Sunday, November 27, 2011

Deal on Martha!

Right now, you can order a whole year of Martha Stewart Living, Everyday Food, and Whole Living all for the price of only one magazine- that's $20 for all 3! Ends December 4th.
 As Martha would say, "that's a good thing!"

Click the link below:

Fashion Idols

Jen Aniston

Classic, simple, clean

Kristen Cavallari

not really a "celeb" but I love her style. It's both young & fresh.

Kelly Ripa

Simple & Elegant

Which celeb is your style inspiration??

Get In My Closet!

Beach Cover Up

Colored Pants

Ruffled Top

Hot Pink




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pumpkin Goodness

Is it a cupcake or is it a muffin? Whatever you choose to call's freaking delish!

They are what I call Pumpkin Muffins and I made them using only 2 (YES JUST 2) simple ingredients. I found this recipe online and wasn't sure how it was going to turn out (with no eggs, water, oil) but they were perfect.

Update: After making these more than once, I spiced them up by adding a dash of cinnamon sugar to the tops of each before baking, just gives it a little extra flavor and compliments the pumpkin nicely.


1 box yellow cake mix
1 can of pumpkin


1. Mix together cake mix and pumpkin until well blended.

2. Scoop and fill lined muffin tins, 3/4 full, making 12 muffins.

3. Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes (or until golden brown, I left mine in for 20 minutes)

So easy and so good.....oh and healthy too!


I found this recipe on Pinterest from this blog who also reblogged:

Monday, November 14, 2011

WORDS to live by.....

True Story


Thank God

Good things

NEVER settle

Said that a time or two

Smart Guy

yes sir

ALL CAPS for a reason

It always does
Working on this....

What are your words to live by?

These boots are made for walking.....

I broke down and forked over the dough for my Frye's in this lovely congac color.

I cannot stop wearing them :)

Monday, November 7, 2011


The people I gave these to all agreed they are so yummy!

My neighbor described them as "little balls of cake in your mouth!" They not only taste like cake batter, they smell just like it too :)

Note: these are in no way shape or form healthy!

they are cute too :)

They are fairly easy, the dough is really thick and requires a Kitchen Aid mixer for sure. I copied the recipe from a blog (Chef in Training Blog) and as always my modifications are in pink!

  • 1 1/2 sticks (or 3/4 cup) butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (I left out the brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix (Jello Brand)
  • 3/4 cup yellow cake mix (I used the whole box!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla (I did 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sprinkles

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Stir together flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together.
  4. Add in pudding package and cake mix and beat until well blended.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  6. Add flour mixture slowly until well incorporated.
  7. Mix in sprinkles.
  8. Roll into 1" balls and place on greased baking sheet (I just used cooking spray)
  9. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes (11 minutes is plenty)


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Cooking

Here is what I having going today....

An "oh so easy" beef pot roast.... from Martha Stewart
The house already smells amazing :)


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 8 medium carrots, cut into thirds
  • 2 medium onions, each cut into 8 wedges
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 beef chuck roast (3 pounds), trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. In slow cooker, stir together cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water until smooth. Add carrots and onions; season with salt and pepper, and toss.
  2. Sprinkle roast with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; place on top of vegetables, and drizzle with Worcestershire. Cover; cook on high, 6 hours (or on low, 10 hours).
  3. Transfer roast to a cutting board; thinly slice against the grain. Place vegetables in a serving dish; pour pan juices through a fine-mesh sieve, if desired. Serve roast with vegetables and pan juices.
***I made this today. I only used one onion and added a tad bit more water. Also I cooked for 5 and a half hours...I think it could have been taken out at 5 hours. Oh and it was FREAKING delish*****

Post Wedding Ideas

Our wedding was 4 months ago and just yesterday I finally picked up my wedding dress from the alterations store. They called and said, "hon, did you forget your dress is here?" I did forget and honestly I do not really need it anymore! I still have not selected the pictures for our album from our photographer. Everything leading up to the wedding was a rush, a time crunch, and a mad dash to get everything just right.

Here are some cute wedding projects online that maybe, one day, I will actually do or buy :)

Christmas Ornament

using wedding invite...cute!

how to here

Lyric Wall Art

First dance song lyrics

how to here

Lyric Frames...this doesn't need a how to

 I would prefer typed like can buy here on Etsy or just make it yourself :)

Remember the Day...aka anniversary hints

for sale here on Etsy

Custom heart of finger prints....for sale here on Etsy
Honeymoon Memories

Buy (or print from the web) a vintage map of honeymoon destination

word art print, customizable with words of your choice
here on Etsy

Are there any good post wedding projects you have seen online? Please share :)