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My Attempt At Making Spaghetti Squash

My Attempt At Making Spaghetti Squash

Hello! When I’m at work, I am constantly being handed bagfuls of goodies from the gardens of whichever home I’m at for the day. During my produce haul last week, I was given a gigantic squash that I had absolutely no idea what to do with. My client’s mom suggested spaghetti squash and I have always wanted to try it so I thought I would give it a shot over the weekend.

Unfortunately, my attempt at making spaghetti squash was not very successful and, after a quick Google, I learned that the squash I used definitely did not look like traditional spaghetti squashes. WHOOPS! Lol, oh well. I tried something new and now I know differently for the next time! Take a look at some pics and let’s discuss:


To learn how to prepare my “spaghetti squash”, I visited the blog Cookie + Kate. This is one of my mom’s favorite sites to get vegetarian recipes from and, as her spiel goes, “Cookie is the dog and Kate is the human”. Lol, I consulted Kate’s recipe while making my squash and it was so easy to follow because it was just like learning how to make it from a friend. No unknown cooking terms and no long stories of how she found God while making this dish, haha.

To prepare my spaghetti squash, I cut it in half from the middle and then halved the pieces again. Afterwards, I scooped out all of the squash guts… AKA the seeds! It was actually pretty fun. Once the squash halves were seedless, I drizzled olive oil onto each of them and then seasoned with salt and pepper. All that was left to do was bake them and I kept my squash in the oven for a little under an hour at four hundred degrees.

I was eager to take my squash out of the oven but, sadly, there was nothing really “spaghetti” about it. I tried to fluff the insides into a spaghetti like texture as Kate had mentioned but there was hardly even any squash to work with on the interior. What I was originally hoping was going to be a noodle shape ended up being a few forkfuls of the squash and the texture definitely looked more like pulp. Although, I must say, it still tasted really good!

Sadly, my attempt at making spaghetti squash didn’t go too hot. However, I feel confident that if I ever get the right ingredients to make it with, it will turn out delicious with the help from Cookie + Kate! ๐Ÿ˜€

What is your favorite vegetarian recipe? What do you top your spaghetti squash with? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

One Of Those Mornings

One Of Those Mornings

Hellooooooooo! Have you ever had one of those mornings where everything just seems to be so insanely UGH? It starts as soon as you wake up and it doesn’t end until you are caffeinated enough to get your shit together. When I’m tired, I normally suffer from a severe case of the dropsies and there is absolutely no telling where whatever is in my hand might end up. For example:


Lol, yes that is my heat protecting spray. And, yes, it definitely landed in the toilet. Haha, thank gawd it was nearly empty, anyways! Not only did my hair care make a splash into the throne but so much makeup landed in the trash can and I honestly have no idea how that happened. I guess I’ll blame it on being tired and funnel some more coffee down my mouth? Yeah? Yeah.

All I can hope for all of you, my darlings, is that none of your morning routine essentials end up in the toilet. Because, if that doesn’t happen, then I would say you’re off to a pretty good start for your day! ๐Ÿ˜€

How does your body react when you are tired? How much sleep do you need to get yourself through another day? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Oops! Say Goodbye To Embarrassing Situations

Oops! Say Goodbye To Embarrassing Situations

One of my top five most embarrassing moments is actually compliments of lifewithlilred. I was interviewing a musician for an article and oh. my. goodness. he was gorgeous. I was typing out his answers on a Word document as he was replying and everything was going great…Until I accidentally deleted the entire six page document without saving it.

Thankfully, he was super cool about it and the article was still a-okay thanks to my really good memory (I hate to brag!). But, still. It was literally the most horrible accident that could happen in the situation and I was so embarrassed that I could barely sputter out “I’m sorry”. Not only that, but my face turned fifty shades of red that didn’t seem to go away even after he left! I was a sweaty, spazzy, beet-faced mess. Jeez…I’m getting flustered just thinking about it!

So, I totally get it. Embarrassing situations happen, some that are worse than others. But, if you know how to play it off, you’ll be able to handle your next oopsie like a pro.

Oops! Say Goodbye To Embarrassing Situations:

Being a human being can be really hard work. There are so many rules that we all have to follow and sometimes thing happen that are so embarrassing, we wish the floor could just swallow us whole. If you suffer at all from social anxiety then these horrendous occurrences are what keeps you from sleeping at night. But what you have to remember is that everyone suffers embarrassment. It happens to the best of us! Here are four pro tips for winning in an awkward situation.

  1. Burping in Public: This is the worst. Imagine you’re on a date with a guyย  who you’ve been waiting for forever to ask you out. You enjoy pasta together and a couple of glasses of white wine. Just as you’re starting to take your flirting up a notch, you burp. Urgh! Ok, if this happens to you it’s important to remember that everyone does it (those who claim they don’t are lying!). Just cover your tracks and be honest with him – excuse your actions and try to laugh it off. If he’s a good guy then he’ll completely understand. A sense of humor is truly endearing.

*This is an occasion to not be like me and literally scream “EXCUSE ME” afterwards. I think it’s funny…my family and boyfriend? Not so much.*

  1. Food Stuck in Your Teeth: What is it about eating that ups the potential embarrassment factor by 100! Unless you are constantly checking a mirror then you won’t know if you have something in your teeth until you see it for yourself. If the people you’re with are feeling kind, they should tell you but if they don’t, that’s what public bathrooms are for! Excuse yourself after the meal, and double check your pearly whites in the mirror. Carrying some floss picks with you isn’t a bad idea, either (that’s what I do!).

