Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Roads....

The Sizzlin Savages are headed home for Christmas and a little Holiday blog vacation!
I will back after the new year..... Happy Holidays friends!
In the meantime follow me on Instagram, Pinterest...... you know the usual!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

ICE

It wasn't until recently that I heard the term "ICE" as in "In Case of Emergency" and my ICE is my Mom. In case of emergency, in case of drastic emotional meltdown, in case of the needing of laughter, in case I need to talk to the person who knows me best that is all..... my Mom!
So I have to Thank her for all of that.....even though she doesn't have a choice! ha!
Today is my Moms Birthday and I am sending her big hugs and kisses from Ohio and I will be home to actually give those to her in 2 DAYS!
I love you Mom.....Happy Birthday!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Something to Think About....

I thought it would be nice if we all started out this week with something to think about. Myself included. Something to remind us how lucky we are. It is so easy to get so far off base during the Holidays and to think more about ourself than others. Or what gifts we will be giving instead of those who don't have gifts to give or receive. This short video really puts it into perspective.
First World Problems......


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Bake Off!

As I am making this post I find myself getting a little more into the Holiday spirit and even more so do I find myself wanting to run to the kitchen and bake! I wanted to make this really easy for us and get all the baking recipes we need this year in one post!!! All of these are easy, shareable, kid friendly and delish! So lets dig in..........
No Bake Cookies with Nutella?? These would be a huge hit with, well........ anyone. These are on my "To Bake" list this year for sure!!! The recipe is HERE!

Christmas Crack is an easy recipe that starts with saltines and then it turns into something you can't get enough of........hence the name Christmas Crack! The recipe is HERE! Your family and friends will thank you!

5 Minute Bourbon Truffle Balls sounds amazing right??!! These would make a nice easy gift too, put these in a little box for a coworker, neighbor or the guy in your life!! You can get the recipe HERE!

This is a picture from one of my Christmas Pasts Baking escapades that my sister would help me with every year! The green bundle is one of my ALL time favorite easy Holiday recipes........ No Bake Holly Leaves! I found this recipe years ago on the Kraft website and you should add it to your bake list this year.......
No Bake Holly Leaves

Need1/3 cup butter or margarine
30 JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
1-1/2 tsp. green food coloring
3 cups corn flakes
2 Tbsp. cinnamon red hot candies 

Make It
MELT butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add marshmallows; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until melted. Stir in food coloring.

ADD cereal; stir to evenly coat. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-covered baking sheets sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Press candies into cereal mixture, flattening each mound slightly.

LET stand at room temperature 30 min. or until firm. ENJOY!

This is another recipe I got years ago from the Kraft website (you should check it out). This is homemade Thin Mints and I swear this incredibly easy recipe tastes almost like the Girl Scout version! These are a favorite around the Savage house and they will be a favorite in yours too!!!
Homemade Thin Mints recipe is HERE!
For some ideas on how to package these as gifts, take a look at a past post of mine HERE!

I hope you all will make one or two of these recipes, let me know how they turn out!! Maybe this weekend I will bake these myself and I just might share.........

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Date Night

Like yesterday this fashion board is perfect for a Christmas party or a Date night with your man!! I call this "All that glitters is gold"!!! I just need somewhere to go now........
Christmas Date Night



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas at Home

I have created a casual fashion board with some fun "mix & match" pieces for a cozy, easy Christmas at home! This board also mixes "high/low" price points and everything on here is available now at the sites below! In fact this makes me want to buy everything on there! ha, shocking right?

Christmas at Home



Sunday, December 8, 2013

KD.....

I think we all know that I love my OKC Thunder and I can NOT wait to be home for Christmas and go to a game! Thunder Up! I think you also know that I love each of these players, Okc is so lucky to have such wonderful guys! Kevin Durant is the face of our team and there could not be a better role model for ......anyone to have. KD is a man of God and he is not shy about that........ a few years back everyone always wanted to know what was in his backpack at the games.....it was a big "thing"! What was in it...... his Bible.

I have talked about Life Church many times here on the blog and I am also very much looking forward to going to the Christmas Eve service when we are home. Last week Pastor Craig did a message on Spiritual Growth and this message was thru Kevin Durant's testimony. I enjoyed every moment of this message and you could just see the person KD is inside shine thru him as he spoke. If you have 33 minutes you will not regret watching the message. And this would be great for your children to watch and see what a positive role model really looks like. You can watch the message below or visit the Life Church site by clicking HERE!



Friday, December 6, 2013

Just call me...


Just call me Mrs. Grinch this year..........and I am ok with that. I will say that the Casa Savage does have Christmas lights on outside because I have a good hubby who insisted.....but inside.....nadda! This year I do not see the pay off of all the work to decorate when Matt is gone every week, I am at work and we won't even be home for Christmas. What is the point? I mean my dogs would enjoy it but that is all. In fact, I still have my pumpkins up inside because I am too lazy to put them up. 
Also, this year we are not doing Christmas cards......whats the purpose? Does all our friends and family REALLY need another card (this would be year 6) of just Matt and I smiling? The answer is NO! Here  is what it would say ..."Hi, us again.......Merry Christmas.......our past year was blah......how was yours"?
I know right? Are you shocked by my "Grinchness"?? 
I will say that I am counting on our traditional Christmas Eve service with Matt's family in Oklahoma at Life Church to kick me out of this "mood"! But until then.......your stuck with me.  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

What a Surprise...

Friday night Matt, his sister Jenn and I went to see a movie and to be honest it was kinda slim-pickin's. Well, that is if you see everything like Matt and I do! So we decided on Delivery Man with Vince Vaughn and we were so surprised by this movie! Surprised in a good way......this movie is so cute! This is not a dirty stupid comedy but rather a funny movie with some serious heart. I loved this movie and I know we will for sure rent this when it comes out on DVD! Here is the trailer.......


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gifts for your Girlfriend!

Gifts for your girlfriend could be for your bestie, your sister or a fun game of dirty Santa at work!! Here some of my favorite gift ideas for her.......
Christmas for your bestie or sister!



Monday, December 2, 2013

Come on Oklahoma......

AS you know I completely stay away from Political posts or heated debates...... I have no need to push my thoughts on you nor do I need to hear from everyone who agrees or disagrees with me! NOW......with that being said, this video sums up my feelings on a current "political debate" in Oklahoma.
I have a lot to say on this but I will let Steven Colbert say it for me......



Saturday, November 30, 2013

Well...

Well, how did I spend my Thanksgiving?? How did I spend my time while Matt's sister was here visiting???? Being SICK! I think I have a sinus infection and then the over the counter meds I took made me so sick to my stomach! So I spent all day Thanksgiving making us 3 Thanksgiving dinner and when it was ready all I was able to eat was maybe 3 bites. It completely blew........I was such a dud. Thankfully it is only Saturday and I have 48 hours to pull it together before the work week!
Being sick to start off the Holiday season is really adding to my whole "Bahumbug" attitude I have this year. Maybe today I will watch "The Holiday" or "The Family Stone" favorite movies of mine and try to get into the spirit!

Hope your Thanksgiving was better than mine!


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