How adorable is this little bracelet!  I just love the fact that you put your own initials into it, so there will be very few people that have the same one  as you!  I found this little thing on Pinterest but it originates from seller MarinetteJewelry .  Her things are so lovely and unique!  Definitely check it out!  These would be a PERFECT gift for your bridal party, a recent graduate, a new bride, a new mom, mother’s day!  Ah! I might order a few now!


So I have this problem…. I have this cute little porch, all the California sun a girl could ask for and these two little wooden flower boxes that just complete the “package”;  It’s not a back yard but it’s my dream outdoor patio space for now… ya know?  So as I said, I have this problem….. I have these jerk neighbors who live below us.  So these jerk neighbors complain to management EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I. WATER. MY. FLOWERS……. Annoying and rude!  I mean, come’on!  It’s not like water is flooding their entire apartment!  It’s more like a teaspoon of water escapes the 7 protective layers that I have created and drips down onto their outdoor patio.  I mean, really folks, what happens when it rains!??!  She killed my basil, my mint and my dill and I can safely say that I very strongly dislike her.

So anyway-

I think this would be the perfect, cheerful, springtime addition to my apartment without risking disturbing the beast below.

I’m so trying this!

Pretty adorable!

Ok so where the heck can I use this cute idea?  It’s cheap, it’s easy, it’s fun, it’s colorful……it’s creative!!!!! I just love it and I’m sitting here still thinking to myself……. where the heck can I use this idea?

Maybe a kid’s birthday party? Maybe a baby shower?  Maybe a summer bridal shower?  I have no idea, but stay tuned in case I whip it out for a dinner party sometime in the near future!

I wanna know two things:

#1 WHO thought of this?

#2 WHY didn’t I think of that??

Easy cleaning whisk! YES!

Delicious Pizza Omelet!

Pizza Omelet!

So this idea happened because I was trying to empty out my refrigerator.  I had some ingredients leftover from our homemade pizza night and so I put them to good use!

1. I started out by beating some eggs in a bowl and adding salt, pepper and a tiny bit of milk.

2. Add the eggs to an omelet pan and wait until they start to solidify.  Poke some holes with your spatula so that the wet egg starts to seep through and cook.

3.  Once your eggs are cooked to desired consistency (i.e. not too runny if you don’t like them not too runny) add your marinara sauce, peperoni and some cheese (I added grated Parmesan- it was a great choice!).

4. Flip the one half of your egg over the other (you know, omelet style, people!)

and viola!  Simple and it’s different from the usual over easy egg breakfast!

P.S.  This would be a great DINNER idea too!  It’s the perfect mix of breakfast and dinner!


Yummy Turkey and Vegetable Chili


So this recipe is easy, flexible and so easy to make it your own!  All I did was:

1. Chop up some onions, zucchini, peppers, carrots (my fav!) and celery

2. Heat some olive oil in a large pot

3. Throw in those veggies until they start to get tender

4. Toss in some ground turkey (as much or as little as you like) (we like it fairly meaty so I add a lot)

5. Season meat with salt and pepper (and taco seasoning and/or other spices if you’d like)

6. Continue until meat is cooked through

7. Add canned diced tomatoes (I usually add two cans and another can of diced tomatoes with green chilies)

8. Let it simmer for awhile

9. Add beans if you’d like!  They’re a nice touch for a little bit more fiber!

10.  Simmer until you’re ready to chow down!

11. Add a dollup of low fat sour cream, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and some avocados on top for a delicious treat!


So I’ve been MIA….

So yes, it’s true… I’ve been MIA for awhile and I blame it on this guy:

the culprit

Cute, right?

Well Day 1 our little boy was nothing but a cute little loveable ball of fur!  He was:





and just plain


We we have been puppy-owners for exactly 1 week and 4 days and this little monster has really thrown us for a loop!   He’s a WILD MAN!  The little bugger has kept us on our toes, that’s for sure!   You don’t believe me?

He chews everything

He sleeps

He chews

He sleeps

He runs..and runs...and runs....

He poops

He sleeps

He hides in places where we can't get him


and sleeps

But he’s precious, loveable, funny, energetic, healthy and we LOVE him!  He’s the perfect addition to our new family!  And even though all he does is:

he sleeps


He makes us laugh, he loves us, he snuggles us and he’s just plain awesome!

He's ours and we love him!

Our little Charley Meatball … the newest addition to our family!