Sunday, May 31, 2009

Victory is mine!! hehe

As you all know I have been looking for a new job for quit sometime now. I mean my friend Sarah and I have filled out a total of 12 applications each. When we were done my brain was completely drained. I felt like I had just finished the SAT's all over again..haha

Well me and my persistant nature...I ended up walking into one of the stores I applied to Claires and the girl working said that her manager would be in Saturday morning at 1 and to call. So I called Saturday at around 2pm and the manager actually picked up the phone, so I was able to talk to her. Her name was Caroline and she pulled out my application while I was on the phone...long story short...I have and interview TOMORROW!! :)

I know I shouldn't get my hopes up because I might not get the job, but I can not help myself..lol. Its the only responce that I have had since filling out all of those application almost 2 weeks ago. So keep your fingers crossed!

:)

Kait

Friday, May 29, 2009

Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

I know I have been completely neglecting this blog, but I was reading the blog that was created for Galeotti's, which is a restaurant that is being redone by Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley) and her family.

In on of her entries she made the delicious looking Earl Grey cupcakes, so I decided to make them and try out the recipe since I love baking new things. Not to mention that you can never go wrong with cupcakes..haha. They are some of the best cupcakes that I have ever tasted. Although instead of having a milk & honey frost I made a lemon butter cream instead.

So I thought that I would share the recipe with ya'll!

Earl Grey Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. Earl Grey tea (I used 1 bag and didn’t measure. I might add more next time.)

Preheat the oven to 350. Beat the butter and sugar together until it is light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, making sure they are thoroughly combined before adding the next one. Mix together the dry ingredients, including the tea. Beat in half of the dry mixture with the wet, then add the milk and the rest of the dry mixture, stirring until just combined. Line the cupcake pan with 12 cups and fill them about two-thirds full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cool thoroughly before frosting.
Lemon Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

Cream butter, then add the icing sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the lemon zest, juice and beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cupcakes.

Hope you all go and make yourself some delicious cupcakes

Enjoy!!

XOXO
Kait

p.s. I got the recipe from patentandthepantry.wordpress.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

You want to hear my voice?!

Here it guys....My Voice, and my face. ( but that is not so important..haha)

Great job MM and Vicki for creating this story! It was absolutely Hilarious!

Im not sure if I have an accent..I'll leave that for you guys to decide, also just click on MM or Vicki's name above to read the story!

Side note- - - -I know I already said this on the video, but totally disregard the way my room looks. I have all of the stuff I brought home from school and have not found a place to put it all yet..lol. I swear it is usually much cleaner :)

Enjoy..

video


Much Love,
Kait (KO)

p.s. I apologize for the all of the glare in my glasses from the computer. I could not stop if from happening..haha

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tis a sad sad day in the OTH World!

I am in complete and utter shock right now!! I just went on Onetreehillweb.net, and found out that it is in fact true that Hilarie as well as Chad are not returning to the show for its 7th season. They had an entire article that Hilarie did for Entertainment Weekly, which I get in the mail but anyway she talked about how horrible the rumors were and how she talked to many people before making her final decision.

You can read the whole article here
(There are spoilers in this article, so if you do not want to know I suggest waiting till after the season finale to read the article.)

It just makes me so sad!! I mean do not get me wrong I absolutely adore the other characters they each bring their own little thing to the group of the original five characters of the show. Without Lucas and Peyton that means that 2 of the original 5 are gone. I know stating the obvious here, and not to mentioned all of the unanswered questions that are going through my mind! What is going to happen to the show? What new characters are going to be replacing them?Will they ever come back to do guest appearences?

Lucas and Peyton brought so much to the show. Peyton had her art and her music. I can not say how many wonderful bands were intriduced to me because of the character Peyton Sawyer. The same goes for Lucas instead of music he had is literature. So many wonderful books have been brought to my attention over the last 6 years. Not to mention thier whole love story, now they are finally happy and we're not gonna get to see it! That makes me a little angry, granted I admit that I was not the bigggest Leyton fan but they have really grown on me. Its just not going to be the same with out seeing them every week. They can try to bring in new characters to replace them, but nothing or no one will be able to do that job.

I know that people have been talking about this for months now, but its one thing to hear people talk about it and a something completely different to see it with your own eyes. I guess I was hoping that what was being said was not true. So I guess you could say that I was in complete denial. Having said that I fully support both Chad and Hilarie in their decision to leave the show. Even though I may not like it, but only good things will come out of it, for instance now Hilarie will have more time to focus on SGP and other projects that she might also be working on. It was also really sweet of her to take the time to do an interview to dispelling all of the rumors that have been flying around the web. I wish them both the best of Luck in all of their future endeavors and can not wait to see what Mark Schwan comes up with next!

Much Love,
Kait

Friday, May 15, 2009

An Unforgetable Day!

