Easy DIY Halloween Tutu

Easy DIY Halloween Tutu

halloween tutu

Hello my fellow Halloween lovers! Tomorrow is officially fall, who else is excited!? I am so glad that I have a kid that loves fall holidays as much as I do. Every year at my daughters school they are not allowed to dress up in full Halloween costumes, but they are allowed to dress in Halloween clothing. So I thought it would be fun to make a DIY Halloween Tutu for my daughter to wear! Something that has always amazed me is the price of tutu’s either in store or online. They can get super expensive. This project cost me $5 total, and turned out pretty cute in my oh-so-humble opinion. Would you like to learn how to make one for yourself? Let’s check it out! [Read more…]

How To Make An Edible Graveyard For Halloween

How To Make An Edible Graveyard For Halloween

edible graveyard

Can you guys tell that I’m a little bit excited about Halloween this year? Every year we throw a Halloween party for our family and friends, and I’m always looking for fun Halloween food recipes that the kids and adults will like. While grocery shopping over the weekend I of course had to stop by the Halloween section and found the cutest little gravestone peeps! I just knew I had to use them in some type of recipe, and I remember a “cake” my mom used to make me that resembled dirt and worms. That gave me the idea of my Edible Graveyard! My daughter loved the idea, and I thought some of you would too! [Read more…]

Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe

Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe

Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe

Serve a delicious chicken recipe to your family. This Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe is so flavorful and also perfect for remaking those leftover chicken.

Here’s how to make this Barbecue Pulled Chicken Recipe:

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Super Easy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Super Easy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Super Easy Chicken Caeser Pasta Salad Recipe

Summer will be here before you know it! For work at home moms like me, that means I’ll have another little mouth to feed during lunch time, so my usual lunch of cheese and crackers, or the muffin I never finished at breakfast just isn’t going to cut it. So I needed to think of some recipes that are easy to make, quick to prepare (because just because my child is off during the summer doesn’t mean I am!), and something we would both enjoy. What is better than a cold pasta salad on a hot summer day? Not much I tell you! And this Super Easy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe has quickly become a favorite in my house, so I wanted to share!  [Read more…]

4th of July Party

4th on the 5th

I’ve been knee deep in planning a 4th of July party.  Since many of my friends are watching fireworks or at family get-togethers, I’m starting a new tradition-the 4th on the 5th!  I downloaded some printables from Hostess with the Mostess (Amazing freebies), and scored some decor from my local crafts stores to create a really fun party!

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The weather put a damper on my plans for outdoor set-up and activities, but I made do and set it all up on my porch.  I had originally planned potato sack races, but the weather put a stop to all that.  The kids, however, didn’t seem to mind at all, and played outside through the whole thing!  I just now got around to deep-cleaning my carpet and floors! LOL

4th of July Party

We had hot dogs with all the trimmings, BBQ food, and cupcakes.

4th of July party

Guests got cute goodie bags, and we kept the party rolling with sparklers, poppers, and glow bracelets.

4th of July Party

I made custom matchboxes by gluing the party squares onto the matchbooks.  Took just a few minutes and made a huge splash with the guests.

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4th of July Party

Let me tell you-I made the BEST drink ever for this party-and it was SO simple.  I sliced up strawberries and put them in a container, topped with blueberries, and poured Sprite over the whole thing.  I let it sit for a few hours, and what emerged was a light, fruity, refreshing drink.  My guests loved it and I had tons of requests for the recipe.

4th of July Party

I just HAD to include cotton candy.  The kids loved putting it in their drinks.

4th of July Party

4th of July Party

4th of July Party

The decor was pretty simple to come by.  I purchased most of the goods from either the dollar store or my local Hobby Lobby.

4th of July Party

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What did you do this 4th of July?  Did you have a party?  Feel free to share your 4th of July party details and links in the comments!

