Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Time is HERE!

One more sleep until the Christmas festivities begin! This holiday season has been a busy one for everyone surrounding me!  I hope everyone has safe travels and happy moments this holiday season.  
Christmas time is here...

 My supervisor fell asleep while monitoring my work...
I love mail. So naturally I love getting and sending Christmas cards...

Burli was a huge help with wrapping this year..

Happy Holidays!
Love, T

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Anniversary Pictures: 4 Years

Ok so this post is slightly late, like 2 months late to be exact, but as I always say...better late than never!! SO anywho..Every year my sister takes anniversary pictures of Johnny and I to capture "us" at that moment in our lives.  On our first anniversary Johnny agreed to participate in a photo shoot each year around our anniversary for as long as we shall live:)  I already enjoy looking back on previous years because it brings back memories of what was going on around the time of the photo shoot!  Plus in 30 years I can't wait to look back and day dream of the old days:)  This year was a pretty special one because we took our pictures around our first house!  I love how she captured us just being us in our new space we call home.  As a picture addict I will look at these hundreds of times and they will never get old to me!  Johnny will probably never truly understand how important these yearly photo shoots are to me but it is the very best present he could get me! Here are some of my favorites..





When I look back on this set of photos there are so many things that have happened this year that will come to mind, happy and sad.  2014 has definitely been a memorable year!  Thanks again Tara for taking our pictures each year! 

Happy (way belated) Anniversary Johnny!
Love, T
Trip down memory lane....
2012: Yeah we missed the 2nd year but I highly doubt I will let it happen again:) But I do have a blog post from our 2nd anniversary celebration here. 
While we are at it.. a few wedding pics  :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Nuts for the Season: Roasted Pecans

Chilly weather just screams..roast something in the oven!  So I made some cinnamon brown sugar pecans:) Super simple and super scrumptious!

You will need...

3 cups pecans
1 egg white
1 tsp vanilla
brown sugar
sea salt (optional)

Preheat oven 300

pour egg white over pecans, stir and  coat evenly
add vanilla and stir
sprinkle cinnamon, brown sugar & seat salt into bowl and mix
spread out onto a greased cookie sheet
bake for 20 min

Be ready for your home to smell amazing!!

Happy Roasting!
Love, T

Burli wants to say hi..


Monday, December 1, 2014

Hello December!

Hello December!
Goodbye fall (tear), welcome winter!  While fall is my very favorite season I don't mind winter one bit! Snow, sweaters, hot chocolate, lots of warm soup and cuddling with Burli:)  We decorated for Christmas yesterday and it was fun deciding where things would go in our new home!  It just feels so cozy when the house is filled with Christmas decorations and cheer! The best part of this time of year is seeing family and friends over the holiday season:)
Here is a peak into our Christmas spirit..
Happy December!
Love, T

Thanksgiving 2014

Gobble gobble..I hope you have a good Turkey day last week! My Thanksgiving shaped up to be pretty great.  Lots of things were going on the few weeks prior that made me wonder if we would even have much of a Thanksgiving but thankfully everything proceeded as normal! Turkey, pie, family, games, movies, bonfires and good ole fall weather.
Here was my Thanksgiving..

Baking..my favorite..

I baked 2 Bourbon chocolate pecan pies, 1 classic pecan pie, 1 chocolate fudge pie and mini pumpkin cheesecakes:)

I also made sweet potato casserole..

It probably should have ended up on the dessert table as well:)

I am so thankful for so much.  
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, T