Jac o' lyn Murphy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Taco Tuesday's BFF - Arugula Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing

If you follow me on Instagram
you know how we look forward to Taco Tuesday every week.
I thought it was high time I introduced you to the newest companion to our weekly fiesta...
Arugula Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing

Light, bright and when topped with crispy tortilla strips and crumbled Cotija cheese
it's the perfect taco-night sidekick.

Viva Taco Tuesday!

Arugula Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing
5 oz. arugula
1/4 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
crispy fried tortilla strips for topping - I usually use 5 small corn tortillas
(cut tortillas into thin strips and fry in hot vegetable oil until lightly browned)

For dressing:
whisk together 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 6 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Toss arugula with dressing then top with cheese and tortilla strips

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tony Awards Party

Well, it's been a year since Hamilton took the Tonys by storm. 
There are a new pack of plays vying for the top awards 
and a fresh set of playbill cupcakes ready to take a bow...

They'll be Groundhogs...

and Great Comets...

but I think a young boy named Evan Hansen, 
may steal the show.

No need to go all the way to New York, 
cupcake toppers are in my Etsy Shop!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My favorite graduation gifts

This is a big graduation season for us.
My daughter is graduation from high school 
along with so many other special friends and family.
We are armed and ready with gifts galore!

Of course money goes a long way and these adorable 
BlueQ coin purses are the best way to stash some cash...

Some are sentimental...

and others just honest...

To quote the wonderful and wise Dr. Seuss, 
"Oh the Places, you'll go"....

I am obsessed with these sweet and dainty, personalized coordinates bracelets from
 They can be engraved with the latitude and longitude of your favorite college town.

Fight songs and football games will be filling their Fall schedule...

What better way to light up their school spirit than hand blown
glassybaby candle holders in their school colors?

Their is no doubt that in the midst of all the excitement, 
there is bound to be a little longing for home...

Homesick candles are the perfect reminder of where you came from.
One sniff and you are instantly transported back...

 will make any dorm room the most popular...

A mini oven, coffee pot and burner can make the breakfast of your dreams 
if you are too tired to hit the cafeteria...

Best wishes to all the grads!

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