Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fix-It Box

I made this for my accountant as a thank you for doing my taxes :0)  I thought it was a great idea especially for Tax Season!

I attached the label with Band-aids for the Fix It Box.

All baggies from the top view.

View of all the baggies and labels.

Freshen Up Baggie: Tide-To-Go Eraser, Lint Roller, Face Wipes, Mints, and Chap Stick

Forgot Coffee Baggie: K-Cups

Tide You Over Baggie: Cliff Bar, LaraBar, Pistachio Nuts, Nutella To-Go, and Gatorade Energy Chews

Bad Day Baggie: Tissues, Tums, Ibuprofen,  and Dove Chocolates b/c they also have inspirational quotes on the wrapper

After Lunch Baggie: Toothbrush, Floss, and Toothpaste

Missed Lunch: Microwave Mac n Cheese

Friday, February 22, 2013

Homemade Pretzels via Husband

1 pkg of yeast
3/4 C warm water
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp sugar
2 C flour

Place yeast and warm water in a bowl, stir until yeast is dissolved.  Add salt and sugar.  Stir.  Add 1 cup flour, beat until smooth.  Add the rest of the flour.  Knead on a floured counter for 5 mins. Shape dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl.  Cover and store in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Divide the dough, roll into ropes and shape into pretzels.  Place on a greased cookie sheet.

Optional: Brush top with beaten egg and sprinkle with salt.

Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes until brown on top.

The Chef

Cheese Dip for Pretzels

2 Tbsp margarine
2 Tbsp flour
1 C milk
1 C shredded cheddar cheese

Melt margarine in a sauce pan.  Mix in flour.  Slowly ass milk until its smooth.  Cook on medium heat until it boils.  Cook for 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper.  Add some cheese to sauce and stir until it melts.  Continue until no cheese is left.  Pour into bowl and serve hot with Pretzels.

DIY Dog Collar Pouch

This was a lot of fun to make!  I can't wait to use it for when we go out walking and on our vacation.  You can put a key in it and your pet's vaccine records.  My Mama bought be remnant piece of Vera Bradley so I was excited to have a stylish dog :0)

Finished Product :0)

Cut a 3" x 8" piece of fabric.

Hem 1/2" on both ends.

Cut a piece of velcro like above.
Make sure there is a little bit of a velcro end sticking out past fabric.

Fold one end towards center about 1".

Fold other end up past first end 1/2".
***REMEMBER the flaps will look opposite the way you sew them. 

Sew up both sides in about 1/4" securing fabric and velcro in place. 

What it looks like from the side once sewn.

Turn inside right to show print.  Front view.

View from back.

The way it looks when velcro is extended.

Attach to collar. I had to hold Allie's ear up so you could see it! lol

Sunday, February 17, 2013

PB Oatmeal Balls

Original Recipe.

I made a few changes.
This is my recipe.

1 & 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Refrigerate for 1 hour and then roll into balls.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Marshmallow for frosting in a pinch

Don't have time for frosting? Put a marshmallow on top as soon as they are out of the oven! Yummy!

Happy Valentines Day to my awesome Hubby <3

Saturday, February 9, 2013

I Doubled my Attic Storage!!

Walk Up and BAM so much more space!!  HOW??

Right there!  I store items in between my trellis'!  Before you say its dangerous I married an engineer and there is nothing structurally wrong with it :0)

Split Entry Stair Closet Organization

Helper One
Helper Two
Shoe Closet Hanger = cleaning product storage

Easy Way to store wreaths.  Put in a white garbage bag and label with a sharpie.  Hang on  a nail.

Easy Way to store wreaths.  Put in a white garbage bag and label with a sharpie.  Hang on  a nail.

Shelves in the back.




We made this curtain to hide the back storage in the closet.

Just lift the curtain and there are the shelves

We hung a light on a nail back there so you can click it on and see the shelves.
Finished Closet!

Lemon Dill Tuna Steak

1.5 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
lemon juice

Put butter and olive oil in a skillet on med high.
On a plate pour lemon juice over tuna steak and flip it over so both sides are covered.
Season both sides with dill, salt, and pepper.
Cook until fish is completely done the entire way through (15 mins or so).
Serve with veggies!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wobbly Bits

"What on earth are you doing?" -Mr.Darcy
"Getting dressed." -Bridget Jones
"Why are you dancing around in that tent?" -Mr.Darcy
"Because I don't want you to see any of my wobbly bits." -Bridget Jones
"Well now that's a bit pointless, isn't it? Because I happen to have a very high regard for your wobbly bits, in all circumstances." -Mr.Darcy
"Really?" -Bridget Jones
"Absoutely. I think it's high time we had another look." -Mr.Darcy
Quote from Bridget Jones Diary: Edge of Reason
I love this quote! It makes me laugh and smile! All the more reason to love Mr.Darcy!
This is every girls have her wobbly bits loved :0)

St. Patty's Day Wreath

My Wreath

Katelyn's Wreath

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pan Seared Tuna

Combine 1 Tbsp of butter and 2 Tbsps of olive oil into a large pan.

Season tuna fillets with salt, garlic powder and Cayenne pepper on both sides.

Put tuna into pan and cook both sides until cooked through completely.

Serve hot with salad.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Step one: Pour Italian breadcrumbs into a small bowl.
Step two: Cut chicken breasts up into small cubes and roll in breadcrumbs until completely covered.
Step three: Put chicken on a foil covered cookie sheet. Cook at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve hot with bbq sauce or ketchup.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

DIY envelopes

Well Allie's Valentines won't fit into any I made my own!