Tuesday, August 30, 2011
1 tablespoon butter
1 onion, chopped
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained well
1 9-inch refrigerated ready piecrust (1/2 box)
1 teaspoon all purpose flour
1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) grated Monterey Jack
1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) grated Parmesan
1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon dried dillweed (I skipped this)
What to do:
Melt butter in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add spinach and stir until spinach is dry, about 3 minutes. Cool slightly.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Dust 1 side of crust with flour (my pie crust already was dusted so I skipped this). Transfer to 9-inch-diameter quiche dish or pie pan, floured side down (many frozen crusts are already in dishes in which they can be baked so I also skipped this...less mess). Press into pan, sealing any cracks. Trim edges. Sprinkle both cheeses over bottom of crust. Top with spinach mixture. Beat eggs, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg and dillweed (I left this out) in large bowl to blend. Pour over spinach. I also topped my quiche with a little bit of cheese on top. Bake until filling is set, about 50 minutes. Cool slightly. Cut into wedges and serve.
Monday, August 29, 2011
On second thought, I think it is because it reminds me of my kitchen :)
The Pink Pagoda also has lots of her prints available for purchase in her booth. If you are in Dallas you should check them out here rather than on Etsy...instant gratification!
Last but certainly not least is my favorite find of the day...the almost two foot chinoiserie monkeys I spotted as soon as I walked through the front door. While I only got a photo of one, there was a set; the more the merrier :) These were just stunning and as you know I adore monkeys and elephants and decor so these were right my my alley.
Lost was full of so many fabulous finds as was Found which is right next store (yes, they are called Lost and Found). It's easy to see how I got lost now, isn't it?
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Now, they are in the girls section (I know, I know, I am 26 and should not be wearing children's clothing), but they are very generous in length and size. This style in general is quite generous and if it fits right can also be flattering. The best part about these skirts is that they are only $12.99! YES, just $13 friends! However, this week they happen to be on sale for just $10! I picked up the floral skirt (which is extremely reminiscent of that Lilly I sadly missed out on) for Fall as well as the denim. After all, I do live in Texas and the denim will look great with cowboy boots year round. The skirts are a nice canvas material and not at all thin or dingy. I am extremely impressed and highly suggest you head on over to Target this weekend and take a look at today's "look for less"!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
I am still debating on how I should organize all the pillows...decorating can be fun, but hard! I am thinking of moving the blue pillows onto another chair, but put them back for this photo so you all could see them too. I do want to have some blue on the sofa so that everything can pull from everything else and coordinate as mentioned above, but am totally up in the air right now. Regardless, the pink pillows are divine and now have a happy home on the sofa.
For those that inquired, the pink fabrics are both Premier Fabrics. They have the most well priced, trendier fabrics for the home and design. I am dying to go back to a store that sells them in Dallas and get the key fabric for a dress and their elephant fabric for a skirt! The blue and white "bird" pillows are Oscar de la Renta Home and were purchase about four and a half years ago at Horchow. Finally, the love seat is from Haverty's and is part of the Cottage Chic Collection.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
*NOTE: The word "happiness" is not showing up here on the blog for some reason.... It will, however, print correctly. I tested it and it should be good to go!Julia Child
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
After a few issues I now only add people I know/have met on Facebook. However, I have a Facebook fan page for Monograms and Manicures which is frequently updated and I am also on Twitter so there are numerous ways to keep up with me via social media outlets.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I simply LOVE the shade of blue that I used. The living/dining room as well as the small hall towards the bedrooms is painted in this same blue. I think it is very soothing, but also elegant. It does not overwhelm and looks great at all times of the day, even when the sun shines in in the afternoon.
As mentioned, my mother came this weekend and she was in charge of hanging everything on the wall. She has a great eye and I thought it was best to just leave this up to her. She did a FABULOUS job everywhere, but I especially love the wall in the dining room!
She also perfected the set-up of the bar cart. Doesn't it look much better?
Of course the set-up was not complete without some decor hung above. I still need to look for two sconces to hang in those empty spots, but I am thrilled with how this nook turned out!
Her signature little gift is Caspari tissues. She brought everyone a pack (sorry Jennifer and Melissa, she ran out before you arrived!) along with a caramel from our favorite sweet shoppe in Edina. We really had a fabulous time and got SO much accomplished this weekend! Everything has finally come together and the house is much more of a home.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The kitchen has gone from DRAB to FAB!
The pink works so well with the blue and white plates and the white cabinets.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The food was a combination of all my favorites things served at Neiman Marcus! Each bridesmaid also got LOVELY pearl bracelets and we also left with darling wedding cookies from Celebrity. This was the perfect and most feminine way to kick start the wedding weekend!
After the rehearsal at the church on Friday evening we headed to Catina Loredo for some authentic Tex-Mex. YUM! We called it an early evening as everyone needed their beauty rest for the next day.