Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oreo Truffles

This recipe is to die and everyone who has had ten one of my treats falls in love.  Seriously, can't stop eating them.  So here is the scoop.

-Oreos, any flavor, even mint.
-Cream Cheese, one 8oz box
-Melting chocolate, I prefer the kind you buy at Michaels
(this chocolate was from Target and I was disappointed by it)
-Sprinkles (if you want.)

Take the cookies apart and put in a food processor
(use the whole package)

Place the crumbs in a bowl

Soften the Cream Cheese and mix well with crumbs.
I use my hands, after I wash them of course!

Roll in to balls.
Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate as directed and dip. 
I just drop the ball in a use a spoon to move it around until it is covered and then
use the same spoon to take it out of the chocolate. 
Sprinkle some sprinkles on top, they will only stick if you
put it on before the chocolate drys.

Try it, you'll like it.


Friday, October 28, 2011


I'm into Pinterest.  If you don't know about it, figure it out.  There is a website I found on Pin called Polyvore and it's a site where people put together cute outfits, really cute outfits.  Only problem, most of them are like $1000.  Who can spend that on ONE outfit.  Not I.  So I found inspiration on there and put together my own fall outfit on my budget! (a realistic budget)  Drum roll please!!

Starting from the top.

For my hair, I curled it and used the Messy Bun Tutorial
My top is from Tillys and it was about $24.
My tan lacy undershirt is from Abercrombie and it was $18
My necklace is from Forever 21 and it was like $5.00
My pants are from Nordstrom Rack for $24
Thee boots, oh yes, they are from and they were $26 and I found a $5 off coupon!

These are all items, besides the boots, that I already had. Pretty cute huh?


Candy Corn Cupcakes

I saw a them on one of my favorite blogs and when they announced at work that we would have a potluck for Halloween I knew it would be the perfect time to bake them.

They were really simple to do.  You buy a white cake mix and follow the standard baking directions.  Then split the batter in half and dye one yellow and one orange, to your desired color shade.  Fill each cupcake liner 1/3 yellow and 1/3 orange.  I did all the yellow first and then all the orange.  Pop them in the oven.

Now for me, I like my cupcakes to not look like muffins, you know, kind of flat... so I saw on pinterest how to make them rise!  Start your oven at 350, right when you put the cupcakes in, reduce the temp to 325 and bake for about 26 min.  It really did work for me.

When they are done and cooled, frost.  I just used vanilla frosting from the can because I'm all about the simple stuff.  Top with festive Halloween sprinkles and one Candy Corn.  Ta Da!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall on my Fingertips

I have been looking for a good fall nail polish. 
 I feel like the "milky pink" was more summery, so when I saw this color
I couldn't help but to try it.

"You Don't Know Jacque"

Tried it.  Loved it. Bought it.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Only change stays the same

Bedroom?  We'll see!

Found this picture on this site.

Happy Anniversary

I knew it was sometime this month, towards the end, but that was about it.  You see, at my work they really "appreciate" their employees and our commitment.  When I went into work the other day I saw it.  There in my box was a little familiar card.

"Thank you for you two years of service.
Please enjoy 30% off on your next shopping spree at the gift shop."
Excludes Magazines, candy, soda, balloons, flowers and books.

Soooo, what do you buy?  Nothing I guess.


So after I finished reading this stupid lovely card I got to thinking.  What was I doing two years ago?  This is what I thought back on.

  • I was 21 (whoa!)
  • Not only was I starting this job at the hospital, I also was working at Maries & Bobs Big Boy... yep, 3 jobs.  (It didn't last long, don't worry.)
  • I was pretty sure that I wasn't going to ever get a job for what I paid a shit crap load of money for and it was super depressing.
  • I had no plans for my life.
And worst of all....
  • I was dating this guy

Fast forward...
  • I'm about to turn 24.
  • I work ONE job, no need for 3 and it even comes with AWESOME health insurance (adult much? yep)
  • I was able to meet the right people and get transfered to the job that I went to school for and didn't have to work more than one job since my new job pays me more in ONE check than all 3 jobs did in one month.
  • I have a plan for my life, at least a two year plan.
  • I'm not "dating" any ONE person... had my heart totally broken (^) so now I'm all about being a player and dating hella hecka guys at one time ;) 


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

12 by 12

I saw this idea on a blog that I follow, you should follow it too, click here, and I thought it was a good idea... motivation to get 12 things done by 2012.  Here are mine <3

  • Finish my room.  Decide on a paint color, get my bed... be done.
  • Finish buying my tires.  I already bought two, now I need two more.
  • Spend quality time with my sisters.
  • Have my savings goal met.
  • Read a book about Christ.  The season tis coming.
  • Find somesort of routine for my week.  Needs to include working out.
  • Make a fun craft.
  • Try a new recipie. From this blog.
  • Volunteer somewhere in the community.
  • Go Skiing
  • Make my 2012 financial goals
  • Be a better friend
So there we have it.  Let's see if I can at least get half of these things done?  Maybe...