Monday, January 31, 2011

Simply, Monday...

Simply 200...

Last night I hit the 200th blog post..yayyyy... this one marks 201. Thanks for following me ya'll. xoxo

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Simply Sunday...

I don't know about you, but I love cooking Sunday meals. And it hasn't always been this way, either. This is new. Like, within the last couple of months - new. But yes, I love it. Now, I'll tell you straight up & honestly, I like it because I make HUGE breakfasts - which make me happy. I like dinner, because I try to make something from scratch & like to try meals I haven't tried before.

Here are the two meals I made today...


4 slices of bacon, 2 eggs & mcmuffin bread


Makes one 10-inch frittata; Serves 10 to 12


•6 large eggs
•1/2 cup whole milk
•1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese
•1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
•Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
•3 cups cooked and drained penne rigate pasta (from 7 ounces dry)
•1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
•1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
•Garnish: fresh basil

(I found this recipe at Penne Frittata with Basil and Ricotta - Martha Stewart Recipes)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together eggs, milk, ricotta, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in cooked pasta and chopped basil.

2. Heat a 10-inch ovenproof skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat bottom and sides of skillet. Pour in egg mixture, and cook until edges are just beginning to set, about 2 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven, and bake until eggs are completely set, 10 to 12 minutes. Invert onto a plate, and re-invert onto a serving dish. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Garnish with basil.

Read more at Penne Frittata with Basil and Ricotta - Martha Stewart Recipes

I also made a salad with blueberries, parmesan, pepper & honey mustard dressing & enjoyed a little pink lemonade with it. :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Simply my FAVorite thing...

Do you have any idea what it could be?

I'll give you a hint.

It lets someone know that you're thinking about them.

Any ideas yet?

Ok, I'll tell you.

I LOVE getting MAIL! Love love love LOVE Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it. Be it a post card, a letter, a card, a package, flowers, I love it all! Theres something so special about it & yet so many people don't mail things any more. I mean, sure, people mail stuff for Christmas, MAYBE birthdays, but can you think of any other times? Everyone relies on email/texting/facebook so much that I think some people have lost touch of how personal a hand written note can be.

So, if you're looking to make me happy at any point, mail me. :) If we're friends, you have my address. Use it. Write me a letter. Send me a REAL life non-digital photo. Make me a package of special little odds & ends we would both like. Send me a card, not for a holiday, but just because you were thining about me.

I promise whenever you do, a week from now, a month, year, yearsssss from now, it will put a smile on my face.

Lets go back to the art of being "pen pals". :)

If this isn't up your ally, thats fine too. But atleast leave me a comment ;) hehe xoxo

Simply looking for a new way to wear your scarves?

Well, look no further...

Simply more...

I'd like more lazy Sunday mornings.

I'd like more hand holding.

I'd like more snuggling.

I'd like more kisses.

I'd like more time together.

I'd like more date nights.

Sometimes I'd just like more...

But I know you're busy working to support our family.

I know that you're doing everything in your ability, for us.

And for that...

I love you.

And for now,

I'll deal with less of these things...

In order for us to have the opportunity to enjoy more of them in the future.


Simply words to live by...

Simply - Lisa Mitchell - Coin Laundry

Megs, I know you'll love her little fort in the washing machine as much as I do... xoxo

Simply thrifting...

Forgive the quality of the pictures. Its very hard to take pictures of yourself in a mirror & combat the flash & poor lighting & angles! UGH! But, here are some of the treasures I found in my thrifting today. Overall I'm very happy!

 My first 100% wool sweater. loves it. It has abaloni type buttons too.

 Paris top

 Brand new designer sweater (im so tired, can't remember the designer right now)

 Victoria's Secret dress

 Huge oversized robe that will be SO warm on these cold winter days after the bath/shower

Coldwater creek shawl thats never been worn, new with tags on it

 The cutest new glasses, ever.
MrWhiskers new food bowl

 Scrapbook ephemera

 Using this to organize my clutches & bracelets in my closet

 Going to use this to organize scrapbook paper

A really large hat box. I might recover it in sheet music & use it to hold my scrapbook embellishments.