Happy Sunday everyone!! Sorry I've been kind of MIA for the last two weeks. With prepping for a puppy and then the first week of having her you don't realize all the time and energy they take (Not complain, not at all! To excited to finally have her to really be all that mad)

Excited Mommy finally able to bring my little Eleanor home!
 Last Saturday (December 8th), we made the three hour drive to Kempton, IN to bring our little darling home! I even made Gregory get up at 4:30AM so we could get there and home while we still had daylight to show her her big back yard.

Up until the day we took her home she had never been in the outside world and like most puppies she is SUPER curious about EVERYTHING and loves to pick up anything and everything she can.

She did wonderful in the car and napped and snuggled most of it.

Came right up and cuddled with Mommy <3
First time in grass!
My sleepy looking little mogwai / yoda baby! LOL
She's done a lot of funny and interesting things that I have been documenting on her personal Tumblr page as I'm sure most of you would be ready to strangle me after a few days and the millions of pictures I'd undoubtedly would be posting! Last count on my Facebook with her picture count was well over the 200 range! (What can I say? I'm a happy picture crazed mommy) But for those of you who want to follow in the picture crazy you can check it out at Eleanor The Corgi.

Her first week home has been definitely eventful! In the six months we've owned our home we've never had some many people come over! Everyone wanted to get a look at our little Eleanor and to be honest I can't say I blame them I mean look at how darling she is!!

We've learned come & she almost has sit down! She figured out how to get up the stairs. She had her first vet visit where we learned she weighs 7.6 lbs! We did find out she has a hernia (poor thing) but will more than likely grow out of it. However if she doesn't when we get her spayed they can fix that as well. We took her to the vet thinking she had a grass allergy but the vet cleared our concious of that.

We found out the culprit today (in her poop...gross, I know). Poor thing has round worms and they are irritating her when she goes potty. Luckily we gave her her heart worm on the 14th and three treatments of deworming medicine and she's okay! Apparently round worms are very common in puppies but I'm enough of a crazy mommy to have panicked and called the ER vet after searching forums & Google. But a friend who's had corgi's in her past informed me with was common and we are on the end of the problem. So that made me feel a LOT better!

NOM NOM NOM I love raw hides!
Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing sunday!
So as most of you know this will the first Christmas in our new house! To say I'm excited doesn't even begin to cover it! Not only will their be an adorable corgi butt under our tree this year but that tree will be in a place that we own... well will own in 30 years or so lol but its really OUR place. That alone makes Christmas a magic time.

But I do have to admit trying to decorate our house was well... kind of a nightmare. I was far to excited the morning of Black Friday to decorate the while Gregory was out with his Dad and sister picking out real Christmas trees for their homes (We unfortunately can not have a real tree as I'm allergic to pine) so Gregory and I are stuck with the fake ones!

The first thing I attempted to tackle was the tree... We lucked out as the previous home owner left their pre-lite white light 7ft tree and our original tree was a hand-me-down from my parents who got it from my aunt and uncle... Yeah, I don't even know how old the tree is but it is surprisingly in amazing shape but doesn't offer the luxury of being pre-lite and seeing as I'm a whopping 5'1" and was home alone attempting to string lights on the tree would have been rather comical for someone watching and probably frustrating to the point I'd more than likely end up tackling the tree and throwing it out in the yard... [Can you tell I have amazing patience?]

So after hauling the tree out from under the stairs and getting all the Christmas bins in to our living room I pulled the tree out and started to shape the lower third of the tree.

Pre-shaped tree with only one section plugged in.
Once I finished that I moved to the 2nd third of the tree and realized why the original home owners left the tree... After two... Yes, TWO hours of searching I realized that the tree had two plugs instead of the usual connectors that link the tree all together then you use only ONE plug to light the whole tree up... Instead I had to fully shape the tree and twine an extension cord into the tree to get the whole tree to light up...

