Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kid Friendly New Year's Eve~

It's New Year's Eve!!
Looking for a little kid friendly fun?? Jump over to Ask Anna to see what we're up to!! Stay safe and get those New Year's Resolutions ready!
Cheers to an amazing 2014!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Hardy White Chili~

This is an amazing Fall favorite in our house!
 My husband loves spicy, but my daughter and I aren't fans of the heat, so this is the perfect happy medium for our household!
This is another one that I got from my good 'ol BFF, Peggy from Las Vegas!
{Used to be Salt Lake City, but she's married now, woo hoo and moved!}
What you'll need:
 1 Medium Onion
1# of boneless skinless chicken breast
2 cans Great Northern Beans
1 Can chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup of water
1 can chopped green chili's
1 can mexi corn
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano 
 What you'll do:
Saute 1 lb of chicken cut up in chunks and 1 medium onion in 1-1/2 TBS of oil - {You can also use canned chicken from Costco and it works.... my girlfriend calls it the lazy way, I say for those without any extra time!}
Seriously, this is SO DARN GOOD!
Word of caution because everyone's taste buds have a mind of their own!...Although there's not a ton of "heat" added, the chopped green chili's do add a bit of "zip" to it when simmering! I've put it into separate pots for the "heat" sensitive, because it adds just enough to be considered spicy for some!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween party ideas~ on a budget!

With Halloween right around the corner...what are you planning??
We had a bit of fun last week! Jump over to Ask Anna and check out our budget friendly party fun!
The twist on spaghetti was my favorite!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Upcycled Thrift Store side table~

My Mother-In-Law has an obsession with clocks! I haven't even tried to count the crazy amount of them in her house, so when I stumbled across this little guy, I KNEW it was meant to be!
I was at the thrift store trying to find something of a  "vintage" nature for a friend to wear for a Victorian show. On my way out, I walked passed this little table!
Immediately I saw sanding and paint for the perfect birthday present!
The process looked like this!
Now' I've ready many things out using different paint and not having to sand, but I've got it embedded in my head to sand, so therefore I do!
It turned out perfect and looks SO MUCH better black!!
Annnnnd....I'm back on the hunt for the perfect gift...
I liked it so much I kept it for our house!!

Cheetah Baby Shower

Recently I helped a sweet friend of mine with her daughter's baby shower! I think it turned out pretty darn cute! Jump over and check it out at ask anna! Get ready to stay awhile too if you're in the mood to get ORGANIZED!! She's got some amazing ideas over there!!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Co-Hosting The Inspirational Gallery link party!!!

Good afternoon ya'll!!
I'm thrilled to be Co-hosting with these Ahh-MAZING ladies today!!
I'd love to see what you've been up to and what you've created!
Grab a Cup Of Jo, tea or beverage of choice and enjoy the beautiful projects at
The Inspiration Gallery!

Simple fall decor

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Please help us welcome this week's co host Kristy from  A cup of Jo - love that name! 
                                                 Picture ladder / Home Sweet Home Wreath/
                                                       Ghost Pretzels / Fall Burlap Wreath
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dollar Store DIY Lampshade

Looking for a inexpensive way to add  bright light and a cheery feel to the room? Jump over and check out my lamp at