Thursday, April 16, 2009
If you haven't read Twilight yet - don't read any more of my recommendations, go buy the books, get a cup of tea, relax and read!
If you have then here are some others I've enjoyed:
The Host, Stephenie Meyer
Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr
Ink Exchange, Melissa Marr (not as good as the first, but good)
Peeps, Scott Westerfeld
Uglies, Scott Westerfeld (this is part 1 of 4 - reading the second now)
The Pilot's Wife, Anita Shreve
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
Harry Potter - all of them!, J.K. Rowling
If you read any of these - let me know what you think.
And don't forget that today is HIP HOP Thursday over at Unity. The DT has some great inspiration flowing today...so Hop on over to check it out!
Hopefully I will have some scrappy goodness to share with you this weekend : ) - until next time, Tracy
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
But, CTMH launched their campaign for National Scrapbooking Month (which is May) today! So I can bring you all the details if you are interested in purchasing their great new kit...Tickled Pink. The kit is available 4/15 - 5/30 or until supplies last.
So - the kit contains everything needed to create two beautiful two-page layouts all about things you love and that make you shine. The papers are stunning and even contain a kiss of glitter (love bling!). You will receive paper (CS & patterned) as well as an exclusive stamp set, mini medleys collection and a foam texture tool. For all the info on the set and how you can get your hands on it, please visit my CTMH website at www.tracyoleksak.myctmh.com or the corporate site at www.closetomyheart.com.
Tomorrow is Therapy Thursday and I already have my post started - yeah, a little motivation for you all (not crafty I am afraid). I hope to start crafting Friday as I have birthday party invites to make for my son and have a great new stamp set that I can't wait to use! I will post those ASAP.
Until tomorrow take care,
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
So today is Tasty Tuesday and do I have some yummies for you! Today's recipe comes from weightwatchers.com, I downloaded it like 3 years ago and on my never ending quest to weed out my cook books and recipes I came across it and decided to try it the other night - this will make it on my recipe rotation it is so good....enjoy!
Sweet and Sour Pork
1 1/2 lbs lean pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
15 oz canned unsweetened pineapple chunks
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp table salt
1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 medium green pepper(s), sliced
1 small onion (s) sliced
3 cups cooked brown rice, kept warm
1) heat a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium high heat.
2) Add pork and cook until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes; removed from skillet and set aside. Drain any remaining fat from skillet.
3) Drain Pineapple chunks, reserving juice; set aside.
4) Combine water, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, slat, soy sauce and reserved pineapple juice in a small bowl; add to skillet and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add pork; cook covered over low heat until meat is tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
5) Add peppers, onion and pineapple chunks, cook 5 minutes. Serve over rice.
Yields about 1 cup of pork and 1/2 cup rice per serving / 6 servings.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
What is used ~ Cardstock (CTMH: Buttercup, White Daisy, Garden Green, Cocoa); Stamps (CTMH: Easter Surpises - really old wood mounted set); Ink (CTMH: Cocoa); Markers (CTMH: Holiday Red, Hollyhock, Twilight); Other: Colored Pencils (CTMH: Orange, Sunny Yellow, Kentucky Green); Fiskars Threading Waters Punch.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
So...with that being said, yesterday, was supposed to be Tasty Tuesday. My thought was to post a fav and really yummy recipe of mine, but by the time I had time to post it was Wednesday already! So, next week I will start that one. Wednesday is as the title says Wildcard Wednesday. This is the day that I will post who knows what. Haven't figured out the other days yet, but give me a week or two to iron everything out (I am big into schedules if you didn't already know that). I want this blog to be a bit of everything, and I usually only find scrappin' & stampin' time Friday through Sunday - so weekends and Mondays will most likely be creative posts.
So....what is Wildcard Wednesday bringing you today? Some news for all you Twilight addicts out there. No, New Moon is not coming out sooner, or being filmed local (you know I would be all over that one...family, what family ???..), but Jackson Rathbone, aka Jasper Cullen, will be appearing on Criminal Minds tonight. The episode airs at 9 PM (eastern) on CBS. I have watched the show a couple times, but it is very hard for me to stay awake during the time slot - but I have already set my DVR (TiVO) to capture the episode...so happy viewing!
Alright, the kitchen is calling my name...clean me, clean me...and I have a zillion other things to cross off on my to-do list (that won't be), plus I need to think about what Thursday could bring.
I would love to hear your comments for titles for the remaining days of the week (M, TH, F, S, S) - so leave me some love and let me know what you want to see or hear!