Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Brunch: Ham & Arugula Omlette

I love arugula.

It's such a pretty green 
has a wonderful peppery kind of flavor.

For those of you not familiar with it.
Arugula is a green used commonly in 
European cooking and has become popular
here in the US.
You often find it in a mixed green salad,
it has a slightly "peppery" flavor that is
very distinct.

Arugula is high in Vitamin A and C, 
and is a good source of Calcium and Vitamin K.
It makes a great substitute for spinach in recipes
and does just as well cooked as it does raw.

Most grocery stores carry it pre-washed 
and packaged in a bag or plastic container
I buy mine from Trader Joes.

Here is an easy recipe that is lovely for brunch. 
The arugula give an boring old omlette some new life!

Ham and Arugula Omlette

You will need:
These are the quantities you will need for 1 omlette.
I never measure so I thought showing you the amounts may help.

Step 1: Saute onions and mushrooms until cooked
Add ham and saute until heated.
Set aside.

Step 2: Whisk eggs, add salt and pepper to taste
Pour into well oiled pan and cook.

Step 3: When nearly set arrange pieces of cheese
over the entire surface of the omlette

Step 4: Arrange arugula over the entire surface 
of the omlette. Add mushroom, 
onion and ham to one side.

Step 5: Fold omlette in half and slide onto a plate.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

With graduation done
National Boards exam on the horizon,
I though I would use this weekend to 
get crafting in before I'm swamped again!

here is a little taste of what I have 
been up to.

A cute bat pendant just in time
for Halloween!

I loved this Japanese watercolor
so I turned it into a pendant!

Another piece of Joaquin Escarsega's
art work that I had to turn into a pendant!

I've added an open challenge to this
If anyone can tell me what book I have 
used in this picture,
you win a free glass tile 
Please leave your answer as a comment.
Good Luck!

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Friday, August 26, 2011

A Nurses Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself,
Before God and in the presence of this assembly,
To faithfully practice my profession of nursing.

I will do all in my power,
To make and maintain,
The highest standards and practices,
of my profession.

I will devote myself,
To the welfare of my patients, families and community.
I will constantly endeavor to increase,
My knowledge and skills in nursing,
And to use them wisely.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Graduation Day

Graduation Day.

I have been working towards this day for the better
part of four years now, and here it is.

My white uniform has been pressed 
is hanging on the back of my bedroom door.

I have a moment to myself for the first time 
in forever,
I have been thinking about this incredible journey
what I have learned along the way.

  • You can overcome any fear if you just look confident and hide the fact that your hands are shaking violently

  • Laugh at your mistakes, you will make them, then learn from them. 

  • "I don't know" is a perfectly acceptable response, as long as you are prepared to learn what the answer is.

  • Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength and maturity. Those of us who ask know that we can't do everything ourselves.

  • Quality not quantity is the important thing

  • It takes a team to save a life, one person can not do it alone. The same is true about living life.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Featured Artisit: Joaquin Escarsega

This week I was introduced to a wonderful
local artist, Joaquin Escarsega.
He has a few of his pieces here

I am super excited because Joaquin has
deigned several images for me to
use on my pendants!

Take a look at these 
beautiful images!
This wolf is so serene 
in the moonlight!

Look at the detail in this one!
I love Day of the Dead images,
look how he added a background for this pendant.
This image was put on one of the
30mm Glass Domes I bought from 

Joaquin also has a soft fuzzy side.
Isn't this print so cute?

The little giraffe looks so happy 
as he is sleeping.

It turned into a great pendant too!
The image isn't the best, I'm finding
glass hard to photograph with all the light.
I can't seem to get rid of the reflections.

I hope you all take a look at his work,
Joaquin is incredibly flexible and loves
to do custom work. 
So if you are looking for something 
and can't find it perhaps he can help 
you out.

You can find him here on Facebook

What do you think dear readers? 
Leave a comment, 
I'm sure Joaquin would love to have some feedback.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Busy busy

Sorry for the unexpected 
hiatus again dear readers.

I have found myself unexpectedly busy.
Not only have I been spending three nights
a week at the hospital collecting enough
hours for preceptorship and working, 
I have also been making these pendants.

These were special ordered by the ladies of

here in Arizona. 
Please check them out, these 
ladies do amazing fundraising to help those 
who have given so much in service to this country.

The little redhead charm is worn for their campaign 
to raise funds for breast cancer research.

The tear drop charm is for their upcoming
September campaign
for Suicide Awareness. 
As a nurse to be this is a very 
important campaign to me.

I will be selling these pendants in 
two sizes and shapes and donating 15%
of the sales to the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Veterans and Family Support Program.

Once I have both pendants done and listed
I will share it with you dear readers.
What I am asking is that you pass the word
around about this charity drive, I would
love to present them with a nice donation.

Thank you to all who share this,
more details to come shortly!