Monday, December 29, 2014

Ladies Christmas Party...A Little Late I Know!

 I finally brought back the Ladies Christmas Party this year.  It is just a fun night of Holiday Cocktails, food and Dirty Santa!!  We had the best time!  My sweet friend Jordon from Love Always, Nancy J took all of these fabulous photos!


Loved my tree this year.  I finally found the elf legs from Kirklands!


From L to R- Hello Dolly's with Red and Green M&M's, Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Frosted Sugar Cookies.

Gingerbread Cookies in a White Chocolate Almond Dip

Flowers from Trader Joe's









The best ham and cheese sandwiches ever from Kari!

Red and Green Bell Peppers in Ranch Dressing, Spinach Cranberry Salad

This is a great holiday salad with spinach, cranberries, pomegranates, walnuts, horseradish and cottage cheese.



Drink Station with lots of wine of course!

Thank goodness for Kari and her chalk magic!

Mini tree in the Kitchen



Amazing homemade Pecan Sandies and Hello Dolly's from my fabulous neighbors

Kari and her White Chocolate Fruitcake...this is UNREAL!  ( I will get the recipe from her)

It tastes just as good as it looks!




Kari, Me, Jenn

My Mother in Law Judy and my mom, LaDonna

Stay tuned for a lot of skin care posts....I have discovered that you get wrinkles before 30.....UGH!


Monday, December 15, 2014

#FROSTYVOXBOX

Have you heard of Influenster? It is an awesome program that rewards you for posting on you social outlets and your blog about FREE products they send you.  The free products are sent as a a VOXBOX and the one I received is a Frosty Vox Box!  If you would like to register for Influenster and sign up for a VOXBOX (they are always different) sign up here! www.influenster.com/r/306374

This is what my Frosty Vox Box included the following:



I actually can't wait to try this green tea!




I so needed a new hairbrush and this one is perfect!


I am always looking for something to make me look younger so I will follow up about this one and let you know!



I have used this before and I LOVE it! 




I have been craving vegetable beef soup and I am going to use this hopefully this weekend!


I always need black eyeliner and I am such a cry baby so waterproof is pretty fitting!



I thought this was pretty odd however I think these could be my favorite item in the whole #frostyvoxbox.  They are so so good and addicting!  I almost ate the whole bag.  These would be perfect for anyone's stocking!



I can already tell that I am going to love this color!






Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Best Energy Bites Ever

Seriously, these are so amazing!  A friend from the office gave me this recipe and now I make them every week!  Dave loves them too!  The ingredient photo below is from the first time I made them.  I have since tried them with Gluten Free Oats and Unsweetened Coconut flakes and they are amazing! You can make them as healthy as you want...well that's the point...but if you wanted to dip them in chocolate and eat them like a truffle I am sure that would be fantastic too!







Ingredients:

1 cup oatmeal
½ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter) I use almond butter and peanut butter.
⅓ cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes (get the unsweetened coconut flakes)
½ cup ground flaxseed (I found this at Publix)
½ cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to one week.





Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nice, France (Day 3)

After spending 2 days in Paris we took a short flight to Nice which is on the French Rivera!  This place was the most beautiful place I have ever seen.  We spent 4 days and 3 nights there.


We stayed ad the Le Meridian right on the ocean.  The Le Meridian is a Starwood property and the beds were amazing.  The rooms were also larger than a normal European hotel room.  I totally forgot to take any pics of the room but here is a link to their site!



This is at the Port in Nice where there were some rather large boats...well yachts! 


This is after gelato in "Old Towne" Nice.  We had gelato every other hour pretty much!



Old Towne Nice




We found an Irish Pub at the port!  They had great beer and a soccer game on!  




One morning we climbed up to the Nice Castle.  The views were breathtaking and so was climbing up there. :)









This was SUPER random that there was a high end clothing store named "Kentucky" right beside our hotel.

If you catch the bus at the Port and take it to Beaulieu Sur Mer which is about 20 minutes outside of Nice then you will arrive at a beautiful peaceful beach.  Dave and I picked up wine, beer, bread and some great French cheese and enjoyed a great day at the beach!




What I would give to just go back there!  This was such a peaceful day!



The Blog Baton

Hey guys!

Today I will be taking a break from Europe pictures to let you know I will be featured on "The Blog Baton".  I will be posting photos all day from their Instagram http://instagram.com/theblogbaton!  



It was founded by an awesome blogger herself over at Mason Like The Jar!  Basically the rules are a different blogger take over the Blog Baton Instagram account just for that day. Instead of this baton being city-specific and a way to learn about places and things in a particular area, this will be a way to learn about YOU and things in YOUR life and on YOUR blog. Take pictures throughout your day, share interests, do an OOTD, show us your morning Starbucks or your fresh manicure, share the Pinterest recipe your cooked for dinner...whatever! The choice is yours. This is a way for you and your blog to reach more people in this community of ours.

So come over to @theblogbaton on Instagram and hang out with me today!

Happy Hump Day!