Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Whole Body Living

Hey Everyone!

I decided over the past few weeks that I'd like to start a Health Blog. A place where I can post about different health topics, concerns, and answer health questions. 

With a little help from the hubby, a little of my creative mind, here is what I have come up with:

I hope you will read along, and please, if you have questions, or a topic you'd like covered, send me an email at: mollybrown@creighton.edu



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wedding Pictures

Hey Everyone,

Remember how I got married last month?!

Here are a few pictures....

All compliments go to Lane Photography, who did an awesome job!

Want to see all the pictures? Click here to watch my magic day unfold!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Good Evening!
Today, I spent the majority of the day at the clinic getting back into the swing of things. It was really quite nice. I enjoyed meeting new people, seeing patients, and doing my write-ups. Nerd alert. Yes, I enjoyed doing my write-up.
But, onto more exciting things. I'm becoming quite buddy-buddy with the lady who did our cake for our wedding, Paula. She's awesome, and a fantastic baker! She's been helping me out, and giving me tips! Seriously, she's a life saver when it comes to knowing if you have whipped your whip cream enough! 

Anyways, I haven't seen Dave's Godmother since we got back from our Honeymoon, so I invited her over tomorrow afternoon to see the house, and drink some coffee. I texted my go-to-girl, Paula, and asked for something to make to go with the coffee. 

What did she suggest? 

So, my hubby-dear (I  love being married) ran to the grocery store for me for a few minor ingredients I needed. And, after dinner, I went to work in the kitchen.

Here are a few shots of this deliciousness, goodness, creaminess, mmmm....

I think it's going to be delicious. My husband licked the beater dry. 

Here is the recipe (also linked above):

½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sour cream
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ – ½ cup extra chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine ½ cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add one cup of chocolate chips and set aside. In a stand mixer, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix on low speed until well combined. Add butter, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour half the batter into a greased 9 x 11 pan. Sprinkle half the topping over the batter. Pour remaining batter on top. Sprinkle with the remaining topping. Add extra chocolate chips to the top.  Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Sleep tight! Can't wait for breakfast!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bridal Shower


I know this all may seem a little backward, but when I finally got around to downloading pictures from my camera tonight, I realized I needed to catch my blog up on events gone by.

So, I'm going to start with posting about my Bridal Shower. Other posts to come include: Quiltfest Weekend, Bachelorette Party, WEDDING, Christmas, and Honeymoon. I'll get caught up. Eventually.

So, to start with let me introduce you to my Bestie (Gwenn), who was gracious and sweet enough to host my Bridal shower with my Mom.

My Bestie, Gwenn, on the right.

My Shower took place on November 27th. It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving. And, it was perfect. Gwenn, along with some of my bridesmaids orchestrated a little "love letter video" from my future husband at the time to show at the shower. I was completely surprised, and loved it. Here is a link to the sweet little love letter video:

Love Letter Video Link 

We enjoyed the shower mid-morning, so we had a brunch which consisted of Christmas flavored Sangria, Breakfast Casserole, and Scones. My Aunts came into town, friends came, and Bridesmaids came...

Even, a special friend to our family, Donna Leeder, made the drive from Kansas City that Day!

 My mom (on left) & Donna L. (on right).

I opened some very nice and thoughtful gifts, and inbetween opening gifts I had to grab from the "Honeymoon bag." The Honeymoon bag was my Vera Bradley bag I packed for our Honeymoon, and it consisted of things I would need while on the Honeymoon. Some items, were what we would call "clean," and some will go unmentioned. Either way, it was my Mom's idea. Make of that what you will. :) It was a HOOT!

Dave's Godfather's Wife, Connie, to the left supplied me with everything I could ever need to bake and cook in the kitchen!

Matching orange sunglasses that Dave and I wore every single day on our Honeymoon. The locals loved it.

My Mother-in-Law (Left), Me, My Momma (Right).

Amy and I. My rooms. One of my bridesmaids. We lived together for three years and didn't cause too much trouble :)

Gwenn, Me, Jackie (another awesome Bridesmaid)!

Well, that was a fun trip down memory lane. Hope you enjoyed it. I was so thankful and grateful to have all that love and support with me on that special day for my Bridal Shower!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What kind of Nurse are you? Guest post :)

A Guest Post..
 For you, From Brooke...
Bio on Brooke: Brooke Stafford is a nurse practitioner student and also writes for a Nursing Website. The site helps students find the right nurse practitioner degree to fit their needs.
The 6 Different Types of Nursing Abbreviations and What They Mean
There are many different types of nurses and many different types of education to go along with it.  You may know what an RN is, but do you know about the other kinds of nursing options?  To help, we have gathered up six different types of nursing abbreviations and a little more about each.
RN – The Registered Nurse is the most common type of nurse abbreviation.  These are nurses who have graduated from a state approved program, passed the NCLEX-RN – or national exam for nurses, and earned a license as a nurse in their state.  Most nurses at advanced levels have an RN license.

2.     BSN – This stands for Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  It is the most common four year degree for nurses and is often used by advanced practice nurses.  It is also commonly used as a stepping stone to a graduate degree in nursing, which brings us to:
3.     MSN – The Master of Science in Nursing is also one of the most popular graduate degrees for nurses.  It is used by those seeking entry level positions as nurse educators, managers, or other advanced positions.  In some states, the MSN can be used to become an advanced practice registered nurse, or APRN.
4.     DNP – However, in many states the Doctor of Nursing Practice is the degree required for advanced level nursing positions.  It is a four year graduate level degree and is the most common of the doctorate level degrees among nurses.  It is also the most common type of education sought for nurse practitioners (NP).
5.     PhD – The Doctor of Philosophy degree is also offered to nurses.  The graduate level degree teaches the more academic and research practices of nurses.  Those most likely to seek a PhD in nursing are those who want to become teachers, researchers, and nurses who study the practice of nursing.
6.     EdD – This type of degree is similar to the PhD in nursing.  However, it focuses on the educational aspects and is called the Doctor of Education.  Those who are truly serious about a career as a nursing teacher should consider this degree.

P.S. Stay tuned for Bachelorette, Bridal Shower, Wedding, and Honeymoon pictures! We're hitched, and totally lovin' the married life!