Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Vampire Diaries Meme

I've been watching The Vampire Diaries on Netflix...or should I say, re-binge-watching, in anticipation of the start of the 8th and final season. And thinking about the fan gurl that I am, I thought I'd share this meme I made about watching TVD.

Watching the Vampire Diaries

I love these kinds of memes. I've seen them for many topics and they're always fun to read. Have you seen any others about The Vampire Diaries? I'd love to see some others. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pondering the End of Shirtless Damon

Most of you know that I'm a big obsessed fan of The Vampire Diaries. When I discovered that show on Netflix in about 2010 I didn't really think I'd like it. But I was hooked before the end of the first episode. 

And now that the series is going to be coming to an end after this coming season, I thought I'd share some of my favorite TVD memes and digital photos/art with you, and maybe create a few more along the way through this season.

For this blog post, we're going to walk down the Shirtless Damon Memory Lane. Because let's face it: no matter what the reason is that you love TVD, you gotta rank Shirtless Damon somewhere near the top of that list. So here are a few of my favorite memes that I've made that feature my favorite shirtless Salvatore brother.

Shirtless Damon Held Against You

Damon Can't Get Any Hotter

Damon TVD I Watch for the Plot

And my personal favorite...

Damon Naked on HBO

The official TVD page on Facebook just featured that meme today--and not gonna lie, it made me smile. :)

As a bonus, just in case you need to see Shirtless Damon in action, here's an animated gif for you as well. 

Shirtless Damon Showers

So that is my tribute to Shirtless Damon. More TVD memes, moments, and memories to come as I follow the end of one of my favorite shows of all time for its final season. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

White Chicken Enchiladas

I saw a recipe in my Facebook feed the other day that I knew I had to try. It was for White Chicken Enchiladas and it looked so yummy. Funnily enough, turns out I have made this before, from a recipe sent to me by a dear friend last year. But I didn't know that until today, when I double-checked my recipe binder (oh yes, I have a recipe binder!). Anyhoots, I was anxious to make these enchiladas. And lets face it: I love me a recipe that is packed with cheesy goodness. I've got the hips to prove it.

Hips Do Not Lie Tom Hiddleston

I made this recipe over the weekend, and it was delicious! So of course I'm going to share it with all of you, too. I'm sure not gonna keep all these calories to myself, ladies. If I'm eating them, you need to eat them too. But trust me, you'll be glad you did.

So let's get to it.

2 Cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (even pepper jack would be yummy)
1 Cup shredded Colby Jack Cheese
8-10 Flour Tortillas (I used 10)
3 TBSP Butter
3 TBSP Flour
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 4oz can of Diced Green Chiles (Mild or Hot, your preference)
2 Cups Shredded Chicken (you could use frozen chicken, or rotisserie too; I used an entire bag of Tyson frozen diced chicken.)
2 Cups of Chicken Broth
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Salsa (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cook/shred your chicken breast and mix it with the 2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  3. Lay 8-10 tortillas out and fill each one with the chicken mixture. Roll them up tightly and put them in a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  4. In a saucepan, melt the butter and then add in the 3 TBSP of flour. Mix and cook for about one minute. Don't overcook--you don't want it to turn brown.
  5. Add in the 2 cups of chicken broth, whisking until it’s a smooth consistency. Whisk over medium heat until the sauce becomes thick and creamy (this will take about five minutes or so).
  6. Mix in the sour cream, salt & pepper, and the can of green chiles.
  7. Pour the sauce evenly over the rolled up tortillas.
  8. Add the 1 cup of the Colby Jack cheese on top.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbly, or until the cheese is golden brown.
  10. Add salsa, if desired.
When it's finished, it should look a little something like this...

White Chicken Enchiladas Tasty Tuesday Tinalicious
I don't mean to brag much, but the Hubs told me this was one of the best meals I've ever made. He is not one to throw compliments around willy nilly, mind you. And I have made a lot of meals in my almost 32 married years. So that's really saying something. Never mind the fact that I have made this recipe before and he didn't rave about it then. I think it was the cheese variation I made--I added more cheese to the inside of the enchiladas, so they'd be even more cheese-a-licious. And clearly it worked.

But you know, don't worry about those extra calories. You can easily get rid of an extras that may land on your hips with just a little dancing.

