Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Got Talent??

Well, apparently Drama Teen Does!! ( Of course I already KNEW that!) She's one of 3 finalists that will be performing live in the  Harrisonburg TV Studio tomorrow.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Another Friday Favorite

This surpasses all the Lilly in the world as my ALL Time Favortie! It brought tears to my eyes.....That's my very own Drama 'Teen"!!!

Friday Favorites

 I thought I'd share some of my favorite things on Fridays from now on. I would have to say my all-time Favorite of anything and everything right now is ANYTHING Lilly Pulitzer! OMG! I fell in love with Lilly about a decade ago when I read an article about her in a Magazine( I think it was Towne and Country) At the time I'd have loved to own any of her dresses but they are a little on the steep end and at the time I didn't feel I could afford them. But, I signed up for her catalogues and dreamed of all the dresses I could get if money were no object. I would say I became obsessed back then, but I am now fully in the throws of obsession! It started with my first "Lilly" purchases on e-Bay about 5 years ago. Then I found a cute 'Lilly' skirt at Marshalls. I laid low for the next few years. But last year I started scouting "Lilly' on e-Bay again and started finding some REALLY cute stuff at good prices. And finally a couple of months ago I just started buying it full price online! Hard-core, I know!! One of the things I love is that every so often they have 'gifts with purchase", so I like to take advantage of those. You are able to get limited edition items that can't be bought. Today I am completely in the throws of a complete and total Lilly Wonderland Obsession!( Have I mentioned I'm obsessed????) Here is just a sampling of my 'loot':

First is my Nook Color with my Lilly P cover. I LOVE this thing. It was one of my Christmas gifts this year. I had an I-touch with the Kindle App that I had been downloading books onto and it was 'ok', but really small to read on, so I asked for the Nook this year. It took a little sweet talking( actually after pointing out the Pool Table, Ping Pong Table and Treadmill CDR had bought for himself, he realized I wasn't being overly demanding) so he caved and got it for me. I read in bed everynight while I wait for him to get home from work( he's been on a grueling schedule of working 6 days a week , 12 hours a day-Noon to Midnight-hoping to quit at the end of the year though-he's making really good overtime, and we are building our savings with it so he can quit)

 These cute plastic cups..I drink my water and juice out of them everyday....
 I got this adorable little cushion on e-Bay when we first moved in......it makes me happy, especially on these gray, gloomy days.
 My agenda, and a journal........make me happy to greet each day!
 A small sampling of the dresses I've been collecting. Most from e-Bay.
 And finally......This adorable cutie was one of those "Gift with Purchase" things. It came with my last regular order. I've noticed people selling these on e-Bay for upwards of $40!!! I plan on keeping mine though!

This is just a small sample of my Lilly obsession....Stay tuned for more as I'm sure there WILL be more posted about this in the future(since I'm obsessed and all).

And here are a couple of "Lilly" blogs I'd like to share as well:

A Colorful Blog - the Official Lilly Blog
The Juice Stand -hosted by one of the Via Stores(also where I got the Cute Print at the Top of my post)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

So Domestic...

So ...inspired yet again by a Facebook/Bloggy friend!! Today's offering: No Bake Cafeteria Peanut Butter Bars. I got my inspiration today from my FB friend Tracy who also has a blog. The actual recipe can be found here. They were extremely EASY and QUICK to make! And hopefully they should be just as Yummy(which could be a dangerous thing , as I might be inclined to make them like EVERY day!!)

All you need are these ingredients:
 Just dump them in a Microwave safe bowl:
 Stir the mixture after mocrowaving for about 2 minutes:
 Spread in a 9x13pan:
 Microwave the choc. chips until melted and spread over the peanutbutter mixture:
 And Voila!! No Bake Cafeteria Peanut Butter Bars!!! Again, Actual Recipe Here.

Oh and I guess the Apple doesn't fall too far from the Tree! Enjoy this cute funny vid of my baby girl baking Brownies with her friend!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quiche Inspiration

Often times my Dinner Menu is inspired by Bloggy and/or FaceBook friends posts. Tonight was no exception. One of my Facebook Friends posted a recipe for a Quiche she made recently and I remembered how Simple and Easy Quiche can be. Not to mention I almost always have ingredients on hand to make it. So tonight was a Quiche night. I did need to buy some veggies for it the other day, though. I bought a small container of cut up mixed veggies in the produce dept of my favorite grocery store.
I started with a ready made Pillsbury Crust(that I've had in the fridge for a while now and needed to use) .

I decided to saute the mixed veggies so they cook up softer in the quiche. I just sauted them with a little bit of Olive Oil Spray. Very Healthy!!

Then added the veggies and some sliced up Deli Ham to the Pie Shell...Mixed 4 Eggs with about 1/2 cup Milk and a few handfuls of Swiss Cheese(one thing I love is being able to just guestimate the ingredients) . I also mixed in a dash of Paprika, Tumeric, and Adobe Seasoning. Poured that over the Veggie/Ham mixture and Sprinkled some Parsley and Chives over the top.

Baked it in a 425 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Came out perfect and tasted GREAT!


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