Wednesday, March 30, 2011

it's almost here!

husband's birthday is in about 2 days.
i've had a countdown on our fridge for about 2 weeks now.
i think i'm more excited for his birthday than he is.:)
fun birthday post soon to come!


and since we're talkin' about the soon to be birthday boy, here's one of my favorites of him.
i just love my handsome man :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

pumpkin rolls

in spring?!
yes. pumpkin rolls in spring. why not?
pumpkin is delicious.
and this pumpkin roll recipe is to die for.
plus this recipe has cream cheese in it, and if you know me, then you know that i'll make anything if it has cream cheese in it.

Pumpkin Rolls
serves 10

-3 eggs
-1 cup sugar
-2/3 cup canned pumpkin
-1 tsp. lemon juice

sift together:
-3/4 cup flour
-1 tsp. baking powder
-1 tsp. ginger
-2 tsp. cinnamon
-1/2 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
-1 tsp. salt
-1 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)

-1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp. butter
-6 oz. cream cheese
-1 tsp. vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour 15x10x2-in jelly roll pan. Line pan with wax paper.
2. Beat eggs for 5 minutes [yes, i thought that was a long time too, just do it.]. Gradually add sugar. Stir in pumpkin and lemon juice.
3. Fold sifted ingredients into pumpkin mixture. Spread batter in pan and sprinkle with pecans (nut are optional).  Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven. let cake sit in pan for 10 minutes then turn out on a clean hand towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Peel off wax paper. While cake is still warm, roll up in towel, lengthwise.
4. Beat filling ingredients until smooth. When cake is cool, unroll and spread with filling. Re-roll (without towel), cover with plastic wrap and chill at least one hour.

*since i'm allergic to tree nuts i didn't put any of the nutmeg or pecans in it. :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

what's wrong with my camera?

sorry for all the blurry pictures that will be in this post. don't know what's up with my camera, it's been acting up on me and i'm NOT happy about it.
i already asked for a super nice nikon camera for my birthday...which is 9 months away. always thinkin'!

lately i've been slacking on posts. not okay samantha, NOT okay.
but it's only cause what fun are posts without pictures? that's fun! and blurry pictures are even less fun. so blurry photos=no posts. see? good reason, right?
welp, too bad. this post will have blurry pictures. :)

last week charlie and i celebrated my friend sara's birthday at Lazy Dog Café and we snapped a couple pictures..

then tonight [well..last night. just looked at the clock. 1:40 am. *yawn*] the two of us wanted to do a little date night. we headed out to RA sushi then we found a place here to mini golf! yay!
ain't he handsome? :)

haha! i love this one.

tee-ing off from a bench. i'm pretty sure he got a hole in one off of it, too!

my purse broke :(

"char-char" won by 10. boooo

tonight was a much needed date night :)

p.s. notice a pattern in charlie's outfit the past two weekends? i think he likes my valentine's present i got for him. hehe :)


i've recently discovered scentsy! [thanks to my good friend kamerin]
and i think i'm in love.
charlie loves it even more. which was a huge surprise to me!

i love anything and everything that make my home smell yummy and feel more cozy.
candles...febreez...diffusers...and now SCENTSY!
it's kiiinda pricey but i'm learning that a little wax cube lasts forever. [one pack of wax comes with about 8 cubes and i've had this for over a month and just put a new cube in. one scent pack will definitely last for a good 8 to 9 months]
all scentsy products are flameless and for this reason i was a little skeptical about it. since helloooo i LOVE candles. but i thought i'd give it a try.
thank goodness i did because we love our little scentsy plug in wall light!

the melted wax that was previously a cube and will harden as it cools when turned off
[too bad there's no such thing as "scratch'n'sniff" blogging]

i adore the smell of vanilla
[weird since i'm such a chocoholic]
and i can't wait to try new smells and other cute plug-ins!

just 'cause

he loves me!

^ ^ see? told ya :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

wedding photos

we finally received a few edited pictures from our wedding!
i am SO happy with how they turned out.
enjoy.. :)

more to come!
[photography by Terina Matthews,]
[click on her name to visit her website]

Friday, March 4, 2011

cowgirl 'up!

i want..wait scratch that. i NEED these.
i'm drooling.
and my feet are begging me to be wearing these.
thank goodness i landed that new job and can save up!
unless! my wonderful, generous and loving husband gets them for me before i do...hint-hint wink-wink!

i set this picture as our desktop background...i think he'll get the hint soon enough. if not, it'll call for drastic measures.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

snooze fest

seems like we haven't done much that's exciting and "blog worthy" to write about lately.
don't get me wrong...i am loving our new life as mr. and mrs. and getting to spend every day with the man of my dreams/best friend.

this is what our day usually consists of...

-charlie goes to work at 5:30 am
-i wake up, do housework and whatever errands i have that day. [they're never ending i tell ya]
-make dinner
-eat dinner
-go to the gym

hopefully we'll have an edge-of-your-seat-exciting blog post with pictures soon :)

[p.s. i got a job in a salon in old town tustin! yay me!]
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