Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
1 cup water
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 tsp. dried orange peel
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt to taste
1 cup raw basmati rice
½ cup roasted cashew pieces
¼ cup yellow bell pepper, diced
¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
3 scallions, finely diced
1 tsp. salt
White pepper to taste
1 8-ounce can mandarin orange segments, drained well
In a sauce pot bring water, orange juice, dried orange peel, olive oil, and salt to a boil and stir in rice. Cover saucepot and simmer rice 25-30 minutes or until rice is cooked through and liquid has totally evaporated.
Empty rice into a large mixing bowl and add roasted cashew pieces, diced peppers and scallions. Just before serving season rice with salt and white pepper and add orange segments to rice, folding in gently to prevent oranges from breaking. Serves 4.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
This is wallpaper, REALLY it is! This wallpaper comes with all these empty "frames" on it and then you can draw, paste and fill them with your own artwork or art you like. I think it is a really cool idea; especially for those of us who would like to draw them ourselves but don't really have the artistic ability to do so. This would look so cool in a hallway; with a few frames left empty. Also in a children's play room; its a great way to encourage kids artistic creativity and then by showcasing it on the wall would give them a sense of pride and accomplishment.
This picture is NOT wallpaper; someone has freehanded the appearance of moldings and details. I love the sketched look. I think this is fun and definately unexpected way to add a touch of whimsy and character to a space.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I have this favorite trail I take my dogs on a few times a week. The other day I thought I would take my camera with me and capture some of the amazing views of Cache Valley I enjoy on this hike. This is the Bonneville Shoreline Trail; it starts just at the beginning of Green Canyon in North Logan and goes all the way to First Dam; its about 4 miles total. I like it because it's close to my house and I can set my pace; its also great to mountain bike as well.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
I am revitalized by green. I love it in my house, and I have decided I love wearing it! I love the bright, bold, green as grass kind of green. Green is the color of nature and life; it is also the color of growth, balance, harmony, relaxation and stability. It gives us a sense of hope and the promise of spring and life.
Green is great when you need to restore balance to your life, feel a need for growth or change, want freedom to pursue new ideas, or want to calm your nerves.
Friday, March 13, 2009
- Getting a text in the middle of the night that makes me laugh so hard I think I might pee my pants and then laughing for the next hour as we take turns cracking the other one up- we think we are hilarious!
- When a friend shows up at my door and tells me he is taking me to dinner because he knows I had a rough day.
- Checking my voicemail at work and hearing the most bizarre made up story ever.
- One Tree Hill and The 4400 marthons
- Going for long hikes with our dogs.
- A mixed CD of our favorite dancing music.
- Sleep overs.
- Road trips, need I say more?
- Dancing around the house to “Womanizer” and eating cookie dough.
- A note on Facebook that tells me I’m beautiful.
- My roommate running and jumping on my bed in the middle of the night just to talk about how our nights went.
- Shopping for hours and hours!
- Rockband Tour; wahooo for "The Brittney’s"
- Café Sabor….. Sweet Pork Quesadillas, so delicious.
- DSH days!
Let's always remember what makes our friends important to us.
Thanks to all my great friends!
I think a pair of chairs would give a strong punch against a more subtle pattern or color palette.
This stair runner is bold and definitely compliments the black and white color scheme.
I love this rug; it makes this otherwise traditional, sort of plain room come alive with movement and a bold contrast.
These stools are great. They give just enough piazza without screaming for attention.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Since that time I have had countless discussions with a variety of girls about this book; and sadly most of them have very strong opinions about the subject and most of them hate it and think it’s JUST not true. Mostly I think they believe they are the exception. I feel bad for these girls and wish they could catch the vision! But then I understand that most of them are just trying to cope with some “hopeless to get back into relationship” that was never really that great but they have imagined it was and they are just not ready to face reality.
So I guess for me it’s not about why a guy doesn’t like me anymore; it’s about the great memories I have and what I gained and that’s how it should be. And eventually I know this dating thing will be over and I will have a whole new set of rules to learn and I hope I embrace them and figure out to be me and be happy.
So girls everywhere- love life and yourself and have fun on the journey to finding that amazing person; I have a feeling it is going to be worth it when I finally find it; and until then happy dating! Ha Ha Ha!