Tom Hiddleston Dancing gif

And Tom Hiddleston's hips never lie.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

WTF Wednesday Teeny Bikini Moment

Well it's that time again, folks. You know, that time of the week when we're all just standing around a little dazed and confused from the midweek mind melt thinking, 'WTF?!'  And since we're thinking that anyway, it's the perfect time to share this WTF Wednesday Teeny Bikini Moment.

WTF Wednesday Teeny Bikini

Now I fully realize that this is America, and we're all pretty much free to wear any damn kind of bikini we want. But in the words of my grandma....just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD.  And I couldn't agree more. No other words come to mind here. Only one thing fits [and it ain't that bikini].


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

10 Mostly Realistic Resolutions for 2016

One of my favorite posts to write in the last couple of years was the one about my 10 Mostly Realistic Resolutions for 2014. But dang, that was like two years ago! Apparently I didn't have a burning desire to set any goals for 2015, or maybe I was just lazy. So difficult to say. I'm sure you're aghast either way. So I think I'll just remedy this by setting 10 Mostly Realistic Resolutions for 2016 right here, right now. Who's with me?!

While you're thinking up yours, I'll just get you started with mine. You know, since you're here and all.


I'm Ready Gif

1. Stop binge-watching shows on Netflix and Hulu. 

That's Insane Gif

You know what? That IS insane. Binge-watching shows on Netflix and Hulu is one of my favorite things to do. And since I can watch my shows commercial-free, it's even better. OK, yeah, so let's just modify this resolution to say, "Stop binge-watching shows on Netflix and much." Might as well aim low, to avoid disappointment.

And speaking of binge-watching TV I the only one who feels a cruel sense of isolation and abandonment when I finish binge-watching an entire series? I mean, I manage to hit all five stages of grief after a good show ends. The struggle is real.

Binge-watching It's Over Meme

2. Refrain from using the word, 'Dude' so much. But, dude. That's hard. For real. Someone needs to invent a new word that is just as fun to type in social media posts. Perhaps that should be one of my resolutions as well?!

3. Find word to replace, "Dude."  

Dude Yes Gif

4. Drink less Starbucks Iced Espresso. I mean seriously, I'm a wee bit addicted to this stuff. I need to cut back a little. But really, there are worse things I could be addicted to, am I right? It's not like I drink 3 bottles of this a week or anything. Well, not every week. Mostly not. OK, OK, mostly I do! [Hangs head in shame.]

Addicted to Starbucks

5. Do NOT give up on The Vampire Diaries. I will admit it: I'm still in the TVD fangdom. I can't help it really. I found that show on Netflix in 2010 or 2011 and I was hooked from the first episode. And even though Season 6 was less than stellar vampire TV drama, and even though I have *almost* given up on it a time or two, it still beckons me every week to come back for more. Even without Elena. But my love for this show has absolutely, positively nothing at all to do with Ian Somerhalder, aka Damon Salvatore. Nothing. 

At all.

Obsessed with Damon Gif

6. Eat more breakfast for dinner. Because cooking is hard. And breakfast is just easier. And yummier. And because French Toast! I already got a jump on this resolution: we had French Toast for dinner tonight. How's that for being an overachiever?!

Breakfast Food Gif

7. Do NOT learn to Whip and Nae Nae.  Let's face it: I'm getting old. And I'm not exactly dancer material. So it's highly unlikely you'll ever see me either Whip, or Nae Nae for that matter. But I do like the sound of it. It's catchy, no? And I like to watch other people do it too. So even though I'll not be whipping anything but cream, or nae-nae-ing anything--except to object to something--at any point in the coming year, if YOU are so inclined, by all means, Whip. And Nae Nae.

Whip and Nae Nae Jimmy Fallon
(Image: FallonTonight)

8.  Develop the healthy glow of someone who goes to the gym. But with one important caveat. 

Healthy Glow Gif

9. Live every day like it's Taco Tuesday. I mean, who doesn't like Taco Tuesdays?

Taco Tuesday Meme

10. Keep on being weird. Because "normal" is overrated. And really, if you think about it, there is no "normal." We're all just different degrees of screwed up and weird. And that, my friends, is totally OK.

I like being weird gif

So I will not only keep on being weird, I will revel in my weirdness. Weirdness rules. Rock the weird in you too! Especially if they pump up your jam.

Baby Dancer gif

And with that you have my 10 Mostly Realistic Resolutions for 2016. Mostly do-able.
Fully and Tinaliciously me.

Have a safe and Happy New Year, peeps!