Not a lot going on this past month but here are a couple new things 🙂
Norwex Wrinkle Release Spray
A & I don’t iron, well he might sometime but it is VERY rare. It is so nice to have something so simple! You spray and use your hands to spread out the wrinkle and bam…GONE! LOVE IT!
My kids are always wanting a paper towel because the ice pops are too cold. This worked great and they love the fun colors!
Playskool Crayons in Tub
The shape of this container is PERFECT for the cupholders in the car. This worked really well on our 4 hr weekend trip (minus my 1 1/2 year old thinking it was funny to just throw the crayons on the floor!! 😦 )
What things did you love in July?
Week two of Meal planning, last week worked really well! The best hit was the Ham, peas and creamy noodles, which is actually something we made before and seems to be a family favorite, even picky T eats it! So check it out if you haven’t already!
This week we have mostly new meals, except the tacos and taquitos. The taquitos are also a family favorite, they are very easy and so tasty, they are great reheated and freshly made.
Monday – One Pot Cheesy Zucchini Rice with rotisserie chicken
Tuesday – BBQ Kielbasa and beans
Wednesday – Lettuce boat tacos
Thursday – Leftovers
Friday – Cream Cheese Taquitos
Have a wonderful week!
Lets get back on the meal planning train! Here a couple meals I haven’t tried and a couple I have.
Monday – Stuffed pepper pasta casserole
Tuesday – Chicken stuffed french bread
Wednesday – Leftovers
Thursday – Peas, ham & creamy noodles
Friday – Grilled pizza
I am always looking for new quick meals, so share below with what is your favorite quick go to meal.
So I had this post set up as a draft back in February 2013, but I never got around to actually ever doing the curtains. Since then we have moved, and we have been living with super long curtains in the bathroom! Now, I don’t sew, I want to get into it but it just isn’t on the top of my priority list right now, so this is the quick lazy man’s way of hemming or “sewing” without a machine 🙂
Here are our super long curtains:
I had Steam – A – Seam that I picked up forever ago (probably when I saved this as a draft back in 2013), so I used that. You can find this in craft stores or maybe even Walmart. It comes in a package with full sheets of stickiness lol. So you would just cut strips for the length and width that you would need it for.
Place the curtain somewhere or on something you can iron on. It looks like it’s just on carpet but I have a magnetic ironing pad that sits on my washer so I just used that underneath.
Once the curtain is set, you want to figure out where you are hemming. For me this was easy, I wanted the last full grey strip to be my length, so I folded the curtain and placed the strips of the Steam – A -Seam on the bottom. You peel the paper off on one side and stick it to your fabric then once stuck, peel off the paper on the other side. Next you can stick the fabric together (your planned hemmed length should be on the bottom when you place the fabric together) then all you do is iron (I went back and forth slowly maybe 3-4 times and that seemed to be enough).
Voila. Hemmed curtains that took me probably all of 10 mins 🙂
Got to love easy!
When your Daughter wants to make muffins, we make muffins 🙂 She may be stubborn like her Daddy (and maybe slightly me 😉 ) but she sure loves to bake like her Momma ❤
She wanted Strawberry and we settled for Strawberry Jam. So what do we do, we turn to Pinterest! We found these muffins and we tweaked the recipe a little, here is our recipe:
Strawberry Jam Muffins
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ pound (one 8-ounce package) cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 cup strawberry jam
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your muffin cups. (we got 24 small and just about 12 big)
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder,and baking soda.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and beat well.
- Add the flour mixture and milk.
- Once all combined add the cup of strawberry jam
- Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling them about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 20 minutes, and move muffins to cooling rack
We really enjoyed these, the cream cheese was a nice touch, it gave it that slight creamy taste with a strawberry mix 🙂 Strawberries and cream lol 😉
Hello all 🙂
I figured since June is gone and i am back to posting, that I would start up my Love Its again. I love sharing my new exciting finds with you all! I only have 3 this month but they are worth sharing!
Norwex Rescue Gel
This is a new product I recently tried and I love it! You just roll it on, and it’s meant to help ease stress and relax you, but we have used it for many other uses too!
- I have used it on headaches that went away in about 5-10mins
- On the kids for growing pains. They said it worked and my son even asks for it sometimes!
- BUG BITES…no more itching!!
This is pretty amazing stuff! ❤
Chocolate Covered Gummy Bears!
Yes, I love gummy bears, but dip them in chocolate and man they are even better! I don’t know why I haven’t had this prior to now but this was the best $3.00 I spent in a while 😉 Thank you TJ Maxx!
Members Mark Raspberry Chipotle Dip
Someone had brought this to a party we were at a couple weeks ago and we fell in love! I had to hunt down the people who brought it to find out where they got it, and found out it is sold at Sam’s Club!
It is sweet with the perfect amount of little kick! We enjoyed it with tostitos but have tried them with wheat thins too.
If you don’t have a Sam’s Club membership, find someone who does, you won’t regret it! That is exactly what we did…we had my Mom pick us up a couple…THANKS MOM!
What were your favorite things last month?
So, we bought our house about a year ago, and we are still trying to figure out what we want to do with it. How we want certain rooms designed, what certain things we still need to purchase, and how do we pack as much as we can into small spaces, such as a pantry!
Anyone else have that problem where you wish your pantry was 3 times bigger? You see all these cool things on Pinterest on how to save space, well my lovely A created a space saver all on his own 🙂 ❤
We had this shoe rack in our coat closet that we used for all of our shoes,
but the shoes would constantly fall down behind the bars and it just got really annoying. So we took it down and got something different.
Well after A took it down he had this brilliant idea to put it in our pantry! Man was this such a smart idea! It works so well for all of our boxed things, such as cereal and pasta. MY HERO ❤ ! We still don’t have tons of room in the pantry but it is so much less crowded and maybe a little more organized 😉 !
What sorts of things have you done with your pantry to help organize/space save?