Archive | August 2013

A Letter To My Readers

Dear Readers,

 

First, I want to thank you my readers for sticking with me as I find the right path for Southern Belle Charm.  I love writing this Blog!  So with that being said I think its time to make a few changes and take Southern Belle Charm in a different direction.  No I am not giving up the blog, in fact I could not give it up, it is my “baby” and I want to see it grow.  So I have decided no more certain day blog posts with a certain topic.  For now on its going to be all random all the time, so the posts could be on any given day and about any given thing.  I will still have posts time from time about NASCAR, Cooking, or Reading.  Because all three of these are a big part of my life, but writing is my passion.  I hope you enjoy the changes and again Thank You for reading and sticking with me.

Angela M

Southern Belle Reads Friday: “The Owner of His Heart”

This week I started reading an e-book on my kindle called The Owner of His Heart by Theodora Taylor.  Someone I know read this book and they really enjoyed it.  So I thought I would give it a try too.  I have not had much time to devote to it this week so far.  But hopefully very soon I can really get into it and I will let you know what I think.  So far it is not living up to the Marriage Merger or the Crossfire Series.  I’ll keep you posted.

Southern Belle Cooks Wednesday: Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cake

Yesterday was Birthday food day at work.  So I made a cake, of course.  I made a dark chocolate fudge cake with peanut butter chips and cookies n’ cream icing.

 

I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix but did not prepare it the way it says to on the box.  I used a trick I found on Pintrest some time ago.  I used four eggs instead of three, milk instead of water, and butter X2 instead of oil.  To the batter I added about 3/4 cup of peanut better chips.  Baked it, let it cool, and then iced it with Betty Crocker Hershey Cookies n’ Cream icing.  That icing was amazingly good!  They have a Hershey Special Dark Chocolate icing too, I can’t wait to try that one.

Southern Belle Contemplates Monday: Vera Bradley

I have a Vera Bradley obsession, I’m not going to lie about it.  I love the bright-colored purses and bags.  I even have the Vera Bradley luggage, large spinner and small spinner.  So of course now my computer is decked out in Vera Bradley too, just like my Kindle and Phone.  I mean of course I have a Vera Bradley laptop case but no one really sees that unless I am carrying my laptop somewhere.  But now everyone can see it when I use my laptop.  My prescription glasses and sun glasses are even Vera Bradley!

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Southern Belle Reads Friday (Working On A Week Late): The Marriage Merger

This week I read “The Marriage Merger” by Jennifer Probst.  Wow!  I loved this book!  It was so different then the other three books of the series.  This book the main male character, Sawyer Wells, to me was a mix between Christian Gray and Gideon Cross.  It really got me out of my reading funk.  There were times when I could not and would not put it down.  I recommend the whole series but this one in particular.

Southern Belle Cooks Wednesday (Almost A Week Late): Southern Belle Almost Baked Spaghetti

I had every intention of making baked spaghetti but that did not go as planned.  I started it but just never got around to finishing it.  I sautéed a zucchini, onion, garlic, and some rainbow slaw mix with olive oil.  While that was sautéing I cooked my whole wheat spaghetti.  Once my spaghetti was done and my vegetables were sautéed to my like I mixed them all together with one jar of pasta sauce.  At this point I had to leave to go out for a family dinner and was going to bake it when I returned.  While that did not happen, it was too late so I put the spaghetti and vegetable mixture into containers to take for work and add mozzarella cheese to the top.  That way when I heated up the spaghetti the cheese would melt on top, making it almost baked spaghetti.

Southern Belle Contemplates Monday (A Week Late): Catching Up

Sorry, it has been a crazy week around here.  I feel like I am going non-stop all day everyday.  This Southern Belle is wearing herself out.  I work, work, work, try to have somewhat of a social life, make family time, plus try to fit a book or two in there somewhere too.  I need a vacation!  And except for a few weekend trips coming up in the next few months I don’t have a vacation planned till after the first of the year.  I love working hard but some days I feel like I am working too hard.  The one plus to the week is the new season of Duck Dynasty.  I love that show and it makes me get my mind off stuff for a little bit.  I will always make time for Duck Dynasty into my busy schedule.  Hopefully the next week goes better.