New Recipe to Share . . .

It’s been awhile, but once you see this recipe, you’ll see it was worth the wait! :D

Colorful Chicken Alfredo Farfalle with sweet bell peppers and fresh basil

This fresh, colorful pasta dish is *perfect* for summer.

Colorful Chicken Alfredo Farfalle with sweet bell peppers and fresh basil

The sweet, crisp bell peppers add such a wonderful flavor to the chicken and the creamy alfredo sauce. The color and taste really bring this dish to life! :)

Colorful Chicken Alfredo Farfalle with sweet bell peppers and fresh basil

Pour over some funky farfalle pasta and top with a little fresh basil (from my garden! :)) – this dish is definitely pasta perfection! :)

Click Here for the full recipe for this Colorful Chicken Alfredo! :)

Speaking of summer- I was browsing The Polkadot Alley the other day and they have the *cutest* new beach and pool accessories! :) Have you seen them?? Run over there and check them out! :)


Aren’t they to die for? :) I thought you’d think so. That’s why I thought a $30 gift certificate to The Polkadot Alley would be the perfect giveaway to kick off the summer here at! ;)

Look at that *cute* terrycloth lounge chair cover! Doesn’t it look so soft and comfy! My regular beach towel never covers the entire chair. This cover would be perfect! Or the beach bag and matching towel!! Wouldn’t I look so hip toting that to the pool? ;) Or that SUPER CUTE cooler!! I love it!!! Oh- and the cupcake tray?? Wait, is it too late to cancel this giveaway and keep the gift certificate all for myself?? :D

No no, rest assured, I want *you* to have it! :) As a way to say thank you for being such a loyal reader! :) And you can tell me what you got and I can live vicariously through you. :D

To be entered to win the $30 gift certificate to The Polkadot Alley, leave a comment on this post- you can tell me what you’d get if you want! (or how delicious my colorful summer pasta looks ;D) The winner will be chosen by his or her comment number, which will be picked by’s number generator. But hurry! The contest ends Wednesday, June 24, at 11:59 pm CST.

Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!!! :)

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239 Responses
  1. Lisa

    Love it all but since I am going to the beach with my childhood girlfriends to celebrate our 35th bdays (and my straight A’s in pre nursing classes!) I would get the beach lounge chair cover. Was actually thinking of trying to make one of these myself but theirs are much cuter!

  2. ccynden

    The creamy chicken alfredo dish looks awesome and sounds absolutely delicious. It’s a must try for my family. Thank you.

  3. Tami

    YUMMY!! I can’t wait to try this dish. Love the beach toys also. I would pick the cooler but I don’t know if I could choose the color as I love them all.

  4. Cynthia

    I love all the cute stuff! Is $30 enough to get it all? I guess not, but I would love the $30 anyway!

  5. Natali

    Oh no…showing me a website with lots of cute pool stuff could be a problem! I am saving for my SLR!

    But hey, a lounge chair cover can’t set me back that far…right?

  6. Tammy Dixon

    The pasta looks yummy! I wouldn’t know what to get at the shoppe but I would love the opportunity to decide!

  7. Marie

    I just want to thank you for making it so simple to download your SUPER CUTE fonts! It totally transformed my blog. Thank you!!!

  8. Melissa

    I enjoyed my look around all the cute items … I’ve never been to that site before. I think the market bags are on the very short list :-) Love your blog

  9. Emily

    I love the terry cloth chair cover! So perfect for poolside fun! And the cupcake holder is adorable. Way too many cute things!

  10. stacy

    I haven’t looked at the site yet so I’m not sure what I’d get. I just wanted to say that I’m excited about the new recipe. I’ve tried almost all of your recipes and have never once had one I didn’t like. There are actually several “Amanda recipes” in my regular rotation!

  11. Courtney

    That pasta looks really good, and I bet it would taste good without the chicken! I would love the colorful bag!

  12. Meredith Steen

    I would chose the beach bag and have my monogram put on it and fun to take to the gym working out or the beach or can be a perfect birthday present to your best friend whom just moved to Florida as a little gift to her :)

  13. Debbie

    Your pasta dish looks super yummy… I LOVE alfredo sauce… and pasta… and peppers! Mmmmm. If I win the gift certificate, I think I will go for the lounge chair cover… not only does my towel not cover the chair but it moves around when I do… hate that!

