Monday, November 21, 2011

Bridal Gift!

My BFF's birthday was last month.
She's getting married so I got her a hanger for her wedding dress.
It had her NEW name personalized on it.

(Thankfully I took this picture right before I drove it off the roof of my car!)

When I left to give it to her...
I left it on the roof of my car when I drove over!!!
I was pissed.
I am too cheap to buy another hanger.

So I decided to be crafty and make it myself!
What do you think?

Thankfully, this one made it to her house this time!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Lazy Lady's Soup

Since it's been a little chilly out lately.
We decided to make some Chicken Noodle Soup!
I picked out a Paula Deen recipe from Pinterest to try.
Surprisingly it didn't include butter. ;)

Ms. Deen's recipe is called "The Lady's Chicken Noodle Soup"

I have named the way that I make it... "The Lazy Lady's Soup" :)

So here's my modified (aka LAZY) version.



  • Rotisserie chicken (from the store... easy!)
  • 3 1/2 quarts water
  • Sprinkle a little minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Sprinkle a little minced garlic
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

(Or if you want to be realllly lazy... just buy chicken stock and skip this whole step!)


  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 cups sliced celery, with leafy green tops
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • A little cream sherry (cuz that's what I had!)
  • Rosemary spices
  • Seasoning salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


For the stock: add all ingredients to a soup pot. Pick off all the chicken that you want to eat. Put everything else in the pot. Cook about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove chicken bones, skin, etc. from pot. Remove and discard bay leaves and anything else. You should have approximately 3 quarts of stock. (Again, if you just buy chicken stock you can skip this whole apart)

For the soup: bring stock back to a boil, add carrots, and cook for 3 minutes. Add celery and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Add egg noodles and cook according to directions on package. When noodles are done, add chicken, sherry and rosemary. Cook for another 2 minutes. Adjust seasoning, if needed, by adding seasoning salt and pepper.


Thursday, October 27, 2011


My new neighbor has more garden gnomes than lawn.
Who does that?

I'm concerned.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wifely Advice

Probably didn't help that the fire department parked their truck in front of our house tonight while they were collecting donations.

True story.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

And the WINNER is...

I'm so excited to announce the winner of the StarrParnell giveaway!!

What is even more exciting... you are all WINNERS because...
StarrParnell is giving a 15% discount on all first time order from now until Sunday 10/16!

Just message her with code: "GIVEAWAY" for the discount
Perfect gift for the holidays - take advantage! :)

Now on to the winner of the giveaway... *drum-roll*

Yay! Congrats! It's blogger Meg over at Henning Love!

Go check out her blog and tell her congrats! :)

Last Chance!

Today is your last chance to enter the GIVEAWAY!
Click HERE to enter!

If you win...
StarrParnell is going to create one CUSTOM wreath or CUSTOM wine glass from her shop!

Good luck! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

You know what tomorrow is?

Do you know what tomorrow is?

The last day to enter the GIVEAWAY!
Click HERE to enter!

If you win...
Starr is going to create one CUSTOM wreath or CUSTOM wine glass from her shop!

Check out a few of her impeccable custom creations!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mmm... warm pumpkin muffins

If you are on Pinterest... you've probably seen this recipe.
If you aren't...
You're gonna love this!

Sweet Verbena has posted a great EASY (I love easy!!) recipe for...

The best part: There are only 2 ingredients.
You read it right.
No eggs, milk, water, nothing!

Here's the recipe:
Yellow cake mix & canned pumpkin (15oz).
Mix it up.
Baked it for 20-25 mins @ 350 degrees.

Next time I make it I think I'll add some cinnamon.
Or maybe some type of cinnamon frosting. :)

Psst! Enter my giveaway HERE. It ends on Wednesday! :)

Linking up to: Amaze Me Monday

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fabulous Friday And Featured!

I've been having a pretty exciting week.
For 2 super fun reasons.

1.) This week I'm having a fabulous GIVEAWAY!
Sponsored by StarrParnell
Enter the giveaway HERE!

2.) I am OVER THE MOON excited to be featured on one of my FAVORITE DIY blogs today:

If you aren't following Cassity... you should be! I LOVE all the amazing projects she shares and I have been inspired to do so many things around my house by this blog. Thanks Cassity!

Please, go check out my bathroom over on Remodelaholic!

Have a great weekend yall!!

Halloween Treats!

I'm still sloooowly breaking out the fall decorations
It's always hard for me to admit that summer is gone. :(

So I thought I'd share some Halloween treats!
These pictures are from a Halloween party we had a few years ago.
It was so fun making everything Halloween-y. Halloween-ish? Ya know what I mean.

Granny dropped her teeth again

"Finger" licking good cupcakes

Tombstone Krispys
I loved going around and buying all the creepy fingers and fake teeth at the party store.
I thought it was pretty hilarious.

Except I'm pretty sure that was the year all of those things were recalled.
Because of lead poisoning.

I guess the party was scarier than I meant it to be! :)

P.S.: Did ya enter my giveaway? Because you should!!! :)

Linking to: Stuff & Nonsense; Inspiration Friday; Show & Tell Friday; Feature Yourself Friday

Thursday, October 6, 2011

No Soup for You!

Ok so, I feel like I need to redeem myself after posting about my pathetic noodle burning experience. Sorry pasta! I love you (although you do make me fat) and I promise to be more careful next time! :)

I'm going to share with you my favorite easy peazy recipe for dinner.

I know its good because EVERY time I bring it to work someone asks me for the recipe as they put their face uncomfortably close to my bowl of soup.

So here it is: Vegetable Soup

This is my husband's plate. He really ate all those crackers. What a piglet.

How to make it like me (and now many of my co-workers)
  • 1 big bottle of Campbell's tomato juice
  • 1 bag of frozen veggies for SOUP (get the kind that says "Soup" on it)
  • 2-3 big potatoes, depending if you want more of a stew or soup
  • 1 package of vegetable soup spices (my mom says to get Knorrs)
  • 1lb of Ground beef
  • Minced garlic
  • Chopped onions
Brown the ground beef with the garlic and onion. Drain the beef. Cut up the potatoes into bite sizes. Pour all the ingredients together in a big pot bring to a boil then simmer until the potatoes are soft.

Love it for rainy days or cooler weather. You can also do it in the crock-pot!

PS: Did ya enter my giveaway? Do it now! :)

linking to these fun parties: Catch A Glimpse

Monday, October 3, 2011

Give-away! You like free stuff right?

I am THRILLED to announce my FIRST give-away!

It's sponsored by a FABULOUS new Etsy shop: StarrParnell

Things to know about Starr:
  • She is an amazing artist and is ridiculously talented it's not even fair!
  • She finds ways to work "Roll Tide" regularly into sentences.
  • On occasion we have been known to stay up to 3am together playing Mario Brothers video games.
  • If you go to her house she will lend you pajama pants.
  • She has an abnormal obsession with snow.
  • She loves Jesus.

You are going to LOVE all the adorable things in her Etsy shop!
Here's the best part...

If you win...
She is going to let you select one CUSTOM wreath or CUSTOM wine glass from her shop!

Check out a few of her impeccable custom creations!

Here's how to WIN:

1.) Check out StarrParnell etsy shop and leave a comment below on what type of custom creation you would like! (Note: you have to be a follower to comment!)

Other ways to win (leave a comment for each!):
2.) 'Like" StarrParnell on Facebook
3.) Add
StarrParnell to your Etsy "Favorites"
4.) Blog about this give-away on your blog
5.) Twitter about this give-away
6.) Facebook about this give-away

Give-away closes 9pm Wednesday October 12th!
Good luck! :)


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