Monday, October 14, 2013

Yummy Sweet & Salty Fall Trail Mix

Today i decided to throw some sweet & salty trail mix together for the kids when they get home from school!  All that's in it is:
Pretzel sticks
Mini marshmallows
Fall colored sixlets (baking section)
Oat squares cereal
Candy corn

Mix it together and keep in a bowl with a lid so that the marshmallows stay soft! I don't have exact measurements but just put how ever many of each thing in the bowl!
That's it!  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Super Easy DIY Wrapping Paper Holder!

Super easy DIY wrapping paper holder for your wall! All you need is a fairly large empty frame, some eye hooks and dowels... (Just make sure you get the right size hooks so that the dowels fit through them) All I did was measure how big my wrapping paper rolls were and put the hooks on accordingly. I just made sure that they were measured exactly the same distance between each other so that the rolls would hang straight! I screwed in the hooks and then put my paper on the dowels and hung them through the hooks! That's it!!!! So easy and so cute on my wall!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Super Fun FHE Idea... Roasting Marshmallows Indoors!

 During a recent visit to Utah to visit family, I attended a mission farewell party that was a s'more party and it was soooo much fun!  They used these little canisters inside to roast the marshmallows!  I loved the idea and came home and told my family the idea and so we did it for Family Home Evening last week!  My boys loved it!!  We had a short lesson and then went to town on making some delish s'mores! (Make sure to put something underneath your little canisters in case they get too hot, I just used a cooling rack)
 I found these Flame Heat canisters at Dollar Tree but I have seen them in bulk at Sam's Club and Costco for around $12 I think for at least 12...Don't quote me on that for sure but it was a great deal, I know that!
Anyways we had a lot of fun with this simple activity... Hope you try it out!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Freezer Meal to Crock Pot... Garlic Pork Roast

So I felt a little ambitious today (which is a miracle) and decided to make 3 freezer meals!  I got out my great book FIX, FREEZE, FEAST and found a pork roast recipe that looked delish and went to town and let me just say that it was seriously the easiest freezer meal to make...ever!   Let me just say that if you buy meat in bulk (Costco, Sam's Club) and you love to make freezer meals then you need this book :)  It is full of yummy looking recipes if you buy in bulk!  Here is just one amazing recipe from it!
1 Pork Loin- about 8 lbs.
2 Tbl dried Oregano
1 Tbl Salt
1 Tbl Black Pepper
18 Garlic Cloves
3/4 c. Olive Oil
3/4 c. Lemon Juice
3/4 c. Water
3- 1 Gallon Freezer Bags
Mix oregano, salt, pepper in a small bowl and set aside.  Rinse and trim loin as desired.  Cut loin into 3 equal roasts.  Using the tip of a sharp paring knife, cut twelve openings 3/4 inches deep in each roast. Slice each garlic clove in half and place one garlic piece in each opening.  Rub each roast with one-third of the seasoning mixture.  Place one roast into each freezer bag.  Over each roast, measure 1/4 c. olive oil, 1/4 c. lemon juice, and 1/4 c. water.
SEAL AND FREEZE!!  That's it!!
Hope you like it!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cute office chair redo!

Office chairs are ugly... Plain and simple. So I found one years ago that was being thrown away and I snatched it up and figured out how to disassemble it and recovered it!  Well that chair became very old and loud so I replaced it with another hideous navy blue chair that I found for 5 bucks at ReStore.  I again came home and disassembled it... But the bottom of the chair was hard to take apart so I simply stapled the fabric underneath it (hopefully no one will look under there :) I love how it came out!! I did not take pics along the way... Sorry!  But you can easily take apart the top part of the chair.  They usually pop apart once you unscrew the back piece.  Seriously if I can figure this out, ANYONE can!!

Parties I've linked to....
Miss Mustard Seed
The City Farmhouse
The Style Sisters

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Armoir turned into an instant closet!

So I have a bedroom for my Max that got the closet ripped out when we did our addition.  So I had to get creative and come up with a closet!  I bought a super cute yellow armoir at a yard sale for $60 and converted it into a little closet! All I did was take out one of the shelves and then added a small closet rod.  It works perfectly! Then I have little baskets for his shoes and socks!  Easy peasy DIY closet!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summertime Pudding Popsicles

Has it really been 4 months since my last post????????  What the heck??  Time is passing so quickly that it seems unbelievable!  My oldest child just graduated from HS and she is heading to BYU in the fall!!!  We are SOOOOOO excited for her and all of her hard work to get there!  Holy cow it's been hectic around here!  Lots of things going on that's for sure but we are definitely READY FOR SUMMER!!!!
I found these delicious PUDDING POPSICLES in this fabulous book called "30 DAY GOURMET BIG BOOK OF FREEZER COOKING"  They looked yummy and sooooo easy so I thought I would try them out on my kids.  I am sure they will devour them as they love chocolate pudding and that's all they are is chocolate pudding frozen into cups!!  Here is the recipe I used:
2 of the large boxes of instant chocolate pudding mixes
6 cups milk
Here's all the stuff you need... milk, pudding, popsicle sticks, small cups and aluminum foil!
Wisk for two minutes and pour into small cups, cover them with foil and insert popsicle sticks into them and freeze!!  Simple as that!