Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I've been very behind trying to prepare for our trip so I've been a little MIA! Sorry! Promises I'll get back on top of things after we get back! This week's Wordless Wednesday theme is May!

Focused on the Magic

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cheesy Garlic Bread

This was the first time I have ever made bread. Let me say, it was amazing! I found this recipe at Lauren's Latest! It takes a little while to make but it is definitely worth the wait! This recipe makes 2 loaves of bread. I don't have the best picture of it but it is so delicious!

1 cup Warm Water
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 envelope Active Dry Yeast (2 1/4 Teaspoons)
1 teaspoon Salt
3 cups Bread Flour
Olive Oil, For Greasing Surfaces
⅓ pounds Sharp White Cheddar, Or Any Other Cheese You Prefer
½ cups Garlic Butter

1) Stir water, honey, & yeast together. Let yeast proof for 5 minutes.
2) Stir in salt & flour. After well mixed, let mixer kneed dough for 5 minutes.
3) Grease bowl & dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour.
4) Cut dough into two equal portions and swirl into long baguettes the length of the cookie sheet.
5)  Cover baguettes with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.
6) Preheat oven to 400 F, once preheated bake loaves at 350 F for 20 minutes
7) Slice cheese into thin slices and melt butter.
8) Once loaves are done baking brush with butter & bake another 5-7 minutes.
9) Let loaves cool, cut 3/4 through the loaves in 1 inch increments.
10) Brush butter between each slice and fill with a slice of cheese.
11) Bake another 3-5 minutes to melt cheese, serve immediately.

I'm linking up with Cheap, Crafty Momma & Today's Creative Blog.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

This week's Disney Wordless Wednesday's Theme is Nature!! Guess where!?!

Focused on the Magic

Monday, April 16, 2012


Linking up with A Night Owl this Monday with some of my favorite pins of the week! What have you pinned lately??
It's almost Summer & I can't wait!!
Source: via Onna on Pinterest
I love this layout!
Getting future ideas :] I love the bursts of colors!
Source: via Onna on Pinterest
This Summer?? Who's in?!?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Okay, I’m taking a relatively (big to me) step and joining up with the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom. I’m hoping it will be a fun time! I’m a relatively new blogger still trying to find my blogging voice! Some of my current favorite things to write about are recipes, photography, crafts, coupons, Disney, & Pinterest finds! I am hoping to expand eventually to family life when we expand our family! For now our family consists of myself, my husband, our two cats, & puppy! Seriously...who can say no to this little Disney Princess? I know I can't! ...Super spoiled.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites!

Peanut Butter. Pretzels. Chocolate. Need I say more?? These were a hit at a recent party. Recipe was found at 17 and Baking.

This recipe made about 45-50 bites for me.

1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tsp butter, room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

Step 1) Mix PB, butter, sugars, & vanilla till a dough forms
Step 2) Sandwich small dough balls between two pretzels & freeze for half an hour
Step 3)  Melt chocolate using microwave or double boiler
Step 4) Dip half end of pretzel bite into chocolate and let harden
Step 5) Store in fridge until served

Today's Creative Blog

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Adventure Is Out There!

I wasn't sure what to go with for this weeks Disney Wordless Wednesday. I feel like every trip to Disney is a new adventure! But I settled on a shot from the Finding Nemo musical. I figured Marlin was on one big adventure! Come join the fun and link up over at Focused on the Magic!

Focused on the Magic


What have you pinned this week? These are some of my recent favorites!

I can't wait to try this idea!

Strawberry Honey Butter!

I would love this for a going out outfit!

Source: via Onna on Pinterest
I can't wait to do this <3

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sunday Scavenger Hunt!

This week I'm taking part in a (new-to-me) link up and it's a photo scavenger hunt with Ramblings & Photos! I'm really trying to start using manual more so these are a little bland but I'm trying to learn. This weeks items were: New, Life, Frangrant, Pink, & Obvious so here's my take on them:

1) New - My new kindle fire. I'm absolutely obsessed with it!

2) Life - My beautiful Tulips coming to life! I can't wait for them to bloom!

3) Fragrant - I love this scent from Bath & Body Works.

4) Pink - The pink is a little hidden but these are flowers my hubby got me for my bday

5) Obvious - I wasn't quite sure how to capture this one so here is my pup obviously waiting for daddy to get home!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Taco Cornbread Casserole!

Can I just rave for a second about how absolutely amazing this was? It was so good and I love how customizable it is. Veges, no veges, meat, no meat, sour cream, no sour cream. Perfect for us! I found this recipe at Debby Does Dinner...

1 package (8 1/2 oz) corn bread/muffin mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
3 cups cooked taco seasoned meat
1 can black beans
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream, light
1 cup colby jack, cheddar or mexican cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped (I didn't use)
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 can sliced olives (I didn't use)

In a large bowl, combine the corn bread, egg and milk until blended.  Spread into an 8 x 8 pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Combine taco meat and beans, spread over corn bread.  Combine sour cream, 3/4 cup cheese and onion.  Spread over meat mixture.  Bake for 20 - 25 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.  Sprinkle with tomato, lettuce and remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Do you like my hat??

Hello! Today is finally my day off and I'm loving it! I'm trying to get caught up and play with my camera! This week's theme is Hats! I realized that I didn't have any photos of us in silly hats! (note to self: take some at Disneyland in a few weeks!) Instead I found one of Donald sporting a super cute pirate hat during a stage show!

Now let's see you in your favorite Disney silly hat!

Focused on the Magic

*Be on the look out for a super yummy taco dish tomorrow and hopefully some of the awesome Disney details at our wedding coming up this week!*
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