2nd section plug... seriously?!
I really hope the person who made our tree got fired after that incident... I'm not kidding when I say I still have battle wounds from trying to scour the tree looking for the connector plug! But after much patience and a couple times of walking away from the tree to avoid throwing it out the window I solved the problem with my good old extension cord! LOL

Our pretty pretty Christmas tree!
Next project I decided to tackle was decorating our stairs, one of the main reasons I fell in love with out house! I had previously hit up Wal-Mart with my mom a couple days before [I am not one of those brave souls that go shopping Black Friday] We picked up some pre-lite white garland. I decided to start at the top of the stairs and after getting the first section up I decided it looked more like I was attempting a Charlie Brown Christmas than a "Hey, its our first Christmas deck the hell out of the halls" feel...

Pitiful looking right?!
So I went back to the drawing board and remembered we had some pre-lite garland Gregory's grandma had given us our first year in the apartment and hauled that out.

Much better right?!
Night time view
Teaches me to go the cheap route when getting decor huh? After I straightened out the top railing mess I worked my way down the stairs and came up with this combination of things...

Cute right?!
I have to say I'm pretty proud of my set up, I even attacked my kitchen with decorations nothing to crazy but just a little hint of Christmas cheer!

Subtle & Cute

A few other decorations I set our around the house were my Holiday vase which I opted for Pine cones  ornaments (my aunt bought me) and a small 25 strand of white lights. As well as two battery operated pillar candles.

This little guy was another decorations Gregory's Grandma gave us. Pretty adorable right? You slide his broom forward to power it on and he lights up in different colors (red, white & green)

And my last and final decor has to be one of my favorite! I absolutely adore Snoopy and my mother-in-law found us this darling nightlight!

To cute right?! Well that's about it for my Christmas decor! What do you guys do to decorate for the Holidays? I'd love to see, I'm always looking for new ideas & inspiration!

You know how I told you guys we found a new breeder and we're going to meet our furry little daughter?! Well the day has come, I can finally show you guys the newest addition to the DelFab family!

Introducing the cutest furry corgi butt around Eleanor!

We made the 3 hour journey last Saturday to Kemptin, Indiana where I was able to choose between two darling female corgi pups! Let me tell you this was not an easy decision!!

I mean look at those faces!!! Would you be able to decide?!?! After an hour of playing with the pups we decided that our little Eleanor was going to be the pup on the left. The one of the right was darling but she was quite the voice-tress and attention grabbing pup we were worried that with us both working we wouldn't be able to give her all the attention she'd need. I mean look at her!

Such a little ham right?!

But after a LOT of thinking and after telling Gregory we just need to get both and he declined that idea [Hey, I tried!] we decided it was best to go with the other corgi pup as she was content keeping her self busy and didn't need constant attention. I mean don't get me wrong, Eleanor will hands down be probably one of the most spoiled pups on the planet but with Gregory and I working full time and Gregory sometimes working close to 60-hours or more a week we wanted her to be some what independent.

She's already knows that Daddy is a total push over and is already walking all over him! LOL I'm so glad that after the nightmare and difficult path we went down that we were able to find a new breeder who is AMAZING! She was a normal person who showed us the grounds, let us meet Mamma Corgi & Daddy Corgi both of which were super friendly and totally ready to cuddle! Several months back I had an incident with a doberman and was bit so I have to admit I've been kind of skittish when it comes to meeting new dogs but all her dogs were super super friendly and were very excited to be pet! Hands down dealing with our new breeder was amazing! This is how it should have gone! 

If you're looking for a corgi pup and don't mind heading out to Indiana I recommend going to Beth & Dennis Stewart of Stewart Quarter Horses! They're friendly and raise amazing pups!!! Our little Eleanor comes home in just 8 short days and I hope you are all prepared for the millions of pictures and post of our darling little corgi that is sure to come! But before I head out how about another adorable sleepy Eleanor pic?! Okay, if you insist! LOL

Remember November 4th when I said our family would be getting bigger? Turns out this would be the beginning of a nightmare...

