HOW TO BE JESUS (well, at least when it comes to resurrecting your dead house plants)

Let me start off by saying that the average temperature in our apt is 103*F.
They are vintage style suites
which means no A/C during the summer.

As you can imagine, its very HOT.
It's so hot, in fact, that I manage to kill my basil plant almost once a week.
{it gets really dehydrated, and I forget to water it}
I actually killed it about 2 days ago and today it looks like this:


Magic... ok not really.
My mother Hanna actually taught me the trick.

So, Without further ado:
how to revive your houseplants after you've accidentally killed them

1. Fill a bucket, sink or basin halfway with water. (With the container only half full, you won't need to worry about overflow.) Make sure the container is large enough to accommodate the entire pot your plant is in, all the way to the rim.

2.Put the plant (in the pot) into the water-filled container. If the rim of the pot is not covered by water, add more. It's all right if water covers some of the foliage. You may need to weigh down the pot with a brick or a stone to keep it from floating to the surface.

3.Keep the plant in the container until bubbles stop rising from the soil.

4.Keep the plant in the water for at least a half hour after the bubbles stop, to make sure that the soil is completely saturated.

5.Remove the pot from the container and allow the plant to drain.

6. Place the potted plant inside a large plastic bag, and then take another plastic and cover the the top part of the plant (the actual leaves, flowers, etc.)  Make sure the whole plant is covered!! This provides much-needed humidity to the foliage while the roots go back into action.

7. Place the plant in a cool dark area, I usually put mine in a closet. You can leave it in there for a few hours, or days... it all depends on how long the plant takes to revive itself.


Dream Jobs: Cake Decorator

I've been obsessed with the show Cake Boss lately.
Maybe it's because I hate my job.
Maybe it's because I'm super jealous of how creative they can be in their profession.
Maybe its because its a bunch of crazy Italians with Jersey accents.

either way

it would be totally awesome to be a cake sculptor or decorator and get to make edible art
every day

How amazing are these:

I don't think I could eat them they are so beautiful!


Chicka Chicka Yeeeahhhhh

Who's coming to Cleveland on Wednesday?

Who is paying an ungodly amount of $ to go see her?



It been a long week...

I turned 23 on July 3rd

Celebrated Independence

BBQ's w. family & friends

read a few books

attended an engagement party at this park

Watched this clown break my city's heart

Played with my pups at Edgewater Park

How was your week?


Bless Baby Cohen

{click here to read about his amazing story}



"You may be brave enough or strong enough to live without me, if that’s what’s best. But I could never be that self-sacrificing. I have to be with you. It’s the only way I can live."

{R and I are taking half days from work so we can see it today!!}


1 Day

"It’s too bad we missed the fight. It sounds like it would have been entertaining to watch."


2 Days

"I wasn’t sure how I heard the low sound with all the other noises echoing off the stone wall and hammering inside my head. My own heartbeat should have been enough to drown it out. But, in the split second that I stared into Victoria’s eyes, I thought I heard a familiar, exasperated sigh."

Day 3

"The pack mind is mesmerizing. All thinking together and then separately at the same time. There’s so much to read!"


4 Days

"Does it occur to anyone else that the only possible threat in the area that would call for the creation of an army is… us?"


5 Days

"It’s not like love at first sight, really. It’s more like… gravity moves. When you see her, suddenly it’s not the earth holding you here anymore. She does. And nothing matters more than her. And you would do anything for her, be anything for her… You become whatever she needs you to be, whether that’s a protector, or a lover, or a friend, or a brother."


6 Days

"They stood out from the rest of the crowd, their beauty and grace otherworldly. I wondered how I’d ever fallen for their human farce. A couple of angels, standing there with wings intact, would be less conspicuous."


7 Days

"If I had found you, there isn’t a doubt in my mind how I would have proceeded. I was that boy, who would have — as soon as I discovered that you were what I was looking for — gotten down on one knee and endeavored to secure your hand. I would have wanted you for eternity, even when the word didn’t have quite the same connotations."

{ See the hand above Edward's head? Look closely}


8 Days

"But I want you to know something — when it comes to all this enemies nonsense, I’m out. I am a neutral country. I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures. Jacob is family. You are… well, not exactly the love of my life, because I expect to love you for much longer than that. The love of my existence. I don’t care who’s a werewolf and who’s a vampire. If Angela turns out to be a witch, she can join the party, too."


9 Days

"I think I might have been wrong before, you know, about not being able to be friends. Maybe we could manage it, on my side of the line. Come see me."


10 Days

"It was against the rules for normal people — human people like me and Charlie — to know about the clandestine world full of myths and monsters that existed secretly around us. I knew all about that world — and I was in no small amount of trouble as a result."


類最大悲劇不... in other words, WTF.

