Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer eats and DIY treats!!

I picked up this cookbook somewhere recently ( I seriously can't remember! Costco maybe?) and have found some reeeeally awesome easy recipes in it! I mean come on, it's summertime and 8 million degrees outside and all I want to do is GRILL GRILL GRILL!!!
This recipe for rum-glazed shrimp and mango was AWESOME!!

The sauce was sooo easy to make but I would suggest doubling it so there's plenty for pouring over the rice:) Then it's just cut up mango and skewer them and the shrimp, grill it up and VOILA!!

I served mine over rice and made a simple salad of arugula dressed with olive oil and sea salt :)

But the reeeal reason I love simple dinners so much? So I can do the things that I really love:) I bought this little beauty at The Salvation Army Boutique here in Cali. Yeah I know, It really has the word "boutique" in the sign! Which just means they can charge ridiculous prices for things that suckers like me HAVE to have :)

A few coats of paint and some flashy hardware and she's a stunner :)

Oh and that beautiful GLASS hardware? $14 freaking dollars a piece from Restoration Hardware. And when I bought it, the cashier made sure to remind me that whoever does the installation of this hardware must be verrry careful because they can break verrry easily. No problem I said! To which she replied, "well you know those construction men, they just man handle everything!" Hahaha I giggled, and went on my way.
Weeeeell, I'll have you know that not 2 minutes after I warn the hubbs about my fragile glass knobs....this happens :(

Yep, manhandled and broken :( His punishment? He has to accompany me back to Restoration Hardware tomorrow and buy a new one. Which if you know my hubby, is complete and utter torture :)


  1. Doris- you and your new camera are getting so fancy!! So good!:) dresser looks so pretty.
    Rog, easy on the precious goods!! I know you won't let that happen again after the death march to the store!!
    Miss you two!!

  2. I love that dresser! You have such a good eye. The handles just make it very special too. I am sure all will be well with installing the new one!

  3. First, love the mango shrimp recipe. Can't wait to try that one. OR better yet have you make it and I eat it! OK the dresser is adorable! That's what I should do to the $65 brand new dresser I picked up from people that were fleeing from their mansion! Nice pics BTW.

  4. The kabobs look delicious...I soooo want to try this...like now;)!

    Your dresser is gorgeous! Love the glass pulls...breakable or not;)!


  5. Thanks so much for your sweet comments!

    The sofa is from Thomasville. I ordered it about 2 years ago...I love it. I ordered another one that is similar for my kids gameroom...they both are holding up really well!

    Good luck with you hunt!


  6. Hi Dorie! I didn't see an email...so I am responding here. Our tile is Walker Zanger. The type is Ashby Mosaic, high-gloss white. Can't wait to read around on your blog! it is making me hungry...Julie

  7. dorie you won the contest look on my blog