November 4th, we sent a breeder a deposit to secure our position in a littler of Pembroke Welsh Corgi to be picked up December 22nd.

November 8th, we received our receipt for our deposit which stated:
"By signing below you, are placing a Non Refundable deposit to hold 1 Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy. You, by place this Non Refundable deposit do agree to accept this Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy on this date 11-5-12. Full price of this puppy is [agreed upon price]. Previous deposit of [our deposit amount]. Balance owing is [remaining amount for pup]. Puppy must be picked up no later than 12-22-12. Time to be picked up T.B.D. If puppy is not picked up on 12-24-12 said puppy will be resold and any and all deposits will be forfeited."

There was more but you get the gist. On Sunday, November 10th, I contacted our breeder and asked her if Mom had given birth yet and she informed me no but she expected them any day. Tuesday,  November 12th she called to inform me that the mom has gone in to labor Monday night and lost all the puppies due to complications...


I immediately called Gregory in hysterical tears telling him our little Eleanor had died... He brought me home my favorite Starbucks drink and even went and got me a piece of Portillo's chocolate cake. For anyone who hasn't had it before lets just say its... well OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS! But I had absolutely no interest in it.

To say I was heart broken didn't even begin to explain the depth of my sadness. I'd been dreaming of a corgi going on two years now and with finally having the house that dream was suppose to come true... The breeder had told me on Tuesday that if I wanted to wait for the next litter I could or we could have our deposit returned. I explained to her I did have to talk to my fiance and that I would get back to her on Wednesday.

After speaking with Gregory and my aunt who was a dachshund breeder for many years we decided to get our deposit back. Why might you ask did I want my deposit back? Let me explain.

After speaking with my aunt she said that not only was the breeder breaking AKC rules but also State & Federal laws by selling a puppy to be picked up at 5 weeks old. As well as there should have been no reason all the pups in the litter should have died. There were anywhere from 5-7 pups in the litter and you have a 2-hour window between puppy births. She said the first pup got stuck and they couldn't dislodge the puppy till later and by then all the pups had died and Mom had tore internally. Now how is it possible that if you took the Mom to an emergency vet did you lose ALL the puppies?! We we're starting to think that these puppies never even existed...


Wednesday evening I called the breeder and informed her that we didn't want to wait till the next litter for a puppy and wanted our deposit back. This is when she said that it was a non refundable deposit. (And where the "bitch" side of Ann wanted to escape but I reeled her in) I calmly explained to her that it was absurd she was trying to refuse to return our deposit that we weren't backing out of wanted a puppy but that there was no puppy to pick up because it had died (supposedly) and she had agreed to give us our deposit back Tuesday night. She replied with you signed a contract agreeing to a non refundable deposit. I said you also said I'd be able to pick my pup up on December 22nd which now couldn't happen. I also informed her that if she didn't return my deposit I would be contacting PayPal to get my deposit back. They then said they'd had to go to the bank and get a money order to mail out as the money was no longer in their Paypal account. (Funny how quickly they were to pull the money our of the account...) then HUNG UP ON ME! Now I can understand you being mad because you were out a large sum of money but it was your own fault that the transaction couldn't be complete not mine. You should have handled this like a mature adult.

Now let me also clarify some things on her supposed "contract"...
  1. The document in question was a RECEIPT as she labeled it on the paper
  2. I didn't sign any document she had new owner labeled as "Per Pay Pal" 
  3. Nor was my name any where on the paper.
  4. The document also states that I'd be picking my puppy up on December 22nd.
Now if there's no puppy to pick up because of fault on the breeder their "contract" was already voided. This piece of paper wouldn't hold up in a court of law either. In fact if I wanted to, I could take the breeder to court and well how do politely say SCREW THEIR ENTIRE WORLD UP?

Not only is it a 18 month to 3 year jail sentence for selling a puppy under 8 weeks old as they would be just shy of 6 weeks. Not even weened off of mother's milk! But they was also refusing to return money on a transaction they couldn't complete. As well as violating AKC rules, so their AKC license can also be revoked permanently.

