No Bake Cookies III
2 cups white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 pinch salt
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, margarine, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute.
2. Add quick cooking oats, peanut butter, and vanilla; mix well.
3. Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool.
Find recipe here.
a hobby of yours.
Well, I may have already blogged about this once or twice...but Becca and I have recently started making headbands and hair clips to sell. :) It's all for the college fund, people! I found that felt and feather headbands and clips are becoming more and more popular, so I jumped right on this opportunity to try it myself! If you make crafty stuff like this, I would love to see it because I know that I'm not the only one in this world that makes them (and neither are you!) So, I shall stop the blah blah blah and get you right to today's link...
Check it out! Let me know which one you like, and if you're interested in buying any! :)
a talent of yours.
Sooo I make videos. Yes, yes I do. And you should check them out. :] That would be great and nice of you. Oh, and you should leave a comment on a video that you watch. :]
(this post was written Friday night)
This is going to be a random post. Ha.
Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of music. Just a few random mixes Becca made me. I really love listening to mixes. At this moment, I’m listening to 1234 by We Swim You Jump. I feel like I’ve had a lot of noise, drama going on recently, yet a lot of fun things going on. I’ve been making headbands and clips with Becca recently. We’re selling them for $4-$8. We have an Etsy, but if you order them through me personally, (email) then you will receive a discount. Ehh…ok, next topic…I get to hang out with my brother and Becca tomorrow. We’re going out to eat at Los Portales then we’re going flea marketing. Fun. :) After that, Becca and I are going to this Style Swap. I’ve never been to one, so I’m super duper excited.
I watched Whip It tonight. Good movie. Quirky and funny. I love Ellen Page. She is a doll. No joke. She’s an amazing actress, and she’s a beauty. I also adore her style in this movie. I wish I could pull off all those rocker outfits.
I bought a new shirt-dress. It’s from Wet Seal. It’s a black lace top with a floral print on the bottom. I can’t wait to wear it. :)
whatever tickles your fancy.
Guess what, guess what?! I got my laptop!! I'm actually using it right now to type this. ahsldkfjasldkfjsdlkf. It's a Dell Inspiron 14. laksdfjsdlskdfjl;. As you can tell, I am SUPER DUPER excited. Holy tuxedo. I put iTunes and Microsoft Office on it last night. It's coming together. :) Whoo hoo!! Ok. Well, that's all I wanted to say. I'm not really in the blogging mood...I have a headache. :/
I rented three movies again. :)
The Invention of Lieing
The Blind Side
an art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Well, I don't really know much about art other than the fact that I like to look at it. Ha. But I can tell you that I love renaissance art. :) Here is a pretty piece by Giotto.
PS: I dyed my hair. :) No, not with kool-aid, Becca!
a song that makes you cry (or nearly).
I Will Remember You
I listened to this song about a thousand and one times the day my dog, Bob, died. These two verses always make me cry:
I'm so tired but I can't sleep
Standing on the edge of something much too deep
It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard
But I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Michael, to the horror of Jim and Pam and other Office workers, discovers what Facebook is, and adds everyone as a friend. Stanely is the only one who refuses to add him. Michael ends up killing productivity, wasting all his time on Facebook, sending people vampire hugs, pokes, and stupid comments, etc.
Creed: Yeah, I have a Facebook. I just googled a picture of a teenage boy and named him Skeet. It makes me feel young again. And the young puss ain't bad neither.
Jim updates status on Facebook. "On the sixth day, God created animals, so I'd have something to eat."
Michael spends the whole day trying to think of a witty reply.
Dwight enters Michael's office, saying something…
Michael: No, sorry Dwight, I haven't done that yet.
Dwight: You were supposed to look at those receipts
Michael: I've been trying to think of a witty reply to Jim's status update.
Michael: Okay, Jim wrote: "On the sixth day, God created animals so I'd have something to eat" (giggles): I wrote…"cheeseboigers!" (snorts)
Dwight (straight faced): That's lame.
Michael (mad): Okay, get out of here.
Dwight: That's what you came up with after three hours?
Michael: Like you could come up with anything better.
Dwight: How 'bout…on the seventh day, God made Jim my subordinate.
Michael: No, that's creepy.
Dwight: How 'bout…on the seventh-day, God created women, so I'd have something to sleep with.
Michael has shocked face, then grunts with laughter.
Michael: That's actually pretty good.
Michael starts typing it.
Dwight: Put in parentheses…Dwight helped me come up with this joke.
Michael: No, Dwight…that's stupid.
Dwight: But I came up with it.
Michael: But I heard it.
Dwight: I want credit for my joke.
Michael: No. It's my joke.
