Friday, January 27, 2012

Blissful Things

My e-course instructor Liv Lane wants us to share things that bring us Bliss this week.  Thinking about the things that bring me bliss is wonderful. It's like keeping a gratitude journal. After focusing on bliss and gratitude, it's easy to be in a uplifted mood.

My Bliss List:
1. Hearing "I love you Mama!" from my four year old son with a big hug included. Always a favorite.

2. Visiting my 100 year old grandfather who still lives on his own. He shared memories of when I was a little girl and our special evening walks when I visited him in Florida.  He's such an inspiration!

3. Splurging on a new tube of lipstick (Mayflower by Nars) and blush (Orgasm by Nars). Thanks Tonya Leigh!

4. Discovering Pioneer Woman's Frito Chili Pie. It's the best recipe ever! This will be my Super Bowl Sunday meal for sure.

5. My daughter and me making decadent dark chocolate gooey brownies with a box of Pillsbury brownie mix and a few other things (secret ingredients). Recipe below.

Please send me your Bliss List in the comments below and share the bliss.

Happy Bliss List Friday! Kathy

Kathy & Chloe's Dark Chocolate Brownies
1 box of Pillsbury Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix for a 9 X 13 pan.
Follow all directions for brownie mix in a large bowl.
Add: 1 t. cinnamon, 1 c. white chocolate chips, 1/2 c. chopped walnuts, and 1 T. melted butter.
Stir in and bake as directed.

23 comments:

  1. Love your bliss list - and the big reveal of the secret ingredients. Amazing photoS!

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    1. Thank your for your sweet comment! kathy

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  2. So glad you've linked up to the Little Bliss List! Ohhhh - that chili looks yummy, as do the brownies. If you have leftovers, I'll be right over! ;o)

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    1. Thank you Liv! This was a super fun assignment. Try the recipes - your family will love them!
      Kathy

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  3. Great list - and that chili is making me hungry!!!

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  4. Thanks Laney. Have a great weekend! ~kathy

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  5. Love your Bliss List! My grandma lived on her own until she was 97 - she was such an inspiration. Have fun with your grandpa! I love Pioneer Woman's recipes and am going to partake in some Chocolate Cobbler this evening mmmmmmmmm. And I love Orgasm, the blush shade that looks good on everyone :)

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    1. Thank you. The lady at Sephora told me Orgasm was their best seller. I love it!

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  6. Thanks for sharing Kathy! I love the photo of your family, looks like so much fun. We have 3 kiddies, hoping for 4 one day. Anything chocolate looks good to me, you obviously have a graet helper. Belinda

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    1. Thanks Belinda! It's great to connect and I like you page! kathy

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  7. I just have to say that any list that starts with a picture of brownies is a good list in my opinion! (And including the recipe in the post... Even better!)

    xo
    Kristin

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    1. Thank you Kristin. I've followed your blog for quite awhile. It's great to connect!
      kathy

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  8. Any makeup called orgasm... I'll buy!

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    1. It is their best seller and I love it -great color. Thanks for connecting. kathy

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  9. Thanks for the frito pie recipe. Love your blog

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! ~kathy

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  10. I'm making that frito chili cheesy goodness,
    oh yes I am!
    Beautiful photos....thanks for this
    delicious share.
    dang, now I need a snack.......
    -Jennifer

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I hope you enjoy the recipes. ~kathy

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  11. Awesome, awesome list and yes - Orgasm is an awesome color and that frito pie looks amazingly delicious and the brownies?! Hello and come to mama!

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    1. Thanks Jen. That made me smile. ~kathy

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  12. Hi Kathy Anne, this is a gorgeous list. I loved reading it. My bliss list this week includes...
    1. Spending time with Steve, my significant other. Chatting and really connecting after not seeing him for a week was bliss.
    2. Soaking up Liv's daily input for BBTL. I am finding Liv so inspiring.
    3. Getting a hug from my mum, just when I needed it.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm not yet selling my designs as I'm just getting going, but will let you know as soon as I am. Em xxxx

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  13. Love your list, Emma! I really love Liv's class and plan to spend the afternoon catching up on her posts. It's so fun to connect with other sweet souls too. ~kathy

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