Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Decorations!!

When do you start putting out your decorations? Are you a Thanksgiving Day kind of decorator, a last minute decorator, or somewhere in between? I like to start getting our up (as close to) December 1 as I can. AndI don't like to leave any room out. Our kitchen, living room, and bathroom have all been hit with Christmas cheer! Here are some photos of our house all decked out! If you would like to share your photos, be sure to stop by my Facebook Page and upload them!
Our kitchen window

A Carolina blue crabpot tree!

Stocking hanger since we don't hae a mantle!

This is my canvas I made last week!
Inside the bathroom
Even the bathroom door got some cheer!
Jacob and Kyle's hand art

And our tree all lit up!

Kyle even got his own tree to decorate!

Rockin' the tinsel!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tupperware Tuesday!

Today I want to tell you about one of my favorite kitchen essentials....the Can Opener!
This thing is AWESOME! It opens the can from the outside, so youdon't end up with sharp edges. I has a large handle with a wide opening, so it is easy to grip for anyone. It doesn't need electricity, so if the power happens to go out, you can still eat!  I have let quite a few neighbors borrow ours during power outages, and they have all bought one, or earned it for FREE after hosting a party! The can opener is one of the items that I recommend, and love so much that if you buy it and hate it, I will buy it back from you! What do you have to lose? I haven't had to buy one back yet! It is also the perfect size to fit in a stocking!! Guess what the best part is?? IT'S ON SALE until Friday! For 40% off!! This means you have plenty of time to order it and get it for a gift...for yourself or someone else. ;) I fyou wouldloke to order yours, you can follow the link HERE or just send me a message and I can get one ordered for you!

Once you have that done, here is a great holiday recipe for you to try:

Pumpkin Dip
8 oz. Whipped Cream Cheese
3/4 Cup Canned Pumpkin
3/4 Cup brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp. Tupperware Cinnamon Vanilla Spice

Use the QuickChef with the whip attachment, blend cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the restof the ingredients and blend until fluffy and smooth. Keep in refrigerator until ready to use. Serve with fresh fruit like apples and pears. It is also great with ginger snap cookies, too!

Be creative and enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Menu Plan Monday!

Last week did not go as planned! I did not get to have any awesome chili! :( I was very sad. We were also invited to dinner at some friend's house, as well as a dinner with Boy Scouts, so there will look like a lot of repeat meals in the future!
My calendar is also empty this week! Either I forgot to write some things down, or I really don't have anything major to do! This means, I will get to cook and bake! I am going to be making some salsa for gifts, and cookies for Jake's Spanish class party on Friday. I am sure I will find much more to add to this list!
Here is what we are eating for dinner this week! (As long as nothing changes, that is!)
Monday: Spaghetti
Tuesday: Savory Chicken with Rice and Broccoli
Wednesday: Cheeseburger Meatloaf (For the hubs!)
Thursday: Lasagna Roll-ups (Stephanie's request!)
Friday: Homemade Pizza night!
Saturday: Hot dogs (Jacob's request!)
Sunday: Asian Noodle Bowls (Mom's request!)

I will also be making lots of goodies throughout the week, so stay tuned for more!

What are you filling your plates with this week?

For more great ideas, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for other menu plans!