JoeAnne’s Family Pecan Pie

Hey Everyone!

Every Thanksgiving my mom makes the most amazing Pecan Pie. She always makes an extra one for me so I can take it back to my apartment with me. Its such a simple recipe, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Merry Christmas!!
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4 cups of dark Karo syrup
3 cups of light brown sugar
2 tablespoons softened butter
8 eggs
1/4 cup of Evan Williams Bourbon Whiskey (optional)
4 cups of Pecans
3 tablespoons of Vanilla
1 box of Pillsbury Pie Crust

1) Pre heat oven to 335 degrees.
2) Mix all the ingredients in a mixer BUT add the pecans last.
3) Mix thoroughly by hand. Pour mixture on top of pie crust.

This is what it should look like:
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4) Bake 70 minutes until the top is firm.
5) Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

This is what it should look like

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Photo Blog: My Week in Review

Hey guys 🙂

Happy Saturday. I’m currently in Atlanta visiting friends and family and working on some up coming projects. I’ve been on couple adventures this week and I thought I’d share them with you. What have you been up to the week before Christmas? Enjoy.

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I got in town late Monday night. Woke up early Tuesday morning to drive to downtown Atlanta for my shoot with Dark Stripe Media. We were on location at an abounded train yard. We were blessed with lovely weather. After the shoot I went to the nail salon and got my nails done. Later that evening I met up with my friend Rachel from high school. My parents gave me two Justin Timberlake tickets for my birthday this June so Rachel and I went to the concert. Justin was absolutely incredible. He sang, he danced, played the piano and guitar. It was a very well put together show. Go see him if you can!

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Wednesday I ran errands and picked up some Christmas gifts. I also went to Petsmart and picked up food, cookies, toys, and shirts for my two chihuahuas. I spent some time at home and started reading Perks of being a Wallflower. I also stopped by Whole Foods Market and picked up a Kale Smoothie and some lunch.
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Thursday I had a shoot with Christina Kelley in Little 5 Points and on location at an abandoned green house near Emory. Later that day I went to see my hair stylist that I’ve been going to for several years. She worked her magic as always.
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This weekend I’ve just been relaxing and spending time with friends and enjoying the holiday. I have lots exciting things coming for 2014!

Netflix Shows you need to watch!

I don’t know about you but I’d much rather spend a Saturday night with a homemade meal and Netflix. These are my favorite shows on Netflix and I recommend them to everyone!

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1) House Of Cards

In this Netflix Original, Kevin Spacey is absolutely fantastic as a Underwood, a corrupt politician. The filming was all done with HD cameras and the visuals throughout the season are extremely appealing. Kate Mara is incredible and the story line is very eye opening. Check it out! Season 2 comes out this February.

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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

2) Orange is the New Black

This is Netflix’s latest original, and man are they doing it right! Taylor Schilling play the lead as Piper Chapman. Laura Prepon (Donna from That 70s Show) stars as a supporting actress. The story is about Piper’s journey through incarceration as she adjust from her middle class life to life behind bars.
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The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

3) American Horror Story

This FX Show is written by Glee’s Ryan Murphy. There are currently 2 or the 3 seasons on Netflix, American Horror Story & American Horror Story: Asylum. The first season takes place in a haunted mansion and the second takes place in an insane asylum. The characters in both seasons are very complex and well rounded and the production is top notch. Did I mention Adam Levine from Maroon 5 stars in season 2? That in itself should be a good enough reason to check it out. However, I do not recommend watching this show alone, it will give you chills.
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4)Breaking Bad
In my opinion, this is one of the most well made shows in history. Bryan Cranston plays Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher with lung cancer who turns to cooking meth to pay for his treatment. Aaron Paul plays Jesse Pinkman, a drug dealer who used to be a student of Mr. White. The chemistry between all the character is something I’ve never seen before. The story line is dynamic and the acting is phenomenal. Recommended to anyone who appreciates great acting.
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To provide for his family’s future after he is diagnosed with lung cancer, a chemistry genius turned high school teacher teams up with an ex-student to cook and sell the world’s purest crystal meth.

My Christmas List

Here are the things I want for Christmas. Hopefully I’ll be lucky enough to get at least a few of these items! What do you want for Christmas?

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House Clearing Kit from

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Michael Kors MK3196 Rose Gold Watch

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Philosophy 3 in 1 Body Wash

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Marc Jacobs Honey

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Pink Diamond Love Knot Ring

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Pink Blazer

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Burberry Bag