Too Good Not To Share

Monday, March 26, 2012 | | 16 comments
This were SO easy to make it's almost {almost, but not really} embarrassing!

Milky Way brownie bites 005 Mix up your favorite brownie mix and bake in a mini muffin pan. When they're done, let cool for 2 minutes and then press down the centers. Continue to let them cool until they are ready to be removed from the pan. Milky Way brownie bites 007 Fill each center with a little caramel {I may add just a tad more next time.} Milky Way brownie bites 009 Pipe on the yummy frosting. This is so light and yet so flavorful. Milky Way brownie bites 010 I made these for an *After the Parade Party* at our friends home on Sunday so I used cute shamrock wrappers in keeping with the festivities. 

Our town had their parade a week after St. Patrick's Day this year due to all the other events in neighboring towns.
Milky Way brownie bites 001 Today I packaged up a few for friends. These certainly made a hectic chaotic Monday a little more bearable :)   Let's be honest, chocolate makes any day of the week better!Milky Way brownie bites 002 Just in case you needed another peek at the chocolate goodness!

*I'm planning to make these for Easter with the addition of mini Cadbury eggs perched on top to create a little nest.

 Milky Way Brownie Cups 

Brownie mix 
1/2 cup caramel topping
8oz container whipped topping 
2cups chocolate chip

Mix and bake brownies according to directions on the box.

Let them cool for 1-2 minutes and then gently press down centers. I used the bottom of a large whisk. Continue to let them cool until they are easily removed from pan. 

Melt chocolate chips in the microwave. I start off with 45 seconds and continue from there until they are melted. 

Add chocolate and whipped topping to mixer and whisk on high until blended and smooth. 

Spoon 3/4 tsp of caramel into each cup. 

Pipe frosting on top of each cup 


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Weekend Routine

Monday, March 5, 2012 | | 14 comments
We began a weekly tradition of Friday night pizza when my son began elementary school. It was often enjoyed in conjunction with a movie. When we lived in Michigan, we had a group of great friends that gathered at the end of each week. It was something to look forward to and kicked off the weekend. I cherish those memories.

Friday night was greeted with homemade pizza. I love the flavors of Greek pizza ~ yum! To appease those that feel the need to have meat on their pizza, I made a spicy sausage pie.

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Saturday morning brought my normal run around routine. I'm really feeling like my weekends are in a rut if you will. I spend the better part of the day dashing from one store to the other preparing for the upcoming week. This particular Saturday was no different. I donned my new favorite boyfriend jeans and flats. It's really beginning to feel like spring {for the north} around here. Yay!

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Since I'm out and about for several hours, I need a snack {lunch} to keep up my stamina.

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I do allow myself a little reward for all my hard work keeping my family healthy and home in order :) Yes, I'll say just about anything to justify spending almost $5. on coffee. 
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It was the perfect weather to break in my Christmas gift from my son. It was warm(ish) with a light rain. I thought I'd snap a quick photo to send off to Nicholas modeling my jacket he gave me. Why is it that something that should be so SIMPLE turns into a major project for me?! Ugh! I will admit that when I went through these photos, they provided a good laugh. There were many more but I'll spare you the pain :)

Thanks Nicholas!
I love my jacket and you're right ... it's exactly what I needed ;)
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After visiting many stores, shops, and markets ... why can't someone invent a one stop shopping mart that carries everything I need? ... I returned home with my goodies. My favorite purchase were the flowers from Trader Joe's! Not only is their selection fabulous but the prices are amazing!
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Feeling a little crafty and desiring some bright colors with some seasonal changes, I made a new front door basket and a sign for St. Patrick's Day.

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I do try to keep up with my home during the week but, it never fails, by the weekend it too needs my attention. 

I took this one quickly as I was walking out the door. No, we don't keep the ottoman in the middle of floor but Bentley prefers it in this spot and moves it when we're not looking. He's a tricky one!

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He looks innocent enough but don't be fooled! :) 

I had to laugh at his "smile" when I snapped this photo of him. I think he was really begging me to take him with me on my weekly tour of the city.

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The new week is in full swing and I'm off and running. How do you streamline your weekends? I'm open for suggestions!

Hope yours is going to a be a great one!

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Made It but Just Barely

Friday, March 2, 2012 | | 9 comments

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It's been a crazy busy week and I'm more than excited to have the weekend arrive. I've once again managed to cram as much as possible into my two "free" days but I'm looking forward it regardless. 

 Here's a sneak peek ~ 

* Dinner with friends at our favorite restaurants

* Tackling my art room {Lenten project 40 bags in 40  days} I just hope to make it out alive! :)

* Begin my new project ~ turning an armorie into a wine cabinet 

* Market shopping and Trader Joe's

Wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend before it starts all over again on Monday!


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