Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Stripes and elbow patches.  Be still my heart.  My mom + sis know me well cuz they got this cardigan for me for Christmas.  

sweater:: H&M
green shirt:: old navy
jeans:: target skinnies
boots: old navy 

I've loved wearing it with different shirts.  But this combo might be my fave.  I may or may not walk around rubbing the patches since they are super soft suede.  

Linking up at WIWW 


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New York Style Pizza Crust

You know how pizza is my favorite food?  Yeah I could eat every day I'm pretty sure.  Especially really good New York style pizza.  We had a go to spot in Winter Park Colorado that I'm pretty sure, the guy running it was in the witness protection program, hiding from the mob.  In Portland I love Hot Lips.  It is made with all local and/or organic ingredients and their flavor combos rock.  It almost tricks you into thinking pizza is healthy ;)    My favorite is the Southwest which is cilantro pesto, black beans, corn and feta.  Uhhh yeah.  Its super good.  Last time we ate there I said duh, why don't we make new york style pizza at home? Cuz the other homemade kind just isn't cutting it.  So I googled and found a recipe that got awesome reviews and we have been having pizza probably once a week since.  Its the best, I'm telling you! 

{adapted from}

2/3 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp rapid rise or bread machine yeast
1 3/4 c flour 
1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt

Combine water, sugar and yeast in mixer bowl.  Let the yeast proof for 5-10 minutes.

Add salt and flour mixing until a soft dough forms, then mix for another 5 minutes to knead the dough.

Once you have a smooth and elastic dough place in a bowl that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Turn to coat, cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

Punch down the dough and let it rest for a couple of minutes.  

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.  Yep, 500 degrees.  

On a greased cookie sheet or pizza stone start stretching and patting your dough in to a pizza shape.  I start from the middle and work my way out.  You want it to be stretched really thin.  You can let it rest, then stretch to keep it from pulling apart.  

Once you have your crust ready, add your favorite toppings.


My best tip to having an awesome pizza is to use whole milk mozzarella.  Not fresh mozzarella though,  which is probably too expensive for  making pizza.  Whole milk mozzarella is in the cheese section and can be hard to spot but its there.  It is a little bit more "wet" than the part skim variety so I slice it thinly rather than grate it.  It seriously makes all the difference when making pizza at home.  

Also homemade sauce rocks the house.  Last summer I made a bunch with a Mrs. Wages seasoning package and we love it.  I omited the sugar and added some more seasonings to it, then put it in 1/2 pint jars and froze it.   Oh, to be that prepared all the time...  


Once you have your pizza ready and the oven is 500 degrees put your pan on the bottom rack to bake.  I'm thinking I cook mine for about 10 minutes.  I don't usually set a timer I just watch it and when the cheese starts to brown and bubble it should be done.  

Let it cool so you don't burn the top of your mouth!

Don't eat the whole thing.  

Mmmm... pizza.

How do you top your pizza?


Friday, February 17, 2012

Hello Insta Friday!

It has been awhile, like months since I've done an instafriday!  I don't even know where to start but I will try not to go overboard!

I've been using a lot of fabric paint lately.  I use vinyl and my silhouette a lot.  The camera is for D.

Princess Bride is quite possibly one of the best movies of all time.  Whats your favorite line?

Party planning should always include cupcakes with my favorite girl.

Still rockin the green smoothies in the morning.  Greek yogurt does NOT make your fridge smell fabulous.

The green smoothies balance out my need to eat these tiny cinnamon bears.  They were so cute I just couldn't resist.

We celebrated my friend Mandy's birthday last weekend.  Dinner and cupcakes at Frost Me Sweet and off to see the Vow.  I'm still not sure how I feel about that movie.  I wanted to love it, but I was so depressed by the end.  If you haven't seen it I'd say save $8+ and wait for redbox.

I only have ONE MORE WEEK of P90x.  If you want to try it I say go for it! I've loved it actually.  I'm way stronger, and feel better physically and emotionally.  The reason I'm so freaking excited its almost over is because at this point the best reward I can think of is to sleep in for 3 days in a row.  I'm completely serious!

Its baby shower season!  I'm so excited for all of my friends having babies!  I even sewed I'm so happy for them!  Thats a little of what I've been up to. How about you?

{ If  you want to keep up with me on Instagram my user name is jenn_warnick.  Linking up with Jeannett + friends }

life rearranged
Happy Weekend!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Icing On My Cupcake

  The card is always the best part.  

Those two, Ivy and Darin, they are the jelly to my peanut butter...

The cheese to my macaroni...

The strawberries to my shortcake.  

Loving them and having them love me is the icing on my cupcake.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You Color My World

Happy Valentine's Day!  Ivy was so excited about today she woke up at 6:45 squealing and telling us that she just LOVES Valentine's day.  Funny, since she slept in until 9 on Christmas!   She has had her Valentine's written out for like a month, but I'm kind of a last minute kind of girl.  I made these cards to go along with our lesson in church on Sunday and thought they would be fun to give to some girlfriends too.    I picked up some fun colors of nail polish at the drug store to give with the card that has a sweet note written inside.   

{for personal use only}

 The cards print to be folded so you can write your own note to your Valentine. The download for the card to print is  HERE.  I hope you have a happy day!!


