Thursday, September 30, 2010


You need:

3 chicken breasts (or a Rotisserie chicken)
pack of 2 pie crusts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of potato soup
1 can of mixed veggies
small amount of water

This is SO easy to make...and quick prep!

*Cook chicken (I boil mine on the stove for about 30 min, or you can use a rotiss. chicken from the grocery's deli)
*Layer bottom pie crust into a round dish
* Pour in cream of potato soup onto crust
*Add the can of veggies
*Then add chicken on top
*Next add cream of chicken soup
*I also add about 1/8 cup (no more) of water just to make a little sauce (just pour it over mixture)
*Last, cover with 2nd pie crust.
*Bake at 350 for 40 minutes!




My picky kids LOVE this chicken pot pie!!!! It even tastes good leftover....and I hate leftovers!! ;-)


Happy Thursday!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Blessed to Be Featured!

Every time I do a project, I wonder if I am the only one who thinks it looks good.....

Not being a professional, I second guess if the color
 choices/design/arrangement of things I do is headed in the right direction.  Will anyone else like  what I have done?

So, when I see that I have been featured on a popular blog like REMODELAHOLIC , it totally makes my day in every way!!! It's one thing for ME to like it, but when someone else thinks enough of it to put it on their blog......well, I feel absolutely honored, excited and blessed!

So, thank you Remodelaholic for thinking enough of my amateur designing and decorating to tell others about it.  

I'm blessed.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

What I've Been Up To...Deployment Projects #11-22

Hello to my friends, family and followers.....

I took this past week to work on a few crafts....

With 4....(count them 1, 2, 3, 4).....birthday parties to attend this weekend (and 2 we missed last weekend) I had some monogramming to get done...

First, I took some time to make some pillows for my couch. I made these out of placemats I purchased from Target.  First I monogrammed them and sewed some ribbon trim around them. Then sewed them together and stuffed them....instant pillows for about $6 a piece!!!


Then I took some leftover canvas drop cloth, painted the letter "P" on one side, and created another pillow. I added a ruffle to this cutey-pie!! This was created for pennies since it was made with materials I had lying around!


I love giving monogrammed towels for birthday gifts. It's an alternative to toys and can be used all year long!
Here are some of the towels I made this week....






A friend of mine was invited to a party for a little girl who loves I created a girly dinosaur shirt for her!!


For other birthday gifts, I created these FUN buckets!!!! I saw this on another blog (can't remember which one).  I went to Lowe's and bought plain paint cans for about $4 a piece. I covered them with scrapbook paper and Mod Podged over it. I also bought some sticker letters to put the child's name on the bucket. Then I filled the bucket with goodies!!! These were a HIT at the party!!! The kids can use the buckets to store small toys in it!




So, that's what I did last week!!!!!

Looking for more fun stuff to do this week!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's The Little Things.....

It's the little things in life that make me happy....


Photobucket taking my girls through the car wash and watching them giggle the entire time....


yet, heart warming.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Deployment Project #10 : Window Treatment Transformation

What crazy person would take down custom made roman shades and replace them with Target curtains?!?!?

ME!!!!!!! ;-)

I am  so excited about my latest deployment project!

Little by little, I have been working on my living room, wall by wall.

My latest wall was my back wall, where I have 4 large windows.  

When we moved in 5 years ago, I had these roman shades CUSTOM made for these windows. I believe, in all, I spent about $500 in materials and labor.  Why on earth would I take them down?!?!?

Because I was sick of looking at them, that's why.

 I wanted a cleaner, warmer, cozier look.

I was ready for change. 

Here is what they looked like before.



If you remember about 2 posts back, I stepped out of my comfort zone and painted my back doors CHOCOLATE BROWN!!! (squealing with excitement!)
(The chocolate paint was left over from another project, so it was FREE to paint my door!)

I bought a new rug ($45) and chocolate curtains at Target (the curtains were $8 a piece)....

New curtain rods ($30 each) and bamboo shades ($52 each) came from Lowe's...(L-O-V-E the bamboo shades)

My sweet friend, Kym, who happens to be an even BETTER handyman than "Tim the Tool Man" himself, helped me get my curtain rods and bamboo shades hung!!!

All a woman needs to rule the world is a power drill!!!!


Hanging the bamboo shades was actually easier than the curtain rods...but both didn't require the help of our husbands, so we get brownie points for that!!!! Woot!


Sooooo, here they are in all their glory!!!!! I L.O.V.E. them!!!!!!



Love.Love.Love the chocolate door and chocolate shades to match!!!! The bamboo shades added the perfect touch to this set of windows!!

What do you think?!?!?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Soccer Season starts....

Soccer season has started!

Miss B has been SO excited!! All she has talked about is soccer, soccer, soccer.

Practices started last week, and boy was she excited!

Her practices went great! She had a blast....

And was looking so forward to her first game.

She took the field, and put on her game face....


Then, all of a sudden......


everyone raced for the ball, and B stood there....

Then, this.....


The noise of the crowd scared she clammed up....and spent 3/4 of the game on the bench.....

Until I told her they gave out treats after the game for everyone who played.....

All of a sudden, she did this.....


...and this....


By the end of the game, she looked like this....


....and she says she can't wait to go back and play again!!!

We don't call her our Little Diva for nothing!!!!

Looking forward to next week's game....

I think.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Chocolate Door...Deployment Project # 9


(Squealing with excitement)

I stepped out of my comfort zone, and painted my white door chocolate this past weekend.


Check back later this week to see what I do with the rest of the wall....

Eeeeeeekkkkkk!!!! Still shrieking with excitement!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Four Years ago....

...I looked like this.....

But a few days later....I was on the operating table meeting my second sweet little girl for the first time....
Miss B was born on September 12th...weighing in at 7 pounds 13 ounces....


She's brought us lots of laughs, lots of sleepless nights, lots of crying, and lots of memories in her 4 short years....handful is an understatement, but we wouldn't trade her for all the money in the world!
(7mo old)

Happy 1st Birthday....

Happy 2nd Birthday


Happy 3rd Birthday!


...and yesterday, Miss B celebrated her FOURTH birthday.....


She's growing into quite the young lady...


She wants everyone to know she's 4 these days....

She loves Dora and Spongebob....

She loves her squishy toys.....she calls them "slimy" toys....

She's 40 inches tall and weighs 39 pounds....

She's my girly girl who loves all kinds of bugs and reptiles, but loves to wear pink!


Thank you Miss B, for coming into our lives and making up so happy!!

God has BIG plans for this sweet little girl, and we are so glad we get to witness all the things He has planned for her!!!!