Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pizza Stromboli

Here is how I make my Pizza Stromboli.

I usually use a frozen bread loaf to make it easy, but you could also make you own pizza dough. I let it thaw out. Then I roll it out into a rectangle on a cookie sheet. Then I cut diagonals on each side about 1 inch wide. After that I add pizza sauce and out favorite toppings in the middle. Then I pull the one inch pieces on each side together and attach them in the middle. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Here is how it looks finished. We love to dip it in marinara sauce. Enjoy!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Baby Cards

I had Card Club this past week and our theme this Month was "Baby Cards". I love going every month and seeing all the cards! The girls in my group are all so much fun and impress me each month with their new ideas! Here are all the cards.....

Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Stroganoff over Pasta and Veggie

Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches & Chips

Wednesday: Waffles and Sausage

Thursday: Ravioli Casserole, Bread sticks, Salad

Friday: Eat Out for my Birthday!

Saturday: Fettucini Alfredo with Chicken & Caesar Salad

Sunday: Whole Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Veggie & Rolls


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring-Easter Cupcakes

My kids and I had fun decorating these Easter cupcakes.

Frosted with white frosting and topped with coconut. Then cut a large marshmallow in half and sprinkled with pink to make the ears. Added jellybeans for the eyes and nose and small marshmallows for the cheeks.

Eggs in Grass
Frosted and added coconut that was colored green with food coloring and three jellybeans for the eggs.

Cut large marshmallows into thirds and cove one side with sprinkles. Use 5 for the petals and a jellybeans for the center of the flower.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Blog Swap with Keeping It Simple

Hello everyone! I am super excited to be here with you today!! I absolutely love Whitney and Alish's blog. They are so talented and have inspired me to do so much!

Let me introduce myself, I'm Kaysi

Keeping It Simple

Here are a few things about me:
I am the mother of three boys, ages 5, 3 and 1
I have been married to this hottie and amazing man for 6 years

I love chocolate!!
I love color, green is my favorite but brown and blue are up there
I like to keep things simple, not overdo them
When I get a spare moment, I love to craft or look at crafts
I enjoy singing and dancing
I love coupons and clip them regularly to get some awesome deals

Each day of the week, I have something different.
Motivate me Monday, that's where I have link party and you get to show me all the cute things that you have done.
Tutorial Tuesday, I give a tutorial of a craft that I have done
Whatever Wednesday, this is my day that I put anything up.
Scrapbook Thursday, this is the day that I post a scrapbook idea or give a scrapbook tip
Fridays are the days that I do Blog swaps with other bloggers.

Today I thought that I would share with you a tutorial on how to make a ribbon bow tie.

1) Using a thicker ribbon, mine is 1 1/2", cut two pieces, one 8 inches, one 2 inches. You can adjust the length if you want to make one for an infant or an older boy
2) Fold the longer ribbon, so that the end meet in the middle. Over lap the ribbon about 1/4" and then sew through all three layers with a needle and thread. You will be using the needle and thread through out the whole process.
3) Take the shorter piece and fold the sides in and overlap them in the back.

4) Making sure the overlap of the ribbon is facing the bow tie, wrap around larger piece and sew the two end together.

5) Using a smaller piece of ribbon 1" or less, measure the neck (with a collar shirt on) . I sewed the ribbon onto the bow tie. Sew velcro on both sides of the ribbon.
Here's my little guy in it. Wouldn't these look great for Easter!

You should stop on by and see what else I have!

Thanks Sisters for doing this blog swap with me, I truly enjoy your blog!
Thanks Kaysi! We love getting to know other bloggers!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Altered Bag

You can take any plain bag and add a little fabric or embellishments to make it stylish.

You can buy a new plain bag like mine from Michaels or another craft store or take a bag that you already made and are not crazy about and give it new life.

Finished Bag
First, decide how big you want your design to be and cut the wonder under that size. Then, follow the instructions that come with the wonder under and iron it onto your fabric. After it has cooled, I cut out the fabric and the wonder under.
Pull off the backing before ironing on the second side.

This is how the back looked with both pieces of fabric attached.

Iron on a large ribbon in the middle of the fabric using the same method as the fabric.

Next, glue on ric rac ribbon to cover the seems.Last I added a big flower and ribbons to complete the look.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


We have really been wanting a new look for our blog! We keep talking about giving our blog a makeover, but as you can see nothing has happened. We have come to the realization that we just don't know enough about blog design. Is there anyone out there who would like to help us out in exchange for free advertising? Don't hesitate to e-mail us if you are interested!

Glitter Toes

My little sister came over the other day and we decided to do Glitter toes because I got this Martha Stewart Glitter for Christmas. We loved how they turned out and it didn't make a huge mess like I thought it would!

You only need a few supplies:
1. Glitter
2. Clear Top coat
3. Nail Polish that matches closely with the glitter you want on your toes
4. Newspaper

First paint your toes a color that matches pretty close with the glitter you will be applying. Then sprinkle the glitter so that it covers your entire toenail. You may have to shake your foot lightly to get the excess glitter off. Make sure you put down a paper so that is doesn't make a mess and so it also catches the excess glitter. After that then put a clear coat over the top. We put on a couple coats. When we were done there was glitter next to our toes that we could not get off without messing up our toes. (As you see in the picture) Well, once we showered it came right off and left us with a cleaner look.

