Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Just wanted to wish you a very Hoppy Easter. May you enjoy your time with your family and friends. And of course, I do hope the Bunny made a stop at your place and gave you all the eggs, Reese eggs, M&Ms, Robins eggs, chocolate, and Cadbury eggs you wanted!

Enjoy your day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day and Good Friday

Happy Earth Day and Good Friday,

After reading all Earth Day perks, I decided to get off my bum and enjoy the beautiful day in Sunny Phoenix along with all the perks of Earth Day. So I packed up my magazines, my laptop, and all my needs for a day of lunch and shopping with my special little self. I find myself to be a wonderful person to hang out with :), when my significant other is away. Off I go, and no sooner than I got my lunch ordered and set up my computer at the table, I got a VERY important phone call. And this call means I had to drop everything and run. Now I cant exactly share with you the details of the call just yet, but I hope very soon I can. So in the meantime, please continue to pray for me. Because at this point the prayers, I think, have been working. So keep up the good work my friends. And just know, this is a good thing. I only hope I can share this happy news with you very soon. I just need confirmation 1st. Trying not to get my hopes up but Im so excited about the possibility.

But amongst all my rushing around, I was able to get my free starbucks iced tea.......

and my free Ginger Peach iced tea from Nordy's Cafe .......................

These 2 places was giving free tea or coffee to customers that brought their own reusable mugs/cups to the store. And I love tea so I decided to take full advantage. And I must confess, the Ginger Peach was the bestest. Its my favorite. One other quick stop into Orgins. For Earth Day, they were giving a full size facial cleanser with the trade of a cleanser that was empty or you were not satisfied with from home. My 1st stop was at the Dillards counter and they were all out. However they informed me the free standing store had plenty left. So I rushed off to the Orgins shop and picked up my free full size facial cleanser. There was a choice of "A perfect world" and "Checks and Balances". One is for oily and the other combination skin.

So all though my day did not go as planned. It turned out to be a very "Good Friday"!

Happy Easter to Everyone,
May you have a blessed holiday!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Prayer Request

Its not often that I ask for people to pray for me, family and/or loved ones. I feel blessed that thus far I have not had to ask for this. But today, I am asking for everyone to please pray for me. At this time, I am unable to let you know what the exact reason for the request is but hopefully in a few short days, I will be able to share my hopefully exciting news.

Tomorrow is a very important day for me. So please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.


Birthday Cake Accident = Cake Pops!

For my "Lovey's" birthday, I wanted to make him a homemade chocolate layer cake. While the cake was cooling, I began doing other house chores. Since I lost track of time, the cake stuck to the pan when I went to flip em out. Can I say BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. As I was about to scrape it all out and throw it out and start all over making a new cake. My mom called. "Dont throw it out" she says, what about making those cake pop things. Ok, so I scrape the cake out and put it in a bowl and set it aside. I started researching cake pop recipes. It seemed a bit overwhelming at the time so I gave up for that moment and proceeded with my cake making. My 2nd attempt at his birthday cake went much better than the 1st. SUCCESS :) And I also made side notes on my recipe for future references. Never again will I have cake stuck to the pan, I will use a timer in the future to make sure it dont cool too long.

Ok, birthday cake done and on with this "Cake Pop" stuff. I did my research and well, didnt really like anything I was finding. It all seemed so lengthy and complicated. And after going through what I just did, I really wasnt in the mood for a long lengthy process. So I kinda put together what a few recipes called for and well, again, SUCCESS :)

Basically, I used my homemade cake, crumbled very fine. Then mixed in chocolate icing (thats what I had on hand) until it looked like this,

and I was able to mix into a ball that would not fall apart. Once on the sheet, refrigerate at min 2 hours.

After 2 hours, I then melted wilton chocolate pieces (from Michaels) and dipped and decorated the pops. It says to dip the stick then push partially into the ball. Then dip in the melted chocolate. Make sure you decorate right away or the chocolate will harden and your sprinkles will NOT stick. I used a shoe box to hold the completed pops. I was going purchase reusable styrofoam at Michaels but it was kinda pricey so I thought a shoe box was the less expensive way to go. And here is the final product......................

