I’m trying to get better at printing out our photos and hanging them up versus just sharing them on Instagram and Facebook. It’s nice to see those memories in person instead of scrolling through an online feed. I found some old frames at Goodwill and gave them a hefty coat of paint and decided to create hanging frames instead of just tacking them up. Now I can display our favorite photos in a simple and cute way! Check out the easy tutorial to find out how you can too!
I’m a self-proclaimed pizza-addict so you will never see me going carb free or anything, but I must say that this was one delicious and HEALTHY way to enjoy pizza without the added carbs! I’ve seen a few different versions of these floating around on Pinterest, but I put together my own and couldn’t be happier with the results! Not only did I get my pizza-fix in, but I didn’t feel that after guilt of indulging in one too many slices like I usually do. I felt completely satisfied and full on just two halves! Let’s be completely honest though.. I’ll never give up the real thing, but this is a great pizza alternative during bikini season!
I made Mini Fruit Tarts last winter and we couldn’t get enough of their bite sized goodness! I really wanted to try a chocolate version of them, so the second I saw that cherries were in season I couldn’t resist putting this recipe together! The mini tart shells still had the same buttery flaky texture as the originals and mixed with the rich cream cheese filling and juicy black cherries, it made for a delectable dessert combination! And as if you needed any more incentive to baking these.. your entire house will smell like fresh baked brownies!
I made these for Cinco de Mayo and they turned out great, so of course when I go to make them last night to do as a post here, I knocked over the cocktail shaker before the margarita mix ever hit the glasses.. After soaking up a sticky puddle and slinging around words that would make even a sailor blush.. I made an entire new batch that turned out wonderful! They’re sweet, refreshing, and crisp and make the perfect summer cocktails on a hot day!
Usually starting with Memorial Day going on until Labor Day its picnic season. The most common side dishes you see are pasta salads, potato salads, and coleslaw, so surprise your guests by putting a twist on a classic! This creamy coleslaw mix has a subtle sweetness from a mango and a much needed kick from the habanero! You can enjoy it as a side dish or even top your burger with it.. either way you will surely enjoy the spicy new way to do coleslaw!
Have you checked out ModCloth lately?! Their summer line has tons of retro inspired pin-up styles that will have you longing for the days of drive-in movies, soda shop dates, and swing dancing! The styles are extremely flattering to any body type and can be styled in a number of different ways to make it unique to you!
As I promised last week, to celebrate the Tattooed Martha Facebook page hitting over 1,000 likes, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to ModCloth! All you need to do is check out their Pin-Up Parade lookbook and post your favorite style in the comments below! The contest is open until June 19th and the winner will be contacted shortly after.
I find it a little difficult to write today due to the chorus of hammers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, delivery trucks, and garbage trucks that we’ve been listening to since early this morning. To say we’re ready to move is the understatement of the century! After running a few errands today we’re combing through Craigslist and finding a new place! I’ve done apartment living since I was 18 and it’s time for something bigger, quieter, and more affordable!
To get away from the noise and actually enjoy the area we live in, we walked down to Newport Bay Restaurant for some food and drinks last week! We sat on the upstairs patio and watched the dragon boats practicing and the fat little geese paddling around! I enjoyed a pomegranate mojito and a teriyaki wild salmon sandwich with grilled pineapple, avocado, and coleslaw. Both were phenomenal and I’ll be giving it my best shot to duplicate the recipes so you guys can enjoy them as well!
And speaking of recipes.. I’m in the process of implementing a new feature where you, the reader, can decide and vote on some of the recipes featured here! It’s still a ways out and of course I’ll make an announcement with more details when it’s closer, but if you have any suggestions in the meantime you can always send them my way!
I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!
I’m finally caught up from traveling and I had some time to get some sewing done! Check out the newest listings on the Tattooed Martha Etsy shop! I put up a few new patterns and renewed some of the favorites like the Star Wars and Marvel comic clutches! My favorite so far is the Star Trek comic clutch.. it’s for the true Trekkies! haha
It’s grilling season and I’m taking full advantage of it! I don’t know if it’s the sizzle of food hitting the grill or the fact that everything just seems to taste better when cooked on a grill, but if you need an excuse, these shrimp skewers are definitely it! After marinating the shrimp in fresh lime juice I smothered them with honey barbecue sauce on the grill, creating a sweet and savory flavor that will make you wish you cooked more!
Remind me to never run errands on a weekend! I tried to go just a few places today and I found myself muttering obscenities the entire time. I decided to come home and find comfort in my two most favorite things… baked goods and beer! To celebrate the season finale of Game of Thrones tonight I picked up a bottle of Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale.. I figured it’s only appropriate since there’s at least a few hundred deaths every episode! The chocolate cake and fresh strawberry frosting makes for a delectable combination!