    Thanks for your generosity! Have a great day! :)

  14. Cynthia H.

    Oh girl I could so go crazy at that place with all the cute stuff. I love that they have a bag that has the river on it! Let alone the matching bag & towel. TOOO CUTE!! And your recipe, is amazing, I can yesterday and printed it and then cooked it last night. WOW!!!

  15. mel

    I am going to the store later this afternoon to get the ingredients for this recipe! It looks SO good! If I won the giveaway, I think i would buy the lounge chair cover, what a GREAT idea!!

  16. Joni T

    Thanks for the recipe, I have leftover chicken to make this tonight! I would love the cupcake holder!!!

  17. Lisa S.

    Thanks for the great recipes. Now I have to go andcheck out the Polkadot Alley page. That stuff is too cute!

  18. Gina D.

    Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas – it’s a pleasure to explore your site! Thanks also for offering the gift certificate! I don’t know how I’d chose from their site!!

  19. Melissa

    Hi Amanda

    love all of your recipes! this one surly looks like a must!!!

    It would so hard to decide on what to spend the gift card on but it have to be something for my girls for sure!!!


  20. catherine

    Loving the Damask Duffle Bag (nice) and all the matching items that could go with it….oh, the possibilities! Thanks for finding this site – it’s sooo cute!

    Can’t wait to try another one of your fab recipes…this weekend with a nice bottle of wine. THANKS for the opp and your wonderful site!

    catherine s.

  21. Ashley

    This is a darling site…I’ve never seen it before. Thanks for introducing me! And that matching bag/towel is to die for!! :)

  22. Alecia

    That pasta dish looks –amazing–!!!! My new roommates and I just moved in together (there’s 6 of us!) and I want to make it for our first dinner together! :)

    I can’t believe I didn’t know about The Polka Dot Alley before!! Everything looks SO cute and fun!! I think I would get something from their “collegiate” items!! :)

  23. BettyC

    I love the cooler in the Boho Flower print. And I’ve used several of your recipes. The one I like the best & use a lot is your Cheeseburger Chicken. Yummy & easy!

  24. Holly

    Your pasta looks super yummy. For a lighter version, have you tried using just chicken broth or stock? Don’t you just love utilizing what you’re growing? And your recipe could be altered for whatever’s in season in your garden–asparagus, zucchini/squash. Yum, thanks for sharing! (o:

  25. Antonia

    I love alfredo sauce…. It looks so much like the Pasta primavera I love from my favorite resturant in Ft. Worth TX.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Becky

    Wow! Their stuff is so cute! How does one choose? I love the chair cover, but the bags are cute too! Your pasta does look delish. I know my hubby would love it!

  27. Bonnie Michaels

    I’d have trouble choosing between the terry cloth chair cover (so smart and even a place to keep that sand off your phone) or the cooler. Love the photos of your dish…so bright and yummy looking!

  28. Amy

    Love the pasta dish. Pretty and tasty I am sure! Love your blog! I just found it today and I am very excited about it.

  29. Sonia Mazur

    I LOVE all of your recipes. Can’t wait to try this one! Plus, I have always loved your designs for your blog – can you please tell me again where you get your templates from or do you create it all? I am trying to build a website for a new startup company of mine.

  30. katie m

    Ummmm…. I want it all! :) Thanks for the giveaway. We are leaving for the beach in FL in 3 days. I need express delivery. ha! Can’t wait to try that recipe.

  31. Diane Davies

    Recipe does look yummy, too bad I don’t cook. hehe I love all the products but especially the chair cover. We have a pool this year and we are loving it in all the heat we’ve been getting.

  32. Allison Brown

    Holy Cow that pasta looks amazing! I just might have to try that. My mouth is watering from looking at your yummy photos.

    And heck! A thirty dollar gift certificate? That’s awesome! Do I really have to chose one? Okay, I love the floral purse with the towel (is that what it is)? I’m going to check out the site now. I love the colors of her items!

  33. Danis

    Love all you recipes! Can’t wait to try this new one! And your pictures make it look so good! Love your website!

