Merry Christmas!

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It’s now after midnight here, so I guess it’s officially Christmas here where I live. I just wanted to make a quick post to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope your day is well. Hopefully you all get everything you wished for.

The night before Christmas Eve, my mom and I made cookies. Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch. They were just the pre-made Tollhouse cookies that you stick in the oven, and my mom made them. I did put the sprinkles on, but aside from that I was busy watching a show on the ID channel and eating mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers.

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Christmas Treats You Should Make This Season

I was browsing around for some holiday sweets and snacks ideas, and I thought I would share some favorites that I found. I would probably go for the Christmas Tree brownies myself because those look super easy to make. Plus, I’m a sucker for brownies. I wish I could make everything on this list though. Everything looks so good, and now I’m super hungry.

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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cozy Weekend In

The company I work for decided to switch our holiday’s. We’ve always had Black Friday off in the past, but they took that holiday away from us and gave us Veteran’s Day instead. I’m not too happy about that because I’ve always done the majority of my Christmas shopping on Black Friday, and now I will have to be at work the entire day. Not only that, but it takes away our four day weekend too. We would always have Thanksgiving and Black Friday off, and then Saturday and Sunday followed. Now we’ll just have Thanksgiving off, have to go back to work Friday, and then have the typical two-day weekend. I would also always indulge in some alcoholic beverages on Thanksgiving night, but now I will be unable to do so since I will have to wake up and go to work the next day. The only good thing about having Veteran’s Day off instead is that I already put in for vacation for this coming week, so I just got an extra day tacked on to it.

So with that said, this post is going to be about my cozy three-day weekend spent in my house. On Friday, I wanted to have a little relaxing pamper session. I drew some hot bath water and applied one of my favorite face masks (as mentioned in this post).

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Sunday Meal + Embarrassing Tales from the Kitchen

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At least one or two Sunday’s per month, my mom will cook a meal for us. She’s actually not that big on cooking, and I do not know how to cook at all, so I do appreciate these home cooked meals. We mostly just survive on takeout and frozen meals. I know, it’s terrible. I wish I could learn to cook, but I just feel it’s not for me. I love eating good food, but preparing it is another story.

Hell, there have been times when I couldn’t even properly cook food in the microwave. Does anybody remember Ragu Express? I once tried to make that and stuck the bowl of noodles in the microwave without putting water in first. Then I realized the noodles were burning. If that isn’t bad enough, wait until you hear this. I once had a friend over and we were going to watch a movie. I put some popcorn in the microwave, and actually walked out of the room without paying attention to it. When the timer went off off, we walked into the kitchen to find smoke pouring out of the microwave. I opened the bag, and the popcorn was nothing more than black mush. There was this terrible burnt smell in the house now. My mom was in the shower during all of this, but as soon as she got out she could smell it. She started yelling at me, and we had to open the door and windows to get the smoke and smell out. I have since mastered the art of microwaving popcorn, however.

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Ideas For Throwing a Spooktacular Halloween Party

If I had the means and the money, I would love to throw a killer Halloween party. Of course you don’t have to be rich to throw an awesome party. However, with my birthday falling just a couple weeks after Halloween, I usually have a party then instead. Plus, my friend goes crazy with decorating her house, so she’s usually the one having a Halloween get-together. Still, I thought it would be fun to fantasize about all the things I would love to have at a Halloween bash, and it might even give you some ideas if you decide to throw one of your own.

Invitations
Whether you choose to mail your invites, or send out your invites online (my preferred method), you can find cute and creative ways to do so. I’m absolutely loving these Costumes & Cocktails invites from Zazzle, as well as these Vampire-esque invites from Evite.

You can find these here and here.

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Five Faves on Friday #7: Food

One of my favorite things in this world is eating delicious food. This is hard to pick just five things, but here are some of my five favorite foods. (All photos are mine).

Blue Crabs
Being from Maryland, it’s no surprise that blue crabs are my favorite food. My mom ate them all the time when she was pregnant with me, and I’ve been eating them since I was a little toddler. It’s really enjoyable to sit outside on a nice day and just pick and eat crabs for hours. The Old Bay seasoning makes them truly great.

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Tacos
I love all kinds of tacos. Crunchy shell, soft shell, beef, chicken, shrimp, or fish. They’re all delicious to me. I’m especially fond of street style tacos with cilantro and onion.

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Pizza
I don’t always feel the greatest after eating pizza. It tends to sometimes leave me feeling yucky, but I just can’t resist it. I love ham and pineapple pizza, and I also love to get heavily topped pizza’s with ham, italian sausage, salami, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and jalapeños.

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Buffalo Wings
I love hot buffalo wings. I feel like aside from the yummy taste, they’re also fun to eat. I especially like them with celery (and carrots too) and blue cheese dressing on the side.

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Subs
I like different kinds of subs from different places, but my favorite is the Italian sub from a local shop here called Turtle’s. (The wings pictured above are also from Turtle’s). The rolls are super soft and fresh, and the lettuce is specially seasoned which provides a unique and delicious taste like no other.

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100 Followers! + Shopping Trip

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First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has followed me so far! I have now passed 100 followers! I opened this blog two and a half months ago, and I was nervous that nobody would be interested and I would be talking to myself. I didn’t think I would gain this many followers in such a short time. I do admit I get down on myself sometimes because I see other bloggers who started theirs around the same time (or even after me), and they have twice as many followers now. I have to remind myself that it’s not a competition or a popularity contest. As long as I’m having fun doing what I’m doing (which I am), then that’s what matters. Of course I want people to like and be interested in what I have to say. I think that’s something we all want. I’m just glad I’ve been able to continually grow my blog.

Yesterday, I went to the mall on a little shopping trip. I honestly can’t remember the last time I went to the mall. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m a bit of a homebody. I also like shopping at stores that we don’t have in the mall here, so I tend to buy everything online. Well, I attempted to buy jeans online a while back too, and that didn’t work out so well. It’s a shame too because I absolutely loved those jeans, but despite being the size I normally wear, I couldn’t pull them up over my butt. From that moment, I decided any time I needed new jeans I would have to try them on before I bought them. That’s what triggered my trip to the mall. I’ve been wearing the same jeans for about a decade now. They got to the point where I couldn’t wear them much longer. There were big holes in the butt (where I had to wear a long shirt to cover it), and rips up the leg. I needed new jeans, asap.

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