Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hello Out There...

It's been....Well, a while....Since I have blogged.  This seems awfully common among many of my friends lately...Maybe it's something in the air!

What I have been up to in the past week or so....Is well, not a lot.  I work twice a week, today I picked up an extra shift {today} and I got off early.  I just finished up watching Doctor Phil's Desperate Housewives {yes, I know it's pathetic}.  Now it's just getting in some down time before an FRG meeting later on this evening.

Anyway, I hope you all are well!  I don't know how many of you have decorated your house for fall {our your blog for that matter} but as you can tell I did.  I love the holiday season.....But the holidays + retail always = ick.  We'll see this year.

Also, if you tried to find me on twitter by using the twitter button on my page...I fixed it and it actually works now!

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Beachin' It....Round Two

SO sorry I've been MIA lately...
It's hard to keep up!

So we went back to the beach...
Here are some photos with the fam!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Recipe Swapping!

Today I say the next cookie I'm going to try.

Brownie Cookies

prep:  15 Minutes     cook:  10 minutes per batch     makes:  2 1/2 cookies

1/2 cup butter
4 (1 oz) unsweetened chocolate baking squares, chopped
3 cups semisweet chocolate morsels, divided
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp chopped pecans, toasted

  1. Combine butter, unsweetened chocolate, and 1 1/2 cups chocolate morsels in a large heavy saucepan.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter and chocolate melt; cool.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer.  Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture, beating well.  Add chocolate mixture; beat well.  Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups morsels and pecans.
  4. Drop dough by 2 tablespoons 1 inch apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Cool slightly on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
............And to make your mouth water............

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 17: An Art Piece

Yes, I was doing this at one time...And I left off!  So, going back...Day 17:  An Art Piece.  And so I can't pick just one:

This is an art piece by Chihuly by the Museum of Glass
in Tacoma.

I love this picture...
A dog with his ball looking at the moon under a tree that reminds me of fall.

Ok, I'm a little obsessed with dogs (labradors to be more specific).
This is a great picture of a dog with his toy.

Anyway, that is all for today!  I'm enjoying a bowl of steel cut oatmeal and coffee with creamer.
My husband is fishing right now and hopefully he will be bringing me home dinner.
Gotta love long weekends...Even if I do have to work on Labor Day.

Hope you all are enjoying the last weekend of "summer."

Oh, and my next cookies project....Brownie Cookies.  My husband's platoon is so lucky ;)
I will let you all know if they are kick-ass.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Celebrating Another Year

Jesse and I celebrated our
4th Anniversary
last week....
Here's a little something he came home with on his lunch break.

We are blessed he could be home to celebrate!


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