  34. Amy

    Oh, YUMMY!!! I’d like you to come to my house and make that for me while my husband rubs my feet and my 2 year old naps. Aaaaah…

  35. Arti

    I can’t wait to eat this yummy dish! The peppers look so beautiful in this dish. I can’t wait to make it for my sisters! And I would love the Beach towel/bag combo!

  36. Chandani

    I would love the cupcake tray and the monogrammed bag. Your dish looks delish :). Can’t wait to try it.

  37. Chelsea

    Thanks for the chance to win! I need a new beach tote! :) And can’t wait to try out the new recipe!

  38. Leigh Theo

    The cooler!! The cooler!! It’s screaming my name!! Please random number generator…PICK ME!!!

  39. Mandy

    I love her handpainted letters! I would definitely get one of those. Your pasta dish looks so yummy!

  40. Nancy

    I’d get the chair cover for sure love it and I love your site! Thanks for all the cool stuff you do!

  41. Andrea

    Your new recipe looks delicious!! I have been waiting for a new one :) Thanks for the giveaway if I’m selected!! I would totally get the bag with matching towel :)

  42. Lexi

    I love them both. So colorful and bright! I can’t wait to try the recipe. Looks so yummy! And I am definitely going to do some window shopping!

  43. Kerry

    That dish looks uber yummy. It’ll be yet another of yours that I try. As for the gift certificate…I think I would have to have the cute, summery tote. What fun!

  44. Ashley @ The Polkadot Alley

    The Polkadot Alley is my store and I am just loving reading all of your comments! Thanks for doing this Amanda…and I will also have to try your recipe! FYI to all of you, we send out a semi-monthly newsletter with different products profiled and discounted. Please subscribe on the site to be added to that list!(: Thanks again for all the fun comments!

  45. Nikki

    I would seriously have a hard time deciding what i would get. I love it all….and I LOVE all your recipes!

  46. Karen

    YEAH!!!! another recipe! Keep them coming! I would also LOVE to see some more of your scrapbooked recipes. Can’t wait to try this one! Thanks –

  47. Kim Bell

    I love that striped bag!! A women can never have too many bags!! Hope you have a super summer!

  48. Abby

    I love your website! The pool accessories or so chic and darling. I am going to have to give your pasta recipe a try. I made chicken alfredo lasagna tonight. It was yummy too :) Thank you for your wonderful giveaway. I hope I am lucky this time :)


  49. jennifer milam

    There are so many adorable things on this site, it will be very difficult to choose. I love the colorful coolers for the pool this summer.

  50. Judi V

    OMG I love your recipe – we actually had it for our supper today – went and bought the peppers as we didn’t have any – all the other ingredients we already had – it is yummo!!!! Thank you for a great one and also for the opportunity to win!

  51. Gayellen

    I went on that website and I have no idea what I would get! Too many cute things! Love, love the striped cooler. Also, I’m planning on making your best chocolate cake and butter cream frosting ever this weekend! I’m sure it will be a hit. Thanks for everything.

  52. Shannon

    The blue in that polkadot Alley Stuff is awesome! I almost want to copy the code with that colorzilla app i got from your blog! (it’s awesome and i use it all the time!)

  53. Robin Smith

    I have tried several of your recipes…my family loved the chicken alfredo, and the chicken enchiladas so I am looking forward to trying this one out also! I just visited the Polka Dot Alley….some really adorable stuff…and I have a couple of graduation gift to purchase also so going back to shop! Thanks for always sharing! Robin

  54. noy9ers

    I love all of them, such fun summer colors. If I had to pick one it would be the beach bag and matching towel although I think the birthday platter is very cute. Thanks for the chance to win the GC.

  55. Danielle

    I just LOVE that lounge chair cover! How clever! I will definitely have to check that website out! I have been following your website for almost 2 years now. I was googling webpages for recipe card ideas and yours was one of the first ones I hit on. I have to say that I “scraplifted” a couple of the layouts you used for your recipe cards! I teach classes at my local scrapbook store and love looking on your site for ideas! Thanks for all the great fonts too!! You do such an amazing job!

  56. Heidi

    Amanda, you always take the nicest pictures! And that pasta looks delish!!! I’m going to try it for sure.

    I would love to win and buy things for our pool!!

  57. Amy Holt

    I love it! What cute things they have! What a great idea! I love everything that is awesome! I love your page it is so helpful thanks Amanda!

