New pics! New Recipe!


Hey, just wanted to share a new pic from this weekend. :) I feel like I just haven’t been taking a whole lot of pics of us lately, so I’ve been trying to take one on Sunday afternoons before night church recently. Yes, I know, you probably recognize this background from the last pic. ;) But it’s the only room in the house that has even remotely decent lighting.. :p

{ new recipe! } red beans & rice

I also wanted to share a new recipe!! This is my newest go-to meal when I need something quick, easy, filling and delicious. Red beans & rice is the definition of comfort food to me, because the first time I had it, my bestie friend Stewy made it for me when we stayed with him in Atlanta after having Lasik. The surgery was pretty rough for me, so here’s what my day was like: Didn’t eat anything all day, had the surgery, went back to Stewy’s house, pitched an ever-loving FIT because I did not want to put my eye drops in (stung too bad to open my eyes), took this amazingly wonderful sleeping pill that knocked me out, slept for 6 hours, woke up at 11 pm and ate 2 huge helpings of red beans & rice. That was in December. I’ve probably made it once a week since then.

{ stewart grace }

This is Stewy. He made me red beans & rice. It was goooood. Stewy got the recipe from his friend who made it for him when he was visiting him in New Orleans. It’s authentic. He was down there cheering for Auburn in the 2004 season Sugar Bowl. BTW, if you guys don’t hear from me in a while it’s because Stewy has killed me for calling him Stewy in public.


So! Did ya’ll like last week’s giveaway?? Are you ready for another one?? :) Who here has heard of Project 365? (raise your hand) Who here likes to digital scrapbook? (raise your hand) Who here would LOVE to win a *gorgeous* digital scrapbooking kit made by the lovely and talented Crystal Wilkerson – famous designer at (raise your hand!!! :D) Even if you haven’t really started digital scrapbooking yet, Crystal’s kits make it *super* easy. I think these are great kits for beginners, because she includes templates and all you have to do is drag in your pictures, add your journaling, add a few of her beautiful embellishments and POOF! You have your FIRST digital scrapbooking page ever!! :)

Creativity by Crystal - January 2009 - Project 365 Digital KitCreativity by Crystal - February 2009 - Project 365 Digital KitCreativity by Crystal - March 2009 - Project 365 Digital Kit

These are Crystal’s January, February and March kits. { Click to enlarge } You may recognize some of the elements from Crystal’s March kit from my blog! Seriously, her March kit is one of *the* most versatile digital scrapbooking kits I have *ever* seen. I think it is a must-have for anyone- whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting to be curious about digital scrapbooking! And that’s why I want you to have it! I’m teaming up with Crystal and we’re going to be giving away one kit from her Project 365 collection once a month here at! Since it’s already March, we’re going to play catch up and have THREE winners this time!! One will win January’s kit, one will win February’s kit, and one will win March’s kit! To be entered to win one of Crystal’s Project 365 Digital Scrapbooking kits, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. One entry per person, please! The winners will be chosen by their comment numbers, which will be picked by‘s number generator. Contest will run until 11:59 pm CST on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009. But that’s not all! Want to win April’s kit?? Head on over to Crystal’s new blog and leave a comment to win the April 2009 Project 365 kit! April’s kit won’t be given away over here so don’t be shy! Go on over there and introduce yourself to Crystal. ;) And stay tuned! May’s kit will be next! ;)

Thanks for looking!!!