Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Chirstmas Movies!

During this time of year --particularly these last couple of days before Christmas
I like to turn on the tv, and watch Christmas movies! From new ones, to old ones. It just gives me that Christmas spirit that tends to come and go, during these last couple of stressful days. I'm hoping to get home later tonight, and watch some movies :)
Especially while I'm wrapping the presents, and having a mug of hot chocolate! Yay for Christmas!
What are some of your favorite Christmas movies??

White Christmas

The Holiday

Home Alone

Fred Claus

Deck the Halls

And....I am hoping to possibly squeeze in this movie before I leave on vacation. I've been dying to see it!!! Who doesn't love a good funny movie during the holiday's?
"I am watching you.."

Recipe Wednesday!

I can't believe we are 2 days shy away from Christmas Eve!! I have so much to still do --Still compiling that "to-do-list"
I feel like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done..
Anyhow, on to better things!! Today is Recipe Wednesday! And because of the holiday, I decided to incorporate one of my favorite bloggers!! Erika from Our Happily Ever Afters in Georgia!
Last week she posted a great recipe on her blog, which I will be making for Noche Buena aka Christmas Eve dinner.
So with out further a do, here is the recipe of the week: Strawberry Peppermint Twist Cupcakes!
She lists all the ingredients & directions step by step!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our Christmas Cards!

I present to you, our 2010 Christmas Cards!!
I am still gushing over them! What can I say, I love this man more and more everyday, and I still can't believe this will be our first Christmas as a married couple!! I am so excited to see what the future holds for us, and I am so happy that I get to share this card with all my family and friends, and of course my blogger friends!!!
Merry Christmas!!

{Top 2} Favorite Christmas memory

Favorite Christmas Memory

One of my fondest Christmas memories is being a kid in general. Making a list, send it off to the North Pole, and make sure I behaves because Santa was always on the look out! Then preparing cookies and milk for Santa, because you know how much Santa loves his cookies!! Then I would run upstairs, get into bed, and hope to hear the sled bells! --sigh!

Then waking up Christmas morning, and running to the tree to see if I received any presents!! Oh, I so wish I could go back to those days! But I do realize that things get better as you get older, and that eventually I will be able to experience those type of memories with my future children..

I can't wait to read everyone elses "Favorite Christmas memories."

Monday, December 20, 2010

Weekend Recap!

It's crunch time!! With Christmas right around the corner --literally!

There are barely days left of last minute shopping, and preparation for Christmas! So much to do, so little time..But it's the rush and excitement that get me through these couple days. Reading "Last chance before Christmas" gets me all giddy!!!

This weekend was a productive one! Here is what went on, courtesy of bullets!

  • Friday afternoon husbone and I headed off to the stores and got some last minutes gifts. We wew victorious!

  • Later that night I had my Christmas party for work. I was dreading going by myself, but ended up having a great night!! Open bar always saves the day :)

  • Saturday and Sunday husbone was away for work so I took advantage of the weekend to sleep in, shop, and have coffee with my sister --I loveeee me some Starbucks!

There are still some gifts that I need to get, maybe one more trip to Michael's, and Target, but it shouldn't be too bad.

I think I might compile a to-do-list later!! We shall see!!

I hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

It's almost Saturday..

I know I am a little late, but I hope you all have a great weekend!!
It's crunch time! Christmas is just days away, and it's time to put the pedal to the metal!
So with that being said, I hope to get some much needed rest!! Good night you all....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

At the bottom of the hour..

I need to be hooked on a Starbucks IV asap!!!
This week has been insanely busy. I have so much to do, and so little time to do it! I can't believe Christmas is in a week..I know I sound like a broken record, but it's insane how fast Christmas has just creeped up on us. I still have shopping to do, but I am confident it will all get done by the weekend. Plus this year we decided on DIY gifts for some family members, so I can't wait to finish those up (I'll post pictures of the finished project.)
So it will be a busy weekend/week! I will possibly be looking like this:
Now for something that I thought was worth posting..
What do you guys think about the Kardashian/Jenner Christmas card?
I happen to like it! The look is great, and unique!! Apparently they do Christmas themed cards every year! If you are interested in seeing, take a look here.

Happy Thursday!!

Ornament Exchange!

When I heard about the ornament exchange over at Webbisodes, I was like "Count me in."
Nothing brings more joy to me than Christmas! So why not enjoy it with all my blogger friends!
I recently had the pleasure in being paired with Marcy, from Marcy Mazin' Moment.
Right from the geco we started exchanging e-mails and getting to know each other. We found that we had lots in common, and most of all you can tell she is a great gal!
Here is a picture of my ornament! By far one of my favorite one on the tree!

