Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fleet Week & a date night!

Here in Ft. Lauderdale we are celebrating Fleet Week. A few ships are in at the Port, and there is an Air and Sea Show going on at the beach as I type... We actually haven't had the Air and Sea Show in over 5 years so I'm sure the beach is PACKED! Due to the crowds (and some crappy weather) I've opted to pass on the occasion, but we did use it an excuse to take out our boat on Thursday evening. The boat hasn't been run in MONTHS due to conflicting schedules and windy weather. Plus, we were due for a good date night because that boy of mine has been putting in some serious hours at work over the past few weeks!

Nothing like a nice long ride down the Intracoastal with my boy to check out some cool ships! We cruised on down a few cities and stopped at a pizza joint on the water to indulge in some fattening pizza - loaded with veggies of course!!!
 My parents use to take me out of school for a day during Fleet Week when I was little so that we could go on public tours of the aircraft carriers. It was pretty cool! I used to collect hats from every ship I went on, and had quite a collection. They have really tightened up on security now and you have to apply for scheduled tours...BORING. 
I'm just as content to view them from the water these days... and I love cruising with my boy on our own boat :-)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Almond Joy Oatmeal

I have been dying to try this oatmeal recipe I had found online somewhere that used almonds, coconut, and cocoa powder....but it said to cook it in the crock pot for like 5 hours, and really, I've been too lazy to set it up at night before I go to bed. The whole idea of it kept creeping into my head every morning for the past week and I found myself wishing I had made it. So this morning, I made my own version, in the microwave. Let me tell you, I don't have anything else to compare it to but it satisfied my desires. It pretty much tasted like an Almond Joy bar exploded in my oatmeal.

3/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup Coconut Milk (I'm sure you could use Almond Milk, or even regular milk, but I had Coconut)
2 Tbsp Shredded Coconut
2 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips
2 Tbsp Chopped Almonds

My measurements aren't exact by any means... but I think that's about what I used. I actually cooked 1/2 cup Oats with the milk in the microwave for 2 minutes, but it was too soupy, so I just stirred in about another 1/4 cup or so. Then I sprinkled in some coconut and dark chocolate (the fact that it was dark chocolate chips made me feel better about adding it to my "healthy" breakfast) and chopped up a few almonds and stirred them in too. I'm sure it's not the healthiest breakfast out there, but it's better than most, and it tasted pretty darn good. It made more than I could consume in one sitting too, so I'm gonna try putting it in the fridge and heating the rest up tomorrow. I'll let you know how that works out for me.

It's not gorgeous, but here is some proof that it was edible at least.

Friday, April 20, 2012

A not so rainy day...

The weather forecast last night said that there was a 50% chance of rain today... We must have won that 50/50 chance for the morning, because I spent most of my day looking at this

Rollerblading and 2 hours of tanning at the beach instead of being stuck inside all day? I'll take it... 
It's cloudy now, but it can rain allllll night for all I care :-)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This is me, this is who I am...

I haven't really been around much lately. I was thinking that some of you might have forgotten about me, and some of you might not know me at all... so here I am to give you a little re-introduction!

Who Am I??
  • Amy Lynn
  • Florida Girl who loves the ocean and sunshine
  • Firefighter's girl of almost 8 years...(Yup, still no ring on this finger!)
  • Full time nursing student (Yes, I'm still in school. No, I don't know how much longer)
  • Bargain hunter
  • Furbaby Mommy
  • Crafter
  • Homeowner
  • Organizer
  • Yummy - goodness creator
  • And and UN-WIFE HOUSEWIFE!!!

What do I blog about??
  • The things I like to do
  • Our many fishing adventures and trips to the Florida Keys
  • Special occasions in my life
  • Great deals that I find and super cheap shopping adventures
  • Silly antics of my crazy puppy dog
  • Crafty and creative creations or parties
  • House projects
  • Organizing and decorating
  • Recipes - the good, the bad, and the flat out UGLY
  • Anything and everything that occurs in the life of an Un-Wife Housewife!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Doppelganger

So I've kindda been a ghost blogger lately... Even though I haven't been posting, I've been around, and reading blogs daily. I'm pretty ashamed to admit that I haven't been commenting as much as I should, but really, I'm usually reading on my phone or my Nook in Google Reader and it's just not that easy to comment, so I don't. Sorry, my bad... 

When I'm blog stalking  reading, one of my favorite, daily, must reads, is A Momma's Desires and Pacifiers. Raven, I apologize if you don't know who I am and think I'm a stalker. I guess I kindda am, and it's totally my fault. I'm gonna try and fix that so you don't think I'm a weirdo....but in the mean time, I'm linking up with her today to show you who my Doppelganger is!!!!

I really have no idea who my Doppelganger is. People rarely ever say I look like ANYONE... So I turned to this website  to help me out. And omg, it's not very accurate,  but it sure is funny!!!!!

Now I know that some of these are not the most flattering pictures of me, but it was really hard to find a straight on shot of my face for some reason. Apparently I always tilt or turn my head in photos. 

Oddly enough, Richard Dreyfus came up on more than one occasion, and I kind of think he looks a little like my dad???
( Daddy, like 10 years ago... he's much thinner and much greyer now...)

 Queen Latifah again???? Really???? And Lucy Liu? C'mon now....
Let's try some more recent photos of myself. 

I guess it's better than Richard Dreyfus, Lucy Liu, and Queen Latifah...

I just don't know... 

My bestie always says I look like Piper from Charmed. I don't see it... but I did rock some bangs like that when I was in High School.

My cousin, Paige, said maybe a little like Selma Blair... when her hair is lighter and longer. Like here maybe?

(there's those bangs again!!)

Truth be told... I have been told I have a Doppelganger. 
Not the grown up hottie hottness version, just the Punky age version. I've been told I look like Punky for FOREVER, but I was really hoping to find a grown up that I look like. 

What do you think????  Do I have a Doppelganger? Or am I just plain old Amy.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday

In an effort to be a better blogger...I'm copying Jess @ L.O.S.T and linking up with  The Little Things We Do to bring you - Fill in the Blank Friday!!!!

1.  Today is a good day because  - It's Friday and my boy is coming home early today!!

2.   The best thing I did all week was  - Go to the beach, TWICE!

3.  The current weather is     rainy       and it makes me feel     relaxed   .

4. The best thing about spring is  - the most amazing weather that Florida has to offer!!!!

5. A fashion trend that I'm dying to try out for spring is  - bright colors and wedges! I'm already rockin' some coral toenails and can't wait to have a reason to wear some new tops my mom bought me :-)

6. A person who made me smile this week was  - I have smiled every day this week :-)

7.  The most delicious thing I ate all week was - some baked lemon and herb Mahi Mahi, quinoa, and veggies... but I'm looking forward to dinner tonight. I've got this in the crock pot. YUM!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I blame Zoey. (plus a Target/Starbucks giveaway!!!)

I know I fell off the face of the blogging earth for a while. I apologize. I blame Zoey.

I mean, really? How am I supposed to blog when she is clawing at my hand every time I reach for the keyboard???

Okay okay, that's a lame excuse. I do have a lot of valid excuses, but I won't bore with those right now. Instead, I wanna tell you about an awesome giveaway. My IRL friend Jess, from Livin' on Sweet Tea is hosting a giveaway for one of  my two favorite things - Coffee, and Target!!!!! If you win, you can choose between $25 to Starbucks, or $25 to Target.....And if you live where I live, that's a big choice to choose from because we have a Starbucks INSIDE our Target!!!

No matter what, head on over and check her out... oh yeah, and sign up for her giveaway while you are there!