• Baking Honeymoon

    January 9, 2010

    I never thought that an afternoon of baking would bring back so many memories of my honeymoon! ๐Ÿ˜€

    While bakingย 3 batches of Oatmeal Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Bars, I watched last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. I hate to admit it, but I’m a big fan of the show. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    In the episode, Vicky and her husband, Donn, renew their vows in Turks and Caicos, where Mal and I spent our honeymoon. I was so excited to see them at many of the same places that Mal and I visited on the island. It brought back lots of wonderful memories! ๐Ÿ˜€


    Vicky and Donn visited the Da Conch Shack & Rum Bar just like Mal and I did back in July 2008.


    I loved that they were so intrigued by the conch’s “boy parts” just like we were! Mal and I were cracking up at Vicky and Donn’s reactions because ours were very similar! ๐Ÿ˜†


    Vicky and Donn also shared a romantic dinner at Anacaona in the Grace Bay Club just like Mal and I did on our honeymoon. It was SUCH a lovely place to spend an evening with your significant other. I have such great memories of that night.



    So handsome! ๐Ÿ˜€


    Here’s my recap of the evening. It was a very special night!


    My friend, Jen, and I are going out for dinner tonight. I’m not sure where we are going yet, but I’m actually not that hungry. I ate three Oatmeal Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Bars and now my stomach is so full. Boo! ๐Ÿ˜•

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    Tracie (@hollafoodzone) January 9, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Wow – that looks like a beautiful spot for a honeymoon! I’m a fan of the OC Housewives too – total guilty pleasure!


    Emily Eats and Exercises January 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Beautiful honeymoon pictures – it looks like a beautiful spot. I hope you enjoyed the cookies – they sound delish!


    Freya at foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com January 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Oh that dos look like a gorgeous place :)
    You’ve given me baking cravings..I made a cherry cake today, but now I want to make what you made! They sound good :)


    Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place January 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I cried watching that episode! ( haha how embarassing for me to admit)


    Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Real Housewives iof OC s definitely one of my guilty pleasures….I also really enjoy the NY one!


    Lynn (The Actors Diet) January 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm



    Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. January 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Yummy! Both the cookies and the honeymoon!


    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Love your honeymoon pics!!


    Katie O @ Fit to Wed January 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous! We were torn between going to Turks and Caicos or Kauai for our honeymoon- we ultimately chose Kauai. I’m excited but now I’m second guessing myself!


    Jenna January 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Have fun tonight! What’s all the yummy baking for?!


    MelissaNibbles January 9, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing. I’ve never watched the Housewives…just the Jersey ones with the girl who flipped the table. Maybe I should watch this other one. It sounds fun :)


    Eliza January 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    You two are SO cute!! I want to go there! Have a great Saturday night! :)


    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Now you’re bringing back memories for ME!!! We went there for our honeymoon as well!! Didn’t eat at either of those restaurants though!


    Lauren January 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Ooh I am slightly obsessed with the show, which is so embarrassing to admit =/ I am not a reality TV person so I have NO idea why I latched on to this! These women entertain me but I don’t envy them at all.

    However, I did envy Vicki’s lovely vacation! So exciting that it had such special meaning to you! It looks like an absolutely beautiful place to be with your significant other. I might have to discuss this with my boyfriend ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Felicia (Bites of the Apple) January 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Yeah – I admit it too, I love Real Housewives of Orange County. I’m looking into a Caribbean honeymoon in Feb/March 2011 actually and am getting slightly overwhelmed by the whole process. There are so many more islands than I thought! But I might have to check out Turks and Caicos now too. It looks beauitful.

    At least we have plenty of time to narrow down our options.


    Katie January 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Cookies are one of my weaknesses!! Yummy cookies!!! Your pics from your honeymoon are so beautiful, what an amazing place!!! I posted pics of my new pug!!!! She says hi to Murphy!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great night, know your busy but if you have time check the pics out!!!!


    amanda January 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Cookies are also my weakness!! Also I have been looking for a possible place to spend for my 10 year anniversary this year. I will be sure to put this on my list to check out. Love the pics


    Joelle (The Pancake Girl) January 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Those cookies sounds amazing, as does Turks and Caicos. It’s wonderful to have great memories to look back upon and smile! :)


    Mandy @ University Cooking January 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I like real wives of OC too. It’s just so bad it’s good.


    Bridget January 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Can’t WAIT to try those bars!!! AWw its so fun reliving awesome memories :)


    alison January 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    i like the show too! don’t be embarassed. it’s good entertainment. how neat that you got a reminder of your honeymoon by watching it. sounds like a great place to go!


    Lauren @ eater not a runner January 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Awww you guys are so cute!


    eatmovelove January 9, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Adorable couple alert!!!

    And Only 3 bars?! Natch girl – you still have lots of room for going out :)


    Ashley January 10, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I love that tank top you are wearing in the honey moon pix!


    Good Taste. Healthy Me. January 10, 2010 at 12:28 am

    What a great honeymoon. Love the pictures!


    Ann @ Turbo Teacher January 10, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Your honeymoon pics look amazing, Tina ~ especially since there is so much snow and ice here right now!! :(

    I just wanted you to know that yesterday my internet was down for the entire day/night and it made me realize how much I really LOVE. YOUR. BLOG. ~ Thanks!


    Leah January 10, 2010 at 2:46 am

    I LOVE that show. Its on too late at night for me, so I wait until the reruns on the weekends. Today, I actually put off my run so I could watch it.
    Your honeymoon pictures are gorgeous btw. You loko so pretty!!


    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} January 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

    You guys are so cute in these pics! Hope you were able to enjoy dinner after those yummy bars!


    Cait (Cait's Plate) January 10, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Oh my gosh that place looks like heaven on earth! Those bars sounds delicious and haha – you’re so not alone on liking the real housewives…I’m a New York AND OC fan!!


    Paige@ RunningAroundNormal January 10, 2010 at 10:28 am

    What an awesome honeymoon. I watched the episode, too – so sweet :)


    Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 10, 2010 at 11:04 am

    gorgeous honeymoon! i love real housewives…it’s way too addicting :)


    Rachel January 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    My husband and I were thinking of taking a vacation there! You guys look adorable ๐Ÿ˜€


    Jenny January 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Real Housewives is definitely a guilty TV pleasure of mine :)

    Gorgeous pictures of you two!


    Christy January 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I’m guilty of loving the Real Housewives of OC, too! They are so dramatic, it’s hilarious ๐Ÿ˜†


    Ali@ Food, Fitness Fashion January 10, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    WOW that beach ad sun is looking pretty goo right about now ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love all the sweet pictures of you and Mal.


    Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life August 3, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    YUM, those bars sound fantastic!!
    I’ve actually never watched an episode of the Real Housewives (of anywhere!) – is that crazy?


    Shane August 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Great pics. Makes me think of my honeymoon. I spent most of my time eating M&M’s, reading and wondering what the heck I had gotten myself into!! :)


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