Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles!

Hey guys!

So since we had our employee party this past Monday we all decided that we would all bring something sweet to snack on. Since I’m not the best cook in the world I rushed to Pinterest to find something yummy to make.  Right away I saw the peppermint truffles picture and I knew that that would be what I was going to make. I was really nervous at first because I didn’t know if it was going to be hard. Boy was I wrong they were super easy to make and yummy! Here is my finished product!

Here is the full recipe on how to make them!

36 Oreos (NOT Doublestuff)
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 tsp peppermint extract
16 oz. white chocolate almond bark
1/4 cup crushed candy canes or peppermint candies, for decorating
Set a long sheet of wax paper over a cookie sheet, set aside.
Place 36 Oreos in a food processor and pulse until finely crushed (alternately if you don't own a food processor you can place Oreos in a large Ziploc bag, seal bag and crush with a rolling pin until finely crushed).
Pour crushed Oreos into a mixing bowl. In separate mixing bow blend together cream cheese and peppermint extract. Add cream cheese mixture to crushed Oreos and using a the back of a spoon, stir mixture while pressing it along the bottom of the bowl, until well combine and evenly moistened. Scoop mixture out and form into 1 inch balls (if you happen to have a kitchen scale, they should be about 16 grams each) then align on prepared cookie sheet. Place truffles in freezer for 1 hour!
Melt almond bark according to directions on package. Remove truffles from freezer and dip in melted chocolate and evenly coat then allow excess chocolate to run off (I barely made it with 16 oz. of the melted bark but you may need a little more).
Return to baking sheet, immediately sprinkle tops with crushed candy canes then allow chocolate to set.
Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Hope you try them and love them as much as we did!!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What i wore Wednesday!

 Hey girlies!

Ok so yes I know I just posted about a hour ago but I wanted to share my simple but cute outfit with you today! I was running super late this morning and only had twenty-five minutes to get dressed including my shower (hence my hair being up). So this was my go to outfit! Simple and decent enough to wear to work today! For makeup I just did an easy cat eye with red lips! And TAADAAHHHH I’m done and ready for work! 

P.S.  Please ignore the first pic the red lipstick made me do it!!

Shirt is from forever 21( Similar Here ) , Jeans From Buckle( (HERE) ),  Watch Michael Kors ( Cheapest HERE ), Cami, Scarf and boots From the boutique ( Here)

Make sure to check out my real post for today down below!!

Have a fabulous day!!

pleated poppy

That was the best cake ever!!

Hey pretties!

Just wanted to share with you a couple pictures of my work Christmas party! We had such a blast eating yummy foods, making beaded bracelets, chatting and opening presents!  Every time I spend time with these gorgeous gals I have a blast! They are so sweet and major blessings in my life.  If you haven’t already make sure to check out my jobs blog (here)! Hope you all have a fabulous day!! 

Side note: Our yummy food! Peppermint cheesecake cake, Angel dream cake, Peppermint truffles and Oatmeal bars!! The peppermint cake/cheesecake in the middle was so good heaven in your mouth and the oatmeal bars where delish i could eat them both everyday! 

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekend Recap!

Hey there cuties!

Let me start by saying that this past weekend was the first weekend ever that I wanted it to go by super-fast. Since my hubby is working out of state and I won’t get to see him until this Saturday evening I just want all these days to pass by super quick. The fact that I stayed busy all weekend really helped!

Saturday- I got up early and shopped with my sister in laws! I am so happy that I can finally say that all of my Christmas shopping is finally done! I was worried that I wasn’t going to finish but I did. After a long day of shopping we all went to Noemi’s (my sister-in-law) house to finish out the evening. I watched my nieces and nephews play just dance and relaxed. But the best part of my day was getting to tango (better than Skype) the hubbers.  Yes I am aware of the fact that he looks like a homeless person but I missed him and seeing him made me weekend. His smile always brightens up my day. Noemi husband is also out of state (they work together) so we are both lost without our husbands!

Sunday- I went to church as usual. Since today is our employee party I baked all day yesterday. It was my first time making truffles and I am proud of them. They are actually relatively easy to make and so yummy.  I finished my Sunday night with my cousin watching The Ugly Truth. I love that movie!!

