Monday, March 29, 2010


Well, I had a fun time at the beach and came back to my mom in the hospital! Eeeek! Long story short, she had stomach pains on her right side for 2 days. She FINALLY went to the E.R. after work one morning (good thing she works at a hospital)and come to find out..she had an "angry appendix". That's what the surgeon he took it out. My dad is out of town and I am taking care of her this week. I go back to work tomorrow and I am scared to leave her home alone :( She's really sore and can't lift or do much of anything. Keep her in your prayers please, and me so I don't worry about her too much while at work :)

So here are some pics of my new car and the BEACH this weekend! I didn't take near as many pics as I should have. I realized I never took any when we went to eat at Margaritaville and Back Porch.

Here's my new car! I have no clue what to name her. Do you name your cars? My old car was a Mailbu, and everyone called her "Malli"..Any names for this car?..I'm thinking Sadie?

Here's a question: What is your favorite beach snack? I LOVE Special K crackers or Wheat Thins, and baby Goldfish!

Have a FABULOUS day!!


Friday, March 26, 2010

New Car

I worked today and completely forgot to take pics of my new car when I got home in the daylight :( I will take a pic and post on Monday :)

I got a Volkswagon Passat. I really like it! It has push start, leather seats, sunroof, power everything, and a huge trunk for shopping :) It's navy blue.

The pics above are the wonderful guys who sold me my car. The car I bought is in the background.

I am BEACH BOUND tomorrow! I am going to enjoy a much needed girls weekend at the beach! I'll be back next week :)

Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

In A Nutshell and My biggest Purchase...ever!

I am so sorry that I haven't blogged in awhile! It has been a crazy week! So, here's a little bit of what's been going on...
I do love some McDonald's French Fries :) Yummy!

At Hobby Lobby, I scored a piece of furniture for my room for 50% off!! I (when I say this, I mean my Momma) only payed $98. I will show a pic later :) Mom got some stuff for the "Easter Tree".

I painted this canvas cross wall art for my room. Notice the "bling" I added? What girl can't have enough BLING?


I signed my life away and bought a new car!!! I will tell you more tomorrow!! :)

*Also, Amie at Hissyfits Boutique is giving away the handbag and Flip-flop game GIVEAWAY located HERE this weekend!! Remember you can still enter. Deadline FRIDAY March 26 at noon!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


This post has a little bit of everything in it. Sorry for the following randomness :)

First off, I have a recipe that is SO EASY! More's DELICIOUS! With only 4 ingredients and 30 to cook and prep, this is the perfect side to any dinner! I have made this dish twice in 5 days :)Here's what you will need: 1 Box of Jiffy corn muffin mix, 1 can of creamed corn, 1 stick of butter(melted), and 1 Tblsp of sugar.

Combine all the ingredients together and pour into a bread loaf pan. It will look like this below.
Put this in the oven at 425 degrees and bake for 25 minutes :) And BAM!!! That's it! So easy! I usually let mine stay in for about 27 minutes or until the edges aren't touching the side and the top is golden brown. Look how lovely!
Last Sunday afternoon, I decided that my sweet Chloe needed a couple of handmade toys from her mommy :) I went to PetsMart and bought a 6-pack of replacement squeakers for $2. I decided to make some Easter toys. These are handstitched with love :) The egg looks bad, because I took a pic after Chloe played with it.

Toy #1: An Egg
Here is my sweet Chloe playing with her new toy! She loves it!
Toy #2: An Easter Bunny

This bunny is my favorite! I sewed his nose, ears and eyes by hand too :) His face has a squeaker and his ears have crinkled wax paper inside for crinkly ears! Chloe loves anything that squeaks and crinkles!

While I sewed Chloe's toys (and another pillowcase, sorry didnt take a pic), it was her usual nap time...but she wanted to sleep near I grabbed her doggy stroller and put her in it and she slept for 2 hours in there! Of course when I took the picture she stood up to pose.
Many of you are more than likely shaking your heads because I have bought my precious dog a dog stroller..but it is awesome! I take her for walks at the lake and down the street and also at Claybank Jamboree (which occurs once a year downtown..outside). She is too little to walk so much, so we bought her a stroller from PetsMart for her 1st Birthday! It even has 2 cup holders and place for keys/cell phone. She loves laying in there with her favorite pig stuffed animal, a rawhide, and a quilt my Me-Maw made her. Chloe is VERY spoiled, can you tell?

I ordered a dress from and it came in today!! What do you girls think?
I am so ready for warm weather!! Are you?Have A FABULOUS weekend!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Luck Of The Irish

Happy St.Patrick's Day!

I hope everyone remembered to wear GREEN today!! Above is the picture of our "holiday" tree in the kitchen. I woke up and mom made cinnamon rolls with GREEN icing!

