Friday, September 18, 2009

Honey Chicken.......

I found this on Becoming Betty. We tried it out last night. It was so yummy! A lot like Pei Wei or PF Changs. It will be on the rotation!

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
3 or 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon or orange juice
1 Tbs. soy sauce

*In a plastic bag, combine flour, salt and flakes. Add chicken to bag and shake to coat. Pour 4 Tbs. melted butter into a baking dish. Add chicken, turning to coat with butter. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, honey, juice, soy sauce and remaining butter. Pour over chicken and bake for 25 more minutes. Serve over rice.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

80's YUCK!!!!

Okay so I will be honest I watch too much TV. Especially the dumb silly teeny bopper shows. So sue me I think it is fun! BUT one thing I can't get past is the 80's coming back in full force. I mean eeeewwww wasn't it bad enough the first time!!!

We live right around from a high school and TONS of kids park in my neighborhood and watching these kids in there outfits are just wrong. Seriously wrong.

*Courtney Love is so played out....flannel eew. (I know that is 90's grunge but still)

*Neon....honestly who looks good in bright orange or bright yellow?? I went to by Noah some quicksilver shirts for school but they were all screaming eighties!!!

*Sunglasses....the funky ones with the lines across them.....double barf.

*tight pants....yuck the acid wash neon ones NASTY.
I went to one of my favorite stores New York and Company usually I keep my distant because I want everything but this time it was all big button up tees and leggings. I mean really yuck.

Ihope this trend doesn't last too long. I was over it the first time!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I want this!!!

I think this is adorable. I am just sad that I didn't find it before our vegas trip this weekend. It would have been perfect. I wonder if I could re-create it. We will see. But I will be sporting it very soon!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall JOY

Can you feel it?? I get so excited for September. I love all things fall.

Now the real question is when can the decorating??? The store have started so why can't I? I am thinking next week. I can't wait to pull out all my fall decorations and of course my Martha glittered pumpkins. We definitely need another glitter night girls!!

Things I find JOY in this time of year........

Back to school.....we have had a LONG summer from surgery to every illness known to man I am ready. I love taking Noah back to school shopping, and yes I realize it is only preschool (I can't wait for the real thing) I went to Target and WAlmart with a few friends who were buying their kids back to school goods....I am not going to lie I was jealous! I love new pens and crayons...nerdy I know!

Getting dark earlier......My kids are in bed by 7:30 every night. And it helps when it is fully dark.

Usually it gets cooler..........we will see usually this doesn't happen until October I can't wait to break out sweaters and jeans!

Fall scents...Yankee candle is one of my favorite stores!! And I love their pumpkin cinnamon yum yum!

Pumpkin.........I love the trader joes pumpkin bread add chocolate chips....SO yummy! Breads, bagels, bars, muffins....mmmm diet what??

Soup.....Jeff hates soup for dinner but I love a good soup with some sourdough bread!

Did I mention DECORATIONS??? When can I start them again???

Get excited it's almost here!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ice Cream in a bag!!!

We did this for family night a few weeks ago after talking about Pioneers. The boys loved it! We found that putting all the ingredients in the bag and then using a #10 ten for food storage worked faster and the boys loved kicking the can! We added chocolate syrup yum!!

1 gallon size ziploc bag
1 pint size ziploc bag
rock salt
1/2 cup half and half
1 Tbs. sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla

Fill gallon-size bag half full of ice and 6 Tbs. rock salt. Put half and half, sugar and vanilla in small bag. Seal and place in large bag. Seal large bag. Shake it up for about 10 minutes until mixture becomes ice cream. Enjoy! You may want to double the ice cream. This recipe only makes about a 1/2 cup

Oh and I used whole milk not half and half...didn't want to go to the store!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Lovin.....

I love summer. Although it is a little hotter right now than I might like. I love the lazy summer days by the pool or the beach. Here are a few of my favorite summer things......

Nic' Sticks found here
I picked one of these up at Target and did the cutest french manicure. I think I need to get a hot pink for some funky french nails.

Salads since my gallbladder surgery I haven't had anything fried or fast food. I think that is pretty good. Especially since I was a fast food junky!!! This salad is my favorite from CPK the Waldorf Chicken Salad with no cheese and balsamic dressing. good!

Fruit....I am loving costco they have such great fruits that are so yummy and fresh!

and of course fruit dip!!!

True Lemon.....I put this in my water. So refreshing!

Lands End beach bag.....I take this thing everywhere. Next year it will definitly need a new one! I wonder what color I will get!

Knit Dresses....since surgery I have been wearing lots of skirts and dresses so comfy I will be so sad when I can't wear them and I have to get out my jeans once summer ends.

Reeses Mcflurry at McDonalds.....not something I eat often.....not that I wouldn't want to!!!

Hope you are enjoying summer!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I am so lazy and bored this afternoon that I am doing this tag I found on Sarah's blog. The heat just zaps me and I want to lay around all afternoon. So if you are bored then do this it is fun!

8 Things I look Forward To.....

1. Ryder's first Birthday this weekend!
2. Everyday 6:15 when Jeff walks through my door.
3. Picking up some new hobbies this summer.
4. The OC fair next week!
5. Jeff being completely done with school and CPA tests!
6. Buying our own house someday that I can fully decorate.
7. Finding new bedding for our bed.
8. Sawyer getting out of the terrible/terrific two stage!!!!!!

8 Things I did yesterday........

1. Ate a Sprinkles cupcake!!! mmmm so good.
2. Went to Target and Old Navy....found another cute dress!
3. Did LOTS of Laundry from our trip.
4. Wrestled with boys who wouldn't take naps!
5. Caught up on blogging and blog reading.
6. Got my favorite salad at CPK
7. Date night with Jeff at the Sawdust Festival and FINALLY got my toe ring!!
8. Put my registration sticker on my car bc I forgot two months ago!

8 Things I wish I could do.....

1. Go away with Jeff sans children.
2. Buy a house
3. Loose MORE weight (but eat what I want...too bad that won't happen)
4. Get a puppy Jeff says no way. I want it sooooo bad.
5. Get organized.
6. Get caught up on my scrapbooking
7. Find my missing Modbe bathing suit and Bobbi Brown lip gloss/blush.
8. Cook some more exciting meals.

8 Shows I watch....
(These are some I am currently watching)
1. So You Think You can Dance
2. Bachelorette
3. Army Wives
4. Jon and Kate Plus 8
5. Lost....Jeff and I are starting fun
6. Real Housewives....any season did you see NJ that is some GREAT TV
7. Cake Boss....I can't believe what they come up with
8. Tori and Dean

and Sarah added this one...

8 Things I like to eat and drink...
Since my surgery sadly I can't eat much...good for my diet though!

1. CPK Waldorf Chicken Salad...with no cheese or celery with the balsalmic...SOOO good!
2. Sprinkles cupcakes
3. Watermelon
4. Sourdough bread....even though I sneeze everytime with the first bite!
5. Cheese...I LOVE Cheese!
6. cucumbers/tomatoes with Ranch dip!
7. BLTA sandwiches
8. Ice cream....or milkshakes

Have fun!!