Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Recipe: Chipotle Mayo

I wanted to share with you a yummy recipe - I made a Chipotle Mayo that was fantastic with our sweet potato fries last night. It was a huge hit and was really easy to make - Buddaroo loved it for his fries and his chicken strips.

Mix together:
* 1c. Mayonnaise
* Juice from 1 lime
* 3 tbsp. of Honey
* 1-3 tbsp. Chipotle chili powder.

Refrigerate until serving.

I'm sure this would go well as a mayo for wraps or sandwiches, as well. If you decide to try it, let me know how you like, or not?


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Oh Ya, Baby!


Just throwing it out there ;)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A gift from my boy

Today I received my very first school made Mother's Day present from Buddaroo. At preschool last week, the kids got to paint a flower pot. He was so excited to tell me that they were making something special for me for Mother's Day. I was a duty parent today, so I was actually helping the children finish up these lovely pots - but stepped aside while he finished off his lovely gift.

Once we got home, I opened it up to reveal a lovely orange painted pot with a beautiful marigold planted inside. I love it! And I love him. And HoneyPie. SO very much. I am one lucky mom!!!!!

Creating My Own Wall-Art

I am definitely not an artist, but when I saw this post Two Girls Being Crafty via Pinterest (yet another crafty item from that wonderful site), I decided to give creating my own wall-art a try.

I made a run to Michaels and picked up some supplies
* 16x20 canvas (yay for a 50% sale - perfect timing)
* brown acrylic paint pen
* acrylic paints
I used Martha Stewart multi surface Satin acrylic paints (only chose this brand because they were 30% off)
* round sponges in 3 different sizes.

I started this morning by taking my canvas and painting it with "Summer Linen" - the white was just a bit too stark, the creamy colour made it look just a little warmer. I used a small paint brush to cover the canvas...don't forget to do the sides, too ;)

The paint did not take long to dry, so about an hour later, I started drawing, with my paint pen, a variety of branches. It was recommended to use a paint pen, for us non-artsy types - I don't think I would've had the same precision with a paint brush. This was fun to do - made me feel artsy. My sister got that bulk of the art gene, sadly.

While the kids were napping, I decided to start adding colour to my painting. This was the fun part. I used a variety of colours that I felt would go well with my dining room/living room. The colours I used were Habanera, Geranium, Yellow Jacket, Green Olive and Scallion. I just dabbed my round sponges into the paint and then placed them sporadically around the canvas.

I am very happy with the finished product - What do you think? Right now I have it placed on our beige wall - but may move it over a tad onto our brick coloured accent wall - not sure.

Another successful crafty creation from Pinterest - man, I love that site. And if you have time - check out Two Girls Being Crafty - they have some great things to make on their site...I can't wait to check out more of their posts.