Wednesday, February 22, 2012

~chicken and stuffing one pot meal~

Hello readers.
Have you given up on any new posts from me?
I've had so much to do around the house and
with the family that my blogs have taken a 
backseat to everything else. 

-Out of town for 5 days two weeks ago.
-Washer broke (which means the house went to hell).
-Valentine's Day (which was a total bust).
-Shopping for a new washer/dryer and installing them.
-Husband out of town last weekend for 3 days.
-Kids with colds.
-Mom got the cold.

See-I wasn't kidding. 
It wouldn't be a lie if I said in the past 3 weeks
I have only cooked dinner 3 times. 
My poor family.
They've been forced to eat lots of quick, processed
foods and stuff from Wendy's dollar menu. 
Unfortunately, things won't be getting back to "normal"
in our household until next week. 
It's my turn to get-away for 3 days!

last night I managed to throw something together 
for my family. This is one of my go-to meals when
I don't have a ton of time. It's one of my favorite
COMFORT FOOD meals. With this blasted cold
virus hitting all of us, we really needed some
comfort food last night. 
I call it my chicken stuffing one pot meal.
 It's always a hit.....this is what you'll need:
 Chicken breasts.
Shredded cheese.
Cream of chicken soup.
Stuffing mix.

I know, I know-it's pretty much all processed food.
Obviously we all know that fresh is better but
hey.....some days if we don't do QUICK MEALS-
we don't have time for anything at all. 
This is also one of my go-to meals when I 
need to take a meal to another family.

First off, go ahead and cook up your chicken breasts
or breast tenders (I had both) in a little bit of olive oil.
Go ahead and season it however you prefer.
Next you want to prepare your stuffing as
indicated on the box. I cooked mine in the 
microwave while my chicken was cooking
and then transferred it into my casserole dish.
(in this case-my pan also goes in the oven so I 
took the chicken out and then put the stuffing 
right into the pan with the drippings.)
Now go ahead and put your cooked chicken breasts 
on top of the stuffing.
Now spoon the cream of chicken soup over the top of
this and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake this in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Serve it with steamed veggies or a fresh lettuce salad.
This is truly a 30 minute meal!
The only bad thing about it for me is.....
It's that good!
In fact, I'm going to go warm up the left-overs 
right now...comfort food is the best.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

~cute valentine nail art~

If my fingernails were longer than 
the stubs that they are right now
I would totally do this:
 It looks really easy to do.
Click on the picture to be directed to 
the tutorial and her blog
" Maegan".

I think I might try on my little nubs anyway.
Stay tuned for pics.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

~handmade Valentine's~

 Let me share with you the Valentines we made for this year.
First off, my son's for his class at school.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and downloaded the 
free printable. You can get to it by clicking
on my "Pinspiration" tab up top and looking
at the Valentines post.

 We made a whole legion of super heroes.
I had him sign the underside of the cape.
I am so pleased with how they turned out. 
For his teachers we made this:
 For our family we made these Valentine's....
which ended up being my favorite that I've EVER made.
I blurred out our names but you get the point.
Inside they say this:
I made a few different designs:

I still have to make my sweetheart's Valentine.
I have NO IDEA at this point what I'm going 
to do for his. I'd better get on it eh?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

~holiday bunting~

My neighbor gave me the cutest
holiday bunting for my birthday.
I have to share it with you.
She used pages in a book and embellished them
with different things for each holiday. 
 Valentine's Day


 4th of July.

 St. Patrick's Day.
 Aren't they adorable?
I love them!
What a great gift idea.
It's safe to say I'm going to be making a few
sets of these for people I know.
Let me add this project to the list
of reasons why I need to get a Cricut machine.

Monday, February 6, 2012

~giveaway WINNERS~

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway.
 I put all your entries into a bowl
and had my little man draw the winning names.
The 2 lucky winners are:
Congratulations ladies!
I will get these out to you this week.
I have your charm requests and I will
do my best to get you what you want :)
Please e-mail me your address....
Again, thanks to everyone who participated!

On the blogging menu for this month:
-knockoff pants pattern tutorial
-soft doll out of onesies tutorial
-hand made Valentines
-hair pretties for momma :)
-holiday bunting out of book pages
-beauty 911 tips right from your kitchen

Stay tuned....maybe....just maybe, there
will be another giveaway.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

~last chance to enter giveaway~

The deadline for my zipper bracelet
giveaway ends tonight at midnight! 
If you haven't entered yet click
the link over there -------->
to be directed to the giveaway.
Remember.....there will be 2 WINNERS!
It could be you!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


 I have a board on Pinterest for 
thoughts I like. I'm sure it's not surprising when I 
tell you that there are a ton out there to read.
 Here is a sampling of some of my favorites.

We have the serious, inspirational and deep thoughts:

Then we have the funny and sarcastic thoughts:

 Do any of these ring true to you?

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