White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies

When I think of Macadamia Nut Cookies I am instantly transported to the beaches of Hawaii. The warm sun, the cool water and palm trees……Hmm maybe it is time to hop a plane to Hawaii. These White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies are so easy to make! When I say easy I mean seriously easy! Hint: A large part of the recipe is already pre-made!

I love taking something pre-made and altering it.  This is such a great way to “cheat” when you have friends and family showing up. My Parents had no idea these cookies were semi-homemade when they had them. My Mom kept asking for the recipe and telling me how impressed she was with these cookies. When I explained the recipe to her she just laughed and said that she was going to have to make them for their next event.

White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies

Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies… 

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Copy Cat Chili’s Jamaican Paradise

Copy Cat Chili’s Jamaican Paradise! Right now I am dreaming of being on a tropical beach with my toes in the sand, listening to the waves break, with a frosty drink in my hand! Doesn’t that just sound like absolute paradise!

Hawaii Sunset

This is a picture from our last trip to Hawaii! We love visiting A-Bay and taking sunset pictures. The Big Island is one of our favorite places to soak up the sun and have a tropical vacation. I lived on the island for a while in college and love going back to visit. There is nothing quite like dipping your toes in warm water and watching the sun go down.

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Hawaii Pictures to melt away the winter blues!

Are you feeling the winter blues? Do you need a bit of sunshine and warm weather. I wish I could transport all of us to a tropical island to soak up a bit of sun and enjoy a frothy fruity drink. Sadly that is not in my budget but I can share a few warm and sunny Hawaii pictures. These are some of my favorite photos from our travels to Hawaii.  Hawaii is one of our favorite places in the world.  The photos below are from the Big Island. Our favorite sunset spot on the Big Island is A-Bay on the Kona Coast.

Hawaiian SunsetA-Bay Sunset on the Big Island

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Yo Gabba Gabba Get The Sillies Out in Spokane!

Yo Gabba Gabba Get the Sillies Out is coming to Spokane

Wednesday February 27th at the INB Performing Arts Center!

Yo Gabba Gabba Live Spokane

Is your family ready to GET THE SILLIES OUT? Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! is going back on the road in 2013 with a new show, “Get the Sillies Out!” featuring the one and only DJ Lance Rock, plus Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee, and Plex, and of course, hip hop legend Biz Markie.

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Checking out the Microsoft Surface

This year I am really excited to be part of the Windows Champions program! I will be working with Microsoft this year sharing great tips and tricks for using their programs and technology. Microsoft was wonderful and sent me a new Microsoft Surface to try out and see what I think of it.

Microsoft Surface Charger

The first thing I noticed with the Surface is the battery charger. It is so techy and cool. I am not sure if techy is a word but I am going with it.  Here’s the cool part about it….There are no prongs that can break, pieces that can bend or anything else. The battery piece magnetizes to the side of the Surface and starts charging! SO COOL! While we are admiring the battery compartment check out how slim the screen is!

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Mystery Dates to spice things up

Mystery Dates to spice things up

Date night

A few months ago John and I started something new….Mystery dates. Each month we each have to plan a surprise mystery date. The “rules” are very simple.

  1. The other person cannot know what the plans are until we get to the destination
  2. It needs to be a place we have not been to before
  3. The focus is time together not how much the date costs… 

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