A Little Late…but just as exciting

This post is a long time coming, about two months and one week to be exact. I meant to write this last week, but life got in the way. Sometimes that happens. Sometimes your life changes in crazy and unpredictable ways. And sometimes even though you thought you were ready for something, when the moment happens you absolutely realize that you were not ready. And then everything becomes exciting and crazy, and nerve-wracking all at once. And suddenly you look at the world slightly different, because something that you wanted for so long is finally happening and what seemed like a dream is actually coming true. And then you panic, and you call your bestie, and your mom, and everyone is excited so you’re panic subsides and you finally get excited too.

So that happened. About two months and one week ago.

Because two months and one week ago, on February 4, 2012, after 6 ½ years together….

MISTER PROPOSED!!!!!!!

I know! RIGHT?!?!?

WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!

You totally thought I was pregnant, right? I get that. But I’m not. We’re just getting married.

The whole thing was rather sweet. Well, of course it was, that was silly thing to say. It was simple and not flashy, just a simple question in our kitchen. But it’s something I will never forget. I’ll tell you the story. When I have more time, and I’m not sick. And I don’t have a mountain of homework in front of me.

Now I guess the question is, does Mister get a new name? Should he now be “Fiancee?” That seems so formal. What do you think?

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We All Scream for Ice Cream…well, not anymore.

As promised, I have a few big announcements to make. I’ll make one today and one tomorrow. This one is kind of sad, for me. Not for you, so don’t worry. You see, apparently it’s common for your allergies to change as you grow, um, older. And that it’s common in your late 20’s to develop a new allergy or for an old allergy to change. Well, since I am now officially in my late 20’s (ouch) it seems I have become a statistic. Yes, I do believe I have a food allergy. To dairy.

Dude, dairy is in everything.

At least all the good foods.Cheese, Milk and yogurt are the obvious culprits. But chocolate, chips, bread, butter, sour cream, cheeseburgers, donuts and cupcakes, nachos, cheese fries, Alfredo and Stroganoff sauces, waffles and pancakes, and some cereals. I seem to find something new everyday. I could deal with all that, there are some fine substitutes out there for all those things. But then I realized. The worst one.

No Ice Cream.

WHHHHHYYYYYY?!?!?

Now there are some great Coconut substitutes, Trader Joe’s has a great one. But nothing beats real ice cream. Even then I thought, it’s going to be okay. This is easy, it’ll just be like going on a weird diet.

Wrong.

This is a substantial life change. I think it hit mister and me when we were out and decided to stop at a Greek restaurant for lunch. They have the best Gyros, and we were both so excited until I remembered, No Feta, No Tzatziki. I got a salad, with olive oil and gyro meat. And then I got a cocktail.

It hasn’t been easy, and it’s not going to be easy. But I’m about three solid weeks free of dairy and I feel amazing. I feel so good that I finally realize how long I’ve been sick. Really I’ve been feeling some symptoms for about a year, but they started getting increasingly worse 4-5 months ago and finally about 2 months ago I really took note and decided to change something.

I have yet to go to the doctor and get this confirmed. I have an appointment soon, and we’ll figure it out from there. Instead of immediately going to the doctor, I called my two best friends who have their own food allergies and asked for their opinions. They told me their experiences, and I took their advice. Plus, those tests are flipping expensive! I just wanted to have an idea of what it could be before I went in.

So there is one of the big announcements. I’ll make sure to talk about this more, and share some stories with you guys. For now, just watch this clip from Portlandia.

Allergy Pride.

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Ooooh…Heeeey!

Hi guys! Just me, popping in for a quick hello! There is SO much to tell you, and I will most definitely be catching you up on the goings on that have been going on the past few months.

Things have been happening. In big, real life changing ways.

Seriously.

But today I have a recipe to share with you. Because It’s delicious and easy, and because Monday’s are hard, and just because I love you, I made you homemade Bailey’s. Yessir, homemade. And vegan, if you’re into that sort of thing. It’s super easy and the perfect cure for a case of the Monday’s. Add it to your coffee or cocoa, serve straight up over ice, or even sneak it into some baking, which I totes did, and it was amazing. Stay tuned!

Enjoy!

Inspired by: Oh She Glows

Just like Bailey’s, but Homemade Irish Cream

by Jessica Scott

Keywords: beverage

Ingredients (about 4 cups)

  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (vanilla or original)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup strong coffee
  • 3/4 whiskey, and a generous splash

Instructions

In medium pot whisk together coconut and almond milk. Add in brown sugar and whisk to combine. Bring to a low boil and stir frequently. Simmer for 8-10 minutes until it cooks down and thickens slightly.

Remove from heat and add coffee and whiskey. Stir to combine.

Store in sealed jars. The whiskey and espresso settles, so shake or stir it up before using. Store in the fridge. Should last about five days, like that’s likely.

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