What did you guys do this weekend! Link up with Sami and let us know!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Someone's been MIA

Hey there pretty people!

I know that I kind of disappeared for a while. Sixteen days to be exact and I want to say that I am sorry. I have been debating whether I wanted to tell you guys the reason or not. But then I figured if you’re taking the time out of your day to read my little blog I at least owe you a little explain. First off I was moving the first weekend in December which led to the reason why I disappeared for two weeks after that.  i know many of you didn't know but I was ten weeks pregnant. During the move I managed to fall but I thought everything was ok until I started spotting later that evening. Me being a little worry bug that I am scheduled an ultra sound for the following Thursday. On Thursday my hubby and I went in thinking that everything was fine and we had a little live peanut in my belly. Come to find out that our little baby didn't have a heartbeat. It was devastating news, since I already have troubles getting pregnant in general; we were so excited with our little munchkin.  My Dr. broke us the bad news and scheduled a D&C for the following day.  Friday I went in and got it done. Since then I have been taking the time to heal not only physically but emotionally. It is devastating to lose a child. We may have not known our little baby but we already loved them very much. To top it off my husband left to work six hours away on Monday and I hate it when he’s gone.  Thankfully he has been super supportive through this whole process and took very good care of me over the weekend.

I hope to get back to blogging on Monday!

Love you All!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cara Box Loving!

ITS HERRREEEEE! Does anyone remember that target add from last year? Any who it’s finally time for you guys to get to read the post that I have wanted to put up for a while, My Cara Box Swap!   Last month I saw many bloggers raving about Cara box? In my head I was like what is this? Come to find out that Cara box is an amazing way to meet new bloggers and make great friends! Right away I was like I need to be part of this! If you haven’t heard about Cara box yet and are wondering what it is let me explain it for ya! Cara Box is kind of like having a blogger pen pal! You get paired with another blogger and for that month you guys get to be besties! You follow each other’s blog, leave comments, get to know each other and at the end of the month you send each other a package full of goodies!  Doesn’t that sound amazing?

Cara Box

This month was my first month participating and boy am I happy that I did. First off I got paired with the beautiful, sweet and kind Callie from My Something New With You (here)! She is honestly a doll not to mention that her and her hubby are ADORABLE! I loved getting to know her  and had such a good time picking out her goodies.

Didn’t she bless me with great things! My favorite Part was the Secret Southern Recipes. Anyone who knows me knows that I have always wanted to be a southern belle, so those recipes made me day. Every time I cook them I will feel like a southern lady. Her card was so sweet and perfect for who I am, it showed all of the Greek goddesses. The chocolates where delicious even though I only got to eat two because I came home the following day and my wonderful husband had eaten the rest of them, HOW RUDE!!! I love that she sent me an ornament we are both putting up our first Christmas tree this year so I can’t wait to see this gorgeous ornament hanging on our tree! She also sent me some gorgeous bling, cute home goods and very sweet cute coasters!  Wasn't I spoiled by her?!  She is honestly the best! If you haven’t yet please check out her blog, I am sure you will love it. . 

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Weekend Update!

Happy Monday!

How was your holiday weekend?! Mine was great I enjoyed it even though I worked Friday and Saturday.
Thursday I got up early to watch the Macy’s day parade and cook what I had to make for our family thanksgiving. Thankfully it’s not my turn to cook the turkey yet, so I got to make to easy stuff, Stuffing, Rolls and Dessert! After eating our faces out I went and visited some of my side of the family.  I finished the night getting punched in the face at Wal-Mart for some twenty dollar sheets. Glorious I tell you!

Friday I worked and we had some great deals going on.  All of our boutique’s jewelry was under ten bucks and all of our coats whereon sale. That kept a steady flow to the store so the day went by pretty fast.

Saturday morning my husband took me out for breakfast bright and early and I went to work after. My husband cousin was celebrating her quinceanera (Hispanic sweet 15) so we both attended that after I got off.  We finished the night babysitting my adorable sweet niece

Sunday we did the usual Church, football and Revenge. 

How was your weekend? Link up with Sami and let us know! 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving fashion!

Happy hump day!!