They turned out yummy and delish. My friends and co workers that I shared em with seemed to love them very much!

Have you ever made cake pops? Have you tried Starbucks cake pops? My Lovey says mine were way better than starbucks :) I must admit Im kinda glad that the 1st cake failed bc I now know how to make these fun cake pops. I will definitely me baking these in the future with other fun flavors.

Happy Mid Week to all!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

One of My Favorite Colors

So I have been giving my nails a break from polish for about 2 weeks now. They have had nothing on them, NODDA! I was polishing them so often and there came a point where within 8 hours of polishing, the color would peel off in on piece. Not sure why?? I have tried a million and one different ways, and products. Most recently I was using the Orly Bonder, Followed by 2 coats of my polish color of choice and Seche Vite top coat! Why would it work perfect for weeks and suddenly start to peel? Maybe the nail bed was too dry? I have no idea! Well during the rest period, my cuticles were so dry and peely. And I have been using the Burts Bee's lemon cuticle cream, solar oil, and even tried the Rose Salve. Ugggg!

Well tonight my friends, I polished my nails with one of my fave go to colors, Essie Splash of Grenadine! I love love love this color. Sometimes when I use this color, when it starts to chip/peel, I take it off and put this same color right back on! Also, I'm hoping it will last a few days with no peeling. And it will also help my cuticles. It seems my cuticles are better when my nails are polished!

Happy Friday!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Top Two Tuesday

So I have kinda fallen off the Blogger Wagon. I have been MIA, and well these past few days, Im trying to get back on track. I dont have too much to blog about bc Im in a "My Hours @ Work Have Been Cut" funk. So today I decided to participate in "Top 2 Tuesday".

So here goes my top 2. I have decided to do an beverage with and without Alcohol. My most favorite drink that we love, love, love to make at home and chill on the patio with is ....VODKA LEMONADE with a splash of grenadine or Rasberry or Strawberry Syrup. WE LOVE THIS. And all our visitors get addicted to it as well. And as a matter of fact, we just whipped up a few of these for Aaron birthday over the weekend. This my friends is our #1 drink of choice

Next up, is a really bad addiction that I think most of you would agree with.......STARBUCKS!! I didnt have a pic of my fave drink to get from there but I did have a recent pic from a trip there for a yummy Chai Frappe.

But my most fave is the Black Iced Tea with a splash of lemonade :) LOVE LOVE LOVE it. And as a matter of fact, Im only a few stars from getting my GOLD CARD!! @ Starbucks.

So that my friends are my top 2 for this tuesday!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Getting to Know Me

Ive never played this before. But one of my favorite Bloggers, blogged "Getting to Know Me" today so I thought it would be a fun thing to do. Ready, Set, Lets play .................

1. do you watch/read the news?
No, Ive come to realize there is too much sad stuff happening.

2. how would you describe your "look"?
Simple, but I like to keep up with the trend.

3. did you play sports in high school or college?

4. would you rather give up lipstick/gloss or high heels?
High Heels, I dont really wear them much anyways. Too uncomfortable for me.

5. what's your favorite show to watch on tv?
Gossip Girl, Dexter, Greys Anatomy

6. would you rather bake or cook?
I like both. If I had to pick one, Id say cook.

7. shorts or skirts?

8. what's your favorite scary movie?

Not a scary movie fan.

Happy Sunday to you!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Another 4 day weekend..........

Well this weekend was yet another 4 day weekend. Not exactly by MY choice but I am trying to make the best of it. For a reason unknown to me, my hours have been cut back at work. So I have been feeling a little like this this past week.

And I do believe I will be in the same situation again next weekend. This will definitely be cutting into my finances. For now all I can do is make the best of it. Hopefully it will change back again soon.