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Christmas Gifts Recap!

28 Dec

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a great week! Friday party time!!

What are you all doing for the weekend? We should be pacing ourselves for New Years Eve, I guess.

I hope you all enjoyed my Quinoa recipe yesterday, that is a new favorite of mine and I will be making it again very soon.

As you know, on Wednesday I did a recap of my Christmas Eve and Christmas Day eats! If you’re planning on making that menu any time soon, I would advise getting a weeks worth of “non-restrictive” pants.

Seriously.

Anyways, I told you about the Christmas eats, and now on to gifties! I know that Christmas is NOT about presents. I am a firm believer in the fact that being with family and friends over the holidays is all you need! However, I got some awesome gifts from family and friends and I want to give a shout out to show how much I appreciated everything.

Here are a few of the things that I was lucky enough to get gifted to me on Christmas:

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China Glaze nail polish in Pizzazz

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China Glaze nail polish in Flip Flop fantasy.

My sister Jenna got me both of those guys in my stocking, she knows I love China glaze polishes best.

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Old Navy Knitted Infinity Scarf

I love this sooo much, it is warm and cozy and my favorite color!

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American Eagle Super Dark Jeggings

I’m not going to lie, I pretty much live in jeggings. I find they are the most comfortable and they fit me better than most regular jeans.

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David’s Tea Timolino Travel Mug

I love this thing! It has a steeper built in and even a secret compartment to stow extra loose tea.

My mom got me the scarf, jeans, tea mug and a bunch of other things too!

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Lu Lu Lemon No Limits Tank in black

I’ve had my eye on this baby for a while and Mr. Delish listened to me so well and got the right size and color too, score!

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Lu Lu Lemon Back Burner Tank in Black Swan

He also picked this one out and chose a beauty color! It’s a really dark purple and it has sparkly stuff woven into it!

Then lastly, something shiny:

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This is a custom necklace from Laladesign Studio on Etsy! Lauren makes these beautiful necklaces by hand by bending the wire into your initials. You can get one like mine in Gold, Silver or even Rose Gold which is super pretty!

She also has necklaces, earrings and other items!

Anyways, that was some of my Christmas haul, I also got a bunch of stuff from Bath & Body Works, gift cards, PJ’s, candy and all that kind of stuff!

I’m a spoiled brat, I know!

Miss Delish asks:

What did you get for Christmas?

What did you GIVE for Christmas?

 

Winter Apple & Cranberry Quinoa

27 Dec

Good Morning Lovelies!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous day so far.

Many of you are probably back to work today after having some time off for holidays, that is if you didn’t have to work yesterday (like me) or if you aren’t one of those lucky you-know-whats that is off until after the New Year.

If you are one of those lucky you-know-whats, I’m not sure if we can still be friends.

Okay, okay, I forgive you and I will put aside my jealousy since it is the holidays.

Now that Christmas has come and gone, I guess we move on to New Years!

Mr. Delish and I have been invited to a beautiful 4 course meal and then drinks and dancing! The event is put on by the Fraser Valley Italo-Canadian Club and I have heard of people going in previous years and it sounds like an amazing way to spend New Years eve! I am expecting a delicious meal, too.

Oh and some wine of course!

I know a lot of people tend to make New Years Resolutions around this time of year as well. Personally, I don’t make resolutions just because I think a lot of times they fail and then you end up feeling guilty.

For example, one of the fitness classes I go to at my gym, normally has the same group of ladies that take the class 3 times a week. I’d say there is probably about 15-20 women that have been going for a long time. Then every year when January rolls around, the class will be PACKED for the first 2 weeks and then it will slowly trail off to the same group of 15-20 ladies.

I’m not sure what it is but it just seems like trying to make a change for a certain period of time is kind of setting you up for disaster, you’re more likely to work hard at something if you don’t put a time frame on it. Especially with fitness, it is something that you have to incorporate into your daily life, and just make it part of your routine. Eventually you get used to it and even grow to enjoy it. Whereas the resolution lets you go strong for a couple of weeks, then slowly lose your momentum and then stop entirely. Then you feel guilty and beat yourself up about it, which makes you depressed and less motivated to get back on the horse and try again.

I’m not saying resolutions don’t work, I am sure there are people out there that really stick to their resolutions and make them happen!