Monday, February 13, 2012

XOXO Mini Banner

Hello friends did you have a fun weekend?  Darin and I had a little date to a dance Friday night and then Saturday night I celebrated a sweet friends birthday.  Cupcakes and The Vow were involved.  It doesn't get more girly for a girls night out than that I think!  And now here I am trying to think of some last minute ideas to make Valentine's day fun for my little family.  I'm not much for Valentine's day decor but I have added a couple of little touches here and there.  This XOXO mini banner added just a bit of love to my felt wreath.  I have stacks of x's and o's from heart barrette cards and I wanted to use them up.  To make your own you will need a tiny hole punch, letters and embroidery floss.  Its simple and threading your floss will probably take longer than putting the whole thing together!

Thread your floss, punch your letters and use your needle to go through those tiny holes.  Then add however many x's and o's you want and hang your mini banner wherever your heart desires!  Don't you think this would make a super cute cake bunting too?


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

He's a fox.

Remember this little guy?  Last October I  sketched up a fox just messing around .  I was kind of impressed with myself since I am NOT a  very good draw-er.  I loved him so much that I had to make him a little bit more real.  So I traced out the parts on to freezer paper and cut out some felt to applique.  

I used wool felt and made a onesie for this little fox.  Check out those baby blues!  That little guy belongs to our good friends Rob and Stacy who live in Utah.  When we visited last October he was just a tiny peanut, now look at him.  Such a handsome fellow.

   Its not very often that you get to see a baby wearing a gift that you made so I was so happy when Stacy sent me these rad photos. Here are my tips for appliqueing onesies... pre wash your onesie for shrinkage and use stitches that will allow for stretch over those fuzzy heads and baby bellies.  If you use felt I recommend the 100% wool stuff.  And always wash in cold water and hang dry.

{Stacy is a photographer in SLC who rocks the house.  If you are in that area I highly recommend her.  You can see her work at StacyMariePhotography


Monday, February 6, 2012

Hello Monday!

Ahh Monday.  I was so dreading it last night when I was setting my alarm last night.  Its just not my favorite thing to do, getting up before the sun.  Crazy how getting up when its light at 6:15 is a whole lot easier than getting up that early in the winter.  Yeah can't wait.  I have just a couple of quick things to share with you today.

I'm so touched that you guys are thinking of our little family and asking how our adoption plans are going.  I get a little teary each time I get such nice emails.  We are still moving forward with it.  In fact we have a new Facebook page to help spread the word.  If you want you can hop over and like our Darin and Jenn Warnick adoption page .  We met with LDS Family Services and they told us that 90% of adoptions happen because someone knows someone.  Crazy!  What better way to spread the word than through social media right?  So if you know someone looking to place...

 Also, if you missed it on facebook I've added these super cute barrettes to the  Ruffled Sunshine shop.  Ivy wears a pair just about every day and is in love with the new gold ones.  If you order some I'll rush to get them for Valentines Day.  And if you are local, feel free to let me know in checkout so I can refund you shipping and get them to you!  

Last but not least,  Yay!  The Giants won the Superbowl!  The buffalo chicken poppers were a hit, and I even got some  projects done that I can't wait to show you later this week!  Hope you had a fun weekend too, and we'll talk soon.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Superbowl Food Roundup

Guys, I love football.    All of my Sundays for the past few months are spent snuggled up on my couch watching.   We are Broncos fans.  But I do have a soft spot for the Bears and the Jets.  Want to know something funny?  Ivy will ALWAY root for the opposite team as Darin and I.  She roots for the bad guys as she calls them.  We even tried to trick her by telling her the team we wanted to win was the bad guys.  But then she would switch as soon as we would cheer for that team.  Gah!  That silly girl.   I am SO sad that the season is ending.  And yes I'm being totally serious!  In all honesty I'm not super stoked on the teams in the Superbowl this year,  I'm just hoping for a fun and exciting game.  Of course us girls think the fun part is to come up with a yummy menu of snacks and appetizers.  One of my favorite kinds of dinner.  In a rut or need some ideas?  Here's a little roundup of some things we might be having this Sunday.  

These buffalo chicken poppers are at the top of my list of things to try.  I really like buffalo chicken dip but these would be fun to change it up a bit, and they just look super yum.   You can find the recipe at Iowa Girl Eats.

I am fairly certain that Peanut Butter and Jelly popcorn is going to make an appearance at the big game this year.  Darin has been asking for it ever since I munched the last little bit a month ago.  It can be made ahead of time which rocks since we will be rushing home from church to watch the game.

Ok.  My next suggestions is going to lack a photo.  Seriously.  Looking back through old recipes I've posted I really am kind of embarrassed.  On the other hand its nice to see that my photography has gotten infinitely better!  If you are looking for more of a meal may I suggest fish tacos?!  Fish sticks are awesome in fish tacos.  I highly recommend the ones from Costco. They make you feel better about eating fish sticks.  Make sure and grab some avocados and splurge on some fresh tortillas.  Round up all of your favorite taco fixings and its an easy dinner that people can make themselves.  Which is always a bonus right? 

These cookies still reign supreme in our house I'm pretty sure.  Anther great thing to make ahead of time and pop in the freezer til Sunday.

If you are looking for a hearty soup can I suggest this one from A Farmgirl Dabbles ?!  Its kind of a lot of work, but it is SO so worth it, we scarfed it up.  It was a little spicy so if you are trying to please the littles too, maybe cut back on the red pepper flakes.  That is some seriously good soup I tell ya!

Doest that help get your menu's rolling?!  But here's where I need your help.  A Superbowl party isn't complete unless you have some kind of dip, no?  I'm looking for something different to try but haven't stumbled across the right thing yet. Have you got THE dip you could share?    I'd love you forever.

And just so you know.  I guess I am going for the Giants.  There is just something about Tom Brady that bugs!!!  Am I right?


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