Wednesday, December 28, 2011
On a side note- Just looking at my facebook feed I see people lifting up prayers and well wishes to friends in need, people being thankful for what they have, then I see a random post about how someone has such a crappy life. Maybe those crappy-life-people should try to see the good in things and make better choices. It is okay to have a bad day but I'm sure you have not seen the half of it. The other people I know- the people that are truly struggling- sure do sound a lot happier than you. Check yourself before you wreck yourself PEOPLE! And I'm off my soapbox :D
Friday, December 23, 2011
It amazes me how the holidays bring out the best and worst in people. I guess it may be that you see everyone's truest colors. Traffic is bad and someone will cut you off but then someone else will let you into traffic. Folks will hold the door open when they see you coming with your hands full while others will steal your parking spot- even when you have your blinker on! Also it is a time when people are willing to share their ideas and time only to have someone take advantage of their generosity.
The lesson I'm learning this holiday is to keep it simple. Remember what really matters and keep that in perspective. Don't let those "ya yaers" get to you. And no matter what its okay to keep good ideas to yourself and not share them- at least until you have given out all your crafty Christmas gifts so sneaky folks can't give the same gift before you have a chance to give yours and steal your thunder even though your the one who thought of it and helped them make their gifts too.
And I'm off my soapbox :D
Friday, September 23, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
- You will need:
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 8-count cans cinnamon rolls
- 1 8-count can of biscuits
- 1/2 cup butter- stick form works best
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Cooking spray or butter
- Mixing bowl/ Gallon size storage bag
- Muffin pan (Monkey Bread Bites) or Bundt cake pan (Monkey Bread)
Friday, September 2, 2011
Here is a trick to a healthy version of what my family calls a Redneck Milkshake.
First the history of the Redneck Milkshake:
My dad is the ice cream trailblazer of our family- and I inherited this gene. He would always take chocolate ice cream and pour milk over it in a cup. Then he would add his sweet of choice- peanuts, peanut M & M's, etc. Next he mixes the ice cream and milk up with a spoon. It gives it this grainy texture and it is great eating it with a spoon. Biggest plus- you don't have to pull out the blender.
Now that you know where it started here is where it has turned...
You will need:
Orange juice (you can use frozen but it is easier in my opinion to use "fresh")
Vanilla frozen yogurt
Ice cream scoop
I am certain if you have never tried one next time you are in the Atlanta area you MUST go to the Varsity and order a Frosted Orange... This is the next best thing!
First scoop the frozen yogurt into your cup. I fill my cup about 3/4 way up with the yogurt.
Next shake up the OJ then pour over the ice cream. I fill the cup about 1/2 way up with the OJ.
Now stir with the spoon. You may need to add more yogurt or OJ depending on the texture you like.
This can be frozen and saved for a later time. Enjoy!
Here is some information from www.Livestrong.com:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Here is the website that inspired my creation: http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2011/08/v-and-co-how-to-hydrangea-wreath.html
You Will Need:
Hot glue gun
Wine vine wreath (I used a 14")
Stick the flowers down in the wreath to determine how close they need to be.
Once you are happy with the way that your flowers look and your spacing/fullness of the wreath make sure the flowers are all fluffed out. Stick a little bit of hot glue on the stems (I did it from the underside of the wreath) so they won't shift as you are hanging the wreath.
And TA DA! There is your wreath!
Monday, August 22, 2011
My own version of the Kickin' Chicken sandwich!
I LOVE Zaxbys... Love it! So I decided to make my own version of the Kicken' Chicken Sandwich. I was pleased with the way it turned out. I just wish I had some of their ranch to add. I will have to pick up a few extra next time :D
You will need:
Frozen chicken breasts (the pre-cooked kind that come in a bag)
Texas Pete Hot Sauce
Cover the chicken with TP Hot Sauce and add butter. (I use stick butter so I can put a few pats over the chicken breast)
Follow the instructions on the package to cook the chicken. (Usually at 425 for 18-22 mins- I cooked mine in a Pyrex dish.)
When the chicken is almost done flip it over and add a little more TP Hot Sauce and butter.
While the chicken is cooking make your "buns"
Put butter and garlic powder on one side of the Texas Toast and toast until golden brown.
Remove the chicken and place on a cutting board. Cut into long strips.
Place chicken on Texas Toast, cover with a piece of Provolone cheese, just a little more TP Hot Sauce and smother in ranch.
Serve with fries, tots or whatever else you like. Enjoy!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I am a huge football fan but I am not a huge fan of the attire assigned to the ladies department when it comes to team spirit. I want to look cute, be comfy and cheer on my team! After holding onto a pair of plaid, Jacksonville Jaguar teal PJ pants my hubby ripped for about a year I figured out what to do with them- make them into a pom pom necklace of course!
I found the tutorial on this site:
YOU WILL NEED:
1 felt square- try to get something close to the colors you are using
Cotton fabric in the color of your choice- I used two different materials
Necklace- I used a chain but you can use anything
Hot Glue Gun
Unsharpened pencil (this saves my fingers time and again when working with hot glue)
Take the felt square and cut out five circles per necklace.
The circles should be at least 1".
Next take your cotton material and cut out LOTS of little circles.
Use your felt circle as a guideline and don't get too picky- the circles do not have to be perfect.
Take the fabric circles and pinch them together so that they are scrunched on one end.
Put a drop of hot glue on the end.
Put that end on one of the felt circles.
Now repeat what feels like 100 times until you are happy with the amount of material forming your pom pom.
Now take three of the flowers and place them on the felt.
Glue them down to the felt.
Next step is to glue the necklace to the back of the last two flowers.
Then glue the last two flowers down to the felt.
Cut out around the felt and you will have your Pom Pom Necklace!