Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tasty Tuesday

Hi Lovelies!

It's New Year's Eve and it's also the last day of 2013! We are planning on hanging out at home, watching some movies and enjoying some good food and maybe have a dance party. What are your plans for New Year's Eve?



It's time for another edition of Tasty Tuesday. 



I thought I would share a recipe that I made for the Little last night. Actually, it was one that she specifically requested after seeing the commerical for it. It was a big hit and I plan on putting this into the weekly menu rotation. It's simple, easy, and oh so tasty. So, here it is:

Crescent Pizza Pockets

Ingredients: 

1 8oz can of Pillsbury Crescent dinner rolls
1/4 cup pizza sauce
3/4 cup mozzerella cheese
1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll dough on cookie sheet and separate into 4 rectangles; press each into 6x4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. 

Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce on half of each rectangle to within 1 inch of edge. Sprinkle each with 3 tablespoons cheese; top with 6 slices pepperoni. Fold dough diagonally over filling; firmly press edges with fork to seal. Sprinkle each triangle with 1/4 teaspoon grated cheese. With fork, prick top of each to allow steam to escape. 

Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until deep golden brown. Serve warm. 

Enjoy! And have safe and happy new year!

~Angie

Monday, December 30, 2013

Our Low Key Christmas

 For the first time in years, we were able to celebrate Christmas with just the three of us. We didn't have to worry about my in-laws coming over (too much drama is going on with them), and we were so much more relaxed. Here's what we did on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve:

I cleaned the house and The Little and I made the best Chocolate Chips Cookies. Our Christmas Eve dinner consisted of Crockpot roast, creamy mashed potatoes, and corn. We spent the afternoon watching movies and just enjoyed spending time together. We set to cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. Then, after the Little finally went to bed I started playing Santa, by wrapping all of the presents (yeah, I know, last minute), and then putting a few big presents together. We finally finished everything around 2am.

I wish I could post some pics, but the Husband has an issue with privacy so I will not be posting any pics or videos of our Christmas. 

Christmas morning:

We had a wonderful Christmas morning! The Little was super excited about all of the presents that Santa brought her and she equally loved all of the presents that we gave her. The Little was so excited to see the Doc Mcstuffins Get Bettter Checkup Center and her Sophia the first castle. She also got different accessories for the castle, some lego sets, hotwheels, and some Turbo toys.

The Hubby gave me the new Stephen King book, Dr. Sleep 




And seasons 2-4 of Roseanne.


I gave the Husband a new guitar cord and Batman 2 (legos game for xbox). 

After opening presents, I made chocolate chip pancakes and then we played with all of the Little's toys. She gave all of her stuffed animals check ups and pushed cars around the living room. We watched The Smurfs 2



And then we had a yummy dinner of Chicken and dressing, cheesy hash brown casserole, and green beans. 


All in all, we had a great Christmas. I cannot wait to do it all over again next year!!!

How was your Christmas? 

~Angie

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Social

Hi Lovelies!

Happy Sunday! Can you believe that there are only a few days left of 2013? This year has flown by! I'm linking up with Neely for Sunday Social. Here are this week's questions:

1. What is the best New Years Eve you’ve ever had?

My first with the Hubby way back in 1994. It was the best, just me and him, watching movies, and then watching New Years Rockin' Eve with Dick Clark. 

2. Are you doing anything for NYE this year and if so what?

I will be spending NYE with my husband and my little girl, eating some good food, and watching a kid appropriate movie (Despicable Me 2). Then when the Little is in bed we will watch a movie together and finish the leftovers.


3. Name a book we should all read come January?

I have just started reading The Friday Night Knitting Club.


4. What are your new years resolutions? 

Read more
Be less stressed about things that I have no control over
Try to walk at least 5 times a week
Be a better mom
Be healthy

~Angie


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Now What?

Every year, the same thing happens. I'm so excited to pull out the Christmas decorations, decorate the tree, shop for the perfect Christmas presents, wrap said presents, waiting for the big day to come. Then,t comes much quickly only to be done, gone, all of it. 

Then, I cannot help but think, "Now what?" and just try to figure things out. 

The Hubs and I have been talking about how to find a place for our business, how we are going to promote it. 

