Thursday, July 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Bars

If you like Reese's, this post is for YOU.
We have a recipe that is a family favorite, a lady at our church makes these Peanut Butter Bars for Holy Week each year and everyone fights over them. They're heavenly! Mal and I were craving them last night.. so we whipped up a batch! ;)

 We didn't take too many pictures during the mixing process, because it looks like any other cookie recipe. But we did take some Photobooth pics of ourselves... we were pumped for baking
And before we knew it, we had the finished product.. Delicious!
The Recipe:
Peanut Butter Bars
 3/4 C. Margarine
 3/4 C. brown sugar
 3/4 C. Sugar
 2 eggs
 3/4 C. peanut butter
 1/2 tsp. salt
 3/4 tsp. baking soda
 1/2 tsp. vanilla
 1 1/2 C. flour
 1 1/2 C. oats
 1 C. whipped peanut butter

With electric mixer, cream margarine, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla. Add peanut butter. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Mix well. Add salt, soda, and flour. Stir in oats. Spread dough onto 10x15" cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool cookie while you whip 1 cup peanut butter with electric mixer. Spread whipped peanut butter on warm cookie. Cool completely. Frost with Chocolate Frosting. Cut into bars.

3/4 C. margarine
3 T. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
3 T. milk
1 box powdered sugar

In large saucepan, melt margarine. Add cocoa and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and milk. Stir until well mixed.

You have to try these this weekend! And they're good warmed a little bit with some ice cream on top too ;) 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Reads

Blogging in the Summer is really hard.
My brain doesn't feel like thinking.. so I don't come up with great blogposts. And on top of that.. I don't really do much that IS interesting enough to share with you.
Basically, over the last week I've been reading my tail off.. and if you've noticed I've added a Reading List tab at the top of my page to link you to a page of the books I've read this year.

If you're like me and LOVE to read.. make sure you check out The Hunger Games series. My sweet friend Melissa told me about them and I can't get enough! I'm waiting on the third one to make it to my library. 

I also love reading books that you sweet bloggers suggest, because we all seem to have similar taste! I've finally made it through the last list I was recommended.. and I have a few more on my nightstand. But I'm ready for more recommendations! Send them my way so I can have a lengthy pile of books to read!

What are some of your favorite reads this summer?

Friday, July 22, 2011

UPrinting Giveaway!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Just Loooove Surprise Parties!!

Poor Mal had cheerleading practice and then work yesterday on her birthday.
So she thought we weren't going to do anything special, other than go out to dinner with just our family. 
Little did she know....
We had been planning a Surprise Party!
  We loaded up her friends in the suburban and went to pick her up from work at 6!
They hid in the very back, so when she got in she wouldn't see them. Several minutes after she got in the car they all popped out and surprised her! She was so surprised! 
 Then we gave her 20 minutes to change and headed to the Cheesecake Factory in the ATL!
 We had a great time! And I have a new favorite cheesecake now.. I ordered the White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle.. To. Die. For. It was sooo good! And I've definitely gained back every pound I lost during my wisdom teeth removal last night. (but it was definitely worth it!)

 here's a pic of our family before we left:

and this one I just thought was cute! I love candid shots: 

Mallory definitely had a great 16th birthday! And we had so much fun planning it! 
Now she is officially a licensed driver... I can't believe it!

Hope y'all are having a great Thursday!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sweet Sixteen!

Today we're wishing my sweet, little sister Mallory a very Happy Birthday!! 
It's her Sweet 16 and she woke up to a pile of sixteen presents waiting for her in the kitchen!
 Mama and I spent hours getting all of these, and wrapping them up! My favorite part is the glittery number tags we attached to each one. We had them numbered so she opened them in order.
Some of the gifts were really small. One was a pack of gum, one was a monogram decal for her car, one was chapstick.. and then they all led up to the bigger ones. 
Her face when she walked in was priceless! She definitely didn't expect to see so many pretty packages!

All of the gifts led up to number 15, a pair of pearl earrings she's been wanting...
and number 16, the keys to the Mini Cooper. (it was my dad's car.. and now it's officially Mal's!)

Tomorrow morning she's going to take her driving test.. eek!! I can't believe she's 16!!

but in the meantime... we still have a few more surprises up our sleeves! I'll share the rest tomorrow ;)

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This weekend my grandparents came to visit with us...
Yesterday we went to Madison, GA and some small towns around there to go shopping and antique'ing. 

