Tuesday Love List

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I know it’s long overdo, you guys. Love Lists are back! I hope you enjoy these types of posts because I really do ;). There are a lot of exciting things in today’s post, so let’s get started.

1. If you’re a regular reader, you might remember me talking about some freelance projects I’ve been blessed enough to work on. It’s finally time for me to let you know about one of them. A couple months back I got asked to shoot the cover for the lovely magazine you see above. I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to get started. To say that I absolutely loved working on this, would be an understatement. I seriously had the best time and can’t even tell you what it felt like to hold this magazine in my hands. Beyond special and I immediately wanted to make donuts :).

It was released last Tuesday and is available on newsstands nationwide. I feel so weird telling you about this. I am SO not a salesperson and hate talking about myself, but I just have to give a massive shout out to the incredible team that puts these magazines together. The writing and recipes are absolutely mouthwatering – you will want to make EVERYTHING. I am not one that advertises a lot of things unless I truly and absolutely love them. This magazine is incredible and I am not just saying that because I got to work on it.  I feel so honored to appear with some of my fellow bloggers in a publication because they are so talented and create some of the best stuff! Oh, and I just want to mention that the recipes I am sharing on the cover are new and exclusive to the magazine. If you can’t seem to find it, but are interested in purchasing a copy, click HERE.

2. The Tangle Teezer. Have you heard of this amazing brush? I finally gave in and purchased one at Target the other day. Hair changed forever. Where has this brush been all my life? I have pretty thick & long hair and have been looking for something that would be gentle enough on my hair, but still gets the work done. If you’re looking for the one and only brush you’ll ever need, this is the one. Also, I think this brush would be great for kids that hate getting their hair done. Can’t say enough good things!

3. Siggi’s Pumpkin Spice Yogurt. Can’t stop won’t stop. [Read more…]

Thursday Love List

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1. It feels like forever since I’ve done a Love List and honestly, it has been. January somehow zoomed by, so I knew I had to write this months’ list ASAP. I love doing these posts and I hope you enjoy them, too. It offers a break from our regular programming and gives me a chance to share some other things I adore besides food!

I wanted to start by saying thank you and just how much it means to me that you take time out of your busy schedules to stop by and share the love. I will never grow tired of expressing my gratitude because I care about all of you so very much and I feel incredibly blessed. It is such a wonderful feeling to wake up each day, knowing I get to do something I absolutely love. I can’t express what it feels like to pull up my blog in the morning (or any time of the day, really) and see your sweet comments and emails. Thank you doesn’t even come close to expressing my gratefulness, but I hope you know how much you are appreciated!

2. I am so excited about the Winter Olympics that I can hardly contain myself, but it’s finally here! Today! Just in time since football season has officially come to an end. Like most people, I look forward to watching the popular sports like figure skating and skiing, but am also excited about all the new sports being introduced this year. Go Women’s Bobsled Team!

3. These picture have been around a while, but I needed to include them in this post. Stunning!

4. My husband and I watched the Creation vs. Evolution debate on Tuesday between Bill Nye and Ken Ham. Even though it’s pretty long, we enjoyed it very much. If you’re interested in that sorta thing, you can check it out here. Definitely recommend!

5. I’ve been wanting to use my camera more for personal use and am looking for a great “photo a day challenge”. If you have any you tried and liked, please let me know. [Read more…]

Happy New Year 2014!

Happ yNew Year 2014!

As 2013 comes to a close, I can’t help but think about all of you, my lovely readers! Though my journey of writing this little food blog of mine has only just begun, it has been one of my absolute highlights of this year. There is no telling where 2014 will take Deliciously Yum, but I am more than eager to find out. Wherever it may lead, I know it will be delicious :).

Thank you all so much for your love, support, comments, sharing, repinning and countless emails! Here’s to a blessed, fantastic and SWEET new year. 2014, here we come!

~ XOXO, Kathi

Merry Christmas!

Hi there! I just wanted to pop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas! I hope this day is filled with lots of happiness and joy for you all. I could not be more thankful for you and everything you do to support Deliciously Yum! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. We’ll continue to take off a little more time to celebrate with family, friends and good food! Lots of love being sent your way from our home to yours. christmaspic1

Thursday Love List

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1. Our Christmas tree. I could sit in our living room all day, sipping a cup of tea and looking at this beauty. We have twinkling lights on it this year – so pretty.

2. Speaking of tea. Have you guys tried Teavana? We just got a store at our mall and I am so smitten. I purchased their Peppermint & White Chocolate Rooibos a couple weeks ago. So well balanced and flavorful. I see lots of tea tastings in my near future.

3. Christmas baking. My oven is always running and I enjoy baking any time of year. Something about Christmas makes it a little more special and these couple of weeks have been the best blogging experience so far. I’ve enjoyed sharing and creating recipes tremendously and love seeing you comment and support Deliciously Yum! Thank you for making this Christmas season even sweeter for us :).

4. Don’t open a bag of these. So delicious and addicting.

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Thursday Love List

1. I have been in full on Christmas mode the last couple of days. So much so, that I finally created my playlist for this season. It’s been playing like crazy and thought you might enjoy it as well. So here it goes:

A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel

Carol Of The Bells from Home Alone Soundtrack

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

Do You Hear What I Hear? by Third Day

Frosty The Snowman by Ella Fitzgerald

God With Us by Jeremy Camp

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra

Joy To The World by Mariah Carey

I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Michael Bublé

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Michael Bublé

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Jewel

O Come, All Ye Faithful by Britt Nicole

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by Casting Crowns

Oh Holy Night – by Mariah Carey

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

Run Run Rudolph by Kelly Clarkson

Sleigh Ride/Marshmallow World by Kristin Chenoweth

The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

Where’s The Line to See Jesus by Becky Kelley

Oh, our favorite Christmas Album is “It’s Christmas Time” by Kathie Lee Gifford. Yeah. It’s a childhood thing. Both of us could listen to it all season long on replay! You may laugh now, ha!

What’s your favorite Christmas song?? Please share.

2. Peppermint. PEPPERMINT. Peppermint. I am hooked. There’s just something about a good old peppermint candy cane stirring your cocoa while you sit snuggled up in a cozy sweater and watch a movie. Oh, and munch on other pepperminty things. Get ready for tomorrow – I have a fabulous recipe waiting for you.

3. Nail polish. I always wear nail polish on my toes and only get to see their natural state when I’m switching colors. I like dark, colorful and loud tones all year round. This is absolutely not the case when it comes to my fingernails. I prefer nude and most of the time clear nail polish on my nails. This week during my regular trip to the stores, I stumbled upon this color. I thought it would be perfect for a manicure. And I was right. So beautiful. ‘Tis the season. Quick, tell me what shades you’ve been loving before I’m ready to go back to plain and less adventurous.

4. Christmas in NYC. I’ve been wanting to take a trip to the big apple ever since I was a little girl (Home Alone 2, anyone?). A couple years ago I got the chance to visit the city that never sleeps in the middle of July. Ever since then I’ve dreaming of going back the week before Christmas and take in the wondrous sights! Someday…

5. Tea. I am a huge lover of all things tea. It’s my jam. I’ve been enjoying Trader Joe’s Harvest Tea Blend the last couple of days and am totally smitten. Perfect for late November nights.

6. Word by Alphapod. This app. Can’t wait to wake up in the morning to read the short devotional and look at the beautiful image.

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