Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mint Green

I don't know that I had ever thought much about mint green anything until recently. I see the color popping up everywhere, both on store websites and blogs that I frequent.  The color has really grown on me, and I find myself bookmarking a lot of skinny jeans and dresses.  I still need to try the color on in person to see if I can pull it off.  In the meantime, a girl can fill her imaginary shopping cart full of clothing and accessories while applying codes to see how much it would cost if I hit submit, right?  I know I am not the only one that plays this little game!

Mint Green

What do you think about mint green?  What are your favorite pieces?  Are you going to be purchasing any pieces this season?

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Life Lately (In Pictures)

Living my life via Instagram

It has pretty much rained on and off constantly for the past few weeks.

Which means I got a lot of chances to bust out these babies.

A rare shot of all three pups.  What you see here is a shot of them actually conspiring against us.   

I love my JewelMint clover bracelet.  Have you tried this service out yet?

Look, ma!  I can touch my nose with my tongue.  

Yikes! Stripes!  I loved this gum as a child.  I was way too excited when I spotted this pack at the store.  

I can't ever, ever resist this face.

My favorite Sharpies, which live in my owl pen holder.  I am going through a phase where I use these to write everything.  

We got the little girls a new bed.  Meatball immediately took it over. 

Then Petunia kicked him out.

I am quite sure I said that my name was Erin.  I have no idea how it was  interpreted.  

Welcome to the world, little pepper.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Little Breakfast for Dinner

Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite things.  Usually, it means that husband and I are both exhausted, and scrambled eggs and toast sound quick, easy, and comforting.  However, every once in a while we decide to complicate it a little.  We had been trying to find a way to turn home fries into suitable side dish for dinner.  We caught an episode of Brunch @ Bobby's on The Cooking Channel and discovered this recipe for Cheesy Hash Browns, that was just perfection.  

There are only a few ingredients, which make it easy to whip up on a weeknight.  You should be able to find a fantastic Irish Cheddar at your local grocery store (which is where we found ours).  This will definitely be something we make again.  
As always I would love to hear from you if you make this at home.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blog Swappin' and a Meetup


I have two exciting things to share with you.  The first is that we are going to be having a Bay Area Blogger Meet-Up on April 14th.  I am hosting it along with Ana from the blog A+M.  If you are in the area, we would love to have you there.  Just click on the button to RSVP.  The more the merrier.

Also, Katie over at J &K is hosting a blog swap, and she wanted me to invite you to participate.  I took part last year, and had so much fun both creating my package and receiving one.  If you like the idea of putting together a small gift box for a totally random blogger who could become your new bff, head on over and sign up.  You won't be sorry that you did.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Things To Do In San Francisco: Golden Gate Park

One of the best things about San Francisco is the space set aside for parks.  There are lots of green spaces where locals can walk their dogs, have a picnic, get some exercise, or just hang around outdoors.  Golden Gate Park is one of my favorite destinations, with over 1000 acres (larger than Central Park) of fun things to do .  I have only done a few of them, but hope to get back soon and see more.  Here are some things you can see by just driving around the park.  

The main plaza area is called the Music Concourse.  It is a sunken in area with statues, fountains, and many pollarded trees planted in grids.

One of the many statues in the park, Robert Emmet.  Not exactly sure what he has to do with the park or San Francisco.

Statue of Francis Scott Key.  Not really sure what he had to do with the park either.  I didn't really take this from the right angel, but the design was noteworthy enough for me to still include it here.  

The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum (known simply as the de Young Museum) houses many collections of fine art.  I haven't actually been inside yet, but I hope to go one day soon.

This is the California Academy of Sciences, which is one of the largest natural history museums in the world.  I have been, and it is definitely worth your time if you are in the area.  You can literally spend hours at the Steinhart Aquarium alone. I have a post coming up on this soon.

Spreckels Temple of Music (also called the bandshell) has hosted many musical events.

The park has been home to bison since the early 1890's.  They were moved here in an effort to breed them and keep their numbers from dwindling.  This has been a successful project.

The park has two windmills; a Dutch Windmill and Murphy's Windmill (pictured below).  

They are really beautiful when you seem the from the coast. 

 If you are ever in the area and don't have much time or money, you can see all of these things (from the outside) for free.  There are many more things to do in Golden Gate Park that I haven't mentioned, and I hope to have more adventures there at a later date.  Have you been to the park?  What was your favorite thing to see there?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Dinner

I admit it, I am tired of the same old corned beef and cabbage.  Yeah, it is easy to put into a crock pot, but this time St. Paddy's Day fell on a Saturday.  We actually had time to cook.  Also, Husband and I pride ourselves on both being 1/4 Irish (we always conclude our toasts with Sláinte, if that counts).  It is the only shared heritage we have.  So naturally, we went with lamb.  (If you are Irish and cringing right now, please know that we really gave it our all).

I started googling St. Patrick's Day recipes, and I came across this recipe.  Yes, it was a bit more Southern than Irish, but it sounded amazing, and isn't that the important part?

The flavor was incredible.   If you love garlic,rosemary, and lemon, this is definitely a recipe for you.  


Medium rare is exactly the way we like it. 

What did you do for St. Patrick's Day?  More importantly, what did you eat?    I hope you had a happy one. As always, I would love you hear from you if you make this. Enjoy!

On behalf on myself, and all other Erin's out there, Erin Go Braugh!

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