Thursday, December 2, 2010
a friend is loving you for who you truly are.
a friend is someone who always has your back, no matter what!
a friend is there in good times and in bad.
a friend is someone that has made their way to your heart
THANK YOU MY SWEET FRIENDS!!! YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME!!!!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Gee, this is embarrassing!!!! AND, I promise to be back soon with fun pictures and more recipes!
Thank you for any help peeps!!!!
Until next time,
Warm Blessings from Kim
Friday, September 17, 2010
I have been away for so long, I forgot how to post! I am not liking my new blogger template, it threw a monkey wrench in my new background!
I have been peeking in on all of you from time to time and LOVING all the fall inspiration. I am in the process of taking some photos to share with you of our home and will try to get those up on the blog this weekend!
What have you all been up to?? Anyone taking any fun fall leaf trips, going to pick apples?? Maybe a craft show or two or three?
I do have a great new recipe I just tried for you all to test out. I LOVE, LOVE one pot healthy meals! This one is just great and is packed with good stuff to warm you to your toes on the chilly nights ahead.
Hope you enjoy it, let me know if anyone tries it out!
TUSCAN CHICKEN AND BEANS
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into pieces
1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed or 2 t. chopped fresh
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1 cup chicken broth or stock
1 16 oz can of cannellini beans, drained
2 TBSP sun-dried tomato flakes
Lightly coat and heat a large nonstick skillet with olive oil. Add the chicken, sprinkle in the rosemary, salt and pepper. Stir fry for about 2 minutes. Add the broth or stock, beans and tomato sprinkles to skillet, bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes or until chicken is done and sauce reduces down.
* I serve this over rice and it is YUMMY!
Well, that's about it girls. I hope you all have a joyful Friday and Fall-Fun filled Weekend!
Until next time,
Warm blessings from Kim
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I have been following all of your great posts lately and trying to get to each of you and leave a comment here and there. Not much new here. I am debating on taking a job with Southern Living. What a scary step after being home with the kids for 12 years now.
Hope you are all doing well! Toodles for now.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I know I have been gone for a loooong time. We have had so many challenges in our life lately. Our youngest son Nicholas is having hearing difficulty and it has been difficult to get things organized for him at school with his new "ears". I am blessed to have a wonderful caring community, but public schools can be tough and not very accommodating. (surprisingly)! We have also had a ton of sinus/ear infections and illnesses in general between the four kiddos.
How have you all been? I hope you are all healthy and doing well! I have gotten some really nice e-mails from my blog buddy Colleen. Thank you so much for keeping me in your thoughts my friend! It really warms my heart!! I hope to be on again posting very soon. Thanks for checking in with me!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Next, is this darling salt box pillow!! It always amazes me what Jon and the kids pick out. The boys said they got this because it looks like OUR house. (We recently painted it red.) So cute!
They also got me this Paula Deen enameled pot. It is really big and PERFECT for soup and chilli! Thank you Jon and kiddos! I had a great birthday!!
Next up is a special ring my friend Jennifer gave me. It's hard to see in the picture, but it came with the most wonderful saying. "Whenever you wear this ring, know that you are loved just the way you are"... Awwwww, puts tears in my eyes! She also took me out for lunch at Truffles & Tortes in Anoka. We had a wonderful time! Thanks Jen!!
This adorable doll was HAND MADE for me by my friend Renee!!! She is so cute and notice the clothespin hands and sweet face. She came with a prim pumpkin to hold in fall time, but I switched it out for Valentines Day and added a heart. She is such a talented girl! I love it Renee!!!
Here we have a wonderful surprise from Maine!! My blog buddy Colleen sent me these WONDERFUL salt dough sweethearts and wintertime bowl fillers.... also in the box was some yummy chocolates, a great smelling Yankee votive and a sweet card! she makes THE BEST salt dough goodies! How lucky I am to have met her! I was so taken back by her kind surprise package in the mail!!!! Thank you my friend!! P.S. If you want to know how to make these adorable salt dough bowl fillers, visit her blog at www.andbabymakesfive.blogspot !! She has great tutorials for you!! (scroll down to see how I displayed my new goodies!!)
My friend Nicole gave me this cute heart votive and a great assortment of candles to go with it! She invited me over and surprised me with a wonderful birthday dessert too! You are so sweet Nicole!!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Happy Wednesday everyone! I have a fun little prim garland that I whipped up. It is super easy and smells heavenly too! I used some scrap ticking stripe and waverly floral fabric along with some homespun to make "patches" on the hearts. They didn't show up so well in the photo, but I basically just "ripped" the homespun into small square shaped "patches" and attached them to my finished hearts with heat-n-bond.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Drum roll Please...... The winner is "AND BABY MAKES FIVE"!!!! Congratulations to you! Your package will be on it's way and so will a check to the American Red Cross for $45.00!!! Thank you everyone!! This has been a fun thing for me and it warms my heart reading all of your great entries and comments!! I will be doing it again in the near future!! I am off to my fifty foot tall pile of laundry now, but I will be back for "Watcha Workin On Wednesday"! I will have a fun grungy cinnamon heart garland tutorial for you and some "show and tell" too!! Have a great day
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Valentine Giveaway with a twist of kindness.....
scroll down for all the details!!!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Here is what you get: A painted Valentine's Day sign, ADORABLE stitched heart, a FAB Banana Nut Bread can candle from A Primitive Glow (DEVINE!!), A Rabbit Creek Microwave Fudge mix, A sweet floursack towel with Valentine's sentiments AND you get the woven burgundy and cream mat underneath!!!!
Now here is the twist: For every person who enters, we will donate $1.00 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Haiti!!!! Here are the rules to enter:
1. You must be a follower of my blog (so sign up!)
2. You must advertise my giveaway on YOUR blog
3. Please leave me a comment stating you want
to be entered!
That's it! Easy, Peasey!! I will be doing the random drawing on January 25th, so get entered and help the Red Cross too!!! Good luck ladies!
For more information on how you can donate to help the people of Haiti go to:
Thank you to ALL who enter! I will post the results on January 25th! Scroll down for my awesome Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe for today's Swap and visit my friend Colleen for more recipes and fun at "And baby makes five"!!
Toodles for now!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I hope everyone has wound down from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I know it's cold out there and we are now cooped up for a long winter. So, I thought I would tell you all about my New Year's resolution ( yes, I am a little late, but bear with me please) I have thought long and hard about what it should be. Like everyone, I have lots of things I'd like to change and loads of projects I should be working on, BUT.. what is truly important in life?? An organized closet, a little weight loss perhaps?? Not really. What is truly important in my opinion is the lessons we teach our children about the life we lead and the type of person we are. This leads me to my resolution. If we ALL just looked for the good in people, if we All just tried to understand anothers hardships, if we ALL had sympathy for others, the world would be better. It would teach our children that people ARE good. I pledge for the New Year to be kind to others, to put myself in other peoples shoes and to just do good!
I know it seems small and sort of silly, but I will do my best to adhere to my plan. I hope you all will join me in doing a little kind deed for someone else when they least expect it. I think it will make us all happier! I'll see you all back here on Friday for a great recipe and a little "lighter" post! Have a great day everyone!!