Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Crazy Marriage Laws

So today I ran across an article on Womans Day online about crazy marriage laws that are still in effect today. I thought they were interesting and thought I would share them. So we will start in Montana.

Montana: Marriage by proxy, which means someone stands in for a bride/groom who can't be present at his/her wedding, is limited to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. But of the four states that allow the practice — California, Colorado, Texas and Montana — Montana is the only one that allows double-proxy weddings. Essentially, neither the bride nor groom has to show up. Call us old-fashioned, but it doesn’t seem like the ideal start to the biggest commitment of one's life.

Arkansas: For a few months between 2007 and 2008, anyone under 18 could get married in Arkansas with parental consent. (Yes, even babies — as their parents agreed!) The original law was meant to allow pregnant teenagers to get married if their parents approved, but lawmakers forgot to put in an age minimum. The law was corrected in April 2008, making the minimum age 17 for boys and 16 for girls.

Delaware: Ever been dared to get married ... as a prank? Neither have we. But apparently this happens often enough in Delaware that it's actually an option when couples file for an annulment. Along with the basic reasons such as marrying "without the capacity to consent" or "under duress," couples can now check "because of a jest or dare" when applying to dissolve their nuptials.

Kentucky: In Kentucky, it's illegal to remarry the same man four times. Honestly, good for Kentucky: If you've already divorced him three times, someone should step in. Of course, as long as it's different men, you can get married and divorced as many times as you like.

Massachusetts: The infamous witch trials are long over, but religious conservatism is still alive in Salem. Apparently, married couples are not allowed to sleep in the nude in a rented room. In Truro, MA a groom-to-be must "prove himself manly" by hunting and killing either six blackbirds or three crows.

South Carolina: In South Carolina it's illegal for a man over 16 years old to propose marriage and not mean it. Doing so means he's committing a misdemeanor under the Offenses Against Morality and Decency Act. Not sure if that means he will be forced to marry the woman in question, or if he can't ask for a woman’s hand as a way to seduce her. We hope it's the latter.

Kansas: Many husbands would probably say their mother-in-law isn't their favorite person in the world. But for those who really, really dislike their wife's mother, moving to Wichita, KS, might be a good option. In this city, a man's mistreatment of his mother-in-law may not be used as grounds for divorce.

Connecticut: Imagine it: You get a babysitter so you and your hubby can go out for a romantic dinner. Afterward you take a stroll around town. Caught in the moment, you lean in for a passionate kiss. Busted! The police can cuff you and throw you in jail — that is, if you live in Hartford, Connecticut ... and it's Sunday. Well, maybe not these days, but technically, it’s still illegal in this city for a man to kiss his wife on the Lord's Day.

Louisiana: It’s most likely that your wedding was officiated by a religious figure or judge. Or, if you're a bit more eccentric than some, you had a friend become ordained so he or she could marry you. New Orleans has made it illegal for palm readers, fortune tellers, mystics and the like to officiate a wedding. Guess they don't want you peeking at your future — you'll just have to go into it with blind faith like everyone else!

So there you have it, make sure you abide by all these marriage laws especially when in those states! Comment if you have heard anyothers, I would love to hear them.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Finally the wonderful Mrs. Destiny!

So when I wrote my first true post about Amy and her cake pops, I mentioned Mrs. Destiny, who is a friend of mine and is absolutely fabulous! So without further adieu: . Now let me tell you a little bit about Mrs. Destiny. She is happily married to Mr. Reggie, has 3 beautiful babies Mikel, Mikah, and the sweet little Alivya, has a straight out of Better Homes and Gardens house and makes the most awesome cakes. All this and still has time to be crafty!

She just recently did a post about her patio redo and it is a must see, again straight out of a magazine! I did a little interview with Mrs. Destiny.

PinkPosies: How did you become part of the blog world?
        Mrs. Destiny: Well, I think like most blogs mine started off as a family blog and then turned into something else after being features on Just a Girl and a few months later on House of Smiths. But the first time I ever read a blog was my friend Brittany. It was like scrapbooking online :0) I loved it and have ever since!

PinkPosies: How do you maintain a beautiful house while being crafty and still taking care of 3 little ones and Reggie?
      Mrs. Destiny: Hmmmm, well I'm the first one to say that my house is not maintained. It's a bit crazy actually! lol..What you see on my blog MOSTLY is my best foot forward. A clean "staged"space. Because everyone likes to look at things that are pretty including me. You will also get a glimpse of real stuff too though :0) But day to day we are just a regular family with the all of the responsiblites. Blogging for me has always been a hobby and I'm not sure when and if it will be more than that. Right now I have three babies that need me and a big baby who needs me even more! My blog can't come before them :0) I can't post 5 days a week...sometimes I can't even post one day a week! But I'm ok with that. The followers that I have are the ones who love just seeing what I'm up to and I like it like that!
I decorate/Craft/Blog during nap and mostly at night those are really my only down times! I drag the kids to Micheals and get them a project to work on also. I try to do most of the projects outside so they can play.

