***Come link up your crafts to this week's party!***

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 28

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! 
Keep linking your projects and spreading the word about our link party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 28

Stop on over at Tutus& Tea Parties to see what her favorites are too!

 My favorites from last week:




I love this "Masculine" Birthday Card from My Craft Obsession. It's very cute, but not too cutesy for the man in your life!





This Monogrammed Cutting Board from The Sweet Talk Shop is so creative and adorable! What a great idea to add a little fun to a standard kitchen tool!




Knot All That I Seam made this lovely Chicken Wire Framed 3D Star and I absolutely love it!


Go ahead and grab the "I was featured" button for being so Pinspirational. 



You deserve it!

FeatureHandyAndy





Projects from your hosts this week:
{we'd love a pin too} 

 Tutus & Tea Parties did some body painting with her toddler.
Here are the rules:


  1. Link up to 2 of your "pin worthy" projects, crafts or recipes {please, no shops or giveaways}
  2. Visit at least 2 other links that you love and pin their post {Please don't just link and run! Lets all help each other out. That's what this party is here for.} Psst - I see the clicks on each link and you guys aren't clicking...which means you aren't pinning. :-/
  3. I'd love for you to grab the party button and post it somewhere on your blog. The more participants, the more pinning we can all do {and the more people will possible pin you}!


If you want to learn more about Pinterest and how it can benefit your blog please read this.


Feel free to leave your Pinterest page link in the comments so we can all make some new Pinteresting friends. :)


You can follow my Pinterest page here
And Tutus & Tea Parties has a page here.
 {follow our boards to see what projects we pin each week}



Grab the party button!
 
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Recipe Copycat - Alice Springs Chicken

Hello Everyone! I have been traveling on and off for the last few weeks and am finally home for a while now. Hopefully I'll be able to get back in the swing of things and get some projects done soon. But for now, I'm going to share a recipe copycat with you.

I used to be a server at Outback Steakhouse. I love their food, and working there for over two years did not change my mind. It actually just made my love for the food grow. Now, this is not a healthy recipe, so if you're looking for a healthy dinner idea, look elsewhere.

Here's the inspiration:


This entree is a delicious mix of chicken, honey mustard, mushrooms, bacon and lots of cheese. In short: so good.

I've made variations of this dish a few times since discovering this wonderful combo, and there are a few ways you can change it up to fit your specific tastes.

Here's what you need:
Chicken breasts
Bacon
Cheese, kind of your choosing (shredded or sliced)
Honey Mustard or Honey Mustard Dressing
Mushrooms or onions, cooked (optional)

First, season and cook the chicken breast.


Next, place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put some honey mustard on the chicken breast, then add the mushrooms or onions, stack the bacon on top and then add the cheese. 


This time I used onions because I didn't have mushrooms. I also used deli sliced pepper jack cheese instead of shredded colby jack. I love me some pepper jack cheese. Put the combo in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is all melted.

Serve with honey mustard and add asparagus and you have...


The asparagus makes it healthier than the Outback version, and I don't use as much cheese. Seriously, this is so good!

Hope you're having a lovely week!


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Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 27

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! 
Keep linking your projects and spreading the word about our link party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 27

Stop on over at Tutus& Tea Parties to see what her favorites are too!

 My favorites from last week:




This 52 Reasons Scrapbook from Marriage from Scratch made from a deck of cards is very creative and cute!





This tutorial on how to make tiny pennants and add them to projects from Homemade is going to prove very useful for me, I think!





All Things Homie made this adorable Valentine's canvas art after seeing a similar project on Pinterest.

Go ahead and grab the "I was featured" button for being so Pinspirational. 

You deserve it!

FeatureHandyAndy






Projects from your hosts this week:
{we'd love a pin too} 



Here are the rules:
  1. Link up to 2 of your "pin worthy" projects, crafts or recipes {please, no shops or giveaways}
  2. Visit at least 2 other links that you love and pin their post {Please! Lets all help each other out. That's what this party is here for.} 
  3. I'd love for you to grab the party button and post it somewhere on your blog. The more participants, the more pinning we can all do {and the more people will possible pin you}!


If you want to learn more about Pinterest and how it can benefit your blog please read this.


Feel free to leave your Pinterest page link in the comments so we can all make some new Pinteresting friends. :)


You can follow my Pinterest page here
And Tutus & Tea Parties has a page here.

