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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Love this style!

This is such pretty stuff from a new-to-me designer Amoretti. I really love all the beautiful clothing fabric and patterns on their site!
And just look how the designer talks about clothes:

"I believe that you shouldn't have to choose between beautiful clothes and practical clothes. That dressing up should be easy. That being a lady isn't old fashioned. And that 'ladylike' most emphatically does not mean 'fussy.'"

Can I just say...... LOVE!?!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Apricot Pork Chops

These are great with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh snow peas.... Yum!

7-8 thin-sliced pork chops (no bone)
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cooking oil
small jar apricot preserves (Grocery Outlet has some organic preserves right now that are delish)
1 cup white grape or apple juice
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp corn starch
salt and pepper to taste

Heat skillet over medium, add oil/butter together. Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops and cook in skillet about 3 minutes per side.  (Don't overcook!)
While chops are cooking, combine preserves, juice and garlic powder in separate bowl.
When done, remove chops to plate and drain all but 2 tbsp drippings from skillet. Pour fruit mixture into skillet and whisk in corn starch. Cook at medium heat for several minutes, whisking often until sauce is thickened. Taste sauce and add salt/pepper as needed.  Add pork chops back into sauce and turn off heat, allowing the chops and sauce to sit for 3-4 minutes before serving.  Sauce can be served on the side and/or directly with pork.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cute little skirt for a sweet little lady

I made this sweet little shirred waist skirt for our sweet little friend's 4th birthday and included a tiny rosette for her curly hair. So fun! I love the summer stripes!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday is Special

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday is Special

Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 
Romans 6:11