Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: It's been a while. Some things I'm Lovin'

It's been a while. Some things I'm Lovin'

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I have not linked up with Katie over at Katie Did What for Some Things I’m Lovin’ in a very long time.  Life has been hectic and the weekends are even more hectic.  I just want to say everyone needs to go check out her Baby Did What series.  For those of you who don’t know her she’s got a bun in the oven!  Her little bump is so adorable!!!  Now moving on to some things I’m lovin’ this week.

Cranberries-I don’t know what it is about cranberries lately but I am in love.  My mom keeps making different jams and spreads.  She made one with walnuts in it too.  It is delicious, even when it is warm.  I also like that my mom doesn’t put too much sugar in the cranberries because I like anything sour, the more sour the better.

Tradition-St Nick-This is a tradition every year that happens on December 6th.  If you read my previous post here you will be able to understand a little more about this.

Christmas movies-This is all I have been watching lately on the Hallmark channel.  We just got Direct TV and haven’t had any TV for the past year so I’ve been trying to catch up on everything but I just can’t seem to get off of the Hallmark channel.

Christmas Shopping-Believe it or not I love Christmas shopping.  Even though I will not step foot out of my door on Black Friday/Black Friday weekend I love Christmas shopping.  When I’m buying gifts for people and if it has heart behind it (not the typical presents you get) I can imagine the person’s face when they open it and are so happy or they laugh because it’s something only we would understand.  I tend to go overboard with my family’s gifts and this year I can’t wait to see their faces so Christmas please come sooner!

DIY projects-I just went to Michael’s last weekend and bought a ton of stuff for DIY projects that I will be uploading on here do not worry!  A lot of them involving the holiday decorating.

Music-Aaliyah Care 4 U-Now for those of you who are much younger than me might not even know who Aaliyah is which makes me feel so old.  If you do not know who she is I suggest you listen to her.  Her voice is so soultry and beautiful.  She is no longer around because she passed away in a tragic accident back in 2001 (yes it really was that long ago).  Every once in a while I will have an Aaliyan jam sesh because it reminds me of my teenage years.  May you rest in peace beautiful.

Speaking of people passing away, there have been many tragic accidents and deaths within the past week and I wanted to take the time to name a few people I read about or saw on the news.

Nelson Mandela
Paul Walker and Roger Rodas
James Lovell, Donna F. Smith, James Ferrari, and Kisook Ahn who passed away in the derailment in NY.

May you all rest in peace and both you and your families are in my prayers. 

xoxo Moniczka

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  1. I've seen so many fresh cranberries in the store, but I've never cooked with them before, so I wouldn't exactly know what to do with them if I bought them. I suppose I could always just be brave and look up a recipe online!

    1. My mom saw a recipe on Hallmark I think. She adds chopped up walnuts and fries everything together I think? I just saw it in the frying pan haha.

  2. That bracelet is so pretty! I love how bright it is. I normally don't wear bracelets, but recently have been into them.


    1. I'm always wearing bracelets, it's the perfect tattoo concealer!!

  3. Okay, first of all, you are THE SWEETEST and your into paragraph had me grinning from ear to ear! :) Second, YUM cranberries, yes!! Love them! Also, you are so gorgeous and your hair looks really pretty! I love Christmas shopping too! It's seriously my favorite. I just love giving things to others- makes my heart happy.



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