{follow our boards to see what projects we pin each week}



Grab the party button!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pinterest Thursday - Guest Post!

Hey All! I'm traveling this week for work, so I've asked one of my favorite bloggers to share some Pinspiration with you today. Kelley's blog The Grant Life is full of crafts, recipes, link parties, and other fun -- so go check her out!


Hi all!  My name is Kelley and I blog over The Grant Life.  I share all kinds of crafty, thrifty, foodie goodness over there.  I also have a series going called Labor of Love, where brave mommas share their labor and delivery stories!  I'm so excited to be here today because Liz is so sweet and I love her blog!  

I know that Thursdays are her Pinterest days so I'm going to share a few of my favorite pins with you.  I know I said my blog was crafty, thrifty and foodie.. but lately Ive been concentrating on the 'foodie' part the most.  Why?  Well, because I'm trying to get my body back!  I had two (absolutely amazing) kids in two years and I need to be healthy for them.  So I use Pinterest for recipes and weight loss tips.  

My favorite recipes are:
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Lemonade cupcake with raspberry frosting (for my off day of course!)

And the workout tips I've picked up are:

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Resistance band workout


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A guide to food portions


I hope you liked my pins.. if you have any great diet tips or exercise routines Id love to see them.  I love trying new things.. and making new friends!  Make sure you stop my site, or my twitter and say hi!  Thanks again for having me Liz!

There you have it -- I hope you're inspired by Kelley's healthy food faves and workouts! Don't forget to visit Kelley's blog and her Pinterest boards for more great recipes and ideas! Thanks so much Kelley!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 26

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! 
Keep linking your projects and spreading the word about our link party!

A Pinteresting Link Party - Week 26

Stop on over at Tutus& Tea Parties to see what her favorites are too!

 My favorites from last week:



Crispy Southwest Wraps from Constant Chatter - YUM!




This tea cup pin cushion from Casa de Luna Creations is so creative and adorable!




This side table makeover from All Things Luci Rae is the most beautiful thing!


Stop on over to these links and show them some love and if you pinned them, I'm sure they would love to know! :)


Go ahead and grab the "I was featured" button for being so Pinspirational. 

You deserve it!

FeatureHandyAndy







Projects from your hosts this week:

{we'd love a pin too}



Tutus & Tea Parties made an Interchangeable Clip.









Here are the rules:
  1. Link up to 2 of your "pin worthy" projects, crafts or recipes {please, no shops or giveaways}
  2. Visit at least 2 other links that you love and pin their post {I'm sure they would love it if you stopped by and said hello too} 
  3. I'd love for you to grab the party button and post it somewhere on your blog. The more participants, the more pinning we can all do!


If you want to learn more about Pinterest and how it can benefit your blog please read this.

Feel free to leave your Pinterest page link in the comments so we can all make some new Pinteresting friends. :)


You can follow my Pinterest page here
And Tutus & Tea Parties has a page here.

{follow our boards to see what projects we pin each week}



Grab the party button!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Grandma Ruth's Cinnamon Bread

Growing up my grandma always made the best baked goods. Really she made the best everything. She's 90 now, so she doesn't make much of anything anymore, but she has passed many of her recipes and secrets on. You all should feel very special that I'm sharing one of them with you today.

One of the best things Grandma ever baked was her cinnamon bread. She also made this bread plain, without the cinnamon in it, and really both are excellent.


Here is Grandma's recipe for her bread:

3 1/4 cups warm water (around 100 degrees)
3 tablespoons shortening
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 packages yeast
7 1/2 cups sifted flour

Combine ingredients in a bowl, add in four cups of flour, knead, add more flour. Put dough in a greased bowl, let rise in oven for about an hour. I turned the oven on the lowest setting and then turned it off after preheated, so the oven was warm.
After an hour, take the dough out and punch it down. Put back in oven to rise for an hour.

After the second hour, take the dough out and divide in two [for plain bread, put the two halves directly into greased bread pans]. Roll out the dough and spread cinnamon filling on the bread. For the cinnamon filling, I combined butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and granulated sugar. You can use a recipe for filling of cinnamon rolls, or just go with a combination that tastes good to you.


Roll the bread, folding the cinnamon mixture inward. Place the dough in greased bread pans. Back at 425 degrees for 24-30 minutes. 




This bread is so good! I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does!


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