Sunday, November 25, 2012

Our Holiday Photos - The Wegner's

We went out to Fort Worth to take our holiday photos. It was such a gorgeous day and the pictures turned out beautiful! Here are a few of my favorites :)







Sunday, November 11, 2012

Easy Homemade Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Chip cookies were SO easy to make and incredibly delicious! I was inspired by a recipe I found on Pinterest, but tweaked it to make it my own.

What you'll need:
1 Medium to Large Orange
1/2 Cup of Butter
3/4 Cup of Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1/8 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Large Egg
1 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cups of Dried Cranberries
(I used about 2/3 of the bag pictured above)
1 - 1 1/2 Cups of White Chocolate Chips 
(I used half the bag pictured above)

*Use as much or as little of the orange zest, cranberries, and chocolate chips as you prefer!

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
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2. Finely grate the orange peel to the amount of orange zest you want in your cookies:  more orange zest = more orange flavor.
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3. Mix the butter, sugar, orange zest, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
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3. Add the egg to the combination and mix again.
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4. Add the flour and mix together.
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5. Add the cranberries and white chocolate chips, then stir to combine.
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6. Portion on a cookie sheet and place on the top rack of the oven. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE. 

*From my experience:
- Do not bake the cookies on the bottom rack. I originally baked 2 racks together and the cookies on the bottom resulted in a burnt bottom. 
-  However, some people enjoyed the burnt bottom because it had a "caramelized" bottom. So it's up to you! lol


Enjoy!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Super Cheap Makeup Remover!

Who knew?? Just mix baby oil and water for super-cheap but AWESOME makeup remover! And it works! Seriously... just as good as the "real" stuff. 

I bought this bottle of baby oil for $1.50. My usual makeup remover is $5. 


Try it and tell me what you think!


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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Barefoot Pink Moscato and perhaps it's time to lose some weight...

I've never been a wine person. I try to be a wine person... because wine just seems so sophisticated and all. I've tried so many and hated them all! Until NOW. Oh my gosh if you like a sweet wine without the harsh bitterness, you have to try Barefoot's Pink Moscato!


Ok y'all... I have a confession.

I have been gaining weight due to my crappy eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. I know I just need to eat better (i.e., more fish and veggies... less powdered donuts and lattes) and I DEFINITELY need to get active! But last week, I had a wake up call. 

These are were my jeans. I blame it on crappy craftmanship, but I know the truth.


My mom introduced me to this health and wellness company that educate people on the toxins in their home and offer products to replace the harmful ones. They have a whole line of "healthy weight loss" products and my mom can't stop raving about this one! So I caved... and bought one. lol


 Attain Nutrition Shake - Reduces Hunger Cravings to Support Healthy Weight Loss

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 I really, really liked it! It doesn't have that "this is good for you so it must taste like crap" taste. I created a morning coffee drink using the vanilla flavored one. I mixed 2% milk, brewed coffee, and this powder over ice and it was one of those fancy iced coffees but SO much better for you! I highly recommend it! Let me know if you're interested in getting some yourself and I'll help you out! 

I'll keep you informed on my weight loss efforts. Currently, I weight 153ish. Hell, it might be 155 now. lol But hopefully I will have a lower number to report in the near future!


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Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo if you are in need of a website, logo, business cards, or even just a simple custom invitation... please check him out!



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