A little something I’ve done on the side for a few years now is digital design.
I custom design invitations or announcements made to match your theme/design/colors.
I can also add photos.
Be sure to like my Facebook page HERE for updates, specials, ordering info, & lots of samples! I also love to create holiday cards!
and while reading, the quote below really stuck out:
Gather the Goods:
Ranch Seasoning Dry Mix Packet
1 can of Cream of Chicken-plus one can of water as needed (-or- two cans of cream of chicken)
We also love to use cream of mushroom or one of each.
Put your chops in your pot.
Sprinkle on the ranch packet.
Add the cream of chicken.
And cook it on low 4-6 hours depending on how many chops you use.
I put mine on before work at 7 for 8 hours on low and when I come home from work it’s perfect!
The extra “gravy” is great on mashed potatoes & other veggies. You can even use it on rice! My kids love to dip their bread in it!
Can you feel your neck tense up & your body cringe at just the thought of spilled Scentsy?
It literally drives me INSANE. And we have certainly had our fair share at our house.
Just ask my kids….it seriously makes me crazy.
When we moved into our new house, we bought a used little sectional from a friend. It was in excellent condition and even still had the tags on it! The only catch was he spilled Scentsy on one of the end tables and because he was a single guy…he left it there indefinitely.
I actually left it for a few weeks because I had no time and no clue how to tackle it without ruining the wood.
And then my good friend came over & showed me a little secret…
The iron melts the wax and it sticks to the towel.
Seriously so simple you guys!
And here’s a little video of her working her magic!
Chicken can get real old, real quick…so I’m always looking for new recipes to spice it up.
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. In greased glass dish, place the chicken pieces without overlapping. I like to cut mine longways into smaller, thinner pieces.
3. Gather the Goods:
4 large chicken breasts
8 oz cream cheese
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp minced onion
1/2 roasted red bell pepper, cut into small squares
1 cup shredded cheddar
4 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 tbsp hot pepper flakes (or more to taste)
(FOR LESS JUST HALF THE RECIPE….This fed a family of 5 with leftovers for lunch!)
4. Mix it up.
Combine: cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, butter, and minced onions.
5. Spread over the chicken evenly.
6. Add stuff on top.
This is where you can sprinkle on the roasted red bell pepper if you so desire. We didn’t desire. It’s not our favorite. BUT FOR SURE add your cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, and then red pepper flakes. As you can see I only put red pepper on one side for the adults so I didn’t have to listen to my kids whine.
7. Pop it in the oven & BAKE uncovered for 45 min, until bubbly and lightly browned on top.
8. Let sit 5 min before serving. PS…all the saucy creamy goodness around the chicken is yum on veggies.
CAUTION! This is LONG, lengthy post with LOTS of photos! I had to break it up into several pages (6 total) so when you get to the bottom just hit the next number to go to the next page!
This was one of the most fun, time consuming, & creative parties I’ve thrown to date! I have wanted to do the Alice in Wonderland “Tea Party” theme for a long time. This party was a fun little twist off that. My mom knits & crochets and has been a long time tea lover so I thought it would be fun to mix it up and have a fun theme!
This was a fun easy recipe that the kids loved to help with!
1. Gather the Goods:
1 lb ground chicken breast
1 whole egg
1/2 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp Italian seasoning
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup marinara sauce
2. PREHEAT Oven to 350.
3. Mix it all up.
Throw all the ingredients EXCEPT marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese into a bowl & mix it all up.
4. Spray a regular sized muffin pan with some non-stick stuff.
4. Evenly fill each cup with about 1/4 cup of the mixture.
5. Top each cup with 1 tbsp marinara.
6. Pop that sucker in the oven for 20 min. Then take out & cover with all the yummy mozzarella cheese your heart desires. Cheese is sorta our thing…so we use a lot.
7. Stick it back in for a few to melt the cheese into yummy goodness.
8. EAT. IT. UP.
My kids LOVED it!
Oh. Mah. Gaw.
This gaudy dress is breaking the internet!
We’ve seen explanations as to why it is or isn’t white/gold or black/blue. From simple to complex to WTF.
