Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Number One Resolution

One of the most popular New Year's Resolutions is to "get organized". I love love love love to use baskets! They are pretty and neat and are a great way to conceal your clutter. Here are some great organizing ideas:

Kid's rooms tend to be very messy. The solution: baskets, bins, cans, and jars to keep everything organized and looking neat. TIP: Label each container to teach your children to put things away where they belong.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Joys

What Santa and the Mrs. have been up to....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just getting started...

Just getting started.. a little late this year... still have a lot to do!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gobble Gobble Gobble

Here are some great recipes to use for your Thanksgiving feast!

Cub Scouts Regatta Race

Cub Scouting is such a great thing for boys. Josh participated in the Regatta Races -so much fun... and he WON first place! We are so proud of all of the cub scouts! great job guys!!

Lego Birthday Party

We had a Lego Birthday Party for Josh's 7th birthday! We had so much fun. I made a Lego cake and used Marshmallows for the top, had a Lego championship and a pinata. Fun was had by all!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holiday Ladies Night Out

We kicked off the holiday season with a Ladies' Night Out in Downtown Linden! We had paraffin hand dips at Serendipity Day Spa, Pumpkin Spice Coffee & Creme Brulee Coffee samples at Bear Creek, yummy iced wine and hors d'oeuvres at Thimbleberry, Zumba lessons at Linden Academy of Dance and Music, Warm mulled cider at Briar Rose Gifts, and lots of yummy treats and specials galore! So fun, I was told we need to have this twice a year! Thanks for a great night out ladies!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Inspiration

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Favorite things: Halloween edition 2009

It's going to be one FUN Halloween!

1.) Butterfly Wings

2.) Boo-opoly

3.) Halloween Shrinky Dinks

4.) Monstrously Huge Halloween Hideaway

these were found at

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chicken Fajitas

SOOO Easy and YUMMY!
One pot meal.
Slice onion, yellow, green, and red peppers.
Cut chicken into strips.
Put Extra Virgin Olive Oil in pan. Cook on medium. Add veggies. Cook until veggies are soft. Add chicken. Cook until chicken in cooked all of the way through. Add -- and here is my secret ingredient--- frozen orange juice-about 1 cup. Let cook down. The juice will cook down and become a sauce for the fajitas. Serve in warmed tortilla shells. Add a dollop of sour cream.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thomas the Tank

It's NOW available! Thomas & Friends Hero of the Rails!
-and the party supplies to coincide!
Here are some more fun Thomas & Friends Party Ideas.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chicken Mexican Rice

OK, here is my most requested recipe:

You will need:

1 - 32oz. carton of Chicken Broth
2 - chicken breasts
1 small chopped onion
1 can of Rotel (mild or medium)
3 TB garlic
1 TB cumin
3 cups long cooking rice
salt and pepper

shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream

First add chicken broth to large pot.
Add chicken breast. Add a small amount of water to cover chicken to boil.
Once chicken is cooked through, take out and chop into cubes.

Return chicken to pot. Add remaining ingredients (except for cheese and sour cream).
Continue to cook on med high and cover.
Let cook until rice is absorbed (approximately 20 minutes).
Season to taste with more cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.
Top with cheese and sour cream.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Pirate Party

Ahoy Maties! AArrrrrrgh, round up yer maties for a swashbuckling good time, at a Pirate Party!

Used a treasure chest pinata filled with candy and faux jewels from the dollar store...
Found brass candlesticks, seashells, and other antique treasures to decorate with.
Used fish net for decor as well.
Handed out foam shields and swords and plastic telescopes and pirate ships for party favors...
Served chicken legs from the bucket and ale (ginger-that is :)) ...
more pirate ideas at my website: It'sapartyfullife-pirate party