Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Brown County State Park

I spent some time at Brown County State Park in Indiana recently with my family. We had a great time connecting, spending time in nature, and eating good food. Here are a couple of my favorite pictures of the beauty that surrounded us.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Easy Styrofoam Finger Puppet

I'm seeing my adorable nephew and niece this week and I am so excited. I wanted to make them something silly and fun so when I saw this I knew I wanted to whip up a couple.

I was cracking myself up while taking these pictures. Can't wait to play with them with them!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Just for Fun Egg Faces

The one on the end reminds me of the character from The Goonies. And now I want to watch that again...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

White Bean Salad with Tuna and Parsley

I've been loving the cold salads I've been making recently. They make for the perfect lunch.

Mix together:

1 can (15.5 oz) white beans (rinsed and drained)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
black pepper & salt (to taste)

Stir in: 

1 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 (5-6 oz) can of tuna

And that's it! Should last for a couple days in the fridge.


Monday, July 22, 2013

DIY Polka Dot Wall

We don't have many blank walls in our apartment. I'm somebody that moves in and throws every painting and frame I own up on the walls within a couple days to make it feel like home. But somehow, oh somehow, we ended up with a very plain kitchen nook. And we can't have that!

So, I decided to add some polka dots to it!

I basically just cut out circles and taped them up.  A cute temporary decoration!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Delicious & Light Lemon Cookies

I saw this recipe over here and wanted to make it immediately. Lemon and cookies...two of my favorites. After officially taste testing, my hubby told me that these were some of the best cookies that I've ever made. Lucky for him and me...they were also some of the easiest!

Mix together:

1 Box Lemon Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Butter (softened)

Preheat the oven to 350. Line some cookie sheets with parchment paper then plop 'em on! Aim for teaspoon size scoops. Bake for 8-10 minutes. I found that I liked the crispier ones better. 

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 15, 2013

DIY Simple Tee to Tank Revamp

I've had this purple t-shirt for several years now and it always just felt a bit off when I wore it. It always felt too tight around my neck...so I decided to cut the neck off. And once I started I just couldn't stop my scissors from cutting off the sleeves, too.

 I used some of the sleeves to add a little loop around the top of the tank to add some pizzazz.

I'm having so much fun revamping old t-shirts. 
For more, head here, here, here, here and here!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Oregon Country Fair

I've officially survived my first Oregon Country Fair. After being greeted by a herd of cows on stilts shaking their udders at me, I knew I was in for quite the experience... 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Easy Harvest Chicken Salad

Doesn't this lunch look delicious? It was! Harvest chicken salad...yum. Quinoa vegetable salad....also yum.  And topped off with a Twin Bing candy bar? Yes, please!

To make the Chicken Salad you will need need:

1 pound cooked chicken breast-diced
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced apple
2/3 cup grapes, halved
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1-1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt
Black pepper
Combine all ingredients and season to taste. Serve on buns or lettuce. It is also delicious enough to eat on its own! 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Easy Refreshing Summer Drink

We've had some hot summer days this past week and I've been craving a nice, refreshing adult beverage. Finally today my hubby bought some tequila and then whipped me up this tasty drink! Lucky me!

Whatchya need:

Frozen Minute Made Limeade
Sprite Zero

In a tall glass (12 oz), add in a shot of tequila, a couple spoonfuls of the frozen limeade, then top it off with the sprite. And viola! A tasty, summer drink. 


Friday, July 5, 2013

Stumbled on Favorites

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Just started this book and I am smitten with it! Funny and so interesting!

Twin babies dancing. Adorable.

I've been playing this list on repeat.

I've been looking for cute bike jewelry/clothes. Finally found one!.

I love this teacher who wore the same outfit for 40 years. Hilarious!

I want these earrings. And these sun glasses. .

This video is so incredibly sweet. What a talented and sweet little guy.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Easy Quinoa Salad for Lunch

Isn't this the cutest lunch ever? I seriously looked forward to eating it all day long. And it didn't disappoint!

Head over here to find the quinoa salad and your local Albertsons for the pineapple and cookies! :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DIY Easy Medicine Cabinet Remake

I have disliked the inside of our medicine cabinet for a while now, so when I saw this I knew that I had to get to it. I went down to our local recycling arts store and found some scrap-booking paper that I liked. Then I basically just mod podged it to the back. I love the added pizzazz that it gives!