One thing I am trying to do this year is visit new places to eat. Columbus has such a wonderful assortment of good food! The Hamburger Inn in Delaware has been our go-to when craving a hot, juicy, good ol' fashioned homemade burger. Well…The Hamburger Inn has just moved to second place. Why? Matt and I visited Graffiti Burger in Dublin this weekend. All I can say is they get my first YUM-YUM Award! I had a turkey burger cooked to perfection with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Matt had a hamburger with bacon and bbq sauce. I knew he loved it because he was moaning as he ate it! As we enjoyed our meal we debated on whether The Hamburger Inn was still our number one. The Inn has old school ambiance and the fries are about the same as Graffiti (old fashioned fair fries!), but the winner came out…Graffiti Burger! The burgers were just perfection and I loved that I had an option for a turkey burger. The big buns were toasted perfectly and the toppings were very fresh, crisp and piled high. If you love hamburgers (or turkey burgers,) you gotta try Graffiti Burger. One small note: within the 45 minutes we were there, they forgot to give someone their fries, forgot another customer’s milkshake and refunded another customer for some unknown reason. They might try fixing who does what on the line so a customer doesn't get forgotten. But given that, the staff was very friendly and willing to fix any mistake quickly. Thank goodness they got ours right! My Yum-Yum Award is based on the food for the most part. It was on the expensive side for burgers but ohh so worth it for the taste!
Food Rating: Yum! Yum!
Service Rating: Thumb (Thumbs up: great service, Thumbs down:poor service, Thumb: average service)
Wallet Size needed: Fat Wallet (It was $20 for 2 burgers, a regular basket of fries and 2 drinks.)
Graffiti Burger
Kroger Marketplace Center
7561 Sawmill Road
Dublin, OH 43017
p. (614) 734-1008
f. (614) 734-1012
MONDAY – SATURDAY 11 AM - 10 PM
SUNDAY  11 AM - 9 PM
Be on the lookout for more Yum Yum Awards. Have you tried any new eats latley?

 
 
I can't believe it has been a year already since these two amazing young people got married. They seem so happy and so in love. They appear to have their stuff together, which is really rare these days, at least in the
media. Matt and I will be celebrating 10 years of marriage this year. One of the big things that have helped our marriage work is C-O-M-M-U-N-I-C-A-T-I-O-N! I hope Will and Kate work on this. I think back to how we used to handle our disagreements and realize how much we have grown. I have to thank Dr. Phil for it! Seriously! I learned a lot from watching his show. The main thing was to fight fair. Yes, I said fight. You are going to have fights. Just never name call when you do. It demeans the other person and they will never forget it. It
distracts from the issue. Even now, if we are arguing and one of us name calls, the other will point it out to them and it helps us instantly refocus on what the issue is... Another secret to our success is that Matt lets me have my way at all times.
Mother's day is just around the corner. One reason I think Will has it together is his mom. I love this picture. It represents what a loving, caring mother Princess Diana was, and how much she loved her boys and they her. I think Prince William choosing Kate as the future queen was a symbolic "wink" to his mother. Happy Anniversary Will and Kate!

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Today's favorite thing is....SLEEP. For some reason I just don't seem to get enough of it. I hate that I am such a light sleeper! Every little thing wakes me up, after taking forever just to fall asleep. My brain never want's to shut down! Any suggestions on how to fall asleep and stay asleep?
PS. I finished the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy in umm...like...less than 5 days! And I am sad that it is over, boohoo. Be sure to visit E L James website to learn more about the author and even get a playlist of the music featured in each of the books! http://www.eljamesauthor.com/home
 
 
Last week I stopped at Target. I "tried" to try on some wedges...before I could slip my foot entirely in, my brain said "ouch, please don't do that again!" So I can't even enjoy these beauties for fun in the store, dang it! So I am posting this today so you have proof that even though I might wear granny shoes I DO have sexy-shoe-taste! Any ideas where you might wear a shoe like this?  an exquisite ball? a wedding? a strip club?

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My favorite thing right now is the book Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James. I can't believe I am telling you! Shhh! It is so trashy and naughty! Is anyone else brave enough to share that you are reading it too?

