Thursday, November 29, 2012

Craftaholics Handmade Craft Exchange Winter 2012

Everyone's stomachs are full of turkey, Christmas lights are going up, Christmas trees are getting strapped to the cars, bells are ringing in front of stores, all the radio stations are playing Christmas songs, and it's not even December yet. This can only mean one thing! It's time for the Craftaholics Anonymous Winter Handmade Gift Exchange! YAY! This year I was paired with Jacquelyn from North Dakota. I asked a lot of questions through Elfster to get to know her a little better and thankfully she responded to all of them. That really helped me get all my ducks in a row for her special gift. She told me that "I'm a movie watcher! I love a good book but with two kids, I normally have to wait for the movie!" So I thought it was be really cool to give her a bag full of goodies for a family movie/ game night! Here are some pictures of all the goodies that she and her family get to enjoy this holiday season! 

Fruit Roll-ups, Gourmet Popcorn, Popcorn boxes, milky way minis, hot chocolate, bookmarks, hair pins, a dice game (found in online here), and a super cute feather ornament to go on their Christmas tree.

Close up of the ornament, I LOVE how they turned out!

Close up of the movie night bag!

So there you go! I hope you LOVE everything Jacquelyn! I had so much fun making this for you. 
Have a Happy Holiday!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012! We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with Jeremy's side of the family here in Bamberg. Jeremy actually made an Apple Spice cake all by himself (with icing!) and it was fantastic! And he told me he couldn't cook for all those years.... I know better now. haha. 

way too early...but at least he has his monkey mug!

haha...Jeremy's so half asleep. I love that face!

The beautiful table

These were used as soup bowls! How cool is that?

My Beautiful Flower Arrangement. I did it all by myself.

Jeremy's Picture with Terrance the Turkey

Gotta have a picture with Terrance!

We Hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day! Now it's time to switch gears into Christmas! I know! Can you believe it's that time already!! What happened to 2012?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is one of my favorite fall recipes! I posted this last year and had to re-post. Enjoy!!


1 and 2/3 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
mix all of the above into one bowl
2 large eggs
1 cup of plain pumpkin (Libby's or something similar)
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 cup of milk chocolate chips
mix this part into another bowl
Then mix both bowls together and spoon into muffin pan.
Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas at Biltmore

This weekend we went to Biltmore in Asheville, NC to go to their candlelight tour. It was so pretty! I LOVED all the Christmas trees. It makes me want to put up all of my decorations now. I got so many good ideas. This theme for Christmas at Biltmore this year was : the decorators would pick a painting in each room and then decorate the Christmas tree based on that painting. For example: in one room there is an awesome painting of a ship so the Christmas tree had a nautical theme. It was so awesome.

Me and Jeremy acting silly in the car

Beautiful picture of the mountains

Elizabeth Woodard, Mama Fudge, and Mama

Me, Elizabeth and Mama Fudge

Here we are at dinner.

We had dinner at the Biltmore Inn Dining Room. I had the Frisée & Endive Salad with local goat cheese, toasted walnuts, poached apple, blush vinaigrette; Sunburst Farms Trout with blue grits, crawfish, Tasso gravy, crisp okra; and Sweet Potato Crème Brulée with Candied Bacon, Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream and Biscotti. Jeremy had the same entree but had Pan Roasted Crab Cake with saffron couscous and cioppino broth as an appetizer and he had Caramelized White Chocolate Pâté with peppermint caramel, macadamia nougatine and bittersweet chocolate ice cream for dessert. It was all amazing.

This was the only Christmas tree we could take a picture of. Unfortunately no photography in the house.

Yay Christmas Elves!

We also want to congratulate our good friends Amy and Di  and 
wish them a happy wonderful marriage!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


This was probably the WORST Halloween ever. I was so sick I didn't even get to pass out candy and spent the night on the couch being conscious, unconscious, blowing my nose, or sneezing. It was awful. Jeremy and Mama Fudge made it a little better by carving pumpkins and Mama Fudge brought over sweet potato pancakes and turkey bacon. But I was just so uggg. And the worst part is that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So hopefully this means that I won't be sick for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. Hopefully. 

I made it to work for a few hours on Wed and while I was there I took a few minutes to snap some pictures of the USC Salkehatchie Halloween Party. 

Cat in the Hat

Student trying to explain Beer Pong to one of the judges

Pumpkin Pi

Dean Carmichael's Pumpkin
When I got home (I had to leave work early) I got to see the awesome pumpkins Jeremy and Mama Fudge carved. Then I went straight to the couch. 

Jeremy carved a kitty on top of a pumpkin for me

Mama Fudge carved a gargoyle

Hopefully this cold will go away and next Halloween will be better.  I hope yall had a great Halloween and had lots of fun for me!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Jeremy's Pirate Birthday Lunch!

Jeremy turned 26! Woot! Happy Happy Birthday Jeremy! So last Saturday Jeremy's Mom decided to throw a little birthday luncheon for Jeremy. Here are all the decorations. PIRATE PARTY CENTRAL!

ugg, don't look at me, I was so sick that day.

Pirate Pose!

For Lunch we had white fish, rice, sweet potato, peaches, and spinach cheese pie. Yummy!

awesome pirate bandana

Jeremy got a Key Lime Pound Cake from Florida for his birthday cake

Mama Fudge insisted on putting 26 candles on that little cake.

He got them all but one


oh yeah
Happy Birthday Jeremy!