November 27, 2009

Christmas music is finally allowed. Woo. Hoo.

We got in a little relaxing this afternoon! I laid horizontal on the couch and watched House Hunters. Ahhhh.

But in the middle dad offered to walk with me to run an errand at the shopping center and I jumped at the opportunity for company – literally :) We walked for about 30 minutes there and back. Came home to find the brothers out bike riding and mom takin’ a snooze!

‘Round 6 we geared up for dinner, piled into two cars and Christmas caroled our way to Brixx!

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The brothers bonded over brews. Per usual.

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When we sat down I had my traditional beer sampler. My favorite part of Brixx!! Tonight’s had the Bad Penny, Sam Adams Winter, Thirsty Dog Pumpkin (questionably AS GOOD AS the Cottonwood!!!) and Anchor Winter. [I had some help with these from the taste testers]

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We shared a bruschetta

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I had one

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I got the Spinach Salad for dinner (with goat cheese instead of feta)

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Can’t go to Brixx without a few pizzas.

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I had a slice of 2/3 flavas

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Once home and settled, we broke out the sugar.

I’ve been saving these Sweet N Salty Pretzels for my mom since i received them.

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Bianca of Sweet N Salty by Design sent them for me to try. They are simply BEAUTIFUL and hand-made. Pretzels covered in sugar and spice and all things nice: peanut butter chips, toffee chips, white chocolate, toffee and more.

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I wish I’d had sunlight to take some gorgeous photos of them!!

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Mom and I tried the butterscotch white chocolate first. Divine!!

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And I had a piece of the peanut butter chocolate. My mom is absolutely in love with them and raved about the sprinkles one!

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I went a little overboard and I had a sliver of each leftover pie too. ‘Tis the season for pies. They are now all gone, thank goodness. But I’m counting down the days till next year’s selection!

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Night my friends :)

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1 A@ Please Don't Eat Me! November 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm

wow… those pretzels look SOOOOO awesome! must try them!!!


2 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) November 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Life’s too short to not eat dessert. Why not eat it several times!? =)


3 Priyanka November 27, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Those pretzels look so good!


4 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Those pretzels look awesome! Lovin’ the music, too. :)


5 Meg November 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Mmm pie and pretzels – what a perfect ending to an awesome day! Thanks for getting me even MORE into the holiday spirit :) I love it!


6 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) November 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm

I definitely think those pies are worth going ‘overboard’ for!


7 Hillary - Nutrition Nut on the Run November 27, 2009 at 11:01 pm

I just wanted to say that I LOVE your picture slide show on your blog. The pictures are so creative. I love the bear with the apple. SO CUTE! Happy Holidays : )


8 Kath November 28, 2009 at 8:37 am



9 Shannon (The Daily Balance) November 27, 2009 at 11:02 pm

LOOOOOOVE that we can now listen to xmas music! I feel like a lil elf crazed on egg nog! 😉


10 Errign November 27, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving (and day after Thanksgiving) Kath! :)


11 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 27, 2009 at 11:12 pm

I love walking for errands. It kills two birds with one stone :-)


12 jac November 27, 2009 at 11:19 pm

gosh.. im salivating over the desserts!


13 Katy H. @ These Beautiful Feet November 27, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Yay! You definitely can’t break out the Christmas music until Thanksgiving is over. Poor Thanksgiving doesn’t get any love! I think tomorrow we’re getting our treeeeeeeee!! :) So excited. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!


14 Jenn (www. ) November 27, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Those pizzas AND pretzels look amazing!! Sooo pretty, LOVE! 😀



15 Candy November 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm

The pretzels and pie look absolutely yummy… hey, the holidays are a time for a little indulgence, right? 😉


16 Julie @savvyeats November 27, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Definitely need to look up those pretzels!

I’m so glad it is holiday music season! I’ve been listening for a few weeks now, but now my fiance will let me play it out loud in the apartment :)


17 Mama Pea November 28, 2009 at 12:13 am

I am about to rummage through my cupboard to try to recreate something that resembles those pretzels. It ain’t going to be pretty. It ain’t going to be blogged. 😉


18 Ameena November 28, 2009 at 12:43 am

The pretzels look delicious!!


19 Chelsea November 28, 2009 at 1:06 am

Yum I want those pretzels!


20 candice November 28, 2009 at 1:36 am

Oohhh that pizza crust looks a-mazing. Crispy and crunchy like a cracker, perhaps? :) Those pretzels look yummy too! Chocolate-covered pretzels will always be one of my favorite desserts ever. No shame in going for pie, either!


21 BroccoliHut November 28, 2009 at 1:47 am

Major sweet and salty girl here, so those pretzels look DIVINE to me! I hope you thoroughly enjoy them!


22 Susan November 28, 2009 at 5:23 am

Those pretzels look awesome!!! Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my fave things, so I’d be aaalll over those. Not into the Xmas music though, you can love it enough for the both of us 😉


23 Tamzin November 28, 2009 at 5:37 am

gosh desert looks good, I went a little overboard with desert last night too, but hey you gotta do it some times! x x


24 Emily Eats and Exercises November 28, 2009 at 6:56 am

Those pretzels look amazing. That sweet/salty combination is my favorite. Looks like you’re having a great time with all the company.


25 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 28, 2009 at 7:00 am

Those pretzels are so cute! They would be fun stocking stuffers.

We listened to our first bout of Christmas music as well– we had to! We were going to the Christmas tree farm!


26 VeggieGirl November 28, 2009 at 7:05 am

Christmas music is allowed year round at my house – come visit 😀


27 Kath November 28, 2009 at 8:37 am

Mine too!!! We’re meant to be together.



28 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 28, 2009 at 8:21 am

I’m a big stickler for no christmas music until after Thanksgiving! I’m excited to officially start to enjoy it!

Those pretzels look AMAZING!!!!!


29 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

What a fabulous evening! That bruschetta looks SO good!!! And perfect to end the evening with a few sweets. 😉


30 jenna November 28, 2009 at 10:07 am

WOW! those pretzels look sooo great! and so does your plate full of pies :)


31 Maria November 28, 2009 at 10:13 am

DAAANGG! girl u can sure put it away! i mean a piece of pretzel and a slice of EVERY pie? tis the season! i should try that :)
Oh, and i have a question about the whole “muffin in the oatmeal” thing, doesn’t that add up to a lot of calories, why not just have the muffin?


32 M November 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm

That’s pretty rude.


33 Kath November 28, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Just the muffin is boring. And crumbling makes it go very far. That’s why I use 1/3 a cup of oats – to save room for toppings.


34 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best November 28, 2009 at 10:33 am

Each of those pretzels look enticing! I could have eaten all of them!


35 Krissy (Single Serving) November 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

Chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite thing on earth. And that pizza looks amazing!


36 Tiffanie November 28, 2009 at 11:40 am

Christmas is rockin’ at our house! Tree is all decorated too!!!

Those pretzels look incredible! They don’t happen to sell vegan selections do they???


37 Lyndsay November 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Yay to xmas music!!! I’m so happy it’s ok to listen again!


38 Carolyn November 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm

We had cake, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie! Thank goodness the only one left is the pumpkin, which I don’t eat.


39 Sarah November 28, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Laughing over the X-mas music comment. My husband is in full X-mas preparation mode garlands this weekend and likely a tree close behind. Those pretzels look amazing!


40 Danielle November 28, 2009 at 8:17 pm

We also have the “no Christmas music until after Thanksgiving” rule – so I’m excited that it’s Christmas music time!

Those pretzels look AMAZING! Yum!


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