Then I think about how I want to finally open my esty shop where I plan to sell handmade blankets, bracelets, and necklaces. I wonder how I'm going to accomplish all of this. 

I purchase a new planner and I get excited about its pretty blank pages just waiting on desk to document the new year, and everything that it holds. 

I have noticed on other blogs that some have a "word of the year" . Do you do that? I have never thought about having one, but I'm thinking about for this year. At first it didn't make sense, but the more I think about it. the more think I want to do this. But, I think I will adopt a "motto for the year" instead of a "word of the year".

The motto that I will be adopting this year is....

Just Keep Livin' which comes from this movie:


To me this means, just live in the moment, live in the hear and now, enjoy life to the fullest.

For 2014 I want to be.....

a more loving, selfless, supportive wife

a more paiteient, fun loving mother.

a more dedicate friend, to be there when I am needed.

a better me. There are two many reasons to list here. 

What changes do you want to make for the new year?

~Angie

Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Favorites #1

Hi Lovelies!

Starting tonight and every Friday I will be posting my Friday Favorites. Friday Favorites will consist of things like recipes, DIY projects, fashions, books, etc. Basically just anything that I like that I find on the interwebs. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the first installment of.......


Favorite twist: Creamy Brie Four Cheese Mac and Cheese with Buttery Ritz Crackers. This looks like a delicious recipe, however, I have never thought of this particular combination for mac and cheese. I can't wait to try it sometime.




Favorite DIY: Washi tape notebooks. I have recently discovered the world of washi tape and I'm loving it.


Favorite treat: Gingerbread Cookie Cups with White Chocolate Mousse and Caramel. White chocolate mousse? Yes, please!!! I so want to make these for New Year's Eve.


Favorite Fashion: I'm loving this color combination for the winter months. So girly!




Favorite plate: Famous Pulled Barbeque Chicken. This recipe looks so delish!



Favorite place: Ireland. Beautiful.  I have always wanted to visit Ireland. It's on my bucket list. One day... one day.



Favorite sip: Cranberry Splash Punch. Total New Year's Eve perfection. In my opinion anyways.


Favorite snack: Microwave Potato Chips. As soon as my mandolin comes in the mail I'm so making these little guys!!!


Favorite find: Perfect picture wall. I have always wanted to do this to my walls. I have already started so I just hope that it comes out the way that I want it to.


Favorite slurp: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. This looks so hearty I can't wait to make it sometime next week.



Funny Favorite: 50 Most WTF Animal Pictures. This is such a cute photo. Love it!!! SpidyDog!!!


Favorite Bite: Cheesy Oven Fried Ravioli. I have made these one time and they did not turn out well at all. I think I'm trying this one soon!



Favorite decor: Custome wedding pillows. Love these pillows!

Favorite sweet: Cinnamon Sugar Apple Noodles. This looks so yummy!



~Angie

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord.  
Luke 2:11

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!


~Angie

Monday, December 23, 2013

Here's To Another 20 Years!!!

Hi Lovelies!!

I'm back! My sweet, wonderful, amazingly awesome husband fixed my computer! I'm so glad that it works now. I've missed writing substantial posts, which I hope to be doing from now on. I wanted to share something special with all of you. 

Today, our 4th wedding anniversary! I know, we have been together for 20 years, but we finally got married 4 years ago today. I was 6 months pregnant with the Little and I was so happy to finally become and Mrs instead of a Ms. Also, I was marrying the man of my dreams and one I have known since we were in the 3rd grade. I love him so much. He gave me a second chance at really having a life and I owe him so much. 

I just wanted to give a shout out to the most wonderful man, the man of my dreams.... Happy Anniversary. Here's another 20 years! 

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I love you to the moon and back Papa Bear! You are the cheese to my macaroni!!!

~Angie

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday Social

Hi Lovelies! 

Happy Sunday! I'm linking up with Neely for Sunday Social.Here are this week's questions:



1. What is your favorite holiday season tradition?

Drinking hot chocolate, eating Christmas cookies, and watching The Santa Claus, and going to look at Christmas lights.

