Friday, March 23, 2012

1000 FB Fan Giveaway

$50 Gift Certificate to shop

Orange Blossom Shop

5x7 frame

Mateo & Tobias

Set OF 4 - 5x7 Forest Friends Wall Art (glossy finish)
Live Your Dream (matte finish)
I Love You to the Moon and Back (matte finish)

On Heather's Hook

$20 Gift Certificate to shop

A to Zebra Celebrations

$20 Gift Certificate to shop

Party On! Designs

$25 Gift Certificate to shop

Domestic Charm

50 striped paper straws
50 yards of bakers twine
4 oz of sprinkles

The Pink Ruffle

Teal Hex Nut Bracelet 

Poofy Cheeks

Vintage Inspired Resin Cabochon Necklace

The Paisley Tab

Navy Mod Fiesta Wristlet

I recently reached 1,000 facebook followers and thought it would be fun to celebrate with a big giveaway! There are lots of fun items to win and there will be 4 winners chosen!!! Enter below and please be sure to check out the shops and blogs of these talented ladies, they have lots of fun things to share!
 Feel free to leave a comment on this post of which prize package you'd like to win! I will try my best to match winners with the package they'd like, but it will be based on the order of comments, so there is no guarantee.
Thanks so much for entering!!!

Winner #1:
  $50 Gift Certificate to Vintage Rose Wraps
5x7 Frame from Orange Blossom Shop

Winner #2:
Set OF 4 - 5x7 Forest Friends Wall Art (glossy finish)
Live Your Dream (matte finish)
I Love You to the Moon and Back (matte finish)
From Mateo & Tobias
$20 Gift Certificate to On Heather's Hook

Winner #3:
$20 Gift Certificate to A to Zebra Celebrations
$25 Gift Certificate to Party On! Designs
50 striped Paper Straws
50 yards of Bakers Twine
4 oz of Sprinkles
From Domestic Charm

Winner #4
 Teal Hex Nut Bracelet from The Pink Ruffle
Vintage Inspired Resin Cabochon Necklace from Poofy Cheeks
Navy Mod Fiesta Wristlet from The Paisley Tab


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Brown Rice with Golden Raisins, Walnuts, and Feta

We have made this brown rice recipe a couple times now in the last couple weeks. It is really yummy! I modified it slightly from Fine Cooking here. I like to buy the frozen rice bags that you can throw in the microwave for 3 minutes and you've got your rice cooked! This is a great recipe to make plain brown rice a little more interesting.


-1 bag frozen brown rice
-2-3 tablespoons olive oil
-1/2 small yellow onion, diced
-1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
-3 tablespoons golden raisins
-2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
-salt and pepper
-3 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled

First toast the walnuts in a skillet over medium heat. Finely chop and set aside. Next heat the olive oil in the skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute until tender.

Meanwhile, place the rasins in a small pot with a steamer basket and small amount of water. Bring water to boil and lower to simmer for 6-7 minutes. 

Place you frozen bag of rice in the microwave and cook according to packaging. Usually 3-4 minutes. Once rice is cooked pour rice into the skillet with the onion. Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes to heat through. Add the steamed raisins, toasted walnuts, fresh parsley, and salt and pepper. Toss in skillet.

Serve rice warm and top with crumbled feta cheese on each serving.

KONY 2012

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Party Supplies in the Shop!

 I have finally gotten around to posting some new items in my Etsy Shop today. Thanks to my sister who watched the boys! I was able to be a bit productive! I now sell striped paper cups that match the red, black, baby pink, and baby blue striped straws! I sell them in sets of 12 or 24 count. You can find them HERE!


 The paper cups come with free printable cup labels. The labels are available in 18 different colors and I also include a blank template for you to add your own personalized text for the labels.

 The label colors coordinate with the free printable drink flag colors that are offered with the purchase of paper straws!

 My other new item is mini cupcake liners in 6 different colors. I sell them in quantities of 60, 80, 120.
These are great for mini cupcakes, muffins, or they can also be used as candy cups at parties. You can find them HERE!

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Dinner Recipes

Mediterranean Style Brown Rice Bake via Food For My Family

Greek Turkey Meatballs via Skinny Taste

Grilled Shrimp with Poblano and Avocado Salsa via Eat, Live, Run

Autumn Chopped Salad via Espresso and Cream

Lemon and Garlic Chicken Kabobs via One Perfect Bite

I stumbled across all of these recipes on Pinterest. I have only made a few of them so far, and they have been soo good! I can't wait to try out the rest of them! I love organizing new recipes that I want to try on Pinterest, and it is easy to pull them up on my phone or computer when it's time to grocery shop or cook.
You can follow my recipe board on pinterest HERE.