Monday, December 31, 2012

PGD: A Year in Review

2012 was year number one for Pink Gerbera Daisies.  What a year it has been!  When I first started this blog, I thought that my main readers would be my mom and my mother-in-law.  I thought maybe a few friends would check it out.  It was amazing to me to see that other people, people I didn't even know, would check out my blog and even comment on things!  Thank you to everyone who has looked at the blog, browsed by, became a follower, or left a comment!

Here were the top 10 most visited items on the blog in 2012.

3.  Wreath

Thanks again for making 2012 a great year in the blog-o-sphere!  Can't wait to see what 2013 will bring!

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Crush Of The Week

Woohoo!  Check it out!  I was featured on Flamingo Toes as part of her crush of the week with my Aztec embroidery.  Thanks, Beverly!!

Hummus Chicken and Veggies

This recipe is so, so, so good and it will make your house smell delicious as it is baking.  I found it at Gimme Some Oven.  This one is a definite keeper for my family.

You will need:
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup hummus (I used roasted red pepper)
salt and pepper
1 yellow squash
1 zucchini
1 sweet onion
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon
Smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 450.  Spray and set aside a large baking dish.

Chop, yellow squash, zucchini, and sweet onion.  In a mixing bowl toss veggies, olive oil, and salt and pepper.  

Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Arrange veggie mixture in the bottom of the baking dish in one layer.  Place chicken breasts on top of veggies.  Cover the top of the chicken breasts with the hummus, covering the entire breast.  Squeeze the lemon juice over the entire mixture.  Then dust veggies and chicken with the paprika.

Bake for about 30 minutes.  I served ours with Trader Joe's mushroom risotto.


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Aztec Inspired Crafts

I don't know about you, but I have been loving the Aztec trend.  I have searched and found some Aztec craft inspiration ideas for you!

These paper feathers would make adorable gift tags or book marks.

This is a stamp I made reusing a Styrofoam leftover lid.  I used the end of a paint brush to create my pattern, then I used a foam paint brush to apply the paint.

I also made this Aztec inspired embroidery hoop.  I really love the color combination on this one.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Printables

Elf inspired printable via less cake (more frosting)

Printable gift bag with instructions on how to put it together via eat drink chic

Merry and bright printable via a spoon full of sugar

Snowman candy bar wrappers via Kerry's craft blog

Owl gift card labels via catru

Printable Christmas banner via a second street

Happy holidays printable via q.a. design

Saturday, December 15, 2012

On My Bookshelf

I'm sure I am the last person in the entire world, but I honestly have not read any of the Harry Potter books, nor have I seen the movies.  I held off on seeing the movies, because I like to read the book first.  If I watch the movie first, I often can't finish the book.  I have decided to read through the Harry Potter series and watch the movies as I go.  I finished the first two books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  I have really enjoyed the series so far. The books are so cute and imaginative!


Next up, I am reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.