31 December 2015

Not Just FRIDAY FAVORITES....OF 2015...

Wow, where did 2015 go? As I've been reflecting this week, I started thinking about all my favorite things from the year, many of which I have mentioned in my Friday Favorites. Here are some of my Favorite favorites and wonderful memories from 2015. NINE categories, of course. ;-)


Flared jeans were big item in 2015 and I found two pairs I loved!!


Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps HERE // Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie HERE 
// Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Pizzelles HERE // Red Velvet White Chocolate Trifle HERE

Buckeye Brownie Cookies and The Buckeye Cocktail HERE

S'Mores Martini HERE Blue Hawaiian HERE Party Punch HERE


Vacation Recap HERE


Learn about the Fair and Retweet HERE


Waiting at the Airport with our "IPad" sign for our other son

Cotton Candy FAIR Love!

My favorite Summer meal

More Ideas HERE

Favorite hands and feet Products HERE

Being a Maybelline Great Lash Girl (Pink and green forever baby), it's tough to find Mascaras I live but these two Rock
Drugstore Cover Girl Super Sizer
and a Higher End Make Up For Ever Smokey Extravagant HERE

My two Sonix Phone cases, love them 

Chilled and ready to go...what I'm drinking tonight!


By far, favorite purchase of the year were my red Hunter Boots. 


And GO IRISH!! Notre Dame needs the W over the yucky Buckeyes tomorrow!!

30 December 2015


It had to have started with Britney a few years back, 

10 years to be precise, when I started the re-creation idea brewing in my fashion brain. When I started PINteresting and looking at all the cute inspiration, the fire was really lit. While it is not always plausible to re-create as a lot of times when you go to find said item, it is gone or you can't find anything similar, it really is fun when you do assemble the pieces you need. Since some of your are new to this blog, here are my 2015 re-creations from online inspirations.

Channeling Cameron Diaz

Son's Sweater

29 December 2015


With New Year's Eve days away, you gotta have Apps on the brain. I have this awesome recipe for you along with a link to 10 more. Made these last weekend and the boys LOVED them!! We live within miles of Amish country where you can almost smell the bread baking, in addition to dem road apples :( LOL
I love getting a pepperoni pizza bread at one of the Amish stores, but it is a quick bread you can make at home and then use for this recipe. Once the bread is ready you can make as many or as few of these as you like and they are so fresh tasting and bite size. Yum

what you'll need

1 loaf Pizza Quick Bread
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
1/4 cup pepperoni, chopped
Italian seasoning

Directions for the Quick Bread
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, milk, egg until batter is lump free. Stir in cheese and pepperoni bites Pour batter into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top. Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Rest of the ingredients for the Pizza Bread Bites:
Chunk good mozzarella
1 can good pizza sauce

Directions for the Pizza Bread Bites
Line a baking pan or stone with foil. Cut pizza bread into 1/2 to 1 inch thick slices and slice each piece in 4. Make up as many as you'd like and save the rest of the bread for later use in a sealed bag. Place a bit of pizza sauce on each piece, top with a pepperoni and shredded cheese. Heat under Broiler until cheese melts and slightly browned. Enjoy!!

10 More AHHHmazing Appetizers
Recipes Here

Happy Tasty Tuesday....It's almost 2016

28 December 2015


Linking this up as My Favorite Post for the Show and Tell Tuesday with Momfessionals 

Whew, what a year!! I don't know about you but two things happen for me the week after Christmas. I get depressed and emotional but then by the end of the week, I start getting reflective on the year and thankful that we made it through mostly happy and healthy. Something else I'm thankful for and reflecting upon is blogging and what it has done to my heart! New friendships have been creative, I've become smarter with all your awesome ideas and I just feel a little bit better about "me" and about how many good, gracious and wonderful people there are in this world.

In reflecting I was asked what is your favorite post of 2015 and while there are many, it would have to be the "9 Things That Inevitably Happen At Target" as probably 99% of Target Shoppers can relate. So, since many of you are new readers, here is a re-post of such a fun one to write:

Ladies, you know what I'm talking about. Oh yeah. the rush, the deals, the beauty. Target beckons us!! It does, that red bulls eye is the symbol of life. The epitome of our shopping lusts and addictions! lol

So, it goes something like this.......

1. You go in for eyeshadow and almond butter. It'll take what? 5 minutes? 10 tops?

You come out 1 hour later with a cart full and you forgot the darn eyeshadow. 

2. You will not look in the dollar bins
 Only on your way in, you saw those red and white checked plastic hot dog holders and well, you WILL have a backyard BBQ this summer

3. AFTER You throw your hot dog holders in the cart, you tell yourself no more, 
 But you have to go on the other side and that's where you fight some lady over the last teal and white damask clipboard. She, as the more mature lady, decides it's not worth the fight. 
You Holler a tiny "victory"!!!! 

4. You tell yourself you won't look at clothes

But then you will definitely look at clothes, someone left the "I don't sweat, I sparkle" tank on the end cap. Hmmm, what else is looking cute today?

5. You think to yourself, “Hmm, I just looked at the home decor last week.”

So, of course, you go look to see if anything has changed. I mean, maybe they got some new rugs in. 

6. You will not go into the hair care aisle  

Guess what you're doing tonight? Dying your hair a beautiful shade of extra light natural blond (got it on clearance) and using a bristle brush. 

7. You pass the nail polish aisle and stop to take a look, even though you have plenty at home.

So you grab a purple push-up OPI and hot pink sizzle Essie.
Well you don't have these shades yet. 

8. You realize you’ve spent too much time in Target and really need to leave.

 Wait, you have to look at the accessories first! You need a Blue Fedora with a white band (and its on clearance) 's go with your swimsuit next Summer. 

 9. Making your way to checkout, you say "I will not use my RED card, I will not use my RED card"

 Cashier: "Do you want to save 5% and use your Red Card?" Me: "Heck yeah I do"
(who cares about the 22.9 % APR, it's'll pay it off so you can what?   Yep, buy more stuff!)

What did I just do??? I'm good with Target, for awhile.......til next week!

Gosh, I miss her!! My husband always used to compare me to her at the holidays. Oh, the memories. Maybe I'll dress as her for Halloween this year. Bet Target has a costume!

"Target: Where people pay more to avoid going to Wal-Mart."