Saturday, March 27, 2010


I ran in Mutt & Jeff's 5k for Colorectal Cancer today! Just thought I'd share a few pictures from the day. Love you guys!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

i miss Memaw.

As you probably all know, I graduated from university last Saturday. I wanted Memaw to be there. She was always so proud of whatever I was doing, or whatever her grand-babies were doing. I put a picture of her on the inside of my grad cap so I could at least see her and pay tribute to that awesome woman. There will never be another like her. I think of her every day and I miss her like crazy. She is always on my mind, but she is especially missed around holidays and special events. I wish she could be here to help me celebrate my birthday, my graduation and Christmas--her favorite holiday. Things are not the same without her.

I love you, Memaw. Thank you for being my prayer warrior. I'm sure you're talking to God about your babies as I write this. I can't wait to see you again. Until then, I'll carry on your legacy by humming and singing constantly and dancing around the kitchen.
I love you. Thank you for loving me like no one else ever could.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


i might be getting rid of the rat-tail...

in exchange for a duck-tail. the rattie needs to be trimmed regardless.

also, i'm thinking about starting my own blog, because no one ever reads this one...or posts on it for that matter.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

biggest loser.

a few of my friends are addicted to watching "Biggest Loser" and were talking about it incessantly while they were over at my apartment the other i showed them this.

they shut up a bit after that.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mammaw's Fried Potatoes

I might have cracked the code. Well... I'm getting close at least.

I made fried potatoes yesterday for a visiting friend and we went crazy over them. I seasoned them with Creole seasoning (because it was what I had) but I followed the tried-and-true Mammaw process.

Check it out.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Cupcakes and a Call to Action

Hello, all.

Just in case you don't follow my blog, Is This Thing On?, I wanted to tell you about a little blog contest I've entered.

Last weekend, I made A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Cakes with my college roommate, Kira. We then entered this Pumpkin/Vanilla Swirled cupcake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese buttercream into a cupcake contest called Cupcake Hero.

Cupcake Hero posts an ingredient each month that all cupcake bakers are encouraged to bake into a cupcake in a new and exciting way. This month, the ingredient was pumpkin and the added theme was Halloween. All the pumpkin cupcakes have now been posted to I <3 Cuppycakes' blog and people (like you!) will be able to vote for their favorite cupcakes until October 21st at midnight.

So... if you would... go to the Cupcake Hero post and check out the entries for this month. If you like my Dream is a Wish Your Heart Cakes, then all you have to do is click the bubble beside "Amanda of Is This Thing On?" in the box on the right hand side. No log in, sign in, sign up required.

Thanks, guys!

And... in the interest of full disclosure, voting is totally anonymous, so if you vote for another cupcake, I'll never know! :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

the usual

i feel like all i have to contribute to this blog is pictures anymore. so, here you go.