It was a HARD year.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
It was a HARD year.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
ok, so maybe I can't do that cool legs flying in the air thing like in first picture... and I'm pretty sure I can't dance like her at all. yet. but still, it was really great. See? I'm smiling. that's a good sign. And I have to thank each and every young man who risked their lives dancing with me, and tolerated my random blabber... I was nervous and distracted by the disco ball and twinkle lights, and all the pretty dancing couples. ok, so maybe I have officially ruined any chance of ever dancing with someone else again... but it was worth it. and apparently I looked decent doing it?? yeah, I have REALLY nice friends.
( Our pretty tree.... we will miss it when it leaves us)
Have a FABULOUS day!!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Always Blue Shoes I'm a size 10 in shoes, sometimes I can squeez into a 9 and a half. I always say I have *coughs* somewhat longer feet to balance out my height. *winks*
Giddy Up Tee in medium
#3 Anything Vintage!
TEAL Velvety early 80's New Wave Belted Dress from Lolavintage
Denim Dream Dress from MarieRetroRevival
#4 Hats. ANY kind of hat. but especially...
A Fadora =]
Wow... A lot of clothes eh? but what more can a girl want? Christmas is a Merry time. So there is my little wishlist, what's on yours?
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
*that picture is the closest picture I could find to the real thing, since I don't have one myself, just visualize that cookie with ribbons of melted peppermint throughout.*
Mint Chocolate Snaps
1(6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels. Half cup plus one and half tbsp shortening, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract , 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup to 1 cup crushed peppermint candy, additional sugar
Melt chocolate morsels in top of double boiler over simmering water. Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl: gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate, beating well. Add egg, syrup, and flavorings: beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl: stir in chocolate mixture and crushed peppermint candy. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in additional sugar: place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350* degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cool on cookies sheets for 5 minutes: remove to wire racks. Store in airtight containers. Yields: about 7 dozen
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
But it was a splendid time! I went with a dear friend of mine,
I also spent a majority of the time people-watching.
*photo from the web, but this is the shoppe I went to, I don't own a working camera at the moment =[*
Here is my list of things that make me incandescently happy!
- Running through the grass barefoot
- A barn full of well fed happy horses
- Vintage. Anything Vintage
- Twirling in a floaty skirt
- Hugs that last a while
- Hats of any size or shape
- Rosey red cheeks and noses during chilly weather
- When the sun shines through my window and wakes me up warmly
- inky ink pens
- yogurt shoppes
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
yes, I personally own a pair, and LOVE them.
I, however, cannot take full credit for discovering these shoes.
my dear friend Whitney did. I saw her wearing a pair and just couldn't get over how cute, and comfy they looked! plus you can practically wear them with anything.really.I saw her shoes, she told me the story behind them, and I was hooked. This is usually how people find out about them, the shoes are eye catching =]
"TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we're all about."
You get a totally cool and groovy pair of shoes.
A kid who really needs them gets a pair too!All for the price of just one pair =]oh I love being inspired.Now, they aren't super cheap. But I really truly believe it is worth it.You could buy a pair as a gift to someone, and at the same time be giving a pair to someone who desperately needs shoes. No extra money, no scams, just honest giving =]
P.S. I don't know about you, but I would love to have those wrap boots. they come in multiple colors, too cute! =]
Have a great day!!
Monday, December 7, 2009
I am incredibly giddy about this.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Cupcakes and Muffins are most definitely at the top of my list.
Don't these just look so scrumptious?
Have a fantastic Saturday!
all photod courtesy of the world wide web
Friday, December 4, 2009
They will open doors, speak in a gentlemanly way, bring flowers, write love letters
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
......I secretly wish I could wear fancy dresses all the time
.......I have an entire day scheduled and I toss it all away just so I can stay curled up in my bed
............I procrastinate on my math homework
.....I could eat cupcakes and muffins 3 times a day
.................I dance around in the kitchen before anyone else is up
........I listen to oldies and try to sing like this particular fellow (lead singer)
...I think taking a shower seems like a lot of work and don't want to ( dont freak.. I give in to it)
........I just want to run away and live like one of Robin Hood's men in Sherwood.
