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Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Winner!!!!! and LMM at GroopDealz

The winner of the 
Wood you Be Mine necklace

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Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I like the chevy cars!

Please contact me with your shipping info
and tell me if you would like the pink or green.
Thanks to everyone for entering.

Also, head on over to Groopdealz before it's too late.
is having an awesome deal on her mustache necklace.

Kiwi Lime Shrimp

About a week ago
the library volunteer brought in some recipe books
for the moms to look at.

I spied a dish I thought looked delectable.
I didn't have a chance to write it down
because I was chasing Monster and entertaining Roly Poly.
However, the ingredients were easy enough to remember, 
and I knew the changes I wanted to make 
(eg no jalapenos because I don't do spicy).
Also, I rarely accurately measure for dinner, 
so no measurements needed.

This is how the meal turned out.

Looks DELICIOUS, right?

Okay, so here's what it includes.

about 20 shrimp sauteed in oil.
I used Wild Tree garlic and lemon grape seed oils
(about 1/2 tbl each)

I also added about 1/2 tbl minced garlic.

Kiwi Topping:
4 Kiwis chopped
about 1/8 c. Cilantro finely chopped
Juice of 1 small lime
Mix all of this together and serve on top of the shrimp.

For a side dish I made a simple cold lentil salad.

Prepare lentils according to directions on pkg.
*remember not to add salt to boiling water because it will toughen the lentils
Let cool in fridge.
Add the juice of 1/2 lemon.
Add 2 garlic cloves minced

mix and serve.

This simple salad was surprisingly good.

Lentils are also EXTREMELY good for you.

This is a GREAT, low calorie meal.
Plus it is really fresh and summery for the months to come.

{Spring Fling} Day #12

We are coming near an end of our fabulous event.
We are on Day 12 of 14.

Today you need to stop by and visit
Puddle Jumper Creations
for these adorable flour sac hand towels

and for this hand painted window sill sitter visit 

Also, come back around 5pm this evening for the announcement of the winner of my Spring Fling Giveaway item.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

{What I Wore Wednesday} Pretty in PINK

Pretty in PINK

Well, whatever this color is, it is indeed pretty.
This dress twirls,
it slenderizes without tenderizing,

It is a might bit old though, but only rarely worn because I have over 50 dresses.

I love putting on a good dress, and this is a really good dress!!!

First some sweet shots.

Then some poses.

And then the attack of a bug from the tree,
followed by a silly face.

The shoes must get their own spotlight too!

Dress: Nordstrom (FOREVER ago), Shoes: Jennifer Lopez

Please ignore the complete lack of make-up.
I am working from home all week.
Plus, I have a set of styes in my right eye so I can't put any make-up on.
They super hurt and my is actually pretty poofy. 
If you look closely you can see the droopiness.

Oh yes!!! Very Exciting NEWS!
I am guest posting today over at 
I am so very excited that Maria let me come and visit.
Please go over there and say hello.

{Spring Fling} Day #11

I cannot believe that we have been at this for 11 days already.
There has been some seriously amazing stuff out there.
to the ladies who have already won.

Today's items are equally exciting as the previous ones.

First, from B Inspired Mama a $30 gift certificate

Then, from Dew This, you have a chance to win some cute decorative tiles

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

{Spring Fling} Day #10

I thought that I had post dated it.

YAY! For this super fun event.
Thanks to everyone who visited yesterday and entered my giveaway.
There is still time to enter.

However there are more new giveaways for today.

Please visit
BoyGirlBoy Inspired for this cute necklace

and Ashley from Ashley Creation has this cute fabric bow for one lucky gal

Spring Table Vignette

I love little vignettes and center pieces.
I also LOVE Spring.

Put these together and you come up with something very pretty.

Let me take you through the metamorphosis of 
this years Spring vignette.

I started with this.
Table Runner: Target, Tray: Made by my Daddy in high school wood shop, Thrifted cloche filled w/reused Easter grass & wooden eggs, .99 Store Candle holder, 
Silk carnations, Vintage thimble from my Grandma.
Here's a closer look of the decor part.

It was satisfactory for several days, but I just knew that the magazines weren't exactly decor.

So I added some things.
Added: Vintage Carnival glass candy dish (Great Grandmother's), floral vase-?, Party Lite Tea Lite holder filled with mint styrofoam balls.

This was much better. However, the addition of this little bunny made of ash (a gift from my grandmother)was a further improvement.

However, I still felt like it needed a little extra 
in the front left corner. 
Something for the bunny to sit on.
That's when I remembered that I had a green egg tray
that I previously purchased from Joann's
sitting on my kitchen buffet.
I grabbed it.

MUCHMUCH better!!!


Monday, March 28, 2011

T-Shirt Refashion

Last week I purchased this simple gray Tee at Forever 21 for $2.

I purchased it knowing that I wanted to do something fun with it.

The other night when I sat down to start playing around with the top,
I remembered the lace collar I had left over from my

So I got it out.

Cut it in half. 

Then I played around with it, pinning it and designing until I came up with something I liked.

Finally, I knew what I wanted to do.

I chose a contrasting yellow thread to add an extra pop
and sat down to sew.

This is what I ended up with.
Close ups of flower and contrasting thread

For some reason I feel like this photo shows how short I really am.

I am quite pleased with this refashion.

One thing that I especially love is that when the tee gets old, 
as it inevitably will,
I will be able to once again salvage the lace.

It's so awesome when things can be reused over and over.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

{Spring Fling} Wood You Be Mine Necklace Giveaway

Welcome to all of you visiting from Wildflowers and Whimsy.

I am more than thrilled to have you as a guest over here in my little corner of blogland.

Let me just briefly introduce myself to you.

I am Jayna (pronounced J-na) Rae.
I live in California's High Desert with the love of my life
and our two gorgeous kidlets.

I am a "temporarily retired" English teacher turned stay-at-home MOM.
I love my job!!!
I get to snuggle and play, craft and bake, swing and slide,
and most importantly I get to fulfill the role that God created me to fulfill as a wife and mom.

Okay, so that's the briefest of brief about moi.

On to today's giveaway.
Woot! Woot!

Today I am giving away one of these super flirty and springy 
Wood You Be Mine necklaces from my ETSY shop

My shop is aimed at providing rockin' items 
for moms and their boys,
although I often create items for my shop 
for those daughters who rock too.

Yes, I am also offering a 15% discount code to my shop for all of you lovely ladies.


Now, that I have you all excited,
 here is how you can enter to win.

I am giving you five chances:

1. Follow RockNRegalia (Mandatory)
2. Visit my shop and let me know what you like
3. Heart my ETSY shop
4. Follow Wildflowers and Whimsy 
5. Purchase an item from my shop (worth 2 entries, just leave two comments)

Good luck to all of you ladies. Don't forget to head on over to enter Jamie's Giveaway at 
Two Plus Jilly

Also, check back tomorrow for giveaways from
Boy Girl Boy Inspired and Ashley Creation