Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What Whitney Wore

My outfits of the week:

1. Statement Necklace Inspiration
  necklace - Francesca's
turtleneck - Target
cardigan - Banana Republic
jeans - Motherhood (NEW)
bordeaux mary janes - Clarks

 2. Stretchy Stripes
dress - Old Navy (NEW)
jeggings - Wal-mart (NEW)
* I wore this outfit to school and one of my little girls said,
"I didn't know they made jeggings for WOMEN!?!?!" 
scarf - TJ Maxx
earrings - Francesca's
belt - Macys
boots - DSW

 3. Downtown Date Night
jacket & animal print belt - Old Navy (NEW)
turtleneck & jeans - Motherhood (NEW)
scarf - Down East
earrings - Francesca's
spike bracelet - Groop Dealz
watch & boots - Liz Claiborne

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Word of the Year: CHANGE

 via sincerelykinsey

I've seen a few bloggers coming up with a word of the year
so I was inspired to do my own.

is my word of 2013 
because I can already tell that this year will be full of it.  
Mostly all good change 
but I like routine, like schedules, like familiarity 
so this idea of change is a bit frightening and exciting.  

I'm expecting changes at home with a new baby and motherhood in general.  I'm expecting work changes in my transition to life as a working mom and hubby has work changes headed his way. We live in a smallish place now so there will have to be some changes with major rearranging/reworking the place or a potential move for more space.  I'm sure that there is even more change out there that I have yet to even wrap my head around but I'm trusting God to take good care of us as he always has in 2013.
via etsy

PS My recent fortune cookie said... guess my word of the year was right on track.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Homemade Pizza

I mentioned last week that I've been on a recipe trying kick.
This is the original recipe that I tweeked a bit.

Here's my latest success...

My husband and I could eat pizza all the time
so I was excited to try a healthier version than ordering out.
 3/4 c warm water
1 pkg self rising yeast
1 t sugar
2 1/2 c flour
1 t Kosher salt
3 T olive oil

your favorite toppings

Mix water and yeast.
 Add sugar to proof.
 Let stand for 5 minutes and make sure it's frothy.
If not, start over.
 Mix flour, salt and olive oil.
I used my Kitchen Aid mixer and it was really easy.
 Mix until well combined and then lightly coat with olive oil.
 Cover in a warm place and let rise for 30 minutes or so.
Preheat oven to 400.

 Roll out to desired thickness.
I left a nice crust all around the edge and decided a square pizza was a nice shape.
 Bake for 8 minutes before adding toppings to ensure a fully cooked crust.
 Add your favorite marinara sauce and toppings.
 I always use turkey pepperoni because it's delish and better for you.
 My husband likes more variety in toppings so I chopped some things for him.
Sprinkle with seasoned salt.
Add cheese.

 Bake for 13-15 minutes with the toppings at 400.
Voila... a delicious homemade pizza!
Let cool for a few minutes and then cut.
I was impressed that you could pick up this pizza to eat it!
Most homemade pizzas have a floppy crust so this recipe was super.
My husband asked if we could have it again this week :)

 I also made a mini veggie tray to go with the pizza.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Nursery Colors

My nursery colors 
just happen to be right on track with Pantone's Spring colors this season.
via Pantone

Friday, January 25, 2013

High Five for Friday!

Happy Friday to you!
I could get used to these short work weeks.

 1. We got confirmation that our baby is a GIRL this week
so I made pink girlie cookies for my class to celebrate.

2. I had a four day weekend so I spent a lot of time hanging out at home.
Topher & Oliver = BFFs
 3. I've been craving fruit and cereal.

4. I'm loving this spiky accessory trend.
I got this bracelet from GroopDealz
and am on the hunt for a few more to add to my collection.

 5. I tried several new recipes this week.
I did Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread and homemade pizza.
Tune back in in a few days for the recipe for this pizza.
My goal for the coming week is try more new recipes!

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