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Genius Window Repurpose!

Redoing your windows? Don’t let the old ones go! I have 3 in my garage just waiting for a new purpose. Heres some ideas on how to make em new again…

Make yourself a new table via Marty’s Musings

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Create a potting bench via Homeroad

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Make a plant container via Micro Gardner (she also has ideas for other things lying around your house that need a new purpose)

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Frames! via Milk and Honey Design

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Organize your entryway via The Budget Decorator 

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Make a window cupboard via My Repurposed Life

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Love these ideas! Cant wait to get started on mine…

Candy Dipped Pretzels & More!

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These Marshmallow Pops & Pretzels took under twenty minutes to make from start to finish and they turned out adorable! All you need is:

Medium Marshmallows

Pretzel Rods (work best) or Pretzel Minis

Sprinkles of your choice or Coconut Flakes

Candy Melts

Parchment Paper

Paper Straws or sticks

  1. First cut a small slit in the top of the marshmallows to allow you to insert your straw. If you skip this step you just might squish your marshmallows!
  1. Insert the straws or popsicle sticks and put them in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes. They do not take long to freeze and by doing this, the marshmallow is adhered more securely to the straw.  Oopsie
  1. Meanwhile, melt the candies in the microwave on medium heat and stir every 30 seconds. White chocolate seems to burn a lot easier than regular chocolate so watch it closely! Add your food coloring if desired. I used pre colored candy melts. They have so many colors to choose from you could whip these up for almost any occasion.
  1. Next up is the fun part: decorating! Dip the frozen marshmallows in the candy melts. You will want to tap the excess off. The frozen marshmallow will make the candy melt harden quickly so don’t wait too long before dipping them into the sprinkles. (I used cupcake holders for my sprinkles! They made clean up a breeze and made getting the sprinkles back in the container much easier.)
  2. Same steps (minus freezing) for your pretzel rods or minis. You can see below, one bag made quite a bit. “P” is one happy camper right now!2

6 Easy T-Shirt Makeovers

If your like me, you have alot of t-shirts that for whatever reason you just cant part with. Whether they even fit, look worn or just plain sentimental. Heres some great ideas to bring em back to life…

Front bow top via Boreable to Adorable @Craftster
Lacy tee via Cathie Filian
Brown tie shirt via Joy Folie
Summer dress tee via Diary of a Mad Crafter
Sexy top via Diana Cristea @ Instructables
30 Min re-fashion via Nic Howard. Typepad

Think I have some drawers to clean out!

Spaghetti Pie!

I first saw this idea on Pinterest, but found the best instructions from Lindsay@ a Pinch of Yum!  I get requests for this weekly. “P” loves the fact her “sghetti looks like zaa”, two of her favs in one. How bout that…

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oi
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic (optional)
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounces part skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3-4 cups of your favorite tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, like Mozzarella
  • parsley and Parmesan for topping

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INSTRUCTIONS

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside to cool.

Mince the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet; add the onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, celery, and carrots; saute for another 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in the spices and set aside to cool.

 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ricotta and eggs together. Toss the cooked noodles with the vegetable mixture and the ricotta mixture. Transfer to a greased pie dish (mine was 9 inches – you could also just use a 9×13 rectangular pan). The mixture will be heaping in the dish. Top with the sauce and the cheese and cover with oiled aluminum foil so the cheese doesn’t stick. Bake for 20 minutes; remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5-10 minutes to soak up any excess moisture. Top with parsley and Parmesan. Cut into wedges or scoop out with a spoon and serve.

NOTES

You may need extra olive oil to toss with the noodles so they don’t stick together.

Adding one or two more eggs will give the whole thing a little more firmness and help it hold together better. Two eggs was enough for me, but if you really want to get the pie effect and you don’t mind a little extra eggy-ness, you could use three or four eggs.

Check out Lindsay@ a Pinch of Yum for more great ideas or if you’d like to print this recipe!

More inspiration to come…

Hawaiian Ham & Swiss Sliders


“B’ asks for these almost on a daily basis! I have to admit-pretty damn good. Great for a grab and go snack plus they keep well in the fridge.

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Prep time: 10 minutes  Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 12

Ingredients

24 Slices of deli honey ham
6 Slices of swiss cheese, cut into fourths
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Poppy seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Butter melted
1 tablespoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 packages (12 count) KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

Preparation

Step 1

Cut rolls in half and spread mayo onto 1 side of the rolls. Place a slice or two of ham and slice of swiss cheese in roll. Replace the top of the rolls and bunch them closely together into a baking dish.

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Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together poppy seeds, dijon mustard, melted butter, onion powder and worcestershire sauce.

Step 3

Pour sauce over the rolls, just covering the tops. Cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for additional 2 minutes until tops are slightly browned and crisp. Serve warm.

I found that “P” cleaned her plate better if I used less poppy seeds. (picky toddlers…)

*You can print out this recipe over at the Kings Hawaiian website.

Stay tuned!

5$ Bookshelves

While researching a way to keep princess P’s room organized, I stumbled across this nifty idea…

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Then…I got a bit outta control with the Tissue paper flowers and over 250 butterfly wall cutouts!

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Helpful Tip-scrapbook paper offers a lot of cute patterns!

Pins I Didn’t Fail

Sharing one of my “Pins I didn’t fail” projects with y’all today. For princess P’s birthday this year I decided to try on my party planner hat and dove right into Pinterest. I have been making B’s hair fall out at an alarming rate, with all the new projects I have on my list and all. Now, I know all about the blog dedicated to the best Pinterest fails. I know it can make people a bit timid, but just take a look…

First is my Princess pull apart cake!

Super easy, apart from looking like I murdered a Smurf!


Party 1

Tissue Paper Flowers, along with a billion balloons, Frozen PunchMini Pizzas -these went fast,

Mini Macaroni Pies!Marshmallow Pops Dipped Pretzels– so good! and Olaf String Cheese-cute!

The final result-Happy princess P! Just look at her eyes all glazed over.

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Can’t hardly wait for whats next!