Monday, July 28, 2014

Tips and Trick 7/29

Happy Tips and Tricks Day! So happy to have you here today. We'd love to keep growing our party, so please share this on your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, wherever.  Personally, I'm loving all of our co-hosts. They are fun ladies and you should follow them all. You can do that below.

I'm currently on a work trip with my husband, on the East Coast, and we are staying in a hotel. It's a really nice place with a kitchen, but it doesn't have an oven. Too bad for me because these Peanut Butter Cookies from Lou Lou Girls look amazing and I want some right now. If I were home, I would make them for sure. I guess I will have to wait until I have an oven. Maybe if you live close to where I am, you can bring me some? 

Easy Stylish Curtains

Easy Stylish Curtains

Today I'm the guest blogger at Mabey She Made It. Here is the beginning of this post and you can click over to read the rest of it. 

Hello! I'm Kathleen, half of the duo from Fearlessly Creative Mammas and I'm happy to be here today. Thanks so much to Lisa for having me over to show you the curtains I made for my teenage niece's bedroom. Also, congratulations on that beautiful baby girl. So exciting! 

Since I've never been here before, I thought I would tell you a little about our blog. I blog with my oldest daughter about recipes, crafts, diy and family. It seems a little broad, I know, but we didn't want to just do one thing, so we didn't. We've been blogging for about 18 months. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Chalky Paint Finish File Cabinet

Chalky Paint Finish File Cabinet

I'd like the thank DecorArt for supplying the paint and varnish for this project. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Along time ago, so long ago that I can't remember when, but before 2000, we bought two cheap file cabinets. You know the kind, with the laminate finish to look like wood. We moved around a lot then and we had a long piece of counter top that we put across the two file cabinets to form a desk. It was multipurpose and didn't take up a lot of room. It worked great. 

When we bought our house, we put them under counter tops, so you couldn't see them, so it didn't really matter what they looked like. Now I'm using them as side tables in my bedroom and they were just plain ugly. Because of the laminate, I didn't think I could paint them, so I thought I was stuck with the ugliness of them. 

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! :)

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.