Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nursery Inspiration

After finding out we were having a girl, I got giddy thinking about a cute, feminine nursery. I put together a few ideas that I might use.

Olivia Crib set from Target

Fabric Hoop Art

Sheer pink curtains

Rose Pillow

Minky fabric

Here's a closer look at the fabric for the bedding

These lanterns would look great too.

Martha Stewart

I'd love to make this adorable lamp shade

Pottery Barn

Or perhaps some vinyl on the walls.

EtsyWhat do you think. Any other good ideas out there?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cowboy Caviar

In honor of Pioneer Day I thought I'd whip up one of my new favorite recipes: Cowboy Caviar. Its a perfect dip or salad for a hot summer day.


2 T red wine vinegar

1 1/2 to 2 tsp hot sauce

1 1/2 tsp salad oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1/8 tsp pepper

2 firm-ripe avocados

1 15 oz can black-eyed peas

1 11 oz can corn

2/3 cup sliced green onion

2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2-3 tomatoes, chopped


1 bag tortilla chips

2 cups shredded lettuce or cabbage (optional)

1 - In a large bowl, mix vinegar, hot sauce, oil, garlic, and pepper. Peel, pit and cut avocado into 1/2-inch cubes. Add to vinegar mixture and mix gently to coat.

2 - Drain and rinse peas and corn. Add peas, corn, onions, cilantro and tomatoes to avocado mixture. Mix gently to coat. Add salt to taste.

3. Serve with chips or add lettuce/cabbage to made a delicious salad.

Hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

BBQ Invites

I made these invitations for a neighborhood BBQ and thought I'd share. I used my free picnik account. It was easy to make!

I thought some of you would like a blank invitation. Right click and save.