Thursday, March 15, 2018

Southwest Quinoa

Do you ever have so much to say and just not enough time to actually put the proverbial pen to paper? (Because let's admit, I'm more apt to type it!) I've got a lot of notes accumulated in my phone and I'm hoping to share them soon. Writing in therapeutic for me and I always hope my words resonate with someone.

Until then, I am going to share a few fun things. First off, our recipe from dinner tonight. I received a package of boil in bag quinoa from Influenster and decided to make a southwest dish. 

I tablespoon olive oil
2 cups vegetable broth
1 small onion
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 can of corn
1 clove garlic
1 cup quinoa (we used two boil in bags from Success)
cilantro to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

In a large skillet, add the oil, onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is tender, about 2 minutes. Add in the vegetable broth, quinoa and corn and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add salt, pepper, cilantro, beans, and tomatoes and chili powder. Allow to simmer another 5 minutes or so. Serve in a bowl and enjoy! Just don't serve to my toddler - he's not a fan.

4 servings total

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Can I Escape Perfectionism? Doubtful.

 I don't know about you but I can be a bit of a perfectionist. I love crafting but am always a bit disappointed in myself when something is just a wee bit off. Yes, I try to subscribe to the quilters adage about the only perfect things being created by God. But it's a struggle sometimes. So when I embroidered this tote bag I was a little frustrated that after lining things up and double checking, the S still looks crooked. Then I saw the embroidery pattern in my Etsy account. I didn't make a mistake. It is crooked by design!! I don't know if I have relief (I have relief) or too much concern with having everything close to perfect. Anyway, I'm pretty excited to add these bags to my list of order options. I'll be sharing order opportunities on our Facebook page soon.
I have also been working on these valentine envelopes. I picked up a bunch of them the other day to test them out and I have to admit, I'm pretty obsessed. I love creating something a little personalized for my kiddos. I'm planning to send the boy's valentines to school in the pouch.

Side story: Got the coolest valentines in the dollar spot at Target today! They are those sticky stretchy monkeys on cards saying "I'm bananas for you".

I made one for the girl too. I'm thinking of doing something fun on Valentine's Day morning for the kids..... just need to figure out what. I might make some for the grandmothers too so we can put drawings inside.
If you're interested, I'm taking orders. Hit me up.