Friday, July 23, 2010

Porch Paradise


Check out my new look!


It was inspired by this picture from West Elm

The cost for their outdoor curtains start at $49.00
I need 8 curtains for my porch
So, that is pretty pricey for outdoor curtains!


I bought these curtains at IKEA for $4.99 for 2 panels


This kit, also @ IKEA, was either $5.99 or $6.99

I bought 4 packages of curtains and 3 pkgs of the curtain wire

I'm very excited!
Basically, for the price of one curtain panel @ West Elm
I am able to create my own porch oasis

I plan to surround my patio with these curtains
Should be done this weekend
We are 1/3 of the way there

Absolutely loving it so far

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thumbprint Cookies


These are my fav-O-rite thumbprint cookies
I didn't bake them

They are from a local bakery here in Dallas
called
Celebrity Bakery

My favorite one is in Plano off Parker Road.


These are lemon
They also make strawberry
and
chocolate

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SOOOOOOOOOOOOO
delish!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My New Favorite Breakfast


What ???

Pizza for breakfast???

No, sillies!!!

It's egg white with a little cheese, tomatoes, cucumber and pepper
(you can almost roll it up like a breakfast taco)

I'm not a big fan of Subway

but

I'm diggin their breakfast these days!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

So Long, DC

In the past couple of months, I have been on a quest to locate local farmer markets
in order to identify locally grown produce and grass fed meats

One thing I have learned is that it's very difficult to eat locally
I also realized that if I'm really serious about taking this path
then I needed to make one major change

Eliminating Diet Coke (aka artificial sweetners)

I probably drank anywhere from 4-6 a day at least

This is how I got my caffeine

I love coffee, but my stomach doesn't

I love all tea

so this is my new drink of choice

I have officially been off Diet Cokes since last Monday!

One full week...

I think I've been a DC drinker for over 15 years

so this is pretty monumentus!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Time Flies When You're Having Fun...

Hey Y'all,

I missed a very significant milestone last week. It wasn't until I received a comment from  Teena in Toronto, wishing me a Happy Blogoversary that I even realized that I started blogging 2 years ago on July 16th.




Two years ago, I had NO idea what blogging meant. The only blog I had even read was The Grey's Anatomy Writers blog, and that was because a friend had forwarded it to me.

Since I started blogging,

I discovered so many fabulous blogs and bloggers..
so many that it's overwhelming
I met a local famous chef Tim Love
 I met Bossy as she visited Dallas on her (No) Book Tour
 I stood in line for 6 hours to get an autographed copy of
Pioneer Woman's cookbook
 I received some free samples from Fischer and Weiser 
I was featured on Half Hour Meals

Our recent Twilight Party was featured on Tara's Twilight Party
 I was quoted on CNN regarding my Glee Party
&
I have signed up to attend my 1st blog event
  Bloggy Bootcamp in Austin this October


who knew that blogging could be so friggin' cool???


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