Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Trike-A-Thon, Want It? Get it! and Drying Oregano

How about a hodge podge today?

First up, Lallie's Trike-A-Thon results.  Thanks to friends, family and blog friends, Lallie raised just over $400!!!  She only reached half her goal, but it was a lofty goal and she only 4 years old, so we are SUPER proud of her!

Ready, Set, Go!

Rounding the curve!

Bringing it home!

Way to go Lallie!  Mommy and Daddy are super proud of you!


Want it?
Colored jeans are all the rage right now.  From pink to green and everything in between, you can find these all over the place.  I love them.  What do you think about the colored jeans?

Worth Straight Jeans - Lilly Pulitzer $148

Bisou Bisou 5 Pocket Skinny Jean - JCPenny $15

Can you tell the difference?  I really can't.  Of course, I haven't been in the store to see the Bisou Bisou jeans yet, but I've heard good things about them.


Drying Oregano

I have a huge oregano plant in our garden.  A slower growing herb, we planted this one at the same time as some of our cilantro and basil, which have both exceeded their prime and had to pulled and re-planted.  I don't use fresh oregano very often and dont' want to waste the plant, so I pulled some off to dry and have on hand for when I make dishes, such as my Easy Chicken Cattiatore). 

If you don't have a plant and have to buy it at the store, the likelihood that you'll use the entire bunch is slim.  So you can do this with your store bought herbs as well, as to not waste money.

There are a couple different ways to dry.  One is to hang the sprigs upside down in a bunch inside a brown bag for quite some time.  I chose the quicker version.

Snip off the herb at the plant and then wash and dry thoroughly.  Place the stems on a baking sheet and bake in your oven on its lowest setting for one hour (I set on 170 degrees).  Turn off the oven and leave the herbs inside the oven, overnight, for 24 hours.

When done drying, remove the herbs from the stems (crunching them between your fingers), dispose of the stems and store your herbs in an air-tight container.

Happy Wednesday Y'all! 


  1. I'm LOVING colored jeans unfortunately, I look AWFUL in them.....oh well, what can you do. And Lallie's trike-a-thon is adorable, how fun!

    xx Emily @

  2. Congrats to Lallie on a job well done!

  3. Yay for your daughter! She did so good!
    Those are cute jeans too! :)

  4. Congrats Lallie!! What an accomplishment!

    I'm not 100% sure on the coloured jean trend...I like them in general, but not sure if I would wear them.

  5. Wooo Hoooo trike~a~thon little lady! PiNk jeans...anything...all over it!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

  6. I love the colored jeans trend, but I just don't look good in them!

    And congrats to Lallie! That is so exciting!

  7. I am so proud of Lallie and how well she did.

  8. Go lallie! So impressed with her fundraising skills! Also...I'm lusting for some colorful jeans these days too, I may have to check out jv penny!

  9. $400? That is seriously impressive for a 4 year old.

    I love the pink jeans! Going to bookmark the cheaper ones!