Monday, September 21, 2009

Pesto Pizza

2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 unbaked pizza crust
1 tomato, sliced
1 bunch fresh spinach, torn
1 sweet onion, sliced
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 (6 ounce) package feta cheese, crumbled


Preheat oven according to pizza crust package directions.
In a small bowl combine butter, olive oil, garlic, pesto, basil, oregano and Parmesan cheese. Spread mixture evenly on pizza crust.
Arrange tomato, spinach, onion and jalapeno on pizza. Top with crumbled feta cheese.
Bake according to pizza crust package directions.

  • When I made this pizza I used regular pesto, left out the jalepeno and tomato (I didn't have any) and added chicken. I also sprinkled some more freshly grated parmesan cheese ontop when i took it out of the oven. It was very good!
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We recently moved some things around in the house so that we could make Hudson a playroom. I started painting it last night and can't wait to finish getting it all put together. I saw this picture and it inspired me to do a chalkboard wall in the room. I also used magnetic paint on the bottom half of the chalkboard wall so that he can put all of his magnets on the wall. You can find both paints at Home Depot. The magnetic paint is a bit pricey, but one can covers 16 square feet. You have to paint 3 thin coats and continuously stir the paint as it settles quickly.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Arizona Kidsfaire Expo is this weekend the 19th and 20th from 10am to 5pm at University of Phoenix stadium. Lots of entertainment, interactive exhibits, rides, carnival food, characters, and more. Admission in $8 for adults and $5 for kids 2-12. Print $1 off kids admission.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I love Craigslist! I found four napoleon style chairs in a mahogany stain that are pretty much identical to pottery barn's! Also got two matching stools. It was a great deal that I couldn't pass up. I love my new/used chairs :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

  • 4 cups of blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pie crust (i use the Pillsbury pie crust)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine the sugar, flour, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the blueberries and stir gently until berries are covered. Let stand for 15 minutes. Prepare pie crust and turn the fruit into the pie shell. Cover with crumbs (recipe below). Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Place the flour, butter and sugar in a bowl and cut together using a pastry blender or a knife.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shabby Chic

I love all of these pieces! They are for sale on Etsy.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn has these items on sale right now and it is an awesome deal! The Chandler mall only had the green color left. But The i pod player is only $40 and the charger station on the right it only $20! Crazy good deal and would make a great gift.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Moroccan Oil now has their shampoo and conditioner for sale and I love it!