Friday, May 20, 2011

Little BugaBoo...

Lilly took this picture of Violet with my phone the other day. She was sitting beside her and put the sunglasses on her. I asked Lilly to take a pic since I couldn't see. Then I sent it to Jenny and she enhanced it with little butterflies. How cute, huh?? She makes me so happy!!! Speaking of happy, y'all have got to check out this super fun doily banner Jenny just posted...

Now, I think I've totally fallen off my rocker. Remember when I posted about those Ikea chairs?? Well, I got the red ones. And I like them, I do. Then I saw these beauties at World Market and fell in love!!! I originally wanted aged metal chairs, but the price is a lot more than I was willing to pay. If I return the Ikea ones, use a coupon, and a gift card I just received then these chairs will be quite economical.

I found this picture on World Market's website and I am really digging the bold wallpaper. What if I just did one wall in my kitchen??? What do you think???

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Garden Chicken Pasta, AKA Leftover Remix

One night sometime ago, we had grilled chicken and grilled veggies for dinner. They didn't get all eaten up and I didn't want to waste, so I made up a super yummy way to use them up. For the veggies, we had squash, zucchini, and red onions. You can use whatever you have leftover...

Garden Chicken Pasta

grilled chicken

grilled veggies

1 jar of alfredo sauce

1-2 tablespoons of pesto

1 can of cream of chicken condensed soup

real bacon pieces

fresh parmesan cheese

angel hair pasta

Cut your chicken and veggies into bite size pieces. Pour the alfredo sauce, pesto, chicken soup, and bacon into a pan, stir to combine. Add chicken and veggies and heat thru. I added a little milk here to thin it down. Cook your pasta and drain. Put desired amount of pasta in bowl and add sauce. Grate some parmesan cheese over and enjoy!!

I took this photo before I added my parmesan cheese. Oops!! A food photographer I am not. But you should make this and thank me later!! Hahaha!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Family, blah blah blah...

My Mamaw passed away back in February. It was kind of sad, I guess you always grieve the loss of a loved one even if they didn't have a good quality of life. The silver lining is that there was family reconciliation. At least for now...And my brother that lives out of state came up and so we got to see his family, which was great.
I just thought I'd share some pics with y'all. More for me, really...Above is my little family. I love it that Fisher and Violet{the younger two} are like Jackson and Lilly, 27-ish months apart.

Here are my brothers and I. From L-R...Courtney, Ted{the oldest}, Nick{the baby}, and me{the baby of the first batch.} Nick is almost 10 years younger than me and has a different dad than the rest of us. He and Ted are looking more and more alike, lately. Its funny, because the last time we had pictures taken professionally, I was pregnant with Lilly and Nick looked like Courtney and myself, and his dad{God bless him...}

Here is Fisher and his twuncle{twin uncle}, Ted. Fisher looks so much like Ted as a little boy.

See what I mean??? This is my dad and Ted when Ted was about Fisher's age now. Fisher has the same blonde hair and fearless personality. My dad can't get over how similar they are...

And a close-up of Violet...she was about 7 months old.

Thanks for taking the time to come visit here!! I plan on purging{hahaha} and having a yard sale this weekend, so hopefully afterward there will be some super fun, homey posts!!!!!