Towels on the floor, not anymore!

Ladies and gentlemen I don’t know if I am the only one in the world with lazy kids, but if you are like, me every time you go to dry your hands in the restroom…you reach for the towel and…its on the @#*! floor!  At that point you don’t know whats on it!  Any-who this irritates the life out of me so, I decided to do something about it!  I went to the dollar store and bought a dollar pack of shower rings and cut a dime size slit in my towels and YES! Towels on the floor no more!!!!!!!!  Put the shower ring through and that’s it!  Just a little tip from me to you! PEACE!

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New to you dresser!

Well ladies and gentlemen if you have children you know something nice can turn into something drastic within hours!  My daughter, now 14, has a dresser which was used when we got it. Well…it needed a face-lift, bad!   So, as I was strolling through Pinterest one day I saw a post http://www.betterafter.net/2010/08/venti-dresser.html and so I tried it!   You simply cover your old dresser with material!

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It was so easy!  It did take some time to do it but it really made her old dresser look A LOT better and within my budget.

All I used was some leftover material, you will need about a yard or two total depending on how large or small your dresser.  Modge Podge, yes ladies and gentlemen I broke and bought it but I am so glad I did!  It truly was the perfect glue for this project.  Something to apply the modge podge, I used a paintbrush.  A screwdriver and your dresser!

First I emptied the dresser of course.  Then I cut my material leaving an inch extra on every side.  Take off your knobs and apply Modge Podge to the entire area.  lay your material down and smooth it from the center out.  Modge podge the ends around the side and back of the drawer leaving no loose ends…you don’t want them to get caught and rip off!  I then felt around for the holes and used my screwdriver to poke through the material over the holes so I could get the screw and knob back through.  Do that for all the drawers and it looks great! My daughter loves her new dresser and it didn’t have to hurt my budget!

Crafty facial, hmmmmm… I think yes!

Well ladies and gentlemen I was in a rut, and what better to do when you’re in a rut but pamper yourself!  So, I decided to make something for myself!  First I wanted to make essential oil…I took some leftover eucalyptus-about 4 twigs, a cup of extra virgin olive oil, put it all in a crock pot on low and let it cook for about 4-6 hours.  Please be careful with this step! I set my crock pot to high at first by mistake  and a WAVE of oil came at me!  Not only that you will burn the eucalyptus.  You MUST do this at a low setting!  Any-who, once its done let it cool and strain it!  That’s it for the oil.  Then I bought some dead sea salt, which does WONDERS for you skin, and mixed a 1/4 cup of dead sea salt with a teaspoon of the essential oil i made.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, my skin has NEVER been this soft! I used it on my feet, they felt great!!  If you use it on you face, cause you can and it works great, then first finely grind up the salt and oil mixture so not to cut your face!  Also, it may tingle a bit but that’s normal.  I mixed mine with my face soap.  You can use it all over your body, or just put a cup of it in your bath water!  You can even do it without the scent! just add oil!  LOVE THIS!  ENJOY!

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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!