Friday, August 27, 2010

Fun with Friends -and- Winner of Giveaway!!!

Last night, I hosted a Scentsy party at my casa. I've never hosted a get together like this. Yes, I am trying to step outside my comfort zone these days. I'm such a homebody, I's sad! ;-) But what can I say, I LOVE my casa and just hanging out with my 2 boys. Okay, so back to the friend Danielle is a consultant for Scentsy and I thought it would be fun to invite some friends over to see all the new products and scents for the fall.

And of course, what kind of host would I be if I didn't provide some refreshments!!?? So I raced home from work {my boss let me leave early} and began cleaning my casa and getting the refreshments ready.

The most popular refreshment for the evening {by far} was this super easy and fabulous recipe I got from my friend Jaime. It is her chocolate chip cheesecake and I'm not kidding is to die for!!!

Here's the recipe....{enjoy!!} :

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

preheat oven to 350

spray 9 x 13 cake pan

1 cup of sugar

2 8 oz pkgs of cream cheese

(softened to room temperature)

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 small rolls of refrigerated cookie dough

(can freeze to make easier to cut)

slice one package of cookie dough to lay on bottom of pan. it's ok if the cookie dough doesn't will grow as it bakes

if it crumbles too much to cut..that is fine also..just make sure to get it all across the bottom of the pan.

mix the cream cheese with sugar

add eggs and vanilla until well blended

pour over the layer of cookie dough

top with the other package of cookie dough

bake for 25-30 minutes until brown or it doesn't jiggle when shook.

I put it directly into fridge for it to set up and then serve cold!

We enjoyed smelling all the amazing scents and looking at the new fall catalog of warmers, fragrance bars and other great products. As you can imagine, we had many laughs and great conversation. Little man had a fun time getting to hang out with all the ladies and smelling all the testers, too...well, that is until he sprayed one of the room sprays all over the floor and got it in his eyes. We had to run to the bathroom to wash his eyes out...big, crocodile tears were shed of course, poor guy...but after a little TLC from mommy and daddy... he was okay and immediately went back to enjoying his time with all the ladies!

One of the ladies brought her 8 year old daughter....Noah had a blast hanging out with her. This morning he asked me where his "Girlfriend" was...oh-my??!!

We really had a great time and it was so nice getting to know these ladies better!


Okay ladies...I had so much fun reading everyone's summer memories. Thanks to each and every one of you for participating in my very first giveaway!!! I wish I could give everyone a warmer! ;-) But hey... be sure to check back in the next week or so for another giveaway I will be doing...

So without further ado.... selected this girl as the winner of a new Scentsy warmer and 3 bars of her choice...

Natalie please contact me via email {within the next 48 hours} at virginiatexans at gmail dot com.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone...




  1. YAY!!!!! I am designing a new guest room and I have a jar all picked out that matches perfectly!! Thank you thank you!

  2. Your dessert sounds tasty and it sounds like you had a wonderful party. Fun. Wish I could have been there too.


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