Monday, November 5, 2012

I'm so behind - I think I'm ahead

Good morning Y'all! I know i still havent posted pictures about my Halloween party. I've been nominated twice for a Liebster award and i havent responded to that, and i've been constantly running around like a crazy girl.  One thing i DO have a quick minute for is to tell you I'm part of a huge ginormous giveaway. How would one of you like to win a 100$ to Target, Starbucks, or Kohl's before Christmas? WHAT- WHAT!  I know girls- what are you waiting on?

500 Follower Giveaway Extravaganzaaaaa

Go see Stephanie's blog (The Vintage Modern Wife) and Good Luck! She's so excited to have 500 followers she's came up with great giveaway.

AND, i'm being featured over at my sweet friend Kim's blog ( Queen of Over Doing) today. GO say hi to her too -tell her i sent you. Here's my Q and A that she posted:

Hey there friends!  This week I am showcasing some of my wonderful friends & sponsors that are over there to the left on my sidebar!

I've asked them some questions so we can get to know them a little better and I hope you visit their blogs today and often!

I hope you have fun getting to know my friends as I have!

Today I'm handing it over to Holli from Holli's Hoots and Hollers!  Holli is a wonderful and very friendly lady and has quickly become a new favorite bloggy friend of mine!  She loves Harley's and wine.  She's a lady after my own heart!

Q:  What is the name of your blog and what's it all about?
Holli says:  My blog is Holli's Hoots and Hollers.  My blog is pretty random.  I travel a lot with my job and when I do, I blog about the restaurants and the sights I see in whatever city I'm in.  Mostly it's just about my life in general.

Q:  Do you have a small business (or a large one) online (or b&m) on Etsy or Storenvy?  If so, how did it come about?
Holli says:  Nope!  Nothing yet.  I'm in the process of starting a business with my cousin and we're in process of working out details, so stay tuned!

Q:  What do you do when you aren't at work?  How do you spend your "free time"?
Holli says:  I love to go junkin!  Garage sales, thrift stores, etc. and buy things to "repurpose them".  I also have a Harley that my Honey and I ride quite a bit.

Q:  Tell me something good!
Holli says:
Wow, where to start.  i don't like to cook much but I'm all about desserts and dips.  A blogger friend of mine Jules from A Beautiful Day introduced me to a dip this year called Shiner dip.

Shiner beer is brewed here in Texas.  I'm not really a beer drinker, but dang this dip is awesome!  I've made it almost every other week, no kidding, for parties, potlucks, etc. that's been happening lately.

I prefer to make it the day before you need it so that all the flavors can set in overnight in the fridge.  You can get the dip on the internet by typing in "Beer dips".

This makes a large batch which is perfect.
You need 2 pkgs of cream cheese blocks, softened, a bag (2 cups) of shredded cheddar cheese (I use sharp cheddar), a pkg of dry ranch dressing dip, a can of Shiner Beer (whatever beer you have, but use a full-bodied beer, nothing light).  Mix it all together while slowly pouring the beer in.  I used less than a can of beer but it was enough to add flavor.  Refrigerate and eat it with Frito's scoops.


Then the dessert I love that I got from Pinterest was homemade Turtles.
Grab a bad of round pretzels, a bag of rolos and some pecans.  I spread the pretzels all over a cookie sheet, then add a Rolo to each pretzel.  I put in the oven for about 4 minutes to get them soft.  Right when you take them out of the oven, slap a pecan in the middle while good and melty.  They are so awesome and quick.  They didn't last long

Now I'm hungry and need to go make something yummy to snack on...maybe some Homemade Turtles!
So, you've got to know Holli a little bit here, please go visit her blog Holli's Hoots and Hollers and make a new friend! 

Kim, thank you for featuring me today- You're a sweetheart.


  1. I am sorry you are having a rough day!! I will keep you in my prayers for sure!

    1. Thank you. YOu must have read my blog before i edited it. I really appreciate the prayers. I took out my whiney part because i know other people have much more bigger problems than i do. :)

  2. Holli, thank you so much for showing that beer dip some love! I am seriously lacking in the cooking department, so anytime that I can throw something together that tastes great I am all on board. So easy and such great results. I am so glad that it has become a regular for you...and you are toptally right about the beer...a whole bottle will make your dip kind of runny and I am not a fan! Have a great day, sweet lady!

    1. I also made it for my Halloween party and had to send the recipe to 3 friends because they loved it. Your dip is making me popular! :) lol

  3. Oooooh... Both of these recipes sound wonderful!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. yummy treats! new follower from the giveaway...come check out our giveaway! XO

    1. Hi there- i am always excited to have a new follower and i look forward to reading your blog as well.

  5. Thanks for making me hungry chica!I'm going to head on over and check out your girls blogs!Hope your having a great day girl!

    1. Thanks girlie!! I'm hoping today is better than yesterday.

  6. All this food crap is going be hay wire with Turkey day coming. I shall just give in and eat it. but I do love to cook. I find way too much on Pinterest. I also can't wait for your new venture. I am working on one myself. But it's a process.

    1. I know the thought of Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner - i better go buy my stretchy pants now!


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