Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chicken Pot Pies


I made some super yummy pot pies the other day. They were really easy to make too!

Here's what I used:

Packaged pie crusts

Leftover chicken (or buy a rotisserie and pull the meat off the bone)

Frozen peas

Frozen carrots

Frozen corn

Cubed potatoes

Cream of chicken soup

1/4 cup milk

So easy! Mix everything together. I used a large circular Corningwear dish. I lined the dish with one pie crust. Then I dumped the mixture in. Topped it with the other crust and sealed the edges. Then I cut a few slits in the top to vent.

Bake for about 45 to 60 mins at 350 degrees. Make sure to cover the top with foil for about half that time so it doesn’t burn. Also, don’t forget that pot pies are, by nature, some of the hottest food on earth. Please let it cool for a bit before you eat it. Enjoy!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Goodies!

Well, it sure doesn’t feel like fall out here. We were over 100 degrees today. Sigh… I just stayed inside all day with the air conditioner blasting and pretended it was cool.

My friend Amber is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and has shown me some pretty cute project ideas in the past few weeks that I would like to share! It is really exciting to do other projects besides cards.


On the right is a little “test tube” holder for some Halloween candy (great gift idea). The mummy is a super cute card. The Frankenstein is two sided so you get the front and back of his head and in the middle is a box and some candy in a bag. (yet another super cute gift idea) Last, the spider is a thin mint holder. There is a body on either side and sandwiched in the middle is the little mint.

Linked up to The Halloween Linky Party over at Wildflowers & Whimsey.

These are so cute, I don’t want to give them away! I think I will have to make some more for everyone else.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Menu Planning Monday #3

Joining I’m an Organizing Junkie for Menu Planning Monday!


I am trying to do new and healthy for this week’s menu so I scoured some websites for good ideas. Thanks to the Vegitarian Recipes, Food, and Wholesome Toddler Food websites, I have a great meal lineup!

I have also decided to include breakfast and lunch, although simple, just so I don’t have to figure anything out this week.


(2) Apples and Oatmeal

(2) Bananas and Oatmeal

(2) Pears and Scrambled Eggs

(1) Oranges and French Toast


(2) Quesadilla’s w/ Tomato and Avocado

(2) Pasta Salad

(2) Lunch Meat Roll Ups with Carrots and Fruit Sticks

(1) Leftovers from dinner or one of the above


Addictive Bean Curry and Rice

Black Bean and Rice Casserole

Grilled Chicken and Black Bean and Corn Salad

Boiled Shrimp with Grilled Veggies

Hash Brown Casserole (I know this one isn’t healthy but so good!)

Friday, September 24, 2010

I’m Baaaack! & Check this Site Out!

So sorry I have been away for so long. I have pretty much been “un-wired” for the last week while I was on vacation.

So, I am home and back into create mode! I have another shower coming up this weekend with cute projects to share this week. I have also been starting to think about Christmas and what I want to make for everyone. I have visited the website, You Can Make This before, but I didn’t really look around too much. Tonight, I sat down and have been perusing their patterns for well over an hour now.

I have hit a jackpot on Christmas projects. I am so excited to get started!! Sign up for their email updates and get a free set of patterns. It is well worth while! They also have some free patterns on the site for download and bundle packs too.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What have I been up to?

Well, sorry I haven’t had a ton of crafty posts lately. Actually not a whole lot of posts at all. I have been knee deep in pink and brown camo for my cousin’s baby who is on the way. I will be posting pictures shortly of the finished product.

In addition, we threw in a super cute set of scrubs for the big sister to wear to the hospital when the baby comes. She is so excited to wear them!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Tag! & Great Gorilla Glue Giveaway

Wow! I was featured on All Thingz Related’s More of our Favorite Thingsz! Check out their blog for a ton of creative inspiration.

Then, once your head is full of all sorts of projects you want to accomplish, you should definitely enter their Gorilla Glue Giveaway.

gorilla_glue_thumb[44]Look at all of the awesome stuff you can win!Hurry, the contest ends on September 19th. (That’s my birthday. Wouldn’t that be a great birthday gift? Teehee)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Portabella Mushroom Stroganoff

I started with a recipe, but then ditched it for my own concoction. It turned out so good, I had to share it with the world!

Here’s what I used:

3/4 of a large onion chopped

Butter or margarine

3/4 lb lean ground beef

1/2 lb portabella mushrooms cut into 1” cubes

Can of cream of chicken with garlic soup

1/2 to 1 cup of sour cream

1/4 cup milk

salt and pepper to taste

Cooked egg noodles

1. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and sauté until they are starting to get soft.

