A Look Back at 2016

Welp.... It's been 2+ years since I have posted anything on this blog. I don't even know if anybody will see this, but I'm going to post anyway.

Right now I am bored. I started off 2017 by getting two of my wisdom teeth out, so right now it is rest, rest, rest for me. I will say though, being told to eat jello, mashed potatoes, and ice cream hasn't been totally horrible.  Anyway, with some extra time on my hands I thought maybe I'd get back to this little blog of mine. I definitely do miss it, but no promises on keeping it consistent :P

January 2016 - Added a Second Car to the Family! 

January 2016 - Cruise Vacation

February 2016 - Added Two Dogs to Our Family!

April 2016 - Went Purple

July 2016 - Went Turquoise

September 2016 - New Tattoos

October 2016 - Decorated at Work

October 2016 - My First Hockey Game!

November 2016 - Back to Purple

December 2016 - First Christmas with the Dogs

We definitely had some really great times this year! And we definitely had some not so great times... we experienced The Husband getting laid off this year which put a lot of stress on us but together we made it through.

Here's to a great 2017! 



Peanut Butter Blossoms

Recipe from: Tide & Thyme
- 40 (approx) Hershey's kisses, unwrapped
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar (+ extra to roll dough in)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Prep cookie sheets with parchment paper (if desired).
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until fluffy.
4. With mixer on low, add egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix to combine. 
5. Slowly add in flour mixture. Mix until combined.
6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
7. Roll in sugar and place on prepped cookie sheet.
8. Bake 8-10 minutes. Until lightly browned.
9. Remove from oven and quickly push a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
10. Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool.

Behind the scenes: youtube.com/tidetwentytwovlogs   :)


Bath & Body Works Candle Haul!

Happy Sunday loves!  I posted my first solo video this weekend. It was a little weird to record it without Tan, but it was fun. I also get to talk about one of my favorite obsessions... Bath and Body Works candles! The winter collection is always the best one in my opinion; probably because Christmas is my favorite holiday :) So if you're looking for some ideas of what to get, check out the ones I love the most! Also, be sure to let me know which candles you're loving at the moment. :)