Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Weekend In Photos

Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Last UCF Home Game, Cyber Monday weekend to ya!

Mine was a lovely weekend of baking, eating, holding hands with my sweetie, hanging with friends, shopping, two flat tires and a broken water heater... but mostly fun!  :)  Enjoy the weekend in review below:

Pregnant lady enjoying some sun and fun!

Go Knights!

This is nacho shelf!  Its my shelf!
What are we making mom?  Pie sweetie, always pie.

My Thanksgiving baking tradition
The product of my labor of love

First Thanksgiving in a restaurant ever and it was dreamy

love this person with all my heart

Christmas lights!

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The Baby

Black Friday Breakfast of Champs


Good Day, Black Friday Deals!

Love ya, mean it :)
Ready for action

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mondays Were Meant for Shopping

Hey Gang,

Did you spend the weekend eating, shopping and watching football?  ME TOO.  Kind of hard to get back to reality come Monday morning... only, you don't have to!  Thank you world for Cyber Monday.

If you will be partaking in online shopping today, might I suggest Macy's (deals!), Kohls (20% off storewide and free shipping), Amazon (duh), Piper Lime (shoes 20% off, everything Banana Republic is 30% off!), and Tiny Prints for Christmas cards (30% off!).  More info here. 

Please report purchases back here to homebase... unless theyre for me :)


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

Whether you will be cooking, eating, cheering or dancing with your head thrown back and your mouth wide open this Thanksgiving, blessings to you and yours!  May you eat, drink and be merry always.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Paul Family Maternity Shoot Pt 2

Without further ado, on to the rest of my beautiful friend Abby's maternity shoot. We had such a blast taking these photos and I hope they bring her and her family much happiness.  Stuart has Blue Steel DOWN, wouldn't want to run into that look in a dark alley. :)

In all seriousness, they are one beautiful family (how freaking cute is there son Jonas?!) and I couldn't be happier for their soon arriving expansion by one tiny member.  Cant wait to meet Christmas baby Knox!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

40 Days and 40 Nights

That's right friends, Christmas 2012 is just 40 days away!  ARE YOU PUMPED?  I'm thinking of buying cute Christmas tins with my sweet 20% off your entire order Joann's coupons and making this amazing looking recipe from Ina Garten for my and Jonathon's co-workers this year. 

Cinnamon, Coconut, Almond Granola with Cherries (NOMS)
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup good honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Toss the oats, coconut, almonds, and cherries together in a large bowl. Pour the vegetable oil and honey over the oat mixture. Add the cinnamon, and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated with the liquids. Pour onto a sheet pan. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.  Different options for this recipe here.

Have you started shopping or gifting?  I HAVE :)