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About countrygirlbling

Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

Ohhhhh YES I Did!



Since I had to go to my office today to pick up some stuff . . . I wassss already out so I thought I’d stop by and support one of my local small businesses! LOL    This week – Left to right: Chilled Sugar Cookie w/Cadbury Mini Eggs, Chilled Coconut Lime, Caramel Popcorn and last but not least Buckeye Brownie – You’re Welcome LOLLLLL

WOW Me Wednesday!


Since I can’t (shouldn’t) go anywhere after work and since I have toooo many eggs – time to bake.  I actually saw JoJo on Facebook making these cookies and I just happened to have her cookbook (Thank you Bensons)!

I always use the Tollhouse recipe but I have to say, these are even easier! I didn’t have “unsalted” butter so I used my regular salted butter and omitted the salt AND it’s only 1 stick of butter! All brown sugar, no white sugar.


 I decided since I don’t want to gain 20 lbs staying at home, that I’d freeze 1/2 of them!

Perfect for wine, friends, friends and wine or grandkids!

They are perfect after they cool off – crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside!

You’ll need:

2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour                          2 cups packed light brown sugar

1 heaping teaspoon baking soda                    2 large eggs

½ teas sea salt                                                 1 ½ teas pure vanilla extract

1 stick unsalted butter room temp                  1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven – 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheet w/parchment paper.  Medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt – set aside.  With a stand mixer use paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on med. high until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, beat well. Add vanilla, beat well. Turn mixer off, add flour (I did ½ at a time) mix on med until blended, then turn on high for a few seconds to pull dough together.  Add chips, beat on high 5 seconds.  Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet, don’t flatten. Cook til slightly light brown about 10-11 min (I did 12). Cool on pan 1 minute then transfer cookie cooling rack to cool completely. ENJOY


Love My Power Tools


I have to say, sometimes I just laugh at myself.  What girl doesn’t need a baby chain saw?!!! LOL

I didn’t realize I had to put it together, but it was pretty simple.  I purchased this through Home Depot online at the end of summer and haven’t had a chance to use it yet. I also didn’t realize I’d have to purchase bar/chain oil before I could use it, lol. They had the pole saw on one of their deals of the day – got it for less than $50!

With my property I have some beautiful old trees.  I also have some pretty dead ones.  Decided to start small, lol.


So I still have some stumps but they’re intertwined in some wire.  Also, that bigger one . . . yeah the neighbor has his fence section wire to it – LOL.

Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant


I was downtown on Saturday celebrating one of my bestie’s daughter’s upcoming wedding.

Sue and I used to work at Tnemec together when I first moved here to Colorado.  Jenna picked a “wine tasting & tour” for her bridal shower.

This place was so cool.  The building is original other than the roof, love the brick and garage door that opens to the exterior and lovvvve the chandeliers.

Yummmmm . . .

April (Sue’s daughter-in-law), Sue and her daughter Jenna.

If you’re looking a place to go on a Saturday afternoon – definitely check this place out, here’s their link:

My New Office


Ok, I’m swamped at work but wanted to show you my new office.  We recently moved out of the construction trailers to a real office building – just down the street.

Still have to add a few doo-daas to my shelves but I love my desk.  And having two monitors is the only way to go!

Love my little coffee area. Found my artwork, pig pic and the coffee cup holder at Hobby Lobby.

Had to show you a close up . . . I added some rhinestones to her flowers to catch the light, LOL.