Wow, after several years ive decided to try and resurrect this little blog of mine. I recently told a friend I missed having a place to write. Then out of nowhere a blog "challenge" if you will came about on a public group im in. So here I am and I'm going to try and keep this thing going. Bare with me as I make changes and update content. Feel free to sift through my old posts, you just might learn something new about me....

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Writers Workshop: Cupcakes

I haven't done this in 2 years.  I am very excited to jump back onto the Writers Workshop bandwagon.  As usual the topics weren't the easiest for me to decide from, but I decided to go with one I feel very strongly about...


I hate beauty. .. my mom calls me a muffin and my brother a cupcake
Poor little muffin, he's soo much better and he looks so sad here!
Brace yourselves for what I am about to say... I don't like them.  I just don't.  Now to be fair about this I don't like cake either.  When it comes to desserts I would much rather be eating a pie or a cheesecake or cookies or ice cream.  I know that I'm in the minority here, everyone seems to like cupcakes.  There are cupcake businesses popping up everywhere.  There are not one, but multiple shows about cupcakes on the food network, hell, even my cousin has a cupcake business!  I just don't enjoy them!

First let's start with the cake part itself, sometimes it's dry, sometimes its so moist and it falls apart all over the place.  Now, the frosting, you've got to be kidding me right?  Some cupcake makers put so much frosting you can't even get past it when you take a bite.  It gets on your nose, it's soo sweet that it hurts you teeth, and the flavors are gross.  I just do not see the appeal.  It's just a big sticky sweet mess.

I mean they sure can look cute.  Or amazing for some.  Flowers, and animals and themes oh my!  I understand that they are eatable works of art.  I understand it takes skill to get it just right and that the decorations are a way to express yourself.  Some of them are swoon worthy, but delicious?  Not in my book!

Amazing, but how on earth do you eat this??

My kids don't even like them that much.  I mean, they say they do.  Aiden ALWAYS wants gramma to make him cupcakes or to buy some at the bakery section of the store.  Then he eats one or two, licks the frosting off the rest and we are done.  A waste. 

So love me or hate me for my confession, but I am not a cupcake lover. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Stalker Tendencies

Hi, my name is Kerri and I'm on online stalker.  Now before you report me let me explain....

I haven't touched this blog in two years, previous to that I had blogged for the better part of 2 years.  I started this blog when I was pregnant with Aiden.  All the cool kids on "the bump" had a blog and we all started keeping up with each other.  I gained a lot of great friends this way.  I have kept in touch with 2 wonderful ladies on Facebook the last 2 years, but everyone else I just abandoned when I left my blog untouched.

Here I sit now trying to catch up with my long lost bloggy friends only to find most have quit writing as well.  I am sitting here sifting through my read list only to find many blogs left in mid story just like mine.  One person had her 4th baby and stopped writing.  Another was pregnant with a second and never updated.  It makes me sad that I wasn't around to share these moments with people I considered my friends.  Thankfully, I did manage to locate one "friend" today through her business page and she wrote me back instantly!  There is another that I am hoping to hear back from as well.  Unfortunately I can't recall the last name of some of the people I used to read or I'd just look them up on Facebook since that's now the easiest way to keep in touch. 

I know that people come and go, but I'd like to think that I had a connection with some of these people.  In a time when blogging was the "in thing" to do we shared so many stories with each other and honestly had an interest in each others well beings.  I hope to develop these kind of relationships again, some in part to a group I'm on in Facebook, but some with you, the few of you who actually might be reading my nonsense.  So if you are out there please don't hesitate to leave a comment. 

Fat Fashion

So another prompt for August writing is "tell me about your fashion icon".  Let's be honest it's not easy finding a plus size fashion icon.  When you look at "plus size" models they fall pretty short on my expectations.  I realize that plus size is all relative, but a 12/14 to me is not plus.  That's AVERAGE.  And that's my GOAL.  But if I look to REAL people I can actually see some amazingly beautiful plus size women who know how to dress to impress. 

Melissa McCarthy

Even in her daily life she looks comfortable and stylish and not ashamed of her size....

Queen Latifah 

Gabrielle Sidibe

Girlfriend rocking a wrap dress....

So there you have it ladies. Real PLUS size women and how they give me hope that I can look as gorgeous when I leave the house.  Just because we are big doesn't mean we aren't beautiful!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Nom Nom Nom

Who doesn't like to eat.  Seriously, I love everything about food.  The way it comforts me, the way it smells, the way it makes me feel warm, the way it actually satisfies my hunger.  There is a difference though between eating to feed yourself and eating to feed your soul.  Let's talk about feeding the soul shall we....

When I am having a rough day and I turn to food to comfort myself there a few things that I reach for.  One is a cup of coffee.  I have coffee every single morning when I wake up, with enough hazelnut coffeemate to turn it tan.  When I am feeling blue and need something warm to hold in my hand and to sip on in the afternoon I turn to coffee.  There is something so satisfying about how it goes down and fills my belly with warm and creamy comfort.  Plus I never feel guilty have an extra cup of coffee.

Guilty pleasures though are in the mix as well.  They change often based on my mood, but I have a few favorite comfort foods I constantly reach for. 

1.  Ice cream.  Isn't this true for every female?  Vanilla bean with chocolate fudge magic shell on top is my favorite.  My recent find, thanks to the CGG girls, is Talenti gelato.  Yum.

2.  Another is my moms baked mac and cheese.  Except not baked.  Over the years I have learned I love it soo much more when it's creamy.  So without fail she will leave me out a bowl before it goes into the oven or she will just not bake it at all. 

3.  Lastly is chicken Top Ramen.  Now it cant be that Maruchen brand, nope.  It must be the official Top Ramen brand.  Nothing else will work.  And I have to crunch up the noodles and if I make it on the stove you better believe that I measure out exactly 2 cups of water because that is how it is made perfectly brothy.  It's my go to snack and lunch and dinner all the time.  It's horrible for you.  It's cheap.  It is warm.  And I love it.  Even my kids have learned to love love love "noodles" and we always have a case in the house. 

So there you have it.  My go to comfort foods.  Nothing beats them.  Now, if you'll excuse me I'm off to make some coffee and top ramen....
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