July 28, 2010

{ ABC's }

A- My AIR CONDITIONER is set on:
68 degrees...yes I realize that seems low but Geoff and I really like it cool.

B- My BEDROOM theme is:
Mocha colored walls, white furniture, chocolate and teal fleur-de-lis print bedding, lots of picture frames with photos of just Geoff and I ( we are SO vain).

C- The CAR in the driveway is:
A white Ford Explorer

D- My DESK looks:
Looks like a scrapbooking store vomited ALL over it! I am in the middle of serveral projects currently.

E- The EXACT time I wake up daily is:
I don't really have a SET time when I wake up. It varies day to day.

F- The FIRST thing I wash in the shower is:
My hair

G- My GARAGE is filled with:
Geoff's truck, Geoff's bullet bike, a punching bag, various totes with random crap, lots of lawn stuff, furniture that I bought on the cheap and need to refinish, etc

H- My HOUSE is:
A constant work in progress. As soon as I finish painting and decorating all the rooms I have to start all over with a new idea!

I- If you peeked INSIDE my bedroom you'd see:
A made up bed along with two dogs that seem to think it belongs to them!

J- My favorite JUICE is:
Pomagranate Apple

K- The best part of my KITCHEN is:
That it is huge, seriously it's like my kitchen ate two other kitchen. I love it!

L- The LAST person who visited my home was:
Some missionaries were here a few days ago.

M- The last piece of MAIL for me was:
I think it was either a insurance offer or a postcard from Tai Pan with coupons

N- My NEIGHBORS think I'm:
Uhh let's not even go there...lol

O- If you OPENED my fridge you'd see:
A whole lot of stuff- milk, sweet tea, strawberries, grapes, greek yogurt, leftovers, carrots, condiments, cream cheese, etc

P- My last house PARTY was:
A house party? Well the last party I had at my house was in May

Q- A QUICK meal I like to fix is:
Crock pot lasagna, super simply and yummy!

R- My favorite ROOM of the house is:
Probably my scrapbook room, even though it's not 100% the way I want it. My kitchen is a close second.

S- The SHAMPOO brand I use is:
Usually use Tresemme sometimes I change it up though

T- My largest TELEVISION is:
42 inches I think...

U- UNDER my bed you will find:
Nothing...well maybe a dog toy.

V- The last time I VACUUMED was:
Today. Seriously with two dogs AND two cats vacuuming is a daily thing around here.

W- Looking out my WINDOW I see:
The kids that live in the house behind mine jumping on their tramp...haha with a sprinkler under it! I remember doing that except we also put dish soap on the tramp to make it slippery!

X- I wish I had X-TRA:

Y- My YARD is:
Needing to be mowed, and have some serious weed killer put down in a couple areas!

Z- ZZZZZZZ My bedtime is:
Usually pretty late...like midnight

July 23, 2010

{ New Dinner Recipes }

I thought I would start posting the recipes that I find online and make and really enjoy so those of you out there can make them as well. So here is a few I have tested lately...

{1} Lemon Basil Pasta w/ Grilled Chicken- I found this recipe on The Pioneer Woman Cooks, if you have never visited this blog you need to. NOW. She always has the most amazing recipes w/ step by step photos that are so helpful. This recipe was SO good! Everyone was raving about it when I made it. Very simple as well whch is always a bonus.

{2} Thai Chili Peanut Meatballs- This recipe was great because not only was it so delicious but you make it in the crockpot! I serioulsy have a love affair going on w/ my crockpot since it's been so warm outdoors...This takes a few kinda random ingredients that I doubt you have in your pantry such as fish sauce and red chili paste but is still really worth making!
{3} Ice Cream Sundae Brownies- Now I know these are not a dinner but I just had to give a shout out. These brownies were AMAZING. I found the recipe on Picky Palate and seriously now just wanna add ice cream to EVERYTHING I bake. I made these and took them to Oregon for my family reunion and let's just say they were a BIG hit!

July 18, 2010

{ Recent Happenings }

Does anyone else have an extremely hard time blogging during the summer months? The weather is too nice and therefore provides far too many distractions. In an attempt to somewhat keep everyone up to speed here is the quick list of recent going on's in our house.

* Geoff and I made a trip to Sisters, Oregon last month for a family reunion on my dad's side. We rented these amazing cabins at Black Butte Ranch and had a great time hanging out with family!

* 4th of July was a blast. We did the usually, had a BBQ, watched the fireworks down by the river, set off our own fireworks, took in a baseball game and went tubing at Warm River.

* My friends Ashley and I have been taking the Wilton cake decorating class at Michael's. We completed the first series of classes in June and are now on to the second series. I think it's safe to say that I do not have a future at a professional, however I do have a lot of fun trying!

* I met Jill in said Wilton class and found that she hosts some great crops at her house every other weekend which is great since Roberts closed I haven't been able to find a crop I enjoy. Bonus: Jill is freaking funny! Check out her blog by clicking on her name above.

* The INL had the largest ever recorded wild land fire so Geoff was super excited to have some actual BIG flames to put out. He ended up spending  5 straight days on call as a result. Needless to say I think he was just as excited when he finally got to come home!

* I finally found a great armoire to house my TV in my living room. The best part? It was $50.00 on Craigslist. Which is an amazing deal considering it is a Broyhill. Stay tuned for the before and after pictures as I attempt to refinish in myself!

* The weather has finally heated up enough that we had to turn on the good old AC. Which now means that even our dogs are reluctant to want to leave the cool house and venture into the backyard!

That about wraps it up! Hope everyone is having a great summer!

July 12, 2010

{ L ♥ v e }

Here's the list of things I'm loving on right now......

{1} Dear Lizzy Enchanted Line from American Crafts. Now technically this line won't be released until Summer 2010 CHA but I still am drooling over it almost daily. Just love the colors and prints!

{2} M&M Pretzels....I am digging the sweet and salty combo of these newest little creations from M&M.

{3} Sure Cuts A Lot software for my cricut....this amazing software now allows me to cut any of my TrueType fonts. No more spending $50.00 on ONE cartridge for me!

{4} Whippy Cake Hair Accessories....now I can make these on my own but hers are just so lovely. Amazing color combos...

{5} TomKat Studios....you want to drool over some serious eye candy? Look no further. Gosh I could spend literally hours looking through this blog.

{6} My new Lime Ricki swimsuit.....I just love their swimwear! So cute!

{ A Little Something For Your Ears....}

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