2. Do you have a certain holiday movie you watch more than others? If so what is it?

Yes, I watch all of three of The Santa Claus movies

3. Show us your favorite decoration or pinterest decoration you wish you could have.



4. What is your favorite holiday song?

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree- Brend Lee

5. What is your favorite holiday dessert?

Gingerbread Puppy Chow

6. What is on your wish list this year?

I have a very short wish list this year. There is only one item on it and it's something that I have wanted since I first saw it on Amazon. I hope Santa leaves it under the Christmas tree (wink, wink)!


~Angie

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Music


Hi Lovelies!

There are only 6 days until Christmas!!! I cannot wait to see the look on the Little's face on Christmas morning! We were able to finally find the "big" present a couple of nights ago. It's so popular that once the stores get them they are sold out immediately. So, what toy am I talking about? It's the Doc McStuffins Get better Check Up Center! She's going to love love love it!!!!!! I can't wait to seethe look on  her face!!!


Okay, back to the topic of the post which is my favorite Christmas Music. I love Christmas music, in fact, I started to listen to christmas music back in October. Silly, I know, but I just love it. It makes my happy. Anyway, I wanted to share a list of my favorite Christmas music with you:

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree-Brenda Lee


Feliz Navidad



White Christmas- Bing Crosby



Here Comes Santa Claus- Gene Autry


I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus



The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Late)



The Twelve Pains of Christmas 



What is on you list of favorite Christmas music?

~Angie

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Some of my favorite Christmas movies

Hi Lovelies! 

Happy Thursday! My copmuter is still out of commission and I am still using the Hubster's computer. Now that I am on a break from school I should be able to post more regularly now. Anyways on the the purpose of this post. 

Every year after we clean up the kitchen from Thanksgiving and after the Dallas Cowboys games (hey, it's a tradition that I have been enjoying for over 20 years) we sit down in the living room and watch one of our favorite Christmas movies which is "The Year Without a Santa Claus".


It's been a tradition for The Hubs and me ever since we started living in sin together 20 years ago. It's
one of our favorite movies and we cannot wait to share this tradition with the Little (she still goes to bed pretty early) when she is older.

Another of our favorite movies is "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation".


I have always loved this movie! It's just not Christmas until we watch it. 

Another favorite of mine is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I remember watching this as a kid with some of my cousins, eating popcorn, and just really enjoying it. I like the cartoon more then the live action movie although I still think that Jim Carey was really good in the role of The Grinch.


Those are the movies that made the top 3! Now here the rest of the list:





Twas the Night Before Christmas



 













Toodles Lovelies!

~Angie

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Blogmopolitan Quiz!

Hi Lovelies!

 I have been having computer problems again and my husband and I are sharing a computer. The darn internet connection isn't working again. I hope to be able to post at least a few times a week until I can either get it fixed or buy a new one. Please bear with me!! 

I was purusing other blogs and came across this little questionnaire and thought it would be fun to fill out. Since I'm using my husband's computer I didn't download it I just copied the questions to  my blog and awswered them. Have fun. Oh, in the quote question, I highly recommend watching the movie "Dazed and Confused". Trust me, you'll like it!!

Now for the............ 

Blogmopolitan Quiz:

Name: Angela

Nicknames: Angie, Honey, Little G

The meaning behind my blog name is: self explanitory

I know it's a little weird but: I dip my ritz crackers in nutella

If you pulled up next to me at a stoplight, you'd see belting out the lyrics to: Nickelback

My biggest guilty pleasure is: reality tv

You'll never see me: drinking coffee

One thing that always cheers me up: my daughter's sweet laugh

I definitely don't get enough: chocolate

The beauty product that I can't live without is: my foundation

The quote I tend to live be is: Just keep livin' (Dazed and Confused, watch it you'll like it, trust me)

Three words I use to describe myself: simple, comfy, me

It's really unattractive when a guy: spits out the window, really any time he spits

I wish I could be more: outgoing

My favorite part of my body is: my arms

The best advice I have ever been given: just be yourself

My worst habit is: biting my fingernails

When no one is around, I tend to: have dance parties

The superpower I would like to possess: invisibility

If I could buy one thing right now it would be: a bread machine (see simple)

I don't: do mushrooms on anything. Yuck!

~Angie

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Random Thoughts

Hi Lovelies!

There are so many jumbled thoughts running through my head right now that I thought I would share them with you. Don't you just hate when that happens?

