Tuesday, February 19, 2013

E-Cards & Images to Describe Nursing School...

My life as of late…





(this next one you'll only get if you're a nursing student yourself)


And I'm sure you're all thinking this:

But really


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Here's to waiting for 2/14/14...

Happy February 14th! 

Husband and I don't really celebrate Valentine's day and being apart this year made it seem like any other day even more…minus my Facebook newsfeed blowing up with declarations of love and adoration for significant others, photos of flowers, and the occasional haters-of-the-day…

Oh, and I guess my journal reminded me of the holiday, too:
Next year's Valentine's day will be lightyears better than this year. 

Reason #1: I will be living under the same roof as Husband and will actually have the chance to put "yes" under my journal's Q&A entry for the day. 

Reason #2: I won't be living in a building where I share walls with people and hear their dog bark all. day. long.

I'm lookin' at you, #105 across the hall...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Winter Break

For the past three days, it has been winter break...


I ordered and received my new iPhone case in the mail thanks to a wonderful kate spade sample sale:

I visited friends:

So attractive...my best friend from high school who is now a teacher and lives smack dab in the middle of the state.
My two best friends from college plus a new little addition :) 

I FINALLY finished Husband's med school quilt that I've been working on for way too long:



I made this recipe, this recipe, and this recipe and all were delicious. 

I also slept in a lot, got caught up on tasks around the apartment I've been meaning to get to, and enjoyed taking things easy before the chaos starts back up again. 

I am one step closer to this:

and this:


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Simple Scones

I've mentioned more than once how much I love this television show. Husband refers to it as my "soap," since it can be quite dramatic at times and I eat it all up. 

I am not ashamed.

So, what did I do today after I got out of class and the longest week ever? Made some of the most delicious scones to watch with one of the four remaining episodes of latest season. 

(And for all you Friends fans out there - no, I did not smash them on the table รก la Ross shouting, "Stupid British snack food!")

I got this recipe from a Betty Crocker cookbook we received as a wedding gift. While I haven't used it a whole ton (…thanks to allrecipes.com and Pinterest recipe boards…), this was one recipe I'm happy I stumbled upon. 

It's simple.
It's straightforward.
And the results are so. dang. good.

The only thing I added was some caramel bits that I found in the baking aisle to add alongside the chocolate chips. I highly recommend them! The final turnout reminded me of this scrumptious scone I savored while out to breakfast with Husband a few weekends ago. 


Simple Scones
Adapted from Betty Crocker Cookbook

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup firm butter
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3-1/2 cup chocolate chips *can adapt with other mix-ins for variety!
4-6 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
Additional heavy whipping cream

1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter, using a pastry blender or pulling two knives through ingredients in the opposite directions until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the egg, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and just enough of the 4-6 tablespoons of whipping cream so the dough leaves the side of the bowl. 

2. Place dough on a lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 10 times. On an ungreased cookie sheet, roll or pat dough into an 8-inch circle. Using a sharp knife dipped in flour, cut the dough into 8 wedges but do not separate them. Brush the tops with additional whipping cream. 

3. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and carefully separate wedges. 

Serve warm with tea or coffee and enjoy!