Friday, January 20, 2012

Eff The Ocean, Let's Go To Disneyland!

Yesterday was quite the magical day~

You see, what started off as a trip to the beach ended with a trip to, you guessed it, Disneyland. I picked up Britani around 10:30 and it was so great to see her again! We only get to see each other once a year, so it's always such a treat. It's amazing how, no matter how long we go without seeing each other, when we get back together, we fall right back into sync like we were never separated before.
We got on the freeway and started driving toward the coast, which is roughly a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive. Around half way there, I was talking about Disneyland when Britani says, "Why are we going to the beach? Eff the beach, let's go to Disneyland!"
We ended up getting to Disneyland around 1 (because we had to stop for In N Out on the way!) and the park was basically empty. She bought her ticket and I had my season pass. When we went up to the counter, it wouldn't read her ticket or my pass, but the lady was kind enough to let us in without any hassle.
We ended up not waiting for any more than 10 minutes for ANY ride. It was a relief to have a Star Wars nerd with me, also, because we got to ride Star Tours a million times. We even made silly jokes, like telling people to "live long and prosper" and see how many people would be visibly upset at us saying lines from Star Trek. At one point on the ride, C3PO had said, "This is madness!" and I yelled out "THIS. IS. STAR WARS!" Sadly, only Britani thought that was funny.
I explained to her that I always want to take pictures with characters and have met almost every princess and most of the characters. The number one on my list was to take a picture with a Storm Trooper. All day, we didn't think too much of it, until we got off of Star Tours for the buhjillionth time. We were on our way to a bathroom when Britani yells "STORRRRRRRRM TROOPERSSSSSSSS!". I turn around and see them, then go running into the line. My Disney Dream had come true!
As we headed into Adventure Land, some people approached us and gave us Fast Passes for the Indiana Jones ride. Indie is one of my top favourite rides in the park. We ran to the ride and the Fast Passes were able to be used right then. Before the ride starts, your guide tells you "And whatever you do, don't look the idol in the eyes!" And as you round the corner, there's the idol. Britani and I yelled "DON'T LOOK INTO ITS EYES!" His eyes glow and he says "LOOK INTO MY EYESSSS". You round another corner and, there's Indie, saying "You had to look in its eyes, didn't you?" and we yelled at him, "WE TOLD EM NOT TO, INDIE, I SWEAR!"
We ended up leaving the park around 6, simply because we had done everything. We took almost no pictures, as you can see, and figured that because the lines were so short, we had no time to take pictures. A curse that often happens to my group at Disneyland.

All in all, a dream trip for me and Britani. I can't wait for us to go to Disneyland again next year when she visits.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Little Update~

My life has been a tad boring lately, but productive!

My best friend is visiting from Chicago and on Thursday, we're going to the beach! Last week I painted most of my bathroom, which I think I'll be finishing next week. I still have almost an entire gallon of paint left. I'm going to decorate it all beautifully when it's done, also. In my free time, I've been playing one of my all time favourite childhood games; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I beat it tonight and beat my childhood record! I didn't die once! So I'm a little proud of myself.

and because I have nothing else to talk about, I'm finishing this post with photos of me and my puppy, Huckleberry.

Puppy kisses!

He has the sweetest little face

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

Hello Ladies! I thought today I would share another recipe I came across and tried because it is wonderful!

I love, love, LOVE desserts. Especially cakes and rice crispy treats. So when I serendipitously came across a recipe for Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats, I kind of needed to try it. I found it through a tumblr called "Food Porn" which only posts photos of delicious looking foods and occasionally recipes. I saw the post and it linked to another blog that I quickly fell in love with called "Chef In Training". It was a simple recipe that I knew I had to try immediately. So I donned my apron and whipped it together!

The recipe:
1 bag of mini marshmallows
6 cups rice crispy cereal
1/3-2/3 cup cake batter
3 tbsp butter or margarine

In the Chef In Training recipe, she recommends yellow cake batter. I like yellow cake batter, but I LOVE white cake batter, so I opted for white. She also uses sprinkles in hers, and while I love sprinkles, I decided not to use them the first time I made them.
It follows like a regular rice crispy recipe. Melt the 3 tbsp of butter in a large pot, then add marshmallows. There will never be anything as beautiful to me as when the marshmallows puff up and start to melt~
When the marshmallows are all melted, slowly add the cake batter. One spoon at a time is recommended until you get the desired cake batter taste. I used 2/3 cups of cake batter because I can never get enough of the taste. My marshmallow fluff looked a little more yellow than I thought it would, but it still tasted fantastic.
Then you add it the rice crispies. I added 2 cups at a time to try to mix it evenly. After that, I poured it into a cake pan and let it cool.
After about 30-45 minutes, I cut them into squares. They were still really warm and soft, so they kind of molded into each other after they were stacked. But they were absolutely delicious~

I hope everyone enjoyed this! And I'll attempt to start blogging more

Monday, January 9, 2012


Hey everyone! Sorry for my leave of absence I've unintentionally taken (oops). The holidays have been so busy and it's taken me a while to get back in the swing of things.

Anywho! There's this lovely girl named Mary who has a super awsome blog at --> (I mean, who doesn't love a girl who loves cats?) and both of my lovely kitties were featured on a segment she calls "Meowsday"! Check it out, look around, and follow! (She's such a sweetie!)