Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dear Readers

I apologize for the recent hiatus! I have been attempting to work two jobs, maintaining a full-time student status and of course being a mother to two munchkins. On top of the busy bee runnin' around I'm doing, I have come down with Chronic Bronchitis and Vertigo. I have many new posts planned and plan on having these posted as soon as possible. Thank you all for the support!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Friday Chaos #25 - Proud Co-Host

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Potato Mouseketeers!

Potato Mice found @ Disney Family!
This recipe was so cute, and kid friendly I just couldn't resist.
Okay, so my mouse isn't identical to the Disney Family mouse, but it reminds me of the movie Ratatouille. It has more of a rat look, then a mouse look. Besides, the kids had a blast making them!
Got them involved by letting them poke their potatoes with forks, scoop the potatos out after they had been cooked, stir the ingredients and restuffing the mice. They also got to decorate their mice and this is where they started screaming with excitement after waiting for the potatoes to cook. Okay, on to the good stuff!
- 4 Medium Baking Potatoes
- 1 Tbsp of Oil
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- Half Cup Milk
- Half Cup of Grated Cheese
-Green Onions
- Vanilla Yogurt Covered Raisins
Wash potatoes, and pat dry.
(I allowed the kids to wash them, and pat dry them with a paper towel.)
Prick the skin with a fork all over the potato.
Brush them all over with oil.
(I also allowed the kids to do this with a paper towel.)
Bake potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour.
(45 minutes and they were done in my oven.)
Let potatoes cool, and cut the tops off.
Scoop out the potato inside into a bowl, and mix with butter, milk and 3/4 of the cheese.
(You will use the rest of the cheese on top.
You can sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, I did not.)
Once mixed, spoon the mixture back into the potato and top with the remaining cheese.
Cook on broil in the oven for 4 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Slice the radishes into a mouse ear shape.
(I had perfect ones until my kids ate them!)
Cut slits in the sides of the mouse, and stuff the radishes in.
Cut a small tomato in half, and cut the front of the potato off so the tomato will stick to the face of the mouse.
Cut holes in the face of the potato to put the raisins for eyes.
Peel off a piece of green onion to use as the tail.
(The green onion curls as you pull it off.)
Cut a slit in the butt of the potato, and place the green onion tail in!
The Potato Mouseketeer is now edible, ENJOY!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Now You Can Belieb It!

My second Liebster Award in one week, provided by The Crafty Side Of Sarcasm!
The Liebster Award is awarded to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers, by bloggers.
As a nominee I have to nominate another 11 bloggers, Post 11 random facts about myself, Answer 11 questions for the awarding blogger {That’s Tash} and ask 11 questions to the 11 bloggers I nominated {Those of you who love even numbers might not be happy with all those elevens}. Sounds hard but it’ll be really fun!
Questions By The Crafty Side Of Sarcasm

1} What is your ultimate goal for 2013?
Being a more effective mother hyperactive children, find out more here!

2} If you could be anything in the world for a day what would it be?
If I could be anything in the world for a day, I would be a marine biologist. I can swim, but not well and I have always loved the creatures of the deep blue.

3} What is the best vacation {or staycation} you’ve ever been on?
Our family Holden Beach trips.

4} What is your favorite food?
My favorite food of all-time would have to be homemade lasagna with EXTRA ricotta. This was always my "birthday" dinner as a little girl.

5} What do you wish you could do everyday that you don’t get a chance to do?
MY HAIR & MAKE-UP! My two toddlers do not allow me my sacred bathroom time.

6} Do you burp in public? { I’m watching Honey BooBoo- it’s only appropriate}
Honestly, depends on where I'm at in public.

7} What is your favorite song?
I love country! I can't even think of a favorite song right now.

8} What makes it your favorite song?
Refer above!

9} What is the best dessert you’ve ever eaten?
We call them the Jump Out Of Bed Snacks, check them out.

10} Do you watch Honey BooBoo’s TV show?
Actually, I do! I think she is adorable. I've heard how people think the show is disgusting, and I think it's disgusting that people would judge a child.

11} What is your favorite TV channel?
The CW!
Proud To Announce My Nominees:
1} DeDe at Designed Decor
2}  Linda at Two Succulent Sisters
3} Amber at Scent Surplus
4} Camille at Life In Mod
5} Jennifer at A Little Bit Sassy
6} Vicky at The Pursuit of Normal
7} Laura-Kim at Harassed Mom
8} Alma at To Save A Dollar
9} Green Mom and Kids

I have been nominated twice now for the Liebster award, and believe or not out of the many blogs I am following I cannot find 11 this time with under 200 followers. If you have under 200 followers, leave a comment with your blog link and I will review and add you to this list. :)
My 11 questions for my nominees.
1} If you had the chance to go back in time, where and when would you go?
2} If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
3} Your best recipe post?
4} Your best DIY post?
Tip:If 3 and 4 don't apply to you, find something you'd like to do yourself, or just post your favorite recipe.
5} Let's spice up Liebster questions! Draw a puppy blindfolded, take a picture and post it as the answer.
6} The most inspiring person in your life and why?
7} Your being shipped to an island and can only bring one item(not person) for survival, what would it be?
8} Your most popular blog post?
9} You can only eat one kind of sandwich for the rest of your life, what kind?
10} Favorite restuarant, why?
11} The blog you read the most? Outside of your own of course.

