Sunday, February 28, 2010

I love Vegas (for the most part)

I've been having LOTS of fun here over the weekend (this would explain my slacking in the blog world)....will be back on Monday after some much needed sleep!
And boy do I have some stories to tell.

And HELLO! to my new followers! That's so fun to see!!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Anyone else getting Spring Fever?

I was until it SNOWED....sometimes I just hate that stuff.
Anyway, check out these super cute ideas from Martha!

I desperately want (lol) one of these branch tree things. I see them everywhere in everyone's home, but mine, and you could deck them out for every holiday!

Both the candles and place simple and so cute!

Such a pretty table setting. I have never done anything like this, but would sure love to!

So needless to say I am for sure over this thing they call winter.

Luck frames

Remember these? I decided to make some for St. Patricks Day since decor for this home is lacking for that holiday and the fact that I had a ton of decor marbles that I didn't know what to do with!

You need rainbows in there somewhere right?

Do you all decorate for EVERY holiday?

Linkin up all over...

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Italian Cream Cheese Chicken

On the Menu Monday

Italian Cream Cheese Chicken

4-6 boneless skinless chicken (cut into small bite size pieces)
1 8oz bar of cream cheese
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 pkg zesty Italian dressing

Place your cans of soup in your crock pot. The next thing I do is take the cream cheese and break it into pieces and mix that with the soup. Place the cut up chicken on top of the soup and sprinkle the seasoning packet over the chicken. Stir it all together and cook on low for 6 hours. When it is done spoon over pasta or rice......both are yummmmmmm! This is my oldest daughters absolute fav and it's about as easy as you can get!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Old Navy Weekly

Is anybody out there familiar with Old Navy Weekly? If not, let me explain. Every week old navy places these fun ads where you actually have to find the coupons online. Right now the ad is making an outfit. You combine the shirts with different pants and such and a coupon will pop up! Last week they had a chick run across the screen and if you clicked on him it was $50 off your $100 purchase! Holy money saved! They only give a certain amount of coupons out so make sure your on top of it. I will post every week when the ad is renewed and the "hints" to find your coupons!

How does that sound? For this week Feb 18th:

15% off – click blue tank top, then the jeans beneath it. Then click on Amy’s face.

$10 off $50 – click yellow shirt and rolled up jeans

$15 off $75 – click yellow shirt with right jeans, wait for stars above Kelly on right and then click on them

10% off – Click Blue tank with jeans on the left (there are multiple locations for this one)

$5 off $25 -Click the red striped shirt, then then skinny jeans, then click shirt, then click the big picture of Eva. If that doesn’t work, try: click red striped shirt then skinny jeans , then click the model’s face in the circle (Eva) after clicking the shirt & jeans. (this one seems to keep changing, good luck!)

$50 off $100 (GONE)- click the face on the left, then the face on the right

So click below to get started on your search!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Looks like the Luck Blocks get to stay with me!

Project lamp shade

I have to admit, I have a slight obsession with lamps. K, there, I said it. No it's not purses or even shoes, lamps? Is that weird? These next few photos are not my lamps, but I wish some of them were.


this one is made with pretty felt (yes felt) branch looking things. I like it.


Simple paper and a touch of ribbon!


These are from Pottery Barn. It would be so easy to make your own. I would be terrified to mess up though! I did see a fellow bloggers post on her own homemade calligraphy lamp shade, but I can't find her now.....if anyone knows, please let me know!


Simple and classic monogram.


Stencils or self adhesive pretty thingys (that word should be in Webster's)

So I need to revamp my boring lamp shades. Here's a peek at just a few of mine...



Photobucket's seems I'm stuck in a rut. Gold, black and browns. BORING! I need help!
Project Lamp Shade coming up!

P.S. The first person to comment on this post will receive the Luck Block Set, since I can't get any of the winners to claim them! Are they ugly? Anyway, I'm putting comment moderation on this post to keep the suspense.....I'll post the comments tonight!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Monday! and a new winner!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day! Can you believe the month is half gone?

