Monday, June 18, 2012

Smooth as Silk

I have been meaning to write this post for a while but life some how kept getting in the way. About a month or so ago, I made some homemade lotion as a gift for some very special women in my life. Now I know what you are thinking and yes I found it on pinterest and you can go HERE to see it for your self.

Now when I first made the lotion I felt a little disappointed, it was really oily, more then I thought it would be. Which really was silly of me not to realize that it would be more on the oily side because it pretty much only made up of  different oils. BUT then one day after a shower I used it on my legs and let me tell you it was heaven! My legs have never felt so smooth and that feeling lasted the whole day! Normally what happens when I put on lotion that I have bought from the store, I will have to put it on a few times to keep me from feeling like I'm going to dry up like a raisin. Now I use this homemade lotion all the time, it is wonderful! In fact a few of the ladies I gave it to, have told me how much they love the lotion.

Moral of the story, You have to make this lotion! One, it is really is easy to make, Two you can actually pronounce all of the ingredients, Third, your skin will thank you for finally putting something on it that will make it feel wonderful all day long! I really think it is the greatest body lotion ever!

And it smells lovely as well

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pinterest Recipe Review

As of late I have been planning out our meals and I discovered that I really only cook 5 meals that just get rotated over and over again. aka BORING! I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. There is a plethora of recipes there.

Here are the recipes I have been testing out on Mike.

Sautéed Chickpeas with Broccoli and Parmesan

Found HERE

This was the first vegetarian meal I made for Mike sadly it did not go over very well. He told me he only ate it because there was Parmesan cheese on it and he was extremely hungry that day. I thought it was pretty good, next time I make this I would add more spices to give it more flavor and chicken at Mike's request. 

 Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta 
Found HERE

asparagus goat cheese pasta
I should note these are not pictures I took
For this recipe I used gluten free pasta instead of regular old pasta. Also I'm not very good at measuring so I end up kind of guessing and sadly in the end I think I put in a little too much lemon. Personally really enjoyed the strong lemon flavor and the goat cheese is defiantly a weakness of mine. Sadly Mike did not enjoy the  lemon flavor as much as I did. I will be defiantly making this again but next time I will make sure to measure everything.

Orange Beef and Broccoli 
Found HERE

{Light} Orange Beef and Broccoli

This recipe has turned into one of our favorites. The best part is that I find it very simple to make and I can put a lot of broccoli and Mike will eat it! I don't know if you understand what a big deal that is, for Mike is not the worlds biggest vegetable lover. But I think the wonderful orange sauce wins him over.

Healthy Mexican Sweet Potato Skins
Found HERE

Healthy Mexican Sweet Potato Skins

This meal was a hit with Mike but not really with me. I really enjoyed the taste but the texture of it was a little off for me so I couldn't enjoy it. 

Sour Cream and Bacon Crockpot Chicken 
Found HERE

To be honest I didn't really enjoy this one. The chicken turned out dry, now that may have been because of how long I cooked it but also it didn't really have a lot of flavor to it. I love the idea of cooking with my crockpot but I think I would have to play around with this recipe to get it where I would like it. 

Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole 
Found HERE

Both Mike and I really enjoyed this recipe and it was fairly quick and easy to make. The only thing I changed was that when making the cheese sauce I used a gluten free flour. This is defiantly one I will make again.

Classy Chicken 
Found HERE

This is another great chicken casserole recipe that both Mike and I loved. I think it is so delicious, the curry flavor is just wonderful! 

Slow Cooker Taco Soup
Found HERE

Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

This slow cooker recipe turned out fantastic! So easy to make and tasted great! I really need to make this one again and soon. 

Roasted Veggies  
Found HERE

The blog said this was the best way to roast zucchini and carrots and I agree 100%! I made them when we were barbecuing. I pretty much ate them all! One reason for that was because Mike dose not like zucchini and second reason because they were just so delicious. Next time I cook few carrots for Mike.

Lava Flow Drinks 
Found HERE

Now I know this is not a meal but I drink but it was just so yummy I had to tell you about it.  It was just so good I ended up making it a few nights in a row I just could get enough of it!

Pinterest is turning out to be a wonderful resource so that I'm not eating the same thing over and over again. 
Saturday, June 2, 2012

Something for Yorkie

A while ago I spotted this tutorial here on Pinterest for the cutest  little dog bed and put it on my mental list of things to make one day. Then just as luck would have it one day when I was in fabricland they had some really cutest fleece on sale. So cute that I just could not past it up.

I used it to make this little bed for Yorkie. Every time she sleeps on it my heart just sings. 

Isn't she the cutest little thing.