Monday, August 30, 2010

new bag

a new tote bag this morning with bow detailing.

Love this fabric!

$50!  email or post if you want it!

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Pillows

A quick update this morning with some pillows I made Wednesday! I love the green coral fabric and the yellow with the elephants.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tasty Thursday { Grilled Chicken Caprese}

Hello my friends! This chicken caprese recipe is super easy and it passed the husband test:) I'm afraid I did not take any pictures, but this has to be the easiest recipe I have ever posted here on PCM. Here's the link to the original recipe on Tasty Kitchen.

What you Need:

* ¼ cups Olive Oil, Plus 2 Tablespoons, Divided
* 1 teaspoon Salt
* 4 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
* 4 whole Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts
* 4 whole Roma Tomatoes--sliced
* 1 cup Bocconcini Cheese
* 4 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
* ½ cups Fresh Basil, Cut Into Chiffonade

What to do:

1. In a large resealable bag, drizzle ¼ cup olive oil, salt and pepper over 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Seal bag and mix the bag around to coat the chicken evenly.

2. On the barbecue or in a grill pan over medium heat, grill the chicken until cooked through (about 7 minutes per side).

3. To serve, place a cooked chicken breast(s) on a plate or platter, top each with the tomato slices, bocconcini (or slices of fresh mozzarella), drizzle the balsamic vinegar and the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and top with the fresh basil.

We did not use any cheese because CAT doesn't like it, and I think the recipe was just as good without it. The chicken was fabulous! Crispy, crusty, and favorful! This would make a great entertaining meal as well - easy to do and you could just put the ingredients out kind of like a taco bar. Enjoy!

(all ingredients and instructions from the original tasty kitchen post)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

a little bit fun

and a little bit bright.

Happy Tuesday my lovely readers! I hope everyone is having a good start to the week and had a fantabulous weekend:) CAT and I had a very productive one, doing a small reno project in the guest bath & painting it. Only 2 bathrooms, the bonus room, & the laundry room left!

Here's my little bit fun and little bit bright project. It will hang in the bathroom soon but I wanted to show it off to y'all:) I covered a canvas in some great fabric that arrived yesterday and added one of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland. Do y'all like it?




It's going to hang on that green wall in the last picture!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mahi Mahi with Pineapple-Mango Salsa {tasty thursday}

Here's what you can have for dinner tonight! This salsa is super yummy over fish and I can imagine it would be delicious with chicken and shrimp as well. Also great for a cook-out because you can prepare the salsa beforehand. Here's the link to Pineapple Mango Salmon on Tasty Kitchen. I used Mahi Mahi instead because I can get it fresh here at the coast.

What you need:

* 5 whole Limes, Divided (juice Only)
* 1 pound Salmon Fillet (any fish would work! or shrimp or chicken)
* 5 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, Minced, Divided
* 2 Tablespoons Parsley, Minced
* 2 whole Mangoes
* ½ whole Pineapple
* 1 whole Sweet Red Bell Pepper
* 2 whole Plum Tomatoes
* 1 whole Jalapeno
* 4 whole Green Onions
* 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (I did not use in Olive Oil, the juice from the limes was plenty of liquid and our fish did not stick)
* Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper

How to do it:

Start by squeezing 2 limes over the flesh side of the salmon fillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons cilantro and parsley. Allow to sit while you prep the salsa and preheat your grill to 500° F.


Peel and dice the mango and pineapple. Chop red pepper, tomatoes, jalapeƱo and green onions. Mix together. Squeeze in juice from remaining three limes. Stir in remaining 3 tablespoons cilantro, finely minced. Salt if desired. Allow to sit in the fridge for the flavors to combine while you grill the salmon.



When the grill is hot, spray fish lightly with olive oil to prevent sticking. Place flesh side down on the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Carefully flip the salmon to the skin side and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Remove from grill. Top with pineapple-mango salsa and serve.


Enjoy! I have enough salsa leftover to try it on some different things this weekend!

{words from the original recipe, pictures from me}

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monogrammed Beach Bag {wedding shower gift}

Here's a beautiful striped beach bag I had monogrammed and gave as a wedding shower gift with a monogrammed beach towel and a matching clutch. This bag style has quickly become my favorite go-to bag because you can use it for anything! I used mine for my carry-on last week and of course I take it to the pool and beach regularly!

JAF bag 1

JAF bag 2

JAF bag interior

JAF clutch

{all bags available for custom order, starting at $35. Choose your fabric, trim, etc. Monogramming available for $10 extra.}

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

House Tour {living room}

Happy Tuesday y'all! I'm back for another edition of the Tucker House Tour! This week, the living room - one of the most used rooms in the house of course. This living room is MUCH bigger than the one we had in Cary and our stuff fits perfectly. The color is Sherwin Williams "Poolside", which is my favorite color of all time. And I've been told that it looks very beach-y, so it fits in perfectly here at the coast! The beadboard was here when we moved in and it helps to keep the rooms very light and open looking. And how lucky did we get that our tv fits in the cubby hole? We had to remove the side cabinets, but it is a perfect fit!






Paint - Sherwin Williams Poolside
Antique Window - thrifted & painted by me
Vinyl Lettings - by me
Engagement Collage - Leslie Ann Mills Photography
Couch - Rowe sectional
Ottoman Cover - by me
Lucky Chance Picture - wedding gift from my parents

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pics from around Boston

Wow, I didn't blog at all last week. Bad, bad. I have a million excuses but I won't bore you with those details. I'm so sorry to leave y'all hanging!

Last weekend I went to Boston for a Bachelorette party and we just had the best time there ever was! A great group of girls, a fun city, a great family, and a great bride. Here's some pictures from around Boston on Friday. We hit some historical sites, but spent most of the day shopping and hitting cool food and drink spots.








"Look, It's Paul Reverie!"
".....ummmm, er George Washington"
"hey, it's an old guy on a horse."

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wedding Inspiration

Check out this fantabulous wedding shoot on Style Me Pretty.  Love love love the turq, white, and black combo and of course the dress is to die for.  I got lost in dream land looking at this wedding this morning!

*I'm not able to bring any pictures over this morning so just pop on over through the link above & check it out!

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