AMAZING Alfredo!

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Hey there!
Let me start off by saying… Don’t.. I repeat, don’t make this unless you want to make it every other week!
Or every week if you want to get crazy with it.

Personally, I make it once a week (:
One week I’ll make chicken Alfredo, and the next I’ll make it with shrimp!

It’s seriously so amazing, and way too easy!
My awesome Brazilian mother in law was just visiting last month, and it was my mission to learn her recipe while she was here.
She made it for us years ago, while Phillip and I were still in school, and it hasn’t left my taste buds since.
Thankfully, now I can make it on my own! (:

This serving will feed about 4 people!
It feeds my husband and I, as well as leftovers for two! (:

INGREDIENTS:

-THE STEPS FOR THE NOODLES ARE NOT LISTED-
So, make sure to have your noodles cooking while making the sauce & shrimp (:

For the SAUCE:

-16 oz box of Noodles (I use Fettuccine)
-2 TBS of flour
-2 TBS of butter
-1 TBS of olive oil
-3 cups of milk
-1 half pint carton of heavy whipping cream
-1 cup of Parmesan cheese
-3 TBS of corn starch

For the SHRIMP:

-Pre-cook, de-veined Shrimp; we use about a 1 lb bag, it just depends on how shrimpy you want it.
-2 TBS of minced garlic
-3 TBS of olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

FOR THE ALFREDO SAUCE:

Combine 2 TBS of flour, 2 TBS of butter & 1 TBS of olive oil into a big pot.
Once your butter is melted, it will look’a like’a thissss’a.
(That’s Italian, right?)

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Next, mix your 3 cups of milk into the butter mixture.

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Stir it until the butter mixture dissolves into the milk,
it should look like buttery milk (:

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Add your carton of heavy cream to your buttery milk!

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Also, add the 1 cup of Parmesan cheese to the butter milk mixture!

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Now it’s time to thicken the sauce!

Stir the mixture of medium heat for about 5 minutes, stir it in 30 second intervals,
30 seconds on, 30 seconds off.

Next, add 3 TBS of cornstarch, mixing well in between each TBS.
Since cornstarch tends to clump up, you have to do this step with a whisk!
A whisk seems to do the best job at breaking up those clumps (:

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Turn the heat low after your cornstarch is mixed in.
Keep stirring on & off until your sauce reaches a thick consistency.

After your sauce has thickened up, add salt to taste.

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Does your sauce look, smell, and taste like some bomb.com Alfredo?!
Well, it should!

Now for the SHRIMP:

Put 3 TBS of olive oil & 3 TBS of minced garlic on a pan.
Let it simmer until it’s golden brown.

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Next, rinse off your shrimpy’s!

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Place your shrimp in the pan with the oil & garlic.

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The purpose of cooking the shrimp with with oil & garlic is just to give them some flavor,
& warm them up.
Make sure to cook them only to the point where they’re warm!
Taste testing is necessary at this step (:

Drain your shrimp, and combine them with your sauce! (:
Add your noodles, and you’re golden.

Speaking of golden noodles..
Apparently my camera has the midas touch, because it sure turned those noodles to gold!
BOOM!

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Only the best golden noodles for my baby!

I hope that you all try this out, I can assure you that you won’t regret it (:
If you have any questions at all, comment below! (:

XOXOXOXO, The Little Wifey ❤

New Home Dream Sheet.

Elloooo!

In a little less than three months, Phillip and I will be moving into our new home!
FINALLY.

It has definitely been a long time coming up until this point, and we still have quite a ways to go.
All the waiting has definitley done some good for my decor planning though!

I’v had so much time, (Probably too much time) to just scroll up and down pinterest and plan out every detail of our new home.
I’m sure that Phillip is fairly close to getting tired of me showing him pictures & saying, “Hey babe, you know that one corner in the house.. we should do this there!”. 

He’s such a trooper!
I really am so thankful for him giving me decorating freedom, he’s never made a complaint! Only complimented my efforts (:

Oh & I have no idea what sort of ‘look’ I’m going for in this house. I’m thinking for of a clean, bright, crisp look.
But, knowing myself, I’ll probably slowly creep my way towards an eclectic look.

Let’s start with this dream of a color scheme..
I’m really loving orange walls right now.
Not all the walls, just like a light orange accent wall.
Maybe I’m just overly excited for fall (:

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I loveee this one! Maybe a tad too girly for the entire house.
But, I do love it (:
I’ll definitely be incorporating these colors somewhere.

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What I love most about this color palette, would be the orange & grey!
I know that I definitely want to incorporate these colors somewhere, and I love that they’r also shown in a scheme with the pinks that I love (:
Also, I fell in love with some turquoise dining chairs that you’ll see a little further down, so it’s good to know that turquoise goes with these lovely colors as well (:

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Alrighty, If you could guess, which palette do you think that I’m going to say is my favorite!?

Well.. if you said either the top left, or the top right, your correct!
The reason why I chose these palettes, is because they both have the pinks & the hint of blue that I love, BUT, they also have green.
Which I LOVE.
I especially love that ‘lime yellow look in the top right.

