Friday, March 23, 2012

Pins of the Week

Summer is coming!

Source: via Kathy on Pinterest


Source: via Kathy on Pinterest

I went to see Needtobreathe play last week in LA. If you aren't listening to them, you should be. They are uh-mazing.

I like the white and the stripes and the big artwork. We have a big open space on one wall of our main living space, I really need to get something up there.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Slippity Slide

Little Charlie is super adventurous. She wants to climb on everything and she walks around everywhere pretty quickly. I think she is going to be a fast runner, just like her momma. Well, like I used to be :).

She absolutely loves this little 4 wheeler, it's the cutest thing. Man, this would have been an even cooler picture if I could just figure my lighting out!

Here she is trying to conquer the slide.

Almost there...

Um, a little help here...can you put the camera down please?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cilantro-Lime Rice

I've never been a fan of cilantro, however I do love the cilantro lime rice from Chipotle. And I like the cilantro dressing at El Pollo Loco. Hmm, maybe I DO like cilantro?

I made tacos the other night and found this copycat recipe to do the rice. Nathan said it was the best rice I ever made. So I either make really bad rice most of the time, OR this was delicious! You can be the judge. I think the key here was to do 1 1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice, instead of the usual 2 cups.

This is the recipe exactly how I made it:

1 tablespooon butter
2 tsp fresh cilantro
1 cup white rice
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 lime

To make:
-Melt butter in saucepan at medium heat
-Then add the rice and juice of the lime and saute for 1 minute
-Add water and salt and bring to a boil
-Then cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until water is absorbed
-When done, mix in chopped cilantro and fluff with a fork

Click here for the original recipe.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Feels Like Summer

If this Spring is any indication, it looks like we are in for a scorchingly hot summer. Not that I am complaining or anything....yet.
I've been experimenting with my camera too. I heard that to get good I just need to shoot, shoot, shoot, so that's what I've been trying to do. Trying to figure out the lighting situation, I think these first few shots have some good potential.

I thought this backyard shot was cool

Carys and I had a photo shoot on top of the playhouse

Charlie is up and officially walking at 11 months

She brings so much joy to our lives!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pins of the Week

I'm thinking of taking some of the cabinets off in the kitchen to create some open shelving....the wheels are turning...

Make your medicine cabinet feel glamorous

this mug makes me happy