Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pinterest Favorites: Nutella!

This week is all about NUTELLA!

My little sister turned 18 on February 11th and Graduates high school this June, so I am planning a big birthday/grad party and it is going to be awesome! She is obsessed with Nutella, so I think these recipes will be perfect! Yeah!!!

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Self-Frosting Nutella cupcakes!

Nutella Banana Bread!

Nutella in a Pastry! Um Yeah!
Gluten Free Nutella filled doughnuts!

Nutella Brownies!

This is am awesome start to my Nutella recipe collections! If you have anymore feel free to email them to me!!!!

Thanks and check back next week for more favorites!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Our Week in Photos

We had a long fun week! A surprise trip to San Fran, my little brother and sister shared a birthday, and I started a new job! AND a bunch of Valentine's Day orders.  Busy Busy Busy. but I still had time to snap a few photos!

On our way home!

Valentine's day party at school!

 A Day At The Park!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Entertaining While on The Pink Method and P90x

Entertaining While on The Pink Method and P90x
First I am working on new items for the shop they are slowly being added! Click HERE to check it out!

First up. . .  Turkey Meatballs!

Gather ingredients!

1 20oz package of Extra Lean Ground Turkey
1 egg


Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl mix all ingredients together
Roll into 1 oz balls
Place in a shallow baking dish 1 inch apart
Bake for 20-25 mins until center is 165 degrees

 I didn't have a picture after they were cooked, they got eaten so fast! I had salsa and low fat sour cream out for dipping!

Next is CornFlake Chicken

Gather ingredients: 

Chicken breast
Egg Whites
Corn Flakes crumbled
season to taste
This is pretty cut and dry.

Cut the chicken breast into strips, dip in eggs, then dip in cornflakes. I have a cookie sheet liner so food doesnt stick and I highly recommend one! Place on cookie sheet and cook for 20-25 min until 165 degrees.

Dont forget a simple veggie tray with low-fat ranch!

Also check out my other recipes in the P90x and The Pink Method section, or on pinterest!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day & My First Day of Work in 6 YEARS & A Store Announcement!

                              Happy Valentine's Day!
Tuesday was a very busy day! Valentine's Day is not usually celebrated in our house, nothing against the holiday but it is just a commercialized day. There shouldn't be one day a year for your special someone to make you feel special, or one day for you to make someone else feel special. The best days are the days when someone makes you feel and it is a total surprise. Anyways, today was a good day! I got a job that I totally didn't expect to get and today was my first day. Now it has been almost 6 years since I have "worked". *disclaimer, I have been an at home mom and a homemaker. I also started my online store this last year! So I guess I have been working. Working so much I can finally say my business is now consistently paying my mortgage!  This is such a HUGE accomplishment for my family! Also February 14th is Oregon's Birthday! Here are some fun Oregon Facts!
1.Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.
2. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. It was formed more than 6,500 years ago. Its crystal-blue waters are world renowned.
3. Discovered in 1874 the caves located in Oregon Caves National Monument are carved within solid marble.
4. Eugene was the first city to have one-way streets.
5. At 8,000 feet deep Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America.
6. Oregon and New Jersey are the only states without self-serve gas stations!
7. The world's tallest barber shop pole stands in Forest Grove, Oregon.
8.Oregon is home to the world's shortest river The D River is only 121 feet long.
 Okay Okay back to business!!!!!

Now. . . I have my items in a couple local stores so if you are out and about be sure to check it out!
You can now find my items at local nail salon called A Show of Hands!  Which is on the corner of 6th and Savage St in Grants Pass! I have been getting my nails done here for 8 years! Crazy. They also have amazing tanning beds! I have such a hard time tanning my legs and she has a leg tanner that is AMAZING!!!  I just love it!!!
Also you can find my luggage tags at the Airport in Medford! We are just trying them out to see what happens, but I will be sure to keep you updated! I am excited for these adventures! 

Also I am moving from Etsy to Storenvy! I already love it! Click here to check it out! I am slowly going to be adding items! So keep checking back!  

Here are some pictures from our Tuesday (which happened to be valentines day)!

