Friday, May 13, 2011

Jacobism 5.0

Hello Readers! I hope you have had a fantastic week. I wanted to let all my Caramel winners know that they should be receiving their caramels any day now! Please let me know what you think of them!

I also wanted to share a short story about Jacob. I know we all have certain things that absolutely drive us crazy for really no reason at all. For example, my sister, Jordan, HATES when someone pops their gum or makes any type of repeated tapping noise. Some people hate when others scrape their nails on a chalkboard or when people say “ain’t”. (Side note: that last one is totally me, I hate that word!!) Some of these annoyances stem from a lack of manners or education or even self-awareness. By self-awareness I mean that some people do not realize their actions are secretly driving you mad! That being said, once you are with the same person for a long time (Jacob and I are working on 12 years this year) you tend to notice what some would label as “Flaws”. Being with someone for 12 years equates to finding LOTS of flaws. Some of these can be overlooked or even lovingly corrected with a little guidance, but some of these flaws continue to linger before you finally have a conniption.

I, luckily, caught one of these rare instances on camera. You see, Jacob refuses to change the toilet paper roll, EVER. I know it is not that big of a deal, but it drives me crazy. I am guessing it is a slight case of OCD that causes this reaction. I have also realized that it must be a genetic flaw in his family because EVERY time I go to his parent’s house I have to change the roll there as well. EVERY TIME, true story! I haven’t narrowed down what causes this genetic defect, but I am researching the possibilities in order to save our potential offspring from having this mutation.

This video was shot earlier this year, but I am just now getting around to posting it. If you notice in the video a slight confused look on Jacob’s face. I am assuming the look comes from a feeling of being uncomfortable as this is a new act to him. Please also note that Milo is in there learning from this tutorial as well. Please also ignore my voice as I had no clue I sounded so whiny on tape. I hope I don’t sound like this in person, if I do sound like this, I am thankful that you just read my blog and not hear it aloud! I hope you also see the look of sheer accomplishment on Jacob's face once he changed the roll all by himself! I was so proud. . . But I am disappointed to announce that since this video Jacob has regressed. He is still not changing the roll after repeated requests, both friendly and angry. I just hope that with time and enough lectures that he will begin changing the flippin' roll! Love ya Jake!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Giveaway Time Again-Winners!!!

Hi Readers! Well I have exciting news. I wanted to thank you all for entering my giveaway. I have 6 entries and I was only choosing 4 winners, but how can I choose between you 6? The answer is I can’t choose, so I am making you all winners! Thank You Amber, Allyson, Casey, Jordan T, Kenzie & Jordan C! I will order your caramels today and they should be shipped this week. I hope you all enjoy!
Be sure and stop by on facebook and let TheCaramelJar’s know that you found her through my blog and that you are a winner!!! You can find her page here.

Once you decide that you LOVE the caramels, I know you will, stop by TheCaramelJar’s Etsy shop and order some more for yourself!

Have a Great Week Readers!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Hi Readers! I know I have been painfully absent from my blog these past few weeks, but April was a little busy. I was in a friend’s wedding in Oklahoma City last weekend and that wrapped up our crazy weekend touring for a little while. I am looking forward to just being lazy on a weekend with precious Milo.
This is what happens when Milo spends the weekend with his Grandpa. He is so tired for the next few days!

That being said I recently stumbled upon TheCaramelJar. It is an shop featured in  StayCalmCupcake’s giveaway. I know that StayCalmCupcake probably sounds familiar, because I have given away her cupcakes on a few occasions. You can check out her shop here. Unfortunately that giveaway is closed, but one of the items featured was a ½ lb Fleur de Sel caramels. I have had homemade caramels before and have been marginally impressed. These looked delicious so I had to try them.
Look how DELISH these look.

I only ordered a sample pack because I just wanted to try them to see if they were better than store bought or some that I have had at candy shops. You know how some caramels feel like they break your teeth because they are so tough and some feel like they pull them out because they are so sticky. I was hoping these were nothing like that.

 They only took a couple of days to ship. I waited Friday morning until the mail ran because I was hoping the caramels would arrive before heading to OKC. I didn’t want to wait two more days to try them! Haha! Talk about impatient. Luckily the mail lady was right on time and delivered the caramels before we left. I opened the package in the car and was immediately surprised by how adorable they looked! They were wrapped in a brown paper bag and tied with a ribbon.
Look how cute these are!

Upon opening the bag I found the individually wrapped caramels in small squares of brown paper. It looked so nostalgic! And delicious I might add.
Love this wrapping!

I opened the first caramel and noticed how soft they were. It was not particularly warm outside so they weren’t melted, they were just soft. I was then worried that these being too sticky. I hate when candy feels like it is pulling your teeth, but one bite of these nuggets proved me COMPLETELY wrong. She must use voodoo magic or something to get these caramels to be so soft and silky, but not sticky. It is AMAZING! I made Jacob try them because he was wondering why I was freaking out about the caramels. I only let Jacob try a small corner, because let’s face it, when something is this good, who wants to share?! Not me!  Once he tried them he completely understood what all the fuss was about. He said they were the best caramels he has ever tasted and for once I totally agree with him! (Jacob, take note of this time, it may never happen again!) Haha!!

Even though I hate to share with Jacob, I thought these nuggets were too delicious to not share with my followers! I am giving away 4, did you see that? , 4 sampler packs of caramels to 4 of my amazing followers.

 More of TheCaramelJar's creations. How cute would this be for a wedding favor? They have on little ties! So Cute!
Chocolate + Pecans+ Caramel= Flavor Firework – cue Katy Perry singing “Firework”. That song is in your head now, isn’t it?

1.      You must be a follower of my blog. If you aren’t yet, just click the follow button to the right of this post.
2.      You must comment on this post. You can comment anything you wish. You can say hello, your name, your dog’s name, anything! As long as you comment.
3.      Lastly, go over to facebook and like TheCaramelJar’s page. You can find it here.

I will announce the winners Next Tuesday, so check back so I can get your shipping info.
Good Luck Followers! Have a great week!