Friday, February 26, 2010

a product update

finally! a product update for you lovelies. i've been working on a lot of stuff over the past two weeks and here is a sampling for you!
envelope clutches
happy holidays banner
i'm 5 bday card
lacey yellow stripe
lace and red dots
happy birthday banner
happy holidays banner
happy holidays banner
happy holidays beach card
dottie cupcake card
pretty cake card

have a good weekend lovelies! do something nice for yourself:)

Fashion Friday Home Edition

Today it is all about bathrooms!  With less wall space, bathrooms seem harder to decorate.  Particularly on a budget.  Here are some of my inspirations as we are getting closer and closer to closing on our new house (one month to go!).

Coastal Living

little.greene on Flickr

Coastal Living
lakdesign/fergusandme on Flickr
Second bathroom 2
Lorena on Flickr
Bathroom Wall Colours
little.greene on Flickr

and my favorite and the photo that is inspiring me to do stripes in our master bath:
Bathroom Design
JAGwired on Flickr

Have a good weekend lovelies! What are your bathroom inspirations?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tasty Thursday - Chocolate

a little different take today - my favorite chocolate deserts! yum yum.  

caution: reading this may cause a serious, uncontrollable chocolate craving.

typically, round these parts, its low-fat chocolate pudding for us.  good weight management people.  and it gives us a chocolate fix. but when we indulge, we indulge big time.  here are a few of our favorites:

triple chocolate cake from the White Oak Bistro
ghirardelli brownies with a hershey's bar in the middle. (if you haven't tried this - you must. oh seriously you must.  you can put any of your favorite candy bars in the middle)

german chocolate chip pound cake. yumm yumm yumm.  my mom makes this.  i will get the recipe & do a tasty thursday dedicated just to this sometime. you won't be disappointed. 

chocolate peanut butter ice cream. love it.

chocolate pecan pie.  i will never turn this down.

your turn! what are your favorite chocolate loves?  post & share below!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Here's a sneak peak of what I have been working on this week.  Here's to hoping the sun is out this weekend so I can take some pictures! Lots and lots of cards, banners, and bags to post:)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Card Packaging

Here is a glimpse at my packaging for my card sets. I plan to add a business card to the ribbon.

polka dot greeting card 

 heart greeting card 


Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Finds - Home Edition {headboards}

TGIF lovelies! Today's friday finds is all about.....headboards!

headboards can really make a statement in a bedroom. romantic, peaceful, fun, masculine, functional. a headboard can be any of these things. it can make the bedroom be what you want it to be. romantic for the master? of course. tranquil and peaceful for the guest room? absolutely! (you want your guests to come back, right?!) playful and fun for a kids room? definitely.
Pallet day bed Pallet day bed by Rosenatti on flickr
mantle headboard by girard312 on flickr
headboard door headboard by cmurtaugh on flickr
Cushioned Headboard cushioned headboard by living with lindsay on flickr
Picket Fence Headboard picket fence headboard by nature_photonutt on flickr
My $3.00 Black Door Headboard black door headboard by bijou by the bay on flickr
i'm deciding between the repurposed door and the repurposed fence for our new master. what do ya'll think? what have ya'll done for a headboard?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tasty Thursday - Cajun Chicken Pasta

Good morning lovelies!

My camera is in the shop this week. Yes, the one I just got for Christmas. The lens won't open. Totally bummed. But Canon says I will have it back in a week's time and it will work like new. So I could not take pictures on my cuisine this week. Another bummer!

I did make one of the Pioneer Woman's recipes on Monday and lucky for ya'll, she takes pictures and gives instruction! I made her Cajun Chicken Pasta and, hmmmmm, loved it! The only thing I modified was the heavy cream and the sauce. (Are ya'll seeing a trend here? no cream, no cheese, etc. Blame in on CAT.) Because the sauce won't really thicken up without the cream, I only used 1/2 cup of chicken broth, 1/4 cup of milk, and 1/8 cup of wine. This was enough sauce to coat the noodles and give them a little flavor. And it passed CAT's test. He loved it as well!

Get the recipes and instructions here.

Up next week - Sauteed Scallops. yum.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


a few things that inspire me:

-my family
-my beautiful surroundings
Tree of Life Scrapbook Page
-my nephews and nieces inspire me to create little cute things

-my friends

What inspires you? I'd love to know!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

oh hello Tuesday...

some greeting cards this morning to inspire you to write a note to a loved one.

tweet tweet!
tweet tweet! by donkeymel

be my valentine fabric flower
be my valentine fabric flower by paper girl

Owl on branch
Owl on branch by janeB74

everything wonderful by julia wu2009

hello lovely
hello lovely! martini by me

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's my Birthday!

and my sweet husband surprised me with flowers this morning! 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tasty Thursday - Lettuce Wraps

Get ready to cook because these lettuce wraps are seriously delicious. And seriously easy.  Cook 'em up for your honey for Valentine's Day this weekend - he'll (or she'll!) be super impressed!  The recipe is from my brother.

What you need:
2 to 3 pieces skinless boneless chicken
salt and pepper
1 zuchini
1 onion
1 bell pepper
1 tbsp olive oil or butter
rice, cooked
1 tbsp. paprika
red repper, if preferred
1/2 cup soy sauce
romaine lettuce

Here's how you do it:

Season chicken with salt & pepper and saute on medium heat until cooked mostly through, about 10 minutes.

 When the chicken is cooked mostly through, cut it up into small bite size pieces.

 While the chicken is cooking, dice up the onion....

 into small, bite size pieces.
Then dice up the bell pepper and the zuchini.

In a wok or large skillet, heat the olive oil (or butter) over medium high heat and add the onions.  

 When the onions get soft, add in the peppers 

and the zuchini.  Pour in the soy sauce gradually through this process so it has a chance to soak into the vegetables.

 When the vegetables start getting soft, add the chicken to the wok.  Add the remaining soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and paprika.  Stir and cook about 7-8 more minutes.

  To serve: spoon rice onto a piece of romaine lettuce and top with chicken & veggie mixture.  Fold the lettuce over the stuff and enjoy.

Enjoy the yummy goodness!

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