Monday, May 25, 2009

Chicken Scallopini

I missed last fridays fill your tummy, so here is the recipe I meant to post! It's sooooo very yummy! I LOVE a pasta dish that has a light sauce, since pasta is so heavy already it's nice to have a lighter sauce to compliment it.

Chicken Scallopini

1 lb linguine
6 bnless sknless chkn brsts
Salt & Pepper
2 Tb olive oil
4 Tb butter

12 oz wht mushrms, sliced thin
1 cup dry white wine
1 lemon
1/2 c heavy crm
1 heaping Tb capers (I left the capers off, I'm not a caper fan)
chopped fresh italian parsley

Cook pasta according to package directions. You'll want it al dente.

Flatten chkn breasts, salt and pepper both sides, then dredge in flour. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over med heat. Fry chkn breasts until golden brwn (about 2-3 mins per side.) Remove to a plate and set aside.

Throw mushrms into the pan and stir. Immediately pour in wine, then squeeze juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon. Stir to deglaze the pan, then cook vigorously for 1 min, until sauce reduces.

Reduce heat to low. Pour in cream and stir, hen add capers and parsley and stir. Turn off heat. Stir and add salt and pepper to taste.

Place pasta and chicken on platter and top w/ every last drop of sauce. Generously sprinkle Parmesan Cheese over the top.
Serves 6 to 7, can cut recipe in half.


How to add a signature to your posts

Would you like to have a singature appear automatically on every blog post? Then follow these step by step instructions:

First you'll need to make a singature. You can do this in MS Paint, Photoshop, (free), or you can have someone makea signature for you. I made mine using (I LOVE free!). Once you have your signtaure saved on your computer, upload it to a picutre hosting site such as Whe it's uploaded copy the html code for the image by just hovering over the image the links button will come up.

Then do this:

-Login to blogger
-go to settings
-click on formatting

Scroll to the bottom of the page, where it says post template. Paste the html code in the box. Now your signature will automatically appear in every post!
Don't want a border around your signature? Go to layout, then edit html, and scroll to where you see this:

.post img {
padding: 4px;
border: 0px solid $bordercolor;

Make sure you change the number after border: to zero. And Voila! You're finished!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Check out my very first revamp!

I did my very first blog revamp project recently! My good friend Amanda wanted some help w/ her blog and I had alot of fun re-doing it for her! Go check it out at:

We came up with her new blog name, made a header, changed her background, and added some fun text, and buttons! Thanks so much Amanda for letting me revamp your blog!

Are you interested in getting a revamp from Think Pink Cottage? Email me at - I love doing it, and I do it totally free!

Tips 4-U Tuesday

It's that time again for GREAT tips! I used this one recently on my personal blog and love it.
How to Add an image next to your sidebar and post titles. For all the info go to this link:

This site also has plenty of other great secrets for making your blog chic. Such as: How to get a 3 column template, How to get custom colors for your font, & How to change your comments line of your blog.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fill Your tummy Friday

It's that time again for fill your tummy friday. This week I wanted to share this site brought to you by Disney. I LOVE going to this site when I want to find great ideas for holiday themed dinners, birthdays, kid craft ideas, and just plain any day recipe. They have some really cute cake ideas for your kids birthdays, and simple instructions to make it yourself. (You don't have to be a pro baker) Cakes like these:

For family dinner ideas, and crafts check this out:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Winning Women Wednesdays

Every wednesday I will be awarding this adorable blog award! Make sure if you're the winner to post it on your sidebar or in a post that you won! This weeks winners are:

Mele at

and Christine at

(Christine you need a pic of yourself on your :)

Both these ladies jumped right in and revamped their blogs! Now they both have super chic, ultra cute blogs!! They both have super cute font, and they are amazing Moms with great stories to tell! Congrats Ladies!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


If you happen to find yourself calling out S.O.S while trying to make adjustments to your blog, feel free to email me with any questions at:

I am also willing to design your blog for you if you so desire. I would have to know your login info, and the look your going for. I am willing to do this completely free of charge. Just let me know, I am here to help. Happy Blogging!

