Tuesday, June 30, 2009

No Sew TUTU


I made this tutu for my daughter. It was so easy and turned out really cute! I learned how to make it by watching THIS You Tube tutorial.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekly Menu

Here is my weekly menu. Hopefully this will give you some ideas of what to make.

Sunday- Steak, Potato, Corn

Monday- Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice

Tuesday- Chicken Fajitas

Wednesday- Swedish Meatballs with Rice

Thursday- Popcorn Shrimp, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob

Friday- Spaghetti, Salad, French Bread

Saturday- BBQ- Happy Fourth of July!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

What a Deal!

One day my Chi quit working and I thought the world was coming to an end. I wanted to buy another one, but it took me a couple days to talk myself into it because they are so expensive. Then I finally found this website which had a killer deal. They also carry tons of other hair products. Click here to see the amazing prices. I use the Chi and I LOVE IT!


Friday, June 26, 2009

Add Our New Button!

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Cajun Chicken Pasta


I love Chili's Cajun Chicken pasta. This is a recipe I have created to mimic the dish at home. I will admit that mine is not as good as Chili's, but my family enjoys it and it is so easy.

1/2 pound penne pasta
1 jar alfredo sauce
5 chicken tenders
1 tomato
Cajun Seasoning

This is the seasoning I use. I little goes a long way. I am sure there are other good ones out there. It was just the first one I found and thought it would work.


Cook pasta accoring to package directions. While pasta is cooking, sprinkle chicken tenders on both sides with seasoning and grill them. I grill mine on my George Foreman Grill. Drain pasta and put it back into pot with the jar of alfredo sauce and I sprinkle a little of the cajun seasoning to give it a little kick. After in is heated, place pasta on plate top with chicken cut into strips and diced tomatoes. Enjoy!

This recipe feeds my family of 4.




Thursday, June 25, 2009

Free Photoshop Class!!

I am so excited because I have just registered for a FREE online photoshop class. I have been wanted to improve my VERY basic photoshop skills for a while now. Well, Jessica Sprague is offering a free online class. To get all the information click HERE to go to her web site. Hurry you only have a couple more days to register! I have never taken an online class but and really excited to try it. The class is for 2 weeks and begins on July 6th.


Nursing Cover

I have a nursing cover and I absolutely love it! I had my first baby a few months ago and would recommend it. They are so convenient and it is also nice now that my little on is getting older and can grab at things. There is no way she would be able to pull this thing off! There is a link below to the site where I got mine and right now they are having a great sale. Buy one nursing cover get one free! So you can get one for yourself and one for a gift! Sale end June 30 or when they run out. So hurry fast! If you sew then I found a great website where you can actually make your own. Click here for all the details!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

4th of July Fire Crackers

My kids and I made these 4th of July Fire Crackers using Pringles cans. I printed off the papers from Shabby Princess HERE. It was the from the Celebrating kit. I had to erase the 2005 off of the 4th of July circle. I did that in Photo shop. The star was just cut out from a stencil I had. They are fun and could be used for July 4th decorations, a neighbor gift or just to fill with treats to eat as you to watch the fireworks.



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Festive Fourth of July Cans

I found these awesome ready to download templates for cans on Martha Stewart They were super easy to make. I just added the band and the Happy 4th of July label to spice them up a bit! I think these would be great to hold silverware for a BBQ or really just about anything. Bring on the fireworks!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Weely Menu

Monday: Calzones & Salad

Tuesday: Whole Chicken (in the crock-pot), Rice-a-Roni, Crescent Rolls, Veggie

Wednesday: Southwestern Chicken Layered Salad

Thursday: Grilled Salmon, Baked Potatoes, Veggie

Friday: Sloppy Joes & Chips

Saturday: Sourcream Chicken Enchiladas

Sunday: Popcorn Shrimp, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Veggie

The Southwestern Chicken Layered Salad is a new recipe I am trying this week I found it HERE at Betty Crocker.com.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cleaning Box

I am good at my weekly cleaning dust, vacuum, clean bathrooms, mop floor, etc. But I am not so good at the "deep cleaning" or things that need to be cleaned, but not every week. So, my sister and I created this system to hep us stay up with cleaning all the other stuff.

We found the tins at Roberts Craft and then used scrapbook paper, buttons, flowers, ribbon and mod podge to make them cute.


Inside we made dividers with card stock, paper and ribbons. Then we just wrote on plain index cards all the things we needed to stay up on. They were different for both of us, but looked something like this:

Wipe front of kitchen cabinets
Clean out kitchen cupboards
Clean out kitchen garbage can
Clean lights
Clean vents
Wipe baseboards
Wash windows inside and out
Clean out master bath cabinets
Clean out kids bath cabinets
Clean fridge inside and out
Clean microwave
Clean out oven
Clean out garage
Clean out garage Freezer
Mope behind fridge and under oven
Wash light switches
Clean lamps
Clean planter shelves
Sanitize remote controls and phones
Clean kitchen blinds
Clean family room blinds
Clean bedroom blinds
Under kitchen sink
Microwave
Wash walls
Vacuum under couch and cushions
Move furniture in rooms and vacuum under
Vacuum out window sills
Base boards (wash and vacuum them)
Flip mattresses over
Washer and dryer
Wash doors, frames and handles
Wash shower curtain, clean rod and hooks
Clean out car
Computer keys, monitor, and printer
Organize and type up new recipes
Dust/wipe artificial plants
Dust curtain rods, clean curtains
Clean out junk drawer in kitchen
Sanitize toys




How it works:

We divided all the jobs into 3 catagories.
Easy and needs done often
Easy and needs done less often
Harder and takes more time


Easy and needs done often jobs- is a small group so that you can do them all more often, and we pick one to do a week.

