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Shoes! Shoes!

Sole Society

So Hautelook, one of my fav online stores recently started a shoes-only web store. I-LOVE-SHOES! It was fun making my personal style account, and they have free shipping. What’s not to love?

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Get Your Groupon!

Groupon is fast becoming my new favorite website. Have you joined yet? Awesome coupons that are usually about half off the regular price. Today’s deal?$15 for five-visit punch card to indoor open-play area at SuperGames. It’s winter. We’re all looking for ways the kiddos can burn all that energy, and this couldn’t come at a better time!

 

Other favorites? 2-for-1 deals on movies, admission tickets to festivals, half off of food, even on spa services. It makes those guilty pleasures a little easier on the budget. So go ahead and plan date night – you can afford it now!

 

So go ahead, join today! (and let them know I referred you!)

 

P.S. They ARE available in most cities including Tallahassee!


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2011 – it HAS to be a good year

Happy New Year!

I hope all my lovely readers out there ***crickets….silence*** had a lovely Christmas. We had a lovely time.

 

I made a Christmas dinner for friends including this super yummy bread pudding.

Munchkin got his very first sled ride…and quite a few after that!

We went to church on Christmas Eve.

And fed the horses…

We enjoyed some crackers. My “toy” was a pair of really bad nail clippers and a joke…want to hear it? You know you do.

What kind of soap does a judge use? Give up??? TRAIL size soap! ahaahhahahaha….okay, so not the best joke ever.

Had lunch at one of the best restaurants ever. (I got grilled cheese of course, and onion rings. BEST ONION RINGS EVER)

I rang in the new year with my sister and crew at a country club. It was awesome because I was by far one of the youngest people there to celebrate with friends.

And I finally got a pair of wellies! Aren’t they cute? I even found fleece inserts so they are nice and warm.

We also went to a couple of tag sales. Nothing super exciting, but I did find some loaf pans so I can bake more quick breads and a cute 60s enameled bowl. Santa also brought me some fun vintage finds for Christmas. Did I ever mention I collect hammered aluminum? Well, I got a TON of it for Christmas and now I am in hammered aluminum bliss.

So, that’s my end of year/ year so far. But here is to being single and making dreams come true in the new year!  I love the number 11. It’s a fabulous number. When I won first place in horse competitions, my number always had 11 in it. When I ran my fastest time in cross country my number was 11. So 2011, let’s do it!


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New muffin recipe! My friend, Russ, once said how much he loved Morning Glory muffins. I saw a recipe the other day, so I decided to try them AND THEY ARE AWESOME!!! Seriously, it uses a little of everything that you probably already have on hand and makes this moist, totally yummy muffin. I made 18 and they are already gone.

 

As I’ve been whining about, it’s also been super cold here. Not good for someone who lived in Florida for the past six years. So Monday, after the weather guy on television told me to dress for -10, I rediscovered my leg warmers my dear friend Nash gave me for my birthday last year.

 

Totally hot, right? But they are WARM, and they have lime green in them! Perfect! Don’t worry, I wore them under my boots, so unless you were looking own into the boots, you couldn’t really tell. Can you imagine the looks at work if I wore them as is? That would be hilarious!

 

I also just ordered my first real winter coat. You like? It took me forever to find one that I liked AND that I could find in my size. I wanted something girl, but super warm, and nice enough I could wear it to work and not look unprofessional. I had to get black since that was the only color left in my size.

 

Okay, back to under the super warm covers for me!

 

Recipe for Morning Glory Muffins II from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and grated apple
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly oil 18 muffin cups, or coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a second bowl, combine carrots, apples, coconut, dates and pecans. Stir in eggs, oil and vanilla. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients; stir until smooth.
  4. Spoon or scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pans. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.