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Hungry Couple's Chocolate Chip Bread

Since I was in the mood to bake, had a bag of chocolate chips in the cupboard and hubby was home to help, we decided on Hungry Couple's Chocolate Chip Bread recipe! While I measured out the ingredients, hubby was in charge of creaming the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. I finished with preparing the bread pan. That left hubby with pouring the mixture in the pan, smoothing it out and placing it in the oven!



Now the kitchen smells of vanilla and chocolate. Yes Marcus. It's not a Yankee Buttercream Frosting Candle!

It's always fun to cook and bake together.

Our Nature Box Subscription Has Arrived Today! February 2014

In case you haven't heard of NatureBox, for $19.95, you receive 5 different full sized healthy snacks each month. (free shipping) You can customize, pause or cancel your deliveries at any time! We've been subscribing since last summer and really enjoy the selection.



This month, we chose to customized our box, with couple of our favorites! Banana Bread Granola, French Toast Granola



There are also some selections of the month, Big Island Pineapple, Cherry Ganache Granola, Cranberry Almond Bites!



After all of the Valentine's Day sweets, NatureBox will be delicious and welcome treat!

You Gotta Bake These Apple Rolls!

I've been meaning to share a couple of photos of Oh Sweet Basil's Apple Rolls that I baked recently. The apple, sugar and butter really makes this treat a winner in our house!



Oh Sweet Basil recommends serving the rolls in a dish with warm milk or cream. We preferred them without. They're amazing hot and even better at room temp! Enjoy!

Happy Valentine's Day!

A Walk Thru Craig Ranch Regional Park!

One of favorite couple activities is walking!



And now that our neighborhood park is open, My husband and I really enjoying more opportunities for a stroll. It's 170 acres guarantees us something different to see on every visit.



I just had to get a closer photo of our little friend, Mr. Rabbit. We walked past him on the way to the pond.





What I'm Reading? "Happy Housewives Club" by Fawn Weaver

When I decided to drive into this book I forgot the box of Kleenex! Chapter 2 had me crying, wiping tears with my bed sheet! Let me just say those were tears of joy not saddeness. The stories are so full of love and laughter.

Tonight, I definitely won't forget the Kleenex!

New York Fashion Week Features First-Ever Model In Wheelchair

Maggie Freleng, Women's eNews, February 12, 2014 NEW YORK

(WOMENSENEWS)--The fashion industry is coming under steady pressure to widen the spectrum of beauty ideals.

Ad campaigns have called out unrealistic beauty standards, major department stores are adding plus-size mannequins and New York's recent child model laws are designed to protect all models under the age of 18 from exploitation.

But there's still plenty of room for more inclusion, said Danielle Sheypuk, Ms. Wheelchair New York 2012.

"People with disabilities are an untapped consumer market in terms of fashion," said Sheypuk, a clinical psychologist in New York. "We read the magazines, shop in stores, but nothing is ever pitched to us."

On Feb. 6, the first day of New York Fashion Week, which ends Feb. 13, one designer in particular seemed to understand. Carrie Hammer decided to shake things up and feature Sheypuk as the first person to "walk" the runway in a wheelchair.

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Ty Burrell, Modern Family, Responds To My Question About Living In A Van

I just love moments like this! HuffPostLive gives me the opportunity to do research on guests with the intentions of asking great questions! So when I discovered Ty Burrell, Modern Family, was going to be on I got busy.

Please check out this short clip, from the interview, when Ricky reads my question and Ty responds. Get ready to laugh!

Big Lots #ThriftIsBack Twitter Party, February 13, 4 PM EST

You know I'll be there! @BigLots#familyfavorite— Rona BerryMorin (@berrymorin) February 12, 2014

It's That Time Of Year Again! Girl Scout Cookies

We have made a promise that these are the ONLYGirl Scout Cookies to enter our house this year!

What are your favorite Girl Scout Cookies?

It's A Beautiful Day!~

It's a sunny, warm day so I went on a power walk, to pick up a new iron at Big Lots. Now Sock Monkey and I can continue to enjoy this beautiful day!

Menu Plan Monday ~ February 10, 2014

This week's Downton Abbey showed Mary's funny side. It was great to see her laugh again! Oh, and Foyle's War fans must be pleased to see Julian Overton, aka Andrew Foyle, as part of the cast. Did you catch it when he said that his name is Tony Foyle? I missed it till someone brought it to my attention at Monday's Downton Abbey Chat with Julian Overton.

My husband, son and I had dinner at EllaEms on Saturday. They have the most delicious Soul Food cooking. I actually tried their chitterlings. They were Amazing! My husband had fried catfish, as his main course while our son gave praise to the fried chicken. Our sides were candied yams, collard greens, mac and cheese, red beans and rice and rice and gravy. I'm so glad I didn't have lunch because dinner was so delicious.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Organizing Junkie





Turkey, Stuffing, Mixed Greens Salad



Italian Chicken Soup



Coconut Shrimp, Rice



Italian Subs



Ina Garten's Sour Cream Pancakes, Bacon

Sunday Social ~ February 9, 2014

Sunday Social

1. What is your favorite thing to watch on a girls night?

"When Harry Met Sally" ~ I just love the varies couples "how we met" stories! The look and feel of New York City, in this movies, is wonderful too. "Something's Gotta Give"~ I love the story but I truly love the house! And that kitchen...amazing!

2. What is your favorite thing to watch on your day off?

I really enjoy watching "Coronation Street" on Hulu Plus! It's a British drama that has been airing for more than 50 years. Thanks to several British bloggers, I got hooked. I usually brew a cup of tea prior to binge watching a week's worth of episodes.

3. What is your favorite thing to watch when you’re sick?

On those rough pain days, I enjoy watching HuffPost Live and Law & Order on Netflix.

4. What is the last movie you saw in the theater?

Skyfall, in 2012. We haven't had the urge to go to the theater lately!

5. What are your top three favorite movies or TV sh…