When you have a blog called “Guns and Barbells” and then you hear about an event that incorporates both guns AND barbells, well, the fact of the matter is that you absolutely must attend! I found out about The Tactical Games about 10 days before the event, via a friend’s Facebook post. I haven’t shot … More Guns AND Barbells? Yes, Please!
Red velvet is one of those cakes that has always been a mystery to me. I’ve never been able to pinpoint the flavor. It just tastes…like RED. There are some colors that you just KNOW what the flavor is. “Tastes like blue” obviously means blue raspberry. Purple tastes like grape. Orange tastes like, well, orange. … More If Red Had a Flavor
Last weekend I went to a barbecue, where attendees were asked to bring a dish to share. Given my love of baking, of course I volunteered to bring dessert. But what to make? I scoured the Internet for “summer cupcake recipes” and actually found some delicious options. But time and ease of prep are always … More Smores Brownies!
I’ve always been a Daddy’s girl; I think I still am. Dad and I share similar intellects, thought processes, and senses of humor. We click. I never had a bad relationship with my mom; I was just always closer to Dad. Then why is it that lately I’ve seen a lot more of Mom showing … More When Did I Become My Mother?
THE BUILDUP The spider eating a gnat in the bathroom sink on Monday morning should’ve been my first warning that it was gonna be a stressful week. But I chalked it up to “eh, it’s the Army and they never clean this bathroom” and got on with my day. Then Monday night, my hair dryer … More A Cockroach, a Mouse, and a Barbell
Sometimes, you just have to bake. There are, of course, the obligatory baking occasions – birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and office potlucks. But that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about those times when you absolutely, positively, MUST…BAKE…SOMETHING…NOW or else your head will explode. That was me last weekend. I love baking. Lovey dovey … More Sanity…some baking required!
For a blog that is intended largely to be about shooting and fitness, it probably seems odd that the first post is about cookies. And on the surface, it probably is. But if you think it’s odd, you probably underestimate the power of a cookie. Cookies are delicious. They come in all shapes, sizes, and … More The Power of a Cookie