Sunday, April 29, 2012

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So I've been learning my camera & used the timer this morning!! YAY so this is me!!





Saturday, April 28, 2012

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So I couldn't get my mower started?? I started priming the paneling in my living room!!!

Oh I can't upload to Photobucket, it's making me crazy!!


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

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I started to pick the ripe black berries before the birds get them. These are all cleaned & ready for the freezer, till the rest ripen!!! Yummmmmmmm

Why does blogger & photobucket have to change??? Arrrrrrrrggggggggggg!!



Monday, April 23, 2012

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Shabby chic mantle. Not a great picture took it with my phone :( but I do love it!!




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So now the shabby chic bug has hit me!! LOL I'm redoing my mantle, my family room is so dark. So I've been calling it the man cave!! So no man & I'm taking it back!! MINE!!!
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Nom I had a friend over for dinner yesterday made this Spanish Chicken. It's a keeper!!



4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
halves
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes,
undrained
1 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup picante sauce
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced ripe olives,drained

In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and garlic until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, water, rice, bouillon and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish; top with chicken.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender. Uncover; spoon picante sauce over chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish with olives.
Found it at Allrecipes.com


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Shabby chic end table, I love it!!! needs a wax coat & pulls put back on!!





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I decided to paint Johnny's end table shabby chic!!
How it looked!!Minus one drawer before I remembered to take a picture!!




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Remember my sad rusted chair base?? This is it transformed into a fun sunny table on my deck!! Sanded it than spayed Kilz on it than a bright sunny yellow spray, than a wash of purple!! LOL I love it!!
Photobucket has changed it's format & is not letting me re-size my pictures??




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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More thrift store finds batik fabric & tea towel



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Thrift store find stacking measuring cups




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Amaryllis



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I made this Easy Rice Bake Casserole to take to work yesterday. I found it at foodnetwork from The Neely's but I got it in a email from somewhere else awhile back. Don't remember from where!! It's really good you should try it!!

Easy Rice Bake Casserole

2 tablespoons butter, plus more for dish
1 small onion, minced
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 package frozen spinach, thawed, drained and chopped
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar, plus extra for top
4 cups cooked rice
1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
1 teaspoon chopped basil leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a large casserole dish.

In a large pan over medium-high heat, saute onions with 2 tablespoons of butter and cayenne until translucent. Add the spinach and cook for 3 minutes. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together milk and eggs.

Add the cheese, rice, parsley, thyme, basil and spinach mixture and combine well. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour into prepared casserole dish and top with extra shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes and serve piping hot.





Sunday, April 15, 2012

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I got one of the girls at work to take a picture of my hair, LOL I've been growing it out & can't believe how long it's gotten!! I did let her trim it up after I saw how sad the bottom looks!!




Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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There's a BBQ place in the shopping center where I work. So today we see this!!! LOL Boss thought it was a bunny, tee hee!! I walked up to the mailboxes got my phone camera all ready & said excuse me could you look this way for a second!!!



Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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I found this old metal bottom chair base, stay tuned to see what I do to it!!!





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I went to eat Easter dinner with my boss & family. She made pork loin, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy & dinner rolls. I took these NOM!!! I found the recipe HERE These were really good!!







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Easter loot from my boss!! YAY Hello Kitty!!!








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Yummy my birthday burger from Ruby Tuesday's!! Cupcake had a little accident before the photo shoot!! LOL





Monday, April 2, 2012

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My first bud of the year has bloomed!! YAY! It's a beauty!!!


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Cinnamon bush bloomed!! I'm not liking the new blogger it's posting wonky????


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These flowers are weeds here & they are everywhere!!! I'm not sure on the name of them?