Our Last-Minute Orlando Vacation

Back when Mr. Torres and I were dating, he gave me one of the sweetest gifts ever.

We had watched the movie UP together and had spent many hours talking about the adventures we had experienced separately and the ones that we hoped to have as a couple.

UP Adventure Book

So the incredibly thoughtful Mr. Torres made an Adventure Book for us to document all the amazing things that we would do together.

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S’mores Dutch Baby

Nom-Rating: **** (4/5)

Printable Recipe 

S'mores Dutch Baby

Despite the fact that I should be re-writing a lab activity for tomorrow’s lesson, I’ve spent the last hour reworking the format of the blog:)

Surprise! I’m loving it, but what do you think?

And in order to procrastinate re-writing that lab even more, I’m going to share with you a super-fabulous, surprisingly simple, extremely impressive breakfast. Continue reading

Five for Friday: Happy 2015!

1. I made some goals for 2014 and did a great job on most of them….

  • No competitive races- Success!
  • Experience something that is distinctly Houston or big-city at least once per quarter- Let’s see…Houston Rodeo, Dynamo game, Rockets game, downtown NYE party, does visiting Galveston count?!? I think this one is a success:)
  • Finish decorating the living room and dining room- 96% Success! There are two more things on my to-do list for the living room and one of them (LoveSac covers) was a Christmas gift from Mr. Torres (should be delivered soon)!
  • Get a job- As of August, this one was a success!

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December’s Cake: Seven-Flavor Holiday Cake

Nom-rating: *** (3/5)


It’s been awhile.

The last cake that I posted was the chocolate carrot cake for September.

After that I did one quick post in the beginning of October and then, well, this happened…

Middle School Soccer

Despite the fact that I was already busy, busy with teaching, I decided that I had just a little extra time to spare for coaching middle school soccer. Continue reading