Thursday, July 24, 2014

Buffalo Ranch Popcorn

Alright all you buffalo sauce fans, I've got the perfect treat just for you!! It's got everything your taste buds are dreaming of, ranch, buffalo sauce, and buttered popcorn!! You seriously will love this easy, spicy treat! 

I will admit, I am more of a sweet popcorn kind of gal, but I did try this and it is pretty tasty! The hubs LOVED it, which is good cause he's the reason why I made it! :)

To start you just need a bag of buttered popcorn cooked. I used microwaveable cause it's so simple!

And these are the seasonings I used. I use McCormick stuff all the time, we found this little seasoning packet by the gravy mixes and taco seasonings. The ranch, well judging by the size of that bottle, I use it all the time as well! And you can find that in the salad dressing aisle.

Super simple snack. I think it took me around 5 minutes total!! It will be perfect for football season, so make sure you save this recipe ;)

Looks pretty yummy right?!! 

Buffalo Ranch Popcorn

1 bag butter microwaveable popcorn
1 Tbsp. Ranch Seasoning
1 Tbsp. Original Buffalo Wings seasoning

Make the popcorn as instructed on bag. Pour into a bowl or container with a lid. While it is still hot sprinkle half of both of the seasonings over top. Put the lid on the container and shake to mix it well. Repeat then serve. Add more seasonings if you want it hotter or ranchier, if that's a word :) Enjoy!

Posted by Samantha

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Creamy Crock Pot Pork Chops with Noodles

Creamy Crock Pot Pork Chops with Noodles

This post contains affiliate links. 

You may know that we are affiliates for eMeals and have been trying out some of their recipes. So far the things I have made have been very good and I've been quite happy with it. Most of the stuff has been low carb, because that's the subscription I have, but sometimes I just need some carbs in my life, so I make something with carbs and I'm happy. It's the little things in life that get us by, isn't it? 

We know that school is about to start in some areas and will be in about a month in others. We also know that the school year is a really busy time for most families.  Samantha has one going back to school too and I'm sure they will very busy.  Lucky for us all, eMeals is launching their Back to School program right now, full of great recipes that are easy to make. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tips and Tricks 7/22

Hello there and welcome to Tips and Tricks! We're so happy you're stopping over. Please be sure to link up your great family friendly posts and to visit some of the others that are here. Remember that every link is pinned and seen on nine different blogs. 

Here are some of the things we've been working on this week. Hint, one is a GIVEAWAY! The links are below. 

The Peter Potential Book Review (Read about some of my beliefs here too)
Mini Pecan Pies These are amazing

Magazine Rack Update + a Giveaway!

Magazine Rack Update + Giveaway #ExpressionsVinyl

I'd like to thank Expressions Vinyl for providing the vinyl for this project, as well as the gift certificate for the giveaway. This project, all opinions, writings and photos are 100% my own.

We are pretty excited about this post today. I bought a Silhouette Cameo a few months ago and have been slowly figuring it out. Seriously, so slowly. I used it on this Door Flag post and Samantha and I have lots of other ideas to use it. Today's post brings it all together because we have teamed up with Expressions Vinyl to bring you this Magazine Rack Update today. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for the giveaway and a special offer. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Merry Monday Linky Party #12

Welcome to Merry Monday Linky Party #12!

I (Kathleen) had a crazy busy week this past week. I watched six kids at various times and sometimes all at one time. I know there are some reading this that have six or more kids and you will think I'm a wimp, but I'm so tired. We had loads of fun though. We went swimming, to the movie, did some crafts and played Wii. This is the last week that we will be guest hosting Merry Monday Linky Party and we'd love to thank the ladies for having us. There are a lot of talented people linking up here. We'd love to have you link up to our permanent link party, Tips and Tricks, on Monday nights. 

  • As you know, Treana from House of Bennetts is getting married and taking a break from Merry Monday. We now have a new co-host, Nicole from Or Whatever You Do. Nicole is a busy mom to five busy kids. She loves cooking kid-friendly foods that are mostly from scratch, and feeding her family and friends with things that will make them smile. She loves Jesus, singing, photography, date nights with my husband, DIY projects, cooking, baking, and anything that doesn’t involve folding and putting away laundry.
  • This week's new party guest hosts are Samantha and Kathleen from Fearlessly Creative Mammas , Jocelyn from Displaced Yinzer, and Annette from Fiber Artsy.
  • All features will be pinned to the Merry Monday Linky Party Pinterest board, so follow along to see the top features of the party.
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On to the Merry Monday Linky Party #12!

