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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.