Tuesday, April 13, 2010

unbirthday wishes

I was doing a little online window shopping for my birthday last night. You know, all of the fun of shopping with none of that pesky walking around at the mall. I found this fun site at Sundance with three fun things that I would love to see window shopping but probably wouldn't actually buy.

First, this fun sham that would really work in either my bedroom or my living room. I'm having decorating issues around my whole house lately, but both of those rooms have green themes in them and I think the stripes in this pillow would add some needed whimsy.

Now this is just adorable. How could you possibly pass this without wanting to try it on? (One of the obvious disadvantages to window shopping on the web.)

Oooh, I saved the best for last. If you are a jewelry hound I recommend visiting their jewelry section. I just looked at their alluring banded rings (like the fun, simple brushed metal number above) but there is quite a bit more to look at if you're looking to update your accessories. The earrings were tempting me too, but I decided it was time to go to bed. But I have some time now, maybe I'll head over there again. Or find another window to look in. A girl's gotta' do something while her kids are watching "Mary Poppins" for the 28th time.
(On a completely unrelated note, has anyone heard that there will be a Sephora store coming to Utah soon??? I read that wickedly wonderful news somewhere but can't find any confirmation of it. If anyone has any news I would appreciate you sharing it. In the meantime I might die of anticipation. Talk about a FUN place to window shop!) Also if anyone has some favorite online window shopping spots, please share. I have a few weeks until my birthday so I need to get in all the looking I can. Thank you.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

a little taste of awesome

Found a fabulous website tonight that I had to share. We have been craving food we came to love in Malaysia so tonight for dinner I whipped up this CHICKEN SATAY with some store-bought peanut sauce which wasn't a keeper, so next time I will make her PEANUT SAUCE as well.

If you're in the mood for something different I recommend checking out rasamalysia.com. Personally I am literally giddy to the core about making me some ROTI CANAI (pronounced "cha-nigh"). If you've never experienced its wonderful buttery/oily goodness (due to the abundance of ghee used in its making) you are seriously missing out. It's kind of a tricky stretching/folding/wrapping process to make them but I'm determined to learn. My world is not the same without this roti. Do yourself a favor and learn how to make this immediately. You will not be sorry. And then invite me over cause it's rude not to share.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

april fools!

Actually, these "eggs" wouldn't fool anyone, but since it was April Fools Day we decided to make a treat that sort of looks like eggs but is actually full of chocolatey goodness.

My talented 4 year old took the above picture. As you can see I do NOT excel at crafts that require a delicate touch, such as dipping things in chocolate. But they're colorful and fun so I guess that's all that matters.

Oh, and the fact that they're filled with crushed Oreos doesn't hurt anything.

I found the recipe HERE. (I don't think you can even call this a recipe, since it consists of a total of 3 ingredients, one of which is the dipping chocolate on the outside. So if you'd like an easy - albeit messy - snack, give these a try this weekend.) Oh, and Happy Easter!