All I can say is THANK GOD I emailed the breeder November 10th asking about the birth of the pups because I now have a time stamped document clearly stating the pups weren't born yet.

On Thursday, November 15th I called them to see if they had gone to the bank and mailed the money order but of course they didn't answer my call. A few hours later I received an email saying:

"I will resolve the issue as soon as I can, and will contact you when it has been completed....."

Now I don't know about you but after everything that had happened I didn't trust the vagueness of their email. So I responded with:

"I would greatly appreciative a date I will have my [deposit amount] returned."

then later added:

"I appreciate you trying to work with me however I do have a hold on another a puppy and need the money returned by Wednesday of next week (November 21, 2012) the latest so I can deliver the money to the new breeder by Friday.

Thank you,
Ann Marie"

As of Saturday, November 17th the breeder claimed to be sending my money back via money order in the mail. I'm giving them 3 business days for the money order to show up before I peruse action through my attorney.


I just want everyone to be careful! Don't just go with the first breeder you find online. Make sure you go out to the breeder, look at the grounds the pups are growing up at. And most importantly DO NOT give a breeder any money till you have laid eyes on the pups your self! No reputable breeder should even accept your money till you've picked them out. Let alone till after they are born!


Remember how I told the breeder I had another puppy I needed the money for? Well my Aunt had spoke to a breeder a couple months ago for me that a mutual breeder friend of her knew and recommend and she had also spoken to herself. Had put me on her waiting list and had puppies born and ready to come home December 7th and I was 2nd on their waiting list!!!! So next Saturday, November 24th, I will be making the journey to Indiana to meet our future fur ball daughter of a corgi! (If the first person on the list can make it before us other wise it will be a little bit after that) where we get to meet the dad and play with our little Eleanor! I can't even begin to explain how happy and grateful I am that my aunt found this breeder!

Pictures and updates of our adorable addition soon but I can't begin to stress how careful you should be when picking out a furry new addition to your family! You don't want to end up heartbroken & out a lot of money from the wrong sort!

I don't know how as I've practically been doing cartwheels through the house with excitement! But the DelFab family will be getting a little bigger come December 22nd!

We're getting a CORGI! Yes, this corgi crazed lunatic is finally getting her adorable corgi but! Gregory just put the down payment down today! We are picking out a tricolor female due to be born November 10-13! I get to lay eyes on her for the first time November 18th and bring her home December 22nd! Just in time for Christmas! I'M GETTING A CHRISTMAS CORGI! I can't even begin to explain my excitement... As I'm typing I'm bouncing up and down on my chair with the dumbest grin on my face!!!

The mother is sable colors (red & white) and the father is a tricolor. Prepare for lots of pictures to blow up on my blog November 18!! More details coming but Gregory and I are going to curl up on the couch and watch a movie so good night!

Corgi Crazed over and out!

Makes 8 Servings.
Recipe from: HERE

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped 
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • salt 
  • fresh ground black pepper 
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chopped tomatoes 
  • 5 cups low sodium vegetable broth or 5 cups chicken broth 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 
  • 1/4 lb fresh green beans, stemmed and cut into 1-inch lengths 
  • 1 (16 ounce) can cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained 
  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered and chopped 
  • 1 cup raw small shell pasta 
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes more. 
  2. Add the tomatoes, vegetable or chicken broth and herbs, bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer. Add the green and cannelloni beans and simmer for 2 minutes. 
  3. Add the zucchini and pasta and simmer for 10 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are tender and the pasta is al dente. Season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Serve the soup in large bowls with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
Today I got to hang out with my aunt and make home made Minestrone soup! I was in the mood to make a hearty soup that Gregory and I would both eat (I'm a bit of a picky eater!) After talking to my Aunt Maggie who was also excited to make the soup we decided to make a day of it. The picture about was under a 12 severing recipe so we could split it up but it smelled & tasted amazing! I also got to see my best friend, maid of honor & partner in beauty Jacquelyn Marie who brought me LOTS of goodies from a beauty show she went to that day. I'll blog more about that later but I wanted to share today's soup cause it came out so wonderful!

