Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Begining To Look A Lot Like........

Hey Y'all!

Well, obviously one of my New Year's resolutions this year is going to involve me being a better blogger. I kind of slacked off, which is a shame, because I have so much going on! Pitty Pat turns nine months old this week! We are in the process of scouting out locations for the ol' Christmas card. He already has his UGLY sweater to wear!

I am really excited about this weekend too, my two best buddies are coming from Lexington to spend the weekend with me and shop away! Usually I make the trip up to Cola/Lexington, but this year the girls are coming to me! Paddington is going to stay with his granny for the weekend, so I am a free woman!

I really enjoyed my long Turkey Day break, I really had the Sunday blues last night. Only 14 more days until Christmas Break!

I have lots on the needles. I am finishing up a pair of socks and recently I have become obsessed with knitting hats! I am also jumping into mitten knitting as well. All of this is hysterical. I only need a hat and mittens for 1 day a year living at the beach! Our high was in the 70's today. I put up my Christmas tree yesterday wearing flip flops. Global warming for sure!

I leave you with two of my favorite photos of this year. While in Charleston setting up for the wedding, I got to hang out with my cousin Jordan (the bride) and our friend wedding planner and long time friend Kate. Kate just got a new dog named Mista Busta Brown. We had the best time hanging out with him. The other photo is of me becoming one with a slice of heaven... Andolini's Pizza. I was lucky enough to grab a slice when I was in Charleston for The Big Fat Lebanese Wedding. It was so yummy!


:) JKP

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pitty Pat the Elf

Looks Like Someone Has Been Hitting The Egg Nog a Little Early!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

:) JKP

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Big Fat Lebanese Wedding...

Hey Y'all,

Well, tomorrow morning I am off to Charleston for The Big Fat Lebanese Wedding. My cousin Jordan is getting married and we have a weekend of events! So far at this point, I am bringing more shoes than outfits, but a girl has to have options!!!

Pitty Pat is staying at doggie camp while I am gone, I hate to drop him off in the morning.

I'll post more after the wedding!!

:) JKP

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sticks To Your Ribs!

Hey Y'all.....

Recently I had some blood work done by the good ol' doc and it seems that I have not escaped the curse of high cholesterol that runs rampant on both sides of my family. I am borderline at this time and I have to start behaving myself with what I put in my mouth. This presents a problem for me because all of the "good" food for a low cholesterol diet is stuff that I can't eat/digest because of my Crohn's Disease. I was reading a magazine article this week and in the article it suggested for a yummy low cholesterol breakfast make steel cut oats in a crockpot overnight to have yummy creamy oatmeal in the morning. I love oatmeal, I just never have time to make the "proper" kind! So last night I did the experiment.

1 cup McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oats (it's expensive, but my favorite)
4 1/2 cups water
pinch of salt

Set the crockpot on low and let it cook for 8 hours overnight. I used my 2 quart cooker instead of my 6 quart cooker. The 6 quart is too big.

I woke up to the yummiest breakfast! I added a little bit of brown sugar and a little bit of milk to my oatmeal. It was just delicious! The best part is that this makes about 5 servings for me so I can have some more tomorrow! You can also add dried fruit to this while it is cooking too. It is important to note that you have to use the steel cut oats for this to work. The regular oats won't work as well in the crockpot. But for one cup of oats, I got about 5 cups of oatmeal.
And... it's sticks to your ribs on these cold mornings!
I am off to do some pre-birthday celebrating. I lost my mind and I am taking my kiddies on a field trip on Tuesday, which is my birthday. I better celebrate now, because on Tuesday, I will be worn out!
:) JKP

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Deals, Steals and Giveaways... Oh My!

Howdy Y'all!

Well, now is the time of year where folks really start revving up the shopping engines for all of the holiday shopping. If you like to peruse the Sunday ads and plan accordingly for good deals and steals, then you will love this tip. Most of the Black Friday Ads have already been leaked to many Internet sites. So get your organizers ready. Check out The Black Friday .com to get the hookup on what many major chains will be offering on the biggest shopping day of the year. Watch this site daily as they add something new everyday. According to Black Walmart is getting ahead of the game this year and having a pre-Black Friday sale this Saturday that starts a 8:00 am. This site also updates daily. Don't forget to check Southern Savers everyday too. Lot's of neat deals are being posted daily too.

Right now, Philosophy is having a giveaway EVERY DAY! Log on daily to play The Gingerbread Man game. There are 5 winners every day AND you automatically are registered for the grand prize a $2500 Philosophy shopping spree! Now that's A LOT of smell goods!

Whew... while most folks are gearing up for the great big sales, I am not one of them! I enjoy sitting on my sofa, sipping my coffee watching the helicopter hover over crowded malls with frenzied shoppers. I have never had the patience for Black Friday. It's the same for the tax free weekend here in SC.. I would gladly pay tax than get in all of that mess! But, I thought that some of you would enjoy the deals and steals.

I am off to get ready for FlashForward. I am totally confused by this show, but like the creepy plot!
:) JKP

Monday, November 2, 2009

Face Lift....

Hey Y'all....

Well, I am at it again! You may notice that I am playing around with the look of the ol' blog lately... I found a really cute site that has some great backgrounds for blogs. The Cutest Blog on the Block is a great resource for all bloggers who want to make their blogs less template like and more like the authors of the blog. So hang tight and enjoy the changes!

We are all adjusting to the time change in our casa. Pitty Pat has been a handful and with this extra hour in the day he isn't quite sure what to do! Right now he is sleeping in the kitchen after an afternoon terrorizing Miss Zoe. Pitty Pat will be 8 months old this week! He is really growing up, but is still very much a puppy.

Halloween was quite a scream this year. Literally! Paddington had a ball barking at all of our trick or treaters. He must have sounded very menacing, because a few backed away from our door! I tried to tell them that he was safely barricaded in the kitchen, but some were doubtful. Paddington had a costume this year, Paddingtonstein. However, as you can see... all he really wanted to do was eat it.

Oh well... I am off to enjoy some How I Met Your Mother and Castle tonight. Later gators!