Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Please excuse me if you are a regular follower and you notice that I am absent over the next few days, my darling husband has been admitted to the Hospital and I am unsure when he will be released so between being a mom and wife I may have little to no time for being a blogger. 

I hate to be away but when my family calls I must answer!

I hope to be back with you all in bloggy land in a few days and I will explain a little further just what happened then!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cool Kitchen Art!

A few years back when Robyn and I were living in our first apartment together I found it hard to find something nice to hang in the Kitchen that went with everything and that was super cheap.... 

So I made these great shadow boxes for our Kitchen....

And they have moved to every place we lived and have looked great in every place!

Since I clearly wasn't blogging then I figured I'd give you the run down in 4 easy steps (without pictures) as to how I made them.

First I bought three wooden shadow boxes at the dollar store. 
Second I painted them white 
(but you can really paint them any color that suits your kitchen.)
Third I picked up a few cheap metal kitchen utensils and hot glued them into the shadow boxes 
And fourth I placed the glass back in! 

Super cheap at about 2 bucks each, one for the box and one for the utensil and super easy, just paint and glue! 

The best part is you can choose what ever utensils you like and personalize it to your Kitchen, as long as they fit in the shadow box! (I love the idea of doing all baking things for bakers or cooking tools for a chef or cook!)
Here again are mine close up!

 The whisks
The peeler 
And the measuring spoons
(sorry about the glare even in daylight I couldn't get a good picture!)

Have you made anything great for your kitchen? It's so hard to find kitchen projects that can spruce up your kitchen in a rental...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Make it Monday! Sunday Morning Pancakes!

I am now in love with Sunday! 

For the past few weeks we have been having Pancake Sundays! 
We Love Pancakes! 

So I thought that for Make it Monday I would feature our homemade pancake recipe!
Its super easy and tastes better than any box pancake ever could... (not that I don't make box pancakes... as a matter of fact I have never made this recipe, Robyn is the only one who does but I eat them so that counts right!)

So here you are our pancake recipe!

Sunday Morning Pancakes!

1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
3 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp White Sugar
1 1/4 Cup Milk
1 Egg
3 Tbsp Melted Butter

In a large bowl sift or whisk together Flour Baking Powder, Salt and Sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in Milk, Egg and Butter. Mix well and pour onto hot pan or griddle and cook until bubbles form on top and edges start to brown, then flip and cook on other side until fully cooked and golden brown! 
(for an even better pancake sub in 1/4 c of buttermilk and only use 1 c of regular milk)

Robyn is a purest and like his pancakes plain with syrup but I am a lover of Chocolate!!!!! 
So I get them with Chocolate Chips!

Do you have a specific breakfast for the weekends? Or even a traditional meal every week like Spaghetti Saturday or Turkey Thursday? I'd love to hear about it and maybe even see your recipes you may just end up on Make it Monday!