Rosie Pink Monogramed Pillow

Well I’m making much progress on Pookie Doo’s Pinkalicious room makeover. I am almost ready for the big reveal in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to share it with you all. But until then here is a pillow I just completed for her bed. I got the pillow idea from Beth at Stories from A to Z. She used ruffled ribbon, I used a ribbon of roses. I love her blog, tons of cool tips, tricks, and ideas. Okay so here’s the pillow!
I used leftover fluff, a travel pillow cover I think it was about $2  and pink rose ribbon from Hobby Lobby I got it 50% OFF! SCORE! The iron on transfer paper I already had.
The finished pillow complete with rosie ruffles and Pookie Doo’s initials. I didn’t get the pink letters to match the roses as  well as I wanted but I couldn’t waste the ink!

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Enchiladas ::Reicpe::

Before learning to make Enchilada's the right way, I thought the kind you make from the Old El Paso box kit were the BOMB! I was having a conversation with a friend and some of her family of whom are Mexican and can cook their faces off! Her Mom makes this potato salad-Oh eM Geee!
 It's so good....ok ok back to enchiladas.....I explained to them how I made Enchiladas and they had a good laugh. The next day my neighbor bought over a plate of REAL enchiladas. Folks when I tell you it was an tastebud party going on in my mouth- no lie. She'd bought over enough for me to share w/ the Hubbs but for some reason when he got home from work I couldn't remember where I'd put it.  Darn kids musta got to it!  Needless to say, I have never bought another Old El Paso Box Kit!! I hounded and begged asked her for the recipe and of course it's one of those "I don't know the measurement" type of situations. I told her just gimme' the ingredients, basic instructions and I'll make it do what it do!
Though I no longer buy the box kits the canned green enchilada sauce works great!101_0103
Fry your corn tortillas until brown, they will pucker and swell and that’s okay.101_0104
First put down a layer of tortillas. I always make them in my Pampered Chef Rectangle Baker
Layer of shredded chicken breast and on top of that, a layer of Muenster cheese.
You’ll do this twice.
So tortillas, chicken, cheese,onions, tortilla's, chicken, it?
For the top layer I put just a layer of tortilla’s and more cheese!


3 Cans Green Enchilada sauce (small cans or 2 large ones)
2 packs of Chicken Breast or any type of chicken meat (I guess about 3 - 3.5 lbs)
1 1/2 pound Muenster Cheese or 2 precut packages
1 small/med onion
18 corn tortillas
Cooking Oil
Sour Cream (optional)
Put chicken in a pot with LOTS of seasoning and enough water to boil the chicken. Cook until completely done.
Fry tortilla's until they are brown on both sides your pan till browned on both sides.
Saute Onion
Using two forks shred all of the chicken
Pour all of your enchilada sauce into a large shallow bowl
Dip your tortilla's in the sauce and layer
I add my onions to the middle layer or you can mix it with the chicken throughout
Once your done layering cover with aluminum foil and bake at about 350 degrees for around 20-25 minutes.

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Okay so I couldn’t think of a fancy smancy title for this post. I’m really not that clever. But I had to share a with you a few of the photos I took of my girls’ over the Easter holiday. They absolutely love when I grab my camera and say, “Let’s go out for a photo shoot”. It helped that we’d been watching an America’s Next Top Model Marathon too. I got great shots, they had a blast and we laughed the whole time.

spring college

What things come to mind when you think of Spring? For me it’s the beginning of finding some great stuff at yard sales and maybe hosting a couple of my own to get make room for the cool “new to me” stuff I find.

Munchkin has plans to open a lemonaid stand and sell jewelry. Pookie doo she just wants to be in charge of the money!

COOKOUTS/ BBQs!!! Yeaaaaaa Boi! I think we’re gonna be having one of these really soon. The Hubbs got a new ginorous grill late last summer and I know he can’t wait to fire it up!  The girls’ and I call him The Grill SGT. I know, it’s korny but we don’t care-thppppppppft!