How are ya? I’m exhausted! Lately there is not a time in the day where I don’t want to be asleep. I can thank my wonderful Thyroid for that! Any who, today I am guest blogging at My Something New With You thanks to the wonderful Callie smith!  I decided to go a post about thanksgiving fashions if you are interested in reading it click (HERE). I highly recommend that you do not because I’m guest blogging but because Callie is a sweet and gorgeous girl and I love her blog. She is honestly such a genuine person and so fun. I am so thankful that I got her as a Cara Box Partner this month!

I hope you all have a fabulous thanksgiving weekend and eat your hearts out.  My eating will be cut short since my wonderful husband is one of those crazy black Friday shoppers!  Last year we waited in line for six hours for a big TV! The worst part was that after we waited in line there was no need to wait because there were more TVs then there were people who actually wanted them.  Wish me luck hopefully this year there will be no waiting in lines too early!

Have a wonderful day!!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Recap!!

Happy Monday Darlings!!!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I had a Fabulous Jam packed weekend which I loved! Saturday was our Girls Nights Event at the boutique. I had so much fun working the event. It was a great time, especially seeing all the women get all dolled up with hair and makeup! There was some great food and great vendors which made the night even more amazing! After the event I had to hurry and drive and hour across town for my own girls night with the family! We all went to watch Break dawn part two. Let me tell you it was AHHHH-MAZE-INGGG. They did a great job on the movie (keep in mind I have never read the books) but I am definitely sad that whole serious is over now! 

Sunday we went to church as usual and did a whole lot of nothing after. Football and junk food is what it looked like at our house yesterday. Perfection at its best!! 

How was your weekend? Link up with Sami and let us know!!

Have a Great Week!!

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

November Glam Bag!

Its November Glam bag time! I just got this baby in the mail on Tuesday and boy am I pleased. I love this month’s glam bag I feel like they are getting better and better each time.  Have no idea what a glam bag is? It’s a monthly beauty bag subscription! You pay ten bucks a month and u get a makeup bag filled with 4-5 deluxe sampled or full sized products!

The Items this month!
1.)    A brown satin finish Makeup bag
2.)    theBalm Meet Matt(e) eyeshadow
3.)    Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Millionaire
4.)    Chella Defining Eyebrow Gel
5.)    Starlet Intense Eyeliner in black
6.)    Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss (my favorite the color is AHHHmazing)

If you haven’t tried My glam/Ipsy/Glam Bag I honestly think you should! I have been receiving glam bags since June and I am very pleased. I get great brands and products in my glam bag and I mean come on its on ten dollars. How can you go wrong?

On to the next topic! Check out this super cutie blog with an even cuter owner here!  She is the sweetest person not to mention her and her hubby Garrett are adorable!! I am lucky to have such a wonderful Cara box partner!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and for all my local readers remember that its girls night at the boutique on Saturday! We will be having free Makeovers, food, Up-do’s and massages.  We will also be raffling of some great prizes such as a Coach Purse and more. So if you have time stop by for a fabulous girl’s night!  Hope to see some of your faces there!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Weekend Update!

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I had an amazing weekend spending time with my wonderful husband.

Here is what we ended up doing for anniversary gifts!

From Him to ME!!

Not going to lie I am so in love with my new wedding ring! My husband got me a beautiful engagement ring and I lost it right when I started college, opps! So right before the wedding we ended up buy and cheap and ugly replacement that never ever really got worn. When he opened up the little but amazing jewelry box on Friday night and I saw the ring I almost died! I honestly had no idea I was going to get a new ring. I asked for one but I didn’t really expect to get one. It was like he was asking me to marry him all over again. I get a huge smile on my face just thinking about it)

For Me to HIM!!

He has wanted Beats By Dre Solo Headphones for ever. So after I the BLING BLING that he got me as a anniversary gift I got suckered in and bought him a pair. I mean they can’t really beat diamonds but hey he is totally happy with them.  He has also wanted a big kid bible so I bought him one of those with some extra stuff to help him study the bible easier.  Being a man of god always comes first! I also got him some little gifts also!

Thank you to all the ladies who gave me advice on what to get! We had a wonderful weekend celebrating our first year together!

Now Link up and Let us know what you did this weekend!

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