Can you tell I love Starbucks??
When I opened the package and saw my ornament I instantly smiled! I've always wanted one, yet never got around to get one. Thank you Marcy! You've brighten up my Christmas tree, and I am so happy I've made a new bloggy friend :)
PS. Due to some confusion, your ornament should be getting to your door step Friday! Sorry for the delay! Thank you for your understanding..I can't wait for you to receive it!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Recipe Wednesday!

With the recent cold temperatures, I've decide to incorporate something hot & yummy..So of course the first thing that came into mind was hot chocolate!!

It's a simple recipe for a cold day out..


4 cups milk

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate, grated

1 tablespoon white sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 egg


Put milk into a microwave-safe container and cook on High in microwave for 2 minutes. Mix in chocolate, sugar, and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk an egg until smooth, then mix into chocolate mixture.

Return to microwave and cook on High for 3 minutes or until foamy (Do not let it boil.) Whisk until smooth and pour into mugs.

*Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired and marshmallows*

-Serving for 4

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

'Baby it's Cold Outside'

It's cold outside!!! I know I know..What we consider cold down here is nothing like up North, but for us Floridians, this is something out of the ordinary!!
I've had to take out coats, scarves and mittens!! lol! It's so cold..I've also been able to have great hair days!! 0% humidity! Wohoo..
Here is our forecast for the rest of the week:

It definitely gives us that "Christmas" feeling!! BTW can you believe we are 11 days away? INSANE! Where has this year gone? With that thought, I so need to finish all my Christmas shopping! Let's just say I've been more focused on making a list, than actually getting anything done. So I am hoping to get some much needed shopping done this week.
OR... I might just do some shopping tonight from the comfort of the couch, with some hot chocolate!!! yummmm!

Monday, December 13, 2010

{Top 2} Favorite Games!

Top 2 - Favorite Games!
Scrabble!! - I love scrabble! I really do! Especially on vacations.

Scattergories!! - This game comes in handy when we you are with a big group!!

Weekend Recap!

This is how I feel on this Monday afternoon! Tired..I've been yawning all day, and to make matters worse, I think I might be coming down with something --no bueno! So I will be popping some Zicam as soon as I get home..
Last week was a very busy week for us. We had lots to do around the house in preparations for our Christmas party. I'm happy to report, that everything was finished right on time! Our home is starting to feel like home! I finished decorating the house with all our Christmas decorations and gave it the warm feeling it deserved! We also painted, and I finally cleaned out our office! --That by itself was a never ending project! I'm so happy I now have a safe haven to blog :)

The Party was a success! It was small and intimate. I think I get an A+ for hostessing!! I made sure there was plenty of food, and that everyone was comfortable! Between husbone and I, we definitely know hoe to plan a party..

We still have lots of booze left..Maybe we should throw another party?? lol

Sunday we slept in, had some breakfast at our local Starbucks, and had a lazy day at the in laws. It was a great, relaxing Sunday..

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

{Top 2} Christmas Ornaments
This year will be our first Christmas as a married couple! --Aww!!!
So we will be starting our own traditions, and decorating our first tree together. Being that I love tradition and all, I've started our ornament collection! These are two of the many that I will be hanging on our tree:

Wohoo for Christmas ornaments!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Weekend Recap/12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 12-14

Oh Monday! You came so quickly..
This weekend was a non stop, jammed packed weekend. With our upcoming Christmas party, we've been very busy getting the house ready for our guests. With so many projects, I really hope that we will have everything finished by Saturday --praying!
Besides that, our weekend was short & fun! Sunday we enjoyed a fun filled day of tailgating, and watching some good old football, with a trip to Starbucks to end our weekend. All in all it was a great weekend!
Now it's back to the grind!!
I am hoping to the time fairies give me more hours of the day in order to accomplish everything..
On another note:

Day 12 - Show us your Decorations

I haven't had a chance to finish putting up all our Christmas decorations, so check back next week for pictures :)

Day 13 - Favorite Cookie Recipe

Paula Deen's - Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

It is so yummy!! Especially with a glass of milk! Definitely worth trying :)

Day 14 - Oprah's Favorite Things: What items I would like to receive if I was part of her studio audience?

