3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thinking of Switching UP my Accessory Color Palette

I have been looking around my main living space and thinking a lot about switching up my POP of color.  My sectional sofa is olive green with flecks of gold in it and my walls are pale yellow with accessories around the house primarily being deep red.  Although I love my POP of red and it will take a lot of work and possibly a lot of money to change out my color palette, I am still thinking of it.

I am thinking of carrying the beige I have in my kitchen into the living/dining area of the house and then accenting in aqua/green/gold.  Here are some accessories that I found while out for my first hunt of what might be great for our living room.
Great lantern, that I could put a candle in or fill with other small accessories, only $15.99
I love this little aqua bird statue and these shell balls, they would be great in a bowl or on a tray.

I am in LOVE with this globe and this small vase, I think they would look amazing on my living room book shelves.
Finally, this pitcher was fantastic and I think would look great on top of my china hutch with a bundle of wheat or something for texture.

For my bedroom I have fallen HEAD OVER HEALS in LOVE with this chair for our desk.  I have been needing a chair so that I can work in the bedroom on photo editing for longer lengths of time, currently I sit on a stool and it KILLS my back.

Just for a BONUS I am throwing in this cute little pink table I found for Rachel that I think would be so cute with some little chairs around it and fitting it with a piece of plexi-glass for her to use as a little tea table.

I do miss working in Interior Design and love when I get a chance to work on my own decor every few years to try and bring new life to our home and give things a fresh look.  Hopefully I can figure out a way to do this for as little money as possible, especially since I am trying to direct any spare money we have to getting rid of our debt and also building my new photography business.  So obviously this isn't our #1 priority . . . . . . but a girl can make plans right???

Friday, February 24, 2012

My Nieces Favorite Photos & My NEW logo

I decided to create a new logo that reflected a little of the character of WHY I got into photography by adding the little birds in blue and pink.  .  What do you think of the updated logo?


My niece Cassandra will be getting married in April, and she and her fiance Andrew asked me to take their engagement photos back in December.  I had edited over 70 of the photos in December before Christmas, but there were so many still left that I posted a gallery for her of the remaining 100+ photos and asked her to pick her favorites that she wanted me to edit and these were the ones she selected.
 This is ONE of my favorites and the one I think they should use for the paper ;-)

Monday, February 13, 2012

What's for Dinner Tonight from Pinterest

Country Club Chicken 
This recipe comes from Kayotic Kitchen, which I found through Pinterst.  I think that the author of this recipe is so humorous in the way she writes and the photos that she uses to go with each step of cooking are wonderful.  You should really go and check out the original recipe posted on Kay the Dutch Girl's blog and see her many other recipes which are so well organized and provide such a range of ethnic foods.  I can't wait to cook up this recipe tonight, see how many thumbs up this one gets from the family, and try some of her other recipes another time.
1 pound spaghetti
4 chicken breasts
1 large onion
7 oz mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
4 or 5 slices bacon
1/4 cup dry white wine
2/3 cup sharp cheddar
1 apple
butter or oil
salt & pepper
  • Mince the onion. Clean and slice the mushrooms.
  • Peel and mince the apple (or wash it well). Mine was a golden delicious.
  • Season the chicken breasts with a generous amount of salt and pepper.
  • Cook the bacon and don’t clean out the pan. Cleaning the pan is a venial sin. Drain the bacon on a paper napkin.
  • Add a bit of butter and quickly brown the chicken breasts on both sides. Transfer them to a casserole.
  • Cook the onion for a minute or three.
  • And add the mushrooms.
  • After a minute or three you add the minced apple and cook it all for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and crumble the bacon in there. Pour in the white wine.
  • Add the soup. 
  • Sharp Cheddar, roughly 2/3 cup.
  • Stir it into the sauce.  And pour it all over the chicken breasts.
  • Put the casserole in a preheated oven at 350F (175C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Until the chicken is super tender and the sauce is all hot and bubbly.
  • Don't forget to use this time to cook the spaghetti according to the directions on your package.
You can see this recipe and many more on my boards on Pinterest along with many other things that inspire me.  Happy pinning everyone!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What's for Dinner Tonight from Pinterest?

When I saw this recipe on Pinterest I saw that it was very similar to a SPAM recipe that we have been cooking on the stove for years, and so I knew that I had to make a few adjustments to this Crock Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken and give it a whirl.  Recipe adapted from from Six Sisters Stuff

4-6 Boneless Chicken Breasts (mine were still frozen!)
1 Bottle Archer Farms Hawaiian Style Barbecue Sauce (from Target)
1 20 oz. can Pineapple Chunks, drained (reserve juice for later)
1 16 oz. jar of Maraschino Cherries, drained (reserve juice for later)
Green Peppers Chopped in large chunks (we leave this out because my husband doesn't like peppers)
Onion, sliced into bite size pieces (we leave this out too)

Spray the inside of your crock pot with cooking spray for an easy cleanup!  Place frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot and cover with sauce.  Drain pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries and reserve juice in small pot for later, put fruit on top of chicken in crock pot.  Cook on High for 2-3 hours OR Low for 4-6 hours.  Shred chicken with two forks while still in the crock pot so the chicken will be well coated with sauce.  Serve over rice.

For this and more recipes that I have tried or plan to try from Pinterest you can go HERE to see all of my boards.  

Monday, February 6, 2012

So good the first time We're doing it TWICE

What's for dinner from Pinterest?

This great quick recipe can be found HERE at Mama Loves Food, I found it on Pinterest.  These days I am always looking for a quick recipe, for those nights when the homework pile is huge, I've had a busy Mom Day, or it's a Church night and we are on the run to eat.  This recipe is perfect for just one of those nights.

French Dip Crescent Ingredients:

French Dip Crescent Directions:

  1. Unroll crescents onto a large cookie sheet.
  2. Spread a small dab of horseradish on each crescent, then place a slice of roast beef and a piece of cheese on each crescent.
  3. Roll crescents starting from the wide end and ending at the narrow end.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes, until crescents are a golden color.
  5. Serve with Au Jus and enjoy!
Au Jus recipe can be found HERE
Easy Au Jus Ingredients:
  • olive oil, just enough to saute
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (I use jarred)
  • 1/8 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon flour
Easy Au Jus Directions:
  1. Caramelize the onions in a small amount of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for a minute or two more.
  2. Deglaze the pot with white wine, then add Worcestershire sauce and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add beef broth and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Strain broth and then return it to pot. Add flour and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!
As always you can find this and many more wonderful recipes that I try from Pinterest on my boards HERE.  I would love for you to join the fun, just leave me a comment if your not already on Pinterest and I will send you an invite to join the carnival of pictures.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What's for Super Bowl Sunday Lunch from Pinterest

This great Taco Soup recipe from My Blessed Life

Taco Soup

  • 1 lb. ground meat, browned
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen corn
  • 1 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can pinto beans
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 15 oz. can kidney beans
  • 1 10 oz. can Rotel
  • 1 Tablespoon each – cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup homemade ranch dressing
  • 1 -4+ cups water or chicken broth depending on how thin or thick you want the soup
Combine all ingredients in a stockpot. Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer for 1 hour.
Serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.

Slow cooker method – Dump all ingredients in.  Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

I can not wait to walk through the door after church today and smell this Taco Soup already ready for us to eat, all we need to do is whip up a quick batch of Corn Bread and change cloths while it's cooking and SOUPS ON!

Happy Sunday Y'all!

You can find this recipe and many other's that I have been whipping up that I have found on Pinterest on my boards, follow me today HERE.