So it’s been a while. I don’t know why I say that. It’s always been a while with me and posting. I don’t know why I don’t blog more. I really do enjoy it, and I love reading all of your blogs even more.
Anywho, What’s new with me you might ask? Not a whole lot. But first things first, a correction needs to be made. Do you remember this guy? (That was rhetorical, how could you not remember such a cute face?
I know what you’re thinking. And the answer is yes, I am 24 years old and yes, I do have a pirate pillowcase. This would also be an awesome time to comment on how my computer matches my bedding. I’m going through a turquoise phase.
Back to the point. I mentioned in a previous post that this guy’s name was Balto. But after careful consideration, we changed his name to Dwight. We called him Balto for the first couple of days, and it just didn’t really fit. I’ve also always wanted to name a pet Dwight, because I love The Office and Dwight K. Shrute.
Now onto some of the few photos I took over my Christmas vacation. I always wondered how so many bloggers could take so many photos during the day and blog about them and still be able to live their life, and then I got a smart phone (I know, finally! Welcome to the 21st century Liz.) and I was like oooohhhhh. That’s how. They make things so much easier!!
Here are the yummy chocolate orange gluten-free cupcakes I made for dessert. I don’t know how much my extended family liked them, but I needed something gluten-free. (And mostly dairy free, there was margarine in the frosting). Over Thanksgiving I overdid it, (gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol) and I ended up in the emergency room just a couple days later. (A health update will come in a later post, It was nothing life threatening, just unbearable pain!!)
Our family does a dinner of appetizers on Christmas Eve as well as New Years Eve (My favorite meals of the year, hands down) so I made these cute little cucumber cups. I filled them with my Aunt’s Corn Salsa Dip. They were amazing, and everyone really liked them! Definitly healthier than eating it with tortilla chips.
Pretty baked oatmeal!! I used this Stuft Mama recipe. I am in love with it and eat it almost every morning. For the holidays, I added some festive sprinkles!! The only changes I made was I used a packet of stevia, and instead of putting nut butter in the middle, I just added a tablespoon of PB2 chocolate powder to the mix.
Amazing Christmas presents from friends and family!!! One of my college roommates/best friends knitted me this awesome scarf!! And she works as a baker at Panera, so she got me some gift certificates!! She knows me well.
Another awesome present that I got was VINTAGE 70′s PYREX MIXING BOWLS. My boss is amazing. I love old pyrex stuff, and I guess she actually listens to me when I talk. Who knew??
Here’s a present that I gave. I made some cute chocolate lolipops for my cousins’ sons, and put them in these cute reindeer baskets I found in the Target dollar section. (Or better known as, my favorite place in the world.)
I’m not a very fashionable person, so I don’t post a lot of clothes related things on this blog. (for good reason.) and if I could, I would dress like Jenna everyday, but I’m not that fashionable. I did recently buy some polka dotted jeans that I’m in love with though . (Ignore my hair and mismatched socks in this photo.) I’m just starting to feel out the colored/patterned pants and jeggings trend. (I’m always late.)
And this is the last photo, I promise. But here’s another one of Dwight.
When he’s sleeping I can’t help but take a million photos of him.
So that’s what’s been going on with me! I hope (I know, I know, I say this EVERY time) to get better at posting, and I’ve even got a few recipes to share! Shocker, I know. We haven’t seen one of those in a while!
How was your Christmas/Holiday? What was your favorite part?