Dear people, robots, or aliens leaving me comments in asian symbols,

{just so you know}

 I wonder:
what the fu*k you are saying.

I wonder:
why you are wasing my my fu*king time.

I wonder:
why you dont provide me with a fu*king translation.

I wonder:
why you fu*king do this to some of my blog friends.

I wonder:
how can I get you to fucking stop.

{because by this point, I am very annoyed, I have turned on comment moderation}

on that note,

人類最悲劇不 而是沒有掌 有意義的人

The Drunken Chef: Supernatural Brownies

Hanna (my mother) is an outstanding, classically trained chef.
My cooking: ehhhhh.

But I do really enjoy baking and I think im pretty damn good at it, better than Hanna anyway.
You'd probably never know that because, well, I don't blog about it.

(I kinda suck at blogging)

Either way, I am obsessed with cooking/baking shows.
I attempt to imitate what I see/read.
And have you ever noticed that most chefs, (at least the good ones) are always boozin?

Confession: Sometimes, drink wine when I cook
because for some reason I think it will make me produce delicious food.
ridiculous: yes
fun: absolutely

Here's a little somethin somethin I whipped up today
{im home from work, cashing in on some PTO time}

Supernatural Brownies
{Makes 24 2-inch brownies}

2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into 1/4-inch pieces (I use Ghirardelli bars)
4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
parchment paper
 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan

1. Set the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

2. Line your pan with parchment paper: bring the parchment up the sides of the pan so that there is a slight  overhang and grease with butter or nonstick cooking spray.

3. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and turn off heat. Combine butter and chocolate in a heat proof bowl and set over pan of water. Stir occasionally until melted. (Alternatively, melt butter and chocolate in a bowl in the microwave, stopping at 20 second intervals to stir and prevent scorching.)

4. Whisk eggs together in a large bowl, then whisk in the salt, sugars, and vanilla. Stir in the chocolate and butter mixture, then fold in the flour.

5. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 45 minutes, until top has formed a shiny crust and batter is moderately firm. Cool completely in pan on a rack. If not serving right away, wrap pan in plastic wrap and keep at room temperature or refrigerated until the next day.

6. To cut brownies, first lift them out of pan using the parchment overhang and transfer them to a cutting board. Separate parchment from edges. Using a sharp knife, trim away edges and cut brownies into 2-inch squares.

7. Enjoy.


I Wanna Do Bad Things With You

Do you have HBO?
If you don't, I strongly recommend calling your cable provider


bloody, sexy, violent, funny, frightening, erotic
{take your pick}

This show alone is worth it.

Yesterday was the premiere of season 3
and its gonna be good


rather than tell you about it
I'll simply leave you with this:

{Sundays @ 9 on HBO}

Cause watching it hurts so good.


Just put it on my Centurion...

Wouldn't it be awesome if we all had one of these:

Better yet, wouldn't it be awesome if all of out debt just disappeared?
I sure as hell think so.
Once upon a time I had one credit card, with a limit of $1,000.
It was always paid off.
Life was good.

Then, I went to college
and I had to pay for part of a wedding
Married the love of my life... and all his credit cards
He went to college too
We bought a new car
We opened a few credit cards... together
We're looking for a house

What the fuck just happened?

How did I go from $1,000 to $712,547,123,549,123,549?

Okay, so its not really that bad.
Annnnddd, I'm happy to report that most of our debt is already paid off
{cos im on top of it}
with the exception of some of the credit card debt, college, part of the car, and soon to be mortgage.

So, the goal (by the end of the year) is to pay off the rest of the credit cards!!
and shred them all.
{okay, most of them}

Wish me luck!



new(ish) blog.

new house.

new job.

new dog.

to come soon.

so get excited.

because I am.



Please refer to the sign below...

As it turns out, when everything starts to suck... all you need is a little David Bowie in your life.

Okay... so maybe, David Bowie doesn't actually solve problems.
He is, however, still kick ass.
Wouldn't it be nice though...

Before my blogging vacation, life sucked. I bitched, and whined, and pretty much sat on my ass and waited for my "break". Do you ever do that? Sometimes, I feel like especially bad shit happens to me, and if enough goes wrong, eventually God will cut me a "break".
Lame, I know-
but I'm only human.

Since my last post,
Alot of stuff has changed around here.
Here's the abridged version in list form:

1. Job pt. 1
2. Debt
3. Job pt. 2
4. House hunting
5. School
6. Babies


Lets do a bit of a blog series, shall we...

#1. I lost my job.

On the first day that I was supposed to go back to work after R & I got back from vacation in Florida, actually. I was dreading going back because I fucking hated my job anyway. I got in early, and left 5 mins later- jobless. Long story short, I got laid-off... basically forever.

