Sunday, December 21, 2008

Our First Night to Entertain

Korey and I invited my parents over for dinner on Saturday night. The night's meal included Double Tomato Bruschetta and Lasagna topped off by peanut butter cookies with Reese's PB Cups (my own recipe). I'm looking forward to having many more nights of entertaining!

How to Open a Bottle of Wine

Korey and I were in Denton Friday night for a Christmas party with all of his friends. One of the girls had brought wine but unfortunately the hosts didn't own a corkscrew. So if you ever need to know how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew just check out the pics below.

First, the drill...

Next, comes the knife...
Then, you have to use the pliers to pull out the cork.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Paninis - It's what's for lunch!

My sister introduced me to a panini press which I bought her last year. It makes those Panera-like sandwiches that you pay $8 for. It is so easy to use and the sandwiches taste so good. Well my sister and I introduced Korey to them and taught him how to make them. We ended up buying one after we got married. So today for lunch we mixed mayo with some basil pesto (purchased at SuperTarget) and spread it on some whole grain bread. Then we topped mine with tomatoes and fontina cheese (again at ST). Korey added pepper jack cheese and ham to his. Then to top it off Korey has been paying attention whenever I have the Food Network on because he "plated" and made it deliciously presentable!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wedding Pics

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Korey and I decided to take a trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas over the past weekend. Neither of us had been there before and we were inspired to go because we had some friends get married at Thorncrown Chapel earlier this year.

Here is Korey in front of our cottage. It was so cute!! There is even a nutcracker sitting in the window.

Downtown Eureka Springs...
Korey and I drove up a road less traveled and I found this. When I looked inside it even had the old benches.
This is the view from the road less traveled.

This is the inside of our cottage where we ate breakfast that was delivered to our door. Yum!

Our cottage was a loft so here is the main bedroom downstairs.

The view from the front door with the stairs to the loft in the back.

In front of the fireplace at the Basin Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs.

On our way we stopped in Fayetville at the University of Arkansas. Neither of us had ever seen it so we decided, "Why not?" I joked that since we were both raised in a football state it was natural of us to take pics in front of their huge stadium.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

One Year Ago...

On December 1, 2007 Korey and I had our very first date. Monday night, Dec 1, 2008 was our 1 year dating anniversary. We had our first date at Mi Concina at the Shops on Legacy in Plano and then walked around the pond. We went back to the scene of the crime and as we sat at dinner and talked we couldn't believe all that had happened in one year. We met, started dating, got engaged, started planning a wedding, got married, and now I have to sleep with the fan on in the winter. It's amazing that so much happened in just that amount of time. On our first date we ate dinner and then walked around the pond and sat on a bench and literally talked for hours. On Monday night it was so cold that we quickly walked around the pond, sat on the bench for a minute and then headed for the car!

Kacy's Going Away Party

After we left Houston from our Thanksgiving weekend we drove to Denton so we could see Korey's former roommate, Kacy, before he moved to Atlanta. Here is the Denton gang hanging out with Kacy at Babe's in Sanger.

Here is Kacy with Korey.

Korey ordered chicken fried steak which was the size of his plate! This is before he added on mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and the awesome biscuits!

Thanksgiving 2008

For Thanksgiving Korey and I took a 7 hour trip to Houston (thanks to the traffic) to spend time with his family.

Here we are at the Holocaust Museum.

Here is what I made for dessert: cake-sicles! I decided to make cake balls and popped a wooden skewer in them. They were a hit with the kids.
Here is the Scott and Woods clan feasting on some great food.

Here are the Scott's - that's me now! L to R is Korey's brother, Miss Corey (Korey's sister-in-law. We have to call her Miss Corey so her and Korey know who we are speaking of), Johnny (Korey's mom's boyfriend), Korey's mom, and then me and Korey. We are at Miss Corey's house.

It's just us!

Our Honeymoon

We went to Negril, Jamaica to a Couples resort. It was all-inclusive and so much fun and very relaxing. Here are a few of the highlights:

This is the view from the lobby of the pool and the ocean beyond. The little hut is the swim-up bar. It was free!
Below is Korey and I at dinner one night. It was free!

Korey and I went out shopping one morning. One of the local shop owners called Korey over to come and look at his goods. Here is Korey purchasing a wall hanging. It wasn't free!

Below is me in the same shop as Korey. The other owner decided that my skin needed protection from the sun and started rubbing aloe vera on me. I thought oh how nice. Then he told me that I should give him $20. Korey ended up paying him $5. This nice gesture wasn't free!

This last pic was of me and Korey on the beach at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. This was free because we didn't drink!
Jamaicans have a way of offering you something very nicely and then telling you that you have to pay them. And yes they do smoke there although we didn't see it. Korey got offered a smoke by our jet ski driver one day out on the beach. I wonder if this would have been free.

Laundry Lesson #548

When married to an artist who is known to carry a pen in his pants pocket, be sure to check pants pocket for any pens when doing the laundry. Leaving a pen in the pants pocket will result in polka-dotted clothes and a dryer spotted with ink.

