The Holidays are HERE

We have been busy, busy, busy. As I mentioned in this post (which I swear I wrote just the other day, not a month ago) we are pretty non-stop this time of year. Here are some highlights of what we've been up to.

-We spent our Thanksgiving vacay in PA with K's family. It's always good to see them and catch up because we don't see them as often as we should. Thanksgiving at their house could feed a small army there are 2 types of turkey, 2 types of ham, 3 types of stuffing, waldorf salad, green been casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, and I won't bore you with the rest. Moving on.

Did I ever tell you all that I hate Thanksgiving food?? Yes it is true. I know I've probably lost all my readers at this point BUT I have good reasoning, bear with me. I make a plate of food for show. While the rest of the group is being gluttonous over their baked turkey, fried turkey, pineapple stuffing, regular stuffing, or green bean casserole I am pushing turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes around to make it look like I ate at least a little bit of it.

Well are you ready for it...

You all clearly didn't see the DESSERT TABLE. It was screaming my name the minute I stepped into the dining room and I knew I couldn't neglect it. It was like "Nat! Look! Do you see all this deliciousness? Do not eat that turkey, drop the plate now!"

So needless to say I was gluttonous myself . Very gluttonous. I ate apple pie, pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, apple cider donuts, a gingerbread cupcake, and 7-up cake.
I'm not even joking. Yes I consumed at least one piece of each of those dessert. Let me tell you it was AMAZING. Thanksgiving dinner is so overrated. It's the dessert that does it for me.

-Work has been crazy lately. It's been busy and we are still short staffed. I'm currently working at 2 locations and feel like I'm losing my mind sometimes. On the days when I want to rip my hair out and just tell everyone to screw it I constantly remind myself, You are lucky to have a job, You are lucky to have a job. That and diet coke keep me going.

-Tomorrow night I am having my family over to celebrate my parent's 30th wedding anniversary and my grandmothers birthday. I'm very excited because my grandmother hasn't seen my house since before me moved in over a year ago! I baked cupcakes and cake tonight and tomorrow me, K, my sis, and her boyfriend will be whipping up a delicious dinner.

I just have one question for you all how in the H-E- double hocky sticks do you icing a cake??? I cannot doing it without getting little crumbs in my icing so instead of vanilla it's vanilla icing with chocolate cake specks. I even got one of those big fancy icing knife things that I registered for and that didn't help so I'm screwed.

- Saturday night is K's boss' holiday party that we attend every year. I have no idea what I'm going to wear this year!?! I want to look good because there is potential I might be mingling with some of the Real housewives of D.C. ...

-I have to dedicate a whole post to season finale of The Hills and The City and what I fear to be my newest guilty pleasure: Jersey Shore. MTV how do you do it??? You're shows are like bad train wrecks they are so awful but for some reason I just keep watching.

Despite how busy we've been we did manage to get our tree up and decorated (its fake) and I managed to get out my Christmas decorations (which are very minimal) and I bought some poinsettias to help brighten up our space.
Oh and I downloaded about bunch of Christmas music, you must download Michael Buble he does the best rendition of Let it Snow. I love it!

It is officially way past my bedtime, good night!


  1. Haha, well I'm glad you enjoyed your version of Thanksgiving dinner! Oh my goodness!!! Jersey Shore...that's a major train wreck! But I can't stop watching!

  2. yes - i'm pretty shocked that you don't like thanksgiving food. I completely gave up my diet to gorge myself. but i DEF saved room for the desserts!

  3. I have cake advice! My mom bakes cakes on the side...

    Here goes: you "crumb coat" it. That means you put a thin layer of icing on and then stick it in the fridge to firm up a bit, and then take it back out and put your actual layer of icing on. The crumb coat is supposed to get all the excess crumbs within that layer of icing so that you can get a more smooth appearance with the final coat.

    Does that make sense?

    Anyways, missed your posts! Better to be busy with life though :D

  4. I have not seen Jersey Shore. But it's very name intrigues me. Uh oh...


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