Friday, August 31, 2012

Enchilada Pasta

I kind of have a thing for enchiladas. I have already posted about my regular Chicken Enchiladas as well as Enchiladas Verdes and I have a few others that I haven't even shared yet. I just love Mexican food and I like having different versions of dishes so that I can mix things up. This enchilada pasta was easy and full of flavor. It is definitely going to become a regular around here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mags' Apple Pie "Moonshine"

Does anyone else around here watch Justified? If so, you should already know about Mags' famous apple pie moonshine. If you haven't seen it, you should! I wasn't too impressed by the third season but the first two were awesome. Anyway, this recipe is in honor of Mags and her crazy family. Technically this one can't really be called moonshine because it uses Everclear which is the legal version of moonshine. It's the closest you can get to the real stuff without breaking the law though.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Just Ducky

I gave you all a glimpse of the bathroom makeover in my Fresh Start post but I just finished up a few more things in there and decided it was time that it got a post of it's own! It's fun and colorful like the rest of our house has been so far. Why? Because being a "grownup" is way overrated and I would much rather walk into a room and see something silly that makes me smile instead of a room that is stuffy sophisticated. :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Link Party 74

Is anyone else having "a case of the Mondays" or is it just me? Within the first hour of waking up I succeeded in spilling coffee on my white shirt, forgetting to snap the lid on Jer's water bottle so it dumped water all over his lunchbox, misplaced my keys, he slipped and fell getting into the truck, and we missed the line at school so I had to walk him all the way back to his classroom. Blurg. Hopefully the rest of the day goes better!

Right now it is the time of week when I get to show off some of your awesome projects so things are looking up already. :) After taking a break for awhile I decided to go back to Pinterest and starting today, I will be pinning each of the posts that I feature at the link party! You can find me here. Check out a few of my favorites from last week

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hash Brown Skillet

This hearty breakfast is tasty and goes together quickly. Great for everyday or as a special treat for overnight guests. My husband calls this kind of dish "camp eggs" because whenever he goes camping he throws some eggs and whatever else he has on hand in a skillet for breakfast. Call it whatever you want, it's yummy either way. :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dry Erase Notebook Page

If you need a dry erase board for your grocery list (or a menu, to-do list, etc.) why not make one that looks like a page from a notebook? It's easy to put together and looks really cute. Added bonus: it's just as cheap as the plain, boring ones!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Link Party 73

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today is Jer's first day of school! He has been counting down the days for weeks now. I'm going to miss having him around but I am really excited for him and all of the fun that he is going to have. I am also looking forward to getting into more of a routine and hopefully crossing more things off of my never-ending to-do list.

First, it's time to for our link party. Check out a few of my favorites from last week:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Rootbeer Pulled Pork

These slow cooker bbq pulled pork sandwiches are super fast and easy. Perfect for a busy night like when you are getting used to being back to school. The root beer keeps the meat really moist and tender. It also adds a delightful, slightly sweet flavor.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My New Craft Room

My new craft room is complete! It isn't as fancy as some other craft rooms that I have seen but it is functional and has everything that I need. As you have seen over the last few days, I have also added a couple of cute and colorful touches.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cake Batter Truffles

Fellow cake batter lovers - rejoice! It is time for another batter infused recipe and this one is even better than the last. These little truffles are easy to put together and highly addictive. Next time I make them I am going to have to send most of them to the office with Shelby because I couldn't stop eating them. They have all the flavor of cake batter with the texture and richness of sugar cookie dough. Delish.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pinwheel Garland

Awhile back I saw this picture of a wall full of pinwheels and instantly fell in love with it. Sadly, it is another one of those Pinterest casualties where the original source wasn't linked correctly so I have no idea where it really came from. Anyway, when trying to come up with a way to fill this large blank piece of wall in the craft room, I thought of that photo. I didn't want over twenty holes in my wall though so instead of nailing in each one, I made it into a garland so it only required a few holes.

I love how it turned out. It's colorful and whimsical and it makes me smile. :) This would also be a fun addition to a kid's room!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Messy String Art

The practical parts of my craft room are done which means that it is time to start decorating! I started with this fun "CREATE" sign. I started with a basic retro string letters and added some loose strings here and there because creativity can get messy. :) 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Crock Pot Pizza

Over the years Shelby has introduced me to some...interesting recipes. Some are a little too redneck unusual for my tastes (think: peanut butter and mustard sandwiches or deep fried dandelions) but there are a few that are actually pretty good! This crock pot pizza is one of them. :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Photography Light Box

When planning the layout for my new craft room, one of my priorities was having a designated photography spot. It stinks when I finish a meal, craft project or shop item and then have to put a bunch of time into finding a clean, well-lit area to take photos of the finished product. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Link Party 71

Hello! I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday. Mine is off to a great start since it is *finally* nice enough to open the windows this morning! After posting this I am going to have to let the boy run around the backyard for a bit. :) We also made some progress in the kitchen this weekend and I am really looking forward to getting it all finished so I can enjoy cooking in there again. I already had a limited amount of counter space and since it turned into a construction zone it has been even worse.

While trying to get the shop stocked I haven't had much time for recreational crafting which is why I have mostly been sharing recipes lately. I am back at it now though and have some projects that I can't wait to share with you!

Now on to the link party. Here are a few of my favorites from last week:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Ranch Chicken Salad

This chicken salad tastes great and there are a few veggies thrown in to up the nutrition factor and the fresh flavor. Great for a summertime lunch.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cake Batter Crispy Treats

I know I'm a little behind on the cake batter trend but I don't care. Cake batter is one of the best flavors and I am so happy that it is being incorporated into all kinds of awesome desserts. :) Plus, it means that you get to use sprinkles and everything is more fun with sprinkles!