The New Normal


ANOTHER TV child I totally love is Shania Clemmons from The New Normal.  Her character reminds me a little bit of Olive Hoover from Little Miss Sunshine.  Shania, like Olive, has an awesome name and bold glasses.  She has the best lines in the show, she’s my favorite part.

The Neighbors

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I have to admit- I assumed, just like the rest of the world, that this show would be awful.  Fortunately to it’s amazing time slot (between The Middle and Modern Family) I’ve happened to watch the show… and I’m hooked.  The show is great!  My favorite character is Dick Butkus… who I plan to post photos of similar to how I post photos of lily from Modern Family.

What I’m Loving Wednesday!

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I decided to do “What I’m Loving Wednesday”. does this on wednesdays and she gets it from

I’m Loving…

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My baby boy Nicholas and Niece Shea: Nicholas can always make me smile.  My little Nicholini!!!  I could hug him forever.  And Shea Shea’s a totally awesome 5 year old.  Cousins for life.


Chap Stick: Over the weekend I had a coupon for chap stick – I went to kinney’s to find out that they were buy one get one free!  So I stocked up on a few different kinds of chap sticks.  Right now I have one by my bed, three in my desk at work, one in my car, and one in my gym locker… and probably a few I don’t even know about.  NO dry lips for this mama.


How Mindy wears the most EXPENSIVE clothes ever:  Guess how much this silly poka dotted sweater Mindy Kailing is wearing from last nights episode…. yeah it’s $368 from Saks.  I love it!  I mean I don’t love the sweater, I just love how much it costs.  If I had my own show I’d want the most expensive ridiculous fun clothes, and then I’d want to keep them all.


My Dyson DVC14 All Floors Vacuum: I bought this 10/11/2011… exactly 20 days before Nicholas was born.  I got it for $199 from woot refirbished.  I love to vacuum.  Vacuuming is my favorite chore.  This vacuum is terrific.


Spin class: My work out routine goes Monday – Spin, Tuesday – Boot camp, Wednesday – Spin, Thursday – Boot camp, Friday – Yin Yoga…… and lately I’ve been enjoying spin.  It’s my release for suppressed anger.

Don’t Trust the B canceled


How could this happen?  They cancelled Don’t Trust the B!?  That show was good.

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My reaction was similar to Bill Hader’s on SNL when he found out the news about the cancelation… “WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT NOT THE B… THAT’S BONKERS… WHATTTTTTTTTTTTT… WHATTTTTTTTTTTT… YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.”

So what should I do?  Write ABC?  Tweet Krysten Ritter, James Van Der Beek, and Drama Walker and tell them that’s BONKERS and I want them back?

My Blueberry Pie…

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My Blueberry Pie…


2 nine inch pie crusts (store bought or home made)

3 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

3/4 cup sugar

1 lemon (zest and juice)

Large package of fresh blueberries (24 oz)

Dash of cinnamon

Dash of salt

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

Sugar for spinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Place pie crust bottom in pie dish.  In a bowl combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and zest, blueberries, salt and cinnamon then mix.  Put filling into the pie crust.  Cut 2nd pie crust into 1/2 inch strips and latice the top.  Crimp the sides.  Egg wash the top and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake for 1 hour.

TV shows I stay up to date on…


Here is a list of Television shows I stay up to date on (I watch the day it airs or within a day or two).  Tell me what you watch and what’s your favorite.




Raising Hope

Ben and Kate

New Girl

The Mindy Project

Go On

The New Normal

Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23


The Middle

The Neighbors

Modern Family




30 Rock

Parks and Recreation

The Office


Last Man Standing

Malibu Country

Shark Tank


TGI Friday’s appetizer…


Crispy Green Bean Fries.  I decided to try them two weeks ago when we went to TGI Friday’s for the Patriots Texans game.  They came with a cucumber wasabi ranch dip which I really loved.  SOO for this post I decided to check out the nutrition… 900 calories.  WHAT and 65 grams of fat.  WHAT.  I devoured these thinking I was making an unhealthy healthy choice.  Ya know like apple pie, because it HAS apples in it.  Seasoned fries from there are 290 calories.  So if I had to recommend these, I guess I wouldn’t.  Not worth the caloric intake… but if you’re with a group and everyone thinks they sound fun, get it and limit yourself to 3-5 beans only.