Friday, October 31, 2014

Toys R' Us and Christmas ~ Childhood Memories

Woo Hoo, Yippee, Hooray!!! What other super excited fun words can I use to describe how happy I get every year when I hear these 6 little words "Toys R' Us Big Christmas Book"...... I know, I know, your saying "Aubrie, you are 36, why are you thinking about toys?" Simple really, I'm just a big huge kid.

Not to mention that every year for as long as I can remember my brother, Jackson, and I have always spent time together perusing the pages of the Toys R' Us book. It was a fun way for us to make our christmas lists when we were younger and now we just like to giggle about the new toys they have today. 

(Photo courtesy of: Jenn Strathman)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scrapbooking Memories

Past-times can consist of just about anything a person can imagine. Some people read, others enjoy the outdoors, and some decide to create. Me personally, I tend to be creative!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Part 4: "Fashion through the Decades" ~~ 1950's

( Photo courtesy of: GamesImage)

The post WWII era brought several changes. We saw everything from the creation of suburban homes to the crusade against communism.  The 1950’s is also famous for the gross misuse of the word “boom”, there was the booming economy , the booming suburban housing, and of course the well known “baby-boom”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Pesky Poohbear Gang

Within the Wild Woods lies Honeypot Hollow which is home to a gang of Pooh bears known around the woods for causing mischief. 

The gang consists of four members:
The leader is: Big Pooh bear a.k.a "Big Bear"
his right hand man: Ice Cream Pooh bear a.k.a "Ice-P"
and the other two members are: Corduroy Pooh bear a.k.a. "C-Bear"
and Fuzzy Pooh bear a.k.a "Fuzzy-P".

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cheeseburger Pizza

I was standing around the kitchen the other day looking at the mish mash of stuff I had trying to decide what I should make for din din when low and behold my RAD mother called. Yep, I did indeed use the word rad. Anyway, she gave me an awesome idea for pizza, ta da.......

Friday, October 24, 2014

Book Review ~~ "Killing Ruby Rose" by Jessie Humphries

A while back my awesome little brother, Jackson Wilcox, told the family and I about this book project one of his friends was working on.

It was her first book ever and she asked him to write a song for her first book release. 
The book is called "Killing Ruby Rose" and the Author is Jessie Humphries

(Photo courtesy of: Good Reads)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Making a Destiny "Hunter's Mask"

Written by Aubrie B. as told By Jaime B.;

My husband is a HUGE video game fan. He even belongs to a clan, crazy!!! So, it only fits that he would want to create a Halloween costume based on one of the characters from his current favorite game which is Destiny from Bungie & Activision.

(Photo courtesy of: Dorkly)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Part 3: "Fashion through the Decades" ~~ 1940's

(Photo courtesy of: Parade)

Ah, the 1940’s! With World War II  in full swing, what was fashions biggest influence? Well, one very crazy theory says that is was Adolph Hitler who “dictated” the fashion of the era. I know, absolutely preposterous!

My idea, fashion, especially for women, was styled to better suit the working aspect of life in those days. During the war it was not uncommon to find women serving  in all branches of the military and therefore needing to “design” clothing that matched that lifestyle.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey Chili Cups with Mango Pico de Gallo

Chili is awesome! But what if you could take this delicious hearty meal to the next level with just a few easy steps. Intrigued? Then give the following recipe a try, it's super simple.....

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Show Me The Love

This is the list of all of the truly awesome Bloggers who thought my stuff was good enough to feature on their party. I really appreciate them doing this!!!

A Peek Into My Paradise

Friday, October 17, 2014

Classic Movie Love ~~ "Gone with the Wind"

(Photo courtesy of: Paramount)

Classic movies are amazing. From black and white films to the introduction of color film; movies have filled our hearts with hope, love, fear and desire. None however encompasses those feelings as much as Gone with the Wind and 2014 marks the 75th Anniversary of this wonderful film.

Let's begin with a fun quote from the leading lady herself......

Thursday, October 16, 2014

DIY Painting Projects

I love believing that I am a totally creative artful person. But, to the outside world I'm probably not........ that is a big fat BUMMER!!! However, you can not take away my fun that easily.

About a month ago The Hubs and I visited the local Michael's craft store and found that they were having a huge sale on all of their painting canvas and acrylic paints. So, we decided to stock up, throw in some brushes and cute stencils and have a painting party with our bestie Gail. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Part 2: "Fashion through the Decades" ~~ 1930's

(Photo courtesy of: Glamour Daze)

Let’s begin with some super fun tidbits of the era before jumping head first into the fantastic fashion of the 30’s. In the beginning of the 1930’s we found ourselves with Herbert Hoover as President followed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932. We were introduced to swing dancing and the Great Depression was in its worst years.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"The Missing Marvelous Marble"

(Collage courtesy of: PicMonkey)

The legend of the Marvelous Marble began log ago when the Wild Woods was first discovered. It is said that a magnificent wizard named Mickey ruled the lands from a castle in the center of the Murky Marsh. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Avocado & Smoked Gouda BLT's w/ Wasabi Mayo

Next to baseball and apple pie what could be more American the a BLT? Nothing really. But how about a delicious BLT with a super surprising twist? Well, try this twist on for size... I'm pretty sure you will be pleasantly surprised.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Haunted Horrors

Everyone loves the spookiest month of the year. October is the home of horror film marathons, stories of "personal" encounters with spirits, Halloween and then the creme Del la creme of spookiness...... stories of place across our fine country that have earned the titles of "Most Haunted" places. Below are the ones that are listed as the top 7. Beginning with, of course, number 7.

Number 7:
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1:

(Photo courtesy of: The Ghost Central)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Witches, Monsters, and Ghouls.... Happy Halloween

With the frightful Halloween holiday right around the corner, the witches and ghouls are preparing to play.

Candy will calm them and props will tame them, so let's see what garish delights we can dig up....

Every witch must have a hat so let's begin with a 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Princess Ruby and the stolen Dress"

(Collage courtesy of: PicMonkey)

Welcome to the Wild Woods! Home of two best friends, Zigzag and Camille. While these two may seem like an unlikely pair they have truly created a very special bond by helping their fellow Wild Woods inhabitants. 

The two friends would spend their days frolicking through the fields and visiting with their friends. On one of these carefree days however, they would discover that their help would soon be required.

While strolling towards the glittering grotto for a day of swimming fun Camille hears a cry from the woods....
                    "Come back here with that!!! You have stolen my dress!!!"

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lemon Tart with Fresh Berries

Lemons, can enough truly wonderful things really ever be said about these tart little beauties? I think not. Mix them with delicious fresh berries and magic begins to happen. With the tang of the lemon and the sweet of the berries, your mouth is happy and you do a little dance. I am superbly bonkers about this combination, so, I share with you this lovely lemony and fruity dessert.....

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stitching Serenity

For as long as I can remember I have loved cross stitching. Its a great way to design something fun and beautiful.

Most people may think its not that difficult, I beg to differ. The degree of difficulty depends solely on the person partaking in this crafty past time.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Beef Adobo Jaime’s Way


1½ tbsp soy sauce
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp minced garlic
3 small bay leaves
1 pkg beef for stir fry
2 small sweet cherry peppers, diced