Monday, April 26, 2010

Parker's Western Name

I was commissioned to paint two little boys' names for their rooms. Parker's room is western themed and here is his cute name!

Each letter is hung by rope. =)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Want That

My husband saw these awesome trunks at The Container Store yesterday. We totally want the orange one for our baby's room. Love it.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken and Corn

This is something I came up with while eating at Fuddruckers. I had gotten a chicken tender meal and wanted ranch with it. I didn't see the ranch so I got some barbecue sauce. Then I realized they probably had ranch at the counter so I got some. Joel said I should try mixing them and it would be like Cane's sauce from Raising Cane's. It was so good! I decided I should make chicken with that sauce at home.

Barbecue Ranch Chicken


chicken breasts
ranch dressing (your favorite)
barbecue sauce (your favorite)
black pepper

I mixed unspecific amounts of the barbecue and ranch and then coated the chicken with it. It might be best to marinate them overnight in the sauce. Grill the chicken until it's cooked through. Apply more sauce and eat! I also want to try baking it. it will take longer, but I think it might be more yummy.

Grilled Corn

Wet the corn in the husks and place on the grill. Cook until the husk turns black. Turn over and repeat. YUM!

I'm not sure why the photo rotated itself. Oh well.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Peanut Butter Banana Shake

Ok I lied....I'm going to post recipes more often than once a week. Think of it as fancifully felt by the tummy!

This one is so easy and it is a perfect breakfast..well first of many breakfasts for a pregnant lady like me.

Peanut Butter Banana Shake


1 banana
3 spoonfuls of peanut butter - creamy
About 1/4 to 1/2 t of honey

First cut up the banana and put it in the blender. I just use my hands and kind of squish the pieces as I break them.

Add 3 heaping spoonfuls of peanut butter - or more if you love it as much as I do!

Add a little bit of honey to sweeten it. I just eyeball it.

After you have added the peanut butter and honey to the bananas set the blender to Vegetables or Puree. Puree until smooth. You may have to stir in some banana chunks and turn it on again.

Last, add the milk. The amount depends on how thick you want your shake. Set the blender to milkshake and blend for a few seconds. You may have to use that spoon again to get things unstuck from the bottom.

Pour into your glass of choice and enjoy! I put it into two because my husband and I were splitting. Usually I would drink the whole thing myself! =)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Painting Re-Vamp

oil and oil pastels on canvas.

I did this painting about a year or so ago and I have never been fully satisfied with how it turned out. I just felt like it was missing something. I had it hanging in our downstairs half-bath and it just wasn't thrilling me. I took it down and put it in my art room several months ago and thought a long time about what I wanted to do with it. I finally got inspired one day and added a black tree silhouette to it. I like it. I may add some more curls when I finally remember to buy a fine point black sharpie. Until then, here it is!

oil, oil pastels and acrylic on canvas