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Our family welcomes you and thanks you for stopping by to visit. We are delighted you have taken a few minutes out of your day to spend with us. We are Joe and Jessica. We have two children and one very regal beagle! We post often and it usually includes details of our Christian faith; life here in the South; entertaining our family and friends; tales of our travels; as well as the daily adventures of having two children. Oh, and our passion for Alabama Crimson Tide Football!
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Martha's Vineyard the ultimate preppy style

A precious friend of mine turned me onto this clothing line several months ago
 and I am TOTALLY addicted!
The ultimate clothing for those who enjoy the "preppy" style.
 has quickly become the clothing we live in!
Be sure to check them out!
I just know you are going to think they are precious!

Thanks for dropping by Y'all!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Foodie Friday Witch Puddles


Happy Halloween!
This edition of Foodie Friday
(hosted by Gollum)
 will include some of my favorite foods
we have made for Halloween over the years.
It will also include the most requested "witch puddles" or "melted witches"
So let's start there!
Careful the goblins are out tonight!

These puddles are easily made with your favorite foods!
1 bag chocolate chips
1 bag white chocolate chips
bag of stick pretzels
1 fruit roll up
1 package of Oreo cookies
1 small bag of Bugles
4 TB Crisco
Melt bag of chocolate chips and 2 TB of Crisco in a microwave safe bowl  until smooth. Then dip bugles until covered in chocolate. Place on a sheet wax paper. Set aside. Cut fruit Roll Ups into strips fraying the edges on one side. Then dip tip of pretzel into remaining chocolate and wrap strips around the ends. Set aside. Next melt white chocolate and 2TB of Crisco in Microwave until smooth. Spread "puddle" shapes onto wax paper and QUICKLY place an Oreo cookie and "broomstick into the puddle. Now you will need to dip the open end of the bugle into remaining chocolate and set on top of the Oreo.
You have melted witches!

Next we are "spooking up" chili by cutting out shapes from sliced cheese

Now breakfast is THE most important part of a little goblins day.
How about Pumpkin Spice "spider web " pancakes?
Follow your favorite recipe and pipe onto the griddle in a spider web pattern

Frankenstein must have escaped the lab and landed in the kitchen!
Here a little food coloring, icing, and imagination turn a round cake into a

Mummy Dogs have been around for thousands of years!
Cut strips of linen (crescent rolls) and wrap
 around a hot dog to really give your
creatures of the night something to chow down on.

Well that is it for Halloween 2010!

Thanks for dropping by Y'all!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Foodie Friday Champagne/ mimosa cupcakes

It is Foodie Friday!
Unfortunately with so much going on it will be a quick one!
I have to get in there and bake cookies for the fire department field trip in the morning!


Mimosa Cupcake Recipe

•3 cups cake flour

•1/2 tsp salt

•1 tsp baking powder

•1/2 tsp baking soda

•1 cup (2 sticks) butter

•1 cup sugar

•1/2 cup + 2 tbsp frozen orange concentrate

•3 eggs

•3/4 cup plain yogurt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and powder and set aside. In a medium sized bowl, cream the butter until smooth then add the sugar and cream together. Once the butter and sugar are creamed add in the orange juice concentrate. Mix in one egg at a time. Add in flour mixture 1/3 at a time. When flour is thoroughly mixed, mix in the yogurt. Batter will be slightly lumpy, but should be smooth kind of like pancake batter. Divide the batter evenly into lined cupcake tins and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool
Champagne Syrup

•2 cups champagne

•1 cup powdered sugar

Bring the champagne and powdered sugar to a boil and let them reduce about half way. Don't expect it to get thick. It will be liquidity. Poke holes in the cupcakes and drizzle in the syrup. Let it absorb into the cupcake and add more. Keep adding to taste

*To make champagne cupcakes just use a white cupcake recipe and add the champagne syrup step!

Be sure to stop by and see Gollum for more Foodie Fridays!

Thanks for dropping by Y'all!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Saints, Bless You Boys!!!

You don't have to be around here very long to know that we are Saints fans.
We were supposed to attend the game on Oct 3
 but due to some conflicts we have had to reschedule.
HOWEVER, the sweet folks over at the Saints organization
 shipped the children their Saints kids membership packets.
 I knew they were a classy group!
The children were super excited and truly racked up!
Backpacks, stickers, pencils you name it.

They will be so ready for the game in a couple of weeks!

The Prince can often be heard running around the house saying
 but the other night while saying prayers,
 just before he said Amen he let out a HUGE

Let's hope God is a Saints fan!

Thanks for dropping by Y'all!