So since I am not resolving to do anything specific, I will just say that I really need to post more on this little site of mine, it’s getting ridiculous here.

Especially because this recipe I am about to post, was supposed to be posted directly after the Lemony White Wine Pork Chops recipe…that I posted on December 10th….

Well technically this is the next recipe I posted, but it just happened to be 16 days later…

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Super Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles

6 Dec

Hey Guys!

I hope you are all having a fabulous Thursday so far. My week has been a bit bananas, hence the not posting. Sorry!

Mr. Delish and I are supposed to wrap up our Christmas shopping tonight (read: I had to bribe him with food court chinese food to get him to reluctantly agree to come)

EVERY gosh darn year, I get my Christmas shopping done SUPER early. Like beginning of December early. Considering I can be a horrible procrastinator, that is like a miracle.

A Christmas miracle, you could say.

Anyways, before I can even pat myself on the back for suppressing my inner procrastinator, I remember that Mr. Delish hasn’t even STARTED his shopping yet. And by started, I mean, hasn’t even thought for one second about who he needs to buy for or what he may get them.

The first couple years that I came across this issue, I would drag him to the mall, and be like “OK, what do you need to get?” and he would wander around aimlessly with no clue what he was going to buy or who he needed to buy for.

Luckily we’ve been together a long enough time (almost nine years, what??) that I am smart to his ways. Now I always make sure to get him locked in on his gift ideas, well before time. Then all I have to do is bribe and weasel my way into bringing him to the mall and picking up the items.

It’s easy…ier than before.

Okay, onto the food.

This is that third truffle recipe, you know the one that I was supposed to post a week ago?

Ya…that one.

These are SUPER EASY (hence the name) and incredibly yummy for how simple they are. My mom has been making these every Christmas since, before I was born I think?

I love them and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without everyone eating these all before Christmas even happens. Then my Mom yells and swears that she won’t be make another batch…”those will be the end of them!” Then she promptly makes another batch.

I love my Mom.

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Peanut Butter S’more Truffles

27 Nov

Hey Ya’ll! I hope you are all having a great week so far.

My week has been pretty good so far! I am looking forward to receiving my insanely impulsive order from Forever21! I got a couple awesome steals with their Thanksgiving sale and they are getting delivered tomorrow.

A couple of my favorite buys:

Micro Rib Blazer

Bronze Sequined Skirt, I think this will be perfect for holiday parties!

Double Strand Studded Waist Belt

Key Charm Necklace

And maybe a few other items as well…

Forever 21 doesn’t have the best quality stuff but I find if you’re looking for trendy items, they have a big selection and chances are if you’re following trends, the stuff will last longer than you will wear it anyways. I also like getting just plain tees and tanks from there because they are super inexpensive.

Anyways, on to day two of truffles!

These are a new creation for this year, when we were making those Coconut Snowballs, we also whipped up these peanut butter numbers!

They are super tasty, especially if you love the peanut butter + chocolate combination. I also think they are really cute and pretty, and just like the Snowballs, they are incredibly easy to make!

They look pretty on a plate with other Christmas cookies and treats too. Just make sure to keep them hidden in the freezer until you need them, or they will be gone before you know it!

Try putting them in a container labelled ‘Thanksgiving Leftovers 2005′, and they might stand a chance.

Miss Delish asks:

Do you like to shop online?

Which site is your favorite?

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Coconut Snowball Truffles

26 Nov

Who’s started her Christmas baking? THIS girl.

Yeahhh.

I think this is the first time ever that I started before the beginning of December. My mom and I started last weekend and we already have four different things made.

One of those things was White and Milk Chocolate Swirled Bark with Cranberries and Pecans which is no longer with us….due to some family members, that I will not mention, eating it all before December even hits.

The remaining three of those recipes I will be sharing this week and this is one of them!

As evidenced here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here aannnnnnddd here, I kind of like coconut.

Which is why it was the obvious choice to make into a delicious truffle to enjoy over the holidays. This recipe uses my most favorite thing ever, coconut oil! Which means these are basically like a health food.

Okay, so maybe not.

Healthy or not, they are easy and delicious and you should make them.

Just try and make ‘em last till Christmas. [...]

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