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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rambling Wednesday

Here are a few of my favorites from Pinterest recently: This quote is so true! An individual's joy depends on his or her perspective on life.
Hehe, this is AWESOME! I totally say this all the time!
Bought this necklace a few weeks ago, and just got it in the mail yesterday! Absolutely can't wait to find a "smashing" outfit to wear it with! :)
Haha, I'm sorry, I just couldn't help myself! Sometimes I totally need this myself!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I know that these pictures are AWFUL, but here is a sneak peak at my new home! There are still miscellaneous boxes sitting around that need to be unpacked, but most of it are things to hang on the walls. I haven't completely decided where I want everything yet, so am putting off decorating until then. Tonight's goal is to take some better pictures, and maybe hang a few things.

The kitchen is A-MAZING! I seriously am in love with it! It is so open and roomy (compared to the galley kitchen we had before), and nice and new! And you've never seen so many drawers and cabinets! It makes cooking a pure joy.

And there is the cutest little window by the front door! My little black decorative piece fits there perfectly!

I love this corner because it reminds me of people I really care about- the bird house reminds me of my Mom, the black cabinet I got from Nicole and her mom, and the vase Liz gave to me at her rehersal brunch! Love and miss my family and friends so much!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Resurrection Sunday

Every year, when I teach the Crucifiction and Resurrection stories to my kindergarteners in Bible class this week, I am reminded anew of Christ's great sacrifice for us. His love for us is absolutely amazing, and his almighty power and omnipotence is shown in the simple phrase we hear so often on Resurrection Sunday, "He is risen!"

On a completely unrelated note, but still pertaining to Easter, I thought I'd share this little picture I found, just to brighten your day:

Happy Easter, my dears!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pinterest Top Five of the Week

Here are a few of my favorites from the week:

Love this hair! This is my goal length (haha, in probably 3 years or so...) And this is how I want to wear it.

These shoes are pretty much adorable! I think I want them in every color!

Isn't this bike, just... AMAZING?!?! Seriously love it in this color or turquoise or even pink!

I thought this was a sweet little quote. I am so blessed by the amazing people in my life! I certainly would not be the person I am today without them.

And last but not least, I ADORE this little dress! How cute would this be for summer?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Chicken Parmesan

On a busy school night, although I LOVE to cook, I usually don't have all that much time or energy for an all-out home cooked, made from scratch meal. (This may change because my new kitchen is pretty amazing!) Usually something quick and easy is preferable. However, I try extremely hard(most of the time) to be a healthy eater. A simple solution: the Crock Pot! I certainly have not used this bad boy as much as I should... but that is about to change. I found a simply amazing recipe for Chicken Parmesan... in the crock pot. When I get home from school, I simply have to boil some pasta and whip up a salad, and we're ready to go! And best of all, it's super delish!

recipe from: Siggy Spice

2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t kosher salt
1 TBSP olive oil
1 egg, beaten
sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese
favorite jarred marinara sauce

Spread the 1 TBSP of olive oil into the bottom of your crockpot stoneware insert.
Beat the egg with a fork in a separate bowl.
Mix the bread crumbs with the seasonings and the Parmesan cheese in another separate dish.
Dip the chicken into the egg, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating both sides with crumbs, cheese and seasonings.
Place the chicken breast pieces in the bottom of the crockpot.
Layer 2-3 slices or 1-2 cups of mozzarella cheese on top, depending on how much cheese you like.
Cover chicken and cheese with entire jar of marinara sauce.

Close lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4.
Serve with your favorite pasta.