Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving my loves!

Well hello my loves,

Thanksgiving was great! I hope you all had a great turkey day and spent it with your loved ones.

I got to spend my thanksgiving with my Wonderful girlfriend Star and our little house family here in Colorado :)  It was nice.

Star made her famous cranberry glazed turkey breasts which were amazing and totally worth ditching the whole turkey and just getting the breasts :)   She took pictures and told me I was welcome to share it with you all :) so here we go!

Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breasts

For the Turkey you will need:

  • 1 (6pound) whole turkey breast or 6 individual cut breasts
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs creole Seasoning ( recipe below)
For your Brine you will need:

  • 3/4 Gallons water
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup kosher salt 
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped ginger
  • 1 tbs black peppercorns
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme

Combine all of the brining liquid ingredients in a large non-reactive container (a stockpot works well for this) and stir to dissolve the salt and sugar. Rinse the turkey well under cold running water. Place the turkey in the brine, cover, and refrigerate, turning occasionally, for at least 12 hours and up to 24 hours.

When you take the Turkey breasts out of the brine just drain the brine and remove all sprigs and peppercorns from turkey and place on a foiled baking sheet.

Roast in the oven, tented with foil at 350F for about 18-20 minutes per pound......and when you remove it from the oven, remember to let it "rest" for about 10 - 15 minutes before you carve it. This is a process know as "carry over cooking".

 Then you top your turkey breasts with your creole seasoning

For your creole seasoning you will need:

  • 2 tbs salt
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs black pepper
  • 1tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 tbs dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
(you wont need all the seasoning so you can save the rest in a zip lock bag for later)

For your Cranberry Glaze you will need:

  • 1 (12-oz) bag fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped ginger
  • 2 tbs orange zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grande Marnier)

 Boil all ingredients in a large pot, (you can hear the Cranberry's popping I liked this part) for about 10-15mins. Till all the berries are pretty much popped.
 We used a flour sifter to strain our cranberry glaze.
(I saved the cranberry stuff from inside the strainer to make a jam.)
place the cranberry glaze in the fridge so it can cool while your turkey is still cooking. 

When your turkey is done 'resting' carve it and plate it. Then place the glaze over your carved turkey!
And Enjoy!

For some after turkey and a whole bottle of wine fun I decided it would be fun to put eyebrows on the pups lol Enjoy!

Hope you try this amazing recipe and if you do tell me what you think :)  

Christmas is coming ya'll Get ready!!!!   I am so ready for December <3

Happy holiday's loves! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


IPSY is here!!!  :)  I absolutely loved everything I got this month! :) 
Let me tell you a little about my November Glam bag! 

So first on my list was this Gorgeous Red lip crayon by Bombshell Cosmetics in Hot Damn
It's a Bright red color and has a very smooth texture. I Love it!  
 Apply to top and bottom lips for full coverage. For sheer coverage, apply to lower lip only and blot lips together. For more color, apply several coats until you receive desired results.
Bombshell Cosmetics gives you a Tip on how to make your lips appear fuller: Start applying lip crayon in the middle of your mouth and blend outward, stopping just short of the edge to prevent bleeding and make lips appear fuller.

We Have a Gem eye pencil By Starlooks in Topaz
 It has a magnificent metallic finish and is so versatile, soft, and creamy that it can be used as a liner or eyeshadow base! It has a gorgeous, micro-glitter finish.

 Lip gallery creamy color sheer lipstick in Showstopper
A fresh tint of just right color for a dreamy pout. Lightweight, creamy texture with sheer, buildable color quality. Silky shine finish and conditioning comfort.
em tip: this is the perfect, buildable lip color for those who want a sheer tint!

Beauty Bronzer by Pixi in  Subtly Suntouched is a medium honey tan bronzer that gives your complexion the warmth and luminosity of naturally sunkissed skin. Hydrating, silky-smooth & long-wearing, it also protects against free radicals. Contains Vitamin E to protect the skin and mica, which provides dense natural pigment. I love this Bronzer it is the perfect shade! 

Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow by bhcosmetics in Aphrodite will take you from Plain Jane to an infinite trendsetter. Inspired by the moons and planets of the universe, eyeshadow shades range from hot sun-orange to cool earth-blue and colors of the Milky Way. Be as chic as a sparkling star. Goes on great and can be built up to a darker shade.

Nailtini's Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Champagne nice color with a great shine. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Colorado I'm back!! :)

Back in Colorado and It snows the next morning! How beautiful! 
I wake up to these beauties! <3
 Hello Colorado Snow!!  I loved it!!  my car.... not so much lol this is the first time my tardis see's snow! I don't think he liked it very much lol.
 Ok so I took the picture on the left and my google+ app decided to make it actually snow in the picture on the right! cool huh! :)
 Ok so since it was cold and my Texas baby Melody was SO SCARED! she had no idea what it was and followed Kiki around cause she was making a path. It was cute. Sooooo I had to make her a sweater! :) 

Castle Rock Star Lighting Ceremony
It was Beautiful we stopped at Safeway and grabbed some kettle corn and some Starbucks hot chocolates! <3  it was a great experience to watch the smile on my love's face when the fireworks went off. we didn't get to see them for 4th of July so this definitely made up for it! 

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 This Woman I tell you she is so Great. she is Crazy special to me and makes me so happy I can say I am truly blessed to have her!

Sweet sleep Loves till next time! 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

November Is here!! :)

Hello All!! :)  been a while since I've Written to you!

November is here!! :)

So end of October real quick.. I painted my nails and to match I dressed as Frankenstein's... sister ;)  and handed out candy.  I also did Star's makeup and she looked like her brother with a beard and stash :) I did quiet a good job it freaked me out lol

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Now on to November!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 Starts with my visit to Austin <3 I missed my family and friends so much!  I got to see Brency and Yasmine :) they took me to Mothers cafe and garden It is a great Vegan/Vegetarian restaurant Star and I LOVE IT! :) I had the Chile Reyeno with Vegan cheese! OMG it was Yummmmmy!

Then they dropped me off at my brother and sister-in-laws house where I got to meet one of my two new nieces Dylan Josefina! :)  She is so darn precious!!  I could not get enough of her she melted my heart! she is Beautiful!
 Oh I dont want to fail to mention that Bonnie was so excited she ripped open her head... for the SECOND TIME!  ugh I took her to the Vet so they can close her up OMG this picture doesn't even begin to describe the image like this picture is nothing compared to the real thing poor baby.  Fyi she is doing great now :) all stitched up! 

I fell in love with little Dylan she has the silliest faces and is so ADORABLE!   Rachel wrapped her in one of the blankets I made for the twins and OMG She was so stinkin cute!

Then I got to meet The Garza Super Girl Abigale Jesse! <3 
 Abbi has the sweetest smile and the strongest heart! She is so strong! My sweet Girl!

 I have three Beautiful nieces now and they are all so Amazing! I can't wait to move back to austin so I can be the best Tia Mary EVER!!

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FRIENDS!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~

When I was in Austin I also go to see My HoodRat Vanessa! and her little man Jaedyn he is quiet a kid :) He'll do as my adopted nephew lol. 
Can't wait to move back and hang out with my bestie more!! EEK Sushi and saki dates!

RICE AND BEANS UNITE!!!   I love my rice and bean! We went to Kerby and caught up. 
OOH and might I mention Kerby lane is taking off anything vegan which I think is outrageous! they don't want to be associated with being "vegan" they are just a Diner,  hello you are a restaurant in AUSTIN and there are a lot of vegan's who live there. I'm not Vegan but I do have Vegan friends and I don't think taking off the Vegan options cause 'you want to serve more meat options cause you aren't a vegan restaurant' is ridiculous. Just my opinion.

On a happier note I made Mole' for my sister-in-law and I made Menudo for my Big brother! :) it's like a must now. I think my menudo needs some work but he loves it. :)

So far November has put a great big smile on my face it just makes me excited for December!! but first... TURKEY!!!  I mean.... Thanksgiving :) 

Till Next time my loves! Enjoy November and Get ready for thanksgiving!! :)