Easy and needs done less often- is a bigger group and we pick one of these to do a week also.

Harder and takes more time-we pick one of these to do per month. These I have to write down and plan a day to get it done.

So, to recap. You do 2 weekly easy jobs a week and one harder one per month.

After you have done the job you move it to the back of the section and then do the first one the next time. It seems to work pretty well so far. I am realizing that the easy jobs are so easy. And wonder why I don't do them more often. They are also good for kids to help with! The big jobs like cleaning out the garage or cleaning the blinds I still dread, but at least I am getting them done and don't keep putting them off. Last week, I got my husband to help me with the garage. It was so nice! Maybe this will give you some ideas. Happy Cleaning!



Friday, June 19, 2009

Bow Bouquet

I received this Bow Bouquet for my baby shower and thought it was the most clever gift. It's just a cute vase with wooden skewers in it, then they just clipped on hair bows to the skewers. I leave the vase just sitting on my daughters dresser. Its great for storing a few of her bows and looks cute as well.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Keep the Kids Reading this Summer

Most moms want to keep their kids reading and learning over the summer months. Here are a few ideas to to keep the kids reading during the summer.

1. Make a reading chart.

I made this simple chart for my daughter, (she is a beginning reader). She gets a sticker for every books she reads and then when the chart is full she gets to pick anything she wants (within reason of course). She has already completed one chart and is on her second. Guess what she picked for her 1st reward. She wanted to play with JUST mom-no interruptions. How sweet is that?

2. Check your local library.

Our library has a summer reading program for kids. You have to register your child. Then they get prizes from the library 4 times during the summer for reaching the reading goal of 30 minutes a day. They also have guests come to the library for the kids to listen to one day a week for those kids registered in the reading program.

3. Check out this website.

I have not yet used this program, but one of my friends does. It is a FREE reading program where kids read books, take quizzes and can earn prizes. It is kind of like the Accelerated Reader program.


Happy Summer Reading!!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wedding Season

I am going to a bridal shower this weekend and thought this was a fun gift idea. Someone gave me a similar gift for our wedding and I loved it! It was one of my most memorable gifts. I got everything you see in the picture at Target. I love the picnic basket because it can actually fold up so it doesn't take up a lot of storage room.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father's Day Card



I made this Father's Day card from scrapbook scraps. I just eyeballed the tie shape and glued it on to a piece of folded card stock. Then cut a strip and folded the edges to look like the top of the shirt and attached it with eyelets. And I inked the edges of all of it before I glued it on. I really should measure, but that is just not my style with scrapbooking or cooking. ha ha

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Menu Ideas

Sunday-Family Dinner
Monday- Stromboli
Tuesday-Chicken Alfredo
Wednesday-Sweet and Sour Chicken
Thursday-Stroganoff
Friday- Steak, Potato, Corn
Saturday- Hawaiian Haystacks

If you want any of these recipes let me know!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Chipboard Books

I made this book for a friend of mine a couple months ago. It was super easy to make because you can buy the chipboard books at Michaels for a dollar and the pages to go with them that are already cut out for a dollar as well. My sister also used the chipboard to make a banner for my daughter.
I was at Michaels last week and saw more of them at the dollar stop. I had to get another one. I am not sure what I am going to do with it, but they are just so fun!

Friday, June 12, 2009

French Fry Gift Box



I made this French Fry Gift Box for my Bunco Night prize. It was really easy to make. Just print the template on to the back side of scrapbook paper and then cut, fold and glue it together. The theme was "Get Your Girl On!" I filled it with nail polishes and decals.

Click Here to print the free download from Creating Keepsakes.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Altered Notebook

I made an altered notebook for my older sister and when my younger sister saw it she wanted one too. They are so easy and quick to make. All you do is buy a spiral notebook, Mod Podge on cute paper and then decorate it however you want.

Plain notebook

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Candy Bar Bouquet


Father's Day is just around the corner. My husband loves treats. So, for Father's Day the kids and I made him this Candy Bar Bouquet. I got the bucket at Target. Then I put a piece of floral foam in the bottom to keep the sticks in place. I taped the candy to long sucker sticks and then placed them in the foam. Then just added a little shredded paper. So Easy!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chicken & Rice Burritos/Tacos

Chicken & Rice Burritos/Tacos

1o chicken tenders
1 Jar Salsa
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 C. Minute Rice

Put chicken in crock pot. Combine salsa and cream of chicken soup. Pour mixture over the chicken. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. 15 minutes before serving stir in rice. Place mixture in warm tortillas with cheese and any other topping you like.

**I always half this recipe because I am only cooking for two.


I found this note pad at Michaels in the dollar section and love it. It's the cutest meal planner I have ever seen.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekly Menu

Monday: Orange Chicken over rice and veggie

Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (crock pot)

Wednesday: Mexican Casserole

Thursday: Scalloped Potatoes and Chicken (crock pot)

Friday: Tacos

Saturday: Cajun Chicken Pasta and veggie

Sunday: Salmon, Baked Potato and veggie


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Altered Frames


I made these altered frames with our craft group thanks to Karan.

Materials:

Wood frames (Michaels $1.00)
Craft paint
Sponge brush
Mod Podge
Scrapbook paper
Exacto Knife
Embellishments

How to make them:

1. Paint the frame.
2. After it drys brush on mod podge to frame and glue on scrapbook paper.
3. After it drys, use the exacto knife to trim off excess paper from the center and around the edge of the frame.
4. Optional step, use exacto knife around the edges to give a more distressed look.
5. Optional step, ink the edges to give a more worn look.
6. Mod Podge over the top of the paper.
7. Add embellishments with hot glue.
8. Your Done!