Monday, December 27, 2010


hey guys so i wanted to do this quick post because hannah told me that on my blog posts there are some pictures where there really big and there's several pictures of the same picture, and i really had no idea i look on my page every time after i do a post but i use mozilla firefox instead of internet explorer so i never look at my blog on ie but i did tonight and saw what she was talking about. i think i know why it's doing that but i'm not for sure so i'll try n see what i can do to fix it. 
so just ignore it in the previous posts i didn't try to make the pictures as big at all. 
so sorry, thanks for sticking with me

Saturday, December 25, 2010

our dinging room buffet

hello, i know i know i didn't show you guys any of  our Christmas decorations so i thought i should.

so this year we kept the dinging room buffet really simple and clean looking which i really like because since i can remember it always had a coffee set that belonged to my grandma but we NEVER used it not once never and i wanted something different and i really like the way it turned out especially since we had no idea what we wanted todo so i guess i'll show you more pictures.

 we just put this table runner on it the little lamps we always keep on the buffet they let out a good amount but there not too big for the space. 
i think we got the runner from big lots a few years ago, and the lamps we got from big lots or dollar general i don't remember which one.

 above the mirror we always put up this garland thing my mom made a few years ago all she did was wire the flowers on the pine.

 looking good looking good but the sconces are bugging me they always bugged me i just thought it looked so weird having the sconces right above the lamps we don't light the candles anyway so the are purely for decoration, so moved them and it was like a breath of fresh air it just looks so much better. you'll see in a bit.

 ahhh looks soo much better. dosent it?

i just put the plates on one end of the buffet and at first i just piled up the silverware or should i say goldware. but my mom couldn't stand it so she arranged each utensil kind of messy. it wasn't too neat for me so i was happy.

then in the middle i added these candle sticks things that my mom got from a store that's kind of like goodwill. then i put a large candle in that glass jar and put a bunch of little gold balls in it, then in the corner what looks like a crystal something is a candy dish that was my grandmas or great grandmas i never know wich dish or cup belonged to who.

 then on the other side we just have a smelly candle that's for everyday. we put it in this metal holder thing that we got from goodwill or a yard sale i can't remember where we got it but i think it was one of those two.

so that's our  buffet. i am going to have a post recaping all of the rest of the decorations. probably next week.

p.s. you may notice that i changed my blog backround  i just got bored with the plain white and wanted something different. so yeah write you later.

Happy Christmas!!

hello all i want to say Happy Christmas i know i'm not english but i like to say Happy Christmas rather than Merry Christmas. i just like the way it sounds, i don't know why but i do.

Usually we'll do the same thing every year for Christmas where we will fix Christmas Eve dinner and after we eat dinner, then we will go and open up our presents then eat some more then relax and i will usually watch "A Christmas Story" since it's on on tbs.  Then on Christmas Day i will just relax and Watch Christmas movies then fix Christmas dinner. Then watch a classic movie like "It's a Wonderful Life" or "White Christmas".

 But this year is a little different, because my brother and his girlfriend are in atlanta with her grandma for Christmas, and last year it wasn't too different because they came before Christmas but there coming down next week. so i said to my mom "why don't we open up our presents next week when their here, and she said ok so that's what were gonna do. i know it's different but were a different family. 

So i gotta go and get ready then make tiramisu for dessert.  and light some candles to make it smell like Christmas.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

my black christmas tree

ekkkk i just love my black christmas tree! 
okay so every year i pretty much have the same thing tree wise so yeah. i got the tree at kohls i wanna say 3 years ago...i think. they still have them i see year after year in the store the also have pink and white too..just saying.

since i don't have too much floor space in my room, i have to put it on my trunk/side table thing. it's a good way for me to not pile it up with tons of junk necessary items.

the small gold balls are from walmart the snowflake ones are from a dollar store, and the star is from walmart.

i picked up a few of these white ornaments at dollar tree aren't they gorgeous!

love the sparkly flure de les ornament. i got it from hob lob.

these ones i took at night hey just look so much better.

the silver snowflake came from bath and body works.

and there it is at night. i'm sorry i seem to be hurrying my battery power is getting low n i wanted to post this so thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

yay i finally have a new recipe!! i don't even remember what my last recipe was that's pretty bad.
ok so i got this recipe from a rachel ray magazine it was from the november 2009 issue. so yeah when i saw it i was like ohh i have to make this for thanksgiving i mean i love pumpkin pie but anything else with some pumpkin in it i love it as well. 
so anyway again, it's realllyyyy easy i mean when i saw it n you know where on recipes it says "level-easy"  n you wonder is it?? well this was really easy.

so all you need is
[i got the recipe from the website so that's why the text is different]
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • One 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch salt
  • One 7.5-ounce jar marshmallow cream
  • 3 cups chopped gingersnaps, plus crushed gingersnaps for sprinkling
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum 
don't worry we used imitation rum flavor.


