Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The way to a man's heart

Homemade Salsa Fresca

Well...it's at least the way to Nick's heart.
I think I was able to solidify our marriage even more when I made it for him.

Nick told me I could make it anytime.  I told him as "easy" as it is, it can be time consuming and tedious chopping up all those veges.  So we went to Target and bought THIS small 3-Cup food chopper thing.  I love it. And Nick loves it too because now I can whip out some Salsa Fresca in no time. Our goal is to plant a garden where we can grow most of the ingredients.

Maybe you already make this.  Maybe you already have your own recipe.  
But for you Salsa Fresca virgins, here's my 


{Add or subtract according to your own taste}

Chop and Mix
8 Roma Tomatoes
1 Onion
1 bushel of Cilantro
2 or 3 cloves of garlic
1 Jalapeno Pepper
1 Serrano Pepper
(However, last time I made it I omitted the Serrano Pepper 'cause the Jalapeno was a HOT one)

Then squeeze the juice of 2 limes right in there.  And also add a dash or two of salt.

And TADA!  Amazingly fresh Salsa!

George: Salsa is now the number one condiment in America.
Jerry: Do you know why? Because people like to say "Salsa"

Watch the video HERE!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Our Home!

Lots of people have asked me to post pictures of our house.
I love our house!
It's beautiful and spacious.
The only downside...it's in Maricopa.
But I actually am already growing accustomed to living "way out there."
Here's a tour for those of you who care and won't get to see it in person...

The Front

Walking In
I love how OPEN it is.

The office + Bath #1
This is Nick's hideaway.  And as you can see, one 24" monitor clearly wasn't enough.
Wall sconces courtesy of Susie Crandell

The Living Room + Dining Room
Yeah.  This room is BIG!  And the ceiling is REALLY high.  I haven't even began (begun?) to think what I want to do in here.

The Family Room
I think we've got a good start in here.
Nick is REALLY proud of his sound system.
And just so you know, we got these couches yesterday.  This is what we've been using until now.  I'm not going to lie...I'm going to kinda miss that ugly blue blow-up lounge couch thingamajig.

The Kitchen
I think TRUE LOVE is the best way to express my feelings towards this kitchen.

The Backyard
My little corner!  It looks sad right now, but with a little TLC it's going to be pretty.

The Stairs
LOVE the banister.

Bedrooms + Bath #2
Typical rooms.  Just used as storage for us now.

The Loft
Empty.  But this could be a fun room.

The Master
It's big.  When we were looking for a bed, a lot of the salesmen would ask if we had enough room for a king.  That was usually followed by a chuckle on our part and us saying, "Yeah.  We'll be fine." And notice the gun in the corner.  Nick says it's there so he can protect me :)  Anyway, it's really boring right now, but we have some fun ideas.  Nick actually came up with something really cool for a headboard.  That will be blogged about in the future I'm sure.

So slowly but surely we're converting our house into OUR HOME!
We love it.
Come visit!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Our Wedding!

On May 21st, 2011 I married and was sealed to my best friend Nick Foster in the Mesa, AZ Temple.  It was the best day of my life and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

Here are some pictures that some of my family took...