....I forget to pray and Praise Him
.........I get a little obsessed with blogging =]
p.s click HERE for a groovy Christmas Giveaway.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
What about you?
Monday, November 30, 2009
Goodbye beautiful month. You will be greatly missed.
November was a GOOD month, 30 days filled to the brim with gratitude, smiles, tears, changes, and enjoyments.
Some of the Highlights...
~* Did swing dancing for the first time
~* Discovered some really rad online vintage shops
~* Tried out several new recipes... Huzzah!
~* Completed the daunting, seemingly impossible, headache inducing, 2500 word research paper Touche'!
~* Celebrated the Thanksgiving Holiday with my totally cool family. Each girl contributed to the feast by preparing her very own dish, and the boys offered clean-up duty!
~* Went to Disney World. to EPCOT. amazing. with church friends. amazing.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
- I woke up at 6:30am bouncy with excitement
- I rendezvoused with some awesome people
- We drove to a magical happy place
- I walked miles and miles and never noticed my whining feet
- I heard at least 6 different languages(maybe more) and they were all beautiful
- I went to 10 different countries
- I saw the happy lit-up faces of children everywhere
- I went on a mission to mars and succeeded
- I was a Pilot, an Engineer, and a Navigator and it was a breeze
- I felt the cool blast of wind in my face as our test car went up to 70 mph
- I ate Italian chocolate and Japanese candy
- I laughed and laughed and laughed
- I cried
- I danced and skipped, I twirled and bounced
- I found Dori.
- I soared over the Golden Gate Bridge
- I saw grandma's and grandpa's having more fun than the little ones
- I felt so happy inside that I was going to burst
- I gave hugs, said farewell, and went home
Yesterday? I went to EPCOT with good friends. oh what a splendid fun fun day.
*Photos are from this past summer =]
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
- My Family
- My Beautiful Friends
- My Job
- My God, my Faith, my Church
- My Life
- That Tomorrow is Always Fresh with No Mistakes in it
You will have an entire day reminding you to be thankful.
Just don't forget to be grateful the other days as well.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
For the cake:
1 18.25-ounce box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
For the filling:
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 15 ounce can pumpkin pie filling
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 16-ounce box confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
Yields: 20-24 small squares
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cake mix, egg and butter, and mix well. Pour into the bottom of prepared pan and set aside.
In the mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth; add pumpkin pie filling, eggs and vanilla. Dump in confectioner’s sugar and beat well. Reduce speed of mixer and slowly pour in butter. Mix well. Pour filling on top of cake mixture and spread evenly. Bake 40-50 minutes (You want the center to be a little gooey; so don’t bake past that point!). Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares
*recipe secret...... the second time I made this I was going to take it to a gathering the next day so I just placed it in the fridge that night and planned to warm it up a little the next day. Well... I forgot to warm it up and it was served cold. It was AMAZING cold. I rather liked it, so I highly reccomend serving it chilled.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thank you EVER so much Katherine Sophia for your super sweet comments and most of all for awarding my fairly new-ish blog with an award! Goodness, I never even knew people gave awards to blogs and it is a rather exciting thing! It makes me giddy with delight.
What you Do:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Copy the Award.
3. Post it in your blog.
4. Tell us 7 things that your readers don't know.
5. Link 7 new blogger as recipients.
6. Notify winners of award with comment on their blog.
7. Keep being Awesome. :)
7 things my readers don't know...this is tricky because quite a few of you know me inside and out.....
1.) I ride/train and show horses in Hunter/ Jumper and Equitation and the highest I have jumped is 4'3'' ( four feet and 3 inches)
2.) I randomly speak with a British accent ( among others), I have even taken orders at restaurants that way and sometimes I dont even realise it.