Today was going on just like any normal day. I had been hanging around the house trying to unpack all of my things that I brought home from the dorm since summer break started. I know that I have mentioned this before, but I have been trying to get in to my College's nursing program for the past 2 years and have failed. I was beginning to think that it would never happen and started to give up. I even emailed my advisor saying that I didn't think that I got in and was interested in another major, because this was my second year being undeclared so I needed to declare a major.

I had plans to go and hang out with some of my friends at the local applebee's and for some reason before I left I got on the computer to look at something. I forget what it was at the time, but before I got off I was like why don't I check my school email account and see if I have any emails. Low and behold there was an email saying Admission to the School of Nursing. I sat there stunned for about 2 minutes before walking into my mother's room and saying "Mom I did it, I made it into the nursing program!" I was to excited to cry or even jump at this point. I have been worried that I would never accomplish something that I have wanted since I was a little girl. Today my dream came true and you are looking at the newest member of the Gwynedd Mercy School of Nursing!!

You guys have been nothing but supportive, so I wanted to share this all with you! I hope you all are having a wonderful evening! :)

Much Love,
Kait

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Live Free and Prosper

Since I do not have a job right now the last thing I should be doing was going to the movies..lol. But since I am such a movie buff I could not help myself.

I have seen 2 movies in the past 3 days, and only one of them was work seeing. The first one being Star Treck and the other being Obsessed.

Star Treck let me tell you was AMAZING. JJ Abrams did a SUPERB job at turning the old tv show into a movie. When I was little I was never a huge fan of the show, in fact I hated it. I know right..how can you hate Star Treck? Thats like saying that I hated Star Wars, which I love by the way. But it was so cool going and watching everything that I remembered about the show unfold. The special effects were really cool, and there were some parts that were hilarious.

I would definitely pay to go and see it again. That is how good it was, and I do not do that for many movies. My favorite line besides Spock's "Live Free and Prosper" would be the infamous "Beam us up Scotty!" I encourage everyone to go and see this movie, its still good even if you know nothing about the tv show. Chris Pine does an AMAZING job at playing Captain James Tiberius Kirk. Now Syler from Hero's (don't know his real name),Mr. Nick Grey's favorite person was great at playing Mr. Spock, before he became Mr. Spock..haha. He by far was my favorite before Captain Kirk of course. I am totally jealous at the cool hand thing they can do, I have tried over and over again but it just does not happen. My friend Rachel was cracking up.

Now as for the other movie..that did not go so well.

I love Beyonce I do, but she has got to pick better movies. The same goes for Ali Larter who also plays in Hero's. The plot of the movie was good, I will give it that but it was so slow paced. It felt like the movie last for 3 hours when it was only like and hour and a half. Although there were some parts that were really creepy. Certain scenes could have come out of real life situations. The one that stands out in my mind the most is where Beyonce and her Husband go out to dinner to celebrate his birthday. They leave their son with their usual babysitter, and the woman who has been stalking Beyonce's husband goes to the house pretends to be a friend of the family and goes us and takes the baby. Granted she didn't take him away from the house, but when they got home he was missing and was found in the husbands car. That is just too scary, and the funny the was that when the crazy woman pretended to call Beyonce and her husband and asked the babysitter is she wanted to talk to them she said no. Now if that had been me I would have say YES!! That was jsut a silly mistake on the babysitters part. The last ten minutes were the best part of the whole movie. Things finally got to moving along and getting to the point. This movie I would recommend renting and watching, but it is not worth spending ten bucks to go and see the movie in theater's.


Much love,
Kait

Quote of the Day

Its been a while since I did a quote of a day, and when I saw this quote I knew I needed to post it!


"No man is a failure who is enjoying life." - William Feather


Much Love,
Kait(KO)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sharing a Memory...

So in honor of Mother's Day, I would like to share with you one of my favorite memories that I have with my mom.

ok where to start...lol

It was during the summer that I became a freshman in high school. I had been talking to my mom about joining the Color guard of the band. For those of you who are not sure what the color guard is, we are the flags, rifles, and sabre's that are on the field in the colorful uniforms..lol.

This particular day was an important one because it was the first summer practice of the season. My mom had to work that day, but promised that she would be home in time to take me. Well, lets just say that things did not go according to plan for my mom at work that day.

Practice started a 5:30pm, and it was rolling on 5:15pm. Naturally I am at home pacing back and forth freaking out about being late to the first practice. I even started hyperventilating before my mom got home, because I had worked myself into such a tizzy.

See back then, and mostly today I don't like being late when first starting something new. Especially when I don't know anyone, I can be a very shy person when it comes to new people and places. My friends and family would tell you otherwise, but it is soo true.

Anyway...So its after 5:30pm when my mom finally gets home, and by that time I was like I am soo not going to this practice. Everyone is already going to be there and I am going to look like a total idiot walking in late. I'll just join next year. When I said this my mother looked at me and said " If you are constantly putting stuff off because you are afraid to try new things you will get no where in life. You are going to that practice." With that being said she proceeded to walk to the car dragging me with her in protest.

