Too Finicky For My Own Good

The first day of my self-depreciating life... that should be a song!

Sunday, October 09, 2011


Its been years since I posted here mainly because I am too lazy to remember my password and get a new one. But my sweet sis-in-law came to town and wanted my rum cake recipe, so I looked for my old blog entry and hazzah! there it was. I was so glad to see my sister and sis in law (bro in law and neices) all in the past month. because we are so isolated from family here in Destin. But I wouldn't move unless you dragged me away.

....and for your viewing pleasure - Here is one of Logan's Modeling shots from a shoot at Seaside. He so purty.


Saturday, February 03, 2007

I won !

“Holly’s recipe was judged on taste, ease of recipe and appearance,” Sarah Schreifer said of  Sarah K's Gourmet, “and she scored the highest in these categories.”

Holly’s Malibu Rum Cake

1 cup chopped pecans (18 1/2 oz.) (PLEASE DONT USE WALNUTS - THAT'S JUST GROSS)

1 package yellow cake mix 1 (3 3/4 oz.)

1 package instant vanilla pudding

4 eggs

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup Canola oil

1/2 cup Malibu rum

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt cake pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan. Mix all ingredients together and pour over nuts. Bake 1 hour. Cool. Invert on serving plate. Prick a lot of holes in the top. Drizzle smooth glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat until all glaze is used. Decorate with powdered sugar. The cake is so moist, and the longer it sits around, the better tastes. Serve warm or cold.


1/4 lb. butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup Malibu rum

Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in rum.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Holly A to Z

A-Available or single? I'm available exclusively to one Mr. Ken Viola
B-Best Friend? all are equally loved
D-Drink of choice? Cappacino, diet pepsi....not together
E-Essential item I use every day: eyeliner
F-Favorite color? depends on my mood
G-Gummy Bears or Gummy worms? neither, gross
H-Hometown? Baltimore
I-Indulgence? Long bubble baths, with no kids screaming "MOM!!"
J-January or February? February, - means spring is around the corner here in florida
K-Kids and names - Tanner, Logan. We still need to pick a middle name for Logan. Kenny likes "Magnus". i don't. he wants somethign manly but Logan likes Max.
L-Life is incomplete without? Kitties
M-Marriage date - 12/23/1991
N-Number of siblings: brother and sister
O-Oranges or apples? granny smith apples
P-Phobias or fears? Being poor, spiders, scorpions (after being stung twice), fire ants after Logan almost died from them.

Q-Favorite quote? "Whose leg do you have to hump around here to get a dry martini?" ~ Brian Griffin, Family Guy

R-Reasons to smile? The beach in Destin
S-Season? Fall - warn in the day, cool at night and the Gulf is still warm
T-Time of the day? When I can finally go to bed and stop answering questions and making phone calls.
U-Unknown fact about me: I remember all of the words to Madonna's first album. seriously - it's embarrassing and I still have a scar on my arm from burning it when ironing a skirt for the "Desperately Seeking Susan" premier.
V-Vegetable you don't like: pretty much like all veggies... beets? stain your teeth
W-Worst habit: reading gossip and watching stupid "reality" shows that are scripted.
X-Xrayed? back, fingers, head, chest
Y-Your favorite food? Pizza, chinese, sushi
-Zodiac? Scorpio.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

another meme

I know, I hate these too but I am waiting on a phone call and decided to keep my idle hands busy.... also, please note that i am allowed to change my mind at any time.

1. Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the face of the earth? All people that abuse animals

2. How do you flush the toilet in public" With my foot (shoe on of course)

3. Do you wear your seatbelt in the car? usually

4. Name one thing that you start to get tense about if you are close to running out of it? Gas, Diet Coke

5. What famous person do you (or other people) think you resemble? I don't. When was little I heard kristy McNichol... then in my 20's it was Susannah Hoffs from the Bangles. Now I am just old with brown hair and brown eyes.

6. What is your favorite pizza topping? cheese with Old Bay Seasoning (try it!)

7. Do you crack your knuckles? No. I used to crack my back but it is so destroyed from cheerleading and gymnastics, it doesn't crack anymore. Just fused together.

8. What song do you hate the most when it gets stuck in your head? Little Einsteins

9. Did just mentioning that song make it get stuck in your head? No, thank god

10. What are your super powers? Being a mom to a teen and a 5 yr old and not shooting myself in the temple.

11. Peppermint or spearmint? Spearemint gum, but food-wise, peppermint (peppermint patties).

12. Where are your car keys? In my bag

13. What’s your most annoying habit? Forgetting things

14. Where did you last go on vacation? Orlando. but it wasn't really a vacation. Took my boy to the MLG Halo Tournament.

15. What CD is closest to you right now? Hannah Montana (not mine)

16. What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator? Skim Milk (eeww - it's hubby's), diet coke, Fat Free Miracle Whip (disgusting... his again)

17. What superstition do you believe in/practice? Karma, what you do, comes back 10 fold.

18. What color are your bed sheets? I have several - pink, brown, green, white, cream...

19. Would you rather be a fish or a bird - A bird for sure

20. Do you talk on your cell phone when you drive? Yes, sorry

21. What are your favorite sayings? Whatever

22. What song(s) do you sing most often in the shower? I don't sing in the shower.. ever

23. If you could go back or forward in time, would you and where would you go? I would go back and F*&% with the mean girls in elementary, middle and high school. I would make their lives miserable. (yes... I know Karma... but it would be worth it).

24. What is your favorite Harrison Ford movie?***Indiana Jones. Duh!

25. How many kids do you plan on having? I am done with two.. no more...EVER!!!!

26. If they made a movie about your life, what actor/actress would be the best for this job? Leah Remeny (sp?).

27. Would you rather die in a blaze of glory or peacefully in your sleep? sleep of course

28. Coffee or tea? Depends on my mood. Love International foods cffee, and Arizona diet green tea

29. Favorite musician(s)/bands you’ve seen in concert? Green Day, madonna, No Doubt, Live

30. Do you talk to yourself? Almost non-stop.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Yeah for school!!!!

School is back in session today! No more screaming, fighting, no more boys in my house!!! (until 3pm that is).

Yea, they look harmless.... but don't let the sweet angelic faces fool you.

Saturday, December 30, 2006


Thank. God. Christmas. Is. Over.

Yes I am a scruge. But I don't understand the concept of celebrating the birth of Jesus with maxing credit cards. Just to keep up with the Jonese. Then of course after you max out cards, you have a blow out on one of your $250 tires. and of course, since the rest of the tires are bald, you have to buy all 4 so they are even. Then a rock hits your windshield for $300 replacement. Then your kitten gets explosive diarhea and is choking on something... trip to the vet $300. I will never be the type that says "how can it get any worse?" because as soon as you say that, it does.

Life is grande. weeeee.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Extras--Daniel Radcliffe

This is hilarious. Perfect example of dry british humor. Thanks Anna!