Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Danielle!

This post is a few days late, but that's kinda in my nature when it comes to Danielle. Never in my life have I met anyone more punctual than this girl. We use to meet at Elmers for lunch at least once a week and I was notoriously late every time! She never ceased to call me each time and give my a hard time about my tardiness. :) We met way back in 2005 where we worked together at a doctors office. Her and I couldn't be more opposite but I think that is what drew us to one another. To this day I consider her one of my very best friends. She's kind, funny, a movie lover and a music guru...she picks out the BEST birthday cards, gives the most thoughtful gifts and seriously has the sexiest tattoos i've ever seen.

Danielle I love you to bits and pieces! Thanks for being such an amazing friend. <3

One of my favorite Danielle quotes-

"No Katie, sarcastic people will end up alone....with cats...even though they are allergic to cats!"

She said this little gem to me while visiting me in Utah, going to the Sundance film festival. :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Jason and I listened to a lot of the (love) mix tapes that he's made over the past two years on our road trips over the break. This song was on one of them and I can't get it out of my head tonight. It's such a sweet song.

Jason makes the best mixes. <3

Italian Soup

Jason and I had dinner with our friends Amanda and RJ and they made us the BEST soup. It's my new favorite. I got the recipe from Amanda and made it tonight for dinner. Absolutely delish. It's super easy and now a family favorite.


1lb ground Italian sausage ( I use the spicy sausage)
2 cups of onion, chopped
1 cup carrot, diced
2 T. garlic, minced

4 cups of chicken broth
1 can chopped Italian style stewed tomatoes
1 cup of pasta (really any type is fine)
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped (I don't chop it, just throw it in)

Parmesan cheese


Brown the sausage in a large saucepan (just use your large pot, it is great because it is a one pot dish), over medium high heat. Add onion and carrot and saute for 3 mins. Stir in garlic and saute another 3 mins.

Add the broth and tomatoes, bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta and let it cook according to package directions (about ten mins). Add the spinach and cook about 1 min until wilted.

Serve by placing parmesan cheese over the soup.

Thanks Amanda!


I just stumbled across this article which talks about Sears' current interest in buying out J.Crew. The thought of this makes me want to throw-up. I hate Sears more then a fat kid hates vegetables. Please J.Crew, forget about the $3 billion dollar offer and don't sell out!


Love, one of your most loyal customers,


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