Anyone else completely blown away by the fact is is ALREADY November 1st? Where did this year go?!

I had a great Halloween and am looking forward to the next coming holiday! Thanksgiving has to be one of my favorite holidays! Don't get me wrong I adore Halloween with the costumes and candy and Christmas has so much fun to be had with decorating and wrapping gifts and family but Thanksgiving is all about the food and giving thanks!

There's no special trimmings or decor, its not about what you bought someone or how big of a candy bar you got. It's all about getting together with your family and eating. How can you go wrong?

I always feel like every year this holiday get over looked and Christmas seems to come into the picture earlier and earlier. I mean they had christmas decorations out in July!!!! I mean seriously JULY?! We hadn't even had the 4th of July yet and they had Christmas trees and wreaths set up! WHAT?!?!

I'm not going to lie I'm super excited for Christmas with having the new house and can't wait to decorate for it. I've been Pinteresting for months but you really shouldn't do Christmas decor till at least Black Friday. (In my opinion)

Now if the weather is nice and you want to set your out door decor by all means GO FOR IT! But don't turn it on just yet! We have people in our neighborhood who have Christmas lights up and on already! And Halloween hadn't even passed yet! (Le Sigh)

But for in door decor I definitely think you should wait to put up till after Thanksgiving unless you have certain circumstances that you need to put them up. Like your family is celebrating early because a member of your family is being deployed (God Bless Our Troops) or family from out of town will be in but if you want to decorate just cause I don't know... Why the hell not?! I don't know... I think its just to early.. But to each their own though!

In other news we have our official wedding date! Saturday, September 14, 2013 I will be walking down the aisle and marring my best friend! We met with the Preist Tuesday night and I have to say I'm so excited we have Father Hal doing our ceremony. He is HILARIOUS! And had Gregory and I so excited we are even going to Sunday morning mass. Okay, the Preist did say we had to get more involved with the church but after our meeting I can honestly say I AM excited to go to mass on Sunday.

Tomorrow I'm meeting my mom over at The Holiday Inn to put our downpayment down for our reception hall and lock our date in! The wedding is definitely getting going! I've even started having wedding nightmares... Not that I can say I'm thrilled about it.

Waking up at six in the morning with a horrid stomach ache and cold sweats is never good in my book but Greg is always there to calm me down. I really do love that man!


  • 1 - package marshmallows
  • 1 - stick of butter
  • 6cups - plain cornflakes
  • Green food coloring (optional) (how green you want them depends how many drops to put in)


  1. Melt butter down
  2. Stir in marshmallows in till smooth
  3. Slowly add cornflakes in till all are covered evenly in marshmallow
  4. Spread out in lightly covered cooking sprayed dish and enjoy!
  5. We like to add the little nonpareil sprinkles to ours for an added addition of fun!

  • Bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels
  • Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug
  • M&M's candy
  1. Heat the oven to 170F. 
  2. Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug.
  3. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes (the white chocolate will melt more quickly), until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. 
  4. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M's candy into the center of each Kiss.
  5. Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes. 
Another recipe for you guys! This one is perfect for the Nutella nuts! Nutella hot chocolate and a home made whip cream mix to! Hope you guys like this yummy homemade simple treat!


  • 1 cup milk (I use skim)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Nutella
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa
  • Tiny pinch of salt


  1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, whisk all ingredients together until well blended and hot.
  2. Pour in a cup and top with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate.


  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Place a medium bowl and your beaters from your electric mixer in the freezer for 10 minutes (this helps the whipped cream stiffen faster)
  2. Pour all ingredients into the chilled bowl and start to beat. Start off on low and gradually work your way up to high. It will be done when it is the consistency of ..well…whipped cream. Don’t over beat.