I have told my mother this a thousand times, but I am so glad and appreciative to her for dragging me to that practice. It turned out that I knew a lot of the girls that were there so it made going late not that much of a big deal, and I ended up being apart of the guard though all 4 years of high school. I truly believe that the times I had with the band and the guard were the best times of high school. There are so many inside jokes, that even now a junior in college still remember and laugh at. If it had not been for her I never would have met such wonderful people, and made great friends. I am so appreciative to her for that experience.

Sooo....

HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY to all of the wonderful mother's in the world :)


Much Love,
<3 Kait

p.s. I would love to hear how everyone spent their mother's day :)

Mother's Day Poem

Usually I do a quote of the day,but since today is Mother's Day I decided to share a poem for all of the mother's out there. When I read this it seriously made me cry..lol. I am such a sap its ridiculous.

Mother...
You filled my days with rainbow lights,
Fairytales and sweet dream nights,
A kiss to wipe away my tears,
Gingerbread to ease my fears.
You gave the gift of life to me
And then in love, you set me free.
I thank you for your tender care,
For deep warm hugs and being there.
I hope that when you think of me
A part of you
You'll always see.

Author Unknown


Much Love,
<3 Kait

Happy Mother's Day!!

So in honor of Mother's Day, I would like to share with you one of my favorite memories that I have with my mom.

ok where to start...lol

It was during the summer that I became a freshman in high school. I had been talking to my mom about joining the Color guard of the band. For those of you who are not sure what the color guard is, we are the flags, rifles, and sabre's that are on the field in the colorful uniforms..lol.

This particular day was an important one because it was the first summer practice of the season. My mom had to work that day, but promised that she would be home in time to take me. Well, lets just say that things did not go according to plan for my mom at work that day.

Practice started a 5:30pm, and it was rolling on 5:15pm. Naturally I am at home pacing back and forth freaking out about being late to the first practice. I even started hyperventilating before my mom got home, because I had worked myself into such a tizzy.

See back then, and mostly today I don't like being late when first starting something new. Especially when I don't know anyone, I can be a very shy person when it comes to new people and places. My friends and family would tell you otherwise, but it is soo true.

Anyway...So its after 5:30pm when my mom finally gets home, and by that time I was like I am soo not going to this practice. Everyone is already going to be there and I am going to look like a total idiot walking in late. I'll just join next year. When I said this my mother looked at me and said " If you are constantly putting stuff off because you are afraid to try new things you will get no where in life. You are going to that practice." With that being said she proceeded to walk to the car dragging me with her in protest.

I have told my mother this a thousand times, but I am so glad and appreciative to her for dragging me to that practice. It turned out that I knew a lot of the girls that were there so it made going late not that much of a big deal, and I ended up being apart of the guard though all 4 years of high school. I truly believe that the times I had with the band and the guard were the best times of high school. There are so many inside jokes, that even now a junior in college still remember and laugh at. If it had not been for her I never would have met such wonderful people, and made great friends. I am so appreciative to her for that experience.

Sooo....

HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY to all of the wonderful mother's in the world :)


Much Love,
Kait

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rainy Days

I love the rain don't get me wrong, but its on those days where you just feel like doing nothing ya know. I mean the sky is all dark and grey and the sun shine that usually makes you happy is perfectly hidden behind the clouds. Today was one of those days. All I wanted to do was go downstairs lay on my couch and either curl up with a good book or watch movies all day, while drinking tea.

Although my plans for the day had me doing other things... I had plans to meet my friends for breakfast this morning at 10 and it was just so hard to get out of bed...lol. when I woke up it was pouring rain, all I kept on doing was looking outside being its not 10 am already its still dark! Needless to say I got up and went to this little restaurant called Anna Marie's. Its one of the cutest places that you will ever visit. When I drive by there I will definitely have to take a picture and post it for you guys. The people there are so warm and welcoming. They always have smiles on your faces, and even during a rainy day its contagious.


Then I hung out with my madre and went to target. My brother needed to get some blank cd's. I was able to get my friend Katie/roommate her birthday cards. Im not sure what to get her, but I'll think of something..lol.

So even though I did not get to lay on the couch and watch movies or read a book, I think that I had a relatively good day, considering the weather..lol.

Then I had to come back to school unfortunately to finish my finals. I am so ready for school to be over and done with. Although I must say I am a little sad that this school years almost over. My roommate Katie is graduating this year, and its going to be so weird here with out her. Im so used to seeing everyday during the week, and occasionally during the summer. I know I know...Im acting like I'll never see her again, its just going to be a little outside the norm next year.Our suitmate kryssy is going to be my roommate next year and I think that we're going to have a good time next year. :)

I hope that you enjoyed my day..thought that I would update for you since I have been so busy lately preparing for finals. Hope you all had a good weekend :)

<3 Kait