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Hardest College Football Hits Of 2014 !!!

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Dog does the funniest happy dance when it sees it's owner

Wait until about 15/20 seconds in......it actually starts hopping up and down! TOO TOO FUNNY! The loyalty and love a dog has for their "human" is just beyond amazing. Enjoy this short feel good video of the day! It will put a smile on your face, promise!



 
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Few highlights of the BEST NFL receiver.

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Holiday Proposals??

12/30/14
If Santa Claus (in the form of your fiancé) placed a ring on your finger for the holidays, congratulations! I thought I’d share a few stats about weddings in Hampton Roads courtesy of theweddingreport.com
Year End Wedding Statistics Summary for Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA
Number of Weddings            13,386
Average Wedding Cost        $26,683
Average Number of Guests   159 – 169
  That is a lot of I do’s! One of the must do events is the Show Bride wedding fair on January 25th at the Newport News Marriott at City Center. Dream weddings don't just happen. They are planned! Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, certified planners at the Marriott help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail, which includes setting an event budget, deciding on a menu, arranging table settings, and finding florists, photographers, and entertainment for your big day!
  Listen to me in January for a chance to win free tickets. Brides & Guests are $5 tickets online or $10 at the door. Those arriving before 2pm become VIP attendees to gain access into The Rotunda after registration, to see and hear what this wonderful venue has to offer. At 2pm, doors will open to the The Grand Ballroom with the fashion show featuring David's Bridal and The Men's Wearhouse in The Pearl Ballroom scheduled for 4pm in the last hour. And remember, there are always great things to win like free wedding bands, Las Vegas vacation and more.
 Get even more details at www.showbride.com and www.djbarrymckay.com
 
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I bought my cat a sweater. Oh no.......I've become one of THOSE pet owners....

........the ones that dress their pets in sweaters and all kinds of sweet outfits!! And guess what? I don't give a POOP! I love it! Look how freakin' CUTE she is! Uggghhhh.....so much cuteness. Can't take it. I kinda want to buy her some boots and like, a little kitty hoodie. She'd be so stylish. Just thought I'd share this with you. Now look at her. LOOK AT HER!!! 


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Mike Powers first blog.

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Christmas Cookie Recipes!































 









6 days until Christmas ... and I was a baking machine last night in the kitchen. Since buying a gift for EVERYONE can get a little expensive, I decided to BAKE COOKIES for friends & co-workers. Less than $70 spent on ingredients, cookie tins & ribbon. Easy, right? Yeh - well baking from scratch is actually tedious and makes a mess of your kitchen. Slice & Bake makes baking easssssssssssssy ... but I took the challenge last night and baked. From scratch. Here are the 2 recips I used for Rosemary Shortbread Cookies & Cake Batter Christmas Cookies. Enjoy! And Merry Christmas. XO, WooWoo



 
 
Rosemary Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
In a bowl, whisk together flour, rosemary, and salt.  In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until well blended.  Reduce speed to low and slowly add in flour mixture.  Blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Gather dough into two balls, wrap both tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
 
Heat oven to 350.  Remove one dough ball and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness on parchment paper.  Punch out cookies using a small (3 1/2 inch) tree-shaped cookie cutter.  Transfer cutouts to a wax paper lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes.  Repeat with second dough ball.  Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes.  Don't let the cookies brown!!!  Transfer to a cooling rack.
CAKE BATTER CHRISTMAS COOKIES
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cup  yellow or vanilla boxed cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup  chocolate chips (I used a blend of white and semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup Christmas sprinkles
Directions:
In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
 
Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg and mix on high until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and beat on high until combined. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low-medium speed until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix on low until the add-ins are evenly disbursed.
 
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours, or up to 3-4 days. This step is mandatory. The dough is fairly sticky, so chilling the dough is required in order to avoid the cookies from spreading too much. If you chill longer than 2 hours, make sure you roll the cookie dough into balls after the 2 hour mark. Place dough balls on a plate, cover tightly, and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. You may also freeze the balls at this point for up to 3 months. (Then bake as directed adding 1 minute to the bake time without thawing.)
Once dough has been chilled, preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, use about 1.5 Tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie. Shape your cookie dough balls to be "taller" than they are wide, as pictured above. Press a few chocolate chips into the tops of the cookie dough balls, if desired. That makes a pretty cookie. Make sure to keep dough chilled when working in batches.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned. Mine took 10 minutes exactly. The centers will still appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool. You may also press a few more chips into the tops of the cookies at this point (the chips will melt down and stick from the warm cookies).
 
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 4 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days; baked cookies may be frozen up to 3 months. They won't last that long!
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19 puppies who already found their Christmas gifts

CLICK HERE FOR EXTREME CUTENESS!!!
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Coolest Christmas Trees!

There is nothing I love more at Christmas time than decorating a tree! I just wish I was HALF as creative as these people!! Check out these awesome unique Christmas trees! 


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Best and Worst X-Mas gift Ideas.

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