Monday, January 30, 2012

Disneyland Tinkerbell 1/2 Marathon

"When you are between asleep and awake, the place where you can still remember where I will always love you." ~Tinkerbell

See my "Tinkerbell" wings...
This last Sunday at 5:45 a.m. I embarked on the very first Disney Tinkerbell Half-Marathon (13.1 miles). 

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Superbowl Sunday is fast approaching. Honestly, as I type this I have no clue who is actually going to be playing

You want to watch the game and still have food that tastes like you have been in the kitchen for hours. Therefore I am sharing my favorite "set it and forget it" game day food. 

2/3 cup of Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Ketchup
1/4 firmly packed Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Tomato Paste
1 chopped White Onion
3 chopped Garlic Cloves
2 tablespoons of yellow mustard *I only had Dijon
2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
3-4 lb. Boneless Pork Shoulder, cut into four pieces 
 In a large crock pot, mix all ingredients except the pork. 
Once combined add pork, turning to cover with sauce. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
Remove pork and shred with two forks. Return pork to crock pot and stir into sauce. To serve, spoon 1/2 cup onto a sandwich bun. 
source: Alexia Foods

My husband decided to add some slices of Colby Jack cheese to his sandwich. I combined the sandwiches with these amazing Spicy Sweet Potato Fries from Alexia from the freezer section of the grocery store. These fries are amazing!!
Let me know if you try this recipe, I would love to hear       from you. 
~ Amanda

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pinned #3: Tinkerbell Fabric Headband/Sweatband

My Pinterest Stats for Week 3: 24 boards/951 pins/75 likes

This weeks pin is Happy Together's Double Sided Fabric Headband that was pinned to my "Sewing Inspiration" board. This pin was one of many that were pinned for an upcoming race.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Laundry Basket Dresser/Organizer

Do you have laundry baskets scattered around your bedroom holding both clean and dirty clothes?

Maybe just us?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pinned #2: Vintage Handkerchief Curtains


Sticking to my New Year's Resolution with creating one "Pin" per week. 

My Pinterest Stats for Week 2: 24 boards/914 pins/63 likes

Pinned #2: This is a photo (*below) pinned to my "The House that Love Builtpinboard because this room just sings out "AMANDA". So what I loved most is the vintage handkerchief curtains, they bring all the colors together and add such whimsy to the room. Perfect for my craft room. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pottery Barn Knock-Off Desk Organizer

You can see the piles of fabric in the reflection of the computer. 
 My mom got me this sign that says 
"I'm not messy, I'm creative!"
I sometimes get discouraged when looking on Pinterest seeing those photos of other's craft rooms and they are so clean and organized. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Artichoke and Rotisserie Chicken Stew

This week the CSI Project is having a contest for Comfort Foods and Soups. Being inspired to get creative in the kitchen I have come up with this delicious soup. Bless my husband's heart because he had a few soups that were just plain gross. But this one by far took the prize. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pinned #1: Chili & Cheese Macaroni

What's Cookin Chicago? Chili & Cheese Macaroni
Pinned! Just the word makes me think of some of the last few things I added to my Pinterest Pin Boards. It is so addicting you could spend hours "pinning" projects, photos, recipes, quotes, etc. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Happy Thoughts" Card Album

My best friend Victoria and I like to receive mail.
We are funny like that, maybe because we live so far apart but it is exciting to walk to the mailbox to see if there is a long distant hug from her in the form of an envelope.