Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Anyway, here is my bedroom before. I promise it looks sadder in this picture than it did in real life.
Here it is painted and with my new big girl bed, which was delivered today! Still need to get new side tables and pictures, but you all have been with me on this very long journey, so I felt I had to share even though there is still a ways to go. (Only if Tommy is reading this...honey, we are almost done! :)I will keep you posted on my quest for bedside tables. We may end up getting the matching ones, but I would like to try a little harder on my non-matchy look. We'll see....
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:48 PM
Monday, February 21, 2011
First, I was thinking about grilled cheese because of my friend Catherine's grilled cheese/melt bar that she is opening. Then, the Food Network's Unwrapped had a segment on cheese featuring the World's Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Mimi's Cafe. You guys, that grilled cheese looked amazing.
I gathered all of the ingredients:
A good bread
Sliced Cheese (I used Sharp Cheddar, Swiss and Iris Dubliner's Cheese)
The grocery store didn't have any garlic butter, so I used Brummel and Brown and mixed it with minced garlic.Spread that on the back of the sandwich and then dip it into the shredded parmesan. (Remember, you don't come here for my picture taking skillz.)
Place the bread cheese side down on the griddle, then add your slices of cheeses to each side of bread. I put my dubliner on one side and then my swiss and cheddar on the other side. Wait until they are sort of melty.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:37 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2011
My sorority sister, Dawn, emailed me a week or so ago and is starting her own photography business in Austin. She is very talented and I cannot wait to share her site once she gets it up and running. She will be focusing on babies and families. (If I have any Austin readers, leave a message and I can have her send you her info.) Anyway, she was in need of a logo. And she was going to give me creative license, which is always very fun. (Obviously, she was very involved in the process, but there were no restrictions - just a girly logo.)
I had fun going back and forth with her and we both LOVE how it turned out:
This next logo is from my friend Becky's business, Miss Bee's Specialties. Becky is BEYOND talented and artisitic. She does the most amazing work and sells some really, really amazing custom artwork, frames and stationery.
No longer in business anymore, I created this logo for a friend of a friend who had a custom card business. I have always loved this logo. She had the idea of a flower coming up out of the "i" and we both fell in love with this.
I created this logo for my friend Jackie who was starting a business selling nap mats and monogrammed items for kids. She has gone back to work full time and is no longer in business, but I loved how this logo turned out as well.
Now, my most famous logo has been for Sage Culinary Studio. Catherine and I used to work together and when I heard she was starting the studio, I just started creating logos and sending them to her. She probably thought I was crazy! The ideas evolved and we both came up with this.
Photo via Tulsa Food Blog
Catherine also has a coffee bar and melt bar (a make your own grilled cheese bar -- isn't that awesome???) coming soon to her Brookside location, which I have done logos for too.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 9:35 AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
However, last night I cooked Tommy and I this Target Brand Archer Farms Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage and we both LOVED it. They are only about 100 calories per sausage and were both sweet and savory. I also happened to find the world's tiniest picture just to give you a visual.
Another food find that I have found at Target is their four cheese risotto. Once it is completely cooked, I always add a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese and I may or may not add more once it is plated. It is pretty good and makes a different side item other than the typical pasta, potatoes or rice.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 9:37 PM
Monday, February 14, 2011
Iris and I became friends through our husbands. They have known each other since they were 5 and when we met we just clicked. We are on some weird telepathic level with each other. I will go to her house and she will have something I just bought (usually from Target, so maybe this isn't so weird). We own the same jeans (not from Target), same shoes, gloves, serving pieces, etc. All bought separate from each other.
Case in point, last night I showed up at her house wearing pretty much the same sweater. I told you, weird.
Even more fun is that Iris and I now live down the street from each other. They just built their house less than a block away and it is just amazing!
Look how cute her decor is!
Look at my tiny Valentine.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 7:42 PM
Thursday, February 10, 2011
On another note, I have not one thing planned for Valentine's Day. (And I have a recently engaged friend who needs ideas.) So give me your best Valentine's Day ideas/gifts!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 6:05 PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Here is the color from the Valspar site. Here is the color (sort of -- this is with a flash and you know I am a horrible picture taker) on my wall. (This is to be a sneak peek, if you will. Our mattress is still awaiting the much discussed bed frame. And I still need side tables. And I am sure I need a lot of other things. But this serves the purpose.)
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:40 PM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
While this doesn't really go with our "theme," I think a shrimp cocktail platter placed in the shape of hearts is just so clever.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 7:06 PM
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
If I were to go to a Super Bowl party, I would hope they were serving this amazing Snackadium.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:13 PM
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Anyway, with PLENTY of spare time it does give me the luxury to go back through my starred items in Google Reader. Which leads me to this post.
A lot of the accessory items in my house have come from Southern Living at Home now called Willow House. One of my favorite all time items is my Flatware Caddy. I use it at all of my parties and showers. I just love it. It even looks pretty on your countertop. As a matter of fact, I got this for my sister-in-law for Christmas.
However, I am LOVING the new flatware caddy that Willow House is selling in its place. It would go perfectly in my kitchen. But I will refrain. Does one really need two flatware caddies? (Truth be told, the answer may be yes.)
All of this leads me to the starred item I came across. It is the cutest and very wallet friendly flatware caddy featured on eighteen25 and I LOVE it. This would be such a fun hostess gift and it is so economical to do. Assuming you have a cricut or Silhouette. If not, I guess it might be easier to just buy one of the flatware caddies above.
I would love this as a gift. Honestly, I might just make some myself because they are just so darn cute. Get the full directions here. All you need are Glass jars and vinyl. (And a cutting device.) I wish I had thought of this myself.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 6:08 PM
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
How cute is this little owl??? Brooke (http://brooklyn924.wordpress.com/), who I met through blogging, knew how much Allison and I liked owls and got the hat and gloves for Finley. How sweet is she??
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 6:48 PM
So yesterday I made several items to bake and freeze and thought I would share the links.
Giada De Laurentiis' Baked Chicken and Pastina
This meal is AWESOME. Megan cooked it for dinner one night at her house and I have been in love ever since. YUM!
Another favorite is Mexican Chicken Casserole. Super easy and super yum. Clearly, if I can do these it won't be a problem for any of you!
If you have any other links to meals that freeze well, let me know. I am going to try to do this more often!
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 8:00 AM