PinkPosies: To date what is your favorite craft project, DIY remodel/home make-over, or recipe you have done?
      Mrs. Destiny: Let's see, right now its our dining room/living room area!!!! The before and afters are always fun to look at! We use to call it a dance floor/cave. But now it's starting to be one of my favorite places in our home :0)

PinkPosies: What are your blog plans for the future?
        Mrs. Destiny: I'm always adding new things to my blog! I just recenlty finished up a 5 week series called {Be Inspired} I plan on launching two more series this year...I Love my Home and Your Invited! Be on the look out! Reggie and I are also going to continue working on the house and upgrading little by little! This summer I would love to finish the living/dining room space! Also start on the laundry room and the office!
I'm really just letting the Lord lead me as far as growing my blog:0) If opportunities arise from blogging I first pray and seek councel from my hubby or close friends. If it's not right for my family then we just won't do it!

PinkPosies: Thank you so much Mrs. Destiny I loved having you!
        Mrs. Destiny: Thanks so much Liana!!! It was a joy and I look forward to see more from your BLOG!

Again check her blog out at:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My roses and toeses

My amazazing (no not a typo) hubby came home with 3 of the most beautiful longstem roses for our anniversary yesterday, 3 years 3 roses. They are so beautiful that I cannot keep them to myself, I must share, I must! Thank you sooooo much baby, I love you!!!!

And I also wanted to share my toenails! Gross I know, I think feet are so disgusting, except on little bitty babies! But while we were in California this weekend for my nephews 16th birthday, I decided to freshen my toenails up. They weren't bad, but I have seen the zebra stripes around and I absolutely love zebra stripes so I thought I would take a gander at them myself. I am pretty good when it comes to doing nails, my daughter always tells me that I should forgo going to nursing schooll and instead go to cosmetology school so I can do nails. Invested far too much into nursing school so far so I think I will stay there. Anywho, did these babies by myself, did my daughters fingernails too. Just took white nail polish, 2 to 3 coats depending on the thickness of the nail polish. Let it dry, then took a black polish made for designs, very thin long brush almost like a liquid eyeliner, you can find them almost anywhere now. Did my zebra stripes, let those dry and then applied a clear top coat. Frustrated though because the top coat smeared the stripes a bit, and I spent way too long on them to start all over, plus the party was going to start soon. It's really easy to do as long as you have a steady hand and some patience. Next time I'm gonna do hot pink with black zebra stripes! Sorry about the brightness!

Vegetable Quiche Cups to go

Small confession here, I haven't made these little goodies in a while but I love them so much I just have to share! My husband and I started the south beach diet shortly after we got married (awesome diet in my opinion), and this is a recipe from the book. I was really leery about this recipe at first because I wasn't sure my husband would like them but turns out we both did and they are really easy to take along especially on mornings that you are running late! So below is the recipe, I hope you like them as much as we did!


1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach
3/4 c liquid egg substitute
3/4 c shredded reduced-fat cheese
1/4 c diced green bell pepper
1/4 c diced onion
3 drops hot sauce (optional)
(I also added crumbled turkey bacon)


* Microwave the spinach on high for 2 1/2 minutes. Drain excess liquid. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with foil baking cups, spray cups with cooking spray.
* Combine egg substitute, cheese, peppers, onions, spinach and bacon in a bowl. Mix well. Divide evenly among the muffin cups (again an Ice cream scoop helps here). Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

The qucihe cups can be frozen and reheated in the microwave, you can also substitute any combination of vegetables or reduced-fat cheeses.

