Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Break

Did you miss me???

I know, its been a while. I know, I keep saying I will update more frequently. I know, that never happens. So no more promises. This should hopefully motivate me ha.

So what have I been up to, are you wondering?

Well let me tell you! 

This week is my March Break (yes, March break, just like in elementary school). My school actually had their spring break in February (like the rest of the world) but because my program requires a placement in a school setting I get my break this week, just like all the 9-year-olds. 

So what have I done with my break?

Forgotten to take pictures mostly (world's worst blogger right here). I did take a few and I will show them to you haha. 

I went to visit my boyfriend for an extended weekend (just got back home today, around noon). His sister was also visiting this weekend. So we went out to eat and did some shopping and watched some TV and drank some wine and beer. 

I had a really great weekend, but like I said didn't take many pictures. Below are a few random moments from the weekend that were captured. You can decide how relevant they are. 

 Don't know if you can see this but it says "zebra" and the pen was leopard print. I just thought it was funny. Honestly I wanted to steal this pen because I liked it so much.

This is a Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Recipe from a cookbook that Alex got for his birthday. This may have been the first recipe we ever made out of it. You can find the recipe here. It was pretty good, but the picture in the cookbook looks much better than mine.

I also bought some new boots!!! I love my old ones, but the lining in them has started to tear and this weekend my foot actually got stuck in it. Not good. I had a mini panic attack. Time for new ones. And new ones I found. Beautiful huh? I sure think so!! The best part? I had a gift card from Christmas that helped me out!!

 I also downloaded a new app that lets me do this:
 So I played around with that a little bit. Haha enjoy the lame pictures of us.

Back in January my school had this Quit Smoking Campaign and my friend convinced me to join. At first I thought this is stupid because I don't smoke, but they had a category for non-smokers and the goal was to just stay a non-smoker. Well, that I did! And last night I got an email saying I had won a water bottle.

And last but defs not least! On Monday, one of my best friends (whose birthday I celebrated back in Jan in my mom's kitchen) was in town for a couple days and we had supper together and enjoyed this delish sparkling red wine!!! And each others company of course.

And there you have it. That is what I have been up to. 

Oh, and a FAILED attempt at banana bread. I just can't seen to get it right. Crystal, I think I need your recipe (and any type ok baking tips you may have).

Happy Wednesday Everyone!


  1. yay!! welcome back!! "enjoy the lame pictures of us" hahaha...that I did! ;)

  2. I'm so glad I remembered to pop by your blog...I'll definitely send you the banana bread recipe! (Also, I've been trying to motivate myself to start a blog - you and Janelle may have convinced me) -Crystal

    1. You should do it Crystal!! Its fun (even though sometimes I feel like I don't have time to update)!!!
      And then you can share that delish banana bread recipe with the world!!

  3. Val, I always seem to miss your posts. It's like they slip by my blogger feed for some reason. Luckily I check up on you every once in a while. Sounds like you had a great week & that stir fry looks so good! I've been randomly throwing cashews in my stir fries lately instead of peanuts and I think I'm a convert :)

    And yes, Crystal you should!