Source: The Hungry House Wife

Prep: 1 hr
Chill: 15 mins


  • 1 12 milliliter package semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 10 ounce jar maraschino cherries with stems, drained and patted dry
  • 36 milk chocolate kisses with stripes
  • Sliced almonds


  1. Place chocolate pieces in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute or until chocolate is melted, stirring twice.
  2. Hold cherries by the stem and dip, one at a time, in melted chocolate to coat.
  3. Place coated cherries on a large baking sheet. Immediately press the flat bottom of a kiss up against the cherry (forming mouse head).
  4. Insert two almond slices between head and body to form ears.
  5. Use a toothpick dipped in remaining melted chocolate to make eyes. If you like, dot some of the melted chocolate on tip of kiss for nose. (Or, place remaining melted chocolate in a resealable plastic bag; seal. Snip off a very small piece of one corner and pipe on eyes and nose).
  6. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and let chill for 15 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  7. Use a small flat metal spatula or table knife to help remove mice from baking sheet.
  8. Store mice in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Makes about 36 mice.


  • 2 Honeycrisp apples
  • One 750-milliliter bottle unoaked Chardonnay
  • 1/3 C. peach Schnapps
  • 1/4 C. pisco
  • 1/4 C. honey
  • 2 oranges- 1 quartered
  • 1 lemon – quartered
  • 1 lime – quartered
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 quarter-size slices of fresh ginger
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • Mint sprigs – for garnish


  1. Peel, core and chop one of the apples. In a bowl, combine the Chardonnay, Schnapps, pisco and honey. Add the quartered orange, the lemon, lime, cinnamon sticks, the chopped apple, ginger and cloves and refrigerate at least 4 hours. (I let mine sit overnight)
  2. Strain the sangria into a pitcher. Peel, core and finely chop the remaining apple. Peel, section and chop the remaining orange. Mix the apple and orange in a bowl.
  3. On a small plate, blend the sugar and cinnamon. Moisten the rims of wine glasses and dip in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Fill the glasses with ice. Pour in the sangria until three-quarters full. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a spoonful of the chopped apple and orange and a mint sprig.
  4. Should make around 5-6 cups of sangria.

Source: Adapted from Adam Seger & Food and Wine Magazine

I haven't had a chance to try this yet but I am super excited to try it! If you do give it a try I'd love to hear what you thought of it.
Flavors pictured: Cherry, Apricot and Plum


  • 1/2 cup Butter (1 stick)
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup Flour
  • Jam or preserves (I use Solo's cake & pastry filling)
  • Powder Sugar


  1. Mix butter and cream cheese together. (If you don't have a mixer, use a fork till smooth.)
  2. Gradually work in flour.
  3. Gather into a ball. cover & refrigerate till firm.
  4. Preheat over to 375 degrees.
  5. Roll out dough onto flour board or pastry cloth until thin.
  6. Cut out 2-inch round circles (I use the smallest tupperware I have. I believe it's a dip container)
  7. Dot center with 1/4 teaspoon of jam.
  8. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet until golden (about 10 minutes)
  9. Sprinkle with powder sugar.

Taste best warm. This should make about 3 dozen.

1 package regular size Oreo cookies, crushed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 package white almond bark
1 package chocolate almond bark
1 hammer or rolling pin

1. Put Oreos into large Ziploc baggie and beat to a pulp. [My favorite part!]
2. Using a blender or hand held mixer, mix smashed Oreos and cream cheese together.
3. Roll into walnut size balls.
4. Chill for an hour.
5. Melt approximately 3/4 package of white almond bark.
6. Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white almond bark.
7. Allow to harden on wax paper.
8. Takes about 15 min.
9. While waiting, melt about 1/4 package of chocolate almond bark.
10. When Oreo balls are no longer sticky to the touch, decorate with drizzles of chocolate and white almond bark.
11. I just use a sandwich bag with a tiny hole cut in one corner to drizzle the almond bark.