Was I upset-- not really. Happy-- sorta. I was desperatly searching for a new job anyway, I just planned on having it before quitting the shitty one. To tell you the truth I didn't know how I felt. I've always left jobs in the past, not the other way around. I think I was in shock?? R was happy, because I think he may have hated my job more than I did... but also unhappy because it meant I wasn't going to be making any $crilla. My crappy ex- boss told me to apply for unemployment and they were sorry they had to let me go- the company wasn't making any money. I told him to stick it where the sun don't shine... okay not really, but I didn't apply for unemployment because I wanted nothing to do with those assholes
suddenly, I had alot more time to focus on said job search...


Oh, hey... nice of you to long in after 6 months

I've been away... as if you havent noticed.
and im not coming back yet
{but I promise I have good intentions}
I've spent all my free time applying for jobs

First, in Florida..
now in Cleveland...
and I haven't landed anything worth while yet.

So friends,
I'll be returning when I have a new job
because the one I have sucks
until then...
peace, love, and chicken grease.
and cross your fingers for me

{and if your company in cleveland is hiring, email me, for the love of god please}


Sucks to Suck, Bear.

The Booda Dome

After reading dozens of reviews, I've decided to buy this for Maze...
& hopefully it's worth the $40.

I'd like to see Bear try and eat cat shit now,
because his head will be too big to fit in the opening

Supposedly, the stairs keep most of the litter inside that thing,
which will result in a happy husband-- he hates litter all over the floor.

Please cross your fingers that my giant cat fits in there and uses it!


On a scale of 1 to Chris Brown, how mad are you?

Tonight, I'll begin with some praise... but I also wish to share some frustration with you, dear readers.

I find dogs to be extremely intelligent.
What I like most about them is that they really do act like people.
They learn.
They have feelings.
They have likes and dislikes.
They love.
{you get it}


You've met Bear.
{that yellow thing- corn on the cob he stole}

Besides thievery, Bear enjoys:
chasing after squirrels at top speed
biting his nails
chewing on bones
pretending hes a lap dog
begging for food
laying on forbidden things like the couches/bed

Hes figured out how to use his good looks to his advantage...
He knows if he does something cute like say, give you a high five
he will not only get praise, but also food.
He knows R doesn't mind him on the bed at night...
so he waits until I fall asleep to get on it.
He doesn't like being alone
and crys like a baby.
He can tell when we are feeling down
and then hes extra cuddly.

All in all, I would completely argue that my dog is a prodigy.


Sometimes, my dog is so fucking dumb
I just want to kick his ass.




The newest love of my Life

because she makes makes millions for
so fucking weird.


A long overdue AWARD

Happy 2010!
{does anyone else find that terrifing?}

Wwwaaaaaayyyyyy back in 2009... ok so it wasn't that long ago... I got an award from one of my absolute fav blogger friends Miss Malbec from "Nothing a little wine and cheese can't fix"

Im hoping that she doesn't hate me for taking so long to FINALLY post this award ;)
 She is truly amazing, one of my regular reads, and even though I've never met her- a friend.
Im sure she would love it if you stopped by her blog so click here

And now, presenting my fabulous new award:

The Rules

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who's given it to you, along with the link to his or her blog.
2. Answer the questions below and post them to your blog
3. Pass the award to seven other blogs you enjoy.
4. Contact those bloggers to let them know they've been chosen for this award.

The Questions
 1. Where is your cell phone: Living Room
2. Your hair: Freshly dyed champagne blonde
3. Your mother: Awesome
4. Your father: Equally awesome
5. Your favorite food: Cheeese
6. Your dream from last night: too drunk to dream
7. Your favorite drink: Tea
8. Your dream/goal: Become an event planner that makes millions ;)
9. What room are you in: Living Room
10. What is your hobby: Cooking/Baking
11. What is your fear: Life after death
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: Florida with fab job and maybe a kid?
13. Where were you last night: Johnny Malloys with husband, friends, wings, and guiness
14. Something you are not: Nice
15. Muffins: Only like choc chip
16. Wish List items: LOTS, but currently a DSLR camera!
17. Where did you grow up: Poland (the country)
18. Last thing you did: Made stirfry for dinner
19. What are you wearing: Sorority t-shirt & cut off sweatpants
20. Your TV: Dominated by husband 24/7
21. Your pets: Adorable :)
22. Your friends: Crazy
23. Your life: Could be better, but im trying to stay positive in 2010
24. Your mood: Restless
25. Missing someone: Always ♥
26. Vehicle: White Kia Sportage SUV
27. Something you’re not wearing: My heart on my sleeve
28. Your favorite store: BORDERS.
29. Your favorite color: Green
30. When’s the last time you laughed: Last night w. friends
31. When’s the last time you cried: I don't remember
32. Your best friend: Free Spirited
33. One place you go over and over: Im drawing a blank on something fun to put here....
34. One person who emails me regularly: R
35. Favorite place to eat? Panera Bread

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