Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Linky Party 3/30/11

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hairspray Gone!

I have a problem of getting hair spray on my bathroom walls, doors and everywhere else! I wish I could blame this on someone else, but I know its me who is the problem!! The other day I figured there had to be something that would take it off. I did a google search and found that shaving cream would take it off. I read of a few other things, but shaving cream was the one thing I already had on hand and could try. Well, I found out that it works!!!! It was great! I also read that it could take paint off my walls when using it, but I didn't find that as problem. So put a generous amount on a rag and clean away! Does anyone know of any other cleaning secrets?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Weekly Menu

Monday: Chicken tortellini soup

Tuesday: Sloppy Joes and pasta salad

Wednesday: Broccoli cheese soup and rolls

Thursday: Teriyaki Chicken, rice and veggies

Friday: Enchiladas

Saturday: Grilled cheese sandwich and soup

Sunday: BBQ steak, baked potato and veggie

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Almost Free Colors Book

I made this colors book for my little guy to start learning his colors. And the best part was it did not cost me a thing. I used Micky Mouse paint samples from the home improvement store and I already had the metal ring and the ribbons were from my scrapbook stash.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Car Seat Tent

Okay so I only have a few weeks left until my little baby boy arrives!! I think I am going to attempt a car seat tent. Thanks to Infarrantly Creative for their tutorial! Check it out! I just need to make a boy version of this!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Link Up 3/23/11

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Almond Poppy Seed Cake

I LOVE this cake.
It is one of my very favorites. I still remember that my friend Jenny brought it to me after I had my second baby. I had to have the recipe.

Almond Poppy Seed Cake


1 yellow cake mix

4 eggs

¼ c. poppy seeds

2/3 c. oil

1 small vanilla pudding (instant)

1 T. almond extract

1 c. water

Mix and bake in a bundt cake pan at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.


31/2 c. pd. sugar

1 tsp. almond extract

½ c. margarine

2 T milk

Mix together and pour over cake while still warm so that is kind of melts on.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekly Menu

Monday: Sour Cream Enchiladas, Chips and Salsa

Tuesday: Cajun Chicken Pasta, Green Salad, Garlic Bread

Wednesday: Orange Chicken, Rice

Thursday: Taco Soup
Friday: Baked Potato w/Chili

Saturday: Out to Eat

Sunday: Baked Potato, Lemon Herb Chicken, Green Beans, Cool and Creamy

Friday, March 18, 2011

How to make Darling Felt Flowers

I love these darling felt flowers that I found at the fickle pickle. Click on the link to see how to make these adorable flowers.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
What does your family do for St. Patrick's day? This year the leprechaun left green treats for my daughter and husband. Basically pure sugar and junk food! Oh well I guess that is what holidays are all about anyway! Have a great day!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Linky Party 3/16/11

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fast Breakfast for St. Patty's Day

Tonii Shares a fast and easy St. Patrick's day breakfast. All you need is refrigerator cinnamon rolls, and a heart cookie cutter! Click here for more details!!

Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

I finally found a broccoli cheese soup recipe that I love!!!

1 carrot, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
2 1/2 C. chicken broth
1 c. milk
2 medium potatoes, peeled, and diced small
3 cups chopped up broccoli heads
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheese (I used medium cheese)
1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese

In a large pot melt butter. Add chopped vegetables and saute on low heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add flour to the pot and stir until smooth. Add chicken broth, milk and potatoes. Set heat to high until it comes to a boil. Then cover and cook on low until potatoes are soft. About 10-15 minutes. Add broccoli, Parmesan cheese and stir well. Cook uncovered until broccoli is cooked. About 5 minutes. Add cheese and and stir it in until melted. Remove from heat. If your soup is way too running you may try taking 1/2 to 1 C. of it out and blending it in a blender for a second and then adding it back into the pot to thicken up your soup. It does change the texture of the soup a bit. So I would only do it if you want a thicker soup.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekly Menu

Monday: Chili with homemade bread

Tuesday: Hawaiian Chicken over rice with veggie

Wednesday: Left overs

Thursday: Spaghetti and green salad

Friday: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Saturday: Baked potatoes with toppings

Sunday: Meatballs, mashed potatoes, veggie, rolls an cool and creamy fruit salad

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spray Paint?

I have been reading a lot about spray painting furniture. All things thrifty has great tips on it!!! I am wanting to spray paint a headboard for my daughter's bedroom. Any other tips or suggestions!! Please comment and let me know! Also, if you know about any other blogs about this topic let me know!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Healthy & Not So Healthy St. Patty's Day Snacks

These are 2 delicious and fun St. Patrick's Day treat ideas.

I love this fruit rainbow.
Healthy, fun and festive.

And then there are these not so healthy mint brownies!

Get the recipe HERE!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Link Up 3/9/11

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Rainbow Jello Recipe

This jello is the BEST! Adults and kids rave over it anytime I make it.
Start early because it takes all day!
I make it for lots of different events but thought that it could be fun for St. Patrick's Day too!

The Rainbow fits well in a 9x13 pan.
6 small pkg. jello (lime,lemon,orange,strawberry,cherry,black cherry) made in this order.
1 16 oz sour cream

Step One: Take 1 box of Jello (I started with Lime) and 1 cup of boiling water and mix together until dissolved.
Step Two: Then measure out 1/2 cup of the Jello mixture into another bowl and add 1/3 cup of sour cream and mix together. Pour into the 9x13 pan and set in the refrigerator until set, about 20 minutes. Make sure that your pan is level in the refrigerator.
Step Three: Then mix 3T of Cold Water in with the remaining Jello mixture and pour over the firm sour cream mixture. Let firm. Repeat steps with all other flavors of jello. Is best when stands overnight. Beautiful and delicious. Cut in squares to serve.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Weekly Menu

Monday: Tacos, Chips and Salsa

Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo, Green Salad, French Bread

Wednesday: Chicken Tortellini Soup, Rolls
Thursday: Meatballs, Baked Potato, Corn

Friday: Baked Potato and Chili

Saturday: Eat Out/ Leftovers

Sunday: Pork Chops, Funeral Potatoes, Green Beans and Orange Cool and Creamy

Friday, March 4, 2011

Over the Rainbow Cupcakes!

I am In LoVe with these cupcakes!
I am so making these for my kids this St. Patty's Day this year!

These were made by the fickle pickle!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Zebra Party!

My little girl turned 2 in January and we had a Zebra party to celebrate! I spent a lot of time making the cake so I thought it deserved its own post!
We had cake, ice cream (cookies and cream), and Zebra Juice (raspberry sherbert and 7 up),then we made homemade oreos with pink frosting for the guests to take home.
I made the banner and then then bought this digital kit for the tags for the party. I printed off the party hat from the digital kit and then just added a little fluff to it!
The cookies that we forgot to send home with some of the guests...don't you hate that!
This was such a fun party to plan! Happy Birthday to my Sweet 2 year old!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Linky Party 3/2/11

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Zebra Cake

I made a fondant cake for my husbands brithday last year. It was a simple cake and you can check it out here. I decided to make one for my daughter's Zebra party this year. It is kind of fun and kind of a lot of work! Luckily my mom helped me this year. There are so many tutorials out there to making cakes. I love the look of a fondant cake! I made marshmallow fondant by the following the recipe here. Check back Thursday for the rest of the Zebra Party!!!!