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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Twizzlers Make Mouth Happy {Valentine}

Do you remember the Twizzlers logo from a while ago??  I always thought it was fun. "Twizzlers make mouths happy"  Then they used licorice to make a smile.  I love the good ole days. Licorice is one of my favorite treats.  Especially black licorice.

This year my friend put me up to a challenge. She had leftover bags of Twizzlers licorice from Halloween.  She didn't want to spend more money on treats or bring any more into her house.  So she asked me to come up with something clever for her kids for Valentines using the Twizzlers.  Here is what I came up with.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Only time will tell...Valentine Printable

I found these cute candy watches the other day at the dollar store.  I loved these as a kid and begged my mom to buy me one at the store.  Do you remember them?? Candy necklaces, lipstick and bracelets. They were the best.  Well my little miss saw them and wanted them to.  And for only a buck who can say no?  So I came up with this sweet, easy valentine for her to help make. I used one of my favorite things... Washi Tape!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentines Teacher & Classmate idea

This year for my boys teacher, I wanted to find something fun and humorous for them. I thought this little saying says it all.  "I hope you Valentines doesn't Suck this year.  I paired with with one of those cool drinking cups that are ever so popular.  Fill it with a yummy treat and you are ready to go.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cowboy Valentine

I have been working on  a few Valentines for my kids this year. I have been trying to come up with lots of choices both with and without candy. Today's pick is cowboy valentine. The Free Printable reads:  "I'm Roping you in Valentine"

Monday, January 21, 2013

Let's "Stick" together Valentine {Free Printable}

Let's Stick together Valentine

I found a large package of boxed stickers at the dollar store. My little girls loves stickers.  She sticks them wherever she can.  I thought they would make a great valentine for a preschool or kindergarten class. I made a cute printable to print and stick to the front of the box.  Or print and attach to glow sticks, pixie sticks, gum or those little sticky hands that kids love to get in the 25 cent machine.(I think they sell the sticky hands in bulk at a party store like Zurchers or Party city.)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Firmoo Sunglasses

This post is brought to you by Firmoo.com.   The online eyeglass company.  All opinions are my own.

Do you wear prescription glasses or sunglasses. Do you want a new look?   I love Sunglasses.  I have several pair.  I always seem to be loosing them or sitting on them. I buy several pair a year to keep in my car.  I use them all year long. Firmoo.com has a wonderful selection of Prescription, non prescription or sports goggles, you choose. They have a great selection of Modern, sexy, vintage or Geek styled frames. You will fall in love with there affordable prices, great quality and fast delivery.  You can even return them if you are not satisfied. Risk Free!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Chicken Bowl Casserole {Recipe}

Have you ever had the chicken bowl at KFC???  It is one of my favorite things there.  I love the flavors all coming together.  Potatoes, corn, cheese....Yummy!  I decided to make my own.  Its just like making a Shepherds pie only chicken instead of hamburger. Comfort food at its finest!

I love this go to meal.  It is a back up I keep on busy days.  You can make it ahead and bake at your leisure.  It also make s a great meal to make and take to a sick friend or new mom just add a salad and rolls for a complete meal.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wishing Wand Valentines

This year I am Wishing you a Happy Valentines day!!!

My little girl loves anything princess or fairies.  So this year I came up with Wishing Wand Valentines.  Inexpensive and easy to make, your little miss can personalize each wand.  The best part if this Valentine is after your little miss is done with her wishing wand she can use her wand as a pencil! So grab your supplies, make a wish  and whip up your Valentines the old fashion way in less than 30 minutes.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pucker up Valentine Chapstick Lables {Free Printable}

Pucker up valentine Chapstick lables

I was shopping at an after Christmas sale and found some cute chapstick for less than a buck.  I bought a few for a birthday party favor.  Then had the idea to use them for Valentines. A fun little gift for a teenage daughter or girlfriend.  I made the labels to fit around a basic chapstick tube.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A "Tweet" Valentine {Free Printable}

With Valentines approaching I have been working on cute Valentines printables for all to share.
Here is another quick Valentine Printable just for you. Cute for any guy or gal, elderly neighbor,or class mate.  Print, Cut and pair with a "Sweet Tweet"

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fried Scones {Recipe}

Many people hear the word Scone and thing of the crumbly bread like treats they sell at Starbucks or your local coffee house. I am a Utah girl. In Utah they are more like fry bread or Beingets.

