Saturday, January 21, 2012

Me and my favorite mug that I got from Salem 6 years ago....Holy crap has it been that long?! I need to go back...

I found this awesome tutorial the other day, and I must, I repeat MUST, do this. It's much cheaper than the bins you find in stores, and it's customizable! Perfect way to organize all my craft, photography, and sewing supplies :D

In other news, there's a new spring designer collection: Jason Wu for Target coming out on February 5th that I'm super excited about. Super cute clothes all $60 or under. I'm seriously requesting to close at work that day, so I can be there when they open. Lame? Why yes. A bit crazy? Of course. But when you see these clothes, I think you'll understand.

And to brighten your day further, I give you....Panda On A Snowy Slide! WWWEEEE!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

*sigh* Benny Hill

Benny Hill- Garden of Love source

This cracks me up every time I see it! The puns, the faces he makes, plus the ultra 70's vibe...kills me.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Christie Dupree

I've been listening to this a lot lately. Kind of feels like my soul...I know that sounds lame, but tis true.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Pistachio Ice Cream Pie

This dessert is a perfect intro dish for those just learning to cook. Especially for children, since it does not require an oven. Not to mention, so yummy, it pleased many a college roommate. Seriously, it's hard not to eat the whole thing before it leaves the kitchen.

What You'll Need
  • 1 graham cracker crust shell (purchased or homemade)
  • 1 package of pistachio pudding 
  • 3/4 c. of milk
  • 2 c. softened vanilla ice cream
  • 1 carton of whipped topping
  • 1 toffee bar (broken in pieces) optional

    What To Do
    • Mix pistachio pudding with milk.
    • Add in vanilla ice cream to mixture.
    • Pour into graham cracker shell.
    • Smooth whipped topping over top to cover.
    • Place in freezer for 2-3 hours, then serve.
    • Store any leftovers in freezer.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cheese Lasagna

   What You'll Need:
  • Lasagna noodles
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce (I'm a big fan of Prego)
  • 3-4 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. or half of a 15 oz. tub of ricotta cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves or leaves from a rosemary sprig optional
    What To Do:
    Cook 6 pieces of lasagna noodles according to package instructions.
    Lay down a thin layer of marinara in a large casserole dish (This recipe can be modified to fit a medium-sized casserole dish.)
    Once pasta is cooked, layer the ingredients in the casserole pan in this order:
    pasta, spoon ricotta across pasta (I used 2 Tbsp in each layer), marinara, mozzarella. Repeat for two more layers. Be sure to go crazy with the very top layer of mozzarella.
    If you decided to use basil or rosemary, sprinkle it into the middle layer.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

    Bon Appetit! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Had an icicle form by the water tap the other day.

Of course it melted by that afternoon. Still made me smile. I really wish Texas would pick a season already. *le sigh*

Also set up my lovely lamp that was my mother's back in the day.
It's so perfect on my nightstand..
It even has a key switch :)

Hopefully I'll get the kitchen organized enough to bake soon. Recipes to come!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Unpacking/Vintage Finds

So sorry that I've been neglecting this poor little blog. The holidays plus moving, has turned my world upside down.
I've finally gotten the chance to share my recent vintage finds :)
*Do forgive the quality of the photographs. I've only been able to find my point and shoot.

Super cute set of four mushroom pictures. The top picture shows the true coloring. 

Glass bottle that I'll be using to hold homemade salad dressing, and an orange bowl circa 1970's.

A cute glass jar that I got for $1. I'm going to build a terrarium inside.

Weather Forecaster. The thermometer no longer works, but who needs that when you're inside? Inside the house is a witch, which(<< haha witch which) comes out when it's rainy or snowy. The children come out when the weather is fair. As you can see, it's perfectly clear in Texas.
Ever since I saw one at my Aunt Judy's house in Washington when I was 6, I've been on the lookout.
Finally tracked one down.
It's very dependable. Even when it looks the opposite outside, it's always right.
My little fortune teller. :)

Strainer($2.25), flour sifter($3), and molds($1 a piece).

Doilies (50 cents each). I plan to use for a project I found on
Doily Project