Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I missed you!

Did you miss me? Well I'll be back very soon with all new ideas, recipes & general fun! Stay tuned...

Monday, June 4, 2012

break time!

 I know I've been gone for a quite awhile, sorry about that. My son is graduating high school this week & its been crazy around here! College is a new frontier for me & all the planning & figuring stuff out is overwhelming! In just a couple of months, he'll be living somewhere else-I can't even grasp that!

So, for now, its time for me to take a break from my blog for a bit. The timing seems right, my advertising contract is up & I've been unmotivated in the kitchen to say the least. Not sure how long, but I maybe I'll be back sooner than you think!

So for now, thanks for sticking with me! See you later!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Welcome! (I did it!)

This project has been in my head for a long time, & its finally finished! 
I couldn't love it more!
This is right over the doorway into the living room. 
You see it as soon as you walk in the door.

I think its pretty self explanatory, but you want any info, just email me!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baked eggs in roasted tomatoes- 2 WWP

I found this recipe in this month's Whole Living & couldn't wait to make it! I made just one of these for myself for dinner last night. You could make as many as you like. This would be delicious for breakfast or lunch too! Actually I think that's what I'll make today.

1 large tomato, scooped out
1 egg
Olive Oil cooking spray
fresh thyme leaves

Spray the tomato with cooking spray & bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Break an egg into a small cup to pour into your tomato. Sprinkle on your thyme, S&P. Bake for another 6 or 7 minutes. I wanted my yolk to still be a little runny. You could absolutely add a little grated cheddar or parmesan to the top, just add the points for it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My New Favorites

I love food, but I also love bags! And shoes. Bags probably more since all summer I live in flip flops. But I still love a cute pair. So here are some of  my recent favorite things:

1.  Since I have discovered Pixel of Ink on Facebook, I've downloaded over 100 free books to my Kindle! Of all different genres, too. Since they're free I can branch out from by comfort zone a bit. I realized I downloaded quite a few dystopian novels. I assume its because I LOVED the Hunger Games series! Have you seen the movie yet? I saw it with D & I really liked it. The theater was packed & you could have heard a pin drop-even the kids.

2. Dooney & Bourke is making my life prettier & easier! I recently acquired these 2 nylon beauties. This first one seems to be selling out fast! Must be because it clearly screams summer!
qvc. com or dooney.com

This adorable little bag is perfect for going out for errands or for the night. The lining is hot pink so everything is easy to find. 


3.  I also had to get this tote because it coordinates perfectly with the Dooney tote! Schlepping back & forth to the Lake, there's always a ton of crap to carry, so why not have a cute matching bag! I think my matching thing is a leftover from the 80's by the way. The colors & gold hardware on these two bags are a perfect match & I couldn't be giddier!

4.  And since I was on a Lilly kick, I may have bought some perfume. Its called Beachy, & is a light, fun scent. I usually don't wear perfumes since they are seriously bad for you, but a spritz every once in a while is ok. So this bottle should last well into my 70's.

5.  I was buying D shoes & saw these & was oddly in lust with them. I don't know why, they're almost ugly, but in a cute way. Like a Pug. They are adorable on!

6.  Phone Wallet Wristlet & Crossbody. Are you starting to see the Turquoise trend? I got a great necklace with big turquoise beads & ever since I am loving accents of turquoise everywhere! Hence, the color I chose for my newest lifesaver.  

So the (long) story behind my obsession with these things is this. I never really cared for Vera Bradley, but my daughter likes it, so I've bought her some items. While shopping for her, I found this fabulous wristlet that's a wallet inside & holds your phone. After a little modifying with their lanyard, I turned it into a crossbody & I haven't looked back. I toss that into my tote & when I want to carry the bare minimum, I can. It was so great I bought another pattern for fall/winter. But when spring came early, I took out my summer pattern & found it faded & looking kind of sad & worn. Now I know I am hard on my belongings, but it really should hold up better & last more than a year! Hence, my newest find. It wasn't easy finding the wristlet/crossbody with enough card slots, but this is it!

I hope you're finding new fun things to make your spring & summer better too!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mexican Pizza- 3 WWP

Brian's                                                        Mine

I wanted to show you Brian's too since mine is mostly covered in lettuce! (I LOVE lettuce)

Mexican Pizza
makes 1 personal pizza

1 whole wheat pita (split in half so its crispier), you can also use a small flour tortilla for 3 points
1/8 cup black beans, heated & slightly mashed
1 oz. lowfat sharp cheddar, shredded (I love Cabot)
fat free salsa
2 T. Greek yogurt
tomatoes, sliced
green onions
Garlic powder

Prior to assembling & baking, I crisped these up on the stovetop griddle. I like it really crispy! In a small pan, warm through your beans. Add S&P, garlic powder & cumin to taste. Add some salsa to the beans. I used salsa verde & traditional tomato, both fat free. Spread your pita with the beans & top with shredded cheese & tomato slices. Bake until cheese is melted. Top with green onions, lettuce & greek yogurt. Enjoy!

This would make a great lunch or have 2 of them for dinner. They're pretty filling!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Crazy psycho project

Perusing my Google Reader, Sherry posts about this amazing pin board she did. So no sooner had I commented to Sherry about the beautiful cork tiles I have, I found the duct tape & hung mine too! I plan on sending her this link (Hi Sherry!) & I am sure she will think I am completely psychotic.

Hers is much prettier, but I like the rough cork against my wood walls, so naked it stays! The orange dot is a tack for reference. 

 Here are the steps. All 2 of them!

It took about 2 1/2 minutes. Phew. I'm exhausted. 
Maybe I should have a glass of wine for all my hard work!