December 20, 2010


Can you believe that Christmas is only 4 days away?!  I am ready, but so far behind.  I ordered our Christmas cards just last week; fingers crossed they will be here tomorrow to get into the mail in the same day.

We are heading South to join my family and I am so excited! We get to drink our egg nog and apricot brandies in front of the fireplace this year.  My grandma and aunt will be joining us (weather pending.) Then off to see my cute girlies.

What a great week! I hope that you all have a great holiday week surrounded by friends and family. 

Have an Egg-cellent Evening,

December 14, 2010


I went to my first cookie exchange this past weekend.  I didnt have a clue what a "cookie exchange" was going into it, but I do know that I will be having one of them myself!  What a fun get together and we all got to come home loaded with goodies.
I made Russian Tea Cakes.  It was my first time making these and they are so easy and so good!  They are the perfect size for satisfying that late night sweet tooth.  They are also called Mexican Wedding Cake.

Lots of goodies to take home for the holidays now!  TJB

December 7, 2010


Making my list and checking it twice....
    Office Christmas Presents
  • My favorite time of the year!! 
    • Broke out the decor and my all time favorite song Alabama's Thistlehair the Christmas Bear. 
    • Putting together gifts and prepping for some last minute must haves.
  • New job. So far, so good. I am organizing and updating my new desk so that I can begin studying the plants, trees and shrubs for ND.
    • Im excited to learn about them all and maybe gain some of that famous Tiede family green thumb.
  • Cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning!  Does it ever end?!
 Its a great time of the year, the hap-happiest time of year.......
To all a good night. TJB