When you have posted your Liebster award post, please comment below with a link so I can come check it out!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

IPad 2 Giveaway + Extra Reward For Publishing Bloggers




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Monday, January 14, 2013

Sauteed & Smothered Chicken

The look of this recipe doesn't even amount to the taste it provides. I was completely shocked when I tasted this for the first time. I couldn't believe my mouth! :) This recipe looked to me like more of a filling gravy, so I decided to top it onto mashed potatoes, with a side of green beans.

-7 Tyson Chicken Tenderloins(Thawed, and cut into 1 inch pieces.)
-Fresh Sliced Mushrooms (To your liking!)
-1 can cream of mushroom
-1 can cream of chicken
-1 can french onion soup
-Pam Spray
-Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, or regular if you prefer.
Cut tenderloins into 1 inch pieces, and throw them in a Pam-sprayed pan with butter to sautee.
Let them cook until they reach a golden brown, or are white all the way through.
Combine the cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, sliced mushrooms and sauteed chicken in the crockpot.
Cook on low for 7 1/2 hrs.
Pour the crockpot mixture over potatoes, and enjoy the southern taste.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

You'll Never BeLIEBSTER!

A huge thank you to Momma Candy for the nomination for the Liebster award!

These are the Rules:

This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers...the award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another.

1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.

2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.

3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.

4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.

5. No tag backs.

11 Get to Know Me's

I have lived in 6 states, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona, Texas and California.
I dropped out of school at the ages of 13 and 16. Shocking, I know! I have my General Education Diploma, and am currently attending college at ITT Tech.
I have a serious addiction to Pretty Little Liars, and Gossip Girl.
I am probably the biggest procrastinator known to man.
I have serious organization issues, but that is being worked on. (A huge part of that motivation I will dedicate to blogging.)
I want to adopt a child in the "far" future.

I am deathly afraid of worms.
(Here come the boring ones...)
My favorite colors are pink, and green.
My favorite number is 7.
I love Italian and Mexican food.

I am currently unemployed.

Questions By Shauna Q from Momma Candy:

1. Why do you like where you live?
I actually don't like where I live. I live in Charlotte, which is a pretty big city. I would much rather be in the nice, quiet and open country.
2. Favorite caffeinated beverage?
Oh my! I have a serious pepsi addiction! I actually can get pretty grumpy when a Pepsi is not involved in my day. >.<
3. Favorite adult beverage?
I actually cannot say I have a favorite adult beverage. I very rarely indulge in drinking.
4. What did you want to be when you were little?
A million and one different things. I wanted to be a singer, but I sang through my nose. I've wanted to be a zoo keeper, a writer, a marine bioligist and the list could go on.

5. What is your favorite vacation to date?
I haven't been on a vacation in so long that I can't even recall past memories of one. I definitely miss our family vacations to Holden Beach every year.
6. What is your favorite television show?
This was actually one of my random facts. I have two that I refuse to decide between, Gossip Girl & Pretty Little Liars.
7. Favorite recipe?
I actually do not have a favorite yet. I haven't found one that stands out enough to be my favorite. The most delicious I've found were smothered and sauteed chicken, and peanut butter rice crispies.
8. County fair or amusement park?
Definitely the county fair. I love funnel cakes, and vinegar fries. I'm not a huge roller coaster fan, so the county fair rides are good enough for me. :)

9. Ocean or lake?
Ocean! For some reason I find lakes disgusting. The ocean seems much cleaner to me.

10. What is your favorite thing to blog about?
My favorite things to blog about are kid activities, craft and recipes.

11. If your blog is about something specific (food/fashion/reviews/etc), what else would you blog about if you could start a second blog?
If I had a second blog it would probably be about organization tips and ideas.

Questions For Nominees

1. What is your greatest fear?

2. What is an accomplishment you've made that has stuck with you?

3. Bad habits?

4. If you had to be an animal, what animal would that be? Why?

5. The most embarrassing thing thats ever happened to you?

6. Your earliest memory from childhood?

7. When you first meet someone, what is the first thing you notice?

8. Morning habits?

9. If someone made a movie biography of you, who would be the best actor/actress to fill your shoes?

10. If you could stay one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be? Why?

11. Last movie that made you cry?

My Nominations

 Mommy To Mommies
The Beverly Hills Mom
Mom In The USA
Super Mom Super Kids
Mitch Ryan
Feeding Big & More
Debby Does Avon
Adventures In Hickey Land
It Bakes Me Happy
Happy Kids, Inc.
M.A.'s Cafe