Monday, January 31, 2011

Cedar CitaAy and Dinner 2Night.....

My baby Brother is not so baby anymore :( infact its about time to put his mission papers in! ....Tear. ..... So my sissy and I decided to take a weekend and go visit him down in Cedar and hang out. It was a blast. Infact my baby brother has always been more of a big brother to me ....not because he is 6"3 but because he takes such great care of all us sisters. He made us Breakfast and dinner and took us to the best little pastery pub. The only thing missing was Tiff :( Never the same when someone is gone. (I have to give a shout out to Danny, he willingly gave up his weekend to take care of Gracy for me while I was gone. Some serious Daddy daughter time was spent. when I got home he was doing gracy's hair. Those are the best moments to walk in on. He did a dang good job to. Love you Babe) Its a little imbarrasing for me that my little brother is a better cook than me. I love him.
Me and muh sis.

we are so vogue. Going to sunny St. George for the day. 65-70 degrees is HEAVEN>

This has got to be the funniest thing Ive ever seen......There was a petting zoo by a Gas station on the way home....yup...a petting zoo. I thought it was kind of awesome, Anyway Corinne and I the animal lovers that we are couldn't resist. That emu would have pecked our eyes out, and it did peck Corinne, I laughed so hard my tears were freezing down my face.

They had a baby ZEBRA......I wanted to take him home.

We did do some shopping and the lucky girl that I am I finally found some jeans that fit my lerpy long legs. If you are like me and cant find any, try American Eagle Artist "long" dark wash, They are a dream for us who don't want to spend 200 $$ on one pair of jeans. pshhh who needs the buckle. (they were 40$$!!! steal for high quality thick denim and they look like the new silvers)

Who loves Indian food raise your hand!!!!! I have perfected my favorite recipe of Chicken Tikka Masala, Just like Bombay house. Dinner was ethnically wonderful tonight. I reduced the salt the recipe calls for by half. And only add half of the cayanne pepper. Also serve with Grapefruit Izze soda and lime to top it off.

1 c plain yogurt
1tblsp lemon juice
2tsp ground cumin
1tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tblsp minced fresh ginger
4tblsp salt or to taste
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 long skewers
1tblsp butter
1clove garlic minced
1 jalepeno` pepper finely chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp paprika
3tsp salt or to taste
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup heavey cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1. in a large bowl combine yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger and salt, stir in chicken .....cover and refrigerate for 1 hour (i do 45 min)
2.preheat a grill for HIGH heat.
3. lightly oil the grill grate thread chicken onto skewers discard marinade. grill until juices run clear.
4.melt butter in large heavey skillet over med heat. saute garlic and jalepeno for 1 min. season with cumin paprika and salt. stir in tomato sauce and cream. simmer on low heat until thickens . about 20 min. add grilled chicken and simmer for 10 min. transer t oa serving platter and garnish with cilantro. Serve with rice or pita bread.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Likes-loves-and must haves.....

So my mom took Gracy and I out today and we went to Roots cafe for some delish crepe`s and got some beauty supplies in Roosevelt then decided to hit a few stores on the way out. We both had never been to Black eyed Susan's before and LOVED it, they had allot of good prices and AMAZING store, but left with a little hand made ring, my mom bought some V-day decor`. Then on a whim decided to stop by that "Funky Junky Gypsy Mamma" Place on the way back to Vernal. And This is what I found there...!!!!!!!!! The most Goddy Gorpy Gold vintage mirror of my dreams!!!! I LOVE this stuff, and the best part is my wonderful mommy bought it for me for my birthday. Isn't it cool! total original antique. its all rickety and heavy and perfect. I love that store because its like an upscale yard sale. Yes its second hand but if you get looking around and like to refinish furniture its got pure gold just waiting to be scooped up. Im contemplating on doing something similar to this to the frame.......although, im so in love with that original gold color.....what do you think ...... any ideas???
So these feather earrings are my little obsession latley, arent they cool! bless the creative people that sale their talents on Etsy!