2. Add ground beef to the onions and brown.

3. Add portabella’s to onion and beef and let it all simmer for about 5 more minutes.

4. Add the soup, sour cream and milk and warm it through.

5. Salt and Pepper to taste.

Serve over egg noodles.

Move over Hamburger Helper, there’s a new stroganoff in town.

P.S. Just kidding Hamburger Helper, I still love you and all of your ingredients that I can’t pronounce.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Featured on Craft Gossip


I am so excited! Amanda at Craft Gossip featured my Diaper Wreath in her article, 15 Wreaths to Decorate Your Home.

Her site is amazing. There are a ton of great ideas all organized into categories. I could spend days looking at all of the great ideas and dreaming of a day when I have the time to do them all!

Thanks for the feature Amanda!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Fabric Flowers

With all of the baby girls on their way in my life, I have been looking for new ways to make everything pretty. These flowers can be added to pillows, bedding, barrettes, head bands, pins for t-shirts and the list goes on and on. You are only limited by your imagination.

Here’s what I used:

3 coordinating fabrics

needle and thread

embellishment for center


1. Cut two 6” squares from each of your fabrics. (Note, these made large flowers, suitable for throw pillows etc. 3” squares would be more appropriate for hair bows etc.)


2. Cut your squares in half diagonally.


3. Take your newly cut triangles and place them right sides together. Stitch over the point, leaving the long edge open.


4. Turn your triangles right side out and iron.


5. You should now have two triangles of each color.


6. Hand stitch along the long edge of the triangle, making about 1” stitches.


7. Pull your thread so the the bottom edge puckers up.


8. Stitch and scrunch the remaining triangles using the same length of thread.

9. When you have stitched all 6 triangles, finish the circle by putting a few stitches into the first triangle that you sewed.


10. Now you have your petals for your flower.


11. Add your embellishment in the center. (Note to self: When you are making a big flower, you should add bigger buttons for more pop)


Monday, September 6, 2010

Menu Planning Monday #2

Joining I’m an Organizing Junkie for Menu Planning Monday for my second installment. This is kinda fun!


Monday – Roast with potatoes and carrots

Tuesday – BBQ sandwiches made with leftover roast and sweet potato fries

Wednesday – Grilled chicken salad with garlic bread

Thursday – Spaghetti and garden salad

Friday – Enchiladas with Pinto Beans

Saturday – Leftovers

Sunday – Eat out

Not a terribly exciting menu this week and nothing new, but I am not really feeling creative this week. I think it will just be a nice comfort food week.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Words of Wisdom..#6…again

Well, it seems as though I have had another blog posting DUH! I have been numbering these posts and have been one off. So, instead of renumbering each of them I will just fix it from here on out. So, words of wisdom #6 again.

In honor of all of my friends and family who will be parents again before the end of the year, here are a few baby quotes.

“A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.”
-- Mark Twain

“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”
-- Don Herrold

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be.”
-- James Matthew Barrie

“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” – Carl Sandburg

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” - Robert N. Munsch

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall Fall Fall!!

It doesn’t really feel like fall right now. It was over 100 degrees at my house today. However, I am starting to see the stores fill with fall decorations and I see a lot of fellow crafters starting to get excited about the season too!

Here are a few super cute Halloween projects that I have found and will be trying out in the very near future. Thank you to all of you craft craftersons who inspired me today!

Candy Corn Door Hanging from Sew Totally Smitten


Halloween Fabric Rag Wreath by A Little Bit of Everything


Halloween Cupcake Liner Topiary by Craft-O-Maniac (She has a TON of cute Halloween ideas.)


I typically just save time and decorate my house just for Fall. Well this year I decided that is boring and I want to make the cute crafts that I have found for Halloween then move on to Thanksgiving. If you have any more ideas I would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Diaper Wreath


As shown in my Baby Shower #1 post.

Here’s what I used”

Wire coat hanger


1-2 small packages of newborn diapers




Start by shaping your wire coat hanger into a circle shape. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Then, make a loop out of the hook of the hanger. (My pic shows this being done after the fact. It is easier to do beforehand so you do spear yourself with the sharp point like I did.)


Take your first diaper and slip it over the coat hanger fold toward the center. DSCN0248

Wrap the ribbon snuggly around the diaper and close to the wire so the diaper does not easily slide or move on the wire.


Continue to do this until you have the diapers packed around the coat hanger tightly. I didn’t put enough in mine so it was pretty floppy.


Embellish with ribbon or other goodies of your choosing.



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