  58. Krista

    Your pasta looks so amazing – I’ve been dying to try all of your yummy recipes, they look so good, especially the pulled pork – so I guess there’s no time better than now!

  59. Becky

    YUMMMMOOOOOO !!!!!! I’m hungry again just seeing your Alfredo recipe and I just ate supper. I can’t wait to try it. I would love love love the lounge chair. This would look so much nicer with me laying in it. :D

  60. Neda

    this may be the perfect dish to cure my hubby’s summertime alfredo cravings. i love, Love, LOVE that you used half-and-half instead of heavy cream! yum! can’t wait to try. =)

  61. Megan

    I tried the pasta recipe last night! My fiancee’ loved it. As for the adorable pool accessories, I’ve got to admit that the cooler would come in pretty handy for all the picnics to the beach we take!

  62. Heather

    mmmmm… that pasta makes me wanna go eat!! :)

    i would SO get a personalized koozie so my husband would stop taking mine!!

  63. Kristi

    I just went online to the polka dot site and they have sooo many cute things! But, I must say the cupcake tray is still my fav!
    Thanks for the great blog and fun things you share!

  64. Leah

    Wow I’m travelling this week but that pasta looks like dinner this weekend. Yum! I have never been to the Polkadot Alley until today. What a cute site. I love the idea of the lounge chair cover with the side pockets. Perfect for the pool!!

  65. Stacey Nordquist

    Amanda, your site is an INSPIRATION. I love EVERYTHING! I’ll be back for sure to dream and drool! :) Thanks!

  66. Sherri

    I can’t wait to try this new pasta recipe….Your recipes are the best…….I always get great compliments when I make them……..I would most definitely choose the terry cloth lounge cover…..It’s too cute!

  67. Katelyn

    I’ve been lurking around your blog for a while. I must say, you have some great recipes! I love the mac n cheese one! It is some of the best mac n cheese I have ever had!

  68. Tasha

    Oh wow, that pasta looks absolutely delicious! I will definitely have to make that sometime soon since my husband loves that kind of stuff. :)
    Haha, I’d have a hard time picking what I’d get if I got that gift certificate. Everything on that site is just too cute!

  69. Jenalee Graves

    I love all the bright colors! with the new pasta dish and all the amazing beach stuff! Bright colors just make you smile! :)

  70. Danielle Roe

    Ummm… yeah! That pasta looks DELISH! As does everything on the giveaway website. I would have a hard time picking just one thing. :)

  71. Alison

    I would LOVE the gift certificate…I am not quite sure which one I would buy. I might just have to buy it all! :)

    I have also tried many of your other recipes, so I’ll definitely be trying this one too!! BTW, my favorites are Bacon Cheeseburger Chicken and the Garlic Chicken Farfalle…I am getting hungry just thinking about it! :)

    War Eagle!

  72. Jaime P.

    Amanda – I love your site and even more so your scraproom. It’s amazing! I’m pretty jealous! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Polka Dot Alley gift card…their stuff is adorable!

  73. Susanne N.

    i will definitely be trying that beautiful pasta dish! it would take me a long time to decide what to get with that gift certif. i love the cooler, but the cover for the chair is cute too!

  74. Lindsay Lowery

    First of all your pasta looks amazing! I’ll be trying that recipe out for sure! Second, I have never visited the Polka Dot Alley! They have some super cute items! I have to say though that I’m partial to the cute little cupcake tray, it would look so cute on my patio set during a barbecue!

  75. Elizabeth

    Amanda – Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize – I would probably buy the chair cover. Looks good……….

  76. tchrtiff

    Your chicken and pasta looks delish! Think I need to put it on our summer menu. The PolkaDotAlley is a great site, thanks for sharing! I think I’d pick the beach cooler in the flower pattern. Everything is so cute, hard to decide!

  77. Shelby

    The giveaway is great!! such cute stuff!! but i just wanted to say how this recipe is right up my alley! so much so, that i’m making it this week sometime!! :)

  78. Anna

    I’ll have to try that dish, it looks scrumptious!
    I would so get the damask cooler with this giftcard – and it would be perfect for our road trip to california this summer!

  79. Tiffany

    I would totally get the beach bag with matching towel! I have a little boy and I feel like I always carried/carry little boy things! This would make me feel girly!

