Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 heads romaine, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 small head of purple cabbage, sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
2 cucumbers, peeled, halved, & sliced
2 avocados, cut into pieces
3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
Mix the mayonnaise and vinegar in a bowl and blend well. Chill until ready to serve. Combine the romaine, cabbage, onion, bell pepper, cucumbers, and avocados in a large bowl. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, cheese, salt and pepper. Add the mayo mixture & toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Helpful tip: Unless you are serving a large crowd, you may want to toss half of the salad and then toss the second half later since it gets soggy and can't be eaten left over! Please enjoy!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
I don't have a really good before shot but I sure wish I did. This gives you an idea. When we moved in the walls were pink and blue duck wallpaper. Not my style so that came down quickly and we painted a neutral color.
Up until recently the faucets were these lovely things complete with mildew and all!
DH painted the walls a nice chocolaty color and changed out the light fixture a couple of years back. That made a world of difference and really drew the walls in for a cozy feeling. I replaced the faucet with birthday money last fall (thanks, BFF) - love it! The mirror used to be over the mantle in our first home and then hung out in the dining room for a while. When we replaced the faucet I knew I needed a mirror worthy of it. This one worked perfectly! Hmmm - looking at this picture I think I need something above the towel holder to fill up that space...
So I have been on a mission for the past few weeks to craft my own. I knew exactly the jar that I wanted for the project. I have had my eye on it for a while. The lidded jar is from Walmart and cost only $12.97! What a deal! You could always do this in an apothecary jar or other container that you already own!
activated charcoal ($4.00)
spaghnum moss (on hand)
potting soil (on hand)
rabbit foot fern ($3.69)
peacock fern (pinched from big plant)
strawberry begonia (FREE!)
ressurrection fern (FREE!)
sheet moss ($3.50)
cute boy (didn't go into jar but priceless!)
A nice gal at another favorite spot in town - Botanica Gardens - gave me small pinches of the begonia and resurrection fern when I told her what I was up to! Tip: Share what you are working on when you are out scouting materials. You never know when you may score a generous deal such as this!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Live Monarch Foundation - Seeds
3003-C8 Yamato Road #1015
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Let me know if you decide to do this and how it turns out! Happy planting!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup half-and-half
3/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cups sifted powders sugar
Yield 2 1/2 cups