Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friendsgiving and apple pie!

Fall is my favorite time of year! The colors, the smells, the food, the clothes, everybody seems to be more giving, and the holidays!

Our first celebration of the season was our Friendsgiving with most of our closest friends! Cody and Lisa were nice enough to host us all and it was a blast!

I somehow only took a few pictures-

Spurs plotting with the kids- something about hiding pies :)

Jason, Thomas and Whitney

I brought the Pioneer Woman's Mac and Cheese and it was a hit like always!

I also brought a apple pie and tried my luck making it with a cinnamon roll crust- very easy and delicious! I just picked my favorite apple pie recipe for the filling and bought the premade crust... I know, I know, its the easy route, but its a busy time of the year!!

 I rolled out one of the crusts melted about 2tbs of butter, basted it over the crust and sprinkled the cinnamon all over.

I then rolled it up, wrapped it back up and let it sit in the fridge for awhile.

After it was firm, I cut it up and placed it in a pie dish.

I filled it about 3/4 full and pressed down on the little rolls forming the side crust and sealing all gaps.

I sprinkled a little more cinnamon over the top ;)

Fill it with your favorite apple pie filling.

I then topped it with little stars.

I brushed it with an egg and cinnamon sugar mixture

Sprinkled more cinnamon sugar on the top

Covered the edges and tossed it in the oven!

The finished product!

Spurs with his slice!

What I'm Thankful for: Days 15-22

Days 15-22

Day 15- Cocktails!

Day 16- Trashy T.V.! Love!!

Day 17- Naps :)

Day 18- Books

Day 19-My grandpa Dick and Grandma Shirley! They are truly the most amazing people in my life and would do anything for the people they love.

Day 20- Chapstick- I probably go through more than most people- what can I say, the dryer loves it :)

Day 21- Every bad decision I have made- they led me right where I need to be :)

Day 22- Chocolate frosting! Just DTB (Don’t tell Bryan :))

What I am Thankful for: Days 8- 14th

I've been slacking on my Thankful posts, surprise, surprise! But I do have a lot to be thankful for!

Days 8- 14

Day 8- My Job. It’s by far not the greatest, but at least I have one and it helps pay the bills.

Day 9- Hadlie and Hagen- they always keep a smile on my face whenever they are around.

Day 10- Our home- its close to some of my favorite people :) Grandma and Grandpa, Brandi, Kirk, Hadlie and Hagen and Whitney and Jason.

Day 11- My 4 legged babies!- I don’t know what I would do without them!

Day 12- The Loop! Nothing clears my head like a trip out west!

Day 13- Luke Bryan! Need I say more?

Day 14- Glitter, sparkles and bling! Can you imagine a world without it?

Friday, November 7, 2014

What I am thankful for: Days 1- 7

Since its November and to be honest, I have a pretty good life... I want to post daily what I am thankful for... In reality since I kinda blow at being constancy on this blog... I will post weekly about the wonderful crap in my life :)

Day One- I'm thankful that we live in a wold of Octobers. So many excited things have happened this past month. Births, weddings, anniversary's, birthdays and so much more to be great full for.

Day 2- I'm thankful for my family. I can not say enough about them, but I do know how lucky I am to have every last family member. We may be crazy, dysfunctional like no other, but we love like crazy and would do anything for each other.

Day 3- I'm thankful for old friends. I have been so blessed to have the same group of friends for so long. I don't know where I would be with out them. They put me in my place when I need it and always have my back and are truly my chosen family.

Day 4- I'm thankful for my handy dandy glue gun! Love that thing, who needs to learn how to operate a sewing machine when I have a perfectly able glue gun!

Day 5- I'm thankful for new friends- I must say my friends sure know how to pick significant others. I'm so great full for these amazing people who came in my life the last few years. Thank you for making my favorite people so happy 

Day 6- I'm thankful for Pinterest- What would I do at work with out it. Gotta love all the crazy ideas I get from it. I gotta say, I don't know what I did for ideas before Pinterest came along.

Day7- Day 7- I'm thankful for the "Justine Song" its kind of a stalker song,, but it says my name and put a smile on my face lol