Thursday, September 29, 2011


We were planning a date night and D decided to make his amazing grilled chicken sandwiches. Now, my man is THE grill master…I mean seriously people, he’s magic on the grill and these sandwiches are especially delicious. Chicken, bacon, cheese, and tomatoes on rolls…YUM! My only contribution to the meal was to go buy some good rolls to make the sandwiches on. Well, I didn’t want to be a slacker, so I decided to make my own sandwich rolls.

I’ve always been intimidated by bread making. I’ve made plenty of muffins and quick breads but when it came to anything that required yeast I wouldn’t try it. However, I knew I was going to have to try it this time! I found a recipe for jalapeno cheddar rolls and gave it a shot!

This is what it looked like while I was waiting for it to raise...nerve wracking I tell you!!


And this is what they looked like when they were done! Not afraid to say that I'm pretty proud of myself!


They tasted pretty good too! :-)

The recipe can be found here:

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I’m addicted to Pinterest!

If you haven’t seen it, check it out: It’s essentially a group of personalized bulletin boards… a great way to keep track of the things that interest you on the internet. Everything from articles and videos to recipes and jokes can be pinned. It’s also a great way to see what inspires your friends!

Anyway, it was from Pinterest that I got the idea to make a wine cork jewelry holder. I reused a picture frame and wine corks that I already had so it cost nothing at all.

The picture frame was gold. I covered it in black paint and distressed the edges when it was dry. I removed the glass, covered the cardboard backing with textured cardstock, and hot glued the corks to it. I think it’s pretty cool!