Life As Rachel: December 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

What I'm looking forward to in '13

2013 is going to hopefully be a wonderful year! I try to make every year better than the last.I am looking forward to a pile of stuff.
1. Miranda Lambert/Dierks Bentley with my girls in Jan. at the Roanoke Civic Center. This will be my 3rd time seeing her. I have a slight obsession..dont judge me!
2. In May this will be 3 years married...that's a long time people! Hey I beat Kim K.!
3. MAINE! Every year we go to Maine in August. I love Bar Harbor and Freeport. Shopping in Freeport is amazing and the outlets have the best deals right after Labor Day.
4. Summer..the students will be gone at work..sorry to all college students that read this!
5. My car is finally paid off this spring!
So lets celebrate New Years and lets live up what is left of 2012! Make your resolutions, don't make them...just enjoy the New Year...and drink some!


Friday, December 28, 2012


Today is finally Friday!! It has been a short week..only 2 days for me! It has went by very fast and has been pretty good. Only a few bumps and bruises here and there! I never got to post any Christmas pictures so here are a few!
My nephew..look at them ears!
The hubs and Itsy!
Me and the sister!
 I now get another 4 day work week and I get to party for New Years!
Now I know everyone makes those lovely New Years resolutions..but who are we we really keep them? Maybe out of the millions of people..2% actually complete them. We all say we will lose weight, eat healthier, stop smoking or whatever it is. I have decided to not make a resolution this year but to just be a better person..or is that making one??

Hopefully everyone has a wonderful drunken amazing New Years and I hope you get to kiss that special person at midnight! If not..enjoy your amazing weekend, party like its 1999 and enjoy what is left of 2012!
I also linked up with Photobucket

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Good day..gone wrong

My day started off pretty good today. The ice melted away fairly quickly and I got to work only 20 minutes late due to this. I was still the first person here! Go me! I was having a good day, and we are even closing early in case the roads freeze back up..which I am thinking is not gonna happen but I am not gonna argue! There was not even any traffic on my way in and I did not hit any lights. I wore my favorite sweater dress from mod cloth too. This was my day ya know? First day back from "winter break".
First thing that went wrong..I bit my tongue. That hurt like hell and if any of you have done hurts. Need I say more?
My manager is also on leave and I am covering the office by myself until my temp starts. Its going well...until...dun dun dun...I get a call saying they can not start!
I am freaking out currently! So I fled here for some TLC and to get away from it! Now to start the process over! Nice day back to work! Here's hoping I do not bust my ass on the way to the car! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boring Snow Day

Today is a very boring snow day and the hubs is forcing me to watch old western movies..this is not my cup of tea! He is going to force me to drink. The good part about today is we woke up to lovely snow!
 Photo: Snow!!!
We are now stuck in the house because we are too lazy to go anywhere. Who wants to drive out in nasty wet weather? NOT ME! I am very happy at home in my nice warm home. We have plenty of left overs from Christmas Dinner which will keep us nice and fat. The sad part about today is this is the last day before I go back to work and have to be a adult. I would love to wear my new yoga pants to work but I have to big a big kid and dress in fancy clothes and play dress up and look professional.
The sad part of today is that it is now the day after Christmas. The lights must come down. The tree must be taken down and put away (ours is fake) and we no longer have a reason to eat all of the cookies and goodies that have been brought to our house or that I have made. The only reason now is that my inner fat girl is raging to get out! I love Christmas and will look forward to it again next year! So sadly I say goodbye to Christmas!
I was going to upload pictures from Christmas Eve dinner but I live in the middle of no where and with the lovely weather I got today it has slowed my internet! So until next time..

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Today is a wonderful day. I am enjoying spending time with family and friends and eating a ton of food! I hope you are enjoying the from my family to yours I hope you are having a very Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Yeast Rolls

Today was a day of baking! I made homemade yeast rolls for Chritmas Eve Dinner tomorrow night with my family. I am making the whole schebang! Here is the lovely recipe.

1 1/2 cups milk scalded (about 2 1/2 mins in the microwave)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 stuck margarine
1 egg slightly beaten
1/4 cup warm water
2 packages dry yeast
4-5 cups flour

Mix the milk (after you warm it) the sugar, the margarine, and the egg. Combine the yeast and warm water separately until dissolved and them combine with above mixture. Slowly add 2 cups flour and mix well. Then add 2-3 cups more flour until dough is formed into a ball and not very sticky. Then let rise until double. Put 2-3 little balls in each space in the cupcake tin. Before baking let raise another 15-30 minutes. Cook at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

I use the hook on the kitchen aid mixer to get all the air out! These are the best rolls ever! I also made a lovely pumpkin pie today as well! I was in a baking mood!

Tomorrow I will be cooking and spending Christmas Eve with my family. I hope everyone has a wonderful christmas eve!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas to me!

Today I went out and had to pick up a few things and decided that I was not facing this christmas/new years sober! Yay me!
Tomorrow I will spend the day cooking and preparing for dinner with my family at my house...why am I doing this to my self?? I love my family to death but we do not get along very well for long periods of time..hence the booze! Wish me luck!!
I was debating on a new years resolution, but I will just break it. I never stick to the diets, I never stick to kicking bad habits..not that I really have anything to crazy..drinking does not count! I think I will just not make one and just try to be a great amazing me!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Shopping at Christmas!

