Thursday, January 19, 2012

Slippers, Signs, Sophia, & Sweets

A lot of not that important stuff has been happening the last couple of weeks (or since whenever the last time I posted was).  Sometimes, well, many times, there are things I want to post, and I just can't.  Sometimes that's because I let my mouth get away from me too quickly, and sometimes it's just because things are happening that I can't share.  Either way, I have just not wanted to blog the last little while.  I struggle with being authentic but not vomiting my business out on everyone...but I so don't want to be seen as a fake person.  If things are tough, I want to say they're tough - not that everything is coming up roses.  So...I would just say there have been some weeds in the roses lately.  The main things have been good, and I know that's what counts, so I'm trying to focus there.

So...I'm going to update on some dumb stuff :)

First of all, I got the GREATEST deal on slippers for James.  I got them for like $2.80 a pair and free shipping from The Children's Place.  This is a terrible picture, but I don't want to take time to try to get a better one - these should work for James through the end of the year!!  YAY! Great deal!

I've been into Pinterest for a while now, and some of my favorites are these scripture signs.  The next nursery we do, I can't wait to use one of these - they are just beautiful.  

I really like this one - I like it when it's more obscure verses (thought I know I've heard this one before)...not just the standard ones "everyone" knows :)
 Landon and I were blessed with a new niece a couple of nights ago!  Here's a picture I stole off of Facebook of Sophia Marie :)  Isn't she a doll?  Looking forward to meeting her very soon!!

Alright.  One more very safe thing to post about is a recipe.  Since I lost my part time job at the end of the year, I've been seizing the day on my new found free time.  I've been doing the P90X exercises 3 times a week (that's my limit), and I've been cooking more.  I have been LOVING Pinterest for the recipes - I'm going to try one in a few days that's a pepperoni roll - like a Stromboli sort of...uh, we'll see.  Then I found one last night that's this BLT salad thing - holy moly, it looks AWESOME.  So, maybe I'm balancing out eating with the exercising :)  I've made three special desserts in a row the past three weeks!!  Momma gave me a Philadelphia Cheesecakes & More cookbook for Christmas.  I'd like to share the dessert I made this week.  It's FANTASTIC!!

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Ribbon Dessert.

12 Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookies, divided
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 pkg (8 oz) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tub (12 oz) Cool Whip topping, thawed, divided
2 squares Baker's Semi Sweet Chocolate, melted

1.  Crush 8 cookies; mix with butter.  Press onto bottom of foil-lined 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2.  Mix next 4 ingredients with mixer until well blended.  Whisk in 3 cups Cool Whip; spoon 1/2 cup into small bowl.  Blend in melted chocolate.  Spoon half the remaining cream cheese mixture over crust; top with layers of chocolate mixture and remaining cream cheese mixture.
3. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.  Invert onto plate.  Remove foil, then re-invert dessert onto serving platter so crumb layer is on bottom.  Coarsely break remaining cookies.  Top dessert with remaining Cool Whip and cookies.

Delicious.  Tonight we had dinner with friends and enjoyed Paula Deen's basic meatloaf, texas toast, steamed broccoli, and hashbrown casserole.  Whew, it was goooood.  While everyone else's week is calming down, ours is ramping up for Sunday.  Praying for God to do great, great things in lots of hearts, but especially in mine.


  1. Hey friend, I am praying for you today.

  2. Love, love, love, the recipe! I'm gonna make it one of these days!