Chicken Ranch Sliders Recipe

Chicken Ranch Sliders Recipe

Chicken Ranch Sliders

At 2:30pm today it will be the official start of summer in our home! It’s my favorite time of year. As a WAHM I get the luxury of spending the summer hanging out with my daughter. This means days of playing at the park, staying up late to play Mario Kart together, and making lunches together. This also means that my usual lunch of peanut butter and crackers just isn’t going to cut it. So I’ve started meal planning and thinking of things that are quick, easy, and that we will both like.  [Read more…]

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe

coleslaw

It’s officially coleslaw season again!  As summer approaches, our dinner menus begin to change.  This is the time of year when my husband starts grilling and I simply have to prepare side dishes.  For me, it’s a bonus because I have a recipe box filled with summer sides, including fresh salads and vegetables.  After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is put together a whole meal.

Our local farmer’s market just opened and, with all the fresh vegetables available, our family’s dinner side dishes no longer consist of frozen vegetables.  We’ll be enjoying zucchini, tomatoes, cabbage, radishes, green beans, bell peppers, peas, cucumbers, and asparagus fresh from the farm.

This family favorite simple coleslaw recipe is one which I adapted from my days of following The Flylady.  Instead of chopped cabbage and carrots, the recipes calls for these ingredients to be shredded.  My family is not fond of sweet coleslaw so this coleslaw, which is more on the tangy side, pleases everyone.

Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…]

Healthy Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Healthy Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Healthy Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Eating healthy is very important in our family, that’s why I always try to incorporate veggies in our favorite food. My kids love chicken so this Healthy Chicken and Vegetables Recipe is perfect. I used organic chicken, lentils and veggies in this yummy dish.

Here’s how to make this Healthy Chicken and Vegetables Recipe [Read more…]

Bacon Garlic Butter Recipe

Bacon Garlic Butter Recipe

Bacon Garlic Butter Recipe

I hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July!  I don’t know about you but here in TN it rained pretty much ALL weekend.  Even with the rain, we still managed to shoot off some fireworks and grill in between the bouts of rain.  I am a very recent steak eater (never did like it until I gave it another try a few months ago) so this weekend was my first time having steak grilled at home.  I knew I wanted to make it special.

At the restaurant we went to where I first had a steak, they put this really yummy bacon garlic butter on their steak.  After trying it, I just knew I had to work on recreating this taste at home. You guys, not only is this super easy to make, it really adds some awesome flavor to steak. You could also spread it on some toast, use it in savory recipes, and more! I wish I would have tried it sooner.  Are you ready for how easy this is? Really it takes about 5 minutes, ha!  [Read more…]

Balloon Wreath Tutorial

Balloon Wreath

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I love my balloon wreath.   In fact, I just plain love wreaths.  From burlap to balloons-I don’t judge!   I love them all.  This balloon wreath is no different.  While it was pricey to make, it’s usable for every single birthday party!

Directions for balloon wreath:

Balloons-LOTS of them-at least 250.  This project is kinda pricey.
Balloon Wreath
A straw wreath form with wrapping intact.  (I didn’t use Styrofoam in case all the pins made the form crack.  I didn’t get a picture of it, either.  I was too excited to start!)
Floral pins.  I would guess that straight pins would work as well.
Balloon Wreath
First, take your straw wreath while in the plastic, and lay it on the floor.

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Take balloons two or three at a time, and spread the larger part of the balloons out, but lay the narrow ends together.
Pin the balloons to the wreath.
 Balloon Wreath
Repeat.
Repeat.
Repeat.
Repeat x infinity.
 Balloon Wreath
Until your balloon wreath resembles something like this:
Balloon Wreath
You may have to stick a few extra balloons in once you’ve finished it.  Hang the wreath up and walk around it looking for any spots that show pins or the straw, and cover them.  Shake the wreath lightly and check for any loose balloons.  If both of these are taken care of, congrats!  You’ve just made a balloon wreath!
This project was SUPER simple, but it took probably an hour to make-and my hands were really sore from pushing in all those floral pins.  This wreath would look great with some glittery picks or bows, or even a small pennant banner!  And when you’re done, just take the balloon wreath down and put it away until the next party-or, take off the balloons & pins, and start over for another season.  Black, orange, yellow, and purple for Halloween, green, red, gold, and silver for Christmas, etc, etc.  The possibilities are endless with a balloon wreath!

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