Friday, August 26, 2011

Just for the record...

Just for the record, I don't mind these hurricanes....

Or, these hurricanes. I love these hurricanes...

But, NO THANKS to this one!

We will be trying to stay safe and dry for the next 36 hours or so. Hope you do the same! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cooking Adventures

This week I made two easy delicious meals that I must share. We often find ourselves eating pasta several times a week...we just love it. So, I stepped it up a knotch and added a few more ingredients for a light, summer pasta. We had almost everything at home. The tomatoes came fresh out of the garden (we have been very creative in using all of our fresh tomatoes, we have a ton). The only thing I had to grab at the store was the fresh mozzarella and spinach.

There are really no set portions for what I used...use what you like in whatever amount you prefer!


What you need:
Pasta (I used farfalle)
White Wine (about 1/4 cup)
Minced Garlic (I used 1-2 cloves)
Olive Oil
Fresh Spinach
Sliced Tomatoes
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (I cut mine into bite sized pieces)
Salt and Pepper
Parmesan Cheese 

What to do:
Boil water for pasta, cook according to directions.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put sliced tomatoes on cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Pop them in the oven to roast. I roasted for about 10 minutes. Mine looked like this when done.

Melt a little butter in a small skillet and add olive oil. Once heated, add your garlic and white wine. You are creating your sauce, so add however much of the olive oil and wine to have enough for your pasta. 
I threw in the spinach at the last minute so it wasn't wilted when we ate. 
Drain your pasta, and add your sauce, mozzarella and tomatoes. Top with parmesan cheese.
Voila, an easy, fresh summer pasta. 

Do you have an easy pasta recipe to share?


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

fall preview sale

If temperatures reaching 100 degrees doesn't put you in the mood for fall, this might. For 3 days only, piperlime is offering 20% off select new arrivals.What's better than clothing to start the season at 20% off?! These are a few of my favorites.

Hmm. This might make an appearance later this football season at an NC State tailgate.

Classic, bootcut jeans by one of my favorites, Joes Jeans.

I would like to have this little number to start wearing now. 

Enter FALL at checkout on piperlime. Happy Shopping!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Weekend Recap

 Living on the coast of North Carolina, we haven't seen cool temps in ages, or a minor break from this humidity! On Saturday, while I was perusing the frozen section in Harris Teeter, I grabbed a box of these "Frosty Paws" treats for the dogs. Needless to say, they enjoyed them in this sauna like weather.

This is our sweet girl, Dixie. Dixie loves food, any food, any amount of food.

And this is our sweet boy, Tucker. 

This cutie would be Cane, who we babysat while Stephen's parents 
were in Apex for the day. I love the action shot!

The rest of the weekend we got lots of things done around the house. Stephen cleaned the siding on the house and then decided to clean out the entire garage on Sunday morning. No folks, we were not having a yard sale! This doesn't sound exciting but I'm pretty thrilled our house is glistening right now!

We were able to squeeze in some fun, relaxation time on Sunday evening.

Heading into Beaufort for dinner and drinks. Yes, we live in a beautiful place....

Yummy drinks at Stillwater.

Not a bad view.

Heading home with a gorgeous sunset ahead.

Now it's back to reality, hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!