Outdoor projects. I have a couple in the line up: An armoir, dinning set, computer desk, and some picture frames for now. I don’t have a garage so I have to wait for great weather.

Last but not least ROAD TRIPS…living on the East Coast there are so many places to go and see. The best part is a lot of them can be done in just 1 day! So we get up early on a Saturday, pick a direction, and with our trusty Garmin Nuvi, we hit the road. Although the gas prices are really putting ???? on our road trips! UGH!

So what about you? What images do Spring bring to mind?

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Carmely Apple Pie {recipe}

This is one of my favorite pies….easy to make and so yummy with French vanilla or vanilla bean ice cream. My apple recipe is from my Gran Gran who measures by, “a pinch of this, a dollop of that, and about a 1/2 cup of…” and I’ve learned to bake the same way. I can tell you what to use just not reeeeally how much-sorry, my bad!
When I first started baking I wanted to learn to make crusts from scratch,so I called my Gran Gran and asked her for the ingredients and her reply was, “Baby, I don’t know, every since I discovered Pillsbury I just use that”. Gran Gran’s Apple Pie’s are to die for! She bakes big GINORMOUS 15”x18” ones.
One of my favorite kitchen tools is this Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer. Helps me and Gran Gran whip up pies in almost 1/2 the time.
Their handy dandy Baker's Roller is perfect for my pie making needs. I got to check to see if Gran Gran has one of these.
Mix in the sugars
and a little flour, then add apple mixture to your pie pan, top with Carmel and about 2.5 – 3 Tbsp. of butter.
After topping with your 2nd crust don’t forget to brush it with a little egg white/water mixture. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown and when you tilt it no juices run out.
3-4 Large Granny Smith Apples
I box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
1 tsp. lemon juice
About 1/2 C white sugar
About 1/2 C light brown sugar
1 TBS flour
2.5-3 TBS butter
                                                                  2 TBS Carmel sauce
                                                               1/2 -3/4 TBS cinnamon
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Fancied up Laundry Room

It’s true my The Hubbs thinks I’m a little CooCoo for decorating the laundry room but I was inspired by sooooo many of my bloggy friends and their neat spaces, I thought why not? Plus we were finally getting new appliances.
I will admit I don’t necessarily LOVE doing the laundry  but it’s one of those things that has to get done and why not do it in a pretty space!? So here’s the BEFORE:
Our old funky washer and dryer. See my sad 1/2 attempt to organize with those green bins I stole borrowed from The Pookie Doo.  And now the AFTER:
See those curtains? They used to be in my living room, they were in “going in yard sale pile” but I thought they’d be perfect for this space. PLUS I’d be being thrifty cause I wouldn’t need to go BUY more fabric!  *High FIVE*
So the baskets, I found at Walmart $6 bucks each. My first thought was to buy wooden letters for the LAUNDRY sign but I all ready had brown vinyl so I used it and my Cricut Expression to make the signs and tags. I all ready had the Mason jar and clothes pins. The frame was $3 @ Michaels. OH the washer and Dryer! Geez, what got a good deal from The Home Depot. They were all ready 15% off and we got an extra 15% OFF! IMG_0546
Since the new set is “energy efficient” and we had leftover “non-energy effiecient” laundry soap. I thought it’d make a cute decoration. The rug, it came from Wal-Mart and guess what!? It was on clearance  $15 from $25. I consider that a splurge but it was on clearance.
I attached velcro to the other 1/2 of the curtain and to the shelf to hide the tool box and The Hubbs work boots. There is still a little work to do on the wall where our freezer is but I’ll get to that later.
We live in military housing so I wanted everything to be moveable. Had this been a home I owned, I’d probably gone for installing cabinets. But this works!
Remember my subway art thingy! There it is. Also scapped a little backyard clothes drying scene with my Creative Memories Everyday Display. That’s a pair of jeans, a towel and a dress.
Thanks for stopping by!

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