Happy Christmas | Holidays

25 12 2011

So Christmas didn’t exactly go according to plan.

 My parents and I decided to go to my old church in Fort Worth for their Christmas service.  Before we left, my Dad noticed the car was acting up a bit.  Mom said, are you sure it’s ok?  Dad said, it should be fine.  We got to Fort Worth with no trouble.

The service was beautiful and a great start to the day but then we got back to the parking lot…

The car wouldn’t start.

Hmm…well let’s try this, no luck.  K, let’s try that, no luck. How bout, no luck.

So we started calling friends.  Problem being it was noon on Christmas day so people were busy with their families, understandably so.

Of course, my Dad was playing the ‘let’s laugh it off card.’  My Mom, playing the ‘I told you so card.’ And me…well, I was just hungry.

We eventually got a hold of my friend, Hogan (or angel as he should be called for this story). He picked us up and let us keep his car for the day so we could get things in order.  Gotta love the Christmas spirit.

So this Christmas, my family and I would like to send a special thank you to Hogie Bear.  Thank you for being so kind! We appreciate you more than you know.

Happy Christmas!  Hope everyone had a blessed day!

White Chocolate Pretzels | Munchies

16 11 2011

One of my favorite treats for the holidays is white chocolate covered pretzels.  Ohhh nom nom nom.  They’re the perfect combo of salty and sweet. Not to mention, suuuuuper easy to make.

You only need two things: Pretzels and Vanilla Almond Bark

First thing you do is break off about six cubes of almond bark.  Place in a microwave safe container.

Heat for 1 minute, then stir. Repeat until chocolate is melted.

You want it to be smooth but not to the point where it’s runny.  If it is runny let the chocolate cool for a bit before moving on to the next step.

Toss in pretzels, a handful at a time.  Stir gently to make sure the pretzels are covered.  Scoop each pretzel out separately with a fork.  Make sure to let all excess chocolate fall away in the bowl.  You can also knock the fork on the rim of the bowl to knock off extra chocolate.

Place the pretzels on wax paper to set.

They should be good to go after about 10-20 minutes.  Just double check before  you start throwing the in a candy dish or bag.  If the are still  a little wet they’ll end up clumping together.

I decided I wanted to have some that looked a little less sloppy so I hand dipped half the pretzel in the chocolate.  Which also gave the flavor a little more salt to each bite.

Either way, they are d-lish!

Place them in your favorite candy dish and enjoy!

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  So excited to get to cooking and baking.

What’s your favorite holiday treat?!  Let me know and maybe it will end up on the blog!

‘Til next time…

Valentine’s Day | Holidays

15 02 2011

So yesterday was Valentine’s Day, generally known as a single girl’s nightmare!  Gasp! Oh my, you don’t have a Valentine?!  To that I say, who gives a woot?  This Monday was just like any other…jammy jams, wine, friends and The Bachelor.  Granted there were a lot more sweets than usual…cheesecake(personal fav), cookies, cupcakes, chocolate covered fortune cookies, chocolates oh and a little fruit in an attempt to cancel out all the sweets 🙂

Although I’m not much of a Valentine’s person, I still couldn’t hold back when I came across the cutest Valentine’s card the other day.  And by cutest, I mean cutest card EVER!!  Ok I might be a little partial because the puppy on the right looks just like Jackson when he was a pup but either way it was love at first sight.



A little comparison.


I KNOW, right?!  Do you see why I fell in the love with the card?





Then I opened the card…and I knew it was for me.  They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts and they’re right, whoever “they” are.

My pup on the front and a cuddle reference on the inside, this card was made for me.

How was your Valentine’s?

Were you looking for a heart melting moment?

Were you longing for old love?

Did you find the one?

Or are you still looking for that great love?

In any case, always remember:

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Merry Christmas!

25 12 2010

I hope everyone had a beautiful and blessed Christmas!

Week 45: Hat

25 12 2010

Meet Jason, born 12.5.10.  I came across this cutie pie rockin his ‘My First Christmas’ gear while I was volunteering at the church Christmas lunch.   His outfit was A-dorable!

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