Ever have something in your house that just doesn’t look right?

Well ladies and gentlemen, I have.  There is this mirror I just couldn’t seem to get  right so, I tore it apart and did it again:)  My Old Mirror gone right has yet another face lift!  This will take about 6-8 bags of rocks, depending on your mirror size (I got mine from the dollar store but you can search for bulk prices elsewhere), and a strong glue.

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This project is HEAVY!  When hanging this you will need to make sure you get a strong enough hanger/nail and find a stud to hang it from!

What I did is completely strip the mirror of everything I had done to it before except for some of the paint.

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I then touched up the spots around the mirror with brown paint to give more background color .

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I then glued the  rocks to the mirror  around the design and edges filling in afterwards, leaving what i wanted for my design exposed.

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That ‘s it!  I spent 8 dollars and have a GORGEOUS mirror now!

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Enchiladas anyone?

So yet again I am posting a recipe but this was too good not to share!  A friend of mine gave me this recipe and it was absolutely wonderful!  My family LOVED it!  AND it made a ton!

I did make a few modifications to mine due to not having what it called for, i used cheddar instead of jack cheese, smaller tortillas and it was still amazing!  here is the link for this and a lot of great recipes,

http://www.navywifecook.com/2012/11/white-chicken-enchiladas-with-green.html

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White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chili Sour Cream Sauce

‘White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chili Sour Cream Sauce’

Ingredients

8 flour tortillas, burrito size
2 cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese, divided
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (I shredded a pre-cooked rotisserie from the store)
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 can diced green chiles (4 oz)
Chopped, fresh parsley for garnish

Directions

1. Heat oven to 425. Spray a 9×13 inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.

2. Mix the chicken together with 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Distribute the chicken and cheese mixture evenly down the center of the tortillas. Roll up and place seam side down in the prepared dish.

3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, whisking until smooth. Continue cooking over medium heat until sauce is thick and bubbly.

4. Stir in the sour cream and diced green chiles. Pour the sauce in an even layer over the enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.

For a change… Sweet Chicken Bites!

I know I usually do crafty stuff but this I had to write about.  This dinner/appetizer is soooooooooooo easy its unreal and these taste soooooooooo good!
1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon


2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture. Coat a rack and broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken wrap on rack in broiler pan. Bake 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

One more thing to add!  Cook them on a broiler pan or something that will allow the grease to drain!  They get VERY greasy if you don’t and the bacon wont crisp.

So simple, and so good!  ENJOY

cute ponytail holders!

All right ladies and gentlemen this is a great project if you have little girls who wear ponytails!  All you need is just three things: a decorative button, a rubber band (a thin one made for hair) and a toothpick.

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I got a 36 pack of the thin rubber hairbands from the dollar store and the buttons I already had.  All you do is put the rubber band through the buttons hoop or hole .  You may need something to push the rubber band through the hole because its a tight fit, that’s what i used the toothpick for.

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Thread one loop through the other and pull!

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ALL DONE! These cost about 5 cents to make!

Hemp and yarn wrapped recycled bottles!

I love these!  They are a bit time consuming, like a few hours at first, but turn out wonderful and are easy to make.  You’ll need a glue gun, yarn, hemp and a recycled  beer bottle, wine bottle or old vase.  I used  my yarn and hemp together so to give a stripped look.  Glue the end of the yarn and hemp to the chosen bottle.  Add a little glue, then add your hemp and/or yarn.  You can use one or the other, hemp works better alone and the yarn works better with the hemp-not as much glue gets through.  Do this until the end, use as little glue as possible so it does not come through your yarn/hemp.  You can add a flower or just leave plain!  Either way they are simple and make great vases, party favors. candle holders-you name it!

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Like to recycle and have cute scented candles?

I DO!  This project is a slow movin one but is worth it!  I love candles and I love wax warmers…reuse your warmer wax to make a candle!  All you have to buy is the wicks, I used baby food jars for the candle holder or a mold.  When I decided to change the scent in my warmer I situated my wick and just poured the wax from the warmer directly into the mold or jar.  Once the wax dries (a few hours) I tied the wick to a Popsicle stick so to keep it straight when I decide to pour in more.  Now don’t get me wrong, you might not get your first candle for a week or more it depends on how many cubes, warmers you have and how large your mold is.  It gives your candle a great layered appearance!  You’re recycling  your old wax into a freaking scented candle!  AND  I used different scents so my candles have different colored layers! Have fun and enjoy 🙂

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Gift wrap with what you have!

I try to save a penny wherever I can without looking cheap!  And when I have a small gift to wrap and no paper I really don’t feel like going to get a whole pack for just a few inches!  One of my favorite gift wrap ideas is using book pages!   All you need is some yarn or twine, I had scraps that worked perfectly, and pages from an old book you don’t mind destroying.  If I have them I even might throw in a button or two 🙂  All you do is wrap your gift with the book paper and tie it with the twine and/or yarn and top it with a bow, a trinket or just a button!  It looks amazing and people will love the thought you put into it not knowing how cheap and easy it really is!!!

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