Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The cupcake courier

I just got an email from the cupcake courier, an adorable company that specializes in all things cupcake! Their most popular item is a cup cake carrier, it holds 36 cupcakes and makes transporting them a sinch. You can also get a cup-a-cake carrier that holds 1 cup cake and is great for lunches or people on the go. They also have many other useful items on their site, like fashionable aprons and oven mits, cup cake wrappers, and fun cookbooks and cooking utensils for kids.

Check them out here:

Pictures courtesy of the cupcake courier

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Neat/expensive Valentine's day gift

I came across this laptop while reading an article about webdeisgn, isnt it just the cutest. It's a laptop computer that was designed just for Valentine's Day! The laptop is covered in soft red or pink leather and embellished with a heart on the top. Each one includes a silver heart pendant that can be engraved with the message of your choice. No pricing information has been released, but it's a limited run so a higher guess is safer than a lower one. I know I would love to receive this beauty on Valentine's day, who wouldn't!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pink living room

I usually don't like strong colors in small rooms, but I have to say I adore this room, at least looking at it. The wall color is so strong, but it works with the stark white trim and fireplace. The chocolate brown couch helps to anchor the room and I love the coordinating toile in raspberry and brown.

Do you think you could ever be this bold with your interior decorating?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Suppers recipe white chicken chili

I love all kinds of soups especially white chicken chili, I love this recipe, it is super simple to make, it tastes great, and you can make it in a crock pot and leave it for hours to cook.

Here is what you will need: (side note: Make sure you cook your chicken before putting in the crock pot).

2 cans Chicken broth
2 can Great northern beans
1 can chopped green chilli's
2-3 chicken breasts cooked anyway you like (I grill mine) cut into pieces
1 Tbsp williams chili seasoning
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp red pepper
1 tsp poultry seasoning
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cumin
1 (8-oz) container sour cream
1 Cup whipping cream
1 bag corn tortilla chips
monterey jack and cheddar chesse

In a crock pot mix first 12 ingredients, and cook on high for 2-3 hours. Before serving add sour cream and whipping cream to soup. Let set for 30 mins.( it will thicken). To serve, crush tortilla chips in a bowl and pour soup on top.......MMMM good.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Lilly bedding to die for!

I just stumbled across new lilly bedding and I love her new prints. The first is a quilt, which I like the idea of a quilt because in florida it gets so hot down here sometimes a light quilt is all you need, if that. It is available in hot pink and aqua, I definately think I am going to do the green walls with the hot pink quilt, like it is shown in the ad, but I could also do a soft yellow wall and the aqua quilt.

Have an opinion let me know?

I have included pictures of both colorways for the quilt and I also included pictures of the bath towels and rugs.

Have a great day!

Images courtsey of garnet hill.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Steve Tyrell new album!

I have loved Steve Tyrell since the father of the bride movies came around and now it seems he is releasing a new album. His voice is amazing and his music has a soft jazzy sound, perfect for dinner parties or just hanging out at home cooking (can you tell I like to cook. His new album is, Steve Tyrell live at the Cafe Carlyle, he has been performing there for the past 5 years and I am sure it will be another one of my favorites.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More Sunday supper ideas to beat the cold weather!

Dosen't this look delicious, I love pork and apples together, so I knew this recipe would quickly become one of mt favorites. It pairs well with mashed potatos and fresh vegetables, yum!

Photo courtsey of good housekeeping.

2 teaspoon(s) olive oil
4 (about 5 ounces each) 3/4-inch thick boneless pork loin chops, trimmed
Salt and ground black pepper
2 large (about 1 pound) Golden Delicious apples, cored, each cut into 12 wedges
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1/4 cup(s) dried cranberries
2 teaspoon(s) peeled, grated fresh ginger
3/4 cup(s) apple cider or apple juice
1 tablespoon(s) cider vinegar



1.In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook pork about 8 minutes or until browned on the outside and still slightly pink on the inside, turning over once. Transfer pork to platter; cover with foil to keep warm.
2.Reduce heat to medium-low. To same skillet, add apples, onion, dried cranberries, ginger, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cover skillet and cook mixture about 8 minutes or until apples and onion are tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
3.Remove cover and add apple cider and vinegar; heat to boiling over medium-high heat and cook until juice reduces slightly, about 2 minutes. To serve, spoon apple chutney over pork

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Town and Country dogs.

I just stumbled across the new version of Town and Country dogs and it is adorable. You can buy it on amazon or barnes and noble, I am sure it is worth the read. It features many socialite and celebrity dogs, and gives a peek into the life of these pampered pets, I think it would make a good Sunday afternoon book.......those little faces are killer. :)

Photo courtsey of Town and country pets/barnes and noble

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Melamine plate designs!

I have wanted to design my own line of melamine plates for the longest time and after years of research and searching for the right company to work with I have finally realized that dream. I thought I would share a few new designs with you, it is a long process, but here are a few fun designs I have come up with. This is a small sampling of what is available on my

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