  80. Cindy

    I love this site..I visit it often. Its so bright and cheerful all the time..LOVE IT!!! Thank you for your time!

  81. AmandaG

    I would maybe get a beach bag. Went to beach recently and wasn’t very well prepared. I also really like the personalized koozies as gifts for a couple of friends.

  82. Laura Mae

    oh cute!!! There is a pink swirly laptop case that I would totally get my hands on! Thanks for the recipe I can’t wait to try it it looks soooo yummy!

  83. Michelle G

    I really need a new cooler to take to the beach – I was actually searching for them yesterday. Looks like a great site!

  84. Lauren Mills

    OH MY, I know whats for dinner tonight!! This looks so good, sure my husband will love it too! I have always wanted an alternate way to make alfredo sauce, ha, I say alternate, I mean some thing other than a jar :) Your recipies are so simple and so good!! (I don’t cook, but I don’t mind these…they don’t require a ton of time, which I have none of) OH and I love the fonts, can’t wait to actually sit down and figure it out so I can use them!

  85. terri d

    I agree with you Amanda, my beach towel never covers the whole chair so that wouuld be my choice! And yes, your dish looks so summer and yummy!!

  86. Kathy F

    I really enjoy getting emails from you. You have such great ideas for recipes, scrapbooking, etc. and the photos are always amazing. The Polka Dot Alley items are just so cute and summery.

    Keep up the good work and all the wonderful ideas!

  87. Colby

    Easy choice…considering my cupcake fetish. Definitely the cupcake tray…but I don’t think that would be my ONLY purchase. Cute stuff!

  88. Gina

    LOVE your site! My girls LOVE your adorable dogs!
    The pasta dish looks great-definitely going to try it out this week.

    If I won the contest, I would probably pick… anything for a baby girl because as I type my sister is in labor and having a little girl! I’m going to be an Auntie!!! So, I have my eye on the adorable pink chenille booties…or the lamb lovey…or the… ; )

  89. Jackie

    I LOVE the cupcake tray, too stinkin’ cute !!! And I think I’m gonna try your pasta recipe, it looks delish !!!

  90. Anna

    I am working on becoming a better cook, and this recipe looks so delicious it makes me want to attempt to make it! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  91. Jan

    I live in Tyler Texas and I love to scrapbook. I really enjoy your website. Thanks for sharing your live with us. The pasta recipe looks devine and I will try it tonight for dinner.

  92. Shelley

    Thanks for the yummy pasta recipe! We will have to try that one. And I NEED a new cooler…so I hope I win! :)

  93. Charlie

    That pasta looks delish. I am going to have to try it next week. I would totally get the lawn chair cover. This would keep it from getting too hot. :)

  94. Larke

    You are so talented in every way!!! I enjoy seeing your pictures, your fonts, your “puppies”, your recipes, your design layouts, and your smile! The recipe not only sounds delicious…the pictures look like they are from a magazine…WOW. Thanks!

    P.S. I want the lounge chair cover! …had gone to look at it before I even realized there was a give away – maybe I’ll get lucky!

  95. Ashlee

    That towel for the lounge chair looks perfect!! My towels are never long enough either!! LOL! PS: I made your Creamy Chicken Enchiladas the other night and WOW-DELICIOUS!!! And super easy!! Definitely going into my great recipe archive!!

  96. Jennifer

    Your pasta dish looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!! I have no idea what I would get from the website…there are too many cute things! :)

  97. ashley morgan

    Yay! I’ve been on a new recipe kick lately so I will add this one to the lineup. And the bag and towel combo is so cute!

  98. C Barrette

    You know, I was just thinking this past weekend how I would love that towel that covers the whole beach chair!

  99. Tonya

    I would use the gift certificate on a new laptop bag! I love everything they sell!!!! I spent 30 minutes looking! I am definitely going to try your chicken pasta recipe.

  100. Lisa

    The alfredo recipe is on the list of meals for next week! AWESOME!

    Super excited to check out the website!! Going right now!

  101. Misty

    My kids are going to love this pasta. I can’t wait to make it.

    If I won the gc I think that I would get the cooler!! It would be perfect for trips in the car!

