We Got the FUNK: December 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WW: Happy New Years Eve!

Today I am taking the last day of the year to really focus on rejuvenation and relaxation.  My amazing mom and my husband are on kid duty today while I head to a chiropractor appointment, a massage, some shopping and getting my nails done.  I really really need this day and am so excited to just refresh and start the new year off right.  After this day, I will meet up with the rest of my amazing family for a delicious home cooked dinner and then we are headed to the Denver zoo lights.  I anticipate this day being amazing and just hope I am not disappointed.

See you next year!


Also, feel free to link up below and be safe tonight.  If in doubt, call a ride and ring the new year in responsibly. 





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Happy, Happy New Year! From The Oh My Heartsie Girls~We wish you all the best,
Great work to reach your fondest goals, And when you’re done, sweet rest.
We hope for your fulfillment, Contentment, peace and more,
A brighter, better new year than You’ve ever had before.

Karren
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 I love fall for the crisp weather, pumpkin everything and crock pot meals! I am sharing my most popular recipe among my friends.

Stuffed peppers are my dad's favorite meal. I made these for my family when we were having them over after going to our local orchard for apple picking, pumpkin picking and apple cider doughnuts, Read More

Co-Host Stephanie from Managing A Home


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Banana Coconut Cream Bundt Cake Recipe Here
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Cathy loves to cook from scratch but love's to have a collection of yummy recipes I can whip together by picking up a few items at the grocery store.
Lately, her favorite cookies and cakes have pudding mix as a key ingredient. With the wide selection of flavors of pudding mix and cake mix there are so many tasty combinations to try. Banana Coconut Cake Recipe Here

Co-Host Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise
Other Hosts For December That Joined us
Co-Host Coco from Home School A Palooza
Co-Host Laura from We Got The Funk
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Monday, December 29, 2014

NYE "Funky" Drinks to Try!

Like most women (and men), I love Pinterest and I also love planning and idealizing the world.  Sometimes I can pull it off, and others well..."Pinterest fail" just does not cover my terrorizing skills.  Regardless, I have been browsing that beautiful place and came across some great drink recipes to try! Hopefully you will try these too, particularly for the upcoming festivities that we all enjoy and celebrate.


  1. Reclaiming Provincial is highlighting these Champagne French Popsicles with an easy recipe. These would be absolutely great for keeping that champagne cold!
  2. The ButterBeer Jell-O Shots have my heart.  Not only are they adorable but Harry Potter.  Really New Years always has that whimsical feeling and what a way to perpetuate that feeling then with a Butterbeer Jell-O shot. Created by Tablespoon.
  3. Rock candy & champagne!  Really I mean that is actually a match made in heaven.  Also you could easily make this kid friendly by just adding it to sparkling cider!  
  4. Pixelated Crumb is bringing the Cranberry Ginger Cocktail which just sounds delicious and looks so festive. 
  5. For the kids at the party I just love the idea of cookies and milk in flutes!  How adorable and what a great way to get the kids involved in the party. Courtesy of Vitamin.
  6. The Pomegranate Mojito from Kate at the Kitchen Door is beautifully presented and could also easily be adjusted to be kid friendly by freezing the fruit and spices into plain water.
Let me know if you try any of these! 

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Recap 2014

Whew!  What a break it has been.  The hubby is sick, the kids are crazy, I am slowly losing my mind and we are enjoying every damn moment.  We had a very nice Christmas and were blessed.  While I chose to keep the presents to more practical items (clothes, shoes and only a few toys), my parents and sister went a bit crazy and spoiled those babies rotten...including a dang drum set.


We spent Christmas Eve with my family.  I helped my mom make prime rib roast and king crab legs which we all devoured.  We then headed into the family room and basked in the greatness that is my mom's Christmas tree forest (8 trees decorated in various themes in the corner of the family room).  My dad and sister passed out gifts and my kids got to unwrapping.  Eyan opened the green lightsaber he had been talking about for months, the peanut was in love with the baby doll and we spoiled my mom with an embroidery machine and then my dad got the adorable ReinBEER that I made. 


How cute are those!  Simple too!  Just grab a six pack of your favorite beer, some googly eyes, a red fuzzy ball, a pipe cleaner shaped into points and some hot glue!  Huge hit.


Christmas morning was spent at our house opening the gifts from Santa and us.  Eyan asked for a Rollercopter from Santa (which I will be returning because it is a hunk of junk) as well as Baymax from Big Hero 6.  In addition I stayed practical and there were a lot of clothes under that tree for my growing boy.  He was so excited and so fun to watch open gifts.  The princess on the other hand was sassy and grumpy.  She was only interested in the candy in her stocking and walked around with a candy bar shaped Santa oozing out of her mouth for a good 20 minutes. She really could care less about the Jessie doll and clothes and was pretty much ready to go back to bed.  I am sure next year will be different.  

My favorite part of the whole day...WE HAD A WHITE CHRISTMAS IN COLORADO!  It started snowing midday, and was perfect. 


The next day though...A Christmas miracle was delivered!


Baby Jesus made his safe arrival to our house and all was right in the world.  Emmi has been happily holding her baby Jesus and carrying him around and taking good care of him.  

How was your Christmas???

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry {early} Christmas

I'm taking the next couple days off to just get stuff done and enjoy the season.  I had meant to pre-schedule posts but alas, that obviously didn't happen.  Although I always have tons to write and edit, none of it trumps my time that my babies need...oh and those damn presents that need to be wrapped!  

I'm feeling a bit like this already but so eager to see the look on my kids faces in just a fews days...but first, the prep!


Merry Christmas folks!  Thank you all for being amazing and awesome and everything wonderful about the Internet!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Gamer's Choice #Giveaway!

I am ecstatic to bring my amazing readers things fantastic giveaway!  One reader will win their choice between an XBOX One and a PS4!  What a great gift for the gamer in your life!  My hubby is drooling over the PS4.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WW: Festival of Lights Parade

What a wonderful night with family!













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Co-Host Lysa from Welcome To My Circus
Lysa has chosen to share a story about her daughter; This post is about my silly 15 year old daughter and what she wants for Christmas this year... It is really funny as she is just hilarious anyway but she wants a stuffed animal that turns into a one piece suit type of thing called Janimals they are the wearable stuffed animals... Something geared toward younger children but she just really has to have this, as I said the other day, new crazy idea! Lynn's Christmas Wish!! 
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Co-Host Coco from Home School A Palooza
Co-Host Coco Lives in Las Vegas and is sharing; The ten best things to do in Vegas, as a local she has picked out her favorites! Hope all is well! 10 Best Things To Do In Vegas screen-shot Las ves, nv-2014-12-11-at-11-50-26-am

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Co-Host Stephanie from Managing A Home
This weeks Feature shared by Stephanie is how to create a affordable garland using ornaments found at the Dollar Spot at Target.
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Co-Host Laura from We Got The Funk
Our Co-Host Laura would says she works in a great community of bloggers and has a fantastic giveaway for her readers! One lucky winner will win a combo prize pack of a $50.00 Starbucks gift card, $50.00 Target gift card, & $50.00 PayPal deposit! "Holiday Giveaway"Holiday Group Giveaway from We got the funk 1
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Co-Host Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise
This week from our Co-Host Cathy she has created this Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle to share, it looks wonderful, made with Jello Pudding and Cool-Whip and a few other tasty morsels and this dessert is Gluten Free!!
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