Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Sweets

My family typically divides up the food for holidays, so that one person isn't responsible for making everything.  Luckily for me, I usually get dessert.  I love making desserts and especially trying out new recipes.  These three were all discovered via Pinterest.  Man, I love that site!

Cookie Dough Truffles
Cookie Dough Truffles

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
Peanut Butter Pretzels Truffles

Avalanche Bars
Avalanche Bars

I made these M&M pretzel bites and  this Peanut Butter Cheese Ball to snack on Christmas Eve while we played games.  Christmas morning, we had Sopapilla and Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It was all so delicious, but my favorites were the Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles, Avalanche Bars and Sopapilla.  Let me know if you try out any of the recipes!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish the best for you in 2012! <3

Sunday, December 4, 2011

not forgotten

Yikes! Hard to believe it's been four months since my last post. I haven't forgotten about you, dear blog. I've just been distracted.

I now have three jobs (yes, three!) that keep me fairly busy. My real aka main job is a third grade Paraprofessional at the elementary school I went to. My main priority there is teaching intensive, corrective reading to below level students. The program is completely scripted and drives me crazy. I can't wait until next year when I have a class of my own where I can be creative. Job #2 is a fun one- I'm now a Thirty-One Gifts Consultant! And job #3, I do strictly for extra money and to help out my brother. I work a couple afternoons a week at his scuba diving shop. Scuba diving just isn't a passion of mine, especially the technical aspect of it.

So much has happened in the last four months, but one especially exciting thing is that I finished Hazel's 365!
365:365 The End

Also, my nephew, Keegan turned one! I can't believe how fast that year went!

I'm hoping to start posting more frequently again, especially to share my Pinterest accomplishments!