  102. Carolyn

    Amanda, I can’t wait to try this recipe…I love farfalle pasta!!! I make a chicken-basil pesto pasta salad I think you’d love! =0)

  103. Megan

    Your pasta looks wonderful! I can’t wait to try it! I would love to win the gift certificate – there are so many cute things on that website!

  104. Casie

    I just love getting your e-mail. It’s the first one I look at when I see it in my inbox! I love finding/hearing about cool websites. This would be a great site for purchasing a gift for birthdays, friends etc… Thanks for telling us about it.

    I can’t wait for more blog tutorials. For example: I always have wondered how you go about doing an index of your own blog. Like categorizing it and such so you can find past posts easily. Maybe it’s really easy, but I just don’t know how to do it efficiently. Maybe you can help! ;)

  105. Lori M

    The pasta dish looks very yummy! If I won the GC I would get the cooler – would come in very handy to ice drinks down during this hot weather we are experiencing – don’t you think? =)

  106. Nicoleigh

    I love bags!! So I would go with the beach bag and towel. But I saw lots more that I liked as well. :)
    And the recipe looks tastey! I love chicken alfredo…so a new one to try. Thanks for sharing!

  107. michiganhill

    ok – that pasta recipe looks sooo good. I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing.
    PS. The polkadot alley stuff is so fun!

  108. Beth

    Well, since I am a new grandma I would probably buy something for my adorable grandson!! And the pasta dish looks refreshing and dee-lish! Thanks!

  109. Brandi

    I think the cupcake tray is so cute! It would be perfect for all of the upcoming birthdays this summer.

  110. Tanya

    That pasta dish looks DELICOUS! I can’t wait to give it a try. I also LOVE the lounge chair cover. I’m taking the kids to the pool today and I am wishing that I already had it :) Thanks so much for your site! I love it!

  111. April

    This recipe looks great! I cannot wait to try it out. I just love your recipes and I am so glad you posted one today.

    I would love to have that adorable cooler:)

  112. Megan {}

    How cute, Amanda! I love their little tea set! (And I soooo wish I could cook so I could try some of your recipes. Neither my family nor the fire department appreciate my attempts.)

  113. Mel

    We love pasta, so we’ll be trying this recipie! I love that cupcake tray—thanks for the chance to win!

  114. Brenda Smith

    That pasta looks fantastic!! Too bad DH would never touch it. He doesn’t like pasta or chicken. ROFL I will have to make it for my mom when she comes to visit.

    Of all the things on that site (and there were some wonderful things), I would have to say the Laguna Stripe bag and towel would be my choice. No beach here but it would be perfect for a trip to the new kids water splash pad at the park just down from my house. Plus the towel would be awesome as a great summer backdrop for newborn shoots. Oh the endless possibilities!

  115. Melissa

    Hi Amanda!!! Love your website and all of recipes!!! this pasta dish looks like a must for summer menu!! thanks forr them all!!!

  116. Kari Peterson

    I always love your recipes. My favorite things is the pictures and how you explain the “simple” things. It is those simple things that you would think everyone should know, but we don’t.

  117. Katy

    This pasta dish looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it.

    If I won the GC I would buy a candle for my mom. They look amazing and have some really yummy scents. We love candles!!

  118. Connie

    Being a total “Bag Lady” I would have to choose the beach bag, so…so cute. Loved your pasta recipe as well- pasta is my definate weakness.
    Thanks for a fun contest.

  119. Cori

    Thanks for introducing me to The Polkadot Alley. I wish I knew about them when my daughter was an infant – I could have gone wild!

  120. Tracy

    I looked at the Polkadot Alley website & the products are ADORABLE! I like the Beach Bag in Laguna Stripe! I also will be trying your recipe – looks delicious.

    Thanks for the awesome give-aways!

  121. Ashley House

    I love the beach bag and matching towel – they are too cute! And you can’t go wrong with pasta, chicken & alfredo sauce – yum yum!

  122. Jolene

    Hi Amanda!
    I have actually been following your blog for a few years now. I got “hooked” when a friend and I stumbled upon it while looking at scrapbook rooms. Your room and blog are divine! Such inspiration! Anyway, I will have to try your recipe, it looks yummy :)
    Thanks for a chance to win…

  123. Jen

    Wow, how do you pick just one thing?? Everything looks so great. And with summer finally upon us, its great to see summery things!!! Thanks so much for letting us know about this great web site.

