Friday, October 15, 2010

Pat on the back

Good morning fellow bloggers!

Long time, no blog, I know... However, things have been busy around the Agnew house. Cliff's had school and the MS 150, and I've had work and Jr. League stuff. And Mo has been making sure that the house is secure by setting up his perimeter of friends around the backyard.

Needless to say we haven't had much time for other things.

Since we haven't had much time lately, I have been neglecting myself. I decided this week that I'm tired of being tired and not making time for myself. I started Weight Watchers back and plan on getting back into exercising. In honor of my dear friend and co-worker Sally Black's last day at the Sun (and to help me stick to my "life-style" change), I made a Breakfast Casserole WW style.

WW Breakfast Casserole - 6 pts. (if I figured correctly)

1 package of low fat sausage (either Jimmy Dean or Hillshire Farms)
Eggbeaters - equivalent of 6 eggs
2 cups skim milk
4 slices of bread, torn
about a T of syrup
1 cup 2% sharp cheddar

Brown sausage. Place in Pyrex. Mix bread, eggbeaters, syrup, and milk together. Pour over sausage. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes covered and then 15 minutes uncovered.


Monday, August 2, 2010

The BIG 3-oh!

So in only 3 more days I'll turn 30! I'm making a bucket list of sorts for year #30 and I need your help. To start, I'm going to lose the weight I've put on since Cliff and I got married. It's not a ton but I'm going to get back to what it was if it kills me. What would you like to see me do in my 30th year?

Friday, July 2, 2010


So I've been M.I.A. for a few weeks now so I apologize. I was doing so good for a while... I'll get back on track at some point.

We've had a lot going on in our little world lately... Through all of it I would like to say how awesome my hubby is! The last weekend in June, he took me on an extremely last minute vacay to the Beau Rivage for a little R&R. We left Saturday morning and made it to Ocean Springs for lunch. This was the first time I had ever been to Ocean Springs and I am in love! The downtown area has some great shopping, restaurants, bars, etc. and I told Cliff I wouldn't mind living there. The live oak trees were unbelievable!!

The Bay Collection is one of my new favorite shops! The staff is extremely nice and talkative and they bring their pup to work. Big plus for me!! I really hate that I missed their 50% off anniversary sale last weekend...

After shopping, we met up with our friend Mason at the local favorite pub, Kwitzky's Dugout. The World Cup was in full swing and US was playing. IT WAS INSANE! I was one of 3 girls in the entire place and everybody had a vuvuzela (horn). Talk about annoying after a bit... Next we venture to another bar about 1/2 a block down to catch up with Nathan and Laura. It was so great to see old friends!!

We were having such a great time that we forgot to go check into the hotel! Whoops!! We showed up to the Beau about 7 pm, and we got in line at the check-in desk. Word to the wise - be nice to those ladies/gentleman. There was a guy in front of us that was being extremely rude and she had a scowl on her face when we walked up. Cliff worked his magic and wah lah - we were upgraded to a SUITE!! Of course I was so excited I forgot to take pictures but look at the site to see more. All I can say is that we had 2 FULL bathrooms...

We had a fantastic dinner at Mary Mahoney's that night. We were 2 of the last tables in the restaurant and could have stayed all night! The stuffed snapper is to die for...

We ate so much that we went straight back to our room and went to bed. The next morning we got a late check-out and hit the pool. I want to take a girls overnight trip just for the pool. You can rent the cabanas by the day which is great for the whitest white girl (aka me).

All in all, it was a great last minute getaway! I was so glad for a break from the real world, even if for just a few hours. Can't wait to get away again!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Triple F

It's Friday again and that means time for your random Fun Fact!