Tips 4 U- Tuesday

I don't know about you but I love finding fun new projects to make, or new ways to organize. Here are a few fun design tips just for you:

How about a cute new board to organize your keys? Go to this link to find out how to make one for yourself today.

Need a place for all those to do reminders, or your shopping list? How about making this cute magnet board?

I LOVE this idea! My jewelry usualy winds up in a drawer in the bathroom or a jewelry chest on my end table, but the kids always seem to get to it. Theefore, most of my jewelry has gone MIA or been destroyed. Here's an awesome way to keep it out of the kids hands and organized.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I love the way she blogs

Once again, I Love the Way She Blogs doesn't disappoint! I absolutely LOVE this blog, she always has amazing tips! Are you interested in making your blog, your own personal linky button? Then try this link:

I followed her easy steps and just like that I made my very own blog button. If you do choose to do so, drop her a comment and let her know how much you appreciate her site. And don't forget to grab my linky button on the side tab of my blog, and spread the blog love! :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fill Your Tummy Friday

I want this blog to have tons of different things to help all of us sahm's so therefore I will be incorporating food...we all need to eat right? This is one of my favorite websites for recipes.

She has amazing photographs of her food, taking you step by step on the how to's. Her commentary is hilarious, she also links to topics such as photography, and home & garden. She is actually in the middle of publishing her cookbook. I've tried several of her recipes, this is one of my faves:

These enchiladas are to die for! Or maybe you'd like something like this:

Regardless of your taste, I'm sure you'll find something to make your mouth water.

Photo Editing

I've tried different sites to photo edit with but this one is my favorite, and once again I will use that favorite word: FREE! is an awesome photo editing site. You can create collages, add effects, text, graphics, and more to your pictures. I use this site to create headers as well. For photo editing chic, check out!
Here are a few of my personal photos I've edited through for an example:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Make your blog timeless

This is probably the COOLEST thing I have ever done or heard of! I love to scrapbook but since having kids, it's hard to find the time. I like to think of my personal blog as a scrapbook or a journal. So with that in mind why not make it into one? Someone is ahead of the game on this one, if you haven't heard let me share makes your blog into a timeless book. You can have your blog with you for generations to come! It's simple, just go to sign up and download their's FREE! Now just copy/paste or "slurp" your blog to your own personal book. Once finished you can order it up and have it to share with family and friends. I did it and I LOVE it!!

Giant Shout Out!

Lilly J is amazing! This is a link to her site above. When looking for the answer to my font issue, I stumbled upon her blog full of tutorials as well. I couldn't find the answer to my question so I emailed her and she quickly followed up, and gave me her best shot. That's how I found, through this amazing lady! Super big thanks to Lilly J!! :) Go check out her site- all kinds of blogger help.

Tips, tricks, and gifts

This site is fabulous for all of us sahm's. TONS of craft ideas, giveaways, and tips from organization to blogger help. She accepts tips from anyone and if she thinks you've got a great idea she'll post it. Definitely worth a peek.

Want a Cute font on your blog?

I get the cutest handwriting fonts at Fonts for Peas!

If you have an obsession with making your blog ultra cute then try this out. This site is amazing, and has TONS of blog tutorials. The one I love the most is the custom font tutorial. I had searched everywhere trying to find the answer and these folks have it! Click on the link below and follow the instructions to get a custom font on your blog. It's a little involved but definitely worth it. This is how I got my fonts! If you do decide to try this out, leave me a comment below with a link to your blog so I can see how chic it looks. Good Luck! :)

Ultra Shabby Chic

If your like me and you love shabby chic decor, this site is for you! They have gorgeous backgrounds, blinkies, and headers. Best part about it: It's ALL free!! I know you'll love this site.