Monday, November 29, 2010

This stuff is amazing...

This month's issue of Food Network magazine has SO many good recipes in it. I mean, it usually does, but there is just something about holiday recipes that just really make me want to get in the kitchen.

As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to try it.
As soon as I tasted it, I knew I had to share it.


Warm & Creamy Bacon Dip

8 oz softened cream cheese
2 cups sour cream
3 oz bacon bits
2 cups cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped green onion

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure there are no big clumps of cream cheese. Pour into a 1 quart baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

I served it with Chicken in a Biskit Crackers.
SO GOOD! Perfect for the upcoming holiday parties!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Things I'm thankful for this year:

  • my sweet, loving husband
  • my amazingly supportive family
  • great friends
  • Kami
  • surprises ;)
  • good tv [dexter, weeds, gossip girl]
  • having a good job
  • my blog and the people I have 'met' because of it
  • food :)
  • soy candles
  • a reliable car
  • freedom
What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Why Spring 2012 can't get here fast enough...

I've mentioned before about how we don't exactly live in the nicest neighborhood.
We are both college students whose parents don't pay our rent, we have average jobs, therefore we have to take what we can get.
Our apartment is actually kind of nice [on the inside], we have great neighbors, but the people on the other side of the gas station are sketchy as mess.

Every few weeks this woman comes and knocks on our door AFTER dark and begs for money.
First of all, if you need money THAT bad, come during the day when I can see your face, and I'm not scared that you are going to rob me. [I'm extremely scared of the dark] Second of all, I am a college student and struggle to pay my own bills. I understand that people have it harder than I do, but going around begging people for money on a daily basis is NOT a job. Get out there and try to find a job to support yourself. Part of me feels bad because I should be helping those in need, but then my realist side comes in and reminds me that I can't help someone that can't help themselves.

This morning, I wake up to the sound of talking RIGHT outside of my bedroom window. I look outside to see if it's the maintenance man, but it's not. It's some random guy.
Kami started barking, which is not good. This dog NEVER barks unless she feels like she is in danger [or really has to 'use the bathroom']. I have been paranoid for the last few days that our house was going to get broken into because it's Thanksgiving break. Practically everyone has gone home which makes houses/apartments more vulnerable to break-ins. Every year we hear about people getting robbed blind while they were on break. So I woman-ed up. Put my shoes on, and went outside. I thought for sure this guy was looking for a way to break in my house, and I wasn't going to just lay there and watch. So I open the door and ask the man in a very rude tone WHAT he was doing in my yard. Seriously, he looked like a deer in the headlights. Kami continued not just barking but completely freaking out. The dog who will lick anyone to death, could tell that there was just SOMETHING wrong about this man. He said he was picking up pecans. IN MY YARD. When I asked him why, he said he was going to leave, and sure enough, he left.

I can't for the life of me figure out what is going on in someone's mind that they think it's okay to go into someone else's yard, who they have never met before, and dilly dally around.
Several hours after he left, I took Kami outside. She immediately went to the spot where we saw him and started sniffing. Her tail went between her legs and she ran right back into the house. It took ALL I had to drag her back outside to the other end of the yard for her to do her business.

The whole ordeal really freaked me out.
Have you ever had any creepy experiences like these?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pretty Girl Rock

...because I needed a little pick me up today, and maybe you do, too.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Show & Tell

A few days ago I received this lovely little package in the mail from Lisa!
It's a necklace charm, a beautiful purple bracelet, and a CUTE little 'pillow' that I'm going to hang right in front of my craft station.
Thanks, Lisa! I love it all.

What did you all get? I'm eager to see. I'm not doing a linky this time because it didn't really go over too well last time, just leave a comment with a link to your post OR a description of your package! IF you haven't got your package yet, NO WORRIES! I've gotten a few emails from people saying they would be late.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Random Life Update

*After almost two years of growing my hair out, I finally decided it was time to chop it all off. So that is what I did.
I'm missing my long hair already.
*Registration for Spring Semester was last week, yet I didn't register because the powers at be STILL have not told me whether I am going to be able to intern or not.
*I miss my friends.
*Aaron showed me how to hook my laptop to the T.V. using the HDMI cable, and it was so exciting to have a 37" computer monitor! haha
*BIG things are happening. More on that later.
*I miss the days when Aaron worked at the movie theater and we would get to see all the new movies BEFORE they came out...for free.
*If I never eat a piece of chicken again, it will be too soon.
*I have a feeling that the holidays this year are just going to seem like any other day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I recently created a facebook fan page for my etsy. I would love for you all to 'like' it!

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Monday, November 1, 2010