Monday, January 24, 2011


One of the things that I truly adore about my little girl is that she is so much like her daddy. She (obviously) is the most gorgeous little feminine version of him, she is built like an athlete. Has the platinum blond hair, those big beautiful eyes and the self confidence of a lion. How can you not just fall in love with that, and I did lol! But I find that once in a while I see a little of myself in Gracy, and Its so exciting for me. Gracy painted for almost an entire hour today. I know I'm no professional but she is really good. Her attention to color, her brush strokes are all very very good for a 2 1\2 year old. She made about six little masterpieces that will be matted, framed and hung in my home. L`artiste.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Merry Bingham Christmas and some stuff

Well we sure had an amazing Holiday. Although I did not put my pictures in order, so just roll with it, and understand that this is who I am. "un-organized and a late poster" so Anyway. Danny had a week off after Christmas! I know weird huh, so that really meant we had one free day to spoil and love on little Gracy. We thought it would be fun to take her to the Aquarium and Chucky-cheeses in Draper. We also thought she would have more fun with a partner in crime. The Willy's were in SLC already and so we just meet up with them and stole Gracy's cousin Annie for the day. Gracy was in HEAVEN. And Annie pretty much played mom and watched out for Gracy the entire day, it was so cute watching Annie take Gracy's hand and Mother her. Cutest thing ever. (I had to add that Annie was determined to buy Gracy something with her own money how cute is that)Chucky-cheeses.....Annie's First time! Gracy's Second. Annie was so hilarious, she insisted on washing her hands before touching any of her pizza! Annie: Aunt nicky, im really not comfortable with these germs on my hands, can we find a sink? how funny is she?

They loved this ride!

This was at the Aquarium.

The Girls were totally freaked out they let everyone touch the stingrays.

cool picture.......i had to look close, I couldnt tell if it was Annie or Gracy......its Annie of course. but cool photo.

Pretty neat aquarium.

My Favorite.

They were both so amazed.

We spent all of Christmas in Neola so we had a few late presents to open...

She is so into princess everything right now!!! princess table princess "house" she calls it.

She's not to shy, dove right into opening presents.

Gracy LOVES her Zu Zu pet.

Linda, Gracy and I with our super cute aprons that Amy made us. Dont judge the morning faces and crazy hair.

Gracy just loves little Annie. anything the big girls are is Gracy.

Out of the many gifts Gracy got from Grandpa and Grandma Bingham, I thought these were so cute. first pair of Carhartt jeans. she looks so cute in them.

opening the first present !!!

Christmas Eve is always fun with the Binghams. We usually party at Jonny and Adree's house. The food was amazing, the Games were hilarious and the company was even better. Gracy LOVES her cousins. Gracy ..... well being Gracy.

Danny ..... of course....... he won the entire Minute to win it challenge.

Had to post a picture of Jonny and ADree's pretty tree. Ours was pretty pitiful this year :(

Push up contest.....Big Jon can hold is own!

This is the Girls with Their new Jammies on. We played "minute to win it" . Linda my Mother-in-law smokin' us all.

Gracy and I opening new jammies and slippers.

Good sports!

Oh just another reminder of how much Gracy love her daddy...... and cookies. (mint choco chips cookies) they were soooo gooood.

Isnt my little girl so big! She will be 3 in 6 months! Its my favorite to watch her experience thigh deep snow, snowballs, a "real" snowman, the taste of fresh snow and how the air bites your face and stings your fingers. Those little things are what I remember when I was little. Its the best to see my little bee-bop finding out for herself. Oh how she adores her daddy. They are the same. And I love it.
Little Nacho, she is my favorite little pet. So well behaved and sweet with Gracy.

I LOVE this photo. She was hoping into Danny's footprints and did a really good job of it. Shes quit the little athlete already.

Frank is getting to be a better dog everyday. He's picking up on the way we do things pretty fast. He saved Gracy and I from a rabid Boxer the other day, totally pinned him down! So he is earning his keep. he loves Gracy and is so good with her. he pretty much just lays there and lets her do whatever she wants. The dogs keep Gracy busy until she can have a sibling someday. Atta boy Frankie.