December 2011

My New Favorite Subject

by Courtney on December 26, 2011

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Okay, so this new camera is just way too fun. I am in LOVE! As it turns out, I have a new favorite subject to photograph… I think I’ve taken about a gazillion pictures of Cody so far today. He’s just so stinkin’ cute – not to mention a whole lot easier to photograph now. […]

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Christmas 2011, Part 2

by Courtney on December 26, 2011

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Talk about a lazy morning! Or, I suppose I should say afternoon now… Jay and I decided last night that we were not going to set an alarm for today (we both have the day off). Well, no alarm = a wake up time of 10:00am – about 10 hours of much-needed sleep. The extra […]

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Santa Was VERY Good To Me!

by Courtney on December 25, 2011

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Merrrrrry Christmas,everyone!! I hope that everyone is having a great day! So far, my Christmas weekend has been absolutely fantastic. Now that the excitement of Christmas morning has settled down a bit and everyone is currently distracted by their own goodies, let me fill ya’ll in! Yesterday afternoon, Jay and I headed over to his […]

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Do You Love Sweet & Salty?

by Courtney on December 24, 2011

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…then you better check out this post! Hehe. Merry Christmas Eve! Hope everyone is feeling nice and festive today…I know I am! I have a full day ahead of me – lunch at Jay’s aunt’s house, church, and then dinner at my parents’ house – so it’s a good thing I got all of my […]

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Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe

by Courtney on December 23, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot to do this evening. I still have to wrap every single gift that I’ve bought, as well as make a chocolate pie and a batch of these Dark Chocolate Turtle Graham Bars. Haha, yeah…and to think that I thought I was done baking! So while […]

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Giveaway Week Winners!

by Courtney on December 23, 2011

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When I first announced it was going to be Giveaway Week on Monday, I never would have imagined that I would get such an amazing turnout. Yes, obviously people like free stuff (who doesn’t?) but you guys have blown me away. Thank you so much for allowing me to “play Santa” this week! It really […]

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Giveaway Week–Day 5 (my favorite!)

by Courtney on December 23, 2011

**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!** Oooo Oooo – Merry Christmas Eve Eve (yes, it’s a day I’ve been “celebrating” for years)! I sorta feel like as the day goes on today, I’m going to end up looking more and more like this guy… source Hopefully I can pull it […]

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Toffee Almond Fudge

by Courtney on December 22, 2011

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At the beginning of the week, I very briefly mentioned that I had made some very delicious fudge over the weekend. Toffee Almond Fudge, to be exact… This fudge is just so, so, so good. My mom and I have been making fudge for years and, believe it or not, our go-to recipe comes from […]

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Giveaway Week–Day 4

by Courtney on December 22, 2011

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**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!** I have a feeling you guys are really going to like today’s giveaway. Juuuuust sayin’. I think out of all the meals that I eat and share with you all here on STSL, the ones that receive the most feedback are my breakfasts. Okay […]

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Sweets Binge

by Courtney on December 22, 2011

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Goooood morning! How we all doin’ this morning? Anyone else freaking out about the fact that Christmas is only 3 days away?!? Well I think my stress over the holidays, combined with a hungry stomach and some PMS-ing were the perfect combination to cause a little bit of a sweets binge last night. When I […]

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