Thursday, December 31, 2009

This New Years....

Many people look forward 
to the new year
 for a new start on old habits.  
~Author Unknown

~I am working this evening~

but with this Resolution generator
I won't have to worry
about coming up with one

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Getting Crafty

*I made this for my mom*
thanks boyfriend for modeling

You can't pick your family.....

Lucky for me
I have the best family ever
this Christmas involved:

                    1. Playing a Naughty Santa Ornament Game
                    2. Having a fabulous family dinner (not at the kids table)
                    3. Rice Krispie House contest
                          *complete with icing moustaches*
                    4. Pitchers of Red Rooster
                    5. Jersey Shore Hair Party
                    6. Sparklers!

"You don't choose your family.
They are Gods gift to you.
As you are to them. "
- Desmond Tutu

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lizard love

So our porch is home to many creatures
the cat who suns on my welcome mat
a large spider that is not welcome
and a very persistent lizard

he slips under the glass door
and the boyfriend has to escort him out
they have become kinda close

He is sorta cute

Monday, December 28, 2009

Microwave Caramels

Candy Making is no joke
thermometers and recrystallization fears
thats why I use the microwave
~it's a steady heat ~
and makes things so crazy easy

Microwave Caramels 

(this is not health food)

all I do to make these treats is:

1. Throw everything except vanilla in a bowl (heat safe)
2. Microwave until everything is combined - around 3 minutes
3. Don't be nervous as you watch the butter sink into the sugars
like the Titanic sank into the ocean
4. Give it a good stir  -  (use pot holders- it's hot)
5. Keep microwaving until it bubbles and deepens color (like 8 minutes)
you can also drip some of the resulting caramel
into a cup of cold water to see if it beads up
6. Stir in vanilla
7. Pour lovely rich caramel into a parchment lined 9x9 pan
8. Chill
9. Cut up and enjoy

I dip mine in Dark Chocolate and sprinkle with salt
*its good just as it is though*

You can use all white sugar
it takes a few minutes longer
~but the flavor is a bit deeper I think~

Thursday, December 24, 2009

2009 through the eyes of Facebook

So I love some Facebook
~sadly ~
It might be the first
and the last thing
I do in a day

So I was excited to find
"My Year in Status" application

here's what mine looks like

It's a great way to chronicle the year

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I love Christmas treats
my kitchen currently has a fine layer
of powdered sugar all over it
~check out this savory treat~
*for a very lucky boy or girl*

This Bento Box
makes me want a sausage reindeer
~right now~

Friday, December 18, 2009

Guilty Pleasure

this is embarrassing...
but my guilty pleasure right now
on MTV

I DVR it every Thursday
and watch it
with my coffee and breakfast
the next morning

Its so bad it's good

here is a snippet from last night

Looks like I'm not the only on entranced 
  there is a "Jersey Shore" nickname generator online

I'm only answering to Hot Spot
until i finish my coffee

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

those boots are cute...

How fun is this commercial!

I really wanna tell someone to 
"talk to the moose"
no one in particular
I just think it would be funny
~hand motions included~

Count Down to Christmas

I love alot of things about the holidays
*too many things to mention*
its just so much to look forward to

I really love Christmas Movies
I don't have a clear favorite
~I heart them All~

is in my top ten
(of all my favorite movies)
it has all the best elements
to a Great christmas movie
*heart ache*
and its been remade *twice*

so if you like
"You've got Mail"
i recommend this movie

Sunday, December 13, 2009


These Ladies could be my friends and I
In a past life
or maybe
Its a glimpse of our future

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Amazon and her little friend

This past Sunday
Jordan & I joined Shanelle
for her companies Christmas Party
~thanks for inviting me~
The Mt. Pleasant Bowling Alley
 won't be the same

The troublesome trio

I am a dismal Bowler
except on the wii
Shanelle was pretty good
Jordan liked the shoes

the green did look pretty good

Shanelle's Co-Workers Dubbed me the "Amazon"
and Jordan my "little friend"

wonder why.....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

new tricks

Lulu doing her new trick
~I love this~
*except for my funny laugh at the end*

Magic in the Air

*I Love the Muppets*
I remember seeing this movie in the theatre with my dad

 ~Watching this movie really puts me in the mood for the holidays~

~I may or may not know all the words~

Thursday, December 3, 2009

ode to Netflix

~I love getting mail~
So I really love opening the mailbox
and finding my new Netflix
there is just something about those red envelopes

and now by some internet magic
I can watch movies on my TV
(with a little help from the PS3)

*Cheers to impromptu 30 rock marathons*

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giving Thanks.

My Family is very lucky 
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving
My cousin is expecting his first child
another is recently engaged

The Food was amazing
*my cheese plate was the bomb*
We made lots of memories
and had more than enough fun

Sadly we lost my grandpa that night too. 
82 years young

At his memorial service 
his "honey preacher" read the family this poem
just know that it will stay with me forever

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below

With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.

It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.