Meet the hosts of this party

*We would appreciate a follow in at least one of our social media platforms. Let us know you followed via Merry Monday so we can follow back!*
July Hosts
Host Erlene @My Pinterventures ~ Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Instagram Hometalk Bloglovin Stumbleupon Co-host Julia @Happy House and Home ~ Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Bloglovin Co-host Misty @The Lady Prefers 2 Save ~ Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Instagram Youtube Co-host Nicole @Or Whatever You Do ~ Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Instagram Foodie

On the Host's Blogs

My Pinterventures

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Calling all bloggers - If you'd like to participate in a Back to School Blog Group Giveaway Palooza, you can still sign up to participate until August 8th. Back-to-school Giveaway Palooza - sign up and help giveaway a Kindle Fire, $100 Target GC, and more

Happy House and Home

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The Lady Prefers 2 Save

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Or Whatever You Do

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Meet Your Guest Co-host

If you're interested in being a featured co-hosts for the party, please sign up! We have opened up party spots in the month of August.

Fearlessly Creative Mammas

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Guest Co-host Kathleen and Samantha @Fearlessly Creative Mammas ~ Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Instagram Bloglovin Google+ Etsy
  • Kathleen and Samantha are a mother and daughter team who love to be creative. They started Fearlessly Creative Mammas because they were always sending each other pictures or calling each other to tell each other about what fun or tasty things they had made. They thought, why not create a blog and show their family members across the country, and Fearlessly Creative Mammas was born.

Displaced Yinzer

  • Jocelyn is a Displaced Yinzer moving from Pittsburgh to Central Florida in 2012. Currently exploring all that Florida has to offer, she shares new things her family finds to see and do in their new location. She writes about family, products, gardening, moving away from home, and so much more.

Fiber Artsy

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Guest co-host Annette @Fiber Artsy ~ Twitter Facebook Pinterest Etsy
  • My name Annette Browning, I’m the wife of a wonderful husband, mother to two amazing girls, living on a little patch of paradise in beautiful Kentucky. I’m a feltmaker, fiber artist, hand dyer, avid crafter, occasional knitter, computer geek. Fiberartsy is my baby….my pet.

On the Guest Co-host's Blog

Fearlessly Creative Mammas

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Displaced Yinzer

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Fiber Artsy

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Feature Posts

Most Clicked

*These were the four top clicked link-ups from last week*

July Most Clicked wk 2

Wax Paper Letter Art @Chaos and Kiddos
MYO Reclaimed Lumber Barn Wood Headboard @Taylor-Made Ranch Homestead Blog

My Feature Pick

Our feature pick from last week's party is this great post from Sew Sew Neat on Making a Simple Tote with No Pattern.  Isn't it great? Sharon has some great instructions for making your very own. Love it!

*Don't forget to visit the other hosts to view their feature picks too.*

Features will be pinned to the Merry Monday Linky Party Board

If you were featured, grab the Merry Monday Linky Party feature button and display it on your blog, feature page, or sidebar

Fearlessly Creative Mammas



Party Guidelines

  • Link up to 3 family friendly posts that teach us crafts, DIY projects, recipes, a helpful tip/trick (gardening, cooking, crafting, beauty, party planning, travel tip, etc...). Link parties and giveaways are also welcome.
  • DO NOT link up posts you have linked to a previous Merry Monday party, personal shops (Etsy) or things you are selling, posts that do not teach us one of the items in the first guidelines - these links will be deleted.
  • Linking your posts gives us permission to share your link up on your host/co-host's various social media platforms.
  • By linking up, you give us permission to add your email to the Merry Monday Linky Party mailing list. You will receive an email once a week for this party only.
  • If you do not wish to be added to the list, leave your email blank when linking up.
  • DO NOT link up and run. Please visit at least two other fellow party link ups and comment/share.

Help Grow this party.

Grab our party button and place it on your sidebar, party page, or link post.
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Time to link up!

If you're interested in being a featured co-hosts for the party, please sign up! We have opened up party spots in the month of September.

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***Your party hosts will be busy sharing your link ups on either Twitter, FB, Pinterest (some to several group boards), Stumbleupon, and Google+, so follow us and see how we're promoting your link ups. One or more of us will visit your blog and promote your link up on at least one of our social media platforms. Look for the hashtag #MerryMonday.***