If you put on a couple coats of clear polish you will be surprised how long it actually stays on!

Glitter Toes are perfect for summer and any girl activity!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Carrot Bags

I filled clear cake decorating bags with Cheetos to make a fun Easter treat. You could fill them with anything orange- goldfish, jelly beans, etc. They would make a fun Easter treat for anyone or are great to fill up an Easter basket.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Skillet Lasagna, French Bread, Green Salad

Tuesday: Chicken, Rice, Green Beans

Wednesday: Tacos, Chips and Salsa

Thursday: Beef Stroganoff, Green Beans

Friday: Mexican Casserole, Salad

Saturday: Eat Out

Sunday: BBQ chicken, Twice Baked Potato, Corn

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

If you LOVE the Lofthouse Sugar cookies you buy in the store than this recipe is for YOU!! This is such a fast and easy recipe.

1 Pkg. white (vanilla cake mix)Align Center1/3 C. Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend cake mix, eggs, and oil until moistened. Roll into 1" balls. Place on ungreased cookies sheet. Flatten with a glass. Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes. Allow to cool 1 minute before removing to cooling rack. While the cookies are still a little warm, spread on some frosting. Allow the frosting to set up before storing.


Friday, March 19, 2010


Here are a couple of sets of cards that I made for my mom.

Happy Birthday

Wedding Wishes

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easter Bunny Smores

I remember seeing these last year and thought they were so cute! I wanted to make some this year. It was very simple,I just followed the directions found here!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Covered Cork Board

St. Patrick's Day!
Here is a little green project to enjoy.

This was a super simple project. I took a 12x12 frame and painted it black. Then I covered cork board that fit inside my frame with fabric. I just hot glued around the edges. Then put the cork board into the frame.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Seasonal Word Blocks

My cousin's wife gave my sister and I these blocks as a "Pay it Forward" gift. We thought they were so clever and wanted to share. They are 3 inch blocks with scrapbook paper and vinyl on them.

Depending on how you arrange the letters on the blocks, you can spell 16 words:


All these words are made using seven blocks (depending on the word). So, the blocks you are not using you can just store a few and then when you feel like changing the word in your house simply just rearrange the blocks to spell a new word.

Each block has the following letters:

Block 1- f, b, t, w
Block 2-m,e,d,o
Block 3- c,s,a,r
Block 4- e,p,t,r
Block 5- n,l,v,o
Block 6- s,i,m,k
Block 7- y,e,h,d

Monday, March 15, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Grilled Pizza & Caesar Salad

Tuesday: Beef and Black Bean Soup & French Bread

Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner

Thursday: Hawaiian Haystacks

Friday: Tacos

Saturday: Eat Out

Sunday: Grilled Salmon and Rice Packets


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fancy Pants Prints

We love these calling cards from Fancy Pants Prints.
Calling cards are the latest way to stay in touch with other moms.
They have many uses including:
setting up play dates or car pools
leaving with babysitters, daycare or teachers
giving to chaperones when dropping off kids at birthday parties
sharing your family's blog address to stay in touch with friends or loved ones
great gift idea for a new mommy

Get your calling cards HERE. Or check out all of her darling announcements and cards.

She is really fast and great to work with.

Friday, March 12, 2010

We are excited to be on U Create Today

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Have a great day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oatmeal Caramel Bars

I love these yummy bars. I got this recipe from my old neighbor Lindsay.

1 1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 c. quick oats
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. melted butter

Mix together and sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture into an ungreased 9x13 pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Combine 40 Kraft caramels and 1/4 c. evaporated milk in a glass dish. Melt in microwave 1 minute at a time until melted (about 2 1/2 minutes). Stir between each minute of cooking.

Pour caramel mixture over baked crust, sprinkle with 3/4 to 1 bag of milk chocolate chips, then sprinkle the rest of the uncooked crust mixture on top and bake for another 12-15 minutes. Let cool, cut and serve.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Birthday Cards

I am in a card club and love it! This month we did Birthday cards! Here is mine and my group members cards. Aren't they all so cute?! Maybe this will give you some inspiration to make some cards!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Fortune Cookies

Are you LuCkY?
Find out your fortune with these fun fortune cookies made for St. Patrick's Day!

I bought regular fortune cookies and the dipped them in melted white chocolate and then rolled them in green sprinkles. They were really easy and my kids loved them.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Italian Chicken with Rice

Tuesday: Skillet Lasagna

Wednesday: Scalloped Chicken

Thursday: BBQ Chicken, Corn, Baked Potato

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Left Overs

Sunday: Steak, Onion Soup Potatoes, Green Beans


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cleaning Out-Part 5

This is pretty embarrassing showing you all the worst spots in my house, but hopefully it motivates you! This is my "everything closet" if you can't tell....coats, laundry stuff and food storage! Closets like this are so hard and intimidating to do! However, once I was done I had way more room and things looked a lot better! It took me about 2 hours to wipe things down and re-organize.

Now these are the two drawers to my nightstand. This took about 15 minutes to do. It was way easy and most stuff just needed to go straight to the garbage.
Doesn't this look so much better with just my books and back scratchers?!{Whitney}