25 years ago today I was lying in a hospital bed in complete awe of this little life Michael Brown and I had created. So beautiful, so amazing. I felt a love for this new life, a love I had never experienced before. She was ours and God intrusted us to take care of this precious child. She was amazing to watch. Her first steps, her first words. As time passed she grew into a beautiful young lady with incredible talent and a true heart of gold. Kind, compassionate and wise. I love you Kristen Brown. I am so very proud of the woman you have become. You continue to amaze me every day. Have a very happy birthday.
“your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone else's life. Dont be trapped by dogma - which is living with results of others; opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” - Steve Jobs
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you all for your friendship and love this year. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa or whatever you believe or share with your family and friends.
I have made these and they are AMAZING. Be Sure to visit A Night Owl Blog for more recipes and great information.
Red Velvet Ooey Gooey Bars
Recipe type: Dessert Author: Jamie Sherman Serves: 24 bars
1 box (15.25 oz.) red velvet cake mix
½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
Ooey gooey layer
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box (16 oz.) powdered sugar (or measure 3¾ cup)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry cake mix, egg and butter until well combined. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Set aside.
In a separate medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the eggs and beat until thoroughly combined. Add the powdered sugar and beat until combined. Evenly pour the cream cheese mixture over the cake mix layer, spreading and leveling with a spatula. Top with sprinkles.
Bake 27-35 minutes, or until set but still "gooey" in the middle.
A little background on our famous Galieleo Thermometers and then a little background on the song "Baby it's cold Outside
Developed by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) this striking cherry wood thermometer will bring both character and curiosity to any office or home. It is both educational as well as entertaining and certainly will satisfy even the most discriminating of tastes.
The story behind these unique thermometers is that as he was searching for a way to measure temperatures, and Galileo discovered this fascinating method. He placed several exactly weighted balls in a cylinder filled with a liquid. He found that the balls rose or fell according to the temperature. By this method, Galileo was able to determine the current temperature. The thermometer works on the principle that the density of a liquid changes as temperature varies. Each of the glass balls is exactly weighted by partially filling them with liquid. When the temperature rises, the liquid in the glass cylinder becomes less dense, and the heavier balls sink slowly to the bottom. You read the thermometer by looking at the lowest floating ball, which indicates the current temperature. If all of the balls float to the top, the temperature is below the lowest floating ball. If all the balls sink, the temperature is above the highest ball. Our wood encased version allows for an optional Free brass engraving plate to be done on the base. Overall height is 12.25". The perfect gift! Great for awards, corporate gifts, nautical gift, military gift or any special occasion! Arrives boxed with instructions.
We love this gift for corporate functions, for an executives home or office or for anyone who would like a great unique gift with a creative touch. We offer free personalization on this piece too!
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" is a 1944 song with words and music by Frank Loesser.Although popular during the Christmas and holiday season, it is strictly a romantic winter song such as "Winter Wonderland" or "Marshmallow World".
Creative and Affordable Holiday Gifts - Its Our Annual List of Our Six Top Selling Under $60.00
Fellow Traveler Keepsake Box With Pewter Key - Whether you are in a new relationship, long distance relationship, newly married or celebrating any special occasion this engraved solid wood keepsake box will touch the heart and satisfy even the most discriminating of tastes. -$59.95
Custom Wine Box - Solid cherry wood box with engraving makes a beautiful keepsake or corporate gift. Each 15 1/2"x 6.0"x 5.0" wooden box holds a standard 750ml bottle of wine. - $59.95
Heart to Heart Engraved Edition Message in a Bottle - Your special Sentimental Messages In A Bottle will be filled with real rose petals that have been freeze dried to maintain their beauty and longevity, along with celebration heart shaped confetti sprinkled onto the rose petals. And your personalized scroll too! - $49.95
Compass and Clock Combo -Whether you are sending this as an anniversary gift, military gift, corporate gift or "just because" it will certainly be cherished by your gift recipient. The solid wood outside case boasts a rosewood-piano finish and a brass engravable plate. Inside you will find a real working clock and compass. - $54.95
Custom Compass - Now you can navigate the way to their heart with our new custom compass. This unique compass gift is an actual working compass in a solid rosewood case with a luxurious wood finish! - $34.95
Silver or Gold Tone Fortune Cookie! Customize this great gift with your own fortune or choose from over 25 fortunes available. You can even order your special "fortune cookie" with a blank message so that you can add your own unique "fortune". The "Cookie" is silver tone or gold tone with a non tarnish finish and arrives in its own free optional velvet jewelers bag. $14.95-19.90
Sentimental Sweetheart Silver Tone Photo Album - The cover features a raised beaded heart design in the center that can be engraved at no additional charge! The bright silver finish is nickel plated and will not tarnish. The inside front cover is lined with a dark blue flocking to match the back cover. $29.95
Compass Keychain – Very Sentimental and Very Well Made! With this distinctive compass keychain they will always find their way back to you! It is beautiful in its design and the quality of the workmanship that went in to this unique gift item. It surely will become a treasured keepsake and will be enjoyed for years to come. $19.95