“it’s about primal biology and the way human eyes and brains have evolved to see color in a sunlit world.
Light enters the eye through the lens—different wavelengths corresponding to different colors. The light hits the retina in the back of the eye where pigments fire up neural connections to the visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes those signals into an image. Critically, though, that first burst of light is made of whatever wavelengths are illuminating the world, reflecting off whatever you’re looking at. Without you having to worry about it, your brain figures out what color light is bouncing off the thing your eyes are looking at, and essentially subtracts that color from the “real” color of the object.”
I mean…I don’t know about alllll that BS craziness…all I know is:
That dress is OBVIOUSLY white & gold.
I have looked at it every which way possible. It don’t change. & the folks out there saying it changes…you crazy.
BUT…the BEST part about The Great Dress Debate of 2015?!?
No shortage of chuckling to be had.
I rounded up a few of my faves.
Well well well….
My favorite guilty pleasure is back!
These are the girls that spun my reality show addiction into a full fledged obsession!
I was giddy as I set my DVR to snag the Getting to Know specials.
So let’s talk a bit about it…
First things first…thank the lort she got rid of those atrocious eye lashes & overall ghetto girlfriend style she sported in Teen Mom…but dang she forgot about the nails.
She used to be ranked right next to Jenelle for me. I cringed during her parts and blew up my Bookface news feed with statuses blasting the crazy psycho. And now…
Well…as I said in the Being Amber special post… prison did wonders on Amber. I love that she chose to go and I love that she came out a totally different person. Amber is now tolerable on the show. I’m excited to see what she is up to in the new season. She has an amazing story to use for some good and help people….let’s see if she does.
I did cringe a bit during the scene when she flipped on her mom…but honestly…we don’t know that background there and I’m sure MTV did some fancy editing for dramatic effect. Obviously.
Although…sometimes I do wish she could regress back to her drug induced boyfriend battery for a minute to put that douche Gary in his place.
OMG…what’s not to love?!? Her & Tyler have stayed strong as the cute mature little couple that America loves!
Even when revisiting Catelynn’s mom’s verbal & emotional abuse from past seasons…Catelynn & Tyler address her & her actions with love & forgiveness.
It was an emotional episode for sure. But these two handled it well.
Those TWO…..can they get anymore awesome?
Just wait…they totally can….
LOVE it Catelynn!!!
Which brings me to Maci…
Does the girl age?!? She looks exactly the same as she did in 16 & Pregnant!
I love Maci. Like LOVE her. I think she’s a strong, positive role model. She is a GREAT mom & her choice to not have her kid on the same show as a porn star reflects that.
The only thing that I’m a little iffy on when it comes to Maci…is those darn ear things! WTH?!
And to the shock of no one….Ryan is an even bigger douche as displayed in this heartbreaking scene:
You can see the pain on Maci’s face as she watches it. GOOD MOM.
And last but CERTAINLY LEAST….the whack job Farrah…
I can’t stand her, don’t like her, wish I could slap her. Just like in the Being Farrah special… I could barely sit through her episode.
Her parents can not even speak without her flipping out and making them out to be villains.
At one point…her dad tried to pay her a compliment and Farrah was a huge B to him before he could even get the words out! This clearly demonstrates her need for it to be ALL ABOUT HER.
And then….there’s the elephant in the room always….her porn that’s not a porn but really is…
This is where MTV has MESSED UP. This show is geared toward TEEN GIRLS and making better choices. With Farrah on the show there is constant references to her pornos, sex toy line, plastic surgeries, dogging her own looks, bad parenting, & disrespectful behavior.
This clip clearly shows how sad it is & what a poor parent Farrah represents…
Not cool MTV. If you want to showcase Farrah…give her her own show & call it WHACK JOB.
Get it?! Whack Job…as in her crazy AND her messed up plastic surgery?! hahahaha…sometimes I crack myself up.
No Farrah. No.
How does this girl even still have custody of that poor child?!
So basically…Farrah’s Getting to Know episode was the same as her Being Farrah episode which hasn’t changed much from her Teen Mom & 16 and Pregnant days.
I’m so aggravated that MTV would welcome that crazy B back that I started a petition to get rid of her!