So, a few things to talk about here. First, are any of you fellow bloggers out there having this problem. Every time I hit enter while writing posts it automatically double spaces my lines! Arrrrggghhh! It is beyond frustrating! I've tried everything, so if anyone has any suggestions I would LOVE the help!

Now on to the next item of business.
The winner of the Luck block set never contacted me :( so I needed to pick a new winner. And that winner is...

Staci of Craftify It! She said,

"I have seen a variety of the pendant necklaces, but yours have unique characteristics that I just LOVE & have never seen before! The LUCK blocks are ADORABLE!!!
I'm also a new follower! I love finding fun new blogs!"

Thanks Staci! Email me your address and I will get these out to you pronto!

Ok and finally....lately I have been really into finding and trying new and yummy recipes and trying to expand my families cookbook. Well I found this fabulous recipe over at Little Birdie Secrets (their button is on the left check em out) and it is super healthy, easy and delicious!

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

2 Chicken Breasts, diced
Cook in a skillet with a little bit of oil.

When the chicken is done add the following:
1/4 c green onions dices
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
2-3 Tbsp soy sauce
cilantro to taste

Stir in and cook for a few more minutes. When done place in lettuce and serve with peanut sauce.




Let me know if you try it and what you think! Makes a great lunch or for dinner serve it over some rice....Ahhhh.

So how about this....every Monday plan on a new recipe post from me! I'll try it, or try it on my family (hehehe) and if it passes the "Keep It or Delete It" vote, I'll post about it! Maybe I can help a little bit on building your recipe files!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And the winners are...

So I didn't lie. I did say I would announce on Wednesday who the winners are. I never said at what time on Wednesday :) So it's 10:13 pm, and I'm now announcing....forgive me!

Winner of the initial pendant is...

Tj and Amy who said, "this is so cute. crossing my fingers."

and the Luck blocks go to...

Kathleen who said, "So cute! I'm glad I ran across your site.
I'll be adding it to my list to follow."

Ladies, please leave me you address at my email under my contact button and I will get these out to you asap! If I don't hear from you by Saturday at midnight I will have to choose new winners. Thanks to all who participated....keep in touch. I have super cute spring blocks and summer ones coming up and I just might feel in a giving mood :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A romantic getaway

Attention all Utah and Idaho readers!
Would you LOVE a chance to win a romantic getaway at the
Anniversary Inn.

Just submit a photo of you and your spouse by
February 13th....Go here for details! Good luck!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Only 1 day left!

Alrighty folks...
Only 1 day left to enter my giveaway here!

I will be back posting on Monday....we have had the week of all weeks here at my house!
My daughter turned eight, had a huge party, another big family party and she got baptized! Mom is WORN out and in desperate need of a DP, but I'm remaining strong and settling for a Diet blogging will be back to a steady flow, I'm going to set a goal and post every other day. I don't know how you bloggers out there can post EVERY day (I'm envious)....It takes a lot out of me just to come up with what I do :) Thanks to the followers of my little blog....your FABULOUS!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Get those Valentine's ready...

Here are more great FREE DOWNLOADS from this lady over here. Head on over and check out all her amazing Valentine's stuff!

Sandwich bag toppers! So cute!

I can't believe Valentine's is just around the corner...time is flying WAY too fast!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway below!

Giveaway time!

Giveaway has ended...I'll let you know on Wednesday who the winners are!

I LOVE giving stuff away!

Here's what's up for of my initial pendant necklaces (does not come with a chain) and the other is a set of LUCK blocks! We will have two winners, one for each item! Read at the bottom of the post for rules.


One side has whatever initial you would like. You can tell me which colors you would like to see in the pendant! And also which charms you prefer....the smaller keys and locket or the bigger key and cute dangley thing :)


The back.


The luck blocks are made to look distressed and worn, so if you win them and think I've had them for years and's not the!
I sell these items at a local craft mall and would LOVE for some lucky readers to win these!

There are a few ways to enter (standard giveaway techniques here :) I'm not fancy.

1. Leave a comment (I enjoy comments)
2. Become a follower
3. If you post about my giveaway leave me a separate comment and I will put your name in twice.

Giveaway ends at 11:59 on February 7th!

Good luck!

Monday, February 1, 2010