    BTW, absolutely love your fonts. Thanks for sharing.

  124. Bernice

    Mmm! A new recipe I must try out. And I must try it out because I tried your chocolate cake recipe and it was absolutely divine and now I trust your taste buds :) Thanks for sharing!

  125. Dorene

    Recipe looks awesome, and plan on trying it.
    I’ll go an explore the Polkadot Alley and get my list
    ready, as I will be the next winner, so many thanks.

  126. Kirsten

    I love the can wraps and coozies! The initial key fobs are cute, too! I coud definitely use the polkadot monogrammed clipboard as a teacher!

  127. Patty D.

    What a cute website! I think I would get one of the personalized return address stamps; they’re adorable! There are so many cute things though; I would have a hard time actually choosing!

  128. Megan Willis

    I’d love the lounge chair cover. I hate the short towels and trying to cover the entire chair up at the pool.


  129. Sassy

    Well this recipe looked so great and I had all the items in stock that I decided to make it for lunch for me and the builders who are renovating back rooms and I’ve gotta say I’m really impressed. It is absolutely delicious and not one of the guys left anything on his plate and there was nothing left to put in the fridge…that says it all really doesn’t it? This is going to become a staple meal in our house, thank you so much for sharing the recipe!! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  130. Lillian Child

    You had me at PASTA !!!! One of my favorite food groups! And I haven’t met a pepper yet that I haven’t liked. Can’t wait to try out this new recipe. THANKS for sharing!!

  131. Beatriz

    After reading your recipe I think that’s what I’ll make for dinner tonight I have peppers and basil in my garden, and all the other ingridients so it’s perfect, great photos of the food. The chicken alfredo looks very yummy indeed.

    PolkaDot Alley has some really cute things – I can’t decide if I’d rather get the lounge cover or the beach towel/bag or the cooler bag. They are all way to cute! Thanks for having such an awesome site to look at and admire. I love your site!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  132. Rae

    Your pasta looks yummy. I’ll give it a try.
    I’d get one of the cute dresses for my 2 year old grand daughter : )

  133. The Mrs.

    The recipe looks delicious! I’d either get the “Anything Bag” or a train case – so cute! Thanks for the giveaway! Oh, and PS – I found my “missing” guides on Photoshop – LOL ;)

  134. Linda Stubbs

    My garden is getting in full bloom, so I need to make it. Your pasta dish is just beautiful! I can’t wait to fix it for the family. You really do a beautiful job Amanda on your photography! Keep up the good work. You just keep blessing and blessing us!

    I would love the lounge cover.

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!!!!

  135. LoriAnn

    That chicken looks yummy! I would have to cook the peppers separately, because my dear husband wouldn’t touch it with those in it. But yum!!!

  136. Michelle King

    I absolutely LOVE your recipes. They are always so easy and SOOOO delicious. I can’t wait to try this one!

    And the Polkadot Alley stuff is so cute! I’ll definitely have to visit their website!

  137. Carla

    That recipe looks yummy. I may have to make the recipe just for myself. My hubby isn’t big on alfredo sauce.
    I like the bag with the letters on it. Too cute.

  138. Erin Snapp

    Wow, I just LOVE everything you do Amanda..from the puppies to your yummies.

    I totally would have to purchase the Black and White Market Bag, AlongSide the matching Cooler.
    For two Reasons…
    1. to go to the store to purchase the ingredients for that amazing chicken recipe, then pack it up in a cooler for a park picnic with my hubby.
    2. can you imagine how cute these would be taking along to the weddings we shoot. We would no longer carry our army green bag & cooler.
    Cutest Shop ever, thanks for sharing it

  139. Jessica Santiago

    First let me start off by saying your pasta does look sooo good! =)

    Second If I was to win the contest I would get the Seersucker Lunchtote! It is so cute. With the way the economy is I carry my lunch to work with me all the time and this would make it extra special then a brown paper bag! =)

  140. Lee West

    What cute stuff! I love the flip flops!

    And boy does that pasta look yummy — going to have to try that!

  141. Courtney

    I think I would have to get some of those adorable flip flops. I’m just not sure how I would choose which ones. Thanks for the chance to win.