ok so like i sad i wanted to make this recipe for thanksgiving but we had 2 thanksgiving dinners this year n i didn't want to try a new recipe for my brother n his g.f. 

that is like my #1 rule when it comes to trying new recipes. don't try it out for the first time when your going to have company or a party always always always try it before because
A-you might think the dish is gross, or just don't like it.
B-it ALWAYS ALWAYS takes you 2x as long when making a new recipe because you have to keep looking at the recipe to see what you need what you have to do next double just takes you longer. but the 2nd time you do it it doesn't take you as long.
C-you want to get some 2nd opinions on if others like it, and ask what you should change usually it's my need somebody who will be honest because people who aren't close to you aren't going to tell you that you should change this or that or they don't like it.
D-you will want to go through the experience of making this new thing,time  and if you make it on your own time you'll feel more comfortable and won't be pressured to try n get it done because your limited on time.
E-once you've done the recipe and you love it and other love it then you defiantly know it's a keeper. 

so yeah i just went off on my whole "recipe rules" thing idk why i just started writing about it because i wasn't planing on it but i did. so yeah.

anyway. AGAIN so like i wrote this was my first time making it n i tried it and i'm really glad i did because it didn't turn out like i wanted. it was still good but because you whipped your own cream n i didn't add any vannalia or sugar n just went by the recipie, so the whipped cream had pretty much no just wasnt sweet, and i don't know about you but when dessert is'nt sweet it's just not right. so i added some cool whip the 2nd time i made it n it was sooo much better.


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream until stiff. Reserve 2 cups whipped cream for serving; refrigerate until ready to serve.
    you can skip step 1 if your going to use the cool whip.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Fold in half of the marshmallow cream, then half of the whipped cream. Repeat with the remaining marshmallow cream and whipped cream until combined.

     chopp the gingersnaps idk why it doesn't say to do this in the directions.                               

In a medium bowl, sprinkle the gingersnaps with rum.

  1. Spoon one-third of the pumpkin mousse into a clear glass serving bowl, spreading evenly, and sprinkle half of the cookies on top. Repeat with half of the remaining mousse and the remaining cookies, then top with the final layer of mousse. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours. Just before serving, top with the reserved whipped cream and sprinkle with the crushed gingersnaps.

i forgot to take a picture if the bowl when i put the stuff in it but it pertty much looks like the pic on the website.

so yeah like i said before it's sooo easy you can also watch the video in the website, i did, i always find it helpful. so enjoy!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

what do i want to write about?????

hey guys wassupp? so i'm kind of bored n thought i would do a blog post, and i don't really have topic so i guess i'll just wing it.

so first i'll say a late happy thanksgiving to everyone i would have put up a post before but my whole weekend was insane...well busy so on thursday we had thanksgiving dinner like the rest of america. then i did some more black friday planning, yes i am one of the crazy people who go shopping in the middle of the night to get some stuff. i went last year for the first time then this year i was so STOKED i mean i was really STOKED because you've got shopping crazy low prices and doing it all at 5 in the morning, and with you're friends, what more could a girl ask for? 
so this year i went all out with the planning looking at the ads getting coupons planning exactly what i wanted, i was ready for the game the game of shopping. oh and i didn't sleep at all too, sleep is for the wusses!
so we went sought and concurred! 
so i'll just go over what happened  hannah picked me up around 4 something we went to walmart to get a rubbermaid 40 piece set for $9 {i told you there was crazy low prices} and that's really all we got,{haha} and we saw our friend michelle at walmart n she was like "that's all you got!?!" chea! you didn't!?!

then we went  to other places, i don't really want to write where all we went cuz it's not too exciting but the wm story is. 
so we went out @ 4 whatever then i did'nt get back @ my house until 3pm yeah i wasnt really tired when i got home though because we got starbucks so yeah it took a few hours for me to crash. 

so then on saturday my other brother came down to celebrate thanksgiving round 2 and my moms bday which was on sat. oh and i forgot to take pictures of out fab thanksgiving meals :( we still have leftovers so i guess i could take pieces of those n tell ya'll the recipes. yeah i'll do that. so anyway we had a pleasant evening except i burnt my hand when i put the pan in the oven yeah it hurt n still hurts but i've been burnt before n it wont be the last time. oh n i burnt myself on thurs on the oven itself on my arm. so yeah

but anyway, so then on sunday we had church and didn't do too much else except for chill. 

then monday we started the house madness we started putting up our christmas decorations and i say house madness because we do nothing else but decorate i told you in my fall decor post  that we go all out n i mean ALL OUT + i subscribed for the pottery barn catalog and i loveeee it i mean idk who would pay those prices for anything but you can get so many ideas i already got some ideas...well a ton of ideas. 

so yeah i think that's about it  so i will write to you guys lata