Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
1) Combine the following in a large bowl:
-1 lb ground chicken
-1 cup of fresh bread crumbs*
-1 teaspoon of paprika
-1 teaspoon of minced garlic
-1/2 teaspoon of salt
*To make fresh bread crumbs, take 3 pieces of bread and put them
in the oven for a few minutes to dry them out. Then tear
them into piece and chop them up in a food processor.
2) Roll into 32 balls (When I made it I came up with 20 balls)
3) Line a baking sheet with foil and place balls on baking sheet
4) Bake at 475 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes
5) After you cook them coat all of the balls in hot sauce
(Franks Red Hot works well)
6) Can serve with celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing
Photos by moi.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Today's creative DIY comes from a friend of A Tale of Two Bloggers. After completely redoing her family's bathroom, our friend decided to spice it up with something she made. Using only branches from their backyard and some hemp string she had on hand, she made this hanging piece.
She added a decorative piece that she found on sale at JoAnn Fabrics for $2.25 and voila! The branches tie the bathroom together perfectly and she didn't have to spend $50 on some generic artwork from Target.
This piece is a wonderful example of looking at what you already own and seeing what can be made from it, before you buy something new. You'll be surprised at what you might come up with.
Friday, June 18, 2010
One of the joys of owning a home is the constant stream of updates it always needs. Flannel Man and I were lucky enough to find a home that had already been updated in many ways. There was a new vanity in the bathroom, new cabinets in the kitchen, new tiled floors and more.
We still have quite a bit to do, but the updated vanity has been particularly helpful. I recently reorganized the area beneath the sink and was thrilled with the amount of space we have. I love having double sinks and all of our cleaning supplies and hair products tucked out of sight. Using bins and containers to give things a specific place works well for me.
If you're looking to update your homes' bathroom soon there are hundreds of possibilities to consider. Make sure you think about what you value most in a bathroom before getting carried away with a style at a home improvement store. Do you want more storage or a sleek look? Do you want wood two sinks or one? There are endless options.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
(Flowers my friend offered me from her garden)
Gardening can quickly become an expensive habit. You need the seeds, the plants, the pots, the tools, the mulch, etc. Before you know it, you're little vegetable garden, which was suppose to help you cut your grocery bills down, has become a pricey hobby.
One great way to avoid this trap is to keep your eye out for gardening tools at yard sales. Another great tip is to ask friends and family if they would let you take cuts from any of their plants. Hostas, lilies, daisies and dozens of other perennial flowers grow quickly. You can take pieces and move them to your own garden without hurting your friends.