Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Teal dresser Redo

Well, I just thought that I was done working on my bedroom.... But since I apparently have too many clothes to share a bedroom (or a closet) I had to add one more dresser. I took the old only dresser than was in Fish's room...

Next the hubby sanded the heck out of it for me. Then, I got to work with my pretty teal homemade chalk paint! 

Here is the final result! I just need to remember to pick up some knobs to match the rest of my bedroom furniture! 

Next I'll be moving on to my dining room! Can't wait!

Here is the original bedroom post if interested! http://dirtroaddamsel.blogspot.com/2014/03/master-bedroom-reveal_18.html

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Garlic Bread Pizza

Last week my daughter was spying over my shoulder while I was on Pinterest, and she saw that I had pinned some garlic bread pizza's. As soon as she saw the pin I knew it was over for me. That's all I heard about last week, so I decided I better feed them these soon!

The recipe originated here: http://www.toprecipeblog.com/2014/03/texas-toast-garlic-bread-pizza.html

And it is just so darn easy.

What you need:
Garlic Bread
Mozzarella Cheese
Pizza Sauce

Preheat oven as according to garlic bread box. (Mine was 425 degrees). Top garlic bread with pizza sauce, moz. cheese and pepperoni. Bake according to box (Mine was done in 8 minutes.)

So easy, so fun, so cheap... and the whole family loved it!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Breakfast Tacos

Last week I was feeling particularly disappointed in myself so I decided I better break out my Hungry Girl to the Max cookbook again. ;) I'm a big fan of breakfast for dinner so when I ran across these breakfast tacos I knew we had to have them. (As an added bonus, Justin is the breakfast for dinner cook in this house so he made them for us.) 

Breakfast Fiesta Crunchy Tacos
(Makes 1 serving)

1/4 cup fat free refried beans
1 wedge laughing cow light creamy Swiss cheese
2 corn taco shells
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 cup fat free liquid egg substitute
1/4 tsp. taco seasoning mix

In a small bowl mix together beans and laughing cow cheese. Evenly divide mixture between shells. 

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic til softened, about 2 minutes.

Add egg substitute and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Scramble until fully cooked, about three minutes. Evenly divide between shells.

Both kids love this recipe! We had them with hashbrowns (ok, not totally healthy!) make sure to keep in mind that this recipe is for one serving. You need to multiply ingredients for the amount of people you are feeding. Hope you enjoy! :) 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diy wooden necklace

This weekend my family is having family pictures done. I wanted to find Fish an aqua colored necklace, but I didn't have much luck. So, I set out to make one. I picked up some wooden beads at Walmart, aqua paint and some stretchy beading cord... And then I go to work!

I painted a handful of beads with the aqua paint and let them dry. This took two coats on each bead (patience is key!) I ended up using square beads, which made painting them so much easier.

After I got them all painted I strung them onto the stretchy cord with some white beads I had laying around. 

I love how it turned out! Doesn't it look like candy?! Fish is a happy girl as well!

Happy crafting! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Chicken Sausage Pasta

While I was out coupon shopping a few weeks ago I found a great deal on some chicken sausage. Of course, I had no idea what to do with it, but I took it hope and threw it in the freezer so I could find a recipe.

And then I forgot about it until this weekend. But, it was kind of like Christmas when I cleaned out the freezer, so I immediately ran to Pinterest to see what I could make.

I stumbled across this recipe:


and  I added it to my menu to make this week. I love that it has spinach and tomatoes. It's such a colorful pasta, which makes me so happy for some odd reason. 

My husband is kind of fantastic so he threw it together for me before I got home from work tonight. It was easy to make and full of flavor, so I'll call this one a win!

This will be a regular meal going forward, but I will likely cut the recipe in half... because we had a ton of leftovers.... (this may be my lunch for a few days!)

Do you have any other chicken sausage recipes that you love and want to share?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Shrimp Po Boys

Last summer we went to a local restaurant and I had my very first shrimp po boy sandwich. I pretty much fell in love from there, but it never occurred to me that I could make my own. (duh!) So when I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to try it out.

So, tonight Justin and I threw together some Shrimp Po Boys with sweet potato fries in the side.

This recipe is amazing! The only thing I would change is split the recipe for the sauce in half. I poured a lot of it down the drain. Otherwise, it was incredible and this will happen again in this house!

Get the recipe here:

You'll love it! Believe me! 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Baked Ranch Chicken

Here is a Pinterest win that I found Friday night! Everyone at the table love it, and what makes it even better is the fact that it is super easy to make!

Here is where the recipe came from: http://www.chef-in-training.com/2012/10/baked-crispy-ranch-chicken/

What you need:
5-6 Chicken Breasts (I used two pieces of chicken breast and cut them each in half length wise)
1 cup of Ranch
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup of cornflakes slightly crushed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Stir together bread crumbs and cornflakes
3. Dip each piece of chicken in the Ranch and cover completely
4. Dip chicken in the dry mixture. Make sure the chicken is covered completely in the mixture
5. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the chicken starts to brown.

We ate this with mashed potatoes and broccoli with cheese. It was fantastic!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coffee table redo

On Sunday I shared a picture of an ugly 80's style coffee table that I picked up at a local thift store. 

After the hubby sanded this sucker down for me I painted it black and then I painted 54,789,033.7 coats of red chalk paint over the black. I wanted the black to show through a little and it will as we use it more... But boy was it a pain in the butt to cover. 

However, in the end it was worth it! 

I can't wait to accessorize it!