Wednesday, November 30, 2011

So true.

My friend Liz sent me this today.  Oh how much truth there is in this little cartoon.

Monday, November 28, 2011

I'm back...

Hello my little blog and blog friends.  I have missed you!  To say things over the past three weeks have been nuts is an understatement.  However, with the upcoming Christmas holiday season and the prospect of closing on our new house in a week, things are (hopefully) looking up.  I hope you all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

I'd just like to take a minute and say how much I miss my two family members that I lost over the past couple of weeks - my dearest grandmother, Ma, and my cousin, Chas.  The whole family loves and misses you.

So, in addition to all that has been going on in my personal life, my computer life - previously taken up with blogs and blogging, has been overtaken by Pinterest.  I can't stop.  It is like a disease.  It doesn't help there is an app for it on my phone. Is anyone else as addicted as I am?  It is great for design inspiration, craft ideas, recipes, and gift ideas to name a few.

Like tonight, we tested this recipe for Lime Honey Crusted chicken that was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest.

Lime Honey Crusted Chicken
1 pieces chicken with skin on (I used breast/drum stick combo)
juice of 2 limes
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
4 Tbsp honey
salt and pepper to taste

Marinate the chicken in the all of the ingredients.  I just threw the lime skins right in the bag after I juiced them and threw them out later.  Marinate over night at a minimum.

Grill the chicken breasts and let caramelization occur on the crust.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Easy Candle Holder Clean Up

Thanks to Real Simple for this idea:

Cooking Spray as Candlestick Cleaner
Celebrating by candlelight? Spray the inside of a votive holder with a thin coating before dropping in a tea light. After the candle has burned down, the remaining wax will slip out.

There is a whole list of other great tips and tricks that Real Simple compiled - found here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Ice Proof your Windows

It's been a while since I've done a Tuesday Tip, huh?  I dried up for a while.  Anyway, here is a good one:

Fill a spray bottle with three parts white vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of ice!

No more scraping!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ruby Beets

I found the Ruby Beets Old and New Shop in a search for these beauties:

Acrylic bamboo ballroom chairs.  YES.

Then I saw two other awesome acrylic pieces that I also want:

My lustful search didn't stop amazing is this bookshelf wallpaper?!!

More great pieces:

I really, really wish this was my coffee table...

Driftwood lamp - hello pretend beach house!

Still not enough for you?  See all of what they've got here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Teddy for Lawson

My friend Reeves is having another little girl this week. I made her daughter to be - Lawson - a little knit teddy bear from her auntie Camer. Can't wait to meet you, Lawson!

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