Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Hummus dip

I love hummus!! It is my go to snack and a lot of times I will have it for lunch! It's fast, easy, and tasty....and not to mention good for you.

I eat lots of veggies with mine and whole wheat pita pockets.

I will be honest, at first I did not like it. I had to "develop" a taste for it. It is pretty strong in flavor and  if its not made right it will taste horrible.

If you want to make it I followed THIS recipe.

Ok. Before I go I wanted share this girl being a silly little momma....

dressed in my roller clips, purse, and high heels!
Typical Avery : )
Hope everyone enjoys their day!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Craft and under the sink.....

Looking for a catchy title??  Well your not going to find one here...not today at least ; )

Anyways, incase you have been wondering where we have been....

 the kids were out of school Wed. and Thurs. of last week.
So I prepared some crafts for us to do on those days to keep them busy.

Avery made her sunflower out of: paper plate, construction paper, beans, glitter, and glue.
I'm thankful that I still have one that likes to do crafts ; )

I also did a little crafting myself last week with my friend Heather. She motivated me to finally make a book page wreath for my shutters and then we a made book page leaf branches for some Fall decorating!

I really like how they turned out!

Now onto the "sink"....

As most of you know, I am on a  organizing mission. I am trying to do at least one drawer, closet , wherever needs organizing, a day.  (which is turning into more like a week!)

So far I have made a "command center"  with the message board and cleaned out a few cabinets including .... under the sink.

Here's a look :
Not a huge difference. Just a quick 10min fix!

I used what I had....hence the two different cabinet liners

I have to have a garbage can under my sink! I use it All the time! Though I would Love to have a custom pull out garbage, I have to make do with what I got. 

I "re-purposed" my empty Clorox container to hold all my garbage sacks that stays right next to my garbage can.
There you have it....
nothing fancy, just clean and organized.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Broccoli Salad

Believe it or not...my kids Love this! Probably has something to do with it having sugar and cranberries in it, but hey, at least their eating their veggies ; )

I have been trying to find different things to put in my kids lunch box. Something other than they typical pb&j, bag of chips, fruit cup, and juice box....booooooring , and not necessarily the healthiest.
So I remembered them liking this broccoli salad and made a big batch for them to put in their lunch.
It's good, healthy, and nutritional.......and not boring!

Here's how you make it:

chop all your veggies and put in a big bowl. Add your cranberries, then mix your mayo (I use half mayo and half sour cream), vinegar, and sugar. Pour over salad and toss.

Add your crumbled bacon and pecans on top (you can toast your pecans...I don't or you can add any type of nut you like)

Then let it set in the fridge for a couple hours or overnight. It taste much better two or three days after.

A great way to eat your greens....with a little sugar ; )
P.S. don't you just love that vintage fabric my salad is sitting on????  A sweet friend gave me a ton of it and couple other patterns too. Can't wait to play with it!! ; )

Chef in training

Monday, September 12, 2011


And the winner is.......

Yaaay Crystal!!
 I will send you an email with your promo code to download your My Memories scrapbook software!

...and for those of you who didn't win but would still like to have the software you can use this promo code:  STMMMS58025
to receive $10 off the software and $10 coupon towards their store!

Thank you to all who participated!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

DIY: Message Board

I finished making my message board and wanted to share with you!

You may remember me posting my inspiration HERE.  Unfortunately I didn't take pictures of the process...sorry...but I followed THESE instructions. I had to substitute homasote for foam board...my hardware store did not carry it.  I left off the pockets too...but I can always add later if I want.

Here is a view of what it used to look like....seemed very cluttered and un-organized. It drove me crazy!

Now I have everything in one place and at eye level for quick reminders. I love how it has dedicated sections for each person.  The "A" is for Avery, "D" is for Dawson, and (since I only made 3 spaces) I used "P" for anything not related to the kids.

This is what it looks like coming in from our garage....
and what it looks like from kitchen...
I am happy with the results. 
I still have plans to (one of these days) add bead board underneath with hooks going all the way down, but for now this works!


A bowl full of lemons
Thrifty Decor Chick
delightful order

Friday, September 02, 2011

GIVEAWAY: digital scrapbooking software

Good Morning!

 Today's the day for your chance to win the MY MEMORIES suite digital scrapbooking software!!

Most of you know that I am not a digital scrapbooker (mainly because I am computer illiterate).

 So given the opportunity to try the digitalscrapbooksoftware I was a little unsure if I was going to like it or even know what to do!

To my dismay.... I loved it and even I Knew what to do. Here is a layout I did just to prove it:

(This was made with everything built into the software!)

I love that with the MyMemories software you can not only make scrapbook pages but do much more!!

"With My Memories Suite you can even create and share professionally printed and bound calendars, send greeting cards to all your friends, make posters or trading cards for your son's soccer team, post a movie of your scrapbook on your Facebook page-all with the click of a button."

My Memories Suite would be great for anyone, especially those who love photography, crafts, and of course scrapbooking!


1. Go visit MyMemories.com site and check out all they have to offer...feel free to let me know what you like most in the comments

That's it!

**For extra entries you can choose one or more of the following** (let me know in comments)

 Visit :

 blog-  http://blog.mymemories.com/

 facebook- http://www.facebook.com/mymemoriessuite

 twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/mymemoriessuite

I will keep the giveaway open until midnight Sunday, September 11. The Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday.

If you want to go ahead and buy the My Memories Software now... use this promo code: STMMMS58025 to receive $10 discount and $10 coupon to use at the MyMemories.com store! That's a $20 value!!

Go check them out and enter to win! Good Luck!!