Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Scavenger Salad

I made this salad today. I call it the Scavenger Salad because I just found a bunch of ingredients I already had in the house and put it together to create something yummy! See the recipe below.

Scavenger Salad

1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1 can black olives, drained and sliced
1 avocado, sliced thin
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
a handful fresh basil, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
1 hard boiled egg, sliced
salt and pepper to taste

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp honey
1 tsp mayonnaise
2 tsp mustard (creole, yellow, dijon, etc.) ---> I used creole
a couple dashes of hot sauce

To Make:
Mix all salad ingredients except egg together in bowl. Whisk dressing ingredients in separate bowl, then pour and mix into salad. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve cold garnished with sliced egg. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Let me count the ways...

...that I love OCTOBER! :)

If you can't tell, October (and fall in general) is my favorite month of the year. Not only does it contain my birthday, but the weather is nice, the scenery is beautiful, and there's so many fun activities to do!

I want to share some of the fun with you in pictures!

At the pumpkin patch

Hand painted bowls

Apple orchard in the mountains

At the farmer's market on a Saturday morning

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Hobbit Day!

(Image from The Hobbit Facebook)

Have you seen the new trailer for The Hobbit yet? I am so excited!

Today is Hobbit Day...also known as Bilbo's and Frodo's birthday! :) Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of 'The Hobbit' book being published, so Tolkien fans have been celebrating all week. Do you have plans for a hobbit feast?

I found the above party ideas graphic on The Hobbit Facebook.

If you didn't get a chance to participate in 'second breakfast' yesterday, it's okay. Go here and click 'download pack' for a printable hobbit garland. There are also some recipes in the 'oats & ounces' section of the site.

If you're looking for an event near you today check this list out, along with some downloads of fun stuff to do.

Check out Recipe From Middle Earth for more ideas to plan your feast.

Hobbits love to eat and have fun, so get out there and celebrate! I think this print from Scribble & Scribe Paper Company sums it up best!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nun humor.

I saw this magnet and it made me laugh! :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Indie Craft Parade

Have you ever been to a handmade crafts fair? I love them! So many great gift ideas (or gifts for yourself ideas…hehe) and so many talented artists all in one place!

This past weekend I attended the Indie Craft Parade in Greenville, SC with Dana (see her post about it here) and spent several hours drooling over all the pretty handmade items. Here are some of my favorites!

Super cute ghosts and pears from Crave Studio.

Great prints from Perla Anne.

What great stuff from Jeannette Zeis Ceramics! I actually saw her stuff at The Big Crafty in Asheville, NC back in July and fell in love. I was super excited to see it again! Love her hanging baskets and customizable cake stands.

Sweeteeth chocolate from Charleston, SC is delicious.

The Gilded Fete makes super cute birthday decorations.

Loved these hand lettered journals from Sparrow Nest Script.

Once Again Sam jewelry...I really loved the wooden cameo necklaces!

Feed sack pillows from Hawks & Doves and gorgeous handmade wooden boxes from Riproost.

Handmade books from Useful Books.

My loot! Instrument postcard from Quill & Arrow Press, banjo kitchen towel from Tiny Peepers, and postcard set from Marisol Spoon.

See the entire vendor list for more great stuff!