Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Oatmeal Cream Pies

{picture courtesy of myrecipes}

I can't wait to make these yummy oatmeal cream pie cookies.....my mouth is drooling as I write this!! I found these the other day while on Cookie Mondays and dropped everything I was doing to go to the grocery store and pick up what I needed to make them!! Now if that's not cookie love.....I don't know what is!!

To try this recipe click here!!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Inexpensive Curtains

So my dilemma started with my GYNOURMOUS sliding glass door.......I despised our vertical blinds, so I ripped them down!!! But as I looked for curtains I found that none of the less expensive ones were long enough to come all the way down to the floor and I refused to pay $100 for one panel. So whats a girl to do???? Make your own:) I searched high and low for the perfect fabric, but could never find the right one. Then one day I came across a drop cloth at Home Depot which was the perfect color and I loved the texture.....kinda reminded me of burlap but not as heavy!! And did I tell you I have a new obsession with burlap.....and that's when the light bulb went off!!

And here's what I did:
  1. I started with a unlined drop cloth for Home Depot (I think it was a 5x9 for around $10)

  2. Purchased curtain rod hooks with the little clips on them
  3. Got out my stitchery witchery

All you have to do is hang up the drop cloth on your curtain rod hooks to find out where you will need to hem it. Then get out your iron and stitchery witchery and hem away!! Once you've hemmed it wha la your done!! I still want to add a little something to it, but I think is fine for now!!



Monday, March 22, 2010

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations.....Tifanee Wright on winning the cutie pa TU-TU!!! I will contact you soon with more information:)


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Baked Tilapia

When I was back home this past week, my dear friend and amazing cook Stacey invited me over for dinner at her new house! After eating her delicious meal, I thought it would be a great idea to start featuring a guest's recipe once in awhile.......so on the menu tonight baked tilapia by Stacey!!

What you will need:

1 1/2 lbs of tilapia

8oz container of sour cream

1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp pepper

Italian Seasoned bread crumbs

2 tablespoons of melted butter

Mix ingredients 2 through 6 and spread evenly on fish.

Place fish on lightly greased baking dish.

Sprinkle Italian Seasoned bread crumbs on fish and drizzle with melted butter.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 mins or until fish flakes with fork.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cutie pa TU-TU Giveaway

So how do you win your very own cutie pa TU-TU that was featured on my blog last week?? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and become a follower of my blog!! If you're already a follower....just leave a comment!! I will pick a winner at random on Sunday, March the 21st!!

{pick the color and size of your choice}

Happy Giveaway,

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bundle of Joy

So some of you may have been wondering where I've been........I am proud to announce that my baby brother and his wife delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl Loralie Raye on Monday!! I have been out of town visiting and have been no where near a computer!! I am in desperate need of a laptop *hint*hint*hubby!! But I am so excited to be taking her pictures today and will post more when I return to mi casa:)

{I heart babies in a big bad way}


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Shop for a Cause

I LOVE Philosophy products and I also LOVE that they provide you with the ability to shop for a cause! When you purchase Remind U.S. {a sugary cinnamon shampoo, shower gel & body wash} 100% of the net proceeds from the sale will go to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides resources and support to service members, veterans and their families to successfully reintegrate into their communities. Click here to purchase yours today!!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

So what do you do when you are waiting for your new niece Loralie {who is due any day now} to make her grand entrance??? What else.........You make her a super cute hot pink tutu!! For those of you who would like your chance to win one of these tutu's {you will be able to pick out the color & size} either for your own little sweet cheeks or for someone you know!! I will be giving one away next week on my blog......so keep checking back for more details.

{Pink Tulle makes me smile}



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Run Your Heart Out

So I just wanted to share that this past Sunday my husband ran his first marathon the Gasparilla Marathon and actually lived to tell about it. A marathon for those of you who are not runners like myself is......26.2 miles (yes, you read that correctly) and he finished in about 5 1/2 hours!! He only decided to run this marathon about 3 weeks prior to the event. So there was no year long training like most of the runners.....my husband's idea of training was eating a WHOLE large pizza the night before the race. REALLY who does that?? But boy was I proud when he crossed that finish line......kinda made me want to start running so we could do them together!! But then as I watched the runners being hauled off by medics and those dry heaving as they crossed the finish line, it kindly slapped me back into reality!! WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT?? I DO NOT RUN......EVER......I DESPISE RUNNING!! But I will say that he's doing a pretty good job of trying to talk me into it. And I have to admit I would LURVE to have a runner's body, so maybe one day;)