Monday, April 30, 2012
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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Monday, April 23, 2012
Chicken & Rice
Source: Jenna's Journey Blog
1 cup white rice
4 chicken breasts
1/2 t paprika
1/4 garlic salt
1 10.3/4 ounce chicken broth - small can
2T soy sauce
1T wine vinegar (you can use either, but I usually use red)
1/4 cup water
package of pea pods
Cook rice according to directions.
Cut chicken into half inch strips. Mix flour, paprika, garlic salt together. Add chicken and toss lightly to coat. Note: Coating should be very light!! Stir fry in hot oil until lightly browned. Add broth, cover and simmer for 5 min's.
Combine cornstarch with the next 5 ingredients. Blend well and add to broth. Stir until sauce boils. Add peapods, cover and cook until tender crisp about 2-3 min's.
Serve over rice.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
To go along with my post on Using Picnik in Google+ I thought I'd do a quickie post on how to make albums in Google+ that are private.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
I was thrilled when Dyson sent me my very own DC39! I think I was more excited than a kid at Christmas and a teenager girl at a Beiber concert put together! I anxiously tore into the box…and then I remembered that my handy dandy toolman (aka, Chris) wasn’t home yet.
Here’s the dilemma. I do not assemble things. Ever. It’s a rule. Why? Well, two reasons, really. They either end up broken or I end up with a suspicious amount of leftover pieces.
So I managed to wait all of 10 seconds before I decided to just go ahead and unbox the Dyson. Then at least I could look at it. Admire its pretty orange color, you know. I laid out all of the pieces, and because I’m a blogger, I snapped a pic or two. Or twenty.
Then I realized that there really weren’t many pieces at all to assemble. So I broke my own rule. And I assembled my Dyson by myself.
Guess how long it took me? Yes, I timed myself. Three minutes. And I had no leftover parts and nothing was broken. It took me more time to figure out where my knives go in my butcher block than it took me to assemble the DC39!
I didn’t know that the DC39 was arriving that day and because I’m a freak about stuff on my floors, I’d already vacuumed that morning. But what better test is there than to vacuum my already vacuumed floors?!
So that, my friends, is exactly what I did. Want to see what my new Dyson picked up that my old vacuum left behind? The proof is in the canister:
And guess what? This is only from the downstairs of our home. Half of our house. Can you believe it?! The suction in Dyson products is simply amazing!
Something else that was interesting to me is that the DC39 practically pushes itself across my floors. I have tile, hardwood, carpet and rugs and it effortlessly glided across each and every surface. There’s a great push button right on the handle that controls the rollers. Also, the cord retractor is a great tool. No more winding up cords – just push the button on the canister and the cord is stored inside of the unit.
Also, I mentioned that we have a two story house. Before, dragging my huge central vac unit upstairs was the bane of my existence. The DC39 is lightweight enough that I can carry it one handed all the way up the stairs.
Dyson is known for the ball technology and boy did I put that to the test. I can go around the tightest corners in my home with ease. And the power head is a great shape – it fits under almost every piece of furniture in my home. I no longer have to push my couch and oversized chairs up against the wall in order to vacuum under them! Score!
Emptying the Dyson couldn’t be simpler. And because it’s a bagless vacuum, you’re not going to get sprayed with a Charlie Brown sized cloud of dust when you open it, nor do you have to spend a ton of money on buying bags. All you have to do is push one button to release the canister, walk it over to the trash and empty it!
A few key points:
- Easy to move around the different flooring in my home, thanks to the ball technology
- So lightweight, I can carry it up the stairs one handed
- Power head is the perfect shape to go under most furniture
- SUCTION!! Picked up tons of debris leftover by my old vacuum
- Push button right on the handle so you can easily turn the roller on or off
- One button canister release makes emptying the canister so simple!
There is no doubt that I am now a Dyson girl! And with so many options, from the stickvac all the way up to the canister that I have, you can be to!
Tell me, which Dyson is your favorite?
Disclaimer: The reviewer was compensated in the form of of Dyson DC39.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Cream Cheese Tzatsiki
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
After church, we headed out to our cabin. We managed to get a couple of family pictures where everyone is actually looking at the camera:
Then the boys hunted Easter eggs. I call this the miracle picture because it's a miracle that both kids are smiling, even if they aren't both looking at me!
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.
Matthew 28: 1-7
Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to see the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, because an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled aside the stone and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.
Then the angel spoke to the women. "Don't be afraid!" he said. "I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now go quickly and tell his disciples he has been raised from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember, I have told you."
Monday, April 9, 2012
Something that I have talked about on my blog before is that after my first pregnancy I developed a few dark spots on my face. I mentioned that I went to the dermatologist and she gave me some sort of a bleaching cream. Oh my word. That was one of the worst mistakes that I ever made. It burned my skin SO badly! I really should have known better and went with my gut that it just wasn't the thing for my sensitive skin, but I didn't know of anything else that I could really do. My makeup foundation didn't offer much coverage for the dark spots and I wasn't aware of any products geared towards minimizing spots or discoloration.
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Friday, April 6, 2012
I came up with this after spending several hours taking guesses at what might be in it. I think it's pretty close to the original, taste wise.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The other two large green leafy plants in the top picture are cilantro. I use a ton of cilantro! It's my very favorite herb. I had to remove my basil plant because it was GIGANTIC. I think I'll get a separate planter for it!