Monday, February 10, 2014

Yummy Easy Snack with Nutella

One of my favorite and easy snacks to make for the kids I found again on Pinterest--- Crescent rolls with Nutella and mini chocolate chips!  I use Great Value brand crescent rolls for this recipe with Nutella (of course) and Toll House mini-chocolate chips.  Here is what I do:

  • Roll out the crescent rolls and spread on the Nutella to your desired amount
  • Sprinkle a pinch of mini-chocolate chips
  • Roll up the rolls with the Nutella and Chips tucked in the middle of the roll
  • Bake as directed
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if you wish, but also great as is

The kids and I love this light and easy snack!  They can also help with the rolling and sprinkling.  Enjoy this easy and cheap treat!  Would love to hear any thing you add to this simple recipe.  Always up for trying new things.

Here is the link to give credit to where I learned about it!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cheap and Easy Chicken Stir-Fry

So my husband loves Asian dishes, however I feel like I have no clue how to make any good, quick and easy ones.  Because let's face it, after a long day I really do not like to make food that involves too many ingredients I am not familiar with.  With that being said I thought I would surprise Josh with a new Asian dish one night this week.  Being that we are on a pretty tight budget I took to Pintrest (like I do often) to find a easy recipe with simple ingredients.

Here we go!  I found a great recipe (listed below) and headed to the store.  I was able to purchase all the ingredients listed below from Walmart for  $10 (already had the soy sauce and spices on hand).  Last night was my first try with the recipe.  

Here are my thoughts and added tips:
  • It was so easy to make!  
  • Tip number one would be to add a small amount of the angel hair noddles at a time to chicken/broccoli/sauce.  I was not thinking and added all the noodles at one time.  
  • We felt like it was missing something--- so next time I will add PINEAPPLE and CILANTRO
  • Last little thing to mention is that it is super yummy the next day too!  We love leftovers and enjoyable ones are an added bonus.
The recipe is listed below.  I hope those that try this dish enjoy.  I would also love to hear your thoughts, dislikes, etc.

Until next time!!


Speedy Chicken Stir-Fry
(origin unknown)

8 oz angel hair pasta, uncooked
2 c. broccoli (frozen or fresh)
1 lb chicken, raw and cubed
1/2 c. Asian Sesame Dressing
2 Tbls. Low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ground ginger, garlic powder, crushed red pepper

Cook pasta as directed on package. Add broccoli to pasta water for the last 3 minutes of pasta cooking time.
Spray large non-stick skillet with cooking spray over med-high heat, cook chicken 6-8 minutes or until cooked. Add in dressing and spices and cook for 1 minute.
Drain pasta and broccoli. Add to skillet and toss with chicken. Serve warm.

Where have I been??

I know that I do not have too many followers on here however I hope to start posting again.  Many of you may be wondering, where have I been?  In the past year I have had our third baby girl, sweet Lenora Naomi.  She is now eight months old and such a sweet little thing.  While pregnant with her (and caring for my son, Jude now 3 and Payton now 5 year old girl) I did not do too many art projects.  I have completed a few signs here and there and will post soon!

I am hoping to start posting not only art pieces but craft ideas and yummy recipes all incorporating how to save money.

Here is to a new year and fun being creative!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

several pieces created per orders!!

 Baby Shower Order
 Birthday Gift Order: $40

Baby Shower Order for this bedding: $45
Finished Painting for our Bedroom: $45

Finished furniture piece!

 Order for a friend!! 

Working on a few more pieces for friends.  Excited with how much I have been asked to do lately.  Thankful of the opportunity and can not wait to do more.  Taking orders!! or 757-768-8434 to place an order 
We can brainstorm what you would like and I can give you a price quote!  Contact me if you are interested or have any quesitons.

Until my next blog--- BLESSINGS!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Toy Crate--- finally have an example!

I love to make personalized toy or storage bins.  This one is for my son.  I plan on making one for my daughter too!  At least you can see what it looks like---

Had to share a cute picture of my silly, loving boy!  (14 months old)

Toy Box for Jude!

Price varies on cost of materials--- email or call/text questions:

GREAT babyshower gift.  Can also personalize to fit a room and purpose: NewsPaper Bin, Book Bin, DVD Bin, Game Box.... etc.

Starting to Paint again!

Even though it has been very cold outside (my art studio is in the COLD garage.. ha)-- I finally started painting a couple pieces.  Here are some examples.  Let me know if you have anything you want painted. 



Here is an example of a painting I did for a friend--- she wanted this sign painted on a canvas.
18x24 Canvas-- price varies on size

email me if you are interested in having a sign, painting, etc made: or call/text 757-768-8434.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Name Signs

I made a few name signs per the request of my mother-in-law for my neice and two nephews.  I had a lot of fun and hope to paint more customized signs in the future!  Pictures don't give them justice, but I am happy that when they openned them at Christmas time they seemed to really like them and had big smiles!

I have one more sign to add but for some reason my computer does not like me today.... will post later!