I made 20 of these and 15 smaller ones to fill my Valentine's day orders! I have tons of fun making these, but now that I will be working, I will have to cut back the number of orders I take! I wanted to thank everyone for you support!

Reed and I made these for his friends at school!

These came out adorable! Loved them! 

I spoiled my boys alittle and made the, heart shaped pancakes to start off there Valentine's Day! I think the boys enjoyed them!

 I hope everyone had a Happy Tuesday, Happy Valentine's Day, and Happy Birthday Oregon!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pinterest Favorites For Kids!

Pinterest Favorites 
 This week is. . . . .All About Kids!

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Isn't this adorable for all the Cars fans out there! 

My boys aren't quite big enough yet for a tattle monster but when they are I think this is super cute!

This is a perfect project for the rocks and shells we collect!

Something any toddler would love!

This is a must for my 3 1/2 year old! He loves everything fish related!

So many fun Ideas! Wonder what next week will bring?!?!?!?!?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Some of My Favorite Blogs Week 4

This is one of my all time favorite Blogs!!!
How fun is this?!?!?!? This would make an awesome patio set!

All Things Thrifty!!!

Brooke is amazing! All of her ideas are awesome! I am especially in LOVE with the glazing technique she does. She has so many awesome projects but today I am only talking about the glazing.  I am saving the others for another day! lol

You must check out her BLOG!!!! 
So the glazing technique is my favorite HERE is a link directly to her glazing 101 page! 
 Or HERE for for her glazing FAQ! 

 All I am waiting for is to find a great deal on some bedroom furniture so I can try this glazing technique!!!
Here is sneak peek at some other stuff Brooke does!  

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Pink Method and P90x

The Pink Method and P90x
Week 4 

This is the beginning of week 4 and I have lost 15lbs!!!! Yeah!!! I am so excited! Now it is time to start firming up the mid section!!!  Anyways here is another delish recipe that falls well in the guidelines for P90x and The Pink Method!  

This is My Thin Crust Recipe!!! 
You can make this a bunch of different ways! The Favorite in my house is the Ground Turkey and veggie Pizza!

Ingredients: Makes 4 Pizzas
20 oz Ground turkey
8 Tbs Tomato sauce
4 Tortillas (Smart and Delicious)
1/3 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
Red, green and yellow bell pepper
Green onions
Diced tomatoes
Fresh oregano, Italian Parsley and Basil (minced)
(You can add or omit any veggies you like)
   Directions:Preheat oven to 400 degrees 
Brown the turkey, seasoning with sea salt and  garlic powder
I heat tortilla for 2 mins to crisp it up a little.
Place tortilla on a cookie sheet, add 2 Tbs of tomato sauce, sprinkle with Oregano, Italian Parsley and Basil. 
Add 1/3 C Mozzarella cheese 
Sprinkle 4 ounces of ground turkey. Top with remaining Veggies and sprinkle again with herbs.
I sprinkle a pinch of Mozzarella cheese at the end and place in oven for 6 mins!
Remove from oven cut and enjoy! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Some of My Favorite Blogs

Did You Miss Last Week???  
It was all about inspiration featuring The Shine Project and A Place to Bark!

This week it is all about some adorable blogs with cute tutorials! 

First up is Kim over at Oh,Sweet Joy! Her blog is full of awesome fashion finds, awesome tutorials and and totally cute shop!

 This are just a few of the cute items you will find in her shop!

How about these awesome tutorials!!!

Be sure to stop by her blog and check it all out, you wont wanna miss it!!!

 Next up is Oh, So Antsy, I actually discovered Oh, So Antsy from Oh, Sweet Joy. Oh, So Antsy has an unique and adorable shop. She hand makes each piece. Check out below to see what I am talking about!

 I am an Oregon girl! I was born in Southern Oregon and have lived here most of my life.

I spent a few years living with my dad, right by Yosemite National Park. So my heart has a special place for California too!

Now do you see what I am talking about, how cute is her stuff! She does lots and lots more and custom orders. Check out all her work and you will see exactly what I am talking about the possibilities are endless! I totally need of a few of these!

 Hope you enjoyed this weeks favorites, be sure to check back next week for more favorites!