Monday, January 28, 2013

Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Braid--Super Easy!

Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Braid

2 Cans of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2 Cups Cooked Chicken- I used a rotisserie chicken from the store
2 Cups Full Fat Cheddar Cheese- Do NOT use low fat or not fat--it will not melt right
2 Cups Broccoli -Cooked and Chopped
1/2 Cup Mayo
1 Egg Yolk, beat to a liquid

How to Make it
-Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees F
-Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with Pam
-Unroll Crescents and place lengthwise on cookie sheet to make a long rectangle
-Push seams together with fingers, it doesn't have to be perfect just put them together, don't stress!
-Combine chicken, cheese, broccoli and mayo in a bowl 
-Place chicken combo in long line down center of crescents
-Cut strips into the sides of the where you have the chicken mixture. About 1/2-1 inch,just match them up on each side
-Fold strips right, left, right,left until finished, like braiding. Pinch strips together to form a seam on top.
- Brush braid with egg yolk
-Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. 

Sparkling Sink!

Our sink is disgusting ..I don't think anyone has cleaned the part where you put the dishes after you wash them, because we do not have a dishwasher the funk just builds up. Here is what it looks like--blah, it seriously stinks! YUCK!

What you need to clean your sink:
Baking Soda
Hot Water
Citrus Essetial Oil (I used Lemon)
Olive Oil
Scrub Sponge
Paper Towels

How to make your sink sparkle!
Put vinegar on paper towel and wipe down sink with it. It helps if the paper towel is pretty soaked. 
Sprinkle baking soda over the sink and the vinegar.
Let sit for 1 hour. Seriously, the longer the better. 

Scrub the sink with the scrub sponge.
I used the sink sprayer to then spray off the baking soda with super hot water from the tap.
Dry the sink with paper towels
Place some essential oil on a paper towel and wipe down the sink everywhere
Then put olive oil on a paper towel and wipe down the sink everywhere.

and Wahla-  Looks Brand Spanking New! 

Original Idea From : Happy Home

Friday, January 25, 2013

Menu Planner

Earlier today I wanted to plan the menu for this week, something I do every week to try to save some money on groceries  I plan each meal according to what we have on hand or what is on sale at the grocery store. I found an awesome printable on Pinterest that was the menu for the week, the ingredients for each meal and the shopping list. I did not pin it, shame on me, so I cannot find it! I decided to make my own. Feel free to Re-pin, share, and print. Please try menu planning if you do not do so! It only takes about 30-40 minutes and can save you TONS of dough :) 

Here is the menu planner, you can save the picture by right clicking it and then printing in whatever size you want. You can also right click and press print.  I recommend 8.5" by 11".

Happy Eating!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Upcycled wipes container to bag holder!

Reuse old wipes containers for plastic bags. This is great for in the car for wet bathing suits and trash. It is also great for by the litter box, you can have the bags you need right there and not have to worry about it looking cluttered and ugly!

Items needed:
Old Wipes Container
1/4 Yard Fabric of Your Choice
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Wax Paper

I orginally got the idea here: Infarrantly Creative ( The whole Blog is awesome and has great ideas!Check it out!)

First off, Measure your container, easier to do with flexible tape measure. Mine was 7" x 17", I cut it a little big for an overlap and the container was the large wipe container.
 This is the picture before cutting. I used a pen to mark off where I needed to cut. Cut with sharp scissors so that you do not have the frayed edges.
Place your fabric on wax paper and cover with Modge Podge.
Once the fabric is dry of the Modge Podge then put a layer of Modge Podge on the empty wipes container. Line up the fabric with a little overlapping. If you have a edge at the bottom it is okay we can worry with that later. Put Modge Podge over the fabric. I place a rubber band at the very bottom of my wipe container and at the very top to create a seal, there were some air bubbles but it was no biggie.

Let dry over night. After drying cut off edge with a very sharp knife. Put on another layer of Modge Podge being certain to get to the edges.

Wah Lah...finished product!

Glittered Wine Glasses

A friend's birthday is coming up. I know she loves White Wines. So I decided to try my hand at putting together a wine gift basket. I had two wine glasses sitting around the house for a few months so I used them.

The blog where I got the idea was Inspire, Design, and Create. Such an awesome blog, she does an amazing job explaining how to do it I'm going to direct you there for directions. The only difference was I used enamel instead of lacquer for my glasses.
Finshed product!!

I put together a wine gift basket for her using:
A basket my Mom got that she was not going to use
Scrapple Wine from Adams County Winery
Mulling Spices from The Spice Man at Pa Farm Show

Hopefully she will LOVE IT!

Happy Birthday Lisa!