I don't watch Oprah, but i have seen clips of "favorite things" episodes in the news. People crying, ect. Very comical! But if I had the chance of winning something in her audience, I would like:

  • A trip anywhere
  • A new car
  • Money

I can't believe this Christmas challenge is over! Thank you Aly & Molly for hosting this fun challenge! It was nice to meet so many other bloggers out there! Till the next challenge...

Friday, December 3, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 11

New Years Resolution(s)
I can't believe we are are almost done with Aly's & Molly's Christmas challenge! I am really going to miss reading every one's post! --sigh!
Anyhow, the subject today is New Years resolution's! 2010 has been a great year! I accomplished many great things! I passed the Florida Bar, Planned a wedding, Got married, and landed a dream job! I am so blessed! Which means that 2011 will be even better :)
After thinking about things I would love to improve, I came up with the following New Years Resolutions:

Exercise on a regular basis! Just not short term!

Eat healthier! More fruits and veggies!

Stress less! I know it sounds impossible, but limiting it is key!

Save more money! You can never have enough money saved.

Create a Bucket list!! And start crossing items out!

Can you believe it's almost 2011?? Wow! this year has passed so quickly!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hello December!!

Wohoo for December!!! I can't believe you have finally arrived! I have my Christmas music blasting, and I am officially all geared up for Christmas! Especially with this lovely weather we are having! If anyone knows anything about Miami, you will know we don't experience the seasons like everyone else. It's usually hot and muggy all year round. Luckily we have been blessed with a cold front that has brought us some cool weather! --Yay!! I will so be wearing my boots and light sweaters...
This weekend I will be hard at work with lots of Christmas projects. Next week we are hosting a Christmas Party that I am not ready at all for! This party has creeped up on me, and I need to get a game plan going. I also want to finish putting up all the Christmas decor. I have so many little projects that I want to get started on, so maybe by cranking up the Christmas music I can get some much needed work done. --Sigh!
It will be a be a weekend to open up some windows and be productive!!
Oh and by the way...TGIF!!!!!!! Have a great weekend everyone!

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 10

Favorite Christmas Songs!

One of my favorite things about Christmas, is the MUSIC! What better way to get into mood the Christmas spirit than Christmas music!!

There is no secret that I love Jessica Simpson! I just love everything about her, but most of all her Christmas music!!!

So when I am driving, decorating the house, or gift wrapping I always listen to these songs:

Let it Snow!

My Only Wish (I LOVE this one)

Baby it's Cold Outside!

Winter Wonderland!

Silent Night

Oh Holy Night!

I am so glad I was able to share some of my favorite Christmas songs! I look forward to reading every one's post, and adding some new favorites!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 9

Favorite Holiday Recipe/Recipe Wednesday

This week I'm combining "Recipe Wednesday" with Day 9 of this Christmas Challenge.. When it comes to favorite recipes, I love to bake desserts! Desserts + Christmas = Heaven!

Especially Paula Deen's recipes! You can always count on her for yummy desserts. Not only are they delicious, but they are easy to make for any holiday gathering. I am planning to do lots of baking this holiday season, and lots of eating too..--Just a little!

Here are some of my favorite Paula Deen recipes:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quick Note:

If you are interested in joining a Ornament Exchange, check out: Webbisodes blog!
You have to register..Definitely check it out :)

{Top 2} Cleaning/Organizing Tips & Tricks

{Top 2} Cleaning/Organizing Tips & Tricks

This is one of my favorite things in the world: Cleaning!! I love it! I am a clean freak! I literally drive everyone around me insane..--My poor husbone!
First thing you need to do is get your needed supplies. There are some things that I live by. Things that help me clean up around the house. Here are a couple of things:

The Roomba! It vacuums the whole house in less than an hour! I usually push the bottom before I go to work! I find it nice to come home to a clean house :)

I love the way a clean house smells! Pine-sol does the job!!

I love wiping the counters and the bathrooms with these! Disinfecting is a must to have a clean house..

This is the best candle out there to get rid of that unwanted odor in the house. Usually when I cook, or when the dogs are a little smelly, this does the job!

Another great Febreeze product! This I use to freshen up the furniture & carpet.

Other tips I follow to clean and organize the house are:
  • Pick up around the house everyday. A little goes a long way
  • Do dishes every morning
  • Clean counter tops everyday
  • Designate one day for doing laundry/ironing
  • Designate one day for mopping

*A helpful trick: I pour a little bit of Pine-sol in the bathroom garbage basket. It give the bathroom a great scent, and it's especially great for when you are having company over!