Side note: Beingets are the best if you haven't tried on find them and don't share. 
Cafe Du Monte, in the French quarter of New Orleans are the best.  I loved getting these 
when I flew into New Orleans, even if they were made at the Airport. 

I have looked may places to make Scone dough.  Recently I was purchasing it from a local food storage store made by Augason Farms.  Super good stuff. They even have Gluten Free. I still buy it for my food storage but I also came across this recipe from a friend and fell in love.  It is super simple to make and you don't need anything fancy to make them.  I don't even use my Mixer.  I just do it by hand. Here is how you do it!!
4 1/2 C. Hot water (105*)
1 Can Evaporated Milk
3 TB Yeast
1 C. Sugar
1 1/2 TB Salt
1/3 C. Oil
Slowly add 13-15 Cups of Flour (at 10 cups start monitoring closely until it doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl.)
Let rise until doubles in size. About 30 minutes. Rise again for 30 minutes. Roll dough on floured surface about 1/2 inch thick. cut into squares or shapes.  Fry in 3 inches or more of oil or bake on greased cookie sheets at 350* for 10-15 minutes. Serve with Honey butter, powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar.

This recipe makes A LOT of Scones.  For my family of 6, I half the recipe.  We have plenty to eat and some left over for a midnight snack or breakfast.  You can also make half into scones and the other half into bread.   It makes about 2 loaves.

These are also fantastic for Navajo Tacos. Cut your dough into larger pieces. Fry them up and add  all the fixins' instead of honey butter. I hope you family enjoys these as much as mine does!!
To make a printable version of this recipe head over to Recipe Magic.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Poinsettia Hair Flower

For Christmas in 2012 I made my little miss a Knock off Anthropologie lace skirt. I wanted to add a little more drama so I came up with this Poinsettia hair flower.  It added color and a little more Christmas spirit.  Nothing says Christmas little a Poinsettia, right???

It is simple, beautiful and added a bit of elegance to her outfit.

For the DIY Tutorial Link Here

For my Diy Lace Skirt check back later this week!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sweet & Sour Meatballs {recipe}

Party food is almost here.  This {Sweet} recipe is just what you need for your next party! They are super easy to make and cook up in a crock pot.  Just fix it and forget it.  Every member of family loves these.  It is one of the few meals they will all eat until they can't move.

Bag of Pre-made plain meatballs.  I get mine at walmart.
2 Cup Ketchup
2 small cans Tomato sauce
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1/2/ cup white sugar
1/4 cup Vinegar
2 TB. Worcestershire Sauce
2 TB pineapple juice (add pineapple chunks to your liking)*
1/2 cup diced green pepper for flavor

Mix all ingredients in a crock pot for 2 hours. 1 hour on high, 1 hour on low. Serve over rice for dinner. Or for a party serve with toothpicks as a side.

*(For the pineapple I use a small can of chunk pineapple and just add the whole can. Juice and chunks. If you like lots of pineapple add a larger can but only the 2 tbls of juice.)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

{Keychain of Friendship} Gift ideas

Have you seen these adorable personalized DIY key chains??  I know they have been all over the blog world.  I just love them.  I thought I I would share mine and add a fun printable.  A great girlfriend gift with a little thought.  I truly love and cherish each one of my friends and want them to know it.  With out them my life would be so different.   Each one of them brings a smile to my face.  Here is a little something for them.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


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