Tuesday, November 23, 2010

a gorgeous wedding

this wedding over on Style Me Pretty is so stunningly gorgeous!

I could just get lost in the grey dresses, orange flowers, and simple yet sophisticated details. So beautiful! Go check out the whole gallery!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Happy Monday lovelies! Is everyone gearing up for Thanksgiving? I pulled out my Christmas decorations this weekend. Very exciting because I haven't seen them in two years! Everything was in storage. We got everything up except the tree. Can't get a real one too early, right? I'll do a holiday house tours edition when I get everything up:)

I was a pillow making machine again this weekend and here's my favorite new & fresh one from this week's batch:



The snowman is adorable, right? The best part is that is made out of super-soft fleece, so he feels good too!


I'm linking up to some craft parties this week! Here's where you can find me:


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

mmm button

and take a look Tuesday here:

Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chicken Chimichangas {Tasty Thursday}

These Chimichangas are super delicious. Definitely a good addition to the recipe book. I did not take pictures, but there are good ones on Tasty Kitchen and the chef's blog. I left out the cheese of course, but I must say that they were still really good! Would make great party food if you made a mini version. I served with homemade tortilla chips.

Here's the recipe from Tasty Kitchen:

What you need:
* 1-½ cup Cooked Chicken, Chopped
* 1 teaspoon Cumin
* 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano, Crushed
* ½ teaspoons Chili Powder
* ¼ teaspoons Garlic Powder
* ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt (1/4 Tsp Table Salt)
* ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
* 5 Scallions, Finely Chopped
* ½ cups Drained And Rinsed Black Beans
* 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro Or Chopped Baby Spinach
* ¾ cups Salsa (salsa Verde Also Works Great)
* 8 ounces, weight Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded)
* 7 Taco-size Flour Tortillas (about 8-9")
* Vegetable Oil Or Olive Oil For Brushing

What to do:

Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cumin, oregano, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, scallions, black beans, and cilantro. Add the salsa and cheese. Stir to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.

Brush 4 tortillas on one side very lightly with water then place them in a stack on a clean kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the tortillas. Microwave the tortillas for about 25 seconds. This heats the tortillas enough to make them pliable.

Remove one tortilla from the kitchen towel and rewrap the others to keep them warm.

Add 1/3 cup of the filling to the center of the tortilla. Wrap the chimichanga like you would a burrito. Fold the left and right sides of the tortilla up over the filling then roll it starting from the bottom to completely enclose the filling.

You should not roll the chimi too tightly or the tortilla will tear (or later burst during baking). Place the chimi seam-side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the other tortillas – heating additional tortillas in the microwave when needed.

Brush the tops and sides of each chimi with some oil. Bake for 23 to 26 minutes or until the chimis are golden and crispy. Serve with additional salsa, sour cream, or pico de gallo.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Pillows {more variations}

here's some more holiday pillows! email me to place your order: marian@perfectchancememories.com.








Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ornament Pillows!

As promised, here are some more Holiday pillows! And keep in mind, all of my pillow covers are removable. So after the Holidays you can remove these and replace it with one of my flower covers, heart covers, or some of the other options coming in the New Year! Cover with insert (18x18) is $45 for the ornament. Just the cover is $30.





And as always, I can customize to your color specifications. Just shoot me a email!
Happy Veterans Day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lovely Pumpkins

I so want to do this for my Thanksgiving decorations. I imagine pumpkins in different glittery colors, some with candles, some without. Maybe some glittery gourds as well? Oh the possibilities!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Time to start Thinking Red & Green! {Holiday Decorations}

Hello Lovelies! October was crazy busy and November is starting out the same way. As I'm sure y'all know by now, if I'm not blogging, it is because I'm busy working on projects, designs, and parties. Sometimes I just can't find the time to blog, even though I love it. So I'm not ignoring y'all - just busy creating fun stuff to show you!

And today I've got two Holiday items for y'all! Both items are available for order and customization. Here's the first:


Christmas Tree Pillow! Very cute, right? I'll be showing you more options over the next week, but you can get the tree in green, red, black, or gray and the background in just about any color you can think of! The tree is topped off with a button and the "ornaments" are pearl beads. Cost -$60 including pillow form. The cover can be taken off after the holiday and replaced with another cover - perhaps my Daisy cover?!?



Ornament bouquets! Fun, cute, perfect Center pieces all through the Holiday season. The vase can be customized with different ribbon and embellishments. Cost $30. This also looks great year-round in colors that match your house. I have one that stays in my dining room.


Order your pillows by November 30 for delivery by December 10. Order by December 5 to ensure delivery for Christmas. Reserve your ornament bouquet today - I have a limited number of them in red, green, and gold!

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