Hope you enjoy~

Blueberry-Maple Muffins

My morning project for today is Blueberry-Maple Muffins, trying to eat healthier but still allowing myself a little bit of sweetness! So I have included the recipe, which I found online at


1/5 c. whole flaxseeds
1 c whole-wheat flour
3/4 c plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/2 c pure maple syrup
1 c nonfat buttermilk (or mix 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar with 1 c milk)
1/4 c canola oil
2 tsp freshly grated orange zest
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c fresh blueberries
1 tbsp sugar


* Preheat oven to 400 degrees, Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
* Grind flaxseeds in a spice mill (clean coffee grinder or small food processor). Transfer to a large bowl. Add whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt: whisk to blend. Whisk eggs and maple syrup in a medium bowl until smooth. Add buttermilk, oil, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla: whisk until blended.
* Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients with a rubber spatula just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups ( I find that an Ice cream scoop helps). Sprinle the tops with sugar.
* Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15-25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our 3 year Anniversary

So today is our 3 year wedding anniversary, and I am so happy I married the man I love more than anything. We decided 2 weekends ago, since we were going out for a friends birthday to use that opportunity for our anniversary dinner too. We went to Ichi Ban Japanese Teppenyaki for dinner. You know one of those places that the chef cooks your food in front of you. We went to one in November for my birthday and enjoyed it so much! If you haven't been to one, I definately recommend it, but be careful they can be pretty pricy. We had a blast this time too, especially because we were with friends. We took a trip to California this past weekend to visit family and celebrate our nephews 16th birthday, that's why we celebrated our anniversary early.

So today i just want to take this time to tell my husband that I think he is amazing in so many ways. Gabriel you helped me become who I am today, you have cheered me on, and you pick me up when I fall. You teach me new things everyday and you make me want to be a better person. You selfishly teach troubled kids and then come home and love on me. You love my kids as if they were your own and you forgive me for my faults. You guide this family and keep us all grounded. You always have a smile and can make almost anyone laugh. I love you more than you will ever know, and I hope to one day take care of you as you have taken care of me. Happy Anniversary love! I love you~

Weight loss

I know with all the cooking alot of us do, especially the baking and trying of new recipes, some of us have gained weight. And if your like me, I don't like working out. I don't know if it's so much the working out part or the getting all hot and sweating and looking a mess part! But not to long ago my husband and I decided to work out to burn off some weight that we have put on, my husband stuck with it where as I go every once in a while. But he started to take protein shakes to help him build muscles. So we visit our local GNC store and the associate tells us about this product called CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)that she swears by to help drop the pounds. I know another diet pill right?

Wrong!!! This is a supplement that you take along with your vitamins, and it looks just like a fish oil or any other softgel. And it doesn't make you jittery or feel like your heart is going to burst out of your chest. So my husband and I have been taking them for about 3 months now and I now swear by them. I had been stuck at a certain weight (not gonna say what weight) but once I started taking these little babies I was able to drop another 15-20 pounds, without the workouts. My husband has dropped about 20-25 and he works out aleast 3 times a week. Trust me when I say this ladies, I love them, I swear by them, I will never give them up, and I did nothing to change my diet or workouts! They are absolutely awesome!!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bakerella is my Mentor….

So I just recently came across this absolutely amazing blog by Amy of Cake Pops. Now I am in no way an expert in the area of AMAZING but I must say that I do have a great opinion when it comes to this site! I love cake, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, all things sugary and no good for you but the hubs doesn’t eat alot of that stuff so I dont bake. About a year and a half ago we decided we wanted to start a cake business, you know making really cute cakes and cupcakes that are ever so popular right now, but we never put the work into it and just let the dream fizzle. I wish we would have stuck with it, who knows we might have a book out now too, just like Amy. Anywho, so as I said in my earlier post that lately I have had alot of free time so I was on the internet (facebook actually) and stopped by my friend Destiny’s page to see what she has been up to (more on her in a later post because she is absolutely amazing herself) and I happened across pictures of these cute little cake pops.
You know like lollipops but made out of cake. OMG!!!! I feel in love and had to find out where she got them. Turns out she had the link on her blog to Amy’s site: . Amy is so creative and somehow makes cake look exactly like all characters to a “T”. She has re-inspired my passion for cakes and cupcakes and I will definately try out some of the ideas she has on her site. I already have plans for different events this summer, and as I make some of these delicious little puppies I promise to post pictures. Hop on over to her site, I promise you will not regret it, ok maybe the weight gain but not the adventure! Happy eats and I hope to someday get to meet the genius behind the cake pops. Here’s to you Amy!

My blog stalk turned hobby

I have blog stalked now for a few years and I have picked up some of the coolest ideas and the best receipes so I thought why not share the wealth. I will be show casing a blog and the craft project/baking idea/make-up help everyweek with the hopes that someone new to blogland will benefit from it. I hope to make lots of new blog friends and I will be trying to re-create the awesomeness these ladies have provided for us all to enjoy. With a little help from above I too can become as crafty and cool as the ladies I will showcase. I hope you enjoy and while I am here I must plug my Hot Peppers blog, check it out he worked really hard on it: