Monday, July 14, 2014

I'll Have a Blue Monday!

Today I thought I'd share some blue in the kitchen.

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Love the ceiling here!

I think I could manage to do a little baking in any of these kitchens! What about you? 

til the next time,

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pie Pops & Twin Pics!

For the 4th of July, I got the crazy notion to make fried pies, or pie's on a stick. When I looked it up to see if it was even doable (for pie's on a stick), I found a couple of tutorials on Pinterest. So, I went for it.  They turned out to be easy, but a little time consuming. However, their cuteness made up for the time spent. :) I decided to make apple and chocolate. Items I used:

Pre-Made Pie Crust Rolls (in the biscuit aisle at the grocery store)
Cake Pop Sticks (Target)
Canned Apple Pie Filling
Homemade Chocolate Pie Filling (cut this recipe in half)
Wax Paper
Juice Glass
Rolling Pin
Pastry Brush

First, roll all of your pie crust out, very thin. Then, cut circles with the top side of your juice glass. 

Next, spoon your filling onto one piece of crust, add the pop stick. 

Brush egg onto edges of crust (so crust will stick together), then add top crust. Go around edges with the fork (as pictured above…my photos got off). :) 

Bake at 400 for about 13 minutes, flip over and bake for a few more, just watching until they're as dark as you want them. Here's how mine turned out….they got great reviews at our family cookout! I think next time, I'll try to add more filling. Not sure how to do it, though, without all the filling squishing out. Guess I'll have to experiment. 

These would be great for any party! 

And just for fun, here's a few pics of the kiddos. It's a job trying to get them both to look at the camera and smile at the same time. They're smart enough now to know I'm trying to take pictures, so they purposely look away. And Mr Harrison didn't want to let go of the cookie cup. Attitudes already. ;) 

Still a ham for the camera (when he wants to be)!

A family member snapped this one on his phone. I love it! He totally captured Miss Lyla! She's very contemplative and she studies people. But when she warms up to you, she's sweet as can be. 

And that's all for now….Lots of new things I'm working on for the house, so hopefully some crafting/house decor posts soon!

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til the next time,

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

S'Wonderful Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cheesecake Instant Pudding Mix!

I've had the itch to bake lately, probably because I was doing the Whole30 eating plan (more on that later, hopefully) and since there's absolutely NO sweets on the plan, that pretty much left baking out of the question. Yesterday was one of those lazy afternoons where I should've been doing a million other things, but a storm moved in, it cooled off outside and I just decided to bake some cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are probably my most favorite EVER, but I made some and changed up my recipe and I think they turned out absolutely wonderful! Even Hubby, who isn't big on chocolate chip cookies, thought these were pretty great.

I added in some peanut butter chips on a few of them, because there's no better combo than chocolate and peanut butter, right? 

I had a little help finishing off that milk. :) 

I used a regular chocolate chip recipe (this time from the back of my Nestle Toll House chocolate chip bag), and added 2 boxes of Jello brand Cheesecake instant pudding mix to the dry ingredients. 

If you would like a printable recipe, click here for my take on these cookies!

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til the next time,

*"Hey, Y'all" print by Stephanie Creekmur. Polka Dot cake stand by Rosanna. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

I Got a Spot on Hostess with the Mostess!!

Hey, y'all! I'm so excited to tell you today that the twins' first birthday party got a little spot on the famous party blog, Hostess with the Mostess (HWTM)! You can see the post here. I was noted with 4 other parties.  You can read the original post on my blog here. If you're unfamiliar with HWTM, you should check them out. It's an incredible site packed with ideas for parties, showers, weddings, etc. 

Thanks for letting me share! :-)

I hope to be back later for Blue Monday!


Monday, June 16, 2014

I'll Have a Blue Monday

It's been a few weeks since I've done a Blue Monday post (I've been crazy busy), but here we are again! 

Love this turquoise lamp and those drapes. I'm currently looking for a turquoise lamp I love. 


  I love everything about this space!! 
I lost the source! If anyone knows, please tell me! :)

 Pretty striped walls...
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Such a cute office space! 

Til the next time,

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Small-Space Laundry Rooms

As promised, I'm sharing small-space laundry rooms today. I've run across several small rooms, but they're pretty and functional. Who says you can't have both?

Love this cheerful yellow room. I originally wanted front loaders with a counter similar to this one on top of them. Now, I've heard so many bad things about front loaders, I'm not sure! 
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This one is pretty and traditional. Loving that sink!

I absolutely LOVE the industrial feel in this one! I'm trying to decide between this color washer/dryer or white. I did want red, but changed my mind. If I tire of red, that would be an expensive change! 
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Even if you just have a  closet, you can make it functional and still look nice!

I'm loving this one too! Very quirky and eclectic. I love that rug! 

Love the old step stool and the floor in this one! 

I really can't wait to get ours finished and show you how it all turns out! 

til the next time,
the girl that dreads laundry (even if it IS a pretty room)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Laundry Room Before and a Question!

The laundry room is the last part of our renovation to do before the existing house will be finished. We still plan to add a master bath and closet, and hopefully a staircase to the attic. When we bought our house, the stacked washer and dryer came with the house and were in the end of the kitchen, covering a window. We took out a breakfast nook on the other end of the kitchen (separated by a wall) that we really didn't need, so we could lengthen the kitchen in that direction, and add a wall on the end where the washer and dryer was to make a small laundry room without losing kitchen space.

Here's the view to the laundry room now. Excuse the blurry picture and all the junk. Everything was moved out of the laundry room to the kitchen counters while Hubby was working. (No, this is not my kitchen reveal) :) 

This is the laundry room. 

Needless to say, 3 years doing laundry in a room similar to this is enough!! 

We've picked out tile and are trying to decide on a washer and dryer. Any recommendations for good front loaders? We've read some bad reviews on the LG's. Hubby had a brand new set of front loaders when we got married, but they were electric and wouldn't work in this house so we sold them. :( 

I'll share some pictures of some cute small space laundry rooms later! 

til the next time,