I've been thinking a lot about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico lately, as I'm sure you all have. I cannot imagine the absolute destruction that it must be doing to all of the water and wildlife in the area. It really breaks my heart when I see the pictures of the birds and fish covered in oil, and I must admit I've shed a couple of tears here and there.
I've also thought about how far the oil will go... Since we all know that oil floats on top of water, I started thinking about the depth of the Gulf of Mexico. According to, "the Sigsbee Deep, located in the southwestern quadrant, is the deepest region of the Gulf of Mexico. Its exact maximum depth is controversial, and reports by different authors state maximum depths ranging from 3,750 m to 4,384 m." That's 12,303 to 14,383 feet, folks!!! I don't know about you but I definitely don't want to ever go down that far in the ocean (even if we could)...

That's your Fun Fact for the week! Enjoy your weekend and Save the Gulf!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fun Fact Friday!

I don't know about you, but I love the T.V. show Pawn Stars. I love to see the objects that people want to sell or pawn and learn all of the history behind the objects. I also love to see them bartering back and forth on price. Earlier in the week, they showed a rerun of one with a Louis Vuitton trunk. It had all kinds of stickers on it from various trips all over the world. I always thought I might be a world traveler with a trunk that had worldly stickers all over it.

Fun Fact for you - Did you know that Louis Vuitton began in 1854 and is one of the oldest luggage lines in the world?

On the travel note, Happy Memorial Day!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Harry, Harry, Harry!

As most of you know, I am a Harry Potter fanatic! I have read all 7 books (most of them twice) and own all of the movies that are out. When I heard a rumor that a theme park was being opened, I immediately started to research. Much to my excitement I learned that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter would open in 2010!!

Even though the actual opening is not until June 18, my dear friend Mary Straton was actually able to be one of the first to visit Harry's world this week! I sent her a text asking about it, and this was the response (and I quote): "Omgomgomgomg it was AMAZING!!" Since they were the first group in they couldn't take any pictures. Sad for KT but hopefully I'll be able to visit Harry soon. Here's to June 18!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fun Fact Friday!

Growing up, I wanted to either be on Broadway or a Rockette! Couldn't you see me in a kick line kicking my toes above my head?

What's your fun "growing up" fact?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fun Fact Fridays

In order to be a better blogger and to better educate myself (and any others that are reading this) I have decided to blog a new, interesting fun fact every Friday. Starting this Friday you will all have a new wrinkle in your brains as I wow all of you with my crazy knowledge. In fact, I'm so excited about it I'm going to start today! Did you know...

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It to Beaver."

One more notch in your belt... Check back every Friday for the newest fun fact!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Fit for a king... or a Mo!

Last week, Mo and I went over to Del's house so Del could teach me how to sew. Mo had not eaten supper yet, so Bumpie and Stu shared some dinner with him. He was too tired... I had to push the food in between his paws for him to eat!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy, happy birthday!

Happy birthday to my dear friend Jessica! Jess, thanks for being my friend for 6 years!! And many more... Hope 28 is GREAT!

Rebecca, Jess and me at 80's night during Mistletoe 2009

Monday, February 1, 2010

Red Beans & Rice night

Since this past weekend was SO COLD I decided to warm up the house with 2 big pots of red beans and rice and some great friends. Thanks to everybody from coming over and sharing in the feast!

Thanks to sweet Jess for all of our new scarves!! We were all tickled with them.

Ben, I think Ty has you beat.

I so hate that this picture is fuzzy. He has such a cute face!

Time for my good night KISS! MUAH!

He's going to hate me for that one day... Happy January everybody! Here's an easy recipe to start the year off right!

Yummy Red Beans and Rice:

2 cans light red kidney beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 pack Conechua sausage, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
minced garlic
1 bay leaf
Louisiana hot sauce to taste (it's the only hot sauce that tastes right in this)
salt & pepper

Dump it all in a big pot (do not drain the beans) and let it cook for at least an hour. The longer it cooks/sits, the better it tastes! Serve over rice with toppings of onions, tomatoes, and cheese and with salad and bread. Serves 6. Enjoy!

Hello... hello... Is there anybody out there?

So I know I have been seriously MIA lately but boy, have I been busy! I am taking one from my dear friend Jess and checking to see who reads my crazy, sporadic ramblings. Anybody out there?