Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Mobiles + "St. Lemon"

{Have you seen the new Mobile additions?}

There are quite a few new mobiles on the website - Be sure to check them out:

{Have you met "St. Lemon"?}

My hubby came up with a new favorite drink this weekend. I'll call it the "St. Lemon" for now:

1 part lemon vodka
1 part St. Germaine
2 parts club soda
Squeeze of fresh lime

Perfect for summer entertaining, or relaxing in a newly manicured backyard - I love days like today. Did any of you try the Creamsicle?

{Still working on getting that dirt for my dream veggie garden. We'll get there... Maybe when it's time for pumpkins.}

Friday, July 29, 2011

Mediterranean Chicken Quickie

As I sit hear enjoying my favorite leftovers, I realize that I haven't shared one of my {and my husband's} favorite recipes with you! This recipe was passed down to me through my mom and originated with one of her friends.

Mediterranean Chicken

1) Preheat oven to 350F
2) Add olive oil to large saucepan and heat to medium-high.
3) Slice boneless, skinless chicken breasts into 2"-square pieces, roughly.
4) Place chicken pieces in bowl of breadcrumbs and toss to coat.
5) Brown the chicken pieces {about 2 min per side} and place in a large Pyrex dish.
6) Once all pieces have been browned, toss in cherry tomatoes, capers and pitted black olives {as many as you'd like of each - I usually omit the olives as I'm not a fan of olives; sometimes we go crazy with the tomatoes and that's our veggie intake for dinner}.
7) Sprinkle with olive oil, and toss.
8) Bake for 12 min or until chicken pieces are fully cooked and tomatoes have softened.

We usually serve with a salad and brown rice however I forgot to make the rice last night so we had whole-grain Rotini pasta instead.

Kids love it. Makes great leftovers. One of my favorites.

Do you have a favorite way of cooking chicken & veggies that's super easy and all enjoy? If so, share the wealth!


Couldn't help but share this photo of my sweetheart from yesterday. We went for a jog and as I stopped to show her a kitty, I found her sitting in this sassy position with a cute little grin.

Love her!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Welcome French Quarter!

I'm so excited to add French Quarter of San Luis Obispo to the list of stores selling Cookie+Curly goodies! 

Their website doesn't do them justice as they are packed with an incredible amount of super-stylish clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. And now they have Cookie+Curly rings! AND, we're going to debut another jewelry item at their store in a few weeks. Stay tuned.

Know of a shop near you that would be a match for Cookie+Curly? Let me know or invite them to visit our website. Wholesale accounts welcomed at any time.


Remember to keep inviting people to Cookie+Curly's Facebook page. As soon as we reach 100 "Likes" we'll have another $10 Ring Sale!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

An Inspirational Room

About a month ago I made this fun, custom mobile that I forgot to blog about...

Well, I just got a sweet email from the mama that received this mobile and she included some fun pics and notes. She wrote:

"So for those of you who don't know, i came back from our family beach trip to a HUGE suprise in the nursery!!!  Jimmy had Leigh Watson (from Highland Park, now lives in Austin and paints nursery murals for a living) come and paint a mural in our nursery - he had her work off of the mobile (my favorite part of the nursery) and my picture - she did amazing work!  I absolutely love it and probably wouldn't have had the guts to do it myself...he's a good man with great taste :o)

"Here are some pics of the final product...

I'm honored that my work was the inspiration of another artist's work. What talents she has! I love how she pulled the patterns for the animals from the fabric in the mobile. So neat.

So now you know who to call if you want an incredible mural on your wall, or a sweet mobile. :)

Happy day to you all. Thank you for making mine happy.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Happy Place: The Cabin

We are blessed to be able to continue a family tradition to a second generation by traveling to our mountain cabin, "The Lake House", each year. We were just up there recently and I just have to share some of the photos as it's my ultimate "happy place".

My husband grew up coming to this lake with his family and family friends with whom we still share the cabin. {I grew up going to a similar lake so I totally get the magical beautiful and peace that comes in such a simple form.}

It is tremendously special to do with our kids what my husband and I both did growing up - canoeing, hiking...


The perfect Christmas card picture only incredibly out of focus. Bummer. Like who's steering?

pancakes every morning... 

s'mores as the sunlight starts to fade...

Jet-Puffed Marshmallow, Honeymaid graham cracker, Hershey's dark chocolate, & natural peanut butter.
board/card games, being creative in the silence of the cabin, {we don't have music or tv at the cabin}...

midday ice cream lakeside...

Special treat from Nana.
playing by the shore, dinners outside {always shared with the smell of "Off" in the air}, animal/bird watching... 

setting up the birds and critters for the ultimate treat...

That's cousin Conner being the ultimate teacher: pine cone, cheap peanut butter, bird seeds.
and crashing, BIG-time, on the car ride home.

I can't wait to get up there again sooooon!