april foodie penpals

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. It’s time again to share the loot that I scored through the Foodie Penpal program this month. Not sure what it means to be a Foodie Penpal? Well, basically, we are a group of food-loving bloggers and readers that get together and exchange food-filled care… 

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who says you can’t go home?

Screen shot 2012-04-25 at 11.02.09 AMWondering why I've been pinning an insane amount of home decor stuff on my Pinterest lately? Or maybe why I freaked the hell out when a tornado came close to my parents' house? Well, it's because it isn't my parents' house anymore. It's our house. That's right, my friends, Babyface and I have grown up, signed a million pieces of paper and become homeowners. And not just any house, we bought my childhood home from my parents in Southern Indiana.. . .
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confessions…

calendar1. Every evening, I sit down with my Google Calendar and plan out the next day, to the minute. I even plan out how long I can "relax". It's sad, really. 2. I only really have two pairs of pants that I wear. One is a pair of black skinny jeans and the other is a pair of denim trousers. I have a ton of skirts and dresses, but it's constantly about 20° in my office, so pants it is! 3.. . .
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neapolitan porter float

porter floatHi, friends! Babyface had a rockin' idea for a dessert drink a few weeks ago and asked if I'd share it with you guys whenever he made it. I told him I'd even do him one even better—he could write his own post about it! So here's Babyface to tell you guys all about his stroke of boozy genius (it was seriously yummy, kids). Feel free to heckle him about his need to gratuitously stick the letter u into a lot of. . .
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gyro nachos

gyro nachosThere is this really amazing little Middle Eastern restaurant that is so close to where I work, I can see it from my office window. Their lunch menu is full of delicious classics like falafel sandwiches, gyros and kebabs. We hit it up a few weeks back, and I was immediately drawn to the specials board where something called "Pita-chos" were listed for $7.99. Pita? Nachos? What the what!? I jumped all over that and ended up getting this amazing. . .
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things i’m digging…

tumblr_m27wacdFlY1rqpa8po1_5001. Dropbox. You guys have heard of Dropbox, right? And you're using it every single day, right? No!? What!? Dropbox is my single most favorite online utility ever. Basically, you set up a free account, set it up on all your devices and you have an instant file storing and sharing folder. Need to access a file you were working on at home from your work computer? BAM. Put it in the Dropbox and it's automagically there. Saved an important. . .
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scarce o’ fat

me hike tree blazesThank you so much for being so supportive during my little hiatus. It opened up just enough free time in my schedule for me to check off some big 'uns on my to-do list, and now I feel like I have a much better grasp on life. I even managed to seriously kick some ass on my school work on Saturday which left yesterday open to do a little bit of playing. Considering it was Earth Day, we figured it. . .
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overwhelmed.

floatsI hate it when bloggers apologize for being away. It's like they assume there is some mass of people on the other side of the computer screen waiting with bated breath for the next dose of prose. Bloggers, in general, are a navel-grazing bunch, but I'm not conceited enough to believe that you guys even notice when I'm not around. You have lives. And they sure as hell don't revolve around me and my verbose recipe anecdotes. That being said, sorry. . .
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not so devilish deviled eggs

deviled eggsI am the youngest of four siblings. We're all married, and I'm the only one without offspring. So if you do the math, you'd probably figured out that our family events are pretty bumpin'. And we're all food obsessed. Every. Last. One. My oldest sister (Hi, Mandy!) has been known on more than one occasion to call my parents' house on the two hour drive down to find out what we are eating. Cuz, you know, she needs something to motivate her. . .
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