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My Favorite New Living Room Pillow

Guess what! I am a lucky duck. I entered the giveaway for a homemade stenciled pillow on the Cheap Chic Home blog and actually won! I never win anything!

Isn't it pretty? I put it in our little reading nook in the living room.

Isn't it just the cutest little pillow ever?

On a quick side note, my bloggy friends, Wednesday is Sexy Nerd's birthday (he's so old!) I want to make him a romantic dinner after work. If you have any ideas, please send me a link. Thanks!

Oh, and did I mention that it should also be inexpensive and fairly easy to make? I'm sure you knew that already ;)


  1. Congrats on your win :D
    It's hard suggesting food for other people... what kind of things does he like?

  2. You're living is gorgeous! I love the way you decorate! I dunno if you like Pasta dishes but this a dish of my own, its fairly easy and costs around $25.

    Chicken Breast (at least 2)
    Shrimp (small package)
    Steak (optional)
    Peppers (1 of each - Green, Yellow, Red)
    Angel Hair Pasta
    Alfredo Sauce

    (1)Chop peppers and mushrooms with enough olive oil to cover them and spice to your liking, I usually just use some chili pepper. Saute them until tender in a non-stick stove top pan or if you have a griddle that works best.
    (2)While vegetables are sauteing fully cook chicken with desired spices (steak also if used) in a separate pan.
    (3)Once fully cooked and vegetables are nice and tender add meats and thoroughly mix together. Add shrimp uncooked as it will quickly heat up.
    (4)Stir in cooked angel hair pasta
    (5)Stir in Alfredo Sauce
    (6)Let simmer for about 5 minutes to let sauce heat up and thicken

    * Yields about 4 serving and is great heat up!

    I personally love this dish. Its easy and inexpensive. Let me know if you want to use it and have any questions =]

  3. I made up a good recipe for pork tenderloin in blue cheese sauce that comes across more impressive than its actual price and time (started out using real blue cheese, ended using blue cheese salad dressing). Let me know if you want the recipe. I love the pillow, and your living room -- it actually looks like a decorating style. My house's decorating style could only be described as Early Toy Chaos or Library After Small Nuclear Detonation.

  4. Thanks for the recipe, TheLotusThrivesAnyway (cute name too, BTW!) Unfortunately, it brings me to my comment for Rachel - I'm not a shrimp or mushroom fan. Lol, technically Sexy Nerd loves both of these, but if I have to cook it...yeah, that just won't do! Birthday smirthday! Really, anything except seafood and mushrooms would fit the bill :)

  5. What an eye you have! Your place is just beautiful.

  6. It is very pretty! Congrats....

  7. That pillow is very cute. Your house looks very pretty too.

    If your husband likes cheesy/creamy dishes (which sometimes guys don't like), you could try my gorgonzola chicken. It is easy and delicious. To make it less expensive, I just buy less gorgonzola sometimes. It still tastes good.

  8. You could always make it without it! It would be just as good =]

  9. The pillow is adorable. But more importantly, your reading nook is gorgeous! Love all the decore!

  10. Your living room (and the pillow) are awesome!!!

  11. Lucky you! I never win anything. Then again, I'm afraid to sign up for these sweepstakes because I hate getting spammed. Anyway, very lovely pillow, and your living room looks great! Quite different from what I remembered from two years ago.

    As for recipes, Michael and I recently made ratatouille and it came out well; you can find it on BBC usually has pretty good recipes and shows user ratings as well as expected time/difficulty of preparation.

    Have a wonderful romantic dinner with your sexiness! -Jedica

  12. love your living room, adore that pillow. ALL LOOKS FAB. jen

  13. No ideas, but I love your decorating!

  14. thats your living room!!!!???? gorgeous! youve decorated it so nicely! and yes the pillow is cute! fits in nicely :)

  15. It is a VERY pretty pillow! Congratulations!

    My boyfriend always raves (even to his mother) about his favorite meal that I make for him. It's really simple! White rice, asparagus (he loves the frozen but it's great with fresh, too), and a lamb chop. All I do to the chop is rub olive oil over it, sprinkle it with a little salt and pepper, and throw it on our little George Forman grill to cook. About four minutes and it's perfect!

  16. Cute, cute pillow. Thanks for sharing.

  17. You are a lucky duck indeed! It's super cute too.

  18. That's a nice pillow! I just won my first thing not that long ago as well and it was such a fun feeling. I hope your hubby has a great birthday!

  19. it's super cute! And also, I LOVE your whole living room--especially that globe. I have such a thing for globes. I would so love to sit in that chair and read all afternoon.

    Yay for winning!

  20. I'm so glad you like your pillow cover. It looks really cute. Your room is beautiful, <3 the chandelier.

  21. Okay so this is a really cool submission too. I am pulling up thumbnails here that I think would fly with my readers. This is also our style. Again, I'd love it if you would submit it to the BeColorful Linky party.

  22. Thank you so much for sharing this at BeColorful's Motivated Monday party. I just think this is so whimsical and I love adding a touch of humor to a room. I'm sure others enjoyed it as well.
    Thanks again,

  23. Love the pillow...lucky duck!!! :-)

  24. That is a great win...super chic pillow! Look how marvelous your living room is!

  25. I love that pillow. I'm going to have to make some. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

  26. I love the idea of a chair back pillow for the chair back of your easy chair. Quite clever. Have a happy anniversary. If you stroll back through my posts you'll find a great recipe for Poppyseed Chicken and one for Brandy Ice. Both easy and compliment getters. Hope that you'll take a look. Thank you for showing us your lovely living room. Cherry Kay

  27. What a sweet pillow! It has a really subtle beauty.

    As for birthday dinner, I don't have a specific suggestion, but my husband is always requesting recipes by Paula Dean. They're not always healthy but I don't think we've had one we didn't like.

  28. SO cute! Congrats on the win!!

  29. so adorable!



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