Sunday, February 26, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

I threw this wreath together tonight in almost no time. :) Here's how you can do it too!

What you need:
Wide Brown ribbon
Thinner Green ribbon
Foam shamrocks (you could make them yourself, but I bought these at Dollar Tree. $1 for a package)
Hot Glue
Black marker
wreath form

1. Wrap the form first with the brown ribbon.
2. Overlap the brown ribbon with the thinner green ribbon.
3. Hot glue 5 light green shamrocks together.
4. Use the sharpie to write "L-U-C-K-Y"
5. Hot glue the last shamrock in place
6. Use the brown ribbon to make a hanger at the top of the wreath.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lasagna Soup

I love great Pinterest finds.

This lasagna soup is amazing. Love it soooo much!

You should probably try it right now. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Project 365: Day 161 Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

Oh Pinterest why do you tempt me so much? Especially when I need to think about working out, not eating cookies. SIGH.

I made this cookies last night during the Super Bowl from this site:

and today... it has disappeared?!

I did manage to find it online here also:

(looks like a pretty fabulous blog!)

Here's what you need:
3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup oreo crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until web combined.

Add the sugar and vanilla and mix until well combined. Add the flour and mix on low until flour is incorporated.

Fold the oreo crumbs into the cookie batter.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop and arrange the cookies on the cookie sheet two inches apart.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown and the tops start to puff slightly.

Cool on the pan for two minutes before transfering to a wire rack to finsh cooling.

This made about 2 dozen cookies.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Junk Food Bouquet

Doing all of your gift giving through the mail can get rather difficult over time. I feel like I never know what to send him and I am constantly out of ideas. Not to mention the fact that buying a non-mushy Valentine's gift for man is not the easiest thing in the world.
Tonight I sat down for about 30 minutes while catching up on Grey's Anatomy to make this manly bouquet to put in the mail for the husband. I hope he likes it!

Here is how you can make your own!

What you will need:
Junk Food:
(I used small bags of chips, sunflower seeds, peanuts, beef jerky, and different types of candy bars.)
Wood Dowels
A foam floral block
A plastic pot

1. Hot glue the food packages to the dowels. (I broke some of the dowels make them at various heights. The pieces in front are on shorter sticks, etc.)

2. Arrange the dowels in the foam block. Use hot glue to secure the sticks in place.

3. Use hot glue to secure the foam block into the pot.

Ta-da! Quick, easy and fun!

Linked up at tatortotsandjello!