Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chili's Southwestern Egg Rolls

so Brittany has been having a craving for a while for these bad boys... so we headed off to the local smiths to make ourselves some. we gathered all the veggies and the egg roll wrappers. these were so yummy we actually had to put a limit on ourselves while eating them!!! don't be intimidated...they are really easy!

Southwestern Egg Rolls with Avocado Ranch (makes 48 mini rolls, or 24 regular rolls)
For the egg rolls:
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1-15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1-9 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry with paper towel
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
1-7oz can diced green chiles, drained
4 green onions, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 package of egg roll or wonton wrappers
Preheat oven to 425F. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix together corn, beans, spinach, cheese, chiles, onions, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Using a small spoon, scoop a small amount of filling onto the wrapper. Starting at a corner, carefully start to roll the wrapper. When it’s slightly rolled, tuck in the two side and continue rolling to the last point. Wet your finger with water and dab a bit on the corner to seal the egg roll. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling, placing them slightly apart on the baking sheet.
Lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes, flipping them at least once during baking.
For avocado ranch:
3/8 cup mayonnaise
3/8 cup sour cream
3 Tbs buttermilk
1/2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 green onion, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Use immediately.

enjoy!!! sincerely.... the two babiest pinsters.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sorry friends....we are off to play with our pals in the Pacific Ocean! We love you though...and we will return with a tan and fabulous ideas for our next Pinterest Party! happy pinning!
Our plans for the Week!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Today in International Women's Day! How exciting is that?? The whole world today is celebrating YOU! (well women)! Okay, the whole world might not be but they should! I am so proud to be a WOMAN...and I thankful to all the WOMEN in my life who have made me into the WOMAN i am....

My Grandmothers....Gayle....Oenone....Nan....Grandma Moon....Sister Tucker....
My Mothers....MOM....Julie....Sheri....Christina....Karen....Sister Bussey....Floss....Zim....Barbara....and many more!
My Aunts....Deanna....Candy....GayleAnn
My Sisters....Kristi....Trisha....Aubri....Splash!....Corinne...Dra....Lindsay...
My Friends....Splash!...Corinne....Brieanne....Ashlie....Jubee....Georgia....Dra...Barbara....Jennifer....
College Buddies (you know who you are!)
My Mentors...Floss...Zim...Carebear...Sunny....Bay....Amanda....Nandee....Tiffannie....Lori...Lori...
Kelly....Kim...(many of these women don't even realize how you were mentoring me but you did!)
My Inspirations....Sister Monson....Sister Hinckley....Kathleen....Lucy Jane Brimhall.....
Inez Knight...Floss....Zim....all my fellow Brighton Women.

There are also many men who have contributed to the woman I am....my DAD....GRANDPA (all of them....related or adopted)....My Brother...Uncle Jim...friends....Fellow Missionaries....Men I had the Opportunity to Watch accept the Gospel (Brother Landon, Brother Hayes)...Presidents....Jack McDonald....and JOE (of course)!

"One of your unique, precious, and sublime gifts is your femininity, with its natural grace, goodness, and divinity.Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. It is manifest differently in each girl or woman, but each of you pocessis it. Feminity is part of your inner beauty."
-President James E. Faust

So...follow this link and join others in this fabulous celebration!
How are You Going to Celebrate?

And to bring in the Pinterest....of course this is a Pinterest blog...i do see how pinterest can bring Women together....we share ideas, compliment each others work and show the world who we are through all that we pin, so next time you pin something great, or repin something great think about the great woman who first had the courage to put her idea out into the world!

-Brittany JOY

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A little Pinning Gem!

found this cute pin while i was routinely pinning before bed! (should I be concerned it has become a routine? Nah!)

So i THOUGHT I can do THAT too...i have cute tights (that I have only worn for church!) and I love my boots...so here I am...
OKAY OKAY...BEFORE YOU START JUDGING ME....i was working with an old wardrobe and it was 7am when I was getting dressed...but i still love it...:)
happy pinning ya'll....pinner sister named Brittany Joy!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Addicted to Pinterest? Me too, lets be friends!

Ya know, I am addicted to . They say admitting it is the first step...but I am not looking for a 12-step program to kick this habit, I may be addicted but so far I am still functioning in society, the time to be worried will be when I am locked inside the house pinning (only leaving to buy supplies to create more things i pinned.)

So why is it we are so addicted to ? and its not just a girl thing either, i have some male friends who pin just as much as I  Well after some research I found that there is a science behind the addiction. After reading the following article I felt much better about my addiction. One reason it is so great because it makes us feel good, who doesn't want that? Hopefully its not the feel good cause i have been smoking peyote all night but just the all around healty feel good. Its good to get excited about things, like cookies or Ryan Gosling posters :) and then to share the things we are passionate about and see that other people are passionate about the same things its bonding and SUPER RAD! And it also fills our small need to be ! No one can complain about the pins we are hoarding because they are not getting in anyone's way(unless you are neglecting making dinner for the kids because you are pinning, you might need a 12 step program :) ) , no dead cats will be found one day amongst the pins we have pinned! its all kept nicely on a the Internet. So ladies...and gentlemen, GO GET YOUR ON, and feel good about it! Plan your wedding, a surprise party, find tips to reach your goals and be inspired by quotes, like it, pin it and nail it!
-pinning sister #3 brittany

check out this article!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

French Onion Burger of Wonder and Garlic Cilantro Oven Fries.

So the first "pinning" party.. SUCCESS! we all gathered on a rainy tuesday night (tonight).  Sitting around Kristi's kitchen counter with all of our "pinterest" pages open... we began to scroll.  pasta? no... casserole? no... oh but wait!!!! a few things that caught our eye.  We gathered ingredients from kristi's, trisha's, mom's, and trusty Smiths Marketplace.  Everyone took a job, onions caramelizing, burgers grilling, oven fries tossing.  
We even SET THE TABLE... I know right? even Matt joined in on the fun (kristi's husband).  We did an amazing job if I do say so myself.. yes we NAILED IT!!!!
-the youngest pinster.. AUBRI

just GRILLIN in the rain.

here are the pictures from pinterest...  :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


We are 4 crazy sisters who love to pin! We have 2 fabulous parents and one super rad brother. Many of our conversations these days are beginning with "guess what I saw on Pinterest!" Do we need to be concerned that we are addicted? We didn't think so either. So as a few of the sisters were talking this idea was born! Once or twice a month we will get together and have a pinning party! This idea hits 2 great things; (1) we will get to hang out with each other which we wish we could do everyday, (2) we will start experimenting with the things we are pinning! We, like many of you pinners, have boards full of things just waiting to be put into action. So here we are, you can follow our posts as we try to nail many of our pins!