Monday, August 8, 2016

Sponsors and a Giveaway!

The first ever Creator's Workshop was this weekend and it was so much fun! 

The ladies enjoyed the projects, food and goodies! 

It was so nice to help them relax and craft.  Us mom's rarely get that time.

I had 3 great sponsors.  Be sure to check out their Websites or Facebook pages and give them some love.

Michelle Barry with Scentsy 

Kimberly Munoz with It Works!

Sandy with K and S Sweets

I also have a goody for you.....One lucky person will win this goody bag. 

I mean look at that awesomeness.  Cookies, earrings, Scentsy, a whole jar of the Hair, Skin and Nails.  Are you kidding me!? 

All you have to do is comment by Wednesday at midnight (central) and your name is in the drawing.

Pretty cool, huh?!

Good luck!

And don't forget tickets are now on sale for the next Creator's Workshop on September 17th.    Get your tickets here.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


I'm always looking for inspiration

For decorating.

For crafting.

For whatever.

Here are some colorful rooms that inspire me.

I love how colorful this is!:

This coastal cottage uses flea market finds to give it a playful and carefree style. More clever ideas for flea market finds:

Love this idea with a hidden pop of color in an otherwise dull place in the kitchen. Will definitely have to try this!:

Featuring a striking and unique scallop design with a stunning array of quirky patterns and colours the Lena quilt cover set from Adairs Kids is perfect for something different in your little ones bedroom. Printed onto a soft 250 thread count cotton base with a soft pink reverse this design will create a fresh and exciting new look in any space.:

Bohemian style is all about layering prints to create a hip, free spirited look. Check out these amazing rooms and learn how you can rock cool Bohemian style!                         /

inspiration -- turquoise table (w/ mismatched chairs painted the same color):

A black-and-white marble floor is a classic touch in an eclectic Foursquare kitchen.:

Living room:

Years of collecting from charity shops, boot sales and flea markets, and my kitchen is nearly full (and yet I always find space for another treasure!) via Lisa Loves Vintage:

Pretty Space with Fantastic Colors, a desk like this is easy to find, and you could just paint it pink!:

These are on my Pinterest Board - Colorful Home.  

Monday, July 25, 2016

My latest favorites

Y'all this stuff is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!

Sort of hesitant to tell you about it, since its always gone when I go to the store.

But, hey!  It's too good not to share.

I've only tried Vanilla Bean and Chocolate since that's all we seem to have in stock.  There's this empty spot where Birthday Cake goes, but I've never seen it.  I'd love to try the Mint Chip or the Chocolate Mocha Chip.

I've tried other low calorie "ice cream."  This stuff is the real deal.  Go get ya 
some.  You won't be sorry.

You can polish off the entire pint and not feel bad....I don't, not one bit.  It's very freeing knowing you can eat the whole thing and its even sorta good for you.

One down side....its a little pricey :(

You ARE amazing!  And you'll feel that way after using....not kidding.

I bought it when I went on my trip to Kansas, which of course I have yet to blog about.  Some day, I promise.

Its the perfect wake me up!

Minty fresh and cool....because you know its 5000 degrees here in Texas at 7:00 am.  This heat....ugh!

Anyway, lots of other scents, but this is my favorite.

It also reminds me of my trip since it was there that I used it for the first time. Sorta planned it that way....I know I'm goofy like that.  One of my quirks.

Oh you can get it at Target.

Check out these pens.....

This is what they look like in the pack....But the picture above was so fun I had to share.

They write so good.

Makes my work day happier.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Creator's Workshop

I'll be hosting a craft workshop in my home on August 6th.  Tickets are on sale now, go here to snag yourself one.

Its a day to create and relax. 

There will be great food and music too.  If you're like me you need a little music to create to.

I don't want to give too much away, that's one of the perks to getting to come.  However, you will be painting, maybe hot gluing, and there will be a little jewelry making.  

Oh and the swag...there will be swag.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What I Wore Wednesday

I'm back for my second What I Wore Wednesday....

Thursday:  Sweater and capris - Talbots, Tank - Forever 21, Shoes - Targert

Friday: Tshirt - Hello Apparel, Jeans - Lucky, Belt - Target, Shoes - DSW

Monday: Shirt - Charming Charlie's, Pants - TJMaxx, Shoes - Target

Wednesday: Dress - Macy's, Cardigan - Old Navy, Leggings - Old Navy, Shoes - Target, Necklace - World Market

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Family Friendly Meals

I was recently chatting with a friend about what our kids like to eat.