Anyways... here is some randomness for ya!

1) I hate my computer! Every two days the internet connection goes out and I don't why. It's driving my crazy.

2) Because of said computer problem, I am now in search of a new computer. Any suggestions?

3) I'm so ready for some warmer weather! Hey, I would even take temps in the 40s compared to temps in the 20s and teens. 

4) I still have a few more Christmas presents to buy and a lot more to make. 

5) After two days of marathon cleaning, my house is finally clean.

Have a lovely Thursday!

~Angie


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Five things

Hi Lovelies!

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!!! Everyone knows what that means.....it's Wednesday!!! I trust everyone is have a great morning. We have been sitting here watching Saved By the Bell and now we are about to watch the Disney channel for the next couple of hours. 

I found this little game on facebook and wanted to share with everyone! So here we go:

5 things you may or may not know about my daughter:

1) she was born 4 weeks early and weighed 5lbs 5oz and was not considered a preemie.
 
2) she is left handed (which makes Daddy happy).
 
3) she is obsessed with trains, cars, and trucks, and is just now getting interested in the Disney princesses.
 
4) she is also obsessed with the Property Brothers show on HGTV. She likes when they knock the walls down.
 
5) she is the ultimate Daddy's Girl, and she has him wrapped around her little finger and she knows it.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

~Angie

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tasty Tuesday- Christmas Cookies

Hi Lovelies!

Who doesn't love Christmas cookies? I love to make cookies with the Little, especially Christmas cookies. It's become one of our yearly traditions that I look forward too all year long. For this edition I have chosen a peanut butter hazel nutty cookie that looks so yummy that I am going to be buying the ingredients for this cookie and we will be making these little pieces of heaven this weekend. 

Here is the recipe: (from the Pillsbury website):

Chocolate Hazelnut-Peanut Butter Cookie Cups


Ingredients

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
12 tablespoons peanut butter
12 tablespoons hazelnut spread with cocoa

Steps

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
 
2 Scoop 1 tablespoon cookie dough into each muffin cup. Press down.
 
3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Using shot glass sprayed with cooking spray, immediately press center of each muffin cup gently to shape cookie cup. Cool completely in pan. Turn pan upside down to remove cookie cups from pan.
 
4 Place 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter in each cookie cup. Top each with 1/2 tablespoon hazelnut spread with cocoa.
 
What is your favorite Christmas cookie recipe?
 
~Angie  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday Confessions

Hi Lovelies! 

It's time for a little confession session. 

1) I love the holidays. I love all of the activities that we have planned, from baking cookies, to making crafts, and a gingerbread house (our newest tradition).

2) We still haven't bought the Little her ornament for this Christmas. I hope to buy it sometime this week.

3) I think I have cabin fever. We have been stuck in the house since Thursday because of all of the ice and snow. Don't get me wrong I love all of the family time that we have been having, but I think we need to get out very soon. Every time I feel this way, I always this of The Shining:



4. I really want to sign up for Emeals, but after looking at the website and all of the meal plans, I think I will just stick to planning my menus via Pinterest.

5. I have never seen "It's A Wonderful Life". I guess I'm more of a "A Christmas Story" kind of girl.



6. I haven't steamed mopped my floors in two months. I hate it and I'm not sure why, but when it is done the floors look so much better.

So, there are my confessions. Don't judge, or do, either way I'm happy! What do you confess to?
 
 ~Angie

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday Social

Hi Lovelies!

I'm so sorry that I haven't post in the last two days. We have been snowed in and the internet has been very moody lately. We have been hunkered down, watching Christmas movies, drinking hot chocolate, and baking and eating cookies. I wanted to link up for Sunday Social with Neely and Ashley. 


Here are this week's questions:

1. What is the wallpaper on your cell phone? 

A picture of the sky, you know, the standard wallpaper that comes with the prepaid Tracfones.
2. What do you keep beside your bed? 

Nothing, there's nothing there to put anything on.
3. What is your least favorite chore?

Laundry. I haaaate laundry.
4. If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be? 

Combing my hair, it's a mess of curls that I just can't do anything with it.

5. What do you do to vent anger? 

Write in my journal or have a good cry.

