Saturday, June 11, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge

I know I did one today already, but I have missed a day or two... So I am doing 2 today.

Day 14 - Things you love

My Family
My Job
My dogs
School (surprisingly... I have always hated school... more of a social event. Well.. it is all online now, so no real social activity... and I still love it...hmm)
Reichen and Stratton, Sevryn and Synjyn... (they are my job.. I thought I would mention it twice.)
S'mores with PB (Nicole.. I want to try them with a Reese cup.. I am scared)
Live music
Karaoke (never done it.. but I want to.. I love to watch others do it)
Jazz Bars

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 13

Day 13 - Something you want to buy

I have mentioned it before... I am on a tight budget! BUT! I have lots of things I want... Here we go!!!

Maybe silly.... but I want some Egyptian Cotton Sheets...

The new iPad

iPhone 4 (or the latest version when that envelope is ready...)

A Mac

 2011 Camaro

 Corvette Stingray

ChevelleSS (mmmm....)

Yeah.. I REALLY want one of these...!!!

I really want a Harley...

 (I have a thing for muscle cars...)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fall Semester '11

Well.. I am only taking 1 class this first summer session (each session is 8 weeks). The next summer session that starts in just a few weeks, I will be taking 2 classes (Theo 104 and Bible 104). So this first semester, I am taking 9 credits. The first session has been great. And I am hoping it's not because I am only taking 1 class...

I just registered for Fall semester... I will be taking US History, Math 102, Eng 101 and (my first counseling class) Intro to Counseling 201...

I may be just that crazy...

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 12

Day 12 -Something you have recently bought.

I am on a tight budget... I use envelopes, and if they have no money, I do not spend  money... so besides groceries, I have not really bought anything... BUT... (And i can't find a picture of it online.. and I don't have it to take a picture of..) I bought my sister a really cute outfit for her baby (due in August). It says "off to auntie's" on it. with a car. it is a t-shirt and shorts set. It is super cute.

Other than that.. I haven't really bought anything...

Thursday Five

Linking up with Nicole for this week's Thursday five.

This week's wordes are:

Happy... hmm..  I am happy I am still making an A in Biology. It seems to be getting easier as I go. AND, I work for a vet.. she has helped me understand some of the information. You can tell she loves it!
I am giddy that I got my summer swap essentials! It was super exciting to get a package in the mail!
I am joyful that I get a vacation.. well needed... 
I am still very excited that I have started back to school... I know I talk about it a lot. I am not sure the excitement will ever wear away.  
I am appreciative of my families support in all my endeavors. I have whims... and I like to be supported... :)  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

YAY for Summer Essentials Swap!!

I few weeks ago, I decided to join in this Summer Swap over at Flip Flops and Combat Boots. I swapped with Jessica at Black Cat Kitchen. I was super excited to get the mail today! I LOVE packages! And when I opened it, I felt special... silly as that is (I signed up to get it's the little things). Here's what she sent me!

Whoohoo! I also got a note that I forgot to put in the stuff. She sent water bottle, fun drink markers, a pedicure kit, a pollish called "Miss Independent" :), her favorite snack bars (Luna! I Love Luna!), some Tea samples, coffee cozies (super cute!), a sleep mask, and Liftoff (I think this is an energy tablet to make an energy drink with).

I love this color. I will do my nails this weekend!

Pedi Kit :)

Luna Bars!

Energy Tablet for energy drink I think :)

Tea :)

Drink Markers
Sleepers (I have needed a new pair. I lost my other ones! I LOVE sleepers!)

Coffee cozies! How cute are these. I drink coffee everyday! These are perfect!

And a water bottle. I also try to drink a good 64oz of water a day. This will be helpful!

Some more teas! I love tea. Being from the south, I generally drink it sweet and iced. But I do love flavored teas to. I am excited to try these. 

Jessica, you did great! Thank you so much!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Recipe Swap Tuesday

I can't believe it is still Tuesday. It has felt like Wednesday to me all day! Ugh!

Anyway, I am linking up with Mrs. S over at Confessions of a Sailor's Wife for my Recipe Swap.

This week is Lasagna. I never make it, but I LOVE pasta! My "lasagna" (I do call it Lasagna) is actually the curly noodles... Callentani is my favorite, but those are hard to find, so I usually use rotini.

My Lasagna

Preheat oven to 350F.

