family

friends & family (of matt) get 30% off at old navy, gap, banana republic, etc. get excited :) i know i am!

Monday, November 2, 2009

the fall project

so here's our fall list, we'll keep updating it, so keep checking it :)

-have a halloween party
-finish a 1000 piece puzzle
-go to a haunted house
-win something from a claw machine
-have a bonfire
-carve a pumpkin
-have a late night food adventure
-go on an old town trolley adventure
-attend an ugly sweater christmas party
-roast pumpkin seeds
-shop for fuzzy socks
-make a fall play list
-come up with amazing halloween costumes
-have a thanksgiving eating contest
-anticipate the upcoming nba season
-celebrate starbucks red cups coming back
-buy a crockpot and use it!
-spend a whole day baking and watching christmas movies
-buy/make stockings for christmas
-decorate a christmas tree
-buy a new winter coat
-celebrate our one and half year anniversary
-go watch the blind side
-stay up all night and watch the sunrise
-watch a meteor shower
-buy a groupon and use it