Sunday, July 22, 2012

July Blog Hop

 

Are you ready to network?? Are you prepared to make some new bloggy friends?? Well, here's your chance!

 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thai Chicken Pizza

This is one of my our family's go to recipes.  Super easy, quick & delicious! (my favorite words when it comes to food)


Ingredients

Pre-baked pizza crust
2-3 carrots
1 package of shredded cheese (we prefer the Monterey Jack)
1 orange bell pepper
2 chicken breasts
Thai peanut sauce (If you are a Target fanatic like us, then try the Archer Farms brand)


1. Pre-heat oven to 450
2. Cut up chicken breast and cook them (i.e. George Forman grill or on stove)
3.  Grate carrots and set aside.
4.  Cut up pepper and set aside.
5. Spread Thai peanut sauce on to pre-baked crust.
6. Add your cheese, carrots, peppers & chicken.
7. Cook until cheese is melted.
8. Enjoy.


What are some of your family's go-to recipes?  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 43

I'm so sorry there was no link party last week.  The month of July is full of family & vacations.  It's been great!  So let's check out the features from the week before:
 one - I Gotta Try That's Firecracker Flag Cake
two - Bella's Crafty Mom's Little Boy Blue
three - Uncommon Design's 4th of July Apothecary Jars
four - Meeha Meeha's Beachy Living Room

If you were featured, please grab a button.


 You know the rules.
Let's party!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Social


Sunday Social is a blog hop to make new friends and find some new blogs to follow.  
It's easy as 1,2,3..
1. Link up your blog's homepage
2. Visit other blogs
3. Have fun

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Sweet Sparrow Design

Diana from Sweet Sparrow Design is here to tell you all about real country living! Wait until you see all the gorgeous pictures.

I love living in the country and have all my life.

This is a shot taken out by back door. What do you think of my new planter that we made this year? It has its own special story!

Gardening just seems to be a part of living in the country. My husband and I both enjoy it. He loves planting and I love reaping the benefits of it. It does become tedious at times especially when we over do it with the planting. It is so hard for us to see produce go to waste so we often end up picking a lot extra and giving it away or asking others if they would like to come and pick their own.

Right now we are in the picking season for Saskatoon berries. (Also called Serviceberry or June berry in the U. S.) This is one of the things we have overdone with planting. I was out picking on the weekend, yesterday and today! To top that off we are in a heat wave here in south central Canada.


Above are pictures of the Saskatoon berry on the plant and in my kitchen. They will be going to my daughters Farmer Market booth this week!


Here I am au natural, going out to pick. I had a little fun with the camera. I wish I was more photogenic. Ask anyone that has tried to get a picture of me. It is seldom that I have a natural smile. It is also pretty hard to take a nice photo of yourself.

Gardening, country living and all that comes with it is a huge part of the lives of my daughter and I, and therefore it is often hard to take time to work in our Sweet Sparrow Design shop during the busy time of summer. Feel free to take a look at the variety of items in our shop below featuring eco-friendly products and accessories for Mom, baby and home! Of course we would love for you to stop by our shop or Facebook and leave a comment!


- Diana  

Seriously how cute is her shop?  Don't forget to stop by and check it out.  Thanks for sharing all this, Diana!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Social

Sunday Social is a blog hop to make new friends and find some new blogs to follow.  
It's easy as 1,2,3..
1. Link up your blog's homepage
2. Visit other blogs
3. Have fun

While you are over here, come check out these polka dot cupcakes I made.

Let's Get Social!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Polka Dot Cupcakes


If there are two things I love, it's cupcakes and polka dots.  
So why not mix them together?!

Let me show you how.
 I should warn you that this is a little time consuming.  Well, more time consuming then your average little ol' cupcake.

First get all your ingredients for white cupcakes.  
I used just the pre-packaged white cake mix.  (this mom is a little busy to make things from scratch)


Follow those handy dandy directions on the box.
When it's all mixed up, divide the batter into three bowls.  I eyed it to make it even.

I decided to use the colors blue, green & orange.  (since I already had the food coloring from my son's first birthday party)


So once you divide your batter, mix in a little color.
Then bake each color in a cake pan using the directions on the box.
After those are done baking, it's time to make some itty bitty cake pops.
If you aren't sure how to make cake pops, let me know you it's really easy.
I started off with the blue cake and put it in a big bowl.  Take a little frosting and mix it all up.  It's easier to use your hands to mash.
Then start to form your itty bitty balls.
Once you are done with the blue (or your color of choice), do the same to the others.
At the end of it, you will have a bunch of little tiny cake balls.


Now it's time for cake mix #2.


Mix all that up and once that is done, it's time to start getting the actual cupcakes ready.

First I started out by putting two little cake balls in the cupcake holder.


Then I poured some of the white cake batter onto those balls.  Just a little bit though.  Then I put two more little cake balls on.


Then I put some more white cake batter on top of that.
Then one more layer of cake balls.


Then topped that off with some white cake batter.
Repeat.

Just remember I did warn you it is time consuming!

Then bake them.
Frost them.
Enjoy them.



Linking up HERE!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 42

Happy 4th of July!

Can you all believe it's already July?! Summer is in full swing now.  With 4th of July here, I thought I would feature some awesome projects for you.
Enjoy! 
Here are the features from last week:

 

one - 2 Crafty 4 For My Skirt's Red, White & Blue Firecracker

two - About Blogging Time's Patriotic Pillow

three - Debbie Does Creation's Patriotic Ruffled Wreath

four - It's Overflowing's Simple Cheesecake Tart


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 You know the rules.
Let's party!


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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Social

Sunday Social is a blog hop to make new friends and find some new blogs to follow.  
It's easy as 1,2,3..
1. Link up your blog's homepage
2. Visit other blogs
3. Have fun


Also, don't forget to check out the Toby and Max giveaway.
You could win a $25 credit to her shop or just head over there and use the code SASSE20 to get 20% off your purchase!


Let's Get Social!