Coffee Mug Swap

So today I was reading a blog by Lauren at http://www.frommygreydeskblog.com/. Apparently there is a Coffee Mug Swap going on during April at http://suzelssays.blogspot.com/p/coffee-mug-swap.html.

Well, I didn't read Lauren's coffee post until today and found out that it ends today. :/ So I emailed Susan and asked if it was still going on and if I could get in on it. So we shall see what she says. Hopefully someone is in need of a partner. If not there is always next time.

Who doesn't like drinking out of a coffee cup that some random stranger picked for you? I think it's a cool idea. Sometimes I wish I was more creative than what I am. I remember when I used to be so creative. Too bad 30 is 3 years away. I have no excuse. :)

Talking about coffee, over the weekend my husband and I went downtown on a all day date Saturday. It was wonderful we had lunch a really good family own Greek restaurant. You had to wait in line for 5-10 minutes just to order. Then it was another 20 to get your order, but it was well worth it in my book. I'm not a big Greek eater but their food was out of this world. Their Gyros was fabulous and so was their homemade honey balls. I could have eaten a full order.

Side tracking. Coffee, that's what we are talking about. We found this brand of coffee called Kona Fancy. Apparently it comes from Hawaii and is super expensive. We're talking like $30 a pound expensive. We bought half a pound and made a one cupper in our Kureg and it was so smooth, and delicious. I have never had coffee that wonderful.

There's this other brand called Jamaica Blue Mountain. And let me tell you, these two types put Starbucks to shame. If I could afford this at home all the time, I'd buy that instead.

Is it sad that I can't wait until tomorrow morning to drink another glass?

What's your favorite coffee?


So today (May 4) I got my mug from Tiffany. I LOVE it!!! It's perfect and it came just in time too. Tomorrow morning I'm going to get up and have a cup of coffee and sit on my back porch and swing while I do my morning talk and devotion to God.

THANK YOU Tiffany!!!! I really do love it. I am so excited to drink out of it that I might have to have some tea tonight to break it in. :) I look forward to getting to know Tiffany better. She seems like a super sweet and fun girl.

Here is the coffee cup she sent. I literally just got it in the mail a few minutes ago. :)

The cup is actually in pink.

Ok maybe I should post a better picture than black and white. Hold on.......

........... here we go!!

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Guest Bathroom

Yesterday I stopped at the local Marshall's store and Pier 1 Imports. I  found this really pretty shelf and picture frame.

Since my guest bathroom is simi- small, this really added character and helped make it look a little more homey.


Best Cookie Dough Recipe

A coworker made this at work and it was fabulous. I  can't wait to make this at home for my hubby.

1 pkg of cream cheese

1 stick of butter

1 bag of mini chocolate chips

¾ cup of powdered sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp amaretto (if you don’t have amaretto double the vanilla)

½ bag of heath candy pieces (you could do nuts too if you’d like)

Soften the cream cheese & butter.  Using a hand mixer on slow (the kitchen aide creates too much heat) add the powdered sugar and blend well.  Add the brown sugar and blend well.  Then crank up to high and add vanilla and amaretto.  Once everything is incorporated mix in the chocolate chips by hand.  Chill in the fridge for an hour or two and then shape into a ball, roll in the heath candies and serve with graham sticks.  Yummo!!!