Friday, January 30
Wednesday, January 28
Spread evenly on a large cookie sheet or jelly-roll pan coated with nonstick cooking spray, trying to keep all the fries in a single level. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes, then flip. Bake 20 more minutes or until crisp and tender. Sprinkle with additional parmesan if desired.
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
While the chicken is marinating, go ahead and fry up some bacon. Keep in mind that the bacon will eventually go into the oven, so you don’t want to get it too crisp in the skillet.
When you’re ready to prepare the chicken, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
After spending some time outside I got motivated to make something: a rice pad. You know those things that are filled with rice and you can throw in the microwave for a minute and then it will warm you up. Kinda like an electric blanket. Well, I read about one on the Buzzings of a Queen Bee and decided to make one for Nuts. I thought it could go in his cage with him at night. Or that maybe he could use it instead of the heater.
I didn't have very much rice so it ended up being kind of small. But since we are iced in it will have to do.
The only problem is he isn't quite sure what it is. He thinks it might be a toy or food. Either way he really wants to rip it up! Good think I double layered the fabric. Hopefully he will get used to it. It doesn't help that the only rice I had was risotto rice, which is a lot more fragrant than white rice. If I was making one for a human I would add lavendar to it to make it smell good. I think I will go heat it up right now and put it on my tootsies!
Tuesday, January 27
We are in the middle of an ice storm. The school shut down yesterday at 3 p.m. It took us an hour to get home. It usually takes around 12 minutes. They cancelled work and school for today too. Yay for me! Bad for Ty, because this means that he has to make the day up sometime, somehow. I will be enjoying my day off by watching lots of t.v. and organizing a few closets that have gotten out of control.
Monday, January 26
Sunday, January 25
Friday, January 23
I found these rooms on HGTV's Rate My Space. I love the color palette of grays and whites. Its not too masculine or too feminine.
I love the champagne color in this piece of art.
Thursday, January 22
Vinyl Monogrammed Wall Art:
Tuesday, January 20
Monday, January 19
Sunday was spent at church and then just relaxing and a little bit of shopping. I found some great tights at Wal-Mart on Saturday while grocery shopping. I decided to wear them to church on Sunday. I wore them with a black dress with a black cardigan to balance out the purple.
They are pretty funky!
Today I slowly got up and around, made a onesie and then had a date with my bestie, Chesley. We went to our old stomping grounds, aka the area by our old apartments. We had lunch at our favorite mexican restaurant and then saw Bride Wars. It was a great girl movie! Then Ty took me to dinner at Chili's. I love me some Chili's! It was a day full of food and I should be walking on my treadmill right now, but instead I am perusing the internet and watching Gossip Girl.
Friday, January 16
It also does a good job of detangling my hair. Did I mention how good it smells!?! I heard somewhere that if you rinse your hair with cold water it makes it shinier and healthier. I have no idea if that is true or not. Anyone know??
I used to have extremely oily hair. I had to wash my hair in the morning or else it would be way too oily. Luckily, with age my hair is starting to become a lot more normal. I can actually wash my hair at night! This is a huge deal for me. I've been letting it air dry before I go to bed or just sleeping on it wet. Anything to avoid blow-drying it. I can tell that not blow-drying my hair as much has really cut down on my split ends.
Thursday, January 15
As Ty and I were pulling out of the driveway this morning I was looking at our house thinking how picturesque it looked with snow on the roof. I think it also helped that my Christmas wreath added to the picturesqueness. Yes, it is still up! Its the only Christmas thing left out and for some reason I can never remember to take it down.
I hope it snows all day! Then I can curl up on the couch all night with a cup of cocoa and admire it. Forget that last post about the treadmill, the couch and hot cocoa will be calling my name!
Wednesday, January 14
I'm so excited to be able to work out in my own house with something other than a work out video. I have to have a t.v. to work out. For some people its music, for me its television. I need the distraction.
Now let's just see if I can keep it up....
I've marked several recipes to try including her spinach artichoke dip, caprese flat pie, and black forest trifle. Katie Lee Joel's cookbook is definitely worth picking up and thumbing through the next time you are at the book store.
Visit Inspired Kara for a great giveaway!
Tuesday, January 13
The spit up incident presented the perfect time to put him in his new outfit! Can you guess who gave him this!?!
It is a newborn size and still big. He is so tiny! Check out his bird legs! :)
My dad and all his boys! Boys definitely dominate the D family.
Their smiles were a little forced. I just love making the men in my family take pictures!
My dad had to drive back home yesterday to get back to work. He got to the hospital at 10:45 Sunday night. He was pretty worn out and had a 4 hour drive to make. I had to make him leave the hospital. He could have stayed forever if that was an option. He did take a break from driving to stop by to eat a quick dinner of yummy roast with us. So I filled his stomach and he was tired--not a good combination for the rest of his 3 hour drive! I'm sure he stopped for a diet mt. dew to get him through.
I can't wait to see baby Garret again. He is perfect!
p.s. I really liked to use smiley faces in this post for some reason. ;)