Save me from myself

Day 1 of my attempt at kicking the caffeine habit:

Replacing my usual morning latte with something a bit more healthy and energizing makes sense, in theory… But guess what?

IT’S NOT WORKING OUT SO WELL.

Now I’m just bugged that I spent almost $5.00 on this thing that didn’t do anything but hype up my baby and make her kick me repeatedly in the left lung.  Want to know the weird thing?  Caffeine doesn’t make her do that — she’s usually all mellow and loving life and keeps her little feet to herself after I have some coffee.  Is it wrong that I’ve turned my daughter into a junkie?  Yeah, maybe.

Sorry for the poor quality… but you get the picture, right?

Has anyone successfully kicked their caffeine addiction?  Fill me in! My lungs thank you in advance.

Things I’m Loving This Week

  • The Pioneer Woman: First of all, the lady is hilarious. I can’t tell if she’s joking half the time or not (you’ll have to check it out to see what I mean), but it seems as though she used to be a real diva before she settled down and had kids. Now, she spends her time taking care of her family and loves it. She has a few different parts of her site, including a photography section, but the one I’m finding I love the most are her recipes.

Try her take on lasagna — it really is the best!

  • Cake Wrecks: Lisa showed me this blog and I’ve been cracking up ever since. The commentary isn’t even necessary half the time — the hideous cakes pretty much speak for themselves.
  • Tip Junkie: Whoever runs this one is my new BFF. This is a great source for DIY ideas of all sorts (especially for the scrap booking type), and she always has plenty of contests and giveaways.
  • This fabulous article on being more assertive, written by the inspiring Gala Darling. And while you’re over there, poke around a bit and check out some of the other things this pretty purple-haired lady has been up to — such a fun read.
  • The Maxi Dress (whose name always has me struggling not to stick a “pad” in there somewhere) really has won me over. I think it was Ashlee Simpson that did me in on this one. She just looks too cute. You know, in a hippie, pregnant sort of way.

  • Two Words: Jamba. Juice. I went through a phase where I couldn’t stand the sight of the stuff, but with the revamping of the menu (which slightly confuses me, I have to admit), they brought back an old favorite — the Strawberry Surf Rider (formerly known as the Strawberry Tsunami)… Strawberries, lemonade, peaches, lime sherbet – man, oh man. Oh yeah, here’s buy one, get one free coupon, perfect for a cheap date, yesss.

And that would be all for now, my lovelies. What are some things that are making you swoon at the moment? Spill it!