Saturday, April 30, 2011

say a prayer

I am posting this from the car on my cell so ignore any mistakes! for those that dont know I live in huntsville, alabama and large portions of our state were damaged by tornados wednesday. currently there are 400,000 households without power and wont have it until tuesday at the earliest. I have friends and customer (I work in insurance) that have lost everything, we were blessed. please take a minute and pray for our state, we need it! The red cross is also taking donations for the state. we are headed to nashville for the weekend, we need hot showers!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

New Trampoline

Michael's company set up a new system for their safety bonus and instead of giving them money they started giving them points, each point equals $1 towards a purchase at, Amazon or Bass Pro Shop.  He got his first points a few weeks ago and it was just enough to buy Jillian a trampoline!  Jilly's new daycare has a trampoline and she LOVES it so we knew she would like to have one in her own backyard.  I think we made a good decision, she wants to bounce all the time now! 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Jellybean Pizza

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope everyone is having a blessed day and enjoying some family time.  After we hunted eggs this morning Jillian and I decided to make up a Jellybean Pizza!  Extra Frosting Please posted this recipe on Wildflower & Whimsy's Sew Crafty Saturday and we had to make it!

Head over here to get Extra Frosting Please's recipe for the crust, I added a little extra flour to mine.  I didn't have a pizza pan so I used a square metal pan, I lined it in foil so I could just pull it out when it was done.

I baked mine for about 12 minutes.

Once the cookie cooled I pulled the whole thing out of the pan and put it on a platter.

I didn't have any cream cheese so I just used some Creamy Vanilla icing I had. 

We sprinkled some purple sugar on top of the icing.

Then it was time for the Jellybeans! 

Jillian LOVED this neat recipe and we had fun making it!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Custom from Spring Fling Giveaway

Kristen from Our Crazy Bunch was the winner of my Spring Fling Giveaway. I mailed Kristen and her son the shirt Monday (I hope she has it by now) but wanted to share pictures of her prize with you! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stuff We've Bought - Part 1

I know I love it when my favorite bloggers post about items they purchase and either love it or hate it so I've decided to start sharing some of our purchases with you!  I hope my posts help you in some way!     

This bubble maker is great.  I bought it back in the fall at Kmart during a big clearance event and only paid $2.00 so I wasn't too sure if was going to be a good item.  I love finding great clearance deals and stashing them away for gifts or just because we need something fun to do.  Last weekend Jillian and I busted this lion out of the box and she had a BLAST!  I found it on Amazon for $16.99 and I really think it's worth the full price.  Jillian chased bubbles in the backyard until she was WORN OUT!  I'm going to keep my eyes open for another deal on one and I will probably get it to donate to Jillian's daycare. 

 I have naturally VERY curly hair and I am always looking for just the right product.  It seems like once I've used something for a few years my hair just gets tired of that product and doesn't curl good anymore.  When my mom lived in town she would pick up different products for me at the beauty supply for awesome deals but now that I'm on my own with no good deals I decided to try out Pantene's new Curly Hair Series.  So far I have tried the Shampoo, Curl Shaping Gel, Curl Enhancing Spray Gel and the Curl Defining Mousse and I really like them all! 

*all opinions are mine, this is not a sponsored post

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wildflowers & Whimsy: Skye Reve Fabrics Giveaway

Hey everyone!   I just wanted to pop in real quick and encourage you all to head over to Wildflowers and Whimsy and check out this wonderful giveaway!

I would LOVE to win this Sweet Nothings bundle from SkyeReve Fabrics and if I don't win it I want one of you to! 

Go check it out:  Wildflowers & Whimsy: Skye Reve Fabrics Giveaway

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Margarita Cupcakes

This weekend we spent some time at Michael's parents house and Saturday night Jillian and I decided we needed to make some cupcakes.  My mother-in-law keeps a stocked pantry so we had everything we needed to make Margarita Cupcakes!  I found this yummy recipe on Cupcake Project, check it out! 

I followed the recipe for the cupcakes exactly like Stef posted but by the time we finished dinner we were tired and I wasn't in the mood to mix up the icing.  Luckly Pat had some pre-made Duncan Hines Vanilla frosting and I squeezed the juice of one lime and mixed it into the icing.

We all enjoyed the cupcakes very much and I look forward to trying more recipes from Cupcake Project

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Egg Time!

This weekend after we got home from the lake we colored Easter eggs.  This was the first year that Jillian was able to really take part in the process and we all had fun!  I love it when we have a project that all three of us get to work on together. 

We used several different PAAS decorating supplies, if you haven't tried the Color Snap sticks you need to pick some up before you color your Easter eggs this year they were SOOOO neat!  The sticks don't last for too long but they were really neat and all three of us LOVED using them.  We picked everything up at Walmart and I think the sticks were only $1.00. 

Spring Is Here at Pier 1

This post brought to you by Pier 1. All opinions are 100% mine.

Spring has finally sprung here and I have been looking for some affordable ways to update our back porch for spring and summer.  One of my favorite places to look for accessories and furnishings is  Pier 1 , since my birthday is coming up (May 2) I've been working on my wish list!

We currently have a wrought iron patio set that a few years ago I painted chocolate brown and I really want to get some new bright accessories to liven up our outdoor space.  When I was browsing Pier 1 online I found their Floral Market Umbrellas and Whimsical Garden Chair Cushions and I KNEW they had to be mine! 

Another item I would LOVE to get is an Outdoor Papasan Chair and Whimsical Garden Cushion.  The Papasan chair would fit perfectly in the corner of our deck and would be a great comfortable spot after a long day at work!  What is awesome about the Papasan chair is it would also work great inside the house, all I would have to do is change the cushion out. 

While browsing the Pier 1 website I fell in love with some of the new Papasan items, check out this Outdoor Swingasan.  I wish I had a good spot for the Swingasan because it would TOTALLY be mine if we did!

To brighten up the table top I really want to get a few of the outdoor oil burners, the Floral Stripes outdoor dinnerware and some of the platters and bowls!

I am so in love with all the bright colors and fun spring stuff I can't wait to get my hands on some of it! 

Attention family: I would like Pier 1 gift cards for my birthday! 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chicken Chimichangas

The same day I made the Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip I also made Chicken Chimichangas.  Chicken Chimichangas are one of my favorite meals and my mom used to make them for us all the time. 

I used rotisserie chicken and seasoned it to my liking with taco seasoning. 

The first step is to put a spoonful of refried beans on your flour tortilla.

Then pile on some Chicken then shredded cheese (I used Mexican Blend).

Next fold in two sides.

Then the other two sides to create a closed up burrito.

Fry the Chimichangas in oil over medium heat.  I place mine fold side down first.

Once they are browned turn them over and fry the other side. 

Top them with your favorite salsa and some sour cream!