Makes about 40 Oreo Balls.
So last night for dinner Gregory and I were discussing what we wanted for dinner. We didn't want something that would take a long time to make and left overs just didn't sound appealing. That's about the time I struck an epiphany! I had three tubes of Pillsbury Crescent rolls in my fridge that I'd been dying to make and Greg suggested a frozen pizza why not combine the two? I now present Crescent Pizza Rolls!

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 8 Pizza Rolls

  • 1 package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 4 Mozzarella String Cheese (I used the Sargento's brand)
  • 1 jar of traditional pasta sauce (or you can use meat for the meat lover) [I used Prego]
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Italian Season
  • Parmesan Cheese
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut your mozzarella sticks in half.
  3. Layout your crescents on put a small spoon full of pasta sauce on the large side of your crescent. (DO NOT apply sauce to the whole crescent unless you want a HUGE mess on your hangs)
  4. Add your mozzarella  and roll the crescent like usual. 
  5. Once all 8 are rolled baste tops with olive oil, sprinkle Italian seasoning & parmesan cheese on top
  6. Bake for 10 minutes and enjoy!
I was nominated for an award you guys! I have to admit I'm pretty excited about it! My awesome sauce friend Jess from Sparkles & Crafts! Thanks so much darling! Starbucks soon?! HAHA!<3

Here are the Liebster Blog Award rules:
  1. Answer the blogger’s eleven questions
  2. Think of eleven questions of your own
  3. Choose eleven worthy bloggers (who have fewer than 200 followers) to interview and pay it forward.

I've come to discover I don't really have a lot of active bloggers I follow with under 200 followers...
I'll have to fix that! However,
I nominate:

Jess's Questions:
1. As a writer, what is one goal you hope to accomplish?      
To share my store with the world. Something goofy, fun or strange is always going on in my life and I love to share!
2. Why did you start your blog? 
I started writing a Fashion/Makeup blog (Nski Beauty) to go along with my YouTube channel and wanted to broaden my horizon and start blogging about my life. Plus I figured it be a good way to
remember life and have something to show my children when we have them.
3a. What book are you reading currently? 
I'm actually reading a few books at the moment. Nora Roberts: Mysterious & Irish Hearts and Diana Palmer Wyoming Tough
3b. Are you enjoying it? 
When I remember that I am reading them and take the time to sit and read I always enjoy it. It's a nice mental reprieve and lets my imagination run wild!
4. When you're on a date with your SO, what type of movie are you most likely to see? 
Hmmm, it depends on how pouty I get. LOL If there's a chick flick or something along those lines a bit out pouty lip & batting my eyelashes will get him to sit through the movie. But if we decided to hit the movies for a random date night we usually gravitate towards action movies.
5. Other than your SO, who captures your heart? 
CORGIS! Family and friends OH and CORGIS! LOL
6. What is your all-time favorite blog post (written by yourself or others)? 
I'd have to say it's my Dresser ReVamp! I was so excited with how it turned out and smiley every morning when I grab a shirt from it!
7. How does your SO support you and your writing (if not, why not)? 
Honestly, I think he thinks I'm nuts but that's the recipe for a perfect relationship. You have to love the
 person for who they are and lets face it. I am kind of crazy! HAHA!

8. If you could be in any movie as leading actress, what movie would it be & who is playing your counter part?
Hmmm, I'd have to say Disney's Tangled. A) Who wouldn't love having all that hair?! B) Experiencing
the world with a pair of fresh eyes seems so amazing and C) Because Flynn reminds me so much of
Gregory I crack up every time I watch the movie!

9. What is one trip you hope to go on someday? 
This is the simplest question for me to answer. I have always dreamed of one day going to Paris. I
guess I'm just a sucker for romance. Le Sigh.

10. What advice did your mom give you growing up that stuck with you throughout the years? 
"Don't mess with my babies" I'm always grown up where if anyone messed with me or my sister my mom would throw down the gauntlet. You don't mess with her kids. I'm pretty sure that's why I am the way I am when anyone messes with the people I love. I don't like it and I make it very apparent that I don't.

