Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Birthday Celebration!

Sunday evening we celebrated my birthday with the in laws.  Art LOVES to buy gag gifts.  He bought me a bag of sunflower seeds. The in laws gave me my official money gift and a hedgehog figurine.

 Best cake....white cake with raspberries!!!! YUMMY!
Sammy wasn't into taking pictures!

30 Days of Blogging

November was National Bloggers Month. Bloggers were to post for 30 days straight.  I am happy to say I made the full 30 days. I learned how to schedule my posts recently, which helped greatly!  I would take 1-2 hours during a weekend to post for the entire week.

Below are 2 pictures of my brother and me.  I was 3 in the first picture and the second one I think I was 5.  Aren't we just the cutest things ever!!!!  I want to know what happened to my blue eyes????  The second picture I have blue eyes and now I have hazel eyes. The first picture I think we are just the most adorable little kids.  Man my mom had cute kids.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Look what my wonderful husband bought me for my birthday!!!! Nikon Coolpix P100.  I am IN love!!!!  It takes AMAZING pictures!

It's My 30th Birthday!!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Apple Pie

Use my recipe from yesterday for the crust.

Apple Pie Recipe

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon of salt
6-8 medium apples
2 tablespoons butter

Peel, core and slice apples into a bowl.  Combine sugar, flour, salt and spices together with apples.
Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes. When crust is golden brown remove pie.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Target & Sales

My husband claims this woman is ME when it comes to sales and target.  I happen to like the commercial where she is laying in bed with all the alarm clocks.  That is me when I know I have to fly the next day. 

Best Pie Crust Ever!

This is the best pie crust I have ever made or ate.  It's flaky, easy to make, tastes amazing and everyone loves it.

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups of shortening
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar
5-7 tablespoons of cold water

Mix salt & flour
Cut in shortening
Mix in egg, vinegar & water
Yields - 3 pie crusts

I use my Kitchen Aid mixer to make these crusts. It works great!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Dip

The buffalo chicken dip is super yummy and great for holiday parties. You can make this the night before and pop it in the oven shortly before your guest start to arrive. Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Dip
4 cooked and shredded chicken breasts

1/2 - 8 oz bottle Frank’s Hot Sauce

Mix and place in bottom of 9×13 pan

Melt 2 – 8oz. cream cheese and 1 small bottle ranch dressing together

½ cup celery – mix w/ crm cheese mixture

Spread on top of chicken mixture

Sprinkle 8oz. cheese (cheddar or Monterrey jack) on top

Bake 350 – 30 mins.

Serve with Frito Scoops and Celery chunks or sticks.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I suggested you check out the website http://www.shitmykidsruined.com/ before you decide if you want children.  Here are a few sample pictures for you.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I met Bobby Flay!!!!!

Back in October I found out Bobby Flay was doing a book signing in San Francisco at Williams Sonoma.  I called and RSVP's for the big day!!!!  When we arrived on Sunday there was a HUGE line.  It took us an hour and 20 minutes from the end of the line to get our book signed.  It was sooo exciting!  My friend Alicia & her husband Andrew also went with us to meet Bobby.  He greeted each person and thanked each person for coming.

Alicia & me getting ready to see Bobby!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Quick & Easy Dinner Rolls

I have made these dinner rolls a few times and love them. They are so fast and easy. I found this recipe on cooks.com when I scrambling for some dinner rolls one evening. The inlaws were to arrive any minute and I forgot to buy some rolls. I whipped these babies up, threw them in the oven and no one even knew I was scrambling 15 minutes earlier.

Quick & Easy Dinner Rolls

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Preheat the oven to 350°F . If you are not using a nonstick muffin pan, grease 5 cups of a regular muffin pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, milk, and mayonnaise. Spoon into the 5 prepared muffin cups.

Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until nicely puffed and browned.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Today is a little sad for me.  One year ago today I had a miscarriage.  We had been soooo excited for a month celebrating the news that a new little baby would be joining us in July.  I can remember the day like it was yesterday.  We had a big staff meeting at work.  The VP was here to talk to us about great things happening, donuts for everyone and the holiday spirit was in the air.  I even remember walking into work listening to my ipod.  Someone was trying to talk to me and I didn't even hear them.  I was oblivious to everyone at that moment with tunes filling my ears.

I never attended the company meeting instead I headed to the doctors office.  The ride home was the longest...the doctor didn't have to tell me what I already knew....she informed us there was an empty sack.  Heartbroken!  I think my mom and mother in law took the news harder at first.  I wanted to be strong and have a wonderful holiday season.  November 30 was our next appointment to see our baby....I remember laying in bed on my birthday crying instead of going to get another ultrasound of our baby I had a follow up doctors appointment. because the next day was a check up to make sure I was ok after the miscarriage.

July has come and gone....every month hoping it will bring a big fat positive plus sign.  Instead my friendly aunt likes to grace me with her presence of cramps. One year later 30+ vials of blood have been taken from me (16 at one time), 10 vials from Art, numerous other tests and we are still at square one as to why 3 miscarriages have happened.  On Monday I have the last of the series of tests.  I am having an HCG test.  I am NOT looking forward to this test.  I am glad to have everything finished and to meet with our infertility doctor again. 

Adorable Christmas Tree

How adorable are the glitter Christmas trees? I love the turquoise and red together. I plan to make a couple of these for Christmas. I found these on I Heart Naptime.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Essie is my new favorite nail polish. This stuff lasted through painting, scrubbing base boards, yard work, numerous sinks of dishes and other day to day activies. I bought hot cocoa. I think it has more of a purply brown color than the picture.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stocking Stuffer Ideas?

Do you need some stocking stuffers for the glamorous ladies in your life? Check out Ulta's 5 for $5 deals. If you buy 10 items for $10 you can use this coupon to save $3.50.

Only 38 days until Christmas!