Monday, October 29, 2012

Orange October

We love our World Champion San Francisco Giants!! Way to go boys :) Congrats on a job well done. We have fan fever, keeping Orange October alive!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Meatless Monday - Veggie Baked Pasta

Once a week we try to do a meatless dish. Here is how I made this weeks dish.
1/2 large yellow onion diced
1-Yellow squash
1-Carrot (or equivalent baby carrots)
1-Red bell pepper
1 Jar marinara sauce
1 Jar Alfredo sauce
1 pound Rigatoni pasta
1 16oz of shredded cheese (I used mexican trio blend)
(I was out of mushrooms, otherwise I would have added those too!)

Sauté onion until translucent then add all the chopped veggies into the pan season with a little salt and pepper. When they start to get tender add your marinara sauce and Alfredo sauce. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. While sauce is simmering boil the pasta (don't cook completely, leave it el dente). Drain pasta and set aside.

Take your glass baking dish (9x13) add some sauce to the bottom just to cover it. Add a layer of pasta, then more sauce and top with cheese. Repeat this layering one more time and be sure to top with cheese! Bake on 375 degrees for 15 min.

It was a hit at my house (even with my girls, they couldn't even tell there were veggies ;) I hope you try it and like it!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chair Recovery

It has been a long time coming,
Our dining room chairs have needed some serious TLC 
for quite some time!
(I am so embarrassed to even show them)
Result of two toddlers in 4 years!

 I finally made the time stopped procrastinating 
and found the perfect fabric (on sale too ;)

This was so much easier than I imagined 
and the main reason I dragged my feet on getting it done!
Here is the final result of chair #1
(Using the staple gun was so much fun too!)


Being my first attempt at recovering chairs,
I am so happy and kinda look forward to getting to do it again!
But not too soon... 
hopefully I get to enjoy these for a little while 
before they end up like what is underneath!!
(Not sure the Scotch Guard can even protect them from my girls ;)

 One for the desk too!

Here is a list of what I used to get the job done,
* 6 Chairs
* 3 yards of fabric cut into 24 x 23 inch pieces 
*screw driver
*staple gun
*Scotch guard

Then I basically used YouTube to get an idea on how to fold the corners,
since that part can be a little tricky!

Hope you have time to give it a try and spice up your dining table!!


Monday, October 15, 2012

***Fall Sale***

Fall Sale in my Etsy shop Use code FALL15 at checkout for 15% OFF your total purchase!! 
(Expires 10/20)

Here are some of the new designs recently added to my shop :)

These make great gifts for the holidays to stuff with fun items like makeup, nail polish, baby items or sweet treats! 
I am adding new items often, so check back soon.
I would love any suggestion for new designs this holiday season, feel free to leave comments below :)


Friday, October 12, 2012

Style "Pin"spired

I just love when my real closet matches my pinterest closet!
I found the picture on the right and thought it was so casual/cute, was even more excited to have similar pieces in my closet! The leopard cardi really makes the outfit :) I just never really thought to wear it like this!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Refashioned: Toddler Maxi Dress

I have a stack of old shirts that I no longer wear, waiting to be refashioned, reused, repurposed...  
which ever term you prefer :)

I finally plunged in and was able to get one done this summer!! Yay, me!!

Just took one of my old strapless baby doll tops 

 and added some straps and some extra length to make it a full length toddler maxi dress :) 
 I was so pleasantly surprised with the finished result!! 

 And my 4 year old loved it too :))

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