11. Finish this statement, "Five years ago, I never thought I would..."
Own a house, be engaged playing a wedding and picking out a corgi! LOL

Ann Marie's Questions:
  1. What motivated you to start writing a blog?
  2. Quick you only have 10 minutes before you have to be out the door! What are you HAVE to dos?
  3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  4. What is one of your favorite bloggers?
  5. Instagram? Love or Hate it?
  6. Coffee or Tea?
  7. Cooking or Baking?
  8. Favorite makeup brand?
  9. What is one website you are always on?
  10. What is one of your current goals?
  11. If you could change your name to be anything would you? What would you change it to?

I'm happy to say our wedding plans are coming right along! We are waiting for the priest to return from vacation and once we get the go ahead we can confirm to our reception hall! Our fingers are crossed for September 14th! Which works out nicely for us cause we didn't get any of this figured out till this week!

Next on the agenda is to book a date with my wonderful wedding planner Summer of Water Lily Events who also happens to be a good friend of mine and figure out the next step in planning the big day!

After six years I figured my chestnut Uggs deserved a break. As I wear them day in & day out from Autumn till mid Spring. And they survived the "Snowpoclypse of 2011" so it was time for a new pair. And for once Mr. Gregory didn't give me crap about it or the usual "Another pair of shoes?!" My Uggs have proven them self over and over again!

My old car and the mountains of snow!
My 6 year old Chestnut Uggs
When I bought my chestnut uggs back in 2006 and spend $180 or something along those lines at Victoria's Secret. When I finally went to make the purchase I was going to return to Victoria's but discovered they were now $210 in the catalog and $195 online and that's before tax & shipping! OUCH! So I decided to hit the internet and search for a good deal on my new pair. I stumbled upon Cozy Boots an authorized reseller for Ugg offering free shipping & no sales tax! Meaning I only had to pay $195 to get them shipped to my house and they take PayPal! I can handle that!

I chose to go with the chocolate brown pair. I was going to order the grey ones but couldn't resist the chocolate!
Chocolate Uggs

Now I have to pretend to be patient and wait for them to be shipped and at my door so I can start rocking these bad boys!

So the weekend is coming to a close and it's back to work tomorrow morning but I have to admit this was a VERY memorable weekend!


Happy Future Bride! = ]

Yes, it's true! This weekend surrounded by my mom, grandma, aunts, mother-in-law, bridesmaids, maid of honor and wedding planner (she's a friend to!) I found my dream dress!

I have some pictures from the day (no pictures of the actual dress I bought! Have to surprise everyone the day of the wedding!) 

My bridesmaids & wedding planner! 
I have to saw it was a LOT of fun to go try on dresses with everyone there. I went with my mom a couple months ago and tried some dresses on and thought I had found the one then and got everyone together this Saturday to show them but everyone started suggesting dresses and well one thing led to another and I ended up changing my mind and I couldn't be happier! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress I chose and so does everyone that went. And it worked out in my favor cause I had shown Gregory the original dress cause I was to excited not to so that whole element of surprise on the wedding day was kind of moot but I'm holding firm on NOT showing him the dress I did pick!

As you can see I tried on quite a plethora of dresses. None of which pictured are my dress! Told you I'm keeping it a secret! LOL But it is official, we ordered it Saturday! My parents & Gregory paid for it and I floated out of the store happier than a kid in a candy store!

Today we spent the day running around to various stores to get stuff to decorate our house for Autumn/Halloween. This being the first year in our new home we are super excited to deck the house out for one of mine and Gregory's favorite holiday HALLOWEEN!

Our "Life Size" coffin for our front yard

Autumn/Halloween themed vase (Day)

Autumn/Halloween themed vase (Night)

Our Gorgeous Stairs with leaves
We're just starting to transform the house for the up coming season but I'm already loving the little changes we've done. This is my favorite time of year. I'm already gearing up for the baking spree I always get on during this season! I'm a huge baker when it cools down, even if I don't eat the sweets I still love to bake!