First, I want to thank you my readers for sticking with me as I find the right path for Southern Belle Charm. I love writing this Blog! So with that being said I think its time to make a few changes and take Southern Belle Charm in a different direction. No I am not giving up the blog, in fact I could not give it up, it is my “baby” and I want to see it grow. So I have decided no more certain day blog posts with a certain topic. For now on its going to be all random all the time, so the posts could be on any given day and about any given thing. I will still have posts time from time about NASCAR, Cooking, or Reading. Because all three of these are a big part of my life, but writing is my passion. I hope you enjoy the changes and again Thank You for reading and sticking with me.
This week I started reading an e-book on my kindle called The Owner of His Heart by Theodora Taylor. Someone I know read this book and they really enjoyed it. So I thought I would give it a try too. I have not had much time to devote to it this week so far. But hopefully very soon I can really get into it and I will let you know what I think. So far it is not living up to the Marriage Merger or the Crossfire Series. I’ll keep you posted.
Yesterday was Birthday food day at work. So I made a cake, of course. I made a dark chocolate fudge cake with peanut butter chips and cookies n’ cream icing.
I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix but did not prepare it the way it says to on the box. I used a trick I found on Pintrest some time ago. I used four eggs instead of three, milk instead of water, and butter X2 instead of oil. To the batter I added about 3/4 cup of peanut better chips. Baked it, let it cool, and then iced it with Betty Crocker Hershey Cookies n’ Cream icing. That icing was amazingly good! They have a Hershey Special Dark Chocolate icing too, I can’t wait to try that one.
I have a Vera Bradley obsession, I’m not going to lie about it. I love the bright-colored purses and bags. I even have the Vera Bradley luggage, large spinner and small spinner. So of course now my computer is decked out in Vera Bradley too, just like my Kindle and Phone. I mean of course I have a Vera Bradley laptop case but no one really sees that unless I am carrying my laptop somewhere. But now everyone can see it when I use my laptop. My prescription glasses and sun glasses are even Vera Bradley!
This week I read “The Marriage Merger” by Jennifer Probst. Wow! I loved this book! It was so different then the other three books of the series. This book the main male character, Sawyer Wells, to me was a mix between Christian Gray and Gideon Cross. It really got me out of my reading funk. There were times when I could not and would not put it down. I recommend the whole series but this one in particular.
I had every intention of making baked spaghetti but that did not go as planned. I started it but just never got around to finishing it. I sautéed a zucchini, onion, garlic, and some rainbow slaw mix with olive oil. While that was sautéing I cooked my whole wheat spaghetti. Once my spaghetti was done and my vegetables were sautéed to my like I mixed them all together with one jar of pasta sauce. At this point I had to leave to go out for a family dinner and was going to bake it when I returned. While that did not happen, it was too late so I put the spaghetti and vegetable mixture into containers to take for work and add mozzarella cheese to the top. That way when I heated up the spaghetti the cheese would melt on top, making it almost baked spaghetti.
Sorry, it has been a crazy week around here. I feel like I am going non-stop all day everyday. This Southern Belle is wearing herself out. I work, work, work, try to have somewhat of a social life, make family time, plus try to fit a book or two in there somewhere too. I need a vacation! And except for a few weekend trips coming up in the next few months I don’t have a vacation planned till after the first of the year. I love working hard but some days I feel like I am working too hard. The one plus to the week is the new season of Duck Dynasty. I love that show and it makes me get my mind off stuff for a little bit. I will always make time for Duck Dynasty into my busy schedule. Hopefully the next week goes better.