1.28.2013

Weekend Snippets In A Very Long Snip

I'm under a time crunch to pump this baby out. 
I've got a hot bath to tend to and every minute I spend here is one minute not being spent in the bath.
Now that you understand the importance of the time crunch, lets begin. 

This weekend was a fun one of sorts so let's discuss her shall we?

Friday night I got all gussied up my best paint infested sweatshirt and sweatpants and had friends over.
I like to impress. 
We celebrated life with champagne..which reminds me I should probably go pick up the cork that is laying in the middle of the yard still. It was a good pop as you can tell. 
Saturday we attended our first ever euchre tournament.

I'm not sure if any of you who are not from the Midwest know what euchre is, but you should probably YouTube it and then play for an hour online. Not that I did that on Saturday or anything but just hypothetically speaking, it could probably land you in third place in your tournament later that night
Maybe fourth. I don't remember details. 

 i was the only one who got the "stop playing cards and pose for the camera instead" memo
Earlier in the day on Saturday I placed a call out on Twitter for good appetizer type thingys that I could take Saturday night. As always, you twit heads did not disappoint. I settled on this 7 layer Greek dip that Casey recommended. A few of you requested the recipe so here we go. All you need to know really is that it is as equally delicious as it is addicting. Even the husband can't get enough of the goodness. 
Oh yeah, he liked the dip too. Insert laughter here. 

Seven Layer Greek Dip
(or six layer if you hate olives like me)

Ingredients:
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp. ranch seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 cup hummus
1 cup diced cucumbers
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  minced parsley


Directions:
-Mix cream cheese, ranch seasoning, lemon juice, and garlic together. Spread in a shallow pan. 
I used this Rachel Ray dish (love). 
-Spread hummus over cream cheese layer
-Layer the remaining dish in this order: cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, green onions, feta cheese
-Sprinkle parsley over top
-Refrigerate two hours before serving 
-Serve with pita chips, flat bread, or vegetables 
-Eat your heart out. You'll want to.


Sunday I dressed up in sweatpants again and headed down to the lake to do exciting things like install a sink!

Well, I headed down to watch a sink be installed. The Mr. actually installed it. 
I did learn something during this process.
Men don't like when they are doing physical labor and you just stand half watching them, half being connected to all things social media. They get all huffy puffy and say things like "ISN'T THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU COULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW?!"
At that time I went and sat on the chair. 
At least that was something different I figured.
Turns out he meant something work related.
Oh. 
So then I decorated the bathroom. 
Forget paint. Decorating is fun. 

Just because I want to, I am going to show you a before and a "half after" of the living room.
I say half after because it really isn't decorated yet, nothing is really in it's place (hence the random chair and piece of wood hanging out in the corner), light switch plates are nonexistent, and there is yet to be a thing hung on the wall. But you'll get a small glimpse. 
any guesses on how long that big window took to paint white? hint: forever
So there we have it. 
My weekend in a long nutshell. 
Congratulations to making it to this point.
Go eat a cookie.
Actually, forget that cookie. 
I have a sweet enough treat for you right now. 
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Today's featured sponsor is Maddie from Thriftary.
Also known as one of the coolest chicks + blogs + designers. Ever. Seriously, do you all have those people that you think "I would totally love to be them for a day"?! Maddie is that person for me.
I mean she raises chickens for crying out loud. I could tell you their names but that would be awkward. Okay fine. Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Whitey, Bull, Webster, and Piccata. 
that would not be a chicken but her husband

And then when she is done playing with her chickens, she sings like a freaking rockstar. After that she eats pickles while drinking coffee for lunch. Once she is done with that, she goes and makes like the cutest lace boot socks you've ever seen. And that's just before noon. You now know why I want to be her. 
Seriously though. You have to pay Maddie a visit. You will love the freak out of her. I know I do. 
I'm off to go dye my hair red, buy a chicken, and learn out to design the design outta stuff. 


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22 comments:

  1. Thanks for the new recipe to try & a super long snip. :)

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  2. Don'tcha just love the Rachel Ray dishes? So cutesy! I have the orange but the yellow is super cute. Not sure why I got the orange when my kitchen is yellow but anywhoo...great before/after pic as well-love the color!

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  3. Yes what is it with the men folk? I had my sisters feller over on the weekend doing some DIY and he didn't seem to appreciate my lack of help either! Don't they know we could totally do it if we wanted to...we just recognise their need to be needed! hehe Have an awesome week x

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  4. I love that Rachel Ray dish!! And how have people not heard of Euchre? I don't believe it. Haha.

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  5. I'm darn near heartbroken the camo chair didn't get to stay...Looks marvelous!

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  6. I'm probably more obsessed with feta cheese than any one person should be. I LOVE the shit outta Greek food. I'll definitely be making this for the weekend.

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  7. I love how the lake house is looking!

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  8. I haven't ever heard of that game, but I do love card games! So maybe I need to figure that one out, and then find yet another card game I can beat the boyfriend in! :) Also, your half-after looks sooo much better than the before! Looks so bright and airy and lovely!

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  9. yeah for maddie!! just found you through her blog!

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  10. wow!!! your living room is crayyyyy different than the before... so cute and love the light and brightness it has to it!

    and you are mighty handy over there installing sinks! jack of all trades :)

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  11. I've been seeing your Greek feta dip pics and it looks amazing! I'm definitely going to try it. Delish!

    The room looks SO GOOD! I love that soft blue color. What a makeover!

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  12. The room looks fantastic!!!! Nice job!

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  13. I am from the south (Texas) so this is why I have not heard of Euchre, I will need to Youtube it. The seven layer greek dip looks yummy. This will need to go in my recipe binder in Appetizer section. I have never installed a new sink either. I don't know the first thing about it. However, I do know how to take pictures of other people doing such tasks. I love the way after photo of your living room. It looks so much better. I still love the Relax pillow. I will head on over and check out Thriftary!

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    1. Wow, lots of typos in that comment. That's what I get for using my phone to try to comment. Ha!

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  14. K, so I'm terrified of birds {I knowwww, it's weird} and chickens are my biggest fear in the world, so that part of Maddie's life I don't want. BUT, she's absolutely adorable in every other way!

    Also, Greek dip. Holy pita chip, that sounds amazing and I may or may not make a double batch this weekend {in my identical RR dishes!}... Any by may or may not I mean DEFINITELY. Spanks for sharin'!

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  15. LOVE the new living room! I agree with scrapping the paint (even though it's a somewhat necessary evil) to decorate! However, I have way too many ideas and I try to combine them... not always a pretty look! I was reading your blog out loud to my husband (because I think you're amazing and I've been reading your blogging hints on the best of for my new Inside Mingo Blog) and he was CRACKING up over the sink installment because it's totally something I would do!

    Thanks for the insight... both on helping with Mingo and your helpful hints!

    Tiffiney

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  16. The place is looking AWESOME. I wish we had some place to decorate. I hate renting.

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  17. OMG I love Euchre!! I had no idea what it was til I met my boyfriend (West Lafayette born and raised). I wish I could find people to play with in Arizona!! Looks like you had an awesome weekend :)

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  18. My friend made this Greek dip this week. It was awesome!

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  19. I've made this dip a few times and it's always a hit. Bringing it to my friend's New Years Eve Party tonight! Cheers, Erin!!

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