Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rocking Chair makeover

When I bought this rocking chair for the nursery, I wasn't to thrilled about the color. Too pink! But we got it for dirt cheap and we just couldn't past it up. That was 2 years ago and last weekend I finally got around to giving this chair a new look.

I made a couple of cute Mary Engelbreit pillows to go with the chair. The ME fabric were left overs from a quilt I am making for Juliana, which I will post in the near future. I am super excited about this quilt btw!!

I picked a orange polka dot print for the backside of the pillows.

Now time to grab a good book and relax in this cute comfortable chair.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Basket lining for a bike

Summertime is almost here and what better way to stay cool this summer but by going for a bike ride and feeling the cool breeze. This is what my sister will be planning on doing anyway. She bought a cute pink beach cruiser last summer, something similar to the one shown below.

photo courtesy of Gossip Girl

So my sister asked me to make her some basket linings for her bike.

So this is what I created.

Now she can enjoy a bike ride to the park, along the beach, or where ever she wants, in style.

Happy riding!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Just Because...

When you have this...

plus this...

it equals this...

I saw this on a blog months ago and thought about it every now and then. And today I had to try it.

Maybe if I eat it in the dark the calories won't find me?


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Oh how I love Honey Walnut Shrimp! My husband was craving this last night and suggested we try making it. My first thought was its 7pm and its time to put DD to bed and I am in no mood to go the store, buy everything we need, come back and cook it and finally eat it at around 9pm. I was thinking more like take out instead. But I am married to a very passionate guy who if his heart is set on something he will try everywhich way possible to make me agree with him. So that is what ended up happening. Thankfully he found an easy recipe on the internet and luckliy we had everything in stock. So no need to go the store. Yeah.

So we attempted this recipe and here is what it looks like.

Mmmmmmmm. I am so glad we made this because it was sooooooo good! It was so easy as well! Here is the reciepe we followed.


1 cup water
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup walnuts
4 egg whites
2/3 cup mochiko (glutinous rice flour)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoon canned sweetened condensed milk
1 cup vegetable oil for frying


1. Stir together the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and add the walnut. Boil for 2 minutes, then drain and place walnuts on a cookie sheet to dry.
2. Whip egg whites in a medium bowl until foamy. Stir in the mochiko until it has a pasty consistency. Heat the oil in a heavy deep skillet over medium-high heat. Dip shrimp into the mochifk batter, and then fry in the hot oil until golden brown, sbout 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
3. In a medium serving bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, honey and sweetened condensed milk. Add shrimp and toss to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle the candied walnuts on top and serve.

There is one thing that I must admit. We cheated and had a pre-made bag of "Honey Glazed Walnuts" that I bought a couple weeks ago for a future salad. We deceided to use it for this receipe instead which saved us time and it came out delicious!