Reintroduction & Giveaway

10500427_865550458289_6710899451748979365_nToday’s a day of celebration at good old Blogs Like a Girl. Not only have I established a Facebook page but I reached over 100 followers on Bloglovin’. Since I have so many new followers, I figured I’d do a reintroduction post. (Lovingly stolen from Kat.)

Name/ Age/ Location – Michelle or Chelle, whichever you prefer. 29, 30 in March. (This is where I’m supposed to gulp since I’m almost 30 and I’ve achieved…really nothing but nope! I’m quite comfortable with turning 30.) Washington, DC. Well, really NoVa but I’m within the old boundary stones.

catsFamily – Parents are divorced, one older sister. Two cats, Forrest (tabby) and Binx.

Working for the Weekend – I’m a fundraiser for a medical foundation. If you ever get address labels from a nonprofit in the mail, think of me!

Hobbies – Well, I read. I also hang out with my Delta Zeta alumnae group and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR.) I claim to, and sometimes actually do, work out. I sign up for races a lot. Oh, also, I like to keep my life exciting by waiting till the last drop to fill my gas tank. Will I make it to said race? Will I?

Favorite Food – There are many contenders but I’m going to go with mash potatoes with cheese and sour cream. So yummy, so fattening.

Standard Bar Order – Rum and coke.

Shopping – Kohls. And Target. But that’s pretty much it. If I can’t get it from those two places, I don’t need it. That’s a lie, all my dresses come from TJ Max and Ross and that other one that’s basically the same thing. Marshalls.

Bed Time/Wake Up Time – Supposedly 7am on weekdays, around 9am on weekends. But if I go to bed after 11pm, whoa whoa all bets are off!

Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without – I cannot stress enough how I am not a beauty girl. I basically roll out of bed and skip make-up. I guess when I do my make-up, I can’t live without my Naked 2 eye palette. Also, I really love EOS Chap Stick.

What I Blog About – Recipes, book reviews, personal stuff, occasionally politics (particularly women’s issues) and of course, my cats. I’m kind of obsessed with their ridiculousness.

How I Started Blogging/ Why I Blog – I’ve always had some sort of blog/web presence. Livejournal, xanga, deadjournal, blogger, wordpress, myspace, tumblr, etc. you name, I probably had it. It all started when we got that free AOL disc in middle school and I started my own webpage on GeoCities. I taught myself html code thanks to this site called Lissa Explains It All, which I confess I still sometimes refer to as a reminder. Why do I blog…I mean have you seen my hobbies?

Tell me about yourself!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

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I’m linking-up with Deborah and Tina for Meatless Mondays.

Happy Monday? I guess. Well, either way I hope you had a great weekend! I did nothing which was amazing.

I have a guest post up over at the So-Called Homemaker for a Weight Watchers friendly apple crisp. I hope you check it out! I made it because it tastes like fall.

Continuing today’s “Fuck Yea, It’s Fall” theme, I have a pairing to the apple crisp – the Weight Watchers version of the pumpkin spice latte.

Pumpkin Spice Latte
1 Weight Watchers Point without topping, 2 Points with.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
97 calories
14 g
8 g
2 g
5 g
1 g
265 g
55 g
14 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
265g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97
Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 14g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
16%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Ingredients for Latte
  2. ½ cup fat-free milk
  3. ½ tablespoon canned pumpkin, see storage tip
  4. 1½ teaspoon sugar
  5. ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  7. ½ cup of strong brewed hot coffee
Ingredients for Topping
  1. 2 tablespoons light whipped cream
  2. Dash of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, whisk together milk, pumpkin, sugar substitute and cook on medium heat, stirring until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry about it. Just whisk the mixture continuously with a wire whisk until foamy.
  2. Pour into a large mug. Add the hot coffee on top. Top with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top.
Adapted from Weight Watchers
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Stuff and Things 9/25/14

Linking up with Kristin’s kNook.

  • As I previously shared, this past weekend was my friend Rachael’s wedding. It was a gorgeous wedding at the Ceresville Mansion in Frederick, MD. It was nice to reunite with friends that I haven’t seen in forever.

  • I’m in love with Charming Charlie’s Equestrian Collection. I’ve been wearing these earrings nonstop and alternating between these necklaces.

  • I’ve been searching high and low for a new blog design. (Mine is so bad and lazy looking. I don’t even want to read me.) Did you use a designer? Leave who you used in the comments!

  • I’m so behind on my book reviews and I’m unable to commit to a new book. And yet I have over 40 checked out of the library. Better settle down and crack a book.