Korey and I spent an hour on this unplanned moment. He used nail polish remover (thanks to Google) to get the ink off the dryer while I worked on stain-treating his clothes. All of this happened right before we were going to put up the Christmas decorations Sunday night. Fortunately, we both thought it was kind of funny. Unfortunately, I still haven't gotten the ink out of his khaki pants. And we just bought them a month ago!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The BRAT Diet

The day before we left Jamaica Korey started to feel sick with a headache and other symptoms. After we got back from our honeymoon this "thing" hibernated for a couple of days and returned full force Wednesday morning. By 4pm that day when his symptoms hadn't dissipated I took him to Primacare where he was told that he picked up "traveler's disease" while in Jamaica. It was probably obtained from drinking too many fruity drinks while he was there! It's basically bacteria that doesn't agree with you. The doctor prescribed him 3 different meds in addition to drinking numerous bottles of Propel. As far as what he could eat he said to stick to the BRAT diet.


This is Korey's 3rd day on it and for whatever reason he is craving pizza. But funny enough that Primacare called and told him to stay on the diet. I wonder if plain pizza bread could count as toast??

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Great Scott!!

It's official...well not with the Social Security office...but I am now Mrs. Korey Scott. Woohoo!! We honeymooned in Jamaica last week and after we got home Korey had to move into my house. Now we will begin the daunting task of organizing the house and putting away all of our wedding gifts.

I don't have any wedding pics yet but I do have bridal photos and honeymoon pics. First, the bridals....We took these at Highland Park Presbyterian Church next to SMU in the garden/courtyard area. They let us in for free which was awesome and the place was beautiful!

This one shows off my shoes...

The one above was the winning picture. We used this one as my bridal photo at the reception.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


My puppies graduated from the beginner obedience class at PetSmart. Aren't they so cute! They still need work socializing with other dogs but other than that they have done pretty well. And I'd especially like to thank Korey for helping me out with this and giving up his drawing time so he could attend. I love you!

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Clean out your fridge" bars

When I'm stressed I bake. For some reason I've always just found it relaxing. And making something with chocolate makes baking even better. This weekend I realized that I made three things which is quite alot for me:

1. Honeybun Cake
The Honeybun Cake I made was for a potluck dinner at a friend's house in Denton. I decided to forego something pumpkin flavored because I didn't know if everyone likes pumpkin. This cake was absolutely delicious!! Some of the flavor feedback included tastes comparable to a coffee cake and a donut. The reason I made it is because back when I was living in Thailand we had a bake-off among the office staff but only the guys could compete. This was the winning dessert. And alas I found a recipe for it! Korey did give this a thumbs up.

The 5 layer bars I made turned into many layers as I scavenged our freezer where we keep all of our baking chocolate and nuts. We had many half-used bags of stuff so I decided to throw them all in. Mine included chocolate chips, toffee chips, a toffee bar, cinnamon chips (very good if you haven't tried these yet!), peanut butter chips, pecans, walnuts, and almonds topped off by the condensed milk. Yum! These were very easy to make and Korey also gave these a thumbs up.

The French Toast Casserole I decided to make was because we had a leftover loaf of sourdough bread that we weren't eating so that inspired me to make it. This recipe includes nutmeg so if you're not a big fan of the taste just leave it out. Korey hasn't tried this but I've decided to take the leftovers to work as I know this is too much to eat for me and my sis.
As for the wedding, Korey, my sis and I spent Sunday at my parent's house which has become Grand Central Wedding Station. We worked most of the day on the little things that needed to get done and we're making progress.
Only 12 days to go!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ten Ways

From a blog I read...

10 Ways to Do Your Husband Good (Proverbs 31:12)

* Write him a love note and place it in his sock drawer.
* Take an entire evening to enjoy his favorite hobby with him.
* Show up at work with a special drink or take him to lunch.
* Encourage him for demonstrating a specific godly trait—in front of friends.
* Arrange a datenight at his favorite restaurant.
* Pray for him today and tell him you are doing so.
* Surprise him with his favorite dessert after dinner.
* Greet him in an extra-special way when he comes home from work.
* Lead the children in a time of honoring him.
* Ask him: “What is one way I can be a better wife?” Then do it!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lingerie Shower: Hot Pink and Zebra

Here are pics from my lingerie shower on Saturday. It was fabulous and very fun! I have to thank my sister and future sis-in-law for putting it together. Here I am with the two of them and my mom.
The "K" sign hung on the door. My sister found the wooden letter at Hobby Lobby and then painted the black stripes on it. She is the Martha Stewart in our family.
My bridesmaids!!

I love petit fours!! These are so cute. They are from Society Bakery in Dallas.

The table of food decorated by the two hostesses. My sis got fabric from Hobby Lobby and made it into a table cloth.

Another pic of the table.

The party favors...they are so cute! And yes my sister made them. They are sugar cookies that she painted pieces of lingerie on in icing.
Thanks to my sister and future sis-in-law for putting together such an awesome shower! And that's all the details I can tell about and show for now. :)

Korey's 32nd Bday

Korey, before and after he blew out the candles and realized he blew chocolate shavings everywhere.