So pretty much, I’v made my own palette of colors from these!
I’v never followed a scheme before (besides for my wedding), so i’m pretty excited about this!
The only way we could go wrong with these colors, would be if we used them in the wrong places.
Which is why I’m planning now (:
Some mistakes are unavoidable though!
What can ya do?!

Now onto the kitchen..

Backsplash backsplash backsplash!

This is what our kitchen looks like now.
(There’s a fridge there now)
One of the first things that I want to do , is install a backsplash!
& thanks to HGTV, I think this will be a DIY project.
With the mass amount of help from my hubs ofcourse (:

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This is the prize that my eye is on!
I love the dark grey subway tiles, with white grout
& I love the way that the white cabinets look with it (:

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Dining Room Time!
This excites me the most (:
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& these are the looks that I love!

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I mainly just like the idea of this picture!
I love the little round table & the upholstered chairs.

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My plan is to have the bench along the window in the dining area, a small round table, then 2 large upholstered chairs opposite of the bench!
(:

Here’s the chairs that are current candidates!

I love these!
They’r from Target & I’v had my eye on them for awhile!
They’r a bit pricey, but they have good reviews, so it might be worth the one time investment (:
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These are the little blue babies that I mentioned earlier! 
I love these bar stools & have seen them in store at Target, and they’r just as cute! (:
I think these will be the bar stools that I go with..
They’r also pretty pricey, but hopefully worth the investment (:

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As far as the rest of the house, I’m still planning!
We’ve been couch shopping for awhile now, and haven’t found anything that hit the spot.
We want something small enough to not overcrowd our living room, but big enough so that we can both comfortably lay it on while we watch our shows (:
Were probably going to end up with a sectional! (:

I can’t wait to move into the house, that  the progress of our abode! 

Thanks for reading!
I hope that everyone is having an awesome week! (:

XOXOXO, The Little Wifey ❤

Exciting things in the works!

Hello, hello!

It has been almost 2 weeks since I last posted on my ol’ bloggy!
Although no reason would be a good excuse, my excuse is that some exciting things are in the works at the Walker household!

Exciting things = busy-ness!

Exciting thing #1:

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Phillip & are in the closing process of buying our first home!
Yippy!
Who would have known that buying a house consisted of a TON of waiting, and waiting, and hoping, and waiting?
Since the closing process is not done yet  we’re still waiting!
But, our estimated closing date is the end of June. When we do close, happiness will rain!
We weren’t even looking for a house when we came across this one, we (I) just go so excited when I saw the pictures. I had Phillip call the bank and get pre-approved before I even saw the house in person!
I have an amazing hubby.

This is our baby!
Not ours yet, but hopefully soon!
That porch though.. I’m so excited to just sit out there with my sweet tea & hubster!
And future baby walker…
Baby Walker will not be coming into the world for another few years, but a girl can dream!

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Another perk about the house, is that the owners are AWESOME!
They’r so nice, and are also a military family.
It’s so nice to be able to trust, and get to know the sellers, it just makes the stressful process, so much easier!

Oh & my blog will BLOW UP with DIY’s once we move in.
The best thing about moving off base is that we can do whatever the heck we want to our home.
No housing rules, no lawn requirements, nothin’!

Exciting thing #2:

As mentioned in my Dream Sheet post, it has always been a dream of mine to open a boutique!
So, one night I did some research, and found out that it was easier than I thought it would be.

Definitely am not saying that it is in any way easy.
(that was a tongue twister!)

But, what I discovered is that it is not hard to obtain the license or I.D.’s required to buy and sell retail.
Sooooo, I’m starting a BOUTIQUE!!

I’m so so so so so excited!
My week has been completely consumed with shopping on tons and tons of sites to decide what sort of retail I’m going to have at my store.
So far I know that I will have Women’s Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes, and Makeup Products (Such as bare minerals, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and Mac).

I’v been searching long and far to try and find a reasonably priced Maternity Clothes wholesaler for all my mommies on base, but it’s tough!
Also, I hope to eventually carry children’s clothes, that’s another thing that has been time consuming this week, SEARCHING.

As of right now, my store will be mainly on facebook, and Etsy.
When we move into our new home, the boutique will be home based, with a room dedicated to it (:

I’m ordering my first batch of items next week, so hopefully I’ll be up and running online in about a month!
I’m so excited & can’t wait to what my store has ‘in store’ for me.

If you get a notification on Facebook, asking you to join a retail page called “SIMPER.“, That’s me!
Simper is a synonym for smile, and I love smiling, so I thought it was perfeito! (:

Every single day, something exciting happens in our lives!
For example;
Waking Up
Being able to Walk
Being able to Eat
Having food to Eat
Smiling at your loved one
Petting your dog or cat or chinchilla, whatever! (Or if your like me, kissing your dog over & over & over)
Being able to see
Being able to smell

I could go on FOREVER.

There is always, ALWAYS something to look forward to, and something to be thankful for.

Make it a goal to live more positive, and don’t let the little things get to you.

If your complaining on Facebook about having a horrible start to your day, because you have a flat tire, or you lost a bet, or whatever..
Always remember that someone just woke up and realized something a lot worse.
Save your worries for something that truly matters, and be thankful for what you have, not what you don’t have.

Adios Amigos!

XOXOXO, The Little Wifey ❤