July 19, 2010

My New Move(s)

Folks, as promised, I said I was working on something big that was hindering my blogging. I guess I am finally ready to make my big announcement. Are you ready???? It's kind of a 3-part deal from a cause and effect standpoint.
  1. If you read my last post and were gracious enough to make a comment, you now know that Captain America is heading to Afghanistan in a month or so.  This drastically altered our plan of moving back east, since he won't be there for the next 10 months.  I had the chance to move back there anyways, but after a lot of soul searching I decided to stay in Arizona for a few more months for the following reason...
  2. I'm headed to grad school!  When I found out that the Captain would be leaving, I did a lot of thinking, and I mean A LOT of thinking, and realized that I was ready to make a change to my life.  The direction my life was headed professionally was't what I wanted and it was causing a lot of anxiety and unhappiness.  I had toyed with the idea before, to the point where I'd applied to one school and hadn't been accepted, but now I'm ready to commit to the change.  I'm going for journalism and specifically magazine writing.  I've already applied to one program and will most likely be applying to at least six.  This new journey has led me to realize I have to spend a lot of time on my writing and get myself out there, which has lead me to...
  3. I now have my own website!  This blog is moving to it's own website.  Please continue to follow me at http://www.thedeutschgirl.com/.  Everything will stay the same, even the look is the same.  I just needed to move to an easier to use program that would allow me to make myself and this blog better.  Everything that was on here is on there now too, and I've already started posting over there.  I'd really appreciate any publicity you'd like to give me, and that's my only plug about that!
So I think that covers everything for now.  Please favorite http://www.thedeutschgirl.com/ and come on over!  I'll keep this blog over for a while but any recipe is already over there waiting for you to use it.  I should be posting 3 days a week, so keep checking back for new and exciting stuff!

July 13, 2010

What I've been up to

Yes, I've been a bad blogger, yet again. But I have some really good excuses. Here's one of my reasons...I took a little trip to California where I had these gorgeous photos taken. So while I'm recuperating and planning something big that I will share by the end of the week, please go to the bottom of this page and leave a comment. I'm begging you! I get some free stuff if I get enough comments and who can't use some free stuff these days :) I love you all and stay tuned!

June 23, 2010

The Dollar Store Surprises

Reese's brownies

I am an equal opportunity shopper. Sure I have my favorite locations (Sprouts, Trader Joes, Fry's), but I also love grocery shopping at somewhat obscure locations. Some of these include Marshalls and duh duh duh....the dollar store. I will say that I am partial to a certain dollar store, one called 99 Cents Only. It's one of the cleanest and has the biggest variety of any chain I've visited so far. They have a huge variety of food items, which always makes me happy.

brownie mix and candy

I was visiting a few weeks ago, and picked up a snack size brownie mix. I figured the box would come in handy, and it did this weekend. Because I was going to be out of town for Father's Day, I wanted to make my dad something special for Sunday. We celebrated Saturday, but I wanted to leave him with something for the actual day. Before I left Saturday night, and while he was at a reunion, I made brownies using the mix and a Reeses candy bar. I loved the mix because it was for an 8x8 pan, perfect for a treat for my father.

I highly suggest heading to the dollar store just to look around and see what they have. Feel free to buy anything you'd like...the price is definitely right!

gooey brownies