Sunday, March 11, 2012

What I've Been Up to this Spring

I'm a camera card clearer procrastinator, so I realized I had pictures that I have never put up anywhere!
Here are the random adventures of this spring so far...
Catherine came up to Columbia for a fun weekend

Part of the group was reunited, at least for a little while
Watched Robert play for the first time in a USC uniform during a Spring Game vs Wofford

FDHS Oyster Roast

 Brunch at Toast (a favorite new CHS spot!)

Valentine's Day Dinner-In

 Sweet Vivie smiles

Celebrated Christie's 24th Birthday Celebration at M Vista

Birthday Girl's First Professional GF Birthday Cake
 Celebrated Elisabeth's Birthday at Peninsula Grill

The Birthday Girl with their Famous Coconut Cake

I'm still dreaming of these scallops

Banana Pudding

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Change in URL Address

I've decided to change my web address to match my blog title!
My new URL will be:
{I'll officially be changing it over by the end of the week}

If you follow on Google reader, please please make the change so you don't think Babbling Beebe is gone! :)
I'm working on a new (or my first ) blog design... it should be done in the next few days, so stay tuned!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Crockpot Kind of Night: Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork

I usually babysit on Thursdays, (although it's not even fair that I get paid to cuddle with a sweet baby girl or play cars with an awesome 3 year old) so I like to cook dinner in the crockpot on those nights.
This recipe required very minimal/easy morning prep and before serving it only needs a quick glaze.
Source: via Rachael on Pinterest 

Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin
1 (2 pound) boneless pork tenderloin (or regular pork loin)
1 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup water

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch (I needed a touch more in order to thicken)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Combine sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub over roast. Place in slow cooker with 1/2 cup water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. About 1 hour before roast is done, combine ingredients for glaze in small sauce pan. Heat and stir until mixture thickens. Brush roast with glaze 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking. Serve with remaining glaze on the side.
Recipe: Let's Dish

I added some squash-zucchini-onions on the side and called it dinner!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lacy & Wes' Wedding Shower

Last Saturday was Lacy and Wes' Couple's Wedding Shower. {That sentence really tested my apostrophe skills..hope I got it right}  It was fun to get with the speech girls since we've been traveling this semester.  I love any reason for a party, especially to celebrate such a fun couple!
My party date drove up for the occasion

Speech Girls
Sara, Laurin, Kaley, Christie, me, Lacy

Lacy and Wes playing Fiance Game (think The Newlywed Game pre-wedding)

cute shower invitation
(a little blurred for privacy of the hostesses)
Can't wait for April 14th to celebrate their BIG day!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Red Stamp. My New Favorite App.

Now I know I'm new to team IPhone so this may be old news... But my current app obsession is Red Stamp. It combines 2 of my favorite things: holidays and mail! Basically it's a free app where you can design you own greeting cards (with pictures, or without) and text/email/snail mail them. It's free to text and email and only $1.99 to mail it as a postcard. Hello it's cheaper than buying a regular card and stamp!
Here are the 2 I've sent so far...
I can't wait for more occasions to send more! {sorry to my friends if you start to recieve too many of these--I can't resist!}
I'm linking up to Pineapples and Pickles Product of the Week

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Super Bowl Recipes

The Super Bowl would be so much better if my beloved Colts were playing...but having another Manning brother playing is probably my second choice.  If Peyton can't win in his own stadium at least Eli can!  Please, I don't know if I can handle hearing about how 'great' Tom Brady/Bill Belichick are for a whole year...

I'm not sure where I'll be watching the Super Bowl.  But wherever I am, some good snacky food is a guarantee.  I picked out a few recipes to make for Sunday

Super Skinny Pizza Pinwheels from Dashing Dish
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Homemade Guac from Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box

Chili's Copycat Salsa Recipe from Six Sisters' Stuff

Baked Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip from Food Network
Picture of Baked Buffalo Wings With Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip Recipe
Go Giants!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Make my day Tuesday

On Tuesday I got back to Columbia to find 2 little surprises in the mail.

Grandma Nancy sent me a sweet card and a Colts article. I hope I can be like Grandma and send friends little things, just because it made me think of them. She is great at this!
Elisabeth sent some cute note cards because they match my current blog design.  So sweet!
{PS Elisabeth just started a new blog!  Check her out: Total Maham}
Thanks so much for making my day, you two!
One of my students at school insisted that she put a smiley face sticker on my hand. Guess she thought I did a good job?! I have so much fun on my Mondays and Tuesdays at the elementary school.  The kids keeps me laughing and are sweet as can be.