Dwight pushes Michael away from keyboard, shuts down his computer screen. Runs to his computer.
Everyone is looking at them.
Dwight races onto Facebook, replies to Jim's status update.
Jim receives a status update from Michael and Dwight at the same time. Both say the same thing.
Jim just looks at camera.
Dwight (stupid smile on his face): Hey, Jim…did you get my comment?
Jim: Yeah, I got the same comment from Michael.
Dwight: What? DANGIT! I came up with that joke, Jim.
Jim: If you say so.
Dwight: I did!
Jim: Sure, whatever.
Dwight: Jim…give me credit for my joke.
Jim: I think you stole it.
Dwight: No! I came up with that joke. Jim. JIM! Look at me! LOOK AT ME!
Jim looks at Dwight.
Dwight gives him intense stare as if trying to hypnotize him: (whisper) Give me credit, give me credit. Give me credit.
Dwight hits desk with hand: DANGIT!
Dwight and Michael get in fight about who came up with joke.
Toby intervenes. The joke is inappropriate so now some feminist lady has to talk to the office workers.
Toby tells Michael that he is not allowed to say THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID under any circumstances.
Michael: Shut-up, Toby.
Toby: Okay, but…you still can't tell that joke.
Dwight makes Andy leave. He tells Michael that Andy has a big mouth and will say something stupid. Michael agrees. They send Andy out to get everyone donuts while Feminist Lady comes in.
Feminist Lady comes in. Michael bows down to women workers, gets them things, holds doors open for them, shows off to feminist lady. He grovels at her feet, pretending to worship her.
Interview with Michael: Did you know that men used to worship women? They were goddesses. Until Jesus came along. Then we made women wash our feet with their hair.
Feminist Lady gives speech about the importance of women in the workplace, how to feel empowered.
Interview with Angela: I think she's a lesbian. She seems to like women too much.
Feminist Lady often refers to how things make her feel "inside."
Michael tries not to say "That's What She Said!" His face is beet red and he keeps grunting.
FL: I want all the men to say something nice about women.
Jim raises hand.
Jim: I think all women are special and unique…like snow flakes, much different from the men in the office. It's hard. It's really really hard.
Michael, suffering. Straight, red face, grunting.
Jim: To make sure women feel as if they are equals. But we need to strive for that. I mean, it's really hard and long and penetrating. This desire to make women equals.
Michael, dying. Face beet red.
FL: Michael, are you okay?
Michael: Yeah, I think so. I just…need some fresh air.
Michael runs out of room, into bathroom.
Andy comes back with donuts.
Andy looks at Feminist Lady: Hey, who's the broad!
Everyone looks at him, horror on their faces.
Andy: Hey, I gotta joke for you. What did God create on the seventh-day?
Andy: Women. (heh) So we'd have something to sleep with.
Andy makes obscene gestures, gyrating his hips at Feminist Woman.
Jim looks at camera, raises eyebrows.
Michael: Andy! That is completely inappropriate. You know we respect women in this work place.
FL: You've really hurt me inside. You've torn apart my insides.
Michael grunting, red faced: THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!
Michael pukes on her.
Interview with Jim: So yeah, Andy told a dirty joke to a feminist and then Michael puked on her. I'm really surprised this branch hasn't been closed down yet.
Dwight alters Andy's computer so every time he types Cornell the word "fart" appears. Andy's Facebook is riddled with farts. "I attended Fart."
Andy blames Jim. Dwight smiles to himself.
I don't remember where I got this one. :/ But, it's still pretty funny! Hope ya'll enjoyed it!
a non-fictional book.
Into the Wild
Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing book. You will not regret reading this book. I suggest you read the book before you see the movie. The book tells it like it is, and the movie adds a little, and subtracts a little of the story. This book is too good for words. You can find it at almost any local book store; it's a really popular read since the movie release.
"Into the Wild is the true story of the mysterious life and death of Christopher Johnson McCandless, a talented young man from a good family who inexplicably turned his back on everything he seemed to have going for him. He graduated from Emory University in 1990, lost no time in giving away to charity the sizeable balance in his bank account, and then abruptly abandoned his past life and the personal identity all knew him by to basically disappear from the lives of family and friends. He anticipated that his parents would want to stop him, so he arranged to have his mail held for at least a month before it was returned to them, thereby giving himself ample time to leave for unknown parts unhindered by parental intervention..." -source
First we headed to Los Portales after church at James River Assembly. GREAT food.
Then, we headed to JoAnn Fabrics and picked up a lot of stuff for our craft-date. We picked up patterned fabric, colorful felt, sewing needles, beads, and feathers.
Next stop was Target. Here, we picked up some headbands.
