Saturday, July 25, 2015

Recent Homecooked Meals

Easy and quick vegetarian quesadillas filled with fresh green beans from the garden, mushrooms and cheese served with lime sriracha crema and lime wedges. Perfect for #MeatlessMonday
Paulie wanted his quesadilla filled with scrambled eggs (whipped with sour cream) and spring onions from the garden, served with roasted garlic salsa
One of our favorites during the summer - cucumber, tomato and onion salad with red wine vinegar dressing and olive load from Coventry Farmers Market
Another fabulous #MeatlessMonday meal of #NakedPasta with Asian Mushrooms and fresh parsley
Cucumber, tomato and vidalia onion salad, can't get enough of this stuff. The dressing mixes with the dill and tomato juice for the perfect dunking medium ie the bread slice
Brats, hashbrowns and angry rainbow carrots served with whole grain mustard and salt free catsup 
Pasta a la Vodka with mushrooms and fresh basil chiffonade
Beef skewers over a brothy Asian veggie medley - Asian eggplant, carrots, baby bok choy and corn
Stuffed Mini peppers and summer salad - stuffing is organic brown basmati rice, shredded yellow squash, carrots, onions and broiled in the oven with cheese, topped with creme fresh and scallions
Steak and sunny side up eggs (I like mine with crispy whites and almost set up yolks) and #Panettone toast
#Leftovers night - stuffing from peppers earlier in the week doctored up with green chilies, roasted garlic salsa and made into #burritos with a squeeze of lemon

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Key Lime Cookie Sandwiches

Paulie was craving Key Lime and the little bugger apparently had a plan all along so since we had leftovers tonight I caved into his desire for sweets. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Click It Ink Pad from Ken Oliver Crafts

 Ken Oliver was at Inspiration Station in Stafford Springs CT teaching a couple of classes on watercolor technique. The perfect little ink pad to have on the go for all you planner enthusiasts. I bought two of them in Crimson and Lamp Black. Check out how cool these are:

Friday, July 10, 2015

Why I Buy Bracelets Instead of Bead Strands

 I am going to share with you my frugal tip, buy completed bracelets instead of bead strands if you want to get a bigger bang for your buck!
These four finished glass bead bracelets were $10 at AC Moore, each with more beads than on any strand available in the store for $2.50 each and that also included all the beautiful findings - most have set rhinestones.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NO BAKE - Key Lime Cheesecakes

I don't know about you but the thought of turning on my oven on a hot and humid day causes a mini panic in me. So what is one to do when you need to bring a tasty dessert to a picnic? Go NO BAKE! These little lovelies are easy enough for kids to make, just a few ingredients:
Key Lime Cheesecake Mix from Homemade Gourmet (I bought it at Dollar Tree)
8 oz cream cheese, room temp
8 oz whipped topping, thawed
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
zest of one lime (optional) 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Today's Nails - Vinyl Disco Fever

Base is Sally Hansen Patent Gloss in #Vinyl (710) 
with a top coat of #DiscoFever by #RimmelLondon from their #GlitterBomb collection 
Both picked up on clearance from Walgreens - Sally Hansen $2.99, Rimmel London $1.25

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mega Bold Gel Pen by Promarx

The two pack is available at Dollar Tree, I only saw black ink at my local store but it's possible they might also be available in blue 

The ink is super juicy, not the best to use on the fly or on thin paper but looks like the ideal on mailing envelopes for that extra bold look. Note: the ink needs to dry (longer than regular gel) before it's smudge proof.