another DIY…

Happy December Everyone!
25 days till Christmas! πŸ™‚

Thanks to Michaels
and all their glitzy items..

I was able to come up with his BEAUTIFUL centerpiece for our table!

Just go pick out a few pretties from Michaels that you like..
Find a vase/jar etc. that is empty
and create a great centerpiece for the holidays! πŸ™‚

Cheers to “The most, wonderful time, of the year! πŸ™‚

BTW… Stop by my friend Katies blog for a YUMMY giveaway!
CLICK HERE to link up with it!

…seven somethings on sundays…

Hi Ho Hi Ho… πŸ™‚

Happy Sunday! Hopefull everyone is enjoying their’s to the fullest!! πŸ™‚

I am going to stick with the usual Sunday Seven!! I always bring this up, but Sarah over at SarahLearns started this beautiful idea.. so leave her a comment about your seven sundays! πŸ™‚

Quick recap of my Seven Sundays

1. This saturday (yesterday) I helped out at a cookie baking class at my school (CCA). It was a class that the public could sign up for and I went and helped prep for the cookies and then I also helped all the people with their baking. I walked around helping them with their ingredients and mixing and learning how to use the big mixers that we have. It was alot of fun and they made lots of cookies. They made Linzer, mudslide, gingersnap, mexican wedding and macaroons. It was alot of work on their half, but it was fun! I left a little early because we had to get back home for our potluck. I also got this apron! πŸ™‚ I officially decided that I am going to start collecting aprons!!

2. I spent a little time doing a little decorating this weekend with my love!! I put up all my DIY crafts… along with a newbie one!!

I love this one! πŸ™‚ I also put up the rest of our decorations… and our new garland!!

yay!! I love decorating!! πŸ™‚

3. Thanks to Sarah, I treated myself this past friday!!
Sarah posted about BOGO at starbucks until TODAY from 2-5!!
Only specialtly holiday drinks, but as long as I can skinny them a bit I will buy them!!

I went on friday before work and bought 2 and took them home for the weekend!!
I got the eggnog latte with half egg nog half skim..
and I got the gingerbread latte with skim and only 1.5 pumps instead of 3! πŸ™‚
They were a great addition to my weekend! πŸ™‚

Thanks for posting that Sarah!!

4. I recently went to Michaels AGAIN… and I am going within the next hour..
I bought these for our bathroom last weekend! πŸ™‚
I need some snow in my life since it wont be doing it ANYTIME soon in CA!!

5. Some new things in my life…
1. A little gift that Keith got me yesterday when I was helping at the cookie class!! He came with to go galavant through the city and he bought me these! They are my FIRST ones… πŸ™‚

A nice assortment to start with!!
Keith’s mom brought this over when they came for dinner the other night! πŸ™‚
It is soooo yummmmmyy!!

and of course… courtesy of Trader Joes!
Try it!! πŸ™‚

6. Β Something intersting =

I used to workout LAST year every morning b4 work! I would get to the gym at about 6ish till about 8ish and it was always great! Well, now, I workout AFTER class at about 9:30 or 10ish till 12ish every day!
*Saturday, I went to go workout before we went to the city because I didnt know if I would have time after the class… and …well… it was pretty rough in the morning. I had to dig every where in myself to get through the 45 minutes that I DID do…
It is funny how things can change like that…
so.. after Keith and I got back from the city, we went to the gym and I finished my workout… SOOO much bettter! πŸ™‚

When do you prefer going?
I still do enjoy going in the morning.. but like 7ish.. not 5ish.. but you do what you gotta do right?

7. Library Visit!
I officially have a san mateo library card! πŸ™‚
Yay.. I also checked out a few books when I was there… that I will hopefully read/finish!
I am a terrible reader because I get to antsy.. and whenever I get comfty, I fall asleep.. so it is never successful!
These are the books I borrowed…

I just started the cookbook collector…
Wish me luck!!

“Sunday Lovin… had me a blast!”

Sunday Sevens

Hi Everyone…
I will be joining Sarah on her Sunday Sevens Tribute…
I suppose I could let this be her thing.. but it is SUCH a great idea… πŸ™‚
My weekend was all over the place a good way.. you will see

Sunday Sevens – Super Seven – Smile for Seven πŸ™‚

Have I mentioned…
I really appreciate that fact that Sarah from Sarahlearns (my sis) started doing this! It is a great way to summarize 7 randoms in a fun way! πŸ™‚

1. Keiths Mom sent us over a cute little halloween package !She is really good at putting these together! It was sooo cute and thoughtful of her! Take a peak at what was in our package
Mine was filled with these two yummy guys…and Keith’s looked like this..

Filled with little biscotti’s…(no pic)
and Then…


Yum! Love Packages… especially unexpected ones!!

2. I have been meaning to talk about these guys FOREVER!! REmeber when I went to the gluten free expo in Middleton, WI with my friend Marie this past summer? Well.. I got some of these wool dryer balls to try out thanks to the nice lady at the stand I have been using them for a while now and they are great! They help reduce dry time a bit and they just help keep your clothes stay fluffy through the drying process!
I also have some washer nuts to try out but the washer we have doesn’t have a little compartment to put soap etc. so I haven’t tried them yet.
Check out there blog HERE

3. RIGHT when I Got home to see the package sitting on the counter… I was excited because I had a dinner plan in mind already! It was a yummy avocado sauce that I got from a wonderful blogger but i CANT remember for the life of me who I got it from.. so PLEASE claim your fame with this delicious recipe!! πŸ™‚

It is a goodΒ AMAZING recipe and super healthy with yummy fats that are very good for you! I wanted to make it because it is creep green looking too and it is halloween time! πŸ™‚ Soo yummy.. and I got to use our new pasta with the sauce! πŸ™‚

4. This past friday I also realized I really needed new running shoes AGAIN.. and again and again! I put sooo many miles on these babies and I needed new ones. Since I am sooo frugal I went online and did a little researching.. I found a 25 dollar off coupon for 75 or more at sports authority in San Mateo! PUMPED!!
I took my little coupon and Keith after work/dinner and got myself some new shoes.. I paid 50 dollars!!Β Β 

I had to buy the chomps because I needed to spend about 4 more dollars to get my coupon.. so I like having chomps with me in my gym bag in case I need a little push mid workout anyway! πŸ™‚ Yay for new shoes… even better.. yay for new shoes that I saved 25 dollars on! πŸ™‚

5. So.. this weekend was halloween and well… I looked a little like this…

It was great!! We went out with a group of 7 of us and had a wonderful time! Danced the night away.. LITERALLY! πŸ™‚ No better way I tell you…:)


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DIY art any one? I made these cute little candy corns out of clay with paint and sparkly paint and this cute little christmas decoration too! πŸ™‚ I don’t have many of my own christmas decorations here at the new apartment so I am slowly going to make some! πŸ™‚ Thank you again for some OTHER ideas that I will begin shortly! πŸ™‚

7. School Summary – This week is the last week of my first 6 weeks of class! Good bye safe serv!! πŸ™‚ I have to take my certification exam this week as well as my knife skills and a few other quizzies! πŸ™‚ I will have to also take some identifcation quizzes on kitchen utensils, spices etc.

My next class is intro to baking and pastry! I am thinking I will learn lots of the “basics” for baking! AHHH!! YAY!! WOOHOOO!! lol

Happy Sunday… sorry I am late.. hope you still stuck around to check out my day! πŸ™‚