  • The best thing I’ve seen on TV this week? Why, the Lifetime movie The Hazing Secret. Staring that chick from Degrassi and the new 90210, The Hazing Secret revolves around the death of a pledge (I think she was a pledge) and the main character’s (the after mentioned Shenae Grimes) memory lost. It’s awesome.

  • Additionally, the second most awesome thing I saw on TV this week was also a Lifetime movie starring a Degrassi alum, Sorority Surrogate. Maybe I should just turn this category into the best Lifetime movie I’ve seen this week. Trust, I watch a lot of them. (SHAME!)

  • Finally, I remembered that every season of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team is online. BINGE!

How’s your week going?

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Weight Watchers Wednesday: Roasted Corn and Veggie Quesadilla

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Looks so messy but oh so good. The nice thing about Weight Watchers is that fruit and vegetables are 0 points value. Since I don’t eat red meat or chicken, I get most of my substance from fish and vegetables. Thankfully there’s such a variety that I’m never hungry.

On the exercise front, I’m slowly trucking along. I’m getting my mileage in but cross training is a little tricky for me. My goal for the coming week is to pick out a couple of gym classes to attend.

How’s your health and fitness routine going?

Roasted Corn & Veggie Quesadilla
Serves 1
8 Weight Watchers Points
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
708 calories
86 g
27 g
34 g
20 g
9 g
459 g
630 g
10 g
0 g
23 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
459g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 708
Calories from Fat 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g
53%
Saturated Fat 9g
46%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 27mg
9%
Sodium 630mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates 86g
29%
Dietary Fiber 15g
58%
Sugars 10g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A
61%
Vitamin C
185%
Calcium
25%
Iron
26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup corn kernels
  2. 1 teaspoon oil olive
  3. 1/2 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  4. 1/2 tomato, chopped
  5. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  6. 1/4 onion, chopped
  7. 1/2 red pepper
  8. 1/2 small jalapeño pepper
  9. 2 (7-inch) fat-free whole wheat tortillas
  10. 1/4 cup shredded reduce-fat Mexican cheese
Instructions
  1. Place corn in prepared pan. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Roast, stirring once until corn is lightly browned, 10 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl and let cool.
  2. Add avocado, veggies and cilantro to bowl; toss to combine.
  3. Sprinkle tortilla with 2 tablespoons cheese; top evenly with veggie mixture. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese. Cover with remain tortilla, pressing down lightly.
  4. Lightly spray quesadilla with nonstick spray. Cook in large nonstick skillet over medium heat, until crisp and heated through, about 3 minutes on each side. Cut quesadilla into 4 wedges.
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Respect My Authoritah: Ode To South Park

South_ParkAs I shared in my Friday post, I love media and pop culture. And since I aim to start a new series and talk about said media more, I decided to combine the two and create the “Ode To…” series.

I originally had another series in mind for my first post but in light of South Park’s season premiere tomorrow night and a re-watching of the awesome Imaginationland series of episodes, I had to select it. Also, South Park is the third-longest running animated series, after the Simpsons and Arthur. And if the Emmys mean anything to you, then you should know that South Park has won five.

Background
South Park follows the exploits of Stan, Kyle, Eric and Kenny/Butters (depending on the episode.) It also has a massive supporting cast, my favorites of which are the Goth kids. Extraordinary things happen in their small town of South Park, Colorado, and the boys always seem to end up in it. It’s famous for its topical and controversial episodes.

Why You Should Watch
South Park isn’t for everyone. In some episodes, they aim to outright offend you. But there’s always a certain amount of love to what the creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker do. Yea, some episodes cross a line – I can’t handle Mr. Hankey and always skip his episodes. (Then again, I’m not one for poop jokes to begin with – I can’t watch that one scene in Bridesmaids.) But I love the points the creators try to make and if you have the ability to laugh at randomness and not take things to seriously, South Park is for you.

Episodes to Watch

  • Good Times with Weapons –The boys get their hands on some weapons and demonstrate why kids shouldn’t play with them. One of my favorites due to the anime scenes.
  • Imaginationland Trilogy – My favorite episodes are ones that revolve Butters, a loveable kid that is doomed to face a life of being picked on. In these episodes, the boys journey to Imaginationland, where a terrorist attack happens.
  • The Coon Trilogy – Kenny is not one of my favorite characters but I enjoy the hell out of his alter-ego Mysterion. I also enjoy episodes where the kids do kids things and things just get out of hand. Also, these episodes feature Cthulu.
  • Woodland Critters’ Christmas – Not only is this one of my favorite South Park episodes, it’s one of my favorite Christmas specials.
  • Ungroundable – The perfect combination of Butters and the Goth Kids, this episode satires the popularity of vampires.

What’s your favorite episode of South Park?

 

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