Monday, June 30, 2014

#mynewlife Monday

June 22 - still thinking about my friend Mary's Incredible Garden. We had a wonderful evening Saturday and now I want her to design my yard!! 

June 23 - relaxing

June 24 - Spent the day here...

June 25 - Summer means Watermelon!

June 26 - Pampered Chef Freezer Meal Workshop! 

June 27 - Love sitting on my deck smelling the Gardenias in the evening!

June 28 - Contemplating life by candlelight!

Monday, June 23, 2014

#mynewlife Monday

June 15 - Happy Father's Day to my Amazing dad and Brother!! (This is from last summer)

June 16 - After my post about Los Angeles Burrito, 2 friends wanted to try it so we went. This time I tried the Burger! Very good!! Read about it HERE

June 17 - Today is Fresh Basket Day - I had several peaches in my Basket so I made Peach Cobbler!! Oh my!!!!! Fabulous!!! 

June 18 - a rogue Gladiola in my garden!! Love it!!!

June 19 - Pizza from Joe's Italian Crossroads! Sooo good! Read about it HERE

June 20 - prepping for a Dinner Party! Made this amazing Corn, Black Bean and Tomato Salsa! This was a Big Hit. See Recipe HERE!

June 21 - Dinner Party Night! Key Lime Pie from Plain Chicken. See her Recipe HERE!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Simple Saturday

Oh my!!! This dip is a "Must Make"!!!! I'm going to a dinner party and the theme is Mexican. This dip is so good and so easy, it's going to become a favorite. This would also be great on your favorite grilled chicken, steak or fish. A healthy, fresh summer salad!!

I found the recipe at the blog Five heart Home.

I changed things a bit, using canned corn and pickled jalapeño slices chopped up. It's going to be hard to wait until the party to dig in!!! Enjoy!!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday's Find

Did you know Alabaster's local favorite, Joe's Italian has a Baby Brother??? For those of you who live on the other side of 31, Joe's Italian - Crossroads is for you. Head down 119 toward Montevallo and you will find the second location at The Crossroads -  Hwy 119 and Hwy 22.
The address is 4735 Hwy. 119, Montevallo. 

Papa Joe is watching over his new Restaurant! 

I recently went for lunch and had the Soup, Salad and Bread Special. It's only $5.95 and available from 11-3. If you have never had the Tomato Soup, you need to have some soon!!! My son and his friend kept dipping the homemade Focaccia Bread in my soup! The salad is simple and fresh and comes with homemade Italian Dressing or Ranch, I'm addicted to the Italian Dressing! 

Another favorite is the Bread Dipping Oil. I like to dip my pizza crust in this too!

With 2 teenage boys in tow I ordered the Pizza special! Available Monday through Thursday - 2 one topping pizzas for only $14.95 !  We chose Pepperoni! I Love the pizza - great crust and fresh ingredients. 

If you need Beer, Wine or Margarita's, Joe's has that too! Nothing like a Peroni with your Pizza! 

Did someone say Cake?!?! Joe's is famous for Mama's Desserts. Two Best sellers are the Strawberry and the Coconut Cake. Starting Today, their seasonal Peach Cake will be available.
Don't worry if you are a Chocolate Lover, they have cakes for you too. Call ahead to see what's available. 
Phone is 205-679-0732

Here's the full menu. They also have daily specials and family meals. I have out of town guests coming so I will be stopping by to pick up one of those!

Joe's Italian Crossroads is open Monday - Saturday from 10:30 to 9pm. 

Show them some love!!! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Style Tip

Layer, layer, layer!!!! When decorating your home, layers add interest to your space. Same with your Necklaces - layers add interest and really finish off an outfit. I'm in love with our new endless necklaces!!! Available in Rice Pearls and Onyx. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

#mynewlife Monday

June 8 - Pool Time before storms!

June 9 - First time for Jury Duty - sat through Voir Dire for a civil trial and was not selected.  Fascinating experience but then again, I'm a trial junkie! 

June 10 - My first whole Pineapple!

June 11 - McDonald's at 10:30 at night - snack run for the boys and I! Why not - it's summer!!

June 12 - Happy Birthday Leisa!!

June 13 - Oak Leaf Hydrangea - love these beauties in my yard!

June 14 - Hanging with all my neighbors...enjoying the pool after a week of rain!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday's Find

I drive by this tiny restaurant in Alabaster almost every day. A friend posted a pic of her lunch there on Facebook, Tacos Mexicanos, and I decided I had to go - that night.  Los Angeles Burrito is a true neighborhood gem. I had the 2 tacos, rice and beans plus an order of chips and salsa. The steak was so tender and flavorful. The tacos had onions and cilantro and were made with fabulous homemade tortillas!  You can also get chicken tacos!  The rice was not sticky, it had a unique flavor that was not your typical Mexican restaurant rice. Loved the beans too. Everything was so fresh. They also have a breakfast menu that they serve all day. I will be checking that out soon. 

Los Angeles Burrito is located at 1614 Kent Dairy Road in Alabaster.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Style Tip

Do you "Talk with your Hands?"  Add sparkle and style with stunning rings. 
Stylists talk about Statement Necklaces but you can also have Statement Rings. And no it doesn't have to match your other Jewelry! Pick what you love!!

Baroque from esbe Designs

Papillon from esbe Designs

Soleil from esbe Designs

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

#jotd Jewelry of the Day

Guest Model for #jotd is My friend Theda. Don't be afraid to layer lots of similar Necklaces and Bracelets. I absolutely Love this look. Wear an uneven number. 

Jewelry is from the Magali Collection from esbe Designs!

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Monday, June 9, 2014

#mynewlife Monday

June 1st - woke up to a tree on the fence. Woo hoo!!

June 2 - Great time in Huntsville with a bunch of talented Bloggers!!  Always awesome Food when you hang out with Food Bloggers! Learning so much! Thanks to AKA Jane Random for hosting! 

June 3 - Love the Wildflowers popping up in my yard!!

June 4 - A special Celebration Calls for Cake at Olexa's!! Best cake EVER!!

June 5 - we Love our trains in Alabaster! Ha Ha!!

June 6th - a Gift of homemade Bread equals Great Grilled Cheese!!

June 7th - Trying a new place - Tip Top Grill in Bluff Park! Best thing is the view!!

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