Recent Realizations

I can be pretty oblivious at times.

I mean, I seriously must walk around in my own little bubble sometimes. Then one day, I just wake up and I’m like WHOA! Here, allow me to share a few examples…

Vacation Suitcase

My suitcase is NOT going to unpack itself.

And much to my dismay, there is also no secret housekeeping staff to make my bed, clean my bathroom, and magically replace dirty dishes with clean ones. I’m seriously thinking of writing to my senator.

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Ocean water makes your hair grow a FOOT in a week.

Or maybe I just haven’t straightened it in over two months and didn’t notice…eh, tomayyyto…tomahhhto! 😉

Tiger

Tiger will ALWAYS greet me in the morning when I get off work.

Unless of course I accidentally shut him up in my bedroom for twelve hours! Then the only greeting I get is a pile of “surprise” in my bathroom floor…which I found with my foot…my SOCK FOOT! Kitty-vengeance is cruel, people! Let that be a lesson to ya!

Popcorn Trail Mix Nuts

I will NEVER get out of a store with only the items I went in for.

I went to Sam’s the other day for raspberries and cocoa powder. I got the raspberries…then I found THESE devilish goodies (AND two things of cheese!)…then I RAN out of the store before I could do any more damage. I realized TODAY I forgot the damn cocoa powder!

Quest Bars

First impressions aren’t ALWAYS correct.

I officially take back all the nasty things I said back in November about the following flavors: Strawberry Cheesecake, Cinnamon Roll, Apple Pie, and Peanut Butter & Jelly. It SEEMS that Quest isn’t the best (haha, made a rhyme!) with flavor consistency in their bars which is why I was so bummed when I got ones that were practically TASTELESS in my box to review. BUT I’ve discovered a trick…if the bars are suuuuuper soft, they taste a MILLION times better!

Florida Sunset

Gorgeous beach sunsets can be VERY distracting.

I guess while I was gazing at all those beautiful colors while listening to the steady sound of crashing waves against the shore, I failed to notice what TIME the sun was going down….7:30?! Nooooo!

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We’re down to the FINAL weeks of fresh summer produce!

I may or may not (ok, obviously I did since there is photo evidence) went a little overboard at the farmer’s market last weekend, but I couldn’t help myself…I got a little panicky once I realized that I’m about to have to go MONTHS without fresh corn, mouth-watering peaches, and perfectly ripe TOMATOES!!

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And speaking of tomatoes…behold the man-friend’s bountiful garden haul! Yeah, I think I just realized that I should probably go make some salsa! 😉

How about you? Have you noticed anything “new” lately? Like umm, maybe the fact that I got a new header?!
I followed the tutorial over at Mama Whimsy and made it ALL by myself!
Thanks so much for the tip, Amanda! 😀

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31 Responses to Recent Realizations

  1. Homemade salsa is so good! My dad makes an INCREDIBLE salsa…mmmm…. :)

  2. Lucie says:

    I LOVE the new Heather!! Errrr….header!! The new header, I love it! Yes. Ok. And I am with you on the Questbars – they are much better when soft. I had a Peanut Butter Surpreme the other day that was maybe a little old and it tasted like beton.
    I realized lately, that with 35 pairs of jeans, I maybe should stop buying new ones. Wait, I already knew that, but ignored it! Ah!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Aww, thanks lovie! And seriously?! THIRTY FIVE?!?! Gah, I’m so jealous! It’s so hard for me to find jeans…I only have like 5 or 6!

  3. I just helped my friend make homemade salsa yesterday with the stuff from her mom’s garden! And that makes me think that maybe I judged the Cinnamon Roll Quest Bar unfairly…I was not a fan of that one at all!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Omg, I HATED the cinnamon roll…I thought it tasted like cardboard! I even gave it another try a few months ago thinking I was crazy since EVERYBODY is always going on and on about that one. It wasn’t until I found a super soft one a few weeks ago, that my mind was blown!

  4. I wish housework would just happen!! Your cat as I’ve said many times before is too cute!!

    Your hair looks pretty when it is straightened :)

    I will always try and multitask and then bang into many things because I am too distracted. I will also when not multitasking just generally be clumsy and bang into things and when I yell ‘OW’ my boyfriend always ask what’s wrong and when I explain in what way and how I hurt myself the answer is always ‘How did you do that?’ Yes I am very talented at injuring myself in new ways that no one ever thought possible..

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Omg, that’s ME!! When I used to work the day shift, all my coworkers just gave up on asking me what happened if I said ow because I was bound to do it at least three or four more times that day! Yeah, a hospital is not exactly the best place for a highly accident-prone person to work…too many sharp slash unforgiving objects! And I’m not even TALKING about the needles and stuff! Lol

      Thanks for being such a sweetie! And…when Tiger is “talking” to me again, I’ll be sure pass along the love! 😉

  5. Ocean water TOTALLY makes your hair grow!! Straightening helps, but I never straighten my hair (or really do anything with it… I’m good with makeup, not hair!) and I always notice it being way longer after a beach vacay 😛

  6. First, is that a new header, or have I just been super oblivious ;)? Also, your straight hair is gorgeoussssss. I never straighten my hair because it’s super boring and takes forever, but yours looks amazing.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, thanks girlie! It does take a while to straighten…which is why I almost always chose the lazy way out and accept my wild and crazy look, but every now and then I get this urge to brush my hair and i just have to whip out the straightener…and try not to burn my fingers on my hair! Lol

  7. I have a problem with leaving the store without extra items also. Hello, Target… Why must you steal my money? I go for a pair of socks and leave with two bathing suits, food and OF COURSE s’mores coffee. Also, have you tried putting your quest bars in the microwave for 5-10 seconds? Oh my gosh. I seriously die. They become so warm, moist and delicious. Sprinkle some cinnamon and you’ll be in Heaven :-)

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh girl, Target is the WORST!! And I’m always lured in by those coffees!

