Friday, June 29, 2012

*Friday Fabulousness* Fourth of July

It's that time again!
Time for a random spin of the Pinterest wheel to see the most exciting 4th of July ideas that I could find.
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Let's do it...



Source: flickr.com via Shane on Pinterest


Source: makoodle.com via Deslie on Pinterest


Source: google.com via Lindsay on Pinterest



Source: weheartit.com via aly on Pinterest



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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fifty Shades of Confession

Ok remember when I was embarrassed about reading the Hunger Games?
I didn't even know what embarrassed was.
After I finished those books, I figured I might as well just dive in to another top seller and see what all the fuss was about



Oh.
Em.
Gee.
Three books later, I can admit that I totally got caught up in the naughtiest books that I have ever read.



Confession:
I read and seriously enjoyed every page of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
And I'm anxiously awaiting the movies too.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fourth of July {Recipe Ideas}

Need some recipe ideas for your 4th of July party next week?
I've got a few ideas for you...













{serve on toothpicks instead of over rice}









{make them with red frosting instead of yellow!}


Or hit up my recipe index for more ideas!!
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Oh Hey There Advertising

Hey lovers!
I'm excited to announce that, for the first time ever, I'm offering side bar ads and other sponsorship opportunities on the blog!
Advertisers will have the opportunity to guest post, run giveaways and hang out here with me ;). 

And, as a special incentive for my favoritest readers, use the code 5OFF at checkout to receive a $5 discount on any ad!  That means ads start at as little as only $5 for a whole month!



I'm such a huge fan of all of my readers and their blogs, and I would love to promote your blog or shop and help you to succeed!
Check out the Advertise page for more details and to sign up
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Friday, June 22, 2012

*Friday Fabulousness* Crafty

I put together a little board for all of the ideas that didn't quite fit into my other diy boards
And called it *crafty*
Here are some of the fabulous diy ideas...
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

You're a Star {new at the shop}

Lookin for a new little piece of fun to decorate your home with for the 4th
And to hang for the summer?


Check out the new wine cork stars at the My Happily Ever After Shop
They'll keep a wine lovin smile on your face all summer long.



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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Best Day

I know I'm super late on the Father's Day train, but I'm totally in love with this Taylor Swift song
And I want to send out the love to all of the Daddys out there
And to the Mamas and littles who love them...












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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cajun Salmon Bowl with Mango Salsa {Recipe}

You may know this about me already, but I'm a little weird
I do all of my menu planning a few weeks in advance
And sometimes I run into a recipe on Pinterest that I'm just dying to try, but I don't allow myself to until there's an open space on my menu plan
I was seriously dying to try this recipe, based off of one from Pinch of Yum {this girl is talented like woah}, for like three weeks
And it totally lived up to the crazy hype in my head


Cajun Salmon Bowl with Mango Salsa

Ingredients
1 tblspn cumin
1.5 tblpsn curry
2 tsps chili powder
1.5 tblspn Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Dash of salt
1 lb. salmon
1 tsp macadamia nut oil
2 cups white rice
1 - 14 oz can black beans
2 mangos
3/4 red onion
1 red bell pepper
1 avocado
1/2 bunch cilantro
Lime juice

First you get to make your own spice rub!  Yum!  Mix all of the spices together in a little bowl.  If you're me and you're gross, you're going to stick your finger in and taste how good it is and seriously consider making a whole jar of it to keep and use on a regular basis.  This stuff is seriously spicy goodness, guys.


Pop your white rice on the stove and get it cooking.  Just prepare the normal way...use a rice cooker or whatever's easiest for you.

Rub the spices all over the salmon.  I told you it's delicious.  You want as much of that good flavor on there as possible!



Pour the oil in a skillet and throw the salmon on top.
Cook it on both sides, then break it up into little pieces and continue to cook until it's done the whole way through.
Add all of the extra spice mix once you break it up to give it some extra flavor.
Then pull it off the burner and put it aside.


Now you're going to make your own salsa {I should have told you...you're going to feel like a serious Top Chef extraordinaire by the end of those one}.  Chop up the mangos, onion, avocado, and cilantro and toss them together.  Spritz them with lime juice and toss with salt to taste.


Drain your beans {but do not rinse} and mix in the cooked white rice.  Add some salt, cilantro and lime juice to taste if you want a little chipotle style rice.


Grab your bowls for serving.  First, pour in some beans and rice.


Then add your salmon.


And finally, pop some salsa on top!


Serve and gobble that stuff up like you've been waiting a whole month for it
...cuz I had...
Enjoy!

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