Life Lately: Feelings and Stuff

Dear Party People,

I’ve been slacking on blog posts and I know it. I hope I haven’t failed you … or your Christmas party. Ready for some emotional blogger stuff?

I feel a lot pressure to create for That’s so Michelle (and have a ton of ideas!) but have other responsibilities to my family and my professional life. As much as I’d like to be able to execute on all levels, I just can’t. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to fall freely into my hobby, it’s felt really forced. Because of this, in my eyes, That’s so Michelle has lost it’s luster.

I think (pure honesty here) the excitement of That’s so Michelle having a book sucked some of the real life out of my blog this past year. It’s become a business venture instead of a place to be creative and have fun.

I need to get back to my roots. Sharing awesome treats that I make for people in my life and the stories behind them.

Please forgive me while I zone out this holiday and try and find that magic again. The post below (and perhaps more to follow) is an exercise in inspiration.


Boozy Mexican Hot Chocolate Truffles

Why didn’t anyone tell me it was so easy to make truffles? I would have been making truffles as gifts for Christmas every year if I knew it was this easy!

I’m usually not a baker (is this baking?) but I was invited to participate in a “holiday truffle challenge” using chocolate and tequila. You know me … boozy truffles? Sign me up.

Boozy Mexican Hot Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Pudding Shots and a $50 Giveaway

I need to apologize for my one track mind.

Ever since I’ve discovered that adding pie filling to pudding shots is DELICIOUS, I can’t stop coming up with new flavor combos.


Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots

My Food Network magazine this month has a recipe for a pumpkin cranberry cheesecake.  As soon as I saw it …

Ding. Light-bulb.

Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake Pudding Shots

Smooth and rich pumpkin pie mix.

Topped with tart and sweet whole cranberry sauce.

Topped with boozy cheesecake pudding.

I didn’t think I could make these any better but yep, they are that good.

Life Lately: My New Desk and Austin at 17 Months

Isn’t it lovely?

I’ve been wanting to update my desk for awhile but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. The X shaped legs were a must but I couldn’t find it large enough in white. Also my desk is in a little nook in our kitchen which has a country feel to it. All the white desks I found were too contemporary.

But Nick saved the day. He found this one and painted it. He also spoiled me with a new huge white monitor and wireless keyboard, mouse and speaker.  It’s hard not to want to sit here all day because I love it so much!

All I need now is a pop of pink or coral.  I was thinking some flowers behind the framed photo.


Check out my “before” work space below.