      I’ve done just about everything with the Quest bars…microwaved them, baked them, put them in the toaster (um, yeah, don’t do that!). When I got my first ones to review, they were so hard I couldn’t BELIEVE that some people ate them straight out of the wrapper. I microwaved them all just so I wouldn’t chip a tooth! But I’ve found that even with giving them a bit of a nuke, if the bar is super hard, it doesn’t have a lot of taste to it. My first cinnamon roll one tasted like a cardboard box…FAR from the actual flavor I tasted when I gave it another shot a few weeks ago! Omg, so good!

  8. I failed to notice that my workout pants were on inside out this morning at the gym…until a trainer kindly pointed it out to me! I’m so oblivious too!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Omg, hahahaha! That TOTALLY sounds like me…in fact, I almost got out the door last night with my shirt on backwards! Lol

  9. Bling! New header, new picture, love them! And your straight hair?! Beautiful (though I love those curls too!)!!

  10. Lindsay says:

    haha, you are gorgeous. straight hair or curly. and i sooo agree on the quest bars. I go for the soft!

  11. I love your long hair – people with long hair and named Heather are just awesome! :) I love that you have options and I love your hair straight or curly.

    And if you need to get rid of any tomatoes, I’ll always take some! 😉

  12. Noooo don’t say that about summer produce. :( I’m going to miss berries and tomatoes SO much. But on the plus side, fall means apples and winter squash and pumpkins galore! So I guess I’m not too sad.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I know…it’s definitely not the worse trade off. Fall is my absolute favorite season for many reasons but I’d have to say pumpkin is at the TOP of that list! I’m just not quite ready to let go of my summer berries! :(

  13. Ahh I thought I was the only one who found quest bars of the same flavour hit and miss! I had a box of 12 of the peanut butter and jelly ones and I swear no one bar tasted exactly the same!

    Its ironic how when we go to the store for several items, we end up getting everything BUT those items. At least the ones you got look tasty 😉

  14. Love your new header! Mmm, that trail mix on the right that you picked up… yum!!! Oh, and I agree with you on the Quest Bars… didn’t much love the Strawberry Cheesecake the first time, but now they seem softer & SO yummy!! :)

  15. Emily says:

    NOOO…I’m dreading the end of summer produce. I’ve been dreading it for months, actually. I don’t want the prices of berries and melon to sky-rocket again. Boo.

    I’m so happy to hear that you finally got to try good Apple Pie, Cinnamon Roll, and Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bars! Those are three of my favorite flavors- along with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Banana Nut Muffin…and all the other flavors (let’s be honest).

    <3

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I know, right? Someone asked me the other day which one was my favorite and I had SUCH a hard time answering them! Ha! I’m just not a huge fan of is the chocolate peanut butter…and I’m kinda falling out of love with the chocolate brownie…is it just me or do the chocolate ones have a weird waxy consistency compared to the others?

      • Emily says:

        Oh my goodness- YES! I thought I was the only one who felt that way. I’m actually not a fan of any of the chocolate flavors for that exact reason- plus they taste slightly artificial to me.

        So happy to know I’m not crazy! haha

        • kissmybroccoli says:

          Haha! Oh no, not crazy at all! I found a chocolate peanut butter in my locker at work yesterday and was reminded why I don’t buy them anymore! :-/

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  17. I love the new header!!
    I’m going to be so sad when summer produce is gone. I noticed yesterday how it is getting darker earlier… :(

  18. I did notice your header, and I meant to say so in the last comment, but I got all distracted by my ADD and that fabulous food. It looks great. I also meant to comment on the steamed broccoli too. I’m hoping this means it’s back on the menu; maybe in moderation?
    Alright now for this post, I love Tiger; gross presents and all. I once shut my cat in a dresser drawer for ten hours….with no repercussions. Yeah, I got lucky. I’m getting sad summer produce is ending too, but I’m also content knowing my deep freezer is stocked with peaches, strawberries, blueberries, green beans (f@cking green beans), tomato pesto, shredded zucchini, chili (more fresh tomatoes and hot peppers), black beans, kidney beans, pesto, homemade veggie burgers, creamy dips, fresh herbs….yeah I’ve been busy). Enough about me; back to you. While I love the curls, the straight hair is gorgeous on you. You look fabulous. Go rock on with yo’ bad self.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Holy CRAP! If I ever get word of the apocalypse, I know where I’m going! Lol Yeah, looks like the good ol’ broc has made it’s way back into my life…I still haven’t tried it raw, but so far the steamed stuff and my tummy are getting along nicely!

      How in the HECK did you shut your cat in a dresser drawer? How small is that cat? Or how BIG is that dresser?! Hahaha!

      Thanks for the sweet comments…I’m totally blushing! :)

  19. Jonathan Bechtel says:

    I’ve never liked cinnamon roll flavored things either….it never tastes authentic to me. I’m also a space cadet so it’s always reassuring to know there are others out there like me :)

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