The Chocolate Mousse Cake I made for Korey's bday complete with chocolate shavings. I found the recipe in a Paula Deen magazine.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pam to the Rescue - A Substitute Rolling Pin

My sister is helping to host a lingerie shower today at my house so I have been banished from my very own house since yesterday. Although I did get to sleep here last night.

Korey and I signed up to make dinner for Jeff and Stacy Warren and so last night I had to make it at my parent's house. I decided to make homemade pizzas for them because I figured they would be casseroled-out by now. When I set off to start on the pizza dough, I quickly realized after I had made the dough for the first pizza that I didn't have a rolling pin. I had no idea where my mom's was or even if she had one. Then I quickly found my backup - a can of Pam cooking spray! It worked like a charm although I had to flour it quite frequently. By the time my parent's and Korey came home I had made three pizzas from scratch and that was my quota for the day! We had one for dinner that night.

For the pizza, I made a pepperoni and cheese pizza and then another one with pepperoni, Italian sausage, cheese and veggies both cooked on my pizza stone. The dough recipe and pizza sauce recipes were complements of Paula Deen. You'll hear about her alot!

After our pizza dinner we celebrated round two of Korey's birthday. Last weekend for his birthday we went to Denton and played Ultimate Frisbee with his friends on his actual bday. Afterwards we were so exhausted that we didn't even have the energy to play a game. We are so old!! (Oh and a note to all of you who like to make birthday cakes from scratch. If a cake has chocolate shavings on it that you are blowing out the birthday candles on...well you can only guess! Chocolate shavings everywhere!!) Since my parent's were in Canada they gave him their gifts last night. Afterwards we all shared (really fought over) cupcakes.

It is almost 10am...two hours before the shower and I haven't been allowed to leave my room this morning so that my sister and future sis-in-law can get stuff ready in the kitchen. I have no idea what I'm in for!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My first post!

I gave in and am now following in footsteps of my friends. Funny how blogging is now replacing talking on the phone to someone about what's going on in their life. Ironically I'm giving in to the craze.

About me: I am 24 days away from getting married to an awesome guy. He is an illustrator and you can see who he is at We (me really) are stressed and busy but having fun! What you will hear about on this blog will be the final details of wedding preparation, thoughts on food because I love it!, and stories about family and friends. I currently live with my sister and my two dogs, Harley (boy) and Camo (girl). They are Blue Lacy dogs. Never heard of them? See

Here it goes: Tonight I made BBQ pork in the slow cooker for dinner. We ate it on sandwiches. It was my first time to make it and it was a success. Korey gave it a fist-pump which is his version of a thumbs-up. You can find the recipe here:

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

About Me

Daughter of the King

This is the most important role I play.  Saved by grace and trying to live it out on a daily basis.  I stumble, I fall but I keep going.  The joy that I have is undeniable.


We got married in our 30's after meeting online.  He only lived 45 minutes away!  He does the dishes for me every night and complains when I want to dirty up one more pot.  I, in return, bake him homemade chocolate chip cookies.  Endless amounts.  But then he gets to wash those dishes.  It's a never-ending cycle.


Some girls grow up just only wanting to be a mommy.  That was never me.  Now that I'm a mom I totally understand.  It's one of the best jobs I've ever been gifted with!

Working Professional

I have two accounting degrees and I still use them both.  Before I graduated from college I figured in five years I wouldn't be using my degree.  It's been over ten years and I'm still going strong.

Random Things About Me:

1. I met my husband on Eharmony.  He wasn't weird.
2. I have lived in China as a missionary.
3. I have lived in Thailand as a missionary
4. I honed my cooking skills while living in China when you couldn't buy anything premade in a package.
5. I love to cook and bake. I'm a fanatic!
6. I love Food Network, American Idol, and sometimes watch Biggest Loser and the Bachelor.
7. I have to have my morning coffee every day.
8. I have two dogs. They are Lacy's and most people have never heard of that breed.
9. I like to make lists and cross stuff off. At work I have tons of post-it notes with stuff written on them about whatever I need to do.
10. I hate wearing shoes in the house. It comes from my days of living in China. It really annoys my husband.  When I was single I usually had a big pile of shoes by the door. I especially don't wear shoes in my bathroom, at least here in the US.
11. Speaking of bathrooms, I know how to go to the bathroom in a squatty potty which means you don't sit. See #2.
13. I'm an accountant but don't consider myself good at math.
14. I love to travel.
15. I was a spelling bee champ in elementary school. Even now it's a pet peeve to see words misspelled.
16. I once tried to write a Christian fiction book. I wrote 20 pages.
17. I hate to drive but I love road trips if I'm not driving.
18. I was pre-med in college but got weeded out the first year.
19. My favorite color is red.
20. I would love to open my own coffee shop/bakery place.
21. I'm a night person and love my sleep in the mornings.
22. If I ever get the chance to adopt, my first choice will be a girl from China. With their one-child policy, boys are valued. Girls aren't most of the time.
23. My favorite Asian dish is Pad Thai.
24. I sing in my car while I'm driving.