Posted on: 12.06.2013
It's December, finally. I have been so incredibly busy that so many things in my life have fallen to the wayside. I love the blogging world and sometimes I wish I had more time to be spend here, but reality is, I have a lot on my plate and feel that I sometimes try to manage too much. I wish I could have one thing in my life, consistency. It is something I am working on, we all have something right? I need to learn how to manage everything better, or scale back and simplify. Until then, I am happy to have some more time again and even happier that Christmas break is just around the corner.
Speaking of Christmas Break, I didn't even post about Thanksgiving! With Trevor in the thick of studying for finals, and me being swamped at work, we stayed around here this year. We had Thanksgiving dinner with Trevor's Grandparents and his Aunt and Uncle and their two girls. It was such a great afternoon and the food was even better! The pies... oh the pies. I may have ate until I was sick.
Having that one afternoon of relaxing, reminded me just how much Trevor and I need some more of that. I need to make sure I continue to leave room in my life for the things that make me happy. What is the point of working so hard if we aren't enjoying our day to day life? Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my life. I am just tired these days. I am worn out. I am tired of being tired. Here is to some ME time for the rest of this month. Happy to have found some time to even blog today! Ready to be back :)
Posted on: 12.04.2013
I am SO excited to tell you all about the #DSWShoeHookup! If there is one thing I have too much of, it is shoes. But who can ever have too many shoes? Really? Over the next few weeks, 50 bloggers (me included) will be giving away 250 pairs of shoes AND 250 copies of, Do You Speak Shoe Lover?
Let’s do the math: 5 days X 50 bloggers = 250 chances to win—so make sure to enter each one! All bloggers will announce their winners the day after their contest.
Make sure you’ve got your DSW Rewards number handy before you get going. Not a Rewards member? Click below to sign up, stat!
SIGN ME UP! >
DSW has a ton of awesome shoes right now, and their dying to send them your way, so they have teamed up with a fabulous group of fashion bloggers! Check out these blogs and make sure you check in on the day of their big giveaway! GO GET STARTED AND ENTER TO WIN SOME SHOES!
Check out #DSWShoeHookup bloggers and the days they’ll be participating:
12/02–12/05 MyBelonging; Shoe Smitten
12/03–12/06 My Fashion Juice; Belle de Couture; Gentri Lee
12/04–12/07 Alterations Needed; The Chic Street; Much Love, illy
12/05–12/08 Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Shoes; Pink Avenue; Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins
12/06–12/09 Jadore-Fashion; Fashion Snag; Melanee Shale
12/07–12/10 High Fashion 4 Less; Fashion Fling; Denim Debutante
12/08–12/11 Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes; Oh So Glam; Corals + Cognacs
12/09–12/12 Kimmy Erin; Crystalin Marie; Sandy A La Mode
12/10–12/13 My Own Blog Review; Around Lucia; Trend Hungry
12/11–12/14 Stiletto Beats; VintageorTacky; Girl Avant Garde
12/12–12/15 Behind the Seams; Fancy Things Blog; Dearest Lou
12/13–12/16 The Fashion Poet; Let it Be Beautiful; Mae Badiyan
12/14–12/17 Good, Bad, and Fab; Kel & Kate; The Frugalista
12/15–12/18 Fashionably Broke; Little Miss Fearless; Modly Chic
12/16–12/19 The Fashionista Next Door; Studs and Sapphires; Britt + Whit
12/17–12/20 Living in Color Print; Love Fashion, Live Life; A Mom in Red High Heels
12/18–12/21 Fashionable Hostesses; District Sparkle; Crowley Party
See my name? Last on the list! So if you haven't won a pair by then, enter my shoe giveaway on December 18th!
Posted on: 11.26.2013
One of the best parts about parties are the pictures that capture it, so when you mix that in with a photo booth, things get even better! At our Diamond Blogger Party we of course felt like we had to have one, and we sure enjoyed it...
The two Hostesses :)
Posted on: 11.25.2013
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, all I can think about is Pie! Normally when you think of Thanksgiving you go to the classics... apple, pumpkin, maybe even sweet potato. But why limit yourself? With the wonderful tool of Pinterest these days you can find a variety of options to spruce up your holiday desserts this year!
Surprise your family and friends with some new pie options and check out these recipes!
Smores Chocolate Pie via Life Love and Sugar
Who wouldn't want to bring the goods from the outdoors to the dinner table? Using marshmallows already for some yams or a jello salad this Thanksgiving? Extend it further and add it to your Pie!
Cream Puff Pie via Cooking Classy
Take an amazing cream puff, or eclair and turn it into a pie, Brilliant! Enjoy this super simple recipe that calls for a "cheaters pastry cream" because it is made from a boxed pudding mix. I love when you can find a recipe that makes life easier.
Lemon Cake Pie via Mother Thyme
Oh lemon. I love all things lemon, and the idea of taking a lemon bar and turning it into a pie is pretty exciting to my taste buds. I can't imagine anything better than a nice lemony tart dessert after such a savory Thanksgiving dinner!
Nanaimo Cheesecake via I Wash... You Dry.
Okay, maybe it is the Canadian girl in me that is getting me all giddy about this one but imagine a Nanaimo Bar mixed with the wonderfulness of cheesecake! While not necessarily a pie, this special dessert will steal the show. An incredibly rich cake to end the night of a feast!
No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake via Once Upon My Life
Don't have a lot of time? Whip up this simple No-Bake Cheesecake! Don't like blueberries? Feel free to add whatever fruit pie filling on top to suit your needs this Thanksgiving. Just another great and easy dessert you can add to everyone's favorite part of the meal on Thanksgiving.
Posted on: 11.21.2013
I posted a picture of a Pazookie on instagram that me and Trevor whipped together the other night and I can't tell you how many people wanted to know how I made it. I wanted to laugh because this is almost not even a recipe, it is that easy and simple. So while I feel a little dumb even sharing this, so many of you asked. I am here to please, so here you go!
Easy Homemade Pazookie
You will need:
8" or 9" inch Round Cake Pan
Tube of Cookie Dough (or choice of homemade cookie dough)
Spray your Cake Pan with Pam or Butter. Take your choice of cookie dough (homemade or store bought) and press the dough into the pan. Cook for about 1/2 to 3/4 the time the dough requires for a regular batch of cookies. By doing this you will have the perfect soft and mushy half baked cookie you want for your Pazookie. Top with your choice of ice cream and spoons to share :) Hurry, the warm cookie half baked dough will melt that ice cream quick!
See? Almost too simple. Be warned, you will want to make this all the time...