Monthly Archives: February 2013

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MIMM- No Procrastinating Here

Thank you all for your super sweet comments on my post last Friday. Don’t worry! I haven’t forgotten to comment on them, I just haven’t had time yet. Patience my friends!

So, this morning I am going to participate in Healthy Diva Eat’s Marvelous in my Monday, which I haven’t done for quite a few weeks (3 to be exact). I’ve really missed them, as they add a little happy dose to an otherwise dreary start to the week.

And without need for other introduction, here is my MIMM post for the first week of February 2013:

Marvelous is…

Kicking butt in MIS. I felt like a speed demon as I typed those IF and Payment formulas into Excel.

The fact that my car started on Friday on the first try, despite me being lazy and not checking the battery during the week.

The right to vote. Before I went home I stopped by the Board of Elections and I voted with an absentee ballot for a local school levy. Here’s hoping for my mom, brother, and high school friends that it passes!

Paleo Recipes. No, I’m not officially “Paleo,” but it is a much more popular following than GAPS, and since they both follow similar principles, typing “Paleo recipes” into Google/Pinterest/Yahoo/Foodgawker delivers much more promising results.

Weekends for making said Paleo recipes. Look out world! WIAW is going to be filled to the brim with delicious real-food eye candy.

My MIS teacher. Do you know what you get when your professor comes to class 10 minutes late and leaves 15 minutes early? That’s right folks— A 25 minute lecture.

Plus add to the fact that this teacher is always sputtering out quotes like a modern day Plato. Everything that comes out of his mouth sounds like pure gold. Take for instance this quote from the other day…

“The certainty of misery is better than the misery of uncertainty.” -Pogo

I have no idea what it has to do with Management Information Systems, but I’ll take it!

Feeling like writing a post ahead of time. Yes, this post was actually written in advanced. Be amazed.


More quotes for Monday that I just saw plastered on the wall outside of my Physics class:

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” –Michelangelo

It’s like a fortune cookie word-vomited all over the walls. You can’t escape the fumes of inspiration.


Now tell me:

What is Marvelous about your Monday?

Did you seriously kick butt in anything this past week?

Any inspiring quotes to start off on a good foot?

These Girls Are on Fire

Background music for today’s post:


Alright, so maybe not. But figuratively speaking, these girls really are on fire.

Yesterday I was kindly nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Kyra at Scribbles and Sprinkles. This girl is seriously awesome. She even adapted a recipe from my old blog and just posted the pictures (delicious-looking!).


Here are the rules for accepting this award:

  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate other blogs for the award.
  • List 7 random things about you.
  • Put the award pic on your acceptance post.

So, here are the “girls on fire” that I nominate for this award:

Instead of doing the old-fashioned linking to their homepage, the hyperlink with each of their blog names is a post that I found particularly “on fire” this week!

As for the 7 random things about me, I figured this would also be a good time to participate in Kyra’s Fun Fact Friday:


1. I have a poster of Sheldon right behind my mushroom chair in my dorm room. Sometimes it’s a little creepy.

2. Sometimes the mirror in my dorm room gets super foggy (like when you’re taking a shower?) because of the steam from cooking my soup…

3. I complain about the cold weather just as much as anyone, but really, I love it.


4. My friend is trying to convince me to watch My Little Pony. And I think I’ve finally cracked.

5. Even though I haven’t kept up with New Girl, I found a clip on Hulu of Nick and Jess kissing and my heart skipped a beat. Love them together!

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6. I was supposed to go and run my car at least once this week, so the same thing didn’t happen as last time. But it was warm one day, so I figured that takes care of things. I hope.

7. My animals want me to share more pictures with you. Camera hogs.



And finally, Friday wouldn’t be complete without another FFFFriday Food Finds!


You can read all about Friday Food Finds and my past posts here:

Here are four allergy-free recipes that caught my eye this week:

First up is an Egg-Free and Tomato-Free Paleo Meatloaf from The Paleo Mom.


Next is a simple Paleo Mousska from Chocolate and Raspberries that I saw during WIAW.


While searching on Pinterest for easy GAPS recipes, I stumbled upon this 15-minute Chicken and Peas Sauce from The Iron You.


And finally, a recipe for Butternut Squash Lasagana from Conscious Eatery that will be perfect with just a few adjustments.


So, let’s turn up the heat, get the fire going (or electricity going for those of us without gas stoves), and fingers crossed for a great weekend of cooking!

If you missed my last post, check out WIAW for a recipe for Butternut Squash Shepherd’s Pie.


What is one random thing about you?

Did you do a Friday Food Finds post this week? Feel free to share and I’ll link up to your blog!

What recipes have caught your eye this week?

Any special plans for the weekend?