So I finally made a crock pot meal as requested!! And then my memory card went on vacation that day so I had to use my phone...so we have one not so great picture but i can promise it tastes amazing!! And because its crock pot its easy!
What you need
3-4 chicken breast cubed (not cooked)
1 bell pepper chopped
1 small onion chopped
1 jalapeno pepper chopped (leaves seeds if you like more heat we removed them because I am a big baby)
3 garlic cloves diced
1 large can diced tomatos
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can corn
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to your taste
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 26oz carton of chicken broth or stock
What to do
Toss together and cook on low for 6-8 hrs!!
Top your bowl off with a dollop of sour scream some shredded cheese and some nice slices of avocado!! And if you are my husband a couple dashes of cholula hot sauce.
Monday, January 13, 2014
What I did was pick my shape and write out my days. The shape was cut using chalkboard vinyl and then the days were cut from just a colored vinyl. What's great about this project is you can customize it to fit your style!
The wall I picked for my calendar is big and empty. It's by my daughters toys and our computers so I wanted it fun!!!!
Since I have a a silhouette SD my shape is only 8 inches wide but I went 11 inches long to cut. Then turned sideways on the wall and I have lots of space to write! The only thing to keep in mind is the regular chalk does not work if your wall is textured like mine. I still have to go out and pick up a chalk marker.
To put on my wall I used Glad press and seal for the kitchen instead of traditional transfer paper and it worked great!
Please check out below for what my fellow challengers did to organize their lives a little by using their silhouette cutting machines. And stay tuned for the monthly challenges, next months theme is FABRIC I have no idea what I will do yet but I can't wait to see what everyone else does!!!
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
- DIY Window Shutter Mail Organizer by Weekend Craft
- Kids' Art Wall by Tried & True
- Organizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies by The Happier Homemaker
- Simple Recipe Organization by It's Always Craft Time
- Put a Label on it! Herb Names for Plant Stakes by Get Silvered
- Super Simple Linen Closet Labels by Two Purple Couches
- Beware of the Animals Vinyl Toy Box by A Tossed Salad Life
- Child desk accessories by Architecture of a Mom
- Organizing & the Important of Labels by The Turquoise Home
- Index Card Organizer for Easier Meal Planning by Chicken Scratch NY
- Create Craft Room Labels by Dragonfly & Lilypads
- Simple Storage Solution for your Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
- Organize this: DIY Planner Covers, Tags & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes) by Black and White Obsession
- How to Make a Cut File into a Print & Cut by Create & Babble
- Simple Chest Freezer Organizational Board by Nearly Handmade
- Vinyl Your Kitchen Canisters! by From Wine to Whine
- Nursery Closet Dividers & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
- Make Custom Box Templates with a Silhouette for Drawer Organization by One Dog Woof
- Organizing the Craft Room by What's Next Ma
- Vinyl Wall Calendar by Crafts Cakes and Cats
- Personalized Toy Storage Bins by Lil' Mrs. Tori
- Personalized Routine Chart by Work in Progress
- Blog Planner Sheet Dividers + Free Cut Files by TitiCrafty by Camila
- Simple Project Calendar by Little Blue's Room
- Dry Erase Photo Frame Menu Board + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
- Receipt Organization with Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet
- Cute and Easy Labels by Life After Laundry
- "What's For Dinner?" Menu Planning Board by unOriginal Mom
- Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart by My Paper Craze
- Why do my cookies taste so bad? A lesson in baking. by The Life and Times of a TAP
- Custom Drawer Dividers by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
- The evolution of my labeling system by feto soap
- Ikea Drawer labels by McCall Manor
- Glass Etched Vinegar & Oil bottles by Terri Johnson Creates
- Organize It: Bathroom Closet by The House on Hillbrook
- Ombre Butterfly Magnet Board by Sowdering About
Thursday, January 9, 2014
What you need
Wilton Petite silicone heart pan (Like this one)
candy melts (pink and red)
1 prepared cake (I used a marbled cake)
1/2 a can of frosting (I used chocolate)
sprinkles to decorate
What to do
Crumble your cake in a large bowl and mix in the frosting. Use about 1 1/2 tablespoons of cake mix in each heart cavity. Freeze for one hour. Melt a small amount of candy melts, dip your stick into the chocolate than insert it deeply in to your frozen cake heart. Once those are done put back in the freezer on a plate for 30 minutes. Finish melting you chocolates and then dip the hearts in and decorate. place back on plate and in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes to allow chocolate to harden. ENJOY!!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
My lemon tree finally decided to give us lemons again! We have been looking at all these green lemons on the tree for a couple months now just waiting for them to be ready and its finally happening!!! So after shipping some back east to family I still had enough (with more to come) to bake something yummy!! Oh and I was impatient and wanted to do it right then so it had to be something I had everything for.
What you need
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup oil
3 tablespoons poppy seeds
zest of one lemon
1/4 cup lemon juice
powdered sugar (about 5 tablespoons). The amount depends on how thick and sweet you want the drizzle.
What to do
Preheat oven to 350°, and flour your loaf pan. TIP** I always put parchment paper in the bottom of mine after flouring and then spray it with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl mix together your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In you stand mixer beat together you eggs and sugar. Add your butter, vanilla, lemon juice, oil, poppy seeds and zest. Slowly mix in your flour mixture. Poor into your prepared pan and back for 45 minutes.
When you remove your loaf from the oven mix together your drizzle. The amount of sugar depends on you. I like mine with more lemon flavor and to soak in. If you do more sugar you will get a thicker sweeter drizzle. Once your bread has cooled enough to touch and remove from the pan, place on a cookie sheet or plate and add your drizzle.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Its a new year! Happy 2014 everyone!! Do you have and new years resolutions? I would just like to work on getting things more organized around my house and just life haha. So hopefully I will find some ways to include some of that into my little blog here. I feel like just this week my life has changed like crazy, my daughter turned 1 and became a full time walker!!!
This soup is a great way to use the ham I know you have frozen in the freezer from Christmas and are wondering what to do with it!!
What you need
4 yellow chopped potatoes
2 leeks chopped
1/2 of an onion chopped
2-3 celery ribs chopped
2 cups cooked chopped ham
48 oz chicken stock or broth (I use no salt added or low sodium)
1 cup water
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
salt and pepper for taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
What to do
First a tip, have you ever cooked with leeks? I actually love them in soups but they are dirty and can be hard to clean. The best way I found is to cut them up and put them in a bowl and fill with water. Once in water move them around seperate them from each other and let them sit and the dirt will fall to the bottom. Remove with your hand gently and put on a paper towel to dry.