I think like most families, our family struggles with finding more than just a couple of meals that everybody loves.  Either most of us like it, but not everyone or just me and my husband and I end up saying, "just try it....or you have to eat at least 10 decent bites."  Ugh...

So here are some go to's that everybody likes:

Sausage and Potatoes:
This one my mom use to make.  I've put my spin on it and its always different. 

Potatoes any kind cubed (peeled, not peeled, whatever you like). The amount varies depending on the size of the potatoes.  I like to have a little more potato than sausage, so it can vary depending on the which type of potato you use.  
One package of Eckrich Turkey Sausage sliced
Chicken Broth (1 can)
2-3 cloves of chopped garlic
Salt/Pepper and whatever kind of seasoning you like

Slice the sausage and brown on both sides.  Add garlic and potatoes and pour about a 1 1/2 - 2 cups of chicken broth in the pan.  Salt and pepper and stir. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are cooked through and soft.  This takes about 15 or so minutes.  Check on it periodically and stir.

Homemade Pizzas:
I like these because everyone can make it the way that want.  I assemble them most of the time, but really anyone can make their own.  Its really fun to line all the toppings up and let everyone go to town.

You can make your own dough or get the kind in the can....I've done both and both work.  If you're in a rush the can stuff saves time.  I use two cans if I'm making pizzas for all 4 of us.  I cut the rolls in half to make two pizzas.

Jar pizza sauce
Prepared Pesto (I like the kind in the refrigerator section at Sam's)
Cooked sliced chicken
Roasted veggies
Sliced onions
Sliced olives
or whatever you want

Hamburger meat/corn/beans over rice:
1-2lbs Ground Beef
1 small yellow onion
1 1/2 cups of frozen corn
1 can black, red kidney or pinto beans rinsed and drained
4 cups cooked rice
Salt and Pepper
2-3 Garlic Cloves
Tony Chachere's Creole Brown Gravy Mix
Instant Brown Gravy Mix (Multi-Pack)
Brown the meat, season with salt pepper add the chopped garlic and onions. Add the corn and beans and stir everything together.  There's directions on the back of the Gravy Mix, but I just sprinkle about 2-3 tablespoons and add about a cup of water to make the gravy.  I let it cook for about 5-10 minutes to allow the gravy to thicken, you can sprinkle more mix in if you need it to be thicker.  I just go with what looks good.

I serve it over brown or white rice.

Pork tenderloin in the slow cooker:
This one is crazy easy.

I use one Italian Seasoned Pork Tenderloin from HEB.  I'm willing to bet if you are not near an HEB, your local store has Seasoned Pork Tenderloins too.  I take the frozen tenderloin directly from the freezer, take it out of the wrapper and drop it in the slow cooker (don't forget the slow cooker changing I kid you not!) Open one can of Italian tomatoes, pour over the top, put the lid on and cook on low for 8-10 hours. You can set it for 6 hours if you're short on time.  

Don't worry if its frozen solid it will still cook just fine.  

Falling apart awesome! 

You can also double the recipe if you need to feed more than 4 people.

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Terrible picture....sorry.  The tomatoes are not the Italian tomatoes I would normally use, but the Fire Roasted will do.  See what I did there...use what you have.  The same applies to the recipes above. Make it your own.

Since the top 3 are really one pot meals you don't necessarily need another side.  However, something green with all would work, green beans, broccoli or salad would be my choice.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

What I Wore Wednesday - My first

This is hard.  I'm not a huge fan of putting full body shots of myself on my blog, but I'm going to muscle through it.  

I really like color, but you wouldn't know by the way I dress....lots of neutrals. Our weather here in Texas has been relatively mild lately (woohoo!) So, I've been able to wear my cardigans a little longer.  

Monday's outfit: Shirt - Forever 21, Cardigan -  Target, Pants - TJMaxx, Shoes - Target, Necklace and Earrings (which you can not see, but match the necklace) -  Premier Jewelry and Bracelets - I got them at a local store that is now closed, but here's their online store. 

Tuesday's outfit: Shirt - Old Navy, Jeans - Lucky, Boots - Lucky, Earrings - Nickel and Suede and Belt - Target

Today's outfit: Shirt - Gap (a very light aqua color), Cardigan - Old Navy, Jeans - Lucky, Flats - Ross, Scarf - made by me, fabric was purchased at Hobby Lobby and Earrings - World Market

Nothing like a really big closeup of my ear ;)

Let me know if you have specific questions and what you think of my WIWW.  It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.

I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy.  Check out Lindsey's blog, its really great!