Thursday, May 29, 2014

Nail polish rack

Last summer I picked up this lovely spice rack at a garage sale for about a dollar. It's been sitting in my pantry since then, because it wouldn't fit in the space I needed it for. 
Monday, while I was working on projects for Felicia's big girl room I re-discovered it hanging out in my pantry and I knew it would look perfect in her bedroom. I used the homemade chalk paint I made for her dresser to perk up the nail polish rack.

I can not believe this is all of her nail polish? I'm sure she will have collection built up in no time, since she is my kid after all. ;) Stay tuned for more projects from Fish's big girl room!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thrift store mirror upgrade

I picked up this adorable mirror at a thrift store about six months ago. I know it wasn't much to begin with, but it definitely showed some potential. AND Felicia is the one that stopped it so that was a proud mommy moment for me.


With a little bit of clack spray paint this mirror went from old to brand new. I love the way it looks over her dresser in her new room.

Stay tuned for new updates from Fish's big girl room! :)

Tough girls save lives plaque

I made this plaque for my friend Ashley after she passed her state testing to be an EMT... But I never shared it on the blog! This is such a great gift for any EMT in your life. I simply traced the words and logo onto a piece of wood and then painted the design by hand. 

This turned out great as a piece of wall decor, and could easily be changed into a key rack by adding a few hooks! 

Also, you could easily change the EMT symbol to a Nurse symbol. What a great early Christmas gift! (Yes I'm thinking that far ahead.)

what other spin could you put on this project?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Taco Salad

I have been making this taco salad for the last few years, we always eat it up pretty quickly around here! It's always a win with the kiddos.

Head of lettuce, shredded
bag of crushed up nacho cheese Doritos
1 lb beef
taco seasoning
Catalina dressing - 1 cup
Mexican Cheese- 1.5 cup
sour cream (optional)
salsa (optional)

Brown beef and drain grease. Prepare beef and taco seasoning as directed on package. Stir together taco meat, lettuce, Catalina dressing, crushed up Doritos and Mexican cheese.

Top with sour cream and salsa. (optional)

2014 Eureka Springs Mini-Vacation Recap

Yesterday morning we loaded the kids up and headed to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to make a mini-vacation together.

 We arrived in Eureka around 11:00, parked the car and took off walking to a Mexican Restaurant to grab some lunch. Once we finally got there, after about 15 minutes, we found that they didn't open until 12:00 so we turned around and walked back to downtown. As you can imagine, that was a blast with two hungry little girls. ;)

I thought "If this is any indication of how this trip is going to go.... "

But luckily we ended up at Amigos Mexican Restaurant and Cantina instead...and I am so glad we did! Our service was quick, all of the waitstaff was incredibly friendly and the food was incredibly amazing.

Felicia had a nacho kid meal, Rae ate a kids quesadilla, Justin had a lunch special and I had this bad boy:

A shrimp chimichanga. OMG. This thing was incredible... I think it would have only been complete with one of the delicious looking margaritas. However, since it was noon and it was a family day I'll have to check those out next time. ;) Here is their Facebook page:  If you visit Eureka Springs, this is a must visit location!

After we stuffed ourselves silly we make a quick trek through town to see the sights before jumping into the car and heading out to see the Christ of the Ozarks (Or as we affectionately call Him, Big Jesus). More information on the Christ of the Ozarks can be found here.

Next, we took the girls to check out the Thorncrown Chapel. The Throncrown Chapel is a gorgeous glass chapel outside of Eureka Springs. I was lucky enough to see one of my beautiful friends get married there a few years ago, and the wedding was breathtaking. The chapel is so gorgeous it gives me chills. Felicia informed me that she is going to get married there one day. ;)

After sight seeing we went back downtown to do some shopping for Eureka Springs t-shirts. The girls had to put theirs on immediately. I can't wait to wear mine!

Here are a few pics from our walk.

Once we were all shopped out we hopped back in the car and went to The Rowdy Beaver to get some dinner.  We started with some delicious fried pickles.

The girls got hot dog kids meals, which were HUGE!

Justin and I got a couple of amazing steaks. His was a burbon rib eye and it melted in my mouth. Seriously.

I got an 8 oz. Sirloin and it was one of the best steaks I've had in forever. My potato was more beautiful before I covered it in butter and sour cream, but believe me it was amazing.

Our waitress did a great job, and service was so quick! We will be back to visit the Rowdy Beaver again!

After dinner we went and drove around town before parking and walking around. I stumbled across the "Roundhouse", which is and always has been my favorite house in all of Eureka Springs. Check out the website here: I was so excited to be so close to it!  


We went and ventured around the Train Station. It is awesome and I got some great pictures.

All in all, it was a fantastic trip and the girls loved it!