April 30, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals

Lindsay of the blog The Lean Green Bean has a fantastic program called Foodie PenPals.

Once a month, each participant gets assigned at random a pen pal and what you do is you send your penpal $15 worth of food.

Exciting to see what you receive and fun to shop for your Foodie Pen Pal.

With over 600 participants, she has quite the task.

April was my first month and the person who sent me my box was Heather of Ohayo Bento.

This is what I received.
I loved everything except for all the Japanese food.  If I can't read the label, I don't eat it.

You can see what I sent to my Foodie Pen Pal over at Kristen's blog - 7 Degrees.

April 27, 2012

Weekend Thoughts

Ain't that the truth.
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April 25, 2012

Inspiring Closet Organization

I am always curious to see what other people's closets look like.
This one is quite sweet.

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April 24, 2012

Coastal Table Inspiration

While reading the blog House of Turquoise, I came across this image.
I'm kinda in love.

The print is amazing but that table! It appears to be wrapped in rope.

My mind is racing as to what I can decorate with twine!

Just lovely.

April 23, 2012

Dealing with the Loss of Loved Ones

Today is the second anniversary of my brother's passing. Crazy how time flies.

His death has made me miss my mom, who passed away 20 years ago, even more. Funny how that happens.

Today, my dad and I, around the time of my brother's death, released gold balloons (his favorite color) in the backyard. Just our way of reaching heaven.

How do you, if you do, honor your loved ones on the anniversary of their passing?
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April 20, 2012

April 16, 2012

Anyone Can Cook Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

I recently picked up some huge mushrooms at my local grocer and once home, I began the search for a stuffed mushroom recipe that used ingredients already in my home.

I found one from my Better Homes and Gardens Anyone Can Cook cookbook.The ingredients:The changes I made to the recipe are as follows:
1 - I used frozen spinach in place of fresh.
2 - I used Pecorino Romano cheese in place of Parmesan.

Very easy to make, these mushrooms were delicious but next time, I will make them a bit spicier. I like my spice.

As for the cookbook, definitely a keeper. I love how it is a 3-ring binder so you can easily pull out the recipe you want to use.

How do you make stuffed mushrooms?

April 12, 2012

Involuntary Blogging Hiatus is Over

I have been out of the blogging loop for a bit.

You see, my laptop was hit with something nasty (that shall remain nameless).

I have never had this happen before. And, after almost 2 weeks and $200, I am back.

"Three things are certain:
Death, taxes and lost data.
Guess which has occurred?"
- David Dixon

April 5, 2012

I've Been Featured at The Huffington Post's Style List

How exciting!

I was contacted by The Huffington Post's Style List regarding my leopard print mouse pad makeover that I blogged about a few weeks ago.

Beyond thrilled!

Read about it here.

April 2, 2012

My Dell Laptop Crashed

I didn't know what the term "blue screen of death" meant until I experienced it the other day. My laptop just keep re-booting and each time, the dreaded blue screen would appear for a split second.

Until now.

So $200 later at Staples, I was told it was a software problem and the laptop will be restored to its orginal condition (yeah, right! - like I believe that) and all of my data will be saved and re-installed.

Don't know what I will find when I get it back in a few days.

And to think, I had "back up" listed on my to-do list as one of my things to do and just didn't get around to it.

Back up data, people.

Or, just go buy a new laptop.

But hey, why not be happy and enter my 700 follower giveaway here.

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