Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Hey guys!! Sorry I haven't been around much, haven't really felt like blogging, so I guess I would say I am taking a small break. Me and my husband decided that we want to start eating healthier, so we are playing around with new recipes. Last night we made Dijon Salmon, Garlic Asparagus and Rice. Delicious!! 

Here are the ingredients I put on the salmon

I put salt and pepper on the salmon first and then mixed together both of the Dijon mustard's and spread it out on top. Sprinkled some bread crumbs on top of the mustard. Melt about 3 tablespoons of butter and pour on top of the bread crumbs. Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

I love using chicken broth instead of water to make my rice it tastes so much better!

Dinner is served! This meal was very good!  I didn't get a picture of the asparagus cooking but I just melted 2 tablespoons of butter in a saute pan and cooked the asparagus for about 10 minutes. I waited a bit to add the garlic so it didn't burn.

Well, that's it for today guys! I will be back this week with a decorating post. Have a great week!

Friday, June 17, 2011

From oak to black and a new blogger

Hey guys!! Sorry I haven't been posting much or visiting any of you. I am still unpacking and getting settled. This week I finished  painted a desk my in laws gave us. I almost forgot to take a before! Luckily I hadn't started painting the hutch part of the desk yet.

Here are some pictures of what it looked like before I painted it. 

I decided to paint it black and I am happy with that choice. I might distress it soon and I need to get drawer pulls for the drawers. I primed it with Glidden gripper paint, I let that dry for a day and then painted it with black in a satin finish.

Here are some pictures of the decor. Most of the things I had already, the newest things are the metal rooster on top, book boxes, leopard jar and fleur de lis finial. 

~New Blogger~

I wanted to introduce you all to my friend Sandra. I met her through the website. She has recently started a blog called Decorating on a budget, go welcome her! She loves decorating like all of us, her home is SO gorgeous!! Here is a sneak peek of what you will see.

Well, that is it for today guys!
I hope you all have a fabulous father's day weekend! 

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Bakers Rack

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are having a great start to your week so far. I have been tackling stuff here and unpacking when we are not swimming, it is so hot!! I finished decorating my bakers rack yesterday and I thought I would share it with you.

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 I am on the lookout for some more book boxes, Liz has got me hooked! 

Gotta have some Roosters! :) 

 I kept the bottom some what simple so if my son decides to touch any of it he wont break anything or hurt it.

Here's a better look at where this sits in our house, I am loving how all of my stuff looks in this house.

I know this was a short post, but I hope you all enjoyed it! I am painting a wall in the living room that you can kind of see in this last photo I will have it done by tomorrow. I need to go find some curtains to hang up and and then I will show the finished product with you! 

Have a great week!!

I am joining Marty for Tabletop Tuesday

Kim for Wow us Wednesday's

Kara for Whassup Wednesday

Friday, June 03, 2011

The Kitchen Revealed!!

Hey guys! I finished decorating my kitchen last night, so here are all of the pictures. I am really loving all of the space I have to decorate in here. I love how it turned out, I hope you all do too! The cabinet wall used to be red and I was going to just change the tone of it, but then I decided I wouldn't ever be happy with the red because I have so many different shades of red throughout the kitchen. So, I just decided to paint it the neutral tan that I used in the bedroom I showed you a few weeks ago. I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!!

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This picture didn't turn out I will take some later tonight and put up an updated picture so you can see the detail

Here is Jackson's decor in the kitchen. LOL He loves this thing it sings the abc's and when you put the letters in it tells you what it is.

I hope you all enjoyed the kitchen tour! It is the only room in the house that is completed. Now I am off to go work on more decorating!! :) Have a fabulous weekend! It is going to be a hot one this weekend in AZ, so I am sure we will be in the pool a lot!

Joining Debbie for her Newbie Party

Carrie for Amaze Me Monday

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A sneak peek into the Kitchen!!

Hey guys!! I am busy unpacking and decorating, but I wanted to share with you a few pictures of a wall I have finished in the Kitchen. I am happy with it as of now, but we all know that can change! Let me know what you think, I cannot decide if it's too busy or not. I chose to keep the decor underneath the shelf pretty simple. I will share the rest of the kitchen soon! 

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Here's a close up of the upper portion, at our old house I had a knife that I put above the picture, but as I was hanging it up it broke. So instead of going and buying another knife I used the plates and plate rack I already had. 

There is an outlet and a phone jack here that I wanted to mask so I added this greenery box and it did the trick. 

Well that's it for today guys! I will be back soon with the kitchen revealed. 
Stay tuned!!!

Joining Kara for Whassup Wednesday


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