Wednesday, October 31, 2012

wish list wednesday - Halloween edition!

What am I wishing for this Halloween Wednesday?

* That my hair would be "scared straight" forever!

* Instead of trick-or-treaters coming to my house to GET candy, I'd rather a line of people BRING me treats.

* These are clever last-minute Halloween decorations (don't act like you don't have empty wine bottles).

* I think my car battery this morning was celebrating Halloween by dropping dead.

* That I'd had a place to wear this today...

What's your Halloween wish?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

* A fancy trip. Maybe a return to where the Mr. and I honeymooned?

* I'm wearing my hair straight these days, and I'm wondering if this new-fangled brush is worth a try.

* That it were as cool in the afternoons as in the mornings.

* Is this not the cutest mobile you've ever seen? Yikes on the price tag, though.

* This is the perfect amount of chevron.

What's your wish?

Monday, October 22, 2012


This weekend, I thought I was going to die if I didn't have a cinnamon roll. I'm really trying to be conscious of what I'm eating these days, but I had a weak moment.

Fortunately, I happened to have the ingredients for this recipe in my fridge, and I lived through the weekend to tell you all about them. (Thanks to Kell's mom for the recipe!)

Mama's Mini-Cinnis

2 (8 oz) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
6 tbs butter or margarine, softened
1/3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c. pecans (no thanks)
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2/3 c. powdered sugar
1 tbs milk or half-and-half
1/4 tsp almond or vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt

Unroll crescent rolls and separate each dough portion along center perforation to form 4 rectangles; press perforations to seal.

Stir together butter and next 4 ingredients; spread evenly over 1 side of each rectangle (I had to use my fingers). Roll up jellyroll fashion, starting at long end. (Make sure you have butter mixture on the same end where you start rolling.) Gently cut each log into 6 (1-inch-thick) slices, using a serrated knife. Place rolls, 1/4 inch apart, into 2 (8-inch) greased cake pans.

Bake at 375 for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden. Cool 5 to 10 minutes (yeah, right).

Stir together powdered sugar and remaining ingredients. Drizzle over warm rolls.

Confession: I used a whole batch of icing for half a batch/1 pan of rolls. If you're really halving the recipe, use 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 2 tsp milk.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?
Ceramic Bear Speaker
* A French woman's wardrobe.

* Wonder what this lamp shade looks like in real life?

* Banana bread recipes to use up all the bananas we have in our house at the moment. (I've already made these, and this is next!)

* I can't decide if the fox, the bear or the owl is the cutest!

* Wait, wasn't it fall yesterday? Come back!

What's your wish?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

* This great infinity scarf, made by the super creative and clever Kristen Ley. Check out her other stuff, too!

* A standing appointment for a weekly blowout. Y'all should see how smooth and straight my hair is!

* Isn't this a great alternative to a Christmas tree? Perfect for small spaces! (wish I could find the original source!)

* A little treat from Muddy's Bake Shop in Memphis.

* Hurry, boot weather!

What's your wish?