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Yummy! That's all I can say about this recipe. I lick the spoon and bowl every time. Easy! That's something else I can say about it.This recipe can be found pretty often in magazines every spring but I thought I would share the adventure my husband and I shared making this for Easter...
First, I had a completly different recipe in mind. But we didn't make it to the store until late Saturday night and couldn't find the things we needed. The store was a disaster area in preperation for Easter Sunday! So we decided to go with this yummy recipe. As you can see below, it takes 5 ingredients. I also use store brand whenever I can but always check the price. Sometimes name brand is on sale cheaper!
You'll need:
Prepackaged angel food cake
1 cup of Whipped topping, but I sometimes add more.
1 can of crushed pineapple in juice
1 box of vanilla flavored instant pudding mix
Fruit for topping
In a pretty pink bowl (just kidding) mix pudding mixture and pineapple, including juice. Once mixed, gently stir in whipped topping. YUM!
Slice the cake into 3 layers. You can put it on a cake stand but we cut it to fit a pretty truffle bowl that I got at a garage sale for $1.00. Score! A hairy arm is an absolute neccesity for this step.
Put one layer of the cake on your plate, gently add the yummy pineapple mixture, spreading it around. Add another cake layer and add more yummy goodness. Finally top it with strawberries or any other berry.
Beautiful! We were so proud of our teamwork and efforts! This baby had to travel about an hour to my in-laws house so I decided to hold it during the drive. Unfortunatley, my side of the car was in the sun the entire time, so I gently placed it on the floor between my legs. Let's just say it survived 50 minutes of the car drive. As my husband took the curve of the freeway exit at a speed unknown to man, I felt this beauty start to tip. As I went to grab it, my seatbelt locked up (Because of the slamming of the breaks as the husband realizes he is taking the curve way too fast. Did he just see the curve? Did he not know it was there after taking this exit a hundred times before? He had no answer for me.) Well, I couldn't reach our baby in time and it spilled right out of the nice glass truffle bowl and all over the bottom of the car floor, layer by pretty layer. Dog hair and dirt mixed in, it didn't look so yummy anymore. It was a complete failure, a lost cause. If I had had my blogger-hat on I would of thought to take a picture of it. Oh, how I long to have physical evidence of how bad a driver my husband is and be able to share it with the world! Glee! But I had my very-angry-back-seat-driver-wife hat on and could not stop pouting. My husband and I didn't speak for the entire Easter dinner. He cleaned the car floor without saying a word. Time has allowed us to laugh about it...how much we loved that cake, how well we worked together to make it, how good it would of tasted...maybe next Easter.
 
 
Currently I am reading a book called “Behind the Beautiful Forevers.” I think the title is so poetic. It really got me thinking about book titles and how they can pull you in or turn you off. I always get a wonderful feeling when I am in the middle of a book and suddenly get a connection to the title and why the author chose it. Other times I have read a book and was never able to connect the title to its content! Has that ever happened to you? Is it a coincidence that some of my favorite book titles are also some of my favorite books? I would love to hear some of your favorite book titles...here are some of mine. 
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Izzy Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt
Go the F**K to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
The title of the last book has caused a lot of commotion! If you havent't heard about it, check it our on Amazon. Coming up on Friday, a great and easy spring recipe and a crazy story to go with it!

 
 
Well, Spring has sprung around these parts. How do I know? I can't stop sneezing! Once again I have to remind you that I do not own these outfits, nor do I have the money to buy them, they just inspire me to look into my closet and see what I can come up with, or what one new piece I could add to mix things up a little with what I already own. Which one is your favorite?
 
 
Latley I had been questioning my faith. I grew frustrated with my religion and attended 3 different funerals within the last 6 months for a 38 year old, an 8 year old and a 5 month old. How, I thought, could God take such young beauty and grace from this earth, when only delivering it, in what seems like, minutes ago? Then I witnessed faith in action, a true demonstation of love for Him, right before my eyes. My friend, a mom who was grieving for her dieing child, opened up her hands and heart and offered comfort to those who may have begun to question God's holy purpose for each of us, who may have begun to lose faith themselves, as they witnessed her child's suffering.  As she herself continues to be faithful, I'll never forget that simple
offering of God's love and hope as long as I live.
Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again.
 
 
I've come to the conclusion that an eye lash curler is a girl's best friend. Ladies, it gives an instant face life! I am not one to wear a lot of make-up but every morning before I leave the house I curl my eyelashes with my Shu Uemura. It helps me look more awake and brighten my eye area. My little tip is to heat it up with your hair dryer for a curling-iron effect. Just dont get too close to the eye lid, that skin is pretty sensitive! It's a lot easier and less expensive than a face lift...but I am not opposed to that either in the future!