Monday, May 31, 2010

Preppy Puppies

Since I am the eternal optimist, I'm still holding out for a little girl yellow lab puppy. Although I feel like we're possible adoptive We already have a name (as with my many, many baby names I refuse to tell it until she is in our arms), and a crate, food AND the most adorable pink and green rope toy. I was looking online for cute, new puppy things and came across the most precious, cutest, sweetest photos of yellow lab puppies and cute puppy things for whenever we get our furbaby.

This collar from Four Preppy Paws

This super cute Tshirt from the amazing Yellow Dog Nantucket

Ame and Lulu has a whole line of SUPER cute pet products!


Friday, May 28, 2010


Nevermind, they backed out. We're not getting her. I'm sad.


Our New Baby!

We're picking her up tomorrow from another Army family! Her name is Piper and she's 4 months old :) This is the photo they sent me:


Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Addition

TS and I find out tomorrow if we are getting a new addition to our little Army family. No, I am not pregnant, lol. I am very excited and nervous!


Sweet and Spicy Chicken

I happen to be a not-so-secret amazing cook. And TS and I happen to really love peas and corn. This is my awesomely spectacular Sweet and Spicy Chicken. Brought to you by yours truly and Crock-pot :)


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Not So Root Beer Float Cake

Root Beer Float Cake Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes

Mmk, so yesterday my friend and I made this. We were excited. We were hungry. We were two girls in a grocery store and a recipe book. Then, we were disappointed. Perhaps we screwed up something along the way. I realize I am no Giada De Laurentiis, but, I am Italian. Us Italian girls can cook. That I know. So therefore, I blame this recipe. It did not taste like root beer. It tasted like vanilla. If I'm going to blow my Bar Method on a piece of cake I want it to taste like what I planned on it tasting like! It's still good and TS (The Soldier) still eats it. But he eats anything so that doesn't count. Ugh, I'm disgruntled. And, still hungry. :(

It looks promising. In reality, it is not.


Sunday, May 23, 2010


A. AREA CODE : I don't think Germany even has area codes, and if they do, I do not know it lol. I'm a former 860er from CT though. GO HUSKIES!

B. BED SIZE: Queen. I want to upgrade to a king size. The Soldier and I almost kick each other off in our sleep every night.

C. CHORE YOU HATE: Sweeping. We seriously need a vacuum. I'm horribly allergic to dust.

D. DOG'S NAME: We still might get a dog, either a chocolate lab, husky or border collie.

E. ESSENTIAL "START THE DAY!" ITEM: I just wake up lol

F. FAVORITE COLOR: Pink, yellow, heather grey, navy and hunter green


H. HEIGHT: 5'3.5"


J. Job: Army Wife :)

K. KIDS: He's getting deployed soon, so... we'll see I suppose. I'll be a great Mama though. I LOVE holidays and making people's birthdays amazing and I'm super wicked attentive to anyone who isn't feeling well whatsoever. And... cupcakes are a perfectly fantastic breakfast :)

L. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: 2 bedroom army housing, surprising nice and huge inside

M. MOM'S NAME: Patricia

N. NICKNAME: Sheena, Sheena Bean, Tish, my Mama calls me Muffy as a not-so-inside joke

O. OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAY: Many. I'm oddly more comfortable and relaxed when I'm in or near a hospital.

P. PET PEEVE: No manners. If I hear someone sneeze and can't see who sneezed, I'll still yell (loudly lol) Bless You.

Q. QUOTE FROM A MOVIE: From Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium:
Mr. Edward Magorium: [to Molly, about dying] When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He's written "He dies." That's all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is "He dies." It takes Shakespeare, a genius, to come up with "He dies." And yet every time I read those two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it's only natural to be sad, but not because of the words "He dies." but because of the life we saw prior to the words.
Mr. Edward Magorium: I've lived all five of my acts, Mahoney, and I am not asking you to be happy that I must go. I'm only asking that you turn the page, continue reading... and let the next story begin. And if anyone asks what became of me, you relate my life in all its wonder, and end it with a simple and modest "He died."
Molly Mahoney:I love you.
Mr. Edward Magorium: I love you, too.
Mr. Edward Magorium: Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.

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S. SIBLINGS: Many, and a little confusing to explain why. I have 5 brothers and 3 sisters lol

T. TIME YOU WAKE UP: 530 am on weekdays when TS wakes up to go PT and whenever on weekends


V. VEGGIE YOU DISLIKE: Collie flower. No, thank you.

W. WAYS/REASONS YOU ARE LATE: I'm never late. Lol.

X. XRAYS YOU'VE HAD: Everything I suppose

Y. YUMMY FOOD YOU MAKE: Bacon Pork Tenderloin! and, BBQ Beef Roast

Z. ZOO ANIMALS YOU LIKE: All of them. I turn into an 8 year old.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Military Spouse Magazine!

We're in the May issue of Military Spouse magazine!


Today is the day

I am going to start running. Now this may be a horrible idea for 3 reasons: 1. I have ahem... bubbies of the larger size (34dd/ddd) 2. severe asthma 3. my shoes suck, frankly, they suck. But I am a stubborn little determined girl (I get it from my mom's italian side) and The Soldier said I wouldn't do it. Which naturally makes me wanna go and run right now obviously. My house is clean, my dishes are in the dishwasher, my laundry is being washed and is drying and I have nothing better to do. Oh and it's about 60-65 degrees out and the sun is out for the first time in over a week. Ah, Germany. Oh and I forgot to mention we're 1700 ft above sea level, which I have a feeling might go against me as well. Bring. It. On. On another note.... how cute are these?! From Target!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Nike Running Shorts bandwagon

Yes, I have jumped on the Nike running shorts bandwagon. I'm not the type of girl to buy something completely different than everyone else just to ''set trends''. Everyone usually buys the same product because it A) works or B) great quality. So while other girls my age thing I'm a follower... oh no, no no my little Paris Hilton wannabees, I'm just the smarter shopper. See? Always thinkin'! Plus, they're the Swedish colors! Hello?! My maiden name is Olson, I HAVE to represent!

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

80's Cowgirl Flashback

Oh yes. I was my Mama's little acid wash jeans, cowgirl hat wearing cupid :)


Friday, May 14, 2010

Lilly Shorts Giveaway!

The very fantastic Cool Gal at It's The World I Know is having a wonderful Lilly Callahan Shorts giveaway! Go check her out and become a fan!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Obligatory Lobster Post

I'm on a blogging roll today! It's very dark and rainy out and The Soldier isn't back for lunch yet. I already cleaned and did the dishes and made the bed. So I have nothing left to do but blog :) And now I present... lobsters.
Lobster soap and shot glasses from Beachcomber Enterprises

Lobster with Moose (! Be still my little New England heart!) Ornament from Christmas Spirit Shop

Lobster Pillow from Maine-ly Maine

Found on Flickr as a Wicked Big Lobstah (lovee Boston accents) ... yes it is. And it's beautiful.


Dakota Martin

I'm sure you have heard of the brand Dakota Martin but if not it's this really amazing clothing company by Shannon Michelle Casey and Elizabeth Dakota. Their slogan is "Clothing You From Tea To Tailgates". Love it! What girl doesn't want to look classy while pre-gaming at a football game or attending FRG meetings ;) ?