Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bellagio December 2017

I forgot to share my trip to the Bellagio. I was able to go with Tanya and her parents.
We love to go see the new displays they put out each season, this Christmas display was just gorgeous! Enjoy!

Tanya and her Dad



That's me, Don't feed the bears!


















Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Holidays are over.....Welcome to 2018!

I kept myself very busy over the holidays.....new recipes, new hat, got to see my son and his wife,....

I found a copy cat recipe for this bread! Turned out great!
The brown bread from the cheesecake factory, yummy!

Easy hat to make from Wilma Westenberg on youtube, you follow along and in the end you have a gorgeous hat! the Pom Pom is from TheFireFlyHook shop on Etsy.


Hubby and I have been binge watching Walking Dead, we are on Season 6, trying to catch up with everyone else who are on season 8!


I bought a wok, I love stir fry...I wanted to make it at home, my first dish...spicy wok fried green beans...they were so good!!


Our new years dinner...Chicken pot pies (homemade) and devils food cake with chocolate frosting (not Homemade but soooo delicious!)



We stayed home for new years, just watched tv, did not even drink!
But in the morning I made the hubby cinnamon rolls....


Met up with my Travis and Rebecca at the Venetian, they had these cool Rolling Stones displays:


Here they are in there New Year Glory!
What a cute couple!!!


Hope we all have a wonderful year full of laughter and love.....

Friday, December 22, 2017

The first day of winter.....

It's a little chilly here, I am actually enjoying it since I have my new knitted and crocheted items to keep me warm....

I have been busy making cowls, I love the cowls because it warms your neck only, you don't have to worry about a big bulky scarf so you don't get too hot, they really are perfect:
These 4 I crocheted....


This cowl is one of my first I ever got from my knitting friend, one of my favorites to wear! Thanks, Tanya!

Sometimes a scarf is the best accessory!

Oh but don't forget about socks! These are perfect for me...a drunk snowman!! Bawahahaha!!!
 This is the cowl I am currently working on, bobble stitches galore!! You can find this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy by searching Casper Mountain Cowl....or here is the link where I bought the pattern from Abbey at The Firefly Hook: https://www.etsy.com/listing/231437952 It is only 3.00!!
So pretty.....

This Shawl was one of my xmas gifts from Tanya: holy smokes, it is gorgeous! So much work involved, it looks great on, I will try to get a photo today of me wearing it so you can get the full effect, stunning!

Ok, I hope everyone is staying nice and warm and I hope everyone is enjoying the winter holidays!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cooking in December!

I have been busy cooking and baking and just playing in my kitchen!
Loving my Nespresso:
Carmelito...so so good!

Baked some Christmas Cookies!

My hubby said this was the best pork tenderloin I ever made....I also made lemon asparagus risotto, and homemade dinner rolls! It was fabulous!!!
 I have been buying the cast iron cook book magazine...here we have a nice crusty bread...so easy to make and wow, it was tasty and crusty and yummy!!! I used my Le Cruset dutch oven for this one!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful yummy cozy December!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

oh my..it's december????

I sent my husband to New Zealand to visit his sister over Thanksgiving week, he had a wonderful time, I stayed home and decorated the house, got out all my Jim Shore Snowmen..had to buy a couple more for this year...I just love them:





I also made a homemade Vanilla Bean Cheesecake for the Hubby....for his homecoming:
                                                               He was a happy man!
Here are some pics from his trip:
Coffee shop helper, Charlie and his sister Violet!


He got to ride his sisters bike all over the island while he was there! He had a blast!

He rode all over and took some beautiful island photos!

I'm going to make him a little scrapbook, so I will share more photos later on....

Happy December everyone!!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving day after!

I have been busy, as usual....

Took time out to go see Guns and Roses at the T-mobil here in Las Vegas.....

They put on one heck of a show! Sang and played for 3 hours, loved every minute!
Yeah, they might be a little older now but aren't we all!!
This band represents my teenage years, along with AC/DC and Bon Jovi,
 I had some great music to grow up on!


Me and my sister on the way to the concert!

Sometimes I like to stand out in a crowd!

HAD to buy the GnR bandana!
 In other news I took a cooking class, Fall dinners....Yum! We made this wonderful shaved brussel sprout salad with an orange vinaigrette, lovely! We made pan roasted chicken with caper and olive gravy, I like my rosemary mushroom gravy better, I learned that gravy at another class I took, it is really good!




While at SurLaTable they served me a Nespresso, I thought I died and went to coffee heaven!! I knew I had to get one, this one is 200.00 and comes with the milk frother,  but with the saleslady telling me I could have it with the black friday price 35% off, and my class discount 10% off.....I was sold....110.00!! Oh Happy Day!!!




Yes, George, I will have a Nespresso with you!!

                                            Oh my winter is going to be so warm and cozy!