My favorite stop of the day comes next...Evangel University. Becca had to drop off some bins she borrowed from her friend. (Keep in mind that here in Missouri, it was raining ice all day...) As we exited Evangel, we realized that Becca had locked her keys in her car. She has never done this before. We had to call security to come "break-in" to her car so that we could get back in. It's funny now, although it wasn't funny at the time.
After this, we picked up some gas and headed to Becca's apartment to make some headbands.
The headbands are posted here. If you are interested in buying one, send me an email at email@example.com. Send me your name, address, and the name of the headband you want and I will mail it to you. Each headband is $8. These are all handmade by Becca and I. She made all the ones with feather, felt, and buttons. The ones that I made are the fabric ones on thicker headbands with a button in the middle.
Then we headed to Little Ceaser's, picked up a few pizzas, then headed back to my place where we watched 500 Days of Summer. :)
a fictional book.
A Certain Slant of Light
I remember reading this book in high school. I can't tell you every little detail about it, but I remember it being EXTREMELY amazing. Here's a summary of what the book is about:
"In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: For the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen--terrified, but intrigued--is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess." -source
whatever tickles your fancy.
Ok, so I'm just going to ramble on about a bunch of little things, if you don't mind...
- I'm ordering my laptop this next week. SO exciting! XD
- I rented three movies, which I'm super stoked to see: 500 Days of Summer, Ninja Assassin, and Precious.
- Tomorrow is Becca and I's CRAFT DATE. Heck to the yes! I'm sure you will have an update about it on Monday. Be looking out for pictures, because we will be selling our crafts. :)
- I filled out some more information for College of the Ozarks yesterday. Exciiiiiiting. :D
- My Spring Break is this coming week! AH! SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP.
- Something funny you should know is I'm actually writing this tonight, which would really be last night by now. (At this moment, it is Friday. I am scheduling this to post tomorrow, which will be Saturday.) So, this post is a little weird for me to write. Hahah. Ok... next point...
- I downloaded some Lykke Li. She's amazing. Her voice is so...different. Check her out, if you haven't heard her stuff. Especially listen to Time Flies. YES.
Have a great Saturday, ya'll!
1. Today I am wearing a purple vneck, jeans, and purple polka-dotted flats.
2. My favorite childhood food was black olives and my favorite food now is spaghetti. (ALTHOUGH I LOVE CHINESE FOOD & PANERA BREAD)
3. A day that I am too busy to keep up with my 30-Days of Blogging Challenge is a day that I am too busy.
4. The last movie I saw was Shutter Island and the next movie I want to see is Precious.
5. My favorite smell is Lowe's because I love the smell of wood & fresh paint. (NOT because it gets me high...because it doesn't.)
6. A weird little quirk I have is I have to sleep with my fan on. I think a lot of people have that quirk, too.
7. When I take personality quizzes they always say I'm ...well, I've never taken a personality quiz. So, I actually just took one so I would have an answer for this question. Ha. Here's what it said, "Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out." :)
Have a great Friday, everyone!
a photo of you taken recently.
a photo of you taken over ten years ago.
a photo you took.
Ok, so I'm finding this extremely difficult. See, I'm more into videography than I am into photography. At this moment, I am STILL looking for a picture...hmmm...Ok, so I've been looking for about 15 minutes. This is ridiculous. No where in the rules does it say that it has to be a "professional-looking" picture that I took. So, I'm just picking a random picture that I took years ago...
whatever tickles your fancy.
the giving tree
by shel silverstein
I. Love. This. Book. I've always loved it. I'm pretty sure it was the first book I fell in love with as a little girl. Yes, most of my posts have stated that I "loved this as a little girl", but I don't care. I guess I stick onto things more easily than others do. If you've never read it, you should. It's so cute, and it's sure to make you cry. I think of the tree like some people (including me sometimes) view God. He gives and gives and gives, and gets nothing in return. Sometimes we don't figure that out until it's too late. God is a giving God. He gives us what we need, even if we aren't thankful. I hope this makes you recognize that God deserves to be thanked. Wouldn't you, if you gave that much? It's necessary to be thankful to God. Don't just pray when you are in need, don't just pray when you are in want, but pray just for the soul purpose of thanking Him for all that He does for you and for us, His children.
Take some time to head up to Barnes & Noble. This is a short book, so it won't take you much time. I guarantee, though, you will hold onto the message your entire life.
The show is taped as a "mocumentary." It follows the lives of approximatly 14 individuals who work at a paper company called Dunder Mifflin. Most of their lives are captured within the office. I'll give you a rundown of some of the halarious characters of The Office.
Most information taken from Wikipedia.
Michael: Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information.