Sunday, January 31, 2010

Things to Celebrate

Well, hello February! Where did January go? February is Pull Your Sofa Off of the Wall Month and Spunky Old Broads Month (I am kinda partial to the later). So if you pull your sofa into the middle of the room and sit down for a chat with your favorite spunky old lady friend, you will have both covered!

National Patient Appreciation Week is celebrated this week. Does it count if I am say...standing in line at Wal Mart and I cam being patient because they don't have enough lines open? I would love to get some appreciation for that.

January 31- Inspire Your Heart with Art Day (Every day should include a love for the arts)
February 1- Give Kids a Smile Day (Hopefully your teenager will give you a smile back before storming to her room and slamming the door...I know nothing about this. Oh no not me...)
February 2- Sled Dog Day (Those silly puppies deserve a day of recognition along with a big juicy bone)
February 3- National Carrot Day (If you see Bugs, throw him a bunch from me)
February 4- Liberace Day (Our younger generation has no clue who this interesting man was. Take today to broaden their knowledge of showmanship and rhinestones)
February 5- World Nutella Day (A couple of year ago, Robyn's eyes were opened to the world of Nutella. We usually have a couple of jars in the house in case of emergencies)
February 6- Dump Your Significant Jerk Day (If you have a jerky significant other and were waiting for a reason to dump him or her, now is your chance. You can tell them you had to do it because it was the day for it and you had no choice)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday- Edward Teller

When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

~~Edward Teller

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- I Believe Earrings

I Believe Earrings by Cheese and Chocolate

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday's Menu- Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cupcakes

You knew it was coming when you took a look at this week's calendar. You had to know. CHOCOLATE cake! I have a recipe that I am itching to try. Few things in life are better than chocolate and peanut butter. What more can I say?

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cupcakes

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Am Offering a Giveaway!

Wouldn't you or your loved one look great in these earrings? I can see you shaking your head yes and you are 100% correct. I am offering these earrings as a giveaway on the Handmade Louisiana blog and you can be the lucky winner.

The earrings are created using Swarovski crystal and sterling silver and will go with everything.

Pop on over to the HML blog ( and enter to win.

Things to Celebrate

This week is National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week. Does this mean cowboys gather their poetry? Or do we gather poetry about cowboys? Or do we gather cowboys and then write poetry about it? Things to ponder...

January 24- National Compliment Day (Who doesn't love a good compliment! Make sure you hand them out right and left)
January 25- Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Bubble Wrap is one of the world's greatest inventions...along with Velcro)
January 26- National Speak Up and Succeed Day
January 27- National Chocolate Cake Day (Now here's a day after my own heart. Cake for everyone!)
January 28- National Kazoo Day (The only instrument I can play without embarrassing myself)
January 29- Fun At Work Day (It's a Friday after all)
January 30- National Croissant Day (mmmm)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday- Unknown

Forgiveness does not mean what you did is "ok" to me. It simply means I am no longer willing to carry around pain in response to your actions.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Perfectly Silver

Perfectly Silver by Cheese and Chocolate

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday's Menu- Black-Bottom Chocolate Pie

In honor of National Pie Day on Saturday, I thought a pie recipe would do nicely. As you know I am all about the chocolate, I bring you this goodie. This recipe might make me a pie convert after all.

Black Bottom Chocolate Pie

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Things to Celebrate

This week is National Thrift Week. Do something this week thrifty. From cutting your paper towels in half to making your own yarn from plastic shopping bags, there is always a way to make do and save.

January 17- Ditch New Years Resolutions Day (Did you make it this far? I quit making resolutions years ago.)
January 18- Winnie the Pooh Day (I am so happy A.A. Milne shared Winnie and friends with us. I love me some Tigger.)
January 19- National Popcorn Day
January 20- Penguin Awareness Day (Watch either "March of the Penguins" or "Happy Feet". It doesn't matter which just celebrate those cute little guys.)
January 21- National Hugging Day (Robyn has a friend who celebrates this every day. Yea Shelby!)
January 22- Answer Your Cat's Questions Day (I don't know if there is enough time in the day to do this, but I will try. I know Pretty's first question will be "When is everyone else in the house leaving?")
January 23- National Pie Day (Pie always reminds me of one of my favorite movies, "Michael". They have a great scene in the movie about pie...I am more of a cake person tho.)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Handmade Louisiana Craft A Long - Winter Wonderland

Tomorrow is the last day to vote for the December Craft A Long- Winter Wonderland. There are 8 beautiful pieces entered; one of which is a pair of earrings by Cheese and Chocolate. Please come by, take a look at all of the entries and vote for your favorite!

Thoughtful Thursday- Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.

~~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Puzzled (Black Lab)

Puzzled- Black Lab by Cheese and Chocolate

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday's Menu- Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream

Since we celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day this week, I thought a nice ice cream recipe would hit the spot. Combining strawberries and cheesecake into an ice cream? Genius!

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Things to Celebrate

This week is Cuckoo Dancing Week. Does anyone out the know how a cuckoo dances?

January 10- Secret Pal Day
January 11- Clean Off Your Desk Day (I do this all of the time, but it just gets messy again!)
January 12- Working Woman's Appreciation Day (This should be everyday because we work everyday)
January 13- Make Your Dreams Come True Day
January 14- Dress Up Your Pet Day (if you dare...)
January 15- National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 16- Appreciate A Dragon Day (Makes sure you are friends before you get too close, ok?)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday- Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

~~Eleanor Roosevelt~~

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Marissa Necklace

Marissa Necklace by Cheese and Chocolate

Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday's Menu- English Toffee

With English Toffee Day coming this week, I thought it would be fun to look up a recipe for toffee. I came across one on Cooking for Engineers. I loved just reading the recipe. I can just see a couple of engineers standing around the stove with all of their instruments out to get the details just right. I love engineers. My dad was one of the best!


English Toffee

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Things to Celebrate

Have you said goodbye to 2009 yet? Time's a wasting and the new year is here.

This weeks is Someday We Will All Laugh About This Week. I am not quite sure what this week means, but I am always ready to laugh.

January 3- J. R. R. Tolkien Day (Put in your favorite of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the machine and enjoy the day!)
January 4- Trivia Day (I love love trivia)
January 5- Bird Day (Celebrate your fine feathered friends)
January 6- Three Kings Day (In my part of the world, this also means it is time to break out the King Cake)
January 7- I'm Not Going To Take It Any More Day (Now if Publishers Clearing House is at your door with a gigantic check, take it)
January 8- English Toffee Day (Yummmm)
January 9- National Static Electricity Day (It will be hard to celebrate something so shocking)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday- Miracle Max

Have fun storming the castle.

~~Miracle Max from the Princess Bride