Tuesday, November 25, 2014

All I want for Christmas is...

You?  Got married this year, so I'm good there, I guess!  Jeesh, it's not even Thanksgiving, and I've already loved reading so many blog friends' wish lists.  If you looked at 2013 Meg, you'd guess she likes to: cook, be comfortable, be on time/schedule everything.  And yes, you would be correct.  Since it's almost Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, I thought I'd make another...
I wonder what my list for 2014 says about me? Here it goes:

Sooo, I might have developed a little shoe obsession over the last year.  I love crazy-colored flats and have branched out to more than just my Uggs and Birkenstocks.  FYI, I'm a size 8 ;)

I LOVE Etsy, that's really no secret.  I love shopping with small businesses and these items are definitely some of my favorite I've found recently. 
And if all else fails, Target's where it's at.  No, I was not compensated by Target to say that, but I wish I was and would be happy to be sponsored by Target, hint hint. ;)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Flying Squirrel Chic

I realized a few weeks ago that I hadn't gone shopping in months.  While my Outfit of the Month has been going strong, the past couple of months haven't required me to purchase any clothes.  There's a lot going on in our little world right now, so shopping was not on the top of my priority list.  I received a Kohl's gift card for my birthday, so I was lucky enough to go out and buy a little something for myself a couple weekends ago.  Since weather in South Carolina in November is unlike anything I've experienced in Connecticut (usually 65-75 degrees during the day), like I mentioned in October, I have nothing to wear for this weather!  My typical 70 degree weather outfits are floral dresses and bright colored shirts and my typical November wardrobe is a lot of heavy sweaters and scarves.  So, I went to Kohl's and found these great Croft and Barrow fall-color appropriate mock-layer cardigans, or as Stacy London calls them: schweaters.  Don't judge me!  These things are awesome.  They're so light-weight and I don't have to worry about matching!  I also picked up that gray pencil skirt from Croft and Barrow at Kohl's, as well.  

And if you're wondering about my title, yes, that's what Mike calls it.  As I mentioned last week, I was showing him my outfit, and he couldn't help calling me Rocky.  
Paired with my OOTM pants from last winter - and hooray for learning how to use my camera since then!

Past OOTM:
September (my wedding dress!)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pinterest is always 50/50

Pinterest used to be my "go-to" recipe book.  Everything I pinned looked so good, and the only real downfall of recipes for me was my laziness in making them... or not making them.  Now that Pinterest has found the general public (thanks to Kristin for pointing that out - so true), anyone and everyone is creating these crazy recipes and saying HOW AWESOME THEY ARE.  I've basically come to the conclusion that for ever 2 things I pin, only 1 will even come close to resembling what it's supposed to be.  Seriously, just stop always saying your recipes are the best.  Not all recipes are blog or Pinterest-worthy.  You will make mistakes.  Take it from me.  I know you took all of that time to photograph your food, but if it doesn't taste good, don't try and fool us!  

Well, I ran out of ideas for leftover Halloween candy after the Butterfinger Doodles and Baby Ruth Crisp, so I wandered over to Pinterest.  I found a couple of ideas and went for it.  Surprise, surprise, one was great the other was horrible.  Let's start with the good:

Reese's-stuffed chocolate chip cookies: I was skeptical, but figured I'd try it anyway.  I had seen these disasters in the past, so I made sure I used a baking pan with ridges, just in case.  I decided to freeze the dough after I stuffed it to give myself every chance for success.  Well, it worked!  Everything melted and cooked together and it was really good!

Homemade Butterfinger candy bars: Mike was so confused why, 3 days after I used all the Butterfingers to make cookies, I was attempting to make more.  I told him not to get too excited and when he saw the ingredients, he agreed.  There is NO WAY melted candy corn and peanut butter make Butterfingers.  Well, some things really are too good to be true, and my suspicions were confirmed.  First of all, the melting of the candy corn created this candy napalm that burned my fingers and took 2 days to get off the bowl I cooked with.  The texture was ALL OFF (see the third photo) and it literally just tasted like sweetened peanut butter.  Don't try this at home.

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