Monday, January 31, 2011

{My Valentine Table}

I like to go all out for
Valentine's Day!

I decorated my dining room table today.

It's a lot of red and
it may even be a little tacky...

but my family loves it!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

{More Little Things...}

Looks real, but...

...they're just teeny tiny.

{Coupon Crazy}

Just thought if I showed you the deals I got this week,
it might inspire you to clip a coupon.
 I got all this stuff...

 ...for only $3.91, after using my coupons.

I got all of this for only $11.07.

No kidding!

Tip of the week: Every Wednesday Publix offers an item for only a penny. You will find the coupon on the 2nd page of Wednesday's paper. Today it was a 5lb. bag of sugar valued at $2.85.

Monday, January 24, 2011

{So Easy Chicken Quesadillas}

but so good!

Chicken Quesadillas

1 package Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips
1 package Flour Tortillas
1 bag Shredded Lettuce
1 bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese

~ Preheat Quesadilla maker.
~ I bought mine at Kohl's for $14.99.
~ They are fun to have for football parties and
great for quick meals.

~ It takes 10 minutes for the quesadilla maker to heat up.

~ Put chicken in skillet with a little water and
stir often until it thaws.

  ~ I sprinkle my chicken with soy sauce, lime juice,
and lemon pepper.
~ You can spice yours up any way you like.

~ Butter one side of each tortilla.
~ Place butter side down on quesadilla maker.
~ If you don't have a quesadilla maker you can
use a non-stick skillet.

~ Put chicken on top of tortilla.


~ Cover chicken with cheese.
~ Add sauteed onions and peppers if you like.

~ Close lid and let cook until golden brown.
~ If using a skillet you will layer it the same way and
brown both sides.

~ Cut quesadilla with a pizza cutter.

~ Arrange quesadillas and lettuce, garnish with
sour cream if you like.
~ Put salsa in small bowls for dipping.

"Quesadilla Bueno!"

Friday, January 21, 2011

{Dog Gone Cute!}

"now why do you make these little pieces of food?" 
they ask...
i say...
"because it's fun and they're so dog gone cute!"
it's just one of those little things...
that makes you smile.

The buttons show how small they really are.

This is a tiny dollhouse table.

Smaller than a penny...


"Caramel apple, anyone?"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

{A Favorite Fifteen Minute Meal}

Looking for an easy
      no-fail dinner idea?

I promise your family will love these...

French Dip Sandwiches

1 lb. Deli Roast Beef (ask deli to slice thin)
1 package McCormick Au Jus Gravy Mix
1 package sliced Swiss or Mozzarella Cheese
1 package Hoagie Rolls

~ Preheat oven to broil.
~ Prepare Au Jus according to package directions
in a medium sauce pan.
~ Leave on low heat.
~ Place hoagie rolls on a baking sheet and
put a slice of cheese on each one.
~ Place in oven until cheese melts.

~ Take 3-4 pieces of meat and put in Au Jus.

~ Don't leave meat in Au Jus too long or it will get tough.


~ Let meat drain on a plate and then put
on the hoagie roll.

~Close sandwich and cut in half.
Repeat for each sandwich.
~Divide remaining Au Jus into small bowls
for each person.

I always serve with Ruffles Potato Chips and
French Onion Dip.
Dip and enjoy!

{My Passion For Design}

love, love, love this book!
You will love it too if you like looking at
pretty things!

My favorite thing...
At first Barbara planned to use her basement as a storage room for antiques, but then she thought, how ridiculous! So she designed the basement to look like a street of shops to display her collections. There's Bee's Doll Shop, The Antique Shop, The Art Nouveau Room, and more. And of course it wouldn't be complete without a Sweet Shop, where you can find all types of candies, coffee, and frozen yogurt. There are even benches on the cobblestone looking streets for husbands to sit on while the women look. What a dream!

Monday, January 17, 2011

{Playing In The Snow}

We still have a little snow on the ground and we probably won't get any more this year, so I decided to play in the snow....

{Little Things...}

These are a few of my polymer clay creations.
These are my beginner pieces.

I love little things, especially Loni's little hands!



This shows you the scale.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

{Hobby Lobby Temptations}

So I went to Hobby Lobby and I shouldn't have taken my daughter with me! She always talks me into buying things. She said, "Oh my gosh! You have to have this. You could make little place mats and chair cushions and display your mini food on it!"

It was really cute.
 I couldn't resist.
I bought it!

I'm sure you will see this in the future with
some of my polymer clay creations.

Friday, January 14, 2011

{Some Things Still Are Free!}

I get such a rush when I find a good coupon! This week I got some things for free! Yes, there are some things you can still get for free!

How did I do it? I usually buy at least 4 Sunday papers. If the coupons are good, I will buy more. I buy them at the Dollar Tree because guess what - they are only a dollar! Publix had Jolly Time popcorn on sale for $1. I had five 50¢ off coupons. Publix doubles coupons so I got my popcorn for free! Get the idea?

I have actually made money on certain items. For example - CVS had Palmolive dish liquid on sale for 88¢. I had coupons for $2 off of 2. I also had coupons for 75¢ off of 1. So I bought 3 for $2.64, but got $2.75 off. I ended up getting 10 for free and I made some money too!

Couponing takes time, but it's so worth it!

Tip of the week: When buying multiple papers, separate the pages, stack like pages together, and then cut.

                                  My Free Stuff!