Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving treats

We had this Thanksgiving at our house, which was different than our usual at our grandparents,  but it was still nice. Good times with family + a boyfriend who everyone loved! My 6 year old cousin even asked "So is it love? Let me guess... Andrea." hahah he has a hard time telling us apart. Hilarious!


I was in charge of dessert, and Andrea made the appetizers. Here's what we whipped up:





























And lastly this amazing recipe for Cheesy Bread. (We forgot to take a picture of the actual results. It was gobbled up too quickly anyway!)




  • 8 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 lb shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped green onion (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream (optional)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup, 4 ounces), softened to the point of being slightly melted
  • 1 to 2 loaves of French or Italian bread (we used Ciabatta), depending on the size of the loaves

METHOD

1 In a large bowl, mix together the cheeses and the green onion. Stir in the mayonnaise and sour cream. In a separate small bowl blend the butter and garlic until smooth. Add the butter mixture to the cheese mixture.
2 Preheat broiler. Slice loaf of bread in half horizontally, lay crust side down. Spread cheese mixture over the bread. Place under the broiler until nicely browned, about 3 to 5 minutes.
3 Remove from broiler and let sit for 5 minutes until cool enough to handle. Slice the bread with a bread knife. Serve.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Almost Thanksgiving!


Hope everyone spends some quality time with family and friends. 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Craft time = amazing

So Madeleine and I (and Andrea joined in) decided to be super crafty. We made advent calendars with some inspiration help from here. We had SO much fun! It took about 5 hours, but it was well worth it! And we still have another project in store, stay tuned! Here are the results: 





And because my birthday is in December (just ANOTHER reason why it's the best month!) I had to make it super cute:





Thursday, November 19, 2009

Season's Greetings

YAY for holidaysssss!! :)



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Moon



















No, I am not jumping on the bandwagon. I have been OBSESSED with the Twilight series since I read all 4 books in a span of 5 days last year. I LOVE Edward and Bella. If I had more time, I would absolutely read them again (I'm currently at the beginning of Twilight).


Just like Harry Potter (AMAZING), I refuse to believe anyone can be a real fan if they see the movies without reading the books. And they are missing out. And yes, I will faithfully see New Moon this weekend (Yes, I do already have tickets). But I can't promise I'll like it. I didn't really like the first movie until seeing it for the third time, and still haven't watched the Harry Potter movies more than once in theaters. 


But, any excuse to get back into the world of Twilight makes me happy! Hope everyone enjoys the movie and is inspired to actually read the books! 


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A to Z of thankfulness
























This holiday season I am thankful for... 


A Autumn Breeze. Haha Friends episode, anyone?! I am also thankful for Friends (the show and my real friends!)
B Blog and Boyfriend. Both make me super happy!! 
C Cupcakes. The perfect decorating medium! Especially on holidays!!
D Dreams. Mine are seriously ridiculous. Some scary some random, but always entertaining.
E Edward Cullen. [in the book, movies… not so much]
F Football (college) and Family! Mine is the best!!
G Gchat. What else would I do during the day?!
H How I met your mother. Such a great show!!
I Ice. Freezing cold ice water=delicious!
J Jellybeans. Particularly the Cantaloupe flavor of Jelly Bellys. I ALWAYS pay for them at Wegmans, right boyfriend?!
K Kickball. Great pastime for all ages. Flip cup isn’t bad either in the Dungeon of Love.
L Light Beer. Girls’ best friend.
M Mom and Dad. They are the best!
N Never studying again! Woop woop, seriously thankful I’m a CPA finally.
O Office Communicator. Best way to “network” with fellow KPMG employees all day everyday.
P Photoshop/Picnik. Makes me SO happy.
Q Quarters. And all money for that matter, but quarters are clutch for tolls and meters!
R Relaxing. Nothing better than doing absolutely nothing, especially with the boyfriend.
S Sissy. Having a twin is pretty fun.
T Tights. Perfect for wearing skirts to work every single day, not matter how cold it is.   
U Umbrellas. Preferably the argyle or polka-dot kind. Rain is miserable. 
V Virginia Tech. Best years of my life, love Blacksburg with all my heart.
W Wings. Mild with ranch and celery please!! Def my favorite food in the whole world.
X P90X. The start of my weight loss attempt. (I know, it's a stretch, but X is hard!!)
Y Youth. I’m never growing up. Still obsessed with stuffed animals.
Z Zoo. Such a fun date place! Animals are cute. 

Monday, November 16, 2009

Case of the Mondays

Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a good week before Thanksgiving!!



Friday, November 13, 2009

Gloomy Friday


Looks like the rain is letting up! Hope everyone has a fun weekend!! I'll be at College Park cheering on my HOKIES. 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful hearts

3 posts in 1 day?! With picnik premium.. the possibilities are endless! haha drumroll please....


Thanksgiving collage for this year! 

rainy


Give Thanks

So Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away! Where has the year gone? Time seems to be flying. I guess because I'm having so much fun, haha. Madeleine and I bought each other Picnik premium subscriptions yesterday so collages will be a lot easier to make from work! Check out how cute her blog already is!


Here is my collage from last year, and currently working on a new one for this year. Enjoy!! 




Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

sicky


Sure did.. most of my friends immediately assumed I got the "swine", however I'm pretty sure I didn't. I'm almost better (after being lame in our hotel room in NYC this weekend and working for 4 hours yesterday and making it as far as my parking garage before throwing up). But here is my secret:



Like just about everyone, I don't even like Saltines. They are super dry and plain, but these mini ones are AMAZING!!! So salty, flavorful, perfect for a random snack. I have eaten them for pretty much every meal for the past 2 days, and they work wonders. I can't even tell you enough how good they are! Go out and buy yourself a box, whether you are sick or not. 



witches brew




I promise, this will be the last Halloween post. As you can tell, I love holidays! Themed decorations and cupcakes really make my day! But here is the cauldron of dry ice we had at our pregame. Pretty proud of it. 

Now on to Thanksgiving/Christmas stuff! SO EXCITED!! 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

She's just being Miley

So my sister is obsessed, and she brought me along to see Miley Cyrus perform the other day. My only complaints were the ear-splitting screams, but other than that, all the little girls looked super cute and fashionable. Decked out in glitter tops, leggings and Uggs, dragging their moms (and dads) with beers in hand. Pretty entertaining concert though, even the Obama girls showed up! 








Tuesday, November 3, 2009

halloween recap

So I was a little hostess with the mostess and whipped up lots of yummy cupcakes for our pregame! [Funfetti with orange food coloring to be exact] Here are my mummies, big spiders and spiderwebs!










All together, we had a pretty good spread if I do say so myself!! And the pregame was super successful, everyone wishes we had stayed all night instead of heading to the bar!