Tonight after work I had to go grocery shopping and last minute christmas shopping! I must be crazy right?
I was in Kohls for about 20 minutes and found great sales and deals! I am a crazy pyscho shopper and will push through people to get my sales! Watch out for me! I am pretty sure the sales people think I am a loon but oh well.
I think trotted on over to lovely Harris Teeter, or as I like to call it Harry Tweeter! It was shockingly pretty empty except for the lady with 2 kids that decided to squak dog toys all around the store and that thought that getting in line behind me was the best thing for them to do. They are lucky to see christmas at this point. And Harry Tweeter thinks it is cute to give the kids these little carts...
 that they like to run into everything!! This is why I am a dog person!!!
Now I am relaxing with chicken nuggets and a buglight! Go me! I will be shamboozled before the nights end!

New feel :)

It was finally time for a blog update! I had Chelsea at update my blog and I love the outcome. It is very cute and more me! I hope everyone likes it. It was my own little Christmas gift to my self! Let me know what you think!

Sorry for the short post but I wanted to get this out there :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Busted Pants

Today was a bad day..start to...well it hasn't finished yet. I woke up late..yay me! Itsy decided that she wanted me to leave house late as well so she could whine a ton!! Thank you for that one Itsy. I barely made it to the parking garage and had to sprint to the office to make it on time.
My day seemed to be getting better and I was at lunch with my friend Selina and I happened to look down at my pants and what did I find?? A hole in my pants above my crotch..really?? YES! Who else could this happen to? It was not a small was massive below the zipper and my underwear were showing..luckily I am one of those girls that happens to wear underwear on a daily basis!!! The hubs was to busy to bring me extra pants so I was stuck!! Once back in the office I found a sewing kit and sewed the together...BUT it gets better!! I sewed my pants while wearing them.....and I sewed them to my underwear..GO ME! I couldn't even go bathroom the rest of the day with the fear of ripping my pants again!!
I ripped my pants
I am now home and happily out of those horrible pants and now in some comfy pajamas and relaxing!! Hopefully this never happens again!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Card....kinda

So we do not actually do the whole Christmas Card thing in our house. The hubs is not into the photo thing...who can blame him? Do you want to go and get your picture taken at a studio or have a friend take it and if it isn't good stand there and pose until its right?

We got these little hats for the dogs and tried to capture the best image of them. This is how they turned out. We had to have Chris (the hubs) hold them! What do you think?

They do not look happy but they sure are cute!
Look at that mouth!
Finally a good picture!! Itsy finally sat still for a picture!
Rachel xoxo

Support for Sandy Hook

I haven't really known what to say after what has happened to this community. We have had alot of tragedy over the past few years and this one is even worse. To take a innocent child's life is...I can not even comprehend that. Alot of bloggers are taking a moment of silence today but I can't be quiet!

I think this is very pretty and really shows the support that people are giving. If you would like to contribute money to the victims/families you can at The United Way. The started the Sandy Hook to provide help with funeral expenses, counseling and other services. Donations: Sandy Hook School Support Fund, c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main St., Newtown, Conn. 06470. More information:

I think this community needs more support than ever. If you can even go there and just volunteer somewhere. I know they are having dogs brought in to just comfort people! You can also send cards and letters to the school at
Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

I think they would appreciate any kind of support or outreach we can give!

Do not forget to love your own family as much as can you. Do not take anything for granted or anyone!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Oh Pinterest!

Oh Pinterest! I spend hours upon hours of my life on you! I act like I am gonna bake all of those lovely recipes and that I am actually gonna work out (psh who are we all kidding..who all know pinterest was made by a man to get us to work out, cook and clean). Here are some highlights from my pinning!
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If I had a child..I would so do this!
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My lifes motto!
@Laura MacFarland
that's my team
Another life motto! Good one to live by right here
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I leave you with a little Luke Bryan in some amazing Camo!
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Puppy Progress!

Itsy is getting bigger every day and is now a whopping 5lbs! We took her to the vet and she is very healthy! I am loving this dog more every day and am I very happy we gave her a home!! Here is a little video of her from this morning to show her progress!
Hopefully I can do this every week or so and document her progress as she grows..what do you think..what should the title be?

Christmas Tree Farm

My In-Laws always want a live Christmas Tree every year. I personally love fake Christmas tree and I think they look just as nice! We went on Saturday with my In-Laws as in tradition to help them find the perfect tree and cut it down!
The rows and rows of trees!!

Still searching!!!
Okay I am op time!
FINALLY!! The tree! And my finger! HAH
And the husband gets to cut it down!!
I will post pics of it decorated when it is done! We went home to the pups!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tis the season for cupcakes!

Tonight I decided I wanted to make cupcakes. I love baking but never do it and I am way to lazy to make homemade cupcakes. I love Pillsbury's products and they always turn out great!
These cupcakes are amazing! They taste so good and are so easy to make!!! Here we go!
I was scared I burnt them...see below..but at the taste test I didn't!
And here is my end results!!! I love it! The husband even helped with the sprinkles which was very nice of him.They taste amazing and I think they taste just as good as home made cupcakes and take half the time!