3.) My absolute very favorite body lotion/spray that I use all the time is Love Spell by Victoria's Secret. It's heavenly!!
4.) I have this thing for overalls. I love them. and I desperately want a pair.
5.) I cannot stand anything to do with knives or other sharp/pointy objects. I cover my face with a pillow whenever someone is about to be stabbed in a crime show or movie. It gives me the willeys!
6.) I will make cookies just so I can indulge in the cookie dough... only about half end up being baked.
7.) When I have my own place I shall have a garden of sunflowers =]
I am going to pass this award to 3 beautiful, talented, and goldy young women whom I know personally and have greatly enjoyed visiting their blogs. Each of them are so comfortable with who they are and really let their true personality shine through!
To Whitney ...she has the most happy and pleasant blog that I LOVE visiting!
And also to Max-Frederick. Just go visit her blog, it is creative, unique, and delightful!
And my last act of awarding shall proceed to Elliebird, her blog is quite the read , she has such wonderful taste and style in things that is all her own. =]
On a side note..... for those of you who do not know.. my computer crashed with a virus, so I only get on when this laptop is available and working. So being able to blog frequently may not happen for some time.. we shall see.
I hope each of you have had a wonderful Friday! Don't forget to smile!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Terrific- Frighteningly good; Astounding or awesome
Tuesday- the third day of the week; the second working day
from now on my friendly readers, every Tuesday here at Euhoria will be Terrific.
Yes, a Frighteningly good third day of the week.
I will simply post something that I think is terrific. or awesome. or frighteningly good! It may be a photo, song, story, poem, website, recipe..... who knows?
Today I want to share with you a TERRIFIC quartet. I love the sound of violins and cellos playing together in harmony, and this group takes it to the next level by playing all the popular modern day songs! Including COLDPLAY. delicious.
Let your ears taste a sample by playing the little music box I have in that corner up there.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
A real. legit. party.
you know... the ones where they have dancing and music?
Now, do not be shocked.. or gasp in surprise once you hear of this..
But I have never been dancing. like real dancing. in my life.
Sure, I've danced at home, or been silly, dancing around with friends. I love to dance.
But with another person? or in a line with lots of people?
I was super excited about the party, but very anxious as well.
Some of you may know that I am not too light on my feet at times.. and extremely accident prone.
In fact, while getting ready for the party.. I raaan into the bathroom and the floor was wet.
I practically fall flat on me head, thank goodness my reflexes were working for once and I caught myself. I did end up with a very sore wrist.
Oh dear, not even at the party and I'm already tripping.
So first we all did line dancing. Oh my! You should have seen me! I was going the wrong way, misstepping, and stepping on many peoples toes. I crashed into a few as well.
It was extremely delightful tho.... we did so many different line dances that I was constantly mixing them up.. but it was FUN! I laughed so much. =]
And then, I had the chance to dance with a very kind, considerate, and brave young man.
He showed me how to do some sort of dance.. I cannot remember it right now.. swing dancing? I think. I have never danced with someone else, and I thankfully did not step on his feet.. but I am afraid I was so focused on just that one thing that I was quite a site!! It was pleasantly and surprisingly fun though! even though I did keep turning the wrong way.
I believe I am going to try more of this dancing thing... it was more fun than I had imagined... and so far everyone I danced with or beside to is stil my friend! thank goodness.
perhaps I will post pictures if I find any.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This, my friends, is the best fruit drink out there.
and it has been very hard for me to find lately..*sigh* I miss it.
Seriously, if you have never tried this, then go buy some tomorrow. If you like limes, that is.
It is so refreshing, so bright, and it really makes you super delightful from inside your tummy all the way down to your tippy toes.
And for all you vocalists out there, or anyone who sings a tune or has been to "singing school" should very well know that lime juice is fantastic for your song singing voice... it does WONDERS for it. FO real. It is just good plain good for your all around health and happiness!
It will brighten your mood, eyes, voice, and with that going for ya, why avoid it?