Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fudge Crinkles Cookie Recipe



Fudge Crinkles Cookie Recipe


 
 
 
 Box devil's food cake mix
                       
12 cup vegetable oil,
                       
2 large egg,
                       
1 granulated sugar, for rolling


 
                       

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Stir (by hand) dry cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl until dough forms.
  3. Dust hands with confectioners' sugar and shape dough into 1" balls.
  4. Roll balls in confectioners' sugar and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until center is JUST SET.
  6. Remove from pans after a minute or so and cool on wire racks.
The idea is for the center of the cookie to be fudge like.

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ann Taylor Special Finds This Week




Its almost the weekend..............so here are some shopping ideas!!!!!
I have had my eye on a look I found on Pinterest recently and of course Ann Taylor Loft had it in their stores. Here was my inspiration.

 

 
 Ann Taylor Loft has a great poncho sweater in stores right now that thought was so cute and perfect to pair with boots for a Saturday afternoon football game. I could not find it online but check your stores.


 
I love finding ideas on Pinterest and then finding the sweater in person. Here was my
inspiration.
 

 
 
This is such a cute Scotty Dog sweater from The Loft. With the sale they were only $20.00 which is awesome.
 

 
I loved pairing it with  a black collar shirt and black skirt. Both from Ann Taylor.
 
 
Nothing like matching rhinestone collars!
 
Don't you just love these cute sweaters!!!
  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Beef and Bean Burritos Recipe


 

Beef and Bean Burritos Recipe..........So good and so fast!!!

Ingredients

2 pounds Ground Beef
1/2 whole Medium Onion
1 can (7 Ounce) Mexican Tomato Sauce Or Enchilada Sauce
Salt And Pepper, to taste
Cumin, Oregano, Chili Powder, Garlic To Taste
1 can (28 Ounce) Refried Beans
3/4 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese
12 whole Burrito-sized Flour Tortillas
Extra Grated Cheese, For Sprinkling
Extra Sauce, For Drizzling
Optional Filling Ingredients: Mexican Rice, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Green Chilies, Pico De Gallo
 
 

Preparation Instructions

Start by browning your onion. Then brown ground beef with onion and season to taste. Drain any excess grease from your pan. Pour in sauce and simmer over low heat.

Heat refried beans in a saucepan. Add cheese and stir in till melted. Keep warm.

Heat tortillas in microwave for 30 seconds.

Spread a small amount of beans on each tortilla. Add meat. Fold over ends, then roll up. Place your burritos in glass baking dish.

Drizzle red sauce over the top and sprinkle with more grated cheddar. Cook in oven until cheese is melted.  Serve immediately.

 
Look at that melted cheese......yummy!


 
 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Olivia Pope Fashion- The Limited



I must say I love Olivia Pope's fashion and the fact that The Limited is now offering a line just around the show is great. Don't get me wrong, I in no way think I am an Olivia Pope nor do I think I would want to be with all the drama, but I do like her style. Having a store carry a line that matches her style makes it so much easier to put pieces together!





 
 

 
 
 

This weekend The Limited has 30% off this line and its the perfect time to look online or in stores.
 
 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry Recipe



This is the perfect side dish when you want to take that ordinary dish to the next level!

Spicy Cauliflower Stir Fry from the Pioneer Woman's Recipe





Ingredients

      1 whole Head Cauliflower
2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 whole Lime
2 whole Green Onions, Sliced
1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce
Lime Wedges For Serving
 
 

Preparation Instructions

Break up the cauliflower into large florets, then, using your hands, break into very small florets.

Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high to high heat. Add the oil, then the cauliflower and garlic. Stir the cauliflower around the pan, allowing it to get very brown in some areas.

Cook for 3 minutes, then turn heat to low. Add soy sauce, squeeze in the juice of the lime, and add most of the sliced green onion, reserving the rest for serving. Stir and allow to cook for 1 minute, then squeeze the hot sauce over the cauliflower.

Stir until the hot sauce has been incorporated. Add a little more hot sauce if you want a deeper color and flavor.

Serve hot in a bowl. Sprinkle extra sliced green onions on top, and serve with a lime wedge.

 
We LOVED it!
 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nate Berkus Must Have Plates At Target


I was looking on Instagram and I saw a post from a friend that she posted on plates she purchased from Target with the Nate Berkus line. I had to have them and started by searching online-----only to see they were sold out. Then I started calling all the Targets around me and found them!

 
When I made it to the store that was two hours away there were only two sets of four left which was just what I needed!!! My dining room sits 8. I would like to have a back up set which I will pick up another time. I was so excited to see these two sets just waiting on me to buy them!
 
 
I love the bow tied on each set.
 
Below you will see each place setting with the black set of plates.
 

 
I am looking for the perfect glasses to go with this place setting. I am not sure what I want just yet. Each place will have a black linen napkin with my silverware.


 
Here is my white china with the gold rim around each. Which one works best?
 

 

 
Just perfect to sit out all year and I love the look for Thanksgiving!
 
 
 
I am starting some remodel projects around my home. I am putting granite counter tops in the kitchen along with a back splash.
 

The counters and back splash will look just like this below. Only difference is my cabinets are a dark wood.

 
A few months ago we replaced our dining room floor and the next step will be placing the perfect area rug under the dining room table. Here is the our dining room. Here is the link where you can see what we started with ..... link.
 
The wall color is going to be a lighter cream brown color.
 
 
 
I will also be replacing the two end chairs with a taupe color end chair.
 
 
This will give you a good idea of the end chairs I will be adding.
 
 
 Here is where I need your help!!!!!

Which area rug do you think we should go with. The color theme as I mentioned is black, brown, and cream.
 
A?
 
 
B?

 

Do you like A or B? Thank you for your feedback!!!

 

Monday, November 3, 2014

L'Oreal Hair Care & Outfit Find


Here is a picture of what it looks like when you have one child in college and the other is a teenager who wants to trick r treat at his friends house. Eddie and I looked at each other and immediately knew dinner out was the plan!

 
I have to share a hair care product line that I just love. The results are great. This is the L'Oreal Volume Filler shampoo and conditioner. Also the Smooth Intense shampoo and conditioner. Both were great and my hair had so much volume.
 

 
This was the Total Repair Multi Restorative Dry Oil. I spray this in while my hair is wet before I brush it out. Then I blow dry. It makes my hair look so healthy. Love this line!

 
We woke up Sunday and the temp had really dropped which meant I could bring out my tights and my scarf! Its the little things in life that put a smile on your face.

 
I picked this dress up from JC Penny's and I must say they have really revamped their look. The scarf is from Target when they featured Marc Jacobs last year at Christmas.

 
The shoes....................the shoes are all girl! With rhinestone bows over the top of them. I just love them. They are the ABS By Allen Schwartz Ballet flat. I will say they are not shoes to wear all day but to give you an idea I wear them to church and then back home. They are not the most comfortable but as cute as they are I don't mind wearing them for a short amount of time.


 Eddie and I had the amazing opportunity to hear Marcus Luttrell speak at a luncheon. Marcus Luttrell is a former United States Navy SEAL, who received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his actions in June 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings. Luttrell was a Hospital Corpsman First Class by the end of his eight-year career in the United States Navy. The movie  Lone Survivor was based on his story. Amazing to hear his story in person.
 

 
He was presented with a The Key to the City. His service dog stayed right by his side as he spoke to us. I just can not really imagine what he went through.
 

 
Had to show this scarf off. There is a line on Amazon under Libby Sue Scarves and I just love them! The prices are unbelievable.
 
 

Where do you purchase your favorite scarves?

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