Saturday, March 31, 2012

Engagement Pics Part 1 with Timeless Essence Photography:

One of the things that our photographer and friend, Liz, noticed was that the first time we took pictures, Travis exclaimed that he didn't want "mushy" pictures. But with these pictures, he kept telling me, "Kiss me" all quiet. LOL. How cute is he?

Part 1 of our engagement pics: Scarlet + Gray







 











  
 
All pics © to Timeless Essence Photography. Please do not use without permission.

We love us some Ohio State!! 


See part 2 of the engagement pics here 

and see part 3 of the engagement photos here.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cupcake Decorating Class

Thanks to Groupon, you can always try new adventures. This week I was able to do a cupcake decorating class! I was hoping that I would learn how to decorate cupcakes possibly for our dessert bar for our wedding. I didn't take any pics during the class because I thought it would be awkward to pull out a big fancy camera and start taking pictures of random people without their permission. Anyways, here's the cupcakes I was able to decorate:




This football cupcake is for Trav {duh}



This cupcake was I'm-running-out-of-time cupcake. Ha. Green for Saint Patty's day.





This is my favorite cupcake, as if you couldn't tell by all the pictures. They are lily flowers. No joke: it seemed like it took forever!

I never knew that it would be that time consuming & I even had help from the girl who taught the class! It was a lot of fun, but next time I'll remember to bring a friend.



Just Another Friday









What more can you ask for on a Friday night? A warm fire, a friend over, hot dogs on a stick, brownies, and country music playing in the background.


Cat in a Box








Saturday, March 10, 2012

Honeymoon is booked!!! :)


One huge thing about this whole wedding planning thing that actually puts your mind to ease is planning the honeymoon. Well actually, it probably puts my mind to ease because Trav is planning it :) We are so beyond excited to announce that we are going to:

*drum roll please*



Hawaii!
We're planning going to the Big Island, Kauai, and Oahu!

Some of the things we are planning on doing is:

*Kayak to Captain Cook and snorkel there
*See a volcano/rain forest
*Lay out on the beaches - including maybe a black sand beach
*Go on a boat ride to the Na Pali coast & check out the caves
*Do a zip lining tour
*Hike Diamondhead
*See Pearl Harbor

Did I mention how excited we are yet???!!!!!! We CANNOT wait! 


Have you ever been to Hawaii? If so, what do you recommend on doing?


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Stuffed Pepper Recipes


As promised, here is the stuffed peppers recipe.


Ingredients:
  • 1 pound ground beef (I used ground turkey)
  • 1 packet of rice - brown (the boil-in-a bag brown rice)
  • 4 large green bell peppers
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • medium onion, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
1.) Preheat oven to 350.
2.) Cut the middle out of the green peppers. Use pepper tops to add mixture.
2.) Use 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add peppers. Let boil for 10 minutes. This allows green pepper to expand. Remove with tongs. Set aside, flip over and allow to dry. Once dry, put in a 8x8 pan so that the peppers fit perfectly.
3.) Start browning ground turkey. Add diced onion.
4.) In another pan, boil rice.
5.) Mix ground turkey and rice in a bowl. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.
6.) Add tomato sauce to bottom layer of green pepper. Using the ground turkey mixture, fill to the top. Add top layer of tomato sauce to each pepper.
7.) Add tomato sauce to the bottom of the 8X8 pan.
6.) Using cooking spray, spray aluminum foil to keep the pepper to sticking. Put cooking spray side of the aluminum on the side of the peppers.
7.) Cook for 25-35 minutes.