Saturday, October 22, 2011

Christmas/Valentines Day

I know it's not even Halloween yet, but I saw these and had to re-post because they are so cute and such a good DIY gift idea.
-heat oven to 350F
-line cookie sheet with parchment paper
-lay candy canes as shown in picture below and place a stick in-between
-place in oven and keep a constant eye on them, remove at first signs of melting and crackling on top
-quickly and carefully push melted candy onto the stick at the top and bottom
-let cool
-melt chocolate and spoon into the middle 
-wait a few minutes before adding sprinkles or crushed candies to prevent them from sinking to the bottom
-let cool

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Poseidon Undersea Resort

The above picture is from the Poseidon Undersea Resort located in Fiji. Yes that's right, it's an underwater hotel. It is located on "Poseidon Mystery Island" and if you can afford the $15,000US per person then I highly suggest you look into this. Some highlights of vacationing with Poseidon Undersea Resort are, once you land at the airport in Fiji you are picked up by a pilot and flown in a private plane to the Mystery Island, four nights in a luxury beach/over-water villa, two nights in a luxury under-sea suite, walks on the Lagoon floor with their Sea-Trek system, and many other very cool things. If you have $15,000 kicking around then you should definitely check out the Poseidon Resort.

Monday, October 17, 2011


I love this picture. The bright red skirt and heels are gorgeous. Too bad for me I could never wear a skirt that length paired with heels that cut off around the ankle, I'm only 5'2 and it would make my legs look shorter then they already are.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


So just to contradict my last couple posts, I'm hoping to make these babies soon....
Those are rolo brownie bites, don't they look delish?
-1 box fudge brownie mix
-24 Rolo candies plus extras for the cook's snack 
-4 TBS. butter, softened at room temperature 
-4 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature 
-2 TBS. caramel sauce
1 cup confectioners sugar 
-refrigerate rolo candies
-preheat over to 325F
-prepare brownies according to package directions
-grease mini muffin tin and fill each cup 3/4 full with batter
-bake for 15-20 min, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
-remove from oven and immediately press a rolo in the center of each brownie until the top of the rolo is even with the top of the brownie
-allow to cool
-whip butter and cream cheese together until smooth
-add caramel sauce and blend
-add confectioners sugar and whip until smooth
-pipe frosting on each brownie and allow to chill before serving
recipe via

30 Day Challenge

This is my 30 day challenge. For the first 10 days I'll do one set a day, for days 10-20 I'll do two sets a day, and for the days 20-30 I'll do three sets a day. This is what I call a "no excuses" workout, it can be done at the gym or at home so no excuses! Also maintaining my regular gym work four times a week on top of this. I have huge issues with commitment when it comes to working out so wish me luck!


I need to keep this reality check in mind. Working out is painful for me, I hate going to the gym. The treadmill is easily on my top 10 enemies list. But, being healthy is so important. Twenty minutes spent on the stupid treadmill is better then zero. I know that in the end I won't regret it, but I will probably regret the cookie I ate that day. 

Neuschwanstein Castle

This is the Neuschwanstein Castle, located in Bavaria, Germany. This castle has the perfect picturesque setting amidst mountains and lakes. The construction of the castle began in 1869 but was still not completed by the time of King Ludwig II's death in 1886. Almost 60% of the rooms are unfinished, but the 40% that are completed look absolutely beautiful. I would love to see in person one day, especially in the winter as the snow makes it look even more charming. 

Fun fact, it was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland.


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