Dough Bites

Happy Hump Day!  I feel like I always start my posts with the same line, but I will say it again… It’s been a while!  I supposed I will spare you any excuses and cut to the chase about my recent absence. ..


+    Changes.  There has been a slight change in my life so to say that has taken up a bit of my time and probably will for the next few weeks.  The change in life is a completely new position within my company!  If you don’t know me on a personal level, I will give you a little synopsis about my career.  I work at a pharmacy and have been there for 2 1/2 years.  In my most recent position, I oversee the technicians, a lead technician if you will.  Our company was acquired by a speciality pharmacy which opened up a lot of opportunities.  I started interviewing for the sales position and I’ll be darned if I wasn’t picked.  I am thrilled to start this new chapter and can’t wait to see the company I am so passionate about grow even more.  Next week I will be training and learning more about the position.  I am very sad to not be in the pharmacy any longer and actually teared up a bit telling one of my favorite patients, but it’s time to take the next step.  Wish me luck!

+    I feel like a neglectful mother. My blog’s 1st birthday was on September 31st and I never wished it a happy birthday.  I cannot believe I have been at this blogging stuff for a year!  In light of its birthday, I will be putting together a little giveaway.  It will include some Not So Doughie kitchen items (thanks to my uncle), a gift card to my fav kitchen store, Homegoods, and a few of some cute kitchen accessories.  You must stay tuned to the blog for that giveaway and enter enter enter!  The post will be either next week or the following.

+    All things fall.  We had our annual apple orchard trip a few weekends ago.  It was perfect fall weather and of course we enjoyed our cinnamon donuts, coffee, and cider.  We’ve been eating A LOT of apples.  I made 1 apple pie and that’s about it.  Just lots and lots of apples for snacks and dinners and lunches and breakfasts.  I think I need an apple break.  There are still a few left so I might do something this weekend because they are getting soft, gross.

+     DIY status.  I’ve been working on a little end table for our living room.  The before and after pictures will be posted once completed.  So far I’ve sanded the top and stained it with the same dark walnut as my coffee table.  The bottom part I hope to make a distressed white using chalk paint.  I’m still on the hunt for a farm kitchen table and have made trips to the Salvation Army a regular weekend activity to see if anyone drops off a nice piece.

+    In the kitchen.  I’ve actually been cooking a decent amount, but just nothing blog worthy / I don’t have time to take the pictures.  We’ve had homemade spaghetti, tilapia stuffed with crab (these were pre-made at kroger and very tasty), chicken stir fry, steaks.  I will be posting the basic marinade I made for the steaks.  Delicious.

+    Fitness.  I bit the bullet and joined Planet Fitness again.  Since I won’t be working in the office any longer (which has a gym for us to use), I needed to join again.  So far so good with my attendance and I think I have finally realized that once I fall off the wagon I have to ease myself back up onto the wagon, instead of going 100mph.  I think this is the cause of falling off… go too extreme and get let down and quit.  Quitters never win.

Alright well that’s all that I have for now.  Back to watching Modern Family.


Happy Thoughts Thursday


Sending happy thoughts your way to wrap up the rest of the week!  Struggling to make it through and letting negative thoughts get the best of you?  Stop everything you are doing.  Go do something you love.  Whether it is a workout, petting a baby kitten, cooking, dancing, singing, meditating, laughing, bathing, whatever it is.  Do a 5 minute minimum stress reliever to bully those negative thoughts away.  Practice happy.