Monday, May 30, 2011

Becoming a couponer

So, I have wanted to get better at couponing and even work my way up to the title of "extreme couponer." I have been slow at getting started though, so last night Rob and I struck up a deal. To give me incentive to coupon, I can earn rewards for money I save. And were not just talking silly little items. I am couponing my way to some pretty awesome things. I immediately took him up on his offer and have been happily researching how to save all morning. The idea is very exciting to me. Saving all this money. I am even considering dumpster diving for coupons. =] I hope to report of great savings and earned rewards.

First goal on the list: save enough money to purchase a printer, so I can print coupons. Wish me luck =]

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Recipe: A Taste of Olive Garden

So I decided to try to make one of my favorite soups from OG, Chicken and Gnocchi. It turned out great and I will definitely be making it again soon.=]

First I made my homemade potato gnocchi. It was so easy . Just mix flour, egg yolk, and cooked potatoes.

Then boil in salted water for about 4 minutes.

I made the base of the soup next: onions, carrots, celery, chicken stock, and half & half.

Next I added my chicken, gnocchi, and fresh spinach.

Stopped to take a picture of the chef=]

And you're done

So yummy!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Birthday Season...let the celebration begin!!

Everything else has a season, why not your birthday? Great idea MJ! I have been known to make my birthday last a weekend, but turning the month into a celebration of you is a great idea! So to begin the month, I am going to list ten of my favorite things, that would make my birthday season perfect.

1. Braves games: I love watching them, but going to them makes me happier than a little kid on Christmas.

2. Watching sappy, cheesy romance movies: Everyone needs to cry over something ridiculous now and then.

3. Listening to Irish music and dreaming of living there.

4. Buying a new pair of shoes

5. Baking just to bake, no special event to go to

6. Getting flowers: Especially Gerber daisies

7. Listening to loud music and singing at the top of your lungs with the windows rolled down.

8. Puppies...they make my heart melt

9. Getting anything in the mail

10.Camping and the long drives that come with getting to your destination.

Regardless of these things, I know it will be a great month, but I look forward to seeing what touches of birthday I can add into my everyday life=]