But remember, it’s totally okay to just ask someone! There is nothing wrong or taboo about asking whomever you’re with about whether you have something stuck in your teeth. Just try to do it politely and subtly. I promise, it will be okay. ๐Ÿ™‚


Don’t look at me!

  1. Getting Caught Short: Yeah, yeah laugh away but it can happen! Sometimes, it really is just a one time thing but other times it can actually be a medical issue. An overactive bladder can affect the best of us and if you are caught short it can be a nightmare. Coping with bladder incontinence is much easier if you make sure you have the right tools for the job. Make sure you’re always armed with your favorite panty liners and if things get really tricky, there are always adult briefs (better safe than sorry!) that you can buy. If you find you’re leaking more than normal make sure you take a trip to your friendly doctor who will be able to help you further.
  1. Forgetting Someone’s Name: We all lead busy lives and with social networking being so prominent, it’s easy to find yourself bombarded with names of people you barely know! If you’re in a social situation and you forget someone’s name (or you get their name wrong) then the easiest thing to do is just confront the problem and confess your error. Honestly, it’s sometimes easier and less awkward to admit you’re in the wrong and then laugh about it. I guarantee the person that you’re talking to has forgotten someone’s name before – they’ll completely understand. Make a joke about it!

*I forget people’s names frequently and I apologize in advance for it!*

What was one of your most embarrassing moments? What do you do to ease the embarrassment after an oopsie? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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Helloooo everyone!!! I am SO sorry! I totally drew a blank and forgot that American Horror Story was on this week – I thought that they were taking a two week break for Thanksgiving but apparently not! But I’m okay with missing tonight’s episode because you guys know that I don’t care for season five anyways. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And besides…Tonight was date night with Kyle!! And Iย finallyย have pictures to prove our relationship:

^^^ Aw, I love us!!! โค

Because of my uh-oh on forgetting about AHS tonight, I’ll be taking a break from the usual synopsis and opinions post for the week. But make sure you tune in with me next week to pick up where we left off! I hope all of you are having a fantastic night! What was everyone up to on this fine Wednesday? Who has any big plans for the weekend? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Sorry, Sis ;)

Sorry, Sis ;)

During my weekend trip to Wisconsin, I may or may not have played a stupidly funny prank on my beloved sister, Kristen. And for that, I am publicly apologizing. Kristen drove the first two or so hours home from Wisconsin on Sunday, and during that time I was manning her phone to reply to the texts that she received. She’s been talking to a new guy recently, and it was my responsibility to type everything out to him that she dictated to me….Bad idea on her part. When he asked what Kristen was up to, my sister told me to text him “driving home! yay!” and unfortunately I heard “driving home! gay!” When I heard “gay” I thought to myself “hmm, that’s an odd way to describe driving home” so I asked her to repeat it three times and every single time, I heard “gay” so into the text it went. To spruce the message up even more I also added “and I really have to go to the bathroom :((((” to the message and hit Send. I straight up told Kristen that I added her bathroom issue to the text (which was more like my bathroom issue, because I really had to go!), and she didn’t believe me! Smh. When we stopped for food and she looked through her phone, she saw the text I sent that she thought I was kidding about, and got a bit upset at Lil Red. Once we got back on the road again, my mom took over driving so Kristen got back into the backseat with me. She was still pissed at me, even though I told her what I texted him, so after snacking on hella Flamin Hot Cheeto’s, I decided to write her a story on my iPod to make her laugh and to pass the time. I emailed myself the story, and I am now going to share it with you guys:

A short story of a very naughty thing:

Once upon a time there were two sisters, named Kristen and Sarah, respectively. During their journey home from a weekend adventure in America’s cheese land, the younger of the girls, Sarah did a very naughty thing. While the elder, Kristen drove the whip through the Chicago traffic, she received a text message from a potential love interest. For the fear of our personal safety, I manned her phone so I could text the messages to the young man as dictated by Kristen. When mister man asked what Kristen was up to, the reply I texted was not necessarily the same as what was said to me. Instead of texting “driving home, yay!” I accidentally typed “driving home. Gay. And I have to go to the bathroom :(((” in my defense, when she said “yay” it sounded a lot like “gay” and I for one, really had to go potty. I told Kristen what I had texted and she thought I was kidding. But guess what…I wasn’t. When Kristen saw what I texted she was most upset, and I feared for my life. After her round of driving, Kristen returned to the back seat of the car with me, and I tried my best to win her friendship back and humbly apologize for my wrong doings. We bonded over flaming hot Cheeto residue and she delivered one swift punch to my arm. And now I think we are friends again. The end.

^^^ Needless to say, Kristen was dying of laughter as she read my short story and we are now most definitely friends again! Sorry for being an asshole, sis! (Even though it was still kinda funny) I love you! ๐Ÿ˜‰


^^^ SHE’S SO CUTE!!!!

Hahahahaha. Kristen and I both found the situation insanely funny after she punched me, so I thought it would be fun to share this goofy story with all of you! What was the silliest thing you did to pass the time during a long trip? Do you have a story of a text message gone wrong that trumps mine? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

PS: Who’s excited and slightly depressed about the series finale of The Following tonight?! I know I am!