Friday, March 18, 2011

Birthday Banner/Giveaway

OK so I have a small ok LARGE obsession right now with Banners. Or as my neighbor informed me they are called Buntings. I love them. I think they are so cute and that they have such a fun clean feel!

My first attempt!

I attempted a valentines bunting first. I did ok. I have to work on my sewing machine but I will do a new one next year. My Birthday and My sons birthday are this month and for years I have been hanging one of those dollar store cardboard Happy Birthday signs! NOT ANYMORE!


I am quite pleased with it? What do you think? Anyway, for my birthday (today) I am giving away this cute Easter Banner! If you want to enter head on over to Lolly Jane and follow the instructions!

Good Luck!

Also, If you want to join the follow along party head on over to Making the world cuter for all the deets!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Easy Peasy Taco Salad!

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So I want to preface this recipe by saying that I do a lot of recipes that you can use things from your 3 month  and/or year supply. We all have different things in our supplys but I thought I would give you a list of some of the basics in mine.

Canned chicken and beef
Canned Veggies~ corn, green beans
Ranch Style beans
El pato
Canned tomatos
canned olives
diced green chiles

That is just a couple. I will do a future post on how I SLOWLY got my 3 month supply. It is overwhelming but I think I can simplify. Anyway, Back to taco salad. As I said I use some stuff so that I can rotate but I use fresh when I can!

What you need:
1 lb. of Lean Hamburger (or shredded beef from 3 month supply)
1 can of corn, drained
2 cans Ranch Style Beans
1 can sliced olives
Shredded cheese
Tortilla Chips
Salsa~recipe below

Brown Hamburger, add the corn, beans, olives. Cook until all is warm.  My boys like a big helping of the meat mix with lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions, and salsa and then scoop up with the chips. I like to make a salad with the lettuce and tomato and onion then put some of the bean and meat mix on top! You can also put sour cream. I like to mix salsa with Ranch! I have also made my salsa recipe so that you can use your supply items as well. If needed I use fresh when I can!

Rachel's Salsa

1 Large can whole peeled tomatos
1 small can yellow el pato
1/2 Large Bell Pepper~ small can diced green chiles if  using supply
1 Large Anaheim pepper~small can jalapenos if using supply
1/2 large onion~dried onion if using supply
6~green onions
1 large cut off the top of a cilantro bunch (to taste)~i have dried cilantro for supply
Stevia or sugar
garlic powder

cut up the veggies and put in blender. Use 1/2-3/4 the can of el pato. The more the spicier it will be. Add the can of tomatos. Then do 2-3 shakes of garlic powder, 2 shakes stevia or a heaping spoonful of sugar! Salt and pepper to taste. I put enough pepper to cover the top! Then blend to desired thickness! WARNING! Its Goood!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Easter Tree

Ok so I saw this tree and these eggs on the Pottery Barn and PB Kids Websites. And since my law school income :) does not afford me those luxuries yet(hopefully) I decided to make my own version! I got the whole thing for less that $20! I purchased the everything at HL. All the Easter Stuff was 40% off. I bought the eggs that are on the tree plain. Then I added vinyle lettering. The eggs at the bottom I bought a bag of different sized ones and then I did what I did on my Halloween Topiary seen on Lolly Jane. I took festive napkins and modge podged them to the eggs. I love the result they look almost dyed. Sorry that my picture taking skills are not as good as my bowstaff skills but you get the general Idea! Happy Easter...a little early!

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