We found a few treasures, but a lot of WEIRD stuff..
like this BEAUTIFUL lamp.. those eyes wouldn't freak me out at all!
then we went in this other store FULL of creepy dolls. I mean wall to wall dolls lined up... and the eerie lighting didn't help. It felt like a scary movie.


However, I did find this adorable gold jacket with matching mini dress.
It's from the 1960s and it was an extra-small, so sadly it didn't fit.  :( I was devastated.  

the dress was sleeveless
My camera's phone doesn't do it justice.. I promise it was cute.

So now I'm dying to go to some vintage thrift stores!!!
Have any of y'all found any treasures  vintage thrifting?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Planking Craze

Apparently I'm Behind on the Times..
because I definitely had not heard about this Planking Craze! 

I saw a status about it on facebook talking about how Planking was "old news" and I had no clue what it even was.. so I had to google it. 
Have any of y'all heard about this? The google images are hilarious!

I haven't seen anyone doing this out in public.. and I don't have the guts to do it! 
Have y'all heard of this? Or done it yourself? 
Share your stories with me, because no one else even let me know this was going on! 

[even my mom knew about it and hadn't told me... but she did an example of a plank in the middle of the floor as an example and it was hysterical.]

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I'm linking up with Jamie today for WILW!
 Today I'm loving...
That I'm going to lunch with roommate today! :) And we move in just a little over 3 weeks!!

 I finished Room yesterday and I HIGHLY recommend it! Go get it if you need something to read!

I'm loving that my sweet little sister Mallory's Sweet 16 is ONE week from TODAY! I can't believe she's already old enough to drive on her own. 

I'm loving that Harry Potter is THIS weekend!!! And I'm hoping to go on Saturday! :) 

I'm loving my sweet puppy Millie who wakes me up every morning with a smile on her face! What a great way to start my day! 

What are YOU loving today?
go link up with Jamie and share it with us! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Where Do I Even Begin...

It has been SO long since I've actually blogged that I don't even know where to start with my life...
So here's a bulleted list.. because I like lists.

  • I had my wisdom teeth out. And whoever said that was a breeze seriously lied.. that was the opposite of a breeze. I laid on the couch for 4 days and felt terrible! Now I'm counting down the days til they take these blasted stitches out so I can bite into a cheeseburger!
  • Due to the wisdom teeth removal, I have lost a lot of weight around my middle! Hello beach bikini body! I should've had this surgery at the BEGINNING of the summer. What was I thinking? [however, my swollen face balances this out.. so I look like I'm 15 pounds heavier if you see my face, and I can't smile...]
  •  Also, I have caught up on a LOT of TV & movies during my couch potato recovery period. The Glee Project is my new favorite show! Why had I not been watching this before?
  • I went shopping for the first time in months! Yesterday, Mama and I went shopping for my sweet sister Mallory's 16th birthday next week! She's got a great gift headed her way, which I will totally share with you next Wednesday after she opens it! :) I am a shopaholic friends, so I ended up buying myself a few things since I haven't in soooo long. I had to feed the addiction! ;) Check out my purchases: [my phone takes terrible pics.. so pardon the bad quality!]
top from The Limited.. I still need to find some cute bottoms to wear with it for GA games!! :)
top from the limited.. I need some cuffed shorts or something to pair with it? Idk! Opinions?
 Woo! What a RUSH! Now my wallet is freaking out.. but if you need some cute tops The Limited has a great sale that is TOO good to pass up!

  • I started the best book yesterday. It's called Room by Emma Donoghue. If you've followed any of the Jaycee Dugard case you will probably really enjoy this book! It's told from the perspective of a 5 year old who has grown up in this room where he and his mom are held captive by a man who kidnapped his mother 7 years prior. I haven't been able to put it down! 

 and that's a wrap! My life has been pretty boring since I've been recovering.. and now I plan to catch up with blog reading! Happy Tuesday!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wisdom Teeth

Sorry for my lack of blogging,
we got home from our lake trip and then I had my wisdom teeth taken out yesterday.
So in the meantime I'm resting up on the couch with ice packs and trying not to look like this:

Luckily I only had 3 wisdom teeth, 2 on the top and 1 on the bottom, and my dentist said the bottom ones are usually the worst. So I'm just sticking to my pain meds and eating lots of mashed potatoes and milkshakes! Can't wait to be back and blogging ASAP!