Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vanity Makeover

I have this make up vanity that I love. It not only works for make up but it holds a ton of jewelry in it! I am over the color of it and want to give it a makeover! I have been lusting after some vanities on pinterest for quite a while now. So today I decided to take a trip to Home Depot and got some paint remover and some sanding paper. I don't know what the final result will be but it should be fun. I'd also like to change the door knobs to something fun and sparkly! I am thinking I am going to paint it black with crystal knobs, we shall see. Next I need to figure out the perfect fabric for the chair so I can re-do the fabric!
This is my current vanity. Hopefully it will turn out the way I am envisioning!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dear Santa!

Why is this so hard for me to come up with a Christmas list? I have been thinking about what it is I may want or need. I can't seem to come up with anything. The problem may be that every time I see something or want something I end up just buying it.
So I have been staring at this all day, browsing any cyber Monday specials. I found some gifts for other people! :) That's always a plus right! Here are a few things I may put on the list!
More Michael Kors watches!

Michael Kors Rock N Roll Collection Heels  
Hermes H Bracelet

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I hope you enjoy the day with friends and family! Here is what we have been working on for the last couple of weeks. This arrangement has been so popular for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Pie

I made this pie last year for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! I have never been a huge pecan pie fan but when you add brownies and pecan pie it can't get any better! So I was up super early this morning to get orders done and still bake goodies for my family. Sorry for the bad pictures I was too lazy to take the good camera out so I grabbed the one right by me! Here is the recipe if any of you want to make a pie for Thanksgiving or any other time since it is so delish! The best part of all you get 2 out of this recipe! Yay score!

Brownie Pecan Pie
1/4 Cup melted butter
1/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon self-rising flour
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups pecans
1 package brownie mix and ingredients the brownies call for
2 frozen regular pie shells

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Place brown sugar in a mixing bowl and work out any lumps. Add the flour and stir together until the
flour disappears. Add the corn syrup, vanilla and stir until combined. Next add the melted butter fold into the mixture. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and fold into the mix until the egg is well combined. Stir in the pecans and set that bowl aside. Now prepare the box of brownie mix per the instructions on the box. Remove two frozen pie shells from the freezer and divide the brownie batter even;y between the two shells. Last step is to pour the pecan mixture evenly on top of the brownie filling in both pies. Bake for about 40-45 minutes. If the pie crust is starting to burn the last 10-15 minutes put a piece of aluminum foil across the pie. Remove and let cool.
Brownie mix

Pecan pie filling on top
In the oven baking

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Love Her!

She always looks so gorgeous, and not to mention her funny personality! I need to find the nail polish color I really like it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chicken and Spinach Bake

The weather has been so strange lately. One day it rains the next its gorgeous and sunny?! Go figure, I guess that's what we get in So Cal! I made this delicious chicken and spinach bake the other night. It was one of those comfort foods during a rainy day! To make this dish you will need the following ingredients.

Chicken and Spinach Bake 
2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts boiled and cubed
1 stick butter, divided
1/2 small onion, diced
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream
of mushroom soup
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp dried parsley
1/2 cup milk
splash of white wine
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 large handfuls of spinach washed dried and chopped
4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 strips cooked bacon, chopped
sliced mozzarella cheese
In a large saute pan melt 1/4C of the butter. Add the onion, chopped spinach, chopped cooked bacon, and 2 gloves chopped garlic. Saute over medium heat until the onions are translucent. Spread half of the spinach mixture into a baking dish. In a medium saucepan melt the other 1/4C butter, add 1/8t dried basil, 1/8t oregano, 1/8t parsley, 1/2C milk, can cream of mushroom soup, 1C fresh Parmesan cheese, a good splash of white wine. Bring white sauce to a slight boil and set aside. Next add the boiled cubed chicken on top of the spinach mixture. Pour half of the white sauce over the chicken, continue layering the spinach. chicken and white sauce. Top all of that with mozzarella cheese you can use sliced or shred it whichever you prefer. Bake in a pre-heated over at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until it is bubbly and slightly browned on top. Serve with pasta, some garlic bread and a side salad. Enjoy!