My aunt and cousin Darby came for a visit. We ate at Red Elephant last night :) Yummy!

At work today we had a pot of gold coins that had discounts written on them for each customer to use on their entire purchase! We also had some delicious Shamrock cookies!

I hope everyone has had a FAB week so far!


Sunday, March 14, 2010


I have a weakness...many of you have the same...CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH!!!

I love eating cookie dough batter while baking cookies. As I was blogging the other night, I came across a super cute blog, Favorites and Things. There I saw something I just HAD to try!


I just had to make some!
Adding the good stuff :)

Cookie Dough Truffles
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
2¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1½ lb. semisweet (or bittersweet) chocolate, coarsely chopped

Mini chocolate chips (for garnish)Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up enough to form balls.
Shape the chilled cookie dough mixture into 1-1½ inch balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Cover loosely, transfer the pan to the freezer and chill for 1-2 hours.

When ready to dip the truffles, melt the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Dip each chilled truffle, one at a time, coating in chocolate and shaking gently to remove the excess. (If at any point during dipping, the cookie dough balls become too soft, return to the freezer to chill for 30 minutes.) Transfer to a wax-paper lined surface. If using mini chocolate chips for garnish, sprinkle on top quickly after dipping each truffle before the chocolate sets. Once all the truffles have been dipped, store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Let me know if ya'll make them and what you think! These would be perfect to have at ANY get-together!
**This is my 3rd post in a row on sweets!!!** The next one won't include sweets :)
Have a FABULOUS week!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Such a TREAT

As many of you know, I just LOVE receiving snail mail! Guess what's better than snail mail?? Package mail!!! That's just what arrived for ME! Boy was I excited to hear my doorbell ring and see my mail lady at the door with a package I have been SO ready to receive!! I recently won a PINK giveaway from the "O SO FABULOUS" TERESA at Blooming On Bainbridge!!

I just knew there had to be tons of goodies awaiting for me inside!! The presentation was AMAZING! I just had to take a picture of each step of the opening process!

Each baked good was wrapped individually for freshness! Each item also had a description of what it was and the ingredients :)

Mom wanted to try the "Loco Coco Nutty Bar" first. She said it was yummy!

I was so excited to try this little cutie! A "Red Devilish Dog"! Red Velvet is a favorite of mine! It was DELICIOUS!
Cream Cheese center and everything!! :)

The "Cafe Mocha" was heavenly!!! It has been my favorite so far!!

Others that were included are; "Green Tea and Poppy Seed", "Peanut Butter Blast", "Chocolate Dipt' Peanut Butter","Black, White, and Orange", "Mooney Mood Pie", and "Pomegranate White Tea"!!

If you need to send someone some treats please think about This Chick Bakes! I'm sure whoever you send one to will LOVE it!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Birthday Weekend Recap

My birthday weekend was spent with family and it was delightful!

Saturday morning I woke up and mom had my birthday presents and cookies on the table.

A local bakery made this cookies and petite fours with my monogram. This bakery seriously has the best icing ever!For breakfast, I had waffles, bacon, and a cookie :) SO NUTRITIOUS!
Remember these Brighton sunglasses? Well, Mom got them for me :)

Chloe got me the mini roll-on Viva La Juicy perfume for my purse.

I also recieved a bottle of some much needed tanning lotion :) I've been starting to tan again..Spring Break/Summer is around the corner!

I also recieved some other little things as well. After getting ready for the day, Momma surprised me and said we were going to get manicures and pedicures! I haven't had a manicure in forever! I always get tips put on, because i never can get my nails to grow!! I got a french maniucre on my fingers and an coral OPI color called CAJUN cute!

After mani's and pedi's, we had to make a Walmart run because we were out of DIET COKE!!! So we got a 24pack to hold us over for rest of the weekend and also some coffee for when my grandparents were coming over. After browsing through the Easter aisle, I decided that I wanted some $1 pink cotton candy :) It was yummy!

We then came home and shortly after that my grandparents arrived and we went to Dothan and went to the mall and piddled around before we went to eat. We went into Charlotte Russe and I got a super cute outfit and accessories!
A Rosette Tank. How cute is this? I just love rosettes! So cute for Spring!

How cute will this yelow tank and floral skirt look with some boots or flats/sandals in the summer?
Now for some accessories! I got a super cute black headband with 2 pink flowers on the side! Also, I got a set of 3 gold/pearl rings. The website doesn;t have pics :(
After the mall, we went to Mikata Japanese Steakhouse. I had some sushi :) My grandparents came as well as my uncle and cousin Kade. My dad was out of town.

Here's mom and I waiting on our food.

Here they are singing Happy Birthday!
I had a good birthday and am glad that I got to spend it with family!
I hope everyone has a FABULOUS week!!