Sunday, October 30, 2011

Three for Three

So have I mentioned how obsessed I am with pintrest? well, I am. Today for dinner I had all recipes I found from pinterest! I am actually really proud of myself! I had a crockpot chicken tortilla soup. I changed it a little, but it was still amazing! (I added cream cheese to make it creamer!) You just add it all in and put on high for 6 hours! 
 I actually made it last night, so I just had to try a little of it before bed (even if it was 11pm). It was delicious!
 Today I made these really easy and good 7up biscuits. Again I adjusted to my supplies. Instead of sour cream I used half mayo and half milk, and instead of 7up I used my ginger ale. It turned out so flaky and yummy!
For dessert I made these really good Chocolate Chip Cookies. The secret ingredient is cornstarch, which intrigued me, so I had to try them. They were way good. When you taken them out of the oven they don't look done, but they continue to cook after they come out. 
All together a great meal!!! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Old To New

I've fallen in love with peacocks again. I think I have always had a fascination with them, but it has gone unnoticed until I unearthed it again. I think Pinterest, has a lot to blame for that, but who knows. Anyways, I have an IPhone 3GS and finding a cute case for it has been a struggle ever since I got it because all the cases are in the shape of the IPhone 4. My original case that I got for it broke and I hadn't gotten around to fixing it until recently because my parents had bought me another case that I had been using. But when I got a really good idea from pinterest I had to repair the old case. So here is the old case..
Not the best picture of me, but it is the only picture I have of my old case. So I did so gluing and fixed the broken part and started my reinventing my IPhone case. Here is the middle phase...
I was doing this all from my nail polishes, but then I realized that I did not have gold nail polish. So I went to the store and got some for this reason. It was worth it, cause I love my new case! Here it is! My old-new peacock phone case!

St Augustine, The Oldest Town In The U.S.

My friend Emily and I have become adventure buddies! So last Saturday she asked me if I wanted to go to the cost with her. So we headed to St. Augustine, the oldest surviving town in the United States! It was awesome! Here are a few of the things we saw.
This is the parking garage we parked in. I love it, because it has all the info on it!
The original gates of the city.
 Oldest drug store
 They had all these shelves of the old medicines and contraptions of the old day.
 They even had sarsaperilla!
 The oldest school house
 We tried to go in the see, but we had to pay for tuition, and I had already been trough school, but the shop right next door was handing out diplomas, so we grabbed on.  
 there was a chocolate store that I had to go in and I found this sign. It was to cute to not take a picture of!
 The oldest house, you also had to pay to go in, so we just looked around.
 I'm holding the fort down. ;)
 We could never get it just right, either I was to far up or to far down. oh well, it was fun trying to do it. And Emily was a good sport!
Next we went to the original Ripley's Believe It Or Not. It was awesome!
 This was made from a man that worked at the Chicago airport and found all these locks there and made this big lock. 
 This was made from ivory!
 We tried walking to the fountain of Youth, but it was closed when we got there! Youth is so hard to come by now a days... But I got this cool picture as we were walking there! 
 We went to go see this lighthouse that was just across the river. we were not totally sure which street to turn on so we picked one. Good thing we picked the one we did or else we would not have found this sign! Best directions ever!
All together it was an amazing day! Thanks Emily for a wonderful adventure!

Obsessed With My Hobby

About a month ago my sister Brittney and I were talking and she was telling me about this website. I was really confused at how it worked, but I told her that I would look at it when I got home. So, I did just that. About an hour playing around on the website I was hooked! I fell in love. You ask what IS this addictive website? PINTEREST!! You have to be invited to do it, but it is easy to be invited. I have become irritated with social networks, like facebook, but pinterest has given me something more to do with my time. I have become crafty! I love the recipes that I get off there, the random crafts and cleaning techniques.  So here is to my new obsession, the truth is finally out. Now you will soon see some of the awesome stuff I have made from this website. I hope you enjoy! (P.S. thank you Brittney!)

Wakeing Up To a Hot Meal

Everyone dreams of having breakfast in bed. Or at least waking up to a hot meal that is waiting for you that you didn't have to wake up and make for yourself. Well, given the fact that I live alone, this is less impossible...or is it? I found my solution. The crockpot! Yes, I have fallen in love with my crockpot. I put ingredients in it and set it on low and then went to sleep, only to wake up to a hot meal! well here it is! I got the recipe from this website.
First you saute the onions and bell peppers (I did lunch turkey instead of bacon because that is what I had so I sauteed them in this step)
 In the crockpot you layer the hash browns and cheese and the onion mixture.
 On the top you add the egg mixture
 Close the lid and set it on low and go to bed.
 10 hours later....
 You have a hot meal to wake up to!
 Dish it out and enjoy. 
I forgot to add the milk so I think it could have had a little more flavor to it, but I ended up putting salsa on it and it taste fine. Next time I will add all the ingredients.