Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Feel The Music #38

I admit, I was not a big fan of the Jonas Brothers.  But little Nick has grown up.  He has matured and so has his musical artistry.  This song has a great beat!  It's Pop with a little R&B.  

The vocals are very nice!  The falsettos are good, and not overdone.  I was surprised to find out that the artist was Nick Jonas.  I don't consider myself so, but the song of the week is "Jealous".  


Monday, January 26, 2015

Solve It #4

It's time for another Solve It Math Problem!!!

It's been a while since you've worked your brain.  Try out the math problem below.

There are 13 animals in the barn. Some are chickens and some are pigs. There are 40 legs in all. How many of each animal are there? 

Hint:  Decide between elimination and substitution methods.

**math problem courtesy of kutasoftware.com

Friday, January 23, 2015

Did You Know That I...?

If you're a regular reader of the blog, you've come to know a lot of things about me.  You know just from the title of my blog that I love pastries (immensely), shoes and math.  You also know that I am vegetarian, I love coconut and ice cream, and I am a math tutor.  But what don't you know about me?  I thought, "not much" since this is a lifestyle blog and I've shared so much of my life with you already.  But there are a few things that you may not know.

  1. Can't Swim.  I took swimming lessons as a child, but never succeeded in learning to swim.  See the problem is that I'm afraid of large bodies of water, afraid of drowning.  Yes, I can handle the shower or a hot tub, but a swimming pool, lake or ocean.  Not so much.  I want to learn to swim, if for no other reason it may be necessary to save my life or someone else's life someday.  So, this summer I'm going to try and overcome my fears and learn.  It's never too late, is it?
  2. Once Wanted To Be A Lawyer.  When I was in elementary school that was what I aspired to be.  But then I learned how long you have to go to school to become a lawyer, and quickly changed my mind.  I know I shouldn't have let timing defer me, but hey, I was a kid.  I think I would make a great lawyer.  I constantly fight for what's right, I'm analytical and very detail oriented.  When I watch court trials, I always think "Why didn't they ask this?  Or "Why didn't they enter that into evidence?"  I guess I'll keep watching my law shows because there is no way I'm going back to school at this age.
  3. Learned To Read At Age 3.  So says my mother.  She said that I taught myself when I was only three years old.  And I've been reading ever since.  I would like to think that PBS is worthy of taking some credit for my early reading success.  I enjoy reading so much.  I would actually get in trouble when I was younger for reading in the dark when I was supposed to be sleep.  My mother would take us to the library all the time, but give us a limit on the amount of books we could check out (as many as would fit in her little tote bag).  Well, I got smart and told my brother to only check out 'skinny' books so that we could have more books to read.  Unfortunately, over the last year, I've been too busy to just read for leisure.  I've got to change that soon.
  4. Used To Be A Dancing Machine.  Yeah, once upon a time.  As a kid, I was always dancing, even creating complete dance routines.  My brother and I would dance at school presentations.  And our neighbors would come to our house just to watch us dance.  In my twenties, I would go out and dance all night at the club.  But as I've gotten older, the dancing has really slowed down.  Sometimes I almost feel that I've lost a little bit of my creativity.  But at least I can dance with my spirit.
What is one thing most people don't know about you?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

National Blondie Brownie Day

The title of this blog post, alone, should have you out of your seat and jumping for joy!!  It's National Blondie Brownie Day!!  I love brownies!  I love blondies!  This is going to be a great day.

I have gathered together some recipes for you to try out today.  Hopefully, you'll find the blondie that you love the most.  Remember, blondies are fun!

source:  joshuatrent.com
This recipe is pretty traditional, and has chocolate chips for all the chocolate lovers.

source:  galonamission.com
Peanut butter and Butterfinger candy bar lovers will enjoy these candy filled blondies.

source:  howsweeteats.com
For all the coconut lovers (that includes me!), these blondies are a double delight.  They are made with coconut milk and shredded coconut.

source:  examiner.com
I've expressed before that my favorite blondie was eaten at Applebee's.  I still haven't had one better.  Here is another copycat recipe.

Which recipe would you try first?

Looking for more blondie recipes?  Try these posts.
Raise the Bar 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Who's Wearing What Wednesdays #12

We're having a party!!  A linky party!!  

Welcome to Week 12 of the Who's Wearing What Wednesdays linky party!!  If you're new to the party, welcome.  If not, welcome back!!   Our party is really growing fast.  Be sure to share this party with others, so that we can watch it grow even more!

I love this dress!  I love the bright orange color and the gold accents.  The beading detail on this dress is beautiful.  It's fun and classy at the same time.  Kristen brings out the gold detail with gold ankle-strapped heels and a gold clutch.  This dress is perfect for date night.  Get a closer look at the dress on Kristen's blog, Chic Little Secret.

Do you like beading detail on your clothing?

Our most viewed look from last week's link up is...
Karen from Lady In Violet 
She's going natural with her black top and scalloped edge skirt.  I love the cutout detail.
Congrats on being featured.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Feel The Music #37

I love this song!  Did I say that I love this song?!  It's one of the songs that I can relate to.  One of those songs that I used to put on repeat.  And the voice of the artist is so powerful!  She could sing the ABCs and make it sound so exceptionally great.

She disappeared on the music scene for a while, but that never stopped me from being a fan.  And recently, she provided the vocals to the Whitney Houston movie on Lifetime.  I am speaking of none other than Deborah Cox.  If you've never listened to her music, you should.  Her voice is amazing!  The song of the week is "I Never Knew".  


Monday, January 19, 2015

Keep The Dream Alive

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had a dream.....

Let us not forget that dream in the midst of the nightmares of our reality.  Do not fight hate with hate, and violence with violence.  Rise above the negative and portray the positive.  And keep the dream alive.

source:  bing.com
Have a peaceful time as you observe the Martin Luther King holiday!
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