Make someone's day sweet today!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Weekend Recap

Friday night Christie and I went on an Aldi adventure to grab some food for our Girl's Night.   I'd never been before and I was impressed!  It's a place where you just kinda have to buy what they have, but they had some great prices.  Of course I ended up with a lot of random things simply because they were a good deal.

Girl's night was a success!  We made Frogmore Stew--not exactly a 'girly meal' but it was delicious.  We even taught some friends how to peel shrimp ;)  Dinner was followed by dessert at Harpers. yummm
The only pic I got Friday night was of my I love the curly/wavy look so I attempted to follow this tutorial.  My 'wavy' hair definitely didn't turn out as well as in the video but I'm also not very skilled with the curling iron.  Maybe practice makes perfect waves?
Clearly I need some help on self-photo back of the head pics..
Saturday was spent with my favorite 2 and a half year old buddy.  We got to hang out all day long, play with play dough, and make some yummy treats

Sunday was a b-e-a-utiful day.  Seriously a Chamber of Commerce weather day in Charleston..a perfect day for some soccer.

Hope everyone had a good weekend!  {Even though it's already Wednesday....I'm not complaining about the week flying by}

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I know I chose the right profession when...

{either that or I am really nerdy, I will accept that too}

1. I got wayyy too excited about a Smart Board. Seriously. I had a little tutorial at the clinic today and I am obsessed!! (I know I'm way behind the curve on this and all my Speechie friends who student taught think this is old news) But I have seen so many cute ideas/lessons/games today that I actually said out loud 'I want to stay in school so I could use this awesome thing!'  I get it honestly.... My Mom said Smart Boards made her want to return to teaching.
Kid you not, best thing since sliced bread.

2. I was thrilled by a new pack of pens from Staples. I stood in line for 20 minutes today to order the multi-colored pack. Because why would I want to write in black if I can write in fun colors?!

3. I printed new return address labels and it put a smile on my face. One of my New Year's Resolutions is to send more snail mail and these labels totally motivate me.

Template found here: Source: via Rachael on Pinterest
I'm so simple, school supplies make my heart happy.
Happy Friday Eve.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Heart Charleston Restaurant Week

At the beginning and end of tourist season {January and September} the city of Charleston hosts a restaurant week where you can eat at the best restaurants for a lot less $$$ than normal!  We love to take advantage and try new restaurants that we wouldn't normally go to.  We are so spoiled by all the great restaurants here and have a lot left to try!

Since I'm home on Mondays and Tuesdays this semester for my internship, we could have a fancy Monday night date night at Cypress. 

{pumpkin puree soup / lemon meringue pie / grilled mountain trout / pork schnitzel}

{I didn't manage a pic of the two of us--this was all I got}

Friday, January 13, 2012

I Pinned It, I Made It!

My recent Pintrist recipe finds...
Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas
{These were a good change from the normal enchiladas I make--I like the Cannelloni beans in them}
                                                                         Source: via Rachael on Pinterest

Make Your Own Smoothie Packets
{I made 5 baggies this weekend and already need to make more!
I also added a little protein powder in the blender to make them more filling)  
                                                                 Source: via Rachael on Pinterest

Autumn Chopped Salad & Golden Winter Squash Soup
{I made these for my Mom's Progressive Birthday Dinner
The party goers loved them and they were easy to make ahead of time}
                                                                        Source: via Rachael on Pinterest

                                                                           Source: via Rachael on Pinterest

Homeade Fit Granola Bars
{From the Dashing Dish blog --she has tons of great recipes with calories already listed and many are GF.  
These bars had good flavor and texture. They were a tad crumbly, but I don't think I added enough honey/syrup. Next time I'll add more!}
                                                                            Source: via Rachael on Pinterest

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Michigan Christmas 2011 in Snapshots

1. Beebe Girls on Christmas Eve
2. New Christmas Eve PJs
3. Our pretty little 4 foot Christmas tree (that was propped up on soup cans)
4. View from the back steps of the farm house
5. Poppa Bob's famous sourdough pancakes
6. The Lake City barn all covered in snow
7. Uncle Keith's sauna where we spent a night relaxing
8. Always the motto during our MI stay
9. Stockings lined up on the piano
10. Family + Poppa Bob & Grandma Betty

{Next up part 2--ski trip}


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