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Fails at Adulting: Part 1
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Fails at Adulting Part One

So, over a year ago I wrote a cute little checklist of silly things that show that you’re an adult.  I thought that this would be a cute little series that I would start because let’s face is very few of us actually have our sh*t together.

Once a month I will be posting about one particular fail as I attempt to adult in life.  This will be an ongoing series and I don’t know when I will be ending it.  I hope that I can actually work with a few fellow bloggers so that they can share their fails and laugh about it.

After having a few weeks of setbacks, I wanted a pick me up post because I believe the best part about fails is that you actually learn.

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison

We all have things we fail at - I've just put them together in a cute little monthly installment Click To Tweet

Adulting fail #1: Cooking

I believe that I have joked about this on and off the blog – I stink at cooking.  Sometimes I can’t even cook turkey bacon properly.  Usually, I burn it and create a big thick smoke throughout the upper house that Travis has to open the windows.

Okay – If I’m honest I can cook okay.  If I put effort into it.  Let’s just call it what it is.  I’m lazy – especially when it comes to cooking.  I get frustrated with it more often than not and haphazardly put items together hoping that they will turn out somewhat eatable.

Sometimes, it works out – whereas other times the chicken is dry and stringy because I was too paranoid that I undercooked the chicken.

Fails at Adulting: Part 1
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I know nothing about pans that are not non-stick pans

Like, I seriously am annoyed at this stupid pan because everything that I do still causes this pan to have food stuck to it.  Not to mention that I’ve burnt it far too many times.  Sigh.

Side-note: Upon writing this I realized that I have a vast amount of information at my fingertips (internet) and only now did it occur to me to LOOK IT UP.  Double sigh.  I am not always the brightest crayon in the box.

*Seems as though I have been using sprays instead of oils (hot oil) in my stainless steel pan.  Thus causing the food to stick – genius!

Pinterest is amazing, but you sometimes rage quit when your end product doesn’t look the same

Uh – yeah.  I’ve done this.  Actually, I just recently did this not too long ago.  Cooking an amazing meal, but found that I didn’t toothpicks for keeping the chicken intact.  Well, I opted not to run around the house looking for something that can be stuck through the chicken and placed it into the pan and hoped it would hold its form.  Uh – it didn’t.

Once I took it out of the oven the whole thing just flopped out of its shape.  I almost dropped the whole thing on the floor into the waiting mouth of Bolt.  Oops?

Well, upon looking at the deflated creation I got upset that I couldn’t construct a simplest of tasks and flopped it onto the stove and got outta dodge.  Total rage quit.

Measuring is for baking only

Yeah, I follow that rule more often than not – usually when it comes to spices to be added to dishes.  Perhaps that is the main reason that dishes sometimes come out hotter than usual.  Ah, what’s a bit of spice gonna do?

Maybe I should at least measure out the liquids going in?  Too many times my dishes have come out rather – liquidy.  If that is even a word – oh well, we are going to leave it as such.

Overall

I’m really not that bad as I make myself out to be.  No, I’m not Ree Drummond from the Pioneer Woman, but I don’t plan to be.

I’m working on using cooking as another self-care skill.  Perfecting the simplest of recipes as well as working on some that promote my Mexican heritage.  I hope that one day I can cook tamales as good as my Grandma.  For now, I’ll simply work hard on perfecting the taco.  Yep – baby steps.

What about you? What do you enjoy the most about cooking?

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Dreaming In Silver And Blacks

Being a plus size girl up in Canada doesn’t leave me with a lot of options for clothing stores.  Usually I would either work with what I own already or see if I can skirt by with items that I had picked up at the local thrift stores.  Until I found a store that carried just my style, you know, the not to chic and girly but just a hint of feminine to make it worth spending my hard earn money on.  This store was, Penningtons.  Now, I do know that there are other plus size stores that I can get my clothing from, but a few of those places kind of seem more for the elder women and not my fresh style.  Plus size women of Canada, if you have any other stores that you shop from please, please, please comment below so that I may perhaps check them out.

 

Ahem.  Moving on now…

 

Here are a few select pieces from the new collection that I really enjoyed.  Links will be addressed at the bottom of the post.  Also make note that this is not a paid advertisement.  I just really enjoyed these pieces and wanted to share with you.

Dreaming In Silver And Blacks

Dreaming In Silver And Blacks

3/4 Sleeve Sharkbite Knit Top with Pockets – Medium Grey Mix $42.00

Shimmer Knit Scarf – White $20.00

mblm Long Sleeve Studded Jacket – Black $90.00

Tall Wide-Width Faux-Leather Boots – Black $95.00

Animal Print Legging – Black $34.00

Faux-Fur Earmuffs – Winter Grey $25.00 – Comes with a matching mittens and shawl collar

Stretch Filigree Bracelet – Rhodium $14.00

Hoop Earrings with Rhinestone Bars – Rhodium $12.00

Milissa McMarthy Slim Bootcut Jean – Black $119.00

 

This winter I want to focus on more of the neutral colors to contrast against the crisp white that comes at winter.  Like my picks?  Please tell me what are your favorites or if you have any other stores that you enjoy a lot.

 

*All images were from Penningtons Website.