Saturday, February 28, 2009
I have been introduced to the most Sinful treat this week. I was blessed to be intoduced to my new craving. It is a white chocolate with a crispy coconut it is similar to the Raffaello, but with out the nut and it to me is way more enjoyable to eat. It just melts in your mouth. My awesome sister who was just here this past week brought me a few treats that she packed from Germany. This has become my all time favorite so far, the Lions Mini's are a close second and the fruit tea falls in third. Mental note:Let me die with one of these in my coffin.
PS. T, E, F and O - your aunt nikki needs another care package it can be full of these, I wouldn't mind. :)
Friday, February 27, 2009
Ok I got this off a real cool chick’s blog; I thought it sounded like fun so I am joining in on the fun. If you'd like to get a treat from ME, the first five to comment and follow the directions will be getting a giveaway from me. Here's the fine print...
The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It will be done this year.
4- You will have no clue what it's going to be. As I am not sure what it will be at this time? It could be some craft I make, which by the way I am not crafty, it may be something yummy baked, it may be a really good gossip magazine with a treat so you can put your feet up and read and enjoy the quiet moment. It may be some kind of bargain that I find. It may be something really, really cool or not. But it will definitely be something.
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch? You know there is always a catch. The catch is that you must post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who follow the directions.
Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
In hornor of my nephews Talbert and Ethan who reminded me that all ages read the blog.
I received an email today from my nephews who live in Germany. See their comments below.
Dear Aunt Nikki,
Your blog really grossed us out. All that (whispered) "sexy" food is really bad for kids to read.
Talbert: "You may be good on food, but you're blog grosssed us out w/all the sexy talk"
Love Talbert and Ethan
I realized today that I wil really try to keep my comments from "PG13" to "G" rating. Talbert and Ethan, thanks so much for keeping your Aunt Nikki on her toes.
Love your guts!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This day started out pretty good. We were able to sleep in and take a relaxing morning in. We decided to head to Mimi's for breakfast and found a huge rush there. We put our names in finding out that the wait would be 30 mins. With that I suggested we go next door to Jared and take a look. So that is what we did. We looked around the store and then decided to head back to the restaurant to see where we were on the list. As it turns out they called our name and we didn't answer so they moved on. We told the girl to add our name back to the list and we went and sat down and waited. About 30 mins again Adam goes up to talk to the girl and she said he never put our name on the list the 2nd time. At this point we were already waiting an hour for a table and realized we didn't have time to stay and eat. Adam had to get home to get ready for an appointment he had with the Stake. So we rushed home. Adam grabs something out of the fridge and I decided to make some eggs and pancakes for my breakfast which was noon at the time. With that said, I had a full tummy and didn't feel like going out so I went and took a nap on my big red couch. When I woke up I felt refreshed and decided to do my grocery shopping. I headed to the store with a list in hand. I was shocked how busy it was. The seafood area was crazy. I stood in line for 15 mins waiting my turn to get shrimp. I picked up the rest of my items and headed back home. I got the car unloaded and was waiting for Adam to come home from his appointment. When he arrived we talked about our option for the night, to go out to dinner and a movie, ot to stay home and make dinner with some items I picked up to make a nice dinner at hom. So after some debate about going out into the craziness of the night, we both pitched in and made a dinner at home.
I call it my Sexy Night Dinner. We ate asparagus, come on, when cooked properly this is a very sexy food. You can eat it with your fingers and feed eat other. We had Cheese Fondue. Another very sexy food. You dip bread into a wonder of cheese and it is a very interactive meal and fun to feed each other as well. Then we had Shrimp. Once again a sexy food item. You eat with your finger and suck. You know when you can bring attention to your mouth, it's all good! Like I said Sexy Night Dinner.
Before Dinner Adam showered me with a few gifts that he picked up on his way home from his appointment. I love that he knows me so well and listens to the hints here and there. He gave me a box of Godiva Truffles. Oh baby you can't go wrong with Godiva. I am a chocoholic as well, I know my chocolate. But the goodness didn't end there. I have always wanted to say this. "HE WENT TO JARED'S, he went to jared’s? YES HE WENT TO JARED'S." Adam gave me a beautiful pair of Diamond Stud earrings. My first pair ever. I love them and wearing them as I right this. Which that, of course I had to jump him and give him a huge hug and kiss. Thank you my sweetheart for spoiling me today. I love you with all my young girl heart!
Yes, I do think V-day is a cheesy day, but if you can feel spoiled at least one day in the year go for the chance.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I have to say I had a great time last night going out with the girls to go see the newest make you feel good chick flick. "Confessions of a Shopoholic" As I sat back in the plush seats at Movie Theater with popcorn and milk duds in hand I found myself lost in the humor and fashion that the movie brought. You know it does all start with the magic card that we all want in our youth that will pay for everything we buy. I loved how she described the high you get when you find that perfect something and the joy that fills your heart. When the high has subsided, you are the left with that empty feeling and searching for the next high. Oh how can I relate. I have to admit it, I love to shop. I do get the high she is talking about in the movie, it may not be from the Prada or Dolce & Gabbana but the same high comes when I spend at Costco, Target and Nordstroms Rack. It's the same high when you find that perfect item.
Oh once again, I need to remember to simplify my life with only the most beautiful things. Like my Versace Sunglasses. LOL
I have to go now, I need to go shopping!
PS - Happy Valentine's Day!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. For many years it was one of those days that you felt like if you didn’t have that some one special in your life you were all alone. But then almost 9 years ago the day changed for me. It was the day that Adam proposed to me. He did it in a very special way, and because of that it has changed from a day about commercial love to a day that changed my life forever. It started out as a normal day. When I got home from work I got ready for a date with a guy that I knew I had fallen in love with. I was curious as to what our date would be. I never thought he would have taken that night to propose to me. Seriously, how cheesy can you get, a thousand other couples doing the same thing? Adam showed up at my place with two dozen red roses in his hand, a teddy bear, balloons and chocolates. He was loaded down with all this stuff on my doorstep. What a surprise to find so many treats for me. I was a little overwhelmed with all the stuff. It was as if he didn’t know what to get so he just got it all. Then he took me to this beautiful restaurant in downtown SLC. We had a table next to a large window that overlooked the temple. I am not sure if he planned the view or not. But as we sat there eating our dinner I could see this handsome man sitting in front of me with the temple as his back drop. When dinner was over we were waiting for our desert to come to the table. He seemed so calm and like nothing was planned. Our server brings a plate to the table holding a red heart shape container. In the container I found it full of red M&N’s (my favorite) and a fortune cookie inside. Adam encouraged me to open the cookie. I broke open the cookie and found a note that read “Answer what your heart desires” at that moment a ring fell out of the cookie and I found Adam down on one knee next to me asking me if I would marry him. He could not have planed it better. You know what my answer was, since we are coming up soon on our 9 years of marriage. So February 14th will have a special place in my heart. Even though I still think it is a cheesy commercial holiday. We like to go out for dinner and it has to be Italian food, because our first date was Italian food and that date was the one that I had butterfly’s and I like to remember the butterfly’s I felt with him. I don’t like to get roses for Valentine ’s Day. I think they are over priced and have no smell. I like to receive roses any other time of the year when they have a beautiful aroma to them. I love chocolates and you can’t go wrong with just a sample box of Godiva, and of course jewelry is always a hit with me. I love anything that sparkles. I am a girl and love her bling!. None of that is important, their just things, what is important is remembering those you love and make the effort on that day to tell them you love them and appreciate them in your life. If you can do it with a little sparkle then “it’s all good”.