Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pork Roast

We have made a few different pork roasts in the crockpot this week after I got coupons and ideas from Bzzagent for making pork! Try it yourself. Here are some ideas for the crockpot:

Pork Roast with Honey Mustard Chipotle Sauce
We used a 1 to 2 lb. pork roast and then added 1 to 2 cups of Kraft Honey Mustard Chipotle everything dressing. We also added some salt/pepper, 1 to 2 tablespoons of  soy sauce, and a red pepper. Just throw it all in the crockpot and cook away.

Pork Roast with Kick n' Rub
1 to 2 lb. pork roast along with 1 onion and 1 red and 1 green pepper. Add crushed red pepper or red pepper to taste, salt/pepper, cumin, soy sauce, oil, lime juice, dry onion, garlic, and other spices to taste!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Printable

I made some chevron print in Photoshop and then decided to use a Chevron print for my Halloween printable. You can download the printable by saving it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Glade Expressions

We got the chance to try out the new Glade Expressions Collection! It's a great product and I love the new diffusers glade has come out with. They blend in with home decor and work really well. Try out the new Glad Expressions Collection. I got the chance to try it out from Bzz Reprt. Check out my facebook page for a $4 off coupon! Yay for coupons and for a great new product!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I just finished my summer printable I created for our 11x14 frame we put a printable for holidays/seasons! I am in love with this one and the bright colors!!

Feel free to download it for your own use (11x14)!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Easter printable

I'm probably not decorating for St. Patrick's Day so I'm getting ahead on Easter. I just made my Easter printable for our "printable frame." If you like it, you can download it here (11x14 size).


Monday, February 27, 2012

Nacho Cheese Sticks

Jordan and I love a new restaurant we found on the Oregon Coast called Roadhouse 101. It is a fun atmosphere with real good food in Lincoln City, OR! Jordan and I love the Oregon Coast and wish we lived closer to make some more frequent trips! The place has money on the ceiling, which totally bugged Jordan that people just put hundreds of dollars on the ceiling rather than doing something else with it! Here it is:

We tried an appetizer at the Roadhouse 101 we have never heard of called Nacho Cheese Sticks. We usually never get appertizers when we eat out because #1 we are cheap, and #2 we get too full and don't want our dinner. Basically, this appetizers was mozzarella sticks, but nacho style. It is cheddar cheese in the middle with a tortilla chip breading. Then you dipped them in salsa. They were good! A few weeks ago we tried to create our own version of the nacho sticks and based them off a basic Mozzarella stick recipe.

Here is our version:

Cheddar Cheese Sticks (instead of mozzarella) cut in half
Wet Mixture: 1 egg and a little bit of milk
Dry Mixture: 1/4 cup saltines and 1/2 cup tortilla chips crumbs (make the crumbs in food processor or blender) and add taco seasoning into the mixture
Note: The dry mixture is an estimate so use about half of the tortilla chips or a little more to the saltines ratio, the tortilla chips make it crispy and add to the "nachoness"
Oil for frying or baking

Dip the sticks of cheese in the wet mixture and then into the dry mixture. Repeat again, dipping again into the wet mixture and then in the dry mixture, for an extra crispy breading. Freeze for about an hour and then fry or bake. Use salsa for dipping! Good luck trying it out on your own!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

fridge frames / i love you because - pinterest

FRIDGE new favorite idea!

This is the original idea from pinterest (below left)....The frames are fancier than the ones I found and used. Also, I used an idea I saw all over pinterest for an "I love you because" framed print to gift Jordan for Valentine's day (below right).
Frame magnets.    I love you because...

I found frames at the dollar store near my house, Honk's in Provo UT. They have an 88 cent Tuesday so I picked up 3 frames for less than 3 dollars! I have made two so 5x7 and one 8x10. Use a really light frame. Mine were foam covered with a light metal so they were not heavy. Also, find magnets that are pretty strong to help hold them to the fridge. I spray painted the frames, super glued magnets to the back (all over!), and then added scrapbook paper to the 5x7 and an 8x10 print I created in Photoshop ("I love you because:"). I combined the idea of the fridge frame and "I love you because" to create a Valentine's gift for Jordan, my husband. It is great on the fridge where we can conveniently leave little notes for each other.

