Monday, April 18, 2011

BLOG HEAD Monday #7 Easter Edition 2

Just Beckause, I've got Easter on the brain!


These Easter Bunny Mason Jars are so adorable. These were made by Just Another Day in Paradise. You can find the Tutorial HERE on The CSI Project.

I love this sign made by Serenity NowTutorial also over at The CSI Project.


These cute plushies were made by Dandelions and Lace. You can find the Bunny tutorial HERE and the Chicks HERE.

YUM YUM YUM!!! Get the Recipe for these delicious looking Peanut Butter Easter Eggs at Diddles and Dumplings.

From Candle Jars to Candy Jars; see how Increasingly Domestic made these pretty jars HERE.

Hoppy Easter! Check out more pictures of these cute Easter blocks at Craftily Ever After.

What is that adorable bunny made out of? Come find out at Mom's Of All Trades.


I love these little planter nests! Tales of a Trophy Wife gives shows her tutorial and other Spring decor HERE.

I love love love this Shabby Easter Tree made by My Wonderfully Made.

I love the colors of the rosettes on this wreath made by Joy in the Jumble. Definately perfect for Spring!


This wreath was made by California Callahans. I love the little nest!


Now this is just awesome. You have to check out more pics at Flamingo Toes. You won't be disappointed!

These pretty bird's nest shadow boxes were made by Liz Marie.

Last, but certainly not least; resurrection rolls to represent Jesus' empty tomb. You can find the recipe over at feathers from my nest. What an amazing way to explain the true meaning of Easter to the youngins. :)

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Father's Day Gift Idea


My daughter and I actually made this as a birthday gift for my husband. I realized after the fact that it would have been a perfect Father's Day gift rather than a birthday present. This project was actually inspired by my last wooden sign project. I loved it so much I just had to come up with another idea to make something similar.


I stamped my daughter's hand on a piece of scrapbook paper. Well, actually several pieces by the end of it. This was the best stamp out of all of them. My daughter hates to have her hands dirty. She cried the whole time saying "icky" until I wiped off her hands haha. Poor girl.
I found the wood for the base of this at Hobby Lobby (it is two seperate pieces.) The Sign is just a piece of 2X4 I had laying around in my garage. I painted all of the wood with black acrylic paint.

(click picture to read quote)
I found this quote on a few websites. All of them listed it as 'author unknown.'
I cut some scrapbook paper so it would fit to go through my printer and I printed the quote onto it. I also did the same with 'Dad,' on the front. I Mod Podged the scrapbook paper to the 2X4 and then coated over the top of the scrapbook paper with another coat of Mod Podge.

I will be linking up to THESE PARTIES.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Weekly Meal Plan Inspiration

I spend loads of time browsing around online trying to find new recipes to try. So I decided I'd start sharing my finds to help the uninspired cook (such as myself most of the time!)

Here is what I've got planned for next week:

Monday:
New Mexican Chicken Cordon Bleu: (serves 6-8)
2 Cups Ritz Cracker Crumbs
1/2 Cup Flour
1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Cup Oregano
2tbsp. Garlic, granulated
lemon pepper to taste
2tbsp parsley
2 Eggs
1 1/2 Cup Milk
Hatch Green Chile, Roasted and peeled
Sliced Monterey Jack Cheese
6-8 Chicken Breasts
oil (for frying)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine Ritz Cracker crumbs, flour, Parmesan Cheese, oregano, garlic, lemon pepper, salt and parsley in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl, combine milk and eggs. Coat chicken in milk and eggs. Coat in dry ingredients, pressing firmly into chicken. Place in hot oil (350 degrees.) and fry until golden brown. Drain. Place chicken on a baking sheet. Place one slice of cheese on each breast. Place green chile on cheese and breast. Bake in oven for 10-15 min or until cheese is melted.

I am not sure where I got this recipe from. I know I found it online in my pre-blogging days so I didn't write down a source.

Tuesday:
Healthified Chicken and Black Bean Burritos

I found the Recipe for these on bettycrocker.com. We have actually made them once already and they are pretty good!

Wednesday:
Skillet lasagna
I have posted this recipe on my blog before. I changed it up a bit, but found the original recipe over at Envy my Cooking.

Thursday:
Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Bell Peppers
I haven't tried this Recipe yet, but I am really excited to try it out this week.

Friday:
Grilled Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Panini

I have recently found The Pioneer Woman and let me tell you that I LOVE!!! She has super easy to follow step by step pictures (which is most definately needed for me.) haha Anyway, I haven't tried to make this recipe yet, but I am super excited about it!

Saturday:
Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Heard of myspace? Of course. Bakespace? What!! I love it! I found the recipe for this Bruschetta Chicken on Bakespace.com. Unfortunately, there aren't directions. Fortunately, I have made this recipe before.
Directions:
Marinade chicken in KRAFT Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing. Cook chicken in skillet over medium heat. When chicken is mostly cooked, add desired amount of Vinaigrette dressing, basil, tomatoes and cheese to the top. Cook until chicken is done all the way through and cheese is melted.

Sunday:
Taco Salad


I found this recipe on eatingwell.com; another good place to find healthy recipes. I haven't tried this recipe yet either, but it does look super delicious!

I hope that my hours of searching for recipes saved you some time!


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BLOG HEAD Monday #6: Easter Edition


Just Beckause, I've got EASTER on the brain

So maybe it is BLOG HEAD Tuesday this week... oh well, better late than never!


This Spring Specimen Wall Art is so stinkin' cute. Check out more up close pictures at Tatertots and Jello.

Here is a super creative idea by Homework on how to decorate real eggs for Easter. Check out how she did it HERE.


These pretty pearl egg topiaries were made by lemon tree creations.

This stunning Spring mantel is from Burlap and Lace. Get the tutorial for her blossom tree and Spring sign HERE.


This beauty was made by Jodie over at Love, Laughter and Decor.


I love burlap! And I LOOOVE this wreath. I haven't ever seen one made like this. So creative. Check out what else janlynn-sewmore has for spring decor HERE.

The tutorial for these bunny finials made by Melinda at Under My Umbrella can be found over at The Sassy Sanctuary. So adorable.

I love this display by Yolanda over at Monkey See, Monkey do. See how she put it all together HERE.


I love this Easter Egg frame made by jandjhome.


These nests are made out of shredded paper. This picture is from Country Living.


YUM!!! These eggmallow delights look so yummy. Check out how Landee See, Landee do made these HERE.
How cute are these Peep cupcakes?? I found these over at Mommy Savers.

I absolutely love these tuxedo peeps! I found them over at Tip Junkie. You can find the tutorial on how to make these HERE.

In a tuxedo, or on a stick; chocolate Peeps look delish! These Peep Pops were made by Christi at Love from the Oven.


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