  142. Stefany

    It’s a great summer recipe! Like others have said, it’s nice because a lot of the ingredients we have on hand. (I too will be using herbs from my garden, it’s looking good!!!)

    Polkadot Alley has too much to choose from! I don’t know if $30 would do it for me… but I’d try. :o)

  143. Tiffany

    You are always so kind to give away nice items. Thank you. I would love to get the beach bag and towel set, so cute. Thank you for the delicious looking recipe, can’t wait to try it.

  144. Tracy

    Can’t wait to try to the new recipe! So glad you posted one. I was just wondering what to fix for dinner! Happy Summer!!!

  145. Gail

    OMGosh! The recipe looks wonderful! I love new recipes and I think I’m trying this one tonight. Such a perfect dish for a hot summer day. Your giveaway is awesome, too! I would love to have the lounge chair cover. How perfect would that be. My beach towels are like yours…they never cover the entire chair and the pocket on the side of this one is a fabulous idea!!

  146. Beverly

    I will be trying the pasta dish, but will need to switch the pasta for whole wheat. Can hardly wait!

  147. Barb :-)

    Yum! I have to try that new recipe! Thanks for sharing it! I also loved your dog pictures- awesome! I hope you frame some of them!

  148. chrissy

    Hi Amanda!

    The recipe looks great! Keep them coming, your recipes are always awesome!

    I’d love to have that cooler from Polka Dot Alley! I may just have to go shopping there anyway… ;)

  149. Michelle

    YUMMMM!! Your new pasta recipe sounds so good it made my mouth water. I can’t wait to try it.

    I also LOVE that towel that fits over the whole lawn chair. I’ve never seen one of those before. Thanks for sharing such a great find!


  150. christy

    I’m always so impressed with the photos you take of your food. The chicken alfredo looks very yummy indeed. It’s always so nice to have fresh veggies from the garden when making food.

    PolkaDot Alley has some really cute things – I can’t decide if I’d rather get the lounge cover or the beach towel/bag or the cooler bag. They are all way to cute! Thanks for having such an awesome site to look at and admire. :)

    P.s. – are you going to put up more scrapbook stuff?

  151. Jodie M.

    Wow…the recipe looks wonderful. Thanks. I would love the lounge cover…and it would make a great birthday gift. I’ll be celebrating my 50th birthday tomorrow…YIKES!

  152. Gwen

    You made me hungry and it is almost 3 AM! Hard to do at that time.

    I love the Damask cooler, who says that a cooler can’t be chic!

  153. Merredith Guyton

    I like the cooler. Would keep my Diet Pepsi’s nice and cold. Also, can’t wait to try the chicken recipe. It looks yummy!

  154. Sweets

    OMG !! Woman,, You are going to get me in some tall trouble here! My hubby is going to have to widen the blasted door ways,,,,Just so I can get threw them!!! Awesome lady just awesome,, The peppers give it a nice colorful look and the sauce with the 1/2 & 1/2 works wonderful…Thank you Thank you!!

  155. belle

    Can’t wait to try the pasta recipe. Love that it uses ingredients I already have on hand! The Polka Dot Alley is a great site. The Cooler-Hippie Chic would be a fun item to have.

  156. Savannah O'Gwynn

    Love the recipe….I needed something new to try–I’m sure my husband will LOVE it:) I love love love the beach towel that covers the entire chair!

    Love your website:)

  157. Sandie

    Your pasta looks amazingly good!!!
    This is one I will love to make n the entire fam would love!

    For me Id get something for the kitchen, or tumbler. or candle, or sumtin outta the holiday section or o o o the flip flops are freakin to cute! So prolly pair of those! lol
    they have so many cute things!

  158. Susan Wilson Ross

    The new pasta dish looks beautiful and very fresh for these HOT days. Please go to my website and look at my Chicken Kababs recipe — it has become a real favorite this summer with my family and friends. It is great served as the salad version. I would like to link your Chicken Pasta recipe to the blog, with your permission.

    BTW, my daughter just got a new laptop last month and that Boho laptop carrier would certainly look cute on her!

    Thanks for the recipe, fonts, and all! swr

  159. Lori O.

    Your chicken alfredo looks so delicious! I love your mac and cheese recipe too (just thought I’d add that comment). Side note, I do look forward to you updating new fonts *hint, hint* :o)

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