Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday. Hope your day is filled with lots of love, joy and food :)

Yours Truly,
Gurl Chat xoxo

FYI: The winner of the Sephora egift card was Kelly Elbert. She entered the contest through facebook. Stay tuned ladies for more giveaways. 

Friday, December 21, 2012


Will i am & Britney Spears -Scream & Shout

Happy Friday ladies. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with all the last minute Christmas cray, cray lol Love this new song with will i am and Britney B!#$% :)

Fyi: Announcing the lucky Sephora egift card winner today on my  Facebook page. So if you entered stay tuned :)   

Yours Truly,
Gurl Chat xoxo

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Biscuits & cocoa

Hey ladies over the weekend I made some cheddar cheese drop biscuits and hot chocolate. It hit the spot Saturday morning. Biscuits and cocoa are great for cold weather and Christmas :)

The Recipe for the Cheddar Cheese drop biscuits :
3 cups all purpose flour 
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup butter *melted
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
1 1/4 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In large bowl stir in flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Then stir in butter and mix until mixture looks like crumbs. Then stir in cheddar cheese  and mix it well. Last but not least add in milk and mix. 2. line baking pan with non-stick foil and lightly grease. Use a large spoon and drop the dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown .

The Recipe for Cocoa:
2 cups of milk
1 1/2 ounces semi sweet chocolate*chopped 
sugar to taste
whipped cream

1. Combine milk ,chocolate and sugar over a medium saucepan heat. Mix well until everything is blended  and remove from heat . Pour mixture into a mug and garnish with marshmallows, whipped cream, and cinnamon.

Yours Truly,
Gurl Chat xoxo

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quick Gift Ideas

Hey ladies so with Christmas a week away the crunch is on to finish your gift list. Here are a few cheap d.i.y gift ideas. I bought all the jars at Home Goods. The small jars were $2.99 and the large jar was $3.99. For the large jar I just bought some colorful pasta bows to fill the jar. On the outside I labeled it with Martha Stewart's chalk labels and tied a pretty ribbon around it. I did the same with the smaller jars. I just filled them with the three classics everyone loves cocoa, tea, and coffee but, this time I used Martha Stewart's book labels on the jars instead. I felt it gave the jars a better look. Hope these quick and cheap gift ideas help with the holiday madness lol

Yours Truly,
Gurl Chat xoxo

Monday, December 17, 2012

Giveaway Closing

Good morning ladies. Hope everyone had a great weekend. For me it was a tough weekend with the Sandy Hook shooting. My heart goes out to the families of all the victims that lost there lives Friday. Today is the last day to enter into the Sephora giveaway. To enter all you have to do is hit the facebook like button for my fan page at the top right and leave a comment on the facebook fan page saying enter me for the Sephora gift card. The lucky winner will receive a 100 dollar egift card to Sephora. I will announce the winner Friday December 21 on my fan page. So stay tuned.

Yours Truly,
Gurl Chat xoxo

Friday, December 14, 2012


Swedish House Mafia -Don't you worry child
Happy Friday ladies. I love this song so much right now can't get enough of it. Fyi I love getting comments from you ladies and I respond back to all of them but for whatever reason they're not showing up. So please bare with me until I can figure out why there not appearing but just know i'm not ignoring them. Have a great weekend ladies.

Yours Truly,
Gurl Chat xoxo

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Throwback Thursday

 I remember when the movie clueless came out I begged  my mom to buy me these pens in every color lol Anyone else remember the fuzzy pens?

Yours Truly,
Gurl Chat xoxo

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sephora Giveaway

It's giveaway time yayyyyy!!!!! Ok ladies it's giveaway time and it's just in time for the holiday's. This is Gurl Chats first giveaway and i'm super excited about it.One lucky winner will receive a $100 dollarSephora egift card. To enter all you have to do is click the Facebook like button for my fan page at the top right. When you go to my fan page just leave a comment saying enter me for the $100 dollar Sephora gift card. The contest ends December 17th, 2012 and the lucky winner will be announced on my fan page Friday December 21st, 2012.  After I announce the winner I will inbox them shortly after with all the details. Unfortunately if your not the winner don't worry because since you liked my fan page that automatically enters you for the many future giveaways to come. So stay tuned to my blog, fan page and  twitter :) 

Yours Truly,
Gurl Chat xoxo

Quickie Anyone?

Ok ladies get your mind out of the gutter. Gosh! lol just kidding. So with the holidays in full force it's time to start planning. Like I said before holiday season can be supper fun but, also super stressful if you have a ton of things to do. Here are two really-quick recipes that I got out of the holiday Food Network magazine and they are yummy and cost effective. That's one thing I hate about certain recipes they call for to many ingredients. I've had that happen to me many times at the market when I've tried to recreate a dish and it's caused me to go broke in the process lol. These two dishes won't do that to you. they're perfect if  your bringing a dish to a holiday party or, if your hosting a holiday party yourself. The recipes are short, simple and sweet :)

The recipe for the Greek-Style Shrimp Bites

Things You'll need:

  1. 12 small shrimp or as many you desire *I recommend pre-cooked shrimp.It will save time.
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon honey 
  4. 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  5. teaspoon salt
  6. Dash of pepper
  7. 4 thin slices of lemon
  8. 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel * Tip if you don't have a grater for the lemon peel, cut a lemon in half  and squeeze it for a little lemon juice to add to the hummus.
  9. Box of Keebler Town House Flat-bread crisps. 
  10. Classic hummus * I recommend Baba Foods spicy black bean hummus.It gives the bites an extra kick
1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen.In medium bowl toss together shrimp, olive oil, honey, oregano, salt and pepper.

2. Preheat grill pan over high heat. Add shrimp. Cook over high heat for about 20 to 30 seconds for pre-cooked shrimp. If you decide to use fresh shrimp, cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque.

3. Place lemon slices on grill pan. Cook over high heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until they begin to brown  turning once. Remove from pan. Cut each slice into segments.

4. In small bowl stir together hummus and lemon peel or juice if you don't have grater for the peel. Spread about 1 teaspoon of hummus mixture on each cracker. Top each with piece of shrimp and lemon segment.

The recipe for the Herbed French Bread 

Things you'll need:

3.Fresh Thyme or dried thyme
4.Chopped Chives


1.Slice a baguette on a sharp diagonal to make 8 long pieces.

2. Butter both sides and season with salt & pepper.

3. Arrange on a baking sheet.

4. Combine 3 tablespoons chopped chives and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or dried thyme.

5. Sprinkle on the bread and bake at 400 degrees until crisp, 15 minutes. If your oven cooks food quickly I recommend cooking it at 350 degrees :)  

Yours Truly,
Gurl Chat xoxo