December 13, 2015

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Pretzel Bombs || Game Day

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Pretzel Bombs, of course I had to try these!!! Was not disappointed, highly recommend making these. 

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Pretzel Bombs || Game Day Food, The Graffitied Gardenia

Changes I made: 
I used Diet Dr. Pepper instead of beer 
I used fresh jalapeño instead of canned jalapeños

Other notes: 
My batter was REALLY sticky, could be from the soda, I added a lot of extra flour (tablespoon at a time) until it wasn't before taking it out of the mixer. I cooked them for the 10 minutes, then for another 5 minutes because they were not brown at all. I only made a half recipe, worked out fine (I know some stuff gets weird if you half or double it). 

We both loved this recipe, will definitely make again! 

{you are beautiful and wonderfully made} 

June 19, 2015

Bee Bath and {mini} Watering Pond

Dear Bees,

I made you this.

Bee bath || DIY || The Graffitied Gardenia

{Upcycled bottle upside down, cute dish from Salvation Army, and rocks from the Dollar Tree. I noticed the neighbors cat likes to drink out of it too! Double whammy, cat to keep away the bunnies and bees to pollinate.}

{you are beautiful and wonderfully made}

June 17, 2015

Homemade tacos & some garden love

Our summer meals are typically light, fresh, and simple. We love tacos, so this is usually my go to for any leftover meat. 

Dinner tonight || The Graffitied Gardenia #mealplanning

Chicken tacos using leftover rotisserie chicken, black beans and you can never go wrong with homemade pico de gallo and guacamole.

Fresh from the garden for taco toppings: cilantro, lettuce, and a garlic scape. || The Graffitied Gardenia

Fresh from the garden for taco toppings: cilantro, lettuce, and a garlic scape. Garlic scapes taste like a rich garlic onion, it was delicious on tacos. Cutting ingredients from the garden for fresh eating brings me so much joy. 

CAN'T wait for tomato season... 
Happy summer eating! 
{you are beautiful and wonderfully made}

March 27, 2015

Friday Word || Beauty

Photo credit || {print} 

You can be inspired by others, but nobody can be you, but you. Be true to yourself. Learn to appreciate all the unique qualities that make you beautiful and wonderfully made. 

Have a lovely Friday {heart} 

March 10, 2015

Stitch Fix || Review No. One

So I finally did it. After months of seeing a few friends posting about Stitch Fix I finally had to give it a try. It's pretty amazing! 

What is Stitch Fix
"Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a selection of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. You can buy what you like and return the rest!" from Stitch Fix website.'s an awesome new shopping experience! You fill out your style profile, pick a date that you'd like your box delivered, you get a box with five new items to try on at home, send back what you don't want, pay for what you keep. {Shipping is free both ways} 

February 28, 2015

Homemade Pretzel Bites || Amazing!

Homemade pretzel bites! 

Homemade pretzel bites. Wow, amazing!

These are so so so delicious, make them tonight! Earlier in the week I made Jalapeño Popper Pretzel Dogs for dinner and it sparked my interest in trying homemade pretzels. I found this recipe on Pinterest this morning, had all the ingredients and a few hours later the man and I were enjoying these bites size goodies. 

January 9, 2015

Fav Five Friday || 01.09.2015

>> My inspiration this week  >>

Photo Credit || Sous Style 

I love these.
I think I should
 make them for
my chick palace.

Photo Credit || My Modern Met, check it out!
There's a full story.

How amazing are
all those windows. 
One day when the 
man and I have land
we'll make something
fresh like this. 

If I had this, I 
would also have a polar
bear for a pet...and it 
would wear 
rhinestone collar. 
{Welcome to my mind.} 

Cinnamon Honey Butter. 
My chicks are having 
an appetizer night this weekend. I think 
I'll make this and homemade biscuits. 

I want to make.  

{you are beautiful and wonderfully made}