Friday, July 29, 2011

So long Bar and hello Summer!!

The Bar Exam is over!!!!!!!!!  It was really hard and I seriously have no idea if I passed, but I am just so thrilled to be done studying. 

Now that the Bar is over, I'm really excited to share some news with y'all.  Some of you know that I've been struggling with how I would handle working and spending so much time away from the Peanut.  He is just so precious to me and I love how close we are.  I guess I'm just a testament to the fact that you really can't predict how you will feel as a mother until you actually have kids.  That's why we've decided that at least for now, I'll be staying home with the Peanut.  The past few weeks have been terrible.  Even though I know he has been in amazing hands with my mother in law, leaving each day to tears, and coming home to only see him for an hour or maybe two each day has really made me feel that my decision is absolutely the best thing for us. 

Today we kicked off our time together with a trip to the Houston Children's Museum and he absolutely LOVED it!  He just could not get enough of the activities or the other kids.  He was so worn out I feel that this is going to be a good nap day too, haha! 

Anyway, I'm excited to be back to blogging and hope to share a fun little sewing project with y'all sometime this weekend!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

What I'm Making... for the Fourth of July

Happy weekend y'all!  I'm so happy to be enjoying my last low key weekend before the Bar Exam, which is less than a month away.  We are going to to two gatherings for the Fourth, one Sunday and one Monday, so I've decided to make a dessert that will be easy to bring to both.  Many of you know that I'm obsessed with everything that Our Best Bites makes, but these little cuties were just too much to resist!

{image via Our Best Bites}

I'm going to put my own little spin on them of course, by making the blueberry and cherry and then making buttermilk pies as well.  And I'll be making all of the components as opposed to using refrigerated pie crust, canned filling, etc.  But, if you need a last minute dessert idea, I think they will turn out adorable and delicious either way!

Then, I'll also be making an appetizer that is so easy it barely needs a recipe.  This easy peasy corn dip is so delicious and seriously addictive. 

Spicy Creamy Corn Dip

  • 1 8 oz container of sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cans mexican corn
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • 1 and 1/4 cups shredded mexican style mixed or cheddar cheese
  • 3 jalapenos
Directions:  Roughly chop scallions.  Seed and dice the 3 jalapenos.  Then combine and mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to allow flavors to combine (this last step isn't absolutely necessary but I prefer to).  Serve with tortilla chips... I like the little scoops ones!

I hope y'all all have a wonderful holiday weekend and I'd love to hear what recipes you made.

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