Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A nautical themed baby room is ideal for a little boy OR for a little girl... You can incorporate shabby chic and antiques for a fabulous look...
Here are some ideas:
- In sheets, curtains, blankets, and rugs, choose natural shades, such as, pale green, light blue, white, sand, and pale yellow...
- Place a braided rug on the floor for added comfort and beauty.
- Use large wicker baskets for toys, stuffed animals, and books.
- For added decor, fill a mason jar with shells or beach stones and place on a white shelf
- Use whimsical beach/boat signs for wall decor.
These nautical themed items were found at Land of Nod.com
For more nautical themed baby room ideas: It's A Party-ful Life presents... What Kids Dig, kid's decorating, recipes, tv-free activity ideas and more! Baby Decor Ideas.
Monday, May 25, 2009
OMG! I cannot believe it! I am getting OLD! My dear niece, Chelsea is graduating. I have offered to make her a scrapbook for her open house, and here is the last page. I am posting several more layouts on http://www.bee-utifulscrapbooking.com/.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Ok, so our family finally got a Wii. We are just getting aquainted with it and are having some fun.
As we become familiar with the games, Josh & I will give some reviews...
I also got a Wii Fit and have yet to try it. I will let y'all know on that one too...
Check back shortly.... I think there is a competition with a 6 year old in my near future...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Here are some great ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any Mexican fiesta: It's A Party-ful Life! Cinco de Mayo or Fiestas...
Here is a great dinner to make tonight!
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot, not smoking. Add chicken pieces and saute until browned, about 5 minutes each side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet, then add onion and bell pepper and saute, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent (about 5 minutes).
Add rice and saute about 2 minutes, stirring, to coat the rice with the oil. Then add the reserved chicken, tomatoes with liquid, chicken broth, bay leaf, paprika and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf and serve.
Thanks to allrecipes.com