Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pinwheels Round 2 {reunion}

The pinwheels got to party two weekends in a row! My 10 year high school reunion was last weekend and my plan was to do simple decorations with a focus on photos from our high school days. Our colors were navy and gold, so I reused two of the pinwheels from the Francis wedding and covered the middle with gold cardstock. My mom found these great gold mums which I covered in navy and white fabric. To display the pictures, I used double sided tape to attach a clothespin to a dowel. Stick the dowel down into the potted mums and clip your pictures in clothespins. I also made two banners for the walls!


tables 2



banner clean

And the reunion was a blast! It was great to see everyone and act like we are still 18!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tasty Thursday {Baked Pecan Chicken Nuggets}

No picture for you today, but these chicken nuggets should definitely go on your menu list for this weekend. They are ummmm....dee-licious! Here's the recipe on Tasty Kitchen (she has a picture there!)

What you need:

* 2 whole Chicken Breasts
* 2 whole Egg Whites
* ½ cups Milk
* ½ cups All-purpose Flour
* ½ cups Finely Chopped Pecans (we used 3/4 cups pecans)
* ½ cups Breadcrumbs
* 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
* ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
* ½ teaspoons Onion Powder
* ½ teaspoons Hot Paprika
* 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
* 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

How to do it:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces, about 7-8 pieces per breast. In a bowl, beat egg whites with milk until well blended. Add chicken to egg mixture and set aside.

In a shallow dish, mix flour, pecans, breadcrumbs, seasoned salt, pepper, onion powder, and paprika. Dredge chicken in flour mixture. In a heavy skillet, heat oil and butter until sizzling. Place chicken pieces in the skillet and allow to brown lightly. Turn each piece over and place the skillet in the oven. Bake for 18 minutes.

*words from original post on Tasty Kitchen.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

perfect weekend, perfect wedding, perfect couple

What a great weekend for a wedding this past weekend was! James and Jessica tied the knot this past Saturday at the gorgeous Rosa Lee Manor in Pilot Mountain, NC. Jessica knew what she wanted her special day to be from the beginning, so it was easy to bring her vision to life. Today I have some pictures from the set-up to share with you. I did double duty as a bridesmaid as well, so we'll have to wait for the professional pictures from the super talented Kim with Fusion Fotografix for the real deal pictures. And to see the full set-up, ha! But I wanted to share a little with you today!

These pinwheels made a path, along with mums, from the parking site to the ceremony site and then to the reception site. This picture does not do them justice.

programs and hay bales
Handmade programs in the baskets!

This pictures needs no words. So beautiful!

We marked the parents/grandparents seats with handmade bunting.

quilt table
A table for guests' to leave messages for the couple in their scrapbook and on quilt squares.

A banner on the back on the bride & groom's chair!

Congratulations James & Jessica! Such a beautiful day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

House Tour {kitchen}

Hello Lovelies! I'm finally back with another house tours post:) The kitchen is up this weekend. We painted the walls Serious Gray (Sherwin Williams) and replaced the floor. They don't make the same floor that is in the rest of the house anymore, but we matched the color with a nicer quality wood laminate. Wood laminate works for us now since the dogs are all over the place. I spray painted the cabinet handles and created the easy-peasy decorations. We'll eventually switch the appliances out to stainless, but the white certainly works for now! I love the glass cabinets where I can show off my Fiestaware!






Thanks for joining me on my house tour!

Monday, October 4, 2010

an easy-peasy decorating project

Happy Fall Y'all!

I hope everyone is enjoying this nice cool weather that has come our way:) We finally got to see the sun here on the east coast about 5 this evening. It's been nearly a week. Not used to that here, that's for sure!

I tackled several projects through the rain and I'm sharing a super simple one with you today. I took some of my favorite fabric that coordinates with my kitchen and stretched across some embroidery hoops. It looks great! Here's the finished project:




I hope to see y'all back here tomorrow! I'll have the full kitchen house tours post for ya if it's sunny and I can take pictures:)
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