Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

So I'm not a winner....yet, but everyone should enter this awesome giveaway.

You can win fun awesome prints and prizes from an amazing artist that knows yours truly personally.

Pinteresting Wednesday

It's that time again....Pinteresting Wednesday!  I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple today.

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

What are your favorite Pins this week?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Recap

Whew!  After 4 days of going strong I'm glad to be back to something sort of normal.  We had a lovely time with all of our family (and I do mean all), but I'm glad to be back home.  Here's a recap of some of the top gifts...

A Wii step riser!  I used this for the first time tonight and it is amazing.  It makes my normal blah Wii routines really challenging.  It was also really easy to put together once I got the dogs off of it and got a piece away from Pancho.

A lovely monogram necklace!  I wore this today and got lots of compliments on it.

Some new shoes!  Mine are the backless kind, but I can't wait to wear them.  My old ones are dog eaten and gross, but I still wear them anyway.  I have a feeling these will be the same way.

I also ended up getting a few camo things.  I think it's a big conspiracy to get me into the woods and turkey hunting with KB.  He got me this pullover, which really isn't that bad when it comes to camo.  It's also cut for the lady hunter.  I guess that would be me.

What did your Christmas time look like???

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pinteresting Wednesday

I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple today for Pinteresting Wednesday.

Here's some of my favorite Pins of the week...

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

What are your favorite Pins this week???

Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekly Work It Out

With Christmas right around the corner I need to step up the workouts.  I'm too scared to weigh myself because of all the junk and nastiness that I've been eating.

This weeks' workouts will be really similar to last weeks except with these added in:

I'm totally on the Denise Austin train.  She kinda creeps me out and she talks really weird, but overall I always feel like I get a good workout from her.  I will not be working out in a tee shirt and bikini bottoms though.

I'm the same way with the Firm's workouts.  They are kinda weird and the ladies have this weird far off look in their eye that makes me think they may be some sort of fitness robots, but I always feel like I get a good workout.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Menu Sunday

It's a weird week in the Brown household.  For once, our social schedule is pretty packed so I won't be making too many meals.

Today's meals are also brought to you by the lovely Doodle Divas.  It was a weird day at work on Friday and I needed some help making my grocery list.

Mon: KB's grandparents' Christmas extravaganza
          Yay - I don't have to cook!  Boo - I have to drive 30 minutes the other way after working all day.

Tues: Long Boy Burgers

I'm really excited about these.  They aren't super healthy, but I've been eating so much junk recently - why not?!  I will be using ground turkey instead of ground beef because I like it better and whole wheat rolls.

Wed: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

I think I may have made this before, but I can't remember.  I have a feeling by Wednesday I'm going to need a good Crock Pot recipe where I don't really have to do anything.  I also didn't have to buy anything at the grocery store for this meal.  Double score!

Thursday:  KB's band's Christmas party
       This is a continuation of the party that occurred last night.  Yes.....a continuation.  Depending on how the work week goes, I may not be making it out to this one.

Friday:  I'll be eating at KB's grandparents' house for Christmas Eve dinner.  I'm going to bring a delicious dessert tray that includes:

Hot Chocolate Rice Krispies

Dark French Chocolate Bark

White French Chocolate Bark

Carrot Cake Petit Fours

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Homemade Gingerbread

Whew - it's going to be a busy Friday!  I'll be taking the leftovers of all of these to my parents Christmas celebration the next day as well as a big pot of this:

Mulled Wine in the Crock Pot

It's going to be a busy week! What goodies will you be making this week???

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thoughts on a Thursday

It's time for my Thoughts on a Thursday.

Link up with Carolyn to play along!

  • I'm planning on doing some major baking this weekend. I'm definitely making these....

Source: via Beverly on Pinterest

Christmas Crack

Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.

  • I'm also looking for some good holiday non-dessert recipe.  If you weren't in the US for any holidays what would you really want?  I'm co-planning a big New Years feast for all of my college friends - one of which is currently in Africa and will be home for New Years.  I'm excited!

  • I'm finally done with all of my Christmas shopping!  Now I just have to wrap it all.  I hate wrapping presents and am quite possibly the worst wrapper ever.  All of my gifts end up in gift bags or with weird crappy wrap jobs that don't have enough wrapping paper and are all crinkly looking.

  • I've eaten so much junk this week.  Our office has started getting lots of holiday gifts from our clients and it has seriously thrown off my diet.  Hopefully Santa brings me some willpower!

What are your thoughts on a Thursday???

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pinteresting Wednesday

I can't believe it's already Wednesday!

I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple for Pinteresting Wednesday.  Here are some of my favorite pins of the week.

What are your favorite Pins of the week?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Weekly Work It Out

This week will be pretty similar to last week with a few changes.

I've got this coming in from Netflix around Wednesday...

Denise Austin scares me a little bit with her weird voice and the fact that she never gets tired.  Maybe she's a robot.

I've also finished up with a few of the Netflix instant streaming 10 Minute Solutions videos, so I'll be subbing in this one...

This lady is a little weird, but maybe it's just me since I get up super early and most of the time I'm not really paying attention.

I didn't weigh myself this week, but it probably wouldn't have been pretty.  I ate 4 gingerbread cookies and a piece of apple pie today alone.  Shew.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Menu Sunday

Here's what we'll be eating this week:

Mon: Rich French Onion Soup

I try not to repeat recipes, but I've actually made this before and really loved it.  The onions get so good and oniony in this recipe and then the cheese and bread on top makes everything melty and gooey.  I want to eat a big bowl right now.

Tues: Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken

KB is normally not a big fan of meat cooked with fruits, but I really like it - so he can deal for one day.  I couldn't find plain tapioca in our grocery store, so hopefully it won't be too wonky without it.

Wed: Creamy Shrimp Rolls

Crab was majorly on sale at the grocery store this week, so I'll be subbing that in instead of shrimp.  I've actually also made this recipe before and it was delish.  I'm totally off my routine with the recipe repeats.

Thurs: Chopped Greek Salad

I haven't made this before, but I'm not really sure why not.  It looks so delicious and I've had it hanging out in my recipes for a while.  Feta cheese was way to expensive at the grocery store, so I just made sure to buy some really good Greek dressing that had lots of feta in it.  KB will probably want some chicken or something on it.  I guess since I'm making him eat cranberry chicken I can oblige.

What goodies will you be eating this week?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pure Bliss

My skin is doing some weird things, so I think it's time to step up my skin care routine from normal drug store brands to bigger and better things.  I've heard really good things about bliss skin care, but I've never tried any of them.

Suggestions?  I'm thinking these...

Are these good?  Have you tried them?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thoughts on a Thursday

It's time for my thoughts on a Thursday!

Link up with Carolyn to play along!

  • It's finally starting to really feel like winter here in a BIG way and I've been living in these recently...
Just like LL Bean said....they are wicked good.

  • I'm so behind on my Christmas shopping.  I haven't bought anybody anything.  I at least sort of have a list, but it's stressing me out that I don't have anything.  I'm thinking about hitting up the mall really early on Saturday to get most of it knocked out.
  • I really wanted to watch the premiere of this earlier in the week.  Unfortunately I didn't make it until 10:00.  Story of my life.  Was it good?

  • The Brown household has been on a major winning streak recently.  Thanks to Meg and Bon Bon Rose I've won some good giveaways.  I won an award at work that came with a $50 Amazon gift card and today KB won an award at his work that had $100 cash.  Go us!
What are your thoughts this Thursday???