Tuesday, January 17, 2006

...definitely has the pinkish hue!

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Any Seinfeld fans? Then you know the episode...talking about a girl's cheeks..."definitely has the pinkish hue." :) (love Seinfeld)

Anyway.....the picture above is just a few little things I've picked up recently. the pink floral lunchbox...SO CUTE! That is from Walmart's Valentine section. It was only $3.88 and I'm using it to store my pens and paint pens. I'm not an alterer, so I'm leavin' it just how it is. Why would I want to change it? It's adorable! (colors are dark pink, light pink, little red, and brown) The lunchbox dimensions are 6 1/4" W x 5" H x 2 3/4" D.
The photo boxes are from my local grocery store ($2.50/each) and the ribbons are by the yard at Walmart. (dark pink pom poms, pink/white stripes, lime green polka dot, and thin lime green with a shimmer)

I'm going to be teaching a very informal (free!) online class on Sunday night about How to Plan/Pack for a Crop. I'll have some fun new ideas to share...not the same old thing. Would love for you to join in! You need to be an AOL member to join the chat, though, since it will be in an AOL chat room. I'll be emailing a handout prior to the class and will even have a door prize or two. Email me if you want more info! (Jenyfer28@aol.com)

My day at the spa yesterday was WONDERFUL. I told my husband he could give that to me as a gift anytime. The hot stone massage was great...very different from regular massages. I loved her having a hot rock in her hand while she massaged! I had to laugh at myself yesterday. I had finished my manicure and pedicure, my nails were finally dry, so I grabbed my stuff and walked out of the spa. (into the mall) I was out for 15 minutes, looked down, and realized I still had my jeans rolled up to my knees from my pedicure. Bahaha....I looked completely dorky, especially since I was walking around in Nordstrom!

I need to go work on the class for Sunday and some other scrapbooking projects. Here's a quick recipe before I go. This is great for a busy, cold day and it only takes about 5 minutes of preparation! (Note: You do need to soak the beans overnight, though)
Crockpot Ham and Beans with Cornbread
1 bag (16 oz.) pinto beans (or your favorite beans)
1/2 pound diced, cooked ham
*(I buy two thick slices of Boar's Head honey maple ham from the deli and dice it)
1 small onion, diced
1 large handful of brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
dash of cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
1. Rinse and sort beans then place in a large pot. (make sure there are no rocks in the beans) Add 8 cups of cold water. Let stand overnight or at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse beans again.
2. Return beans to the pot and add diced ham, onion, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne, and parsley. Generously cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1.5 - 2 hours until beans are tender. Add more water if necessary during cooking time. Before serving, add more salt, pepper and brown sugar to taste.
* To cook in the crockpot, just cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 5-6 hours, until beans are tender.
To make my cornbread, I just use a good mix and add a can of creamed corn, a handful of sharp cheddar cheese, and 1/2 can chopped green chiles to the batter. (you can reduce the milk or oil if you use the creamed corn)
Wait for His best! :)
- Jennifer
"God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him." -Jim Elliot


Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

absolutely precious!! love the lunch box... you just never know what u'll find a wally world! : )those photo boxes are to die for as well!
the pampering sounds so good right now! have a great day Jennifer!

Jennifer said...

Man I need a massage right now!!!

Lisa G said...

that is too funny Jen, I am totally in on your class, you are awesome for doing it

Anonymous said...

I haven't had ham and beans in forever - sounds yummy! I saw those cute lunchboxes at Wal-Mart... there was one in a green color that I *loved* but I resisted... now I want to go back and get it, lol!

Bridget said...

You've got my favorite colors, Jennifer! Pink is my absolute favorite, and I love it with lime green. I'm going to have to get one of those lunchboxes. I'm always looking for cute ways to store stuff.

Jana said...

Love all your fun bright finds and your class sure sounds cool. Hope I'm able to partake, I'll email you if I am!

kelly edgerton said...

ROLLING ON THE FLOOR about the jeans. Jennifer, that is TOO FUNNY. And in Nordstrom no less. Hilarious. I'll be passing that story along to my sister. She and I love a good shopping giggle.

The lunch box find - what a deal. And you are right. Why alter it when it is so dang cute to begin with?

Good luck with your class. That sounds awesome.


Heather D. White said...

Oh my crap....some SERIOUS cool finds you've got there. I have to hustle out and try to find those lunchboxes. They would be so cute to give to my girlfriends for Vday! Also love the photo boxes and ribbons. Oooh...and a day at the spa? That sounds heavenly. I think I need that!!!!!

Allie, your sis said...

Women would kill for her eyebrows!

Eyebrows? Who cares about eyebrows??

haha another quote from that episode :) Those things you got are CUTE!!! DORK I can just imagine you in Nordstrom trying to be cool with your pampered self in your rolled up jeans :) But I think that's stylish nowadays so you probably didn't stick out tooooo much :) I like your quote! :)

The Other Half said...

oh...the spa...i'm jealous!!!

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em said...

Your pink stuff is so cute! And I really wish I could go to the spa ;)

Shell said...

Awesome lunchbox - I'm gonna go look for one of those!!! I'd love info. on your AOL class... sounds like fun!

Heather D. White said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU for the heads up on the lunchboxes!! I just got home from Walmart and I bought the last two of the ones that you have!! The others weren't as cute, or I would have bought more!!!

stephanie said...

Oh your day at the spa sounds divine! All except for the part in Nordstrom's. :)

I'll be heading out to Wallyworld in search of that cute lunchbox!

Benita said...

What a cute lunchbox! Love it just the way it is :) BTW, you've been tagged again :) Check out my blog for details.


Kara said...

Jen!! I get my nails done at that SAME place!! ;) Though we are off since it is *winter*, uhmmm yea!! 75 in the winter!! :D

Love reading your blog, and I can't wait to see what you come up with at WSD!!!