Monday, April 30, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

For the week of April 30 thru May 6

Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms
and Green Beans

Chicken Teriyaki, Rice, Broccoli

Turkey Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries

Chicken and Pepper Kebabs, Rice

Taco Pizza

Eat Out

Grilled Pork Chops, Garlic Potatoes,
Creamy Carrots

Have an awesome week!

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Friday, April 27, 2012

OCD Inspired Project

Well I'm at it again.
 My OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Decorating)
has inspired yet another "free, use stuff I 
already have, spend no money project".

You all remember what my kitchen looks like. I
painted the cabinets white about a year ago.
I still LOVE them!

I left the doors off the cabinet above the
microwave and created a little
area to store cookbooks and fun 
accessories. I like the way it looks so 
much that I decided to remove a few more
cabinet doors.
See those cabinets above the refrigerator . . .
you know, the ones that nobody can reach
and are hiding stuff I haven't seen in

This is what they look like now . . .

I removed the cabinet doors and painted the
inside the same color as the rest of 
the cabinets. 

Then comes the fun part . . . decorating!
Everything you see here is stuff I
already had. I just grabbed items from
around my house and played around
until I got the look I wanted.

I also changed a few things around in the
cupboard above the microwave.
It had been the same way since last
March and that's just waaaay too
long for me!

I really like having my cookbooks right
by the stove for easy access.

I'm having too much fun with this
free decorating! Now if I could just figure out
how to turn those green countertops into
granite . . . hmmm.

Seriously people. You've heard me say 
it many times. Having a beautiful home filled
with things you love doesn't have to 
cost a ton of money or sometimes even
any money!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Awesome Deals & Steals

Hey my friends! Today I want to share
some great deals and online coupons with
you. Saving money and being 
thrifty is so fun!
Click here for online coupons.

They are also hosting a Mother's Day contest.
You can enter to win daily prizes and each
week there will be a grand prize winner
of a $1000 gift card!
Go here to enter.
Thanks Amy!

Free sample of Pink Dog Bakery
Gourmet Biscuits

Go here to sign up for your free trial pack.
Thanks Wicked Cool Deals

Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon.
Get your coupon here.

Have fun shopping and saving!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

For the week of April 23 - 29

Homemade Pizza, Salad

Farfalle with Turkey Sausage, Peas & Mushrooms

Asian Ginger Sesame Pork Chops, Rice, Broccoli

Crockpot Chicken, Noodle Pudding, Green Beans

Eat Out

Crockpot BBQ Chicken, Potatoes, Creamy Carrots

Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken, Breadsticks

Linking up to the following parties:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just A Few Changes . . .

Hey everybody! I hope you're having a
good week so far. I decided to spruce 
up a little area in my hallway.

Here is the area I'm talking about . . .

It wasn't bad but just kind of blah. My budget
for this area was ,well, zero! I 
"shopped" my house for stuff to use and
found this . . .

This little clock was in our garage until I
did the "mudroom" makeover. It wasn't 
big enough for us to see when we
were outside so I bought a new one
for the garage.

It was the perfect size but not the right color.
So I popped out the plastic cover and painted
it black. Perfect and FREE!

I love the message board but it needed
some sprucing up too. Out came the 
aqua paint and it looks like new
again! FREE!

I took the letter "S" from Handyman Hubby's
office. It was brown and I painted it
white. I don't think he even noticed
it's gone!  : )  FREE!

Here's a look at the hallway now . . .

Just a few little changes and
 it was all FREE!!!
It's not a huge difference but
just enough to brighten up
this area.

BEFORE . . .

                    AFTER . . .

Have an awesome day!

One of my friends just started a blog and I know it's going to be
 fabulous! I'd love for you to
 stop by and give her some
Thanks - you all are the best!

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DIY projects and crafts

Monday, April 16, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

For the week of April 16 - 22

Grilled Chicken, Baked Mac & Cheese, Carrots

Asian Ginger Sesame Chicken, Rice, Broccoli

Tacos, Mexican Rice

Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken, Roasted Red
 Potatoes, Green Beans

Eat Out

Chicken Chop Suey, Rice, Egg Rolls

Lasagna, Breadsticks

Have a great week!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Bella Nest Guest Post

Today I'm over at Bella Nest 
sharing some of my thrifty
 decorating ideas. Come on over for a visit!

Thanks Holly for featuring me!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

And the winner is . . .

The winner of the Dezign with a Z
vinyl giveaway is:

Comment #2

Congratulations Sara!!