Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Bars

Here's another fall recipe I love. These bars are *amazing*. If you want, you can make them in a cupcake tin instead. Either way, they'll taste great!

Pumpkin Bars (taken from here)

For the Bars:

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 15-ounce can pumpkin

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.
To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Sorry it's been a while since I posted! heres a tag I got off of Juliet's blog, A Purple Sky (visit her blog here)

I tag you if you want to do it!

(the ones that are crossed off are the ones that do not describe me)

I have/had piercings besides the ears.
I want piercings besides the ears.
I have many scars.
I tan easily.
I wish my hair was a different color.
I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color.
I have a tattoo.
I want a tattoo.
I can be self-conscious about my appearance.
I have/had braces.
I have more than two piercings.
Disney movies still make me cry.
I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried.(I do this A LOT!)

I’ve glued my hand to something.
I’ve laughed until some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
I’ve touched something sharp/hot/etc to see if it would hurt.
I’ve gotten stitches.
I’ve broken or dislocated a bone.
I’ve had my tonsils removed.
I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed.

I’ve had chicken pox.
I've had malaria.
I've had typhoid.

I've had jaundice

I’ve been on a plane.
I’ve been to the US.
I’ve been to Europe.
I've been to at least one other country.
I've never been out of my country.
I’ve driven/ridden over 200 kilometers in one day.

I’ve gotten lost in my city.

I’ve seen a shooting star.
I’ve wished on a shooting star.I’ve seen a meteor shower.

I’ve gone out in public in my pajamas.

I’ve pushed all the buttons on an elevator.
I’ve slapped someone.
I’ve kissed someone underwater. ( I WISH!)

I’ve crashed a car.
I’ve been skiing.
I’ve been in a musical.
I’ve auditioned for something.
I’ve been on stage.
I’ve caught a snowflake on my tongue.

I’ve sat on a rooftop at night.

I’ve pranked someone.

I’ve ridden in a taxi.

Honesty / Crime
I’ve been threatened to be arrested.
I’ve broken a law.

I’ve done something I promised someone I wouldn’t.

I’ve done something I promised myself I wouldn’t.

I’ve sneaked out.

I’ve lied about my whereabouts.

I’ve cheated while playing a game.

I’ve been in a fist fight.

I’m afraid of dying.
I hate funerals.
I’ve seen someone/something die.
Someone close to me has attempted/committed suicide.

I have attempted suicide.

I’ve thought about suicide before.
I’ve written a eulogy for myself.

I own over 10 music CDs.

I own over 10 novels.

I own over 5 electronic gadgets.

I’m obsessed with anime/manga.
I collected comic books.
I own a lot of makeup.
I own gaming console(s).
I own a car.
I own a bike.
I thrive on compliments.
I thrive on hate.

I can sing low key. 
I’ve stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
I open up to others easily.
I watch the news occasionally or always.
I like to kill bugs.
                                      I’m a morning person. (omg no!) 
I sing in the shower.

I’m a sports cricket fanatic.
I twirl my hair
I care about grammar.
I love spam.
I’ve copied more than 30 CDs in a day.
I bake reasonably well.
My favorite color is either white, yellow, pink, blue, red, black, purple, or orange.

I would wear pajamas to school. 

I like Martha Stewart.
I laugh at my own jokes.

I eat fast food weekly.
I’ve not turned anything in and still got an A in a certain class.
I can’t sleep if there’s a bug/insect in the room.

I’m really ticklish.

I like chocolate. LOVE!

I bite my nails.

I’m good at remembering dates.

My memory sucks.

I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

...used to ask if I was anorexic/bulimic.

...called me fat.
(yes, to which I reply "you got that right! p-h-a-t, pretty hot and tasty!" take that mista! lol)

...say I’m skinny.

...have said I’m ugly.

...have said I’m pretty.

...have spread rumors about me.
...force me to eat. noo I eat a lot

...say I eat too much

....say I eat too little.

...say I eat too fast.

...say I eat too slow.

...have called me a genius.

...have given me gifts.

I’ve lost weight.

I’ve gained weight. 
I’m at my thinnest. 
I’m at my biggest. (I'm a healthy weight)

                I’ve lost weight and kept it off

                   My weight affects my mood.
I’ve lost weight, but gained it back.
I diet.
I’m vegan/vegetarian. (used to be a vegetarian!)
I exercise.
I’ve fainted from exhaustion.
I’ve sworn at my parents.
I’ve planned to run away from home before.
I’ve run away from home.
I have a sibling less than one year old.
I want kids.
I’ve had kids.
I’ve lost a child.
I’m engaged.
I’m married.
I’m a swinger.
I'm in a relationship.
I’ve gone on a blind date.
I have/had a friend with benefits.
I miss someone right now.
I have a fear of abandonment.
I don't like to depend on others.
I’ve gotten divorced.
I’ve had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back.

Someone has/had feelings for me when I didn’t have them back.

I’ve told someone I loved them when I didn’t.

I’ve told someone I didn’t love them when I did.

I’ve kept something from a past relationship.
I’m a cuddler.
I’ve been kissed in the rain.
I’ve hugged a stranger.
I’ve kissed a stranger.

Bad times
I regularly drink. (water!)
I can’t swallow pills.
I can swallow numerous pills at a time without difficulty.
I’ve been diagnosed with depression at some point.
I have anxiety problems.
I shut others out when I’m upset.
I don't have anyone to talk to when I'm upset.
I take/have taken anti-depressants.
I’ve slept an entire day before.

Also, I couldn't resist, a song I just found but aparently its been out a while:

I'd Lie by Taylor Swift


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Recipe: Spiced Tea

I loooooove drinking spiced tea during the fall. It's so easy to make the mix, and so good. Here's the recipe I use:

Spiced Tea (taken from here )

  • 2 cups of Tang (or any other orange flavored drink mix)

  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar

  • 1/4 cup of powdered lemonade

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cloves

  • 2 Tablespoons of ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup of instant tea

Mix it all together and store it in a jar or container. Use 1-2 scoops (or however many taste good to you) in one mug of hot water. Done!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Modesty on

So, I went to to check out the latest fashion news, and naturally, I went to the best dressed celebs of this week. Amazingly, almost everyone was dress modestly. I think Selena's shorts were too short, and Sarah's skirt was a tad too short, but other than that they were all dressed very appropriately. Just shows ya that you can dress modestly without looking dumpy! Check this out:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A couple of things....

First of all, I'm asking you guys to pray for my family. I was recently playing volleyball in gym class, and hurt my thumb while trying to spike the ball. I found out that I tore a ligament in my thumb, and am getting an MRI on Tuesday to see if it is serious. If it is, I will have to have surgery :( Also, my dad was re-admitted to the hospital today after a week of being out. He went in for a checkup and his kidney functions were so low that they had to put him back in :( (sigh)

Also, we have an absolutely, positively wonderful giveaway going on right now! Please please please enter. I know that it's October and all, but you can use these vintage-style sunglasses next spring, am I right??? So go here and enter!!!! (Also, for those of you who tried to enter and I didn't have a link on there, I fixed that. Oh, and the deadline for entering is now until 11-7 at 9 pm EST. Your welcome :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011


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All You Need Is Love

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Surfing pics

I looove the beach..boogie boarding and just sitting in the waves...I'm not so good at surfing though but I love it
and watching all the surfers at the beach by my house.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Beginnings