Tuesday, December 22, 2009

So Close

Unfortunately, I'm just not ready. Between the Thanksgiving trip and the illness, I feel as though it's a half-Christmas this year. I've missed the baking, scurrying about, and the general yule-tide cheer.

But instead of lamenting the lack of time, I am going to go with the flow and enjoy. My family and friends know that I love them and I try to give to them all year long.

So, come Christmas, birthday, and New Year's. May the season be bright!

disclaimer: This does not mean that I won't rush out to the stores today. ;)

Enjoy :)


Another Easy Christmas Treat

If you haven't had these yet, get thee to the grocery!

Chocolate Butterscotch Haystacks

6-oz package of semisweet chocolate morsels
6-oz package of butterscotch chips
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or peanuts
3 oz can of chow-mein noodles

1. Melt one 6-oz package semisweet chocolate morsels and one 6-oz package butterscotch chips together in a double boiler over low heat.
2. Let mixture cool before folding in a half-cup coarsely chopped walnuts and a 3-oz can chow-mein noodles.
3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate until hard.


Monday, December 21, 2009


It's been quite a weekend for me. I had hoped to spend Friday night on a very special date night and Saturday with some friends making the season jolly. In addition to the last minute shopping that I wanted to do. :)

Unfortunately, fate had other plans for me. I began to get a sore throat on Thursday night, and by Saturday morning, I could hardly swallow.

So, off to the doctor I went and came back with prescriptions to treat my strep throat. Yep, I said it. It was nasty stuff.

Luckily, the meds have been fabulous and I am well on the way to happy, healthy holiday!

How is your Christmas shopping coming?

:) Enjoy!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Easy Christmas Treat

If you haven't made Puppy Chow, then you are in for a real treat! It's crunchy, sweet goodness combined with some milk makes anyone's night a little nicer!

Puppy Chow Recipe


1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Butter
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
9 cups Crispix cereal (any flavor except Chocolate)
1-1/2 cups Powdered Sugar


1. Combine peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.

2. Microwave for one minute then stir to blend all ingredients thoroughly. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Stir well.

3. Place the 9 cups of Crispix cereal in a very large bowl.

4. Pour the peanut butter-chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss evenly, making sure all the cereal gets a good covering.

5. Place powdered sugar in large bag and add cereal mixture. Shake to cover each piece well.

Enjoy! :)


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Scan and Save! (iPhone app)

This whole week has pretty much been dedicated to my Christmas list. Of course you know how the shops are right now- CRAZY!!

But I've discovered a new iPhone application to save time and money. It's called Pic2Shop. And it's FREE!

It's a barcode scanner which shows other prices for the same item. It is brilliant! You basically take a photo of the barcode and this app finds the item from other vendors and offers a price comparison.

It's love baby!

Enjoy! :)


Thursday, December 10, 2009

November Goals

Goal time! I was actually pleased that I accomplished so many of my (ahem, few) goals.

Here's the details.

Personal Development:

1. Continue to use coupons and seek out good deals.- DONE- I think I'll keep this on the list.
2. Make a new recipe and blog it.- Oopsie- I'm really not sure why this didn't get done, hmm...

1. Move sofa table into family room.- DONE- And I have a picture! I'm so happy with it.
List a few items on ebay.- DONE- It was just in time for Christmas.


1. Continue to complete assignments.- Only 50% of this was completed, but I'm happy with that.

Next up, December!!


I'm Back from Vacation!

Sorry I've been away from the good ole blog, but I've been on vacation in France and England. We left on Thanksgiving, so I ate this for Turkey day

It was good, but it just wasn't Thanksgiving, ya know?

Anyway, pictures, and of course stories, will come soon!

:) Enjoy!


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