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Friday, August 24, 2012

Break time.

Forgive the lack of blog post. 
I feel like I've been so busy lately.It's been tough to sit and blog.
 I've been thinking of giving my blog a make over by simplifying it. 
Soon I'll be getting a new camera! I'm very excited about that. 
My Craft room is FINALLY organized and ready!
I want to start with a fresh look, ideas, and lots of new projects. 
see ya in a bit.


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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Homemade fraps recipe!


what you'll need & suggestions you could make.
*One cup-International delight vanilla iced coffee.  
This product is new. I bought it to try it and I liked it but it's too creamy for "iced coffee". 
The pastry chef in me thought it would make a great base for fraps. Guess what? it does!
*1/4 cup-Half & Half.
(Fat free Half & Half)
*1/4 cup -Smuckers Caramel sundae syrup
(Sugar free Smuckers caramel sundae syrup)
*Topping-Whipped cream
(Fat free whipped cream)
*One packet-Nescafe instant coffee
(dissolve in one table spoon of warm water)
(a shot of espresso) 
*Add desired ice and blend.
Serve it in your favorite cup, add some whip, drizzle some delicious caramel 
(This makes 2 servings, depending on cup size)

If you try it, tag me on Instagram @dearwhimsy.
I would love to see it!


Friday, March 30, 2012

My first time in Georgia!

Just kidding.
My brother is not for sale! :)

For Josh's Spring break we decided to visit my brother in Georgia.
It was my first time going.
He moved to Roswell Georgia about 2 years ago with his partner.
He's been bribing me to come visit by telling me
he's going to take me to a place where I can hand feed deers.
As soon as he said that I was sold!
( duh! )
He's a manager at Total Wine and he gave me some wine wood boxes.
I'm thinking I'll make them into night stands.
That should be a fun project.
What ever I decide to do with them, I'll make sure I share it with you.
If you have any inspiration, send it my way!
Here we are the Yellow River Ranch
This was the BEST!!!
I wish I could have a deer as a pet :)
They were being a little shy but once they saw we had food they just walked over to us.
oh and just incase you're wondering,
I am married to the bunny whisperer.
ah! it was so dreamy to do this.
(Thank you, brudder)
This is us at the Roswell Mill bridge.
It was my favorite! So beautiful and peaceful.

My brother treated us to Chicken and Waffles at Gladys Knight.
We waited an hour to be seated.
It was so worth it.
Everything was so delicious!
I kept saying,
"This is so bad for you but so good!" haha
So if you're on a diet and you want a good cheat day, go 'treat yo self' at Gladys!
This is apple.
My baby. She was so well behaved in the car.
She's 4 years old and she's a terrier poodle.
Just incase you were about to ask :)

We loved Georgia!
My brother was trying to talk us into moving there.
We didn't hate the idea but we're not ready to make that kind of change right now.
We love our warm sunny Florida state!
We also went to the Georgia Aquarium.
I didnt take any fun pictures because it was SO crowded!
it was insane. It was awesome but so crowded!
Our trip was super great and we made some pretty good memories.

I might be getting my camera fixed soon!
Hopefully that will help me keep up with the blog.
Life has been go-go non stop.
My grandmother just moved to Spring Hill Fl from Puerto Rico.
So excited to have a grandparent around.
I'm making plans to design my craft room.
It's been over whelming to have a whole room full of materials.
I want to start working on some new projects so bad but I have to get organized.
I've been on a break.
Married life is wonderful. I love every minute of it.
It's definitely something new and we're just learning to get the hang of things and trying to see how things will work with our schedules.
I guess that's it for now :)


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Friday, February 24, 2012

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by my lovely friend, Murr , to do a Q and A!
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1. Post these rules
2. Post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions provided by the one who tagged you
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag
5. Go to their blog and tell them they've been tagged!
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Random Things About Me:
1. I don't ride roller coasters.
2. I hate the smell of beer & cigarettes.
3.I don't like candles that smell like food for example, cinnabons, cookie dough, pumpkin pie. I just like a clean scent. (Thank you Fabreeze for making Gain scent. It's my favorite)
4.I never forget to wear my seat belt and I don't let anyone not wear it.
5. I sang with Lauren Hill when I was 17.
6.I wish I got paid every time some one tells me I look like Hilary duff.
7. I hate when people leave a price tag on a gift.
8. I hate subliminal comments.
9. I still want a tree house.
10. I've never won anything!
11. I'm 3 years older than my husband.

11 Questions For You:
1. If you could cut one thing out of your daily routine, what would it be?
Trying to find what I'm going to wear. I get like that when I feel like I need to go shopping.

2. What's the best thing you ever ate?
I'm not sure. 

3. How did you meet your spouse?
I met him at church. Before we met I was an inside joke with all his buds and apprently I was his wife. He didn't even know my name and he would always joke around that I was his wife. Then I met him, fell inlove with him and we got married! :)

4. If you were trapped alone on a remote island for 30 days, what three things would you bring?
A phone, a boat, and a map so I can get out of there :)

5. What's one trend you would love to stop seeing?
Mmmm...there's a few. 

6. What's the story behind your name?
My dad named me Tamara, after an actress on a soap opera. 
My mom wanted to name me Crystal.
I like Tamara better. I also don't have a middle name.
Everyone calls me Tammie. 

7. Most listened to song at the moment?
Lately I've been listening to Brooke Fraser on my way to work.

8. If you could collect anything, or start a new collection, what would you collect?
Catherine holm cookware!

9. How do you like your coffee?
Iced, half & half .

10. What's your biggest pet-peeve?
People who come up with assumptions and have no facts and always believe their "feelings" are always right because some how they have a magic power reading minds and like manipulating situations just so they have control! It's disgusting to me.

11. What is one bit of marriage &/or parenting advice you would give to other women?
I've only been married for 3 months, I'm no expert but,
I've lived/seen many marriages fail or close to failing.

I would have to say, Keep God in the center of your marriage. Pray together, Laugh together, Talk about your goals, encourage your dreams together. Remind each other how much you mean to each other. Reminisce about good times and when you first met. Always remember that it's GOD, YOU and HIM in this marriage and not other people. Make it a goal to make it different from what you've seen, what you've heard or been through. Husband and wife should be best friends.
It's not a competition against each other, you're a team! together you're stronger.
Don't believe what this world has to say about marriage.
I believe we've been lied to about so many things. This world has shifted our minds to think marriage is a negative thing.
Don't let anyone tell you it's a just the honeymoon phase, things change, just wait a few years.
Instead, pray for those people.
God created marriage to be the most beautiful experience.
Trust in him and live each day trying to honor God in everything you do together.

And for whoever else, if you'd like to answer the questions I've asked, feel free! Take the questions and send a link back in the comments below so I can see your answers!

Now it's your turn! Anyone is welcome to do this Q & A!