This is the photoshop jpeg I created (and am generously letting you steal.
If you want to create your own use or use photoshop. I chose two different fonts, added the font, then added a line. Pretty simple! Even for a beginner in photoshop!

The other frame with the chevron scrapbook paper I made is still a work in progress. Again, I spray painted the frame and added  scrapbook paper for the background. I am going to create vinyl "What's for dinner?" and then use dry erase marker to write what is on the menu for dinner that night. My husband always asks and likes to know so the idea came from him asking each day, "What is for dinner? It better be something good!" I guess now he will know ahead of time if it will be good or not, right!? Note: You could just use dry erase marker to make notes/messages or do something different on your fridge like write something to use up or a grocery list, or so forth. Let me know what ideas you have for your fridge....

Please excuse the horrible pictures, the lighting in our kitchen is bad.


Paper Organization

If you are anything like Jordan and I, you have lots of loose papers that pile up on the counters, floors, or other places. I usually like to hide them places and then Jordan can't find what he needs. So this was an idea I came up with to create a better system for "hiding" or organizing our papers. We picked up a set of 5 magazine holders from IKEA in plain white for about 3 dollars (maybe even less than that). They are just white cardboard and pretty lame so I added some color and interest by cutting scrapbook paper to fit the spine. Use modge podge to apply the paper to the cardboard and then apply a coat on the top to protect the scrapook paper. We used five different colors/styles of paper so that we could identify what papers belong in which holder. We then placed them on a bookcase facing in so that the spine with the different scrapbook paper shows. You could cover the two sides as well, but we decided we just wanted the spines covered.

organizing thanks to pinterest

Here is another idea taken from Pinterest. I saw a pin where shower curtain rings were used to organize women scarves. Well, I took the idea to help my husband organize his ties. I took a heavy duty hanger and used plastic shower rings to organize his ties. It is so much better than the organizer we were using before. It is easier to get them on and off and put them together with colors! Such a great organization idea! Try it out for those guys in your life.

cheap wall art

This is some wall art for Miley's room I made for cheap. The vinyl was from a vinyl boutique I love to stop by, but you could cut it our yourself or get it custom made. I just put the vinyl right on the glass on the frame. The frame is just a dollar wooden frame from the dollar store that I used glossy black spray paint on. Scrapbook paper was cut to the frame size and added to add some color and design. Cheap and easy to make!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Miley is 6 months officially on January 17, 2011. She weighed in at 14 pounds 3 ounces and is 25 inches long! She is a small little baby girl, but so cute! She is sitting up so well and is so strong for her age! Miley is babbling and talking all the time. She can get so loud and shrills and screams a girly scream quite often. Her personality is really starting to show more and more each day. It is so much fun! Now we are just waiting and getting ready for her to start crawling any day. She will go from sitting up to getting onto all fours and wants to start crawling so bad.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lamp redo

Here are the ideas from pinterest where my idea originated:

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Our lamp was just clear glass and I spray painted it with Valspar spray paint from Lowes. The Valspar spray paint is awesome and coats really well. I've used it for a few projects on various surfaces and it works really well. It looks a little more blue in the picture, but it is more of a teal or turquoise color. I've now added a black empire lampshade with it, as well.


another printable

I saw another printable on Pinterest that I only kind of liked, so I decided to take the idea I saw and edit for my own colors and taste for my kitchen. It is now a 12x12 size for a frame I already had in my kitchen.

Here is the original pin from pinterest:

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Here is my own printable I created using photoshop:


Friday, January 6, 2012

Under Construction

I am currently trying to get our blog updated so excuse the mess!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pinterest Recreation

 I am going to play catchup on my blog. I wanted to keep up more with it, but of course got behind again to keep our family and friends updated on life. Over the past couple months, I have done a few projects that I saw on pinterest and wanted to share. The first one is a recreation of a cupcake sign my best friend, Courtney, found and wanted to recreate or her sister-in-law and I wanted to create for my sister for Christmas presents. I am posting the original and my recreation for you to see. I am also sharing the full-size image for all of you to use if you want on your own!

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Here is my recreation I made in photoshop: