Tuesday, August 30, 2011

whats for dinner???

chicken pot pie!

i love eating... i don't mind cooking... i hate deciding what to make, and when i say hate i mean hate. so any one dish meal, with ingredients i usually have in the pantry, that takes barely any prep time and less than 30 minute cook time is ideal... to say the least! chicken pot pie is a staple in our house (until about three months ago when apparently i cooked it so much we turned it to chickens- its just so easy...) but its been long enough and i was able to put it back in the rotation tonight. it reminded me just how good and simple it is. perfect for any mom on the go- or anyone not wanting to make a decision...

ingredients:
-1 rotisserie chicken (or 4 chicken breast cooked) shredded
-half stick butter
-1 cup milk
-1 and 1/2 cup chicken broth
-1/3 cup flour
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 can peas
-1 can green beans
-1 cup cooked carrots sliced
-any other veggies you like ....
-2 pie crusts

directions:
-preheat oven according to directions on pie crust package
-in a 2 quart sauce pan melt butter, once melted add flour {making a "blond" roux}
-add in milk, broth, salt and pepper {allow to cook- stirring frequently- until thick}
-add in veggies and chicken {take off heat}
-spoon mixture into crust lined pie dish, cover with remaining pie crust
-bake according to package {usually around 400 for about 20-30 minutes}
-let stand 5 minutes before serving... this with save many taste buds from burning off.. we learn this the hard way... every time...
* its even better the next day! so don't be afraid to make this the day before. follow all directions, but don't bake until ready to serve.

{...usually i eat a couple spoonfulls here... quality check}

xo
d

Sunday, August 28, 2011

a night in the life of






ok- so you're probably thinking wtf.... but this is oddly my most peaceful time of day! home from work, kids in bed, covered in feathers, disney blankets, and a large goblet of sauvignon blanc!!!! the only thing missing is the picture of my crazy paranormal shows I watch as I do this!!! hahaha! just a typical night in the life of me :)

xoxo rox

Saturday, August 27, 2011

wtf trends... leopard

those who know me well, know that i love leopard print... ok i beyond love leopard... if it was socially acceptable i would probably wear a little splash of if with every outfit. it takes the simplest of outfits and just gives it that something extra. plus, the best thing is that it transcends seasons, styles and budgets. BUT if your not exactly sure how to mix it in or for those of you who think leopard is only meant to be worn in the wee hours of the morning on the corner of santa monica and highland then here are some ways that even YOU can fit it in to the rotation...





{be&d : drew belt}

like mother, like daughter

xo
d



Friday, August 26, 2011

yum, yum, yum delicioso




Best treats ever!!!! Heres what you need:

1.) Oreos (double stuffed are better!!!!)
2.) Melting Chocolate( I use Wilton's mint chocolate)
3.) Cupcake trays and papers( get cute ones... presentation is everything!!!!)


Directions:

1.) Melt chocolate( follow the directions on your chocolate package)
2.) Put 1 tablespoon melted chocolate into the cupcake paper
3.) Add the Oreo
4.) Drop another tablespoon of melted chocolate on top
5.) Refrigerate for at least one hour
6.) Wrap them up as gifts or simply shove your face with them

Try this lil recipe and tell me that it's seriously not the best lil snack you've ever had!!

Actually, don't tell me if you don't agree...I'll just think you're crazy! hahaha

xo Rox

Thursday, August 25, 2011

bullseye


















They really did it this time!!!!! Target...Missoni... BULLSEYE! There aren't even words to express how we feel about this. 2 of our FAVS doin a collaboration. September 13th seems like forever away!!!! The countdown has begun!!!!

Xoxxo dom, laura, and rox

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

white stripes

{finished product}


1. take everything off walls, patch holes... and if your ones of "those" then you can tape the floor, ceiling, windows, cover all the furniture, etc... i don't have the patience...








2. paint all walls your base color.














3. measure and tape. ( i did 10 inches ) remember to place tape outside the area to be painted... also if something seems off it probably is... don't just keep going ( not that i did that... ) but trust me it will save lots of time if you figure it out right away.




4. paint the stripes with your other color .. or same color different sheen or wall paper... whatever the options are endless.



{ my lil painter }





if i can do it you can do it... enough said...

xo
d

Monday, August 22, 2011

baby fever... part two!


i'm an auntie today!!! (for the third time... second time in one month for those of you who are confused and thought i did this post already... never gets old!) so since i once again have baby on the brain i thought i'd share with you a few pictures from the shower that i threw for the mommy to be! i realized i didn't have any pictures of the decorations from the actual shower so these are the texts pictures i would send to my sis. even though these aren't how they were set up at the shower maybe this can give you some inspiration for your next party!

congrats on a sweet baby boy!!! love you l and k!!!

xo
d

Friday, August 19, 2011