30 July 2012

Happy Monday #11

23 July 2012

Happy Monday #10

Well I'm done with my exam.  It went ok I guess, so I'm cautiously optimistic at this point.  While I wait for my score, I am super excited to play with these pretties!  I love this line!  It has little red riding hood, foxes, mushrooms and sweet little birdies.  I got it from pinked fabrics on Etsy.  She is awesome!  She also has a blog at http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com so go check her out there.  I'll be attempting to make this into a quilt for my friend Todd & his wife Amy who will be adding a baby girl to their family of little boys. Yay!  

Have a Happy Monday!

16 July 2012

Happy Monday #9

I really liked this quote for today, because it was totally fitting for me to find this weekend.  Although I have to admit that I needed to look up what axiomatic meant.  And in case you weren't sure either...it means "self-evident or unquestionable".  I agree. 

Have a Happy Monday!

15 July 2012

Reese's S'mores

I cannot take credit for coming up with this idea, but when you come across something this amazing you just have to share it!  At the grocery store today they had all of the makings for s'mores grouped together in a display, but today there was an extra ingredient along - Reese's Peanutbutter Cups!!

It is well known in our family, that they are my absolute favorite candy!  In fact, one year for Christmas my in-laws gave me a box of Reese's Peanutbutter Cups from Sam's Club. You know the GIANT box. So needless to say, I had to try it!  I was also excited to find these flat marshmallow's, what an awesome idea!  

I heated mine in the microwave for a few seconds, and they were delicious!  A great way to end the weekend.  

11 July 2012

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops

You know much I love using my slow cooker.  I think a lot of people think of their slow cooker during the winter, to make hearty meals like stews and chili.  But the slowcooker can be even better during the summer!  No turning on the oven or standing over a hot stove.  I just drop everything in before I going to work in the morning and when we get home, dinner is ready!  And you can make lighter meals too - such as tasty Hawaiian Pork Chops.
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops
1 package of pork chops
20oz can of pineapple chunks
1 T soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Pour the can of pineapple into the bottom of your slow cooker.  Stir in the sugar, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes.  Nestle the pork-chops on top of the pineapple and season with salt and pepper. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.

I served mine with brown rice and mixed salad greens.  Talk about easy!  And it looks & tastes like I spent the afternoon cooking.  

04 July 2012

Monkey Rag Quilt

Even if you're studying, when a good friend has her first baby you kind of HAVE to make something special for her!  Good thing I've had this monkey rag quilt already started for a while, all I had to do was sew together all of the rows and snip the fringe.  She didn't know what they were going to have, but she ended up having an adorable little boy who I hope will will love this!  Although its been in the upper 90s around here lately, so he might have to wait until it cools off a bit before using it.

  Here's a close up of the fabric.  Love these fun little monkeys!

02 July 2012

Happy Monday #7

I am going to be MIA from my blog for the next 19 days (I am going to keep up with the Happy Monday Quotes). The reason is that since January 2011 I have been studying for a professional certification.  I passed my first exam this spring, and my next exam is scheduled for July 21st.  I am in no way ready, so for the next few weeks I'm going to have to fully immerse myself into studying.  Which means no cooking, or sewing, or cleaning, or outdoor fun, if you're looking for me you'll find me inside studying.  I hope it pays off, I may have procrastinated a little too much, but I think I can do it.  Wish me luck! :)

Have a Happy Monday!