Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Granola Cookies

Have you ever had Granola cookies? I randomly thought about how awesome it would be to add granola into cookies - so I googled it and found this yummy recipe! Cannot wait to make these this weekend! 

Back From Cleveland

We are back from Cleveland and had an amazing time! I cannot believe how much family and friends time we had - It was also beautiful out and you could not ask for a better day to get married.
 Here are some shots from our time -cannot wait to see them all again! 

"Family is not an important thing. It's everything." - Michael J Fox

(Opa and John watching the news with the puppy's)

(My Goddaughter Ellen!)

(Kelly green and black were the colors for this Irish Wedding!) 

(John and I with Eli before the wedding)

(New York, California and Chicago all represented!) 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Family Wedding Time

John and I will be leaving for my cousins
 Wedding tomorrow - it's in Cleveland, and most of my Fathers side will be there (he was one of ten and we have 32 cousins and counting). I am so excited to be around loved ones - I just cannot wait!!

Here is the dress I am wearing:

What do you think? Still working on how to get the smoke to billow around me in the same way... Now, wouldn't that be an entrance! 

(The groom-to-be is the one with the black shirt on the end !)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lemon Pound Cake

 When life gives you lemons, make Lemon Pound Cake!!!

Cannot wait to try this out - John and I are heading into Cleveland on Friday for a family wedding, and I was hoping to make a loaf of banana bread, or some pound cake - As cake and coffee are a must in my family! Usually the banana bread wins out, but I have a few extra lemons, and think this would be a big hit... make it with me and let me know how yours turns out! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Weekend Time

This weekend will hopefully be dry enough for us in the Midwest to give our rainboots a break!  I cannot complain too much, as my brother just sent a picture from his apartment window in Denver - and the tree's were white with snow! 

No matter the weather, I hope you all have a great weekend, and let's all send positive and healing thoughts to Boston - I know I have been and will continue to do so - 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chicago Storm

As our beloved Harry Carry would say, Holy Cow!!

 Chicago is a complete mess right now with this flood - I spent most of the night watching the lightning dance through the pounding rain - It was mesmerizing - but now I am one sleepy girl!

OK everybody,  It's time to think nice thoughts and hopefully then the rain will start to calm down. I do not want to wish it away, because the farmers do need this rain badly... but, cities and heavy rain do not mix very well - and these pictures below are proof!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Weather Shake Up

Hello again Monday!

 How was your weekend? Hopefully restful and filled with fun! As Winter in the Midwest drags along, I have noticed myself dragging to get ready in the A.M. - Now it's just a waiting game for Spring to come and happiness to be restored with the Sun!

Waiting around for warmer/dryer weather is not working for me, so I have decided to take on one small aspect at a time and this week, I will start by shaking up my boring hair  - and will try to style it differently everyday - maybe next week I will work on my clothes:) 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sweet Tea Cookies

Oh Wow! Sweet Tea Cookies

One of my friends made fun of me for having my KitchenAid mixer out on the counter, but never actually using it - I need to fix that problem and I think I will start with these cookies! As long as I can find people to come over and eat them:)  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Perfect Cheese Plate

More Cheese Please!!! 

Do you know how to create the perfect cheese plate? If you answered yes to that question, then kudos to you, because I for one do not - or did not, until I read this awesome blog entry posted by a local shop in Chicago ( Pastoral ) that I totally love. Here is the link if you want to check it out, and learn a thing or two about putting together a perfect cheese plate! 


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