1 lb pasta noodles (cooked and drained)
1 jar (Prego 3 cheese)
1 lb ground meat (usually I use beef, but you can use turkey, chicken or sausage- cooked and drained)
8oz Ricotta cheese
8 oz Cottage cheese
handful (yes.. seriously.. a handful) of Parmesan cheese
2 bags Itallian Shredded cheese (really any that you like)
1 egg
touch of salt

Place pasta in a 9x11 glass baking dish. Add meat and sauce. Put a slight but of water in sauce jar to get remainder of sauce out of the jar. Stir meat, pasta and sauce. In a separate bowl, add together the Ricotta, cottage, and parmesan cheese, add the egg and salt. Stir to mix well. Spoon on top of pasta/meat. Cover with shredded cheese (I use both bags... I like it cheesy)

Cook at 350F for about 25-30 minutes, or until sauce bubbles and edges are yummy crisp (not burnt though...)

MMM... I love it! It is pretty generic though.

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 11

I know I skipped Day 10... But it is a picture of yourself 10 years ago. That will take some effort on my part that I don't have time to put in... so you all will have to wait :)

Day 11 - Nicknames you have and why

Nanna - people called me this in HS. I have a few people still call me this now. I like it. I think it is endearing.
Banana - hate it... obviously it rhymes with Anna.
Ena - This was what the kids at the daycare called me.
Babe - Not called this much anymore.
Sister - my mom calls me this occasionally. It's not like she is calling me "sister" as a name, but, almost like she is singing it. Hard to explain. She calls my sister "Sister-Lou"
Lolly - My nieces and nephews will call me this. My sister calls me it now sometimes.
B - term of endearment. Short for banana

Monday, June 6, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 9

Day 9 - Pet Peeves

~when someone who speaks without thinking (I totally think people should speak there mind... but not speaking before they think)
~when people call other people names. I can't stand that
~people walking slower than me in the store.. and I need to get around them
~loud eaters
~cell phones at dinner
~when people are late without calling
~alarm clocks... necessary evil...

That's all I can think of...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 8

Day 8 - Craving

hmm.. let's see. I do not crave food only

Mexican Food
the outdoors
Facebook (still go through withdrawals)
S'mores (with peanut butter, no chocolate)
A child
Did I mention Pasta...:)

That's probably all...

Friday, June 3, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 7

Day 7 - The Meaning behind your blog name

To me... this is obvious. But to you all... maybe not so much. The meaning of unfettered is "released from physical or mental bonds; unrestrained." This is my story in one word. So, I am the unfetterd.

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 6

I am a day behind... so you will get 2 today.

Day 6 - Favorite Songs

This one is hard, because I love so many songs. I don't really have any "favorites." It just depends on my mood, the day... there are lots of things that make me love a song. So here goes my best shot...

La fille aux cheveux de lin - Peter Schmalfuss
Clair de Lune - Peter Schmalfuss
Grace - Brad and Rebekah
Blue Sky - Emily West
I'd Love to be Your Last - Gretchen Wilson
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Turning Tables - Adele
Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg
The Boy Who Never - Landon Pigg
I'm Yours - The Script
Lost - Anouk
Poison and Wine - The Civil Wars
Powerful Stuff - Sean Hayes
From The Morning - Nick Drake
Tangled - Stain'd

Thats's probably all for now.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thursday Five

Linking up with Nicole at Flip Flops and Combat Boots for Thursday Five. I CANNOT believe it is already June of 2011. Where in the world.. does the time go.

This week the words are

I think it is Fascinating that people can be so ignorant. They talk before they think. I am not going to rant about it.... but seriously.

I have had a Pleasant week. I had Monday and Tuesday off, and I got a lot finished in my school work. It was quiet where I was. It was just very nice.

I got concert tickets tonight... (will disclose band at a later date..) I am stoked!! SWEET!

This band... Sensational

Today was my boss's birthday. She texted me at 8:00pm and asked me to come to her house for cupcakes. It was very Heartwarming to be thought of... Love my job.

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 5

Day Five - Favorite Quotes

(From Demotivators  at I love these things)

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
~Albert Einsten

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
~Jim Fiebig
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.  
~Abraham Lincoln 
The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.  
~David Richerby 
My granny used to say to me "pretty is as pretty does..."
And if I had more time, I could probably list lots of song quotes... but I have to study.