Archive for December, 2011

What’s For Dinner: Taco Stuffed Shells

Love tacos?  And pasta? Here’s the best of both worlds. Taco Stuffed Shells from Blog Chef I strayed from the recipe just a bit and used a whole box of Barillla “large” pasta shells (instead of only 12) and a jar of Ortega taco sauce (rather than just a cup). Yum. Jake approves. This one’s […]

From the Kitchen

Holiday Spirit: Rosy-Cheeked Santa

Seeing these mugs in the latest Pottery Barn catalog reminded me of how cute I think Santa Claus is with rosy cheeks are.    


Websites A-Z

Here’s a fun little game. Type each letter of the alphabet, one at a time, into your web browser and see which site automatically pops up. I tried it. A – I like to catch up on General Hospital sometimes. B – C – D – E – F – […]

Loving These Links

Living Room Plan, Wall-by-Wall

In Tuesday’s post, I shared the overall floor plan for our living room. Next, I want to share the elevation drawings I completed during the six week interior design class I’m so glad I was able to take. What is an elevation drawing? Basically, an elevation is a one dimensional (flat) drawing of the three […]

Design Fundamentals, Home Decor

Floor Plan Creating Resources

For now I’ll be sticking with the pencil and paper method when it comes to creating floor plans. It just feels right to me and allows more time to really think through what I’m doing. You might choose to go the online route, so here are some resources that will help you no matter what […]

Design Fundamentals, Home Decor

When In Doubt, Draw It Out

Yesterday, I post a recap of the progress we had made in the living room between the time I started blogging and my last living-room-related post. Here’s where we left off… As I said yesterday, progress had been made. But a finished room this was not. And then I learned how to draw a floor […]

Design Fundamentals, Home Decor

Living Room Recap

Yikes…it’ been a long time since I’ve posted any pictures of our living room. A lot has changed since the last time. Before I show you where we are now, let’s recap where we’ve been. The first time I showed you our living room, it looked like this: At this point, we never used this […]

Home Decor

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know I tried a new cookie recipe the other night. I promised to let you know if they were good or not. I have one word for you…YUM. This recipe is for soft/chewy cookie lovers and not those of you who like a crispier cookie. The […]

Food, From the Kitchen

Christmas Cards? No, Christmas Books.

Sending yet another Christmas card this year with Moose on the cover seemed a bit silly and self-indulgent. So instead, I took the same amount of money I would normally spend on printing and mailing cards and bought some books. While I’m sure my friends and family find Moose to be adorable, you can’t quite […]