Friday, February 25, 2011

St. Patricks Day Yarn Wreath

Countdown to St. Patricks Day ~ 19 days!!!

I love St. Patricks Day,  maybe its because I am super Irish (I am even a citizen of Ireland) or maybe its because its just a jolly holiday where you get to drink green beer and eat green bagels.  I am a little ashamed to say I have never had a Shamrock Shake at McDonalds that people seem to rave so much about, thats definitely on my to-do list for the next 19 days.

One of my Fav pics of Ireland I took a couple trips ago*
 * Yup you read that right I have been to Ireland approximately 7 times now, I kinda lost count.  But I have the most amazing family over there and I miss them lots so I love to go visit.  If you have never been to Ireland I would highly recommend a trip, its literally the most beautiful place I can imagine.

Anyway I wanted our front door to reflect my love of all things Irish and I guess I have been into making wreaths lately so I decided to make a St. Pat's themed one.  I ended up with this little gem:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sinful Molten Lava Cakes

This past week my inlaws have been in town.  Yesterday was their last night here so the hubs and I though we would cook a nice meal for them instead of going out to eat again, which can get old for almost a week!  For dessert I had 2 options: 1. My old faithful Chocolate Mousse - which dont get me wrong is ah-ma-zing, BUT I have made it many times and I was feeling adventurous which brought me to option 2. Chocolate Molton Lava Cakes - now that would be a challenge.  I always loooove Lava Cake when I get it at restaurants and wonder how do they get the outside so perfectly cakey and the inside so perfectly lavaey?

I cant take full credit for the recipe - I got it over at Pioneer Woman (who I seriously <3 by the way!) who got it from Tasty Kitchen (another awesome place to browse when you have some time).  I did switch up the serving a little bit though.  Here is a lil sneaky peak at the finished product:

Heaven on a Plate
Now don't all come through the computer at once to eat it :) Haha I was very proud of myself though because they did turn out delish!

Wanna know how I did it? Here goes!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Professor Plum in the Thrift Store with the Candlestick

I solved it!! Well not the Clue game but the mystery of how to make some real ugly candlesticks fun!

On a recent trip the the Salvation Army store I found these rather sad and ugly looking candlesticks

Hideous right? Well I figured for $1.99 I would bring them home and hopefully give them a much needed makeover.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Simple & Super Soft Baby Blanket

One of my Mom's best friends, Anne, just welcomed her first grandchild into the world.  A beautiful baby girl! Anne and her husband Bob are just the greatest people, they have always been so supportive of not only my mom but me.  Anne even helped to plan & run my bridal shower with my mom.  So I really wanted to do something nice for them in this super exciting time. I figured baby blankets are so fabulous, they get dirty easily so you can never really have enough to swap out while another is washing.  Plus Anne & Bob's son, daughter-in-law and now granddaughter all live in Norway! So when they come over to visit I am positive they are not going to want to shelp everything.  I figure this way they can have a sweet little baby blanket on hand when they come to visit, one less thing to pack. 

Here is a sneak peak at the finished product:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Week Night Chicken Stir Fry

I am very proud of myself today because I made a yummy, pretty healthy, quick and completly original meal last night. You see what I make is usually a combination of a whole bunch of recipes I find out on the internet, take a little from each and put it all togather. Well last night was more of a hmmmm we have these few ingredients in the house how can I make something out of them? Lets just say that could have been a disaster but low and behold it was one of my most favorite meals, amazing! So I wanted to share the receipe, especially since its super easy for a week night meal.

I really wanted to use Sriracha sauce because I love it and I have never really cooked with it before persay, its so yummy!So here is the deets:

Easy Valentine's Wreath

Ok sooo...I know I have been a very very bad blogger and was supposed to start this in October, but I am going to try to be better now and keep my posts coming.

For this post I am going to do a little valentines day wreath tutorial!