Sunday, January 29, 2012

San Jose

Tree Socks
This was my 2nd time going to San Jose. We were in San Jose 9 years ago for a wedding as well. I was a little disappointed with Downtown. I was hoping to find some cool shops near our hotel and I didn't see 1.

Road trip to San Fran

We took the 101 up the coast. It was a beautiful drive but long!

We knew we made it to San Francisco when we hit fog. We were only in San Francisco for 1 night.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Getting all mushy...

Like an old married couple...separate beds. They didn't have any Kings.
This weekend the Hubby and I are going to a wedding in San Jose. He is in the wedding party. I am so excited to see him in a tuxedo. We left the boys with my Mother in Law, who is a living Saint! We get 4 days without the boys. It is very strange and silent. I packed 2 books...that's how quiet it is. When we got to our room I flipped on the TV to do some channel surfing. On Cartoon network there was a LEGO movie on and I started watching it. Eek I had to remind myself I could watch something grown up.
We checked in at the hotel and my Hubby said he was going to be right back. I wasn't sure where he was going but he came back with my ALL time favorite drink a Toffee Nut Latte in Venti. It was so sweet of him. I didn't have the heart to tell him I am trying to kick my coffee habit and haven't had coffee in a week. So I am back on the coffee.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

So proud to announce I (finally) made some killer Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now I need to give them away before I eat them all.


I love Toms! I think they are really comfy. I also love the idea of a shoe buy 1 give 1. My Toms got a hole but I couldn't bring myself to throw them away. I was thinking of trying to hand sew a patch over the toe.
Trying to think of a crafty way to fix them using scraps.
Instead of hand stitching I used fabric glue.
A quick fix that will give theses Toms a few more miles.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Night Circus

I am currently reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstren. So far I love this book. The story is about magicians and a magical circus. Good thing it's a long weekend because I can't put this book down.

Just because...

I took this picture with my iPhone and I like how it turned out. D climbed a tree and he was very proud.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

San Diego Zoo with an iPhone



I've never been a "Mac Person" however this Christmas I got an iPhone and a Mac notebook. I was pretty dumbfounded on how to use either. I am kind of stumbling along with apps and all the cool things the iPhone and Macbook can do. I think my favorite thing with my phone is how great the camera is on it! Here are some silly pictures from the Zoo.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years

New Years Resolutions:
::Drink More H2O
::Buy Locally
::Wear High Heels more often...This goes hand&hand with finding a fabulous pair of black pumps
::Use Cloth napkins
::Bake a Chocolate Chip Cookie that my Hubby can't resist

Need some chocolate in the New Year?

Chocolate Cookies
I tried a new cookie recipe for New Years. If you are in need of chocolate these are the cookies for you.
I got the recipe from Martha Stewart's Cookies. These cookies are chocolaty goodness. They are easy to make. I still have dough left over and I am going to crush some candy canes to roll the raw dough in before I bake them. You could make these for Valentine's Day by rolling the dough in pink or red sanding sugar.

Pre heat oven to 350
2 Cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
pinch of salt
1 1/4 cup butter (2 1/2 sticks)
2 Cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
Sanding Sugar for rolling (optional)
Sift together Flour,Baking Soda, pinch of salt and Cocoa powder in a medium bowl.
Beat Butter and Sugar on medium speed till light and fluffy about 2 minutes. Add Eggs and Vanilla till well combined. Reduce speed and mix in flour mixture. Form dough into flat disk and refrigerate dough for about an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 Roll dough into balls you can roll them in sanding sugar (I did not). Bake 10-12 minutes.