6. What is your favorite holiday of the year and why? 

Christmas. I love all of the colors, the decorations, and the lights. Everything is just so pretty around this time of year. 

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

~Angie

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Girl Behind the Blog

Hi Lovelies!

Well, it's almost the weekend! Yaaaay!!!! Since I have a few new readers, I thought I write a girl behind the blog post so that you could learn a little bit more about me. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

A: Available or Married

Married. My hubby and I have been married for almost 4 years, although we have been together for 20 years.
 
B: Book?

I am currently reading Dawn by V.C. Andrews. I needed a break from all of the psychology textbooks and research that I have been reading lately.

 C: Cake or Pie?

Duh.....cake please!

D: Drink of Choice?

Since I don't drink coffee and I usually drink warm lemon water and then water for the rest of the day.

E: Essential Item?

Blistex. I don't go anywhere without it. I have a tube in my purse, diaper bag, book bag, every drawer in the house.
 
F: Favorite color?

Purple. One day I will get my purple bathroom! LOL!!!
G: Game to watch?

Dallas Cowboys every Sunday during football season. I love watching football with my husband every fall.

H: Hometown?

Hubby doesn't want me to answer this question because of privacy issues, but I will say that I live in a small town.
I: Indulgence?

Planners. I love a pretty planner.  I currently use 3 planners to plan my days, weeks, and months. 
J: Job Title?

Wife and stay at home mom. I love my job!
K: Kid's Names?

Again, due to privacy issues, I will not give my daughter's name. I do call her The Little or the Little Lady on the blog.
 
L: Life is Incomplete Without?

The Mr. and The Little

M: Music Group?

This is going to show my age, but Bon Jovi is the group that I listen to the most.


 N: Number of Siblings?

3 (one brother, one half sister and one stepsister)

O: Oranges of apples?

Apples and peanut butter. The more peanut butter the better is what I always say!
P: Phobias/Fears?

snakes, spiders, the closet monster (I can't sleep with the closet door open), bad weather, and being without my husband.
Q: Quote?

R: Reason to Smile?

My husband, my daughter, life as it is right now.

 S: Season?

Spring no doubt.

T: Tattoos?

None, I'm too chicken to get one.
 
U: Unknown Fact About Me?

V: Vegetable you Love?

Carrots with ranch dressing. Yummo!

W: Worst Habits?

Eating late at night. A habit that I need to break very quickly!

X: X-Rays?

On my wrist when I was in high school. I fell while roller skating.

Y: Yummy Food?

 Everything that isn't healthy! LOL!!!

Z: Zoo Favorites?

Monkeys, definitely the monkeys! So cute!!


Have a great day Lovelies!!!

~Angie

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tasty Tuesday- Peanut Butter Blossoms

Hi Lovelies! 

Today's edition of Tasty Tuesday will feature a cookie swap recipe from Betty Crocker that I plan on making sometime this week. I think this will be a fun little project for the Little Lady since it's going to be super cold, with rain, frozen rain, and some snow. I'm so not looking forward to the weather this week. I just hope the electricity doesn't go out, fingers crossed and praying that this does not happen.

Anyways I digress.....back to the cooking recipe. This looks so yummy and so easy. Here's the recipe:

Peanut Butter Blossoms:




Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
3 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Additional granulated sugar (about 2 tablespoons)
About 7 dozen Hershey's® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates 
 
Directions:
 
1)  Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder. 
2)  Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. 
 
3Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate candy in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
~Angie



Monday, December 2, 2013

Incredible holiday: A Thanksgiving Recap

Hi Lovelies!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday! Ours was very relaxing and so enjoyable. Husby had a week off for the holiday, but I still had class and homework :( I do get 2 weeks off for Christmas, so I will be enjoying that!!!

We ate some yummy food




Watched the Dallas Cowboys win their game 31-24!!! How 'bout them Cowboys!!!




We went for a walk (sorry no pictures, I forgot to bring the camera with me)

Then, we came back and set up and decorated the Christmas tree!!


After the Little went to sleep we decided to watch one of our favorite Christmas movies




All in all.....it was a relaxing holiday. The food was delicious and I actually had everything done at the same time which is a first for me. So, yeah, it was wonderful!!!

How was your Thanksgiving?

~Angie