Sunday, May 17, 2015

Alley Lane

Coincidence?
Our little house sits at the end of Alley Lane
We moved on April 1st and I am still in shock over the name of our road.
I think our beloved and very much missed Alley cat is watching over us for sure and it is not a coincidence at all..rather a Blessing.
I am finally painting again after unpacking thousands upon thousands of boxes..okay well maybe only 237 boxes..conservatively... felt like more like a thousand to me!
Things are settling down and life is good!






Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pinterest Project #130 Hippie Juice

This is Hippie Juice and it is good!
Had a bbq on Mother's Day and remembered my MIL posted a link to Hippie Juice so I wanted to make her some as a surprise. We all loved it. It was refreshing but dangerous as you cannot taste the alcohol :)


Find the recipe  HERE

Monday, May 4, 2015

Pinterest Project #129 30 Minute Skillet Lasagna

I am finally getting settled in a bit and able to start cooking again! It is a little challenging because the kitchen does not have a working oven or cook top yet. That will come at some point. In the mean time I have an electric cooktop, crock pot, nuwave oven and a toaster oven so it is working out for now.

I was going to make traditional lasagna this evening but found this  Skillet Lasagna and decided to give it a try.
Very easy to make and quick! Came out delicious.


Friday, April 24, 2015

New Floor TrafficMASTER Almeda Hickory Laminate

Another project complete! We chose laminate flooring. This is called ALMEDA HICKORY  by TrafficMASTER
Sold at home depot for .99 per square foot. I could not believe the price!
This is a quality product for minimal cost.
Originally we did not think we could even afford  the look of hard wood but after finding this we were all in.
My husband's grandparents generously paid for our living room floor to be complete and with the help of my father and husband this was put down in 2 days!


                             
FLOOR BEFORE MOVING IN



FLOOR FIRST 2 WEEKS 



NEW FLOOR BEING INSTALLED


NEW FLOOR WE LOVE



Saturday, April 11, 2015

La's Totally Awesome Cleaning Product is Amazing!

I have been keeping busy as we just moved into our Fixer Upper home. The house has an old linoleum floor in the kitchen that was just covered in caked in dirt and grime...you name it.
I could not live with it like that..not even until we re-do it. I had to get it clean!
I came across this product in Big Lots before we moved and I thought I would give it a try.
It is called La's Awesome Cleaning and let me tell you it is Awesome!
I just sprayed the linoleum..let it sit a few minutes and the grease and dirt that was embedded into every little nook and cranny wiped off effortlessly.
Not only did it clean my kitchen floor but it also works great on wood work. Cleaned the front door that was also caked and dirty and now it is shiny and looking great. I can't get enough of this stuff.
You can find it at Dollar General and Big Lots as well as on AMAZON



Every bit of this floor had this black caked on dirt embedded in it.



When I was finished...every bit of it was gone! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pinterest Project #128 Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Oh so good. Tastes like a baked potato with all the fixings.
Be sure to add a bit of sour cream as well..we used bacon, green onions and sharp cheddar.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Leftover Candy Craft

What to do with all the leftover candy from Valentine's day or in our case..last Easter?? LOL
We do love candy in this house but just a little bit at a time..sometimes the Easter Bunny or Cupid brings a little too much...
This was my brilliant idea to use it up. Instead of stickers and beads and glue to play with..we played with licorice, candy hearts and chocolate coins. Emm had a blast..in between bites of candy...without the glue of course. It was pretty fun..and I am glad the candy is gone for now. One more month until the Easter Bunny brings some more!